Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, that was my lesson last night. Just when I think Sun Media or Fox News North can’t get any more ridiculous, they don’t disappoint. In this case, Joe Warmington gets the award. Yep, ol’ Joe ain’t in a good mood I tell ya. In his latest post, he lectures us on what really constitutes a “great Canadian”. Say it ain’t so, Joe!
What does Poet Pierre Nepveu have that Canadian hockey hero Paul Henderson doesn’t?
How about folk singer Valdy. What did he do better for this country than Don Cherry?
Why does actor Eric Peterson find himself honoured and Ralph Klein passed over?
Who has contributed more to Canada? Food journalist Anita Stewart or Toronto Sun founding editor and Korean and WWII veteran Peter Worthington?
What Nepveu, Valdy, Peterson and Stewart all have that Henderson, Cherry, Klein and Worthington don’t have is membership into the exclusive club of the Order of Canada.
Well, he got one thing right, Peter Worthington is but one of a small band of wingnuts who really did make Sun Media what it is today.
As for Ralph Klein, well, why? Because he was premier of Alberta for like, forever? Not really a great accomplishment in Alberta given Albertans, for the most part, only seem to vote one way–Conservative parties. Given the Progressive Conservatives were the only game in town for that purpose, one would have to be really incompetent to not last too long, like say, Ed Stelmach.
As for Don Cherry, well, let’s give that ogre some credit–he does recycle. No really, he does! He recycles very old curtains and upholstery in order to create his wardrobe. Not to mention, he did drop a bomb on a village full of innocent Afghans as a Christmas gift from Petey McKay.
Hell, why stop there? Why don’t we just nominate Brian Lilley, Chuckles Adler, or even Connie Blah-Blah Black?
More from Joe:
They, as well as a lot of others, have all been blackballed because they are conservatives. And even though Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been in power for six years, it seems the judging of this thing remains in the hands of the leftist, elitist club and it’s disgusting.
In other words, according to Joe Warmington, the ‘greatest Canadians’ worthy of the Order of Canada are right wingnutz and Harpercon cheerleaders. See? Joe as well as his Sun Media wingnut friends aren’t really difficult to understand.
Also, it must be a really slow news week when this whine is all he can come up with.