I caught the #DenounceHarper hash tag on Twitter this morning again to commemorate Canada Day. I found it quite fitting, really.
Boys ‘n’ girls, I thought it would be fitting if I gave my reasons why I #DenounceHarper and Canada Day and why you should too.
Another Canada Day under Harpercons. Yikes! Still way too much complacency which allows Stevie and his puppets to do their worst. Stevie was right about one thing, we wouldn’t recognize Canada once he got through with it. Bill C-10, that dumb on crime omnibus bill which will make it much harder if not impossible for anyone to get a second chance at having a normal life and getting a decent job.
How about Bill C-38? That monstrosity of a “budget” bill which basically strips away all environmental regulations, thus allowing the oil and gas industry to ride roughshod as they please? Foreign money only welcome for those who will be their biggest cheerleaders allowed, such as the Chinese who are buying up the Alberta tar sands. Gee, Ezzy Levant, is that oil still “ethical” as opposed to “conflict”?
Speaking of that foreign money, let’s not forget that the Koch brothers are sinking cash into The Fraser Institute.
The NRA has helped the Canadian anti-gun control lobby in raising funds. I wonder how much their welcome foreign money, they themselves gave?
I’m pretty sure the list can go on and on regarding what “foreign” money is acceptable and which is not in Harperland.
Needless to say, groups like the Sierra Club, stay away! You’re persona non-grata now. But rest assured, you’re now on a very long Harpercon list.
Ah the hypocrisy! But do we expect any less?
Back to C-38, where labour standards are further clawed back and it becomes more dangerous to become unemployed. The new Canada or Harperland as it is now, where it is a race to the bottom. Working class pitted against working class in an effort to drive down wages. Yes, just one of Stevie & Jimbo’s wet dreams coming true– a minimum wage economy. All of this after Harpercon so-called labour minister Lisa Raitt sent the message to employers that they no longer need to negotiate in good faith with workers and the unions who represent them when she and Stevie will swoop in to their rescue with working conditions those “greedy workers” must accept or else!
Retirement age now raised to 67 although, that is more than likely to change to past 70, if one is lucky. Unsustainable! They claim, despite the fact that Parliamentary budget officer and Harpercon nemesis, Kevin Page said the OAS fund was just fine. More excuses to impose their ideology.
We will miss Kevin Page–we all know what happens to those who do their jobs too well.
Bill C-38, already on the fast track to gutting our social safety nets. I shudder to think what the next so-called “budget” omnibus bills will bring.
Cuts to Refugee health care. Don’t worry, we’re next. Let’s not forget what Ol’ Stevie Spiteful thinks of universal health care to begin with. And make no mistake, American health care is exactly what Stevie likes to have for Canada.
The treatment of Aboriginals remains beyond shabby to this day. In fact, the Harpercons were worse than abysmal upon seeing the third world conditions in which the folks of Attawapiskat. Instead of showing leadership of any kind or trying to help these people, they simply shifted blame and hired an accountant, on the dime of the reserve, of course.
Even Leona Agluquack, our substandard health minister has proven to choose her Harpercon friends and power over the health of her own people while she dismisses concerns over food security in the north.
Asbestos. Asbestos victims and their families’ pleas to ban asbestos exports being ignored. Canada still refusing to vote in favour of adding asbestos to the list of hazardous materials to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.
Shameless patronage. It doesn’t seem to matter whether a Harpercon candidate loses an election–they will be sure to secure a plum appointment to the senate, job as a shadow MP in an opposition held riding, or an ambassadorship of some kind.
Debate stifled. Time limits placed on important bills and motions to all of Canadians yet all most media can muster was clutch their pearls over Pat Martin using the F-bomb on Twitter instead of focusing on why he did just that.
A hyper-partisan puppet in Speaker Andy who has proven to do nothing more than cover Stevie’s back rather than actually do his job. But then, we all know what happens to those who actually do their jobs in the world according to Stevie, don’t we?
Dissent highly discouraged if not criminalized as demonstrated at the Toronto G-20 2 years ago. At the very least, one is considered a terrorist, child pornographer or soft on crime.
Warrantless online spying bill underway. Sure ol’ Vic ‘lock ‘em up’ Toews torpedoed his own bill C-30, but rest assured boys ‘n’ girls, C-30–the warrantless online spying bill will rear its’ ugly head again come hell or high water.
Speaking of dissent, remember that artist and environmentalist, Franke James, who had her European show cancelled due to Stevie, hisself, applying pressure to private backers to rescind their backing? I mean, there were no tax dollars involved here.
The CBC continues to be gutted. Here’s the most recent list of cuts. I guess their turn to the right has been in vain.
Most of media continue cheerleading for those Harpercons.
Obscene amounts of money spent on War of 1812 festivities and reenactments with scripts, surely rewritten to suit Stevie’s version of history, but no money to support disabled veterans as they continue to fight their own wars at home.
Who could forget those billions to be spent on those F-35s? F-35s riddled with problems. A true excercise in, ahem! Competence!
Turning us into an Industrial Military Complex.
Remember Stevie’s speech to some American right wing think tank in 1997? Yanno, the one where he thinks that their Conservative movement is a “light and inspiration for Canada…”? Well, boys ‘n’ girls, despite all his transformations, he still doesn’t like Canada. Guess it just ain’t right winged enough. He continues to cede more of our privacy to the US. Canadian embassy in Washington doesn’t celebrate Canada day, but it does have time to celebrate ol’ red, white and blue every July 4.
As for the opposition parties and their supporters, as well as Canadians in general, I’m afraid I don’t have many kind words neither. Despite all of Stevie’s transgressions and those of his puppets, the opposition parties can’t seem to capitalize on any of it. I always find it funny when folks get all celebratory when Thomas Mulcair and the NDP manage to squeak a few points higher than the Harpercons in polls. Hell, I remember them getting all happy when they managed to tie with them. While I do give what polls come with a grain of salt these days, I find the latest numbers nothing to celebrate about. You see, boys ‘n’ girls, while Stevie is doing his worst, those poll numbers should be a lot higher for not only the NDP, but also for the Liberals and for that matter, the Bloc Quebecois in La Belle Province, given what Stevie has done to shun Quebecers. In fact, those Harpercons should be polling in last place, just as the old Progressive Conservatives did under the last days of Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell.
Honestly, I’m tired of hearing that old NDP mantra of “proposing”. Well, NDP, your job is not to propose–it’s to oppose. And if there was ever a government that needed opposing, it’s this one.
The Liberals blew it in not deciding to have a leadership race sooner rather than later. A party cannot be built or rebuilt without leadership, not even an interim leader.
Both the NDP and the Liberals are so busy sniping at each other that I wonder what is more important to them, sometimes. When they go at each other the way that they do, Stevie simply wins his little divide and conquer games.
Already, opposing any majority government to account is problematic under the best of circumstances. Those Harpercons have made it downright near impossible. But seriously, can more effort be made? And perhaps some thinking outside the box could be helpful? Gawd knows traditional methods have not worked. It’s a sad state of affairs when we need to turn to the courts to hold our government to account and even that is a crap shoot.
I sometimes wonder if destroying the Liberal party is more important to Mulcair than getting Stevie Spiteful outta office? That is a scary thought.
When will they realize that they will need each other to get Harper outta office? They will have to start learning to cooperate with each other in some shape or form for the good of the country, or else Stevie will win again in 2015.
And those who are saying that we can wait it out until 2019. Are you out of your minds??? We can’t even afford this Harpercon majority, let alone another one in 2015, if that ain’t too late. For those who say it won’t happen, just remember that I was pretty much alone in predicting the last Harpercon majority when many called me crazy. I was proven correct.
Should by some miracle, either opposition party wins or a combination of the two, it will take decades to undo what Stevie Spiteful has done. The question becomes will they dedicate themselves to doing just that?