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Does (a Conservative) Canada Suck?

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Answer:  hell, yes.

Maybe Canadians will finally get the message that Conservative politics are mean, nasty, dirty and cruel politics and that we deserve the embarrassment that we got today when Stephen Harper’s plea for a security council seat was denied by the UN.  (I know … as a technicality, the Cons withdrew to save face, but the reality is that we lost the bid).

Maybe we shouldn’t have been acting like petty dictators, both towards our own people or towards other countries.

Maybe we need an unbiased and non-religious approach with people like the Palestinians who are now facing genocide at the hands of Israeli greed.

Maybe we should get our heads out of our asses and start to try to make a difference again.

Maybe, just maybe, we should get back to our roots with the UN and support the f-in institution instead of try to destroy it.

Hopefully this is the tipping point.  Steve has failed the country and we need to remind him of that at every turn.

The rest of the world has told us that a Conservative Canada sucks.

Now Canadians need a chance to make the same decision.

No, wait.  We demand the right to vote these losers out of office.

Canada: A Tale of Two Georges

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anada is again being mentioned in international headlines as a superstitious backwater.
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And even the Globe had something to say about this.

The RCMP response can be found here (PDF).

The good news is that no one knew about George Galloway a few weeks ago and now he’s top of the list for most Canadians that care about why we would limit a democratically elected official from the UK and yet we would allow someone who stole an election to come to speak to the folks in the oil patch.

That’s right:  enemy number X of the UN George Bush, wanted for crimes against humanity, came into the country to talk to the Albertans.  No arrests were made, despite our obligation to abide by international agreements related to war criminals.

Unfortunately for all of us, Canada has entered a new era of fascist stupidity.

Tales from the Harpercrite Files

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Thanks to Calgary Grit for these quotes to be compiled for the Harpercrite files:

September 15, 2008 : "My own belief is if we were going to have some kind of big crash or recession, we probably would have had it by now ." – Stephen Harper

The next month: Dow Jones plunges 2,340 points

October 7, 2008 : "I think there’s probably a lot of great buying opportunities emerging in the stock market as a consequence of all this panic ." – Stephen Harper

Six week later: TSX down over 2,000 points

September 26, 2008 : "All the fundamentals of the Canadian economy are good. It’s not the time to do anything new, wild or stupid ." – Stephen Harper

September 26, 2008 : Harper accused Dion of attempting to "drive down confidence in the Canadian economy without foundation, and quite frankly, sitting on the sidelines, virtually cheering for a recession ."

October 6, 2008 : "I know economists will say well, we could run a small deficit but the problem is that once you cross that line as we see in the United States, nothing stops deficits from getting larger and larger and spiralling out of control ." – Stephen Harper

October 8, 2008 : Asked if running even a small deficit would be bad in these difficult times, Mr. Flaherty said flatly : “Yes, it would be .”

October 10, 2008 : "This country will not go into recession next year and will lead the G7 countries ." – Stephen Harper

November 22, 2008 : "These are, of course, the classic circumstances under which budgetary deficits are essential." Stephen Harper

November 27, 2008 : Flaherty predicts recession, offers no stimulus package

December 15, 2008 : "The truth is, I’ve never seen such uncertainty in terms of looking forward to the future. I’m very worried about the Canadian economy. […] Obviously, we’re going to have to run a deficit ." – Stephen Harper

December 16, 2008 : Canada’s leader [Harper] says depression possible

December 17, 2008 : "It’s quite clear on the basis of the forecasts, and the continuing decline in the forecasts, that there will be a deficit ." – Jim Flaherty

December 18, 2008: Harper says deficit could hit 30 billion

Folks:  let’s add more.  I know there are a lot out there that prove to Canadians that these people cannot and should not be trusted with the future and fortunes of Canadians.  Please post below in the comments section.

The Light at the End of the Harpercrite Dictatorship Tunnel

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Winter has come and these are dark days indeed for Canadians.

Our Parliament has failed us.

Our Governor General has proven her lack of use.

Our country stands teetering on collapse as Quebeckers, insulted by Canadians, go to the polls Monday to vote on their choice of leadership.  After the way we’ve treated them, I won’t be surprised by anything less than a mandate to separate.

Our coalition of the majority voice of Canada has been rejected and silenced.

Stephen Harper has gotten what he wanted.

He’s now officially a dictator.  All Canadians now live in a dictatorship.  Democracy is on hold.

Shut it all down kids.  Time to pull the plug.  The patient’s dead.

Yeah, I’m mad .  So are about 8.63 million other Canadians that didn’t vote for Stephen Harper.

This really, really sucks.  I’ve spent the last two months speculating, voicing, acting and now it all means nothing.  I’m upset and I don’t know what to do.

To quote Bob Rae, this is like the idiot kid pulling the fire alarm to avoid an exam he knows he’s going to fail.

And it’s that notion that gives me hope at my very core.

We have 54 days to January 27, 2009 and when that day comes, Our Coalition is going to kick some Conservative ass.

We have 54 days to pull things together, organize, branch out, communicate, create platforms, encourage a national day of strike and generate the awareness that we need in order to prove our worth.

It was a rough birth, but the baby will be fine.

We’ll bring down the Conservative government on January 27, 2009, regardless of what the Conservatives deliver because the Conservatives have proven that they CANNOT be trusted with the management of this country.  I would much rather give the people of Quebec a seat at the table than worry about Stephen Harper and his cronies sabotaging our nation.

The light at the end of the prorogue (or my preferred term, pro-rogue) tunnel is that we will be prepared.  We MUST be prepared.  If we are not, we deserve everything we get.

Enjoy the Holidays, Steve!  You’re going to be booted from office in 54 days by a well-prepared and meaningful coalition.

Stephen Harpocrite

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Compare this:

"The opposition has every right to defeat the government but Stéphane Dion does not have the right to take power without an election," Harper said. "Canada’s government should be decided by Canadians, not backroom deals. It should be your choice, not theirs."

Stephen Harper, November 28, 2008

To this:

"We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority."

Stephen Harper, September 2004

Which is true Steve?  Which truth benefits you the most and which lies will you tell them Canadian public in order to preserve your lock on Canadian power?  Is ruining democracy in Canada that important to you?

And when you talk about backroom deals, Steve, are you talking from experience, where you let Canada’s corporate elite dictate our economic strategy as you head into talks with the other 19 countries of the G20 ?  Why were you pimping yourself (and Canada without our permission) in this fashion?  Did you consult with other public institutions in a public manner before going to the G20, lying about how you and the Cons would spend our way out of economic crisis only to have you come back and deliver a round of cuts ?  Just curious.

Backroom deals abound, yes, but I’m pleased to see that the representatives of the majority of Canadian voters are taking the lead.  From you.