Little things we know
Well, the debate is in the rearview mirror. The good news is that Iggy has now attended 50% of the leaders’ debates, surpassing his attendance record in the House, where he missed 70% of all the votes.
“You had an option, sir; you could have showed up for work.”
The irksome thing about the whole affair was the sheer mass of stuff that Iffy, Jack & Gilles seemed to think we’re just too dumb to know. I say this because they kept harping (no pun, of course) on about them as if they actually had something to go on about. So, for their edification, here’s a short list of things that us dumb ol’ Canuckleheads actually have in our tuque-wrapped melons:
- Steve can’t “release the damn report” because he doesn’t have it. The Auditor General is an officer of the Canadian Parliament. Under Canadian law, the Auditor General Act in this case, she reports to Parliament and Parliament ONLY. We don’t have one of those kicking around at the moment, what with being in the middle of an election and all, so there’s no Parliament to report to.
There is no legal way to release the report. Period. NOBODY can order Fraser to do that (even the Tory-trashing Ceeb has gotten that through their thick skulls, fer chrissakes) and even if they tried, Fraser knows the law and is probably the straightest shooter this country has seen in generations. Can you really imagine anyone trying to boss Sheila Fraser around?? Good luck with that. She’s pissed as it is.
So, every time one of the three stooges flaps his yap about how “Harper won’t release the report/what’s he afraid of,” they’re doing one of two things. Either they’re displaying a woeful ignorance of the laws that govern our Parliament (admittedly a real possibility with Iggy), or they’re insulting our intelligence. Or both.
Neither behaviour befitting someone who wants to be Prime Minister of my country. So stop it.
- There are no “$6.whatever billion corporate tax cuts” in the budget (that you clowns wouldn’t let pass) or in the Tory platform. I know because I’ve looked. Have you? The question here is whether or not to RAISE taxes on corporations.
Iggy and Jack! want to up the rate and Harper wants to leave it where it is. He wants to leave them alone because he knows damn well that Canada has come out of the recession better than just about any other country on the planet, and nobody can bugger up an economic recovery like government can. We know that, too.
- Democracy’s a funny thing. It’s the worst possible form of government, except for all the other ones. And Canadians don’t overlook the irony of the only party leader in Canadian history (to the best of my knowledge) to whip a vote on a private member’s Bill lecturing a man who was ELECTED to the leadership of his party about how to show proper respect for the conventions and traditions of democratic governance.
Either submit yourself to a leadership convention or STFU.
- “Contempt of Parliament” is meaningless coming from you. “For the first time in Canadian history,” indeed. You make it sound as if it means something.
The Opposition used numerical superiority to push through a motion calling the Conservatives a bunch of assholes. That’s it. The end. Do you really think you can use that as an excuse to bring down the House? We are not amused.
- No, Harper didn’t try to form a coalition with you clowns. You bozos even said so with your own flapping yaps. Don’t take my word for it, though. Just watch the video for yourselves:
- Yes, Canada lost a seat on the UNSC. And Iggy flinging open his piehole and letting “This is a government that for four years has basically ignored the United Nations and now is suddenly showing up saying, ‘Hey, put us on the council.’ Don’t mistake me. I know how important it is for Canada to get a seat on the Security Council, but Canadians have to ask a tough question: ‘Has this government earned that place?’ We’re not convinced it has.” fall out of it had nothing to do with it. (not that the UN’s been worth a rat’s ass for a hell of a long time now anyway, but that’s another rant altogether)
Right. Piss off, Michael. You don’t get to sabotage our efforts and then piss and moan about not making the objective.
- We know exactly what a minority government is. We know that Harper knows how to make one work because he has presided over one for almost 1900 days — the average life expectancy for a minority government is 605 days.
We also know that another minority with the current arrogant, conniving, ankle-biting Opposition will result in yet another goddamn trip back to the polls, likely with the next 18 months. That’s why we’re not having another minority.
Have ya got all that, boys?