Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Bush Says Canada is Facing a "Socialist-Led Coup"; May Be Considering Military Intervention

Okay, I was going to write a fake news story but I can't bring myself to... it seemed funny till I thought of all those people in Latin America who were killed for voting for left-leaning governments.

6 comments:

Joseph said...

That's what I'm feeling as well. It is really irksome when people in a "safe" democracy start tossing crap like that around pretending it doesn't mean anything.

Playing with fire.

When will people - even Conservatives - realize what a poison presence Harper is. Honestly, he has no honour and represents shear opportunism at every step.

He will say anything, and at some point you being to wonder just how far he would go.

People always soft-play or demean the "scary Harper" imagery, but he does concern me. Something's not right there. That's just how I feel and every one of these yet-again tantrums reinforces the idea.

Paladiea said...

Don't even joke about that...

Yappa said...

Hi Joseph -

You got it just right with "poison presence" and "something's not right there." I agree completely. I hope we can get rid of him. I'm starting to feel that even a different Conservative leader would do.

Joseph said...

Funny you said that last part, Yappa.

I was just talking with a friend (who endures my obsession on politics but asks questions every once in a while).

I had just told them that what I'd really like to see is Harper step down as conservative leader, an interim leader step in and address talks with the other parties and start over with an economic package that all can feel comfortable with to get us through this.

I think that would be a victory every one could accept.

But then I consider Harper and realize why that won't happen . . . which leads us right back to how we got here in the first place.

Mala Fides said...

Here you go Yappa.

Some fake news for you:

http://whatdoiknowgrit.blogspot.com/2008/12/burning-down-house.html

Canadians should be quite nervous when their prime minister starts using words like "coup".

Harper is dangerous and he will likely employ the worst kind of scorched earth tactics imaginable on his way out the door.

He needs to go.

Randy said...

When a PM seriously accuses Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition of engineering a 'coup' via a non-conficence motion, surely he is using unparliamentary language and the Speaker should ask him to withdraw the remarks. I'm surprised a Question of Privelege hasn't been raised on this issue. The language is as unparliamentary as it gets.

On a political note, Harper is treading a fine line here. He'd invoke the War Measure's Act and remove the Bloc M.P.s if he could; perhaps bring in the Canadian army. That's what his language logically leads to doesn't it?