—So yesterday I thought I’d tease my Canadian friends with a jab at their Prime Minister.
And then, last night, there was another news story about dastardly practices by the people in power up there.
This time it wasn’t somebody getting caught with their fingers in the cookie jar again.
This was a leak about the Prime Minister (or somebody up at the top of their ruling party) keeping an “Enemies” list and telling all their newly appointed Senators who they can trust and who not to trust- (Up there, they don’t vote for Senators, the P.M. appoints them for life? I think the appointments are for life. If I understand things right, this P.M. rose to power vowing to change the way things are done in politix up there (sounds like a familiar chorus we hear in a lot of places these days, hey?) One of the things he vowed to do was have the Senators voted for and given term limits… I think… I can get a detail or two wrong once in a while. Why don’t you go research that on your own? ooops, ya caught me trying to suggest that we’d all be better off if everybody thinks for themselves and doesn’t blindly believe to be ‘true’ any word of any government official, party dupe, newspaper publisher; or blogger- I mean, you can be pretty sure that anyone in ‘a position of power’ has his or her strings being pulled by some dark, shadowy figure behind the curtain, and you shouldn’t ever believe anything you read in a blog before checking it out with a reliably truthful source or two or three….)
So last night I called my friend, Jim, and his significant other, Cathi, to sound my own trumpet and proclaim myself a good guesser for wondering when Canadians would catch on and know they’re being lied to, manipulated, brow beaten, cheated, used, pushed around, et cetera, by evil creeps with highly questionable ethics.
And Jim told me that he and Cathi have been trying to write down impressions they get around Christmas about what the next year would have in store for us all. Jim said that all he could get this year was a lot of flooding, and he couldn’t tell where. Gaaa- it’s all over the news. Flooding everywhere. But he said that Cathi saw scandals rocking the current Prime Minister’s “mandate” to the core. She thought it would get so bad that he would have to call for early elections. Up there, if things don’t go well for the ‘sitting government’ they have to call an election, not like down here where, if you get a lemon, you’re basically stuck with it for four years. Jim’s still thinking he got more than lucky when he met Cathi, and he’s raving lately that she’s got better foresight on a lot of things than he does. (& he’s not somebody who easily launches himself into raving like that about anybody or anything.)
Yeah, so if my silly hunches and Cathi’s deep insights are any indication, it looks like Canada basically got themselves a totally controlling sonofagun for a Prime Minister with about the same set of faults as Tricky Dicky from our late sixties/early seventies. We used to be able to predict that people like that would fall hard and fall quick. Now we wonder if they’re not propped up considerably by dark forces… And wonder if even our votes matter. ( I still do not believe that George W Bush ((Bush II)) was ever legitimately voted into the white house, either time.)
And Cathi says she saw the P.M. trying to send their Parliament home so they can’t kick him out of office (I think they call that ‘pro-rorgging’ or something silly like that.) (dictionary says “proroguing”)
But he won’t be able to convince the right people to go along with this because they’ve pretty much had enough scandals from his gang of late.
(( We don’t need no stinking politicians anyway, do we? ))