Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Canadian Prime Minister Doubleplusungood

I've always been deeply suspicious of the Canadian federal government headed by Stephen Harper. Their programme is next to non-existent (minimize criticism by doing SFA, a political version of rope-a-dope); everything is spin, spin, spin (all ministers' speeches have to be vetted by the Prime Minister's Office); and now they are imposing language doublespeak on our bureaucracy.

The case in point: a senior and respected scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, who basically told his political superiors to shove it where the sun don't shine when ordered to refer to the government as Canada's New Government (with capital letters) and was fired for his temerity.

Even though Harper's government is a full nine month's old, and is only in power by the grace of the other 3 parties in parliament (minority government), it seems to be in a constant state of information control. There were indications of this early on where Harper tried to stop public broadcast of military funerals and flying flags at half mast, so as too shield future voters from the realities of our presence in Afghanistan.

I fear the next political reorganization in Ottawa will see the creation of a Ministry of Love.

5 Comments:

Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

I see book burnings and revisionist history in your future. Of course that is coming from someone whose country is apparently being run by satan, if the Iranian head douche is to be belived.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the head douche in Venuzuala. I think there buddy buddy with Iran Douches. Eh

9:53 AM  
Blogger fairscape said...

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Well you could always dump the contents of one of those pump trucks on his porch...

1:06 PM  
Blogger Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Love to all....

11:39 PM  
Blogger marty said...

This guy looks a little like John F. Kennedy.

10:04 PM  

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