Another Day Filled With Dread

March 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm (Uncategorized)

When I woke up this morning, it was snowing.

Now that wouldn’t normally be so bad, since I live in Canada, but just a few days back it was plus 12. What perhaps is the last blast of winter wasn’t too much of a surprise, but it sure was unwelcome. Especially since it snowed all day, making driving conditions absolutely appalling. The only consolation was that for once, people slowed down.

 But that wasn’t the worst news. The defeat of the federal Conservative Party’s budget yesterday means another election. So then, the  highlights along with a  lot of paper, ink and hot air:

A series of mean-spirited, dishonest and fairly insulting attack ads from the Conservatives.

A campaign by the Liberals about Stephen Harper’s hidden agenda, led by an increasing ineffectual Michael Ignatiev (surely his last term as leader)

A lot of claptrap from the miserable social democrats of the New Democratic Party  as the “moral conscience of parliament” until the point when they announce they can’t win and start angling to cut a deal.

Who knows what from the increasingly irrelevant Parti Quebecois, and finally more nonsense from the Greens about how they really are important.

In short, the circus has pulled into town.  Think I’ll pass.

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1 Comment

  1. Bread and Circuses 2011 « Notes from Underground said,

    […] onto the Canadian Federal election. Why, it’s all turning out as I predicted. Er, sort of. The Conservatives did run a campaign that was mean-spirited and dishonest. The […]

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