TEA & TWO SLICES: On Sinking Clark’s Ship And Perpetuating The Myths Of Blood Alley
by Sean Orr | Wheeee! Abbott, McNeil, and Les make mass exodus from Liberals. “I firmly believe that under (Clark’s) leadership, we will see the re-election of a BC Liberal government in 2013″. In other words, I remain completely loyal to the sinking ship that I just abandoned. “It is more important now than ever to stay the course on our economic plans”. Unfortunately, those plans are basically the same as the world’s richest woman who says the poor should just work harder. The only thing more creepy would be if they were all retiring because they actually believed their work was done.
Our work here is done: Huge tax cuts, uncollected taxes starve our social programs. All that pseudo-pragmatic, tough-guy posturing and they can’t even take your money properly.
Canadian goods destined for Iran’s nuclear program slip through. This could be the stinging indictment that finally fells the New Conservatives, but it won’t (because Iran).
Meanwhile, the most important news of our lifetimes gets brushed under the rug as a cute adventure story: Ship’s historic crossing signals extent of Arctic melt. Let us commemorate the historic event with a monument made of ice.
Some journalist who calls himself Gordzilla thinks we are too hard on politicians, as if the democratic process itself was cumbersome and annoying…as if holding the people who make decisions regarding our future accountable is a bad thing…as if making those decisions is as easy as volunteering for minor hockey.
Why read the Sun? Their editorialists don’t. I totally agree, but I didn’t have time to read your editorial.
Probably because I was busy reading, rubbing my eyes, then re-reading yet another horrible Hush article, this time one that romanticizes the myths and stereotypes of Blood Alley. A taste:”Whether a pearl necklace is being gifted in Boneta’s haughty setting or being served up directly out front, in Blood Alley, the charm is all the same.” Make it stop.
Manufacturing Intent: Border Crossing Identity Crisis. “O, we are large. We contain multitudes”.
Artsy Dartsy: Good Luck is a short-term experiment and will only exist in this space for 3 months. September-November 2012.