Sunday, March 23, 2008

Harper stumbles under US pressure

As if we needed more proof that he is a stooge for the US Right.

So terribly predictable.

Get ready for another round of your favourite Constitutional Game: Quebec Referandamania!


At 12:11 pm , Blogger Sir Francis said...


That news story puts it nicely: Canada "followed the lead of about 30 other countries". That's pretty much what Harper has turned us into--followers.

Harper says "Quebecers are clearly not interested in more referendums or debates about separation". No, not at all; that's why the Bloc Quebecois is polling at around 50% in Quebec these days.

Wasn't Harper supposed to inaugurate a "new federalism" and finally "settle" the Quebec Question? I guess that's not going so well...

I've been worried about you, Aeneas. So many who move to Alberta seem to end up with the Stars and Stripes tattooed onto their frontal lobes. I feared the worst, but you seem unscathed. So, how has Wild Rose country been treating you?

At 2:24 pm , Blogger Aeneas the Younger said...

Sir Francis:

I lived in Ontario for my first 32 years and Manitoba for the next 11, so I wouldn't be too concerned. I try to see beyond naked economic self-interest. I guess that is why I am not wealthy. Comfortable, but not rich.

Harper is either too obtuse (although I doubt that ...) to see what he has unleashed, or his Provincial-rights liberalism too engrained for him to care about the final end to all of this. I suspect that, like Mulroney, he believes too much in his ability to master events to understand just how and why so many others have been brought-down by this very issue of Quebec Nationalism.

Did RT help with the blog? I could use such sophisticated assistance with the graphics.

At 2:48 am , Blogger Sir Francis said...

RT created the header. He saw my initial cack-handed attempt, took pity, and concocted a quite lovely piece of Yank-baiting iconography--a Tory coat-of-arms, as it were. I think it's brilliant. I get to bask in the glow of a burning Washington every time I visit my own blog! Christmas comes every single day chez Sir Francis...

At 9:33 am , Blogger Ryan said...

Your thoughts on terminating the penny ATY? Worthy tradition?

At 5:04 pm , Blogger Aeneas the Younger said...

I like the tradition, but it is economically wasteful and perhaps the savings could be applied elsewhere.

Although its elimination will be passed onto Consumers in the form of price increases to avoid the rounding down at the till.


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