Saturday January 31 , 2015

Category: Sooey Says

I Can’t Spot the Difference, Can You Spot the Difference?

CBC showed a clip last night of Harper in the situation room plotting military strategy.

Unless he was acting, and I’m thinking of his guest spot on Murdoch Mysteries, he is clearly, obviously madder’n a march  hare.

So good luck to all of us.

 

To Kill Or Not To Kill, It’s a No-Brainer!

So far I’m doing a decent job of not blogging my book, don’t you think? But it’s expanding beyond the store so I have to be careful not to get into topics that I’ll want to use later, either for this book or the next.

Oh yes, didn’t I tell you? I’m already planning my second and third books. Partly so that I won’t write three books in one.

Gord it’s hard writing a book. I mean, the writing part is easy, it’s the book part that’s hard. Staying on topic, that’s the trick, isn’t it.

Anyway, I like how Stephen Harper speaks on behalf of everybody in Canada now, as if we’re all a bunch of dead-eyed psychopaths comme lui, eh? We’re all so happy about “the troops! the troops! won’t someone please think of the troops!” killing whoever while they do whatever wherever.

Details? We don’t need no stinkin’ details. Kill, kill, kill. We hate peace.

Still, it would be nice if the Opposition would make the connection between tax cuts and what it costs to 1) send troops overseas to kill people, and 2) look after them once they’re back home and all messed up from killing people overseas.

 

 

Purple Hearts for All!

American: A citizen of the United States.

Sniper: One who shoots at other people from a concealed place.

Hero: A citizen of the United States who shoots at other people from a concealed place.

 

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

Seriously politicians, you putrescible waste generators, if can’t say anything bad about King Abdullah, then don’t say anything at all, please.

 

The Age of Death Cults

You’d think we wouldn’t need to know any more than that our government sells armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia that the billionaire funders of Islamic terrorism use against their own brave citizens protesting for some semblance of human rights to realize that those people are just widgets to the powers that be here.

What kind of person votes for that kind of person to represent him in public office in a country where we have all the freedom in the world to not vote for that person? I mean, if it was just greed, maybe, maybe I could understand his motivation. But it’s been pretty clear for quite a while that only a handful of Canadians are actually getting richer the longer the current crop of politicians are in power federally, while the rest of us are slowly but surely being downsized with less and less choice when it comes to our money making prospects.

The CEO of Target just got a pay out that totaled more than all the severance for laid off Target employees combined, for instance. But even if Target wasn’t going, going, gone, did having it here improve the bottom line for retail workers any?

No, no it did not.

It’s discouraging, watching the news, because of course manufacturing in Ontario isn’t going to spring back into action now that oil prices in Alberta are low. It’s gone, the manufacturing sector, like Zellers is gone, gone to where the lowest price is the only law that matters. And we’re left with less choice as to how we make money. That’s the result of all the razzamatazz.

Less choice for citizens in an unbalanced economy where choice is really the only bargaining chip we have left, where corporations have the rights of citizens without having to actually wake up and smell the coffee every morning here with us.

People say that retail was always like this. Except that it wasn’t because it was a full-time salaried job and the people doing it were salespeople, not people laid off from this or that who find ourselves paid by the hour for part-time shifts that cover groceries and that’s about it. And there were other jobs that weren’t sales and/or service to balance the economy we all lived and worked in and paid taxes to and so on and so forth and more of the same etc etc.

There’s no balance, that’s the problem, except for the death cults that seem to be in power whether they’re undemocratically entrenched despots there or democratically elected here.