Archive for November, 2011
Haha – just kidding with that SS!
But seriously, if you don’t travel (except to G8/G20 summits, where you’re treated like King of Kings), and don’t like to travel (unless it’s to G8/Gs0 summits, where you’re treated like King of Kings), then you’d only know what you’ve chosen to about the world, which is: you’re supposed to be treated like King of Kings wherever you go.
Another Backslapping Party on the Hill
Oh, those mucky mucks. They really know how to throw a backslapper of a party, eh? The latest? Why, a celebration of our part in the Libya Thingamijig.
Recession? What recession? Every day is hero day in Harperland!
A 21-gun salute and a flypast over Parliament Hill kicked off the morning’s event began in the Senate chamber.
The flypast involved seven CF-18 fighter jets, a Sea King helicopter, an Airbus and a Globemaster aircraft, and was meant to pay tribute to the aviation support provided by the Canadian Forces in the Libyan mission.
Bouchard was given the meritorious service cross, a recognition for a military activity that, according to the Department of National Defence’s description, “has been performed in an outstandingly professional manner, according to a rare high standard that brings considerable benefit or great honour to the Canadian Forces.”
The medal was pinned to his uniform by Gov. Gen. Johnston, who in his remarks, said the Canadian Forces served with distinction.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I thank you for your service in this mission,” he said.
When Bouchard accepted his medal and made his speech, he called those who participated in the mission “heroes.”
Canadian Forces aircraft dropped more than 600 bombs, helped refuel the aircraft of allies and gathered intelligence.
But seriously. I don’t know about all those Canadian non-hero taxpayers out there, but you had me at “dropped more than 600 bombs”.
Ce-le-brate good times, c’mon! Do do doot doot doot doot doot do doot!