Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Beer & Popcorn

In every election it's only a matter of time before the mudslinging begins. After all, these guys practice hurling the insults at taxpayer's expense on a regular basis in this place we Canadians call parliament.

And if our own Prime Minister's communications director (I'll call him IDIOT for short now) had spewed off in front of the opposition parties, there might have been a lynching. Instead, he just blabbed to the cameras.

When asked about the Conservative proposal to give child benefits to parents, said IDIOT, "Don't give people 25 bucks (a week) to blow on beer and popcorn."

Uh, yeah, because what else would parents have to spend their money on? I mean, it's not like they need anything. Daycare is free and we're going nude so the clothing issue won't be so bothersome. And we can deal with childhood obesity by just not feeding the kids.Uh, yeah, right.

But it gets better! Another advisor to our Prime Minister (I'll call him DUFUS) chipped in and said that not only would the child-care money would be blown on beer and popcorn but these damned irresponsible parents would piss it away on coats and cars, too.

Maybe these guys should chip in with their big, fat slush funds of taxpayer's money that they use for dining with diplomats and paying for chauffeurs and expensive suits and such and rent an arena, set up a wrestling wring, invite all of Canada to come and watch as they sling some real mud.

Now that would be something worth investing money in beer and popcorn for. Stephen Harper, Jack Layton and Paul Martin tossing off the ties and having their hissy-fits live. Maybe intermission could be Peter MacKay and Belinda Stronach having a post-lover's quarrel.

But I'd settle for seeing This Hour Has 22 Minutes invite IDIOT and DUFUS on and have Mrs. Enid set them straight.

Which has prompted my re-discovery of the archive videos. http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/video.html Shitstorm tracker and Canadian weather report are definitely worthy of the downloads. And if you want to see some mudslinging, listen to Belinda Stronach. She has some interesting things to say about what a man should do with his caucus.

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