My posting rate has slowed over the past couple of months because of some work in, as they say, real life, which unfortunately takes precedence. I do hope to be back in the saddle properly soon, though.
In the meantime, I thought a couple of lines from this country’s pathetic paper of record would serve as a fine example of what Canadians can expect from their media and their government in 2013.
Here’s what the Globe’s non-plagiarizing star columnist had to say about Idle No More yesterday:
Thus far, the Conservatives have gotten the big things right, by ignoring peaceful demonstrations… in order to marginalize extremists.
And here’s what the paper’s anonymous editorial writer proclaimed today:
Chiefs who are advocating radical tactics should reconsider in light of the progress that peaceful measures have brought.
I don’t know which of those statements is more accurate, but I’m not sure how both can be true. And I seriously question Ibbitson’s logic that the more the government ignores peaceful protests, the less radical aboriginal groups will be likely to contemplate non-peaceful ones.
All of which is a moot point, because over at Sun News, Ezra Levant has discovered that First Nations are part of the liberal conspiracy. No surprise there, either. Other members of the liberal conspiracy include environmentalists, Elections Canada, billionaires (as a group, not normally known for their radical left politics, but apparently they’ve got us all fooled), and the employees of Service Canada.
In other news, tragedy nearly befell the federal Cabinet recently when a “routine annual examination” revealed the surprising news that minister Joe Oliver had a heart. The PMO wouldn’t have that, and so he’s had “heart bypass surgery” to solve the problem. I’d like to wish Joe a speedy recovery, but, as usual, the Conservative Party insists on an absurd level of spin when it comes to reporting medical issues. In this case, we’re told that Joe doesn’t need a temporary replacement because he’s currently working straight through his recovery from the surgery via his home office. So I guess no best wishes are needed.Tweet