Over at Progressive Bloggers of Canada, all the talk this morning is about Stephen Harper once again possibly proroguing Parliament to save his worthless, sorry ass from accountability and transparency. But let's retain some perspective here, shall we?
A young girl was trudging along a mountain path, trying to reach her grandmother's house. It was bitter cold, and the wind cut like a knife. When she was within sight of her destination, she heard a rustle at her feet.
Looking down, she saw a snake. Before she could move, the snake spoke to her. He said, "I am about to die. It is too cold for me up here, and I am freezing. There is no food in these mountains, and I am starving. Please put me under your coat and take me with you."
"No," replied the girl. "I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you will bite me, and your bite is poisonous."
"No, no," said the snake. "If you help me, you will be my best friend. I will treat you differently."
The little girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things over. She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and had to admit that it was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.
Suddenly, she said, "I believe you. I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness."
The little girl reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and proceeded toward her grandmother's house.
Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side. The snake had bitten her.
"How could you do this to me?" she cried. "You promised that you would not bite me, and I trusted you!"
"You knew what I was when you picked me up," hissed the snake as he slithered away.
The lesson here is that you can't criticize Stephen Harper for trying that stunt again. Quite simply, you know that he's a useless, lying, corrupt asshole and it is simply his nature to do useless, lying, corrupt assholish things. It's what he does. It's who he is. It is the most fundamental part of his makeup and it should surprise absolutely no one that he might be contemplating the same MASSIVE middle finger to democracy that he got away with last year. So don't waste any anger in that direction.
Save it, instead, for the one person who has the power to let him get away with it -- Governor-General Michaelle Jean. I've written before about what kind of worthless hack she is, but it will be interesting to see if she would grant a second request for prorogation, when it's so clearly and obviously based on nothing but a weaselly strategy to save Harper's butt.
Don't bitch and whine about Stephen Harper. He's a pathetic excuse for a human being, and he's doing nothing more or less than what everyone expects of him -- being a pathetic excuse for a human being. Hold your fire for when (or if) he actually tries to pull this off. Then prepare your torches and pitchforks for whoever lets him get away with this.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS! I was going to mock the depressingly senile Sandy Crux and her insipid list of "Harper Government Accomplishments" which, for the longest time, bragged about the hilariously toothless "Federal Accountability Act." Curiously, though, the current incarnation of that list doesn't mention it.
I find that fascinating. Is it possible that even Sandy has realized how hysterically dishonest an "accomplishment" that was?