No, not actually. I can trust my friends not to betray my best interests or turn a blind eye.
Happy New Year.
That would look sublime on a resignation letter with your signature!
I hope you’re starting off 2010 in the spirit of the season, with friends and family, reflecting on the year that’s been and the one that’s just begun.
Yeah, I'll pass on the spirit of the season thanks. My reflection on the year that's been is one of deep and abiding disgust at Canadian politics. You and your counterpart in the blue sweater make me queasy.
It seems unbelievable that the Conservative government has prorogued Parliament for the second time in a year. Canadians are rightly starting to wonder if Conservatives intend to shut down government whenever things don’t go their way.
Unbelievable? Really? Where the fuck have you been all this time you pretentious dick? You sit across the floor from Harper and his government. This isn't unbelievable, it is as utterly predictable as your failure to respond has been sickeningly predictable. They aren't shutting down the government because things aren't going their way, they are shutting it down because they are a pack of unprincipled scumbags that don't care a fig about this country, its heritage or its people. They are doing this because there is no one across the aisle with the requisite balls to fight them or stop them. Don't give me unbelievable and expect to get away with tucking your tail and rolling over like a supine mutt and still expect a treat. Bad dog. Bad.
While Conservatives will be in hiding, Liberals will be hard at work over the next few months.
Hey stupid, the Cons aren't going to be in hiding, they're going to be milking the Olympic whore train for every photo-op they can get. Harper will be licking Niedermyer's cup on the national TeeVee and his ugly herd of toads will be hopping about making promises they don't intend to keep and getting the fucking rings tattooed on their public images. You dipshits will be hard at work? I feel so reassured knowing that the most hapless bunch of losers in Canadian politics today will be straining themselves to sit up and not drool. But go on, what tremendous tasks have you set for yourselves?
On March 26 to 28, 2010, some of Canada’s leading progressive thinkers and doers will gather in Montreal for a conference entitled Canada at 150: Rising to the Challenge. They will be part of a national conversation about the Canada we want to be in 2017, when we celebrate our 150th birthday, and the steps we can take today and tomorrow to get there.
Thinkering and doering! How's this sound Mike... fuck you. Fuck you and the thinkers and doers. Come 2017, you'll be back on the tenure like a junkie that just can't stay clean. Canada is facing a crisis of governance and you and the fucking witless remnants of the once potent Liberal Party of Canada are going to prognosticate over the big party we'll have in 7 years time. You want a step, here's one... resign. And take Donolo and Kinsella and the rest of the Conservative lite assholes with you. Take Dryden, Rae, Cotler and the Liberal MPs for the riding of Israel with you. Take the team that nuked the possibility for a coalition to dethrone Harper and go fuck yourselves because there are a growing number of folks that are sick of your passive stance as Harper fucks this country over. Harper promised we wouldn't recognize this country by the time he was finished with it, he'll have long since achieved that goal by 2017, no thanks to you.
That conversation starts with you.
Oh please tell me that you're listening and that you're learning and that you want to be an alternative. Please tell me this while you're standing in the woods somewhere trying desperately to get your weaselly squinting eyes to open and your mirthless crag of a mouth to imitate a smile. Because you are every bit as useful in the woods as you are on the hill.
That’s why I’ll be spending the first few months of the year reaching out, travelling from coast to coast, holding town-hall meetings, web forums and small gatherings to hear from Canadians first-hand.
Dude, you forgot telepresence bar-b-cues. Note to Liberal Party honchos: Ignatieff experiment failed. We don't want you wandering around like a fucking undergrad trying to curry favour with the department. We want an opposition party that will have a fucking clue right out of the gates. We want an opposition party that has a platform, that can articulate that platform and has the will to fight tooth and nail to see this nation's interests looked after.
Your ideas, hopes, concerns and priorities will feed the discussion in Montreal.
How's about you stroll on into Montreal to chat and strategize about the year 2017 and feed on this message, fuck off losers. We have the idea that an adversarial system of representative government should have a modicum of adversarial opposition. We have the hope that an opposition leader will not pattern himself as a dilute version of the current minority Prime Minister only with a distinct lack of policy and platform. We have a hope that someone that isn't a waste of valuable oxygen might step forward to fight for a Canada that advocates for our arts and culture, for the protection of all of our people regardless of race, gender or orientation and who might put up a fight for the rule of law both at home and abroad. We hope that our government will show a little spine in steering a path in the interests of our nation apart from the interests of corporations or larger neighbouring governments. We are concerned that the leadership of the two major political parties are driving the national vehicle into a fucking ditch that we won't easily be extracted from. Our priorities are peace, order and good governance none of which you or Harper are capable, willing or inclined to provide.
We’re starting off by visiting university and college campuses across the country – because a conversation about Canada’s future starts with the generation of Canadians that will shape it more than any other.
I do hope you plan on addressing all of those young people and apologizing for wasting their time, squandering their legacy and failing to look out for their interests. I hope you'll apologize for deciding it was better to bury your face in the crotch of the oil industry than to fight to clean up the tar sands or fight for alternative forms of energy and conservation. I hope you apologize for abandoning those poor young folk to a future of filth and environmental illnesses, you grasping narcissistic whore.
Tell you what Mike, make it a farewell tour and all will be forgiven, then you can write us all a book about how awesome you are. Jackass.