Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stephen Taylor: Blowing and sucking at the same time.

Blogging Tory co-founder and poster boy for Canadian wingnut welfare Stephen Taylor would like to mock Michael Ignatieff's arrogance and, more importantly, overwhelming infatuation with our neighbour to the south.

In unrelated news, current PM Stephen Harper thinks Canada really fucking sucks:

"... if you're like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians...

"First, facts about Canada. Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it. Canadians make no connection between the fact that they are a Northern European welfare state and the fact that we have very low economic growth, a standard of living substantially lower than yours, a massive brain drain of young professionals to your country, and double the unemployment rate of the United States.

"In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, don't feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don't feel bad about it themselves, as long as they're receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance."

So, where were we? Oh, right ... Stephen Taylor was mocking Michael Ignatieff's overwhelming obsession and love affair with the United States. Carry on, Stephen.

AFTERSNARK: And speaking of irony, here's Harper again:

"Of our two legislative houses, the Senate, our upper house, is appointed, also by the Prime Minister, where he puts buddies, fundraisers and the like."

If I have to explain that, you haven't been paying attention:

Many of the regionally distributed seats went to well-connected Conservative partisans, including businessman Irving Gerstein (Ont.), former Progressive Conservative MP Suzanne Fortin-Duplessis (Que.) and defeated MP Fabian Manning (N.L.).

Stephen Taylor: Bringing high comedy to Canadian punditry, one jaw-dropping post after another.


KEvron said...

there are other countries?


deBeauxOs said...

Blogging Tories don't hold the patent on self-reference; instead of re-affirming what I observed 3 days ago about him, a link to my Stephen Taylor all-purpose comment.

liberal supporter said...

there are other countries?
Sorry, they meant "future States".