Sunday, March 18, 2012
Steve Harper's Personal Freak Show - the Senate of Canada
Steve Harper has some curious thoughts. Not a lot of them, admittedly, and what there are tend to be astonishingly shallow and always just a bit quirky. That certainly comes through from the maladjusted freaks and lunatics Steve has packed into the Senate apparently for his personal amusement.
PostMedia's Sue Riley has done an excellent job in her latest op-ed piece, "Gloves are off in the war against the greens", in which she chronicles how Harper has unleashed his flea-bitten attack dogs against Canadian environmentalists.
"At a recent meeting of a Senate committee examining foreeign contributions to Canadian charities, Conservative Senator Percy Mockler described some respected environmental organizations - including the Sierra Club and David Suzuki foundations - as 'bad, not to mention ugly.' ('They're all anti-Canadian' chimed in Conservative Senator Mike Duffy.)"
Senator Don Plett queried whether the environmental movement would accept funding from anyone. "Would they take money from al-Qaeda, the Hamas, or the Taliban?"
Anything that stands in the way of the Tar Sands, notes Ms. Riley, is to be denounced and demonized, something entirely suitable for Harper's handpicked Senatorial swine. She concludes by aptly summing up our Senate's Team Harper.
"There is a lunatic fringe, of course, anti-Canadian zealots unconcerned how many jobs are shipped offshore or how much we poison the planet. They fiercely defend foreign oil companies' right to exploit our resources without limits or conditions.
"You won't find them at clandestine gatherings of green extremists, however.
"They sit in the Senate of Canada."