Summer Wish List #1
A Prime Minister with a god-damn backbone
Nice, Stephen. Blame the dead UN Peacekeepers for 'putting themselves in harm's way'. We wouldn't want to say anything bad about our buddies in Israel. No, because the Unky George might get mad and not want to play anymore.
Mr. Harper, you should be ashamed.
'Abject' or 'Total'?
All that's left to decide about Bush's foreign policy is what adjective to put in front of 'failure'.
Seriously. I think everyone can now safely recognize the uncanny ability of the Republican's policies to achieve the exact opposite of their stated goals. Remember how, after changing the line from "Find the WMDs!" to "Let's bring democracy to the middle east and forget we ever said anything about WMDs", they were all real keen on their success? Well, let's review. The LA Times is reporting today that in Iraq, Civil War is "all but declared"
. Meanwhile, Lebanon, whose 'Cedar Revolution' was once the pride of neo-con FP is now being pummelled by America's closest ally
, Israel. Awesome, guys. Cigars and high-fives all around.
Open your eyes, America. Your leaders are clowns.
On the Road with the Bush and Harper
Or is it the Bush Experience Featuring Stephen Harper? I never know.
Anyone holding on to the notion that Harper is anything but a Bush Style neo-con should take a hard look at yesterday's whirlwind love-in
at the Oval Office. Bush was downright giddy, fawning over his buddy 'Steve' (does anyone else call him that? Harper is so stiff, it looks like anything less than 'Stephen' would give him an apoplexy). I guess Bush knows a kindred spirit when he sees one.
Still, its always nice to see a new celebrity couple on the scene. Brangelina and Tomkat were getting so tired. What shall we call the newbies? Busharper? Harpush? Hush? So many options. How about "bad news"?
Global Warming: Now Killing Oceans!
That's it. We're screwed
I'd like to thank the following for denying global warming and ensuring my kids live in an arid, barren wasteland:
1. George W. Bush
2. Stephen "Me A Conservative" Harper
3. Big oil and gas
4. Human greed and ignorance, which after 30,000 years of near misses, seems finally posed to wipe us all out.
Decorative floral arrangements are on their way.
The Return of Nunc Scio
Well friends, its been a heckuva 6 weeks. But I'm happy to report that after six exams, an unconscionable amount of alcohol, an epic luggage battle with Air Canada ("Sir, you can't put that suitcase on the plane". "Why Not"? "It will crash, and you will die". "Oh".) and one international move later, I have returned to the land of my birth ready to once more battle the forces of darkness (Stephen Harper), ignorance (the Conservtive Party) and general lameness (the conservative movement in general. See also: top 40 radio). I might also play some frisbee. We'll see how I feel.
Look for some interesting projects in the next few months, including a re-designed Nunc Scio and a new podcast in partnership with The Floater Blog
. Good times.
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- Name: Graeme Stewart
- Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jack of all trades, master of none, Graeme is many things to many people. Unfortunately, none of them find him very life-affirming in any capacity.
He is a freelance writer, broadcaster, amateur cryptozoologist and occasional political commentator late of London, England and now based in Toronto. Most of the time, he's confused. And a little hungry. But mostly just confused and somewhat uncomfortable writing in the third person.
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