I am not a news junky anymore like I used to be but I still know what’s going on in our neighbourhood. But I didn’t know that Stephen Harper came to Campbell River to ‘appear and speak and help’ the local Con and the other one in the district south. That other one is John Duncan, his deputy PM, and the one that actually makes Harper look like a good person by comparison. Serious stink on that guy.
But my point is: the Prime Minister of our country came to ‘speak and politic’ on behalf of his fellow cons and no one is informed. Why is that? Virtually NO coverage. Why is that? Some people did know so I guess it was not a secret and those who knew were on the streets protesting so maybe the Cons knew that public appearances out here weren’t going to go well. Those he spoke to reportedly numbered only a dozen or so. Appearance time? Negligible. Quotes? None.
I think Harper has given up on the west coast and that is actually smart – for him, anyway. He is reviled here. He may as well politic in Alberta or wherever because there is little in the way of support for the Cons here on the west coast. I really think John Duncan blew his own feet off but no one likes Harper either so they are like lepers here.
A bunch of angry BC veterans started a group called ANYBODY BUT CONSERVATIVE. ABC for short. They are mad. The head of the group wanted to meet with the minister or the PM. “No!” was their response. Makes it seem like Harper is simply dodging or avoiding any place that is hostile and most places seem to be.
Looking forward to October.
Seems dozens of whales are dying out here. 50% more than usual. Scientists think it might be related to the red algae bloom that is virtually covering the entire Pacific Ocean. ‘Course, they really need to do autopsies on the whales first but, of course, there is no money for that. So, I guess we won’t do ’em. No money. No money. Too bad. We’ll do nothing without money upfront, eh? Let ’em die!
Hottest July in recorded history of the world read one headline the other day. Another said it was not an applicable statement for the whole world but mostly it was true. El Nino this year is being referred to as the Godzilla of el Nino’s. Baby Godzilla. A heat engine just pumpin’ heat like mad all over the Pacific and much of the world. Oil falling in value. China stocks falling. Pollution levels in China beyond belief. Millions of Africans and Central Americans heading north. Even Obama is on the climate change train.
Things are changing. Things are really changing. I think they are changing fast. Faster than I thought, anyway. Canada is changing, too. But Harper is not. ‘We are good’.
Cons have their heads up their butts. Good place for them, I guess.