The “Controlversial, rammed through, majority (40%) of expensive copyrighted Challenger flights” Post
I never heard so much negativity regarding the Federal Government as this session, both from Global TV and CTV. I do not watch the CBC (even though I AM paying for it!).
Every evening it’s “Flexing their majority muscle”, “ramming through Parliament”, “push through with their new found majority”, “Now they have a majority, Harper can basically do what he wants”, and so on..
The “controversial” Omnibus Crime Bill is being “pushed through parliament” this week. The “cracking down on ordinary Canadians” Copyright Bill is being “steamrolled through Parliament”. The “nothing more than a media-op” Flag Bill is going through Parliament, “ensuring its passing with Harper’s new found majority”.
1) Why is the Omnibus Crime Bill dubbed “controversial”? Harper clearly said he would reintroduce it in parliament within the first 100 days of this session in the campaign. The people of Canada gave him a majority. Now he is doing what he was promising in the campaign. I fail to see how this bill is, in any way, “controversial”. I guess it is “controversial” because last week I heard John McCallum say on the radio that “60% of Canadians did not vote for Harper, so a majority of Canadians is against this bill”. *sigh* Are they ever going to stop saying this? I mean, it’s just so stupid. I cannot imagine that they are too stupid to see that it is so stupid. I think I threw in too many “stupids” in there, but I mean, that is just so stupid!
2) Why is the “controversial” Crime Bill not hailed as a first in Canadian Politics, where a governing party promises to do something in the campaign, and then ACTUALLY DOES IT while in power?
3) The Copyright Bill. Nothing on the news about the fact that they are taking OUT the fact that one cannot, legally, tape a show from TV and watch it later. That it was illegal to tape an old record (the vinyl ones) and put it on your iPod. Nothing about the fact that it is ILLEGAL to download movies form the Internet and then watch it at home and give it to friends. No, the new Copyright Bill was introduced on the news, with making it harder for “poor students” to find “lesson material” (I am NOT kidding!), and that ordinary Canadians can no longer crack the lock off a DVD and copy it to your computer (um, that’s illegal -> it’s the same as smashing a window at a Vancouver Riot and walking off with a big screen TV, but I guess that was OK, too). The bill is all for “Big Corporations”. Right.
4) The Challenger Jet stupidity. Tell me, Glovel & CTV, WHY do we have Challenger Jets, if the government is not allowed to use them? Chretien got the damn things, you were complaining about that, and now we’re using them, and you’re complaining about that. Would you rather have them sitting on the tarmac rusting away? Would that make it any better for you? I guess we should stick Harper and McKay on the VIA rail, economy class. And if they get an emergency call, they’d have to get off at the next station, which could be Sturgeon Falls (no offence, I’ve been there, it’s not really that bad), and then, what, grab the next Greyhound back to Ottawa? I mean, the whole thing is just so ridiculous!
Funny I never heard Chretien “flex his majority muscle” or “ram through” any bills. And he had more than 60% of Canadians who voted against him. never brought that up, though.
Why, it almost sounds as if Global and CTV have some sort of bone to pick with the Conservatives? Could that be?
Oh My God, John Baird ordered business cards! The world is coming to an end!!
Reading the article, I found my points above are proven again:
“Baird demands gold”
“Mr. Baird then ordered…”
“…got his way”
My, my. Doesn’t he sound like Atilla the Hunn?
Any more proof?