Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hedy Fry is really annoying, but...

... I can't fault her for this:

A postcard campaign by a Liberal MP has upset residents in the military community of Oromocto, N.B.

The postcards from Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry carry the image of a weathered Canadian flag on a book bag and the words, "We used to wear it with pride."

Seem harsh? Well consider. We're involved in a dubious war, while cutting back on peacekeeping elsewhere. We've let the Chalk River reactor, which supplied the majority of medical radioisotopes for the whole fricking planet, fall into rack and ruin (though the previous Liberal government probably deserves some of the blame for that). We've slashed funding to the Canadian International Development Agency and the foreign aid that helped build our international reputation. Our prime minister shows up late for G8 meetings. We fail to defend our own citizens when they get in trouble abroad (except when they're white, of course). We help to undermine climate change agreements. We're going gung-ho on the tar sands to fatten the wallets of Harper's buddies in the oil industry, heedless of the environmental consequences. And I could go on.

No, the Harper government is indeed a national disgrace. The sooner they're gone, the better.

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