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Friday, November 28, 2008

A Bad News Day

I started off my day going through the news online, and one of the first headlines I see is about a Walmart employee that got trampled by Black Friday shoppers. Other injuries are being reported, and even a pregnant woman was hospitalized for observation. I'd been wondering what Black Friday was. It turns out I'd heard of it before - just not by that name. I'm thoroughly horrified by the whole thing. Seriously, people. It it really worth people's lives and safety, just so you can get a deal on some shopping? It's totally insane.

I didn't finish my news before we had to head out. I come back home and am greeted by this headline. Liberals propose non-confidence motion, governing coalition. Why?

"In light of the government's failure to recognize the seriousness of Canada's economic situation and its failure in particular to present any credible plan to stimulate the Canadian economy and to help workers and businesses in hard-pressed sectors such as manufacturing, the automotive industry and forestry, this House has lost confidence in this government and is of the opinion that a viable alternative government can be formed within the present House of Commons."
Look, you Bozos. Just because the CPC isn't running around and panicing like you guys seem to want them to, that doesn't mean we want to be governed by your Coalition of Losers. The last thing Canada needs is a bunch of people who wouldn't know fiscal restraint if it smacked them over the head. Repeatedly. Especially the Liberals, who are so in debt, it's a wonder they're even surviving right now. Canada is doing better than pretty much any other country in the world right now. I'd prefer we keep it that way. We need to keep our heads, not start throwing money at companies that aren't keeping themselves viable.

It's not the government's responsibility to provide jobs. It's the governements responsibility to provide an atmosphere that allows people to create jobs. For years, it's been known that Canada and the US is moving away from the Industrial Age. We're moving into the Information Age. We need to be able to retrain and adapt, not prop up old paradigms at taxpayers expense. That will only prolong the pain and slow recovery.

The CPC may be making some mistakes - or they may turn out to not be mistakes at all - but at least they're not causing as much damage as these socialist dimwits will.

Gah. I shouldn't try and write when I so friggin' irritated.


  1. The culture of modern America.

    A Wal-Mart store. New York City suburb. A temporary worker. An electronic entertainment device on sale.

    Death by trampling.

    What eulogy for this young man?

    What remorse is appropriate for those in the mob?

    How long should I feel sad?

    What mourning is due from us all?

  2. Death by trampling is still on my mind. Sadness for the young man remains and he has disappeared from the news.

  3. Yes. Last I heard, police were looking at the security videos. I'm not sure what that will accomplish. Even if they found the people who actually trampled over this man, what about the people pushing from behind? Or the people in front, who broke down the doors?

    How do you deal with individual responsibilities in a mob situation?


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