Monday, September 15, 2014

307 Idiots

Today starts the fall session of our Parliament here in Ottawa. They've only been on break since late June, and they have a long slog to get through until their extended Christmas break (if you don't count the extra weeks through the fall when they're not actually in session). The Prime Minister, Darth Harper, Dark Lord of the Sith, will be busy flinging mud at anyone who dares question him within five minutes of the House of Commons getting down to business. 

If this blog ever falls under the eyes of the Prime Minister's Office and I meet a bad end, you all know who's behind it.

Anyway, to mark the day, I had some fun with memes of the empty House of Commons. Having had sat up in the public galleries watching the melee in here, I must amend this to say that kids in kindergarten are better behaved than members of Parliament.


  1. Oh I had a smile at this, thanks for the chuckle William.

  2. My, my, my. No doubt as to your opinion here. And very creatively conveyed, William.

  3. Why I thought ours were the buffoon-est! Why are the wrong ego-driven sociopaths in power everywhere? I think I just answered my own question!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  4. Would you believe that our parliament has only a bit less than one thousand members? For a country of sixty millions...

  5. Love it. Don't worry - you have friends who will avenge you. I get very irritated at the waste of time and money at the heart of the UK government and do wonder how much that general feeling of disenchantment has resulted in so many Scots apparently thinking they'd be better off without it. Can any parliament be an idiot free zone?

  6. It is what we call here "black humor". Even when there is no holiday I see often an empty parlement here with a few speakers. The members of parlement have other important things to do it is said.

  7. Democracy isn't always pretty, is it? :-)

  8. Billy Connolly once said (can't remember the exact quote)
    "Having the desire to be a politician should prevent a person from doing so"
    Jane x

  9. @Denise: you're welcome!

    @Lynette: thank you!

    @Linda: I'll have to!

    @Cloudia: we have a lot of buffoons in Parliament. The worst is a jackass named Rob Anders.

    @VP: and I thought we had too many!

    @Mike: my irritation these days is at the way the Prime Minister is shredding the reputation of the country on multiple fronts all for his own partisanship and self glorification.

    @Bill: no shortage of fools running for office.

    @Marianne: it's much the same here.

    @Revrunner: definitely not.

    @Jane and Chris: I agree with Billy.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

  10. Well, I guess CBC news will have plenty to talk about tonight. :)

  11. I love it!
    They complain about teachers having summers off. I'd always participate in PD. WRite curriculum plans. I agree with your conclusions.

  12. It's epidemic.....they are everywhere.

  13. Why do I get the feeling you don't like Prime Minister Harper?

  14. Great post as I agree with you on Darth Harper. The Pmo has looked at my blog when I criticized Harper.

  15. I think you've captured politics with this post. Any state, province, municpality, country.

  16. Sounds about right for most places.

  17. I think the first one says it all! Politicians seem to be the same the world over!

  18. LOL! The kindergarten is a riot! :)

  19. @EG: yes, lots of subjects to go over, and crazy old Rex Murphy looking like an escapee from a lunatic asylum while he goes on and on about what he thinks of it all.

    @Jennifer: thank you!

    @Sharon: Unfortunately.

    @Tex: I like the old quote: politicians are like diapers. Both should be changed often, and for the same reason.

    @Norma: it's that obvious?

    @Red: over in my writer's blog I once did a parody take on A Christmas Carol with Stevie as Scrooge. If they ever saw that, I'd be weighted down with chains and dropped into the Atlantic.

    @Birdman: thanks!

    @Judy: it is, alas.

    @Bibi: so do I!

    @Cheryl: and they never get past that phase in their lives.

    @Linda: quite apropos, I thought.

  20. These are so funny! Reminds me of the US Congress.

  21. Yup! Sounds just like our Parliament time :)

  22. @Lois: yes, there are plenty of the same sort in Congress!

    @Karl: thank you!

    @RedPat: a pleasure to play around with this kind of theme!

    @Grace: politicians around the world seem cut from much the same cloth.

    @Hamilton: I suppose that one cost me a Senate appoinment.

  23. I agree with Hamilton the last is the best of a great bunch. I think if the little darlings aren't there they can hardly do any harm now can they?

  24. You could do the same with our Congress.

  25. I'm more than a little sure that our House and Senate are pretty much the same in terms of maturity and ability....

  26. Let the season begin, from bills to votes to cartoons!

  27. I wonder if anyone anywhere has a high opinion of their government these days . . .

  28. These are all so funny but the last one cracks me up !

    cheers, parsnip

  29. Don't get me started! Our parliament has 230 members, 30% of which are lawyers who work for firms that have businesses with the state. Some work for banks... And still they say they are the people's representatives. It's preposterous! The parliament is the house of incompetence, greedness and corruption. Politics and masonry are just steps for them to get where they want.

  30. Almost too true to be funny...and, regrettably, it can be applied to our U.S. congress, too. Ouch!

  31. I tried to watch them on tv once but lasted only minutes. Couldn't take the screaming.

  32. Only 307? Everyone here in America is jealous ...

  33. @William: and now we're in another election campaign, and the present Tory leader of the opposition is as bad as Harper ever was. I hope Howdy Doody, as I call him, loses big time.

    @Mari: that's true, but I've never photographed Congress.

    @Meradeth: I've seen a lot of that in news clips.

    @Janis: that's true!

    @Jack: our current PM isn't bad.

    @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Jose: that's true.

    @Kay: ouch indeed.

    @Deb: it's weird to see in person.

    @Mark: yes, but bear in mind we have a tenth of your population.

    @Merry: that doesn't surprise me.