©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
At Election Time –Should Society Put All Politicians On Trial?
North American airwaves are buzzing with static-talking bobble-heads and political-media overload. We don’t have to wonder why. Election hype. Politicians on trial… Politicians on trial? What? Scandalous! What? Revelations? What? Here at Incoming Bytes we’d like to put’em all on trial. Is there really anything new in politics?
Let us repeat that, is there really anything new in politics? Guess. Our astute readers already know the answer.
It’s a game. The same old, same old. It’s a party. Corruption. Self-entitlement. Who said this, who knew, when, where and why. Election talk. Gleeful
mean-mouthing, blood-letting, mud-slinging and political rhetoric; assumptions, pretense, hollow promises, and deceit..Evil lawyer’s tricks, half-truths… Tongue in cheek…Wow another election, another Party. That’s exciting isn’t it. Canada? No. it’s predictable. Is it coffee time yet?
In Ottawa, Nigel Wright, ex-Chief of Staff, one-time right-hand man for Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, has been testifying at the infamous Mike Duffy Senate corruption trial, a process promising to reveal little if any genuine and believable truth. IN the minds of many observers, the trial is promising to be a joke —if uncomfortable for the PM now facing voters. An endless, expensive trial and sad commentary on the increasingly disgusting, bloated, vortex-shaped hog trough of blatant Senate self-entitlement and coverup of corruption. A free-wheeling, corrupt institution revealed. Apparently with self-imposed, self-governed, self-approved,
rubbery, slippery, and outrageous discretionary rules, that is. A glaring, sucking money-pit of hypocrites and liars Canadians now abhor and an institution Canadians want abolished.
Americans might have Donald Trump in the headlines, but in Ottawa Nigel
the smiling, devious boy continues to relay heroic tales about his happily/ unhappily ‘contributing’ $90K or so —by check from his own bank account to ‘help’ “Senator” Duffy repay some ‘improper expenses which “came to light”.
That brilliant move by Mr. Wright was seemingly an effort to aid the Conservative party in hiding an ongoing conspiracy to deceive Canadians in “the House of Sober Second Thought“. Thanks, Nigel, what a helpful fellow. Nigel
now maintains he took this action unilaterally, —get this revelation, alert people — “without the approval OR knowledge of ‘good to go’ Mr. Stephen Harper”. uh, huh! Um…). And got relieved of his job for doing so. Right. His replacement, Ray Novak, Harper’s friend, and Wright’s ‘replacement’ “didn’t read emails” taking over the job. Why, sure, we believe that too.
The smell of blood is everywhere, a blatant cover-up; it may be a daisy, but smells like rot, —with the election right on schedule. The Opposition is rumbling, the PM
is deadpanning, his body posture betraying him , but he is sticking to his Prepared Creative-Harper Script which is simply not believable. Picture this, folks, Duffy, a portly, sweating Harper-appointed Senator, smiles as he shuffles his way in to court. Shall Canadians all laugh gleefully now? “Improper expenses repaid” with full knowledge of the Conservative Party, Senators, the now ‘ex’ Chief of Staff, and the new Chief of Staff who apparently pretends he does not read emails about significant issues at his new job—as well as other staffers in the PM’s office. And with the knowledge of at least one senior Senator reportedly pushing the auditors (DT) for a better, more suitable outcome. —Cool! Is that influence-buying ? Everyone knows. (But *ahem,* “not* Stephen Harper, the leader, micro-controlling Stephen, holding the scripted let’s fool the electorate speech in la-la-land and of COURSE, he continues to insist he knew nothing…) Why not? Well sure, all Canadians believe in the tooth fairy and the Mad Hatter too. Just ask Alice.
We think Stephen Harper should be called to the stand. Even some of his own angry troops don’t believe his story, and cuss out the media (with expletives) when questions are asked. Long-time Conservatives demanding the truth are “escorted” out of the meetings….Too easy.
“Senator” Mike Duffy, as crooked as he has been charged, is only ONE of several Senators either on suspension, trial, heading for jail and/or under investigation by the RCMP. He and 58 other
friends were appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the promising, but failed wannabe Senate-abolisher.
“We guess 10 years in power with a majority government isn’t long enough to start governing, or abolishing anything . Uh, huh. It’s a tough life isn’t it? —avoiding off-script media questions and making big political off-script boo-boos, that is. Electioneering, that’s it, we’re *electioneering, we’re good to go…with a big, steaming pile of it. Alice, we’re good to go. Did’ya get that?
Note: *The country’s earliest, most expensive, and longest- ever election call* in Canada — at an estimated $500M Cdn cost to Canadian taxpayers; a sad spectre of 78 days of political shoveling, wheedling, blather, stumping , lies, half-truths, impossible promises, rallies by invitation only…You get the idea.
There is little hope of life returning to normal; summer is promising to be a steaming pile without sunscreen. With angry, skeptical voters, we may soon want to begin putting all politicians on trial. No kidding.
Here at Incoming Bytes alert observers will want to go further; put politicians on trial AND run’em all out of town on a rail…er…well, okay, the best solution for Canadians may be earplugs, beaches, barbecues or some other simple entertainment.
speaking of which…
Meanwhile in USA-Land, more Politicians on Trial
Look no further. Why? A generic billionaire South of the border —Donald Trump, that is —has been outrunning Republican Presidential-nominees into collective single-digit poll ratings like sorry, one-use sneakers.
Trump says it? It’s what he thinks, brash or not. Ding-ding-ding, Alice. It comes across as honesty, get that? A lot of folks take exception to what he says. Or thinks. That’s everything. Is honesty simple entertainment?
The dreaded Donald is up front in the exciting Presidential chicken-run, leading and thriving in an apparent PC Republican bloodbath. Dice and slice, more of the same old, same old.
Blood from the ears, and
wherever else, he says, but with political sweat and tears the media points scratchy, painted rainbow fingernails at Donald Trump’s style and atrocious commentary. Eyes big and round, political tut-tuts… politically-correct Republicans are having apoplectic fits…listening to Donald, their worst nightmare.
Common sense is lacking everywhere. Is Trump the man, a flash in the pan, or serious? Here at Incoming Bytes we smack our heads on our dusty laptop keyboards and wonder at the low quality of political entertainment. Let’s go to the beach instead. You get the idea. Spend billions building sand castles close to big waves. Just like politicians do. Go fishing but not for the truth. Bury our heads in the sand and practice avoidance. It’s August after all, summertime at its best. Beat the heat.
What’s the real fix?
Maybe we really have to do hard things first. Fix reality.
Maybe we really do have to put all politicians on trial, and demand better. Feet to the fire for all political liars. Recall. Impeachment for deception, incompetence, transgressions unforgivable; no fat salaries, no lifetime fat pensions, no rewards of any kind for crooks, thieves and devious political opportunists. Real Prison time for corruption. Jail bars. No home-free policy for politicians on trial. No evil lawyer’s tricks allowed. In the old West they would say ‘hang’em high, pardner” and squint into the sunset.
Okay, North America, forget it, just wear earplugs and put on rose-coloured glasses instead. Pretend, Alice… Don’t forget the sunscreen. There’s an idea.
Is that Incoming I hear?