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Elections: Politicians on Trial

©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee         [caption id="attachment_3170" align="aligncenter" width="240"]Jail bars Go to Jail[/caption]    

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.     #


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Environmental Sell-out by Harper and G7

©2015 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee [caption id="attachment_2764" align="alignnone" width="768"]A huge pit, strip-mining with gigantic minint truck andequipment Strip-mining Oil Sands near Fort McMurray. Alberta             Photo credit Mark Ralston[/caption]

G7:  Canadians  Expected Better than an Environmental sell-0ut

In our modern, 'advanced' civilization we  expect better.  We expect advancement, betterment.  We expect our leaders to do the right things, make positive decisions, the right decisions for the benefit of all of humankind. We expect thought, logic, and leadership. We expect reasonable and appropriate decision-making with positive goals in mind.  We do not expect to be thrust backwards by a century.  Case in point,  Canadians expected better than an environmental sell-out by our so-called 'political leaders' at the G7 summit. Based on those concepts, the recent G7 Summit was a failure. The environment humanity so desperately needs to survive, just to exist, has been sold out by the G7. Imagine that, world leaders conspiring and agreeing on an environmental sell-out. A joke. Canadians and other  world citizens were expecting buzz;  some intelligent decision-making.   The burgeoning, growing problem of  the unmitigated use of fossil fuels was not resolved; wow, get this, any genuine solution was simply delayed for another 85 years. The year 2100.  We must ask 'Why?' Shamefully, an environmental sell-out took place.  Prime Minister Harper is delighted, proudly smiling like a Cheshire cat at photo-ops because his friends will become richer. Logic suggests that instead, he should be ashamed of his new legacy, and the agreement, which is a bad joke. Mr. Harper,  Prime Minister of Canada and supposedly responsible,  as has been pointed out, will retire with a disproportionately fat pension,  while the   future of our one and only planet —and  the very existence of our struggling  future great- great-grandchildren have now been brought into question. The world, it's rapidly disappearing species,  and life itself  is already slowly suffocating, struggling and attempting  to survive in an inexcusably filthy,  ever-worsening, contaminated, depleted environment. That spiraling problem has  been ignored, falling  on deaf ears of politically-expedient, feel-good, opportunistic, but rather foolish  politicians at the G7. The exuberant declaration and  environmental sell-out  by G7 nations will cost humanity big time. Ask concerned scientists. Look at the facts.  Watch the weather.  Floods, tornadoes, drought,earthquakes. Suffocating smog.  Wait,  climate deniers, Harper and Co. don't believe or bother with fact, reality,  or science, so what else is new? That figures. The  blatant failure of  bad boy Harper and his Conservatives to take meaningful action not only magnify and exacerbate, but most specifically demonstrate, even  prove Canada's failure and irresponsible lack of  meaningful commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gases, pollution, and the burning of irreplaceable fossil fuels. All else, 'deadlines', discussion, whatever— is lies. Canada's reputation is in tatters.  Hollow words, lies, and exhilaration of the G7 'agreement'  at the prospect of "success"  to be had 85 years from now--almost a century— are childish hypocrisy, dishonest,  a deception, and a betrayal of mankind. Looking childishly smug at signing an "agreement"  to "phase out fossil fuels by  2100       ( let's say that again, imagine how ridiculous this is —a "solution" proposed for 85 years from now )  is an insult to thinking Canadians.  Sadly, it also guarantees an environmental catastrophe of unbelievable proportions. Harper's decision is irresponsible and unacceptable.  Canadians must wonder if we must explore why such incompetent decisions were made, and follow the money, oh, imagine....like the systemically-rotten senate, vague rules of performance,  ad nauseum Impeach Harper comes to mind, cut the puppet strings,  who the hell is really running this country, the international petroleum industry?    Is our government brazenlyh displaying incompetence?  The loyal reader is encouraged to. Carefully. Facts speak for themselves. Americans are also encouraged look at the G7 agreement.  Sadly, Mr. Stephen Harper knows all too well what the environmental consequences of this delay entail,  but he is clearly committed  to allow, encourage, and enable  another century of  petroleum profiteering, strip-mining and  exploiting the oil sands.   Bad boyHarper  doesn't wish to admit his decision also comes at an unbelievable and horrific cost to the environment —and to all inhabitants and other sentient life forms on this earth. The environmental damage already being caused by the Canadian oil sands is   unbelievable in scope, unacceptable and inexcusable. The  G7 environmental sell-off  "agreement" allowing another 85 years of  pollution by fossil fuels is even MORE sublime, and can in no way be justified,  considering clean technology exists NOW. Let us repeat that;  clean technology exists NOW. It is very clear Prime Minister Stephen Harper has demonstrated he no longer represents, —and seemingly no longer cares —or wishes —to represent the interests of Canadians, who want fossil fuels phased out now.  

The Political Cost of Harper's Environmental Sell-out

We say to Mr. Harper:  Naughty, naughty, naughty Stephen,    Shame on you.  Your legacy may have satisfied the greedy international petroleum industry and your rich friends,  but  coupled with the sell-off of Canada and betrayal of all Canadians, your environmental sell-out has precipitated the loss of  trust —and votes —of many millions of Canadians.  We now suggest you take responsibility for the ugly reality you have created.   Please resign. —If you believe in it, go live YOUR   legacy. For your retirement,  go up there and live in the barren, polluted environmental disaster, the millions of acres of stripped,  oily lands you have now so callously committed Canadians to suffer —for centuries to come.  Show Canadians how we are all wrong wanting our leaders to  care about the environment. Don't forget your cute little white HazMat suit, goggles, rubber gloves, rubber boots, and ventilator for the photo ops you'll need at your 'primary residence'. Canadians not only expected better—but deserve better —from 'leaders'. What do YOU think?   #   Is that Incoming I hear? 
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