Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Watching you descending just as far as you can go

6:39: The Yeas in favour of the motion have it. Harper stands up to delineate the options that the Liberals (should) have in this case, and damn if he doesn't look Prime Ministerial. Harper wants a formal vote of confidence - not on procedure, but a "real" one, right now. 6:41: Tony Valeri insults our intelligence again, claiming to speak to "any Canadians who happen to be watching this." (Isn't that sweet, looking out for our best interests so gosh-darn benevolently like that.) We know that the motion was an instruction to a committee, you tool. We also know what it really means, looking at the whole board. 6:43: Gilles Duceppe actually looks even better, in terms of dignity and authority. It's a shame he's leader of the Bloc. 6:44: Returning to regular business. We are, in fact, cheated, by evacuating to a bill on "protecting heritage lighthouses." "It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money; is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves become the greatest grievance. Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do; I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place; go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!" -- Oliver Cromwell


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