From last night’s show: “Yes, we are apathetic, but the minute anyone tries to use our apathy against us… suddenly we start to care big time.”
I’m not sure if I can agree with that, although it would be nice to be proven wrong. I suspect that Harper won’t pay much of a penalty for having closed down parliament, especially if, as has been suggested, his pending legislation is fast-tracked when it resumes in March.
Media Matters samples various “conservative” tropes from the past year.
“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” — Edmund Burke.
A brilliant parody of the classic children’s book as imagined to be read by the New Wave German film director.
I don’t know why exactly, but this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. It also has the potential for a lot of similar efforts; e.g., Green Eggs and Ham read by Naomi Klein or Jonah Goldberg’s version of The Three Little Pigs, etc.