Thursday, February 12, 2009
A little birdie suggested I blog on this subject and even though this article was immediately above this one, on National Newswatch last night don't worry. The former doesn't refer to me regardless of the content of the latter.
The depths of embarrassment that my hometown periodically imposes on me seems to know no bounds. The only place that could stomach giving refuge to Idi Amin was Saudi Arabia. Charles Taylor found asylum in Nigeria. China was willing to take in Pol Pot.
But what place would be so off kilter as to offer George W. Bush the first opportunity to rehabilitate his reputation? Calgary that's where.
Part of the reason might be a manifestation of insecurity by grasping for international attention:
But the persistent support Calgarians provide for radical right wing icons and their craziness is a major impediment to the progress sought by the rest of Canada. The provenance is puzzling. It can't be blamed on the importation of Texans and other Americans. That hasn't been as prevalent as in past years. Calgary has grown and changed over the last 3 decades. Why do people come here from other parts of the country and become rabid Conservatives? Why is it that the University of Calgary allows the embarrassment of the Calgary School? Why do so many intelligent people that I know not see how the Conservatives, provincially and federally, do not act in their best interests. It is sort of like the ongoing appeal of American Idol. I just don't get it.
P.S.: My best wishes go out the poor Algerian man in such desperate straights that he set himself on fire.Recommend this Post