Thursday, April 21, 2011

51st State and So Forth

It used to be that American talking points would take around six months to make their way into the Canadian discourse. These days, of course, we have the internet and things move faster:
A Saskatchewan Conservative candidate says the federal government has decided to cut funding to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a decision he says was influenced by anti-abortion supporters.
It's good to hear this just before the election.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Dimitri Soudas, the Conservative party's chief spokesperson, called reporters travelling with the Stephen Harper's campaign to an impromptu scrum at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday in St. John's, N.L.

Soudas read from his smart phone reiterating the basic talking points of the government's signature G8 "Muskoka Initiative" on child and maternal health.

"Smart" phone.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's good to hear this just before the election.

Better than hearing it after the election, which is the GOP shitbag M.O.

vacuumslayer said...

I'm never bored with the USA. Frequently appalled. Never bored.

Dillon said...

The US passed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act in 2004. It took until 2008 for the Conservatives to introduce bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act.

Hopefully a Harper majority government can tighten up this time lag, and we Canucks can pass wingnut legislation contemporaneously with the US.

Substance McGravitas said...

Minority government! Once the meddlers are out of the way we can fly Paul Ryan in to take care of our budget.