Thursday, June 17, 2010

Politician Says Something Truthful!

...and is, of course, roundly abused for it.

"If the Minister of Health said our doctors and nurses were crap, that Minister would be fired. If the Minister of Education said our teachers were crap, that Minister would be fired. If the Minister of Energy said that the oil sands were crap, you can bet that Minister would be sitting on the backbenches faster than the Minister of Culture and Community Spirit can think of something stupid to say,"

I don't know anything about the oil sands, but if our health care system was prone to "curing" patients by letting them die on a waiting list, or if our schools were turning out kids who can't string words into a coherent sentence, a minister would be well justified in calling them....oh, wait. Never mind.

No wonder some people don't know crappy "art" when they see it. Fish don't know they're wet, either.

1 comment:

  1. The minister is correct. Most Canadian TV is crap. But get this:

    "And the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) said it's "appalled" by his comments.

    "He's meant to be an advocate, he's meant to be a champion. I cannot understand his lack of sophistication in making that comment," said Ferne Downey, national president of the performers' union.

    "I thought it was disrespectful of the creators in the country, disrespectful of the producers, disrespectful of the funding regime, disrespectful of everything."

    In other words, "Blah, blah, blah, Ginger."

    Those whiney ACTRA boneheads are only truly "appalled" by the idea of the Cdn taxpayer waking up and refusing to fund the... crap.