Sunday, August 30, 2009

God's verdict

According to a media report Prime Minister Stephen Harper is more concerned with "God's verdict" than he is with what historians will ultimately say about his government.

This got me to thinking as what it will be like when Harper does one day meet his maker at the Pearly Gates.

It might go something like this:

God: OK, what's your name and where are you from?

Stephen Harper: My name is Stephen Harper and I am from Canada.

God: Canada? Refresh my memory, where is that again?

SH: It's on Earth; in North America.

God: Yes, yes, yes. Canada. Hmmm the last thing I remember doing for Canada was helping Paul Henderson score that goal. Wow, that was some series. Tell me have the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup yet?

SH: No! But wait a second, are you telling me you don't know what happened in Canada since the early 1970s? You're God aren't you supposed to know everything?

God: Look, buddy, I have to keep track of the whole cosmos ... do you have any idea of how big that is? Do you really expect me to keep an eye on your little country, located on a second rate planet circling an insignificant star?

SH: Well I ...

God: Hey, I am sorry. I didn't mean to blow up like that. It's just I am in a bad mood. The inhabitants of Rigel V really ticked me off and I had to smite them ... smite them good.

SH: Why, what did they do? Did they build a false idol?

God: Worse. They put their planetary budget into deficit; they packed their upper house with partisan hacks and they actually appointed a socialist as ambassador to Vega 2. It made me so angry I nearly took my own name in vain. Anyway, that's enough about Rigel. Let's get back you. I need to bring down a verdict on your life. Tell me, what was your job in Canada.

SH: Well, er, um ... I was president of the National Citizens Coalition.

5 comments:

Kerry Forrest said...

There is milk on my monitor!

Anonymous said...

Very Funny!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How droll.
Anonymous, multiple exclamation marks are a sign of a sick mind..Terry Pratchett a real humorist.

Anonymous said...

TangoJuliette sez:

very warrin' dimfella / grit girlie-ish like, more likely.

Big G shoulda slagged da harp for wearing a sleeveless sweater vest and shaking hands with his cildren. Oh yeah, and for wearing protective gear while going up in a liberal-wacked Sea King.

Gabby in QC said...

Tell me something, Mr. Nicholls.
1. Would you have accepted a senate appointment if the PM had offered you one? Why or why not?

2. Are you aware of this?
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/content/Senate/Bills/402...
S-224
"Second Session, Fortieth Parliament,
57 Elizabeth II, 2009
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-224

An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (vacancies)
First Reading, February 5, 2009
The Honourable Senator Moore

SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act with respect to filling vacancies in Parliament. With respect to vacancies in the Senate, the enactment amends the Parliament of Canada Act to require the Prime Minister to recommend to the Governor General a fit and qualified person for appointment within 120 days after a vacancy happens." [my bolding]

Although I believe that bill has not received Royal Assent, would you advise the PM to ignore it?

3. What really caused the rift between you and Mr. Harper?