With Lent over, it is time to catch up with the newscycle. What follows are my thoughts on all the things that have transpired these last few weeks. Peruser discretion is advised.
Sticking with religious themes for the moment, our hearts and prayers go out to all those who were targeted for violence in Sri Lanka on the most holy days of the Christian calendar. It also bears reminding the twittersphere we are called "Christians" and not "Easter Worshipers."
Then again, if the perpetrators would like to be sacrificed to Ishtar, that can easily be arranged.
With the ejection of former ministers Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal caucus, it is my ardent hope that Our Dear Leader's fake feminism has become clear to all. My only free advice to the Grits is to cast Justin Trudeau into the nearest canal and purge the party of his tarnished brand. Hopefully the new leader will channel Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Next door, Jason Kenney has taken over Alberta after uniting the right and leading them to victory, a feat only rivalled by Stephen Harper's campaign federally in the previous decade. Having worked for Kenney briefly in Ottawa, I can assure Premier John Horgan that the promise to turn off the taps of ethical Alberta oil to B.C. is not an idle threat.
South of the border, U.S. President Donald Trump has been vindicated by the Mueller report, despite the continued campaign to impute collusion where there was none. Of course this was obvious to anyone not drinking the mainstream media Kool-Aid from November 2016 onwards. The Donald will win again in 2020, thanks to Democratic candidates making Chairman Mao look moderate.
Brexit is the quagmire that just keeps deepening, which is odd given that England had no problem divorcing Europe 500 years ago when the stakes were infinitely higher.
Prime Minister Theresa May ought to recall that she really holds all the cards, if for no other reason than Britain is the one with the Armada, and the Empire of Brussels is the tired imperium about to collapse.
Here at home, it was an honour to have Eric Allen as a guest on Shaw TV's Prince George Up Close and his explanation of the need to campaign against the city's borrowing plan was inspiring. I encourage all residents of B.C.'s Northern Capital to sign these piles of paper and rise up against their feckless, meddling overlords located in that ugly building on Patricia Boulevard. As I'm pressed for time, that will have to do for now.
As a final thought, can anyone tell me what happened to Neil Godbout? I seem to recall a left-leaning newspaper editor (surprise) with square glasses but he appears to have been taken by the body snatchers.
Meditations on religion?
Protesting against regulation?
Demanding a debate with city hall on the spending plan?
To be honest, I was worried my space and viewpoint might become redundant.