Well, look who was in town yesterday...One of my favorite toxic-shock scum barrel-scraping comedians on her latest 'buy my latest bird-cage liner, rubes' tour.
And so soon after the deliberately contrived bit of backscratching outrage to spike the ol' lookit-me meter up by some Eastern fratboys floating tits-up in the political minority shallow end who've spanked themselves clean out of Kleenex over her greatest hits, too.
What ho! Right on the hairy heels of that, cue FOX News to hagiographise this poor, poor victim whose essential human rights to be a propaganda spearpoint on foreign soil and get paid for same were almost - gasp! - interfered with by an unwashed (and possibly swarthy) lefty horde...well, not the 'get paid' part, which is all that matters when you're only in it for the easy money anyway.
Thing is, mes amis Americains, a quick little pull quote from the first news link might give you a shy-footed clue as to the mores of my current adopted home, and why the leading lights of the U.S. Right find such cozy comity hereabouts:
The audience gave a huge cheer when Coulter proposed making Calgary and west her country's 51st state.
Y'see, I live in a place that, at least for some of its denizens would be ever so much more scrumpdillyicious if the Stars and Bars were flying over it and some Right-wing strongman with Jeebus in his bituminous anthracite heart was catapulting the propaganda. Praise glory, we's halfway thar!
For myself I'd prefer the 'Real Thing' of course, but circumstances dictate otherwise at the moment.
Still, it's such a comfort to me knowing that I live in a place like this so that I can have first-fucking-hand experience with the sort of wingnut Andromeda strain that my pals below the 49th parallel have had an 'entertaining' few decades with.