Sore Loser

Recently we had an election in which Manitoba’s PC party chose a new leader.
Running were Heather Stefanson and Shelly Glover.
Their previous leader having stepped down and out approximately two months ago burnt out and wildly unpopular due to his handling of Covid.
It was awesome or so I thought that we had two women running.
I mean regardless we were going to have a female premier and that cannot be bad right?
One won and the other did not.
I mean really that is the point of an election.
Shake hands and get on with life.
Heather won by 300+ votes.
Which means Shelly lost.
Shelly is not a good loser.
Shelly is taking a page out of the Donald Trump playbook in which she is heading to court to overturn and nullify the vote of her party.
The one that decided to elect her opponent.
So rather then this being a success story of two women running to see who would best lead the party and province it is going to turn into a cat fight.
And that is how it will be viewed.
Shelly claims that 1000 or more conservatives eligible to vote did not receive their election cards/
She would have to gain a significant amount of those votes to win.
And here is my thought.
This was not a surprise race.
Everyone knew that it was happening.
So if these 1000 conservatives did not receive their cards and did not at any time call in to indicate this, than Ms. Glover they do not care enough to vote.
By taking this stand Ms. Glover is negating the choices of those who did not vote for her.
Despite party officials meeting with her and trying to convince her of the futility of this endeavor she is going to move ahead.
Instead of putting on her big girl pants and handling the loss with poise and grace Ms. Glover is going to attempt to make a mockery of and overturn the votes of all those who did care enough to ensure that their voices were heard.
All it is going to do is give the party time to solidify their choice in Ms. Stefanson while Ms. Glover is off in the corner like the bully in the sandbox who realizes no one wants to play with them any more.
©Nov. 4/21
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Willfully Blind

It saddens me more and more when I read the news or hear accounts that so much is done to deny the reality.
Deny the truth.
Deny. Deny. Deny.
In Alberta the top doctor and government have made the decision that Covid is gone.
As of Aug. 16th the Alberta gov’t will no longer trace positive Covid cases.
There will be no close contacts told.
As a matter of fact even if you test positive for Covid you do not have to self-isolate.
Go to work.
Go to the bar.
Go the football/hockey games.
Do not social distance.
You don’t need to wear a mask.
As a matter of fact from the sounds of it they are planning a full on return to pre-pandemic life.
Despite the fact that Alberta is reporting some of its highest Covid case counts and the rate of infection is climbing to heights not previously seen during the entirety of the pandemic.
Here in my very own province of Manitoba yet another idiot Catholic priest has hit the headlines.
Once more denying the truth of the devastation of Residential schools.
How survivors were lying to get more money.
That the priests and nuns were not the perperators of the said abuse but custodial staff.
Not only did he make these statements but he made them during a church sermon which was also posted on line.
He also made jokes about shooting those writing graffiti on the churches.
And this statement that I really like ‘if you are poor it is hard not to lie’.
Pardon me?
Take your asinine beliefs and yourself off for sensitivity training.
Also keep your fucking mouth shut if you have in no way had to endure the abuse, the neglect, the deaths of innocence.
Once more it becomes apparent that the Catholic church loves to collect ignorant men.
The icing on the cake was an article which laid out how instead of paying the residential school survivors millions of dollars were spent instead on lawyers, a private fundraising company, administration and unapproved loans. (As per an article by Jason Warick-CBC News)
There are so many contradictions to the Catholic Church financials in Canada that it has lead to concern.
Yet the other church lead residential schools; Anglican, United and Presbyterian not never engaged in these types of tactics but paid the full amounts quickly and quietly.
Makes one wonder about the truth of religion.
Is it about the money or the people?
There are a lot of lips flapping about who is right and who is wrong.
The rest of Canada is wondering what is going on in Alberta.
Doctors around the country cannot fathom this absurdity.
Everyone is waiting to see if their return to ‘normality’ is going to be the best thing to happen or the worst.
Are we going to have to close our internal borders again to keep Covid from spreading?
I am not all the optimistic in regards to either.
In Alberta as the Delta variant picks up speed how many are going to have to die before they decide it is possible a mistake was made?
How many beds are going to be filled and will they need to send patients out of province to other health facilities as Manitoba had to during the peak of our third wave?
How many children are going to become infected and end up with long term effects?
The Catholic Church will continue its blatant disregard for life and healing.
Collecting millions from collection plates, building more cathedrals, more ostentatious building from which to preach the word of a carpenter.
A man who decried the merchants and money makers who were using the temple as a ‘den of thieves’.
And yet you have a church that steals the lives and money of so many.
In each case there is willful blindness.
Willful ignorance.
Where does it end?
And how do we make it better?
©July 30/21
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