The Liberals can, well, “pog mo’ thoin!”

Well, well, well, the corrupt power-hungry Liberal Party has done it AGAIN; threatening to topple over the minority gov’t over every little thing, every single chance they get, stopping at nothing and seizing every opportunity to force an election(that no one wants) hoping to gain power and become the next gov’t.Every time the minority gov’t tries to pass a bill they deliberatly defeat and vote against it, regardless of what it is(they refuse to even consider it!)with the intention of collapsing the gov’t and hoping they’ll win if an election is called! Luckily it backfired as the other opposition parties in the coalition(NDP and Bloc Quebecois) supported the gov’t in their latest endeavour, which the Liberals were determined right from the start to oppose, hoping to bring down the gov’t. Most likely they didn’t even necessarily DISAGREE with it, but merely want to do their usual political blackmail and try to weasel their way into power. Fortunately it didn’t work and we should be safe from the next threat of election until spring. It would serve them right, however, if they did force an election and everyone would resent them  so much for causing it they would vote against them even MORE then they did last time, making it even worse for them and disfavouring them even more,and hopefully so much so that the next time the Conservatives win a MAJORITY,,and then the Liberals would have NO say, or power, at ALL and be voted right out and NOT win ANY seats at ALL! That would certainly serve them right! Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m no “fan” of the socialist NDP or the separatist Bloc,either, but the Libs have GOT to be the most capitalist and corrupt of all the political parties,the most power-hungry,sneaky, back-stabbing,lying,and manipulative ones of all,and as they say in Ireland, they can just “Pog mo’thoin!”

Reversal of fortune.

I was reading in one of my missionary mags about how 100-200 years ago it was missionaries from Europe and North America that typically went over to convert and aid, Africa. Nowadays, however, the reversal seems to be true: the majority of priests coming up now are FROM Africa, while here we have a severe priest shortage and they are coming from Africa to HERE to evangelize, and to fill in the churches needing priests,and for the most part faith is sadly lacking and declining here but  emerging stronger in Africa! It’s like a reversal of fortune; the Africans needed our help(which there was a great amount of) but now we need THEIR help as now  they are the more spiritual ones, have stronger faith communities and congregations and more priests! It’s a role reversal! In our very parish, for example, we have a priest who arrived from Nigeria; they specifically called him here, to cover the shortage of priests and to assist our parish. So, in the end, I guess the missionary effort in Africa WAS a great success, so much so now they are evangalizing and helping us! They have an abundance of priests and we have so few! Isn’t it funny how God works? He would have foreseen the need and works in mysterious ways!!

Friday Fill-ins.

And…here we go!

1. That’s a   weird state of mind  _____ to be.

2. Where’d the ice-cream truck go?  ___________; I’m over here!

3. The possibilities include:     seeing your potential only God sees in you.___________.

4. _ Riata and samosa    __________ is one of my favorite cool day recipes.

5. How will you know     the moment your life changes forever___________.

6. _ This sucks: funnel clouds  __________ and a stormy sky.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to a movie on PayTV   _____, tomorrow my plans include   going to the Styx concert  _____ and Sunday, I want to     go to Mass_____!