The Brown bandwagon bungles on. It is not as though Babel’s Member of Parliament knows what he is talking about. The mailing we received from him the other day shows that he does not. It is incomprehensible. It appears to be a sloppy cut-and-paste of federal government news releases. The one thing that comes through is that whoever put this mailing piece together had very little idea of what it was about.
The mailing is one of what they call ‘ten-percenters” in Ottawa. That means that we taxpayers paid for it. It is demeaning that anything so cheap, illiterate, badly designed and poorly printed would be paid for by Canadian taxpayers. Despite these limitations, Mr. Brown is considered the King of these mailings, having wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on them since going to Ottawa.
But what does Mr. Brown care? It is printed free and distributed free. He pays nothing to keep his name in front of the voters in his riding. And he can even send ten per cent of them (hence the name) to a Liberal or NDP-held riding to supposedly support his party. The only thing that is really guaranteed is the puzzled look on the householder’s face before throwing it in the garbage.
That is where it belongs. We keep wondering when he will be sending us pictures of his trip to Asia. It is expected that Prime Minister Harper took him along on that trip as his reward for voting unequivocally for the government without quibble or question. It was that or, at worst, someone dumb to carry the Stephen and Laureen’s luggage.
As for this recent mailing, it is based on the new IBM data centre that will be opening in Barrie later this year. (That will be another opportunity to bring together the usual suspects for a photo session.)
While Mr. Brown seems under the impression that it was the federal government that selected Barrie, it was more likely that IBM Canada chose the location. It is because of the city being a logical communications hub for southern Ontario and the ease of sending technical specialists from company headquarters up Highway 400 to fix the supercomputer if something goes wrong. The data centre can be run remotely. Mind you, there might be a few local custodial jobs available to look after the building and grounds.
Copyright 2012 © Peter Lowry
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