Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Did someone say Perogies in Parliament?


Last week I was going through my freezer trying to think up something a little exotic to cook for dinner and I came across a box of perogies. Aside from a little freezer burn, these little fellas had some of the ingredients I was looking for, so I pulled them out. While I would normally just heat them up on a skillet with some butter, salt and pepper, the back of the box suggested baking them with some vegetables, tomato sauce and some grated cheddar cheese. I fired up the barbecue and grilled up some chicken breasts, and found myself serving a tasting meal that was just a little bit outside of my usual (and limited) culinary range. So, with all this talk up on Parliament Hill about proroguing parliament so that Stephen Harper can give himself and his fellow parliamentarians a little time to think about the consequences of his ongoing attempt to run a minority government as though he had a majority, despite the recent election results, I couldn't help but draw a comparison. Why not throw a few liberals in with a few socialists supported by a bunch of separatists? Like my mixture of perogies, veggies, tomato sauce and grated cheddar cheese, I think it might be a good thing if our elected politicians learned how to get along and manage a country - cover all the food groups in one dish, so to speak. I know there are lots of people who think that this coalition idea, especially with Stephane Dion leading the charge, is not such a good idea, and that it flies in the face of democracy, but really can it be any worse than Stephan Harper and his gang of thugs trying to force their will on the country? I say, let's give it a try - what's the worst thing that could happen?

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