Monday, January 23, 2006

Lorne Green's Wild Kingdom

[Wild Kingdom music in the background, as LG narrates ....]

In the Canadian wilderness, there is a disappearing species, the SoCon. Just short generations ago, there were SoCons wandering Canada from coast to coast, though especially on the plains, if records are proved correct. Unfortunately, current federal government hunting policies have resulted in many fewer being seen in the wild. They exist in specially protected Liberal reserves (though few recognize they are there) - but when they are found in the wild, Federal Liberals have been known to shoot first, ask questions later.
Over the course of this winter election campaign, the shy SoCons have been making a slow comeback, poking their noses playfully onto various blogs, and even asserting their right to exist on the Canadian landscape. Some would like them to be permanently banished to the electoral fringes of Canada.
Stephen Harper has proposed changes that would allow the SoCon's to peacefully co-exist with other Canadians, even off official reserves. His eagerness to make a place for these playful creatures doesn't extend, apparently, too far - as he and his entourage have been known to poach any SoCons who come running too closely to his safari bus, perhaps causing it to veer in a different direction.
Will SoCons ever openly repopulate Canada as they once did? Will they change the electoral landscape through their open influence? We'll keep you posted ... right here ... on the Wild Kingdom.

[cut to Mutual of Omaha commercial]

3 Comments:

Blogger Linda said...

Great riff!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Aizlynne said...

So what's the message today (Jan 24??)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Cyrano said...

Sorry, Aizlynne - I don't blog all that regularly. Usually, I read what others have written (for example, on the election outcome), and figure if I can't do any better, why try?

(oh, the pressure, now I'll have to try writing something ;-) )

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 4:26:00 PM  

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