MPs on Santa’s naughty list?

Are there any members of parliament on Santa's naughty list? There should be, one reader says.

To the Editor,

As a youngster my favourite Yuletide tune was All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, and I always enjoyed singing the line “…to with you Merry Quith-Myth”.  I soon realized that for many the festive season is truly about myths : those who figure the entire nativity story to be merely Hebrew myths and fables, delighting kids who believe in the myth of Santa Claus.

I’d best not offend those blazing Bethlehem believers, and rather concentrate on Santa  —right now he’s busily checking on who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in these financially uncertain times.

Maybe he should lighten the load on his magical sleigh, and not visit those ridings where some naughty MPs  live.

For example, he’d not go to Halifax, as Peter McKay has been naughtily less-than-credible about his Cormorant capers. Rudolph would not be guiding Santa towards Parry Sound-Muskoka where Tony Clement’s naughty G20 largesse was way beyond any child’s Christmas wish-list.

There would be no jingle bells heard in Whitby-Oshawa where Jim Flaherty was elected after his mythical promises of balanced-budgets  and financial prosperity, naughtily disregarding global meltdowns.

The Grinch would ban Santa from Calgary where Harper’s  parliamentary victory was boosted by his naughty election scare tactics, and phony promises to lower taxes once the budget was balanced.

Transparency and accountability pledges disappeared like melting snow in May, when only 24 per cent of eligible voters gave the Tories the majority they craved.

Maybe if Santa really didn’t visit those ridings whose MPs are so obviously disingenuous, the gullible electorate would wake up and take a lot more notice of the myths they receive in the guise of government policies from Ottawa. Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!

Bernie Smith,

Parksville

Just Posted

Sproat Ness Dragons win dragon boat bronze in Nanaimo

First year for Port Alberni dragon boating team

Celebrate Port Alberni’s heroes with Our Town

Next evening celebration takes place at Gyro Rec Park

One hurt in Gertrude Street Bridge accident

Driver suffers medical emergency in Port Alberni crash

Motorcyclist caught driving 117 km/h on Beaver Creek Road

Port Alberni man was driving in a posted 50 km/h zone

Port Alberni soapbox derby has new track

Lower Argyle Street will be open to racers under six

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Temperature records break across southern B.C. as heat continues

Whistler broke a 70-year-old record high of 32.2 C with a temperature of 32.9 C

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after ‘lava bomb’ injuries

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers.”

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

“Shameful,” ”disgraceful,” ”weak,” were a few of the comments. Makes the U.S. “look like a pushover,” said GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya’s president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption.

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Missing B.C. Serval cat creates buzz online, pleas for help

Aquila, an African Serval, disappeared from a Fernie, B.C. backyard sometime on Friday, July 13.

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

Most Read