Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stephen Harper gets high

Stephen Harper said he gets high with a little help from his friends. At least he did when he recently sang a Beatles song at a National Arts Centre Gala in Ottawa. He surprised the audience by playing the piano and singing the Beatles song, With a Little Help from My Friends.

The article claims Harper is a Beatles fan. Sorry if I find this amusing. Here we have the ultra conservative who regularly sports the famous Mr Rogers sweaters claiming he's a Beatles fan and sings the song with the line I get high with a little help from my friends in the lyrics.

Rather amusing since he is trying to instigate minimum sentences for possession of marijuana instead of for violent crimes or for selling crack. Maybe it's like those extremist paid ministers who publicly denounce homosexuality yet see gay prostitutes on the side? Could it be Harper enjoys the occasional blunt in private? Couldn't be. I still think he should take the amendment on bill C-15 so it passes and we make some progress in the gang war in Vancouver.

Here's the actual video of Harper singing the Beatles at the Gala: Ya gotta admit he did a good job and it was nice to see a little more human side to the man with the scary smile.

BTW Harper didn't say he opposed the arts. His reference to how ordinary working people not being able to relate to the rich attending a gala was more an observation that it is hard to rationalize ordinary working people subsidizing and paying for the rich who can afford to pay their own bills to attend a gala. That does kind of make sense. Supporting the arts is one thing subsidizing the rich with working families taxes is another. Kind of like how hosting the Olympics is one thing and subsidizing lavish events for the rich is another. The rich can afford to pay for their own events without using tax dollars.

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