If you’re a Canadian, you know who Rick Mercer is. In case you’re not a Canadian, he’s a smart-ass comedian who does a lot of political humour. (Samples here.) Anyway, I just now discovered that he has a blog (via). I thought this post was especially funny:
Like most Canadians when Iï¿½m surfing the Internet I have Canadaï¿½s parliamentary affairs channel CPAC running in the background.
I find I can work and think just a little bit more efficiently if Iï¿½m simultaneously entertained by the dull and dulcet tones of Peter McKay or the shrieking wail of Anne McClellan.
Anyway, a few weeks back I happen to catch Don Boudria standing up in the house and I can tell he is hopping mad.
Don is seriously pissed by the anti same-sex marriage crowd. It seems they have gone out and purchased one of Donï¿½s domain names and they have been playing silly buggers with it. Take a look for yourself at www.donboudria.ca.
Don is upset that somebody stumbling across such a site would think that they were viewing an official Don Boudria website, and not a propaganda tool. Obviously Don thinks there are a lot of low intelligence voters out there googling the hell out of Don Boudria. But I digress.
Anyway, Don felt that this was a nasty below-the-belt tactic from the family values crowd. Well, the Conservative party wasnï¿½t going to have any of this bashing of the anti-SSM crowd so Jason Kenney jumped to his feet.
I love Jason. The honorable member from Calgary Southeast is the Conservative bright light that likes to point out that gays are allowed to get married; as long as they get married to members of the opposite sex! Stupid and talking, my favorite combination in a politician. Needless to say, when Jason Kenney opens his mouth, I listen.
Anyway, long story short, Jason told Boudria it was his own fault for not registering his own domain name. I tend to agree with Jason on this; I mean, doesnï¿½t the liberal Party have access to a teenager who can advise them on this kind of stuff? I bet a guy like Jason does. Anyway, Jason was just getting started. I include here a transcript from Hansard for your own edification.
Mr. Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the only additional element that the hon. member has brought to the Chair’s attention relates to a matter which is in no way, shape or form within the purview of this House or your honour and it never has been, and hopefully never will be, that is to say, the registration of domain names on the World Wide Web. I understand my hon. friend opposite is learned with respect to parliamentary procedure but I must infer from his remarks that he is stupefiedly ignorant about the commercial practices on the Internet.ï¿½ (1510)
The Speaker: Honestly, the hon. member for Calgary Southeast need not suggest that any hon. member of this House is ignorant.
Mr. Jason Kenney: Mr. Speaker, of the Internet.
The Speaker: That does not make it better. He could say that he has perhaps missed the point or something. We do not need to use this kind of language.
I would urge the hon. member to show some restraint.
Mr. Jason Kenney: Mr. Speaker, let me be clear. I did not mean ignorant in the pejorative sense but in an objective sense that the member apparently does not understand the process by which domain names are registered on the Internet.
Anyway while the speaker was admonishing Jason for such unparliamentarily language as ï¿½ignorantï¿½ I started thinking ï¿½What are the chances that Jason Kenney is so stunned that he would call another MP ignorant for not having registered his domain name when he hasnï¿½t bothered to register his own?ï¿½
Not a chance, I figured. I am not that lucky.
Turns out the chances were pretty good. Before he sat his arse down in his seat I was the proud owner of www.jasonkenney.org.
As you can see by clicking the link, www.jasonkenney.org drives web surfers to the Marxist Leninist party of Canada. I wanted something that screamed Jason.
I should say, though, I am open to suggestions. If you think it would be more appropriate that jasonkenney.org points to hot lesbian sex, by all means drop me a line. Or maybe you have a website that needs the conservative traffic generated by this bright thinker. Just email me and tell me where jasonkenney.org should go. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and Iï¿½ll be sure to take all suggestions seriously. I might even send a dated no longer useful Monday Report t shirt or sleeve of golf balls to the winner.