Tonight the CBC keeps interrupting my audio-lectures on the French Revolution to announce updates about some sort of election happening in Alberta, Canada. I don’t quite understand the details but it seems the long time conservative government was overthrown for something close to communism. I am told Alberta is the “Canadian Texas”. I was surprised to learn Canada has something even close to Texas.* It gives me hope though to think if The Canucks can tear down the Canadian Bastille* and throw out the royalist-conservatives perhaps we Yanks can do likewise. I fear the losing Albertans may emigrate south and form an alliance with the GOP. We have enough loony conservatives (pun intended) already and even more far right zanies and (worse of all) Texans. I am still cross with Canada for letting loose Mr. Cruz. Spo-fans from the Great White North can elucidate any of my errors. I just hope the subsequent Reign of Terror isn’t so bad or long as to spoil my summer trip to Ottawa. I am looking forward to seeing the Sans-culottes nee Quebecians in their splendid tricolor hats.
* I thought Canadians are on the whole more sensible in their politics and government. So much for that theory.
* Canadian Tire, perhaps?