Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Is The Calgary Stampede Next?

After Diane Ablonczy got herself politically perished for handing out government cash to the gays, the Harper Tories are moving to ensure something like that doesn't happen again:

10 comments:

penlan said...

I'm sure the Stampede will continue to be funded. Can you imagine the awful noise coming from Albertans/Calagarians if it isn't? It's in Stevie's backyard so the funding is a "keeper".

Ti-Guy said...

Can you imagine the awful noise coming from Albertans/Calagarians if it isn't?

Would we notice a change in decibel level at all?

Anyway....Marquee Events Program to Calgary Stampede: "Ah wish ah could quit yew."

RuralSandi said...

If it meets the approval of Harper's boss, Charles McVety, the Stampede will come out okay.

Niles said...

Well, if the naysayers against the Pride parade are going to whine about people in leather chaps with their asscheeks hanging out, they haven't seen some of the 'you must be this high to ride this ride' parties during the Stampede, or attended any of the very damn western 'gay' rodeos.

My favorite ad for the Stampede was a tv spot for dressing western. Cowboys descend on a hapless urbanite and go through his closet, turning up chaps and other leather gear. This causes them to congratulate him on his head start.

That shows a sense of humour missing from the goosey gabble in Ottawa. I do wonder about the 'governing' contingent that is the equivalent ratio to all the self-loathing closet cases and adulterers in the Republican party. Ours have aped theirs in everything else.

As a progressive Calgarian, I don't want this to be a divisive issue, like oh, everything else Harper touches. Both festivals are part of the Canadian tapestry and both are worthy of their country's support. And both should be partied until faces fall off.

vw: aspurt. interpret at your own risk

Roy said...

It is strange to be against funding a gay pride parade but be ok with funding the Calgary Stampede which sees a jump in divorce rates during its run.

Ti-Guy said...

My favorite ad for the Stampede was a tv spot for dressing western. Cowboys descend on a hapless urbanite and go through his closet, turning up chaps and other leather gear. This causes them to congratulate him on his head start.

This is really funny. I wonder if it's on YouTube?

Niles said...
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Niles said...

Ok, no good at doing code tags.

http://www.joemedia.tv/index.php?option=com_seyret&task=videodirectlink&id=134&Itemid=27

"Steer Eye for the City Guy"

bigcitylib said...

Niles, I owe you a beer for that.

Canadian Tourism said...

Sometimes the bulls get payback.