Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Danny Williams: t’ousands more popular than Jesus


"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first — rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."

— John Lennon on The Beatles.

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It’s possible that some Newfoundlanders and Labradorians may see Danny Williams as more popular than Jesus.


T’ousands more popular.


The Son of God may be On High, but he's not scoring "stratospheric" poll numbers.


Jesus would probably have to change his last name to Williams to score a personal popularity of 79 per cent.


Danny could maybe give Him a boost by going with the last name Christ.


Only Danny Christ has an anti-Christ ring to it.


Point is, Danny Williams is more popular than most politicians could ever dream to be.


And his fall could be spectacular.

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It was once said that DW could walk around the mall and punch every baby he sees in the face and still win by a landslide.


There could come a day when DW could get down on his knees and plant a big fat one on the arse of every mother's son and still lose by a landslide.


Don't believe it?


What happens if the deepwater oil well that Chevron's drilling on the Orphan Basin — the deepest well in Canadian history — goes horribly wrong, and our waters are poisoned a la the Gulf of Mexico spill?


He could have delayed/stopped the drilling — one kilometre deeper than the Gulf well, responsible for what could be the biggest environmental catastrophe in world history.


But didn't.


DW's career would be over in a heart beat.


But then you can't really blame his administration.


Because it's addicted to oil revenues.


Natural Resources Minister Kathy Dunderdale said as much recently, admitting that profits from the oil industry are too "critical" to suspend deepwater offshore exploration.


DW is gambling with our future, and that may be fine with most people.


But he's not in Jesus Christ's league.


Jesus was a fisherman.


DW is an oilman.

3 comments:

Craig Scott said...

Ryan I have a feeling that when all is said and done with the Oil Spill in the Gulf it will be proven that dishonest politicians along with poorly regulated oil industry south of the border contributed mostly to that spill. Along with BP not following safety rules.

A Senate Committee investigating the spill reported that the Blow Out Preventor had a dead battery in its control pod, leaks in its hydraulic system, a "useless" test version of a key component and a cutting tool that wasn't strong enough to shear through steel joints in the well pipe and stop the flow of oil.

If that BOP had worked as it was supposed to then there would be no spill. I am more concerned with our Government and the C-NOLPB making sure that they force the companies to make sure these devices work.

Rob said...

Jesus was actually a Carpenter but I'll forgive the oversight because he is well known for his fish finding. He was also pretty good at feeding the masses.

DW or "D Dubya", is and will always be an arrogant arsehole. If it weren't for the catastrophy that it would cause, I'd love to see the first well spew oil out like old faithful and splatter "D Dubya" like a sludge commercial.

Anonymous said...

How exactly could Williams do anything about offshore drilling?