I blame this on Canada’s younger-sibling complex with regards to the United States. Over Christmas, everyone south of the 49th caught a week-long case of the giggles over a Nigerian trust-fund kiddie who lit his dick on fire whilst trying to blow up an airplane in Detroit… well, except for the shrill shriekers in the nation’s security establishment, who demanded that Something Be Done — and did it — regardless of whether that “something” made any sense. Up north, I suspect, there were grumbles and resentment over the Americans showboating their terr’ism silliness.
That resentment boiled over into full-fledged what the fuck in Gerry Byrne, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte. In an attempt to top the “srsly?” factor of the Underoos Bomber, Byrne suggests that PETA be labeled a terrorist organization for planting a pie square in the face of Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea.
Gerry Byrne, the Liberal MP for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, said the behaviour of the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which has claimed responsibility for the pie attack, was threatening, intimidating and puts seal hunters at risk.
“There has to be a review whether or not PETA has crossed the line now by attacking a federal minister of the Crown for the purpose of public intimidation of an office holder,” Byrne told CBC News.
Personally, I support the public pieing of federal ministers of the Crown, office holders, and any other elected officials I’ve missed just on general principle. As Byrne demonstrates, they’re in desperate need of the sort of perspective and humiliationty that creme-filled flaky crust-jacketed missiles can provide.