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Today I saw this sign in the vacant field opposite the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa:

Governments today don't make their decisions based on anything as old-fashioned as need, they do things the proper way. They get as much money as they can and then divide it up amongst various departments and other interested parties to decide where it should go. It's a delicate balancing act that aims to keep whining to a minimum but isn't really concerned with doing anything useful. Usually spending the money isn't a difficult task for the recipients, but sometimes it comes so fast that it's hard to know what to do with it. It's this difficult position the National Capital Commission finds itself in. They have a pot of money to spend on a new 'national cultural institution', but they can't figure out what it should be!

To help them out, I suggest the employing the decision-making tool closest to perfect democracy: an internet poll. Answer the question below and help our government spend this money wisely!

The Canadian Government has announced its intentions to build a new 'national cultural institution' on the LeBreton Flats in Ottawa. What should it be?
Canadian Peace Museum
Museum of Multiculturalism
Canadian Curling Hall of Fame
History of Women Discovery Centre
National Shrine to Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Canadian Hunting and Fishing Museum
Temple to Gaia
Canadian Centre for Aboriginal History
Other (use comments)

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None of the above. We already have enough Federal museums in Ottawa that are under appreciated and over funded. If the proponents of the new facility do not know what it is for, that is clear indication that it is a waste of money and a drain of funds for the future.

None of the above. We already have enough Federal museums in Ottawa that are under appreciated and over funded. If the proponents of the new facility do not know what it is for, that is clear indication that it is a waste of money and a drain of funds for the future.

Hunting and fishing.
Lets really piss off the leftards.

To hell with multiculturalism! We need more Canadian Pride! Let's have a museum dedicated solely to one of the greatest civilizations... Canadian culture.

Greeting SDAers! Don't bother looking around, this blog is in a bit of a rut...

John, you're not thinking like a government bureaucrat! Not only did you not answer in triplicate, but you fail to understand that the money has already been allocated so it must be spent! Saving it would set a bad precedent and may cause unemployment.

Besides, it's clear that Ottawa desperately needs a _________. We just haven't realized it yet...

How about the Canadian Centre of Self-flaggelation and National Inferiority? Throw in a wing devoted to anti-americanism and that's our culture as defined by Ottawa and quebec.

We desperately need a national canoe museum. Oh, wait! Chretien's constituancy already got that one. Damn.

A museum of liberty and democracy which traces the development of these concepts through history and contrasts free societies with the alternatives of communism, fascism, theocracy, feudalism, and the like.

How about a National War Museum That Isn't Afraid To Celebrate The Men And Women Who Fought And Died In Wars? It would be a nice counterpoint to the one across the road.

Hunting and Fishing museum, sure! Have a Mounted Animal Nature Trail and a great Hall of Taxidermy and... BEAR BURGERS!

Hunting and Fishing museum, sure! Have a Mounted Animal Nature Trail and a great Hall of Taxidermy and... BEAR BURGERS!

Build, a War Vet Rehabilitation Centre,we are
going to need them.

None of the above. Enough with the museums to nothingness, already! If they want to put something truly Canadian on the site, how about a Tim Hortons?

(though I'm desperate to say PRIVATE CLINIC!!)

RG

Why don't we invest the bucks and build a LeBreton Value Mall celebrating our need to buy products at discounted prices in order to maximize what is left of our income after taxes.

Why don't we invest the bucks and build a LeBreton Value Mall celebrating our need to buy products at discounted prices in order to maximize what is left of our income after taxes.

How about: The Museum of Canadian Political History.

Canadians shouldn't be getting their political history from 16 year old Parliament Hill tour guides.

How about a Taxpayers Museum ?

Exhibits would feature past government programs that were a complete waste of the taxpayers money.

Special emphasis would be placed on initiatives that had the opposite result of their intended purpose, and on programs that live on - long after their intended purpose been met or forgotten.

A really high class brothel. The MPs don't need one, as they get their jollies screwing the public but, it would be great for lobbiests and male members of the press
corps.

A really high class brothel. The MPs don't need one, as they get their jollies screwing the public but, it would be great for lobbiests and male members of the press
corps.

I'd like to suggest a monument to the great GLBT/pederass pioneers that made our country such a wonderful place to raise kids...

How about a museum of gratitude to our American neighbors for all the money we make selling our stuff to them.

Also to thank them for being good neighbors and providing with a safe place to be socialist pigs.

The Museum should display and tell the story of Canada. The Explorers, the Soldiers, the Missionaries, the Settlers and their fight for survival in an inhospitable land. It should tell the story of the Metis, the Bush Pilots, the discoveries and inventions.
It should tell the story of a citizenry who defended against invasion.

The Museum should display and tell the story of Canada. The Explorers, the Soldiers, the Missionaries, the Settlers and their fight for survival in an inhospitable land. It should tell the story of the Metis, the Bush Pilots, the discoveries and inventions.
It should tell the story of a citizenry who defended against invasion.

The Museum should display and tell the story of Canada. The Explorers, the Soldiers, the Missionaries, the Settlers and their fight for survival in an inhospitable land. It should tell the story of the Metis, the Bush Pilots, the discoveries and inventions.
It should tell the story of a citizenry who defended against invasion.

The Museum should display and tell the story of Canada. The Explorers, the Soldiers, the Missionaries, the Settlers and their fight for survival in an inhospitable land. It should tell the story of the Metis, the Bush Pilots, the discoveries and inventions.
It should tell the story of a citizenry who defended against invasion.

How about a museum of gratitude to our American neighbors for all the money we make selling our stuff to them.

Also to thank them for being good neighbors and providing with a safe place to be socialist pigs.

The Museum should display and tell the story of Canada. The Explorers, the Soldiers, the Missionaries, the Settlers and their fight for survival in an inhospitable land. It should tell the story of the Metis, the Bush Pilots, the discoveries and inventions.
It should tell the story of a citizenry who defended against invasion.

The Museum should display and tell the story of Canada. The Explorers, the Soldiers, the Missionaries, the Settlers and their fight for survival in an inhospitable land. It should tell the story of the Metis, the Bush Pilots, the discoveries and inventions.
It should tell the story of a citizenry who defended against invasion.

How about a museum of gratitude to our American neighbors for all the money we make selling our stuff to them.

Also to thank them for being good neighbors and providing with a safe place to be socialist pigs.

How about a museum for our wildlife artists? Apparently some of the snobbier folk look down at their work.

How about a museum of gratitude to our American neighbors for all the money we make selling our stuff to them.

Also to thank them for being good neighbors and providing with a safe place to be socialist pigs.

A karaoke concert hall.

Canada's cultural fact is the nation building of our British and French forbears.Since Canadian History is no longer taught in our schools or referred to by our media it would finally be appropriate to record our appreciation and recognition of the inestimable gift we all have received from our pioneering settler forefathers, for the country they built on the British and French foundations established by our Mother countries. Which cultural fact has proved to be a powerful magnet drawing those who came later to make their contribution to our Home.

I wonder who we bought from ??
Hmmm ?

I'd like to see a massive freakin bowl of poutine. I'm talking in the billions of gallons. That's right. Gallons.

The smallest museum in the world-the Canaduh Conservative Politician Museum.

Budget $250,000.

Quit spending my tax money on useless empty buildings.

Sporting clays, trap and skeet range.

Across Canada in most cities and towns there will be a watering hole with a performance stage with a floor to cieling chromed pole.

While sipping a beer the Canadian male can contimplate the perfect curves of the Canadian female form.

The tribute to this widespread culture in Canada could be a well appointed circle of five stages and exotic dancers squirming to good blues music.

A second rate tribute would be as above, only the dancers would be wax statues rather than *live*. [ Very Canadian ]

In either case it would be advisable to have MP Parrish as official greeter and host. = TG

Aubry has an Idea, but why waste money just because they have it. Extra money in the coffers means only one thing. Over Taxation of the Canadian public.

Aubry has an Idea, but why waste money just because they have it. Extra money in the coffers means only one thing. Over Taxation of the Canadian public.

Let this remain an empty
field. I live in niagara area which is rapidly being covered up with endless tracts of houses and assorted crap. Cut the grass now and then. Watch developers go slowly insane, pacing back and forth on the road, salivating in impotent fury.

None of the above. They should construct the Building of the Department of National Redundancy Department Building.

Across Canada in most cities and towns there will be a watering hole with a performance stage with a floor to cieling chromed pole.

While sipping a beer the Canadian male can contimplate the perfect curves of the Canadian female form.

The tribute to this widespread culture in Canada could be a well appointed circle of five stages and exotic dancers squirming to good blues music.

A second rate tribute would be as above, only the dancers would be wax statues rather than *live*. [ Very Canadian ]

In either case it would be advisable to have MP Parrish as official greeter and host. = TG

None of the above. We simply do not need such an institution which basically would be perpetuating the myth of just how successful the imposed Liberal ideology of the Cultural Mosaic has been.

The country has seldom been more divided than it is right now and forcing another politically correct institution is not likely to be productive.

How about the Temple of Wasteful Government Spending and make the Auditor General curator.

This is Canadian Culture, yes? Obviously it should be called The Canadian Cultural Centre for Hosers, Whores and Hockey Players.

Build a simple kid friendly summer water park/ourdoor skating in winter and with the rest of the money, invest a National Dental Program for all. Create a compulsary healthy diet and exersize program to be taught in schools.... take the pressure of our Medical Programs by teaching kids how to stay healthy!!!

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