Day 29: Free Conservative Kittens

I’m not usually a joke-posting guy, but thanks to Greg Plain for this doozy…

A pretty little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home. Next to her was a basket containing a number of tiny creatures; in her hand was a sign announcing FREE KITTENS.

Suddenly a line of big black cars pulled up beside her. Out of the lead car stepped a big, grinning man. “Hi there little girl, I’m Mr. Harper. What do you have in the basket?” he asked. “Kittens,” little Suzy said. “How old are they?” asked Harper Suzy replied, “They’re so young, their eyes aren’t even open yet.” “And what kind of kittens are they?” “CONSERVATIVE,” answered Suzy with a smile. Harper was delighted.

As soon as he returned to his car, he called his PR chief and told him about the little girl and the kittens. Recognizing the perfect photo op, the two men agreed that Mr. Harper should return the next day; and in front of the assembled media, have the girl talk about her discerning kittens.

So the next day, Suzy was again standing on the sidewalk with her basket of “FREE KITTENS,” when another motorcade pulled up, this time followed by vans from CBC, CTV, and CNN. Cameras and audio equipment were quickly set up, then Harper got out of his limo and walked over to little Suzy.

“Hello, again,” he said, “I’d love it if you would tell all my friends out there what kind of kittens you’re giving away.” “Yes sir,” Suzy said. “They’re LIBERALS.”

Taken by surprise, Mr. Harper stammered, “But… but… yesterday, you told me they were Conservatives.” Little Suzy smiled and said, “I know. But today, they have their eyes open.”



  1. Chris Innes says:

    Nice. But Having your eyes wide open and being Liberal is just that – eyes wide open, like deer in your headlights. Now I appreciate Tradition – even try to live a little in honour of the Grandfathers and Grandmothers, listen with not just my eyes wide open, but with my other senses and spirit! And as such its time to vote with my spirit and other senses all open and tingling. I challenge all Anishinabe to do the same, return to your traditions and vote for the National Party that best reflects our Truths…

  2. Chris Innes says:

    got to get your blogs rolling Bob – lotta hard work on your site – hopefully I can instigate some responses LOL – have a good one…..

    • Bob Goulais says:

      Miigwetch, Chris. I get tons of hits, but I think Anishinaabeg are less inclined to post comments. Glad to see you adding to the discussion.

  3. Chris Innes says:

    I wholly agree and understand – having realized that in my reaffirmation with where I come from in recent years – not alot of communication outside of traditional circles, is to be found…. – which is too bad, considering this e-commlink is more like smoke signals and moccasin telegraph than the phone is – or perhaps – folks think I’ve really put myself too far out there….