Xeni Jardin at 12:59 pm Wed, Jul 27, 2011
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Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has figured out what Google+ is good for: cat pictures. Apparently he has a history of using kitteh as political props...
(related Google+ thread)
This is Mr. Fluffypants, he’s our new Minister of Defence….
Man, that’s a cute kitteh. PM forever.
Any word on when G+ will be rolling out a Verified feature?
The Head of State of Canada is The Queen, represented by the Governor General. The PM is just leader of the government. Canadians LOVE pointing this out.
I clicked through solely to point this out. However, I was going to say it thusly: “Canada’s Head of State is Her Majestry Queen Elizabeth II of Canada.” Although English-speaking folk think of the English-speaker queen as the only one, there are a number of royal families around the world in addition to the Windsors.
“If you would just…a little to the left…no, no, too far…closer…closer, no too close. Go towards the wall…”
That is a robot that only thinks he’s a human. The kittens appear to be real kittens.
Kittens… sweet, delicious kittens.
NOT HEAD OF STATE NOT NOT NOT NOT.
Really, though, you knew this. It’s just comment-baiting, right?
NOOO He is about to eat that kitteh……
Which he won in a poker game.
“Such a tiny, fluffy creature. She doesn’t know that I could crush her larynx with my thumb and forefinger just like that. Oh yessums, widdle kitteh oh yes I couldums…”
I remember that episode.
F.C.King wrote Public Administration In Ireland, Vol 1. You’re not F.C.King! I hope Google deletes you from the internet!
I know F.C. King, F.C. King was a hobby of mine. Senator, you’re not F.C. King.
The kitten is real, but Stephen Harper is a Muppet.
In other Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper news today, the Vancouver Sun reports that his government continues to muzzle the views of scientists.
… and then he eats the cats.
OK stripey Stanley the kitty in the first pic is beyond adorable, exuding all the insanity and joy of a baby kitteh of that size. Me want (Stanley, not Stephen Harper).
Please world, look away
Signed every other Canadian
As a Canadian, I would like to warn you IT’S A TRAP!
I think he posts these photos in order to add ‘thrust’ to his appearance whilst on the Senior’s Home campaign trail. That tour included the “…chaos is lapping at our shores…” speech. Gah.
I think he convinced the aforementioned demographic that they voted http://www.gribaa.com/Little-Lord-Fauntleroy.jpg into office, rather than http://rochester.metromix.com/content_image/full/1387245/560/370 Oh, Canada…
…can’t… process… too wrong on too many levels… *head explodes*
It’s dangerous to go alone. Here, take this!
Actually Xeni, Harper has a history of using his Cabinet Ministers as political props. I think he actually likes cats.
Heyyyyy… wait a second. It that the right kitteh?
what Google+ is good for: cat pictures
Safe, clean … too cheap to meter!
As is tradition.
Who could hate someone petting a kitty? Who cares about his disastrous policies, hes holding a cat, and its so cute!
This is holding babies photo op 2.0 for the internet age.
To be fair, I don’t care for our PM, but he does seem to really like cats (which is a good thing here, Ottawa has a famous feral cat colony near our Parliament buildings)
Not much of a fan of Stephen HerpyDerp but to be fair he also used it to raise awareness about east African drought fundraising.
Somehow I find it hard to believe Harper would find his way on to Google+ within its first few weeks, but… you never know.
Apparently, memes are the new political spin.
White House Rickrolls Twitter
Eu fucking karyotes.
“Canada’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper”. Why point out party affiliation?
Would you say “USA’s Democrat President Barack Obama”?
This cat is dead. Somebody bring me another cat!
Three fun facts:
These photos are from months ago when his family asked the public to vote on facebook for the name of his new cat.
There’s also debate as to whether it’s actually his G+ account.
He is also a criminal and most of our country doesn’t want him in office.
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