For my Canadian political nerd Jezzie and to dispel any notion held by non-Canadians that our politicians are gentle smart folk my I present to the two best quotes this week by a HarperCon:

1. MP Pierre Poilievre, when questioned by CBC journo Evan Solomon as to the validity of finding out why an act of terror occurs answered "The root cause of terrorism is terrorist." Say no more on the subject, Pierre has answered the question. We are done.

2. Our Dear Leader aka Prime Minister Harper, said that we should avoid "committing sociology"when routing out the cause of these horrific acts. That's right folks we can't go around committing sociology, and should likely avoid committing things like teaching either.

ETA: 3. Natural Resource Minister, Joe Oliver accuses NASA scientist of crying wolf on climate change issues "It does not advance the debate when people make exaggerated comments that are not rooted in the facts. And he should know that".