This week my TV has been tuned to the 'crisis' in Parliament: the building of a coalition to defeat Stephen Harper, the Weapons of Mass Distraction unleashed by the Conservatives to discredit the Liberal/New Democrat alliance, and the subsequent prorogation so that the battle carries on in a new episode next year.
Last week, this page treated himself to the Thanksgiving Star Wars movie marathon on Spike TV, and to be honest, I don't see that big of a difference....
'Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.'
-Jedi Master Yoda
'Remember back to your early teachings. All who gain power are afraid to lose it.'
'There is no interest in the common good. There is no civility, only politics.'
'Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.'
- Chancellor/Galactic Emporer Palpatine
'You can't stop the change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.'
-Shmi Skywalker (mother of Anakin Skywalker)
'The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent, now get out of here.'
-Jedi Master Qui-Gon Gin
'What's all this noise? A-a battle! Oh no, there's been some terrible mistake; i'm programmed for ettique, not destruction! '
-Protocol Droid C-3PO
'So this is how Liberty dies. With Thunderous applause'
- Senator Padme Amidala
'Crush them! Make them suffer'
- General Grievous
'He has control of the senate and the courts! He's too dangerous to be left alive! '
- Jedi Master Mace Windu
'I do not fear the dark side as you do! I have brought peace, freedom, security , freedom to my new Empire! '
-Sith Lord Darth Vader (formerly Anakin Skywalker)
'Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him? '
-Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi
'Your friend is quite a mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything…or anybody. '
-Princess Leia Organa
'You slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You've got a lot of guts coming here, after what you pulled. '
-Former Cloud City Administrator Lando Calrissian
'I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further. '
-Sith Lord Darth Vader
'I'm out of it for a little while, and everybody gets delusions of grandeur. '
-Millenium Falcon Captain Han Solo
'Your overconfidence is your weakness.'
-Jedi and former Moisture Farmer Luke Skywalker
Whatever happens on January 26, you know it will be so much better with the John Williams Orchestra in the background....