The Feds are comin’, oho, oho!

A colleague of mine recently sent me an email entitled “The Feds are coming…”. I am not sure he was playing on my last name and the famous Scottish tune but I’ll venture the answer is yes.

It goes like this:

The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!

The Campbells are comin to bonnie Lochleven
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!

Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay
Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay
I looked down to bonnie Lochleven
And saw three bonnie perches play.

Great Argyle he goes before
He maks his cannons and guns to roar
Wi’ sound o trumpet, pipe and drum
The Campbells are comin Oho, Oho!

The Campbells they are a’in arms
Their loyal faith and truth to show
Wi’ banners rattling in the wind
The Campbells are comin Oho, Oho!

Substitute the word ‘Fed’s for ‘Campbells’ and take out the bit about cannons and guns and you have the gist of his email to me.

You see, CBC reported on Saturday that some 30,000 federal bureaucrat jobs could be moved from Ottawa and dispersed across the country to smaller communities that are in desparate need of economic development.

For those of you that don’t know this, the Federal government is the largest employer in Canada. They are the largest driver of economic development in Canada. Federal government jobs are among the best paid and offer among the best benefits of any jobs in Canada.

Dispersing 5% more of them out of Ottawa into communities crying out for some help, sounds like a good plan to me.

However, for those of you familiar with the story of the Massacre of Glencoe, you may not be as cheery about this analogy as I am (condolences to the McDonalds).

The Feds are comin’, oho, oho!

By the way, listen to The Campbells are comin’ oho, oho by clicking here.

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