Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hey! Why Don't We Ask Brian Burke About The Shutdown Of The United States Government?

As you all know, the United States Government was recently shutdown due to partisan bickering. You may have heard about it. It is making a lot of news down south.

We don't really understand it though. I mean, all poli-tricks look the same to us. And it is especially difficult to read the political climate and cultural undertones surrounding an event that takes place in a foreign country.

It is for that reason that we here at Dome Beers decided that we should probably ask somebody with some knowledge about these things if they would be willing to clarify the issues for us. So with that said, who better to ask than Brian Burke? I mean, America!

Dome Beers: Brian, the United States government has recently shutdown. What do you make of President Barack Obama's performance during this situation?

Burke: All I’ve seen are flashes of brilliance. And flashes of brilliance are fine if you’re working at a university but they’re not much good to people in an NHL building.

Dome Beers: Hmm. Interesting. The Congress in America is playing a much larger role in this than the President, though, right? What do you think of how Harry Reid is handling the strategy of the shutdown?

Burke: He’s got to learn there’s three zones on the ice surface in this league. I don’t see that he’s learned to play or compete in two of them.

Dome Beers: Very insightful. Switching angles, Brian, what are your thoughts on John Boehner's leadership of the House? Do you think he is being responsible here with his tactics?

Burke: He’s gotta learn there’s a clock in this league, so many minutes in the game, and you’ve got to compete through all of them. And all I see this is a guy focusing on one area, then only sporadically.

Dome Beers: Wise words. As you know, a foreshadow to this event was Senator Cruz and his mini-filibuster. What do you think of the Senator of Texas by way of Calgary?

Burke: I’m not ready to quit on a young kid, not ready to throw him under bus here today. I’m not going to rip him. I think you can tell from my comments that I see big holes and a lack of commitment that’s not going to get him anywhere in my books.

Dome Beers: Thank you for your time, Brian. Greatly appreciate it. You really helped clear things up for us.

Burke: Truculence.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Quotes stolen from Johnson of the Calgary Herald.


  1. I like how you are back with the original catchphrase. Seeing as you are personally responsible for the fact that Kerr AND Loubo are now gracing the television and airwaves respectively you have a lot to answer for.


  2. So, this site was more or less the reason that Peter Loubardias was fired from the Sportsnet team as the announcer of the Flames games... now we get to listen to paint dry, crack and peel while Rob Kerr does his best to muddle through a broadcast and basically butcher the game we call hockey. Can you and the rest of the DomeBeers faithful do me a solid and let me know when the Flames are playing on TSN and also petition SportsNet to let go of... oh... 40 or so of their broadcasts and give them to TSN so I can watch the Flames again? Would rather listen to Peter Maher on the radio than watch Rob Kerr destroy a game. Thanks again for getting us Kerr, you guys rock!

  3. Hey! Flames won yay!!! Kerr made a Matlock reference... during gameplay... boo! I blame you for Kerr... you suck

  4. #FireFeaster #FireBurke #FireWeisbrod #NoHopeForTheFlamingC

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