Friday, February 27, 2009
I see that the war criminals at Guantanamo are having a farewell bash. Where they get to say a long farewell to their nasty little gulag.....and bash the prisoners.
Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed,
"If one was to use one's imagination, (one) could say that these traumatized, and for lack of a better word barbaric, guards were just basically trying to get their kicks in right now for fear that they won't be able to later..."
Meanwhile, despite this our foul BushCons still won't bring Omar Khadr home.
Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon says he told his U.S. counterpart that Canada will not interfere in the case of Omar Khadr, the only remaining Western prisoner in Guantanamo Bay.
Even though Omar doesn't even have a lawyer.
The attorney for a Canadian-born detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the center's chief of military defense lawyers won't permit him to see his client.
Even though he was a child soldier who should be rehabilitated not punished. Even though he has suffered ENOUGH.
The dirty racist Con bastards.
Close that monstrous gulag. Put those filthy war criminals on trial.
Bring Omar Khadr home TOMORROW...
You know I always knew Peter MacKay was too dumb to be Defence Minister. I knew that even the dog he borrowed could do a better job. I knew the Cons are too crazy to run our foreign policy.
But this latest stunt by these incompetent klowns really is the limit.
"I'm not going to stand here and accuse the Russians of deliberately doing this during the presidential visit, but it was a strong coincidence which we met with the presence ... of F-18 fighter planes and world-class pilots that know their business and send a strong signal that they should back off and stay out of our airspace."
An absolute farce.
Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Alexander Drobyshevskiy said Friday the planned flight of the Russian long-range strategic aircraft was part of "regular military training and air patrol plans in the northern latitudes.
"All the international flights regulations were strictly respected," he said in a statement. "Therefore, the very possibility of a violation of Canadian airspace is out of [the] question. The adjacent countries were informed of that flight in good time."
So a routine flight gets turned into an international incident, and the world is a slightly more dangerous place tonight thanks to OUR idiot Cons.
And for what? So Great Chunky Chickenhawk Leader can pose as a warrior...and rile up his rabid base.... by sounding like a braying jackass?
Speaking in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday that Russian intrusions into Canadian airspace are "a real concern," but that Canada would defend its sovereignty.
"I have expressed at various times the deep concern our government has with increasingly aggressive Russian actions around the globe and Russian intrusions into our airspace."
When they're NOT intruding into our airspace and Arctic sovereignty has never been weaker than under this Con regime. Last winter we couldn't even send up a patrol aircraft because they were all in the repair shop. And there are so many submarines up there the polar bears have been hitching rides on them.
You know these foul incompetent Cons are slowly destroying our country. But when they start threatening to destroy the world isn't enough enough?
Until the left can scramble its forces and bring these Cold War RepubliCons down in flames.
Canada won't be safe and neither will anyone else...
You know how Christianists and other Conservatives are always going on about how sex is satanism...and pornography is Beelzebub's way of sapping our body fluids ?
So you figure that wherever Cons live, porn stores must be selling Bibles under the counter to survive. Right?
Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption, the study finds.
"Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by..."
So Christianists and Conservatives are not just porn hounds...they're Holy HYPOCRITES.
Gawd....I mean Mr Big. How come I knew that?
Can I call them freaky friggin wankers now? PLEASE ????
Aren't these Cons RIDICULOUS?
I must admit that when I first heard that Christopher Hitchens had been involved in a brawl with a group of Syrian Nazis in Beirut it just about blew my mind. Hitchens? Beirut? Nazis? WTF?
And then I was shocked.
Because I once met...um...encountered... Hitchens in a small bar in Toronto. So all I could think of when I read the story was who could do such a thing to that entertaining old DRUNK?
But it wasn't until I read Michael J. Totten's definitive....and I mean DEFINITIVE..... account of what happened that I actually started to laugh.
“By then,” Christopher said, “I had become convinced that you were right, that we should get the fuck out of there and not, as I had first thought, get the hotel security between them and us. I thought no, no, let's not do that. We don't want them to know where we are. The harassment might not stop. There was a very gaunt look in the eye of the young man, the first one. And there was a very mad, sadistic, deranged look in the eyes of his auxiliaries. I wish I'd had a screwdriver.”
“You know these guys are widely suspected for setting off most or all of the car bombs,” I said.
“They weren't ready for that then,” he said.
“They weren't,” I said, “but they’re dangerous.”
OMG. 10-4 Totten.
You and Hitch and NO screwdriver versus the Syrian Nazi thugs AND car bombers ? Yikes. With friends like that who needs enemies?
On the other hand we all need a laugh. So coming soon Hitch travels to Tehran.....to moon the giant portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini.
And accidentally stumbles across the Iranian Revolutionary Guard....after climbing the fence of a secret nuclear installation....looking for a BAR.
I thought this story was excellent eh?
But that one should be even BETTER....
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Well by now we all know how Michael Ignatieff set off to woo the West and ended up loving the Dirty Oil Sands.
"National Geographic is not going to teach me any lessons about the oilsands," he said.
"This is a huge industry. It employs Canadians from coast to coast. We have oil reserves that are going to last for the whole of the 21st century. We are where we are. We've got to clean it up, and we've got make it a sustainable place to work and live."
But somehow forgot to mention how we might do that. Which is hardly surprising because the only way to clean up that big black ugly hole that is torching the planet is to fill it in, cover it with manure, and hope that a thousand years of evolution will bring it back to life.
Because not only is carbon sequestration a monstrous fraud.
The ministerial briefing notes, initially marked "Secret," say that just a small percentage of the carbon dioxide released in mining the sands and producing fuel from them can be captured.
It could also be DANGEROUS.
Huge quantities of carbon dioxide stored underground or inside a mountain could suddenly leak out and smother entire communities. And if you don't believe that, just ask the people of Lake Nyos.
Look I know that Iggy is determined to waste his time trying to woo the West, but on the question of the oilsands he is either a liar or a dangerous idiot...who needs all the lessons he can get from National Geographic.
But definitely NOT a leader. just another Oil Pimp.
Just another phony trying to sell "clean dirty oil."
Like this guy sells "clean coal."
Interestingly enough that video was made by the Coen brothers. Trust them to see the horror ....and the comic potential.
Too bad Iggy doesn't see it that way. But what do you expect eh?
The oil sands are a real horror story.
And he's a real joke...
h/t Runesmith's Canadian Content
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I didn't really want to write another post about the new/nouveau Battle of the Plains of Abraham. I find it too depressing. But since the National Beast has dragged its bigot belly into the fray, I feel I have no choice.
Because I honestly believe this is the most disgusting, outrageous, and irresponsible editorial I have ever read in a national Canadian newspaper.
Enough of the decades of appeasement; it's time for Ottawa to adopt a tough-love attitude toward Quebec. And who better to do that then Mr. Harper and his Tories? They've got nothing to lose.
They can start by reinstating the Plains of Abraham re-enactment and, if need be, providing federal security for the event. They also can end the unofficial federal policy that as near to half as possible of all federal defence spending must go to manufacturers in Quebec.
Let's also take away the Quebec chair at the Francophonie. Defend vigorously in court any challenges filed that seek to uphold the minority-language rights of English-speaking residents in Quebec. And stop jumping out of your skin every time Quebec says boo-hoo.
Disgusting and outrageous because as even the most federalist Lysiane Gagnon points out, it's not just a separatist thing.
Of course the radical fringe of the sovereigntist movement that threatened to disrupt the show was wrong, but this is not the point. Such angry reactions are to be expected when an event is deemed offensive by a large part of the population. Contrary to the reports that circulated throughout Canada, the opposition was not limited to militant sovereigntists. It came from large numbers of francophones, including many federalists.
Irresponsible because you don't threaten to use force on a nation within a nation with the most organized separatist movement in the Western world.
And truly evil because it plays to an ugly streak of anti-Quebec feeling in English Canada. The one that would have given Stephen Harper a majority when he attacked the Coalition by whipping up hate against that province.
The one that results in hundreds of comments in the media and on blogs calling for Quebec to be thrown out of Canada, and Quebecers humiliated, beaten, or hung and shot as traitors.
The same ugliness that turns normally progressive bloggers into ignorant idiots.
Who would feed the beast that would destroy our country...to please the ugly rednecks in Alberta.
Anyway.... I've said most of what I wanted to say here.
So all I want to add tonight is that we will NEVER find our shared history on the Plains of Abraham. Because that battle isn't like the Battle of Waterloo....it's more like the Battle of the Boyne. The one the Orangemen in Northern Ireland celebrate every year to try to intimidate and put down the Catholics...five hundred years later.
If you want to find our shared history you have to look for it in places like the military cemeteries of Europe.
Where French and English Canadians who fought side by side, lie side by side FOREVER.
If you want to create a shared mythology you look at what happened after the battle of Dieppe. When French Canadian prisoners were offered a chance by the Vichy regime to take off the chains that the other Canadian prisoners wore. And they refused and marched across Europe in chains with their English Canadian brothers.
How come we don't celebrate THOSE stories? Or mythologize them like the Americans do? How come in a country as big and as beautiful as Canada so many people are so ugly and LITTLE?
Oh boy. All I know is this. There's a dirty yellow fanged beast loose in English Canada. Stephen Harper and his Criminal Cons are planning to ride it all the way to a majority.
And unless it's culled .... and quickly.
It will tear our country apart...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I see that British police aren't buying the latest Great Recession mantra; just think happy thoughts and it will go away.
They're preparing for a summer of rage.
Police are preparing for a "summer of rage" as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned.
Britain's most senior police officer with responsibility for public order raised the spectre of a return of the riots of the 1980s, with people who have lost their jobs, homes or savings becoming "footsoldiers" in a wave of potentially violent mass protests.
Now I must admit that when I first read this story I had a hard time imagining hordes of middle class people rioting in the streets. Could they really be THAT angry?
But then I read what Chesley Sullenberger....the hero pilot....told Congress today.
They cut his pay, they terminated his pension, they forced him to work two jobs seven days a week to survive.
And I thought why shouldn't people be really angry at an inhuman economic system that treats people like animals?
And do we really just want to put lipstick on that pig again? When it's causing so much misery. ...and torching the planet.
Or will the Greatest Recession be the greatest opportunity to push for real change?
Will rage consume us? Will it lead to fascism?
Or will it be the burning light ....of a new world rising?
As soon as I saw this photo of Great Ridiculous Leader in New York City I immediately hated it.
Not just because it's such an obvious and absurd photo-op. Another desperate attempt to be noticed in the Big Apple. So he can thank Americans for noticing us. And sell his dirty oil.
But why was he walking on a subway grate? And why was he SMILING? You know that horrible thing he does when he opens his mouth and shows his teeth...like that other psychopath Putin.
When his tour is such a dismal flop.
Then I read the back story.
And all I can say is this....one....why couldn't Great Phony Leader have fallen into that manhole? The sight of him disappearing into a sewer would be so....um.... fitting.
Two...nothing will EVER convince me that he wasn't trying to pull a Marilyn...
Or a Carmen Miranda...
And three....why was the Con Ministry of Propaganda shooting ALL that footage?
Oh wait....I think I understand.
Hmmm.....you don't think he's gearing up for an election do you? You don't think it's time for the Liberals to start GROVELLING? And so soon eh? Just like I predicted.
Oh boy.The day we blew our chance to use the Coalition to topple this foul Con government will be a day we live to regret.
Just don't say I didn't warn you...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Well I see Great
"We have the largest trading relationship in history, and the one thing we often suffer from is because we're not a squeaky wheel, we often don't get the grease and we're forgotten," Harper said.
"It was great to have that kind of attention from our great friends in the United States."
As if the Americans don't have their own problems. As if anyone was paying attention.... I mean anyone important.
Money for Breakfast with Alexis Glick? A Canadian Prime Minister? OMG. Will this ridiculous incompetent Con EVER stop humiliating us?
Will somebody please grease HIM up?
And too bad about the dirty oil.
One evening last July the clouds had merged into a band of dust sweeping west across the devastated landscape. It was being sucked into the updraft of a storm cloud. In the distance steam and smoke and gas flames belched from the stacks of the Syncrude and Suncor upgraders—"dark satanic mills" inevitably come to mind, but they're a riveting sight all the same. From many miles away, you could smell the tarry stench. It stings your lungs when you get close enough.
"It's a struggle to balance the needs of today and tomorrow when you look at the environment we're going to live in," he says. In northern Alberta the question of how to strike that balance has been left to the free market, and its answer has been to forget about tomorrow. Tomorrow is not its job.
You know what they say eh? One picture is worth a thousand SQUEAKS.
But I guess Stephen Harper figures the more he talks up the dirty oil, the more the Americans will check it out. And the more they'll pay us to put it back in the ground. To save the planet for their kids.
Mummy...mummy... I can't BREATHE !!!!!
Oh yeah...I forgot to mention...he's also telling the Americans how great our economy is doing.
Thanks to him.
Golly. Why do I get the feeling that letting this dirty oil pimp drive our economy is like hitching a ride with another reckless idiot?
And heading straight into the eye of The Monster....
Yikes. Why do I feel that with Great Idiot Leader at the squeaky wheel ? Squeak. Squeak. Thanks for noticing us !!! Pssst....wanna buy some dirty oil?
Before we collide with reality.
It's going to get awfully DARK...
I always do.
I'm glad Slumdog Millionaire won. I bet they're celebrating in the slums of Mumbai tonight.
I'm happy that Sean Penn won best actor for Milk. He deserved it. Although I was surprised he didn't mention the man he played. That could only happen to a gay hero eh?
I love Kate Winslet.
I knew I'd get choked up when Heath Ledger won, and his family accepted his Oscar.
But the speech that REALLY moved me was Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's message to the gay youth of America.....
If Harvey had not been taken from us thirty years ago I think he'd want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are LESS THAN by their churches, by their government, or by their families. That you are beautiful wonderful creatures of value. And that no matter what anybody tells you God does love you.
Yup. I think he would. Well said Dustin.
I bet gay kids all over the world are feeling good ...or just a bit better tonight.
Harvey would have been proud of you....
Sunday, February 22, 2009
While many gay kids today are loud and proud, and there are more and more services aimed at helping them cope with the bigotry and the bullying, many gay seniors live lonely lives of quiet desperation.
Neglected by the health system...invisible even in the gay community. They grew up before Stonewall, before gay sex was legalized in Canada in 1969.The brutal oppression of the past has left many of them traumatized, fearful, and isolated. Unable to socialize with straight people their age... because so many straight seniors cling to the homophobia of the past. And no places for gay seniors to meet.
So the gay community has been trying to create spaces and groups where these seniors can get together, socialize, organize, play cards whatever. But most of all can feel free and SAFE to be who they are. At last.
So you can imagine how disgusted I was to see that one of these refuges....the Pride Centre in Edmonton.... is struggling to survive. After losing its charitable status because Stephen Harper's foul Cons have declared it political.
On Friday, the Canada Revenue Agency could not confirm the exact circumstances, but apparently the GLCCE lost its charitable status when the federal government deemed it political.
You know these creepy theocons.
Who are still waging war against gay people,and women,from behind the curtains of the PMO.
So a Pride Centre that helps the victims of homophobia is considered too political. But religious fanatics who preach hate and tell people who they can't vote for, depending on their position on abortion or gay rights, are NOT.
Is Focus on the Family, a registered charity, an apolitical organization?
In 2003, Bishop Frederick Henry, of Calgary, declared that then prime minister Jean Chretien was putting his eternal salvation in jeopardy by introducing same-sex marriage legislation. "He's making a morally grave error," said Henry, "and he's not being accountable to God."
Because Focus on the Family and the loony tune homophobe Bishop Fred Henry are not POLITICAL.
So gay seniors could be left out in the cold...victimized yet AGAIN by the hideous homophobia that scarred their lives... and left them isolated, lonely, and frightened.
As if they haven't suffered enough.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Until we drive Stephen Harper and his creepy theocon conspiracy from power, no woman or gay person in Canada is safe.
Defeat them, crush them, finish them off...
It's amazing what you can do with Google Earth.
From pissing off the Pentagon...and embarrassing Pakistan.
To looking for Bin Laden's house.
And finding the lost city of Atlantis. Or not.
Hmmm....what are they hiding I wonder? The fact that it's still inhabited?
Damn. Now we'll NEVER find out how to grow gills, so we can return to the sea when the earth gets too hot.
But talk about shrinking the planet eh?
Until it's small enough to put in your pocket. Follow all your friends around like Facebook.
Or just grab it with both hands like this guy did...
One thing's for sure eh? Anyway you look at it.
The more you gotta love it...
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Maybe it's the weather. But I'm finding it hard not to join in the generalized gloom. Remember the beautiful rink on the frozen lake I showed you the other day? Well that's what's left of it. It broke up and floated away.
Like so many other things these days.
The Greatest Recession just keeps on claiming new victims. More and more people are losing their jobs or having their hours cut. In China an army of unemployed migrant workers 20-million strong is on the march. In Britain they're worried about the rise of the British National Party.
It's gotten so bad even the sharks are having a hard time.
So many big and small stories and yet the one that brought it all home to me this week, was reading that Scott is selling his comic collection.
Right now, I am still at least five weeks away from my first potential EI check (of unknown quantity) and have gone unpaid from my former job since mid-January, including my severance pay owed.....
This is serious stuff. I am not yet at the end of my rope, but I sure can see it clearly from here.
When I read that...and I thought about how he has a wife and two young kids...I felt sad, angry, and worried.
Sad about Scott and all the other Canadians who are losing their jobs, or living in fear that they could be next. Angry because Stephen Harper's rotten Con government doesn't have the decency to reform our sham of an E.I. system, so Canadians don't have to wait so long for benefits.
And worried that if it could happen to Scott it could happen to anyone. It's all happening so fast. What will this country look like a year from now?
You know I'm usually a cheerful idiot. But these days it's so hard to be cheerful about anything.There is too much fear in the air. Too much misery already. I don't have any confidence in this rotten incompetent Con government. The Greatest Recession those idiots didn't see coming, is claiming more and more victims.
Scott is selling his comic collection.
We need to change the world.
But it's just getting darker and darker...
Friday, February 20, 2009
I see that Stephen Harper is getting a lot of brownie points for trying to persuade Americans we're not a nest of dangerous terrorists.
Because we take security SERIOUSLY.
"I just want to make this clear to our American friends ... threats to the United States are threats to Canada," Harper said at a joint press conference with President Barack Obama.
"There is no such thing as a threat to the national security of the United States, which does not represent a direct threat to this country."
When in fact Great
Instead of the Pentagon.
Military officials believe Canadian immigration policies are creating a "favorable" environment for what the U.S. government deems to be potential terrorists seeking entry into the United States from the north, according to an internal briefing crafted by a U.S. Northern Command joint task force.
Officials at the Joint Task Force-North believe a “large population” of so-called special-interest aliens, or SIAs, in Eastern Canada presents the “greatest potential for foreign terrorists' access to the homeland,” according to a Jan. 15 briefing available on the organization's Web site until recently.
Uh oh. Who is Obama to believe...Stephen Harper or his generals?
And who are all these "special interest aliens." Do they come from outer space or just Pakistan? And if as Great Leader says no threat to the United States is not a threat to Canada, are we in GREAT danger eh?
And if so how come we've never heard of these aliens? Why aren't they being ARRESTED ??? !!!!!! Is it safe to leave our homes?
And who the fuck is in charge of this dossier?
A spokeswoman for the Canadian Embassy in Washington referred a reporter's request for comment on JTF-North's assessments to the defense ministry in Ottawa. A spokeswoman there initially took questions from InsideDefense.com yesterday but later referred the issue to Public Safety Canada, a federal agency comparable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
OMG. Not HIM...
Not Tubby Van Loan. Last seen carrying on like a fire hydrant in heat in the House of Commons. Accusing the opposition of being Taliban supporters.
So much for taking security SERIOUSLY.
And who's the Con Monkey responsible for keeping trade flowing smoothly?
OMG. Not HER
So much for the open border.
Although you know I still can't WAIT to see what Peter Van Loan has to tell us ...or the Pentagon.
Who knew living in Con Canada could be so dangerous?
Over to you Tubby...
Ever since I started blogging I've been warning about the danger of a Harper majority.
Not just about its plans to destroy the power of government and turn this country into a neocon jungle. But about the hidden agenda of the many theocons who buzz like flies around the PMO. And would change this country beyond recognition.
Theocons like Darrel Reid....the former President of Focus on the Family. Who just got a promotion.
The man who once compared Parliament to Nazi Germany for defending the rights of gays and lesbians. And somehow got a job working for the Con Environment Minister.... even though he was a global warming denier.
Just like the wingnut Christianist Charles McVety, who believes global warming is a satanic plot to delay the Battle of Gog and Magog.
And is always trying to censor our movies...
Yes that McVety ....who once claimed he could call up Stephen Harper whenever he wanted to. And was Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's special guest the day he tabled his first budget.
Because Jimbo is also a theocon just like Boss Harper. Whose church believes the world is about to end, women should be subservient to men, EVERYONE should convert to Christianity. And of course that gays are an abomination.
And there are so many others ....from Jason Kenney who spends his time courting religious groups...to Vic Toews, who remains a powerful theocon despite having a baby with a woman who wasn't his wife.
As long as the Cons don't have a majority, the theocon conspiracy can't do much except throw a few small bones to their rabid base.
While Stephen Harper poses as a Liberal.
But if they ever do get a majority. With theocons like Darrel Reid growing more and more powerful.
The Con Beast will throw off its sheep's clothing.
And we will awaken in a Canada we don't recognize.
Fight them. Fight them. Fight them. Don't let them win...
So the last thing you need is to be attacked ....for nothing....by a cop.
And then be charged with attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The good news?
The pig just got FIRED.
A police officer who was videotaped knocking a man off his bicycle and onto the ground during a cycling event in Manhattan last summer has been fired, the Police Department said.
You know I was hoping he'd have a close encounter with a three hundred pound cyclist. Or be charged with attempted murder.
But if the cyclist now sues the crazy cop....and the police department....for at least 300-thousand dollars ...this will be fine.
As long as they remember that the streets belong to EVERYONE...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
10:33 -- OMG he's HERE !!! He's walking past a line of mounties with the Governor General. He's so cool, she's so gorgeous...the third mountie from the right is so HOT. I'm LOVING this already !!!
10:40 -- But wait what's this? Oh no..... it's Stockwell Day....DORIS!!! And he's going on about how Harper and Obama have a lot in common. Bullshit. They couldn't be MORE different. Obama HATES Harper for being a Bush RepubliCon who tried to sabotage his campaign. And this brief visit is his way of telling Harper that he has NO TIME for him. Doris you idiot.
10:45 -- They're back...the GG and Obama. But she's holding her audience in...in...in...the Ottawa AIRPORT !!!!! *Gasp* That bastard Harper. I guess this is his way of humiliating her for threatening to hand power to the Coalition. The only way he could humiliate her more than this would be to put her throne on a baggage carousel and have her go round and round.
11:42 -- Now we're on Parliament Hill. It's all grey and horrible. Obama is getting out of the tank limo. Harper is standing there looking like a Walmart greeter. But wait....this is GREAT !!! I just heard Obama tell Great Leader that he would like to wave at the crowd and now he's doing it !!! The frozen hosers are going wild. Harper looks sick. So much for his plans to try to be the STAR of the Big Tiny Obama Show.
11:45 -- Now they're going down a hall so full of flags it looks like it was decorated by Leni Riefenstahl. Obama is skipping along...Harper looks like Mr Ploddy. OMG. I admit I hate Great Pig Leader but this is HUMILIATING.
11:46 -- Oh no it just got WORSE. The Big O is signing a book surrounded by people dressed up in 18th Century costumes. Between the castle on the hill and these guys the American idiots are going to think we're a monarchy...or Disneyland.
11:50 -- Now they're in Harper's office...ALONE. All Obama would agree to is TEN minutes. And I don't know what's going on. But after listening to Doris I can imagine.....
HARPER: Well Barack...I hear you're a pretty good basketball player. Hey isn't that amazing? We DO have something in common. So am I. Love the game always have. I'm going to write a book on it, after I finish the one on hockey.
OBAMA: (looking up from his blackberry) You WHAT bitch? You wanna play a little pickup so I can whup your fat Bush ass for trying to fuck my campaign?
HARPER: Uh no...sorry Mr President...I'm so sorry I really am. I aggravated an old football injury the other day... But I'll have you know I'm a pretty good rear end.
OBAMA: Ughhhhhhh. Wanna talk about...um..NAFTA?
12:30 pm I think they went for lunch. I hope the Secret Service brought its own food tasters.
2:30 pm Now they are holding a newser....and something is terribly wrong. Harper is introducing him in French...even though Obama clearly doesn't understand a WORD. How rude. And now Obama is so rattled he just said "It's great to be here in Iowa...er....Ottawa."
2:35 pm-- Oh boy. There are only four questions...but this getting BORING.
2:37 pm-- But wait...somebody just asked Obama about NAFTA...and he looked REALLY uncomfortable. I guess he got a flashback about how Harper and his Cons tried to screw him. Uh Oh. Now Harper is speaking directly to Americans and telling them to buy Canadian. Somebody stop him before he ruins what's left of our economy !!!
3:00 pm -- Damn I missed the end. How can my boss expect me to work today? Obama is on his way to the airport...where the opposition is apparently being held in a hangar.
3:30 pm -- Oh wait it's NOT over. Now Obama is in a mall...buying cookies in some horrible store. And the people are going wild shouting yes we can.... or just screaming. This is the BEST !!!
3:31 pm -- Oh god no. The cookie guy wouldn't allow Obama to pay for them. But then got so rattled he forgot to give him a bag...so the President of the United States had to carry them away in a napkin. Please whatever we do ....the next time he comes here...can we make it ANYWHERE but Ottawa?
5:15 pm -- I'm home. Michael Ignatieff is on TV and it turns out he got to spend MORE time alone with Obama than Harper did. Muahahahaha. I guess that was the message he wanted to send us eh?
If you want to see more of me...you know what you've got to do with that hideous Con Harper.
Yes we do Mr President. Yes we can. I think.
Even in Canada.
Hope is EVERYTHING...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
By now you've probably read about the controversy that has erupted in the U.S. over this New York Post cartoon.
And whether it's racist or not.
But I don't have any doubts it is...because when you hear stimulus bill you think Obama. Because the U.S. is a racist country. And because the guy who drew it is known as the "Picasso of Prejudice."
And foul slimy RepubliCon homophobes are usually racists as well. Once hate enters the body it spreads like a DISEASE.
So I not only consider the cartoon clearly racist, but I also find it disturbingly violent. And the wrong kind of message to send out in a country full of deranged people who hate Obama with a passion. Because he's black...or the Anti Christ.
Oh boy. Amerika the Beautiful. Too bad they shot the monkey.
Too bad we can't lock these cretinous homophobes and racists in a cage eh?
And pelt them with rotten peanuts...
When not only are the big car companies asking for more money in the gas tank.
They're taking down the clocks at Chrysler.
You won't see many clocks on the walls at Chrysler's headquarters in Auburn Hills.
The automaker took most of them down -- to save an estimated $20,000 a year on batteries and having workers change the time twice a year for daylight saving time.
Well that's something. Who need clocks eh? When they can use setting sun dials.
Next to go?
So they can pretend it's 1955 again....
Oh baby baby. Why was I born too late?
Why couldn't I have had a forty-foot car with FINS?
Instead of a clunky bicycle. *Sigh*
Oh where did the good times go?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Well I imagine Stephen Harper must be in a tizzy tonight preparing for the Obama visit. Trying on a new frock, memorizing fifty different ways to say sorry. And practicing going down on his meaty knees over and over again.
Hoping that the Big O will forget that he is the last of the Bush Cons. The Canadian Republicans who tried to sabotage his primary campaign, supported John McCain and Sarah Palin, and would happily dance on his crushed bones if they ever got a chance.
Hoping that he will be able to convince Obama that both men have a lot in common. Like this Con fluffer claims.
In personal terms, there should be excellent chemistry between these two guys. In generational terms, they belong to the same baby-boomer cohort. Harper was born in 1959, Obama in 1961. They both come from modest backgrounds, where their mothers were the most important influence in their lives. They both saw themselves as agents of change, both made audacious reaches for power at a young age, and both have grasped the brass ring.
Which of course is absolutely absurd. The two men couldn't be more different. Or hate each other more, philosophically and personally. The idea of having even lunch with Harper is probably as attractive to Obama....as attending a Medici banquet without a food taster.
And this official
Short of never leaving the airport. Or never leaving the plane.
Just standing in the doorway as Air Force One rolls down the runway again just minutes after landing. Shouting at Harper with a bull horn...as Great Con Leader tries to keep up on a pair of elephant roller skates.
Because Obama hates Harper that much. And probably doesn't think much of us either for electing a Bush Con like that Prime Minister.
But...but .....but.... we LOVE you Obama !!!
Gawd. This is going to be painful.
I knew we'd PAY for leaving that pig in power.
But how much humiliation..... and disappointment can we take?
Before enough is enough...
I see that Michael Ignatieff says that we are lost in Afghanistan, and that he intends to make it clear to Obama that Canadian troops will be pulled out in 2011.
"We are searching for a good strategy in Afghanistan. To be frank, we are currently lost in Afghanistan. I support the mission, but I think we are lost right now. We need to find a new strategy and I think Canada can offer a legitimate contribution."
Which is jolly decent of him...hip hip hurrah. Considering that our mission in Afghanistan has been lost for YEARS. And if it wasn't for him...and other right-wing Liberals... our troops would have been back this month. Instead of fighting a lost war we cannot win...... for two more bloody years.
With a busted army that when it finally returns won't be able to do ANYTHING.
Canada's army is being pushed to the limit by the strains of keeping a 2,700-strong military mission in Afghanistan and the force will need at least a year to recover once the troops return on schedule in 2011, the top army commander said on Monday.
Leslie said men and equipment in Afghanistan were wearing out fast and likened his job to juggling a chain saw.
So that's how Canada's Great War on Terror is going to end...not with a bang but a bloody whimper. The sickening sound of a chain saw. And of course.... the bagpipes over and over again.
We charged into a war we weren't properly prepared to fight. We wandered around in a fog for years. Many brave soldiers died. Before the enemy and too many tours took their toll.
And we limped out of Afghanistan like Napoleon out of Moscow. Not because we wanted to, but because we HAD to.
With a BROKEN army.
Oh boy.You know what the worse thing is? Apart from the dead, and the injured, and the shattered idealism.
We should have seen it coming YEARS ago.
And when this bloody debacle is over, we're going to spend the next FIFTY years trying to understand why we didn't. Michael Ignatieff will write another sort of mea culpa like he did about his support for the war in Iraq.
And nobody will ever be able to explain to their loved ones.
Why all those soldiers died for NOTHING...
Monday, February 16, 2009
You know I don't expect much from the Blogging Tories. I expect them to go on and on about how global warming is a myth. Or how the Mooslims are invading our body fluids.
Or how Ezra Levant's fat ass should be bronzed...or polished with their tongues.
But I do expect better than this homophobic shite.
When prosecution in tainted blood case failed to prove that there is an HIV virus that could be transmitted thru transfusion of tainted blood and subsequently cause development of AIDS condition, Toronto homosexuals knew that their "HIV virus causing AIDS" scam and gravy train of government grants for seeking cure for "virus" was in danger of falling off the tracks.
What was started years ago as a way to terrorise heterosexual men, legitimise theory of "HIV virus" as a cause of AIDS, and way to blackmail (shake down) federal and provincial governments for HIV research grants (ransom) money does not look so attractive today as legal precedents that are being created now could easily be used to prosecute and incarcerate for many years majority of homosexual activists operating today in Canada.
Irony of the situation is the fact that members of BIG HOMO lobby know that AIDS is caused by sodomy and autoinfection of abdominal cavity with common bacteria and viruses residing in digestive tract leaking thru walls of damaged bowel.
Kookamunga. Who is Big Homo? Who is Karol? What the fuck is he talking about? Should we call the insane asylum...or dial 911?
And when did the Blogging Tories become Free Dominion? Stephen Taylor must be so proud of himself.
But I guess I should have known that if they were willing to let Kathy Shittle twitter. It wouldn't be long before the place was a shitter.
As for the freaky homophobe Karol all I can say is this: How did you know I was BIG dahling?
And this song's for you...
Now stuff your diseased homophobia up your...um....ear.
And go hate yourself you loon...
I bet you didn't know that poor little Gaza used to be a big exporter of flowers. I didn't. More than 50 million a year. Until Israel closed down the border.
Only to re-open it briefly the other day.
Israel yesterday briefly lifted an export blockade, allowing 25,000 carnations from the battered Gaza Strip to reach Europe in time for Valentine's Day.
This was no gesture of love, however. The move comes too late to salvage the overwhelming majority of the crop, which has rotted or become animal feed because of the Israeli border closure.
And then close it down again. Even though the flower industry used to provide about 4,000 jobs in one of the poorest places on earth.
Major Peter Lerner, an Israeli security spokesman, said there are no plans to allow further exports beyond those for Valentine's Day. The clearance of the carnations – the first exports allowed out of Gaza for more than a year – was a "goodwill gesture" to the Dutch government, which provides assistance to farmers in the Gaza Strip.
Good for the Dutch for helping the people of Gaza...even though they have a huge flower industry themselves.
Shame on Israel. What are they afraid of....that peace might bloom?
Flowers instead of rockets and bombs. Open the borders.
Let Gaza live....
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I wish I hadn't read the following story. Not today. It's too horrible. But now I have it haunts me.
In August 1949, an army unit stationed at Nirim in the Negev shot an Arab man and captured a Bedouin girl with him. Her name and age remain unknown, but she was probably in her mid-teens.
In the following hours she was taken from the hut and forced to shower naked in full view of the soldiers. Three of the men then raped her.
After the Sabbath meal the platoon commander, identified by Ha'aretz as a man called Moshe who had served in the British army during the second world war, proposed a vote on what should be done with her.
One option was to put her to work in the outpost's kitchen.
Most of the 20 or so soldiers present voted for the alternative by chanting: "We want to fuck".The commander organised a rota for groups of his men to gang rape the girl over the next three days. Moshe and one of his sergeants went first, leaving the girl unconscious. Next morning, she complicated matters by protesting about her treatment. Moshe told one of his sergeants to kill her
When the girl realised what was about to happen she tried to run, but only made it a few paces before she was shot by a Sergeant Michael.
Her body was buried in a grave less than a foot deep. A few days later the battalion commander, Yehuda Drexler, asked Moshe if he had carried out an order to return the girl to her village.
"They killed her," replied Moshe. "It was a shame to waste the petrol."
When I finished I felt ill. I wanted to write something more or less thoughtful. Like how could Jews do that only four years after the end of the Holocaust? When they of all people should know that when you want to massacre a people ....first you have to dehumanize them. Or why Palestians call the events of 1948 the Al Nakba or Catastrophe.
But all I have the strength to say is some men are PIGS. War turns all men into animals.That's why so many of them like it so much. That's why guns and missiles look like dicks.
The poor little girl.
And when oh when will women rule the world?
Because it can't come soon enough....
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Well today is Valentine's Day and I hardly dare blog about it. Because so many bloggers seem to hate Cupid's Big Day.
I mean REALLY hate it
And they're not alone.
But for me it's different. When I was a young teenager I was the only one in my class who didn't get a Valentine's card. And I would have given anything to get one. Or send a card to someone and say I love you.
But gay boys couldn't or didn't do that. Not in high school anyway.
And I didn't get a card today either. Although I did send out a few to some of my friends who don't have a special someone.
But in a few hours when my Valentine comes home from work I WILL get to say "I love you Sébastien. Happy Saint-Valentin mon amour !!!!! "
Eat lots of chocolates.
And in a cynical take it for granted world celebrate the little Cupid...
Oh yeah I know... and I believe in a better world too... so that makes me a HOPELESS romantic. And I realize that not everyone has a Valentine...or wants one. I realize the day itself is tacky and too commercial. I know what it's like to feel left out....and lonely.
And that so many of my gay brothers and sisters are still fighting for their love to be recognized.
But in a world so full of hate and violence, a day that celebrates love can't be all that bad.
And it doesn't have to be a stuffed teddy, or flowers, or a even a card.
Or an opera or a great symphony.
Just a simple song that says love is for EVERYONE...
Remember chocolate is good for you.
Happy Love Day everyone !!!