Friday, July 31, 2009

Did Jesus Finger Obama as the Anti-Christ?

As if the birther controversy wasn't crazy enough, now some Christianist wingnuts think they have found proof that Jesus warned us... in Aramaic... that Obama was would be the Anti-Christ...

Lordy. Baw Maw ? Bamah? OUR--ANOS? What are we talking about here?

And why do so many Americans want to believe it?

The words are in the verses that he quoted. Check the Blue Letter Bible. Heights in Isaiah 14:14 is indeed Bamah. And, since the New Testament is in Greek, he is correct in stating that a Jewish person “under the inspiration of Isaiah” would say in Hebrew Baraq U’Bamah.

Remember, he is saying how they would say it in Hebrew, not in Greek.

Or how about this one?

Jesus told us to watch. I am productive in doing AND in watching.

Golly. Who knew that Jesus used to watch YouTube? That's SPOOKY.

You know if a Canadian came to me with that video I would suggest an anti-psychotic drug, or tell him or her to stop reading scary books like the Bible before they went to bed.

But if I was a patriotic American, I would report the nutbar to the Department of Homeland Security.

So he or she could be arrested, sent to Guantanamo,and forced to watch the Story of Suzie over and over again...

Just so they know that even Jesus was sometimes WRONG.

And because religion is getting so crazy eh?

Something has GOTTA be done....

Jack Layton Defends Canada's Medicare System...

By pointing out that not only is our beautiful system the only human way to go.

No care for life-threatening conditions, no choice, exorbitant costs, bureaucrat control, poor outcomes -- these are the bogeymen of the right-wing smear campaign. And like all bogeymen, once you look under the bed they don't exist.

But also, unlike the cruddy American system, it also makes good economic sense.

Costs are under control in Canada. We spend similar amounts on public care - around 7% of GDP. For that price, Canada covers everyone, the U.S. just one third of the population. In case you're worried Canada wastes money on bureaucracy, know that just 2.4% of our total costs go to administration compared to 7% of what your government spends. In end, Canadian care costs $2,500 less per capita - and covers everyone.

Good for Jack. For defending our country and trying to help the millions of poor Americans who are suffering in their healthcare JUNGLE.

And good for Paul Krugman for exposing more RepubliCon lies.

We don’t have a Medicare problem — we have a health care problem.

Poor Americans. Not only are they being KILLED by the private healthcare Mafia...and their political stooges.

They are getting ROBBED as well.

So when can we expect Stephen Harper to defend our country's reputation? By defending the medicare system he hates sooooooo much.

Don't hold your breath.

Because a pig is a pig. The Mafia is the Mafia.

And a Con is a Con....

The Garbage Strike That Didn't Eat Toronto

Well the Great Toronto Garbage Strike is finally over.

And despite all the screaming and wailing by right-wing ninnies we actually managed to survive. The Bubonic Plague didn't kill us before the Swine Flu does. And the rats didn't eat us.

In fact, the only real stench in the air was a lot of overheated anti-union rhetoric from a bunch of crabby whiners .....and their cheerleaders in our right-wing media.

Like living in Hell? Give me a break. Inconvenient maybe. But apart from having to haul our garbage to the dump by the dock on my bike, the only thing I really noticed was that my island was eerily quiet....

The ferries weren't working so the thousands of people who visit it every week didn't come.

The concessions were closed.

So you couldn't buy an expensive slice of pizza anywhere.

And so was this humble little amusement park.

Which was sad because 400 people...mostly students... work here every summer.

On the other hand I didn't mind having the nude beach practically to myself.

Because I'm shy about sharing that kind of beach.

Just like this little turtle...

Who took advantage of the peace and quiet to lay her eggs in broad daylight.

Which reminds me of the only really bad thing that happened during the strike.

My pet raccoon Rocket disappeared...and was last seen heading for the garbage dump raccoon restaurant.

To be honest, I don't really miss him that much eh?

But my dog is DEVASTATED.

Oh well. I'm just glad the strike is over.

Welcome back people.

Come home Rocket...

UPDATE: Some Con hacks on the City Council are trying to sabotage the deal. Which only goes to show you that no garbage is quite as stinky as a filthy ratty Con...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The EKOS Poll and Canada's Political Paralysis

I see that Dr Katy thinks she might have seen this Ekos poll twitch.

Liberals – 34.1 (+1.6)
Conservatives – 32.5 (-0.3)
NDP – 14.5 (-0.3)Bloc – 8.6 (+0.2)
Green – 10.4 (-1.1)

But all I can detect is total political PARALYSIS.

“The swine flu issue is reflective of the broader problem the opposition parties have, particularly the Liberals,” said EKOS President Frank Graves “While there is no affection or enthusiasm for the Harper government outside of its core base, there is also no burning sense of dissatisfaction.

That leads me to the following conclusions:

(1) If you add up just the NDP, Bloc, and Green support it totals 33.5 per cent which is more than the Cons. But because the centre-left is divided the Cons are free to degrade this country against the wishes of most Canadians. And until it learns to cooperate, or form coalitions, or one day unite, these evil alien Cons will ALWAYS have the advantage.

(2) If Canadians have no burning sense of dissatisfaction despite the appalling economic and moral failings of the Harper Cons, we obviously aren't getting our message out. Because the Cons have a horrible record. Stephen Harper's past and present behaviour is scary and BIZARRE. And we should be having a field day instead of playing Mr Nice Guy.

Oh sure I know we are better than them. But in a country like this one, a fragmented left playing Mr Nice Guy against a political thug like Stephen Harper, is just asking to be MUGGED.

And about as threatening as this guy....

Hoppity hoppity hop. BANG.

The only good news? Young Canadians don't trust Harper with their lives:

It is worth noting, however, that younger people, who are most vulnerable to the H1N1 virus, are also the least supportive of the government’s approach so far.

They believe in a better Canada than this corrupted, smug, and increasingly reactionary one.

So although this country is aging badly. And the left is going nowhere. Hoppity hoppity hop.

Hope still LIVES.


P.S. Wouldn't you know it? The bunny's name is Simon.


But at least this one BITES...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Elephant Man and the Harper Homophobes

I don't know why he keeps coming back like a nasty smell, but I'm happy to report that the ugly homophobe O'Neil Bryan a.k.a. Elephant Man has been CANCELLED. Again.

Controversial dancehall artist Elephant Man has been dropped from a headlining spot at a Caribana-linked event following complaints about homophobic lyrics in his music.

Lyrics like these:

"When you hear a lesbian getting raped/ It's not our fault ... Two women in bed/ That's two Sodomites who should be dead."

Or the ones where he calls for gays to be set on fire and their bodies stomped on:

Log on and step pon chi chi (queer) man/Dance wi a dance and a bun (burn) out a freaky (queer) man…/Step pon him like a old cloth...

Or shot in the head.

Battyman fi dead! Tek dem by surprise (Queers must be killed! Take them by surprise)

Get a shot inna yu head, inna mi big gun collide. (I am going to shoot you in the head, you are going to meet up with my big gun)

You know I'm looking forward to Caribana, because I love Caribbean music and culture. But what were they THINKING?

The more disturbing question however, is why does Stephen Harper's ReformCon government allow this sicko hatemonger to enter Canada over and over again? When they are well aware of his murder music.

"It is a criminal offence in Canada to advocate or promote the killing of members of identifiable groups based on color, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation with the intent to destroy that community....It is also an offence to publicly communicate statements which incite hatred or willfully promote hatred towards members of these groups."

The last Con Minister of Immigration to refuse to stop Elephant Man from spreading his hate was Diane Finley. Now the Minister of Immigration is Jason Kenney the Christianist wingnut who is always stopping people from entering Canada for no good reason. But won't stop someone who calls for gays and lesbians to be raped, murdered or set on fire.

So you figure it out. There's a stench of homophobia spreading across this country and it's not just Elephant Man.

But here's a thought. We've managed to cancel that stinky homophobe at least three times in the past two years.

In the name of Canada and human decency, isn't it about time we CANCELLED these bigot Cons?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Extra...Extra... Rubout in the PMO

Uh oh. There's been another rubout in the PMO. Everybody knew someone was going to be whacked for making Great Soprano Leader look like a raving idiot. But who knew it would be Kory?

And how did Dimitri get away with it ?

During the summit, Harper had to apologize after he publicly attacked his rival Michael Ignatieff for a comment the Liberal leader never made. One of Harper's senior assistants, Dimitri Soudas, stepped forward to take the blame for the misattribution and for misinforming his boss.

Or DID he? Has anyone seen him lately? Who knows if he isn't feeding the fishes Harper's piranha aquarium. Because with the political thugs in the Con PMO one NEVER really knows.

Although I prefer to think that they decided to keep Dimitri because as Harper's Quebec adviser, he probably came up with the idea of calling the Bloc pedophile supporters. So they could boost the separatists...and draw votes away from the Liberals.

Because that's the kind of twisted thinking Stephen Harper so admires. And in the Con jungle sharing Great Ugly Leader's warped vision is considered the highest form of respect. As well as of course, the ONLY way to survive.

Poor Kory. If only someone had warned him about that. If only he had listened to Adam.

If any proof was needed of the extent to which Stephen Harper's personality overwhelms everyone in his employ, the Teneycke experience helped provide it.

But he didn't. He tried to be a good fluffer. He tried to make his boss look like an Almost Nice Guy... which of course is IMPOSSIBLE.

So he only made himself look like an idiot....

And now he's gone. Probably to Paraguay where only Vic Toews, who was born there, can find him.

But don't worry. With sinister theocons and political thugs in the PMO, a power crazed leader who feels he gets no respect from anyone...except hopefully Dimitri. All those Liberal traitors and Bloc pedophile supporters.

And of course the big question: Who will be NEXT?

This story can only get BETTER...


P.S. I forgot to mention that Kory's little buddy, Corn Cob Bob, is absolutely DEVASTATED....

William Shatner Does Sarah Palin

Most people know Sarah Palin as the redneck from Wasilla. Who left Alaska in the lurch.

So she could become a professional tweeter.

But did you know she was a poet?

Gawd. Who knew she had talent?

Now go tweet that one tweetie.


When the Cons Go to School

I don't know if it's because they need to get them off the streets...or because they're so DUMB. But it seems the Cons are going back to skool one month early.

Federal Conservatives will gather in Ottawa Monday for training sessions as party officials prepare for the possibility of a fall election

Monday's meetings are mostly for campaign volunteers and staff, although candidates and current caucus members are also invited to attend. Those in attendance will learn how to deal with social media, fundraising, journalists and direct-mail

Lordy. Poor Ottawa. What's to become of our capital village? All those old white guys with cowboy hats. All those piggies in the bars. All those nasty nerds trying to make friends on facebook. The horror...the HORROR.

And since just about NOBODY is thinking of a fall election, what are they going to teach those Con oinkers anyway?

Iggy is a traitor? The Bloc loves pedophiles? Cancer isn't sexy? Sick people are NOT cold cuts? Who needs medical isotopes when dead people don't talk? Faggots are gay people until we get a majority? Women STILL have rights...for now?

Or will they just teach them that unemployment wouldn't be a problem. If the unemployed weren't too lazy to work?

And of course the Golden Rule. Obedience is a porky virtue. Never say or write anything before clearing it with the PMO. Great Geenyous Leader is never wrong...even when he is. And anybody who even doubts that, better get down on their knees and kiss his fat ass. Before he bites their heads off.

Golly.That IS a lot of things to learn. I wonder if those Con oinkers can handle it?

I wonder if between the squealing and the hee haws there will be any quiet time left. So that an old Con can lecture them on why it's not a good idea to sellout the country?

In the current circumstances, it is incumbent upon the government to exercise its leadership in seeking a resolution that is in the national interest, and that includes using all the tools at its disposal to ensure Nortel and RIM thoroughly explore all options.

Hmmmm. Somehow I doubt it. Because these wretched porkers aren't just dumbing down our country or shitting on it. They're selling it off from under OUR feet ....and their trotters.

Which reminds me. Will John Baird teach them how to scream during question period?

Or will he teach them how to DANCE?

Because SOMEBODY in that crowd of homophobic hee haws has GOTTA be the life of the party.

Oh boy. What more can I say except oinky boinky doodle?

Something tells me this Con Skool is going to be an epic FAIL.

But it should be really amusing...

The Little Girl and the Painted Donkey

Can it really have been more than six months since the horror of Gaza finally ended? When the bombs stopped falling. And the world promised to rebuild that shattered little enclave of misery.

But has so far failed to deliver.

In Gaza there is still no sign of the aid that was promised by the outside world.

In Jabaliya people are so desperate to salvage some respectability that they spend their days scavenging for broken bricks and metal, which they drag away on donkey-drawn carts.

So little Samar's dad can't even welcome her back.

"I miss my daughter terribly," he said. "I am desperate to see her again. But I don't want her to come back here - not to this. What can I offer her? She is much better where she is."

For what could he offer her but ruins, or despair....or a visit to a humble zoo to see the painted donkey?

The idea of a zoo creating a fake zebra sounds preposterous, but this is Gaza, which, after two years of an economic blockade, is renowned for recycling, repurposing, and smuggling just about anything that can't be imported legally. The zoo, in a way, represents all three of these coping mechanisms: a couple of house cats stand in for wild cats; the lion was drugged and smuggled through a tunnel from Egypt; and the zebra, as Berghat joked, was "locally made."

It's all so sad. How can this inhuman economic blockade continue? How can the world turn its back on that poor little place when so many are suffering? It's still such a big story, but now you only hear the little ones .

A crippled girl can't come home.

A painted donkey now lives in a cage.

Just like the people of Gaza...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Medicare Letter to the Americans

Since Stephen Harper refuses to defend our medicare system from the all-out attack by right-wingers in the United States. Which is also an attack on our Canadian values. The values he doesn't believe in.

And by so doing is not only insulting Canadians but also confusing Americans who need all the help they can get. I thought I'd write a short note to try to clear up things, and help them make the right choice:

Dear Neighbours

Since I live right next to you I couldn't help but notice there's been a lot of shouting and banging on the wall, about Obama's healthcare plan. And that the Republicans and the big greedy insurance companies are trying to make idiots out of you. By dumping on OUR medicare system.

Which is ridiculous eh? Because compared to yours our system is the BEST.

You our country when you get sick all you have to worry about is getting well. Because we believe all sick people have a right to be treated the pursuit of good health and happiness.

Sound familiar?

While in your country it's all about squeezing the sick for profits.

For Potter it was a dreadful realisation that healthcare in America had failed millions of poor, sick people and that he, and the industry he worked for, did not care about the human cost of their relentless search for profits. "It was over-powering. It was just more than I could possibly have imagined could be happening in America,"

"I worked as a senior executive at health insurance companies and I saw how they confuse their customers and dump the sick: all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors."

So in our country when you arrive at a hospital the first person who sees you is a doctor or a nurse. While in your country it's usually a clerk demanding to know how you are going to pay for your treatment. With cash, or a credit card, your house, or EVERYTHING you own?

Which can make you even SICKER eh?

And if you can't pay it's off to the Zimbabwe welfare hospital....or the cattle barn.

So when you see those ridiculous TV ads just remember those greedy grubbers are just trying to fool you so they can keep making money out of your MISERY.

Don't listen to that Canadian woman,Shona Holmes, who says in one of those ads she was going to die because she couldn't get an operation. When in fact she wasn't.

Just remember who is funding her challenge.

And who is paying for those crazy ads.

Rick Scott, a former hospital company chief executive, leads a group called Conservatives for Patients’ Rights. He was forced to resign as C.E.O. after his company defrauded the government through overbilling and is now spending his time trying to block meaningful health care reform by terrifying us with commercials of “real-life stories of the victims of government-run health care.”

Remember too....because this is REALLY important...that thanks to our "socialist" medicare system we live longer on average than you do.

And when it comes to those famous waiting times...well....why don't I let some other hosers tell you about them...

Yup. Those are real hosers. Always complaining about something.

Oh....and one more thing. And this is why I find your ugly squabble so RIDICULOUS.

Even if Obama does manage to improve your healthcare system, it STILL won't be as good as ours.

Sorry. Only in Canada eh?

Good luck. Your proud to be a Canadian friend.



P.S. If our RepubliCon Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a commercial attacking medicare. Because he spent FIFTEEN years trying to destroy it, and he hates it sooooooooo much.

Don't listen to him either....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Is Stephen Harper Trying to Boost the Bloc?

Uh oh. Forget the Coalition, and how Stephen Harper accused it of delivering the country into the hand of the separatists. And called the Liberals and the NDP traitors for collaborating with the Bloc.

It seems that Great Economist Strategist Medici Leader has changed his mind. And is now planning to BOOST the help the Bloc block Iggy in Quebec. By giving Quebec the finger.

Now it seems the Tories have opted for a scorched-earth policy. If they're going to lose in Quebec, they're going to go down like Sonny Corleone at the toll gate in The Godfather.

I hate to be the one to break it to the federal Tories, but Quebecers -- in spite of their Catholic roots -- like their gays. This latest move will merely hammer home the impression that the Conservatives not only fail to appreciate the province's unique character, they are hostile to it.

And by accusing the Bloc of supporting PEDOPHILES...

Having lost Quebec, the federal Conservatives' strategy necessarily becomes keeping seats out of the hands of Liberals. In this, they may actually have already shown uncharacteristic deft.

A few weeks ago, the party distributed mailings in Bloc Quebecois ridings accusing the party of supporting pedophiles because its MPs voted against mandatory minimum prison sentences for sex offenders. It's such an operatically over-the-top assault that it can only bolster the Bloc's appeal to voters.

Oh boy. If I didn't live in Great MediciCorleone Leader's Con Canada, and I didn't know what a deranged partisan lout he is, and that when it comes to disgusting tactics these Cons are capable of ANYTHING, I would laugh at the idea that they would deliberately do something so ridiculous and revolting.

But with these political thugs in power, you just never know.

Which reminds me when we last left the Harpo monster he was undergoing repairs in the ReformCon laboratory...where they were desperately trying to turn him into Mr Almost Nice Guy. Again.

Well I'm happy to report that even after diddling with his damaged circuits. And pulling his head out of his asshole.

It's STILL not working...

Thank goodness for small mercies.

Have a great weekend everybody.

Try to remember it may be a horror show today. But with a little luck...or lightning...the monster and his nasty bigots will be beaten.

And we will have a brighter tomorrow...

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Great Israeli Palestinian Soccer Game

A few weeks ago this ad for an Israeli mobile phone company went down like a lead balloon.

Or in this case a lead soccer ball...

Or a stun grenade.

The commercial’s tagline, “what, after all, do we all want? To have a little fun,” only serves to make this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea even worse.

Back to the drawing board with you, Cellcom. And no more associating the word “fun” with the plight of millions.

So now there's another version of the ad...

Hmmmm.... I think I like the second ad better because it's more REALISTIC.

But I have to admit that I don't hate the first one as much as most of my friends. Oh sure I hate the occupation, that big ugly wall and the suffering it inflicts on Palestinians.

But you see I also LOVE soccer, just like I love both sides in that neverending horror show. So to see them kicking soccer balls at each other, rather than killing each other, strikes me as a teeny step in the right direction.

And besides....I've always had this CRAZY dream.

The Israeli Palestinian All Stars are playing the Rest of the World All Stars in this humungous soccer game. I'm playing for the Rest of the World All naturally. And I score the WINNING goal !!!!!

Into my own net. Just to make sure THEY win.

Because they both really need it eh?

Oh sure it's just a dream. Too bad about that ugly wall.

That's what soccer does to me...


h/t The Daily Dish

The Recession and the Baby Wolf

You know I used to think the Bank of Canada's sunny forecast that the recession is over...

"We are on track for the recovery both in Canada and globally," Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney told reporters.

While the high dollar rips the last remaining spasms of life out of our battered manufacturing sector. Cripples our exports. And KILLS our tourist industry.

"However, the higher Canadian dollar, as well as ongoing restructuring in key industrial sectors, is significantly moderating the pace of overall growth."

Was as absurd as the idea of a man teaching a wolf how to HOWL.

But I was wrong eh?


So I guess ANYTHING is possible....


P.S. When my dog heard the baby wolf howl, he ran across the room, grabbed his cloth bunny, and hid it.

After listening to Mark "Sunshine" Carney I suggest we all do the same....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why Stephen Harper Doesn't Defend Medicare

As the right-wing in the U.S. continues its all out assault on Canada's medicare system, a lot of Canadians are wondering why Stephen Harper won't defend it.

"Canada’s single-payer system and our country’s reputation are under attack in America from a multi-million dollar tidal wave of special-interest propaganda and scare tactics."

"Our health care system is being used as a political pawn in the U.S. and you have an obligation as our prime minister to set the record straight and prevent the “swift-boating” of our reputation and health system."

Instead of leaving it up to the Liberals, the NDP, and some Americans..

No Canadian goes bankrupt because of medical bills.

Across the border, 62 percent of the near-record number of bankruptcy filings are at least partly because of health-care costs. Some 46 million have no insurance; millions more are underinsured.

"I asked my friend how he's going to pay his $110,000 hospital bill, and he has no idea... They'll probably turn it over to a collection agency and harass him for the rest of his life."

Viva Amerika.

You know it's absolutely laughable that any American should attack our beautiful, human, medicare system when there are more uninsured people in the U.S. than we have citizens. And so many Americans live in FEAR of getting ill...just because they can't afford the world's richest Banana Republic.

But since these corrupt crazies are attacking it, why isn't Stephen Harper defending it, like he recently defended our dirty oil industry?

And the answer is simple: Great American Leader is a former President of the National Citizens Coalition, the secretive ultra right-wing lobby group that was formed to FIGHT medicare.

They supported him from the beginning of his political career. When he was the NCC's VP he called for the Canada Health Act to be SCRAPPED. He worked for them longer than he has been Prime Minister.

So as they told that tuna in that commercial...Charlie, Stephen Harper doesn't want to defend medicare, he wants to DESTROY IT.

The good news? Healthcare is back at the top of the issues that Canadians really care about. If the opposition is able to portray Stephen Harper as Great Medicare Destroyer, a STOOGE of the NCC, and a Canadian leader too weak to stand up to the Americans, I think it could really hurt him.

As for me NOTHING makes me prouder to be a Canadian than living in a country where even if you're a poor person you will be given the same treatment as everyone else, you don't need a credit card just a medicare one, and all you have to worry about is getting better.

Because that's OUR Canada. And if Stephen Harper won't defend it, because he doesn't want to offend his buddies at the NCC...or his fellow RepubliCons in the U.S. And he hates Canada's wonderfully civilized medicare system sooooooo much.

I think we've got ourselves a healing issue, that we can use like a help KILL the Cons in the next election.

Wow. Isn't that awesome? I feel better already...

What it Feels Like to Have the Swine Flu

Even as the Swine Flu spread faster than any pandemic ever has. And the ominous news kept on multiplying.

Or not multiplying enough.

It may take substantially longer to make the full amounts of swine flu vaccine countries have contracted to buy because efforts to improve the yield of the vaccine seed strains aren't bearing fruit, experts say.

The Swine Flu didn't scare me.

I figured that even if I did get it, the piggy bug would be just like any other flu. A good excuse to call in sick...and feel GOOD about it.

But that was until I read this story.

What’s a little dizziness compared with the thumping pain of a headache that made even the softest pillow feel like a rough stone; or a bit of ear-fuzz after a throat so inflamed that swallowing water felt like imbibing shards of glass?

By teatime, as I sat watching Dumbo with the children, I realised that I couldn’t really lift my head. Shooting pains were assailing my arms and chest, and the muscles in my legs were joining in. And I was hot, really hot. Except actually I was cold, really cold. Brrr, shivery cold. Or was I hot? I had absolutely no idea.

If I closed my eyes, I could definitely see pink elephants, though. Dancing ones, with psychedelic trombones . . .

Oh no. Not thumping pain, shards of glass, and psychedelic TROMBONES. Now I'm terrified.

I'm writing my will. Instructing my doctors to hit me with all the painkillers ...or smack they got.

Trying to decide what's scarier....dying a horrible death...or being paralysed?

A fully licensed vaccine against human swine flu may not be ready until the end of the year, months after a second wave of flu is expected to hit Canada in the fall...

That would leave Canada and other nations to decide whether to invoke emergency measures and vaccinate people with only limited information about safety and dosing.

And of course trying to figure out whether I'd look like a genius or an IDIOT.

If I went to the movies dressed like this...

You know I can't shake the feeling that this piggy bug story is going to get bigger and bigger until it EATS all the others. Including any plans for a fall election. And maybe even the Olympics.

Damn. Who knew life could be so dangerous eh?

Enjoy it while you can...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Harpo Monster and the Gay People

Well I see they took Great Ugly Leader into the Con repair laboratory after his shocking host heist, and his disastrous and embarrassing European Tour.

The idea was to make the Harpo monster more human-like, less inclined to crazy outbursts, and to try to suppress his natural instincts to tear his opponents apart and EAT them. Or roll on the ground and bite the media ....or the carpet.

So they could repackage him as Mr Almost Nice Guy. Again. And try to fool more idiot Canadians into giving him a majority.

The good news? They found the host.

The bad news? They couldn't remove the homophobia.

"To be told that there is no money, when there is. They have $100 million put aside; they chose not to give to Divers/Cité. The reasons … we don’t know. Is it we're gay? Is it we're Montrealers? We’re Québécois?

Because the sinister theocons in the PMO wouldn't allow it. Their rabid base hates gay people, the arts, AND Quebec. So they get triple Con Krazy points for this one.

But at least now these Harperites can't hide their homophobia anymore. They can't conceal that this Reform government is being controlled by SoCons. And that it is openly discriminating against gay people.

And the BEST news? Once the MSM, like a lot of Canadians, used to dismiss the SoCon Menace. Or not take it seriously.

Now they can't ignore it.

And that can only hurt the Cons...and Great Hatemonger Leader.

Hello no longer Hidden Agenda.

Campaign Life Coalition's Mary Ellen Douglas said she is pleased with the government's decision in this case. "I think it's good news that the Conservative government has taken a stand against funding the Montreal festival...It appears that the portfolio is now in more experienced hands," she said.

Bye bye Diane Ablonczy. Bye Bye majority.Thank you gay people !!!

You're welcome eh? Homophobes are annoying, but like some idiots they can be USEFUL.

Now let's defeat these miserable bigot Cons.

Before the monster EATS our country....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Homophobic Zombies of Jamaica. Again.

This is what homophobic violence can look like in Jamaica.

A group of men kicked him and slashed him with knives for being a "batty boy" — a slang term for gay men — after he left a party before dawn in October 2006. They sliced his throat, torso, and back, hissed anti-gay epithets, and left him for dead on a Kingston corner.

Where you can't count on the police because they are no better than the bashers.

Sherman, meanwhile, is simply trying to move on with his life. But he said he will always remember how, after his attack, patrolmen roughly lifted his bloodied body out of their squad car when a man admonished them for aiding a "batty boy." A woman shamed them into driving him to a hospital; they stuffed him in the car's trunk.

And if you're a lesbian it's OK to rape you.

In 1996, when she was 20, Chin came out as lesbian on the Kingston UWI campus. She said she was ostracized by her peers, and one day was herded into a campus bathroom by a group of male students, who ripped off her clothes and sexually assaulted her.

"They told me what God wanted from me, that God made women to enjoy sex with men."

So all gay people must live in fear.

"I'm living in fear on a day-to-day basis," he said softly during a recent interview in Kingston. "In the community where my ex-lover was killed, people will say to me when I'm passing on the street, they will make remarks like 'boom-boom-boom' or 'batty boy fi dead.' I don't feel free walking on the streets."

In a country thousands of Canadians visit every year. Soaking up the sun and the cheap rum, while gay people are being attacked and murdered.

And nobody says or does anything to stop it. Especially not Stephen Harper's Cons, whose rabid base hates gays as much as those homophobic zombies do.

Who are so crazed with hatred they are killing themselves with their own poison.

The dread of homosexuality is so all-encompassing that many Jamaican men refuse to get digital rectal examinations for prostate cancer, even those whose disease is advanced, said Dr. Trevor Tulloch of St. Andrews Hospital.

"Because it is a homophobic society, there's such a fear of the sexual implications of having the exam that men won't seek out help," said Tulloch, adding Jamaica has a soaring rate of prostate cancer because men won't be screened.

Help save the poor gays of Jamaica from this madness. Help give the homophobes the finger.

Tell their evil government to stop the HATE.

BOYCOTT that bigot country...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Afghanistan: A Dead Soldier's Letter to his Mum

As five more NATO soldiers die in Afghanistan, in what is already the bloodiest month. And we prepare to bury another of our own.

A young British soldier writes to his Mum to tell her why he died.

Hello its me, this is gonna be hard for you to read but I write this knowing every time you thinks shits got to much for you to handle (so don't cry on it MUM!!) you can read this and hopefully it will help you all get through.

For a start SHIT I got hit!! Now Iv got that out the way I can say the things Iv hopefully made clear, or if I havent this should clear it all up for me. My hole life you'v all been there for me through thick and thin bit like a wedding through good and bad. Without you I believe I wouldn't have made it as far as I have. I died doing what I was born to do I was happy and felt great about myself although the army was sadly the ending of me it was also the making of me so please don't feel any hate toward it.

If I could have a wish in life it would to be able to say Iv gone and done things many would never try to do. And going to Afghan has fulfilled my dream ie my goal. Yes I am young wich as a parent must brake you heart but you must all somehow find the strength that I found to do something no matter how big the challenge.

Mum, where do I start with you!! For a start your perfect, your smell, your hugs, the way your life was dedicated to us boys and especially the way you cared each and every step us boys took. I love you, you were the reason I made it as far as I did you were the reason I was loved more than any child I no and that made me feel special.

A medic once told me that most young soldiers die crying for their mothers.

Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice. His parents say they are proud of him, and they still support the mission.

But ten years from now I wonder what they'll think. They'll always be proud of him of course.

But will they believe then what so many in Britain...but not Canada...believe today?

He was just another humble squaddie who died for nothing.

In a war that couldn't be won...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Stephen Harper: Mad Emperor or Canada's Palin?

As you know I've long considered Stephen Harper to be Canada's Great Mad Emperor.

Not just because of his deeply disturbing authoritarian tendencies. Or the fact that despite his bizarre and embarrassing behaviour almost nobody dares tell him that he isn't wearing any pants.

But also because when the going gets tough he retreats into a fantasy world.

After doing his sums, the Prime Minister, who doubles as chief faux economist, forecasts only blue skies, even if they arrive later than first promised. Forget the damage to the manufacturing sector, threatened federal revenues and the staggering debt of its sustaining trading partner, Canada will surge from bust to boom and back to surplus with no structural deficit.

Much to Harper's annoyance, Parliament's independent budget officer Kevin Page, along with real McCoy economist Dale Orr, beg to differ. Infuriating the Prime Minister once again, Page's latest report predicts that come 2014, Ottawa's optimistic turnaround year, the federal government will still be $17 billion in the red. Supporting Page, Orr predicts it will take to 2019-20 to balance the books if Conservatives refuse, as Harper insists, to raise taxes or cut programs.

Realism wasn't central to Conservative strategy in the last election; it's apparently not what they have in mind for the next. Hoping voters will suspend their disbelief a second time, the ruling party is again dangling the prospect of a pain-free future.

And then there's the REALLY crazy part.

When he starts channeling Sarah Palin.

For Palin and her fan club it's about blacks and immigrants who take jobs from “real Americans,” looming socialism, the pinko mainstream media who pillory her, people who speak French and eat unprocessed cheese, and sometimes even the Wall Street geniuses who caused the economic meltdown.

It seems evident that some comparable resentment drives Stephen Harper, but in a very mysterious way. Last week's outburst from Italy against Michael Ignatieff is another good example of the almost uncontrollable partisanship to which Harper's devils drive him.

Why is Harper such a troubled man? Why are those who disagree with him enemies, not opponents? No one has a clue what's eating him deep down.

Gawd. I'm not sure I want to know. But how on earth did this incompetent, angry, Con weirdo ever become Prime Minister?

And how long will it be before Canadians understand that it really is time to check this Great Mad Emperor Loser into the insane asylum..... or the Fraser Institute.

Before he ruins our country. Or takes off his underpants.

And embarrasses us even further...


P.S. The latest Angus Reid poll shows that Harper is losing support as the leader best able to manage the economy. If we portray him as a madman who doesn't know what he is doing, I think we can help that process along.

Golly.That should be easy AND fun eh?


Friday, July 17, 2009

The Wingnut Screamers and the Gay Penguins.

Oh no. I see the absurd wingnut screamers at the Americans for Truth about Homosexuality are trying to take advantage of the sudden break up of the gay penguin sweethearts Harry and Pepper.

By claiming that if Harry could turn straight, so can gay people. Because you know THEY did. Yes really.....the screamers...the "ex-gays"....the weird homophobes who are more interested in gay sex than gay people.


Which is why I think I like this version better.

So this makes what of the whole argument about same-sex marriage for humans? Perhaps only a reminder that penguins do not seem as inclined to judge their peers' preferences as humans are.

Why I would like to wish this couple bonne chance.

GAY penguin couple Molly and Guido have become fathers. The all-male couple, inseparable since pairing up at the East London Aquarium over a year ago, have successfully incubated a neighbouring couple‘s egg and are now the proud dads of a two-week-old chick.

Have fun regurgitating at three in the morning. And watch out for those sneaky widows.

And why I'd also like to tell poor Pepper that if he's lonely he can always move to Edinburgh.

Lonely male penguins at Edinburgh Zoo are pairing off with each other - after running out of females to p-p-p-pick up.

Because six is a p-p-p-party. But seven !!!

Which reminds me I have an animal morality tale that's taking place right in my backyard.

It seems that the gay swans Georgeous and Honker have been causing a scandal down at the dock.

By cruising each other AND the tourists. Begging for crumbs.

*Gasp* Shame on them. What about Swan Pride?

Meanwhile Hunky, Honker's former "friend" who ran away with a long necked beauty named Henrietta, is working harder than he ever has.

That'll TEACH him eh? For that I fed him spinach all winter?

But hey aren't they BEAUTIFUL ?

Yup.The homophobe screamers can scream away all they like, but they'll ALWAYS be ridiculous. Because they don't understand that when it comes to love and companionship, whether it's people or penguins or swans or whatever.

There's always something or someone for EVERYONE.

Gawd. How many times do I have to run this song?

Have a great weekend everyone !!!

Sex and the Harper SoCons

You know I couldn't wait to link this picture of Mrs Harper hiding her provocative female sexuality from the eunuch eyes of the Pope.

To this story.

And join in the general condemnation.

But I have used that Munster photo before. And first I want everyone to know that I think Le Regroupement des femmes de la région de Matane has got a bit of a bad rap.

You see while the Conservative communique says this:

This project aims to promote equitable, non-violent behaviour in the romantic relationships of adolescents by targeting the hypersexualization of girls as a ROOT CAUSE of dating violence.

The Regroupement's website says this:

Il n’y a pas de doute que la sexualisation précoce des filles est une conséquence de l’hypersexualisation de notre société et que cette hypersexualisation est un FACTEUR CONTRIBUANT aux agressions sexuelles.

There is no doubt that the precocious sexualization of girls is a consequence of the hypersexualization of our society and that hypersexualization is a CONTRIBUTING FACTOR to sexual assaults.

Which I think makes a difference. Especially since this apparently excellent feminist group also makes it clear that it is working to teach young couples how to love each other as EQUALS. And that includes teaching boys not to treat girls like sex objects.

Which leaves me wondering are the Conservatives so incompetent they can't even translate French into English?

Or are they trying to impose their SoCon views on Canadians, to please their rabid religious base? Once more.

Gawd. That's a tough one. But you know what I think.

I hate that photo of the Pope and the Munsters, but I think I'll use it again.

And isn't it time we found out...

Who is REALLY running Canada?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Afghanistan: Canada's Forgotten War

Another dead Canadian soldier. Another Sébastien from my favourite regiment. Another Québécois who died for Canada.

In a country where so many hate them.

Another poll that shows that support for the war is slipping.

But doesn't mean anything because we're there until 2011 whether we like it or not. And for the troops we support, that's going to be a long time.

So much longer than the day or so of debate it took to extend their mission.

Another day in a war that Canadians would rather forget. And the media doesn't cover.

"...There is little reason to suspect that the Afghanistan mission is an especially heavy load on the Conservative government, since it has already agreed with the opposition Liberals to bring the mission to a close in 2011 and the debate has largely fallen out of the media discourse...”

So we get mushy platitudes,while others get a harder truth.

The current state-building project, at the heart of our policy, is justified in the most instrumental terms – not as an end in itself but as a means towards counter-terrorism.

US generals have spoken openly about wanting a combined Afghan army-police-security apparatus of 450,000 soldiers....

Such a force would cost $2 or $3 billion a year to maintain; the annual revenue of the Afghan government is just $600 million. We criticise developing countries for spending 30 per cent of their budget on defence; we are encouraging Afghanistan to spend 500 per cent of its budget.

The truth we'd rather avoid.

Oh well. Support our brave soldiers. Wish them luck because they are going to need it.

You know the motto on the badge of the Royal 22e Régiment is Je Me Souviens.

But when Canada's forgotten war is finally over.

What will we remember?