Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jason Kenney's War on Gay People

Well I have to hand it to the Con porker Jason Kenney. When Jesus or his Pope is ringing in his ears, and he smells the blood of gay people, he'll go after it like a truffle.

He says he wants to crack down on refugee fraud.

But who is he really going after?

The Conservative government's plan to speed refugee claims from countries deemed "safe" or "democratic" won't pass muster unless it takes into account that such groups as gays and lesbians still face persecution in many of those countries, the United Nation's top refugee official warned Thursday.

Because here's my question: Say a gay person from Jamaica applies for refugee status because in Jamaica gays and lesbians are raped, tortured or murdered.

“Roving mobs attacking innocent people and staining the streets with blood should shame the nation’s leaders,” “Gays and lesbians in Jamaica face violence at home, in public, even in a house of worship, and official silence encourages the spread of hate.”

Do you think Jason Kenney would consider Jamaica an unsafe country. Or would he consider it a model democracy? Where God's word RULES.


First he wrote gays and lesbians out of the Con Citizenship Guide to make sure that immigrants understood that homophobia is a Canadian value.

Then he appointed a homophobe to a refugee board.

To make sure that gay people didn't stand a chance of getting their application approved.

Now he is making sure that they can't escape their KILLERS.

Because for Kenney and his theocons their bloodthirsty religious views are more important than the lives of gay people. Or the lives of poor women to whom they would deny safe abortions.

Because Kenney's Pope says that would be EVIL.

And he should know eh?

Oh well.

At least now we know why those Cons didn't invite Sweden to that Arctic conference...

Silly Swedes. How could so few of them agree that being gay is "never justifiable?"

Don't they know if Jason Kenney heard about that he'd try to slap a visa requirement on them as well ?

For defying the will of God.

And Lord Harper....

OK I'm kidding about that one but I'm not kidding about this:

Stephen Harper and his evil religious fanatics are waging war on a group of Canadians just because of who they are. They are trying to turn our country into some kind of a quasi theocracy.

They're getting away with murder.

And they must be DEFEATED...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ricky Martin Comes Out

It's been a long time coming. It wasn't really a secret ... not for his gay brothers anyway. But José Enrique Martin Morales AKA Ricky Martin finally came out today.

Many people told me: "Ricky it's not important", "it's not worth it", "all the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse", "many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature". Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.

What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment. The word "happiness" takes on a new meaning for me as of today... I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.

I'm not a big fan of his music, unless I'm two tequilas over the line in a Mexican bar, and dancing on a table. Or doing a conga line with a group of seniors from Quebec.

And then I love it eh?

But I found his statement moving, and I'm always happy to see somebody come out, because I know it's not easy. Coming out in a macho latin culture must be really hard. And he didn't just have to worry about his family and friends not loving him anymore. He had to worry about his career.

And of course if he had come out at the age of twelve like I did he would have had to deal with high school...the discrimination, the insults, the vandalism, the violence. So he probably saved himself a lot of grief. Because homophobia HURTS.

But I can't help wondering what it must be like to have waited until he was almost forty to be himself...to be free. Because I can't imagine anything worse.

Oh well... at least he didn't wait until the age of eighty- one, like the Amazing Randi

The good news? It's never too late to come out. Never too late to set a good example for gay kids. Never too late be proud and FREE.

The Amazing Randi is going to discover how magical that feeling can be.

Ricky is going to be able to dance with whoever he wants to.

And yes.... I bet you knew I was going to say this eh?

It is a crazy life.

It is a vida loca...

Dr Shock and the Gay Prisoners

After reading this story.

I just have three questions.

One...how come they left out these shocking details?

Levin has worked in Canada for 15 years since leaving South Africa, where he was chief psychiatrist in the apartheid-era military and became notorious for using electric shocks to "cure" gay white conscripts.

The treatment consisted of strapping electrodes to the upper arm. Homosexual soldiers were shown pictures of a naked man and encouraged to fantasise, and then the power was ratcheted up.

Trudie Grobler, an intern psychologist on ward 22, saw a lesbian subjected to severe shocks.

"It was traumatic. I could not believe her body could handle it," she said later

Two... what was a man like that doing working with justice officials in Canada?

And at the University of Calgary no less. Ann Coulter would be so proud.

And three....if this is true:

After arriving in Canada in 1995 he managed to suppress public discussion of his past by threatening lawsuits against news organisations that attempted to explore it.

Was that really enough to stop them from reporting the allegations against him? Is that why the CBC left them out ?

Are the lives of gay people really worth that little?

And now it turns out that Dr Shock may be a closet queen. Like the Nazi Pope and all those others who get off torturing gay people.

The link couldn't be clearer. The homophobia more casual. Or the conclusion more brutal.

He could have chosen Paraguay. But he chose Alberta. And he was welcomed with open arms.

And then there's the really depressing thought.

If he was entering the country today, with Jason Kenney as Immigration Minister.

He'd be even more welcome...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour: When Politics is Fun

Today is Earth Hour and in our little gay house we'll be joining in the fun.

I know it's only a symbolic gesture, but when I see the lights going off around the world it still gives me goose bumps...

Because for one glorious moment people everywhere are just HUMANS. Instead of all the fancy names they call themselves.

And because I know that the day the people of the world unite to force our political leaders to do the right thing, we will save our beautiful planet.

Save ourselves and all the amazing but helpless creatures who also call it home.

Then there's the bonus parts. Exposing the Cons as pathetic losers.

Finding out that The Iceman uses extra toilet paper and flushes the toilet a lot. Thank goodness eh?

Or coming up with yet another reason not to buy the National Post.

Earth Hour is not designed to be scientific, rational, or even constructive. It is designed to inspire fear and assuage guilt.

Feel-good activities such as Earth Hour primarily appeal to three constituencies: the young, the idealistic and those who would prey on their ignorance

Because only a Con rag could turn idealism into a dirty word.

And then there's the issues with benefits part. Like not seeing seeing Sébastien for a whole week. And getting to party with him by candlelight.

After putting a little flashing light around the neck of this little black creature...

So my friends who will be partying making a statement with us, don't step on him in the dark.

Oh boy. What more could you want eh?

Hug the ones you love.

Make the Cons look like idiots, environmental criminals, and compulsive toilet flushers.

And then hug our beautiful planet...

Gosh. Politics should be this fun all the time.

Happy Earth Hour everyone !!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ann Coulter and the Calgary Rednecks

Well I see the Con hooker Ann Coulter has received a rapturous redneck reception in Calgary.

And since it's the Hate Capital of Canada she chose her targets carefully:

The closest she came to targeting any minorities was when she cracked three or four jokes about gay activists. At one point she criticized how gays compared their struggle to that of segregated blacks.

"You'd think there were ‘straights-only' water fountains," she said. "As if a gay male would ever drink non-bottled water."

And why am I not surprised?

"It's quite a country you have here," Coulter told Evan Solomon, host of Power & Politics, on CBC News Network on Thursday. "I'm more determined than ever to turn pretty much from Calgary through the west into the 51st state now. We got to save the good Canadians."

Answer: because Coulter and Calgary go together like shit and toilet paper. Alberta already is the 51st state.

And if she really annexed that one-party redneck province I would be so grateful, I'd buy her a rubber dicky ducky.

On the other hand this really bugs me.

Because all Francois Houle ever did was warn Coulter that this was Canada not Amerika. The organizers cancelled the University of Ottawa rally. And do these professors really believe that a university should be a place for hate speech ?

And while we're at it why aren't all these Free Speechers in our right wing media more exercised about what is happening to free speech thanks to our Con government?

It's always great fun to see conservatives getting all worked up about freedom of speech, as they did over the dust-up between Ann Coulter and the University of Ottawa...but you have to wonder if the right-siders are missing something – as in perhaps drumming up as much noise on their own government's record on freedom of speech. It's a record worth a look.

Instead of following Coulter around like groupies, and licking her like a pork chop.

And when will they ever learn that when you direct public insults at already marginalized groups it's not freedom of speech. It just adds fuel to the flames of bigotry and diminishes and endangers lives.

Marginalizing minorities not heroic or debating anything. It's cowardly, ugly, and EVIL. Which is why we the marginalized will not put up with it. And why I'm with him.

While the middle-aged wring their hands about the anti-Coulter protests, there's a lesson to be learned from the youth. The students at the University of Ottawa who put their boots to the ground in protest clearly and forcefully expressed their view that Coulter's racism, her homophobia, or her penchant for glib sound bites about how torture should be a televised spectator sport had no place on an enlightened, multicultural Canadian college campus in 2010--at least not on theirs, if anywhere in a civilized society.

They said No thanks. Take it back where you came from. It's not welcome here. It isn't that the students, or the university, were "afraid" of her right to free speech. They just weren't that into her.

So when a hatemongering RepubliCon hooker from Amerika comes to Canada to attack us. Like they attack gays and Muslims and all kinds of other people in her degenerated country.

And all these old white straight men in the media drool all over Annie and call her a victim.

And gang up on the decent and very Canadian Francois Houle.

I say the hooker can say what she wants ....or go play with her rubber dicky ducky.

But as for those yankee- licking Free Speech Screamers... If the hooker turns them on that much.

Why don't they give her a call?

But we are better than that. And more Canadian.

We think she's a skanky bigot.

And we will RESIST...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Liberals and My Friend Chipper

I wanted to write about how the Liberals were arriving in Montreal tonight, looking for some good ideas to do battle with the Harper Cons.

And how I was sure they could find some if they looked hard enough.

But then I read this.

“The big questions now,” said Graves “are can the Conservatives crack the increasingly stubborn 33 barrier and can the Liberals stop the bleeding before they descend back to Dion era support levels?”

And now I'm not too sure eh?

Because Dion had some good ideas and we all know what happened to him.

So I'm going to have to suggest that they climb The Mountain and ask my friend Chipper if he has any ideas.

You know Chipper the squirrel...

Because I consult with him regularly on Canadian politics. Even on his bad days he's smarter than Rex Murphy.

And even Chipper wouldn't have made such a mess of the maternal health and abortion debate.

Because when the dummy Dean Del Mastro outsmarts you.

And you can't count, you KNOW you're in trouble. I mean we all are.

Besides squirrels really are smarter than they appear.

And at least they know where they're going...

You know what I'm saying eh?

The Cons are circling the trees. Now would be the time for a good idea.

Defeat them, squish them, crush them like NUTS.

Before they destroy the forest...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Teabaggers Threaten Members of Congress

I knew the teabaggers were crazy and dangerous, I just didn't realize how dangerous.

House Democrats are concerned about their security due to increased threats since Sunday's vote to pass the health care bill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday.

Hoyer told a news conference that "a significant number, meaning over 10," had reported either threats, vandalism or other incidents.

But what do you expect when one out of four Republicans think Obama is the antichrist.

A new Harris poll found that 57 percent of Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim — 57 percent. 45 percent believe he was not born in the United States. 38 percent feel he’s, quote, “doing many of the things that Hitler did.” And 24 percent believe he may be the Antichrist.

And some think that's funny.

Meanwhile at the grave of Senator Edward Kennedy.

Ted Kennedy's youngest son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), visited on Monday morning and left a hand-written note that read: "Dad, the unfinished business is done."

And in Canada our RepubliCons, vote to deny poor women safe abortions, to satisfy their rabid base.

Celebrate by claiming it's raining frogs.

And believe that the wingnut bigot Ann Coulter has something to say to Canadians.

Oh boy, some unfinished business. So much still to be done.

If Teddy wasn't dead they'd be trying to kill him...

Anyone who thinks that this madness isn't spilling across the border.

Is dreaming in technicolour...

Ann Coulter and the Hungry Hole

Well I see there's a Big Debate going on about Ann Coulter's undignified retreat from Ottawa last night.

But not in my mind. As far as I'm concerned the students had every right to confront someone who attacks them or their friends. There is no evidence any of them were violent.

CTV's Daniele Hamamdjian said "a combination of overcapacity and utter disorganization" contributed to the collapse of the event.

"It was a disaster in terms of just organization, which is probably one of the reasons why it was cancelled,"

And besides having that ridiculous nerd Ezra Levant claim what happened was ugly and un-Canadian is almost as funny as this picture.

Because he's the stinky product of the bowels of Amerika. There's nothing quite as ugly as Ezra ugh-ly. And the whole thing sounds like a publicity stunt by the Pay Pal Mob.

I do however want to apologize to my readers for that Ann Coulter post I wrote the other night.

Because it really doesn't matter whether the fascist Con hooker is male or female. I shouldn't have mentioned that controversial issue. And I'm sorry about that.

In fact I'm sorry about a lot of things....especially after reading what she said about me and my brothers.

The conservative provocateur mocked gay men last night, saying there are two things they can’t do – “get married to each other” (they can in Canada and some American states) and “throw a baseball without looking like a girl.”

Because now I feel I should have been harder on her. And I mean HARD.

But what I notice about myself only on reflection, Ann Coulter seemed to recognize and respond to in an instant, like a puma recognizes an injured giselle. For Ann Coulter is a predator. A predator with a hungry asshole.

Because one good turn deserves another eh? Although I'll try to do better next time.

If there is a next time.


In the meantime, I want to try to make up for that original post, by explaining why that homophobic racist Con hooker says the evil things she does.

For money AND Satan.

By telling you this tragic scary bedtime story...

OK. Satan said it, I didn't.

But he should know eh?

Bye bye Annie Hitler Hooker. Have a safe trip back to Amerika or Alberta.

Facing backwards on a burro...or a camel.

And don't bother coming back...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Cons and the Day of Infamy

Well what can I say that others haven't said? Except that this is an absolute disgrace.

Liberal MP Bob Rae's motion concerning a maternal health initiative at this summer's G8 summit was nominally supported by all three opposition parties in the Commons, but was defeated 144-138 when a number of Liberal MPs failed to show up for the vote.

Three staunchly pro-life Liberals also voted with the Tories

A death sentence for poor women everywhere. An assault on Canadian values. And what makes it even worse is that it's a mix of evil and STUPIDITY.

But who can be surprised? When the Harper Cons have been raping the rights of women from the moment they came to office.

And the Liberals have been too weak and disorganized to hit them where it hurts. The silly stoopid clowns.

But I'm not going to dwell on that tonight, because I don't want to take my eyes off the real enemy.

And the lesson has never been clearer.

If we are going to defeat these Bush fascists we are going to have to do it ourselves. Like these Canadians did tonight.

By warning the skanky whore Ann Coulter that this is Canada not Amerika.

In America everybody wants to be black. The feminists want to be black, the illegal aliens want to be black, the gays want to be black," she said

"There are only two things gay men can't do. Number one, get married to each other. Number two, throw a baseball without looking like a girl."

And in Canada gays and feminists fight back. And we will RESIST.

Because now more than ever to resist is to be CANADIAN.

And this is now a WAR.

Think of a desperately poor woman dying in agony because she couldn't afford birth control or couldn't get a safe abortion. Think of her hungry children. Think of her pain and our SHAME.

Then defeat them, crush them, send them back to Amerika.

Before they destroy our country...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ann Coulter's Hooker Tour of Canada

Well I see the ridiculous RepubliCon hooker Ann Coulter is in Canada tonight. Flexing his her boyish buns and being provocative.

“By the time I leave Canada I expect them to repeal socialized medicine and kick out Quebec,” Coulter wrote in an e-mail Sunday to The Free Press.

Because that old hooker will say ANYTHING for money.

And I also see that the equally ridiculous Con bore Mark Steyn says Coulter is asking for it. And he's outraged. I mean OUTRAGED.

As I say, be polite but withering. He has after all explicitly threatened a visitor to Canada from a friendly country in a manner more suited to banana republic police chiefs.

And, if he insists his threats are not mere masturbatory posturing, tell him to contact Chief Commissar Jennifer Lynch, QC direct, and advise her that I'll be covering the hearing.


And I'm sure our own Speechy Weechy Warriors are OUTRAGED too. Because Coulter is such a good friend of Canada.

"They better hope the United States doesn't roll over one night and crush them," she said on Hannity & Colmes in 2004. "They're lucky they're allowed to be on the same continent as the United States."

And I bet those Cons would LOVE to roll over, have the RepubliCon hooker put on some pointy heels, and walk all over them.

As for yours truly... I think La Coulter should be allowed to make a fool out of himself herself. Because better a hooker than a martyr eh?

Besides it's always useful for the Cons to show us how AmeriCon they are.

And I'd give ANYTHING to see Kathy Shaidle show Coulter how much she admires him her.

And then if we don't like what he she says, we can tell him her what we think.

Or send the RepubliCon hooker a love letter.

Like Henry Rollins did...

Because after that what can you say eh?

Except that I know Cons in university tend to be ugly, dumb, horny and frustrated.

But this is OUTRAGEOUS !!!!!

Exposing the Porky Action Plan

As you know I don't think much of the Con's Porky Action Plan.

I find the stench overwhelming. I hate the way those porkers are trying to buy votes with OUR tax dollars.

A post-campaign evaluation of the publicity for the tax credit – mandatory for government advertising worth more than $1 million – submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency last December suggests creating positive feelings about the government was one of the goals.

"The campaign is intended to ... increase the number of Canadians who believe that the (government of Canada) is committed to delivering tax relief to individuals and families," said an executive summary of the evaluation conducted by polling company Ekos Research Associates for about $28,000.

And the way they're squirting it like pig manure on Con ridings and religious organizations.

Instead of creating new green jobs to give young Canadians a future.

So it drives me absolutely bonkers to be bombarded with all those crappy TV ads.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one...

Our only consolation? In the fall the auditor general is going to report on the way all those billions have been spent. It's going to be the biggest money scandal in Canadian history.

And I wouldn't be surprised if some of those porkers end up in prison...or the bacon factory.

Because that's where they belong...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stephen Harper and the Canadian Resistance

Ever since I was about twelve years old two of my favourite words have been RESIST and RESISTANCE.

The other boys had hockey or soccer stars as heroes, I had Nelson Mandela.

Back then I was fighting against bullies, and bigots, and sexist pigs, and those who would hurt poor people.

Now I find myself fighting against all of the above by refusing to submit to Stephen Harper's evil Cons.

So although I was a bit shocked to read this.

“For now, we’re members of a resistance movement,” Duceppe told the crowd. “But members of today’s resistance movement are tomorrow’s victors. Long live a sovereign Quebec!”

It's only because our side didn't think of it first. Because resistance means resisting any evil regime. The Cons may not be Nazis but they are fascists. And who wants to live in a country with ReformCon values?

A jungle of a country where ghastly Amerikan-style theocons violate the rights of women and gays, attack decent human rights organizations, defecate in our Parliament, cover up torture, torch the planet, throttle medicare, and destroy our social safety net.

Which is why I am glad I can still resist those bastard Cons, and still fight for my beautiful Canada. Because there is a new word for resistance. And it's called CRUSH.

It's a peaceful resistance. A democratic resistance. But it will come from the heart, because I'm sure of one thing; if Stephen Harper ever gets a majority this country WILL break up.

Because who wants to live in a country with ReformCon values?

So that's why I am happy to join C.R.U.S.H. or any other group that puts my beautiful battered Canada before partisan politics. Because our country and its values ARE worth fighting for.

And these hideous ReformCons ARE evil.

And also because you know how I like to end some a lot of posts by writing this eh?

Defeat them, CRUSH them, send them back to Alberta or Amerika where they belong.

Before they destroy our Canada.

Well now it will feel even BETTER...

The Teabaggers: When Ignorance is Dangerous

Well I see the teabaggers have invaded Washington, and are wandering around spitting at members of Congress and calling them faggots and niggers.

And what can I say eh? When I'm a Canadian fighting to stop the Con teabaggers from killing medicare in this country.

And this video just about says it all...

But since we live next to Amerika I feel like I HAVE to say something eh?

If these ignorant bigots win later today.

We need to get our army back from Assghanistan and tell them to guard our border.

Because these people are crazy and DANGEROUS...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stephen Harper and the Hard Right

For years I have warned about the Theocon Conspiracy, and how Stephen Harper was planning to change Canada beyond recognition.

But almost nobody I know believed me. Simon this is Canada eh? Not Amerika or Iran.

For years I hoped people wouldn't focus on individual acts of terror, like the destruction of Rights and Democracy, and Jason Kenney's decision to endanger gay lives. But would try to connect the dots.

Now Paul Wells has done a pretty good job of doing just that, and it's not a pretty picture.

Conservatives who vote on faith, family and criminal justice felt so left out by Brian Mulroney’s governments that millions of them fled to Reform and smaller groups like the Christian Heritage party. Now they are back, rubbing elbows with power, not always running the show but never ignored. They have not had so much good news from Ottawa in half a century.

Especially this part...

Because it is incremental, Harper’s social project is not close to being done. For next steps, many conservatives are turning to Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada’s Founding Values, a new book by Brian Lee Crowley, an economist and founder of the new Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

To caricature a complex argument, Crowley says the modern welfare state has overextended itself, is unsustainable, and causes more harm than good to institutions like the family. These trends will only get worse when an aging population sharply increases the cost of delivering most social programs. One size can no longer fit all. Social services will have to be narrowly aimed at those who need them most, and delivered only as long as recipients are willing to improve their behaviour by attending to their family, keeping or seeking a job, and so on. Government is no good at any of that and, in the opinion of most, shouldn’t try

Crowley’s book was published last autumn. It seems to have been barely one step ahead of the news. This month’s Throne Speech contained a single line saying the government “will look to innovative charities and forward-thinking private-sector companies to partner on new approaches to many social challenges

Meanwhile, the federal Liberals are still defending policies from five years ago, policies Harper has taken pains to ensure future federal governments won’t be able to afford, with his GST cuts and his massive cash transfers to the provinces. If the Liberals cannot begin to make a case for a return to larger, more activist—and more expensive—state-run social welfare, then Stephen Harper’s social conservative revolution will only accelerate.

So many Canadians were so blind they didn't understand why Harper is so cheerful about our ballooning deficits, when he used to foam at the mouth at the very idea.

Until he realized he could use a huge deficit to do what he always wanted to do; cut government to the bleeding bone. And force us into the clutches of his cruel religious fanatics.

Hey little poor person if you are hungry you will SING for your supper. Hey little girl if your uncle made you pregnant, you WILL bear his child. Or burn in hell.

Hey little gay boy if you want some shelter, you must let us cut the devil out of you ,and smear blood all over your face.

"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them."

Oh boy. So many Canadians said it couldn't happen here. Because this is Canada eh? Not Amerika. Now it's almost too late.

From the Book of Antonia.

From the Book of Simon and the sacred scrolls of the Monkey God.

"If you are going to defeat your enemies, first you must KNOW them."

Fight them, fight them, fight them.

Don't let them win...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Day Canadians Stood Up for Democracy

It was sunny and warm today. And I wasn't in the mood for serious blogging...as you may have noticed.

But how could I not write about this?

“The Prime Minister’s refusal to respect the will of Parliament is a serious abuse of power. He is not a king. He answers to the will of Parliament, not the reverse,” NDP MP Jack Harris said.

The day when the opposition joined forces and stood up for the House of the Canadian People.

And my Canada never looked better.

I don't know where this process will take us. And like Don Martin I believe it could trigger an election.

It’s now Parliament verses the Prime Minister in the battle for procedural supremacy. And Stephen Harper doesn’t back down when his will is under combined opposition attack.

But I don't agree that Harper is in such a strong position. I believe he is vulnerable if push comes to shove. And I do know that weakness will get us nowhere.

And that it's the right thing to do, even if it does trigger an election, because nothing is more important than defending our democratic system.

Or telling a Prime Minister he isn't a King or a President. This is Canada not Amerika...

And enough is ENOUGH.

Oh boy. Canadian politics is about to get a lot more interesting. I am full of hope again.

The opposition parties were magnificent.

And from where I was today my Canada never looked better...

Margaret Wente and the Blogging Idiots

Every year around this time I feel like quitting blogging. And I never understood why I always feel the animal urge to come back.

Until I read the bourgeois fool Margaret Wente.

And I realized it's because I'm a male, I'm an idiot, and I like to pee in the snow.

Perhaps you've noticed that most of the comments on these websites are not terribly sophisticated. They contain a large insult quotient, even when they come from people with advanced degrees. They remind me of nothing so much as a bunch of 12-year-olds holding peeing contests in the snow.

Not that there's anything wrong with that eh?

But all I can say is if she's going to write about blogging, shouldn't she do some research? So she can find out that men and women are equally represented.

Spare us from this sexist nonsense:

Men clearly have an urge to blog that women lack. Like extreme snowmobiling, the blogosphere is dominated by men. Not many women are interested enough in spitting out an opinion on current events every 20 minutes.

And ask more interesting questions....like why are bloggers getting older?

According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, blogging activity has dropped drastically among young adults in the United States....In December 2007, for instance, 28 percent of all 18-to-29-year-olds with an Internet connection kept some sort of blog. By the same time last year, that number hovered around 15 percent.

"Sites like Twitter are offering this other way to maintain a similar social connection, but without the concerted effort of a detailed, four-paragraph blog post..."

Or the questions I ask myself. Is a four-paragraph blog post really a concerted effort? Is Wente really an IDIOT?

These days, you don't even have to start a blog to get an audience. All you have to do is write “Margaret Wente is an idiot” and hit send. Instant gratification!

And who knew she's THAT famous?

Of course I'm an idiot too. But I do love blogging.

And since I also like to make videos. And the more videos I make the less I blog. Which thanks to the Manolo Lady, I now understand is bad for my manly manliness.

I welcome this development...

Or do I? Although I liked the Late for Work one a lot, and the blond guy at the bar...when he was drunk... I STILL can't decide.

Are we becoming smarter and more creative....or dumber and more violent?

Oh well. At least two things are for sure eh?

Whether you're male or female blogging is easier when it rains. Harder when it's sunny and WARM.

And after today, nobody can deny, that Margaret Wente is an IDIOT...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cruel Cons and the Sleeping Porker

How can you tell that Stephen Harper's Cons are a dangerous group of right-wing ideologues and Christianists?

Well for starters when Great Ugly Leader grins like a psychopath, while his trained seals defend their plans to go after the poorest women in the world.

In the Commons on Wednesday, International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda pointedly left birth control off the list of aid projects the government intended to support, saying that “saving lives” was more important than family planning.

As if family planning doesn't save lives.

As if this cruel and inhuman act won't shame us again in the eyes of the world.

And why? Just to satisfy their rabid base and the theocons in the PMO.

Like Jason Kenney...

Who seemed pretty relaxed today. I mean REALLY relaxed.

And why shouldn't he be? He believes the work of God is being done. Decent human rights organizations have been gutted. The gays have been bloodied.

Now it's time to punish the poor women of the world. Or throw kids in adult jails so they can be raped and tortured like the detainees in Afghanistan.

Or maybe he was just dreaming about how many personalized fortune cookies he could consume in one sitting.

The wretched Sleeping Beauty Porker.

But then neither did we. How could we in a land where monsters put their ideology before the lives of women and children and gay people? Even if it kills them.

And get away with it all the time.

The good news? These Cons are also killing themselves. Now the mask has fallen off, they can run but they can't hide. And nobody can deny the ugly truth.

A bunch of Amerikan-style religious fundamentalists are running our country.

And we WILL defeat them...

Stephen Harper and Marijuana Jesus

I didn't see Stephen Harper's YouTube performance tonight. But I did see the transcript.

And when I read what he said when he was asked about legalizing marijuana...

I think I’ve been very fortunate to live a drug-free life, and I don’t meet many people who’ve led a drug-free life who regret it. Met a lot of people who haven’t, who’ve regretted it. So this is something that we want to encourage obviously for our children, for everybody’s children. Now, I also want people to understand what we’re really talking about here when we’re talking about the drug trade. You know, when people say focus on violent crime instead of drugs, and yeah, you know, there’s lots of crimes a lot worse than, you know, casual use of marijuana. But when people are buying from the drug trade, they are not buying from their neighbour. They are buying from international cartels that are involved in unimaginable violence and intimidation and social disaster and catastrophe all across the world.

All I could say was holy shit didn't anyone ever tell that ridiculous nerd that Reefer Madness was NOT a serious documentary?

Or point out that he's making an argument FOR legalization.

And how come he forgot to mention that if you smoke he'll throw you in jail, and then you'll go to HELL?

Because isn't that what Marijuana Jesus told Jimmy Harper?

After Jimmy had a reefer...

Jesus Christ. Stephen Harper really is a dangerous fanatic.

Defeat him, smoke him up, give him a brownie.

Before he jails us all...


UPDATE: It's been brought to my attention that not all Christians believe in sending young Canadians to jail so they can be raped and tortured.

Like this group that likes to sing Jesus is My Friend.

But so is reefer...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

King Harper and Mr Amerika

As the opposition prepares to back down on the Afghan detainees issue, James Travers points out that if Stephen Harper had done what he is doing now, when tin pot dictators were KINGS.

He'd be in a lot of trouble.

Too often in politics, principle is the hapless victim of expediency. In the struggle to pry Afghanistan documents from Stephen Harper's grasp, principle never had a chance.

And that whether or not it is politically convenient there can surely be no more important issue.

The Iacobucci appointment carries other, more profound implications for this country's deconstructing democracy. Most significantly, it chips more from the cornerstone principle that the Prime Minister is accountable to Parliament.

Because it defines us as Canadians not Americans.

And of course I'd like to point out that it's working.

Because what that means is that despite all the hype and the photo-ops, the Cons lost ten points because of prorogation, and they can't crawl out from under its shadow.

And Stephen Harper may still have his head but it's pretty sore.

If Nanos is reflecting reality here, it not only gives Stephen Harper reason to avoid an election, but must have strategists head-scratching themselves to figure out a salvage strategy.

It could signal that the Liberal fixation on smearing the Prime Minister’s heavy-handed Parliament-snubbing character is an attack narrative that’s starting to stick, which would be bad news for the government

Which makes me think that if the opposition doesn't force the Afghan issue,it should still keep hammering away at the Cons by working into a wider narrative. And asking the following question:

What kind of man would cover up torture, act like a President, and try to turn us into Americans?

Answer: the same man who would wage a religious war on gays and lesbians, and try to score law and order points by beating up on juvenile offenders. Just like an Amerikan would.

Or the same man whose Con flunkies are already hinting at privatizing our medicare system.

"I would hope that any country looking at the Canadian system would make sure that they include in their system an element of competition," he said. "I think that makes a big difference in terms of controlling costs."

Because Stephen Harper spent 15 years trying to kill medicare, just like Republicans are trying to do in the United States.

Yup. I think I see a theme developing...

Stephen Harper likes to pose as Mr Canada. I say we turn him into Mr Amerika.

And hit him where it HURTS...

The Tiniest Human Rights Activist

Will Phillips is a 10-year-old boy from Arkansas who refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance until gays and lesbians get equal rights.

As he explained in this video...

On Saturday night that video received an award from GLAAD at a ceremony in New York.

And this is what Will had to say...

Not bad eh?

Let's hope he's not gay so he can dream of becoming President one day.

The present may be bleak for gay people...in the United States and Canada.

But with kids like that I wouldn't be surprised.

If the future is a lot BRIGHTER....