Wednesday, May 10, 2006

UK wants gitmo closed... I want the UK closed...

This is going to be a short one...

The UK wants Gitmo closed... And they want all the prisoners freed. Of course they do, they just let 1000 foreign convicts run free as opposed to being deported, and have provided asylum to airline hijackers.

My friends in the US, take whatever the UK has to say with a grain of salt. Terrorist salt.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

It's begun again

It seems I can't stop ranting wherever I go. And it's happened again... over here. What's worse is that it is an academic forum, and the only posts I've chosen to respond to make me very angry. In fact, it may come to fisticuffs because I have to see the guy in class...

So what do I do?

Do I stfu? Or do I continue to dispell lies and misinformation?

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Idiots on the Election Trail

While driving towards the University on November 30th, 2005, I found myself foaming at the mouth, windows rolled down, screaming at the driver in the gold Saturn on my right. No, I hadn’t just been cut off. I had just witnessed one of the greatest atrocities I had thought was a California only phenomenon. The equation of the Conservative leader to Hitler. Yes, the sign in the rear window, obstructing the view of the driver no doubt, read “Harper = Hitler”.

Well, if Harper is Hitler, then Martin is Mussolini, Layton is Ludendorff, and Duceppe is Drexler. Wow, Ad Hominem Abusive can be fun!

Before you are blinded by the fact that by being disgusted at the fact that equating Harper to Hitler means that I am a staunch Canadian conservative, I need to tell you that I am not. In fact, when the Canadian Reform Alliance Party was formed, I died a little inside. I was quite happy with my Fiscally Conservative, Socially Responsible conservatives under Joe Clark. Then again, there is no point crying over spilled milk. And don't you think for one minute I'm voting Liberal. Uch... Canadian Libertarian, maybe.

So what’s the real issue here? First and foremost, the equation of any modern day political candidate to arguably the most criminally evil person in modern history is despicable at best. Secondly, the use of Ad Hominem Abusive to communicate your political message is about as respectable as calling someone a “poopyhead” on the playground. Arguments should be based on fact, not the fact that you see someone as a genocidal maniac. Finally, we should all be ashamed that we have allowed the political climate to get to this level. When it has become socially acceptable to maliciously libel others, we are a sorry lot indeed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A Great Loss Indeed...

Ladies and Gentlemen, it was announced today that we have lost two fabulous women as we once knew them.

First, and most important, Australian Super Star Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. As I type this, I'm listening to her CD "Fever" - one of the few rediculously poppy CDs I own. Superficially, what saddens me is the loss of such a great cheast.

all the better to eat you with
All the better to eat you with, my dear...

Beyond that, cancer is teh sux. So, in conclusion, get well soon, Kylie. I need more good Euro-pop music soon. My supply is running short.

Secondly... Belinda you opportunistic bitch! You ran for the leadership of the Tories, and now you're dragging your (lack of) morals over to the (amoral) Liberals? For shame! You were the type of pragmatic Conservative we, the right/centerists needed. Now how am I supposed to deal with the Ranchers here in Alberta? I died a little in side when the Alliance and the Conservative parties joined - as the right/centerist party shifted far right - and this has only caused more strife.

When Cloning starts to work properly, I'm going to go fetch me Barry Goldwater and have him lead the Canadian Tories. Then, weather notwithstanding, Canada will truly be a paradise.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

The world is all fiddle faddle foo...

Case 1: Muslim Clerics denounce the lesser Satan, Osama Bin Laden.

Case 2: Idiocy is denounced.

Case 3: A man sets himself on fire... in Canada.

Case 4: Lloyd Axeworthy is a douche.

Case 1:
So what's odd about this? The clerics who are denouncing it are Spanish, and are referencing the Madrid train bombing of a year ago. Could it be that the greater Muslim world is sick to death of the atrocities that Muslim extremists are capable of? Sound off, sons of Esaw. Let the world know that you just want peace. Prove to the greater world that Islam is a religion of peace.

Case 2:
So what's odd about this? In light of President Bush's latest initiative to have people stop flooding the court systems with frivolous cases, nothing. In fact, this judge is to be applauded. Maybe this will be the turning point where lawsuits that seem to award idiocy are curbed. But then again, maybe I'm a dreamer.

Case 3:
So what's odd about this? Well, the last time a Vietnamese man set himself ablaze was during the Vienam war... and he was a monk protesting the North Vietnamese's rule. What's even odder about this is that this occured during a Farmer's Protest to the Canadian Liberal government. If this guy hadn't set himself ablaze, I'm sure we'd know what the farmers were protesting about... but sparky just had to ruin it for everyone.

Case 4:
So What's odd about this? Lloyd Axeworthy called the US a one-party state. Canada, my dear friends, has seen a Liberal government every election since the late 70's. So while we may see different parties caucusing for governmental positions, we don't see other parties elected. Gotta love the First Past The Post system. Oh, just in case you missed the point, the US has had Democrats and Republican in government at the same time... just FYI.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

On Hockey

"You said you didn't give a f**k about hockey, and I never saw someone say that before."
- The Tragically Hip, "Fireworks"

Yesterday, shortly after 13:00, the Hockey season was officially cancelled. The owners and players were unable to reach an agreement - which was expected. And I'm sure everyone already knows everything there is to know about this issue, which is a whole lot more than I know.

What I do know, that you probably don't, is that I don't like professional sports. I think they are on par with the WWE and that they serve little purpose, save a reason to promote drunkeness. I understand that a lot of people consider them institutions, but I personally recognize it as a passing fad. Yes, I do understand that approximately 90% of North Americans are conventionalists, so they need to act with the group. But, there are still some 10% that do not need Hockey to continue on with their day to day lives. Hell, I'm just happy with the smack on my nose telling me I'm wrong, and the cookie telling me I've done good.

Before the end of last season, when the strike was imminent, I emoted to a friend that if this season didn't come back, the NHL would never come back. What could be better for a post-conventionalist, such as myself?

You see, it's not as cut and dry as I've recently realized. The Professional Sports industry employs more than the underworked, overpaid, play-whores and their "agents". I have to admit that a large amount of staff are needed to ensure that these events are successful. There is management of the arenas whom will take the largest hit. With no events, and therefore no staff at these events, management's purpose slowly becomes nullified.

Mr. Dick Haskayne once stated that the Enron management should be thrown in jail for upsetting "capitalism in it's purest form for the rest of us." I feel the same way about the hockey play-whores. Their salary is the only thing that sets them apart from the rest of us drunken slobs. Now, without their salary, the only thing that sets them apart is the public's acknowledgement as to level of idiocy that swims around in the gene pool.

What is left for Canada, if professional hockey goes the way of the DoDo? A former institution, baseball, has become as relevant as the Democrats. It's there, but it's only something people do when they are drinking heavily. We could all attend a lacross game, if not to see girls in skirts. And what of Football? Well, Football can stay. Basketball? Not in Canada. And last, and most certainly not least, Soccer has yet to become prevalent beyond high school girls.

Now, then, let's get off hockey.

And on to Dan Rather! I love that unbiased guy who is so not partisan.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Whoop! There it is!

It is done. Now then, let us get down.

Also, like South Park making fun of AIDS, a radio show was cancelled because they were making fun of the Tsunami victims. You see, the problem is that they didn't wait 22.3 years. That's right, it takes 22.3 years for something tragic to become funny. So what happened in the latter half of 1982 that is now funny?

  • First Blood was released. But that wasn't that funny

  • The first lethal injection in the US is done. That's not as funny as the electic chair, though.

  • The UN passed a resolution condemning the Soviets from invading Afghanistan. It was pretty funny because the Soviets thought that they were going on a nice Arabian adventure. Unfortunately, US foreign policy stated back then that the Mujahideen were the good guys. What an explosive good time!

  • 9 die from taking Tylenol. Tylenol laced with Potassium Cyanide. Not exactly chocolate covered almonds, but tasty nonetheless.

And that's what I thought was funny. Oh yeah, and my conception began.