Sunday, October 30, 2005

Sunday Short Cuts:
Kill Saddamn, Damnit; Those Damn Albertans; Liberals Can SMBFMFD; Iran Luvz Da Damjooz; And A Whole Lotta Luvvin...

Weekends are usually made for taking it easy. But as usual, the world hardly stops, and the past few weeks have been insane-crazy-fugazi for Yours Trooly.

So allow me to make some short rants...

  1. Saddam Hussein is currently in front of the judge, pleading his case and buying so much time it would make OJ Simpson look like a slacker. Too bad Johnnie Cochrane is no longer around to defend his sorry hide. Even worse, the Toronto Sun's Peter Worthington would like to see his head on a platter.
    And so he goes...

    The trial is the easiest case to prosecute -- the deliberate, calculated murder of more than 140 people in the Shia village of Dujail in 1982, in response to a botched assassination attempt against the visiting Saddam.
    The village was bulldozed into the ground, and kinfolk of those murdered imprisoned and hounded for years.
    What should happen (but won't) is that if Saddam is found guilty (almost a certainty) he should be sentenced to death and executed forthwith.
    Not a nice thing to say. But even if the court showed some mercy, there are millions of his fellow Iraqis who would like to do unto him what mercenary minutemen bandit-insurgent terrorists have been doing unto unfortunate foreign infidel-devil hostages in the past, only with duller, rustier butter knives.
    So let Amnesty International complain about this poor wretch's predicament; they should've realised that he, and nobody else, has brought this onto himself.

  2. Remember the $40,000,000 (Cdn.) Lotto 6/49 jackpot?
    Somebody won it.
    In Alberta.
    You know... Canada's richest province at the moment.
    And when those fateful numbers were drawn, because almost every human being living in the Dominion bought scores of tickets, the pot ballooned to a honkin' huge $54,294,724 (Cdn.) / $46,115,371.34 (US) / 38,265,051.85€.
    As for that "somebody", it turned out to be a lottery pool of 17 employees at a plant in Sedgewick. Each member got $3.17 million for a small quick-pick investment.
    Tax-free, by the way.
    So I'd like to congratulate these lucky prairie rats on the winfall.
    Don't spend it all in one shot, eh?

  3. God - those damn libertine Liberals that keep getting re-elected every time are getting on my nerves.
    They neglected our miltary, softened our criminal justice system to the point where prisoners live in better luxury than some of the victims (that, and the right to vote, too), spending money wherever and whenever they can not so much as to improve the quality of Canadian life but to buy more votes, supporting outright moonbatty causes, ignoring terrorist threats pre- and post-9/11...
    But the sorest of sore spots - aside from the major cock-up leading to the 1970 October Crisis, but let's not get ahead of ourselves - is still the Québec Sponsorship Scandal, a.k.a. AdScam. Prime Time Crime has a collection of timelines, facts, rants and articles of the pork-barrelling and money-laundering that was going on in the guise of promoting Canadian unity in pas exactement belle province.
    Sadly, if it weren't for the smug, ignorant, imbecilic complacency of then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien during the 1995 Québec Referendum, we wouldn't be in such a predicament now, would we, eh? (See also the CBC rundown of the event.)
    And now the self-proclaimed saviours of Canadian unity are facing new problems that have arised from the Gomery Inquiry and the scandal that has spawned it in the form of a resurgent Québec sovreignty debate. The following editorial in the Toronto Sun puts this situation in perspective...
    ...10 years ago the "No" side defeated the "Yes" side by a margin of 50.6% to 49.4%. Meanwhile, a Strategic Counsel poll released last week showed if the same question was asked in Quebec today, 48% would vote "Yes" compared to 47% voting "No," with 5% undecided.
    So how can the Liberals possibly claim to be the only party that can keep Canada united, when it's their own actions that keep tearing us apart?
    Sadly, the Liberal legacy of being everything to everyone everytime is starting to bite the party in the collective crotch. Sadly, all the other parties in Canada might fall into the same backscratch trap were they in positions to govern. A sad state of affairs when you're in a parliamentary nation.
    And, alas, when you have a party that has influenced the country and its people for the latter part of the 20th century and the first few years of this one, people will still re-elect the Liberals mainly because although the opposition leaders have massive cases against the monolith, they are bereft of fire and inspiration. And the electorate that are weaned on the milk of Grit largesse will need more than polite rhetoric to sway their votes the other way.
    Lotsa luck in the next Federal Election.

  4. Iran... land of rugs, Sheherazade, oil and caviar.
    And mullahs by the truckload.

    And the normally classy and world-savvy Iranis know better than to let a bunch of theocratic bozos ruin their fun, especially since now their doing a little bit of experimentation on a version of the "big-bang theory" - big-news in the Conservative blogsphere, but old hat to those in the know.
    And now their fundamentalist funda-mental-case president has decided to give props to the Israelis for being... well, Israelis.
    It went like this...
    We must see what the real story of Palestine is. Is the conflict in Palestine a war between some Jews on the one side and Muslims and non-Jews on the other side? Is it a war between the Jews and other faiths? Is it the war of one country with other countries? Is it the war of one country with the Arab world? Is the conflict only over the limited lands of Palestine? I think the answer to all these questions is negative.
    The creation of the regime occupying Al-Qods (Jerusalem) was a heavy move by the globally dominant system and Global Arrogance against the Islamic world. There is a historic battle going on between the Oppressor World and the Islamic world and the roots of this conflict goes back hundreds of years.
    [...] The occupying state (Israel) is the bridgehead of the Oppressor World in the heart of the Islamic world. They have built a base to expand their domination to the entire Islamic world. There is no other raison d’etre for this entity without this objective.
    [...] Our dear Imam (the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - Y2D) ordered that the occupying regime in Al-Qods be wiped off the face of the earth. This was a very wise statement. The issue of Palestine is not one on which we could make a piecemeal compromise… This would mean our defeat. Anyone who would recognize this state [Israel] has put his signature under the defeat of the Islamic world.
    In his struggle against the World Arrogance, our dear Imam targeted the central and command base of the enemy, namely the occupying regime in Al-Qods. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in dear Palestine and which we witness today all over the Islamic world will soon wipe this scourge of shame from the Islamic world. This can be done.
    Translation: Israel=Evil; Palestine™=Good
    So all those nice little things that the Palestinian© shaheeds® are doing, such as blowing up taverns, shopping centres and dinners, will further the cause of the umma. That's nice. I'm quite sure that Michael Moore will do a movie about this "noble" cause and get another Oscar nomination for his trouble.
    Fact of the matter is, this prez doesn't like the Damjooz too much.
    Naturally, the self-proclaimed "civilized" world, including Canada, condemned this nutcase and his slander.
    Matters are made a little more difficult with a launch of yet another "I hate Israel because it's not real" site. So far, most of it is in Farsi, but despite it's political smokescreen, it's still another "I hate the Heebz jus' because" site.
    Methinks that the Mossad has another job to do, just because the Yanks are too damn busy trying to negotiate.

  5. Dream Death Matches...
    Killers vs. Franz Ferdinand vs. Hot Hot Heat (any of these groups can save rock 'n roll, but which one of them will live to be on the cover of Tiger Beat?)
    Hillary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan (special hot oil match - with real hot petroleum!)
    Coheed & Cambria vs. Rush (no contest - Neil Peart can handle these noisy Joisey wannabes)
    The Veronicas vs. Tegan and Sarah vs. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (my money's on T 'n S 'cause they're Canadians, but the Vs have the slickness)
    The New York Dolls vs. Good Charlotte (there can be only one Dolls!)
    Jason Statham vs. Tom Cruise (Jason is the new King of Kool, maan)
    Michael Moore vs. Jabba the Hutt (nobody steals Jabba's shit and lives, dude)
    Slipknot vs. Coq Roq (although the Roq's lyrics sound real - uh, Kawwk Rawwk, eh?)

  6. File under "criminally ignored by the mainstream".
    If you don't have a true copy of "Robot Hive / Exodus" by Maryland rawwkerz Clutch, you should feel ashamed of yourself.
    Mainly because you're denying yourself a taste of some of the finest hard rawwk this side of Deep Purple.
    From the opening track, "The Incomparable Mr. Flannery" to the blues covers that close out the collection, Neil Fallon and the boyz burn the house down, roof and all.
    And with the addition of a keyboardist in the lineup, Clutch's sound has gotten itself a meaty sound that will stick with you for a long time. It's leadoff "single", "Burning Beard", will not get out of your head. Neither will Neil's voice.
    So what are you waiting for? Buy the damn disk.

  7. The Superjesus... MIA?
    One of my favourite "underrated and mainstream-ignored" bands from Australia has vanished into thin air.
    Their last known address in cy-space was www.superjesus.com.au.
    So can anyone tell me what happened? Much appreciated, eh?

Well... that's it. I'm off to bed.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Paulyanna's Makeover


"Condoleeza Rice is nice, but I prefer a-Roni..." - Clutch, "The Mob Goes Wild"

14,000,000 To 1 For
$40,000,000 (Cdn), Tax Free

$40,000,000. Canadian.

That's about $34,305,138.73 US for some. 28,387,922.17€. £19,272,827.66. ¥3,969,352,122.79. $45,359,180.95 Aus. 1,466,962,803.43 Afghanis. 50,405,811,164.41 Iraqi Dinars. 158,189,898.61 Israeli New Shekels. 976,771,116.07 Rubles. 72,683.027 oz. of Gold. 36,407.768 oz. of Platinum. 4,401,303.74 oz. of Silver.

(All results courtesy of "The Universal Currency Converter.")

All tax free. Courtesy of Lotto 6/49.

Only available in Canada, which is a shame to those who don't live there.

But can you imagine the odds of winning tonight's jackpot? Think about it.

The odds of winning this jackpot is 14,000,000 to 1. You stand a much better chance of the following (not to be taken too seriously, eh?)...

  • Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1;

  • Odds that a celebrity marriage will last a lifetime: 3 to 1;

  • Odds of being the victim of serious crime in your lifetime: 20 to 1;

  • Odds of being killed sometime in the next year in any sort of transportation accident: 77 to 1;

  • Odds of being on plane with a drunken pilot: 117 to 1;

  • Odds of being audited by the IRS: 175 to 1;

  • Odds of having your identity stolen: 200 to 1;

  • Odds of writing a New York Times best seller: 220 to 1;

  • Odds of fatally slipping in bath or shower: 2,232 to 1;

  • Odds of being considered possessed by Satan: 7,000 to 1;

  • Odds of winning an Academy Award: 11,500 to 1;

  • Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1;

  • Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1;

  • Chance of dying in a terrorist attack while visiting a foreign country: 650,000 to 1;

  • Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1; and

  • Odds of becoming President of the USA: 10,000,000 to 1.
As you can see, you're more likely to encounter these incidents rather than pick 5, 11, 20, 30, 37 and 43 (bonus - 31) and win the pot.

But I can tell you this - imagine if no-one had these numbers from tonight. How big will it be, then?

All the best, if you dare.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

WILMA!

RIGHT ABOUT NOW: the weather here on Halifax has taken a turn for the shits as the remnants of Hurricane Wilma motors up the North Atlantic, as my thoughts turn to my friends on the MCDVs heading down south to do some - uh... - training. (That's right. Training. Yeah. Whatever.)

Even though the former cat 3 hurricane will have been downgraded to an extra-tropical storm, the Powers That Be in the NS government isn't taking too many chances, warning people about her power and the potential damages to be caused overnight.

At least this event should lack the wallop that Juan packed a couple of years ago - knock on wood! When that sonovabiatch passed through, we in the Province bitched, coplained and rolled up our sleeves to clean up the aftermath.

No fingerpointing. No innuendo. No accusations about black people being neglected, eh Kanye? We just fixed things up a bit. Regular visits by the Tim Hortons van helped us a lot - we needed our black nectar of the Gods (or was it amber? single-malt? 151-proof?) to go on.

What I'm trying to say is this...

BRING IT ON, BITCH!

Ha ha ha!

Update (27 Oct 05) - Alright, so the storm missed us by a bit. Nothing but pissant pissy rainfall, a bit of a stiff breeze and nothing else.

And to think that I have ixnayed all my arrangements for this. BLAH! >:p

This Time, It's First Class:
Rosa Parks, RIP

She started a revolution by sitting where she damn well pleased.

Hell, even OutKast immortalised her in one of their songs, even though she objected to it.

This time, Rosa is riding shotgun with the Lord to a beautiful Place. Give her respect.

BTW (16:12 ADT): I'm not implying that she was a saint, but being the squeaky wheel can still change an attitude. Read the link anyways - it puts most things into perspective.

Friday, October 21, 2005

ACLU... Where Are You?

The so-called "American Civil Liberties Union" has this unusual habit of having good intentions protecting very bad people like NAMBLA, terrorists, Islamaniacs - virtually everyone opposed to the "American Way".

Here's hoping that they never step up to the plate for this... "person" who was recently sentenced for making k-pr0n.

Officials in Raleigh, North Carolina have taken steps to insure that 43-year-old Brian Tod Schellenberger will never be able to repeat his crime.

He’s been sentenced to 100 years in jail.


What? Did they run out of chemicals for the death chamber?

This... "person" has been abusing 2 kids over a period of 15 years and has the audacity to hire someone to bump off his wife by paying him off with k-pr0n.

So in one full swoop, Schellenberger has ruined 3, maybe more lives. Too bad lynching's illegal.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

42

As of 10:15 ADT, I will have attained that age.

For fans of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", 42 symbolises the "answer to life, the universe, and everything."

If this is the case, I should be more than just a worldly person.

Maybe a bit transcendental.

Maybe a little more enlightened.

Which in this case, I should be able to take over the planet in, say, 42 years. Right?

Wish me a Happy, eh?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

NWS WARNING:
A Slow Day
In Iraq

Leave it to the deranged fuckers at big-boys.com to expose the consequences of US involvement in post-Saddamn Iraq.

Especially when poor, innocent beings get abused for pleasure.

Watch at your own risk.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

NWS WARNING:
Howie's Wee-est Willies

By way of torontojungle.com... an "anonymous" poster (probably from "kladblog.com" decided to showcase a Howard Stern small penis contest.

For those guys who might think that they're coming up "short", check it out and be so damn fortunate that there are those who are even more "lacking".

(FTWDK: "NWS" is "NOT WORK SAFE". Don't say that I didn't warn you, 'cause you've been told!)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I Wish We Could
Do That At The
Bedford Range

Full metal jacket racket. Click on the title. Then enlist.

Monday, October 03, 2005

All Together Now:
L'SHANA TOVAH!
(5766 Already? Oy Vey!)

To mere Genitile-ia, this is 2005 AD/CE.

To the Hebrews and Shebrews (let's not be that gender exclusive, shall we?), it's now (or will be) 5766.

The Sons, Daughters and Descendants of the Twelve Tribes know that 2005 happened in 3761 BC/BCE, meaning that by rights, we should be more advanced and enlightened by now. Think about it, everyone: why do I always bitch and complain about barbarism, tribalism, isolationism, Idiotarianism and all other revolting "isms" every time I post? It sure ain't because of my health - we're halfway through the 58th century, damnit.

So break out the bubbly and other tonics. We all deserve to party it up in the fall. It's our right, eh?

For me and mine, you and yours and all others, have a happy one and then some.

And FYI: don't forget about sunset, 12 Oct 2005! (If you don't know, ask a 'brew.)

Splinters From This Summer Past - London and Karla

(originally typed 5 Jul 2005)

(I had a few leftovers from this past summer that I would like to share with you. If they actually suck to you, fine: it's my fault and I'm proud of that. Okay?)


Here are a few things to get off my chest on a Thursday night.

I could've gone out with my fellow Summer Shads (you know who you are - show respect to the Dr., Kiddies!) and do a couple of piss-ups at the Split Crow amd the Argyle (remember - Friday is a work day, eh?), but I have too much shit running through my fevered little brain, and it would be a waste to hold my peace while the world goes from one damn crisis to the next.

Speaking of crisis, all my sympathies, prayers and love go out the the Londoners affected, directly and indirectly, by the rush-hour bombings. Once again, those fucks strike again, and goddamnit there will be Big Hell to pay.

We Canucks, as per usual, are immune cocooned from all the world's problems and grievances. I mean... go figure: we are stuck with such a rotten, corrupt, Machiavellian Liberal kleptocracy that we keep electing over and over again. And Stephen Harper ain't helping matters much, trying to justify that they're better than the Paulyanna Grits based on for what they don't stand rather than for what they are willing to represent.

I've always suspected that our political parties are like cans of beans: different labels, slightly different ingredients, different presentation, but in the end, they will always be beans. In the quest for votes, none of the mainstream parties have offered any valid reasons why they should rule the country aside from the fact that each one claim to be not the other party. I am just sick and freaking tired of this charade.

Stephen Harper's little problem is not his "hidden agenda" (cue very scary, Soviet-era propaganda music) but a serious lack of a definite, solid agenda. Why do you think Belinda left Peter to blow Paulyanna? Think, Stephen, think! If you want my vote, you should better show all of us Canadians what the Conservative Party of Canada actually represents rather than what it doesn't. Therefore, you'll get to deny any further Liberal accusations that you're a CIA agent-provocateur. Get your shit together, will ya?

Anyways, as for those fucks who set off the bombs - pray for a quick death, because you're not getting any.

Phew... now where was I?

  • Karla Homolka "free" at last! Convicted child raping murderess is currently out on parole and planning to start her "life" anew in la belle province du Québec. This obviously meant doing an exclusive t.v. interview with Radio-Canada (the CBC's French network). En français.

    All this negative publicity surrounding her parole has driven her to reject the Anglo media and her native Ontario. And after many years of being under the microscope after her infamous "deal with the devil" made with the Crown slashed her prison term by more than a half, she has no choice but to get the Hell out of Dodge and hide in virtually plain sight.

    What's even more incroyable is that the Québecois are more sympathetic to Karla-muffin's plight than the Rest of Canada™. Don't they know that she's a MANIPULATIVE LITTLE CUNT? She's been playing this boo-hoo-hoo-poor-battered-housewife-forced-into-a-life-of-debauchery for too fucking long, and that the politically "correct" amongst the prosecution were taken hook, line and sinker to cut the deal.

    So at this very point, according to Karla, we should not judge her too harshly and let her get on with her life. I guess her little sister would agree.

    I don't and I won't. Ever.

"Beautiful Atrocities" Sez:
"IN THE FUTURE,
EVERYONE WILL BE HITLER
FOR 15 MINUTES"

In the future, I'll rule the world.

Hitler will always be the high-water mark of evil, devastation and despair for humanity. At least in Western Judaeo-Xtian eyes.

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(Sorry for the rash of l337-lunacy - Mondays sux.)

Hollywood And Bad Habits:
Should We Finally Start
Pointing Fingers?

For the past few years - hell, as long as I have been alive on this planet/dimension/plane of existence - popular culture has borne the brunt of criticism regarding portrayals, glorification and sometimes encouragement of bad or harmful habits.

And we're not talking about smoking or drinking: we're talking about unsafe sex and drug abuse.

Personally, I'll be damned if some overpaid, overhyped, underworked and underutilised Tinseltown hack were to tell me how to live my life or conduct myself with others. I WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED ON MY TIME OFF, NOT EDUCATED OR PREACHED TO! That's the way we like to conduct ourselves almost everyday: work hard, chill out afterwards.

And there are so many people taking the arts a little too seriously - both on the Right and Left. The recent Jodie Foster joint, "Flightplan", has been slammed as derogatory to flight attendants and air marshals, even though it is a work of fiction (yes - I am quite sure that there are good Middle-Easterners that exist, and that being a flight attendant or an air marshal is no bag of gummie-bears). Never mind that the only saving grace in this movie is that Jodie could act her way out of any hackjob script. The Right, for whatever reason, call the movie treasonous, which may be an overreaction to what appears to be very shallow plotline. Debbie Schlussel has posted a fine example of the Right's feelings about the flick, as well as another film called "Domino", which probably has a shallower storyline than "Flightplan".

(I have to digress: as a guy, I tend to fancy "a bit of the old horrorsow ultraviolence" once in a while. And judging by the trailer shown at the film's supercharged website, I might go for a round of "Domino". And FYI - it's getting released on my birthday! w00t! Plus - Keira Knightly is hot! But enough of my morals...)

Needless to mention, there are some seriously impressionable minds out there that would be affected by such disturbing images of James Bond putting his freak on without a rubber and some slacker antihero bunning up a Marley before trying to save the planet. These people, who are thankfully so few and far in-between, have a serious issue separating fact from fiction, thus we might have a few "Napoleon Dynamites" running amok on the streets. Thus, we have the findings of a team of Auzzie researchers on bad habits in cinema in this age of HIV and new sobrieties.


The researchers studied a September 2003 list of the 200 most successful movies of all time as ranked by the Internet Movie Database on the basis of world box-office takings. They excluded animated features, films with G and PG ratings, and movies released or set before the start of the AIDS pandemic in 1983.

Of the 87 movies remaining, 28 contained sex scenes -- a total of 53 scenes in all.

Only one film -- the 1990 romance Pretty Woman, in which Julia Roberts plays a prostitute -- contained a "suggestion of condom use, which was the only reference to any form of birth control.''

"There were no depictions of important consequences of unprotected sex such as unwanted pregnancies, HIV or other STDs,'' they added.

The sexiest film -- in quantity, if not quality -- was the 2001 comedy American Pie 2, which contained seven episodes of unprotected sex in which the "only consequences were social embarrassment.''

The 1992 thriller Basic Instinct had six sex scenes, no birth control and no "public health consequences'' -- although "other consequences'' included death by ice pick.
Thus by extension, the wages of bad sex are embarrasment or death. So far, so good.

As someone who a little bit discriminatory about seeing films - extreme horror flicks are not my style, even though I did get a kick seeing my beloved Thornhill, ON getting zombified in the remake of "Dawn of the Dead" - I couldn't care less what pundits or researchers of any political stripe say. But this closing passage really got me by the kahunas...


"The most popular movies of the last two decades often show normative depictions of negative health behaviours,'' the authors concluded. "The motion picture industry should be encouraged to depict safer sex practices and the real consequences of unprotected sex and illicit drug use.''

[... snip ...]

But some experts said the issue was more complex than the study suggested.

"I don't think you can pinpoint Hollywood as responsible for sexual immorality in the post-AIDS era,'' said Paul Grainge of the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham.

"Hollywood responds to social mores as well as creates them.''
Well... you also have a potential Jihad/Crusade brewing, plus social, moral and political uncertainty going around the world. Thus I believe that the movers and shakers in Tinseltown probably have an obligation to give us a better means to experience escape.

Give me a movie worthy of sacrificing 2 hours of my life, $9.00-plus of my life savings and my disbelief.

Give me a film that would depict my ideal happy place, where the underdog is king/queen.

I want an action film where the bad guys redeem themselves, rather than be simply blown to bits in the climax.

Most of all, I want nothing more than a good, well-crafted, well executed story that could be passed on to generation to generation.

In other words, where's Cecil B. DeMille when you need him the most?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Bald Dude's 2¢
On Cindy al-Shaheed

We Anti-Idiotarians have been taking potshots at Mother Shahida Sheehan, who recently is one step closer to martyrdom with her arrest in front of the White House. Pure freakin' genius, Comrade Cindy: you've made front-page news by being blissfully clueless while you get carried away by some of the US Federal Government's finest.

Look at you Cindy. Smiling away like a little girl on a pony. Why weren't you screaming and flailing against those running-dog lackeys of the Cancer-Fascist genocide machine like you did in previous speeches like this...

And I'm gonna say, "OK, listen here, George. #1, you quit, and I demand, every time you get out there and say you're going to continue the killing in Iraq to honor the fallen heroes by continuing the mission; you say, except Casey Sheehan.'"

"And you say except for all the members of Goldstar Families for Peace' cuz we think not one drop of blood should be spilled in our families' names. You quit doing that. You don't have my permission."

And I'm gonna say, "And you tell me, what the noble cause is that my son died for." And if he even starts to say freedom and democracy' I'm gonna say, bullshit.

You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don't tell me my son died for freedom and democracy.'

Cuz, we're not freer. You're taking away our freedoms. The Iraqi people aren't freer, they're much worse off than before you meddled in their country.

You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine

(massive round of applause)

And if you think I won't say bullshit to the President, I say move on, cuz I'll say what's on my mind.
(Since when did Israel - ohhh, I forgot: it's a Damjoo war Casey was fighting in. My bad. Sorry for declaring it.)

Somehow, poor Michael Coren is a bit confused and somhow stuck between a rock and a very hard place. But I'll let the Bald One explain his take on the situation...

I find it impossible to take an absolute stand on this case, partly because I oppose the war myself but also because I am not sure how I would react if, God forbid, such a fate ever befell me.

I would, however, respectfully advise Cindy Sheehan to ask her comrades certain questions:

Why did they not march against Saddam Hussein when he was murdering hundreds of thousands of people?

Why are they so angry with their own government but so quiet about the routine torture and incarceration of political and religious dissidents in, for example, Cuba?

Why are they not demanding an end to the murderous regimes of Syria and Iran? Why are they so selective in condemning flawed democracies but ignoring or even supporting brutal dictatorships?

The answers will tell us if they are enlightened opponents of an unjust war or hateful extremists with a poisonous agenda.

Demand answers, Cindy, for your sake and for the sake of your son.
If the Wannabe Shahida were able to read this, I ain't holding my breath for her response.

My suspicions include massive payoff by certain "special interest groups" bankrolled by professional terrorists radical activists and menopause meltdown. But that's my old fed-up self talking.

Mikey should have added the extra value-added sponsership by real fascists. Just an extra thought, eh?

The Young Grits Get Nekkid
(For Unity's Sake)

Let's hand it to those zany Liberals: they sure try their damnedest to win the hearts, minds, wallets, etc., of those restive Québecois!

Take, for example, this poster that la belle province's Young Liberals put out to various universities around Quebec.

Six scantily clad Liberal youth-wing executives, who posed on Montreal's hip St-Denis Street, are front-centre in a poster campaign to begin on Monday that will hit the walls of some Quebec universities and appear in some weekly newspapers.

After young Quebec Liberals came up with the idea, the search for those willing to reveal more than just their thoughts wasn't difficult.

"We had more models than we needed," said Brigitte Legault, president of the youth wing of the Quebec federal Liberals.
This is a party that prides itself with "political correctness"? Oh, my Goodness. What is this world coming to, B'y?

But in a relatively relaxed distict society such as Quebec's, anything goes when it comes to sending a message out to the masses. In this case, it's giving the metaphorical F.U. to the persistant, pervasive souverainistes that never seem to quit asking for independance for a province which, for all good intents and puposes, is already autonomous (see Bill 101).

At least 3 universities, University of Montreal, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and Concordia, have ixnayed the campaign not because of politics, but "rather because of the (nature of the ads) that was maybe a bit too provocative or in bad taste," according to a spokesperson from the ad agency in charge of the posters.

(So that's where the AdScam dollars have been going to, eh? Hmmmm....)

Considering the fact that an election campaign will be held as soon as Mr. Gomery files and delivers his report, this tactic by the Paulyanna-led Grits could be seen as an act of desperation to win some votes their way. But then, given the choice between the "federal" Bloc Québecois and the Devils We Know (the Tories aren't too well liked in la belle province - yet), one would wish more power to the latter and none to the former. Whoever allowed the Bloc to run federally in the first place should be shot, considering that my tax dollars wind up in the pockets of people who want to destroy my country's unity, thank you.

Maybe they should take the challenge one step further and have a lap-dance campaign...

Whatever.