Check out this quote from a Fox News commentary:
Every American kid should be required to watch videotape of the poor in New Orleans and see how they suffered because they couldn’t get out of town. And then every teacher should tell the students ‘If you refuse to learn; if you refuse to work hard; if you become addicted; if you live a gangsta life; you will be poor and powerless, just like many of those in New Orleans’. That’s the truth.
from this quicktime movie link (you need to click-through a ‘daypass’ ad to access this on Salon, but it’s worth it).
Unfunny Jay Leno can once again make “jokes”.
A judge has ruled that Jay Leno can once again tell monologue jokes about Michael Jackson, granting him an exemption from the court-imposed gag order.
I am saddened by this. While it’s obvious that Leno has no sense of propriety, good sense and fair play (not to mention worthwhile, funny material) when it comes to relying, overly, on news and scandal and celebrity as fodder for his unfunny gags, I was hoping the court order would spare us all.
from CBC News Island MP’s 3-1 For Same-Sex Marriage
Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay is now the lone dissenter. I’m confused. Larry wants us to have Ferries, but he doesn’t want them to marry?
(see, what I did there, was I made a "play on words". See, there is controversy here on PEI regarding cut-backs to funding for our Cardigan area car-ferry service, and there is also a national controversy regarding homosexual marriage. Homosexuals are sometimes referred to as "faeries".)
It seems every week, I’m reading or hearing or seeing something that makes me glad to live in Canada.
This week it’s this published letter to Condi Rice, from Lloyd Axworthy.
I liked this paragraph, particularly:
I invite you to expand the narrow perspective that seems to inform your opinions of Canada by ranging far wider in your reach of contacts and discussions. You would find that what is rising in Canada is not so much anti-Americanism, as claimed by your and our right-wing commentators, but fundamental disagreements with certain policies of your government. You would see that rather than just reacting to events by drawing on old conventional wisdoms, many Canadians are trying to think our way through to some ideas that can be helpful in building a more secure world.
Well, now that the US Supreme Court has ruled that juvenile execution constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, I suppose we can expect some of those juveniles who’ve been executed to ask to have those sentences retroactively revoked.
Oh, wait. Never mind.
Prince Harry wears a Nazi outfit to a costume party and is up shit creek for it.
Somewhere, presumably in a post-death holding tank, Bob Crane and Werner Klemperer are high-fiving each other, thankful for the attrocities they got away with.
I wonder, will there ever be a time when wearing a Nazi outfit to a costume party is not seen as an evil act, or morally reprehensible? The world is so serious.