Friday, November 27, 2009

Will this broadcast website publish my comments?

I left both positive and negative comments on this website under two aliases. I wonder if both comments will get published within 24 hours.

I'll check back in 24 hours.


Update: Even though I made a negative comment about "Boycotting the Olympics" under my Skinny Dipper alias, my positive comment about watching the Montreal Olympics in 1976 did get published under my other CTV alias: JWilliams.  I did send the negative message first.

Former prime minister sings Bohemian Rhapsody

Go to 3:48 to see one of Canada's former prime ministers sing with the Muppets.

Monday, November 16, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance India with Stephen Harpuur

Toronto Star's Rick Westhead writes an article about Stephen Harper's trip to India:

For Harper, the visit may have to do less with new trade deals or warmed relations than with building ties to Indo-Canadian voters before the next election.

So rather than strategizing on new bilateral investment with India's Ambani brothers, the Prime Minister will travel to the Golden Temple in Amritsar – the holiest shrine in the Sikh faith – and meet with Hindi film star Akshay Kumar, a torchbearer for the Vancouver Olympics.

"By and large the Canadian Indian population has voted Liberal, but there's been an effort by this government to make Indo-Canadians feel connected," said a former Canadian diplomat, suggesting Harper aims to continue that effort with this trip.
The prime minister's trip isn't about improving trade ties between Canada and India; it's to increase votes for Stephen Harper's Conservative Party.  This is a brilliant strategy.  I encourage Harper to go on more trips in order to attract Canadian voters from different backgrounds.  Harper can to go to Paris in order get votes from French-Canadians.  A plane ride to Warsaw will secure the Polish-Canadian vote.  A couple of sidetrips to Stettin and Breslau will make him sehr-popular with our German-Canadian friends.
Vielen Glück Herr Harper!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Boy won't cite Pledge of Allegiance--no liberty or justice for gays

From the Arkansas Times:
"After asking his parents whether it was against the law not to stand for the pledge, Will decided to do something. On Monday, Oct. 5, when the other kids in his class stood up to recite the pledge of allegiance, he remained sitting down."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Apu, here's your new guide to talk and act like a Canadian, eh!

No smokin' sitars within nine metres of a mall entrance.  If you want to learn how to talk and act like a Canadian, eh! read the government stuff on Canadian citizenship.*  Otherwise, get out!

Thank you, come again!

*Courtesy of the Harper's anti-Sitaric government 

Update: Go to this link for highlights from DAS BOOK.  So lustig, ja!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Harper celebrates the falling of the Berlin Wall.... building a new version around the Greater Toronto Area.

In Canada, Stephen Harper's Conservatives hold 143 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons.

Today, there are four by-elections where his party is unlikely to win any of the seats. So instead, the prime minister has ordered the different government departments to build a wall surrounding Mississauga, Brampton, southern York Region, Toronto, Pickering, and Ajax.

With the immediate construction of the wall and blockade of the Toronto area, the number of seats in the House of Commons will be immediately reduced by 35 to 273. Harper's Conservative Party will now hold a majority of seats in the House of Commons.

When asked about the forced blockade of Toronto and denial of access to the city by Canadian citizens, Harper replied, "At least the number of winning professional NHL hockey teams in Canada won't be reduced."

Earlier in the morning, Thornhill MP, Peter Kent, was seen fortifying the wall within his riding until he realized that he had just figuratively painted his constituents in a corner by completely surrounding his riding with the ugly wall. All the neighbouring ridings have Liberal MPs.

Why Harper imposed a Berlin-style wall around Toronto, he stated that he wanted to preserve Canadian unity and potentially prevent a hostile Liberal "régime" from taking over his Canada. Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff, comes from "hostile Canada."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Toronto Star's Kathy English says columnists have the right to offend

The public editor of the Toronto Star, Kathy English, writes that columnists have the right to offend. Tell that to Antonia.

From Kathy English:
"As Poets, Pundits and Wits, a collection of newspaper columns, tells us, columnizing is a 'self-indulgent' occupation, and columnists have licence to be 'rude, reckless, silly and prejudiced.'"

Some of Ms. English's other thoughts:

From Kathy English last July 18;

From July 12.

Thanks to Unrepentant Old Hippie for the July links.