Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June's Morons of the Month

Oh, here we go...

  • Vancouver Canucks fans (and various troublemakers) for reacting to the Stanley Cup loss by -- once again -- starting a riot. *sighs*
  • The Canadian Stephen Harper Conservative Government for 1) being the only major nation to NOT ban the export of asbestos (even though Canada is ridding it from all of our buildings, including where Emperor Harper lives and works). 2) Shrugging off a police investigation into shady spending from his government, as a Liberal whine-fest (um, these are the same guys who hammered Paul Martin and Jean Chretien over AdScam). 3) Continuing to flip off the Canadian people, whom they assaulted and oppressed at G20 last year.
  • Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, the Police Service, Ontario Regent Dalton McGuinty, and their apologists for continuing to claim they did NOTHING wrong, despite ever more clear evidence of them assaulting and jailing -- without lawyers -- over a thousand Canadians at G20, who broke no laws. This includes the Nazi-like arrest, stripping, beating, and caging of a man who simply made a smart-assed remark about the summit.
  • Sarah Palin for her completely dumb-assed grasp of history... and her followers, for refusing to read a fucking book on Paul Revere.
  • Facebook for their upcoming -- and universally LOATHED -- auto-photo tag feature. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE THESE GUYS BEEN FLAGGED ABOUT PRIVACY?? Why aren't they getting the message??

Friday, June 24, 2011

Canadian Corruption

Wow, what a week!

A lot of shit has hit the fan over the G8/G20 issue alone; not only is the RCMP investigating the questionable spending (for whatever that's going to be worth), but the Toronto Police Service and Canada's attorney general have been hit with MULTIPLE lawsuits over their treatment of innocents. Specifically, the young woman who was threatened with arrest by "Officer Bubbles" (real name, Adam Josephs) is suing, as well as a man who had nothing to do with the protests but was jailed, stripped, beaten, and denied a lawyer, seemingly just for making a flippant remark about the summit.

Not only that, but newly-released documents show that -- as many had suspected -- the protests were infiltrated by various police agencies. One has to wonder if any of these agencies were involved in the only real protester violence, that weekend: the Black Bloc riot that the police were ORDERED to let happen, by persons unknown.

One also has to wonder about Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who was quoted in every newspaper today, as claiming that his cops were unprepared for the number of people. BULLSHIT! There were AT LEAST twice as many cops there as protesters, and they certainly looked like a well-oiled machine when it came to sweeping up and pounding people who were just standing in the street!

On another note... after a year's delay, some of the Afghan detainee documents were released. However, very little in the way of new information was made public, because the Harper Conservatives single-handedly declared the issue to be over. Mind you, what WAS made public is that Stephen Harper and his cabinet were made aware, that prisoners captured by Canadian soldiers were indeed being tortured when transferred to Afghan authorities. Whether or not Harper did anything to stop the abuse, is unclear. However, he certainly has gone out of his way to make sure this issue is not discussed or investigated.

Now, I'm not a legal expert, but I'm pretty sure that when you condone or assist in a war crime, that makes you an accessory. Even if no one in Canada can or will take Harper to task over this, the International Criminal Courts ARE looking into this. I hope forward to seeing what they have to say.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Harper's G8/G20 spending "revealed"

So now we get to see the G8/G20 report, that a lot of Canadians wished could have been released during the election.

As you might know, Parliament approved about $1.1 billion for the joint summits (which, incidentally, is a worldwide record). This was supposedly for security and infrastructure investments. However, not only was the majority of the money spent on things that have NOT been accounted for, but about half wasn't spent AT ALL.

In other words, the Harper Conservatives funneled hundreds of millions of tax dollars, and just let it vanish.

...um, I believe that's called FRAUD!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sarah Palin's History Lesson

So if you haven't heard, apparently Sarah Palin claims to know more about American history than the actual people who wrote history books, and the people who spent years at university to learn how to properly understand it... or for that matter, anyone who can actually read the English language.

We all know about Paul Revere, right? He was a hero of the American revolution, famous for warning his comrades that the colonial British troops were coming to arrest them? You know, that thing called The Midnight Ride (though some of the details were embellished as it became legend). I'm Canadian and even I know about that -- so would any grade-schooler in the states, I hope (despite the best efforts of Texas).

Well, according to Failin' Palin, this is not true. Behold the following video -- recorded in Boston, no less.

Wow, I bet that went over real well.

But wait -- THERE'S MORE!

Apparently, Palin's gestapo zealots supporters in the Teabaggers Tea Party Terrorist Group Patriots have taken to tampering with Wikipedia, to change their Paul Revere article to reflect Palin's claim. Not surprisingly, the editors took exception to brand-new claims that Revere was effectively a traitor, and on top of that tried to protect rights in a Constitution that didn't exist yet. Especially when those claims are only substantiated by someone who honestly thinks that Africa is a country.

So let me get this straight... when moderates and liberals who are educated and sensible enough to pass a basic I.Q. test, simply repeat the exact text of a historical document, that is considered eeebil sochulist revishunism. However, when a clearly idiotic lunatic and her personal militia just pull random statements out of their asses, we're expected to bow down to them?

And conservatives wonder why the rest of us think they're idiots??

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stop Harper

A bit of a kerfuffle was made this week, over Emperor Harper's first throne speech, since being rewarded for contempt of Parliament with absolute power. Not so much over the speech itself -- though I personally am bothered by his promise to set up a Religion office, and scrap an effective gun registry, as well as bemused by his latest faulty economic promises. The controversy is over a Parliamentary page named Bridgette De Pape, holding a sign that said "STOP HARPER", right where Harper and other political big-whigs (and the media) could see it.

The 21 year old woman was quickly removed and fired for the stunt -- which is appropriate punishment -- but I still applaud this young lady for having the guts to take such a direct and public stand. We have seen many times over, that Harper and his supporters view the 75% of Canadians who didn't vote Conservative as a virus to be wiped out. I personally have seen HarperCons talk about killing every last one of us, and have been threatened and stalked over my statements. In this last election alone, we saw the Conservatives spy on and assault people who had any history at all with another political movement, and try to actually remove a ballot box (I'll remind you that this is the only party to my knowledge, to be charged with cheating in at least one election). Then there's that whole issue of who cut the brake lines of Liberal supporters in the 2008 election...

Sure enough, Harper has some supporters who feel that making disgusting put downs is the appropriate way to handle someone exercising their freedom of speech.

Check out this comment.

And this one.

This one too.

These are the kind of people that Canada just allowed to dominate us. Thanks a lot.