Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I'm Taking My Ball & Going Home

It must be fun to be the government.

If you don't like something you just change the rules.

Case in point.

80 year-0ld Victoria School Trustee, John Young, successfully sued the government last September. The B.C. Supreme Court decided that fees could not be charged in public schools for any course leading to graduation. Mr. Young waged this war for a decade because of his admirable belief that poorer parents should not be unnecessarily burdened with the cost of so-called public education.

On Monday, Education Minsiter, Shirley Bond, introduced Bill 20 which will again allow school districts to levy fees for a broad range of activities.

In short - Bah, Humbug.


"For more than 40 years, the homosexual activist movement has sought to implement a master plan that has had at its centrepiece the utter destruction of the family. Barring a miracle, the family as it has been known for more than five millennia will crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself."

Guess who said that?

You are right, Bunky!

Dr. James Dobson, founder and Chairman of the Board of Focus on the family. Dr. Dobson is a personal friend and frequent White House guest of the current president.

On one occasion, I questioned on the radio if Focus on the Family had any other legitimate reason for its existence other than pro-active homophobia. They threatened to sue both me and the broadcaster and I had to apologize on the air and note that Focus has many wholesome activities. You can view those activities on their website.

They also review movies. Brokeback must be a favorite.

Now, among all the gay men and women that I know, I have never once heard anyone admit to being a part of "a master plan that has at its centrepiece the utter destruction of the family."

I have heard gay friends talking about centrepieces. That is, floral arrangements for banquets.

So Bill blows Bob and Western civilization crumbles. Now that's power.

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