The provincial NDP's affirmative action plan for the upcoming election is either a bold stroke of courageous leadership or the dumbest thing anyone's ever done...depending, I guess, on whether or not you've had your cappuccino yet.
Fifteen ridings are now reserved for persons of the female persuasion. No doubt a few transgendered folks will take this to court.
Five ridings are reserved for "minorities" such as visible minorities (Is that white people in Richmond?), homosexuals and the disabled.
Westside Kelowna, for example has been reserved for chicks. (I'm trying to be as offensive as possible here.)
Why not all those other minorities for Kelowna.
Well, that's simple, Boys and Girls and Anyone In betweeners.
In Kelowna there are no people of color, gays or the nasty inconveniencing wheelchair folk. Kelowna, as we all know, is an enclave held entirely by blond golf players.
Here's my question for the Truly, Really Democratic Party.
What about reserved ridings for Greek Pastry Chefs?
I want to see equality here, understand?
Friday, September 12, 2008
A serial killer is caught and charged with first degree murder.
She killed in 1998 and she killed again in 2002.
The penalty for first degree murder in this nation is an automatic sentence of life with no parole eligibility for 25 years.
So far so good.
She first killed her seven-week old son and then in a moment of deep motherhood she allowed her next child to live nine weeks before killing him.
So, in one of those classics of Canadian jurisprudence, this dangerous nut bar will now get five years for the mysteriously lesser charge of "infanticide."
Lesson learned, class?
A baby's life is worth much less than the life of any adult, including some fool killed in a bar fight.
How, I wonder, did we come to this set of values?
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