Wednesday, April 15, 2009

That Old Time Religion

A couple want to elope.

Their loving parents don't approve.

The family "turns the couple in."

Turns them in to what?

To the villagers, who promptly have the young pair executed by firing squad.

Such is Afghanistan.

Such is the enlightenment of fundamentalism world-wide.

Savages armed with Good Books.

Canadian Trooper Karine Blais, age 21, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday. Her uncle says she died in vain. We concur.

Canadians are getting killed in a convoluted effort do what?

Save the country of poppy lords and family firing squads.


Give us a better war in which to risk young Canadian lives.

Get out of Afghanistan.


Global TV and CTV want the federal government to buy many, many ads on their failing rural TV stations.


These feudal empires have behaved like cretins for decades, showing little or no interest in the communities they claim to serve and treating all their employees other than the executive suite like chattels.

The answer is no.

Sponsorship Scandal - 10th Year?

Groupe Polygone is in negotiations with the federal government to limit the press and the public to knowledge about their crimes.

The mere fact that the government would even for a moment entertain such a conversation is chilling.

These people, with the help of the Chretien/Martin governments, stole Canadian taxpayer money.

They are criminals and the press and the public have a very solid and important right to know.

The Dubai Story - From Victor

Hi David:

This article is about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) specifically Dubai. Several Vancouver planners, including former chief planner Larry Beasley, preen about bringing their sustainability credentials to the UAE. Well, it would appear some things are not being "sustained" in Dubai and the rest of the UAE. Things like human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, workers' rights. Does Larry Beasley include any of these things in his definition of sustainability?

Or what about his sycophantic friends in Vancouver's development industry? They went so far as to name a condo after him ( which isn't selling by the way). That would be like a brothel owner in Nevada naming a whorehouse after Nevada's Secretary of Health. Do the development goniffs include basic human rights in their definition of sustainability?

This article should have run in the Vancouver Sun with some hard questions for Snivelly ( sorry, Beasley) and the developers. But we don't do that sort of thing here.

Dear Victor,

This is, of course, exactly what I have thought of Dubai since we first started looking at that obscene hotel shaped like a billowing sail. When I began to read about Tiger and Roger Federer playing their respective games in this oil-driven sewer, I was shocked and disgusted. Couldn't they see what madness they were supporting?

Two Geniuses at Work