Saturday, August 8, 2009

BC RAIL & Basi-Virk

Just a reminder that, while the Basi-Virk trial is on a summer break, this critical case has hardly left the public conscience.

Two of our regular links, The Legislature Raids and Bill Tieleman, both of which can be found in the column to the right of this posting, are keeping the flames fanned.

And the Basi-Virk defense commissioned a poll the other day that reported an overwhelming majority of voters want answers from Campbell and Company on the missing e-mails.

This matter will not disappear into the mist.

The Wrong Model, Thanks

Finally someone has written about it.

Turns out many someones have written about it.

The latest is by Susan Krashinsky in yesterday's Globe & Mail.

Why men in ads are dumb, goofy or completely inept

For years, I have watched these assaults on men, women, families and humankind and squirmed.

In TV ad after TV ad, men, especially fathers, are just straight ahead idiots and losers.

That is a) supposed to be amusing, and b) supposed to appeal to women who as we know control household buying and who apparently are desperate to feel superior - NOT!

The simple fact is this.

If you portrayed women on TV as this stupid this often, there would be riots in the streets.

Fortunately there are many women who are as insulted by these ads as I am. They appreciate that an ad that says that they married a fool is not very salutary to them. Diss my hubby, you're dissing me, Bunky.