Archive for August, 2010
Fox Nooze North
Omigosh – soon we, too, can be as insane or misled as 70% of Americans!
From Charlie Brooker:
Instead, 70% of Americans are opposed to the “Ground Zero mosque”, doubtless in many cases because they’ve been led to believe it literally is a mosque at Ground Zero. And if not . . . well, it must be something significant. Otherwise why would all these pundits be so angry about it? And why would anyone in the media listen to them with a straight face?
According to a recent poll, one in five Americans believes Barack Obama is a Muslim, even though he isn’t. A quarter of those who believe he’s a Muslim also claimed he talks about his faith too much. Americans aren’t dumb. Clearly these particular Americans have either gone insane or been seriously misled. Where are they getting their information?
Don’t Cry for the NDP
Well, it’s hard to imagine a higher fall from the moral high ground than the NDP’s craven position on the long gun registry, which is a proven success according to at least one buried by the government RCMP study, as it pointlessly puts votes ahead of the only thing it had going for it – that it didn’t put votes ahead of the moral high ground.
Government By Lump Sum
So, I guess another watchdog has been fired, essentially, by the New Conservative Government of Canada, pretty much for doing his job. Anyway, this time it’s a veterans ombudsman. As I watched CBC news this evening, old footage of Stephen Harper promising a better deal for veterans was played out over the screen and I realized that the promise was pretty hollow. Rather than a pension, which was what veterans returning with injuries used to receive, the New Conservatives changed the policy so that they would receive a lump sum one time cash payment. I mean, what kind of government changes sound policies that ensure people are properly cared for, an investment sort of policy, for instant cash winnings?
You Don’t Say, Imams
Oh good, the moderate Muslims of Canada have spoken out (again) against “radical Islam”. Their declaration was even in the National Post “Canadian imams condemn radical Islam”. Paragraph one begins with the usual religiosity propagated by men of all faiths around the world:
A group of Canadian imams on Friday denounced radical Islam in a joint statement that promotes peace and calls for equality between men and women.
Please note number 5 of the declaration, which includes the hilarious:
Men and women complement each other, and healthy relationships between them are essential to a healthy society.