I have to clarify right away that this is not me sending this letter to the Globe and Mail, though I will admit to leaving Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster paraphernalia thoroughout the TTC as of late.
This is what John Tory's stupid segregated religious schools plan for Ontario will bring. With about 100 religions registered we are headed for a huge F**king mess and a massive loss of tax dollars into the indoctrination of others and even the catholics will pay for the religious education of other religious groups.
I am still waiting for a letter from John Tory about his plan to help fund the Church of FSM schools and Scientology schools as well. No response yet and most likely I shouldn't expect one.
Rob Shirkey of Toronto if you see this contact me. The more of us that band together the more likely John Tory will see us as worth the votes and give us a school as well because it IS shameless pandering and dangerous at that.
UPDATE: What does it mean when you get two "bounced" emails that look suspect and a read receipt for one? It means John Tory's Conservatives (The P word is silent) have created a really bad campaign issue for themselves and they are dodging it big time.
Note to Ontario's Conservative (PC) Party, when an email gets bounced it doesn't just have "This email wasn't delivered" typed on the top and servers don't take a week to process unless absolutely everything about your party is out of date. It also has routing information contained in it. Duh. Recommend this Post
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
From the ranks of Christianity"s only true church we get this lovely story of a yet another holy man paying for sex (at least he just didn't take it from a child).
The Rev. Mark Sorvillo loved taking his parish's money ($200,000) and spending it on himself.
Trips to Rome, Venice, Paris. And $900 meals at New York restaurants.
In 1999, Sorvillo found someone else to lavish his parishioners' collection-plate donations on -- a male stripper.He gave cars, plane tickets and thousands of dollars in cash to James Sosnicki, a married Louisville man who stripped frequently at gay clubs in Chicago.
I find this both hilarious and very sad. Obviously a gay man forced into catholicism and due to the nature of his beliefs he cannot function because he is at odds with what a bunch of old farts said over 2000 years ago and what his brain says.
I guess the least he's done was bridge two religious communities. Evangelicals with Ted Haggart now have more in common with Catholics than they thought. Recommend this Post
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Not often (nearly never) will you ever see me praise anyone full of Jesus but I have to pause to mourn the passing of Tammy Faye Messner.
Formerly Tammy Faye Bakker. The one and only moment that moved me (by religion) was Tammy Faye's interview with an AIDS victim. I have never seen such kindness towards another human being.
Her tears brought me tears.
She credits gay people with saving her after her husband screwed her big time. Our community embraced her and helped her when it mattered most. She tried to bridge the mighty chasm between the gay community and evangelicals.
Cheers Ms. MessnerRecommend this Post
Posted by Jay at 12:00 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Video: Relax, Take it Easy
Artist: Maroon 5
Video: Makes You Wonder
Artist: Scissor Sisters
Video: I Don't Feel Like Dancing
Artist: Bob Sinclair
Video: Give a L'il Love
Artist: Chris Garneau
Artist: Lily Allen
Video: Hey You (Live Earth Video)
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I found this excerpt from Harpers speech in Chile quite amusing.
"Too often some in the hemisphere are led to believe that their only choices ... are to return to the syndrome of economic nationalism, political authoritarianism and class warfare, or to become 'just like the United States,'" Harper told Santiago business people at a Canada-Chile Chamber of Commerce luncheon, following a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet at the presidential palace."
Whats he saying here? The alternative is to be Liberal? I thought you said Liberals were evil Mr. Harper. And when you speak about class warfare are you speaking to your Tim Horton's crowd or latte sipping liberals, the distinction made between two groups of people here in Canada by your supporters? Also Mr. Harper you are not one to even speak about authoritarianism with your blatant disregard for well over half of Canada's elected officials.
I am glad you finally recognize that liberalism provides a safe government when given the option of one rigid ideology from the right (you Mr. Harper) and the rigid ideology of the left (NDP).
Thanks for finally coming around.
UPDATE: Seems, Stephane Dion and Liberal Party are also impressed by Conservative Prime Minister Stephan Harper's open endorsement of Liberal Governments as being the best available for everyone. I would like to extend a very nice thank you to Mr. Harper for his acknowledgement that he does indeed love our Northern European Welfare State as much as the rest of us. Recommend this Post
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Chavez recently described the Catholic leadership as "liars" and "perverts." which is something I can concur with after being abused by the clergy myself. Trust me, after being raped by God's people you kind of get the feeling he doesn't actually exist except in your worst nightmares.
"The bishops said Saturday that "no one, much less the president … has a right to insult or attack people or institutions who dissent."Venezuela's Roman Catholic bishops expressed serious concern about President Hugo Chavez's plans to rewrite the constitution, saying he has no right to insult priests who publicly disagree with him.
The bishops said Saturday that "no one, much less the president … has a right to insult or attack people or institutions who dissent.
They also expressed doubts about Chavez's efforts to help the poor and said they're concerned about upcoming education reforms, citing fears that schools could take on an "ideological and political orientation."
And the catholic church is so well known for there "no strings attached" ways of dealing with issues. This coming from the group ruled by the worst human being who ever existed (Pope Benedict) who has decided to allow praying for the souls of Jews.
Can you be anymore of a bigoted prick? This man (and I am grasping at straws at calling him a man who has no qualities to qualify him as such) should be called on his words and actions, and removed from society. We have no need to for such a poisonous member of the human race.
F**cking pig. Perfect match for Joanne at Joannes Journey (warning, don't click if you have a "soul"). Recommend this Post
Friday, July 06, 2007
This is a great way to look at the issue of global warming induced climate change and what it means if we do nothing as opposed to doing everything in our power.
The planet's complex and varied systems are extremely difficult to have full knowledge of and its pretty obvious that there are more than we know of yet. We cannot afford to wait. The cost of waiting and being wrong would be devastating.
Below you will see a table. To those who have done genetics or biology courses will recognize it is similar to a genetic cross.
As you will notice there are two columns; A and B. If you treat these columns like a lottery ticket and assess your odds you will see that one ticket is better than the other.
Lottery Ticket A - Take Action.
If we take action on global warming and we were wrong then a global depression is possible. We have had them before and we have obviously survived and thrived better than ever. If we take action and we were right about global warming then we have a big win, we saved the world so to speak.
Lottery Ticket B - Don't Take Action
If we don't take action and it turns out global warming is not occurring then we win. But and a big but at that, if we don't take action and global warming is real then we will have a complete economic collapse that we may never be able to pull out of, mass extinctions, violent weather, crop losses, food shortage, sever coastal erosion, flooding, sea level rise swamping low level areas.
There is a greater negative associated with doing absolutely nothing than doing something.
This science teacher in this youtube video explains it as well.
Which lottery ticket do you want? Recommend this Post
Thursday, July 05, 2007
There is a online poll (very unreliable) at The Telegram Currently (2:30pm EST) the poll is showing 55% in favour of one with 42% against the idea, 3% undecided. The paper isn't really left or right politically and I don't recognize any freeping. Could there be something to this?
Obviously , regardless of the accuracy, there is a problem brewing.
Is this what Harper meant by we are more united than we have been in 40 Years?
If so, please stop Steve your view of being united is obviously flawed.
What a flake. I am embarrassed he represents me globally. Recommend this Post
A 29 year old man who was taunted by police in Trinidad and Tobago was awarded $28, 400 after being forced to stand nude for three hours while officers made fun of his penis.
Why is it that no matter which country you look at, police are always involved in these types of things. Things like pepper spraying infants, teenage rape, preventing the exercising of rights or accepting bribes
Its obviously not part of their oath so what is the root of these problems? Is it the power they are given goes to their heads? Is it related to some types who are drawn to the police force? Do they feel that they are above the law and they think they've been given the power to interpret the law as they see fit?
Personally, I don't know but I do know that I have less confidence in police than I have ever had in my life. A friend of a friend was caught drunk driving going the wrong way on a one way street while speeding with no lights on. [This is not a Canadian example before you NeoCons start freaking out and accusing me of hating police.] Did he go to jail? Get fined?
Cost him 5 bucks which he gave to the cop, it was all he had. Recommend this Post
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I've been tagged by Mushroom.
Here are my 8 random Things and those I've tagged.
1) I am a Newfoundlander and a Canadian currently living in downtown Toronto (why isn't it downcity Toronto?)
2) My parents were born British prior to confederation with Canada in 1949 but Britain can't give me citizenship by birthright. :(
3) Have dual citizenship anyway but my second citizenship is Costa Rican. Moved there in the 1996 and and two years later received citizenship. Broke up with my boyfriend shortly after and moved back to Canada
4) Lived in a commune in a rain forest for 3 months. Boy was that fun. Not.
5) Have a B.Sc and M.Sc in Environmental Science- Biology and a Diploma in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
6) Desperately want children but my husband has no ovaries and neither do I.
7) Rebuilt a muscle car from the ground up but I didn't paint it myself. Sold it out of guilt.
8) Currently my job is an Environmental Educator, Information Technologist, Graphics Designer, and Communications plus some book keeping. Yes I have a lot of job titles but in a non-profit situation you have to be a jack of all trades or your funding goes completely into administration and not into the actual work that justifies your existence.
1. All right, here are the rules. 2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
I tag the following people:
M.J. Murphy @ BigCityLib Strikes Back
Jason Cherniak @ Cherniak on Politics
Matt Guerin @ Queer-Liberal
Jeff Jedras @ A BCer in Toronto
Mark Watton @ Nottawa
Jeff Davidson @ Where'd that Bug Go
Devin @ Maxwell's House Recommend this Post