Monday, July 20, 2009

Who would have thought...

A right-winger in Downtown Toronto. Pretty much in the gay village no less.

One question. Why can you buy a semi-automatic gun in Canada? And please include what you would legally use it for. Recommend this Post

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

On Political vs "Touristic" Events

Brad Trost on Toronto Gay Pride funding:

"Canadian taxpayers, even non-social conservative ones, don't want their tax dollars to go to events that are polarizing or events that are more political than touristic in nature."

So no funding for events that are more political than touristic. Well touristic isn't a word as far as I know but I get the point.

Well this event seems to be political as well and it received $2,000,000. This isn't the first time that this "touristic" event was picketed either. If I didn't know better I'd say its getting as bad as the G8 summits.

Call me old fashioned but when an event is picketed it IS political and I don't recall any picketers at Toronto Pride...ever.


Toronto Pride's response to this funding issue Recommend this Post

Sunday, July 05, 2009

They gotta be kidding.

Ottawa is planning a memorial for communism's victims. This is a bit much don't you think? Elevating a form of government to the holocaust. Its the decisions governments make, how they implement policy that hurts people, not a form of government.

Hitler wasn't a communist yet look at we he did. Should we ban democracy too because that's how Hitler got into power? All it required was messaging and making a group of people look like the cause of society's ills. Much like how Harper derides liberals, homosexuals, or anyone other group that is too smart to vote for him and his ilk. Maybe to be fair they could put in a monument to those who died due to right wing governments. You know those leaders like Hitler, Franco, and Pinochet.

An example of right wing policies killing someone can be seen in the Harris government of Ontario. The Harris government's welfare policies resulted in a pregnant woman in Sudbury, Kimberly Rogers, dying while serving a house arrest for welfare fraud. The woman had been confined to her apartment for three months and reports stated her pregnancy was "exacerbated by sweltering conditions in her apartment". Just a note but this was John Baird's portfolio. So the same beliefs that created this situation lives on in our federal government.

Listerosis anyone?

Stay tuned for China's response. This may just be Harper's "axis of evil" moment. Recommend this Post