1 THE PALESTINIANS THINK THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN COUNTRY NOW And just because peace negotiations with Israel are never going to go anywhere ever, they’ve done an end run around Israel and the U.S. and gone straight to the United Nations. How gauche! Also, Gwynne Dyer’s piece in this issue is pretty good and you should read it. Also, here’s my armchair solution: 1.) Give them their damn country 2.) Everybody invest in it and make Palestinian’s lives better so they have a real stake in peace 3.) treat the inevitable terrorism as something criminal, not something that the new country is politically responsible for. Put criminals in jail, not civilians. 4.) The end, world saved for future generations, you’re all welcome.
2 SASKATOON-DUMBOLDT MP BRAD TROST STILL OPPOSES WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO DECIDE TO DO WITH THEIR OWN BODIES. Nothing wrong with opposing abortion (well it’s a little goofy) but working to make it more difficult for women who want one to get one is eeevil. “A part of [Planned Parenthood’s] mission statement is to support abortion, which I view as morally wrong,” says Trost. What a self-righteous tyrant. Anti-abortion is such a lazy, easy moral stand to take, but that’s the so-called pro-life movement for you: they don’t have the compassion or frankly the guts to take political action against poverty or homelessness or any REAL moral outrage, but if it’s something that involves a woman’s lady-bits magical ideas about a fetus (and doesn’t affect them), they’re all over it. Said it before: everyone who voted for Brad Trost is a dumb, mean poo-poo.
3 THE CONSERVATIVES HINT THEY’LL CUT MONEY FROM THE CBC Well of course they will. They’ll hurt anyone and anything that criticizes them (and CBC news has) because they’re fascists that only a fool or a sociopath (apparently 56 per cent of Saskatchewan voters) would want to elect. In related rants, it’s fucking insane to cut public spending in a weak economy. That’s how you make recessions happen.
4 SOME DUMB APE IN LONDON, ONTARIO LIKES THROWING BANANAS AT BLACK HOCKEY PLAYERS Ought to be worth a paddlin’.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON KITTY! This is how to deal with me when I’m ticking, too.