Wednesday, November 21, 2007

And Now the Late News

I would write about the Harperites deciding to reverse the long standing Canadian practice of including opposition critics when Canada attends international conferences but what would be the point. But its not like its a surprise. Especially when the conference is about global warming and the attending government minister is John Baird. This dimwitted asshole is a deer in the headlights of destiny. If he is gay its probably a good thing because in a couple of decades any children he might have will be perfectly justified in killing him in his sleep. But it is a little surprising that as of 9:50 pm PST only The Star has the story. We'll see in the morning whether the G&M or CTV or The Post deign to consider this as newsworthy. Perhaps they won't. Which would confirm me in another of my pet beliefs.

In other late news, or at least late night by Toronto standards which counts for more as we all know, Beijing, by way of Hong Kong, has decided that they don't want the US aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk docking there after all just now. So 8,000 US sailors don't get to go ashore and their family members who travelled from the states to spend Thanksgiving with them get to leave in tears. Good I say. Maybe if US citizens start to have to pay the Bush price in their private lives something will change. How many other countries in the Chinese orbit might be encouraged to deny ports or deny visitations? As many as there are would work for me. The US is a pariah and its probably only to the good if it's citizens abroad start to feel that reality.

And one more. The chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, some innefectual blowhard named Paul Kennedy, says "I have seen clearly cases that have come to my attention where I thought it was being used earlier than it ought to have." Isn't that just as special as all get out. This guy is completely toothless, for all intents and purposes a waste of a second rate office suite, and he's the one gets booted out the door to trot out a line that by now about two thirds of the connected world knows is little more than asscovering.

And I just can't let this pass. "Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve as suicide bombers or to facilitate other attacks, according to senior American military officials." Who'd a thunk it?!!?

Atta Boy George.

Good night and good luck.

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