Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey Series - on CBC

The 1972 Canada-USSR hockey series was a great event in Canadian history. It is seared into the collective memory of those who were alive at the time.

Commemorating this event through a four-hour miniseries on TV would be a great contribution to Canada's culture and self-identity. And, it could be a great show for our kids, to help them understand what we saw and felt.

Except if it were produced by the CBC.

I watched it for about one minute. Two profanities later, I had had enough.

It was unwatchable.

One can only hope that Canadian parents had the sense to not allow their kids to watch this latest offering from the CBC.

More of my hard-earned tax-dollars down the drain.

And there's nothing I can do about it.

My role as a Canadian citizen and tax-payer is simply to "pay up", and, I guess, "shut up".

People say, "if you don't like it, change the channel".

Right, except I am paying for this.

What they should be saying, in a free society is, "if you don't like it, don't support it".

But, socialism is not about being "free", it's about being a subject of the state.

Afghani Reconstruction Canadian-Style

Former PM Paul Martin has taken a swipe at Stephen Harper, saying that Canada should focus on re-building the infrastructure, not fighting.

If that's the case, shouldn't we be sending construction workers, rather than soldiers? What could Paul Martin have been thinking when he sent soldiers and not construction workers to Afghanistan?

By all means, rebuild the infrastructure.

Only, let's do it Canadian-style.

We should open a Tim Hortons on every corner. That would do more to pacify the locals than anything else.

Then, we must implement a gun registry. Register those guns! Any Taliban fighter found with an unregistered weapon would be banished from Tim's for a year.

Finally, we should lay the blame for the Taliban insurgence squarely where it belongs -- on the shoulders of the politics of exclusion and the mean-spirited Afghanis who refuse to recognize the contribution the Taliban make to Afghani society.

If that doesn't bring peace, we may just have to go back to fighting.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Pope apologizes...

Muslims have reacted to the Pope's characterization of Islam as a religion of coercion and violence by bombing churches and shooting an elderly nun dead -- three shots in the back.

Elsewhere, a Canadian has died in Thailand at the hands of a terrorist bomb.

The Islamists are sticking to their guns -- the Pope should have stuck to his.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Pope weighs in

Muslims have reacted with rage and violence to a quote from the Pope suggesting that Islamic forced conversion is contrary to Reason.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam has been quoted as saying, "Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence".

Consider Islam:

No regeneration and empowering by the Holy Spirit.

No human-divine Saviour.

No appreciation for the trinitarian complexity of the person of God; indeed, an explicit disavowal of it.

No path to God by vicarious suffering and faith; a reversion to a you're-on-your-own works-based religion.

No respect for the historical witness concerning Christ; instead, an audacious 6th-century doctrine that Christ did not actually die on the cross.

Islam tears the guts out of Christianity then expects Christians to honour it as a legitimate revelation when, in fact, it warrants outright repudiation.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The CBC Celebrates 9/11

Been driving from PEI to Toronto. Radio on. The CBC is live and on the air! Here's the way CBC radio commemorated the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

On the 9/10 leadup to 9/11, they had one of their "experts" on who assured us that, in the grand scheme of things, terrorism really isn't worth getting exercised about. Only 5,000 persons per year die from terrorist attacks. More die from eating Big Macs! He actually said this (or words to this effect).

Ah yes, the CBC at its best.

On the day of 9/11 they used the attacks on the World Trade Center as a segue into the present-day effects on Iraq and Afghanistan. The "sin" of the Americans vis-a-vis Iraq is that they are there. Things were pretty darn good under Saddam Hussein, weapons of mass destruction a fabrication, and the American/British liberation of Iraq all a big mistake.

The "sin" of the western troops in Afghanistan is not that they are there, but that they are not doing enough. Instead of just enhancing security, the West should be building factories and establishing a prosperous western-style economy.

And there you have it. What passes for fair and balanced reporting from the distant reaches of the far-left minds that inhabit the CBC.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Academics Challenge 9-11

Academics are questioning the "official" story on 9-11, you know, the one involving 19 Islamic terrorists ramming planes into the Trade Towers and Pentagon. It seems that for some people the straightforward answer isn't good enough for them. There has to be intrigue. There has to be cover-ups. There has to be the word "covert" in the story. Also another one I can't think of at the moment, but will come to me after I've posted this. Wait a minute. Clandestine. That's it. There has to be covert and clandestine in the answer.


But what a lot of people don't realize is that this whole academia 9-11 conspiracy theory is in fact phony.

It is being faked to draw attention away from the war in Iraq; it is being promoted by radical right-wing extremists to discredit the left.

Things are not as they appear!

Even this post is in fact a fake.

Richard Ball does not exist; it is a cover used by a radical right-wing operative with ties to the Kennedy Assassination. Hint: where were the four Beatles the day Kennedy died, and who were the four "tramps" arrested by the railroad tracks that day? Follow the Coca-cola trail and see where it leads. Lee Harvey Oswald drank cokes from those small glass bottles; so did the Beatles; it all fits!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Quote of the Day

"The problem with Christianity is Christians. The problem with Islam is Islam." -- Richard K. Ball.

The Apple Ads Rule!

Just saw the latest PC vs. Mac ad on TV.

These ads rock!

So clever.

And, low budget -- low production values; two no-name actors who both do a terrific job.

In the latest one, the PC has suffered some kind of electrical anomoly, and it is having a death-vision -- "seeing wheat fields of amber", that sort of thing.

The Mac guy says, "your screen saver, right".

And the PC guy says, "yeah".

These ads rule the universe!

They should get some kind of pop culture award.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"