Category Archives: CBC
As a rule, I sit and read, then seethed over some really crazy (to me) stuff. The ironic, the pompous, the ridiculous, the downright stupid, I ingest it and just basically get angry. Some of this is not anger worthy to you, Doesn’t matter, it is foolish to me. In this vein, I intend to do a weekly post of stuff that just plain pisses me off. Nothing fancy, an article or 2 and a comment or 2. You’ll either get pissed at me or you’ll join me at laughing in the face of the foolish.
Lets get started shall we.
The pompous. Al Gore compares climate change to the Civil Rights fight.* I am sure Al is well-meaning, but, come on. the science is loose at best, his personal reputation on the subject is crumbling. I wouldn’t be surprised if his Oscar gets yanked on him for that horrendous “Inconvenient Truth” bafflegab. Ridiculous comment by a spent force.
The ridiculous. Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s Culture Minister has come up with a beautiful plan to control the press* (and bloggers). She floated a plan to, get this, license journalists. Needless to say, journalists were somewhat unanimous in condemning this dumbass idea. The best part, Christine St-Pierre was once a CBC employee. LOL.
The Crazy. A professor at the University of Manitoba lost his bid to rescind a student’s PhD* awarded despite the student failing the course. the student claimed a disability, which the university agreed with. The disability? “EXTREME EXAM ANXIETY”. I am enrolling at the U of M tomorrow. I’ll be a surgeon in a couple of years.
The foolish. My favourite for the NDP leadership. Libby Davies, came out in support of eliminating the 10 year rule* that immigrants are required to wait to be able to claim Old Age Security. Her thinking is that if you come to Canada and promptly retire, we should pay that person OAS and GIS, no questions asked. The bill was promptly pulled by the NDP for obvious optical reasons.
That is all.
I am so pleased that the CBC’s journalistic standards prevent them from publishing names and photos of wanted war criminals that are living in Canada illegally. It makes proud to know that the CBC supports the idea that Canada should be a haven for murderers, rapists and torturers from around the world without discrimination. As usual they are on the wrong side of the people they purport to represent, US. A recent poll showed around 80% support for the government’s request for the media to publish same. It doesn’t matter to the CBC though. Their standards won’t allow it. Their standards would allow them to cast aspersions against the other media and the government for doing what was asked of them. Oh, and or the record, the public has recognized, reported and had arrested 7 of these criminals to date, with 2 already deported to face their country’s legal system. Good riddance.
- Stop calling the deportees war criminals (fullcomment.nationalpost.com)
- I Love the CBC (joebeans2002.wordpress.com)
- Suspected war criminal removed from Canada: CBSA (ctv.ca)
- Canada releases names of suspected war criminals (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Suspected Peruvian war criminal removed from Canada, border services agency says (theglobeandmail.com)
- Public tips led to alleged war criminal’s arrest: Kenney (ctv.ca)
A Happy Canada Day from what may be the dumbest news organization on the planet. A poll, conducted by an Ontario University (funded by my tax dollar I assume) lists Canadian cities in order of their Canuckiness. Guess how many are West of Sudbury. If you said none, you would be correct. Apparently true Canadians only live in eastern Canada, as in Ontario. The measurements used are interesting as well. They used the number of breweries, the number of Tim Hortons outlets and the number of maple syrup producers per 100,000 residents and included a measurement for hockey teams (all) and,of course, bilingualism. I love the comments as well. By the way, thank you CBC for pointing out what poor Canadians we are out here in the West by not creating maple syrup and not having enough bilingual people.