Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Fundies preparing for assault on our rights...

I found this amazing, and thoroughly scary link through Canuck Attitude (another great blog,) and wanted to add my own link to it. (Reading something third hand works in this instance...) Dave at The Galloping Beaver has written a great post that should be read by every Canadian who values protecting our civil rights. I won't take up any more of your time - CLICK! READ!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Why Ronald, Why?

What is the world coming to?

Emerson won't be a man and face a by-election. Harper is blind to the Reformers Conservatives' drop in the polls. Bush still cries "trust me!" and claims to have his public's best interest at heart. But these guys are politicians - the assumption that the world revolves around them is a given. Their behaviour is no surprise.

But friends, I am shocked and saddened. Because we have been lied to by North America's most famous clown. And when a clown lies to you... it's bad and sad and pathetic and just a low point in the evolution of our so called civilized world.

The news came today that Mcdonald's friench fries, touted for years as gluton and dairy free, are chock-full of - well, gluton and dairy. Which doesn't really matter... unless guton and/or dairy makes you sick. First it was beef tallow. Then the secret "natural ingredient." (Have we ever discovered exactly what that is?) Hey - maybe it's gluton and diary!

Personally, I always knew that there was something in those fries besides potatoes. But as addictive as they are - I thought it was crack.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Trivia from south of the 49th...

(I found this in my inbox this week...)


36 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault

71,(yes)repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?
Give up yet? . . .

None of the above,
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws
each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Anybody know how our new Parliment would stand up to this?

Friday, February 10, 2006

It's a lesbian thing...

While I was in Vancouver this week I had dinner with my close friend C and her lovely partner, T. This astounded many of my colleagues, who earnestly questioned whether things were all right at home, and if my wife knew what I was doing. They claimed to be looking out for my welfare. I was confused. Don't they go out with friends?

"But she's your EX!" they cried. "You don't go out with your EX!" "I'd kill my husband if he was seeing his ex!"

Lesbians are defined by a vast number of stereotypes. Being a community of ex's is one of the most famous, along with the need for a UHaul on the second date and the fruit basket turnover at the start of softball season. (Wait - I suppose fbt is part of the community of ex's thing...) We have been known to form attachments quickly and deeply. And many of us have maintained close bonds with those who were once our one true love. C&T were the witnesses when X and I got married, and hosted our wedding in their home!

C and I have figured that we've been family in all our past lives, but we had never done the partner thing - and we do "family" better than we do "partner." Makes sense to me...

I do think that the whole "being friends with your ex" thing - while not totally unique to my people - is something that lesbians do better than straight folks. It isn't onesizefitsall... I have an ex or two that I'd cross the street to avoid. But on the whole - I really like the fact that someone who has known me so well for so long, is the same someone I can count on now...

It's a lesbian thing...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

On second review...

Ok, so perhaps I was drunk last night with the happiness of Jay getting the bums rush in the Cabinet appointments. Or maybe that spicy burrito I had for supper clouded my judgement. I only know that, in the light of day, I was too optimistic about the Cabinet.

In my second reading I'm freaking out! Toews for Justice Minister??? And Day as Minister of Security??? Yikes! Toews doesn't believe we deserve ANY protection under the Charter - he's made that loud and clear. And Day believes that cave men walked with dinasaurs when the world was created 6000 years ago.

Please read today's for a great explaination of what might very well be in store for us.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Where's Jay?

Wow. I say again - wow. Up here in the boonies of BC, the Conservatives were grinnin' and chuckin' and tellin' everyone that would listen how the North would rise again and we were in the money now that Harper was in power. After all, Jay Hill has been a little c Conservative (and every other socially right wing party member...) since god was a child. He was the biggest grinner of 'em all. He was going to make sure that us homosexuals got what was comin' to us - mainly, the roll back of our rights.

But low and behold, Harper was sworn in and announced his cabinet - and Jay Hill isn't on it. Instead there is David Emerson who won as a Liberal just 2 weeks ago by declaring the Tories were the devil. Now he's a Tory. (What does that make him? I'll ask some of the ONLY 4500 people who voted him on over the NDP candidate - they might have some choice words...)

Does this really mean that Harper is sincerely moving to the middle?

Only time will tell.