Archive for the ‘CBC’ Category

The Broken Wand

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Thoughts are things, the alchemists say, which does not make sense. It usually precedes a discussion (or lecture) about such a-scientific concepts like ‘action at a distance’, clairvoyance, or spontaneous human combustion. If there is proof, there is proof, right? Ideas exist as marriage partners to facts, or as gang bangers out to rape them. Ideas can be true, or false. There is the gray area between them, too. Ideas can be multi-concept, a matrix, with pixels of true and false. Finding examples from reality is the best way to separate the straight wand of truth from the broken wand of non. Reality, eh what. So, what of our great men, er, great persons, er Bacon Lettuce Tomato inclusive caring tax spenders, what of their version of the truth? Is it a secure walking staff, good for hiking? Or a broken wand, useless even for sodomy?
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Elizabeth May – Denied!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and possible future PM (that’s pretty funny) – seen here expressing her delight after field dressing a caribou and devouring its carcass- is *shocked* that she was not asked to participate in the Federal leaders debate:

“This is an unacceptable, outrageous, high-handed attempt to shut down democracy in this country,” May told CBC News.

“I’m really in shock. I thought this matter was settled and I think most Canadians thought it was settled.”

She said Tuesday that she is “absolutely determined” to take part this time and would consider legal action. But she also called on Canadians to contact the broadcasters to allow her to participate.

The Mayor has no problem with May joining the leaders’ debate, as long as she agrees to bag that face of hers. It’s bad enough that we have to look at Count Chocula, Taliban Jack, Mr Excitement and the chinless wonder, but having to look at May’s face all night, that’s cruel and unusual punishment on the electorate. If I wanted to look at that many teeth on TV I’d tune into Shark Week.

The Mayor isn’t sure how this is a “high-handed attempt to shut down democracy in this country,” the Greeners don’t even have one single elected official anywhere in Canada. Just like the Socialist Party, The Commie Party, the Marijuana Party, and the Hairy Knuckle party. What a party.

However, May will be asked to join the federal debate, after the CBC, who is hosting this bore-a-thon, caves in due to the “massive public outcry” that never really happens, but does happen in the blank minds of the gov’t teet sucking CBC brass who will milk this non-story for every bit of tittie juice it can.

Quote me on that, bitchez.

Marc Lepine obeyed the law, up to a point

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Heather Mallick is tolerable when she waxes in the abstract–we should be nicer to each other, after all. When it comes to her psychoanalysis of people she’s never met, she’s like a pearl in vinegar.

Take Marc Lepine. Twenty years after the shooting at Ecole Polytechnique, we need a gun registry:

The registry requires only this: If you buy or own a gun — and this includes rifles used by farmers and hunters, firing range enthusiasts, etc. — it must be registered. It won’t be confiscated, but law enforcement officials will know you have it. Is this so damaging to one’s own personal notion of one’s manhood?

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Study Concludes Women Cry More Than Men

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

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A study out of Germany suggests that women tend to cry more than men:

German experts provided confirmation today: women cry more often than men, for longer – and in a more dramatic fashion.

According to the German society of Ophthalmology, which has collated different scientific studies on the phenomenon, women shed tears on average between 30 and 64 times a year and men six to 17 times.

Men tend to cry for between two and four minutes, but for females sessions last around six minutes.

And weeping turns into full-blown sobbing for women in 65 per cent of cases, compared to just six per cent for males.

What a startling revelation.

I understand the reasons why women cry, I tend to be a pretty open and understanding fella. Crying is like the body’s natural release, it can often times be cathartic. It’s almost as if women need to cry, it’s as if crying is a woman’s mechanism for growth and recovery in a way. So ya, I totally get it. But having said that, when it comes time for a woman to cry, to completely break down and start laying out everything from her heart and soul,  must they do it when it’s either overtime in the hockey game, or right before I go to sleep? Why can’t it be when I’m chopping wood, or power-washing the gutters?

I hear you, I feel for you, I know what you’re saying. But is it possible you can do it quieter, and maybe away from the television?

If they left that in, imagine what they edited

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

http://ms.radio-canada.ca/archives_new/2002/en/wmv/africville19620624et2.wmv

Good Lord! I went looking for some coverage of the Nova Scotian election going on today when I found this gem from the past. The CBC tries to deflect blame with this descrpition:

Racist attitudes responsible for the miserable conditions of Africville are prevalent in the city of Halifax in the 1960s. In this footage from a 1962 CBC documentary called Close-up: Figure Your Colour Against Mine, a CBC reporter talks to “folks on the street” about racism in Canada. During an interview with a young black man, the reporter uses a derogatory term for black residents.

Racism in Halifax

• In the 1960s black Canadians found it difficult to get the most basic services such as renting and buying houses, finding employment and getting haircuts.
• While the majority of Halifax’s black population did not live in Africville, it was home to those who wanted to live relatively free from the racist attitudes of the predominantly white population.

Okay, here’s the kicker–the CBC reporter drops the n-bomb right in front of a black fellow. (Think of this scenario in 2009 and a reporter lets it “slip in the same manner.) You’ll note that the rest of the interviewees seem absolutely sanguine about race and don’t think there’s a larger problem.

We’re all just great until the media ride into town!

Single Girl, Geri Hall Is Absolutely Heartless

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

At a press conference today to announce the loss of 2000 jobs at the U.S. Steel’s Canadian division, *comedian* Geri Hall from This Hour Has 22 Minutes tried to mock Premier McGuinty’s rule of keeping reporters a minimum 5 feet away from him when he’s speaking. Her act did not go over well:

Hall asked to enter McGuinty’s space – the premier insists on keeping reporters several feet back during scrums.

“Who needs a hug?” Hall asked, trying unsuccessfully to encourage reporters to give McGuinty a hug.

“I’m going to come a little bit closer and you tell me when you feel nervous,” she said.

But there were few laughs as Hall vainly attempted to get McGuinty to hug one of the reporters after she walked into the middle of questions on U.S. Steel’s decision to shut down the former Stelco mills in Ontario.

NDP MPP Peter Kormos began shouting at comic Geri Hall after she interrupted a media scrum that was questioning the premier on the loss of jobs at U.S. Steel Canada in Hamilton and Nanticoke yesterday.

“Get the hell out of here,” yelled Kormos as McGuinty, looking uncomfortable, stood beside Hall, who was arrested last year for trying to approach Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Single Girl.

“Two thousand people just lost their jobs,” Kormos yelled out. “We’re trying to hold the premier accountable.”

And to think this is all the prize pig of the one billion dollar taxpayer subsidized state television network could up with as a gag. For shame.

Did it not cross anyones mind at This Hour Has 22 Minutes, or the CBC for that matter, that pulling this kind of lame stunt at the same place where an announcement was just made that 2000 men and women are going to lose their livelihood, may not be a good idea? How compassionate. ”Hahaha, sorry you lost your job and your family will most likely lose their house and you’ll end up living and eating out of a dumpster, but I’m the Single Girl from the CBC and I’ve got a gag going on.”

To date, the Single Girl idiot, Geri Hall, and the enambling pimps at the CBC have yet to apologize. I suppose it’s hard for anyone from the CBC to empathize with the Steelworkers, as CBC employees have jobs for life.

The media certainly is the message