Time for change


Stephen Harper? Steven Schmarper

I really can't stand Stephen Harper. If you take out all the crap about secret plans, rigid traditionalism, and hurricane-proof hair, he's still the second worst candidate for Prime Minister (the first, obviously, being Monsieur Duceppe*).

The irony in his most recent statement about the Liberal's 'unholy' alliance with the Bloc is a little too much to bear. What really bothers me about Mr. Harper though, above all else, is his complete and utter lack of hug-a-bility. I want a charismatic leader that stands up for what s/he believes in and isn't afraid to walk the walk. Someone that mothers will pass their babies to, children will idolize, and other national leaders will envy for the attachment s/he has with the public body.

Is it too much to ask for our Prime Minister to be a person you'd both want to govern the country and have over for dinner?

I had meant to talk here about the issue of non-heterosexual marriage but got too side-tracked. If you're interested, let me know.

*NB. If you take away the fact that Duceppe's national politics don't really include Canada as a whole nation, there's not much else I don't like. At least he's direct with his ideas, I just don't agree with them.


Dear God?

My utter distaste for religious pursuits were confirmed once again today when I read this horrible story: http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/06/27/pakistani-raped050627.html

Honestly, what the crap is wrong with these people?
In June 2002, a council of elders ordered Mai to be gang-raped as punishment because her 12-year-old brother had allegedly been involved in an affair with a woman, offending members of her powerful clan.

I cannot begin to explain the anger I'm feeling right now. When are we going to stop asking for support and start demanding action? This is completely unacceptable.

Ladies, do me a favour. The next time you're harassed by some over-ambitious machismo, kindly take a pen out of your purse and imbed it in his abdomen. As he writhes on the ground, tell him to pass the lesson on to the rest of his like-minded friends.

It's time we stopped making excuses for the behaviour of others.
It's time we took the law into our own hands.

Good morning


I can take it no longer. For too long have I sat and watched the postings of this and many other sites of 'discussion' and passively engaged in the forums of modern democracy. On my journey, I have come across many parcels of wisdom sporadically littered across this great e-void and marvelled at the forms of resistance they encountered. I think it's time we gave them a home, a sanctuary of sorts against the proliferation of sheer ridiculousness that marks the landscape of society.

This blog won't change the world, of that I am certain. But perhaps the discussion- true discussion- that we engage in will. It always comes down to people and so to people I now turn.