Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Once upon a time

Two score and eight years ago (plus four days), a baby boy was born. He was no doubt an adorable thing, but I wouldn't know, as I was under a year old myself and still doodooing the diapers at every chance I got.

As this child grew into a lad, raised by a houseful of women, he view of the world was molded by them into something quirky and deliciously different - for a boy at any rate.

As a teenager, he blossomed and as a young adult he traveled the world for over a year, discovering along the way that people are people and hell if they don't all like to party and drink copious amounts of beer.

Several years later we met. It wasn't love at first sight, not by a long shot as we were both with other people at the time. But a few years later, things dropped into place and I've had the daily pleasure of his company ever since.

Without him life would be grayer, duller and a whole lot less funny.

And I'd be way less well fed - which, might not be a bad thing, all things considered. Although it would surely be a much less healthy thing, considering what I'd be eating if I had to feed myself... but I digress.

Happy belated B-day post Mr. Jazz. I love you more than I can say - I'd have to invent a whole new language.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rather than a post...

. you get a link.  A link to Tatty Tiara's latest post. People this woman is a must read. She is she is...

Go now, run along, she's waiting.

Friday, February 19, 2010

From the oh ferchrissake file

ABC, CBS and NBC will apparently be interrupting their programming to air the Tiger Woods press conference.

What the fuck is with that?  The guy is a golfer who cheated repeatedly on his wife because he's a "sex addict" (and I won't even go there, no, no snarky comments about how it's a wonderful excuse when you want to get off the hook for being a serial cheater and .... oops).


The guy isn't the president, he isn't the pope, he isn't god.

He's not announcing the beginning of the third world war.


You have got to be shitting me.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

You know what really pisses me off?

Disclaimer: this post includes foul language which might be offensive to some audiences. Reader discretion is advised.  Or something. 'Cause bad language wouldn't be a first here, but we must be PC cause well, you never know whose virgin eyes might end up here...

And now I have to re-write my title cause that little disclaimer episode totally screwed up the rythme.


You know what really pisses me off?

Well, I'm a tell y'all...

What really pisses me off is when the (looooong !!!) meme post I was working on today - and I really put work in it an' it was long and it was convoluted an' it was entertaining as all hell, though you'll have to take my word for that - which I saved as a draft because I wasn't quite finished (maybe 5 more minutes work...) and then came back to for the finishing touches...

has been deleted by Blogger.


(sorry for fucktard, but for some reason I love that nasty nasty word and have always wanted to use it somewhere. Blogger doing this to me is the perfect occasion. Fucktard!)

It annoys me to no end to work my little ass off for nothing (ok, big, yes Blogger my ass? it is BIG and if it sits on you it'll quash the miserable little cyber life right out of you, you evil assclown troll of the innernetses). Hell, I do that every day at the office, out there in the Twilight Zone, the whole working thing. For what? What I ask you? To what end? What's the damn point of that?

The last thing I need is to do the same thing in real life.


It might not be so bad, but it's fucking February (note the alliteration). I hate February and it hates me right back.  AND it's in cahoots with Blogger to make my life a living hell. It is. Yes indeed.

You might not believe me but I KNOW.  February and Blogger - twin terrorists of winter and the innertubes...


But y'all?  I loveses, you i does, y'allses is my precisoussses

Christ I need a drink. At least then I'd have a reason for being incoherent.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Earl Jones (who I mentioned here) was sentenced yesterday to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty; he defrauded 158 clients of $50 million dollars.  It's not muich when you look at the likes of Bernie Madoff, but it is a chunk of change.

The man is despicable, he found lots of his "clients" in nursing homes or he preyed on the dying or their bereaved families. He ruined is own brother fer chrissake. That's sick...

So he got eleven years. Problem is, in Canada that translates to about  22 months, what with the fact that he'll have to to 1/6th of his sentence and time already served counts double. He could be free after 22 fucking months.

His lawyer had the gall to say that it was much worse than that, that his sentence is to be alone, his family is gone, he has no friends. He is sentenced to be alone. Fuck off, his solitude is a result of his behaviour. It's his own damn fault and not part of his sentence.

The judge, on the other hand, had no choice, she was applying the law.

I can't help but wonder if this type of situation has anything to do with the fact that more and more people in Canada think the death sentence isn't such a bad idea.

Or maybe politicians want to be sure that the financial gurus, those who finance them aren't in too much of a bind if they are arrested - but that's a cynical view even by my standards.

There are more and more of these "victimless" crimes. And the perpetrators pretty much have a get out of jail free card. The whole concept of the punishment fitting the crime has been tossed straight out the window in this country.

Unless I'm the one being punished of course. In that case, lenient would definitely be the way to go. Except I'm to lazy get into a life of crime...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Mind Boggles

As seen in this week's Montreal Mirror:


While the passing into law of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was generally met with a blend of applause and standard American indifference, four Michigan zealots are concerned the prevention of anti-gay crime interferes with their God-given right to violently hate gays. So outraged are they by the inconvenience, in fact, that they’ve filed a federal suit.

Filed by Dominos Pizza founder Tom Monaghan’s Thomas More Law Center on behalf of the American Family Association and three equally wing-nutty pastors, the suit alleges the Hate Crimes Act gives homosexuals legal protections that make them “more equal than others.” Furthermore, the plaintiffs are concerned that the laws equate their “deeply held religious beliefs” with racism and will stymie their “freedom of speech, expressive association and free exercise” of those beliefs. The act itself clearly states that it in no way will infringe on freedom of speech or freedom of expression laws.

In addition to getting its allegations wrong, the suit also dismisses the notion that Matthew Shepard’s having been tied to a fence and beaten to death in 1998 had anything to do with his homosexuality.

Monaghan is described in Wikipedia as a philanthropist.  My dictionary describes philanthropy as an "altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement".  Yeah, as long as it's anti gay, anti choice   (Monaghan is big in HLI).

How can you justify hate in the name of a god? HOW!?! Isn't catholicism, well christianity overall supposed to be about love and tolerance and all that hippie stuff? The religious right makes me sick.

Happy v-day everyone.


Friday, February 05, 2010

In the news

Lotto Quebec has decided to go online with a casino. Oh horror, oh end of the world. All these people who don't gamble will start gambling and yadda yadda yadda...

The funny thing is how they're selling it as a way for people to gamble securely online. Seems lots of people get ripped off in online casinos. Who knew.

Honestly, I have no problem with Lotto Quebec opening an online casino. I don't give a damn. But fer chrissake people, stop being so damn hypocritical about it, it's not about "making sure people can gamble online securely". It's not a damn public service ! It's about making money. The government always needs more money. Just come out and say it. I dare you, just be honest for once, we can take it!



In other news:

The Quebec government has decided to use a new and revolutionary method of evaluating students:  KNOWLEDGE ! Because 5 or 6 years ago, the govenrnment decided to reform the school system.They did away with marks and went for evaluating competence - your problem solving skills, your skills at getting along etc. etc. and hopefully, some general knowledge was evaluated along the way. After all you wouldn't want a child to feel bad because they flunked. (And I'm not gonna start ranting on that particular way of looking at things, nope. Not today) And it seems school boards didn't all have the same marking system so there wasn,t much uniformity across the province. Or something. I never really did understand what the hell they were on about - and since I don't have kids, it was sort of a moot point anyway.

I'm sure BB could explain it all to our satisfaction, him being a teacher and all. Or maybe he's just as confused as the rest of us.

And so, this week, the big announcement. Starting next year students will be getting marked (with numbers no less!) on knowledge of a subject.  They're trying to spin it, but obviously the plan flopped big time. Once again some  bozo pushed his lets-use-the-kids-as-guinea-pigs-and-see-what-happens agenda. Once again it didn't work. The mind? It boggles.


In yet other news:

The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec...  - ok, let me 'splain for you Americans out there. Technically the Queen of England is still the boss of us, so Canada has a Governor General who represents her here and each province has a Lieutenant Governor who represents her and both offices cost us a fortune and why the hell is she still our "Queen" anyway and what a stupid fucking system that is, but I digress - so the LG holds a highly honorific post and doesn't do much of anything except hand out medals to deserving citizens and that sort of shit. Well, the guy seems to think he's all important and stuff, because he had his face stamped on the medals it seems. Yes, his face.


What the fuck?

Listen to the sound of my mind boggling.  Boggle, boggle, boggle.

Is the government as ridiculous outside Quebec? Really, I need to know.


And a last tidbit.

This one freaks me right the hell out though.

The Mohawks of the Kanawake reserve south of Montreal have decided that any whites living on the reserve must leave as legally, only Mohawks can live in the territory. The 26 (or so) people have received eviction notices and have 10 days to vacate. Who are these 26 people? They are spouses and boy/girlfriends of Mohawks. And no mixing should take place. They have the law on their side, but damn. I'm flabbergasted (damn, I love that word).

Lots of ink is flowing, talk of racism, racial purity, Hitler, you name it.

Here is the mp3 link to a radio interview.  It's on a French station, but the interview is in English, with the host translating from time to time..

Tuesday, February 02, 2010