Fear and Loathing South of the 40 : Don’t Do This, Please

Arrogant but not Stupid?

quebec values charter
Had to lead with this story because somethings are just too good to be true when you are commenting on the news. Looks like the Parti Quebecois never sought legal opinion on their infamous Charter of Values. You remember the Charter of Values don’t you? Bill 60? The one that was pretty much against anything White and Francophone? In a letter to Quebec’s newly elected justice minister, Stéphanie Vallée, the former minister Nathalie Drouin wrote “even though it would be normal procedure for the government to request a written opinion on such a law, none was ever sought.” Of course none was ever sought. If they had actually sought one they would have had to put down, in writing, something that everyone knew was against people’s basic human rights! They might have been arrogant but they weren’t stupid.

Survey Says: Duceppe

While we are on the subject a poll was released last week by CROP-Le Soleil-La Presse that suggests the PQ would benefit in the next election if Gilles Duceppe was leading the party. Duceppe is the former leader of the Bloc Quebecois. People, when I say former, that is ’cause the party doesn’t exist anymore. Why in tarnation would you want this guy to lead your party? Don’t you remember the Bloc going down in flames with Duceppe at the helm? Man, times is tough.

Stop Filming Yourself


Times might be tough for the PQ but they’ve got nothing on Rob Ford. Ford had come out and said he will be taking a “leave of absence” from campaigning to seek help for substance abuse. This announcement came after a couple more videos of Ford, all messed up, ranting and sucking on a crack pipe, came out. (Again!) Lets face it, yes he has a drug problem, yes it seems he has a problem with gays and minorities, yes he has an alcohol problem, but his biggest problem of all is getting filmed! Mr. Ford, just stay at home and get wasted and quit filming it. It ain’t rocket science.

Stop on Pop

hop on pop
While we are on the subject of TO, residents of Toronto have asked the public library to ban the Dr. Seuss book, Hop on Pop, claiming that it “encourages children to use violence against their fathers.” The complaints goes as far as asking the library to “pay for damages resulting from the book.” When asked to comment Dr. Seuss responded,
“To claim that Hop on Pop is not the classic it claims to be,
Would seem to me, to be a bunch, of fogglegobblegee,
So please residents of Toronto have a little class,
Whoever made this claim should take their heads out of their ass.”

Last Week at a Glance:

Don’t Eat the Bonus Brownies!

pot brownies
A 42-year-old man has been charged with five counts of administering a noxious substance and drug trafficking after five people got sick from unknowingly eating marijuana-laced brownies at the Royal Canadian Legion in Mitchell, Ont. (ah yes the old pot brownie trick, one of the oldest tricks in the book). A man who fell ill after attending a service group Sunday was shocked when he went to the hospital and was told there was THC — the primary intoxicant in marijuana — in his system, police said. Buddy that’s called being stoned, have a bag of chips and turn on the TV, you’ll be fine.

Don’t Fall Off Your Horse


Here is one for the books. Last Saturday in the borough of Notre-Dame-de-Grace the Montreal police lost — wait for it — a horse. YES A HORSE! A spokesperson for the force says it happened when an officer was attempting to mount the horse and fell. Do not fret, the horse was found 30 minutes later. 30 MINUTES! (yes i am yelling again) Are you kidding me. It took police 30 minutes to find a horse? What are we, in Texas? Shit, that is downtown Montreal. How many horse can there be?

Don’t Get Romantically Involved With Stupid People

AP Photo of Donald Sterling

AP Wire.

I wasn’t going to comment on the whole Donald Sterling affair. It stunk too much like media propaganda for me. Ya, ya, ya, he’s a rich white bigot who got nailed by his money grubbin’, way too young, mistress. Whoopdeedoo, there are plenty of old rich white racists in the States, and plenty of young women willing to sleep with them, no news there. I had actually tuned this story out until I heard something that the young lady (the young lady in question is V. Stiviano) said in an interview with Barbara Walters. She said the two are not “involved romantically and have a financial arrangement. He at first started paying me as an employee, and then he started paying me off the books.”
Paying you for what? That has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever heard anyone say. Holy Shit!

Last Word of the Week:

baddie winkie
I hope you are sitting down. I came across an article last week about a Twerking 86-year-old Grandma who calls herself Baddie Winkle (not Wrinkle, Winkle). According to the article she is a media sensation with nearly 200,000 followers on Twitter. I was speaking to a few people about this and they were of the opinion this is cute. Ummm, no it’s not. It’s really, really, really gross. Do you know what twerking is? Ok, picture twerking. Now picture your own grandma, go ahead, I’ll wait… See what I mean. Hey you don’t have to believe me, go see for yourself.

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