"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Republicans - because we needed a name for people who are dumber than houseplants. I just hope someone remembers to water Betty Brown occasionally, it must get dry in Texas.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Say what you want about Obama and his insistence on protecting the bankers and the wealthy and his refusal so far to prosecute his vicious, corrupt and venal predecessors -- if he does nothing else for the next eight years this is a significant accomplishment in cleaning up the mess left behind by the previous neofacist administration. This is the next step.
I appreciate that the police in Vancouver have a difficult job to do right now what with the wave of gang violence engulfing the city, but the police have absolutely no right to seize cameras from journalists or any individual who is taking pictures at a crime scene, whether it interferes with their investigation or not. They are within their rights to request that news organizations not publish information that might impede an investigation, or to ask individuals to come forward with photos or videos of crimes, but the decision of what to do with such private property is up to the owner. The officer who assaulted the news photographer and threatened him with arrest should be fired immediately. This kind of conduct is illegal and a violation of a host of constitutional rights. In light of the actions of the police in the Dziekanski killing at the Vancouver airport and the attempt by the RCMP to confiscate evidence of their misconduct, and a cop in Ottawa not so long ago, this kind of thing cannot be tolerated by a free society. It isn't as if the Vancouver cops haven't been accused of this kind of thing before either.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
This weekend's theme is the magical world of witchcraft - so we have a couple of hours of supernaturally great music and the latest entry in our James Stewart Film Festival as the Glorious People's Cinema Project marches forward. This week's offering is "Bell, Book and Candle" in our man Jimmy is pursued by modern day witch Kim Novak - she probably wants revenge for his throwing her off that tower in "Vertigo" a couple of weeks ago.