Nov 03 2007

Current events on a rainy Vancouver afternoon

Published by at 11:59 pm under Current Events

The world is a nasty place today (as opposed to yesterday, when everything was just balmy).

Canadian opposition parties throw all their energies into defending a confessed and unrepentant double-murderer. Soon after, Conservatives begin negotiations with contractors to paint the House of Commons blue when Canadians vote them in unanimously in the coming election.

Yasser Arafat aims a laser beam at Jerusalem from beyond the grave. In related news, a new poll shows terrorist heads of thuggish kleptocracies are guaranteed a loving memory by the people they brutalize.

Gen. Pervez Musharraf imposes martial law to deal with the threat of rising Islamic extremism. No one saw that coming, right?

Olympic fever is inciting Chinese parents to use unconventional methods to prod their children into becoming superhuman overachievers. In a linked story, a father in southern China tied his 10-year-old daughter Huang Li’s hands and feet and watched her swim in a chilly river for three hours.

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2 Responses to “Current events on a rainy Vancouver afternoon”

  1. on 04 Nov 2007 at 1:10 am


    In response to Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of martial law and illegal dismissal of a Pakistani Supreme Court Justice, I am encouraging all bloggers out there who want true democratic rule for Pakistan’s 165 million people to unite in opposition.

    From now on, I am asking bloggers to consistantly refer to Musharraf as “Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf” consistantly linking back to a post I made explaining this idea in greater detail.

    The post allows threaded comments, so that those opposed to Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf can start discussing ways that we can organize and unite in opposition to his dictatorial actions.

    My hope is that a consistant message of opposition to martial law and support for democracy in Pakistan can help to influence the media away from legitimizing the Musharraf regime by referring to him as a President. By definition, he cannot be a President if he refuses the right for his government’s Supreme Court to decide whether his running for office is legal or not.

    Please drop by the post, leave a comment as to what ideas you have on how we can best unite in opposition to martial law, and please do consider using the phrase “Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf”, linking back to the post.

    Thank you,
    Mark Kraft

  2. on 04 Nov 2007 at 6:41 am

    And we thought our parents pushed us hard to achieve eh?

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