Friday, July 22, 2005

Grand Theft

Today there is a blurb in the paper about how stores are taking Grand Theft Auto off the shelves, after Hillary Clinton made a big stink about sex hidden within the game. To me, the real obscenity here is focussing on non-issues like this when there is so very much real work that needs to be done to make the world a better place. News flash-if your kids are sophisticated enough to download the cheat codes to unlock the sex in the game, then there isn't much they haven't seen by this point. Besides, if a person is old enough to play a game where they run around murdering other people for no good reason then they are probably old enough to see a little pixelated sex.

There are plenty of issues that need real leadership in America and the world. It is disappointing to see people like Hillary stooping into Tipper Gore territory when she should know better. Stealing the focus away from Iraq and poverty and the environment etc. really is Grand Theft.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Cut Karl

Check outMichael Moore for lots on the Karl Rove situation. I really, really, really hope some of this sticks.

"President Bush once said he would fire any White House staffer who had leaked the identity of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. But if that source turns out to be Karl Rove, the president's longtime political guru, a firing would be a devastating blow to the White House."

Dare we hope? Forget firing him. How about putting him on trial for treason. Oh, well. Stephen Colbert is probably right when he says Bush will have a hard time figuring out what honour to bestow on "the only man in Washington with flesh coloured hair" for a blunder this big.

In other news, here at home the Liberals are really letting things unravel on the healthcare front, what with Alberta's "Third Way" bull-jive. Check out Sinister Thoughts for some really insightful recent posts.

How can the Grits be such wizards with Parliamentary procedure and so stunned on policy? (Or even on having any policy.)

Oh well. It's a good opening for the 'Dippers.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Cut Karla

So last night Karla Homolka's interview was on. Today Bernardo's comments are being reported on too. The media really needs to give this a rest. There is nothing these people can say that is worth listening to. When she showed up at that TV station they should have had the integrity to shut the door in her face.

It's not news. It's sick reality TV. The whole thing puts me in mind of the film Natural Born Killers. I didn't care for that flick when it came out, but it might be worth another look.

It sure didn't take long to get distracted from the G8 story, did it? Who cares about millions in poverty when the schoolgirl killer is serving up the crocodile tears.