Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Mid-Week Post

Twenty-eight days until Halloween...

Despite Obama's best efforts, the US has not crumbled to dust. I guess there's life in the old girl yet.

Aging has-beens want to neuter the Canadian national anthem:

Margaret Atwood, Kim Campbell and a number of prominent Canadian women say it's time to change Canada's sexist national anthem.
Do you know what anthem is gender-neutral? "The Star-Spangled Banner".

De-fund this damn thing already

Now, British people who make sense:

Islam is not a pacifist religion. Its founder was not a Quaker. People like to make comparisons at this point, so one might as well join in. Allow me to put it at its clearest: The history of Christianity has been quite bloody already. But it would have been far bloodier still if, rather than telling his followers to love their neighbour, Jesus had ordered them to "slay the infidel wherever you find them," as the Koran directs Muslims to do. What if Jesus, rather than telling his followers to "turn the other cheek," had -- as Mohammed did -- slayed and beheaded his enemies personally?
Next time that Harry Reid implies that trying to limit the largest government in the history of the world by a percentage point or two is equivalent to ushering in the chaos and iniquity of the Thunderdome, conservatives would benefit from pulling out a calculator and a dictionary and ripping the claim calmly and thoroughly to shreds — while leaving their indignation safely at home, where it belongs.

For this common sense to go down even easier, imagine them reading their articles to you in their posh British accents.


If you have to actually educate adults about this, the battle has already been lost:

Don't leave footprints on toilet seats or pee in pools and always trim your nose hairs when travelling abroad, the Chinese government has advised its citizens in a new Guidebook for Civilised Tourism....
The rules, published before a week-long holiday marking the communist take-over in 1949, include drawings that illustrate improper behaviour, such as picking one's nose and stealing life jackets from airplanes. Some advice is specific to various countries: the guidebook says not to buy stones in Scotland or snap fingers to beckon people in Germany, according to the Telegraph.

China has issued similar guidelines before imploring its citizens to be "civilized" abroad by ensuring they don't spit, litter, vandalize or jay-walk, among other impolite conduct. The last set of guidelines issued in May came after a 15-year-old boy caused international outrage by carving the words "Ding Jinhao paid a visit here" onto the wall of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian temple.

And now, chalkboard word search pumpkins for your Halloween fun needs.


Anonymous said...

Why change the anthem? It is our flag that needs changing.

~Your Brother!~

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I like the flag and the anthem just as they are.

Anonymous said...

The anthem is fine, but I think the flag needs work.

Canadians look up to it with warm feelings simply because of what it represents, not because it is there to inspire any awe.

~Your Brother~

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

If you've seen the previous ideas for the flag, this was the best one.

Anonymous said...

I've seen some of the ideas for new flags and most of them sucked.

Our previous flags only suffered one flaw, being that it had the Union Jack in it.

A new flag doesn't have to be like the old, but our current one just doesn't inspire awe.

~Your Brother~