Friday, June 05, 2015

Friday Post

For the first week-end of June...

In case we forget:

How fitting that on National Donut Day, Tim Hortons puts its foot in it:

A U.S.-based lobby group called ForestEthics pressured Tim Hortons to rip up an advertising contract they had with a Canadian pipeline company. And Tim Hortons agreed.

Tim Hortons has no problem doing business in OPEC dictatorships They have stores in Kuwait. In the United Arab Emirates. In Qatar. In Oman. Those are all dictatorships. Tim Hortons happily takes their money.

But they think Canadian oil and gas workers are too unethical.


Remember- an unelected judge in Ontario ruled that an aboriginal girl could forgo proven modern medical treatments for something akin to boiled wheat grass:

Not with a bang but a whisper, Ontario’s three political parties quietly collaborated to pass a bill abolishing the right of teenagers with unwanted homosexual or transgendered feelings from seeking psychotherapy.

Carry on.

Somewhat related: keeping the Victim Industry alive.

Hot on the heels of her friend's three prison sentence, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne spends taxpayer money trying to whitewash a sex education program no one likes:

The Ontario Liberal government has launched a $1.8 million ad campaign claiming to inform people about the revised sex-ed curriculum set to be rolled out this fall, but pro-family advocates say it’s actually a whitewash of a controversial program opposed by thousands of parents.

In a way, it should come as no surprise:

President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

How does one determine how moderate an Islamist is- by counting the number of hacked-off heads?

One can air-lift him into a pool of hungry sharks:

A Pakistani man accused of plotting bomb attacks on the U.S. consulate and other buildings in Toronto was ordered out of Canada on Friday following a process his lawyer denounced as a farce.

Jahanzeb Malik, who will not contest the decision, is now expected to be deported within the next several weeks.

And now, how sometimes people can be wrong about delicious things:

When "cheeseburger" was first mentioned in the October 1938 article, it was in a long list about the "whimsy" of California eateries. Then, nine years later in May 1947, the Times revisited the fad, writing, "At first, the combination of beef with cheese and tomatoes, which sometimes are used, may seem bizarre." But luckily, their intrepid reporter could see the bigger picture. "If you reflect a bit, you’ll understand the combination is sound gastronomically."


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