catholics for prophylactics
Apparently, youths supporting Church reforms who were handing out leaflets and condoms to other Catholic youth on their way to mass last Sunday, July 21, were removed from public property by the cops. While the kids weren't doing anything illegal, police told them their behaviour was inappropriate. As if Toronto cops don't have enough to worry about. Now they're playing morality squad?
On the day WorldCom filed for bankruptcy protection in a whirlwind of corporate fraud allegations, the National Post had this editorial take on tighter corporate accountability laws passed by the U.S. Senate: "Many investors are becoming less troubled by corporate greed than by the political and bureaucratic urge for excessive regulation." Are capitalist pigs missing the part of the brain that can recognize when they're wrong? Or is it that they just like to wallow in bullshit?
Stats Canada recently released the kind of numbers that make police Chief Julian Fantino wake up at night in a cold sweat. Yup, nationwide, robberies involving firearms were down in 2001 by 12 per cent. This jibes with an earlier report by StatsCan that revealed homicides involving guns were down 35 per cent since 1991. Of course the cops, hardly math whizzes themselves, believe StatsCan can't count.
eternal damnation award
The TTC gets it for listing Papal Mass Pass No. 100 on eBay for $50. Oh, yeah, the wheels on the bus are going straight to hell for this little marketing caper.
grovelling apology of the week
The National Post snags it hands down for publisher Peter Viner's snivelling, tail-between-his-legs, please-sir,-may-I-have-another-whack apology to Korean Canadians for rerunning a Brit article last month that questioned South Korea's right to be in the World Cup semi-finals because of bad officiating. Some Korean shop-owners were reportedly so irate that they stopped carrying the paper. Wow, that must have put the Post's daily circulation into single digits.