on the good ship blow job
Enza Supermodel Anderson, the self-described most glamorous politician and senior states-model -- funny, we didn't know she held elected office -- has found another lost cause to squeeze her shapely legs around. This time it's the sinking fortunes of football's Toronto Argonauts. Give me a little time and I guarantee they'll be playing better than ever, reads publicity hound Enza's press release. I want the whole team on top, to get a head and make it to the climactic finals. We think it's time for Enza to, like, get a job that doesn't involve swallowing.
This week news surfaced about a Canadian Food Inspection Agency study showing abnormally high levels of furans, dioxins and PCBs in beef, pork and eggs, in some cases at levels up to 10 times those permitted by the World Health Organization. The CFIA says such levels do not necessarily entail a health risk. Of course, these are the same folks who said mad cow disease would never happen in Canada.
"Day of broken glass," an apparent reference to the Nazi-led attack on Jews in 1938 known as Kristallnacht (night of broken glass), is the headline the creative folks at the Globe thought to give activist Jaggi Singh's sympathetic account of protestors' quarrel with Israeli hawk Benjamin Netanyahu's Concordia speech-that-never-was last week. Singh responded with a letter to the editor condemning the headline for suggesting protestors' actions were "tantamount to anti-Semitism." Scary to think that the Post is not the only daily with a hard line on Israel.
totally naked justice
Public nudity charges against seven men arrested during Gay Pride have been formally withdrawn by the Crown after reviewing written submissions. The group's lawyer, Peter Simm, argued that because the seven men wore footwear, a conviction would have been legally impossible without showing "a reasonable apprehension of an identifiable, substantial risk of harm to onlookers or society." The decision, however, came with a not-so-veiled threat from senior Crown Paul Culver, who warns in a letter to Simm that "the decision... should not be taken by your clients (or anyone) as a precedent... should similar incidents occur in future." You may want to consider putting a sock on old woody for next year's parade.
cover-up of the week
T.O.'s finest had no qualms about charging Ken Wood with assault police and assault with a weapon (a protest sign) during last October's economic disruption march, even after they beat him unconscious and sent him to hospital. But the Crown pleaded for more time and claimed an administrative error when Wood showed up in court to face the charges Tuesday, September 10. This, just as Wood's lawyer wheeled in a TV with video evidence of the incident in question. Talk about a coincidence!