“People who lick your boots are the first to throw stones. Marrying Conrad, it was a big step backwards. I lost all my friends, all my work because of him. ”
24-karat-gold-digging good-time girl Lady Barbara Amiel Pennyfarthing laments the sorry state of bootlicking, codswallop-dishing underlings and the great unwashed in general.
Rae's Skool Daze suck
We didn't expect a revolution from Socialist Lite© professional ex-premier Bob Rae's post-secondary education report, but who knew an alleged NDPer could have us pining for Tory Bill Davis's glory days? At least Davis pretended that all Ontario young people should have a shot at a university education. Rae's idea of raising the "value" of education to justify raising the cost of tuition misses the point that society invests in itself when it makes it affordable for young people to go to school. We doubt Rae's proposal for more grants and loans for low-income students will ever see the light of day, and raising tuition even more just means the majority have no chance of going to college. Those who do scrape through will be in debt for decades. Disgusting, and can a Rae Senate appointment or U of T posting be far behind?
Shawinigan Kid returns
We knew tough-talkin' ex-PM Jean Chretien had balls - we just didn't expect him to pull them out in public. Chretien has injected life into the Gomery inquiry and reminds us how dull current Prime Millionaire Paul Martin is. Of course, the job isn't to entertain, but the Shawinagan Kid stood up to Bush, while milquetoast Martin prepares to join the U.S. missile defence scam. Hell, he won't even order his caucus to vote for same-sex marriage rights.
Famous plays it right
There's now another reason to go to Famous Players theatres besides the new everyday $9.95 price. An anti-same-sex marriage group is calling for a boycott of the theatre chain. The Canadian Family Action Coalition is freaking because Famous is running a 10-second still slide before movies in support of same-sex marriage rights. We say right on to the ad, bought by Famous Players Media prez Salah Bachir. The message is a lot more worthwhile than that boring - and too easy - movie star trivia.
Orwell's newspeak is nothing new, and Toronto gets plenty. A group calling itself the Toronto Environmental Coalition masquerades as a green organization though it's funded by chemical companies and tries to talk the city out of strict anti-pesticide laws. Now something called the Greenbelt Coalition has been born. But - surprise - these guys aren't trying to make Ontario's essential greenbelt conservancy legislation better. They're trying to fight it on behalf of a team of developers. Groups like these two put the "sin" in "spin" and are yet another reason to carefully check out the smiling people at your front door and the petitions in their hands.