Friday miscellany….

picture edition….

Apologies to any vegetarians out there… (naw, not really...)

IN THE BEGINNING, there was bacon…

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There is an interesting poll in the Montréal Gazette this morning:

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On this day… Canadian football and American football parted ways…

1912 – In the U.S., professional football set some new rules. The field was shortened to 100 yards, touchdowns were to be worth six points instead of five, four downs would be allowed instead of three, and the kickoff was moved from midfield to the 40-yard line.

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But then, so were Jason Kenney, Pierre Polievre, Vic Toews, Tony Clement and John Baird… Gee, I don’t feel so smart any more…

But then, as someone pointed out to me on Facebook:

Think of it this way. They were the fastest in ‘their own races’. In their case its like saying you were the fastest and won Monty Python’s silly olympics or upper class twit of the year… there are degrees in victory..

Well put, Patrick!

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Catholic schools just cannot fathom the idea of Gay and Lesbian clubs within their walls…

And some of us cannot fathom the idea of a publically-funded Catholic school system!

A good comment was written on this article:

Correction of Ontario’s problem of discriminatory school funding is hindered by 3 misconceptions:

1. That only Catholics pay for Catholic schools (as is deceivingly implied by our property tax forms)
2. That it is “political suicide” for any politician to even speak of the matter
3. That no money would be saved by reducing the number of overlapping Boards

Re: #1, All tax dollars go into a common pot and are doled out to the various Boards on a per-student basis. Tax dollars are not tagged as “Catholic” or “Hindu” and then steered accordingly. Too many Ontarians still don’t realize this, making this the single biggest obstacle to righting this wrong.

Re: #2, We can be sure this is not the case. No political party has EVER dared to say that public monies should be used only for public schools, so how can we say that the electorate would reject such a proposal? In fact, the most conservative estimates of public opinion indicate that well over half (and as much as 80%) of Ontarians support one unified public school system, free of religious discrimination.

Re: #3, Modest estimates put the savings in duplication costs at something over 1 billion dollars PER YEAR. How many new hospitals is that? EVERY YEAR. That’s One thousand million dollars a year spent on building a wall to separate Catholic kids from non-Catholic kids.

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I blogged earlier about Sun “News”, Jason Keeney and the moronic idea of having some staffers stand in for new Canadians at a fake citizenship ceremony.

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Pretty much says it………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Finally, I like this…

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4 Comments to “Friday miscellany….”

  1. Chris says:

    Yuk it up, ya’ll. We’ll see who gets the last laugh (or the first coronary

  2. Dave says:

    Silly you never have to apologize to vegetarians they are too weak to hurt you anyway. And vegans probably haven’t got the energy to open the laptop to read the post. That’s why the companies are all making tablets to go easy on them.

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