You should be eating butter anyways
An interprovincial panel has determined that Quebec must open its borders to butter-coloured margarine by Sept. 1, a ruling that will apparently end one of Canada's most enduring ... internal trade disputes.The Eclectic Econoclast also wades into the simulated zone.
Too many noxious fumes from all those barbeques
A private clinic is to open for cancer patients in Ontario, and the bloodhounds completely miss the point in their quest for the sanction of the mindless. Jay Jardine provides a summation of the situation:
Instead of pointing out the immorality of the Future of Medicare Act of 2004, and encouraging even more flouting of this so-called Law, the Conservatives are content to wind up the mob with charges of Liberal "hypocrisy". This intellectual cowardice is on display with just about any issue you could care to follow.Six decades later...
Sorry we killed you, say members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
More windfalls for lawyers
With same sex marriage comes same sex adultery.
God likened to man-made wars
From The Guardian:
``I can only imagine that this is what Hiroshima looked like 60 years ago,'' said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour after touring the destruction by air Tuesday.And Colby Cosh on Hurricane Katrina:
. . . the global-warming crowd has, according to Glenn Reynolds, come out on cue to blame climate change for Hurricane Katrina. Ironically, if this premise is accepted, it can easily be turned on its head by the Lomborgians as a powerful demonstration that industrial democracies should be reducing their structural vulnerability to the effects of climate change rather than taking futile symbolic actions to prevent it. Did New Orleans do enough to prepare for a disaster that was more or less inevitable (and acknowledged as such even under formerly existing climatic conditions)? The way the Louisiana highway system was re-engineered on the fly to permit car owners to flee was an extremely impressive display of American genius. However, it is hard to deny that many of the poor were "left to drown" under the emergency arrangements. And yet again, it's equally hard to imagine a more practical way to provide for them than the one New Orleans was forced to adopt in extremis--namely, throwing open the doors of the Superdome and hoping that it wouldn't be totally destroyed by the storm. I speak here as someone too broke to own a car: should there be buses on standby for 30,000 people like me throughout the summer in New Orleans?
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, August 31, 2005