Statistics Dropout

So this morning I’m reading this article about how former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin will not be running for the legislature again in the next (upcoming?) election. Instead, he’s going to start working full time on improving aboriginal high school graduation rates. “Something like 41 per cent of aboriginals between the ages of 25…

Yet Another Reason to Open Fire

I didn’t start out trying to hate gays, but it’s getting harder and harder not to. Before Congress, apparently, are yet more “gay rights” bills that place personal comfort over constitutional liberties. One of these, I think, is fairly harmless. It’s a repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Honestly, that decision should be…

With Liberty and Safe Restrooms for All

Once again, unisex bathrooms are front page news in the paper. Apparently a professor in the Communication and Culture Department is upset that the new building doesn’t have gender-neutral bathrooms, and so he(?) has circulated this petition to get them included. Except that – oops! – the building is already in post-production, so all this…

Heavy Metal Awareness Week

The paper today has all kinds of great stories on the front page. The Leader doesn’t disappoint. “Under the Influence. Study: Women Play Drinking Games as Much as Men.” WOO-HOO! A recent study led by researchers at Loyola Marymount University indicates that both male and female college students participate in drinking games regularly, and that…

More Thoughts on National Healthcare

OK, yesterday Mr. Tweedy published a response to my last response clearing up several things. It seems (if I’ve read this right) that he’s not necessarily advocating a European-style “comprehensive” national health insurance plan, but more just an expansion of the current system to cover more people and more types of treatment. I get the…

Response to Response to Response to Response

Ok, well, I didn’t really expect a response to my response to Mr. Tweedy’s post on Obama – but I got one. At the time of writing, it’s the first item on Mr. Tweedy’s blog. Mostly it addresses my concerns, but there are one or two quick clarification-type things I think I should address, so…

More on Obama: in response to Mr. Tweedy

Mr. Tweedy has an entry on Barack Obama which mentions my own entry on the subject several times. We have substantially different political opinions, so it’s not really surprising to find that he disagrees with me on many points. But there are two in particular that I’d like to respond to – and not so…

Daily Dose of Irony

Alright, I admit that hypocrites are an easy target, but this particular brand of hypocrite gets my dander up more than most. Ernst Zündel, it seems, has finally been tried and sentenced to the maximum (5 years) in Germany for Holocaust Denial. And here’s what the Canadian Jewish Congress has to say about it: “I…

Laughing About Rape

Today in the paper there is a staff editorial about this incident in which the opinion editor at Connecticut State University published an ill-considered bit of satire about rape. You can read the article in all its sophopmoric (lack of) glory here(pdf – page 7). On the whole, it’s just what you’d expect – some…