July 26, 2007

Top 5 Things Pissing Me Off Tonight

1) The Emo-Crats Giving Lessons on Feminism

Seriously, Cheri Di Novo should take it easy on Warren Kinsella and check her own party before she spouts off. Warren Kinsella said a woman in a picture (who looked so much like Betty Crocker that the company should sue) would rather be baking cookies instead of listening to Randy Hillier. Dock him points for being corny and make him sleep on the couch for a night but this whole gong show is a little over the top.

I have a personal no-emo policy when it comes to politics but taking lessons from a group of people who think 66 bodies is not worth the cost of 20 million burqas have nothing to teach me about women’s rights. The NDP: Bring the soldiers home! Bring the Burqas back!

2) People Saying I Am Not Bilingual Enough

To the moron named Fred who insists I am dishonoring Pierre Trudeau by not typing my posts in French, I need to remind him that the point of bilingualism is the choice of which language to speak. The reason we want the public service to be bilingual is so people can get their services in the language of their choice.

I am still allowed to be against people who think not being able to communicate with a quarter of the country still allows them to be a viable candidate for Prime Minister. It is common sense. If you want people to vote for you, you have to understand what they are saying…sounds simple to me.

Ask me something in French, and I will write back to you in French. Until then, I choose to write in the language that I know best, which is English… so go Fuddle Duddle yourself…

3) My Friends Who Think Watching Hairspray Means They Are Gay

Shame on all of you! It is like the best movie ever. I promise that I won’t sing along with the cast members but seriously, watching movies doesn’t make people gay (watching Brokeback Mountain made me less gay…no joke). Stop being Saint Leonard stubborn and just learn that you can’t stop the beat…

On a side note, Michelle Pfeiffer is still a fox and Amanda Bynes is le awesome, and I will watch it again and again…

4) Public Health Care in Quebec…

So after waiting 90 minutes to see a doctor today, I asked for them to do an immediate strep test cuz I don’t like waiting three days for the results. The test is 20$ and I would prefer being healthy faster and pay the money…but the clinic and the doctor refused to allow me to pay for the faster test. WTF! Thanks for letting your communist ways make me sick for two more days. I am not saying privatize the whole thing, but if 90% of the clinics on the island offer the option, just make the person healthy, that is your job…

5) Canadian Phone Companies and the IPhone

So apparently, getting unlimited downloads on your phone costs 10 Euros a month and in Canada, the service is not yet available. I don’t know why Canadian companies insist on staying in the Stone Age when it comes to mobile phones, but something tells me Maxime Bernier is going to have to open up competition soon. I just don’t understand how we have the technology to put two arms in space but yet cannot figure out how to give people unlimited internet access on their cell phones. Hopefully, this IPhone rage will get the Starbucks Socialists in the NDP angry enough to call a press conference and demand that banks use ATM fees to pay cell phone companies to make things cheaper. They have done more crazy things before…

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8 Commentaires:

Blogger Phil a dit...

If 25% of the country were to speak, say Chinese, should our public service have to accommodate them as well?

The French language has never benefited Canada. Scrap Bilingualism.

7/26/2007 4:08 a.m.  
Blogger Leny Vilekoskytch a dit...

Neither have the Maritimes...let's get rid of them too.

7/26/2007 8:46 a.m.  
Blogger Steve Marsh a dit...

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7/26/2007 9:41 a.m.  
Blogger Joseph a dit...

Regarding Chinese, sure. Let's do it. If 25% of the country speaks Chinese, sounds like we'd be remiss not to.

Because the problem with doing so would be . . . .?

Considering that China now officially taking over as driver of the world economy (front page of the uber-conservative Washington Times this morning), it might be good for us all to start learning a bit more Chinese, or at least have a government able to communcate effectively with them.

7/26/2007 9:42 a.m.  
Blogger Steve Marsh a dit...

I'm as desperate for an iPhone as you are, and as much as I'd love to blame Canadian telecom companies, it's actually Apple's fault, for giving Cingular/AT&T an exclusive six-month contract. The folks at Rogers tell me that they'd be selling them now, if they could, but the earliest we'll see them is December.

Guess what's at the top of my Christmas list.

PS. Phil, you're an idiot.

7/26/2007 9:43 a.m.  
Blogger Neale a dit...

On the language issue - I, Toronto born and raised, enjoyed learning French, spent some time in a francophone community, in 1964, where I found myself between two factions neither of whom trusted me completely. French because of my background, English because I dared to speak French. The main employer was English and owned just about everything. Community was about 80% French. So, I was attacked by both at one time or another for favouring the other.
After a long period of disuse, I wanted to restore any fluency when I moved to Montreal in 1989. I worked using French and it was a struggle because as “educated” as I was, I still lacked complete fluency. I improved of course but when I needed to explain something, I felt more comfortable using English.
The atmosphere at the time was highly charged with the Meech Lake Accord. After a few minutes of a telephone conversation, I was “ordered” to speak French. I found the tone of the request offensive, not the message. I hung up after informing the lady, “this is a bilingual country and I have as much right to speak English as French.”
Your point on the Chilean soccer deal. Blaming the police for acting when bus windows are being smashed etc and before a complete investigation takes place is premature. Mind you, I remember the horror and revulsion on March 17, 1957 in Montreal with the Richard Riots. If memory serves, Montreal police were dressed in full riot gear and bashing rioters. Too convenient to blame police when the whole incident was over in minutes. Do you condone the players’ reactions? A penpal of mine from Peru once described attending soccer matches. It wasn’t the game but rather the fights between rival fans. A few years ago British often went on rampages in games.

7/26/2007 12:42 p.m.  
Blogger Phil a dit...

Look at what the French language is costing us in the public service with all documents having to be translated....first money is given to Quebec in Gomery and then translating cause the inquiry costs to go through the roof!

If we are to start accomodating the Chinese language as an official language, have fun singing the national anthem in Chinese!

7/26/2007 2:31 p.m.  
Blogger loraine lamontagne a dit...

I am surprised, Antonio, that you are not correcting Phil on his use of the term 'national anthem'. I keep on being corrected by Quebecers like yourself who tell me that 'national' does not apply to Canada, hence it should be the 'federal anthem' - or federal defence, the federal parks, etc...

8/01/2007 5:39 a.m.  

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