Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Pope is a moron!

A friend pointed out an article reporting on the Pope's Christmas address to Cardinal's and other church workers in Rome. The Pope basically said that pedophilia and child porn is normal.

“We cannot remain silent about the context of these times in which these events have come to light,” he said, citing the growth of child pornography “that seems in some way to be considered more and more normal by society”

Seriously? What a fucking whack job. If it is so normal why did he help HIDE it, and abusive priests, when he was a Cardinal?

Next he will be saying it is the victim's fault they were molested.

Weather Forecasters

Weather Forecasters have got to be some of the most useless pieces of drek to populate the Earth. They are wrong what 70% of the time? What other job can you be wrong that often and not get fired? Yet every time they present their report they try to make it sound like a certainty.

Case in point the weather around Christmas here. Now one thing to keep in mind about the Maritimes is the old adage "if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes and it will change". Who would actually believe in their ability to accurately predict the weather if it can change even a 10th of that quickly? Meteorologists of course.

TWO fricking weeks before Christmas the twits are trying to tell you what the weather will be like Christmas Eve and Day. TWO WEEKS! They went with the no-brainer ... it will be a green Christmas. We get a green Christmas more often than naught ... but still two weeks ahead of time? They fuck up 3 day forecasts and they are trying to make a 14 day one?

So they put that nugget in people's minds ... it will be a green Christmas ... no snow. People are bleeting the party line. Well, most people, I wasn't. Now, the same forecaster's who called for a green Christmas are saying there is a GOOD CHANCE OF SNOW Christmas Day. Now, when we are in the middle of a rain and wind storm, a 'Nor Easter, that is battering the Maritimes, TWO DAYS before Christmas, they are calling for snow Christmas Day. Two Weeks before they were certain it would be a green Christmas, now when it REALLY looks like a green Christmas they say it will snow. What the kimchi?!?!?

Why the hell make a 2 week forecast when you will probably be wrong?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More on Assange

And the fuckery continues. A British court granted Assange bail pending his hearing on extradition to Sweden. The bail decision was appealed and he had to spend 2 more days in jail awaiting the appeal hearing. The appeal was overturned and the original bail ruling was held.

Where is the fuckery you ask? Well, according to CTV reports this morning the Crown says they didn't appeal the bail decision it was the Swedish. The Swedish are now saying they didn't appeal it, it was the British. Evidently phantom prosecutors can put forward anonymous appeals in the British courts. Appeals that actually get heard.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cross Burning in Nova Scotia

In February some twats thought it would be funny to burn a cross in the yard of a mixed-race couple. Two brothers did this to their cousin who is living with her black fiance and their kids.

Her fiance said to the media

"I just seen a big cross out there, and it was on fire and it had the rope around the neck, and it was hanging down, and it was on fire. It was about seven feet tall,"

"By the time I got outside, there was nobody around. All we heard was, 'Die, nigger, die.' I was scared for my kids and my life. I don't know what is going to happen next. If it's a joke, then I don't know what it is. I don't know how to take it."

The two brothers who did it have been convicted of criminal harassment and inciting racial hatred, and are currently awaiting sentencing.The one who built the cross and lit it may be facing prison time. They, and people defending them, maintain that it wasn't racist. It was just a mistake of youth.

An uncle of the MEN, one is 20 and the other 21, said

“I’m not saying it should have been done because it shouldn’t have been, but everyone makes mistakes when they’re young, I’ve done foolish things that I’m not crazy about, but that’s life.”

You know there always seems to be some fucking morons who can renew my faith in the stupidity of man. Burning a cross isn't racist? Shouting "die nigger die" isn't racist? If that doesn't qualify as racist then what the hell would?

Burning a cross on a black persons lawn has been a symbol of racism, and more particularly the KKK, for well over a hundred years.

A mistake of youth? They aren't kids! They are 20 and 21 and god damn well should have known better.

Luckily, it is only a few asshats who are saying it wasn't racist. Mind you that is a few too many.

It is nice to see the Police and the Justice system take it seriously. Some jail time is just what the morons need. Even if they don't learn from it a message will be sent to other like minded idiots that this kind of bullshit will not be tolerated.

Julian Assange

A reader sent me a link to a Huffington Post article written by Naomi Wolf. It concerns what is going on with Julian Assange and the rape charges. Wold set the tone for her article perfectly in her opening statement.

How do I know that Interpol, Britain and Sweden's treatment of Julian Assange is a form of theater? Because I know what happens in rape accusations against men that don't involve the embarrassing of powerful governments.

She cites her experience dealing with women's issues world wide and makes a strong case for what an insult the handling of this is to the victims of rape world wide.

Keep Assange in prison without bail until he is questioned, by all means, if we are suddenly in a real feminist worldwide epiphany about the seriousness of the issue of sex crime: but Interpol, Britain and Sweden must, if they are not to be guilty of hateful manipulation of a serious women's issue for cynical political purposes, imprison as well -- at once -- the hundreds of thousands of men in Britain, Sweden and around the world world who are accused in far less ambiguous terms of far graver forms of assault.

The charges should be investigated, and if guilty he should be punished. However, it is easy to see why he is being dealt with so harshly when others who have done the same or worse never even got investigated. Politics and the fact he embarrassed the US. I just have to think of Roman Polanski and how he is being dealt with to see the rank hypocrisy in what is happening with Assange.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Don`t you hate it when ...

... you are sick with a sore throat and have trouble talking yet people keep trying to talk with you?!?!?

I have been sick lately, just getting my voice back today. Over the weekend I could barely talk, and shouldn't have been. Even today if I talk too much my voice starts to go and you can tell that as soon as I start talking.

For some bizarre reason there are people that will STILL try and hold a conversation with others who are that obviously sick. Even if you tell them, in an email or text, they will still fucking call you to talk. A few friends and family members fit into that category. Hilda was HORRIBLE for doing it.

If someone who could barely speak answered a phone I would (and have) told them I would call later when they were better. They wouldn't have to ask. If someone sent me a message saying they couldn't talk I wouldn't turn around and call them. It seems like common sense. I guess I just forget how uncommon common sense can be at times.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Amazing Race (Spoilers)

The finale is done. The winner is crowned. Things that stood out.

The contestants were PUSHIER than Koreans getting off the KAL flight in La. :) Gotta use those elbows like an adjumma!

Poor Jill and Thomas had the worst taxi driver in LA. He couldn't understand English that well and kept telling them he had internet when all he had was a GPS. He really hosed them over. While they wouldn't have won they would have been second.

Mind you I also find it hard to believe the contestants couldn't answer at least 2 of the 3 questions without the internet. Seriously, they didn't know don Quixote or The 7 Year itch?!?!? Then again, maybe I am just showing my age. ;)

All in all it was a good season.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cockiness 2

The latest episode of Top Chef had the perfect example of what I was talking about in Cockiness. One of the Chef's, Jenn, had the worst dish according to the judges.

Right from the get go she was cocky and defensive. When one of the judges talked about how her team should have plated things individually she actually attacked the judges for not speaking up and asking for that while being served. Her steak and egg dish was the worst according to the judges. As one judge said

"Listening to Jenn describe her dish and the exact way it was supposed to be and as sure of herself as she was I kept thinking in my head that is not the dish I ate."

It is one thing to say you thought it worked. It is another to defend the indefensible and do it in such an arrogant and rude way. When four people who are judging you all agree that your dish wasn't good and for the same reasons you need to listen. Bland and bad texture.

Jenn's reaction was to attack even before they got to her dish. Once they critiqued her dish she just berated them for their opinion. She wasn't willing to believe she did anything wrong.

She just couldn't accept that they didn't like her dish or that she was picked as the one to be eliminated.

As she left she was cursing about the decision being bullshit and how she wasn't even close to having the worst dish. She considers herself a great chef and a great person.

In the after elimination interview she went on about how shocked she was and how great her dish was. She tried to attribute her elimination to being to vocal. Then she went on about being robbed of her chance and it not being right. Definitely not the most gracious loser ever. Maybe one of the worst.

Her cockiness and bravado was more like hubris and whining. I often wondered about the people on reality shows who act like this. Do they have problems getting work in the real world? Who would want to hire someone who acts like they do.

I think one of the best examples was Joseph in Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen. The guy oozed attitude and when asked a simple question "Who do you nominate and why" gave Ramsay a lot of shit. He ended up getting in Ransay's face, challenging him to a fight, and getting tossed out of the show. As he stormed out Joseph was ranting on about how any kitchen would be proud to have him. Really? Proud to have someone who would physically threaten the head chef and act like a moron? Unless this was staged for ratings Joseph is on some wicked drugs.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I like watching the reality cooking shows like Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef. One thing I have noticed a lot is the cockiness to the point of stupidity of some of the "chefs".

Take the latest Hell's Kitchen and two of the final four, Trev and Russel. In the individual competition to make a fusion dish Russel's wasn't that good. Three of the top local chefs were the judges. They weren't impressed with his dish. Of course that just meant that they were stupid according to Russel because he KNOWS he is the best. Even Ramsay commented on Russel being too cocky and thinking winning is a sure thing.

Then you have Trev. The worst of the final four. He is painfully worse than the rest. Yet he thinks he did the best. I don't know whether he was on some wicked drugs or is just that deluded. Odds are, he is just that deluded.

These asshats, and others like them, will go on and on about how great they are despite reality. One guy, in an earlier Hell's Kitchen, who got tossed left droning on about how he would open a restaurant beside Ramsay and put him (Ramsay) out of business. Confidence is one thing. Some cockiness is good too. These folks just make themselves look like morons.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hearing about people.

When I don't like someone I don't care to know what is going on in there life. It isn't even that I hate the people in question, I just don't give a shit about them. For some strange reason a lot of people feel the need to try and fill me in on what people I don't like are doing.

My mother started to do it last night, which is what brought this to mind. For some reason she started to tell me what was new with the woman who gave me too much fucking information the first time I met her. Why she would think I wanted to know what the nutjob was up to I don't know. Even after I told her I didn't care and didn't want to hear about the woman she kept going. I had to be extremely blunt in order to get her to stop. Hopefully she doesn't do it again.

I have known quite a few people in my life who do this and it still boggles my mind. Hilda used to be horrible for doing it. She kept in touch with one of the South Africans we used to work with, so she could use her to dog sit, and would try telling me what that lying waste of space was up to. Why the fuck would I care? You could tell Hilda you didn't care until your face was blue and the next time she would do the same thing.

I guess some people like to gossip even when you tell them to stop.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Amazing Race

Just watched the latest episode of Amazing Race that took place in South Korea. It was a good episode. I liked the challenges they had to do. Speed Skating and ginseng are definitely South Korean things to experience.

Brook and Claire are idiots. One of them doesn't know how to skate so they choose to do the speed skating challenge. What morons. Jill and Thomas weren't much better. :)

It was hilarious to watch Brooke and Claire in the taxi after the speed skating. The taxi driver starts telling them how beautiful they are and asking if they are married. The only thing missing was him asking her to marry him. The camera must have had him on his best behaviour. :) Mind you Brooke did have to give him a kiss when they left the taxi, the 9th kiss she had to give a Korean man. The taxi driver then started making "woo woo woo" sounds.

Then you had Thomas getting on Jill's case for asking an old person if they spoke English. "You can't ask old people." What an asshat.

All in all it was a fun episode to watch.

What the ... warning label?!?!?

I love dry roasted peanuts. Planters makes the best. I didn't see any Planter's ones at Sobey's so i picked up some "Compliments" dry roasted peanuts. They were good but no where near as good as Planter's.

As I was preparing to throw out the empty bottle I read the back label and saw one of the most retarded warning labels I have ever seen.

Yes. you read it right. The warning label for a bottle of dry roasted PEANUTS warns you there are peanuts in it. What the hell? Seriously? I know there are some stupid people out there but THAT stupid? They can't understand that a peanut snack contains peanuts? Damn. That is rpetty fucking stupid.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dog Mooks

It is nice to see people bringing plastic bags to pick up after their dogs. Nothing is worse than walking over a trail coated in shit. What I can't understand is the mooks who bring the bag, pick up after their dog, and leave the fucking bag on the path. Why the hell even bother if you are just going to leave the plastic bag sitting on the path (or the side of the path)? The whole purpose of picking up their shit is to dump it in the garbage. What a bunch of fucking mooks.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Interpol's Most Wanted

Reading the South Korea Times, aka An Idiot's Tale, talking about Julian Assange made me think of something.

As I type, Assange is now on Interpol's Most Wanted list for a rape charge in Sweden. Strangely enough, there is no photo on Interpol's site but it does say he is wanted for sex crimes and that if you have any information you should contact your local or national police.

Then you have someone like Roman Polanski. He raped and sodomized a 13 year old girl. Then he fled the US to avoid his sentence. He is NOT on the most wanted list. He is on Interpol's site, and a photo is included. The picture is from decades ago, not a current one. There is NO mention of his crime. He doesn't even have a Red Notice.

According to INTERPOL's website a Red Notice is issued in order "to seek the arrest or provisional arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition."

I won't argue that Assange doesn't fit the criteria to have a Red Notice. He does,and he should have to answer to the charges and if guilty. Let's just say I have a dim view of rapists and if he did it I hope they throw the book at him. But Polanski, who some European countries have HELPED hide, who the US has been seeking to extradite for decades, does NOT even have a Red Notice?

Mr. Assange quickly made the Most Wanted list but someone like Polanski who has avoided extradition for decades isn't? I am not saying there is a conspiracy but something doesn't smell right.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walking Dead

As I said before I am enjoying the show. But damn they make some pretty fucking stupid decisions. If I am even in a zombiefied world I hope I make better ones. ;)