Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
So the CBC says: Riel's actions to date had been moderate, but with Scott he overreacted and appointed a military tribunal to try the prisoner for treason. On March 4, 1870, Scott was convicted, sentenced to death and executed by a firing squad in the courtyard of Fort Garry.
From Wikipedia (on the execution of Scott): Boulton supports Métis leader John Bruce's claim that only two bullets from the firing squad actually hit Scott, wounding him once in the left shoulder, and once in the upper chest. A man stepped forward and discharged his pistol close to Scott's head, but the bullet only penetrated the upper part of the left cheek and came out somewhere near the cartilage of the nose. Still not dead, Scott was placed in a kind of coffin, from which he was later reported to cry: "For God's sake take me out of here or kill me." which he was denied, and lived on to die slowly in his coffin. The captain who ordered he be left there reportedly said "this coffin shall be your hell, because apparently your God loves your race too much to send you to his."
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A glowing article on Cuba in a site called, 'Green Left Weekly.' Since a Cuban is teaching Australian Aboriginals how to read, it says:
This spirit of international solidarity, along with a focus on education, has been central to Cuba’s ongoing revolution that began with the successful overthrow of a corrupt dictatorship in 1959. One of the first tasks that the Cuban people and their government took upon themselves was to provide education.
Now let's turn to Wikipedia and look up racism in Cuba:
The Cuban census reports that 65% of the population is white while foreign figures report an estimate of the number of whites at anywhere from 20 to 35 percent. The Economist states that, although the population is now mainly black or mulatto and young, its rulers form "a mainly white gerontocracy"
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
You should give $5
I've been touched by the generosity of donors whose contributions began pouring in yesterday.
Already 1,123 Canadians have chipped in $51,577 to help us get our new TV ads on the air.
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That sounds terrible. New Liberal ads starting Monday. I can only imagine...
In 2015 Vote Trudeau!
'Der Bürgermeister und die Crack-Pfeife.'
I am still unsure of what the article is about.
People of Germany: Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is the capital of Ontario. Rob Ford is the mayor. His approval ratings inexplicably keep going up. That is all.
Offhand, I can't come up with anything bad to say about a leader Germans have elected. Now watch this video...
And Torontonians: Remember to call the Toronto Star and complain today. Tell them if there really is a Rob Ford sex tape the last thing we want is for them to dig it up.
Meanwhile in Britain, the Daily Mail is making a big deal about how Pittsburgh Penguin right winger Pascal Dupuis pulled out a tooth in a recent hockey game...
Calling it, 'A horrifying moment,' I draw a blank as to what joke to make about the British criticizing a Canadian's teeth.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
So far Toronto police have released a scandalous video of the mayor getting out of his SUV and peeing behind a tree. And they say they have the video of him smoking crack. All things considered, Rob Ford remains one of the greatest mayors TO has had.