Saturday, December 04, 2010

Canadian Bozos of the Week

Wow, there's so many different possibilities to pick from!

How about University of Calgary prof and Stephen Harper adviser Tom Flanagan, who thinks Julian Assange should be assassinated?

Or the voters in Vaughan, Ontario, who elected that creepy authoritarian, Julian Fantino as their next MP?

Or the trustees of the Waterloo Region public school board who voted to continue to allow the Gideons to distribute their Bibles to 5th graders in public schools?

Or Gideon member Art Wagensveld who tried to pretend that his organization's Bible distribution "is in no way a religious action"?

Or Waterloo city councillor Angela Vieth, who backed removing fluoridation from the water supply and was quoted as saying "This is toxic waste, it doesn't need to be in our drinking water"?

So many bozos, so hard to choose...


The Atheist Missionary said...

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Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

RE the Gideons distribution: the article mentions that the Gideons distribute a version of the New Testament only, not an intact Bible with both Old and New Testaments. And yet elsewhere and repeatedly, the article refers to it as a "Bible."

This is particularly relevant given Art Wagensveld's statement that the Bible has historical and cultural value. Some of the Bible's cultural value, such as the frequent Biblical allusions in Western literature is found in the Old, rather than New Testament. Any reference to the Garden of Eden, for example, or the use of a fruit as a symbol of temptation, or references to the Exodus, or to psalms, etc. etc. etc. would be better served with an intact Bible.

Michael J. Swart said...

I keep expecting someone to revoke Waterloo's "intelligent city" award from a couple years ago.

General Jack D. Ripper said...

Angela Vieth is right, fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.

You know when fluoridation first began?
Nineteen hundred and forty-six. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.

I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

Alex said...

Flannagan was obviously joking. His action were pretty stupid on their own - there's no need to misrepresent the situation.

Although, honestly, I wouldn't shed a tear if Assange stopped breathing. I'm rather surprised that he's stayed alive this long - it's only a matter of time until a ... "less-polite" nation gets irritated enough to waste a bullet on him.