Saturday, December 29, 2007

Best whooping laugh I've had in a long time

I must thank the Toronto Star, its articles about Ontario Liberals always give me a howling good laugh.

A recent Star article described the new Ontario Liberal Attorney General, Chris Bentley, as an advocate for constitutional rights - in one case, for a drunk driver who killed two people. Mr. Bentley is described as considering this drunk driver a "victim of state oppression".

How then does Mr. Bentley explain why he voted to make law-abiding people into second-class citizens, restricting their constitutional rights to mobility and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and supporting the Liberal viewpoint that people can be legislated into second-class citizenship based on the property they own?

So am I to take from this that Mr. Bentley believes that a drunk who kills people is more entitled to constitutional rights than law-abiding people who own dogs of a certain shape?

Can't wait to hear the answer to that one.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

One thing I'm very grateful for... the right to freedom of speech. As evidenced by this blog, and by this Washington Post newspaper article that touches on both censorship and government restriction of dog owners' rights.

In battling the Beijing government's restriction of the height of one's dog (as ridiculous and unfounded as restricting the shape of one's dog) Mr. Chen Yuhua is fighting the same type of nonsensical, unfounded prejudice that promotes breed-specific legislation. Mr. Yuhua is fighting two big battles, both against unfounded government restriction; one on one's property, the other on one's right to freedom of speech.

We take our rights too much for granted. We must fight to keep them; the McGuinty Liberals have proven that they want to whittle away the rights of law-abiding citizens. Beware, lest we wind up living in a totalitarian state where our thoughts and dreams are prescribed and proscribed by the government.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

More fun than a wheel of monkeys!

This sounded like a really great idea, until I got to the "some assembly required" part...

This is a shoe wheel, for storing shoes. It is not a ferris wheel for hamsters, although that is what struck me once it was assembled. I have an honorary degree in astrophysics and a body building trophy after assembling it. You have to figure that anything requiring an Internet video to explain assembly has to, shall we say challenging? *grin*

Anyhoo, it's really neat and will clean up the floor, no more scattered shoes (from kittens racing across my shoe mat), I really like it, and it gave me more laughs than I've had in a while.