All the news sucks today...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I had debated about whether or not to vote last night. There really didn't seem to be any point, especially when it came to the race for mayor. However, my mother guilted me into doing my civic duty so...I voted. And it didn't matter. Idiot mayor, Stephen Mandel, was re-elected for another term. I would have preferred a mayor who does something a little more than show up at every conceivable photo-op and smile for the camera but then again, what do I know? And neither of the people I voted for in the city councilor category came close. At least I can now complain about local government and not feel guilty about it.

To top off political news, Harper and his government deliver their throne speech today. I'd be willing to bet money on the fact that this is going to result in an election. Bad idea. Dion is turning out to be a bad choice for the Liberal leadership and there's no way he and his party will be able to beat the Conservatives. But what about the NDP you ask? Sadly, thinking that they'll ever be able to form a government is a bit of a joke. Pity. I think Jack Layton would make a pretty good Prime Minister... When was the last time we had PM with a 'stache?



Moving to the realm of the disgusting. INTERPOL has now named the suspect in a world wide manhunt for a pedophile thanks to tips received from around the globe after they were able to descramble pictures of him and they were released worldwide. Unfortunately there's a Canadian connection to this story. Turns out, according to Thai police, the suspect is a 32-year-old Canadian named Christopher Paul Neil, believed to have been an English teacher in South Korea now hiding in Thailand. This whole story makes me so sick that's all I'm going to say about it except that I hope they catch this bastard.

It seems that 'tis the season for pedophiles on the run... Chester Stiles has been caught in Nevada. You've likely heard this story. A videotape was found in the desert showing a man (allegedly Stiles) raping a three year old girl. Yes, that's correct - THREE YEARS OLD. Again, this is beyond sick. As if that wasn't disturbing enough though, "the tape of the girl's sexual assault was given to authorities by Darren Tuck, who told police he had found it in the desert five months earlier." Excuse me? FIVE MONTHS? Apparently, Tuck showed the tape to other people (are you fucking kidding me?) and now faces charges of "exhibiting and possession of child pornography". Good. Sick fuckers. What is wrong with this world?

Oil is hovering around $86 today although at one point it was up to almost $88! Yikes...

3 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

Cheery planet, ain't it?

scout said...

fsp is on.....

anyways...i spend the winter in hawaii and sleep in an old truck i have there. now and then i have occassion to go to a hostel and there's usually some guy who says thailand is his fave place to go.

i always ask, oh ya, where's your fave place in thailand, the mountains? if they say bangock i turn my head and won't have anything more to do with the creep.

too many sickos around.

Wandering Coyote said...

I saw Ignatieff on the CBC last night, and couldn't help but think: what were the Libs thinking voting in Dion? BIG mistake, if you ask me. Ignatieff seems like a far more intelligent, personable choice.

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