Saturday, February 15, 2003

By Jove, it's a fresh Bill Whittle. Clear your schedule.
Reading week here in K-town, so things are pretty dead. Even the stores close up early when the students clear out. I'm staying in town, because I gots to have my high speed, and because (while I love them) my parents grate on me after a few days. I'm all spoiled by living on my own.

As John said, "I've got nothing to say, but it's okay." Good morning, good morning...

Thursday, February 13, 2003

So apparently we're going to Afghanistan, and not Iraq. I'm somewhat disgusted, although it is a nice duck-and-sidestep from Chr├ętien. It would have been better if he'd done it sooner--he wouldn't be so obviously trying to kiss up to Europe while not pissing off America.

I'd be for this mission completely, but it's a bad diplomatic move. I'm not going to get any "stick it to the man" points for saying this, but Canada ought to be loyal to Great Britain and America--Elizabeth is our Queen and America is our greatest ally. Besides that, Saddam is a bigger threat than a pack of cranky warlords in Afghanistan. Even if he weren't, it would make a big difference for us to say, "Hey, George, good luck with that whole Iraq thing. We're behind you all the way, no matter what those corrupt appeasers at the U.N. say, but our troops are going to stay put in Afghanistan."

Jean, I love you, man, but it's getting late and we've got to work tomorrow. When's that election, again?

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Mean Mr. Mustard has an exclusive look at how Europeans look at America.
I was thinking long and hard about attending a presentation entitled "WHY YOU SHOULD BE A SOCIALIST", put on by the Queen's Socialist Society and advertised by posters featuring pictures of Karl Marx. I thought it might be good for a sarcastic article, but then I decided that I would rather spend that hour of my life washing my socks and half-assedly doing some readings on Russell's representationalism, and I never looked back.

Monday, February 10, 2003

Well, today I got a sneeringly perfunctory letter from the Honourable Peter Milliken, thanking me for writing in support of a war in Iraq and letting me know that it won't change a damn thing. The PM "has not lent his support to unilateral American military action in Iraq", so despite my having voted for him, that's that.

And he sent some stupid photocopies from the Foreign Affairs website. Not that any of the other parties would treat me better, but the Liberals have had my last ticked ballot. Give me a Trudeau who understands that force is the only thing that works against terror, and I'll vote for you again.

Or at least someone with Trudeau's fashion sense and Bondian hauteur.