10/27/2006

Reasons to Hate Feminism

(ht: Shane at The High Places)

This is what power feminism gets you. I quote:
"Unleash the sex kitten inside... simply extend the Peekaboo pole inside the tube, slip on the sexy tunes and away you go! Soon you'll be flaunting it to the world and earning a fortune in Peekaboo Dance Dollars."
Great.
And here I thought Bratz and My Scene Barbie were bad. Now we get to listen to our daughter's tell their classmates "When I grow up, I wanna be a pole dancer." Can we offer the next generation nothing better or more appealing than whoredom?

10/24/2006

The Great White (Feminist) Hope

(ht: Small Dead Animals)

D. Coulter writes to YorkRegion.com:
Newmarket-Aurora MP Belinda Stronach has been trying to win quick political points recently by criticizing the Conservatives for not having enough women in the cabinet. Its cabinet is about 25 per cent female.
To see if Ms Stronach puts her money where her mouth is, I reviewed the family company, Magna, of which she is a former CEO. I checked its annual report to see how many women are on the board of directors and how many women occupy senior executive positions.
As of the most recent Magna annual report, of 12 board members, there are no women. And of 25 senior executives, there zero women.
Once again, the hypocrisy of Ms Stronach is laughable.


I really have nothing to add to this fine piece of workmanship. Every MP sitting in the House, every Liberal, every Stronach supporter, every Canadian woman, should be given a copy of this letter.
So much for the champion of women's rights.

Removal of Clause from Anti-Terror Law:
A Fatal Mistake

This just in:
A key section of Canada's anti-terrorism legislation defining terrorism as an act committed for a political, ideological or religious purpose have been struck down as unconstitutional, but the prosecution against Mohammed Momin Khawaja, the man who challenged the law, can proceed...
"The matter will proceed to trial in January," said Federal Crown prosecutor David McKercher this morning following the ruling by Justice Douglas Rutherford that the offending portion of the law should simply be "severed" from the rest of the legislation. "It simply removes one element the Crown would otherwise have had to prove."
Khawaja's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, was far less optimistic about the matter proceeding to trial by January, saying the ruling strikes to the core of the anti-terror law.
"I don't see how it could," he said. "Certainly it is our intention to challenge the remedy. Severence is not sufficient. These charges should be quashed. I anticipate the Crown will want to appeal."
However McKercher said for the Crown's part that an interlocutory appeal would be unusual and he said the appropriate time to file an appeal of the decision would normally be after Khawaja's trial...

The fact that the court decided to remove the clause regarding political, religious or ideological motivation shows an enormous degree of naivete. There is clearly no understanding of the nature of extremist behaviour or terrorism within the judicial community if this is what is allowed to happen. My fear is that we will all pay for this grave mistake.

10/20/2006

Arf! Arf!!

So, MacKay apparently called Stronach a dog.
The barely-audible exchange was caught on audio tape, with one MP asking "what about your dog?" and someone responding: "You have her."
Interesting that no one has pointed out MacKay only said "her" and not "Belinda." What makes everyone so certain he was referring to Stronach?
Unless you all really do think she is a dog.
Not that I would presume to debate the issue.

In all seriousness though, I can't say as I feel sorry for Stronach. Should MacKay have said it? Probably not. Should he be punished? No, I don't think so. Was it a sexist comment? No, not really. It was just an observation on her conduct. If she wants to be revered as a so-called empowered woman, the last great hope for feminism in politics, then she should act with a little more dignity. Call a spade a spade, and if you're going to act like a ho, then you deserve what you get... canine comments included.

The Firing of Garth Turner

It's old news now. MP Garth Turner was dismissed from caucus.
I have written about Turner's behaviour and his high opinion of himself before. Judging from his blog, this opinion has not changed.
Turner now appears to be considering the Green Party. Really, this doesn't come as a surprise. He has to maintain the appearance of being more than just a whining malcontent. Crossing the floor to the Liberals would make him look like Stronach (who was rather vocal in her support of him, by the way). He'd never make it in the NDP, the Bloc won't take him because he's not from Quebec. That leaves the Green Party as his only viable alternative. He could sit as an independent of course (and would if he really had any significant moral fibre) but media glamour does not follow the lone wolf, and Turner is a flagrant self-promoter.
The media spin has been one of "Oh poor Garth. He was only exercising his freedom of speech." On the face of it, I can see how someone might fall for that line. But, anyone who thinks Garth is having his rights trampled on needs to consider the nature of adulthood, politics and the corporate body more carefully. I said it before and I'll say it again: no matter how strong your opinions are on a subject, sometimes it is wiser to say nothing outloud. Please note, I am saying this with a little bit of guilt; I open my mouth at the wrong time, or say something stupid, rather frequently. As far as venting on your blog about your job goes, this also lacks wisdom. If your boss sees you complaining online, he or she is perfectly within their rights to fire you. If you are caught defaming the corporate image, why would you expect to remain on staff? People are fired all the time for not contributing to a positive work environment, or for being a disruptive influence.
Why should Turner expect to be treated any differently in this regard just because his job is in politics? This shows a lack of humility, not to mention good people skills.
If he really wanted to represent his constituents properly, then Turner should have found a better way to contribute. Continual griping, complaining and backstabbing does not get you ahead. It makes people hate you and not want to work with you.
And for goodness sake, don't vent about your job on your blog... especially if everyone knows you have a blog and can read what you say about them.

10/16/2006

Rest In Peace Opa Vuyk

After spending almost 4 difficult weeks in the hopital Johannes Vuyk, age 81, passed away peacefully on October 14th at 9:15 PM. Having lived a Godly life, his surviving family takes great comfort knowing that he now resides with our Heavenly Father.
Visitation will be held today. The funeral is tomorrow morning.

10/13/2006

ECP Marriage Prayer Vigil

This just in from ECP:

What: Marriage 1000 Prayer Vigil for Oct 24 at 3:30
When: October 24, 2006
Where: Ottawa, Parliament Buildings
Travel: Buses will be leaving three different locations (Toronto/Mississauga/Hamilton)

Bus Departures/Returns:
Executive class buses with on-board restroom

Toronto
Time: 9:00 a.m. / 9:30 p.m.
Location: 619 Sherbourne Street - Near Sherbourne Subway Station
Cost: $40

Mississauga/Brampton
Time: 8:30 a.m. / 9:30
Location: Square One Mall-403 and Hurontario Street
Cost: $40

Hamilton/Burlington
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced
Cost: $50

Marriage 1000 Prayer Vigil for October 24

Rev. Tristan Emmanuel is teaming up with Dr. Charles McVety of Canada Christian College, Brian Rushfeld of Canada Family Action Coalition and Joseph Ben-Ami of the Canadian Values Institute on October 24 for an all day Marriage Caucus summit with key Members of Parliament...
Many different events are planned for that day: One-on-one meetings with MPs, a round-table caucus discussion about religious freedoms, a trip to the House of Commons during Question Period and a very important Marriage 1000 Prayer Vigil at the steps of Parliament Hill...
Rev. Emmanuel wants to bring 1000 people up to Ottawa while high level meetings are going on in the nation's Capital. But he needs your help. The effectiveness of this prayer vigil depends on you.
We need 1000 people to commit 12 hours.
You Must Reserve Your Seat On The Bus by email confirmation by Tuesday, October 17, 2006. For more information contact the ECP Centre at: info@ecpcentre.org

10/06/2006

I am Woman, Hear me Sigh:
On Feminism

To give you some context on what prompted this post, I recommend you read this post by Sara (and the resulting comments), this one way discussion at a forum called Bread 'n' Roses, and this post by Shane made some time last month. Aside from making fun if it with my five things, I have talked about the many problems and hypocrisy of feminism before. I also talk about stay at home moms a lot, and especially society's lack of appreciation for them.

What good has feminism done for us lately?
To be honest, I really don't know. What I do know is what feminism hasn't done for us.
It hasn't given today's young women and girls a sense of inner personal strength.
It hasn't rid the world of prostitution and it hasn't raised the living standards of women in impoverished countries.
It has not taught women that beauty is more than skin deep.
It hasn't reduced incidents of anorexia, bulemia or any other eating disorder.
It hasn't taught women that they are more than just a sex object. Rather, it has lied to women and told them that promiscuity is a mark of liberation and empowerment.
It hasn't reduced incidents of rape or pedophilia.
It hasn't helped women escape from abusive relationships.
It hasn't given women the keys to lasting, successful, meaningful relationships.
It hasn't taught women that they are key builders and shapers of society. Without birth, our way of life dies.
It has not given women anything useful that they may pass on to their daughters.
Feminism is simply another form of secular humanism. Humanism exalts the individual beyond the society and beyond God. It obliterates concern for the collective good and replaces it with a drive for personal pleasure.
Feminism has all but destroyed the strong woman who cared the weak. The "elite," educated woman now pursues money instead of moral excellence and good character. She abandons her children in the name of freedom and behaves like a whore. She jumps from bed to bed, unable to understand why she "can't find a good man." Her every whim must be obeyed and she must be pampered in a way that is truly shameful. She envisions herself as a powerful "warrior," but heaven help the world if she misses her massage and manicure or breaks a nail.
The feminist is a high maintenance woman, and she likes it that way.
When were the definitions of strength, honour and dignity replaced to mean whiny, sluttish and selfish? Why is it that women who choose to stay at home and raise productive members of society are "griping freeloaders?" Who decided that what I do is less beneficial?
True strength and self-discipline are increasingly rare commodities. Chastity and virtue are frowned upon by many, but held priceless by the wise. Godliness is mocked and increasingly under attack. But who wouldn't want to be the woman described in Proverbs 31?
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
...
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable...
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
...
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
...
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

Most people would love to have that said about them.
The only good thing about feminism is that it has convinced its adherents to either not breed or have as few children as possible. The result is inevitable. Your way will die, but what I practice will live on.

Go Bev!

Conservative MP Bev Oda gets tough on feminazis, and the ladies don't like it.
Oda was unapologetic throughout a verbal pummelling by Liberal, NDP and Bloc MPs who accused the government of attempting to ''muzzle'' women and ''gut'' the agency by writing a new mandate that says it will no longer fund groups doing research, lobbying or advocacy on behalf of women's equality rights...
Oda, who argued past Liberal governments had not done enough for women, gave the demand short shrift. "I will not step aside because, I believe, that I have been effective and in eight short months this government together, as a government, has done more in real action to help women in Canada that the previous government..."
At the hearing, Oda argued research and advocacy had not led to significant improvements in the lives of women and that it was time to shift the money toward meeting women's needs in their communities by financing everything from mentorship to retraining programs...
Under the new rules, however, some of the recipients will likely change. Indeed, spokeswomen for the National Association of Women and the Law and the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada said they expect their funding to dry up.
For the first time, the agency will allow funds to flow to for-profit, as well as faith-based groups.

I for one approve of the work Oda is doing. I have no patience for these whiny women crying "help me" all the time. Hey, you want to run with men? Then grow some balls, suck it up, get out in the real world and start working hard instead of begging for a handout. You want to prove how tough you are? Then grow some thicker skin. Stop waiting for everyone to cow tow to you because you are a woman.
And by the way, if the last government and the current Opposition was so keen on helping women, then why were they so into the idea of regulating prostitution... arguably the least favourable, most sexist line of work there is?

10/04/2006

Gay Marriage... Again

The latest report is that gay marriage is up for discussion again, and possibly a vote. The House will be deciding whether they want to reopen the debate. The media is in a fit over supposed Conservative plans to introduce legislation protecting religious officials who do not wish to marry gays.
Apparently it's "discriminatory."
According to the Opposition, our current laws protect us.
Sigh.
If you have ever read my blog or are familiar with past rulings made by the Supreme Court of Canada, then you will know that our laws do not in any way protect freedom of religion when it comes to orientation. Quite the opposite. The Supreme Court has already ruled that gay rights trump religion.
As usual, the Liberals are lying. We do need some sort of backup law. It will be interesting to see what it says.

5 Things Feminism Did for Me

I know I'm a little slow on the uptake here, but I just have to add my thoughts to this little gem from Darcey at Dust My Broom.

Feminism:
5. Taught the latest generation of women that the path to empowerment lies through whoredom.
4. Loaded up the doll shelves at Walmart with My Scene Barbie and Bratz dolls. See 5.
3. Made clothes shopping really difficult for me. See 5.
2. Forced me to get a PAP once a year, every year. They're looking for cervical cancer which is most commonly spread by HPV. HPV is most commonly contracted by, you guessed it, spreading your legs too far too often. See 5.
1. Told Belinda Stronach she was fit for politics. Again, see 5.

10/02/2006

Save the Trillium

Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals have decided that the trillium needs changing. The new logo itself will cost taxpayers $219,000. This does not include that it will cost to update all the provincial government "stuff" that uses the current logo.
No, that will cost in the millions.
Changing the logo; Ontario's new priority.
Nice to know we have things in order, especially in light of the fact the Caledonia situation still has not been resolved.
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