Saturday, June 27, 2009

WASHBOARD HANK

Madoc Cultural Centre, Saturday June 27, 2009 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Washboard Hank put on a fabulous show today, featuring old favourites like "Turkey In The Straw" and "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More" as well as newer and less familiar songs like "Who Spit Tobaco on Tessy's Wedding Gown."

Though it's hard to hold the audience at summer events like this, the audience seemed fairly engaged. The adults in the crowd were clapping and laughing the most.

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Was grooving to Cina 1650 last night. I love that Indian film music.

Bucking dogs woke us up at 5:00 in the morning. There was a racoon out there.

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Going to the opening of the cultural centre in Madoc today. Should be fun. Lots of artists I've seen before at the Amazing Coffee and some I haven't. Washboard Hank's going to be there. I saw him on The Elephant Show years ago.

Friday, June 26, 2009

AND YOU WILL ONLY BE ROBBED AND OPRESSED CONTINUALLY

The Supreme Court has ruled authorities have the right to force children under sixteen to undergo medical treatments.

So, if a case occurs like the recent one in the United States where a boy didn't want further chemotherapy and the mother didn't make him go through with it anyway, CAS can step in and force the child to undergo the treatment against their and your consent.

There are exceptions, however. You can take your case to the court, which means you'll have to pay hefty legal fees as well as you'll probably loose.

Well, isn't that buckin peachy.

The ruling stems from a case three years ago involving a girl who didn't want a blood transfusion.

GARBAGE STRIKE UPDATE

I just talked to my friend from Scarborough. He says he still hasn't really noticed anything as far as the garbage strike is concerned. People are making an efert to deal with it. They are doing things like keeping their garbage bags taped up.

He says he thinks the garbage is contributing to the heat.

Email your experiences with the municipal workers strike to
alexhorton55@gmail.com

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD AT FIFTY

Michael Jackson died today in Los Angeles at the age of fifty, proving that bad people really do get what they deserve.

Exploited by his father in The Jackson Five, Jackson later went on to a solo career.

Jackson insulted music by reducing much of popular music to a matter of dance moves and clothes. He reduced a lot of pop and RandB music to being about going "uhhh ... uhhhh .... uhhh."

Jackson was known as the king of pop but this was only because he threatened not to allow MTV to broadcast his video unless they referred to him with that title.

In later years, Jackson was accused of pedophelia. He managed to successfully beat the most recent charges, but probably only due to insuficient evidence.

In the end, he received the penalty pedophiles deserve.

MORE FROM EPHESIANS

Today we will look at Ephesians 5 3-7.

“but fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness let it not be once named among you as becometh saints”

Uncleanness refers to unnatural intercourse. And what’s big today? Anal sex and oral sex.

“neether filthiness nor foolish talking nor jesting which are not convenient but rather giving of thanks”

I’ve personally heard this verse three different ways in three different Bible versions which is why I only use the King James Bible.

Filthiness refers to things like swearing and vulgar remarks. While the apostles were slightly vulgar when they needed to be, there is a line and Christians should definitely know where to draw it.

Foolish in this case refers to moral foolishness, as is talked about frequently in the book of Proverbs. Foolish talking refers to things like blasphemy. How many times have Christians been guilty of this? How many times have I heard preachers tell inappropriate jokes about God or the Bible. How many Christians get emails from their friends with subject lines such as “Why God Invented Men.”

Jesting refers to things like dirty jokes. How many times have you heard a preacher make a joke containing bedroom or bathroom humour. Bill Gayther, in particular does this a lot.

“but rather giving of thanks”

Though I have mainly noticed that Catholics complain about everything, I am sure there are a lot of Christians that do this as well.

“for this ye know that no whoremonger nor unclean person nor covetous man who is an idolater hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of god”

Covetousness is equated with idolatry here because it is the worship of material things.

This parallels the passage in Revelation 21.

If you do these things, you’re not getting into heaven. There won’t be any “once saved, always saved” or “we all sin so what’s the big deal.”

“let no man deceive you with vain words for because of these things cometh the wrath of god upon the children of disobedience”

Let’s just look at the first few words of this verse.

“let no man deceive you”

This is clearly a commandment. Therefore, to be deceived is a sin.

“be not ye therefore partakers with them”

Again, this echoes what I said earlier. You won’t get into heaven just because you got saved sixty years ago and believed at one time. You won’t be able to tell God that there’s no way Christians can be perfect so “I didn’t bother to obey your commandments.”

What are you going to do? Are you going to say to God, “It’s not of works. I’m going to go off and write a three hundred page book about how I told God our faith is not of works.”

Put away all your covetousness. Put away your vulgar remarks, cruel jokes at someone else’s expense, your blasphemous jokes about God and the Bible, your dirty jokes, your jokes about sex and going to the bathroom, and your constant complaining about everything and general “screw you” attitude toward everyone and everything.

Visit Madoc Baptist Church's website at the link above for great sermons and lots of information.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GARBAGE STRIKE

I talked to my friend who lives in Scarborough. He said he hadn't really noticed anything as far as the garbage strike was concerned, other than that it was "a bit stinky."

What about you? Email me your experiences with the Toronto municipal workers strike to
alexhorton55@gmail.com
and I'll write about them here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

REPLY AWL

The May issue of Chatelaine continued in the tradition of telling women they're stupid for even wanting to have kids, with articles about things like how to loose your baby weight and how to re-enter the workplace after having children.

In the May issue of Chatelaine, Katrena Onstadt writes about our society's obsession with babies as opposed to kids. As with many of Onstadt's columns of late, I agree with the basic point she's trying to make. We place too much emphasis on cute, cuddly babies and not enough emphasis on the fact that they don't stay babies and the challenges being a parent presents.

However, this column contains Onstadt's usual amount of sniping and insults. First, she calls people on message boards that complain about immigrants not being able to speak english zenophobes. Now hold on there, Katrena. My family would not consider themselves zenophobes by any stretch of the imagination, but when we get together at family gatherings we talk about why all these immigrants are coming to our country who can't speak english, and why we're paying so much in taxes for all their social programs.

Next, Onstadt talks about how, when she worked at a sexual health centre, she was instructed to ask, "Do you want to parent," rather than, "Do you want to have a baby?" Reading between the lines, it's easy to see that Onstadt's advocating for abortion here. I doubt she worked at a crisis pregnancy centre. Sure, in crisis pregnancy centres and other similar places, there is too much emphasis on having a cute, little baby, and not enough emphasis on the challenge of being a parent, but that doesn't justify a girl ripping the baby apart in her womb.

Onstadt also states that Canada isn't a good place for children to grow up. She cites figures released by the UN, the same people who have come up with the "Rights Of The Child" whereby the child would basically be allowed to run his or her own life and the parents would be powerless to do anything about it. The main thrust of her argument seems to have to do with education and daycare. Yeah, education, that's the big answer to everything. As for daycare, well, if we didn't have to pay all these taxes for all these social programs designed for new immigrants, not as many people would need to put their kids in daycare. Onstadt is probably one of these liberal bitches that would just prefer the state raise her children anyway.

Chatelaine then goes from that kike bitch's column to an excellent article about midwives in Haiti.

Honestly, Chatelaine is pretty much a rag, though. It's like Cbc in the early part of the 2000's: most of it's garbage except for some stuff that's really good and some other stuff that's really not that great but still worth looking at.

In the June issue of Chatelaine, there is a disturbing itim about a politician in the UK proposing that family's only be allowed to have two children. Chatelaine supports this position by saying the proposal had "come under fire from pro-life groups and people that think the state shouldn't have too much control over their lives", two groups the media always like to demonize. Plus, they throw in a dig at Nadia Suliman.

Nadia Suliman started this whole thing. Mark my words. In the coming months, your going to see more itims like this about how bad children are.

Speaking of things already starting, Maclean's recently had an itim in their "Bad News" section about all the problems with the internet. They cite things like The Boston Blobe being nearly bankrupt and the amount of energy the internet uses.

First, the Boston Globe is near bankrupcy because people have had enough of it's lies and spin.

You're going to see more itims like this, too. In the next few months, watch for a whole bunch of articles about censoring the internet.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

REPLY AWL

The May 25 issue of Maclean's has an article about Thomas Chumley, a white Kenyan man found guilty of murder after shooting a black man he caught poaching on his property in 2006. The judge was black. For sure he was unbiased. If I catch someone poaching on my property, I should have the right to kill them.

The same issue also has an article about whether the song "Happy Birthday" is still copyright. I had a dream about two months ago that they were going to fine people for not paying royalties for singing "Happy Birthday." If people didn't comply, police would come and shoot up birthday parties.

It must have been Stupid Day at the Matilda Ziegler Magazine's Readers Forum. In the June issue, there were two letters saying that if the staff at airports come up to a blind person with a wheelchair, the blind person should sit in it. Both readers argued that you should be "nice" to the staff. After all, they have to push the wheelchair around anyway. What bull. Do you know the origins of the word "nice?" It means weak, ignorant, foolish, etc. One lady said that when she sits in the wheelchair, she jokes about being a queen in her carriage. Bucking disgusting. These two people argued that refusing to ride in the wheelchair would hurt relations between blind and sighted people. Buck you. If you don't have your dignity, you got nothing.

Another letter in the June Readers Forum basically said that blind people had no right to vote conservative, because the Democrats are the party that helps the blind people. The writer also said that people who are conservative also support things like not allowing free postage for blind people. Personally, I have never heard of anyone trying to stop this.

The same issue of the Matilda Ziegler Magazine also has an itim about how expensive it is to make pennies. It is kind of ironic because the Federal Reserve spokesman quoted in the piece has the last name of Moy, which is Vietnamese for dime.

KRUZ 100.5 FM NOTHING TO CELEBRATE

I listened to the "new" Kruz 100.5 FM for a bit yesterday.

It basically sounds the same as the previous 980 KRUZ. The same announcers are working the same shifts. The format is classic hits, like what Bob FM in Lindsey does already.

What, they couldn't have hired more announcers at least?

I wish I could go back in time to about 1994 when Power Broadcasting stopped giving a buck about it's Am stations.

Monday, June 8, 2009

VATICAN RADIO GOES COMMERCIAL

Vatican Radio has announced that it will start running ads as of July.

The commercials will mostly run on Live 105 in Rome.

Advertising on Vatican Radio could have some very dark consequences. It means that whoever buys spots on Vatican Radio will see a huge increase in business. Think about it! If listeners hear a commercial for KFC, they will go out to Kentucky Fried Chicken and get food because it's Vatican Radio and Catholics have to do whatever the pope says.

Religious corporate fascism, here we come!

KISS 92 BACK ON THE AIR

Friday at 3:00, Rogers Radio Toronto brought back a top-forty format to it's 92.5 frequency.

That bucking station! They were Kiss FM, a country station for four and a half years. Then they became Power 92/Kiss 92, a top-forty format for four and a half years. They then ticked a lot of people off by switching to Jack FM, a classic hits format. In October of 2005, they fired all their announcers because they apparently decided they didn't need them. The ratings continued to be terrible, so nine months to a year later, they kept the name but decided to go for a kind of classic rock format. Apparently, the ratings must have been really terrible because they've come crawling back to the top-forty format they were so successful with in the first place.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

REPLY AWL

The April issue of Canadian Geographic has an article entitled "Strands Of Evidence." It's about how archeologists now think the Vikings may have traded with the natives for centuries. For example, the natives could have given them the pelts of arctic animals in exchange for european metals which the natives would have found easier to fashion into tools than bone. The article was most interesting. We don't often read about this alternative history stuff in the mainstream media.

The same issue had another article entitled "Road Rage." This truck driver from Brandon, Manitoba wrote about all the bad drivers he encounters. He is in favour of passing more laws. That is by no means the answer, but something has to be done about all the bad drivers out there.