May 16, 2009 @ 10:43
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May 15, 2009 @ 22:29
"All we want is for Canadians to help us," said Gowrishangar Kamalanphan, the apparent leader of the demonstration, which was conducted by a group of high school and university students.
This just about says it all. Another pack of Tamil teens, who were probably born in Canada, pissed off even more people on Friday night by blocking Yonge Street near Dundas.
More and more I get the feeling this is less about what's going on in Sri Lanka and more about what's going on in Canada.
High school and university students? Are these punks really interested in ending the alleged genocide in Sri Lanka, or are they more interested in baiting police to get some kind of perverted attention.
Are they really concerned about what's going on in their "parents" homeland, or are they trying to make some kind of a statement about Canadian society by almost begging police to get physical with them.
I mean really. If I lie down in the middle of a street and refuse the order of a police officer to move, what am I really doing? Am I protesting something half a world away, or am I hoping a cop will smack me upside the head so I can scream something?
Am I acting on behalf of my countrymen who aren't really my countrymen, or am I frustrated at being a visible minority in Canada who doesn't feel he's getting a fair shake?
Am I using my body to protest what's going on in Sri Lanka, or am I using my colour to gain something in Canada?
Am I demanding that the bloodshed in Sri Lanka ends, or am I hoping that some is spent on the streets of Toronto so I can accuse somebody, anybody of something that makes the establishment look bad?
I'm sorry Tamil teeny-boppers but you've lost me. Actually, you never had me, but now I find you even more ridiculous.
This is no longer a protest, it's become "something to do on a Friday night."
Get off the fuckin' road and count your blessings that you wake up every morning in the greatest country in the world.
Quote Of The Day - Jim Balsillie
May 15, 2009 @ 08:54
May 13, 2009 @ 08:59
As most of you have probably noticed Mike Stafford is a regular contributor to CanadianThinker.com and his intelligence is much appreciated.
Like it was yesterday while I was listening to his show on am 640.
Mike is one of those radio guys who has big balls and doesn't hesitate to say how he really feels even its unpopular and considered politically incorrect.
Mike, like any rational thinker abhors the Tamils takeover of the Gardener Expressway on Sunday night and he's identified the main culprits of recent demonstrations.
They're young Tamil University students who've embraced the cause and decided to take their protest to another level in order to get more attention.
Something Stafford said yesterday made a lot of sense. Mike said the last thing Toronto Police should do is use water cannons or force during an unruly demonstration because that's exactly what the young punks want.
As Mike put it "they're dying for a picture of one of them being knocked around by a cop, it would play right into their hands."
He's so right. The Tamils would love to have a picture like that splashed all over the papers because it would increase the peculiar support they're already getting from a lot of bleeding hearts across the city.
These kids want confrontation and they're willing to do anything to get it. Like carrying Tamil Tiger flags and using elderly women and children as human shields to gain the type of position that will lead to confrontation.
So what do we do?
To be honest, I don't really know, but how about this?
The Mayor and the Police Chief hold a news conference and draw a line in the sand.
They make it clear beforehand that any lawlessness will be dealt with severely, establishing this as fair and adquate warning. Then, if they still want to block the roads, give them what Stafford says they want.
Comments We Don't Like - Royson James and Joe Fiorito
May 12, 2009 @ 22:19
Comments We Like - Christie Blatchford
May 12, 2009 @ 12:48
May 3, 2009 @ 10:25
Thanks to all of you who showed up yesterday for Humble and Fred's 20th Podcast of Memories. Pretty well everyone we wanted to be there was there, short of Jason Barr and Jeff Marek.
Both had hockey commitments. Danger Boy pretty well runs Brampton Minor Hockey, while Marek has got himself a nice little gig on Hockey Night in Canada in case you didn't notice.
Dan Duran was there, so was Chicken Shwarma, Bingo Bob, Scary Pete, Andy Wilson and even lil' Spanky showed up.
Lil' Spanky's one of the guys who pulled his pud in the studio washroom during one of our Really Tough Contests.
Thanks to Nick Kypreos for taking time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit and we received a surprise appearance from Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies.
It was great to see Edge production chief Rob Johnston as well.
Lou Schiziz from am 640 was there and so was one of Howard's current side-kicks Colleen Rusholme.
And two people from the Wolf in Peterborough came all the way down to lend their support. Production whiz Ryan Lalonde and the super sweet Catherine Hanrahan.
The incomparable Psychic Niki came by and predicted that the Humble and Fred franchise is not dead. It will be revived, although considering current commitments I guess she means through Viagra commercials when we're 60.
We had listeners show up like Buffalo Mike and faithful twins Pam and Trish. Blog regular Horonymous was there and so was blog king and master mind Toronto Mike who will make sure yesterday's production will be available to the masses over the next few days.
Humble and me both had our families there, including my mom Junie P. who wouldn't have missed it for the world. Neighbour John was there too, and he's just like family.
How did Charlie grow up so fast?
Everything I've mentioned was fabulous, but not quite as fabulous as sitting at a table with a microphone in front of me and Howard to my side. What made it so great is that it didn't feel any different.
We just picked up where we left off and started pissin' our pants.
Thanks Howie. It was fun...... and thanks Dan, we know it wasn't easy pushin, twistin' and workin' all those buttons and knobs.
More Outdoor Screwin'
May 2, 2009 @ 12:18
May 2, 2009 @ 08:17
Yes, this is the last call.
Humble and I will be at the Dominion on Queen today for our 20th Anniversary Podcast of Memories.
We've got a whole pile of shit we're going to talk about and you're all invited to drop by a have a beer.
We promise nothing but our presence and a few laughs. Recording should start around two o'clock.
Meanwhile, you might want to visit Toronto Mike and enjoy a little interview he did with Humble and I earlier this week.
Don't forget, if you can't make it today, the podcast should be available early next week on this website, Howards site, Toronto Mike and i-tunes.
Loving ya's all. Each of every one of ya's
May 1, 2009 @ 07:29
Hooray Hooray it's the first of May,