Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday digest

- According to Toronto Star columnist Richard Griffin, one of the reasons Jays manager John Gibbons is an arsehole who deserves to be canned is because he's a supporter of the US President. See here:

Gibby's also not a bad guy. As a man, all that need be known about him is that he is a huge admirer of fellow Texan, George W. Bush. Gibby, in tribute to Dubya, seems to have instituted a Jays' version of the Patriot Act. Two players have been judged traitors and must go. My ballclub, right or wrong!

Even the most ardent Bush-bashers have got to recognize that the visceral, frothing-at-the-mouth hatred for all things W. gets a little out of hand at times. Then again, should we really expect anything less from the paper that suggested Mike Harris wasn't qualified to be Premier because a teenage photo which suggested he had six toes?

- From the "don't hate the player, hate the game" file comes news that the separatist Bloc Quebecois' financial lifeblood comes from the federal government. If they had any integrity, they'd say "thanks, but no thanks", but of course, they don't. Just like their supporters and advocates in the Quebec arts community take federal bucks with one hand but then slap the rest of Canada across the face with the other, you have to wonder if they'd ever really have the guts to actually leave when they are getting such a sweet deal courtesy of the Trudeaupian mentality.

- Why is it that five years after 9/11, some would rob intelligence agencies of the tools they need to thwart mass murder?


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Skeelo said...

If you read Griffin's column regularly you realize he takes shots at everyone for the sake of humour. It's hardly a sign of his hatred of all things W.

As for the Star, well that's another story.

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Bobcaygeon said...

Oh no - Richard Griffan thinks the same way as 95% of the world!

News Flash:
Bush is recognized world-wide as an idiot and a war monger. Step outside of the bubble that is the right wing blogsphere and see that he is among the most hated Presidents of all time:

August 09, 2006

George W. Bush's most recent quarter, his 22nd office, was the worst of his presidency and the worst for any president since 1992, based on his 35.8% average approval rating during that quarter. It also ranks in the bottom 20 quarters out of more than 200 that Gallup has measured since Harry Truman's presidency.

So why all the astonishment at people who "hate all things Bush"?

At 1:47 PM, Blogger Road Hammer said...

And Britney Spears' last album sold millions. So?

It's totally ludicrous that John Gibbons is being judged on his politics.

And by the way, last time I checked, 35.8% is about three times the NDP's between election support rating, but I live in the bubble that is the right wing blogosphere so I might be wrong.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Skeelo said...

I don't think Gibbons is being judged on his politics in this case. I think Griffin was just trying to inject humour into his article. It's similar to when sports reporters tease Curt Schilling about being a gun toting redneck.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Road Hammer said...

there's gotta be something else to bust the guy's balls on than that if Griffin just wanted to poke fun.

In these hyperpartisan times, I'm calling cheap shot.


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