1:06 P.M. 10 Firsts for Canadian Women in Government … Your point ? …

 

I stumbled across this little tidbit earlier this morning … Had to refute a number of them !!! … I’m by no means a sexist … But let’s try to be realistic about this sort of thing !!! … And where it has taken this society …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT  ;

1921 … Agnes Macphail was the first Canadian woman to be a member of parliament. She was a strong activist for penal reform and founded the Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada, a group working with and for women in the justice system.

It would appear to me that Agnes was at the root of this ‘ rehabilitation ‘ approach to individuals that are basically just being assholes in society … Unless they are referring to her efforts for the men of that day and age to keep it in their pants !!! …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN SENATOR ;

1930 … Cairine Wilson was the first woman appointed to the Canadian Senate, just months after the Persons Case gave women the right to sit in the Senate. It wasn’t until 1953 that another woman was appointed to the Senate in Canada.

The difference in years between the first and second ‘ appointed ‘ woman to the Canadian Senate … 23 years !!! … Basically tells me that Ms Wilson was chosen as a ‘ token ‘ appointment to falsely display change for women in decision making in governing a country …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN FEDERAL CABINET MINISTER ;

1957 … As Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in the Diefenbaker government, Ellen Fairclough was responsible for introducing measures which went a long way towards the elimination of racial discrimination in Canadian immigration policy.

AHHH !!! FAIRCLAW is the DEMON SEED that started Canada on it’s journey of disappearing up its’ own self righteous , liberal thinking , ‘ melting pot ass !!! …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN ON THE SUPREME COURT ;

1982 … Bertha Wilson, the first woman justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, had a strong influence on the application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. She is well remembered for concurring in the Supreme Court decision overturning Criminal Code of Canada restrictions on abortion in 1988.

Well … Birtha breaks even here … One outta two … But if this is all that this article has to say about ‘ woman’s firsts ‘ here … Big deal !!! … It’s always been religions that have stirred up the bullshit of a woman making here own decision on that matter … And Birtha ( ironic !!! ) made the right call there …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN GOVERNOR GENERAL ;

1984 … Jeanne Sauvé was not only Canada’s first Canadian woman Governor General, she was also one of the three first women members of parliament to be elected from Quebec, the first woman federal cabinet minister from Quebec, and the first woman Speaker of the House of Commons.

The combination of scoring political points with the female voter and the continual catering to Kbec !!! … I could just go on far too long !!! … So I’ll leave this historically mediocre appointment at that …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN FEDERAL PARTY LEADER ;

1989 … Audrey McLaughlin went north looking for adventure, and became the first NDP member of parliament for the Yukon. She went on to be elected leader of the federal New Democratic Party and the first woman leader of a federal Canadian political party.

I’ll give her credit for becoming the first leader of a federal party … But like the second last individual on this … Auds was a ‘ Hail Mary ‘ from a distant third party entity scrounging for votes … And she had to move to Buttfuck Yukon to get elected !!! …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN PREMIER ;

1991 … Most of Rita Johnston’s political career was as a municipal councillor in Surrey, British Columbia, but her foray into provincial politics landed her several cabinet minister posts and a short stint as Premier of British Columbia.

The key adjective here … ‘ short ‘ … Describing how long she lasted … Pretty much sums it up …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN IN SPACE ;

1992 … A neurology researcher, Roberta Bondar was one of the six original Canadian astronauts selected in 1984 to train at NASA. Eight years later she became the first Canadian woman and the second Canadian astronaut to go into space.

This is the ‘ ONE ‘ I can agree with …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN PRIME MINISTER ;

1993 … Although popular at the start of her brief tenure as Prime Minister, Kim Campbell led the Progressive Conservative Party to the greatest defeat in Canadian political history.

Ya see … Now this is another prime example of the use of ‘ adjectives ‘ … Even the writer of this article acknowledges that her ‘ tenure as Prime Minister ‘ was ‘ brief ‘  … But I must point out … YET AGAIN !!! … She was NEVER elected Prime Minister !!! … Absolutely NO MANDATE of any sort from the electorate … Simply easily won the leadership of a governing party that was going down in flames and pulled a similar ‘ hail Mary ‘ as the the NDP  a few years earlier … And what did it get them ? … The worst political defeat in Canadian history !!! …

FIRST CANADIAN WOMAN CHIEF JUSTICE ;

2000 Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the first woman to head the Supreme Court of Canada, has tried to improve public understanding of the role of the Supreme Court and the judiciary in Canada.

Well Bev … If you think anything like that other woman judge that decided a home owner had to cater to foreign religious beliefs over his right to receive his proper rent payment on time … And ‘ fine ‘ him 12,000.00 for the crime of wearing shoes in his own house  … On his own property … You’re really not helping anyone ‘ understand ‘ the role of the court system in Canada …

Sorry girls … But other than Roberta … Who had the valuable assistance of learning from the many men that preceded her … The rest of them are pretty much ducks on crutches !!! …

IMHO …

Source: 10 Firsts for Canadian Women in Government

7:28 P.M. Another load of drivel from a writer from the National post …

2015MThoughtsHeader

In 1973, Marlon Brando – along with the media and the rest of the move-watching world – was confident that he would win the Oscar for Best Actor for Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Even now, it’s a no-brainer. Because he was so sure he would be taking home the statue, Brando decided to take advantage of the moment and place the spotlight somewhere that he felt needed it more. Choosing to boycott the ceremony that year in protest of Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans, Brando was nowhere to be seen the night of, despite it being considered his night to own. Instead, when Brando’s name was eventually called by presenter Roger Moore, it was Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather, in traditional clothing, who walked through the throngs of diamond-adorned celebrities and approached the podium to present a speech – stunning the audience. To a resounding chorus of boos, she explained that Brando “very regretfully cannot accept this generous award, the reasons for this being…are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee.”

Click on the link link and read the entire load of bullshit !!! …

Apr0602

Source: #OscarsSoWoke: This year’s Academy Awards are bound to be political, and that’s not a bad thing | National Post

10:53 A.M. $25M Lotto 649 jackpot goes to … Kbec !!! …

2015MThoughtsHeader

It’s just a tad odd that the vast majority of BIG wins seem to end up in this PROVINCE  !!! …

lotto-649-winner-20160626

Quebec has another big lottery winner. The $25-million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw was claimed by a ticket purchased somewhere in the province. And the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize also went to a ticket holder in Quebec. Quebecers appear to be on a lottery hot streak. The winning ticket for the mega $60 million jackpot in the Jan. 6 Lotto Max draw was purchased at a gas station about an hour’s drive east of Montreal.

RIGGED !!! …

BlogSOOct031 copy

Source: $25M Lotto 649 jackpot goes to Quebec ticket – Montreal – CBC News

9:43 A.M. Roger Waters figures he has input to the American election … Why Rog ? … Because you’re rich too ?!!! …

 

jan21blogappalhead

rogerjan21

“A note from Roger: The resistance begins today,” Waters’ Facebook posted Friday. The video comes from Waters’ late-September concert gigs at Mexico City’s Foro Sol in front of a massive audience that didn’t appreciate Trump calling Mexicans “rapists” or threatening to build a wall. During the song, Waters’ video screens showed artist-made images of Trump toting a machine gun outside the White House, giving the Nazi salute and surrounding himself with KKK members. Waters also relishes aiming lyrics from the Animals epic like “Bus stop rat bag, haha charade you are” and “You’re nearly a laugh, but you’re really a cry” in the mogul’s direction. The Pink Floyd rocker closed out his savaging of Trump by coopting a phrase that’s gone viral in Mexico: “Trump Eres Un Pendejo,” which translates to, “Trump, you’re an asshole.”

Ah … Roger … The BRITISH are responsible for North America and the Americans are pleaded with by many countries to intervene on their behalf !!! … I tend to agree with the Donald … Look after yourself and we’ll look after ourselves for a while … Let’s see how that works out for you …

Jan19Blog2 copy

Source: See Roger Waters Begin Trump Resistance in ‘Pigs’ Live Video – Rolling Stone

Sep / 11 12:40 P.M. A look back …

2015MThoughtsHeader

I found this quite interesting … As the date today resonated in my thoughts … I found this on the MLB site  … Baseball slammed to a halt … America’s pastime !!! … … But a week later got back at it …

“This is getting annoying.” Ballplayers are creatures of the night, as dictated by the season schedule. A morning phone call is a nuisance. A morning phone call on the day of your Major League debut is a disturbance. And multiple morning phone calls on the day of your debut — even if it’s friends or family members on the other line, trying to wish you good luck — is an invitation to agitation.

Jason Middlebrook had worked so hard and waited for so long to get to this day. Years earlier, he was a promising young right-hander who overwhelmed the opposition in high school in Grass Lake, Mich., pitched for Team USA in the World Junior Baseball Championships and had such an inspiring first season at Stanford that Baseball America named him its Freshman Pitcher of the Year. And then, sophomore year, his elbow began to hurt. Along came the surgery and the mechanical tweaks aimed at recovering what was lost. Middlebrook caught a break in 1996, when the Padres drafted him and gave him a $755,000 bonus, an unheard-of amount for a ninth-round pick. And for the next five years, he made the long, slow slog toward the Majors, enduring a string of statistical and health setbacks before San Diego finally summoned him in September of 2001.

He was, at 26 years old, scheduled to make his debut start on this day, a Tuesday, at Qualcomm Stadium, and all he wanted was some early morning rest. But that dang phone kept ringing. Middlebrook finally picked it up. His wife, Wendy, was on the other end in tears. “Turn on the TV,” she told him, and Middlebrook did as instructed and saw what we all saw. “Forget my debut,” he thought to himself. “Our lives have just been altered.”

911-powerpoint-1-638

Good read … Click the link below for entire article …

Sept24Icon

 

 

Source: A look back at Sept. 11 and its impact on MLB | MLB.com

4:21 P.M. Florida mom , 62 , charged after son ‘pummels’ newborn to death …

2015MThoughtsHeader

Florida mom, 62, charged after son ‘pummels’ newborn to death 62-year-old mother arrested after infant dies 62-year-old mother arrested after infant dies   Police in Florida say a 6-year-old boy beat his baby sister to death in a car while their mother was inside a store. A 62-year-old Florida woman has been charged in the death of her newborn at the hands of her six-year-old son, after she allegedly left the children unattended in a van, police say. Kathleen Marie Steele faces a charge of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of her daughter, who was 13 days old. The incident happened on Monday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fla., when Steele left her three children locked in a van for more than 30 minutes while running an errand, police said. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says Steele’s six-year-old repeatedly slammed the newborn around the interior of the van, “pummelling” her and turning her head to “mush.” Steele’s three-year-old son was also in the vehicle at the time.  All three of the 62-year-old’s children were conceived through in vitro fertilization, police said.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says the six-year-old described the attack to police in detail. The boy became annoyed with his sister when she started crying, so he unbuckled her from her seat and “began flipping her multiple times back and forth, dropping her on the floor, slamming her head against the ceiling, striking her in the face and causing severe, severe trauma to the baby’s head and face,” Gualtieri said at a press conference on Thursday. Gualtieri said the six-year-old, who will not be charged, was co-operative in showing police how the attack occurred. “He was very demonstrative in what he did. We had him show us with a doll and it was very violent. He was slamming that doll. It was terrible.” Police found forensic evidence in the van consistent with the boy’s story, the sheriff said. The boy placed the infant back in her car seat after the attack, and informed his mother that the girl’s condition was “serious” when she returned to the van, Gualtieri said.

Police say Steele drove to another business before returning home, then called a neighbour who is a nurse when she saw the baby’s condition. The nurse contacted 911 but by that point it was too late, Gualtieri said. “The baby had likely been dead since they left the cellphone store.” He described the mother as “aloof” when emergency responders showed up at her home to attend to the child. Gualtieri says when paramedics started trying to revive the baby, “she turns around and goes to the kitchen and starts putting groceries away. Who does that?” …

Feb17OhWell

Source: Florida mom, 62, charged after son ‘pummels’ newborn to death | CTV News

71 years later… HEY You didn’t know when to quit !!!! …

 

2015MThoughtsHeader

Inside the dimly lit exhibit halls of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum amidst piles of rubble stand wax figures of burnt human beings with skin melting off their arms. Waxy keloid scars lie imprisoned in glass cases along the walls like flesh-colored leeches. Many displays contain singed children’s uniforms, each belonging to one of the roughly 1,400 primary school students who perished on August 6, 1945. At 8:15 am that day, an American B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The warhead exploded with a force equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT, creating surface temperatures at the hypocenter that rivaled the sun. Approximately 80,000 people—30 percent of the city’s population—died from the blast and subsequent firestorm. Roughly 60,000 more would die from bomb-related health complications. Today, a message of peace is ubiquitous throughout Hiroshima. In the center of the city lies Peace Memorial Park. To honor the dead, visitors leave behind long strands of origami paper cranes, which workers bind together in vibrant bushels. In the middle of the park stands a saddle-shaped concrete cenotaph. Gazing through its parabolic opening, you can see the skeletal structure of the A-Bomb dome, one of the only buildings to have survived the blast. Directly behind the cenotaph flickers an eternal flame, the peace flame, which will only be extinguished on the day when the last nuclear weapon has been destroyed …

Sept24Icon

Source: After 71 Years, Hiroshima’s Message Of Peace Faces New Challenge