Saturday, February 15

Hell no we won't go...

Surprise surprise, Iraqis oppose an attack led by the U.S.
Also, other protests are taking the world by storm. Maybe these folks will help open the collective eyes of the Bush Administration.
It seems that although the U.S. lacks any real justification they're still adamant that an armed conflict is the only way to bring about any form of change in Iraq. I just hope that if they do go to war, and if they do everything they've said they would do, that everything will work out the way they claim it will.
Is the possibility of WWIII as scary to anyone else as it is to me?

Thursday, February 13

Blog Quicky...

Go to my links page and click on Ice Queen, Testify, A Small Victory, Blamblog, or any of the other links for a good time. Ice Queen has an exceptionally good post about mugs. Oh and there's a new link called Bathtub Gin or something like that, which has a good post about childhood memories and stuff. And if that link isn't there, then just try to search for it. JEEZ!

Wednesday, February 12

War Blog Update...

I know I said I would try to stay away from the political war blogging entries, but I also said I would provide periodic updates with material I deemed to be interesting. This is one of those updates.
The following quote can be found at Right Wing News along with several, equally atrocious comments.

John Hawkins: Let's say that things go well in Iraq and that we dispose of Saddam in short order with a minimal number of American and Iraqi civilian casualties. What do you think our next step in the war on terrorism should be?
Mark Steyn: The next step should be to quarantine the Saudis. The US has a moral distaste for imperialism, which is fair enough, but, on the other hand, when it scuppered the British and French over Suez in 1956, all it did was deliver the Middle East out of western influence and into the hands of what it thought were pliable strongmen. That's no more morally superior than western imperialism and in practical terms it's been a lot worse. We need to reform the entire region. To those cynical Europeans who say, "Oh, it's absurd to think Arabs can ever be functioning members of a democrat state", I'd say, in that case why are you allowing virtually unrestricted Muslim immigration into your own countries? So I'd say: after Iraq, Iran won't be far behind; we then quarantine Saudi Arabia and explain the realities of life to Egypt and Syria.

When I read things like this I am truly thankful for organizations like Nowar-paix, or Indy Media. As well as any other peace related organizations.

Nowar-paix is an anti-war site here in Ottawa that has several scheduled rallies and marches posted with dates, times and places. I recommend checking it out if you’ve any sort of interest in these causes. The site also contains links to other organizations if you’re not in the Ottawa area.

Indy Media is pretty much self explanatory.

I would also like to draw your attention to this article which disputes the claims that Saddam gassed his own Kurdish citizens. This claim is a major rallying point for the Bush administrations justification of a war in Iraq. Thanks for the link "http://www.brettlamb.com">Blamb.

For more war / anti-war blogging you can go to the cross blog debate happening on Truth Laid Bear (misspelled on purpose) and Stand Down. It’s good fun, I guarantee. Ok, I don’t guarantee, but go check it out anyway.

Monday, February 10

Life in Ottawa...2

So far we've had no responses from Blind Date for our roommate Greg. So Pixi and I have decided on another approach. We're going to attempt to sign him up on some sort of reality television show. Maybe something like Temptation Island, the Bachelor, or Pop Stars. I know the third sounds kind of like an odd choice, but Greg really likes the under age girls.

Fortunately for my roommate he has met one girl that seems interested in dating him. This weekend he took her to a museum and out for coffee. He's also gone on a few dinner dates with her. It sounds like it's working out pretty good so far. The one major problem is that from the sounds of his dates and their locations, he's pretending to be someone he's not. Greg just isn't the museum kind of guy. The only place he would see art would probably be his doctor's waiting room, or the lobby of the nearest court house. And taking a girl out for coffee just doesn't seem to be his style. The only time I've seen him drink coffee is when sobering up after a hard night of paryting and puking. Then there are the dinner dates. Greg's idea of a quality restaurant is Jackastors. Maybe he would manage to get into East Side Marios.
The last girl Greg dated thought he was an intelligent charming individual, that was until she witnessed the way he acted around me. I tend to be a bad influence on Habjan, he seems to believe that by outwitting me, or trying to dominate me physically, he will impress his prospective girlfriends. Unfortunately for him, I am usually the one who ends up getting the last word. Considering the bulk of Greg's insults consist of "fuck you", or "Why don't you go play a game of hide and go fuck yourself?" Admittedly, the latter is entertaining, but not after he's said it several dozen times.
I hate to be so pessimistic, hopefully Greg and this new girl will hit it off, but I have my doubts. If anyone knows and single women between the ages 18 and 65 in the Ottawa region, please comment and I may be able to help Greg out.
Shanghai Knights is Shanghai Awesome!

Today's movie review subject will be Shanghai Knights starring Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan. If you're a fan of the first film, Shanghai Noon, you will probably like this film. Wilson brings his usual comedic style, mixed with Chans martial arts and his own brand of comedy, Shanghai Knights is a thrill ride that will make you laugh until you pee your pants. It's a roller coaster of thrills. Uh, I'm trying to think of some more cliche's to spout out, but I'm drawing a blank. To sum it up, Shanghai Knights offers something for everyone, action, comedy, romance and a pretty great story. So what are you waiting for? Go see it!