27 August 2009

Thirsty?

I'm not surprised by learning that the appearance of alcohol ads increases when teens are most likely to watch TV. I'm just disappointed at the predatory marketing.

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23 August 2009

Hey, journalists! Pay attention!

Exhibit B:

After finding this post at matthewgood.org in my Google Reader feed, I had to watch the interview in question. I actually cringed a couple of times while watching it because of the woman's disingenuous attitude, plus the way she treated Jon Stewart like an idiot. Also, her complete inability to answer the simplest questions just shows how she's used to spewing talking points without challenge.

To watch in Canada

To watch in the US (two parts)

This officially makes Jon Stewart my Hero of the Week.

20 August 2009

Anything I can do

I hate listening to the tripe thrown around in the American media about the impending devastation of their health care system. It's cynical, elitist crap. While I'll admit that our system in Canada isn't perfect, it isn't leading to mass-extinction either. I've had a couple of operations in the last 10 years, and I came out fine. Socialized/government-funded health care isn't perfect, but it's not a monster either. Privatized health care that bankrupts citizens and pays for private jets and tropical island second homes for executives is.

So, when there's anything I can do to spread the word about the fraudulent tactics the anti-public system lobbyists are using to incite hated and rage, I'll do it with fervour.

Exhibit A: