Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Crazy World We Live In

The man who destroyed a country by lying, killed thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians, displaced 2 million Iraqi people and sanctioned rendition and torture is free living a life of luxury. People are even paying to hear the idiot speak right here in Canada.

The man who threw a shoe at him is sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My e-mail to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney

Mr. Kenney,

I saw a curious quote where you spoke about democracy in regards to a protest. I find it interesting you would use this statement considering as the top immigration official in Canada you have chosen to blatantly ignore the will of the majority in Parliament by not allowing Iraq War Resisters to remain in Canada. I request you immediately rescind the deportation order of Kimberly Rivera and her family.

Don't tell me you value Democracy only when it agrees with you personally. That is against the very nature of Democracy and shows a lack of respect for this nation and the people who employ you. Please don't forget we can also fire you, I suggest not giving us any more reasons to do so.

Regards,
Tom Smeraldo

Friday, March 06, 2009

Feels like spring today

It's the first day this year that it actually feels like spring. How I have yearned to not wear the layers of a jacket, under a coat, beneath two hoods, gloves and a scarf, all while fumbling to sneak earphones under it all. Today I just just wore the coat. My morning ritual was so much easier without all the layering and wobbling out the condo door.

I really am looking forward to spring. The winter feels so long this year. I can't wait to see the first crocus and daffodil pushing through the earth.

The world seems so chaotic. It looks likes the California Supreme Court will not overturn Prop 8. The US, Vatican and Middle East all refused to join the decriminalization of homosexuality at the UN. Our prime minister admitted this week the War on Afghanistan has no goal, troops cannot even secure the nation. The US is still slaughtering innocent Iraqis too. People in the world are suffering from the horrible governing of both democrats and republicans. Now I see vile Americans screaming about protectionism. I hate to tell them they fucked up the world economy, now is not the time to turn your backs away from the mess you created. Think globally you selfish bastards. Open a world map and anywhere your finger lands on it you will hit a place the US and their greedy corporate whores caused damage.

We're here in Canada, it's a lovely place in a chaotic world. I wish the world more of Canada and less US, Vatican and Middle East.