Bugs. It’s What’s For Dinner!

The AP reports on a “Bug Eating Club” in Tokyo headed by Shoichi Uchiyama, a self-described “insect chef” who argues that insects are almost the perfect food for human beings, were it not for our irrational aversion to consuming them.

Author of the book “Tanoshii Konchu Ryori” (“Enjoyable Bug-eating Recipes”), Uchiyama’s dream is that someday insects will be recognized as ordinary food just like meat and fish, and sold on supermarket shelves.

Sucking Up to the JDL

Free speech trashed in favour of pandering to Jewish special interest group.

Oh gee, here’s a whopping surprise. Turns out that Meir Weinstein, the national director of the Jewish Defence League Canada wrote an open letter to the Harper government urging it to “do everything possible to keep this hater away from Canada.” Today, he told the NYT that he’s “very pleased,” by the government’s decision to bar Mr. Galloway. Yeah, I bet.

Meanwhile, Galloway plans on suing the government. That should be quite popcorn-worthy, I’m sure.

p.s. In case you were wondering, Kenney’s whiz-kid spokesthingee is in fact distantly related to CNN’s Ali Velshi.

Bonus Irony: Responding to questions from the British press, Velshi claimed that Galloway’s being prevented from entering the country has nothing to do with free speech, but is simply due to the fact that the Canadian Border Services Agency has determined (doubtless in connection with the Ministry of Public Safety) that the British MP is a “threat to national security” for reasons that aren’t entirely clear — presumably owing to his professed support for Hamas, which the government has deemed a “terrorist organization.” In this regard, with respect to the aforementioned JDL representative, it’s interesting to note that in its report, Terrorism 2000/2001, the FBI referred to the Jewish Defense League as a “violent extremist Jewish organization” and stated that the FBI was responsible for thwarting at least one of its terrorist acts. But of course, they pose no threat whatsoever to our “national security”…

Bailouts & Bullshit (Parts 1-2)

From ABC’s “20/20” program that aired last week. It’s essentially propaganda for the “free-market is the answer to everything” POV as one would expect from Stossel and the libertarians at Reason TV. Still, it’s pretty entertaining…

Tories Ban “Infandous” Galloway

I’m sure we’ll be hearing howls of protest from the valiant defenders of free speech that populate the ranks of the Bloggin’ Tories about the Harper government banning British MP George Galloway from entering the country to speak at an anti-war event in Toronto on the grounds that he’s “infandous”… Seeing as the usual suspects worked themselves up into a lather of outrage over Britain denying Gert Wilders entry into that country because of his anti Muslim views, I’m sure they’ll be just as upset at this. I mean, it’s not like they’re all a bunch of two-faced, hypocritical slimebags or anything…

By the way, “infandous” is a pretty rich accusation coming from an odious prick like Jason Kenney, especially so given that just this week the Harper government reprehensibly flouted our own laws by allowing a suspected war criminal into the country to address a well-heeled audience of conservative supporters in Calgary.

Oh, and another thing… Doesn’t it seem more than a little odd that Galloway can speak before the U.S. Congress, but isn’t allowed entry into Canada?

Obama on “The Tonight Show”

Naturally, the deranged haters across the wingnutosphere were tripping all over themselves last night to be the first to trash Obama for his off-the-cuff joke comparing his abysmal bowling skills to the Special Olympics. A sample of tortuous right-wing “humour” can be found here, and some typically sanctimonious political correctness here, graphically rendered in the following video by some pathetic opportunist:

In case you missed the whole interview (I fell asleep just before the show started), It can be found at NBC here. Apparently, it was a big ratings success.