Separate but equal was the cry of white segregationists which is not surprising considering Fascist roots of Olympics
Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke (right) carries Paralympic torch (Credit: IPC)
The United Nations claims the Paralympics promotes the inclusion of people living with disabilities. Actually the Paralympics is a relic of the past when people with disabilities were segregated from society much as African-Americans were segregated. This is not surprising coming from the Olympics movement which has been tainted by racism and fascism for most of its history.
Canada's Robyn Perry carries the Flame towards the Olympic Cauldron. Source: Library and Archives Canada.
Liberals complain about Olympic Torch favouritism
In one week the Liberals have turned on the Opposition heat and sent the Conservatives underground. The latest complaint about favoritism in sending the Olympic Torch through mostly Tory ridings is the one, two, three punch.
We think the first two hits scored – lack of swine flu vaccine and the AG’s report on emergency preparedness. Auditor General finds Harper Conservatives neglected emergency response plan. The Liberals are demonstrating that the Harper government are poor stewards of the national trust. The messages seem to have resonated with many Canadians.
As for the Olympic Torch, that’s another story. I know some people care about the Olympics. The 12 multi-national sponsoring companies and failing world wide TV networks care. They need something to convince you to watch TV this winter.
The police care. How else are they going to practice crowd and riot control in one of the most peaceful countries in the world and in it’s most peaceful and stoned province of British Columbia.
Liberals blame the government and health care is maxed out
photo: the Province.com
The Swine Flu pandemic is not looking like an organized response. The vaccine is late and health care workers are stressed out dealing with it.
The scenes on TV at immunization clinics are long lines and frustration. Apparently up to 30% of Island students are home sick or just home.
Yesterday in the House of Commons, Opposition leader Michael Ignatieff landed a few blows on the government. The newspapers are picking up the scent of a government failure in prevention and treatment, according the to headlines.
PEI Council of the Disabled didn’t get anything done – surprised?
We just took new video of the Canada Games site at UPEI.
The 8 new parking spaces for the disabled are not there. On Thursday Wendy Guindon, according to an email quoted in yesterday’s update, was told by Greg Clayton, VP of UPEI maintenance, that UPEI was installing a total of 12 disabled parking spots for the Canada Games.