February 12th, 2006


Canada's border guards demand guns

All we hear in the US from Canada is how the culture there is different and they don't really need guns. (The folks, mostly in the western provinces, who disagree are dismissed as throwbacks.)

CNN is running a different story now, though: Twice now, Canadian border guards have abandoned their posts when it was reported that armed criminals were headed for their crossings. They believe that they need to be armed in order to protect themselves and their citizens.

I heartily agree, and the only thing that surprises me is that they'd be out there unarmed in the first place.
  • Current Music
    Def Leppard - Bringing on the Heartbreak

Wow. Just...wow.

I just called a friend.

"Hi, <friend>. You busy?"

"To quote Dorothy Parker...I'm f***ing busy, and vice versa."

By the time I'd finished replying "And you answered the phone?!", he'd hung up.

No, I'm not going to call him back for a while.
  • Current Music
    Moody Blues - For My Lady