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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Jimmy Kimmel ain't no Jiminy Cricket!

Dear Readers:

If you would like to see just what we have degenerated to, how low we can go, and what the lowest common denominator is .............., then have a look at this video from 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night!

Now your humble reporter realizes that Kimmel practices a rather mean-spirited form of satire and humour, but just the same, he really makes a point here!


As any regular reader of this blog knows, I have a problem with organized, mainstream religion ................, and stuff like this is the reason why!

YOU CAN BELIEVE WHATEVER THE HELL YA WANT, FOLKS, JUST DON'T TRY AND FORCE YOUR VIEWS ON OTHER PEOPLE! (We not only have 'Freedom of Religion,' we also have 'Freedom FROM Religion!')

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.
Davis asked David Moore and David Ermold, a couple who has been rejected four times by her office, to leave. They refused, surrounded by reporters and cameras.
Kentucky county clerk refuses to issue same-sex marriage …"We're not leaving until we have a license," Ermold said.
"Then you're going to have a long day," Davis told him.
From the back of the room, Davis' supporters said: "Praise the Lord! ... Stand your ground."
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the case, leaving Davis no legal grounds to refuse to grant licenses to gay couples. A district judge could now hold her in contempt, which can carry steep fines or jail time.
Davis has steadfastly refused to issue the licenses, saying her deeply held Christian beliefs don't let her endorse gay marriages.
Davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses in the days after U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the nation. Two gay couples and two straight couples sued her, arguing that she must fulfill her duties as an elected official despite her personal religious faith. A federal judge ordered her to issue the licenses, and an appeals court upheld that decision. Her lawyers with the Liberty Counsel filed a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court on Friday, asking that they grant her "asylum for her conscience."
Justice Elena Kagan, who oversees the 6th district, referred Davis' request to the full court, which denied the stay without comment.
On Tuesday morning, shortly after Davis' remarks, the sheriff's office cleared the county office of those gathered to support both sides of the issue.
The two groups lined up on either side of the courthouse entrance to chant at each other. Davis' supporters told her to "stand firm," while gay-rights activists shouted "do your job."
The rejected couples' supporters called the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit on their behalf. They asked that their attorneys file to have Davis held in contempt.
Randy Smith, leading the group supporting Davis, said he knows following their instruction to "stand firm" might mean Davis goes to jail.
"But at the end of the day, we have to stand before God, which has higher authority than the Supreme Court," he said.
Ermold hugged Moore, his partner of 17 years, and they cried and swayed as they left the clerk's office. Davis' supporters marched by, chanting.
"I feel sad, I feel devastated," Ermold said. "I feel like I've been humiliated on such a national level, I can't even comprehend it." 


With fast food workers about to be paid $15 an hour, this might be the future of our restaurants:

Sometimes fast food just isn't fast enough. A new highly automated restaurant that opened in San Francisco on Monday looks to speed service through efficiency — you won't see any people taking your order or serving you at the Eatsa quinoa eatery.
It could be the latest sign that the industry is heading toward a more robotic future, a move some analysts say will be accelerated by the push to boost the minimum wage that so many fast-food workers rely on.
"With a virtual cashier and no wait staff, eatsa is a seamless, personalized experience utilizing kiosk stations and a cubby pick-up concept which provides food when customers want it," the company says in a press invite.

 Eatsa's first location is in San Francisco's financial district. Its quinoa-based dishes sell for about $7 a bowl.

(When I was growing up we already had restaurants like this: "We called them CAFETERIAS!" -Ed.)


For anyone living in Toronto or Vancouver this shouldn't come as much of a shock!

 "Offshore buyers driving Canada’s luxury home market!" 

Offshore buyers, primarily from China, are driving demand for luxury properties in Canada, helping to fuel sales of multimillion dollar homes in major markets outside of Alberta.
More than 570 homes priced over $3-million sold in Vancouver in the first seven months of the year, up nearly 80 per cent from the same time last year, according to a new report from Re/Max.

Right now a one millions dollar house in T.O. or Vancouver costs less than half that here in London, and half that again in Sarnia. (But then again, you are living in Sarnia!)


Speaking of Toronto, several city Councillors are voicing concerns over the cost of hosting the Olympics in 2024:

With the afterglow of the Pan Am Games having long since faded and Toronto Mayor John Tory still weighing his options over the idea of an Olympic bid, city council appears to be cooling on the idea of hosting the Games.
Officially, Mr. Tory says he’s still consulting councillors and community groups ahead of the Sept. 15 deadline for Toronto to submit a letter of interest. But several members of council – including the city’s budget chief – voiced caution about the idea Monday, saying Toronto can’t afford the cost of bidding or hosting the Games.


Go for the Olympics AND the World Expo in  2025. ( Everyone is always bragging how Toronto is a world class city, so this is their chance to step up to the plate!!!)