Hello lovelies, it is me, your Dean of Fuckery/Law Professor/Doctor of Doctoring/honorary DVM/Sarcasm Expert/and Queen of all I survey.
I’m working on a synopsis of the Vancallis trial to date, but the judge is giving me so much material it is taking some time. I will try and have the first 3 days up tomorrow.
I’ve been extremely busy here so please forgive the tardiness. Jian Ghomeshi’s trial starts Monday so I’ve been doing a lot of research into that. For those that don’t know he was the host of an extremely popular CBC program as well as the lead singer for Moxy Fruvous for a while. He is charged with a bunch of stuff, four sexual assault charges and one charge of overcoming resistance by choking. He is saying it was consensual the women who’s charges stood rolled their eyes so hard they are probably still stuck in the back of their eye sockets. It is going to be a media clusterfuck and you have no idea how very badly I would like to be there. I’d have a panic attack in under a minute with a packed courtroom so for now that is out. I am however, hoping that between now and Monday I can talk somebody into going for me. If any of you watch The Trailer Park Boys (I personally don’t) the actress that plays the wife of one of them is one of the victims. He has opted for trial by Judge only, which I think is as smart a move as he could have made. Jury trials for sexual assaults are a crap shoot whether you are guilty or innocent.
Jian is not expected to take the stand, BUT if it is looking like the Judge finds the witnesses credible, he will likely have to take the stand. He can’t be forced to take the stand, but it would likely be in his best interest if the Judge is believing the witnesses. Did he do it? I absolutely believe he did. Will he be convicted? I seriously doubt it. He has been getting away with this shit since university, so I doubt it. Is his career over? Most likely. Is he a pariah? Jian according to all sources including personal sources has considered himself all that and a bag of chips for years, he is not well liked by most of the people that actually know him and he is allegedly one of the biggest misogynistic pricks that has ever walked the planet. So yeah, I’d say his career is pretty much over.
He is actually the very definition of misogyny. Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women. Misogyny can be found occasionally within ancient texts relating to various mythologies. I looked, but so far no picture.
There was also the officer that was convicted yesterday of attempted murder of a guy that was already dead. Yes I really just typed that. So, the short version is there was a dude on a bus or streetcar (I’m not going to check) brandishing a knife. A very pointy knife. The police were called and told dude to drop said knife. He didn’t so the officer shot him three times. Then after some sober second though and probably worried about all the zombie movies he has seen he decided to put another six into the kid just to be sure he stayed dead. He was charged, released on bail because cops are special and was put on paid desk duty until the case was adjudicated. He was charged with murder, manslaughter and attempted murder. The fucked up thing about our justice system here in good old Canada is that the jury found the first three shots justified so found him not guilty of murder, but the next six were just being a dick and convicted him of attempted murder of a dead kid.
Since he is a police officer, he will likely get a couple of years. For killing a kid brandishing a knife. Seriously, I have said it a hundred times and I will say it a hundred more times. A lot of people who join the police force, or the army have very serious issues. They hate specific groups, they feel a need to be the authoritarian, the are power hungry etc. And they get to carry guns. Yay for us.
Now, I’ve dealt with a LOT of police officers due to my ex life. Their visits were frequent to the point that is was an oddity not to see them at least once on the weekend. I found that while they did their jobs, they showed nothing but disdain for me because I stayed and took it, therefore I must somehow deserve it. Police are not trained in a lot of things and the biggest one I still believe is domestic violence. They would take my ex, but he’d get released the next day at first just with a promise to appear, and then 2000 bail, and then 3000, and then 5000. When you own a viable business, 5000 is nothing. I stated that once to the police and their response was that the judicial system doesn’t feel that prohibitive bail for someone who owns a business that employs people is good for anyone. Apparently the victims don’t count. My day came though. I finally got an officer that was supportive and with her encouragement I found the strength needed to spill all of it. She was a good officer and I am grateful for her. But for every one of her there are ten that are not like her. Even the police blame the victim.
The reason for that story is that things seem to be changing. Police seem to be coming up on charges a lot in Ontario all of a sudden. Something the public has known forever is suddenly being discovered by the higher ups, and that makes me happy. To serve and protect should mean something. It really should and I am starting to have faith that in Canada, it once again just might.
In other Canadian news our dollar sucks, so if you Americans want to shop come here, diesel prices continue to fall (YAY!!!) but, oddly gas was up 2 cents today. Which is still pretty decent for gas so I’m not bitching. Food prices have gone completely off the fucking charts. I have a theory about that but that is for another blog. I asked my son to hit the grocery on his lunch to get us a cauliflower. When he came home he did not have the cauliflower because it was Six fucking dollars. Meat is no longer an option. I was going to try and swing a quarter of beef, even ordered it, but cancelled the next day because it is just way too expensive. Is this going on in the States as well? Like everything has suddenly gone up exponentially? I’m going to start growing my own veggies in the summer. My son and I have all these acres we don’t do anything with, so he drew out a diagram of a large garden and he said he’d to all the turning of the sod and mixing of the soil since we are on heavy clay and then I could plant it. It should be fun and the grocery store can eat a dick.
Anyway, that is it for this evening, I hope everyone is well.
RBMD peacing the fuck out.
Hello lovelies. Your Dean of Fuckery/Law Professor/Dr. of Doctoring, Honorary DVM, and Queen of all I survey has some news on a few things.
First, we are going to follow the James Vancallis Trial and then when the precious flower Dahlia’s trial comes up we will follow both. I will catch you up on the first trial over the next couple of days and once Dahlia’s trial starts you will get two blogs a day if the first Trial is not over.
I have also decided that it’s our blog and I don’t have to let anybody on it that we don’t want on it. I can’t stop people from reading it, but the ignorant comments that we get every now and then, I don’t have to post them and from now on I don’t intend to. I have decided that arguing on the internet is close to one of the largest wastes of time in in the history of ever. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but when that opinion cannot be given without acting like a petulant 6 year old, that makes petulant 6 year old the party in the wrong. Answering them or actually engaging in an argument is pretty much the definition of insanity. So, nasty comments will be removed and the sender will be marked as spam and that will be the end of that.
Our no kill shelter is supposed to be a place where we can share ideas and horse around and even if we disagree, do so in the manner that friends do and I intend for it to be that. Please weigh in if you agree that arguing with idiots is a waste of time. I want this place to be what it was meant to be. A place to share, and laugh, and get a virtual hug if you need one, and tell your stories when you are ready. Believe me, somebody else here, be it me or one of the others has been or is going through the same thing. I want us to hold each other up, and give each other a gentle nudge that putting anyone on blast on the internet is pretty much a waste of time. Me especially. I know I have a tendency to freak the fuck out when someone I care about is attacked, but I have come to the conclusion that this is exactly the response that is wanted and I don’t want to play anymore. So if I need a kick in the ass give me one please and let’s make our shelter the way it was. Lots of fun and lots of love.
I am saddened to say that here in Canada where these things are very, very few and far between we have had a school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan. A native reserve was the scene at a 900 student school that teaches children from kindergarten right up to grade 12 in two buildings. The shooter first killed both of his brothers before heading to school with a shot gun (a long gun that does a massive amount of damage) and proceeded to kill a teacher’s aide as well as a teacher. The aide died on the scene and the teacher died on route to the hospital. The shooter, who can’t be named under the youth criminal justice act (he is 17) has been charged with 4 counts of first degree murder and 7 counts of attempted murder. While we have had this happen a couple of times over the last 30 years, this does not happen with any type of frequency in Canada. I sincerely worry about the way the world is going.
Celebrities keep on dropping like flies. To add to Lemmy Killmister and David Bowie we now have lost Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, David Margulies and Rene Angelil-(Celine Dion’s Husband.) Sorry, I can’t figure out how to put the French keyboard on so no accents. Alan Rickman was an absolutely brilliant actor who will forever be Severous Snape to me and Glenn Frey was one of the founding members of one of the best bands of all time, The Eagles. So, so much loss of extraordinary talent. So very sad.
Lastly, I have been asked to write a half hour cable show once a week on the topics of my choosing. Sort of a Daily Planet idea if you have ever seen that. I of course am not allowed to use my favorite word which bums me out a little but I will get over it. They have asked me to script 10 episodes and if they are well received I will do more. I can do it from home, which is awesome. It’s just a cable station so it is not a huge deal, but I do get writing credit and press credentials. I have not formally accepted yet, but my invisible psychiatrist thinks it would be good for me so, I am going to take the offer.
Once the first shows are done I will let you know what station and you can check it out. For obvious reasons, I won’t say right now.
That’s it for tonight
RBMD peacing the fuck out
We have some trials that have just started and some just about to start. The carnation trial, Dahlia Dipolito’s retrial (the one who tried to whack her husband and then said they were just making it up for a reality tv idea) and the Vancallis Trial started a couple of days ago and that one has a very no nonsense and very cantankerous judge.
What is your pleasure my lovelies? One of the above or something different. Let me know so that I can get on it.
RBMD Peacing the fuck out..
Hello my lovelies. It is me, your long lost dean of fuckery/law professor/doctor of doctoring/honorary DVM/and Queen of all I survey back from the land of no fucking space-bar.
I am very happy to be back. I believe I may have given myself carpul tunnel syndrome since I have been using a spiral notebook or seven to write while the computer lay dead and the borrowed computer was sans space-bar. Mama, being my mama sent me her old laptop which is absolutely awesome in that all the keys work and everything. I really am blessed to know you all. The laptop is in fantastic shape, it is a little slow just like mama said but I do not have a fuck to give about how slow it is as long as it works. At least now I can post here and send emails that-don’t-look-like-this.
Today I want to talk about David Bowie. Why? Because he is one of my favorite artists, because from everything I have ever read he was one of those genuinely good human beings, because he was one of those ethereal beings that don’t seem to be quite of this earth; kind of like Tilda Swinton. Oh, and because he played himself in Zoolander and because my son loved him in Labyrinth as did I.
My oldest brother was the one who introduced me to an eclectic array of music and patiently explained to little tiny me that you don’t have to ever listen to anyone to fit in, you should listen to things that are pleasing to your ears. That mostly entailed Metal for me although because of him I made room for Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Pavarotti, and Elton John to name a few.
Music was one of the only escapes I had from the people that made me, and I spent many a night with David, listening to Hero’s, or ashes to ashes, or bluejean, or China Girl. So many songs. Hero’s always made me feel better, I felt like he was talking to me.
I picked under pressure because of the story that goes with it. David and Freddie of Queen had hooked up to record a totally different song. It was not working out to their satisfaction so the two of them sat in the studio and drank a lot of wine and did a lot of coke and recorded the Acapella version that is in the link above. Someone put a video together with the version on you-tube and since I like visual with my music when I can get it I used that one. This is however the version that they wrote and recorded in one night. Two exceptionally gifted writers. IN.ONE.NIGHT.
For comparisons sake, if anyone here is a Beyonce fan, there are 6 writers on that stupid song “Who Run The World” and apparently not one of them passed remedial English. According to the only source I can find it took 10 days to write, but I have my doubts since it is a fairly simple song. You be the judge.
Also, if any of you really believe girls run the world, please see me for remedial classes.
See! How can one song be written by two drunk and high men in one night and recorded and the other one took six writers (five of which were men by the way)10 days? The answer is because the men were both musical genius’s and the woman has a team of writers and is gorgeous.
When Freddie Mercury died, David was there for the concert in his honor and sang under pressure with Annie Lenox. It was bittersweet according to David Bowie. He said the world lost possibly the greatest musical talent that had ever lived. Freddie was one of the greatest musical talents that ever lived. We lost the other one a couple of days ago.
He died like he lived. Quietly and with great dignity after an 18 month battle with cancer that no-one but his family was aware of. He even left us, his fans a goodbye letter in the form of his final album Black Star. The album dropped 2 days before he did. The opening line of Lazarus is”Look up here, I’m in heaven, I’ve got scars that can’t be seen, I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen, everybody knows me now.”. If there is a heaven, I hope god forgives youthful indiscretions as long as the adult life is well lived. Pick up Black Star if you can. I know you can probably download it for free, but if you were ever a fan do this one last thing for an icon and buy the album.
If there is a god, may he bless you and keep you David Bowie. You gave us all of yourself, every single time. Thank you.
I can’t remember exactly why this topic came up…but, to keep you somewhat entertained until The Queen of the Universe receives her box and is able to blog again, I offer these ideas for your consideration and discussion.