Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Long-awaited by whom exactly? I haven't got the slightest clue... Not that it really matters one bit, though... This being my blog - my rules! Hence, we reinitiate (for now) this auld TLB Prime tradition with year-old news items...
Indeed, this 13th edition of "wednesday weirdness" should have appeared here over a year ago! I got... ah... sidetracked, I suppose! Sorry! (Not!) *lol*
Our first very weird story, not-so freshly prickled from the news, was that odd account of a teen who was sentenced so severely for having done not much at all... Basically, the brat threw up!
The weird judge (see the theme developing here? It's great, eh? Don't comment on that...) convicted the kid with the charge of BATTERY for merely vomiting on his Spanish teacher! Hey - I would vomit all over the Spain-in-the-butt myself - did I beat him up for that reason though? No! Ok, maybe it depends on exactly WHAT was regurgitated... But I (*sic*) digress...
Hence, the little pipsqueak belched his stuff all over the teach - and what was the sentence for this odd interpretation of "battery" (without much of a weapon, at least!) you think? The kid was ordered to spend the next four months clening other people's vomit inside police cars!!!
Isn't that like throwing the book at a very petty criminal here?!?
Was it even a "crime" per se?
Again, I would gladly throw up all over a number of spaniards...
And I would also repeat my unfortunate -for me- experience of throwing up all the car seat of a certain s.o.b. whose car I was in, lo, a long, long time ago...
HE cleaned it all up - not me! (Well, I was only about 8 years of age anyway... And my dear Dad helped the s.o.b. clean up! The s.o.b. happened to be both the car's owner and the driver... The kind of driver that doesn't LISTEN... I had asked to stop the car THREE TIMES... He had had ample warning and chose to ignore me... Thus, he paid the price for it! That's how it goes! That didn't teach him to be a better listener though, from what I recall... Heck, it's in his damn genes - his wretched daughter is just as bad a driver... But that is another story...)
Back to the teen angst turned vomit case now, for a sec...
The teach was male - the teen was failing his class and "allegedly" had both motive and the uncanny ability to vomit AT WILL...
Me, I don't see it that way at all!
The kid simply could not contain the nausea that being perceived as a "failure" by some latino a-hole induced in him... And "splooch"! Or "blaaaarrrgghhhh"! Or whatever the appropriate onomatopeia for throwing up would be...!
Okay - I have had just about enough of that subject myself! *yechhh*
Proof -and conclusive enough, once again- that I can tackle any conceivable subject here and elsewhere across the TLB Network!
Onwards to the next topic - number 2 of 2 for this edition of "w.w."
(Aye - I thought "let's keep it toned down" - vomit and politics should do it for this one! *LOL*)
About a year ago, one man was ready to die for the city of Laval...!
His name: Blatter. Rick Blatter
Yeah... He was nuts, assuredly... There are far worthier causes to die for than this sorry excuse for one! What exactly would he die for anyway? The damnable Armenian community, bent on expanding and enriching themselves AT ALL COSTS - including the PERDITION OF THEIR SOULS? Or was it for the druggies and their own plans of making a fortune selling "heroine, cocaine, margarine" as the old joke went... Oh - I know! He did it for the Witches of Chomedey! *LOL* Or those of Pont-Viau...
That must be one of them right there (inset, below) - one of those Sabrina or Samantha or Willow or Tabitha wannabees around the area there...
But that is another story...!!!
No, ultimately, I think Rick Blatter did it only for himself!
He had, indeed, presented himself as a candidate for mayor of Laval without much of a party behind him, way back in 1993... His electoral signs - odd as they were - were ordered to be taken down by the current mayor, in a despotic move nearly "Castroian" in and by itself... (In fact, mayor Gilles Vaillancourt seems to have been in place almost as long as Fidel Castro has ruled Cuba - but the numbers are not the same and, thus, the impression is deceiving... But persistent...)
Blatter would prefer to remain with the local flavor though, with his own disparaging comparisons, likening Vaillancourt to a municipal version of Maurice Duplessis... All well and not-so-good but Blatter looks odd in his desire to cling onto Quebec politics being an anglophone and all - English Canada is so vast - can't he find a spot for himself in all of its wasteland-like vastness? I guess not...
Blatter was, hence, on a hunger strike (no less!) right there on the front lawn of city hall in Laval!
His demands were simple enough - a change in the democratic system, starting in Laval but then spreading everywhere... He wants to make his mark, indubitably, at age 47 (48 now - because he survived his hunger strike - oops, spoilers!)... He wanted observers from the outside to be present during the next elections -which he inferred that Vaillancourt rigged, surely- and he wanted to be a candidate, again...
As it so happened, the next elections to take place were once again won by Vaillancourt, with very little competition from anybody... Blatter (whose name, in French, is so unappealing he REALLY should consider being a candidate in a strictly-anglophone community... For, you see, "Blatte" means roach... About as bad as, ah, our previous topic here!) wound up losing some pounds but ending his hunger strike before approaching the danger zone of sixty days without nourishment (no throwing up possible here, at least!)
And nothing has really changed in Laval...
Except for that nearly-apocalyptic event when an overpass collapsed without apparent reason, squashing to death five people inside of their cars as so many bugs...
Mayor Vaillancourt was there at the funeral services for these people - and sounded so very apologetic...
Too little, far too late - Blatter was right about him...
But that is another story...
27/07/2005 4:25:00 AM
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A high school student convicted of battery for vomiting on his Spanish teacher has been ordered to spend the next four months cleaning up after people who throw up in police cars.
A judge said he considered the boy's actions "an assault upon the dignity of all teachers." The teen, now 17, vomited on his teacher as he turned in his textbook on the last day of classes.
His attorney said the student vomited because he was nervous about his final exams.
But two other students testified that the teen said he threw up intentionally.
The teacher said the student, who was failing his class, made no effort to avoid throwing up on him.
Il fait la grève de la faim pour chasser le maire Vaillancourt
Martin Bisaillon - Journal de Montréal
Un homme de Laval est prêt à mourir pour se débarrasser du maire Gilles Vaillancourt.
Rick Blatter, un Lavallois âgé de 47 ans, fait la grève de la faim depuis 11 jours devant l’hôtel de ville de Laval.
L’homme, qui se définit comme un conférencier en politique et en mieux-être, affirme être prêt à mourir pour mettre un terme au règne du maire Vaillancourt, qu’il qualifie de «Maurice Duplessis de la politique municipale».
«Si le sacrifice de ma vie peut apporter un changement dans la démocratie, elle aura valu la peine d’être vécue», a expliqué Blatter dimanche.
Le gréviste de la faim reproche essentiellement au maire Vaillancourt de l’avoir lésé lors des élections de 1993 en faisant arracher ses pancartes électorales.
Il craint également que le maire Vaillancourt ne soit élu par acclamation aux élections de novembre prochain.
Blatter réclame de plus la présence d’observateurs étrangers pour contrôler les prochaines élections à Laval, où il souhaite être candidat.
Jusqu’à présent, Blatter a perdu environ 6 livres. «Vaillancourt a 40 jours pour réagir parce qu’un gréviste de la faim meurt entre 40 et 60 jours», a menacé Blatter. En attendant l’issue fatidique, il passe ses journées à envoyer la main aux gens qui passent en voiture et qui klaxonnent pour l’encourager.
FOLLOWING IS A ROBOTED TRANSLATOR'S ENGLISH VERSION OF THE PRECEDING TEXT...
WARNING - WARNING - IT SUCKS...
Man does hunger strike to chase mayor Vaillancourt
Martin Bisaillon - Newspaper of Montréal
A man of Laval is ready to die to rid his city of mayor Gilles Vaillancourt.
Rick Blatter, a 47 years old Lavallois, has done the strike of the hunger since 11 days in front of the town hall of Laval.
The man, who defines himself as a lecturer in political and some more better to be, claims to be ready to die to put an end to the reign of the mayor Vaillancourt, than it qualifies of «Maurice Duplessis of the political municipal one».
«If the sacrifice of my life can bring a change in the democracy, she will have been worth the penalty to be lived», explained Blatter Sunday.
Pancartes (Signs! Automatic translator could not come up with THAT? Pathetic...)
The striker of hunger reproaches essentially to the mayor Vaillancourt to have wronged it at the time of the elections of 1993 while doing to pull out its electoral pancartes.
It fears equally that the mayor Vaillancourt is not elected by acclamation to the November elections next.
Blatter claims from more the presence of foreign observers to check the next elections to Laval, where it wishes be candidate.
So far, Blatter lost about 6 pounds. «Vaillancourt has 40 days to react because a hunger striker dies between 40 and 60 days», threatened Blatter. While awaiting the fateful exit, it passes its days to send the hand to the people that pass by car and that klaxonnent to encourage it.