Another thought re: C-484

Rollins has a phrase for this sort of situation that I’ve been using for a few years.

“Your choice is fish.”

I have used this in many a situation where the choice offered is no choice at all. Apparently there’s a name for this. Hobson’s Choice. Found the link in a fark thread on SCOTUS debating the 2nd Amendment… that’d be a completely different post.

But ultimately this private members bill would be a way of telling women considering an abortion, “Your choice is fish”.

Oh I see how it is

Bill C-10 – A bill to make sure that illegal content doesn’t get tax credits or a bill enabling the use of an undisclosed morality system to censor film in Canada? Considering that no film has ever applied for a Tax Credit that could be described by the talking-points brought up on this so far (child porn & extreme violence), I’m of the opinion that the true reasoning is the latter.

Bill C-484 – A bill that would create a loophole that would be used to deny women the freedom to get an abortion. Not that the abortion would be denied, just an unclear threat that she could be charged with murder after the fact. But it’s not an attack on abortion. The Harper government aren’t going to re-open the abortion debate. They said so. They just want to make sure that someone who kills a pregnant woman gets charged for ending two lives, that’s all they want.

I’m growing tired of this government.

Smokables Update

I enjoy the fact that I have a tobacconist. I get a kick out of walking in and being greeted by name, being able to just kill time and talk about everything smokables or everything but.

I’ve recently finished off a pack of Tatiana cigarillos with a cinnamon flavored wrapper. I quite enjoyed these little treats as the tobacco itself is unflavored, which is my preference when it comes to my rolled smokables.

I’m currently working on a pack of Neos chocolate flavored cigarellos which I can’t say as I’m enjoying quite as much.  They’re a much smaller cigarello and as such have a tendancy to burn a bit quicker and hotter.

This past weekend I also picked up a club-pack of Monte Christo cigarellos. I’ve had them before and felt like treating myself. They smoke just as wonderfully as a full on Monte Christo.

With all that said, I had my first pipe of the season about 8 days ago and I’m looking forward to the pipe season to start. I want to finish breaking in the Charatan from last season and I’m hoping to rescue my orginal Choquin Butz, but as I’m afraid it just may be too cheap to be a really nice smoker.

I’ve spent a bunch of time on lately, quite enjoying the posts there. I may even start posting soon.

Life goes on

Most of you already know this. I guess I’m writing just for the sake of keeping record. I’ve now been single for a month to the day. Carla decided she didn’t want to try any longer to make it work, and while at first I argued, it was best that I accept it.

I’ve been basically floating the last month. My shit has been apart. I think I’m finally starting to stabilize, though.  I had strep last week and ended up spending a bunch of extra time sleeping. I think that was really for the best.  I don’t usually get sick, and this hit me pretty hard. I think I needed the sleep. Hopefully I’ll start seeing people again in the coming weeks.

The only lucky thing in all this is that work has been simple enough that it hasn’t caused me any extra stress over the last month.

I don’t really think I’m going to say much else about this here. I think it’s time I just focus on moving forward.