Only in Fred and Barney’s wildest dreams.
Lady Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, was borne to St Paul’s Cathedral for a ceremonial funeral as thousands lined central London’s streets to witness her final journey.
With full military honours, the coffin bearing the body of one of Britain’s most divisive politicians of modern times was escorted by members of all three armed forces to a service before a congregation of 2,300 from across the globe and led by the Queen.
Although not officially a state funeral, as accorded to Sir Winston Churchill, the event was conducted with a level of pomp and ceremony not witnessed in London since the death of the Queen Mother in 2002.
A political cartoon by artist Johnny Won, posted to his Sina Weibo page, shows Kim Jung-Un having intercourse with a woman and saying, “I fired! I don’t know why there was no ejection.” His partner responds, “This is a question you should ask doctor Cui Chenghao.” Cui Chenghao is the name of a very popular ‘North Korean’ parody account on Sina Weibo.
This comic follows recent reports that North Korea had raised their rockets into a firing position, but was then “tucked back into its launcher”，according to CNN.
Another comic by Johnny Won shows a child-sized Kim Jung-Un in a cape, standing on a pedestal and urinating on the United States, South Korea, and Japan. China stands off to the side, leaning on a cane and saying, “Stupid child, you’re looking for death.”
Here is another cartoon from China, although I haven’t been able to find the original artist. It was posted to Cui Chenghao’s Weibo. A well-dressed China tells North Korea to sit down and behave, as an angry United States looks on South Korea plays mindlessly with her toy plane.
That’s pretty much the long and short of it! (zing)
It’s actually a really impressive campaign. It’s aware enough to know that 1) safe sex campaigns need to be tailored to specific communities, especially with regard to race and class, and 2) safe sex campaigns need to start with age groups that are probably not yet having sex. As some one from abstinence-only middle America, it’s a little mind-blowing to see such a frank effort to destigmatize youth-based sex education.
The campaign started in the 80s with a single comic, but it was apparently so well-liked, that the 2 Spirits Project (a queer aborginal sex education group) and Queensland Health just released a second issue with an updated look, and a new STD-fighting partner—Lubelicious. Lube prevents condom rips, folks!
Pop singer Justin Bieber has perpetuated the “misconception” that Natives in Canada “are somehow getting a free ride,” by claiming he can get free gas because he’s part Native, Canada’s Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says.
“I’m actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas,” the Stratford, Ont., native told Rolling Stone in an interview that appears in the magazine’s August edition.
The comment sparked outrage in Native communities and on Thursday, National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Betty Ann Lavallee and vice-chief Dwight Dorey issued a joint statement calling the teen sensation’s comments “simply not true.”
“These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal Peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said,” the statement says.
In Ontario, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs notes First Nations people who have a gas card don’t have to pay a tax of 14.7 cents per litre on gasoline — but it’s not free.
Dorey said Bieber is “still a young man” and “unaware of the facts.”
“I personally don’t think he should be beat up over this comment. We don’t think he was trying to be malicious, or making a joke of Aboriginal issues,” Dorey said, adding they are “not in a position” to confirm whether the singer is of Aboriginal descent.
Dorey and Lavallee also offered to help Bieber trace his ancestry “to find out more about his heritage.”
But not everyone was as easy on the Biebs.
Ellen Gabriel, a human rights activist, used Twitter to call on Bieber to apologize to his fans.
“When (are you) going (to) apologize (to) Aboriginal (peoples) in Canada (for) disrespectful comment re: ‘Free Gas’ (You are) promoting racist stereotypes,” she tweeted July 28.
She also asked, “If Bieber (doesn’t) apologize (to) his young Aboriginal fans — (should) there (be) a boycott?”
Where do I get some of these? The effect seems to be a cross between nirvana and a prolonged orgasm.