01.03.2003 || 00:08

It's 2003. Do you know where your marbles are?

Oh yeah, so during the day on new Year's eve, we had 10, count 'em: *10* tourbusses from southside at the pub. And not the usual Bostonians up for a good time of under-21 drinking, either. No, these were 10 busses worth of fricking New Jersey and Manhattanites between the ages of (presumably) 18 and 21 (Um, on Crescent Street, we survive off the tourist industry). Crap. Especially as we had exactly one (1) waitress, one (1) bartender, and one (1) busboy working all day. The highlight of the day came when I went over to a table to pick up some empty glasses, and one of the girls pointed to her bill and asked 'Is this in American dollars?' I just looked at her for a moment. She said 'That was a pretty dumb question, huh?'

I said 'there are no dumb questions, only faulty thought processes,' and walked away with the empties.

Anyway, I was exhausted as hell when I got here for Best Friend's NYE party. Turned out to be a good thing I left, because our southern friends stayed all day and all night, then went outside at about 2h00, overturned a car or two, and caused a small riot on Crescent street. I guess they think that anyone crossing the border has diplomatic immunity.

Which reminds me: apparently 50+% of Canadians support the plan to legalise pot, but Washington's talking about *really* long waits at the border if this goes through. So my question is this: does a longer wait at the border negate the wishes of at least half the country? Should Washington be allowed to pressure our government on what is actually an *internal* Issue?

To be fair, I'm not necessarily for legalising pot, except that once it's legalised, the government can regulate it. however, if the majority of Canadians come to support a legalised marijuana trade, then why not? I mean, democracy is rule by the lowest common denominator, but since it's the system we have, we should try to actually get it to work, right?

Which strangely reminds me: So the new gun registry law came into effect on the 1st of January. It was rung in by arrests and demonstrations on Parliament Hill by those who think that having to register their guns is unconstitutional and yadda yadda, and a bit more yadda.

I have this to say: Suck it up, you buncha right-wing farquads. It seems telling to me that anyone who has lost big because of guns in this country is all for a gun registry, and anyone who had bunches of weapons sitting around is against it.

Unregistered firearms make it easier for a replay of Polytéchinque or Columbine. Unregistered weapons make it easy for a couple of snipers to terrorise a nation's capital by pegging seemingly random people at gas stations and in parkinglots. Hell, even a gun registry won't stop violent crimes, but it'll add at least a *modicum* of control to an insanely scary segment of industry: the sale of implements that are designed to kill.

The time to demonstrate was during your fricking grace period. It's a bit late now, so suck it up.

That is all



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