BANNED!

So I qualify as being a ‘banned’ item under the definition of the word ‘banned‘ having been excommunicated/disfellowshipped from my faith of birth… but this post isn’t about that… although, it is rather humourous that I am considered as BANNED…  I wonder if that makes me a threat to national security like Kinder Surprise does… hmmmm

// (bn)

tr.v. banned, ban·ning, bans

1. To prohibit, especially by official decree: The city council banned billboards on most streets. See Synonyms at forbid.
2. South African Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
3. Archaic To curse.

n.

1. An excommunication or condemnation by church officials.
2. A prohibition imposed by law or official decree: a ban on cigarette smoking on airplanes.
3. Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
4. A curse; an imprecation.
5. A summons to arms in feudal times.

[Middle English bannen, to summon, banish, curse, from Old English bannan, to summon, and from Old Norse banna, to prohibit, curse; see bh-2 in Indo-European roots.]

So it appears that there are a few ridiculous items on the banned list… some that are legalised, others I would ban, and others that will soon be banned…

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Bad bad song... Evil song...

Canada has banned Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” to be played in its current/classic format.
As long as the word ‘faggot‘ is still uncensored in its classic format – it cannot be aired on any Canadian radio station, in Canada.
A recent decision by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, after complaints by a few handful of politically correct listeners were called in because the word is used three times in the song.
The reason: the word ‘faggot’ itself is damaging and hurtful and has no place on the airwaves
So in retaliation protest, a Halifax and an Edmonton station played the song non-stop for an hour – a ‘Money for Nothing’ marathon.

The ruling was prompted by a listener objection in St. John’s, N.L., and applies to every Canadian radio station. However, two radio stations in Edmonton and Halifax are protesting the decision, saying they will not comply with the CBSC ruling, the Canadian Press reported. Edmonton’s classic rock station K-97 and Halifax’s Q104, which are both owned by NewCap Radio — are planning to run the unedited song in its entirety for one hour

Of course, the ban doesn’t take into context the song, how it was written or why it was written.
It simply bans it because it contains a-not-so-politically-correct-word-‘faggot’-that-only-now-irked-the-sensitive-emotions-of-a-listener-after-years-of-this-song-being-played-on-the-airwaves-without-complaint
Of course, this ban is going to face its its own challenges by the free-speech advocates…
But Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher is right :

Calling the ruling “unbelievable,” Fletcher wrote that Mark Knopfler, the song’s writer, will now substitute the word “fudger” for “faggot” for use on Canadian airwaves. “I reckon Canada could ban about 75% of ALL records ever made,” he wrote later.

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I watched the Golden Globes awards last night.
It was shockingly humourous… scandalous almost.
It was uncomfortable to watch and yet, you couldn’t help but continue to listen to Ricky Gervais.
He went after everyone, unabashedly.
Most in the audience laughed with shock, dismay, some in disgust, some insulted and others with sheer delight.
In the US Hollywood world of politically correct right-winged Liberal demeanor – this Brit went for the jugular.
However, oddly enough, politics was not discussed.
That was a shame honestly.
It was his goal to not be invited back to host…
I wouldn’t call it hosting… it was more of a roasting event.
Crude and crass, rude and ignorant at best.
And in a very odd way, I loved it.
And apparently, he may have just got his wish
Banned from future hosting duties???

And while Ricky Gervais had nothing to do with the fact that The Social Network took home best picture award – personally speaking, while it was a good movie, I don’t think it warranted the top awards.
There were far better movies made last year, with superior acting and actors that were much more deserving.
Just saying iz all…

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Once a Sag - Always a Sag

So on a personal level, I am banning all stupid reporters who think they have stumbled upon something new in the zodiac world and write articles that piss off the masses.
It sent the uneducated masses into a frenzy, suddenly insulted and confused…
Am I now a …. ?
But I always thought I was a ….. ?
What does that mean?
How is this possible?
MY LIFE IS A LIE!!!

Good lord I just wanted to zing my Sagittarius arrow into that reporters ass… for CLEARLY he/she had NOT done its research!
You see, I am a big fan of astrology.
I have studied on/off for years.
I use it as building blocks to any potential relationship that I come into contact with – armed with some fairly basic astrological information, I can quickly assess just how to approach most situations.
Its not a solid science as people are far more complex than their sun signs but its a good start.
So here’s the truth:
If you’ve adhered and related to the tropical zodiac, which most people who follow the Western zodiac do, whatever your sign was, still is.
Nothing has changed!!!
I am a Sagittarius.
Old Iron is a Sagittarius.
That has not and will not change.
You see there are many different zodiacs.
That isn’t breaking news!
Its old news!
At one point in time, thanks to the gravitational pull of the moon, the earth went all wobbly… creating a shift in the stars alignments.
But since we don’t subscribe to the pre-Babylonian days zodiac, the extra month and zodiac sign isn’t used in Western astrology.
So… like it or not, you are who you are.
Your sun sign is your sun sign under the Western zodiac.
And crappy, uneducated, unresearched reporters…
Are banned in my books…

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Kinder Surprise National Security Threat

My friend’s facebook status:
Friends of ours almost had their visa revoked Sat for unknowingly importing Kinder Surprise choc eggs, which are sold & marketed everywhere but the US on account of it being illegal to embed a non-food substance (ie. a toy) within the egg. Who knew? We bring them back all the time (did). Border dude had his wife and kids in tears. Way to go, CBP – keeping Americans safe, one chocolate confectionary at a time.
January 6 at 6:50pm · Like
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What?
The United States of America has banned Kinder Surprise?
Seriously?
Yup.
It is considered as illegal contraband.
Yes.
They banned the chocolate filled with delights back in the 1930s.
And still considered a threat to the national security of all Americans.
So much so they will be seized and you can be fined.
Even face something far worst if you protest… for chocolates are dangerous.
This chocolate treats are a national threat to Americans and Canadians need to think twice about bringing one of those yummy treats across the border!

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And that’s it folks … because I could go on and on and on … but I don’t have time.
I’ve been banned from work this week due to sickness… and ordered to bed.
And it is bed that I am going to hit… before they ban the cotton in my sheets because at one time, cotton was picked by slaves and somehow, somewhere someone will be offended by cotton and it will be banned.
Might as well enjoy it while we can.

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About ~KC~
Strong but open minded, opinionated, sensitive, vivacious, outgoing, caring, compassionate, spiritual, habitual, mutable, at times controversial, sometimes superficial, perceived as egotistical and knowledgeable but mostly loveable... all things Sagittarius.

4 Responses to BANNED!

  1. John Rambo says:

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  2. Yep, kinder eggs are BANNED here. We conserv-y types in the States like to use our northern neighbor as a bad example of Big Brother cuz you guys are so politically correct re speech. We also like to point to England as the example of a nanny state.

    But the truth is, you guys ain’t got nothin on us. We got our own brand of tyranny, which includes an increasingly militarized police force, and ridiculous bannings and regs of our own.

    Cheers and hope you feel better soon. My littles are sick as heck and it ain’t fun.

    • ~KC~ says:

      Its sad that these chocolate treats are banned!!!
      I will never state Canada is better – and definitely NOT state it is worst – than the US for such things.
      I am going on week two – work sent me home. I am not even allowed – ultimately been BANNED from work – for the next few days until I am better. I am now fighting a sinus infection, bronchial damage (because of the sinus drainage) and severe pains in my ears. Not fun. Am on antibiotics, nasal spray/steroid and pain killers for the ears … and my trip to Panama is in jeopardy (for next week) if can’t get better ASAP. UGH.
      Its spreading like wild fires… started off with the flu but is now this stupid head thing. No head cold though.

      Hope the little ones get better too!
      Its been a rough year for that!

  3. Buck says:

    The Dire Straits thing is despicable. And kinda funny too, when looked at from a certain angle.

    It sent the uneducated masses into a frenzy, suddenly insulted and confused…

    Way to insult your readers, KC. You shoulda added “unwashed,” too. 😉

    I’ve never heard of a Kinder Surprise but I AM aware the US also bans liqueur-filled chocolates. I’ve smuggled my share of Belgian chocolates into the country… and I say that with hopes the statute of limitations is in effect. Same thing with Cuban cigars brought over from Windsor.

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