News for Youse: Conservative government declares sex is not science, completely misses point
Good morning, News for Yousers! Now, we know you've probably been up for hours, frantically trying to buy a piece of Facebook—you traded 82 million shares in the first 30 seconds of the market this morning? Sigh.
However, there is other news going on in the world. And we're going to make fun of a little of it here.
Is the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa an appropriate place to learn about science? The Conservative government, specifically Heritage Minister James Moore, says absol-freakin'-lutely not. Well, at least they don't want you learning about sex.
This is the most recent time-wasting vitriol spewing out of the mouths of learned fellows like parliamentary secretary Dean Del Mastro, who doesn't seem to understand that sex is indeed part of a little scientific field called biology. "It's a waste of taxpayers' money!" he claims, likening a scientific exhibition about sex to pornography on CBC's Power and Politics.
"It's beyond the scope of the mandate of the museum of science and technology…of which this is neither one of those," claims Del Mastro. The exhibit, which was created by the Montréal Science Centre, has previously been seen in Regina and Montreal completely without incident.
C'mon, Conservatives: what are you so afraid of? You shouldn't be so scared of your body. It's a beautiful thing. Well, maybe not your body specifically but the human form is awesome.
And what is in the exhibit that Del Mastro finds so completely offensive? Oh, he hasn't even seen the exhibit in person? "I don't want to see it," Del Mastro said.
The exhibit is aimed at kids 12 and up—although the exhibit has pushed the age recommendation up to 16 after pressure from the community—but Del Mastro obviously wouldn't understand it anyway. He still seems to have the "ew, girls, cooties!" attitude of an eight-year-old.
A thought occurs: perhaps if people like Del Mastro and his cohorts had actually had some decent sex-education courses in school, they wouldn't have such sex-negative attitudes. But that would be logical and we know that logic has no place in the legislature.
Congratulations to perennial hair-farmer Justin Bieber who, at the tender age of 18, has just been named the third most powerful human being on this planet. Hey, Bieber! Any interest in being the new spokesperson for the Canada Science and Technology Museum?
What's going on in Occupy Wall Street news? Check out the short film, "American Spring: The Documentary" for the latest.
Now, we've got to get back to day-trading. Facebook ain't gonna buy itself.
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