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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Death by endorsement?

Disgraced, and disgraceful, MP Hedy "Burning crosses as we speak" Fry (L-Vancouver Centre) has joined the call to legalize marriages.

I suppose that Fry really had to do this. Her consituency includes the West End of Vancouver's downtown, and it's estimated that 20-25% of Vancouver Centre's population is gay. In fairness to Hedy, she did take flak in the past for getting prescription drugs paid for by same-sex couples' health plans, even when it wasn't technically kosher to do so. So it's possible that she honestly believes that same-sex marriage should be legal, and that she's not just playing politics. Nonetheless, given her less-than-stellar reputation, you've got to wonder whether her views help or harm her side. She's also called on Jean Chr├ętien to resign, and is an unabashed Martinite.

I wonder if Paul Martin's told her to keep quiet about her support for him.
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