03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
The Parti Quebecois purposes a new law:
"Failing to learn French would bar an immigrant from holding public office at any level, raising funds for political parties, or petitioning the National Assembly for redress of a grievance."
Take heart though. As PQ leader Marois says: "Quebec's francophone majority must stop feeling afraid of appearing intolerant." Uh huh.
But I think this line really takes the cake:
"The PQ leader accused her critics of creating a double standard: English Canadians may speak of a collective "us" which includes everyone. However, she said the PQ is branded as exclusionary by catering to the province's French-speaking majority."
Wow. Just wow. As Christopher Hitchens put it: "You must have meant something more intelligent."
In terms of good new things though:
The Daily Show now has all of its videos online.
The Safari 3 beta is out. Most of its features were already in firefox but I'm really loving options like putting a tab in a new window and merging them back.
Across the Universe is a movie for people who thought the problem with Moulin Rouge was that it wasn't self-indulgent enough. Still it's a fun enough movie.