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17h47 UTC; TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014: Firstly, in case any of you needed a reminder of today being National Chocolate Day--consider the lead-off image. And click on same to discern its significance.

Meanwhile, as we await conservative Kulturkriegsmennesch reactions to TLC's cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo on word that Mama June has been seen in Weird and Unwholesome Company, the Canadian Broadcorping Castration, in the interest of its name and repute as a Revered and Sacred Canadian Institution on a par with the Canadian Pacific Railway, Niagara Falls, Sun-Wheat Biscuits, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Tim Horton's, among other Sacred Canadian Cows, has sacked Jian Ghomeshi from his position as host of CBC Radio One's cultural programme Q (as can be heard on some public-radio stations in the United States) after word emerged that Mr. Ghomeshi had been "engaging in rough sex" with several partners, with potential harm to the Castration's Name and Image--particularly so in the face of ongoing budget cuts as are affecting programming and programme quality.

Tell me this isn't doublethink heading into Indecision 2014: As in conservative politicos, and related articles of faith, insisting that a "people-centred" Reddingsdaad is the Best and Only Way for Saving "REAL AmeriKKKa" From Itself, by virtue of its drawing upon a "natural and organic unity and identity" inherent in the AmeriKKKan People and Nation into a Spontaneous and Mighty Campaign of Socioeconomic Rescue and Empowerment founded on the disciplines and principles of ons styl ekonomesie vryheid as one with Our National Unity and Identity as a Sovereign Peculiar Among the Nations ... yet at the same time putting up all manner of roadblocks, berms, stalling tactics even, to prevent their dear and lovely "REAL AmeriKKKa" from actually seizing the potential for said Reddingsdaad actually working and producing the desired results.

Is rheir real desire here actually using the "REAL AmeriKKKan" as prolefeed Objects of Fun, especially where cheap and crude "elegant pornoo" can be used to pacify them all the more?

Staying with the conservatives' Zealotry and True Belief in ons styl ekonomesie vryheid as a Great White Father of National Unity and Identity, as it were, why exactly aren't they rejoicing at the news of gas prices in some states falling below $3/gallon for regular unleaded and the NYMEX close yesterday for benchmark crude being $80.66/bbl (and poised to fall still further)?

Case in point:

The closing item today may be out of Switzerland, boys and girls, but it sounds just like certain scions of AmeriKKKan "Tea Party" and "Christian Patriot" prolefeed which seeks to hold the Lower Classes all the more into contempt and umbarge. Not to mention, in keeping with this blog's spirit, after the Disney Parks, that "it's a small world, after all," enough to wonder if a similar policy would work in Thy Dear and Lovely AmeriKKKa.

Kudos to BBC Monitoring's "News from Elsewhere" blog therefor:
A Swiss canton is considering banning cars for people on state benefits, it's been reported.

Zurich's regional parliament has passed the first reading of a bill which would stop welfare payments being used to fund cars, unless a disability, illness or professional reasons could be proved, the Le Matin website reports. The idea, proposed by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) and centre-right Liberals, caused a "lively debate" in the region's parliament, but passed by 87 votes to 84, the website says. Left-wing parties oppose the move.

Supporters of the proposal say people on welfare can't afford to pay for a car, and if they want one then their benefits payments should be reduced. "If someone can afford a car, it can be assumed that he has other sources of money," Jean-Philippe Pinto of the Christian Democratic People's Party, which supports the measure, is quoted as saying in Neue Zurcher Zeitung. But others say the proposal is unnecessary. "Recipients can decide for themselves whether they spend their money on food, books, cigarettes or a car," Beatrice Henes, a spokeswoman for Zurich's social services department, told the 20 Minuten website earlier this month. A final vote on the issue is expected in the coming weeks.
So till next time, folks: "73"
(Which, incidentally, was railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "goodbye.")

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