Some people in the news recently.
Karita Bekkemellem - Labor Party MP here in Norway, a former Cabinet member who ought to IMO never have been demoted from that position ... she wanted to and tried to do important things for her country, but her opinions were too politically incorrect and she was ousted. Which IMO was a disgrace - just as bad as what happened to the Children's Ombudsman Reidar Hjermann for the same reasons. Bekkemellem has been making waves in the media this week, saying things that people don't want to hear but which we seriously need to talk about. I'm so happy that we have her and that she's willing to stick her neck out like this. I emailed her last night to tell her as much. :-) You can too! Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Seriously. :-)
Mordechai Vanunu - no introduction needed, I hope. He has asked to have his name withdrawn as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize 2009, as he does not wish to be added to a list that also includes Shimon Peres, the architect of Israel's nuclear policies and also, not least, the man who ordered Vanunu's kidnapping in 1986. Seriously - respect!!! :-o
Vanunu is already an Alternative Nobel laureate; he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1987.
Dare I say it - Bushra Ishaq, leader of the Muslim Students' Association at the University of Oslo. I am SO SICK of that woman. (I guess I must be a racist since I dislike a Pakistani person, right? >:-) Everything she says is so irrelevant and off topic and nonsensical. Was she really the best they* could come up with?? If so, then that actually explains a thing or two. >:-)
Ingunn Yssen. Saw her on TV yesterday and was reminded of just how much I dislike her. I am into reptiles, that's true, but I actually don't like snakes much ... and I've never seen a human being resemble a snake more than Yssen does. And then she starts talking. Down to people. Brrr.
The current Norwegian government, apparently. What the fuck are these people doing?? This is an election year. We have a parliamentary election coming up in seven months. What are they thinking? I don't get it.
I am seriously disappointed in my prime minister.
And finally, one absolutely beyond the pale:
Ola Melbye Pettersen - one of the big names in the increasingly useless Communist front organization SOS Racism. He wrote something in the paper yesterday. OMFG. For those who missed it, here's the link. I don't even want to get into it, I'll punch the screen in if I do. This guy must be living in an alternate reality, that's the only way I can make sense of it. o_O I hope he's proud of himself for being one of the main voices that strive to make the term racism entirely meaningless in our society today. What an utterly useless idiot.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits ...
* the Association that she represents, not immigrants in general. Sheesh.
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