Sanctimonious people rock.
They truly do.
Take Carleton University graduate student Laura Sparling.
Ms. Sparling made a big noise in the Citizen, Sun etcetera here in Ottawa earlier this month when she positively plotzed over the audacity of Virgin Radio, the erstwhile 106.9 The Bear, having bus poster ads that featured pregnant young women and the caption: "Lock up your daughters; the God of Rock are now in Ottawa."
Offended she was; she was sooooooooo angry that she did what all upset politically correct people do. She wrote a chastizing letter to the editor, tried to get people to stop advertising and listening to 106.9 and started a petition:
I get a feeling that may be, just may be, Ms. Sparling was a plant, a Virgin plant because all she really did was generated tons of buzz for Virgin Radio.
The opening stanza of her petition, as of 18 30 on February 28, 2009, triumphs:
The demands to this petition were met February 18th. This petition will be removed February 26th. Feel free to record your comments before then. Thanks for all the support.
The only flaw in this is, as of 18 30 on February 28, 2009, the advertising posters that Laura Sparling successfully had taken down are not down.
Ms. Laura Sparling. Sanctimonious, politically correct and, apparently, easily fooled.
Note to Anonymous:
Appreciate the comment. Thanks for telling me about Mr. Aiken's work in primary education.
Clay Aiken, record contract or not, truly is truly a pillar of the global community