A new provincial political party recently formed here, calling themselves the Sask United Party, which intends to out-conservative the existing Saskatchewan Party. Basically, I think its just another Cat party trying to pretend to be mice (see above for a video about Tommy Douglas’ “Mouseland” analogy) If the anti-immigrant, anti-scienceContinue reading
Author: Cathie from Canada
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: Temper Tantrums
Here’s how I see it: First of all, Canadian voters haven’t turfed Trudeau in three elections and chances are they won’t in the 2025 either. The opinion polls are back and forth a bit – and who knows now what might be an issue in BC and Quebec and theContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: David Johnston to the rescue
I do keep wondering what, exactly, this China scandal is all about: Seriously. Watching journalists in Canada is like watching 7 year olds playing soccer. Just a gaggle of kids chasing the ball. No strategy or plan. Only focused on one ball while the world burns around them. —Continue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Random Stuff: Cats and Pigs and Politics
Its the weekend, so here we go with some random stuff from the lighter side. BBC News posted an very odd tweet about how the pandemic hadn’t really affected anyone’s mental health – and the internet immediately went nuts: I built my cat a mech suit out of cardboard. https://t.co/UKkfBQlsVmContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: Outstanding Support for Trans Rights
I thought this was outstanding: And with a disturbing rise in anti-transgender hate here in Canada and around the world recently, I want to be very clear about one more thing: Trans women are women. We will always stand up to this hate – whenever and wherever it occurs. —Continue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Random Stuff — dogs, frogs, and physics
Dogs, bruh! Great, now I have to go buy twice as many tennis balls. https://t.co/PMJnXwp8lJ — Gerggers (@gerggers) February 23, 2023 this dog is friends with a crow and it’s like a real life pixar movie(jukin media) pic.twitter.com/A3pKDJOb9i — theworldofdog (@theworldofdog) February 22, 2023 That Wascally Wabbit pic.twitter.com/SyuTkIDV1M — Madeyousmile (@Thund3rB0lt) February 26, 2023 Duck andContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: "Being Woke" = "Being Kind"
My husband and I were talking tonight and he asked “Exactly what is ‘Woke’ anyway?” Hmm, good question. Coincidentally, I have been reading some stuff just today about it, and here it is. First, a few cartoons I found about how crazy the anti-woke MAGA is getting: But defining WokeContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Scene: An Inquiry If Necessary, but Not Necessarily An Inquiry
A batch of very good substacks this week. When it comes to the news of the day, the conclusion of the Canadian columnists I read is this: 1. If China interfered in Canadian elections and the Liberals let them, then there needs to be an investigation and Trudeau would likelyContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Random Stuff
First, here’s something I didn’t know: Reservation runway: Rising Cree designer makes New York runway debut — ‘The future is going to be Indigenous-led’: designer Scott Wabano /via @CBCMontreal https://t.co/5ADVQ8anAR — Treaty Commissioner (@TreatyOfficeSK) February 22, 2023 Fascinating article in The Atlantic: The Puzzling Gap Between How Old You AreContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: Ukraine Strong
A year ago, Russia launched its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. A year later, Ukraine still stands. There is lots of commentary today about how Ukraine did this — Zelenskyy’s brilliant leadership, the indominable spirt of Ukraine’s people, the ineptitude and corruption of the Russian military, the unwavering and effective financialContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: "Home On Native Land"
Yes, “home on Native land” is exactly right. Some Canadians may be freaking out about this national anthem version at the NBA All-Star game, but I think it’s perfectly justified: “Our home ON native land” –@JullyBlack 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/SMoxKHkMPE — Andrew Baback Boozary MD (@drandrewb) February 20, 2023 The Toronto StarContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Funny Stuff: rounding up the tweets and substacks
I still love this cartoon, from a year ago. Here’s one more great comment about the Rouleau report: So far it seems, according to Justice Rouleau, @JustinTrudeau’s worst fault regarding the convoy protest is that he said some things that some of the more sensitive protesters might have considered mean.Continue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: Justified
TL;DR Breaking: #POEC report “Canada’s use of Emergency Act justified due to shit policing and ongoing political interference and douchebaggery from the great unwashed” (I’m paraphrasing). Now go get jobs. — Dean Blundell🇨🇦 (@ItsDeanBlundell) February 17, 2023 “Justice Rouleau’s report is clear: the federal government was justified in using theContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Scene: "What about the squirrels?"
One of the things I love about social media is that we keep finding “some guy” who knows an awful lot of great stuff. For example, here is a Balloon Juice post with an outstanding discussion thread: Sunday Night Open Thread: Chatbot vs Jagoffs. The post discusses why jerk conservativesContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Funny Stuff: Baseball and Billings Bridge and Penquins and more
I know I’m pushing the season a little — six weeks until opening day! – but in honour of Superbowl Weekend, here’s some baseball stuff: Some of the worst baseball you’ll ever see pic.twitter.com/qURCSX3HtW — Shit Bsb Players Say (@ShitBsbPlyrsSay) February 11, 2023 I now subscribe to a substack newsletterContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: Roundup time
A roundup of this week’s news: First, this happened on Tuesday — weird, wasn’t it: The handshake. pic.twitter.com/9KBgNH1mcP — Andrew Brown (@browncbc) February 7, 2023 I can’t believe this needs to be said but- if you’re meeting the bloody Prime Minister you suck it up and shake his hand likeContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Scene: We don’t get to choose the battle. We only get to choose our side.
I said this years ago and I say it again today: We don’t get to choose the battle. We only get to choose our side. Right now, Canada finds itself dealing with Islamophobia and the anti-Muslim Bill 21 law in Quebec. This isn’t an issue that anybody really wanted toContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s Great Stuff: Thoughtful, interesting, funny
I noticed some of the kids from down the block coming home from school yesterday and one of them was wearing shorts …. Here’s some thoughtful, interesting, and funny stuff I have collected over the last week or so. First, the thoughtful: #Maddow20 years from now when all is saidContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: "Abandoned to violence" – Ottawa People’s Commission first report
The Public Order Emergency Commission report is due this month, but already we have an initial report from the Ottawa People’s Commission — a community initiative set up last June when it looked like official Ottawa just wanted to deep-six the whole miserable FreeDumb Convoy occupation and blockade experience. IContinue reading
Cathie from Canada: Today’s News: "In the Covid era, the vulnerable die earlier, the remaining become vulnerable earlier"
I’ve been noticing and collecting a variety of recent posts and tweets about Covid and our situation these days, and the challenges we will be facing in 2023. This pretty well sums it up, really: In the COVID era, the vulnerable people die earlier, the remained ones become vulnerable earlier.Continue reading