Politics and its Discontents: The Blindness Of Some

Were Bill Morneau the Conservative Minister of Finance, you can rest assured that ‘progressives’ would be howling for his political blood. However, because he is part of Team Trudeau, some choose to entirely ignore his massive conflict of interest and instead distort my views for their own twisted purposes. One such misrepresentation is the claim ...

Montreal Simon: Has Progressive Bloggers Been Hacked?

As I'm sure many of you know, the Progressive Blogger's site has been down for more than five days. Or frozen in time.And if what Scott Tribe, one of the site's administrators reports,  turns out to be true.It couldn't be a more ominous development.Read more »

Scott's DiaTribes: Celebrating 10 years of Progressive Bloggers today

Today is a pretty neat day – I’ll be in Toronto gathering with some of our blogging afffiliates past and present to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Progressive Bloggers – the original blogging aggregator of progressive blogs in Canada. It was started up in June 2005 by Wayne Chu, aided by Dan Arnold (of ...

Montreal Simon: Celebrating Ten Years of Progressive Bloggers

Progressive Bloggers, the blogging aggregator, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Scott Tribe and others are getting together in Toronto today to mark the occasion.And they have every right to celebrate, or give themselves a few high fives, for it is a magnificent achievement.Those who post on Progressive Bloggers, or read those posts, or contribute comments ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Another former blogger (David Graham) running for a Liberal nomination

It seems a fair number of bloggers, or former bloggers, are deciding to try going from their grass/netroots activism and translate that into trying to get elected to office to translate that activism into change at the political level. This week, it is the turn of David Graham to announce he is running for the ...

Politics and its Discontents: More On The Online Community Experience

Earlier in the month, I wrote a post in which I reflected upon the affinity and sense of community I feel in the ‘progressive blogosphere.’ Prompted by the Internet connectivity problems I was having at the time, I wrote about how I felt a surprising sense of loss in not being able to read the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Internet Interruptus

Today is the second day I have been without direct internet access owing to some sort of problem on the Bell network. Yesterday I was in the midst of writing my daily post when it went out, and I later went down to my local library to upload it. Similarly, this morning I was at ...

Autonomy For All: Progressive Bloggers and Meta

I’m pleased to announce my little site was accepted by the good people at Progressive Bloggers as an “affiliate.”  This means my posts will show up in their feed and I’m on their blogroll.  Aside from possibly driving more eyeballs to my work (which has become increasingly Canadian focused as I’m increasingly worried about the ...

Valerie Burns: Test Post!

Scott Tribe informs me I am finally a Progessive Blogger.  Let’s see if this works!

Valerie Burns: Kathleen FTW

Convention was crazy.  I know I said I would liveblog when I could, but it all just went too fast.  Sitting down and writing in the face of all that awesome was just not going to happen.  It was amazing fun. I met a boy.  We elected a leader who I think stands a very ...

Convention countdown!

Only 8 – EIGHT! – days until the 2013 Ontario Liberal Party leadership convention in Toronto, & I’m in organized chaos mode trying to figure out payments, fundraising, travel, & so forth. Because I’ve focused more on LGBT blogging & Twitter lately, here are a few random thoughts before I get too busy to think: ...

Cowichan Conversations: Merry Christmas To All Cowichan Conversations Readers, Contributors and Enablers

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah now past, Season’s Greetings and the lot. It is a time to revel in the company of friends and family, eat too much, drink not quite enough and generally enjoy ourselves as much as we can. Celebrate but do not forget the less fortunate. There is still ...

The Ranting Canadian: http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca

http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca: If you like my blog, you might enjoy reading Montreal Simon, another affiliate of Progressive Bloggers. I don’t know the person, and have never had any communications with him, but the blog caught my attention for its style and content. http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca                                http://www.progressivebloggers.ca

Montreal Simon: Progressive Bloggers and the Abortion Battle

I must admit that when I first saw the battle over abortion raging at Progressive Bloggers, my first instinct was to duck and cover. Because I’ve seen it all before, and it always ends badly. It’s the kind of fight where the one who tries to break it up ends up in hospital. And everyone ...

bastard.logic: Jacked from the 140 (Because sometimes that’s all you need)

Fox News North’s @kinsellawarren puts down his 30 pieces of silver to spank @fernhilldammit for consorting w/ teh enemy is.gd/zoW25t — Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) April 9, 2012 Seriously, dub tee eff?

bastard.logic: Holiday Weekend Link Round-up (Or, Yes, I WAS too lazy to write something original. Deal.)

What you should be reading this holiday weekend, in lieu of spending quality time with your family/loved ones (like yrs truly will be a little later): – Open ass, insert head: Dave, Cathie, Dawg, pale_, and Orwell’s Bastard, on the latest iteration of ‘Progressive Bloggers [sic] journey to the centre of their colons’ (solidarity w/ DAMMIT JANET!) ...

bastard.logic: On Strike? Nope. I’m back.

@fernhilldammit @DrDawg @Heading_West @Prog_Blog You’re supposedly adults too. Witch hunts against fellow progbloggers is so 2006. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 6, 2012 Some things (and some douche-sombreros) never change. Y’know what else is “so 2006″? Blog aggregators. Cough.* But enough about buggy-whips and the fauxgressives who stubbornly wield them (along with equally-antiquated notions re: ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Looking forward to covering the NDP Leadership Convention

The NDP is holding their leadership convention on March 23-24 in Toronto, and they put out the word a month or so back that they would be accrediting bloggers to cover their convention. After some consultations, instead of applying as representing my individual blog, I decided to apply to represent Progressive Bloggers as an organization, ...

A welcome to a new Progressive Blogger affiliate

Blog Name somecanuckchick dot com URL http://www.somecanuckchick.com/ Geographic Location of Blog Vancouver, Canada

A Monty Python letter to all Conservatives: "I fart in your general direction"

I love this silly bit of correspondence between ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ producers concerning a British censor. It’s written like it could have been a missive between two Progressive Bloggers about a Blogging Tory or perhaps a Conservative MP. Hilarious. In other words, keep your fucking hands off my freedom, baby. Signed: ‘old ...

New Blog affiliates

Please welcome as new affiliates to Progressive Bloggers: 1) Random Ranting, Raving and Ratings 2) The Political Roadmap You’ll see their posts pop up sooner or later, I’m sure.

Site affiliates feeds

To all of our members who are Progressive Blogger current affiliates; I’d ask you (if it isn’t already set to this in your blog’s configuration) to change your feed status so that when it sends us a feed, it is sent as a summary, not the full post. In WordPress blogs, if you go into ...

Progressive Bloggers Meetup

Progressive Bloggers Meetup
I’d like to thank all of those bloggers and guests who were able to attend on Saturday, October 15th. Unfortunately, the “Occupy Toronto” march fouled some of those trying to take public transit to our spot and couldn’t get there. Rather unfortunate. However, those who did make it seemed to have a good time. We’ll ...

Scott's DiaTribes: A break from blogging – now a meeting with bloggers

I’ve been on vacation for a week – hence the inactivity here, if you’re wondering why nothing new in a week. I’m still on vacation, but I’ll be meeting up with some of our Progressive Blogger membership (and some invited guests) this Saturday in Toronto for our annual Prog Blog get-together. It should be an ...

Progressive Blogger meeting reminder!

Just a reminder that the Progressive Blogger meeting/get-together is on Saturday, October 15th afternoon in Toronto – less then 2 weeks, but my hostess would really like to know if at all possible by the 8th if you’re attending. If you’re on the Facebook group at Progressive Bloggers, make sure you indicate your intentions (yes, ...