Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: In Winnipeg

It’s not often I have so many days go by without blogging, but it’s been a busy week. Along with buying a motorbike, we had a trip to Winnipeg for the U2 concert to undertake. We didn’t want to take our Sunfire to Winnipeg until it got some service, so we rented what was supposed ...

gritchik: Tories are smrt

I knew Hudak couldn’t add, turns out he can’t spell either.

gritchik: I bet they won’t be voting for Tim

Women just aren’t that into him. This is what’s going on in the same place as the PC convention – swear to God, I saw it with my own eyes. And they outnumbered Tories about 20:1.

gritchik: C’mon, you know all the fun’s in the parking lot

gritchik: Mike Harris is prominent figure at PC Convention

  Sitting in the front row, I hear. Why? Because he taught Timmy everything he knows. Below, I’ve cut and pasted a post from October 17, 2010… They’re right – it wasn’t much of a protest.  Particularly when the location they chose was behind 2 chip wagons and a tour bus on Queen Street.  But go ahead, ...

gritchik: Timmy wants to be premier

It’s all fun and games until there’s a convicted criminal working in the school yard!

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Trivia question for the day: hint, Bonacieux

Ok, total lightness time – nothing serious whatsoever here. Today’s trivia question: are you ready? Pencil in hand? Alright then, here `tis. Four gold stars for anyone who get this question right – and two extra if you can name the author! (Play fair – one gold star deducted if you had to look it ...

Slap Upside The Head: Toronto Approves Pride Funding, With Caveats

Despite threats from Toronto’s mayor to pull its funding, a city council committee has unanimously voted to continue supporting the city’s annual Pride festival. Toronto Pride is Canada’s largest Pride celebration—a massive tourist draw, and one of the city’s largest festivals overall. Mayor Rob Ford had threatened to pull all city funding from the festival, ...

gritchik: Back to it

I’ve taken a bit of a break from posting since the election – haven’t been terribly inspired by anything.  But I, as a liberal Liberal, sure haven’t been spending my time moping about the #elxn 41 results.  Fuck it.  We’ll come back, we always do.  Democracy’s messy and while my greatest fear came true – ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Economic Hitman Confesses

This is how I see the economic system of the world operating, and it’s the basis for many of my feelings about the economy in Canada and in Saskatchewan. It’s why I work to make things better however I can. Capitalism may be the best economic system we’ve run into thus far, but it’s not ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Gender As Afterthought

It’s not so strange to want children to be safe from bullying. It’s also not strange to want children to grow up whoever they want to be. One thing many people take for granted is that a person’s gender matches their sex organs. Obviously for millions of people around the world (homosexuals, transgendered, two spirited), ...

[New Murray Dobbin Post] Harper’s Goal: Create a New Irrational Reality

Harper’s Goal: Create a New Irrational Reality Posted: 24 May 2011 10:28 AM PDT In observing Stephen Harper for the past 20 years, I have often been reminded of the line from Shakespeare: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Replace lawyers with scientists, and you capture the role that the irrational ...

Excited Delirium: Rapture-Minded Morons and the Future of the World

Yesterday’s ‘End of the World’ media circus proves a number of things to me: the end of the world is not coming there are a lot of morons in this country and elsewhere the media are like the inmates running the prison:  they’ll do anything they can to whip people into a frenzy Harold Camping, ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks

Very cute  and funny and features some non-visual gratuitous boobery. So go watch it already. If you’re reading me, you’re hardly busy. Filed under: Uncategorized

Critical Brain Candy: Where’s the outrage?

Based on the media and blog reaction to the Conservatives re-appointing some failed candidates to the senate, I’d think I should be feeling a huge sense of outrage.  But, I don’t.  It does sound sketchy enough, but not quite outrage-inducing, and I’m curious why. I think it boils down to: The senate seems like a ...

Things Are Good: Things Are on Vacation

Hi everyone, I just want to let you know that I’m heading off on a vacation for about a month so don’t expect to many posts. I’ll try to make the occasional post and hopefully some others will leave some good news. Feel free to share good news in the comments while I’m away 🙂

Slap Upside The Head: Help Keep Alvaro Orozco In Canada

Alvaro Orozco, a gay Nicaraguan who unsuccessfully attempted a refugee claim in 2007, was arrested late last week in Toronto while waiting for a bus on his way out to dinner with a friend. He’s now being held in detention without bail, and can be deported at any moment—unless he gets some serious community help. ...

bastard.logic: Cephalodrone.

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Blevkog: Cool new site – SkySurvey.org

Check this out: Sky Survey The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity. When we look upon this image, ...

gritchik: And so it begins

Two Supreme court justices announce retirements. Both were appointed by Liberal prime ministers. Majority in the House. Majority in the Senate. And now he gets to appoint more top-court justices. Still don’t believe that Harper’s going to restrict abortion with his newly formed majority government? Think again.

Law is Cool: Binnie and Charron Retire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, May 13, 2011 – The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, announced today that Justice Ian Binnie and Justice Louise Charron have written to the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Robert Nicholson, to inform him that they will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Charron’s retirement will ...

Excited Delirium: Why Buy Local

This info-graphic was assembled by elocal.com and makes an exceptionally compelling argument as to why people should at least consider buying local when they’re in the grocery store and elsewhere: addthis_url = ‘http%3A%2F%2Fwww.exciteddelirium.ca%2F2011%2F05%2F12%2Fwhy-buy-local%2F’; addthis_title = ‘Why+Buy+Local’; addthis_pub = ”;

Critical Brain Candy: Controlling gas prices is a bad idea

Listening to the radio over the last few days, there’s been more talk of getting the government to step in and control rising gas prices.  I don’t think anyone understands how difficult that would be. Sure, the government could probably affect prices of our domestic production, but we do still import much of our oil. ...

gritchik: Duped

Again. All I know is I sure as hell didn’t vote for these guys.

Excited Delirium: Gas Prices and the Conservative Majority

I feel it’s safe to say that as long as we’ve got a Conservative majority, it’s very unlikely that we’ll see any kind of investigation into the price of gas at the retail level. Prices will continue to soar.  They reached a peak in Toronto the other day, topping out over $1.40 per litre.  I ...