Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Montreal Zero One

While in Montreal on our honeymoon, we stayed in an independent hotel. As with some parts of Montreal, the neighbourhood wasn’t high class, but the staff and accommodations certainly were. Have you ever been offered complimentary apples in a lobby before? And the prostitutes, down the block at night, won’t say a word to you […]

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gritchik: Top secret Hudak event

Here’s a shot snapped by a friend of mine of Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak exiting the modest premises at 23 Suncrest Drive in Toronto’s impoverished Bridlepath enclave, just a short while ago this evening. Doesn’t exactly resemble a Tim Horton’s, does it? You’d never catch Stephen Harper making a rookie mistake like this one […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Past Irony

I find it ironic that Jack Layton was saying in the early 1990s what I was saying about the televised leaders debates in 2011 for the federal election. The independent media should set up debates, and if a party doesn’t show up, have a card-board cutout of the missing leader to demonstrate their absence. In […]

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gritchik: Hudak gets cut

Anyone else notice that the PC ads now airing have less and less to do with Tim Hudak? Once the main focus, he now seems little more than an afterthought. The Tories seem to recognize that they have a very real problem with women. But phasing out Hudak before the writ is even dropped is […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Topless Or Brainless

I know what I’d rather be on a hot day. Making women wear clothing for religious/cultural reasons is something most John Gormley listeners critcise, but only if those women are in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan and it’s Islamic garb. If they are Westerners/Christians in Toronto or Regina, then those women had better follow customs and […]

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gritchik: Hudak’s bus

I can understand why politicians bring their families on campaigns – mostly for support but also to make a candidate seem more warm, likable, etc. Nothing wrong with that. Speaking as a mom though, I don’t know if I’d put a child who’s been recently ill on a campaign bus. I’ve been on a campaign […]

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Dear Jack…

I have tried three times this week to compose this letter, each time only to trail off in a cloud of tears. Here it goes.

First of all, I want to thank you for your selfless service to your country. We talked about service when I asked you about the F-35 sole sourced . . . → Read More: Dear Jack…

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Good-night Sweet Prince

It’s a sombre morning for much of Canada, as millions are contemplating the vastly changed federal political landscape. Okay, okay, tens of thousands are contemplating it, more realistically given voting patterns. Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. – Shakespeare That quote always reminds me […]

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