It really is a shame what happened last night in Vancouver–I truly believe it was the work of a small minority, taking advantage of the situation. I personally believe we would have seen rioting and looting even if Vancouver won. Here’s why: I have always been a fan of the “street party”. From my early high school […]Continue reading
Ok, I realize that stew is not something we would generally think of as light and fluffy – but I meant that this is not a serious political or philosophical analysis piece or essay: it is for joy and for good health. Bon appetite! I don’t u…Continue reading
The West – or rather, the North West corner of this small planet – is by tradition and by psychology, puritanical in bent, still, even though this tradition is recent, spanning only the past few hundred years, and even though much of it has been sh…Continue reading
Yesterday the McGuinty government unveiled a new online registry for organ donation. The response was so massive that it crashed the site! I just registered – it only took about 2 minutes – and you should, too! Help save lives.
– Your lawn can’t legally look like this? People are understandably mystified by some of the things I do, they have different outlooks on life. When they see a TV in the garbage they think, “Someone upgraded to a Plasma,” while I think, “There’s a few more pounds of lead to leach into drinking water.” […]Continue reading
Give a guy free housing and he becomes the Tories’ new BFF. Careful Jack, your naked ambition is showing.Continue reading
In a follow up to my recent post Don’t worry, cell phones still cause cancer, I saw this today: Fears about the safety of mobile phones are overdone. His reasoning sounds reasonable, I’m curious if his statements are true. For example: “No matter how powerful the transmitter, radio waves simply cannot produce ionising radiation. Only gamma […]Continue reading
Today (June 15th) the Toronto Star broke news that the NDP was planning to drop the term “socialism” from its party’s platform. This was a mere formality of what had been in existence for decades: the party hasn’t been “socialist” in any shape or form for a very long time. On the very same day, […]Continue reading
I guess my venting, raging post the other day offended and/or ticked some people off, or at least the use of the strong language did. No sooner had I posted my screed than no fewer then five Twitter followers immediately dumped me, and I lost a couple of email subscribers to boot. (I’m losing sleep.) […]Continue reading
More and more hate crimes are being reported across the country, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In 2009, the number of hate crime reported in Canada went up by 42%, and police are optimistic. ”It’s not that the hate crimes are actually increasing,” explained Ken Smith from the Edmonton police department’s hate crimes unit. […]Continue reading
Every year, millions of people around the world run, jog, swim, roller blade, pogo hop and do all matter of other efforts to draw attention to the need to fund cancer research.
Well, the game is over.
Cancer is a racket.
No … cancer is an industr…
Around the time I started wearing combat boots, putting safety pins through my ears as improvised earrings and became perpetually sullen, I first heard Joy Division’s Closer. It was amazing. As a teenager in the 80′s growing up in the suburbs, I had never been exposed to their unique sound before. Amazing. By the time […]Continue reading
Yes, indeedy, Stevie Spiteful!! You’ve been a very naughty boy!! And there is somebody, Terri-Jean Bedford, a dominatrix, who announced on a CBC interview, they would like to discipline you as she hits her hand with her riding crop.
“You’re supposed to be the father of our country. You’re supposed to protect all our . . . → Read More: Oh, This Is Just Too Precious!Continue reading
Broadway has never looked straighter. Featuring Stephen Colbert, Brooke Shields, and not Al Pacino.Continue reading
Ok, fair warning, not only is this not safe for work, don’t play it when your kids are around either. Or mom. Anyone, really, don’t play it in front of anyone unless you’re sure they can take it. After listening to this in the car on the way home from work and laughing so hard […]Continue reading
Assange points out that there were illegal attacks on WikiLeak’s technical infrastructure, especially since it’s a legal, media organization and not an illegal group as some extreme critics suggest. == Meanwhile, the Main Stream Media is picking “bloogers” for stories. “It’s not approved, not allowed, and it’s not awesome”. – artist and blooger Kal Barteski. […]Continue reading
We need the Senate, but not as it is now. The current Senate is far too inefective, inefficient, and undemocratic. I don’t agree with Stephen Harper much, but I do agree with him when he says the Senate needs to … Continue reading »Continue reading
Well, that didn’t take very long, did it? Just weeks after Canada’s federal election, delegates at the Conservative Party Convention have raised a dead social issue over the weekend, discussing and voting on a resolution to ban same-sex marriage in Canada. While a same-sex marriage ban had already been official Conservative Party policy, delegates readily […]Continue reading
Funding to the IMF should be cut off.Continue reading
Spirit has taken a dirt nap on Mars, years after it was expected to fail. If only Microsoft, Apple, or Garmin could build devices half as reliable as a Martian rover, I wouldn’t have to make so many blasted RMA claims on or off warranty. If only we put a higher priority on space travel […]Continue reading