Louis Riel a traitor? Well yes. An elected member of parliament? Yes. A founder of Manitoba? Yes. A hero? Yes. Why doesn’t he deserve a statue? Ladies! It seems I embody all top four items that you ladies desire in man. Whatcha doin’ tonight? Every wondered why you see a rainbow when watering your lawn? It’s because something is oozing out of the ground. Or, maybe it’s because the water refracts the light. SCIENCE!
Fuck you Miller, relying on outside sources to fund one of the most important infrastructures in Toronto. Fuck you McGuinty, you know the entire province relies on the city of Toronto. Fuck you Harper, just cuz. CBC wants to know how French are you… in other news, la SRC ne se soucie pas comment l’anglais que vous soyez. Smitherman wants to take the Chertien/Martin approach to governance… he might win my vote. Surgery in Windsor, not a good idea. Is there anything that’s a good idea in Windsor? Who cares? No one uses Bing or Yahoo! As often as I’ve had brunch at Sneaky Dee’s, I’ve never had their Huevos… Read More »Linky Link
I want this for my birthday. How to attract women. Google wants to bring 1 gigabit per second internet to you. Adam Giambrone throws in the towel.I’m iffy on this. I wouldn’t have voted for the man, because of the state of the TTC, but to have to drop out of the race because of his personal life isn’t right. Did you know they still do a MacWorld Expo? Why? Seriously, why? Google Street View… let’s visit the Yukon River in Whitehorse. Valentines day mixtape courtesy of Monitor Mix. Dear Carrie Brownstein, will you be my valentine? Fake Simpsons words that belong in the dictionary. (Courtesy of swhibbsy) via The… Read More »Linky Link
Heather mentioned CBC’s DocZone on her blog, and today, I decided to watch “After Elizabeth II” a documentary on the Monarchy. For some strange reason, most of this is taken from the British point of view. They compare a possible King Charles being asked to step down by a British Prime Minister and Cabinet, but really, in this modern world, when the Sovereign of the UK is a shared Sovereign of numerous other countries, can the British government ask him to step down? I think not. Sure this happened to King Edward, but this was before the separation of the Empire, more importantly, before World War II, when Canada came… Read More »After Elizabeth II
So it seems everyone wants to undo Harper’s move to prorogue parliament, and the answer… Join a Facebook group. I have two problems with this. 1) Are we really “Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament?” I’m not (that’s actually why I didn’t join the group). Prorogation has a specific use in Canadian democracy, but this isn’t it. Harper is using this little used bit of Canadian law to get his way. Brief intermission to apologize for the following language. Sorry. 2) What the fuck is this going to do? What the fuck will a demonstration do? What the fuck will writing to the PMO do? What the fuck will writing to your… Read More »Ugh
Today marked the second December in as many years in which the Head of Government has asked the defacto Head of State to prorogue Parliament. This wouldn’t be a problem if there was a practical purpose to end the session early, however, in both cases the Right Honourable Prime Minister has used this little-used Parliamentary tradition to serve his singular purpose. Last year, Her Excellency, the Governor General prorogued parliament on the advice of her Prime Minister to prevent an election or a coalition government forming. This year, Madame Jean had a precedence set, if he asks, she must grant; what happened to the oversight of the Crown? What’s the… Read More »Prorogation Part II
The Tories are blanketing Liberal-held Jewish ridings with material claiming the Martin Government and Dion’s opposition were Anti-Semitic. I find this interview very interesting as the Conservative MP can’t even get his facts straight and is very obviously avoiding the actual topic. While the Grit MP is clearly on message and able to quickly dispute any “facts” presented by the Tory. There’s at least one Yid I know who’s not too happy about such poor voter-manipulation.