PHOTOS: The Wild Rose Breakfast Special. Just one of the many compensations of getting an early start on your day. Below: Infrastructure Minister and NDP House Leader Brian Mason, the NDP’s point man on early rising legislators; Wildrose Leader Brian Jean; and Interim Conservative Party of Canada Leader Rona Ambrose, whose literary preferences include Ayn . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Message to the Wildrose Party: The NDP won and you’re going to need breakfast!
PHOTOS: A typical constituent of Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose searches their Sturgeon River-Parkland riding northwest of Edmonton for a sign of his MP. Actual constituents of this Alberta MP may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Ms. Ambrose herself (CBC Photo) and Ms. Ambrose’s favourite author. Well, nobody in the shrunken Parliamentary ranks of . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Rona Ambrose, disciplined Harper loyalist, to lead the Opposition
The funny folks over at Last Week Tonight tackle cover Rand and her amazing set of ‘ideas’ – you remember the ones – the “fuck you, I’ve got mine” high minded ‘philosophy’ that, because it dovetails with capitalism, did not die the premature death it so rightly deserves.
Filed under: Humour Tagged: Ayn . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: How is Ayn Rand Still A Thing?
If there’s one State that practices what Ayn Rand preached, it would be Tennessee and the results are predictable. From AlterNet:
If you’re worried about where America is heading, look no further than Tennessee. Its lush mountains and verdant rolling countryside belie a mean-spirited public policy that only makes sense if you believe deeply in . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Ayn Rand’s "Vision of Paradise" in Today’s America? Try Tennessee.
FLASH: Idaho State Sen. tables bill mandating the torture of Idaho youth en masse. No, srsly:
Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The Original Torture Memos
Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy … Below: H.A.R. “Kim” Philby; Philby honored on a Soviet stamp; Sub-Lieut. Jeffrey Delisle.
Nowadays, Harold Adrian Russell “Kim” Philby’s betrayal of British and American military secrets to the beavering Bolsheviks of the Soviet security apparatus seems almost quaint.
But that’s only because even with their nuclear arsenal the . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy … Jeffrey Delisle and the real betrayal of Canada
Why is it that on Wikipedia, Facebook and various other websites, the pushiest proselytizers are almost always the libertarian capitalists? They are like cult members.
The glassy-eyed worshippers of the fortunate rich (who are rarely rich themselves) are by far the most persistent of the zealots who spread propaganda and attempt . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Why is it that on Wikipedia, Facebook and various other…
There has been quite a bit of angry backlash generated by the racist ad activist Pamela Geller and group succeeded in placing on public transit in San Francisco and New York. The ad reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel, defeat Jihad”.
The . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Pam Geller’s racist ‘savages’ ad generates angry backlash
NOTIONS TO SMALL FOR A BLOG POST, ALL IN ONE PLACE, A.K.A. THE PERIODIC LINK DUMP.
Further to my post “Sleepy Sleepy Nurse”: Sleep or Die. Really.
My job: Registered Nurse.
We don’t know as much about infection control as we think we do. “Less than a quarter of the Clostridium difficile cases in a . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Observations and Assessments