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Canadians increasingly cynical about state of democracy: Hepburn Voters are losing trust in the way Canada’s democracy works.
Living in the Age of Dumbness By Janice Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen
Right now, at least in North America, human civilization seems to be wallowing hip-deep in an Age of Determined Dumbness.
It’s depressing, and ironic. No other civilization has ever been as educated, informed and technologically advanced as ours.
Even in that article, there’s nary a mention of climate change or pollution to help make that point. There’s not a dumber fact of life (Read more…)
I’ll just let Foamy do the talking..:) Yes, and you people know who you are…the positive ones…I see you scuttling toward the back.
Filed under: Humour Tagged: Foamy the Squirrel, Humour, In Praise of being Critical
“It doesn’t take a weather vane to see which way the wind is blowing.”
This one goes back a few years now…
April 6, 2006 Thursday Final Edition SASKATCHEWAN: Mayor’s approval rating with felines is suspect BYLINE: The Star Phoenix
Residents of a village in southern Saskatchewan may want to be on the lookout for a cat that’s got a definite taste for politics.
The mayor of Wood Mountain says he spent three days in hospital last week receiving antibiotic treatment for an infection after the feline bit him.
Michael Klein says he was chomped while at the home of a business acquaintance. He perhaps should have seen it coming.
The same cat bit (Read more…)
Here is a really fun video from 2008 when Jack Layton was still with us.
With a BC Election coming up on Tuesday the general themes are still transferable to Election 13.
Besides it is an upbeat, feel good, fun video and we can all enjoy that!
The Onion hasn’t lived up to its journalistic standards of fake news, so I’m writing a piece for The Garlic, and interviewing Carbon Dioxide to get its thoughts on surpassing the dangerous 400 parts per million mark.
John Klein (JK): So, Carbon Dioxide, do you mind if I call you Carbon for short?
Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Sure John, no problem. I’ll even let you abbreviate my name to CO2 without making the two subscript.
JK: Very kind of you, Carbon.
CO2: No problem, it’s my pleasure to help out. It’s the least I can do, for helping to destroy your (Read more…)
We had Bill Vanderzalm and Fantasy Gardens-Now We have ‘Christie in Wonderland’ with her ‘Fact-Free Campaign’ and her ‘Fantasy Budget’
Quote from Christie, er, Alice in Wonderland If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?
We found out last week that the Harper Conservatives will be leading a review of the way Canadian history is taught in schools. We don’t yet have word on whether this review will include teaching students that education is a provincial responsibility under the constitution, but I have been able to procure a leaked curriculum draft, which I have posted below.
Canadian History: Recommended Course Outline Unit 1: The Conservative Party Founds Canada (19th Century)
Key Date: 1871 (Read more…)
20 Monsters is a collection of fanciful cartoon monsters and accompanying doggerel. The free ebook 20 Monsters is available on the iTunes bookstore.
You can review the Monsters as blog posts here.
Filed under: art Tagged: 20 Monsters, art, bestiary, doggerel, humor, humour, illustration, iPad, monsters
Thank you Thug Kitchen.
Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Spoons
Filed under: Humour Tagged: heartwarming nature crap
Bob Rae had successful and not so successful moment in politics, however, he never lost his sense of humour.
Unlike Rob Ford, who called 911 on the staff of CBC ‘s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and unlike Mike Duffy who zipped his lips when This Hour Has 22 Minutes staff approached him. Bob Rae always displayed his sense of humour. Here is his latest stunt on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Oww, my sides would be hurting from laughing at the irony of this situation, if it weren’t a deadly serious joke that the Conservatives are playing on Canadians.
On a public relations mission to convince the public that the BC coast will be safe from oil spills, the clean-up vessel ran aground on a sandbar, and was delayed by hours.
British Columbia’s largest oil spill response vessel got stuck on a sandbar en route to a federal news conference where Monday about strengthening Canada’s oil spill defences.
This was only a test. If this had been a real emergency,
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Oil The Humanity!
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/19/pol-flaherty-budget-letter.html
I did the previous Tiger drawing in Sketch Club and Sketchbook Pro, just to try the apps out again. For comparison, I dropped the first huge-headed odd cat sketch into Procreate and coloured a different version. Whimsy struck, with the idea to draw circles around the eyes.
Filed under: art Tagged: cartoon, Cat, drawing, eye glasses, humor, humour, illustration, tiger
Conservative #CPC brand Election Shampoo: CHEAT, RINSE, REPEAT! Endorsed by Cheater Peter.
Also available is #CPC brand Hide Detergent. If the opposition is throwing dirt, use Hide.
Here’s my list of election crimes in Canada recently, and what’s (not) been done about them.
See Penashue when asked a question.
Here’s a TV campaign ad.
Here’s a nice clip of PM Harper misleading the country about coalition governments.
Filed under: art Tagged: cartoon, Cat, digital, drawing, humor, humour, illustration, shave, unshaven
You have to hand it to the ‘Right Wing Nuts.’ when. The smallest gaggle of true believers seem able to attracting funding and dispense their gospel broadly throughout the MSM without a murmur of questioning, measuring or guaging its’ accuracy or value.
In Canada we are home to a number of these groups . In BC we are home to the ‘Fraser Institute’ who with a clever twist developed the debt clock, which according to them showed sometime in June when our tax burden was paid.
They neglect to show the contributors to that debt, tax breaks,
This is an unpolished analogy of Canada’s attitude toward the tarsand/climate change problem.
Let’s say Canada is a person complaining about their weight (they think their carbon footprints are too heavy). To solve this problem they read a diet book that their friend Europa suggested to them, and they even try to get FIT in the Ontario core area, but they continue to eat at the greasy Tar Sands Cafe every day and never learn to cook their own meals in a solar oven. Canada’s friend Alberta and Tex suggest a new method of eating at the Tar Sands
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Tarsand Analogy
Monday mornings can be a grim way to start the week, especially seeing that so many are reeling from that so important lost hour that seems to register its’ weight in the morning.
It is overwhelming sometimes, the turmoil, the upheaval and environmental concerns facing our future.
When the going gets tough, the tough get to singing and in Britain they wrote a new Anthem that expresses just how the average workers feel about the issues of the day.
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