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Trashy's World: About that storm…

… that we had in Ottawa yesterday. All things considered, I think the City staff and equipment handled the situation the best they could. More than fifty centimetres of snow fell in about a 14 hour span… very challenging for City crews. Hop… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: About that storm…

Trashy's World: Yet another rant about texting…

… and driving. So here I was last week, coming home from work along my usual route. I stopped at the Heron/Riverside lights and looked around me at the other vehicles. I really wasn’t to surprised to see that every one of the drivers were “heads-down”, furiously typing away or reading whatever was on their . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Yet another rant about texting…

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: Do you celebrate April Fool’s Day on your planet?

I invite you to consider the staggering odds that you and I speak the same language. I, a superior species from a far-distant galaxy, and you, a glabrous hominid of no real worth, somehow share the glorious language of my … Continue reading →

Rusty Idols: Conscience Rights in Action

May 2011 – (AP) NEW ORLEANS A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Conscience Rights in Action

somecanuckchick dot com: Backwards, Not Forwards

In October 2003, the Canadian Alliance (under Stephen Harper) and the Progressive Conservative Party (under Peter MacKay) announced that their respective parties would merge to form a new party — the Conservative Party of Canada.

8.5 years later and anything remotely progressive has ceased to exist in the Conservative Party of Canada.

We are . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Backwards, Not Forwards

Rusty Idols: Danielle Smith: Wrong for Alberta

What happens if a rigid, far right ideologue who’s only experience in a public service role is a tale of obstruction, fundamental lack of understanding of the facts, radical disdain for the role of the public sector, childish spats and a seeming inability to compromise or work with anyone who disagrees with her becomes Premier? December 6, 1998: . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Danielle Smith: Wrong for Alberta

Rusty Idols: Damn Peasants!

The Globe and Mail sniffs in outraged offense at the peons daring to inconvenience or insult their betters.

Consider contacting the Globe and Mail and expressing how you feel about this display of patrician disdain.  Try to avoid any tempting four letter words.

Hat tip to Dawg sdnxry5z7g . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Damn Peasants!

Rusty Idols: Alison Redford owes me an apology

Me and the millions of other Canadians and Albertans who care about the environment for suggesting that she has the right to go to Washington and lobby for the Keystone Pipeline but those who oppose the project shouldn’t have the same right. OTTAWA — Premier Alison Redford found herself Thursday embroiled in war of words . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Alison Redford owes me an apology

Blunt Objects: Reason #1 Why You Should Follow Pat Martin on Twitter

He doesn’t take shit from no-one.

I know, people will say he should have controlled his anger. It’s true, but Pat Martin is absolutely justified to lose his cool. When you deal with idiots like @LettingSmokeOut (and he is an idiot, just look at his tweet history), sometimes a profanity or two needs to . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Reason #1 Why You Should Follow Pat Martin on Twitter

The Skwib: Rejected names for the London Rippers

Sometimes it’s a bit embarrassing, living here in London, Ontario.

In the last week, we’ve got the dubious honor of being the first city to forcibly remove the tents of the Occupy protests here in town. (There’s been relatively little outcry.) And now, we’ve got a new baseball team causing problems.

Yay, right? . . . → Read More: The Skwib: Rejected names for the London Rippers

Rusty Idols: If Ezra Levant pushed his way into your house and wouldn’t leave, wouldn’t YOU call the cops?

OTTAWA – When the CBC’s Mary Walsh shows up unannounced with a camera crew at Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s house, the state broadcaster considers it comedy. When Sun News Network’s Ezra Levant pops up in the lobby of the CBC’s Toronto headquarters with a camera operator, it’s a matter for police.

Access to information . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: If Ezra Levant pushed his way into your house and wouldn’t leave, wouldn’t YOU call the cops?

Rusty Idols: First lets shoot all the …nurses?

There are thoughtful and important pieces to be said and written about the state of long term care in this country and the funding decisions by governments hostile to the public service that has brought it to the state it is.  Christie Blatchford’s moronic and vicious rant that ignores funding decisions she agrees with while . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: First lets shoot all the …nurses?

Blunt Objects: Pat Buchanan on… whatever this BS is

“As the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corro… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Pat Buchanan on… whatever this BS is

Trashy's World: Stupid – it be them…

Oh crap-be-gone… WHY does this keep coming up??????? C’mon – if you’re trying to score political points with your fellow troglodytes, please pick something that won’t hurt kids, OK? Like claiming Obama is a socialist. Or a Canadian. Still stupid, but it won’t hurt anyone. But noooooooooooooo…. here we go with vaccines…. again…. … it […] . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Stupid – it be them…

Blunt Objects: Comrade Mammoliti

This is the sort of thing that makes me want to cry for GTA politics:Tips for people who want to join Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s new Facebook group: Don’t wear a Che Guevara shirt in your profile picture. Don’t list Das Kapital as one of yo… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Comrade Mammoliti

RedBedHead: Are The Ford Brothers Cartoon Characters?

One day it’s Rob Ford lying about labour costs on the radio, then his brother is lying about the number of libraries vs Tim Hortons in his ward. This week it’s Doug Ford talking about shutting down libraries “in a heartbeat” and his pugnacious sibling … . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Are The Ford Brothers Cartoon Characters?

Blunt Objects: Someone Deserving Of a Smack or Two

I’ve never been a big fan of Michael Coren. Actually, to a point, I think he’s an utter asshole. But his recent comments on the shooting and bombings in Norway puts the man in a class of his own:Tragic irony. The teenagers at the socialist youth camp o… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Someone Deserving Of a Smack or Two

Blunt Objects: Who Let the Crazies Out?

That’s not just in reference to the Vancouver riots, either, though those who took part in those riots – especially this couple – deserve the label of “crazy” in some sense or another. No, I’m talking about our friends in the New Democratic and Conser… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Who Let the Crazies Out?