As I'm sure many of you know, the Progressive Blogger's site has been down for more than five days.Or frozen in time.And if what Scott Tribe, one of the site's administrators reports, turns out to be true.It couldn't be a more ominous… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Has Progressive Bloggers Been Hacked?
Today is a pretty neat day – I’ll be in Toronto gathering with some of our blogging afffiliates past and present to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Progressive Bloggers – the original blogging aggregator of progressive blogs in Canada. It was started up in June 2005 by Wayne Chu, aided by Dan Arnold (of . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Celebrating 10 years of Progressive Bloggers today
Progressive Bloggers, the blogging aggregator, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Scott Tribe and others are getting together in Toronto today to mark the occasion.And they have every right to celebrate, or give themselves a few high fives, for it is a magnificent achievement.Those who post on Progressive Bloggers, or read those posts, or contribute . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Celebrating Ten Years of Progressive Bloggers
It seems a fair number of bloggers, or former bloggers, are deciding to try going from their grass/netroots activism and translate that into trying to get elected to office to translate that activism into change at the political level.
This week, it is the turn of David Graham to announce he is running for . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Another former blogger (David Graham) running for a Liberal nomination
Earlier in the month, I wrote a post in which I reflected upon the affinity and sense of community I feel in the ‘progressive blogosphere.’ Prompted by the Internet connectivity problems I was having at the time, I wrote about how I felt a surprising sense of loss in not being able to read the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More On The Online Community Experience
Today is the second day I have been without direct internet access owing to some sort of problem on the Bell network. Yesterday I was in the midst of writing my daily post when it went out, and I later went down to my local library to upload it. Similarly, this morning I was . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Internet Interruptus
Scott Tribe informs me I am finally a Progessive Blogger. Let’s see if this works!
Convention was crazy. I know I said I would liveblog when I could, but it all just went too fast. Sitting down and writing in the face of all that awesome was just not going to happen.
It was amazing fun. I met a boy. We elected a leader who I think stands a . . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: Kathleen FTW
Only 8 – EIGHT! – days until the 2013 Ontario Liberal Party leadership convention in Toronto, & I’m in organized chaos mode trying to figure out payments, fundraising, travel, & so forth. Because I’ve focused more on LGBT blogging & Twitter lately, here are a few random thoughts before I get too busy to . . . → Read More: Convention countdown!
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah now past, Season’s Greetings and the lot. It is a time to revel in the company of friends and family, eat too much, drink not quite enough and generally enjoy ourselves as much as we can.
Celebrate but do not forget the less fortunate. There . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Merry Christmas To All Cowichan Conversations Readers, Contributors and Enablers
If you like my blog, you might enjoy reading Montreal Simon, another affiliate of Progressive Bloggers.
I don’t know the person, and have never had any communications with him, but the blog caught my attention for its style and content.
I must admit that when I first saw the battle over abortion raging at Progressive Bloggers, my first instinct was to duck and cover. Because I’ve seen it all before, and it always ends badly.
It’s the kind of fight where the one who tries to break it up ends up in hospital. And . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Progressive Bloggers and the Abortion Battle
Fox News North’s @kinsellawarren puts down his 30 pieces of silver to spank @fernhilldammit for consorting w/ teh enemy is.gd/zoW25t
— Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) April 9, 2012
Seriously, dub tee eff?
. . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Jacked from the 140 (Because sometimes that’s all you need)
What you should be reading this holiday weekend, in lieu of spending quality time with your family/loved ones (like yrs truly will be a little later):
– Open ass, insert head: Dave, Cathie, Dawg, pale_, and Orwell’s Bastard, on the latest iteration of ‘Progressive Bloggers [sic] journey to the centre of their colons’ (solidarity w/ . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Holiday Weekend Link Round-up (Or, Yes, I WAS too lazy to write something original. Deal.)
@fernhilldammit @DrDawg @Heading_West @Prog_Blog You’re supposedly adults too. Witch hunts against fellow progbloggers is so 2006.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 6, 2012
Some things (and some douche-sombreros) never change. Y’know what else is “so 2006″?
But enough about buggy-whips and the fauxgressives who stubbornly wield them (along with equally-antiquated notions re: . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: On Strike? Nope. I’m back.
The NDP is holding their leadership convention on March 23-24 in Toronto, and they put out the word a month or so back that they would be accrediting bloggers to cover their convention. After some consultations, instead of applying as representing my individual blog, I decided to apply to represent Progressive Bloggers as an organization, . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Looking forward to covering the NDP Leadership Convention
Blog Name somecanuckchick dot com
Geographic Location of Blog Vancouver, Canada
I love this silly bit of correspondence between ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ producers concerning a British censor. It’s written like it could have been a missive between two Progressive Bloggers about a Blogging Tory or perhaps a Conservative MP. Hilarious.
In other words, keep your fucking hands off my freedom, baby. Signed: ‘old . . . → Read More: A Monty Python letter to all Conservatives: "I fart in your general direction"
Please welcome as new affiliates to Progressive Bloggers:
1) Random Ranting, Raving and Ratings 2) The Political Roadmap
You’ll see their posts pop up sooner or later, I’m sure.
To all of our members who are Progressive Blogger current affiliates; I’d ask you (if it isn’t already set to this in your blog’s configuration) to change your feed status so that when it sends us a feed, it is sent as a summary, not the full post.
In WordPress blogs, if you go . . . → Read More: Site affiliates feeds
I’d like to thank all of those bloggers and guests who were able to attend on Saturday, October 15th. Unfortunately, the “Occupy Toronto” march fouled some of those trying to take public transit to our spot and couldn’t get there. Rather unfortunate. However, those who did make it seemed to have a good time. We’ll . . . → Read More: Progressive Bloggers Meetup
I’ve been on vacation for a week – hence the inactivity here, if you’re wondering why nothing new in a week. I’m still on vacation, but I’ll be meeting up with some of our Progressive Blogger membership (and some invited g… . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: A break from blogging – now a meeting with bloggers
Just a reminder that the Progressive Blogger meeting/get-together is on Saturday, October 15th afternoon in Toronto – less then 2 weeks, but my hostess would really like to know if at all possible by the 8th if you’re attending. If you’re on the Facebook group at Progressive Bloggers, make sure you indicate your intentions (yes, . . . → Read More: Progressive Blogger meeting reminder!
We haven’t done announcements of new blog affiliates since we started at the new site in June, and it’s about time we did. The honours for the restarting of this goes to The Ontario Leftist. Please welcome him to Progressive Bloggers.