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Dead Wild Roses: Oh, to a Wild Rose – The Sweet Smell of Schadenfreude

Why isn’t unabashed self interest paying of for meeeeee?

The politics in Alberta usually annoy the hell out of me. How can the people of this province continue to elect a party that is puts the interests of Big Oil first in every fiscal decision. For the latest example please see the latest . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Oh, to a Wild Rose – The Sweet Smell of Schadenfreude

Alberta Diary: Schadenfreude, evidence and politics: a half-hearted defence of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he might have appeared in ancient Rome, whence comes the idea that in politics public figures and their associates must be above suspicion. Below: The real Rob Ford; Caesar’s wife.

Schadenfreude is all very well, but this whole Rob Ford video scandal has me feeling just the tiniest . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Schadenfreude, evidence and politics: a half-hearted defence of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Confirmed by science, or, Just as I always suspected…

I’ve often said here and elsewhere that, in my observation, conservatives tend to be very lazy-minded and/or drink-addled. Now, it appears that science bears me out:

And now there’s the new study linking conservative ideologies to “low-effort” thinking.

“People endorse conservative ideology more when they have to give a first or fast response,” the . . . → Read More: Confirmed by science, or, Just as I always suspected…

Campaignus Interruptus

So long, Rick…and thanks for all the wanks.

A novel use for eggs and yogurt

What happens when you host a neo-Nazi on your TV show in Greece? Nothing…for about a week. And then, you get THIS:

According to Russia Today, here’s what happened:

A Greek TV host has become the target of a massive egg-and-yoghurt attack carried out by leftist activists angry that he had invited a . . . → Read More: A novel use for eggs and yogurt

Dear Harper Government™: Fuck You. Love, Quebec.

And thanks so much for forgetting the Montréal Massacre, too. It only took you bastards 23 years to set us collectively back half a century. Bray-fucking-vo. Meanwhile, les Québécois(es) se souviennent:

On a day the government fulfilled a long-standing goal and saw legislation to destroy the federal long-gun registry set to receive royal assent, . . . → Read More: Dear Harper Government™: Fuck You. Love, Quebec.

Man up, Vic!

You want a piece of me? First, Vic, get a warrant:

And when you’re done that, get a life:

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews claims he was attacked on two internet fronts from inside the House of Commons last week and says in a letter to the House Speaker that one of the assaults—the . . . → Read More: Man up, Vic!