… why the Lance Armstrong thing has touched a sensitive chord for so many people, his coming-clean has inspired me to follow his lead and publicly admit to the following: – As far back as the mid 1970′s, I engaged in blood doping activities. While the performance enhancing effects of the substances in question acts [...]
Justin Bieber at the Grey Cup wasn’t the only ‘interesting’ pop music story of yesterday. I’m not a Bieber expert (Belieber), but I did watch his biopic a few months ago, and he’s certainly got some real musical talent. How he is as a human being will probably degrade with his over-worldly fame, but he [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Justin Bieber and Chris Brown
Toronto’s scandal-ridden, Rob Ford, spectacularly falls during a press event supporting Sunday’s Grey Cup final between the Argos and Calgary Stampeders. . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Big Fat Fall (VIDEO)
Right on AA! You did done good. Now maybe the Jays can once again contend in the AL East! Woo-hoo (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Look out Yankees!!
We Canadians can be a pretty dense lot at times. Oh we love to complain, to bitch and moan, but then we just roll over, and we never even expect breakfast or a call the next day. Take the latest NHL lockout, the third in less than ten years. How can the NHL treat their fans so badly? Why are the two sides in this dispute so willing to dig in their heels? Simple, both sides know that Canadians will be back in droves like they have after each previous work stoppage. Drop the puck and they will come, spending (Read more…)
With all the scary things happening in the world today, from America to China. And our foul Con regime leading us to disaster.
Just about the last thing I felt like writing about today was Yunel Escobar's bigot moment.
Because why should I care what a second-rate baseball player, on a losing team, thinks about ANYTHING?
But since I do speak Spanish, and I do know and love Cuba, I know this is bullshit:Read more »
… but what Escobar did was utterly despicable and unexpected. But hey, these undereducated über gazillionairres are used to getting what they want and saying what they wish without consequence, aren’t they? (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian female player of the year has 189 caps for the Canadian national team in international engagements. She’s scored a staggering 143 goals in international competitions and is currently tied for second place with another great female player on the planet, American Abby Wambach. American soccer legend Mia
Working on campus: allowed. Work a shitty job at Walmart for two weeks, and declare the income: deportation. It’s the reality that international students face in Canada.
Those students placing their hopes in the hands of Jason Kenney, are going to need that church for a while.
Here’s a timely Sixth Estate summary of what sort of person Kenney has been while in government (and prior to it). Kenney is into mass-deportations, but maybe he’ll help two women in Regina to make it seem as if he has a heart.
[A] man who spent his formative years crusading as
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Sadfaced millionaires and sadfaced billionaires are fighting it out right now about how to divide the outrageous plunder made in the National Hockey League.
The players in the NHL are overpaid. Chasing a rubber disk around a rink should not be multi-millionaire territory. I’m thinking important occupations that improve our society should get the big bucks, you know like doctors, scientists,engineers, educators, social workers et cetera; occupations that make a difference.
My solution to the NHL vs. NHLPA problem? 1. No one makes over a million dollars. Too bad so sad, you’re lucky to be
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Elijah Porter of Newfoundland saw Canadian heroism even after the team lost its silver medal, and so he gave the athletes his own Timbits soccer medal.
Christine Sinclair, the captain of the bronze-winning Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team, is our choice to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. That’s the word from Canadians. See the Twitter hashtag #SinclairForFlagBearer. I approve.
By making Sinclair flag-bearer, Canada would honour both our gallant women’s soccer team and her personal achievements at the London Olympics and beyond. Soccer isn’t just about teamwork. It’s also about individuals: the coach, the team captain, and the individual player who brings something special to the team. Soccer is also leadership.
Sinclair captained the team into the history books.
. . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Christine Sinclair For Canada’s Flagbearer For London Olympics Closing Ceremony
In June of last year, I wrote this tribute to Christine Sinclair, Canada’s greatest ever soccer player of either gender. I think, in light of her Olympian performance, it deserves a repeat. Oh, and ignore my thoughts that Canada should go a long way in the Women’s World Cup… didn’t happen.
I know I’m opening myself up for criticism, but women’s team sports, as a rule, is a pale shadow of men’s team sports.
With the exception of Olympic hockey – in other words, Canada vs. U.S. – women’s hockey sucks. A reasonably talented group of junior B boys
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On the injustice of Tiffany Foster’s disqualification from the London 2012 Olympics. This is more than a fight over the treatment of a single athlete. This is more than a struggle for the future of equestrian sport. This is a battle for the values, the honour, and the very soul of our country’s national sporting system
…apparently, Phelps started doing the dog paddle at the end… sad. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
So, you want to send a congratulatory or an inspirational message to Canada’s gallant sporting troops at the London Olympic Games? Here’s the full list of our women and men in athletic uniform, most with clickable Twitter handles, published by the CBC News in June.
Crispin Duenas @crispin_duenas
Alexandra Bruce @alexbrucie
Michelle Li @miichelleli
Natalie Achonwa @NatAchon
Miranda Ayim @AyimWhoAyim
Lizanne Murphy @LizzieMurph
Krista Phillips @1K_P
Courtnay Pilypaitis @cpilypaitis3
Michelle Plouffe @plouffey_15
Kim Smith @8kimsmith
Alisha Tatham @A_Tatham
Tamara Tatham @TTatham13
Shona Thorburn @ShonaThorburn
. . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: London Olympics 2012: Connect with Canada’s athletes
Share this: I love the Olympics, but not for the reasons you might think. It can be truly inspiring to watch the best athletes in the world – and the best Canada has to offer – compete against one another at the highest levels of sport. And I’m proud when Canadians do well. I was elated [...]
That is a ridiculous question! I come from another planet, deep in another galaxy, on which the dominant lifeforms have evolved along a completely different track from you humans. What are the odds that we would have a celebration of … Continue reading →
Names have always facinated me. What do they really mean? Or subtly suggest? If anything. Consider these 12 names carrying the hopes of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at the 2012 London Olympics: Kelsey Titmarsh, Canada, Gymnastics Karen Cockburn, Canada, Trampoline Hope Solo, USA, Soccer Sarah Hammer, USA, Cycling Destinee Hooker, USA, Volleyball Hulk, Brazil, Soccer Storm Uru, New Zealand, Rowing Liam Tancock, Great Britain, Swimming German Sanchez Sanchez, Mexico, Diving Amit Kumar Amit Kumar, India, Wrestling Dong Dong, People’s Republic of China, Trampoline Jack Buttland, Great Britain, Soccer Did I miss any?
That’s right, our absentee head of state is the newest Bond girl. The Queen made her acting debut in the spectacular and humorous Bond sequence during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. I think the Queen should take up acting.
Here are my three reasons:
First, the 86-year old is a bundle of untapped acting talent. The sequence’s director, Danny Boyle, agrees: “You don’t have to tell her something twice. She picks it up straight away, about cameras and angles. She is a good actor.”
Second, acting would probably pacify hard-core Canadian critics of the British monarchy
. . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s “Bond Girl” Shines At The 2012 London Olympics
Mitch Alexander writes:
What kind of council does the city of Regina have. You best believe that I won’t be going to that stadium. I think everyone should just boycott the new stadium indefinitely. It won’t be able to last if nobody goes…
That’s not the best strategy Mitch. If the Riders don’t sell out, taxpayers are on the hook for the shortfall. Cheer harder for the Riders, because if they suck and no one goes, Regina taxpayers will hurt most of all. This is what they meant by “bleed green”. You either have Roughriders football in your veins,
Check out my presentation here, or on Access 7 replay later on. CTV, Global, and LP mentioned me, but the CBC reporter they sent wasn’t interested in a quote even though she sought one from Conrad who is running against me in the upcoming election. She probably liked his cool glasses more than my naked face, even though my quote would have been blogtastic.
My thoughts are scrolling by on Twitter, so grab them while you can.
.@MetroCarrieMay let's ask Browne about laneway housing if there is "no land left to build" #ItsSaskEh #housingcrisis— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina)
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My Giant Boulder SE, men’s frame, silver colour bike was stolen from 15th Ave and McTavish St. (Regina) at 2:45pm Saturday; please watch for it.
It had a yellow round reflector hanging loosely from back of seat, rear black plastic fender (but not front fender), and a black headlight, and silver computer/odometer. Says GIANT in blue on the black seat post too. If you see it, please give a description of rider and heading to Regina Police who have a file open for it. Much thanks.
No idea if CAA will honour the $200 theft reward if it’s recovered
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