Blunt Objects Blog: On The Rebel’s Lauren Southern getting PO’d

To all progressive, feminist, anti-fascist and otherwise generally sane people who, for some reason, like to feed the trolls: Stop feeding the trolls. Seriously. First off, really? What possibly compels you to do such a thing? No winning argument ends with a bottle of urine dumped on someone’s head. Grow up. Second, and more importantly, ...

Blunt Objects Blog: On The Rebel’s Lauren Southern getting PO’d

To all progressive, feminist, anti-fascist and otherwise generally sane people who, for some reason, like to feed the trolls: Stop feeding the trolls. Seriously. First off, really? What possibly compels you to do such a thing? No winning argument ends with a bottle of urine dumped on someone’s head. Grow up. Second, and more importantly, ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Climate Change Science Deniers, Ignorance and Media’s False Balance

Climate change deniers are science deniers. That makes them either stupid, or so incredibly biased/conflicted that they are willing to ignore science and dodge accusations of their own stupidity to accomplish some other goal. In BC we are producing oil, gas and coal and stunningly stupid rates, only to go up in the future. Our ...

Left Over: Canadian Athletes: Smart Like Tractor, eh, Putin?

Vladimir Putin and the Horror at Canada House http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/ Why are you even surprised, Simon? The  fact that they are involved in the ‘owe-limp-icks’ tells you everything you need to know..they probably shop at MalWarts, and accept endorsement money from any PR hack from any company (can you say ‘Nike?) that gets waved in their ...

bastard.logic: A strange and bitter crop, indeed.

Quite possibly the most unfortunate lynching metaphor ever  (or so far this week, anyhow — bear in mind, it’s only Tuesday): The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitchforks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the ...

bastard.logic: A strange and bitter crop, indeed.

Quite possibly the most unfortunate lynching metaphor ever  (or so far this week, anyhow — bear in mind, it’s only Tuesday): The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitchforks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the ...

Left Over: Molehill Revisited….

Manitoba deputy premier sorry for ‘white people’ remark Premier used phrase ‘do-good white people’ to describe women’s shelter in Winnipeg CBC News Posted: Aug 23, 2013 12:21 PM CT Last Updated: Aug 23, 2013 5:23 PM CT     Well it does suck that a scantily-clothed group/person  would be raising money for a women’s shelter..oh, ...

The Political Road Map: Hahahaha Clement Hahahahaha…Nice Joke!

Tony Clement to bring in performance reviews for public sector employees. “if your not performing, prepare to be out.” What a joke! I wonder if Tony Clement has some type of performance review that dictates if he keeps his job? Oh yes, I believe he does…it is called an election…and looking at the recent findings ...

bastard.logic: Ron Paul on Murdered SEAL Chris Kyle: “He Who Lives By The Sword…”

You’re all class, Doc: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 04, 2013 Ok, so maybe the 140 is not exactly conducive to nuance. Onward Facebook ho: As a veteran, I certainly ...

The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

I’m calling it right now. A Liberal minority government. Polls show that the PQ is leading right now with the support of those alienated by Charest’s stance on education and their view of him being corrupt. But, I think that when time comes to vote, a significant portion of the PQ support will simply go ...

The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

I’m calling it right now. A Liberal minority government. Polls show that the PQ is leading right now with the support of those alienated by Charest’s stance on education and their view of him being corrupt. But, I think that when time comes to vote, a significant portion of the PQ support will simply go ...

The Happy Wanderer: A Doctor, A Rabbi and A Nobel Laureate Walk Into.. (part 2)

The Governments response to leaving many well deserving people of help is that (given by a spokesperson):    “Right now, nearly 95 per cent of people who come here from the European Union and claim asylum either withdraw or abandon their own claim,” said the spokesman, because they cannot make a legitimate case for asylum. He added ...

The Happy Wanderer: It’s "NOT" Right to Give Oda All the Blame.

Elisabeth May wrote a very interesting post on the Green Party website that I suggest you read. I do agree that 16$ for orange juice is a complete waste. As well was the overly expensive trips by Limo funded by the tax payers. And yes misuse of public money definitively warrants criticism. Her resignation is long overdue, but let’s look at the big ...

Those Emergency Blues: A Nurse Contemplates Leaving the Profession

Dinner last night with an old friend who toils in the mines of Labour and Delivery. She has worked there for four years. She told me of an incident not too long ago working the night shift, faced with a post-partum patient who was bleeding, hypotensive, and tachycardic, in short, showing all the signs of ...

Blunt Objects: What Does it Mean!?

It means nothing. It’s a poll, one of many, that shows the NDP leading the Conservatives as the Cons deal with a month of bad news (F35s, economy, robocalls, you name it). Some people like to attribute it to the “growth” of higher thinking among the population, the new “movement of independents”. It really isn’t, ...

Blunt Objects: I Almost Agreed With Margaret Wente

… then she reverted back to being a bitch, but almost, I almost agreed with her. The article in question is her piece in the Globe about Quebec’s student protests, the militant CLASSE group, and the “future baristas” of the Canadian job market that apparently make up these protests. Wente is right in the sense ...

The Happy Wanderer: Harper Meet Keedle. Your Black!

I an surprise of events Harper told Canada that the War on Drugs have failed. Now when I heard this I was on the verge of an aneurysm. Harper a Prime Minister who in the time of lowest crime rates in Canadian history put in place minimum sentencing and continued a U.S style War on ...

Those Emergency Blues: The Insanity of It All

Warning: my semi-annual politicalish post. When I read this, I admit I gawped: $26,659: Our 2011 Medical Expenses  Yes, you read that right. And we had insurance coverage for everyone last year, including daughter, 16, and my son who is 23 years old. Let me break it down for you: Insurance Premiums……………..$14,179.04 Prescription Costs…………………$ 7,198.00* Doctors ...

The Happy Wanderer: "Tory Spin" That Is An Understatement

The Conservatives government released a report that states they have emitted 692 megatonnes of CO2 in 2010. Which is by the way an increase of 2 megatonnes. The Conservative government should take no credit on the environment at all. Since they cut billions of dollars in Green jobs initiative and undid the Kyoto accord. Since ...

The Happy Wanderer: Cut Money To Health for Aboriginals (Apprently their Healthy enough)

Aboriginal communities require an enormous amount of aid. We known for many many years that aboriginal communities have one of the highest rates of poverty and have very high rates of health problems. Bob Rae hit the right nail on the head when he said Attawapiskat is our third world. “We talk a lot about ...

Those Emergency Blues: Just Because I Don’t Remember You Doesn’t Mean I Didn’t Care

In the Emergency Department where I work, the number of patients we see pushes 200 some days. We assess and treat a lot of people, mostly for lumps and bumps, breaks and bruises, but also for major, cataclysmic, life-altering events — MIs, trauma, stroke, what-have-you. I have a problem. The moment to the patient leaves ...

Oh Peggy, Your Anti-Quebec Bias Is Showing!

Peggy Wente first goes into her commentary over Patrick Brazeau and Justin Trudeau’s boxing match last week-end and saying that Justin Trudeau would not be a good leader for the Liberals, because the west hates his dad, yadda! yadda! yadda.  Yes, I’m sure Peggy would be one of the first to go ga . . ...

Brian Lilley Apparently Has Problems With Women Having Access To Health Care

Ol’ Brian is livid, I tell you, boys ‘n’ girls, just livid! He must be still smarting from Justin Trudeau showing Senator Brazeau who’s boss in the boxing ring last week-end.  Nah! He’s always been that wingnutty.  Brian’s latest beef at the silly Lilley pad?  A large Planned Parenthood complex being built next . . ...

Woody-Worthless!

Boys ‘n’ girls, it seems that that abortion debate is going to be reopened, whether we want it to or not.  Yikes!  Even certain “progressive” bloggers seem to be taking a shine to it.  This one seems to not like it when a reporter is doing his/her job when questioning ol’ Woody-Worthless. Oh, . . ...

Those Emergency Blues: When Labelling Patients Causes Patients to Die

I found this story how a homeless woman died very disturbing: Anna Brown wasn’t leaving the emergency room quietly. She yelled from a wheelchair at St. Mary’s Health Center security personnel and Richmond Heights police officers that her legs hurt so badly she couldn’t stand. She had already been to two other hospitals that week ...