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Blogs => Author, Author! => Topic started by: Debra on July 21, 2008, 08:04:47 AM

Title: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on July 21, 2008, 08:04:47 AM
This is a thread to place the title/url of recent blog posts you would like to announce.

Christening the new thread with this post from BCSeawalker

US Hegemony Impedes Democratic Advancement in Cuba (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/07/us-hegemony-harms-democratic.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 21, 2008, 10:18:55 AM
With a great .... ah, help from the irrepressible Dr Prole, Support from the post-dead (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/support-from-the-post-dead/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 21, 2008, 01:00:17 PM
The Haters' Agenda, Part II (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/the-haters-agenda-part-ii/) at Birth Pangs.  Thanks to Debra who linked to that 'Bring It On' blog post.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 21, 2008, 01:19:11 PM
Good one, dBO.

One from me (I gotta blog during the construction workers' lunch break, otherwise I can't hear myself think): Lies, Damn Lies, and the Philippino Catlick Church (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/lies-damn-lies-and-the-philippino-catlick-church/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 21, 2008, 07:17:15 PM
Catholics for Sense (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/catholics-for-sense/). This is actually quite a laudable campaign.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 21, 2008, 10:25:12 PM
- Stockholm Represent (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/stockholm-represent/)

- Homeland Insecurity in the US Dividing Refugee Families (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/homeland-insecurity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on July 22, 2008, 09:12:29 AM
I’m supporting the Liberals! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/07/im-supporting-the-liberals/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 22, 2008, 04:08:56 PM
Massive Poll: 90% Don't Give a Shit (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/massive-poll-90-dont-give-a-shit/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 22, 2008, 05:07:31 PM
Gordon Robertson [Pat's boy] Warns of Outlaw of Christmas (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/outlaw-christmas/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: 'lance on July 22, 2008, 05:16:01 PM
These warnings seem to come earlier and earlier every year. Soon we'll be hearing them just after Easter.

I also think the hysteria has gotten too commercial, though maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on July 22, 2008, 05:42:11 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 22, 2008, 07:06:46 PM
All y'all Bible-burning heathens must not have received word from the man upstairs: 'tis War on Christmas in July.

 :mrgreen:

Also blogged:

JewsOnFirst.org Pwns Pastor John Hagee; Greenwald Nails Joe Lieberman (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/jewsonfirstorg-pwns-pastor/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on July 23, 2008, 02:03:36 PM
Not Mad about Mad: A response to David Oaks (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/07/not-mad-about-mad-response-to-david.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on July 23, 2008, 03:31:58 PM
Politics and Rhetoric (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/07/politics-and-rhetoric.html) (a response to Cherniak)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 23, 2008, 08:48:57 PM
George H.W. Bush and the CIA - Tim Weiner (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/george-hw-bush-at-the-cia/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 24, 2008, 03:16:35 AM
CSIS issues a clarification (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/csis-issues-clarification.html)

Shorter : Hey it wasn't us who interviewed a sleep-deprived Khadr
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 24, 2008, 06:52:26 AM
Gee: split hairs much (I mean CSIS, Alison, not you)? They're right about when that particular episode of sleep-deprivation occurred, but they have to have known that all kinds of other things had been done to Khadr before they sat down to prod him for "intelligence." From the notes he kept, I'd say that Gould  (DFAIT, 2004 visit) is clueless if presumptuous.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on July 24, 2008, 07:40:06 AM
Quote from: fern hill
Catholics for Sense (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/catholics-for-sense/). This is actually quite a laudable campaign.

I gotta agree with the objective of these people fh, but am not sure that is the way-to-go.

I think it was a Randolph Scott movie, perhaps the one where he builds the CPR that, when the railroad builders (workers) complain about lawlessness are advised by Scott to get together and elect themselves a sheriff.

That sounds suspiciously like:
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Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, called on Catholics to contact their bishop and tell them that the ban must end. In their calls and e-mails, Catholics should press their bishops to contact the Vatican, explain the will of Catholics worldwide and call for an end to the ban on contraception.

Canada, even building the CPR, was not the USA = nor is the Catholic Church a democracy. It is ruled by what it sees as the word, direction and directives of God. I would suggest a better front to advance upon would be theological one. I do not believe that banning contraception is a mandate handed down by any diety, but is a rationlization developed for reasons well documented (in BnR as well as man other places).

Methinks that appealing to the structure of the Church on the grounds that they are undemocract, that the Holy Roman Catholic does not have the policies and procedures that would get those in decisions making positions elected, is a sure path to failure.

If they want to be Anglicians that option is open .... appealing to the populist sympathies in the hierarchy ain't gonna get no one, nowhere.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 24, 2008, 07:50:44 AM
More evidence that Abdelrazik is another Arar (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/abdelrazik-is-another-arar.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 24, 2008, 09:00:08 AM
Alison, can you tell how the G&M got those docs?

Wow. Just wow. I was going to say "those slimy bastards," but it turns out we have some slimy bitches as well.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 24, 2008, 09:37:03 AM
On John Edwards ‘Love Child’ (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/john-edwards-love-child/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 24, 2008, 09:38:04 AM
Skdadl : Left you a response at the Beav.
From this G&M article (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080623.wsudan0623/BNStory/International/home) back in June, I'm guessing they got them from Abdelrazik's lawyers who could have petitioned for them for Abdelrazik's suit.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 24, 2008, 09:50:19 AM
Be over right away, but I gotta read that hot post from mattt too.   ;)

So many ironies, Alison -- Syria and Sudan are BushCo's BFFs? And this comes out a week after we hear that the chief prosecutor for the ICC is going to indict the president of Sudan on genocide charges?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 24, 2008, 01:31:35 PM
The idea/impulse for this blog post came from fern hill, and she gets the last word on it.  Other pro-choice bloggers are invited to participate in getting information out about this issue.

What the F****** F*** … (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/what-the-f-f/)  are the furious fundamentalists, fetus fetishists and/or far-right fanatics doing nowadays in the Excited States of America?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on July 24, 2008, 02:49:19 PM
Hargrove Demands Federal Bail-Out of Auto Industry (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/07/hargrove-demands-federal-bail-out-of.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 24, 2008, 03:20:57 PM
My contribution to the blog-burst: F*ck the Debate (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/fck-the-debate/). Note that I spared Scott's sensitivities in the title.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 24, 2008, 03:26:47 PM
Yabbut I went for the ewwww effect with the effing tentacles.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 24, 2008, 03:29:18 PM
I love octopuses. They are beautiful and really smart.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 24, 2008, 04:21:32 PM
:applause: Excellent, excellent job, dBO and Fern! Really well written, both of them.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 24, 2008, 04:34:38 PM
Canadian "intelligence" operatives: a quiz (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001972.shtml)

With many thanks and links to Alison and pogge, o' course.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 24, 2008, 06:50:21 PM
Go, Skdadl!
Left a complete July 2 reply from DFAIT re Abdelrazik in your comments.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 24, 2008, 06:59:50 PM
Alison, I just read it, and I am gobsmacked. All I can think so far is WTF?

DFAIT is referring us to Public Safety/Robespierre -- sorry, I mean Stockwell Day?

Have I ever told you that I have brought a small towel into my office, and at times like this, I stick it into my mouth and chew on it so that I won't damage my teeth? :rant:  :rant2:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 25, 2008, 12:42:58 AM
Let them eat mud! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/07/let-them-eat-mud/) at April Reign, the big picture about this phenom (http://dyinginhaiti.blogspot.com/2007/07/mud-pies-in-soleil.html).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 25, 2008, 10:09:30 AM
Go in mercy, with all my love (http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1163) and Terrorist tactics
(http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1164) from pale & Dr Prole at A Creative Revolution.

Also, Alison connects the dots at Creekside & The Galloping Beaver: Emma the Embryo on the Massive New Poll (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/emma-embryo-on-massive-new-poll.html).

ETA - I don't know why the url=thingie doesn't work for Prole's blog post, the code looks right - too seditious for the intertoobz?

Aaarrrgh!!! That screwy linky thing is bugging me! The coding is exactly the same as the other links!!!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 25, 2008, 10:13:53 AM
FYI: bastard.logic's resident Kansas kid will be weighing in this weekend with her take on Operation Rescue's hit site. /teaser

Blogged (by yours truly):
The Beltway as Bret Michaels (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/25/the-beltway-as-bret-michaels/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 25, 2008, 10:50:11 AM
“We are at the edge of losing an historic opportunity” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/25/an-historic-opportunity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on July 25, 2008, 01:34:02 PM
Harper Government Delivers $500 Million Deficit (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/07/harper-government-delivers-500-million.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 25, 2008, 02:41:38 PM
There nothing like the smell of Catholic whinging in the morning to get the creative juices flowing.

Crackers and Cups (http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1166) by Dr Prole at ACR.

w00t!!!!! This one's for you: a Pirate uterine forensics inspector. :spyglass
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 25, 2008, 04:04:18 PM
What was the point? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/what-was-the-point/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on July 25, 2008, 04:47:48 PM
A Phone(y) Poll (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/07/a-phoney-poll/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 25, 2008, 05:17:57 PM
Quote from: Debra
A Phone(y) Poll

 :fomcl   Great title!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 26, 2008, 08:00:40 AM
Four RCMP TASER™ 16 year old girl in a holding cell (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/rcmp-taser-16-year-old-girl-in-holding.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 26, 2008, 08:23:21 AM
Here. Let me help you with those analogies, (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/here-let-me-help-you-with-those-analogies/) about cardinal Ivan Dias and the RCC.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 26, 2008, 05:35:17 PM
- PSA: Day of Blogs 2008 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/26/day-of-blogs/)

- On Misogyny, Racism, and the US MSM (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/26/msm-racism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on July 26, 2008, 05:58:54 PM
Am hoping that "Recently Written" covers "recently told."

Latest podcast from da book: Episode 11 - Jade (http://bcseawalker.podbean.com/2008/07/26/episode-11-jade/).

SYNOPSIS
Jade lived an upper middle-class existence most of her life. However, family discord and her mother's suicide when Jade was 15 years old, caused Jade to experience persistent, chronic depression. Her mother's death was the greatest single contributing factor for all that followed, including the life-threatening illness which Jade ultimately acquired.

A special follow-up note is included at the end of this podcast.

(This was one of the harder ones for me, hence the extra week to prepare. The special note makes it apparent why.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 27, 2008, 06:08:49 PM
We have MASSIVE questions (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/we-have-massive-questions/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 27, 2008, 09:12:59 PM
Quote of the Day: With Eyes Wide Open (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/27/with-eyes-wide-open/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 28, 2008, 10:22:52 AM
Ego and Ambition: Privileges That Only White Men Are Allowed To Enjoy (Pajama Pissing Edition) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/ego-and-ambition-3/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 28, 2008, 11:03:29 AM
pogge: My new favourite American (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001980.shtml)

skdadl: Gomer, the gentleman cat who came to stay (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001979.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 28, 2008, 06:09:44 PM
The transition from combat to training (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/transition-from-combat-to-training.html)

Way past time we started to refer to this as the military-industrial-government-media complex.
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 28, 2008, 07:31:52 PM
Hey, congrats on the C&L pickup (http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/07/28/mikes-blog-roundup-352/), Alison.

 :applause:  :mrgreen:

Blogged: A Father’s Right to Make Shit Up (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/a-fathers-right-to-make-shit-up/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 28, 2008, 07:46:16 PM
And now, MASSIVE silence (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/and-now-massive-silence/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on July 28, 2008, 09:07:18 PM
Great stuff, everybody -- I'm just off to catch up.

mattt, I saw your message to Alison on TAT and I was thinking "C&L ... country and -- huh?"  ;)   Good going, Alison.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 29, 2008, 09:43:43 PM
:lol:

Blogged: China’s Olympics Best-Case Scenario - James Miles (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/chinas-olympics/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 29, 2008, 10:10:11 PM
Blatant and MASSIVE Media Bias (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/blatant-and-massive-media-bias/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on July 30, 2008, 02:00:58 PM
KAREN (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/karen/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 30, 2008, 02:13:18 PM
Quote from: fern hill
KAREN (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/07/karen/)

 :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 30, 2008, 07:56:51 PM
PSA: Canadian Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Events (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/psa-hiroshima/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 30, 2008, 08:48:35 PM
Memo to CNN (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/memo-to-cnn/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 30, 2008, 09:37:40 PM
More on the Representation of White Perfection (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/white-perfection-2/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on July 31, 2008, 12:59:41 AM
Ego and Ambition 4 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/ego-and-ambition-ego-and-ambition-privileges-that-only-white-men-are-allowed-to-enjoy-even-the-liberal-edition/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on July 31, 2008, 01:11:33 AM
Yeah.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on July 31, 2008, 10:51:06 PM
Top Ten Conspiracy Theories, and sometimes a lizard is just a lizard (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/top-ten-conspiracy-theories-and.html)

I've read Ronson's account of the fans of David Icke attempting to convince anti-racist groups that he is not a)an anti-Semite or b)mad as snakes several times over the years and it still leaves me sick with laughter.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 01, 2008, 06:03:30 AM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Top Ten Conspiracy Theories, and sometimes a lizard is just a lizard (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/07/top-ten-conspiracy-theories-and.html)

I've read Ronson's account of the fans of David Icke attempting to convince anti-racist groups that he is not a)an anti-Semite or b)mad as snakes several times over the years and it still leaves me sick with laughter.

Laughed all the way through (except at the end) and left you a comment, Alison. We have seen the Elderbarians, and they is us.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 01, 2008, 10:20:41 AM
U.S. House of Representatives Apologizes for Slavery (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/slavery-apology/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 01, 2008, 06:07:44 PM
US Border Agents Can Seize Travellers' Laptops, Cellphones (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/us-border-agents-can-seize-travellers.html) - and documents, and books, and pamphlets, and ...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 01, 2008, 06:14:27 PM
Rilly scary, isn't it. I hope that Feingold fights this hard. With a better Congress next session, he may be able to turn some of this stuff around.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 01, 2008, 07:00:39 PM
PSA: Canadian Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Events (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/psa-nagasaki/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 02, 2008, 09:55:23 AM
RIP BYOP. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/everybody-here-parties-all-the-time-everybody-heres-got-sex-on-their-minds/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 02, 2008, 12:41:22 PM
The SPP is dead - Long live the SPP! (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/spp-is-dead-long-live-spp.html) at the Beav.
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 02, 2008, 04:56:00 PM
Lying Liars Caught Again (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/lying-liars-caught-again/). And there's a new one by deBeauxOs that I didn't see until I posted mine.  :oops: Sorry about that, dBO.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 02, 2008, 08:17:17 PM
Kyle Payne returns. Fucking asshole (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/dear-kyle-payne-fuck-you/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 02, 2008, 08:22:24 PM
Saturday night GTMO golden oldies blogging (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001985.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: The Hegemo on August 02, 2008, 10:37:15 PM
This is different (and much more frivolous) subject matter from most of the blog posts linked here, but I'm excited, so...

In addition to my personal hockey blog, I'm now blogging about the Blue Jackets on the website of The Hockey News. Which is a big ol' hockey geek thing to be excited about, but...just put my first two posts up tonight:

A tribute to #9 (http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/17445-Blue-Jackets-Blog-A-tribute-to-9.html)

and

A new era in Columbus (http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/17444-Blue-Jackets-Blog-A-new-era-in-Columbus.html)

 :hockey:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 02, 2008, 10:52:53 PM
Go, teh Hege!   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 03, 2008, 01:22:33 AM
:applause:  :hockey:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 03, 2008, 08:15:33 AM
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 03, 2008, 11:39:06 AM
Iraq Parliament Delays Vote On Provincial Elections Law (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/03/iraq-vote-delayed/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 03, 2008, 06:22:45 PM
David Gergen hears a dog whistle. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/03/david-gergen-dog-whistle/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 03, 2008, 07:18:41 PM
Even Gergen? Y'think that even Gergen might be reading teh blogs?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 04, 2008, 04:47:39 PM
Boys and Babies, Babies and Boys (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/boys-and-babies-babies-and-boys/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 04, 2008, 07:31:54 PM
Rights, the right doesn't believe in them (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/rights-the-right-doesnt-believe-in-them/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 04, 2008, 10:01:37 PM
Well said AR. We're in for a world of trouble, like we didn't already know that. Yeesh.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 04, 2008, 10:26:09 PM
I do think he has, skdadl.

Great werk, dBO & Debra!

 :applause:

blogged: John Hagee sez Mr Mom is going to hell (no, srsly) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/hagee-dads-hell/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on August 05, 2008, 08:00:57 AM
After three blogless weeks spent doing much-needed catch-up with 'real' research, I have two new posts, one about the Olympics (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/the-new-peril/) and one about everyone's favourite trash compactor, WALL*E. (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/childs-play/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 05, 2008, 08:34:16 AM
100,000 views, oh my! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/zomg-100000-views/)

On the murder of Angie Zapata and what is and isn't a hate crime (the transpanic defence makes me wanna smoke crack) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/on-bleeding-language/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 05, 2008, 09:39:28 AM
pssst…Right wingers…over here (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/pssstright-wingersover-here/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 05, 2008, 03:22:58 PM
US Paranoia Continues (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/us-paranoia-continues.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 05, 2008, 04:18:28 PM
The right to choose to give life. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/the-right-to-choose-to-give-life/) I went to BBW's from a link that JJ posted.  As I was writing a comment in response to HER post, I thought - WTF?   why waste time and energy posting a comment here when I can blog at Birth Pangs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 05, 2008, 04:44:24 PM
“Accountability…is not, in every case, a virtue” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/accountability/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 05, 2008, 07:00:28 PM
Vitamin D eases Chronic Back Pain - Part 2 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/vitamin-d-eases-chronic-back-pain-part.html)
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Post by: Alison on August 05, 2008, 09:50:51 PM
Republicans and Cons - just one big happy cross-border party (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/republicans-and-cons-just-one-big-happy.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 06, 2008, 07:35:03 AM
Dead Poll Walking (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/dead-poll-walking/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 06, 2008, 02:23:31 PM
Re: Hamden decision (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/hamden-guilty-of-material-support/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 06, 2008, 09:22:56 PM
Never Forget. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/08061945/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 07, 2008, 08:01:33 AM
Just a bit of fun Paris for President (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/paris-for-president/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 07, 2008, 09:45:25 AM
Announcing Birth Pangs' newest author: brebis noire with Fetuses are human, say the anti-abortionists. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/fetuses-are-human-say-the-anti-abortionists/)

Ta-daaaa!   :applause:
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Post by: skdadl on August 07, 2008, 09:50:30 AM
:cheerleader:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 07, 2008, 10:45:50 AM
Heh-heh-heh. Welcome to BP, brebis. :applause: Nice job of grooming there, dBO. You get the toaster. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 07, 2008, 05:52:01 PM
Hamdan sentenced to 5.5 years (plus time served). (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/hamdan-gets-5-years/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 07, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
Heh. Vote up as well Stormy Days' sardonic take on the Hamdan story. Well done.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 08, 2008, 07:30:37 AM
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio Humanitarian (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/sheriff-joseph-arpaio-humanitarian/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 08, 2008, 08:52:11 AM
C-484, Choice and China (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/c-484-choice-and-china/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 08, 2008, 10:28:20 AM
Dr Morgentaler stands up for women. Again. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/dr-morgentaler-stands-up-for-women-again/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 09, 2008, 03:34:15 AM
Don't mention Canada. I did once but I think I got away with it. (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/dont-mention-canada-i-did-once-but-i.html)

and

If you are not a member of the RCMP's highly trained tactical squad (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/if-you-are-not-member-of-rcmps-highly.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 09, 2008, 03:53:15 AM
Quote
The message does warn the listener that if they are not a member of the RCMP's tactical troop that they should hang up.

 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

I am just never gonna stop laughing.

ETA: And it gets better:

Quote
“I think his number was probably put in there in error,” said Sgt. Gallagher.

Y'think?   :lol:

ETA2:

Quote
“The vast majority of times the [RCMP tactical squad] is sitting off somewhere in the dark and never seen.”

Oh, well, then.  :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 09, 2008, 05:19:56 AM
I couldn't resist:

For a good time, call 613-MOUNTIE (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001992.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 09, 2008, 05:37:51 AM
:rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 09, 2008, 05:50:40 AM
Hey, Alison -- do you think we're on the no-fly list yet?   :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 09, 2008, 06:07:22 AM
Actually I already am on some sort of US list. Always have to spend 3/4 of an hour to 2 hours in the small room before I can get on even though I have never been busted for anything. I carry letters from judges now saying how loverly I am.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 09, 2008, 08:50:39 AM
Steve LeVine on who Killed Anna Politkovskaya? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/who-killed-anna-politkovskaya/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 09, 2008, 02:02:39 PM
Just a quickie
Text from the Government:F*ck You! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/text-from-the-government-fck-you/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 09, 2008, 02:26:23 PM
Well for a quickie that was goddam satisfying  :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 09, 2008, 02:37:32 PM
Good line, Debra. Let's keep using that one.   :mrgreen:
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Post by: skdadl on August 09, 2008, 06:21:55 PM
Saturday night classics of extraordinary rendition blogging (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001993.shtml)

Forgive me, but I have a real soft spot for the Delahunt video. Delahunt is such a guy, as is Jerry Nadler, also on that subcommittee. The two of them are just so angry about the whole torture number -- they're working as hard as they can on it, and I luvs them for it.

That speech of Delahunt's is a classic, though. And then you get Arar's full presentation too. If you have tears to shed, prepare to shed them now.

And besides, the Mounties made me do it. Ok: Alison made me do it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on August 11, 2008, 04:47:40 AM
Tariq Ali at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/i-do-i-will/). What a wonderful man!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 11, 2008, 06:32:01 AM
Heh. Catchfire's post comes with a Warning: bagpipes at link.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on August 11, 2008, 06:38:14 AM
Hee. Naturally, I'm acclimatized to them by now, but maybe not everyone appreciates a surprise blast of 'Alba an Aigh' with their morning coffee.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 11, 2008, 12:23:44 PM
Steve and Kory and their box of hammers crowd (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/steve-and-kory-and-their-box-of-hammers.html)
Others have blogged this item already, I'm sure, but it's the deliberately divisive pandering that's so bloody offensive about it...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 11, 2008, 12:46:52 PM
Nice work, chick.  :applause:

Kory had himself quite the busy weekend, did he not? I should have poked at him too by now. So much dreck; so little time.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 11, 2008, 12:58:57 PM
:applause:  Alison!
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Post by: BCseawalker on August 11, 2008, 05:26:48 PM
Staples Discriminates Against People Without Phones (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/staples-discriminates-against-people.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 11, 2008, 06:59:13 PM
YIKES!! Staples is checking my blog!

Yippee!

Will they change their online forms policy? Not likely.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 11, 2008, 07:30:28 PM
They must Seawalker, not just for fixed incomes, but for the downturn in economy. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 11, 2008, 09:08:51 PM
Good catch here by Macleans' Andrew Potter in his blog: His Master's Voice (http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/08/11/his-masters-voice/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 11, 2008, 09:10:51 PM
Wish more people were leaving comments, though. Otherwise, Staples may think there's no interest. (They've been clicking the Comments link each time they've visited, to see what people are saying.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 11, 2008, 09:50:22 PM
More on the Representation of White Perfection (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/white-perfection-3/)

(Apologies for my relative absence as of late--have been caught up watching--and reading (http://delicious.com/matttbastard/georgia)--with mute horror as events in the Caucasus continue to unfold.  Am looking forward to catching up with what folks here have been writing.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 11, 2008, 10:29:33 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Wish more people were leaving comments, though. Otherwise, Staples may think there's no interest. (They've been clicking the Comments link each time they've visited, to see what people are saying.)

I know eh. No matter how many times I log in with my google password, IT NEVER EVER WORKS. I change it, doesn't matter. Problem I have no desire to fix I guess.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 12, 2008, 08:47:48 AM
Afghanistan : 28,000 mercenaries from 73 different companies (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/afghanistan-28000-mercenaries-from-73.html)

Are coalition forces training Afghan police and soldiers so they can get better paying jobs as mercs?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 12, 2008, 09:32:52 AM
Alison's up. My, isn't the world cheery these days.  :(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 12, 2008, 09:11:59 PM
Physicist Leonard Susskind Rejects Intelligent Design (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/susskind-intelligent-design/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 12, 2008, 09:35:13 PM
Double Standards Masquerading as Mitigating Circumstances (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/double-standards/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 13, 2008, 07:35:53 AM
RealityWorld vs. Lying Fetus Fetishists: Part Umpty-Something (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/realityworld-vs-lying-fetus-fetishists-part-umpty-something/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 14, 2008, 07:16:54 AM
PSA: Protest against transphobia and sex worker oppression (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/psa-3/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 14, 2008, 08:07:45 AM
Annual Canadian Conference of Chiefs of Police, brought to you by TASER™ (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/annual-canadian-conference-of-chiefs-of.html)

 TASER™ Int. sponsors the annual Canadian Conference of Chiefs of Police at which the executive director of the Canadian Police Research Centre gives a presentation on its report on tasers that is used by TASER™ Int. to market its products.

VP of TASER™ : "The future is taser."
Opening presentation by Stockwell Day.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 14, 2008, 09:04:28 AM
I wrote you a comment at the Beav, Alison, although it's not showing up. If it doesn't eventually, ask, and I shall repeat.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 14, 2008, 02:54:17 PM
Arar's case to be reheard (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001999.shtml)

Sumpin' has happened. We won't know what for a long time, I guess, but sumpin' has happened. They don't do this for just anybody.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 14, 2008, 03:26:43 PM
Oh, look. *cough* There I is. *cough*
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 14, 2008, 04:27:19 PM
More on Obama, Celebrity and Miscengenation (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/obama-celeb/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 14, 2008, 04:45:01 PM
More on the APA report (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/more-on-the-apa-report/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 14, 2008, 06:31:35 PM
Yer up.
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Post by: BCseawalker on August 14, 2008, 09:19:10 PM
Newest Podcast: Episode 12 - Kaelyn (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/newest-podcast-episode-12-kaelyn.html)

Another one of my favourites.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 15, 2008, 01:21:39 PM
Glass-House Dwellers (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/glass-house-dwellers/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 15, 2008, 02:21:43 PM
Staples Discriminates Against People Without Phones - P2 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/staples-discriminates-against-people_15.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 15, 2008, 05:23:35 PM
Can Con Pron, eh? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/canconpron-eh.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 16, 2008, 09:31:12 AM
Harper doesn't have a hidden agenda... (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/harper-doesnt-have-hidden-agenda.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 16, 2008, 10:03:35 AM
Trying Not to Freak Out (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/trying-not-to-freak-out/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 16, 2008, 03:08:22 PM
Chief Justice v. Lying Liars (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/chief-justice-v-lying-liars/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 16, 2008, 06:52:30 PM
Saturday night GTMO golden oldies blogging (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002003.shtml)

And I could have kept going ...

Hell. All I mean to do is introduce a YouTube, and I feel as though I'm writing a dissertation. This case drives me so wild.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 17, 2008, 07:01:47 PM
- There’s a ghost in me who wants to say ‘I’m sorry’ (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/theres-a-ghost-in-me/)

- The Big Reveal (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/the-big-reveal/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 18, 2008, 12:10:01 AM
2008 Black Weblog Awards Final Ballot Voting (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/2008-black-weblog-awards/)

(  :mrgreen:  :whis:  :cool:  :applause: )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 18, 2008, 07:35:56 AM
Fetus Fetishists International (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/fetus-fetishists-international-uk-and-australia/).

ETA: w00t! for mattt!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 18, 2008, 08:39:49 AM
Thanks, fern  :mrgreen:

- Musharraf resigns (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/musharraf-resigns/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 18, 2008, 08:45:33 AM
Congratulations, mattt!   :applause:
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Post by: Alison on August 18, 2008, 09:31:27 AM
Way to go, Mattt  :applause:
Does that mean you earn another 't' ?

Taliban threatens Canadian aid workers; CIDA limits liability (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/taliban-threatens-canadian-aid-workers.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 18, 2008, 09:49:59 AM
Sheesh. CIDA to Canadian NGOs: Heads, we win; tails, you lose.   :evil:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 18, 2008, 11:33:38 AM
Congrats on the nomination Mattt. :yay:  :applause:

Need to catch up on some blog reading...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 18, 2008, 12:28:09 PM
Karol Karolak comes to tea (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/karol-karolak-comes-to-tea/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 18, 2008, 02:26:40 PM
Don't Travel To (or Out Of) US (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/dont-travel-to-or-out-of-us.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 18, 2008, 06:02:26 PM
Canada’s New Government’s Approach to Participaction (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/08/canadas-new-governments-approach-to.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 18, 2008, 06:17:01 PM
Yay again!

And a request, sparks: will you use over again this para from one of your comments at RT's place:

Quote
Increases to the Canada Council, NAC and CBC are interesting given Harper’s not-so-secret desire to privatize many of Canada’s crown corporations and agencies. Harper also gave VIA Rail a cash infusion not so long ago. Sometimes you have to tart things up before a successful sale can proceed — call it curb appeal if you will.

I luvs that paragraph.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 18, 2008, 06:23:50 PM
Thanks skdadl. (Means a lot coming from a scribe as yourself.) The above is part of my Part 3 post in the series, which I hope to get to tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 18, 2008, 07:15:10 PM
Gang-Raped Sleeping Beauty (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/gang-raped-sleeping-beauty/)

Warning: NWS
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 18, 2008, 07:16:42 PM
:applause:
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Post by: matttbastard on August 18, 2008, 08:29:13 PM
Hey, I didn't realize you were blogging again, Sparqui!

 :mrgreen:  :applause:  :popcorn

- Kick Ass Blogger in the Hizzouse (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/kick-ass-blogger/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 18, 2008, 09:33:01 PM
I'm blogging about something that I can speak to off the top of my head. Alas, I am a lazy writer. :-)

Nice list Mattt.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 18, 2008, 11:27:42 PM
LMAO Mattt, a directional dick on wheels, great graphic. Does one have to be a blogger to votey?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 19, 2008, 07:18:43 AM
'He’s doing politics, we’re doing health care” (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/hes-doing-politics-were-doing-health-care/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 19, 2008, 07:19:44 AM
For the BWA's? Nope.

 :whis:  :mrgreen:  :cool:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 19, 2008, 10:30:07 AM
Birth Pangs has responded: Kicking Zealot ASS-itude (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/kicking-zealot-ass-itude/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 19, 2008, 12:30:31 PM
I've been summoned and have responded:

http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... -club.html (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-just-joined-kick-ass-blogger-club.html)

Thanks dBO!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 19, 2008, 12:56:53 PM
Kick Ass Bloggers (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/kick-ass-bloggers/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 19, 2008, 01:11:42 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
2008 Black Weblog Awards Final Ballot Voting (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/2008-black-weblog-awards/)

(  :mrgreen:  :whis:  :cool:  :applause: )

Sheesh, that site forces you to vote in every category! Not just the sooper-dooper ass-kicker(s) you know. I hope all those other blogs I voted for deserve it. ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 19, 2008, 01:26:07 PM
New FB Group Targets Cons' Spam-a-Lot Campaign (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-fb-group-targets-cons-spam-lot.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 19, 2008, 01:44:07 PM
We have convergence on our respective lists Debra :-)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 19, 2008, 04:30:11 PM
So many ass-kickers!

Fern -- yeah, my sentiments exactly  :lol:

Blogged:

- Quote of the Day: Imperial Nostalgia (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/qotd-2/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 19, 2008, 06:34:47 PM
Kyle Payne Update (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/kyle-payne-update/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 19, 2008, 08:52:49 PM
Pete Doherty: Menace to Society (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/not-a-pisstake/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 20, 2008, 02:12:19 PM
More Fun with Figures, Fetus-Fetishist Style (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/more-fun-with-figures-fetus-fetishist-style/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 20, 2008, 02:16:19 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Pete Doherty: Menace to Society (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/not-a-pisstake/)

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 20, 2008, 07:17:55 PM
Quote of the Day: The Rhetoric of Confrontation and Confusion (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/qotd-rhetoric/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 20, 2008, 08:32:01 PM
Part 3 of my arts funding cuts missive (including the statement skdadl likes):

More blood letting at Canadian Heritage (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-blood-letting-at-canadian-heritage.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 21, 2008, 09:13:43 AM
The Bad Girl Report (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/the-bad-girl-report/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 21, 2008, 09:27:17 AM
More Magic Pudding (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-magic-pudding.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 21, 2008, 11:55:19 AM
Cry Me a River of croCondile Tears (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/cry-me-a-river-of-crocondile-tears/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 21, 2008, 12:37:47 PM
Quite the disconnect, is it not? What’s good for the Cons’ business buddies is bad for pregnant women and their fetuses. Oh well. ReformaTory politics, as usual.

 :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 21, 2008, 12:39:59 PM
Stick a Fork in It (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/stick-a-fork-in-it/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 22, 2008, 07:50:58 AM
MSM Hit by Clue bat? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/msm-hit-by-clue-bat/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 22, 2008, 11:09:50 AM
The McCain Residences: A Google Earth Tour (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/mccain-google-earth-tour/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 22, 2008, 11:26:48 AM
CMA Opposes Bill C-484 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/cma-opposes-bill-c-484/) (fern gets the hat tip  :mrgreen: )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 22, 2008, 11:31:26 AM
Wheels on the Con Wagon Are Falling Off (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/wheels-on-the-con-wagon-are-falling-off/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 22, 2008, 09:35:01 PM
Painting the town blue, Olympics edition (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/painting-town-blue-olympics-edition.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 22, 2008, 10:02:33 PM
Yay Alison!  :applause:  And thanks for the honourable mention.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 23, 2008, 05:05:30 AM
Hey, Alison -- both of your Grope links were to the same story (the second one) when I was there -- did you mean to link to another in the first case?

Great post, as always.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 23, 2008, 10:43:06 AM
The next Veep chats with Mumbles Mukasey (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002012.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 23, 2008, 04:53:09 PM
What Sully Said (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/what-sully-said/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 23, 2008, 06:40:21 PM
Gee, thanks, guy.   :D   Did we just go international? If I'd known, I'd have worn better earrings.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 23, 2008, 07:02:01 PM
The links within links within links is wunderbra Mattt! Thanks!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 23, 2008, 08:27:17 PM
Fixed it. Thanks, Skdadl.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 24, 2008, 11:09:15 AM
Walking the Walk (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/walking-the-walk/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 24, 2008, 02:58:36 PM
Remarkable in Deed (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/remarkable-in-deed/), more about the Cappuccinos.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 24, 2008, 03:25:26 PM
Wow! Notice the humility of these genuine heroes. I'm still dabbing my eyes.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 24, 2008, 06:07:59 PM
skdadl: yes, yes you did  :mrgreen:

toe: glad ye found it useful.

Everyone: great posts!

 :applause:

From the Desk of John Sidney McCain, R-POW (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/24/john-sidney-mccain-r-pow/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 25, 2008, 02:15:42 PM
Be sure to kiss him, Ken (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/be-sure-to-kiss-him-ken/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 25, 2008, 04:16:42 PM
Bombing them back to the throwing stones age (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/crawford-texas-afp-united-states.html)

Hudson Institute :
Quote
"Canadians are rather conflicted about why they're in Afghanistan. Some people saw this as an apology for not going to Iraq [and] some people actually genuinely think that being in Afghanistan is about helping the Afghan people"
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 25, 2008, 05:08:43 PM
DNC ‘08 Tweet Watch: Baiting Bill Donohue Edition (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/dnc-tweet-watch/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 25, 2008, 05:18:01 PM
Stevie didn’t even bother to kiss us, and now (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/stevie-didnt-even-bother-to-kiss-us-and-now/) we’re having his MASSIVE bouncing [s:bw6fjolk]baby[/s:bw6fjolk] bump.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 25, 2008, 05:36:25 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Bombing them back to the throwing stones age (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/crawford-texas-afp-united-states.html)

Hudson Institute :
Quote
"Canadians are rather conflicted about why they're in Afghanistan. Some people saw this as an apology for not going to Iraq [and] some people actually genuinely think that being in Afghanistan is about helping the Afghan people"

Brilliant post, Alison -- great work.

Now I rilly feel sick and have started to throw books at walls. Read the rest of that quote from the dork at the Hudson Institute, especially the self-complimentary part about American success in Iraq and how that will make them great leaders in Afghanistan.   :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 25, 2008, 06:36:17 PM
Yes there are Roses but watch out for Pricks (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/yes-there-are-roses-but-watch-out-for-pricks/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 25, 2008, 07:05:01 PM
Exactement.  

 :canofworms:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 26, 2008, 12:03:19 AM
He Said It First (NSFW) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/he-said-it-first-nsfw/)

Kyle Payne Sentenced (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/kyle-payne-sentenced/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on August 26, 2008, 08:25:09 AM
Wonderful, wonderful post, Alison. So infuriating.

And great post on AR as well. Even treating pregnant women with special care buys into the patriarchal, moralistic narrative that certain women are valued more than others--and those that abuse this 'privilege' (i.e., pregnant drug-users) are doubly to blame. Ick.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 26, 2008, 10:41:38 AM
DNC ‘08 Tweet Watch: Bipartisan Sleep Aids (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/dnc-08-tweet-watch-2/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on August 26, 2008, 10:56:28 AM
Burying Fascism (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/burying-fascism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 26, 2008, 02:24:26 PM
And helicopters. Will there also be helicopters? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/and-helicopters-will-there-also-be.html)

Cons branding the 2010 Games with Operation Enduring Freedom
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 26, 2008, 02:48:34 PM
No. And if you keep picking on Steve like that, Alison, there won't be cake either. Meanie.   ;)

ETA: I remember what I came to ask:

Catchfire, is your connection to PB still not working? I watched for you this morning, but I never saw you and can't find you in the affiliates list. Have you written to Scott? He should be able to fix this -- he's done it for others.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on August 26, 2008, 03:01:02 PM
Yes, my connection to PB is working, but today I was pushed to the bottom rather quickly. Sometimes my time difference means that I pop up at uncommon times, but I think I made it to the front eventually, but only just before I fell off the end.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 26, 2008, 03:07:27 PM
Well, anyway, it's a terrific essay, and I woulda voted ...  I'll go look in the affiliates list again.

Me, I'm starting to say fascist again. I think Godwin's Law has worn out its not-all-that-witty welcome anyway, although I agree that it's the precision of the application that matters.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 26, 2008, 04:18:17 PM
Don't always agree with Murray Dobbin, but this (http://thetyee.ca/Views/2008/08/26/NATO/) to me looks like a great synopsis of the US-Georgia-Russia situation.
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Georgia was simply playing its assigned role as an outpost of U.S. neo-con ambitions to encircle Russia with free-market client states and isolate it. The media portrays Saakashvili as a democrat. There is no reference to his increasingly authoritarian rule -- the brutal put-down of peaceful demonstrations last November, the widely reported abuse of state resources, controls on the media, the arrest of opposition activists, and the suppression of civil liberties. Some democrat. There is also no reference to the fact that Saakashvili came to power in 2003 largely thanks to millions of dollars from the American Soros foundations poured into organizations that attacked former president Eduard Shevardnadze and promoted the pro-American Mr. Saakashvili for president.

For years, the U.S. could afford to dismiss Russian declarations that such encirclement was a threat to its national interests and would be resisted. Russia was weak. But the U.S. occupation of Iraq, instead of unleashing its huge oil supplies, and being a bonanza for American oil companies, has severely weakened the U.S. and contributed to the huge increase in oil prices -- giving back to the Russian state the financial power it had lost. The Bush administration, still addled by ideology, apparently didn't notice and continued to dismiss Russia as if it were still a bankrupt state.

The Georgian attack was either a wag-the-dog strategy to help the Republicans win the White House, or one of the most spectacularly incompetent applications of foreign policy in U.S. history. In either case, the U.S. miscalculated not only Russia's response, but more importantly, the entire geo-political balance of power in the region. Someone, such as the usually astute Israelis, should have told the U.S. that in this confrontation, Russia holds virtually all the cards.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 26, 2008, 04:20:24 PM
Election Fever and Bully Tactics (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/election-fever-and-bully-tactics.html)

ETA: Game On (http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/08/26/oh-my-goodness-oh-my-goodness-oh-my-goodness/)! Harper has grounded the Governor General, who'd been planning to attend the Beijing Para Olympics.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 26, 2008, 07:09:00 PM
Keep Talking (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/keep-talking/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 26, 2008, 07:10:58 PM
Nice work everyone.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 26, 2008, 10:43:21 PM
I saw Catchfire's post at the bottom of the main page when I logged on today.
Great post. For anyone who missed it :Burying Fascism (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/burying-fascism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 27, 2008, 07:08:20 AM
Free market food safety (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/free-market-food-safety.html)
A former FSIA inspector lays it all out.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 27, 2008, 03:11:41 PM
Please help me spread the word about this guy:

Scam Artist (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/larry-r-friesen-duncan-bc-scam-artist.html)

He doesn't know he's crossed the wrong woman, but he will..

ETA: Damn. ProgBlogs didn't catch my blog post in their last update. Shall repost here once it comes up at PB.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 27, 2008, 04:26:59 PM
Lonely Hearts Club Band (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/lonely-hearts-club-band/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 27, 2008, 05:06:55 PM
It's up on ProgBlogs now.

Quote from: BCseawalker
Please help me spread the word about this guy:

Scam Artist (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/larry-r-friesen-duncan-bc-scam-artist.html)

He doesn't know he's crossed the wrong woman, but he will..

ETA: Damn. ProgBlogs didn't catch my blog post in their last update. Shall repost here once it comes up at PB.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 27, 2008, 07:47:35 PM
An update has been added to my last blog post "Scam Artist" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/larry-r-friesen-duncan-bc-scam-artist.html).

I made it known throughout the building, including my landlady, that I'd blogged about this guy's scamming.

It got back to him.

He just came by and returned the $20. (I'd been saving it to repay a loan from a friend, someone whose income isn't much better than mine.)

In the blog update, I included this comment: "Thank you. I look forward to hearing that you've repaid the others in this building who loaned you money."

Don't get mad. Get even.  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 27, 2008, 07:51:48 PM
Good you got it Seawalker. I know how precious 20 bucks is, as do some others on this board, most especially when your counting on it.  :hug:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 27, 2008, 09:04:49 PM
Pausing for history (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/pausing-for-history/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 27, 2008, 09:36:36 PM
I don't understand twittering, mattt. Will you teach us?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 27, 2008, 09:55:10 PM
Glad your neighbour returned your money BCS. I saw your update and I hope he does return all the money he borrowed. If he had any class, he'd drop off a nice fruit/food basket as an apology.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 27, 2008, 11:24:05 PM
Denver Riot Cop Viciously Assaults, Arrests Code Pink Protester (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/mile-high-city-cops/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 28, 2008, 08:40:09 AM
Play the Race Card...Play it!!! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/play-the-race-cardplay-it/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 28, 2008, 09:25:46 AM
pogge on The comedy stylings of Tony Clement (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002016.shtml)

Heckuva job, Tony.   :twisted:  :evil:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 28, 2008, 06:36:02 PM
A quickie, but a goodie: A Great Stride in Mexico (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/a-great-stride-in-mexico/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 29, 2008, 07:21:34 AM
Rebranding Israel : Babes in bikinis vs. the coronary stent (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/rebranding-israel-babes-in-bikinis-vs.html)

Media campaign in Toronto to show Israel in a more positive light
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 29, 2008, 07:39:00 AM
Nicely acid post, Alison, but I couldn't find the poll to vote and I so want to.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on August 29, 2008, 08:12:27 AM
No, you don't, Skdadl - you have to give them your email and agree to receive their idea of "news" to be allowed to vote.
Omigog - the Bomb Iran poll is now on the same page as the article I linked to. :shock:

ETA : Oh I see, sometimes you get the poll; sometimes you get an ad for sustainability :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 29, 2008, 08:38:50 AM
Putting this here because I'm too busy to look for a more appropriate place, but it is recently written.

From noni mausa at the the Beav (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/striking-stupid-speechless-yes11.html):

Stupid Filter (http://stupidfilter.org/main/index.php?n=Main.About). OMG, LOL, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 29, 2008, 03:37:49 PM
McCain’s (Anti-Choice) Hail Mary (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/mccains-hail-mary/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 29, 2008, 04:39:53 PM
The Good (Republican) Mother (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/the-good-republican-mother/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 29, 2008, 04:55:46 PM
For fuck's sake.  ProgBlogs isn't fucking picking up my motherfucking posts AGAIN.  :annoyed:  :evil:  :evil:

Fucking goddamn motherfucking piece of fucking shit.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 29, 2008, 04:59:07 PM
Ours either, mattt. One of mine yesterday and one from dBO today. I just emailed Scott.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 29, 2008, 05:00:57 PM
So did I (sans profanity).

Ta for the link, btw.
 :mrgreen:  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 29, 2008, 05:20:36 PM
After several bumps, both posts have finally appeared.  

Try bumping your post from today, Fern.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 29, 2008, 05:41:45 PM
08.29.05 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/082905/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on August 29, 2008, 07:23:09 PM
Louisiana ... they're trying to wash us away ...  

Nothing we can do about Gustav. But there is a lot that people could do about the crooks and liars who have had three years to fix the barriers against him and have failed ... on purpose, it would seem.  :evil:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on August 30, 2008, 05:52:17 AM
Canada's n00b Government (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/08/canadas-n00b-government/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 30, 2008, 01:51:25 PM
Blair Wilson, Canada’s First Green MP: Yes, We Can (Be Underwhelmed) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/canadas-first-green-mp/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 30, 2008, 05:15:52 PM
Ends and Means (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/ends-and-means/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on August 30, 2008, 06:02:13 PM
Bring on the Debates! - Greens have a MP (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/bring-on-debates-greens-have-mp.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 30, 2008, 06:34:24 PM
Quote of the Day: Too Clever By Half (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/too-clever-by-half/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on August 30, 2008, 06:37:10 PM
:bunny  :bunny  :stirthepot: to your blog post Seawalker!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 30, 2008, 07:47:15 PM
More On Blair Wilson, Elizabeth May, and The Green Party of Canada (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/more-on-blair-wilson/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on August 30, 2008, 09:31:50 PM
Seizing The Narrative (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/seizing-the-narrative/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on August 31, 2008, 08:23:37 PM
Red Rover, Red Rover, Let Ken Epp Come Over (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/08/red-rover-red-rover-let-ken-epp-come-over/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on August 31, 2008, 08:30:43 PM
LOL!  You are evul fern.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 01, 2008, 10:00:07 AM
Sarah Palin: Not Pretty in Pink (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/sarah-palin-not-pretty-in-pink/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 01, 2008, 10:02:30 AM
:applause:   Great post!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 01, 2008, 10:35:58 AM
and 2 War What is it Good For? (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/war-what-is-it-good-for/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 01, 2008, 12:20:59 PM
Bristol Palin couldn't have been pregnant then because (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/bristol-palin-couldnt-have-been-pregnant-then-because/). . .
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 01, 2008, 12:44:59 PM
Gone Till November (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/gone-till-november/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 01, 2008, 06:05:32 PM
My One (and Only) Post on Bristol Palin (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/my-one-and-only-post-on-bristol-palin/)

Bristol Palin: Obama’s Response (In which yours truly proves himself to be a liar) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/bristol-palin-obama%e2%80%99s-response-in-which-yours-truly-proves-himself-to-be-a-liar/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 01, 2008, 06:11:22 PM
Thanks for the linky, mattt. But how come your posts are getting through to PB now? :pout: You got influence? Pull some strings?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 01, 2008, 06:54:32 PM
I have no idea -- the feed started working again after Tribe told me there was nothing they could do until the new software/server was up. :P  :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 01, 2008, 09:33:44 PM
Amy Goodman arrested (http://commentsfromleftfield.com/2008/09/free-amy-goodma) (CFLF link)

Twitter coverage here (http://www.twitscoop.com/twits/search?q=goodman).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 01, 2008, 10:07:45 PM
Fascism alive and well and fed by the GOP :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 01, 2008, 10:16:51 PM
So. What's the status of the term 'fascism' now?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 01, 2008, 10:23:47 PM
This is more than fascism, which is just a system of governance (corporatism). This is the extra-added thuggery. (I just wrote that to someone else, so I'm repeating myself, but I feel so sick about this.)

Riveting video here. (http://cliffschecter.firedoglake.com/2008/09/01/amy-goodman-arrested-uptake-team-as-well/#comment-5883)

The bastards. Man, I want to throw something.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 02, 2008, 10:09:58 AM
I've updated my Goodman RNC post @ CFLF (short take: both producers have been released, Goodman was charged with a misdemeanor while the producers both got felony charges).

blogged: Max Blumenthal: Council for National Policy “Hidden Hand Behind McCain’s Palin Pick” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/cnp-hidden-hand/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 02, 2008, 05:52:44 PM
Election Issues 101, or, 101 Things to Think About if Steve Gets His Election (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/election-issues-101.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 02, 2008, 06:04:41 PM
Ha ha ha ha!

But where are the kittens?  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 03, 2008, 08:20:26 AM
Paul and Palin (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/paul-and-palin/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 03, 2008, 09:50:49 AM
Testify, sister! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002025.shtml)

Please note: that's not me swearing. I'm just quoting.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 03, 2008, 07:58:22 PM
Straight From the Horse's, um, Mouth (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/the-horses-um-mouth/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 03, 2008, 10:12:34 PM
Harper's Cadman Testimony: Contradicting himself? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/harpers-cadman-testimony-contradicting.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 04, 2008, 05:09:36 PM
No Justice for Profilers (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/no-justice-for-profilers/).

*grumble* I don't know why I bother, since the Prog Blog feed is stilll fucked.*grumble*
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 04, 2008, 05:14:43 PM
Maybe I should throw up a rude post at our place about what is happening to many PB members. We used to have diaries at PB where we could debate these things, but that li'l feature disappeared, no doubt to the relief of some mods. This is just dreadfully unfair.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 04, 2008, 05:17:56 PM
The Sarah Palin bio you didn't see last night (thanks, Rudy!) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/sweet-tapdancing-jesus/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 04, 2008, 07:40:42 PM
Big "Collaboration Conference" in Banff (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/big-collaboration-conference-in-banff.html)

I can't believe they called it "Confidence through Co-operation and Collaboration"
Good thing the SPP has been officially pronounced dead.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 04, 2008, 08:01:35 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Big "Collaboration Conference" in Banff (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/big-collaboration-conference-in-banff.html)

I can't believe they called it "Confidence through Co-operation and Collaboration"
Good thing the SPP has been officially pronounced dead.

Bookmark that, everyone. It's a classic.

*skdadl bows in awe*
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on September 04, 2008, 11:07:15 PM
Holy f'ing smokes! Thanks Alison.  Did anybody ever post The Nation's Deathbed (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-1429144751008474466)

Great vid, Debra hasn't seen it and wanted me to post it when she got back online so it wouldn't get lost, but I saved and can send her.

Meantime wasn't a report just out saying Canada is dreadfully incapable of dealing with a crisis? Which got me to thinking New Orleans was evacuated (not voluntarily) for an over hyped Gustav and most went home today. It kept feeling wrong to me, like it was a dry run or something, by Homeland Security. I didn't see anyone asking a simple question - If the U.S. government is so efficient and confident about the new Levies after three years of rebuilding, why were they told to leave? And even though it was a mandatory evac, why did the people obey so easily when Homeland Security so badly fucked up with Katrina? If an event of a much bigger scale happened, they now know they've got mass control with no public disorder. This may seem unconnected, but I think it's all connected.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 05, 2008, 08:03:57 AM
Lipstick on Which Pig? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/lipstick-on-which-pig/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 05, 2008, 04:49:52 PM
$8.8 Billion in Pre-Election Spending (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/88-billion-in-pre-election-spending.html) (and still counting)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 05, 2008, 06:21:44 PM
Pentagon Delivers ‘Operation: “Now It’s YOUR Problem”‘ Plan to President (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/operation-now-its-your-problem/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 05, 2008, 07:02:07 PM
Whaddya talk about when you cannot explain the last eight years of failure? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002032.shtml)

This is the official opening of the JJ/skdadl campaign to turn Joe Biden into a sex symbol.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 05, 2008, 08:09:45 PM
Podcasts - Stories of Poverty in the First Person (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/podcasts-stories-of-poverty-in-first.html)

Maybe NOW politicians will pay attention? After all, it's election time!!!!  :funky:

(Where'd the dancing bunny go?)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 05, 2008, 09:47:43 PM
Stephen Harper on fixed election dates (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/harper-lies/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 06, 2008, 10:45:09 AM
Joe Biden, US unemployment woes, and McCain's "plan" to "shake up Washington!" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/joe-biden/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 06, 2008, 10:47:26 AM
Fiscally conservative at $3.9-million an hour (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/fiscally-conservative-at-39-million.html)
h/t Chrystal

meanwhile the Attawapiskat kids in northern Ontario are expected to wait another eight years before they can have a school.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 06, 2008, 01:39:31 PM
Shorter Pete : Vote Con or the Taliban wins (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/vote-con-or-taliban-wins.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 06, 2008, 01:45:59 PM
Alison, I left this comment: "This is an excellent and most important post."

I mean it and hope people vote it up bigtime on PB. I'll write a short post on CC to spread the word and send people over to read your post in full.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 06, 2008, 02:05:47 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Joe Biden, US unemployment woes, and McCain's "plan" to "shake up Washington!" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/joe-biden/)

Gee. Great minds.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 06, 2008, 02:13:36 PM
As promised: MacKay has Foot in Mouth Disease (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/mackay-has-foot-in-mouth-disease.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 06, 2008, 06:56:32 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Quote from: matttbastard
Joe Biden, US unemployment woes, and McCain's "plan" to "shake up Washington!" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/joe-biden/)

Gee. Great minds.  ;)

Hee. You have a better video, too.  :oops:  :mrgreen:

Well, tbh, I was genuinely afeared that there would be beefcake pics of Joe Biden, so I didn't click.

 :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 06, 2008, 07:10:03 PM
I have been trying all day not to be bitter about this, mattt. You weren't the first experience I had.  ;)   The other video is up all over the place, dKos, EW's, but I found the good one yesterday, and I found it all by self -- well, at YouTube, but not through anyone else, only because I hang around there panting for Biden vids.   :mrgreen:

I suppose what matters is that it is a brilliant performance, and everyone is recognizing it as such. EW did a fantastic deconstruction of one wee portion of it today ("that kid" you remember from school), eg.

What can I say? I love the guy, think he is just such a great speaker, and I'm going to drive my POGGE roomies nuts with Biden vids between now and the election. Give 'em hell, Joe!   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on September 06, 2008, 07:51:40 PM
Quote from: skdadl
I'm going to drive my POGGE roomies nuts with Biden vids between now and the election.
Can he sing?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 06, 2008, 08:06:05 PM
Quote from: pogge
Can he sing?

Yes. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XberX_t-WvI)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 07, 2008, 01:55:59 AM
Skdadl, while that may be the most perfect one word answer evah, does it really also qualify as singing?

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As promised: MacKay has Foot in Mouth Disease
Thank you, Seawalker :oops: for that very generous link. Much obliged.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 07, 2008, 07:46:00 AM
Yes, Alison, wonderfully dry dissection of Boy MacKay. Och, they're so transparent; they're so limp ... so why are we still burdened with them?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 07, 2008, 03:23:30 PM
Common Sense Revolution 2.0 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/common-sense-revolution-20.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 07, 2008, 03:38:33 PM
ABC News' Charles Gibson to interview Sarah Palin this week. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/noun-verb/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 07, 2008, 04:07:38 PM
Nice catch, BCS. Not just for Ontario any more, indeed.

mattt, I don't actually know Charles Gibson, but I guess this choice means that he's a pliant steno, right?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 07, 2008, 05:50:32 PM
CON Spam-a-Lot Redux (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/con-spam-lot-redux.html)

This election is going to be SO much fun!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 07, 2008, 10:18:06 PM
Charlie Gibson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gibson) is the anchor for ABC News' dinner hour national broadcast and used to host GMA for a number of years.  He made headlines earlier this year (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/16/abc-hosts-heckled-after-d_n_97124.html) for co-moderating what many called the worst debate ever (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huffingtonpost/abcs-pennsylvania-democra_b_97244.html).  

Blogged: Quote of the day: focus on the puck. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/focus-on-the-puck/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on September 08, 2008, 07:32:17 AM
I didn't write this, but I found it again recently and it is beautiful.

'The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed'.

Look Up, Hannah. (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/look-up-hannah/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 08, 2008, 08:05:37 AM
Wonderful, Catchfire. When I've had a bit more coffee, I'll write something to that at your place. I've been thinking about something on that turf ...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 08, 2008, 02:33:33 PM
The Pentagon still has neocon cooties (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002035.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 08, 2008, 02:49:05 PM
Greens Challenging in Vancouver Centre (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/greens-challenging-in-vancouver-centre.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 08, 2008, 03:08:48 PM
Let Them All Debate (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/let-them-all-debate/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 08, 2008, 07:41:17 PM
Exclusion of May sends Votes to Greens (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/exclusion-of-may-sends-votes-to-greens.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 08, 2008, 10:05:15 PM
Debate Watcher No More (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/debate-watcher-no-more.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 09, 2008, 09:48:01 AM
Elizabeth May on the Sidelines (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/elizabeth-may-sidelines/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 09, 2008, 02:41:32 PM
Harper, Dion Excluded from Debates (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/harper-dion-excluded-from-debates.html)

Been waiting for two hours for this to show up at ProgBlogs. Still not there.

ETA: Finally resorted to making a dup post. Showed up on PB within 20 minutes. 'tis hard to figure what's going on.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 09, 2008, 04:45:30 PM
Opus Dei oh my! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/opus-dei-tory/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on September 09, 2008, 06:31:12 PM
That last "entry"  :oops: is hilarious mattt.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 09, 2008, 06:55:16 PM
Alison ripped off a BP post for the Beav (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/let-them-all-debate.html). It hasn't shown up at PB yet and if it doesn't, I'm going to ditch the virtual :tinfoil: and go for the real thing.

Thanks again, Alison.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 09, 2008, 06:59:43 PM
:twisted:

Glad it was *ahem* good for you, sparqui :whis:

[youtube:35cv4twp]Ea_fIRtRTDw[/youtube:35cv4twp]

[youtube:35cv4twp]qSB0dQbdu_o[/youtube:35cv4twp]

(ok, no more YouTuba embeds from yours truly -- I don't want to strain the capabilities of anyone's aging silicon beasts, nor incur the wrath of the drift police ;) .)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 09, 2008, 10:17:50 PM
A (Slightly) Less Glib Swipe at The Nascent Opus Dei Wing of the Conservative Party (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/the-opus-dei-wing/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 10, 2008, 02:17:23 PM
Elizabeth May, Sarah Palin: it's all about them (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002037.shtml)

I am furious. I am never going to stop being furious.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on September 10, 2008, 07:31:45 PM
You're messing with one of my favourite movies of all time there! :age:
I don't get the connection between the clip and MayPal.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 10, 2008, 09:02:31 PM
On debate debacles, sweaters and fauxcenticity. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/elizabeth-may-spotlight/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 10, 2008, 11:05:00 PM
Stupid is as Stupid Does (Whatever the Hell That Means) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/stupid-is-as-stupid-does/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 12, 2008, 02:15:51 PM
"A dogwhistle of mythic proportions." (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/dogwhistle-a-go-go/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 12, 2008, 05:54:04 PM
Countering the media BS on Palin and women voters (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/countering-the-media-bs-on-palin-and-women-voters/), for all the good it will do.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 13, 2008, 03:55:35 PM
Sean Hannity: funnier if you're drunk? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/sean-hannity-drunk/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 13, 2008, 04:38:05 PM
WSJ <3s Harper! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/breaking-nooz/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 13, 2008, 06:57:44 PM
Quote from: fern hill
Countering the media BS on Palin and women voters (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/countering-the-media-bs-on-palin-and-women-voters/)
is now finally listed in the ProgBlogs affiliates section; go to page 9.  Vote.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 13, 2008, 07:06:06 PM
Well, I did (and often), but I can tell you from sad experience that anything beyond page 3 is not going to get pulled back to the front page no matter how many votes it gets. Time is as much a factor as are votes.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 13, 2008, 07:32:27 PM
How peculiar. You'd think it shows up or it doesn't.

I PMed Debra. Who knows? This might be a clue as to WTF is going on.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 13, 2008, 09:41:44 PM
Reverse Momentum? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/reverse-momentum/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 13, 2008, 11:42:23 PM
New report zaps TASER™ (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-report-zaps-taser.html)
Cathie already wrote to this today but I excerpted a bit more.
Jeebus.
"The command -Police stop or you will be hit with 50,000 volts of electricity! -is actually given prior to engagement in fewer than 40% of cases."
"The number of members present at a scene is also significantly related to the use of the CEW. More precisely, the two increase together. When only one member is present, the CEW is deployed in 71.4% of incidents. However, when two (2) or more members attend, the rate of deployment goes up to between 79.1 and 87.7%. So, if more than one member is present, the likelihood that the CEW will be deployed is increased."
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on September 14, 2008, 12:54:13 AM
Alison, for some reason, I am having a horrible time dealing with the Galloping Beaver site. Every time I try to access the site to read an entry, my browser freezes as it tries to completely download the page. I get the same problem any time I try to access Far and Wide as well. Not sure if both sites are on similar programs or not.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 14, 2008, 01:02:10 AM
Thanks for letting me know, Sparks, I'll pass that on to Dave.
I often can't get in to ACR or Mattt, myself.
Anyway, here it is at Creekside Two reports zap TASER™ (http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2008/09/two-reports-zap-taser.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on September 14, 2008, 01:03:18 AM
Thanks Alison. Checking out your Creekside link as we speak :-)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 14, 2008, 04:39:56 AM
War is just a racket (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/war-is-just-racket.html)
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War is a racket - Sparqui edition (http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2008/09/war-is-racket.html)  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 14, 2008, 05:49:02 AM
Heh. Alison is syndicated.   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 14, 2008, 10:29:17 AM
Election Observations (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/election-observations/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on September 14, 2008, 12:15:29 PM
LOL Alison  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 14, 2008, 01:28:56 PM
Is Ollie North writing Harper's press releases? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002043.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 14, 2008, 01:38:46 PM
Well, there's me up, but Debra, I can't find you.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 14, 2008, 01:40:54 PM
AR is suffering the same rejection that BP is.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 14, 2008, 01:47:55 PM
It's not even in the Affiliates list, or not that I can see.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 14, 2008, 05:17:01 PM
Still no sign of AR post.   :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 14, 2008, 09:07:09 PM
Harper hearts teh wimminz (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/stephen-harper-and-women/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 15, 2008, 08:57:51 AM
Palin' in Comparison (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/palin-in-comparison/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 15, 2008, 10:15:25 AM
What’s the difference between a pit bull and Stephen Harper? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/whats-the-difference-between-a-pit-bull-and-stephen-harper/)

Not subtle or nuanced at all, just hearfelt.   :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 15, 2008, 03:18:49 PM
The Numbers: Week One (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/the-numbers/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 15, 2008, 04:25:43 PM
Understanding Islamic Leadership - Irshad Manji (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/islamic-leadership/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 15, 2008, 04:42:47 PM
I was going to let out an interjection, but that one is not so bad as usual. The self-centredness is still there, but it was interesting to listen to. Haven't heard the whole thing, of course.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 15, 2008, 09:05:22 PM
Manji usually isn't my cup of tea (my ex-wife and I used to have fun taking the piss out of Manji when she hosted Big Ideas and Queer TV) but I thought she sharply illustrated her point here.

blogged - A few more numbers to consider (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/a-few-more-numbers-to-consider/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on September 15, 2008, 10:47:34 PM
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What’s the difference between a pit bull and Stephen Harper?

Nothing personal but ...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=mBus4GGsyb4 (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=mBus4GGsyb4)

[youtube:2d70dtod]http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=mBus4GGsyb4[/youtube:2d70dtod]
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 15, 2008, 11:21:40 PM
Antonia, what can I say in my defense?  I am a shameless opportunist; I saw an opportunity to poke fun at Stevie because pit bulls have been in the news a lot recently.  In fact, you should blame it all on Sarah Palin, she started it.

I responded to your comment at Birth Pangs with one of my own.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on September 15, 2008, 11:31:58 PM
It's just that I have seen how these dogs have suffered so much because of a few bad apples -- I am talking irresponsible owners -- and the media and that asshole Michael Bryant. A lot of people and dog organizations, including humane societies, are fighting the breed specific legislation, spending too much money of their own, and money that could go to rescuing dogs of all kinds.

If you saw how many are at the Toronto Humane Society right now.  :(

And I also know of some perfectly good dogs who were euthanized just because neighbours complained.

I am a member of the Dog Legislation group on Facebook and, right now, we're asking everybody to go to The Toronto Sun and vote NO in their stupid poll.
http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4680287053 (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4680287053)
http://www.torontosun.com/poll/ (http://www.torontosun.com/poll/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: anne cameron on September 16, 2008, 12:49:19 AM
I bought my daughter an american pit bull.  We called her Guardian Angel.  Yes, she was a challenge to train, but she was a treasure all her life.  Every little kid in the family, every little kid who visited , played with her.  She lived a long life, and when she went deaf and could no longer hear us calling her we trained her to respond to hand and arm movements.  At night she'd go outside to check on everything on the farm and I called her back in by turning out the lights in the house, then standing on the porch with a flashlight.  And here she'd come, at top speed.

Pit bulls are not the problem and they never have been.  It is the arseholes who mistreat them and train them to be fighters.

The most truly savage and uncontrollable dog I ever met was a jack russel terror.  I have a significant scar on my arm from that little bastard!

I have never been bitten by a pit bull.

And Steven Harper is a much bigger threat to us all than all the pit bulls in the country.

But I did howl with laughter at Gorgeous Bones' piece!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on September 16, 2008, 12:57:02 AM
Amen to that anne.

Steve Harper is so heinous that I don't think any creature on this earth is comparable. Sure that's an over-the-top statement but I just feel that comparing him to a defenseless creature, which most if not all are compared to human development ambitions, just doesn't seem right. But we do have our cultural stereotypes that work to make a point. IOW, I too enjoyed dBO's BP entry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on September 16, 2008, 04:12:16 AM
Manji's opinion reminds me of...well...the flip side of the fanatic coin.  One of the problems of the less tolerant variants of Islam is that their adherents tend to treat religion as a divine vending machine.  Put in observances and divine favour emerges.  This seems to be the same thing to me; put in your desired reading, and tolerance emerges.

The truth is that it's a much more organic process that doesn't lend itself to five-minute explanations.  And expecting Muslim communities and societies not to see immediately through transparent attempts to read established tradition out of the text seems to me to be rather naive and possibly a little insulting.

Nevertheless, my perspective on Manji has changed if for no other reason than she's not a virulent neocon like Hirsi Ali.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 16, 2008, 06:13:04 AM
She has never got past talking as though she was the brightest student in the class. Gee, if everyone would just learn what I know, the whole world would work! In that way, she is a lot like Elizabeth May, imho.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 16, 2008, 08:21:54 AM
Joe Biden lights a fire for the people (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002045.shtml)
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Post by: fern hill on September 16, 2008, 09:06:46 AM
No vid for me. I read it at TPM. Damn fine speech. Keep it up, Joe.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 16, 2008, 09:57:53 AM
Choice and the Election (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/choice-and-the-election/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 16, 2008, 10:04:48 AM
Cross border neoconservatism (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/cross-border-neoconservatism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 16, 2008, 01:58:01 PM
JJ did the more fun Biden vid this morning. (http://unrepentantoldhippie.blogspot.com/2008/09/more-of-this-please.html)

You guys, we could have a movement here. AR, JJ, Dr Prole, and I are already working to get Biden recognized as the superior sex symbol. This could go somewhere, eh?   :mrgreen:

ETA: Sorry I didn't link to JJ earlier: I was following her, but there were also two -- count 'em, two -- hearings, SJC and HJC, that I was trying to follow as well, just too much for this tiny aging brain to cope with very well all at once. And then someone rang my doorbell. I hate that part the most.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 16, 2008, 04:26:07 PM
Eek! More Pro-Choice Terrism! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/eek-more-pro-choice-terrism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 17, 2008, 06:40:34 AM
Carrying water for elephants (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/carrying-water-for-elephants.html)

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"In a time of economic uncertainty, I do think the country needs a strong government that's able to govern," Mr. Harper told journalists in Toronto. "My concern is that obviously, going forward, that we have a government that's going to be sabotaged by a bunch of parties who don't want our economy to be successful."

Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 17, 2008, 01:18:09 PM
Mike Harris the Sequel (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/mike-harris-the-sequel/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 17, 2008, 04:01:39 PM
The Anti-establishment card. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/17/anti-establishment-marginalization/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 17, 2008, 07:20:48 PM
I hate memes... (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/17/i-hate-memes/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 17, 2008, 07:31:56 PM
I think this is a dastardly plot to make us all reveal how old we are.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 18, 2008, 05:49:02 AM
Happy Working for Free Day (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/happy-working-for-free-day.html)

Happy Aboriginal Women Working for Free Day roughly coincides with Canada Day.

h/t Gigi
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 18, 2008, 01:40:31 PM
Hm. Maybe not pro-choice terrism (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/hm-maybe-not-pro-choice-terrism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 18, 2008, 03:35:09 PM
There’s something about Palin that’s just like … (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/theres-something-about-palin-thats-just-like/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: anne cameron on September 18, 2008, 05:03:36 PM
It's certainly Jump On Sara Paline time.  I detest pretty much everything she stands for, and I'm sure she and I couldn't be in the same room five minutes without some low-rent physicality starting to happen and some blood shed.

And yet there's a part of me is shaking it's head and feeling very sorry for her because this poor nit wit has been USED so often in her life she has begun to think it's all her own idea and she's "winning".  We've all known the youngster this dupe used to be: a pretty girl whose looks are more important to those around her than her brain ever will be.  She did what was expected, she pleased, she pleased, she pleased and whatever it was she managed to do in school, when she left the small pond she found out she wasn't much of a frog at all, it took what, six different colleges and a number of abortive attempts before she finally managed to get some kind of grad paper and get back to the little pond.

And before you can turn around three times, she's pregnant in a culture which enforces shotgun marriages, so she does what was expected and gets married and now she's got five kids, which doesn't take a lot of brains, and she ran for mayor and won and...and who nominated her and why...all the way through her dubious career other people have been shoving her to the forefront...let Sarah do it...and here she is and a man who might well be significantly senile chooses her for Veep and there she is reading from a teleprompter, words someone else wrote,  words she has to make her own and make sound appealing and...and the poor cluck is still trying to please, still doing what other people tell her is expected, and really, what is there about her that is actually HER?  She's been put together by other people, for their reasons, not hers, to fulfill their needs not hers, and now there she is and people who do not like what she represents are digging through the compost bin of her past history, while people who do like what she represents are still cheering for their own reasons.

I wonder if she ever looks in the mirror and asks "is this really my life?"

I wouldn't vote for her, or for anybody who thought like her or behaved like her, but there are times I feel downright sorry for her.  It doesn't last long, mind you !  before I get too swamped by glurgic pity I remember some of the nastiness she has done, like making survivors of rape pay for their own rape kits, or cutting funding to special olympics or ...y'know, the truly petty and nasty things, the things so very similar to the kind of shite Steeeeeevie has pulled.  Nyah nyah see what I can do?  That'll show you!

That very pettiness is indicative of how hollow these sad gits are.  That they think that kind of stinginess and vindictiveness demonstrates their ability to lead is scarey.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 19, 2008, 07:31:05 AM
The Toronto 18/Paintball 11/Tim Horten's 10 video footage (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/toronto-18paintball-11tim-hortens-10.html)
Does anyone remember that parliament was reviewing its Anti-terrorism Act at the time these arrests were made?


Anne : "Few people are sufficiently discerning to appreciate all the evil they do." ~ Rochefoucauld
I'm pretty sure Palin isn't one of them.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 07:33:39 AM
Alison -- brill, but fix sp of Horton's in your title.
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Post by: Alison on September 19, 2008, 08:18:49 AM
Oh noes spelidz misteak! Hatez. Two lates now.
How the hell I managed to spell it properly at Creekside and get it wrong at the Beav two minutes later...
Thanks for your very clever leading question, Skdadl. I left you a response.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 08:52:36 AM
Dave hasn't given you the keys to teh back door? I don't know what I would do if I couldn't go back a half-dozen times to fix up all the misteaks I make every time I post. It's amazin' what you can't see until you publish.

I'm reading this (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/23/f-anti-terrorism-act.html) right now to try to get the gov history of this farce straight in mind. Is hard to keep timelines for so many different scandals all in head at same time. Is impossible, actually.
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Post by: anne cameron on September 19, 2008, 09:06:15 AM
Hey!!!  Tahsis is remote, Tahsis has lots of mountains to scale.  Tahsis has lots of ocean so terrists can zip around in boats.  Zipping boats always make for good footage; water spraying suggests an air of danger and adventure and..y'know...?

So
Organize ourselves a bit here.  Get someone working on making contact with CSIS and RCMP and ...name a figure and make it large, umpteen millyuns sounds good...we can round up some of the homeless, be sure to bring a few kids because we want to be able to show that this threat is inter-generational (will someone think of the chlluns?)...we promise them someplace to sleep (I have camping gear and can borrow a tent), we feed them (veggie truck due in today so we can stock up on spuds), then we get them cavorting around in the bush (sorry, no snow, but we haz shadowy places and lots of "cover" and can snap twigs effectively for sound of menace shit...)...

umpteen millyuns'd pay the costs of this site for a while, eh...I have NO idea where to get paintball guns and we probably can't afford them until the first payment is made on the umpteen millyuns but we can flash kitchen knives and maybe do some night stuff with little bottles of camping propane...some barbeque starter stuff...

Howz about "the tahsis ten"?  "The mountain mob"?  
"they strike by sea"???
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Post by: matttbastard on September 19, 2008, 09:32:20 AM
$22 billion to Afghanistan; empty promises and hollow apologies to Canada's First Nations communities (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/sober-assessmentsober-assessment/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 19, 2008, 09:44:20 AM
Anne : It doesn't sound too difficult, does it?
You can make the wolf and bear noises (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080616.wterror_trial0616/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostview).
Actually I don't know if we could attract any adherents all the way up to Tahsis. Most of these camps seem to set up tent in the suburbs. Suburbanites annoyed by the campfires and paintball and making a formal complaint was how this crew got discovered.

Skdadl : ATA cliff notes (http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/antiter/faq/index.html)
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Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 10:29:51 AM
Cliff's/Coles Notes indeed.

Y'know what's got me going now? There they are again! Referring to the Commons as "the House." Yeeeee. Fingernails on blackboard. I'm searching around gov sites trying to find someone I can write to about the protocol. Maybe I should try the GG.
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Post by: Debra on September 19, 2008, 10:57:44 AM
Harper Smoked in Welland (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/harper-smoked-in-welland/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: 'lance on September 19, 2008, 11:46:21 AM
Quote from: skdadl
Cliff's/Coles Notes indeed.

Y'know what's got me going now? There they are again! Referring to the Commons as "the House." Yeeeee. Fingernails on blackboard. I'm searching around gov sites trying to find someone I can write to about the protocol. Maybe I should try the GG.

I dunno skdadl, so far as I know parliamentarians have always referred to the Commons, casually, as "the House," and to the Senate as "the other place." That's the reason, for example, the CBC Radio Saturday-morning show is called (and has always been called) "The House." This is everyday, unofficial usage, so appeals to "protocol" probably won't carry much weight.

I'm guessing it's the resemblance to the USian "House" (as in House of Representatives) that grates, especially in an era in which dough-heads like Jason Kenney talk of party leaders' "running mates." But as I say, I don't think this is a particularly new usage. Perhaps, if it's more ubiquitous nowadays, it's because journalists are trying harder to sound like insiders.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 11:50:14 AM
A CBC radio program has always been called that? How far back does "always" go?

Sniff. skdadl is not inclined to accept this. *points nose upwards*
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Post by: deBeauxOs on September 19, 2008, 12:13:03 PM
It's been known forever in Ottawa as La Chambre (des communes) or in English, "The House".  I guess that it's something that Torontonites might not know.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 12:18:11 PM
But lagatta told me that the French expression was "la chambre basse," which makes sense to me. That makes a Canadian distinction -- "the lower house." That's ok.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 19, 2008, 12:28:29 PM
Quote from: skdadl
But lagatta told me that the French expression was "la chambre basse," which makes sense to me. That makes a Canadian distinction -- "the lower house." That's ok.
Perhaps in Montréal or Québec city?  Certainly in Europe.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 19, 2008, 12:43:34 PM
Support for Mothers and Babies (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/support-for-mothers-and-babies/)

and

Blue Sweater Campaign Continues to Unravel (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/blue-sweater-campaign-continues-to-unravel/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: 'lance on September 19, 2008, 02:03:11 PM
Quote from: skdadl
A CBC radio program has always been called that? How far back does "always" go?

Er... well certainly twenty years or so. It was around then that I started listening to it, leastways. (Having moved away from downtown Toronto, and gone beyond the Tweed Curtain -- i.e., to Oak Bay, Victoria -- I decided to embrace my inner geek).

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Sniff. skdadl is not inclined to accept this. *points nose upwards*

Well, perhaps skdadl will change her tune when offered a seat in... well, the other place.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 19, 2008, 02:25:47 PM
The Conservative Conspiracy (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/the-conservative-conspiracy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: 'lance on September 19, 2008, 04:22:01 PM
Quote from: skdadl
A CBC radio program has always been called that? How far back does "always" go?

Sorry for the pendantry...

(CHORUS (weary)

No you're not, 'lance...)

... but it looks like "always" goes back over thirty years. (http://archives.cbc.ca/programs/729-14725/page/1/) The mountains were still cooling then, if I remember right.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 04:43:42 PM
No way. Everything since 1980 is short-term memory.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: 'lance on September 19, 2008, 05:00:44 PM
Would that it were. Wasn't someone around here wishing for a rewind button?

None of that, of course, amounted to age-snarkiness (it never does, a few comments from the peanut gallery notwithstanding). In truth I've felt considerably older than my chronological age this week. Just starting to get over the nastiest flu I can recall. Whole week a write-off -- never made it to the office, and just when I'd started enjoying my job again, for the first time in a while, and cleared away a whole bunch of the backlog. Ah well, two steps forward, one-and-a-half back.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 19, 2008, 05:12:49 PM
Eve Ensler: Security and Insecurity (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/eve-ensler-security/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 19, 2008, 05:32:49 PM
To our national shame (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002049.shtml)

h/t Toe.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 20, 2008, 08:25:12 AM
Ritzeriosis (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/ritzeriosis.html)
Blatchford! :pukey:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on September 20, 2008, 08:30:50 AM
Why am I not surprised that Blatchford would have taken part in some of the most juvenile "one-of-the-boys" behaviour of journos in the days of hard-drinking, hard-smoking, snorting and talking about women as bits of meat?

Though none of the journalists I knew would have taken part in a death pool for Terry Fox. They reserved that stuff for people they hated, at least.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 20, 2008, 08:13:30 PM
There's a dozen posts up at the Beav already today so I've left this one at Creekside for now but I wanted you all to know about it :

Canada to integrate with EU? (http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2008/09/canada-to-integrate-with-eu.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on September 20, 2008, 08:45:02 PM
Women's and families' issues in Canadian politics: Part I (http://newfeministmom.blogspot.com/2008/09/womens-and-families-issues-in-canadian.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 20, 2008, 09:01:22 PM
Welcome, saraline.  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 20, 2008, 09:11:13 PM
Youpi!  A new feminist blogger.  Bienvenue!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on September 20, 2008, 10:20:48 PM
Welcome saraline (Feminist Mom in Montreal)!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 20, 2008, 11:45:39 PM
How many Canadians, old and young must die ..... (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/how-many-canadians-old-and-young-must-die/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on September 21, 2008, 12:52:16 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome. :)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 21, 2008, 08:02:18 AM
Hello, saraline.  :tbwave:

Alison, I see that Dave has a post up at the Beav redirecting to you. Well, y'know. What are blog buddies for?  ;)    :grouphug
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 21, 2008, 09:15:51 AM
I'd like to thank my mother, my father, and the entire population of Medicine Hat, not to mention ... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002053.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 21, 2008, 09:54:41 AM
Socially santioned scapegoats (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/socially-sanctioned-scapegoats/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 21, 2008, 01:16:11 PM
John McCain and "the power of war" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/the-power-of-war/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 21, 2008, 07:46:01 PM
The economic fundamentals are strong, and your eyes are getting very heavy ... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002055.shtml)

A tribute to  ACR and JJ.

Honestly: these guys are sick.

ETA: By "these guys," I do not mean ACR and JJ. I mean those other guys.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on September 22, 2008, 12:30:49 AM
The kids these days use "sick" as a compliment, I'm told.

As in, "A new rollercoaster ride?  That's sick!"
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 22, 2008, 10:54:16 AM
Harper's listserv hacked (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/pmo-listserv-hacked/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 22, 2008, 10:57:39 AM
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 22, 2008, 02:09:56 PM
Bring Chris Reid Back! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/bring-chris-reid-back/)

I hope the feed has been fixed. I really want this one up at PB.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on September 22, 2008, 02:19:20 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 22, 2008, 02:35:00 PM
Updated from the You Can't Make This Shit Up Department (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/bring-chris-reid-back/).  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on September 22, 2008, 03:21:01 PM
:lol:  Stop it fern please. I can't get any work done.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 22, 2008, 05:51:26 PM
Glenn Greenwald: Right-Wing hypocrisy is "healthy" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/greenwald-hypocrisy-is-healthy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on September 22, 2008, 05:58:57 PM
Women's and families issues in Canadian politics: Part II (Liberals) (http://newfeministmom.blogspot.com/2008/09/womens-and-families-issues-in-canadian_21.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 22, 2008, 06:45:41 PM
Compare and Contrast. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/compare-and-contrast/) Inspired by JJ's blogpost about Steinem and Schlafly.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 22, 2008, 09:22:05 PM
Naomi Klein on the banking crisis. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/klein-bailout/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 22, 2008, 10:04:24 PM
Will the Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement out-NAFTA NAFTA? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/will-canada-eu-free-trade-agreement-out.html)

Both the Libs and Cons are on board with yet another CCCE-driven trade deal the rest of us are not invited to. Hooo boy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 22, 2008, 10:35:02 PM
Bring Chris Reid back! (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/bring-chris-reid-back.html)  ;)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 23, 2008, 08:40:18 AM
This is how Conservatives Care for Kids (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/this-is-how-conservatives-care-for-kids/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 23, 2008, 08:52:50 AM
We need an HR lawyer on this board. I believe that that would be a Charter violation, but I don't know.

It's so true, though, isn't it? As the world collapses in disasters around us, we need to remember that the real problem is the fifteen-year-olds.  :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on September 23, 2008, 09:36:47 AM
Gilles Duceppe just lit into Harper on Radio-Canada about that. He was in fighting form about such an issue - obviously, this meant very young teens would be tried as adults and find themselves in universities for crime - going in "bad kids" and coming out hardened career criminals.

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«L'université du crime pour un enfant de 14 ans, ça s'appelle la prison. Vous pouvez être sûr qu'il sera un criminel endurci quand il va sortir de là. Ça n'a pas de bon sens», a insisté Gilles Duceppe, en réagissant aux mesures annoncées plus tôt ce matin par Stephen Harper.

«Les conservateurs sont comme les républicains aux États-Unis, ce sera plus d'armes dans les rues et plus de monde dans les prisons», a insisté le chef du Bloc pendant toute la journée, à la radio comme à la télé.

"Ca n'a aucun bon sens" - Gilles Duceppe (http://www2.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/federales2008/archives/2008/09/20080923-085700.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 23, 2008, 09:43:12 AM
"more weapons on the streets and more people in prisons" YEP.

I like Gilles, he is the only one talking plainly.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 23, 2008, 10:38:13 AM
Catholic Church: Lies and Now Threats (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/catholic-church-lies-and-now-threats/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 23, 2008, 11:12:56 AM
Hé! fern hill you're working my corner there.   :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 23, 2008, 11:56:56 AM
I thought you were more of a serious theological critic of the Church. Me, I just criticize bullshit and threats.  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on September 23, 2008, 03:00:49 PM
Women's and families' issues in Canadian politics: Part III (Bloc Quebecois and Green Party) (http://newfeministmom.blogspot.com/2008/09/womens-and-families-issues-in-canadian_23.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on September 23, 2008, 07:05:11 PM
PETA asks Ben and Jerry's to replace cows with women (http://newfeministmom.blogspot.com/2008/09/peta-asks-ben-and-jerrys-to-replace.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: 'lance on September 23, 2008, 07:34:22 PM
I'm surprised at PETA. For once, though perhaps without half knowing what they were doing, they've produced a piece of old-style satire -- deadpan, straight-faced, not intended to please or amuse.

Of course, it just reinforces the point that old-style, deadpan, straight-faced satire, a la Jonathan Swift, has a tendency to bitterness, misanthropy, and even troglodytic conservatism.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 23, 2008, 09:16:42 PM
- picked up pale's 'lowered expectations' vid' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/lowered-expectations/)

- linked to saraline's post -- PETA = WTF?! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/peta-misogyny/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 24, 2008, 10:25:25 AM
Let Them All Debate  . . . Or None (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/let-them-all-debate-or-none/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 24, 2008, 10:53:21 AM
Hmmn. That's actually an interesting problem. My first impulse was to laugh, but the guy has got a point. It's a complex issue.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 24, 2008, 10:55:37 AM
From the Archives: Elizabeth May (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/from-the-archives-elizabeth-may/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on September 24, 2008, 12:17:54 PM
HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!


Desperately seeking a couple of women, asap, who can talk to me about the Mad Men era sexism in the office, plus corsets and bullet bras etc.
They need not have worked in advertising but in any large office. Need not even have watched the show, but it would help.
Know anybody? Mother, aunt, sister, friend, co-worker, you??????
Me, I am on the cusp, as I started working part-time in my (much) older sister's law firm when I was 12.
Need to talk to somebody else today for a feature today!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 24, 2008, 04:19:52 PM
Harper misleads on Economy (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/harper-misleds-on-economy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 24, 2008, 05:00:04 PM
Shorter John McCain. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/shorter-john-mccain/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 25, 2008, 08:12:13 AM
VANOC trademarks "with glowing hearts" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/vanoc-trademarks-with-glowing-hearts.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 25, 2008, 08:32:13 AM
Now, that's what Stephen Harper calls art. /snark
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 25, 2008, 09:09:18 AM
Conservatives Artfully Dodging Reality (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/conservatives-artfully-dodging-reality/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 25, 2008, 10:43:11 AM
Make-Believe Time Over. . . For the Moment (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/make-believe-time-over-for-the-moment/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 25, 2008, 01:18:21 PM
Just a bit of fun

Conservative Creativity (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/conservative-creativity/)

and another serious one Conservatives Rethink Age of Consent (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/conservatives-rethink-age-of-consent/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 25, 2008, 02:19:42 PM
Who's Most "Accountable" Now (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/whos-most-accountable-now.html)?

Can't believe how much this report has made the hurt come back. Have actually started crying. I don't cry. Please help spread far and wide.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 25, 2008, 02:42:06 PM
I'm on a writing frenzy today  :lol:

Harper is...The Bubble Boy (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/harper-isthe-bubble-boy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 25, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
Miss Emily Litella supports PETA but not BLANCHE (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/miss-emily-litella-supports-peta-but-not-blanche/)  :mrgreen: fern hill made me do it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 25, 2008, 07:44:33 PM
Yay for the mighty fern hill! That's wonderful, dBO. You channel Gilda awfully well.  Brava!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 26, 2008, 01:06:02 PM
A good start (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002060.shtml)

This is transplant's Wall Street sign.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 26, 2008, 05:36:25 PM
The Grits Go There (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/the-grits-go-there/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 27, 2008, 09:53:48 AM
Go read: Another R.E.A.L. Con job (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/another-real-con-job/)

Please link to it if you're a member of Progressive Bloggers; it's the only way that it will show up there.  :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 27, 2008, 10:56:40 AM
9/11 changed everything about Steve's election campaign (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/911-changed-everything-about-steves.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 27, 2008, 12:11:45 PM
I Heart Conservative Ethics (Almost as Much as Conservatives Heart Uppity Women) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/conservative-ethics/)

(BP link -- managed to resist snarking @ Tribe for the still-unresolved PB issues.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 27, 2008, 12:21:53 PM
Merci mattt! :kiss

"with glowing hearts" nyah, nyah, nyah VANOC!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 27, 2008, 12:45:15 PM
DBO : Did you see the anonymous comment left at Challenging the Commonplace (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/whos-most-accountable-now.html) yesterday in her post about Luke?
Would love to know just who that was.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on September 27, 2008, 01:03:24 PM
Indeed that comment was just loaded with self-righteous condescension and she has the nerve to call herself a Feminist!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 27, 2008, 02:10:37 PM
Glad to see more people writing about this.

Broke my heart when I read what happened in Halifax. How sad for the women who might have been helped with just a bit of that money. Can't imagine how terrible the remaining board members must be feeling.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 27, 2008, 05:38:08 PM
Just added a new post about the Luke affair and sent readers over to dBO and Matt.

Who's Most Accountable Now? - P2 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/whos-most-accountable-now-p2.html)

Does anyone remember, or was there any discussion at BnR, back when Con MPs were practically begging their constituents to apply for SWC grants? It was in the papers for a brief while.

My sense was that having slashed the grant eligibility criteria and returned the $5M to the Women's Program, Oda & Co. were suffering from a dirth of grant apps.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 28, 2008, 04:39:16 PM
Two Can Play at That Game (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/two-can-play-at-that-game/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 28, 2008, 10:56:53 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
DBO : Did you see the anonymous comment left at Challenging the Commonplace yesterday in her post about Luke?
Would love to know just who that was.
I just read that and left a response to her verbiage, in support of Chrystal Ocean's first post.   :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 28, 2008, 11:42:26 PM
Really appreciate that dBo.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 29, 2008, 07:17:29 AM
A mighty wind blows up the arse of the CBC (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/09/mighty-wind-blows-up-arse-of-cbc.html)

Cowards.

Canadian Cynic links to dBO (http://canadiancynic.blogspot.com/2008/09/heh_27.html)  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 29, 2008, 08:29:27 AM
Republican men are sexually inadequate, and CBC executives need to grow a pair -- balls, ovaries, I don't care.  Jonathan Kay and Fox News scare them?  :rant2:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on September 29, 2008, 11:11:33 AM
Great comment at the Beav, Skdadl  :applause: I fronted it and suggested people forward it to the CBC ombudman. Can't believe the CBC is willing to stand around in a puddle of urine over 300 crayola emails.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 29, 2008, 11:30:02 AM
Thx -- I'm working on alternatives: "Republican men and CBC executives are lousy lovers" -- after the famous Helen Lawrenson article?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on September 29, 2008, 12:56:41 PM
Am trying to keep the AWEDA/Luke topic stoked.

Stories of Poverty in the First Person (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/podcasts-stories-of-poverty-in-first_28.html)

This is an updated post to include the announcement of two new podcasts (E15, E16) and expanded to include mention - for the fans of the podcasts who otherwise don't usually visit my blog - of my comparison of this project to the one discontinued by AWEDA due to the Rosamond Luke scam.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Gigi on September 29, 2008, 01:59:52 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Republican men are sexually inadequate

Extrapolating from their Canadian equivalents, I wouldn't say "inadequate" exactly, just somewhat boring and uninventive.  :whis:

ETA: at least with women.  What they do on their own (*cough*cough*2 wetsuits*cough*) or with other men is up for speculation.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 29, 2008, 03:40:55 PM
More on Sarah Palin and Book-Banning (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/palin-book-banning/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 29, 2008, 05:20:48 PM
The advantage of abortion: the Cons and C-484 (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/the-advantage-of-abortion-the-cons-and-c-484/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 29, 2008, 05:34:03 PM
Hee. I know why you titled it that, dBO.  ;) Off to read now.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 29, 2008, 06:03:24 PM
Battling Beatles (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002064.shtml)

Pawltics make me sick. But what can we do?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on September 29, 2008, 07:11:33 PM
Bailout rant. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/the-77768-point-plunge/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 29, 2008, 10:32:34 PM
Listening for Dog-Whistles (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/listening-for-dog-whistles/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on September 30, 2008, 07:06:56 AM
rabble is running an election blog (http://election.rabble.ca/post/52389981/doing-the-blog-circuit). Looky who gets mentioned there.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 30, 2008, 08:18:13 AM
Congrats!

Remember, Canada is not the United States (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/remember-canada-is-not-the-united-states/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on September 30, 2008, 09:56:58 AM
The more things change... (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/09/the-more-things-change/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on September 30, 2008, 10:38:47 AM
Quote from: fern hill
rabble is running an election blog. Looky who gets mentioned there.  ;)
Looky who wrote it.  :mrgreen:

Harpocrites Dodge Homicide Charge (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/09/harpocrites-dodge-homicide-charge/). This is a bit of a stretch, but fern hill and I have momentum going here.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 30, 2008, 11:32:59 AM
pogge and mahigan and I each have things up at our place right now. My shoulders are too sore to do any more links for a while -- just click on my website.

Steve has been caught plagiarizing. Tsk tsk.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on September 30, 2008, 07:18:32 PM
Mee-ee-ee-OW! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002069.shtml)

All credit to k'in.

ETA: You get some good Rossini with that post. I love that duet.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 01, 2008, 07:11:27 AM
Attack of the Clones - introducing Stephen Harper (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/attack-of-clones-introducing-stephen.html)

CP : "Harper speech lifted from Aussie PM makes worldwide headlines"
World stage again. Heh.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 01, 2008, 08:37:56 AM
Cynical Prediction (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/prediction/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 01, 2008, 05:07:57 PM
R.E.A.L. Abstinence™ … Now with photos and YouTube. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/real-abstinence%e2%84%a2-now-with-photos-and-youtube/)

It's the revised classic, fluffed up in Heather’s honour and dedicated to the multitudes of sexually inadequate Republican males.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 01, 2008, 05:12:54 PM
Yeah, hey, I heard that too, that Republican men are sexually inadequate, and CBC executives are even worse. Pass it on.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 01, 2008, 06:45:58 PM
On Gwen Ifill, White Privilege and Working the Refs (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/working-the-refs/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on October 02, 2008, 11:29:05 AM
BP Will Eat Crow (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/bp-will-eat-crow/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Biobabe on October 02, 2008, 04:59:13 PM
This came after reading a book review in Herizons Magazine about a creative writer telling her students to write about their scars.  So I wrote.

http://challengingthecommonplace.blogsp (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogsp) ... heart.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Biobabe on October 02, 2008, 05:00:16 PM
that should be http://challengingthecommonplace.blogsp ... heart.html (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/10my-scarred-heart.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Biobabe on October 02, 2008, 05:18:55 PM
Ok, so I'm new at this stuff.  Here we go again:

My Scarred Heart (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-scarred-heart.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 02, 2008, 05:53:20 PM
You've got it!   :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on October 02, 2008, 07:31:47 PM
Hey, you gals changed the look! I like it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 02, 2008, 11:41:45 PM
The Debate (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/the-debate/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 03, 2008, 11:41:18 AM
Project Censored 2009 - "the news that didn't make the news" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/from-project-censored-their-top-25.html)
.
A joint venture of I think 20 US campuses, watchdogging and fact-checking the corporate media.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 03, 2008, 12:13:19 PM
Excellent, alison  :applause:

Chew up Stephen Harper and spit him out! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/chew-up-stephen-harper-and-spit-him-out/) at Birth Pangs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 03, 2008, 05:38:09 PM
The 2008 VP Debate: Winking and Nodding Off (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/2008-vp-debate/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 04, 2008, 03:32:25 PM
Former NDP Candidate McKeever (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/ndp-candidate-mckeever/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on October 04, 2008, 07:55:59 PM
I have a cold and I'm in a piss poor mood (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-have-cold-and-im-in-piss-poor-mood.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 04, 2008, 08:12:44 PM
sparks blogs! I can vote for that!   :applause:

(Although I disagree with some of that, sparks. But it's late. Have a cozy night, chick.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on October 04, 2008, 09:55:34 PM
Thanks skdadl.  :)

No doubt, there are things you disagree with. There might be things I disagree with tomorrow.  :D

I just had to get my frustrations off my congested chest. I just want Harper to lose FULL STOP.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 05, 2008, 07:27:10 AM
That was kind of rude of me, eh? Just to say that and then leave, but I was srsly flagging at the time. Sorry, sparks.

I understand all too well general expressions of frustration, but I still think that it is more important to understand where we are, even if it's a bad place, and to stick to principle. Harper may get away with this because Canadians aren't scared enough about the economy yet -- they will be, but they aren't yet, which is why he leapt now. There isn't a lot we can do to change that before the election. I'm not opposed to ABC in those few ridings where it would make a difference, but it also has its dangers, to me, anyway, thinking from principle. I'm really sorry that Canadians still don't pay attention to the real power structures, but they don't, so it is going to be education and real politics rather than the election that we will have to go on working at.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 05, 2008, 08:22:30 AM
Toxic toys, now with 700 times more lead, and coffee with flame retardant (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/toxic-toys-now-with-700-times-more-lead.html)
We can't enforce a recall of this stuff?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 05, 2008, 12:11:44 PM
We can, of course, drop the names of the manufacturers -- Nestle, Mars -- all over the place and hit them where they live.   :D

Oh, I so want to see Tony Clement scared.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 05, 2008, 01:27:09 PM
McCain's Economic Strategy: Obama is a SCARY BLACK RADICAL! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/mccains-economic-strategy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on October 05, 2008, 04:57:33 PM
Good one Mattt, and unbelievable they are underneath even the rocks moss.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 06, 2008, 01:31:38 PM
D.J. Plagerize (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/dj-plagerize/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 06, 2008, 01:50:21 PM
We are fucked. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/happy-market-meltdown-monday/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 07, 2008, 05:35:44 AM
SPP and Election '08 : From Star Wars to listeriosis (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/spp-and-election-08-from-star-wars-to.html)

I was looking something up at the CCCE, and dang if it wasn't them who proposed a 5% cut in each government department's operating budget, the 5% cut the Trade Dept later imposed on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 07, 2008, 10:39:44 AM
"It's Palin doing the pallin' " (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/its-palin-doin-the-pallin/)

Couldn't resist blogging brebis noire's find.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 07, 2008, 12:40:02 PM
Bobblehead Steve (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/bobblehead-steve-and-book-of-steve.html)

The Canadian Tourism Commission's mascot. Really.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on October 07, 2008, 06:57:42 PM
Weasel Words (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/10/weasel-words-harpers-platform-is.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on October 07, 2008, 07:30:59 PM
Great post, sparqui. Your blog should be added to the list at the bottom of TAT. And how about Prog Blogs?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on October 07, 2008, 07:45:32 PM
Thanks fern. I'm not sure how I go about these things. I would love to be on Debra's list.

As for ProgBlogs, they kind of scare me. Plus, I don't feel I post frequently enough to get on there. I thought I should post something before leaving for Nova Scotia. We have a scattering of ashes ceremony to attend.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 07, 2008, 07:59:07 PM
Commented.   :applause: sparqui.  You can guest post at Birth Pangs too, if you feel the inclination.   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 07, 2008, 08:34:37 PM
I know at one time I had added you sparqui don't know where it went but it's back. Added your feed to the Blogging Change too. No voting or lib fan boys there but you are in good company regardless.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on October 07, 2008, 09:13:09 PM
Thanks Debra and dBO.

Must be the cold meds keeping my adrenalin going -- I cobbled another one:

Harper launches his coffee table book (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/10/harper-launches-his-coffee-table-book.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 07, 2008, 10:49:35 PM
- Judge Orders Release of Unlawfully Held Uighur Prisoners (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/uighur-prisoners-released/)

- Dow Drops Another 500 Points, Closes at a 5 Year Low; TSX Drops Over 400 Points, Lowest Close Since 2005 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/dow-drops-tsx-drops/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 08, 2008, 01:56:43 PM
Unintended pregnancy: Ooops I did it again. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/unintended-pregnancy-ooops-i-did-it-again/)  Merci to fern hill!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on October 08, 2008, 04:09:01 PM
Shh. . . Fetus Fetishists Celebrate MASSIVE Victory! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/shhh-fetus-fetishists-celebrate-massive-victory/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 08, 2008, 09:53:07 PM
Obama: Maoist or Stalinst? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/wankers-of-the-day/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 09, 2008, 07:51:17 AM
Blood Test for Down's Syndrome in the Works (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/blood-test-for-downs-syndrome-in-the-works/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 09, 2008, 10:20:52 AM
Beavers Fight Climate Change (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/beavers-fight-climate-change/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 09, 2008, 01:58:00 PM
Harper's Full of Ship Again (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/harpers-full-of-ship-again/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on October 09, 2008, 02:30:45 PM
Yet another reason to vote for 'That One' (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/yet-another-reason-to-vote-for-that-one/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 09, 2008, 04:08:56 PM
SPP : We're getting better all the time (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/spp-were-getting-better-all-time.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 09, 2008, 05:00:39 PM
Joe Six-Pack in PA (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/joe-six-pack-in-pa/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 09, 2008, 05:11:50 PM
Paris for President the Campaign Continues (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/paris-for-president-the-campaign-continues/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 09, 2008, 05:30:29 PM
Joe Six-Pack in OH (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/joe-six-pack-in-oh/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 09, 2008, 06:22:41 PM
John Sidney McChickenshit III (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/john-sidney-mcchickenshit-iii/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 09, 2008, 06:50:04 PM
Guilt by Association (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/guilt-by-association/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 09, 2008, 08:12:04 PM
Man, they must be scared. And that's the upside.

The downside is that this is so bleeding dangerous. Watching McCain nod and smile at the lies is simply sickening. He's doing Scorched Earth. It's just awful, and I don't know how they will recover from it when the election is over.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on October 09, 2008, 10:10:21 PM
Test (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/test/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 09, 2008, 10:56:15 PM
...and birth pangs is back on the main page of PB  :applause:  :applause: :yay:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 10, 2008, 02:29:52 AM
the regina mom on North American Union, Listeriosis, TILMA & the Stephen Harper Party (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/north-american-union-listeriosis-tilma-the-stephen-harper-party/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 10, 2008, 06:32:01 AM
Sarah Palin's Secessionist Pal Speaks (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/sarah-palins-secessionist-pal/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: fern hill on October 10, 2008, 01:38:57 PM
Congratulations again, Dr. Morgentaler! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/congratulaltions-again-dr-morgentaler/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 10, 2008, 05:09:57 PM
Caption Fun (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/caption-fun/)

Conservatives hit new low (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/conservatives-hit-new-low/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 11, 2008, 01:20:14 PM
No cookies for McCain. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/be-respectful/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 11, 2008, 04:33:35 PM
Project Palin For a New American Century (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/project-palin-for-new-american-century.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 11, 2008, 08:02:13 PM
Torturing Democracy (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002087.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 12, 2008, 04:51:31 AM
trm says, Hey, Steve!  Thanks for this! (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/hey-steve-thanks-for-this/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 12, 2008, 03:47:22 PM
Two by two, to procreate as intended ... (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/two-by-two-to-procreate-as-intended/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 12, 2008, 09:27:39 PM
Really good call on the CAP thing, trm.
Like maybe Steve was thinking about it for whatever horrific reason we don't know about and so he slipped out that date instead. Not just a slip but the whole Freudian wardrobe.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 12, 2008, 11:34:41 PM
Palin attacks choice, yet offers nothing to families. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/palin-attacks-choice-yet-offers-nothing-to-families/) With one of the pics Toe has mentioned, Trig held like an awkward prop.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 13, 2008, 12:43:17 PM
"It's just a flesh wound ..." (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002089.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 13, 2008, 03:40:49 PM
I'm surprised it took this long for one of the True Blue Believers to lose the script and finally speak from the heart. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/conservative-abortion-debate/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 14, 2008, 07:06:45 PM
Shorter David Frum (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/shorter-david-frum/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 14, 2008, 08:01:19 PM
Christopher Buckley is shrill (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/quote-of-the-day-buckley/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 15, 2008, 11:08:38 AM
2008 Blog Action Day: Poverty (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/2008-blog-action-day-poverty/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 15, 2008, 08:55:43 PM
Debate Livetweeting! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/final-2008-presidential-debate/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 16, 2008, 02:19:26 PM
Chris Floyd: The money was always there (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/the-money-was-always-there/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on October 16, 2008, 03:02:53 PM
:hug: to Floyd and  :hug: to teh bastard.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on October 16, 2008, 07:08:31 PM
John McCain on women's ''health'' (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/10/the-thruth-is-o.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on October 16, 2008, 09:23:14 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Chris Floyd: The money was always there (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/the-money-was-always-there/)

From matttbastard's insert:
Quote
After all, every dollar spent by a public entity on public services and amenities was a dollar taken away from the private wheeler-dealers who could more usefully employ it in increasing the wealth of the elite — who would then allow some of their vast profits to “trickle down” to the lower orders.

While ARNOLD was running for governor of California his economic advisor was  none other than Warren Buffet - currently the only person on the earth richer than Billy Gates.

While ARNOLD was esposing the above sentiment, Warren was heard to muses that .. "No - the money does not disappear. It represents goods and services rendered and even in the hands of governments is still present"

The Governator quickly replaced Mr. Buffett with another, more doctrinair economic advisor.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 18, 2008, 10:23:36 AM
Hey, you guys! Today is pogge/POGGE's (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002099.shtml) fifth birthday. I didn't know -- he just sprang this on us. You could go and wave at him.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 18, 2008, 01:42:49 PM
:yay: Happy birthday POGGE!

Movie review from Isabel LaCoeur (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/mistress-of-spices/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 18, 2008, 04:14:27 PM
The Stench of Desperation (I am [not] Joe). (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/desperation-i-am-not-joe/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 18, 2008, 06:28:18 PM
Just Don't Call 'Em 'White Trash' (Mallick vindicated!) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/just-dont-call-em-white-trash/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 18, 2008, 06:33:30 PM
I'm just listening right now, mattt. What can I say?   :shock:
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Post by: matttbastard on October 19, 2008, 12:14:36 AM
Real and Unreal Americans (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/real-americans/).
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Post by: lagatta on October 19, 2008, 07:15:05 AM
I'd been thinking not only of the people murdered by far-right terrorism in Oklahoma City, but also of them damned effete N'Yarkers. Bunch of (nasty word for gay people), (nasty word for Jews), (several nasty words for people of colour, whether Black, Latino or ... Middle Eastern)... Not real Merkins.

And North Carolina actually DID secede from the US. Yep, over slavery.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 19, 2008, 05:32:56 PM
On Racial Solidarity and Outer Wingnuttia (Holy fuck -- Colin Powell is BLACK!) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/that-didnt-tale-long/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 20, 2008, 06:34:38 AM
The pipeline bombings, the media, and biblical solutions to WMDs (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/pipeline-bombing-media-and-biblical.html)
h/t Toe
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Post by: Alison on October 20, 2008, 03:23:42 PM
Dion resigns. Shit. Here comes the Ffeitangi Party. (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/dion-resigns.html)
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Post by: skdadl on October 20, 2008, 03:31:46 PM
:rotfl:
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Post by: matttbastard on October 20, 2008, 07:44:53 PM
Benedict Powell. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/spot-the-logical-fallacy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 20, 2008, 08:56:37 PM
Dion Steps Down (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/dion-steps-down/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 21, 2008, 10:50:32 AM
Anti-Choice - Anti-Truth (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/anti-choice-anti-truth/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 21, 2008, 03:20:18 PM
A Message For Sarah Palin (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/a-message-for-sarah-palin/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 21, 2008, 05:25:22 PM
The Banality of the Iacobucci report. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/the-road-to-hell/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 21, 2008, 05:59:56 PM
Good one, Mattt.  :applause:

Iacobucci Greywash into Canadian torture-by-proxy and rendition-lite (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/iacobucci-greywash-into-canadian.html) at the Beav

Doris's presser on same:
Quote
Our Government is moving forward on comprehensive and robust security and intelligence review measures.
Our Government is unwavering in its commitment to give law enforcement the tools they need to safeguard our national security and to ensure review mechanisms are in place to protect Canadians."
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Post by: skdadl on October 21, 2008, 06:11:50 PM
God, you guys are fast -- and brilliant. pogge will also probably be fast. skdadl needs to absorb her disgust overnight. This is so shameful.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 21, 2008, 07:14:58 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Good one, Mattt.  :applause:

Iacobucci Greywash into Canadian torture-by-proxy and rendition-lite (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/iacobucci-greywash-into-canadian.html) at the Beav

Doris's presser on same:
Quote
Our Government is moving forward on comprehensive and robust security and intelligence review measures.
Our Government is unwavering in its commitment to give law enforcement the tools they need to safeguard our national security and to ensure review mechanisms are in place to protect Canadians."

Thanks! Your post is excellent, too -- have updated my post with a link and also tweeted.

skskskdadl, I know.  We are fucked.
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Post by: Toedancer on October 21, 2008, 07:47:38 PM
Good one Fern on McKenna, needed to be said. Not Progressive, Not Allowed.

Ickaboochi! And did anyone see Doris give the wee press conference? He was so goddam la-dee-da I actually wondered if he was going to release a big old bored Sigh before he began to speak. Is he on Zen? There is something weird about him.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 21, 2008, 07:58:24 PM
Frank McKenna, a Canadian subsidiary of the Carlyle Group, opened a branch office in NB.

Toe : Yeah, I'm going with Zoloft - extra large family-sized bottled, expired.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 21, 2008, 08:45:41 PM
Next time Stevie go to Ikea! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/next-time-stevie-go-to-ikea/)  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on October 21, 2008, 08:57:32 PM
:lol:
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Post by: Toedancer on October 21, 2008, 09:14:10 PM
Wow! Obama Pumpkins! I am so jealous!
http://montrealsimon.blogspot.com/ (http://montrealsimon.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: matttbastard on October 22, 2008, 06:31:09 PM
Three Challenges for the Planet - Jeffrey Sachs (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/jeffrey-sachs/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 22, 2008, 09:37:17 PM
PSA: Free Esha Momeni (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/psa-free-esna-momeni/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 23, 2008, 10:54:56 AM
Gaming: Addiction or Crisis du jour? (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/gaming-addiction-or-crisis-du-jour/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 23, 2008, 02:43:45 PM
McCarthyism comes to Westmount? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002103.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on October 23, 2008, 05:58:33 PM
Quote from: skdadl
McCarthyism comes to Westmount? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002103.shtml)

As a former Montrealer and Westmount resident, all I can say is, it's a very well-to-do neighbourhood, filled with many people who throw fundraisers and such for Israel. My guess is that they got upset over the ''apartheid'' word. That would explain one sign anyway.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 23, 2008, 06:06:40 PM
Well, upset is one thing. We all get upset over our own stuff.

Police action is quite another. And removing campaign signs during an election is (probably) a criminal offence.
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Post by: Berlynn on October 23, 2008, 07:38:13 PM
trm caught a live one in the comments of Palin and Sufferin' (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/palin-and-sufferin/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on October 23, 2008, 07:57:11 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Well, upset is one thing. We all get upset over our own stuff.

Police action is quite another. And removing campaign signs during an election is (probably) a criminal offence.

Oh I completely agree. I am not excusing this. Just explaining it.

Carefully.
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Post by: sparqui on October 23, 2008, 08:13:27 PM
Quote from: Berlynn
trm caught a live one in the comments of Palin and Sufferin' (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/palin-and-sufferin/).

Oh my. I guess some of us in your "posse" are "passe".  Why am I reminded of Right Said Fred (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipZDG6__Zfc&feature=related).
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Post by: kuri on October 23, 2008, 08:24:37 PM
Berlynn, I can't for the life of me figure out what the hell that commenter on your blog post is even trying to say.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 23, 2008, 09:57:39 PM
I think he's trying to tell trm to fuck off in an ever-so ungentle way.   :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 23, 2008, 10:28:00 PM
Getting Used to a Black President - Melissa Harris-Lacewell (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/getting-used-to-a-black-president-melissa-harris-lacewell/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 24, 2008, 07:53:13 AM
We can't see anything from here. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002104.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 24, 2008, 10:47:40 AM
Wombinating on the U.S. Election (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/wombinating-on-the-us-election/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 24, 2008, 05:29:38 PM
Esha Momeni petition. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/psa-esha-momeni-petition/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 25, 2008, 09:29:04 AM
Obligatory Ashley Todd post (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/strange-days/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 25, 2008, 09:29:19 AM
Reporting with Non-Sexist Language (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/reporting-with-non-sexist-language/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 25, 2008, 11:07:04 AM
Joe Sixpack in Denver (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/joe-sixpack-in-denver/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 25, 2008, 12:52:50 PM
Palin's Plank (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/palins-plank/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 25, 2008, 12:55:02 PM
:rotfl:

Brilliant, Debra.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 25, 2008, 01:37:13 PM
Joe Sixpack in Vegas (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/joe-sixpack-in-vegas/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 25, 2008, 09:56:06 PM
Stephen Harper's Big Thingey" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/stephen-harpers-big-thingey.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 26, 2008, 12:33:54 PM
A laborious work of non-fiction. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/a-laborious-work-of-non-fiction/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 26, 2008, 04:06:00 PM
the regina mom at rabble.ca: Who will write the United States' next great poem? (http://www.rabble.ca/news_full_story.shtml?sh_itm=634770b54e1d7fec1313f6bb69ce088a&rXn=1&)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 27, 2008, 12:58:03 AM
The world backs Iran’s right to enrich uranium: Chomsky (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/the-world-backs-iran%E2%80%99s-right-to-enrich-uranium-chomsky/) at Politics'n'Poetry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 27, 2008, 09:56:57 AM
Babies Don't Need Mothers (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/babies-dont-need-mothers/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 27, 2008, 10:42:54 AM
Poverty Important to Canadians (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/poverty-important-to-canadians/)

8 Year Old Shoots Self with Uzi (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/8-year-old-shoots-self-with-uzi/)  :(
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Post by: Antonia on October 27, 2008, 01:14:20 PM
Not sure if this is the place for it but I thought some of you might be interested in the Star's short story contest.
http://www3.thestar.com/static/Contests/ShortStory/shortstory.pdf
Ontario residents only though.
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Post by: Alison on October 27, 2008, 01:54:19 PM
Push polling for deep integration (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/push-polling-for-deep-integration.html)

More support for deep integration from the G&M
Is this going to be a daily feature?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 27, 2008, 03:12:58 PM
:rant:  :rant2:

(Alison, did you find the original poll at one point? Because that link is now just taking us to a site under construction. Left you a comment. These guys make me so mad.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 27, 2008, 03:14:36 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Not sure if this is the place for it but I thought some of you might be interested in the Star's short story contest. ...
Thank you Antonia, I might give it a whirl!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 27, 2008, 03:51:27 PM
Quote
Alison, did you find the original poll at one point? Because that link is now just taking us to a site under construction.
No. The link that CDFAI provides to their poll has been blank/"under construction" since Oct. 25. Interesting, huh?
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Post by: skdadl on October 27, 2008, 03:56:12 PM
Do you think that they had it up at some point and then took it down? They knew you were coming?   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 27, 2008, 04:03:54 PM
CDFAI says :
Quote
The poll results are published in a major national newspaper and are always presented and discussed at the conference. Please check back for updates.
so it's rather peculiar that the polling group should disappear off the intertooobz two days prior to the release of the poll in the G&M and the convening of the conference.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 27, 2008, 04:47:43 PM
Obama = Antichrist Superstar (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/antichrist-superstar/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 27, 2008, 04:47:57 PM
go read Nunc Scio (http://nuncscio.com/2008/10/27/twitter-a-haven-of-terrorists-vegetarians/)   :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 27, 2008, 05:41:09 PM
More evidence the baying hounds that make up McPalin's pro-American base have heard all those dogwhistles loud and clear. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/hes-a-rhymes-with-bigger/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 28, 2008, 01:30:39 AM
At P'n'P:  The Clean, Green Nuclear Machine? (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/the-clean-green-nuclear-machine/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 28, 2008, 11:17:12 AM
At PnP, Support NIRS (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/support-nirs/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 28, 2008, 03:09:03 PM
Sarah Palin: Marxism For Me, But Not For Thee (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/sarah-palin-marxism-for-me/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 28, 2008, 03:42:39 PM
The Mouth from Massachusetts: How can we miss him if ... ?" (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002106.shtml)

That's a riff on Dr Dawg, Mentarch, and Alison's brilliant synthesis from yesterday. I see that Alison is ahead of me AGAIN on Cellucci -- have to go read that too.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 28, 2008, 10:38:01 PM
Pelvic Theology: The Bleat Goes On and On and On … (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/pelvic-theology-the-bleat-goes-on-and-on-and-on/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 29, 2008, 02:55:40 PM
Sarah Palin a "Complete Fiction" -- David Talbot (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/palin-fiction/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 29, 2008, 05:13:28 PM
Raising Arizona: the diaper caper (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002107.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on October 29, 2008, 06:33:04 PM
Oh honey, you is so smart, sweetie says thanks for that and me too of course.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 29, 2008, 06:39:03 PM
Sweetie and you like the diaper caper, Toe?

Och, T and I just laughed ourselves silly over that movie. That is the best scene to quote, but several times later I was truly rolling on the floor. I knew that they'd save me by the end, and they did, but that was one hairy ride.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on October 29, 2008, 07:08:33 PM
There are no words.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 29, 2008, 07:10:14 PM
PSA: October 30th: Be Bold. Be Red. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/psa-be-bold-be-red/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 29, 2008, 09:32:36 PM
Dennis Prager on (pro) American values. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/equality-sux/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on October 29, 2008, 10:10:48 PM
With respect, I think you missed what he is saying.

Not everybody is entitled to health care.
No black man can be president.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 30, 2008, 12:13:43 AM
Um, I think you're both missing the point he's making.  He wants the USA to revoke its independence from the British Commonwealth so it can be more like Canada and Australia!


Up at P'n'P:  African civil society hits back at uranium mining (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/african-civil-society-hits-back-at-uranium-mining/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 30, 2008, 06:09:52 AM
Prager is scary. He's also wrong, of course. Lotsa that there equality in the founding docs (which are indeed European), and even more in the Good Book. But it's interesting to see the self-justifying logic work itself out.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 30, 2008, 08:22:07 AM
Cellucci suggests huge aqueducts to carry water from Canada to the US (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/cellucci-wants-huge-aqueducts-to-carry.html)

Connecting some dots...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 30, 2008, 08:52:10 AM
GAH!  :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 30, 2008, 09:38:25 AM
Racism in Keswick (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/10/racism-in-keswick/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on October 30, 2008, 04:50:49 PM
Si, Se Puede Cambiar (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002108.shtml)

That's for Marie, who was the first to find the song for other FDLers.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on October 30, 2008, 04:53:12 PM
I'm putting Antonia's post here because the video is just so powerful and should not be missed.
It could happen here (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/10/it-could-happen.html?cid=137080121#comments)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on October 30, 2008, 06:11:05 PM
Thanks Deb. Just FYI: I got so upset by this that i decided to columnize for tomorrow's paper.
Watch this space. (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/94657)
Oh and while you're there? Have a looksee at the comments on yesterday's column about the Palinator. :banghead
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 31, 2008, 12:48:27 AM
trm:  2012:  A Political Odyssey? (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/2012-a-political-odyssey/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on October 31, 2008, 09:58:32 AM
Petition for justice for Robert Dziekanski (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/10/petition-for-justice-for-robert.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on October 31, 2008, 01:01:18 PM
Why yes I will have a splash of wine with dinner ... (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/why-yes-i-will-have-a-splash-of-wine-with-dinner/)

US Evangelicals and teen sex (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/10/us-evangelicals-and-teen-sex/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 31, 2008, 01:13:27 PM
At PnP, The Flawed Economics of Nuclear Power (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/the-flawed-economics-of-nuclear-power/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on October 31, 2008, 05:50:01 PM
Courting the 'grey' vote (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/courting-the-grey-vote/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on October 31, 2008, 09:40:13 PM
Happy Hallowe'en (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/happy-halloween/) from trm.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 01, 2008, 02:48:35 AM
The Nuclear Link (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/the-nuclear-link/) @ PnP
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 01, 2008, 04:42:26 PM
About that right-wing flail re: Obama's paternal aunt... (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/mccain-campaign-flail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 02, 2008, 10:14:46 AM
Yes, where are all the "good Canadians"? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/yes-where-are-all-good-canadians.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 02, 2008, 09:00:40 PM
US labour unions address racism in their ranks. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/02/us-labour-unions-tackle-racism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 03, 2008, 02:42:04 PM
Wherein skdadl is forced to scold Joe Biden (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002111.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 03, 2008, 06:19:57 PM
World Wildlife Fund - WTF? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/wwf-circle-globe-prepare-to-be.html)

h/t Toe
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 03, 2008, 06:37:41 PM
- Rachel Maddow on 'The New Poll Tax' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/rachel-re-the-new-poll-tax/)

- Fox News host Megyn Kelly claims Bush DoJ "leans left", isn't doing enough to suppress vote. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/socialist-doj/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 04, 2008, 01:15:22 PM
(Oh, I just love that Rachel Maddow!!!)

P'n'P 'New-clear' energy? (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/new-clear-energy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 05, 2008, 10:24:40 AM
- President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/president-barack-hussein-obama/)

- In which I once again earn the title of 'Mr Civil'. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/open-letter/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 05, 2008, 10:32:26 AM
Quote from: matttbastard
- In which I once again earn the title of 'Mr Civil'. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/open-letter/)
Yeah, you really need to learn to let it all hang out a bit more.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 05, 2008, 10:36:17 AM
Recalibrate, Recalibrate, Dance to the Music!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 05, 2008, 10:38:30 AM
:rotfl: @ pogge
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 05, 2008, 10:40:46 AM
Canadian Blog Awards opens Feminist category to anti-feminists (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/canadian-blog-awards-opens-feminist-category-to-anti-feminists/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 05, 2008, 11:19:06 AM
What is a "Hairy Vagina-Gazer"? Is that someone who gazes at hairy vaginas, or a hairy person who gazes at vaginas?

Inquiring minds ...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 05, 2008, 11:43:07 AM
Tweeted your CBA post, dBO.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 05, 2008, 12:15:00 PM
Quote from: skdadl
What is a "Hairy Vagina-Gazer"?

What is a hairy vagina?  One that is clogged, like a drain, with hair?  I mean, using my body as an example (and lo, it may not be the best example) my vagina is an internal thing and it has no hair.  Is it that these wee lifeless vermin have no knowledge of women's body parts?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 05, 2008, 12:22:40 PM
Well, unfortunately, Berlynn, it was a woman -- Kate of SDA -- who wrote that subliterate expression, which you see if you click through from deBO's link at BP. (All the abbrevs are getting quite funny, yes?)

I dunno. Maybe Kate is into teh Brazilian wax or sumpin'. Oh, dear. Must get mind back on to safer tracks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 05, 2008, 12:25:37 PM
A Historic Moment for America (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/a-historic-moment-for-america/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 05, 2008, 12:28:50 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Tweeted your CBA post, dBO.

Merci mattt.  

That wath vewy tweet of you.  

 :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 05, 2008, 12:31:04 PM
*groans* :roll:  :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 05, 2008, 05:18:16 PM
Dr. Prole at ACR has a great post (http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1486).  Particularly loved this:

Quote
As we have just witnessed, if enough people decide to make a difference in a small way, it can add up to a very very big difference indeed.  Or, you could just sit there all pissed off in front of your computer and shriek away, gnash your teeth, rend your garments, whatever.  No matter to me personally,  as I won't be reading it.  I'll be busy holding some feet to the fire.  
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 06, 2008, 01:53:25 AM
Ralph Nader jumps the shark.  Again.  Hopefully this time for good. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/did-he-really-just-say-that/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 06, 2008, 12:06:22 PM
Not your run-of-the-mill liar: Behold Jill Stanek (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/not-your-run-of-the-mill-liar-behold-jill-stanek/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 06, 2008, 05:41:47 PM
Got Beef? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/a-cynical-beef/)

 :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on November 06, 2008, 08:37:40 PM
I took your advice skdadl.

RIP Barry E. Wright – 1951 to 2008 (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/11/rip-barry-e.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 07, 2008, 05:42:10 AM
That's very affecting, sparks. It just feels like the thing to do sometimes.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on November 07, 2008, 01:56:45 PM
Thanks B, skdadl and Toe. :hug:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 07, 2008, 11:17:37 PM
Proposition 8 and race-baiting (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/prop-8-and-race-baiting/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 08, 2008, 07:14:11 AM
What's wrong with this picture? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 08, 2008, 07:28:33 AM
Wicked!  :mrgreen:

Och, Alison -- I gotta steal that graphic some day. Will give credit, o' course.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 08, 2008, 11:15:07 AM
Great graphic Alison  :applause:

couple of posts at BP


Uruguay Almost Decriminalizes Abortion (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/uruguay-almost-decriminalizes-abortion/)

Court Backs Illinois on License Plates (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/court-backs-illinois-on-license-plates/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 08, 2008, 12:07:23 PM
Not change we can believe in, my friends (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002118.shtml)

Thanks, Alison.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 08, 2008, 12:41:47 PM
Onward Christian Soldiers to the RepubliCon Convention (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/onward-christian-soldiers-to-the-republicon-convention/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 08, 2008, 02:58:11 PM
Con Con '08 : Running with scissors (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/con-con-08-running-with-scissors.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 09, 2008, 01:46:37 PM
eh. Very well done.  Thanks for the link to Birth Pangs.

Will the next blog post be about Mr Blue Sweater Guy: 'Does Not Play Well With Others'?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 09, 2008, 04:06:31 PM
In which yours truly encounters some less-than-sage armchair cabinet appointment advice. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/armchair-cabinet-advice-fail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 09, 2008, 04:27:39 PM
Will Zygote Zealots Rule at Con Con? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/will-zygote-zealots-rule-at-the-con-con/)

And sadly, There’s something in the air (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/theres-something-in-the-air/), fern hill's latest and last blogpost for Birth Pangs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 09, 2008, 05:22:34 PM
:(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 09, 2008, 06:02:10 PM
More on Prop H8 and race (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/resist-racist-media-schemes/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 09, 2008, 06:11:08 PM
Riffing on an open letter from a Kossack to Barack Obama (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002119.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 09, 2008, 08:44:34 PM
I heart Ilyka Damen. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/go-read/)

 :applause:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 09, 2008, 11:11:44 PM
Reality Check (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/reality-check/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on November 09, 2008, 11:23:52 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Will Zygote Zealots Rule at Con Con? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/will-zygote-zealots-rule-at-the-con-con/)

And sadly, There’s something in the air (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/theres-something-in-the-air/), fern hill's latest and last blogpost for Birth Pangs.
Listen, I am not as plugged into the politics here as many of you are and still feel like the new kid hanging on the edges of the schoolyard, but what the fuck is going on?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 10, 2008, 01:06:28 AM
The nukers are killing Port Hope (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/the-nukers-are-killing-port-hope/)

and I really hope that Antonio's question is answered cuz I'm with her.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on November 10, 2008, 02:38:51 AM
I have no idea what's going on either, and I'm a mod.  Whatever is happening must be going on in private.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on November 10, 2008, 06:10:31 AM
Quote from: matttbastard
Reality Check (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/reality-check/)

Good one, matt&t
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 10, 2008, 09:04:54 AM
Seconded! :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 10, 2008, 09:26:51 AM
Quote from: Croghan27
Quote from: matttbastard
Reality Check (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/reality-check/)

Good one, matt&t

Thanks, c27 & Alison (the revelry had to be halted at some point ;) )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 11, 2008, 08:59:57 AM
Amil Khan on what impact Obama's victory could have on al-Qaida as a brand. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/obama-muslim-world/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 11, 2008, 09:57:25 AM
Nutjobs on Wheels (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/nutjobs-on-wheels/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 11, 2008, 10:33:10 AM
Couple Assaulted at Son's School (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/couple-assaulted-at-sons-school/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 11, 2008, 07:08:19 PM
John Hinderaker: sheer brilliance. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/hindrocket-bs/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 11, 2008, 07:51:23 PM
Yes, Obama should certainly be taking lessons from Hindrocket.
.
Lo and behold : the $100M Olympic Village bail-out (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/lo-and-behold-100m-olympic-village-bail.html)

And the UK is already in the hole for 100M pounds for their 2012 Olympic Village!
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 11, 2008, 11:40:33 PM
Freshly baked fetus hot from the oven. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/freshly-baked-fetus-hot-from-the-oven/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on November 12, 2008, 12:03:53 AM
:rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 12, 2008, 10:37:15 AM
Connecticut Ok's Gay Marriage (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/connecticut-oks-gay-marriage/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 12, 2008, 11:43:51 AM
A tale of two grandmothers of note. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/a-tale-of-two-grandmothers-of-note/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 13, 2008, 07:49:31 AM
Support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/support-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 13, 2008, 07:55:42 AM
Go, Debra! Might be because I'm using IE at the moment, but Universal Declaration of Human Rights looks crossed out in your post instead of underlined.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 13, 2008, 08:16:10 AM
frikken IE. I'll have to look into what's causing it. Thanks
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 13, 2008, 08:17:43 AM
Surf's up!

Gee. This means I have to write something, don't it. *scuffs shoe, wanders off muttering to self"
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 13, 2008, 03:44:12 PM
“The difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion”… (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/the-difference-between-pro-choice-and-pro-abortion/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 13, 2008, 05:57:48 PM
matttbastard @ UMX (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/matttbastard-at-umx/) (guest post here (http://theunapologeticmexican.org/elmachete/2008/11/13/barack-obama-redefining-possibilities-aap4/)!)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 14, 2008, 09:40:01 AM
Quote of the Day: The Power of Illusions (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/qotd-illusions/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 14, 2008, 11:02:00 AM
OK, coffee break's over. Everyone back on your heads! (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/ok-coffee-breaks-over-everyone-back-on.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 14, 2008, 11:16:15 AM
Is that like putting food on your family?   :ducking:

Ok: I'll go and read now.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 14, 2008, 11:23:27 AM
Great post Alison. And with the Liberals chock full of Cons, and being the flip side of the coin (bad cop/good cop) we'll prolly see most of that CRAP go through. I'm a downer today eh.  :)

Oh look (eta)     From: Kady O’Malley
    To: Ryan Sparrow
    Sent: Fri Nov 14 09:36:49 2008

    Are electronic media outlets being allowed to cover the floor debate on the policy and constitutional resolutions?

    From: Ryan Sparrow
    To: kady.omalley@gmail.com (kady.omalley@gmail.com)
    Sent: Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 9:51 AM
    Subject: Re:

    No

The Secret Society. Kady (http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/14/cpc-conventionwatch-2008-or-conventionnotwatch-as-may-be-the-case/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 14, 2008, 12:47:33 PM
Toe, it's ok if the ConCon club rules go through! After all it's only a convention to rework Con party principles and we're better off knowing what the Sweaterspin will be.
For instance :
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A Conservative Government will support legislation defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
is being replaced with a backtracking New Rule :
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respects the freedom of religious organizations to maintain the  traditional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

And you're never a downer, my dear - just watchful, which is one of the best things we do here. This just happens to be one of the diminishing number of my blog posts that doesn't end with "h/t Toe".
 ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 14, 2008, 04:24:41 PM
Dr Dawg's (http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/) coverage of the Con con is very entertaining. Is anyone else besides Dawg and Kady (I mean, anyone sensible -- I assume there are a lot of wingers there) doing this?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 14, 2008, 05:40:37 PM
There is also http://danielletakacs.blogspot.com/ (http://danielletakacs.blogspot.com/)  but not RT, cuz she didn't expect to have to pay for the internet useage. Her first (bottom) post is about that, that's why she's not coming up at PG, using blackberry.

eta - oh but wait, In an interview with the Globe last week, Ryan Sparrow made it clear last week that the resolutions passed at this week’s convention would not be binding on the government in any way — it was more of a “consultative” exercise, like they would have with any “stakeholder group”.

Scott (http://scottdiatribe.canflag.com/2008/11/14/celebrating-a-nothing-passed-resolution-prematurely)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on November 14, 2008, 08:37:13 PM
Baby story (http://newfeministmom.blogspot.com/2008/11/birth-story.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 14, 2008, 08:47:33 PM
saraline:   :applause:    :hug:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 14, 2008, 08:53:52 PM
Eliot is beautiful!  Congrats!   :baby6:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on November 14, 2008, 08:58:38 PM
Congrats saraline! That's one beautiful baby!

I had a bit of the same experience as you, with the contractions, nurse reading the readout and not me. But the rest sounds like such an amazing adventure, such a perfect and harrowing mix of the physical and spiritual!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on November 14, 2008, 09:00:31 PM
So cute!

Not too long ago, I heard a couple of talks on language research in newborns.  Apparently, they use a technique called "stimulated sucking" to gauge how much newborns are actually detecting (more than you might think).  It involves a pacifier with pneumatic detector.  Oddly enough, this kind of research is also absurdly cute, clinical setting or no.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 14, 2008, 09:12:24 PM
Friday night: safe old white man's funk (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002122.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 14, 2008, 10:30:51 PM
Squibbs and sporrans, yum. Such great vests, hats and shirts. Not T's, they are always awful. Wow dating yerself pogge, the Colonial.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 15, 2008, 09:21:14 AM
Did I mention that I was only ten at the time? I was tall for my age.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 15, 2008, 09:52:58 AM
He still is.   :ducking:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 15, 2008, 10:52:15 AM
BOOM! (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/boom-2/)

JJ's open for business at new digs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 15, 2008, 01:47:52 PM
Hey!  I'm the same age as Mister pogge.   :shock:  ;)


ETA:  And wb, JJ!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 15, 2008, 02:00:09 PM
saraline - that was such fun reading, ha! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 15, 2008, 03:57:44 PM
Congrats, Saraline!  :cool: Welcome back, JJ!  :applause:

:party4

Blogged:

- On 'Civility' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/on-civility/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on November 15, 2008, 05:45:57 PM
What matt ^ said. Congrats to both of you. :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 16, 2008, 12:48:46 AM
No communion for Obama supporters (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/obama-communion/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 16, 2008, 05:24:02 AM
CON³ cranks up the anti-abortion wurlitzer again (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/con-cranks-up-anti-abortion-wurlitzer.html) at the Beav

and Kicking Abortion's Ass - the sequel (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/kicking-abortions-ass-the-sequel-gets-passed-at-the-con-con/) at BP
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 16, 2008, 07:24:47 AM
Corporate welfare fraud (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/corporate-welfare-fraud.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 16, 2008, 12:01:28 PM
The great void (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002124.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 16, 2008, 12:14:27 PM
Maureen Dowd: blowjobs uber alles. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/1998-to-infinity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 16, 2008, 05:12:55 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Maureen Dowd: blowjobs uber alles. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/1998-to-infinity/)
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Corporate welfare fraud (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/corporate-welfare-fraud.html)
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 16, 2008, 07:01:16 PM
What Racists Are Doing Now That Racism is Over (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/post-racial-birdwatching/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 17, 2008, 12:11:56 PM
Abortion Changes you (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/abortion-changes-you/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 17, 2008, 12:24:20 PM
Tom Flanagan: still brimming over with charm, nuance, grace, and the milk of human kindness (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002125.shtml)

Will catch you up, earlier guys.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 17, 2008, 01:25:10 PM
The Manning Centre for Building Democracy for Cons (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/manning-centre-for-building-democracy.html)
.
See Steve hangin' with the dudes who cross back and forth between the AEI, the Hudson Institute, the Fraser Institute, the Montreal Economic Institute...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 17, 2008, 01:43:39 PM
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a new non-political institution designed to promote conservative ideas

As I wrote at teh Beav, Alison: skdadl's head hurt.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 17, 2008, 05:24:55 PM
de BeauxOs and fern hill are pleased to announce the launch of the feminazi blog DAMMIT JANET! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/)

fern hill and I cut our teeth on this blogging business at Birth Pangs, for which we are eternally grateful.  The feminazis are now ready to conquer new topics at large.

Currently posted:  Advantages of Abortion: Part 3 (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/advantages-of-abortion-part-3.html) and You know you're a bad mother when... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/you-know-youre-bad-mother-when.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 17, 2008, 09:34:26 PM
Toga! Toga! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002126.shtml)

Well, don't look at me. Blame Alison.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 17, 2008, 11:12:56 PM
Paul Krugman Vs. George Will (for all the marbles!) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/krugman-takes-will-to-school/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 18, 2008, 09:09:04 AM
More dispatches from post-racial America (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/birdwatching/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 18, 2008, 11:31:35 AM
:cool: Commented and voted.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 18, 2008, 01:15:01 PM
Anti-Choice Divide (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/anti-choice-divide/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 18, 2008, 01:59:36 PM
Rip-Out Artist (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/rip-out-artist.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on November 18, 2008, 04:27:09 PM
Quote from: Debra
Anti-Choice Divide (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/anti-choice-divide/)

Blogged!
http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/11/poor-baby.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 18, 2008, 04:51:29 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
:cool: Commented and voted.

 :mrgreen:

Thanks, dBO!

Goodbye, Blue Sweater Vest (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/goodbye-blue-sweater-vest/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 18, 2008, 05:54:59 PM
Dear Newsweek Magazine (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/dear-newsweek/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 18, 2008, 06:05:49 PM
I have slowly come to the conclusion that mattt is probably not a troll hell-bent on the destruction of BnR, not to mention the whole of Western civilization, such as it was, but I can see how some people might have thought that, and I believe that in the spirit of bipartisanship and fairness and balance and all, we should take those people's worries entirely seriously, even more seriously than our own rational ones and even if they never would have occurred to us otherwise.

(And before anyone starts pounding on me, plz to read mattt first. kthxbai.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 18, 2008, 06:52:22 PM
Huh?
Quote from: skdadl
... mattt is probably not a troll hell-bent on the destruction of BnR, not to mention the whole of Western civilization, such as it was, but I can see how some people might have thought that...
What people?  This is the first that I've heard of this bizarre notion.

BTW, this topic was up at CC (http://canadiancynic.blogspot.com/2008/11/are-you-fucking-kidding-me.html) yesterday.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 18, 2008, 06:54:52 PM
you missed the small print...go read mattt, one above skdadl
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 18, 2008, 06:57:56 PM
I did.  I still don't get her point.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 18, 2008, 06:59:27 PM
What the hell is not to get? Perhaps you could wait and see if Mattt gets the joke.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 18, 2008, 07:15:10 PM
It was a joke?   :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 18, 2008, 07:26:16 PM
Well, I got a chuckle out of it.

And you know, skdadl is probably not a youngster living in her parent's basement, conjuring up who knows what about good and decent Americans and blogging it willy-nilly.  But how can we really know?   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 18, 2008, 08:28:45 PM
Quote
... mattt is probably not a troll hell-bent on the destruction of BnR, not to mention the whole of Western civilization, such as it was, but I can see how some people might have thought that...

Yes. Probably.  I know you believe it to be unlikely.  The people who do think so may be jumping to conclusions, but they aren't nuts. They are merely expressing a concern and a fear that is widely shared.
 :twisted:
 :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 18, 2008, 08:51:50 PM
They are Serious, is the thing, which is why they're never wrong even when they are wrong because they are always wrong for the right reasons, unlike the rest of us who are usually right but for the wrong reasons, which is why we are never Serious.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 18, 2008, 09:34:05 PM
:rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: GDKitty on November 18, 2008, 09:38:29 PM
Quote from: skdadl
They are Serious, is the thing, which is why they're never wrong even when they are wrong because they are always wrong for the right reasons, unlike the rest of us who are usually right but for the wrong reasons, which is why we are never Serious.
Ain't dat de toof.  Reminds me of Iggy's skin-crawly NYT fauxpology for supporting the invasion of Iraq (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/244589):
Quote
We might test judgment by asking, on the issue of Iraq, who best anticipated how events turned out. But many of those who correctly anticipated catastrophe did so not by exercising judgment but by indulging in ideology. They opposed the invasion because they believed the president was only after the oil or because they believed America is always and in every situation wrong.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 19, 2008, 12:23:38 PM
Quote of the Day: On 'Populist Chic' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/on-populist-chic/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 19, 2008, 01:31:09 PM
Malignant and Malicious Bush Legacy. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/malignant-and-malicious-bush-legacy.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 19, 2008, 02:13:16 PM
P'n'P calls for Barriere Lake Solidarity (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/barriere-lake-solidarity/).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 19, 2008, 02:21:26 PM
Mutton Monitor (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/mutton-monitor.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 19, 2008, 04:11:31 PM
Forced Pregnancy or Forced Abortion is the a Difference? (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/forced-pregnancy-or-forced-abortion-is-there-a-difference/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 19, 2008, 05:32:07 PM
- The Bottom Falls Out--Again (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/bottom-falls-out/)

- More talk about a Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/canadian-coalition/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 20, 2008, 07:17:48 AM
Quote of the Day: In Memoriam (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/qotd-in-memoriam/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 20, 2008, 07:54:43 AM
Conscience vs Care (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/conscience-vs-care/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 20, 2008, 08:03:39 AM
Both up already.   :)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 20, 2008, 09:47:17 AM
Eat your broccoli and then ... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/eat-your-broccoli-and-then.html)you can enjoy that ciggie.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 20, 2008, 10:45:33 AM
Missouri State Senate report: Abortion causes illegal immigration (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/abortion-immigration/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 20, 2008, 11:24:58 AM
Wow!  A religious fundamentalist double oogedy-boogedy whammy!!   :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 20, 2008, 12:47:05 PM
CRTC to investigate internet bandwidth throttling (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002127.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: saraline on November 20, 2008, 01:42:22 PM
Thanks for the warm wishes all. Now that things are settling down around here I hope to be posting a bit more.

Breast cancer screening for breastfeeding mothers (http://newfeministmom.blogspot.com/2008/11/breast-cancer-screening-for.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 20, 2008, 02:08:51 PM
Did Kline misled Court on Tiller? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/did-kline-mislead-court-on-tiller/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 21, 2008, 07:42:13 AM
I just put a quick one (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002128.shtml) up but it's really just to point to this (http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/20/please-go-away/) from Michael Petrou at Macleans. It appears there was a witness to the death of Zahra Kazemi and our government is doing its best to ignore him.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 21, 2008, 11:18:23 AM
pogge, imho, blogs are most powerful when they get facts and information out, and facilitate alliances and networking.  I don't read Macleans, so I would have missed that article.

Scathingly Wrong Righwingnutz Award of the Week (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/scathingly-wrong-righwingnutz-award-of.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 21, 2008, 12:48:25 PM
Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/somali-pirates-in-discussions-to.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 21, 2008, 01:14:32 PM
Arrr, Metis!

ETA: Courtesy the Arrogant Worms
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 21, 2008, 01:34:49 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/somali-pirates-in-discussions-to.html)
.
f***in' brilliant.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 21, 2008, 05:59:35 PM
Dividing the Spoils (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/dividing-the-spoils/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 21, 2008, 07:01:55 PM
Cindy Lauper + The Hives + Christmas = WIN (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/i-bought-no-gift-this-year-and-i-slept-with-your-sister/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 21, 2008, 07:38:08 PM
Notorious Liberal Feminist (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/notorious-liberal-feminist/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 21, 2008, 08:04:26 PM
And y'all are up.

Debra, if there is one thing that is so hard to argue against, it is anachronism, because when we do, it sounds as though we're rationalizing prejudice we would never countenance today.

Are those people arguing that, eg, all references to Jefferson be taken out of the Smithsonian? I don't think so, and that would be a stupid thing to do anyway, or it would be to anyone who believes that we learn from our history.

There is a peculiar fury, though, against lefties (Tommy Douglas, eg) or women (Sanger, the Famous Five) who were progressives in their time but who were also limited by their time. Conservatives will exploit that, but it is disappointing to see progressives give in to the cynicism. To me, the lesson is that we all are humbled by our place in history. A century from now, I hope that wise people are willing to be generous to me, a sinner, who was still trying to see and to argue for the best we could do, given present reality and all that that entails.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 21, 2008, 08:47:19 PM
That is exactly how I see it. And on top of that many of these people DO believe in a time when they SHOULD know better some of the same things she was espousing then so it is the height of hypocrisy to pretend otherwise and argue against her inclusion on those grounds.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 21, 2008, 09:35:17 PM
Birth Pangs previously blogged about Margaret Sanger in August 2007 - Margaret Sanger: Saint or Fallen Angel? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2007/08/margaret-sanger-saint-or-fallen-angel/)

The fetus fetishists tend to obsess quite a bit about her.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on November 21, 2008, 11:27:19 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Cindy Lauper + The Hives + Christmas = WIN (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/i-bought-no-gift-this-year-and-i-slept-with-your-sister/)

I liked that. But it also reminded me of how much I like  Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. and especially with Kristy MacColl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff3aoSyYOVs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff3aoSyYOVs)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 21, 2008, 11:31:36 PM
Thanks sparks! Oh gawd, I'm still dying here, go read JJ
http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.c ... bys-beach/ (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/what-happens-in-nobbys-beach/)
 :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 22, 2008, 01:01:01 AM
OMG, I'm depraved,  :lol:  Sweetie is wondering what I'm dying about and it's RB's comment, believe it or not! Can't stop LOL! Okay gonna stop now. Srsly.

The guys life is over.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 22, 2008, 06:52:10 AM
Harper and Uribe shake hands on Colombia free trade deal (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/harper-and-uribe-shake-hands-on.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 22, 2008, 07:21:45 AM
It's true -- Congress wouldn't pass their version of that. I wonder what effect on them, though, our signing (as NAFTA/SPP partner) will have -- backdoor stuff?

Sigh. Canada and New Zealand -- the last loyal Bushies left in the world.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 22, 2008, 10:14:10 AM
What Voltaire's Priest said. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/bnp-membership-list/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 22, 2008, 10:56:33 AM
Never Again! unless the Catholic Church has its way .... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/above-political-cartoon-was-first.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 23, 2008, 02:15:00 AM
trm rants Saskatchewan on the leading edge...of child poverty (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/116/) :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 24, 2008, 11:18:23 AM
P'n'P is Nuking it up in SK (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/nuking-it-up-in-sk/)!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 24, 2008, 11:28:15 AM
Sez no post B.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 24, 2008, 11:39:03 AM
WTF?  Trying again. (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/nuking-it-up-in-sk/)

ETA: :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 24, 2008, 03:47:52 PM
Various Reads (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/various-reads/) :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 24, 2008, 05:37:01 PM
You gotta read pogge on Flaherty: Follow the money (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002131.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 24, 2008, 11:02:47 PM
- "Dry Language, Dry Bones" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/dry-language-dry-bones/)

- Read this now (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/read-this-right-now/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 25, 2008, 08:15:46 AM
Was that in the script? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002132.shtml)

(I remembered this time.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 25, 2008, 09:55:22 AM
Dennis Gruending's piece on Douglas Roche & creative dissent (http://dennisgruending.ca/pulpitandpolitics/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 25, 2008, 12:44:13 PM
Prison Changes You! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/prison-changes-you/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on November 25, 2008, 01:04:39 PM
Hah! But unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way.  Mike Harris was apparently a schoolteacher, and he loosed John Snobelen and, of course, L'il Jimmy on the world.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 25, 2008, 02:19:40 PM
heh well ya there is always that.  :annoyed:

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on November 25, 2008, 02:53:27 PM
I frequently contribute to Spacing Montréal (about urbanism and psychogeography - with my backgrounds as a tenants' rights advocate and urban cycling/ecology activist, I'm very interested in that stuffl. Spacing Montréal links weekly to the original spacing.ca (Toronto based). There was a discussion about the recent, horrible incident in which a cyclist lost a leg after what seems to be vehicular assault by a taxi driver, who has been accused. In the comments, there was this Marc Lépine/Jean-Guy Tremblay worthy comment:

Quote
The automobile IS the primary mode of transport in this and EVERY city, perceived mandate or not. Which ‘mandate’ are you referring to? When the same cabal of unemployed show up to the meetings and shout down anyone who disagrees, how can there ever be a mandate?
I would wish we could accomodate both vehicular and bicycle traffic, but that is not possible. Toronto’s roads are simply not wide enough. Therefore, trying to accomodate everyone is only going to worsen things. Alas, incidents like these are only going to get worse.
I witnessed a woman on a bicycle just a few nights ago, driving up the middle of the curb lane on Bloor St. by Kingsway. Every time I got ahead of her, she would ride up the white line at the next red light and get in front of cars.
She is lucky she wasn’t doing that to me.

Comment by Chris Carbis

Fortunately, other people answered, among them lagatta:

Quote
In a couple of weeks, women not only in Montréal but in Toronto and many other cities will be speaking out against violence against women, after a man who thought women were getting in his way decided to lash out and kill 14 of us. (I was writing an exam in an adjacent building).

Chris Carbis’s fit of rage against a woman daring to get in his way - and against people whom he assumed to be “unemployed” - because they were advocating cycling??? - is a textbook example of such attitudes.

The wider roads are, the more cycling and pedestrian-unfriendly cities are, so that is utter nonsense.

Of course that can never be changed. Slavery and child labour will never be eliminated, and universal public education will never become reality - we need that labour? Women will certainly never get the vote, or become engineers or prime ministers. And a Black man will certainly never become president of the US.

Slavish worship of the established fact, and in this case, an established fact - planet-destroying pollution and climate change - that will kill us all, even Mr Carbis.

Here is the declaration (in French and in English) speaking out against violence against women, from 25 November to 6 December:
http://www.ffq.qc.ca/actions/6-decembre (http://www.ffq.qc.ca/actions/6-decembre) ... e2008.html

The FFQ was also among the groups launching the Québec, then the World March of Women, speaking out against poverty and violence - against all human beings, whatever their gender.

Perhaps they could add “contempt” to those evils.

Comment by lagatta
 

Here is the entire thread: http://spacing.ca/wire/2008/11/21/taxi- (http://spacing.ca/wire/2008/11/21/taxi-) ... ent-295122

And a better link to the anti-violence declaration, in French followed by English:  Violence against women . . . enough! (http://www.ffq.qc.ca/actions/6-decembre-2008/Signataires-declaration-violence-25novembre2008.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 25, 2008, 04:36:03 PM
No-fly list nonsense continues (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/no-fly-list-nonsense-continues.html)
.
Retired BC woman, never arrested, stopped on domestic Air Canada flight from Comox to Calgary.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 25, 2008, 05:21:40 PM
We need to organize some kind of shame campaign about the no-fly lists. Somebody think. I'll join.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 25, 2008, 07:14:41 PM
I like the idea, skdadl.  Maybe we could throw some words around and see what sticks.  Look for a new thread.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 25, 2008, 09:15:38 PM
On Medical Procedures and Limited Choices (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/limited-choices/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 25, 2008, 10:11:30 PM
Ph34r Mah 1337 W1mm1nz 5tud33z Xp3r733z! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/ph34ar-teh-cbas/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 26, 2008, 12:02:23 AM
Brennan drops out (h/t to pogge) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/brennan-drops-out/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 26, 2008, 05:23:39 AM
Quote from: matttbastard
Ph34r Mah 1337 W1mm1nz 5tud33z Xp3r733z! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/ph34ar-teh-cbas/)

After I finished spluttering, I ended up laughing with JJ at the thought that she was now bunking with Kate and co ... But wow! Is that absurd or what?

It also scares me, mattt, that I understood your title on first read.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 26, 2008, 07:57:10 AM
Sully: "We cannot know hope until we end torture." (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/end-torture/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 26, 2008, 09:09:55 AM
Ann Coulter's jaw wired shut. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/ann-coulters-jaw-wired-shut/)

Heh.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 26, 2008, 09:26:08 AM
Y'know, mattt, this is just a guess, although I read someone else making the same guess: whatever the official story is, I'm wondering whether she is being treated for bulimia.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on November 26, 2008, 09:52:50 AM
My guess would be plastic surgery - more of it, that is.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 26, 2008, 09:58:19 AM
sex change completion
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 26, 2008, 11:37:45 AM
Incoming! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002134.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 26, 2008, 02:39:19 PM
La Sainte Catherine (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/la-sainte-catherine.html) wherein DAMMIT JANET! makes a conceptual leap between an obscure Italian virgin who claimed that Jesus gave her a ring confected from his cast-off prépuce and La Coulter.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 26, 2008, 03:29:46 PM
Journamalism (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002135.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 26, 2008, 04:04:27 PM
There's somebody at our blog who keeps posting as though he runs the place.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 26, 2008, 04:31:36 PM
The Ultimate War on Christmas (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/11/the-ultimate-war-on-christmas/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 27, 2008, 08:45:19 AM
Shorter Jim Flaherty (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002137.shtml)

And furthermore... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002138.shtml)

Or you could just hit the front page (http://www.pogge.ca/) and read both 'cos they're short.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 27, 2008, 11:23:52 AM
pogge: (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002139.shtml) we just can't keep him down.

He's after our lazy media, who are just playing along with the leaks about Flaherty's plans for tomorrow. We gotta do more of this -- we've seen what happened in the U.S. with no effective opposition to the propagandists.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 27, 2008, 11:40:43 AM
:shock:  The Commons is going to be fireworks!

eta - Coyne Loves It (http://blog.macleans.ca/category/blog-central/canada-blog/andrew-coynes-blog/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 27, 2008, 12:31:30 PM
IOW, Coyne endorses Disneythink. The party of the rich will be richest. As with North American pop culture, it doesn't matter whether their politics are better / truer to democratic principles and structures. It only matters who can limbo lowest. Crap wins, and we get dictators.

Public funding of political parties was not a "subsidy." It was already a voluntary contribution by every single voter who cast a vote. skdadl is furious at Coyne.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 27, 2008, 12:38:04 PM
@ CTV (http://www.ctv.ca/) 81% are in agreement. Poll question Should the government slash public funding for federal parties?

And an update Conservatives plan to bring this matter to a vote prior to the House of Commons rising for Christmas on December 12.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on November 27, 2008, 12:40:05 PM
lagatta furious but not surprised. Hell, that was the only reason I voted (NDP, in a staunch Bloc riding). And Bloc voting as "treason"????
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 27, 2008, 12:41:48 PM
CTV is stacked with cons anyway so it all it proves is cons support it. Which is pretty good indication it is flawed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 27, 2008, 12:45:32 PM
Ja, Coyne is bananas about sovereignty as well. It makes me so angry -- he is not a stupid person, but he is a con ideologue.

That $1.95 to the party any of us votes for is obviously a reason to vote when we live with FPTP. Me, for instance: I live in an ultra-safe Liberal riding; my main reason for voting is to get that donation to a different party. Too many voters are already alienated; this is just going to make things worse. Not that the Cons are worried about that.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 27, 2008, 01:23:40 PM
Mumbai attack resources (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/27/mumbai-attack-resources/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 27, 2008, 01:46:49 PM
Really well done, mattt. And apart from that -- oh, hell.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on November 27, 2008, 03:12:45 PM
Quote from: skdadl
That $1.95 to the party any of us votes for is obviously a reason to vote when we live with FPTP. Me, for instance: I live in an ultra-safe Liberal riding; my main reason for voting is to get that donation to a different party. Too many voters are already alienated; this is just going to make things worse.

Yup. See here (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/depressed-really-depressed.html) and concerning BC politics, here (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/to-bc-liberals-free-up-rules-on-pr.html).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 27, 2008, 05:52:25 PM
Indeed BCs I know. But this demonstrates openly this Party is about the Party. It is not about the People or the Country or Democracy. These are early days. The worse time considering the financial meltdown? I think it couldn't be more fortuitous. Dark short days must follow the cycle of nature. I don't even think we know the real agenda yet, but we will soon enough. They are evil, but they are not geniuses.

eta - to change purpose to agenda  :oops:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 27, 2008, 08:16:48 PM
Have you seen this? Jan from the Bruce I believe has put it together.

http://www.progressivecoalition.ca/form.php (http://www.progressivecoalition.ca/form.php)

But this is a bit fast for my liking.
I can't help but feel there is a diabolical plan the Con-Cons have cooked up. As in, let them all form a coalition, they have to. The Libs will have to go into bankruptcy for another election, the Bloc totally relies (almost) on subsidies and it was them that Blocked us of a majority! Let's let them have a coalition gov. Harpo/FlimFlam had meetings with the Bush banksters, we're not coming out of this in 12 months or whatever the new magic figure is. There are articles out there saying we're in this recession-may-turn-to-depression for 2-3 years. Then the Cons would come back and have masterminded their majority. Pretty tricky dicky crap, but I get nervous when I see things happen too fast. Anyway it's going to be a helluva wknd for them.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 27, 2008, 10:46:28 PM
BUY NOTHING DAY (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/buy-nothing-day.html)

:surfing: at ProgBlogs
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 28, 2008, 01:21:43 PM
Consumerism Kills (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/consumerism-kills/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on November 28, 2008, 01:28:29 PM
Against Free Speech (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/against-freedom-free-speech/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 28, 2008, 01:37:17 PM
HARPER VOODOO DOLL - do it yourself! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/harper-voodoo-doll-do-it-yourself.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 28, 2008, 05:00:38 PM
Re: Coalition talks - irony is a dead horse (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/irony-is-dead/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 28, 2008, 06:19:26 PM
Kudos to Murray Dobbins indeed mattt!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 29, 2008, 12:06:55 PM
Journamalism (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002144.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 29, 2008, 12:21:32 PM
Heh. Barry Cooper. Ok, you guys: who has files?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 29, 2008, 12:39:50 PM
HARPER'S PERFECT POSITION (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/harpers-perfect-position.html).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 29, 2008, 12:55:03 PM
We, the undersigned citizens from C.R.A.P., (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-undersigned-citizens-from-crap.html)
.

And can one of you please throw a vote at We, the undersigned citizens of Canada (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-undersigned-citizens-of-canada.html) - it keeps falling off the main page back onto the sidebar and I want people who missed it yesterday to sign it.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 29, 2008, 01:01:47 PM
Before I leave, here is the Handy Find Your MP (http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC)

And don't forget to mention Fair Vote Canada's request -

When elected leader, Jack Layton pledged to make a national referendum on proportional representation a condition for supporting any minority government. Call on Mr. Layton to honour that commitment and demand that any coalition partners or new minority government institute a citizen-driven process allowing Canadians to pick the best fair voting system for future elections. Jack Layton: Layton.J@parl.gc.ca (Layton.J@parl.gc.ca)" target="_blank, 613-995-7224

 Ask him to make a commitment to convene an independent citizens’ assembly with recommendations going to Canadians in a referendum after an well-funded and extended public education process that includes other systems as well as PR.

eta - oh shoot, wrong thread, sorry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 29, 2008, 01:07:00 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
We, the undersigned citizens from C.R.A.P., (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-undersigned-citizens-from-crap.html)

And can one of you please throw a vote at We, the undersigned citizens of Canada (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-undersigned-citizens-of-canada.html) - it keeps falling off the main page back onto the sidebar and I want people who missed it yesterday to sign it.
Thanks.

Alison, where can I get the url for "Canadians for a Progressive Coalition" because I'd like to put it up at DJ!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 29, 2008, 01:22:21 PM
dBOs:

The Petition (http://www.progressivecoalition.ca/form.php)

Home with the YouTube (http://progressivecoalition.ca/) - a very good argument for the coalition
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on November 29, 2008, 05:58:10 PM
COAL for Christmas (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/11/coal-for-christmas/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on November 29, 2008, 06:34:48 PM
Progressive coalition best anti-depressant (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/progressive-coalition-best-anti.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 29, 2008, 06:43:51 PM
Take Him Out (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/take-him-out.html) a dead serious post by fern hill and "Every single tool and medium..." (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/every-tool-and-medium.html) on the irreverent side by moi.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 29, 2008, 07:06:53 PM
Thanks Fern (and dB), wow, who'd have thunk? Now it's time for the Bourne Supremacy, I know i'm slow, but better late than never eh?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on November 30, 2008, 09:53:01 AM
Conservative grassroots turning away in disgust (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/conservative-grassroots-turning-away-in.html) - the grassroots responsible for the CPoC's stuffed war chest, no less.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 30, 2008, 11:43:36 AM
Eeps! My colleague Kevin and I posted very similar comments close upon one another (I couldn't tell he was writing -- I usually try to be sensitive to that).

Anyway:

skdadl: Good morning, Canada! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002145.shtml)

Kevin: Dear Mr Harper: Please Stop Whining (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002146.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 30, 2008, 11:47:45 AM
skdadl, you little scold you, cute.

I wonder who is behind this new Blog/Conservatives for Prentice (http://conservativesforprentice.blogspot.com/)?

At least he's not wearing a sweater.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on November 30, 2008, 11:56:24 AM
skdadl: I love it!

Toedancer: I find it interesting that they're flying the Blogging Tories logo.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on November 30, 2008, 12:52:23 PM
Good one, Skdadl, and can't be said enough.
Just one thing though - isn't the reason we use the term "House" because that's what the people who work there have traditionally called it? Either House or HoC?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 30, 2008, 01:14:21 PM
On small donations and disinformation (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/obama-small-donors/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 30, 2008, 01:18:09 PM
Well, Alison, I've had this argument with several people over the last while, and I know there is a tee vee show called "The House," meaning the Commons, and msm writers seem to use the term all the time ...

But to me, it just seems wrong. I would be interested to hear from anyone who knows the history and the protocol better than I do (which wouldn't require much), but I've always thought of the Commons as the Commons, unless you're going to use the full reference.

To me, "the House" is the U.S. House of Reps, and of course that is the standard distinction made there, between the Senate and the House. Here, by contrast, we have the Senate and the Commons.

I can't help thinking that "the House" has crept into Canadian usage for teh usual Disney reasons. God, but I hate Disney culture. I probably spend more time following Merkin stuff in its own right than most Canajuns do, but for that very reason, I try to make sure that I'm not conflating their culture with ours, which is very different in important ways.

I think that one of the ways Canadians get slowly Merkinized is by not knowing enough about the Merkins.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 30, 2008, 01:19:59 PM
Here is a www.parl.gc.ca/InfoParl/english/issue.htm%3Fparam%3D126%26art%3D781+Why+do+Canadians+refer+to+the+House+rather+than+the+Commons%3F&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=ca&client=firefox-a]cached (http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:3spicw5ugbwJ:[url) version[/url] of an article written in '08 about the House of Commons before Hansards (the Parliamentary Review).

The HoC is referred to twice in the opening, then as the article wears on, the Commons is referred to as the House repeatedly. I hear it all the time from the MP's in scrums, but it feels as if once inside a little bit of the 'people' as the commons, is diluted bit by bit. So much so, that the people begin to use it as well without realizing it. And then more dilution. I'd like to hear from others who know much more than I do.
eta - och we cross-posted skdadl.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on November 30, 2008, 01:52:41 PM
Wiki on "House of Commons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_House_of_Commons)"
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on November 30, 2008, 01:59:50 PM
Working for the feds in the mid-90s, we did use "the House" as short form for the HoC.  Things like when will the House break for Christmas or Bill X is slated to be introduced in the House on such and such date.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 30, 2008, 02:03:18 PM
I had no idea I could be so wrong.  :oops:

Quote
It is widely thought that "Commons" is a shortening of the word "commoners". However, the term derives from the Anglo-Norman word communes, referring to the geographic and collective "communities" of their parliamentary representatives and not the third estate, the commonality.[citation needed] This distinction is made clear in the official French name of the body, la Chambre des communes.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on November 30, 2008, 02:06:53 PM
That I knew -- the derivation of commons.

But usage about our two chambers ... I dunno. Who would we write to for an expert historical opinion? I'm sure that the British say "the Commons." Maybe I'm just being too sniffy, but the confusion with the U.S. House bothers me.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on November 30, 2008, 02:28:11 PM
NDP, Lib websites updated - Goodale media releases (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/ndp-lib-websites-updated-goodale-media.html)

Usually, the leader is the spokesperson on media releases, so am speculating that Goodale may indeed be in the running for PM.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 30, 2008, 04:03:01 PM
FYI: bastard.logic and DAMMIT, JANET! have both made it into the latest edition of Feministing's Weekly Feminist Reader (http://www.feministing.com/archives/012414.html).

 :mrgreen:  :applause:  :hockey:

You may now continue with our regularly scheduled scuffle over parliamentary semantics.

;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 30, 2008, 04:45:38 PM
:cool: Imagine my surprise when I was checking DJ!'s stats and saw all the hits from feministing.  Being a bit nosy (okay, a lot nosy) I checked it out and sure enough, feministing picked us up from your blogsite, mattt! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on November 30, 2008, 05:07:16 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
NDP, Lib websites updated - Goodale media releases (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/ndp-lib-websites-updated-goodale-media.html)

Usually, the leader is the spokesperson on media releases, so am speculating that Goodale may indeed be in the running for PM.

That is intriguing as hell.

Congrats dB/Fern. BTW, whenever I stub a toe, fall over a log, walk into a tree, I've now been saying DAMMIT JANET!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 30, 2008, 05:48:14 PM
Apparently we're all supposed to be shocked and outraged now (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/shorter-stephen-harpercons/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on November 30, 2008, 06:31:59 PM
Backpedaling: No guarantee of later forward pedaling (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/backpedaling-no-guarantee-of-subsequent.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 30, 2008, 06:53:35 PM
Where did that illicit tape recording come from? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/11/where-did-that-illicit-tape-recording.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on November 30, 2008, 09:29:16 PM
Coalition deal reached? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/coalition-deal-reached.html)

That's what National Newswatch is reporting, with more to follow.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on November 30, 2008, 10:09:53 PM
Avoid the bait, Harper is already cornered (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/11/avoid-bait-harper-is-already-cornered.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on November 30, 2008, 10:30:23 PM
Keith Boag sez it's on like Donkey Kong. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/coalition-deal/)

 :popcorn
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on November 30, 2008, 11:16:24 PM
(http://www.lafilleduperenoel.net/smilies/cat/musique/musique-lfdpn-058.gif)  Blogpost Fever!   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 01, 2008, 08:39:22 AM
Dear ReformaTory talk show shlocktroops: (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/dear-reformatory-talk-show-shlocktroops.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 01, 2008, 10:30:44 AM
Beware the Evils of LSD (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/beware-the-evils-of-lsd/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 01, 2008, 11:00:12 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 01, 2008, 03:21:32 PM
Poll Alert! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/poll-alert.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 01, 2008, 04:42:28 PM
Post-everything FAIL (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/post-everything-fail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 01, 2008, 08:27:42 PM
Cerebus Bites, Harper Balks (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/cerebus-steals-the-spotlight/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 01, 2008, 08:30:01 PM
December 6th Ring a Bell? (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/dec-6th-ring-a-bell/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 01, 2008, 08:31:50 PM
Why do I feel like lighting a cigarette? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/why-do-i-feel-like-lighting-cigarette.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 01, 2008, 09:33:46 PM
Dear Conservative Fuckbaskets (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/dear-conservative-fuckbaskets/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 02, 2008, 12:09:55 AM
The ignorant, the zealots and the haters will reveal themselves. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/ignorant-zealots-and-haters-will-reveal.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 02, 2008, 06:18:24 AM
Happy Birthday, Boss (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002150.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 02, 2008, 06:54:41 AM
14 Women Slaughtered ho hum (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/14-women-slaughtered-ho-hum/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on December 02, 2008, 07:07:32 AM
Quote from: Debra
14 Women Slaughtered ho hum (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/14-women-slaughtered-ho-hum/)

Your posts are usually very good, but this one is a particular keeper ... well done April  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 02, 2008, 08:53:36 AM
Awesome. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/awesome/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 02, 2008, 09:59:05 AM
Shorter Globe and Mail (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002151.shtml).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 02, 2008, 12:27:38 PM
Supporting the Coalition for Change (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/supporting-coalition-for-change.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 02, 2008, 01:17:32 PM
In praise of Gilles Duceppe (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002152.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 02, 2008, 02:03:36 PM
Gee, Thanks. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/gee-thanks/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 02, 2008, 03:20:06 PM
Floor crossings (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/floor-crossings.html)

Letters to Editors (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/letters-to-editors.html) - a handy, dandy, very quick tool.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 02, 2008, 04:52:05 PM
Fact-checking Babs Kay's bouncing baby boy. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/jonathan-kay-is-wrong/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 02, 2008, 04:53:16 PM
Status of Women sell-out Helena Guergis during today's Question Period. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/party-girl.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 02, 2008, 05:12:13 PM
Coalition-backers have gotta love this (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/coalition-backers-have-gotta-love-this.html)  

Hint: you'll want to dig up a sweater vest.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 02, 2008, 06:02:25 PM
Pregnancy equals Death Sentence? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/pregnancy-equals-death-sentence/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 02, 2008, 06:19:10 PM
trm eats some Humble Pie and promotes The Maple Syrup Revolution! (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/the-maple-syrup-revolution/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 02, 2008, 07:03:27 PM
YES, we voted for a coalition government (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/yes-we-voted-for-coalition-government.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 02, 2008, 07:11:35 PM
Quote from: Debra
Pregnancy equals Death Sentence? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/pregnancy-equals-death-sentence/)

Great post ... totally linkable ... but for the finger. Sigh.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 02, 2008, 07:20:03 PM
Rilly? The flag is right there for frack sakes.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 02, 2008, 10:14:25 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Quote from: Debra
Pregnancy equals Death Sentence? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/pregnancy-equals-death-sentence/)

Great post ... totally linkable ... but for the finger. Sigh.

Heh. Thanks for changing the photo.

Praxis of evil (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/georgie-porgie-pudding-and-pie-kissed-off-the-girls-and-made-them-cry-april-reign-over-at-birth-pangs-caught-this-los-an.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 02, 2008, 10:36:18 PM
Antonia, is there a membership list for the Canuck association? Shouldn't we be 'warning' women who they are.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 02, 2008, 10:53:58 PM
Sorry, but what association are you  talking about?

(And some cumin in those ribs would add a little sump'n, sump'n.   :drool )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 02, 2008, 10:57:56 PM
:lol:  Yeah I've done that, Those ribs do fall off the bone, believe me.  :drool

The Christian frakkin medical association, canadian.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 02, 2008, 11:55:16 PM
the regina mom on Attacks on Parliamentary democracy (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/attacks-on-parliamentary-democracy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 03, 2008, 12:58:09 AM
Holy Moley. Look at these guys!

http://www.cmda.org/AM/Template.cfm

Quote
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations exist to motivate, educate, and equip Christian physicians and dentists to glorify God by:

 

    * living out the character of Christ in their homes, practices, communities and around the world;
    * pursuing professional competence and Christ-like compassion in their daily work;
    * influencing their families, colleagues, and patients toward a right relationship with Jesus Christ;
    * advancing Biblical principles in bioethics and health to the Church and society.  



And these guys! (http://www.cmdscanada.org/)

Quote
Our Mission: As an organization CMDS Canada:

    * upholds an explicitly Christian view of medicine and dentistry;
    * seeks to understand and minister to the spiritual needs of patients and colleagues;
    * creates educational materials that address issues of public policy and health;
    * develops programs that promote a Christian view of medical ethics, address the health and spiritual needs of the poor and needy, or encourage networking of like-minded colleagues;
    * ministers to the needs of Christian physicians, dentists and students by supporting local group activities, planning conferences and locating mentorship, elective or practice opportunities.



Agh (http://www.consciencelaws.org/Conscience-Policies-Papers/PPPMedicalOrg01.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 03, 2008, 05:59:16 AM
:lol:  

That's just what you want when you go to the dentist, isn't it? To be ministered to? To be evangelized?   :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 03, 2008, 06:23:34 AM
Come on skdadl did you miss that bit in the bible?

And lord said unto them. "Go forth and smite the plaque fill the emptiness[now translated as cavities] so that the teeth may shine bright and reflect my glory. And preach unto them while they lay helpless in thy backwards leaning chair so that they may have increase of pain and be brought fully to salivation"
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 03, 2008, 06:34:53 AM
:lol:

Thou art my salivation!   :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 03, 2008, 07:44:17 AM
They don't though practise ... er ... Christian charity by taking care of teeth or cutting fees for people who can't afford the dentist.   :rant:

"salivation" is a keeper.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 03, 2008, 09:08:57 AM
Brings to mind something once said by fundie ex-pat Frank Schaeffer (paraphrasing): "Do you want a vascular surgeon who believes that Jesus is their lord and saviour (but isn't all that good at their chosen discipline) cutting you open, or a proud atheist who graduated at the top of their class?"

Blogged: Sean Avery: Wanker of the Day (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/wanker-of-the-day-thin-ice/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 03, 2008, 11:16:54 AM
Quote from: Antonia

And these guys! (http://www.cmdscanada.org/)

Quote
Our Mission: As an organization CMDS Canada:

    * upholds an explicitly Christian view of medicine and dentistry;
    * seeks to understand and minister to the spiritual needs of patients and colleagues;
    * creates educational materials that address issues of public policy and health;
    * develops programs that promote a Christian view of medical ethics, address the health and spiritual needs of the poor and needy, or encourage networking of like-minded colleagues;
    * ministers to the needs of Christian physicians, dentists and students by supporting local group activities, planning conferences and locating mentorship, elective or practice opportunities.



Agh (http://www.consciencelaws.org/Conscience-Policies-Papers/PPPMedicalOrg01.html)

Well it's no wonder they won't publically LIST the Members. According to the 2005 Submission to the Standing Committee on same-sex marriage, there are 1,500!
I want to see the list, I think every person should know who they are.

Spokesperson got aids blood on his hands/what no gloves? (http://www.cmdscanada.org/standingsenate)  :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 03, 2008, 12:20:30 PM
Another foreign affairs minister, another dud (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002153.shtml)

And mahigan stuck a QOTD (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002154.shtml) in while I wasn't looking. You gotta watch this group all the time.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 03, 2008, 01:36:20 PM
I think he's calling us uppity.   ;)

And now PLG is writing: National unity. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002155.shtml)

I guess I get to take the day off, eh?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 03, 2008, 01:56:09 PM
Con panic unzips the zipped (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/con-panic-unzips-zipped.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 03, 2008, 03:42:43 PM
Government has less power to act when Parliament proroqued (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/government-has-less-power-to-act-when.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 03, 2008, 04:05:48 PM
Do we have a Ministry of Truth? If we do, I want Duceppe to head it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 03, 2008, 04:23:35 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Government has less power to act when Parliament proroqued (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/government-has-less-power-to-act-when.html)

Oy. That is an important post.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 03, 2008, 05:16:47 PM
Dear Corporate Media Assbuckets (I write letters!) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/dear-media-assbuckets/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 03, 2008, 06:17:59 PM
Stockwell Day: Canada's answer to Lindsay Lohan? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/stockboy-lohan/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 03, 2008, 07:10:27 PM
Ethics Smethics (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/ethics-smethics/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 03, 2008, 07:40:19 PM
Women's groups criticize anti-coalition organizers (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/womens-groups-criticize-anti-coalition-organizers/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 03, 2008, 07:57:58 PM
Not good (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002156.shtml)

Somebody better have a really good explanation as to why the tape of Dion's address didn't show up at CTV when it was supposed to.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 03, 2008, 08:01:26 PM
Same at CBC
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 03, 2008, 08:06:02 PM
Wow, I didn't know the tape didn't get shown on CTV. That's a pretty big screwup, or something. I was switching between the English and French CBCs, and the French station is still running commentary on the speeches even as I write.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 03, 2008, 08:23:10 PM
Shorter Stephen Harper (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/shorter-stephen-harper/)

Shorter Stephane Dion (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/shorter-stephane-dion/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 03, 2008, 08:24:38 PM
While English CBC, Global, even City was showing Dion's address (they said the tape arrived late, but it arrived -- maybe they were choosing which tape to send, based on what Harper might have said), frigging Lloyd Robertson was assuring us that the tape hadn't arrived, and getting to 7:30 PM EST he invited us to continue watching on CTVNewsNet (only on cable), because CTV had some very important e-fluff to show.

Newsnet then proceeded to show portions of Harper's BS!

I think Newsnet finally joined Dion way past halfway of his speech, without letting anybody know that they had missed most of it.

What was really late was Dion's French tape, shown in HD on French CBC (I had already guessed that it had stupidly been done in HD, because the narrow framing and from the neck up in English looked awful).

Ivan Fecan at it again. It's all about the ad revenues.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 03, 2008, 08:25:42 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Shorter Stephen Harper (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/shorter-stephen-harper/)

Shorter Stephane Dion (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/shorter-stephane-dion/)


God you're good.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 03, 2008, 08:36:08 PM
Berylynn, I answered yours. Contempt for the symbolism of both the 1st and the 6th of December.

Antonia, if they were truly Christian they'd be signing up to tend to the sick where there is no medical assistance, and if dentists, they could do it right here, as poor people (except, to a very limited extent, people on welfare, who are a minority of poor people) do not have access to dental care.

A fine example for would-be "Christian" (or Muslim, or Jewish, Hindu, or...) doctors would be the late Lucille Teasdale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Teasdale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Teasdale)

And the tape thing is really flagrant, and disgusting. Should he find himself in the dock, with Dubya and Toady?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 03, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Quote from: matttbastard
Shorter Stephen Harper (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/shorter-stephen-harper/)

Shorter Stephane Dion (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/shorter-stephane-dion/)


God you're good.

 :mrgreen:  :cool:  :oops:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 04, 2008, 07:29:18 AM
Ok, everybody: breathe (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002157.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 04, 2008, 07:46:26 AM
Support Sister Arlene Welding (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/support-sister-arlene-welding/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 04, 2008, 08:43:23 AM
Shocking development no one could have predicted. Ahem. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/teh-shocking/)

ETA: Forgot this one: Teh LOLZ (Oh, That Village!) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/teh-lolz/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 04, 2008, 01:02:41 PM
Like him or not, Dion is the problem (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/like-him-or-not-dion-is-problem.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 04, 2008, 01:33:59 PM
Steve pulls the fire alarm (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/steve-pulls-fire-alarm.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 04, 2008, 01:37:24 PM
Ha!  Just left a message @TheBeav
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 04, 2008, 03:32:54 PM
- Why Does Harper Hate Canadian Parliamentary Democracy? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/harper-hates-democracy/)

- Dear Liberals: don't fucking blow this. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/harper-hates-democracy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 04, 2008, 03:38:07 PM
Keep meeting (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002160.shtml) (promoted from a comment).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 04, 2008, 06:11:09 PM
Pogge and everybody! I've so appreciated going there and reading all of that. I missed the day entirely. I'll post why elsewhere.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 04, 2008, 09:31:17 PM
GG's decision demonstrates irrelevance of the position (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/ggs-decision-demonstrates-irrelevance.html)

Always did wonder about the point of having a GG, but thought that the goings-on recently might serve to convince me the GG was worthwhile keeping around. Well, today convinced me otherwise.

Am not entirely disheartened by a few weeks' break. Had the coalition govt been accepted, then things are unlikely to have been any less raucous. The Cons, no doubt, would have done everything in their power - including walking out - to make business unworkable for the coalition.

However, I am deeply disturbed by what looks like an unconditional prorogation. Don't imagine we'll ever know, unless Jean writes her own memoirs, if there were conditions (supposing she'd reveal that). Certainly Harper's not gonna talk. He'll want to give the impression he got everything he asked for.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 04, 2008, 09:42:14 PM
The truth is I personally don't see it as too early to start a Duceppe for PM blog/site/whatever. Scare the bejeesus out of the ruling class. I just saw that suggestion elsewhere and I like it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 04, 2008, 10:52:14 PM
Quote from: Toedancer
The truth is I personally don't see it as too early to start a Duceppe for PM blog/site/whatever. Scare the bejeesus out of the ruling class. I just saw that suggestion elsewhere and I like it.

I like that idea. It's audacious and a great antidote after all the hatred we've heard spewed against him. Of all the current party leaders, he is the best.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 04, 2008, 11:37:37 PM
Yooooo hoooo! Mister paw-ogge!  How do you do that reservation thing?  I think we have a couple of winners available...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 05, 2008, 04:47:28 AM
trm lists Prorogue Precedents (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/prorogue-precedents/) (shamelessly stolen from Sean in Ottawa).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 05, 2008, 07:03:39 AM
I would normally never check out a post about hockey, but this satire at  Kinch Blog/A Socialist in Calgary (http://tylerkinch.com/12/2008/for-immediate-release-red-wings-demand-end-to-nhl-season-cp/) caught my eye and gave me a good laugh -- "Red Wings Demand End to NHL Season."     (Read on: they want the season prorogued, as it were.)   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 05, 2008, 07:46:57 AM
Dear CTV (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002161.shtml)

Quote
How do you do that reservation thing?

I'm confused. You're moving to a hotel?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 05, 2008, 09:03:41 AM
What's At Stake (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/whats-at-stake/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 05, 2008, 09:31:12 AM
Truthiness and Priorities (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/truthiness/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 05, 2008, 11:48:46 AM
Doin' the Proroguin' Rag (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002162.shtml)

Well, c'mon -- it's Friday.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 05, 2008, 12:38:28 PM
The sound of one democratic hand clapping (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/sound-of-one-democratic-hand-clapping.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 05, 2008, 01:01:06 PM
Pay Equity: Stick it where the sun don't shine, ladies (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/548710)

And here's the bloggy version. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/payday-mayday.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 05, 2008, 06:26:03 PM
I commented on main article, Antonia, but I am still in moderation, I guess.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 05, 2008, 06:34:40 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 05, 2008, 07:40:03 PM
Who wants to be USA North? (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/who-wants-to-be-usa-north/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 05, 2008, 08:04:11 PM
The Doobie Brothers drop by for this week's Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002163.shtml).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 05, 2008, 09:13:57 PM
Hee. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/rainbows-and-unicorns/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 05, 2008, 10:46:22 PM
On Favreau’s Facebook Fail (and Clinton’s Clever Comeback) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/favreaus-facebook-fail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 05, 2008, 11:33:18 PM
NY Times: “300,000 Apply for 3,300 Obama Jobs” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/3300-obama-jobs/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 06, 2008, 12:07:54 AM
ZOMG WAR ON CHRISTMAS!!!11one (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/tis-the-season/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 06, 2008, 02:32:56 AM
Is something actually sticking to the Teflon PM? (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/is-something-actually-sticking-to-the-teflon-pm/) at trm.


ETA:  In memoriam (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/in-memoriam/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 06, 2008, 09:20:58 AM
Quote of the Day: Nixonland North (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/nixonland-north/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 06, 2008, 09:26:20 AM
Lest We Forget (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/lest-we-forget/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 06, 2008, 11:18:14 AM
Thanks, Debra, for the reminder, and others who are already up.

Sorry -- I've been away from the computer for a while -- just catching up at PB.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 06, 2008, 12:35:23 PM
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/national-day-of-remembrance-and-action-on-violence-against-women/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 06, 2008, 01:33:59 PM
Because they were women ... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002164.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 06, 2008, 01:50:20 PM
- Spin Spin Sugar (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/spin-spin-sugar/)

- 12.06.89 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/120689/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 06, 2008, 03:19:27 PM
- Dear Liberal Caucus (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/dear-liberal-caucus/)

- What Ed Said (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/what-ed-said/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 06, 2008, 11:41:21 PM
Finally waking up at P'n'P:

Remembering... (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/remembering/) with thanks to JJ for the rose and names image.

The effects of uranium mining are disastrous. (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/the-effects-of-uranium-mining-are-disastrous/)

Huge backlog on uranium issue I have to get onto one of these days.  Decided I couldn't let any more go by without posting.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 07, 2008, 09:08:23 AM
Eric Shinseki to helm Dept. of Veterans Affairs (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/got-somethin-stickin-in-my-eye/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 07, 2008, 10:15:34 AM
Shorter Washington Post (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/shorter-washington-post/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 07, 2008, 12:40:14 PM
Hey 62% Majority (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/hey-62-majority/) :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 07, 2008, 05:52:26 PM
Not in the House (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/ah-sunday.html), written by BLANCHE.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 07, 2008, 08:28:33 PM
If caucus chooses LPC leader (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/if-caucus-chooses-lpc-leader.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 07, 2008, 09:17:32 PM
Au revoir, Stephane. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/stephane-dion-to-step-down/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 08, 2008, 12:24:59 AM
Bob Rae on Ignatieff’s Attempt To Become Liberal Leader Via Caucus Vote (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/read-this-now-4/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 08, 2008, 03:27:54 AM
Over at P'n'P, something Ontarians might be interested in:  Safety research on nuke burial plan lags by decades (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/safety-research-on-nuke-burial-plan-lags-by-decades/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 08, 2008, 10:50:52 AM
How Not to Stem Criticism From Obama's Left Flank (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/obamas-left-flank/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 08, 2008, 01:12:59 PM
SCOTUS denies Obama citizenship appeal (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/zomg-no-wais/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 08, 2008, 01:25:05 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
SCOTUS denies Obama citizenship appeal (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/zomg-no-wais/)

Is it possible to laugh and be exasperated at the same time? What does one do in that frame of mind? Is there a smiley?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: RP. on December 08, 2008, 01:37:23 PM
I've asked for a "barely perceptible shaking of head" smiley a while's back.  Perhaps there should also be a "pained look of disbelief" smiley.  

I'm making one of those right now, for other reasons.  Knotted brow, eyebrows raised, strained smile, faint indication that I probably already had a headache before subjected to this.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 08, 2008, 01:51:09 PM
this is the closest Ive seen. Maybe one day I'll get around to making one
(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/1926_.gif) (http://www.clipartof.com)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 08, 2008, 04:55:23 PM
At trm, In memory (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/in-memory/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 08, 2008, 08:50:34 PM
Lessons about Feminism from a Virulent Feminist Hater (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/lessons-about-feminism-from-virulent.html) and from fern hill: The Shrieeeeek Watch (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/shrieeeeek-watch.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 08, 2008, 09:25:22 PM
Can't Disagree With That One (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/cant-disagree-with-that-one/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 09, 2008, 02:24:42 AM
Feigned Disbelief and Political Theatre (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/feigned-disbelief/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 09, 2008, 06:10:55 AM
RepubliCon shenanigans (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/republicon-shenanigans.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 09, 2008, 09:54:14 AM
Let's Do the Time Warp Again (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/lets-do-the-time-warp-again/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 09, 2008, 10:34:43 AM
Rae's out, Iggy's in (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002165.shtml)
 
ETA: And it's official (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002166.shtml). The Bank of Canada used the 'r' word.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 09, 2008, 04:54:49 PM
(belatedly) - Rae Bows Out (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/rae-bows-out/)

- Dear Ron Fournier (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/dear-ron-fournier/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 09, 2008, 06:14:47 PM
Jonathon Kay believes in forced ultrasounds. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/guilt-tripper.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 09, 2008, 06:24:11 PM
Oh, bloody hell. I write that, Antonia, before I've even read you. But I is on my way.   :rant:  :rant2:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 09, 2008, 07:39:42 PM
"Just another day in Illinois." (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/just-another-day-in-illinois/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 09, 2008, 07:55:52 PM
Oh, thanks, mattt. Someone finally gave me the excuse:   :fitzgerald:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 09, 2008, 08:45:44 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Oh, thanks, mattt. Someone finally gave me the excuse:   :fitzgerald:

 :rotfl: Ms 'Dadl, you are predictable on that one!   :D  But he needs to fix his hair.   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 09, 2008, 08:48:26 PM
He can't help it. Male-pattern baldness. He looks as though he's got a tonsure.   :mrgreen:

ETA: Whenever I see that particular male pattern (going bald in a circle from the top back), it always makes me think that they are somehow wearing their heads and their hair out on their pillows at night. I know that's not true, but it looks like that somehow -- it looks like wear!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 09, 2008, 09:11:11 PM
Yes!  A tonsure, that's it!   :lol:

I've heard it said that baldness is hereditary; you get it from your kids! ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 09, 2008, 10:02:12 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Oh, bloody hell. I write that, Antonia, before I've even read you. But I is on my way.   :rant:  :rant2:

Where?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 09, 2008, 10:13:03 PM
Uh, I think she meant she wrote those first three words based on your named link before she traveled to said link.  I could be wrong, but that's how I took it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 09, 2008, 11:29:07 PM
Harper, Ignatieff and "Big National Parties" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/big-national-parties/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 09, 2008, 11:54:15 PM
Quote from: Berlynn
Uh, I think she meant she wrote those first three words based on your named link before she traveled to said link.  I could be wrong, but that's how I took it.

 :geezera: Thanks. I am slow on the uptake tonight.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 10, 2008, 06:12:09 AM
Yes -- I saw the words "forced ultrasound" and yelped here and then headed for your place. Some things set me off very fast.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 10, 2008, 09:11:07 AM
A coronation if necessary but not necessarily a coronation (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/coronation-if-necessary-but-not.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 10, 2008, 09:40:01 AM
Of Fools and Folly (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/of-fools-and-folly/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 10, 2008, 10:50:58 AM
Facts are stupid things (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002167.shtml). And our Department of Finance doesn't want you to have them.

Yes, I do enjoy stealing titles from Atrios. Why do you ask?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 10, 2008, 11:29:38 AM
Oh, is that where you got that? I often don't know -- I just steal from you.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 10, 2008, 01:06:42 PM
The uncoalition (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002168.shtml)

Updated. Be advised that CTV is revising news stories with no indication that they've done so. Of course so is the CBC. It would be neat if they'd label their updates as such the way we bloggers do but maybe they think that if they did, they'd have to work in their jammies. Or something.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 10, 2008, 05:01:14 PM
pogge: AP and the NY Times does that too on their web pages.  Reuters and Bloomberg usually indicate when they've made an update (and Reuters will list specific revisions).

Anyway, based on pogge's original quote, A Liberal Government Without a Coalition (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/government-without-coalition/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 10, 2008, 05:12:07 PM
brebis noire hath a blog (http://www.brebisnoire.wordpress.com)
:panic
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 10, 2008, 05:14:44 PM
[s:1ea99acg]About damn time[/s:1ea99acg] Welcome to blogtopia (Skippy!)!  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 10, 2008, 05:23:32 PM
The black ewe and a new 'doo, all in one day!  Wowsers!!! :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 10, 2008, 05:30:04 PM
Oh, brebis noire. Oh. I'm crying. Oh, what a great thing. I am so happy.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 10, 2008, 05:48:44 PM
The panic is from the fear of committment.
(My hair is still long...)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 10, 2008, 06:50:39 PM
Pogge - regarding the comment I left at your blog, sorry I just read the news and now I understand Iggy will sign a new accord if the GG instructs him to (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/12/10/ignatieff-caucus.html)

brebis - absolutely beautiful, wonderful!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 10, 2008, 07:40:04 PM
YAY brebis! :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 10, 2008, 08:52:36 PM
Torture Continues in Afghanistan Under Canada's Watch (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/afghan-torture-continues/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 10, 2008, 08:59:09 PM
Whoops -- forgot this one: Conservatives Just Can't Quit the (Profitable) Partisan Bomb Throwing (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/partisan-bomb-throwing/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 10, 2008, 10:48:51 PM
Camille Paglia: Nothing to See Here... (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/nothing-to-see-here/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 11, 2008, 07:44:44 AM
Man, she has turned into a kitchen-sink writer, hasn't she? (Kitchen sink -- as in everything but the.)

mattt, you are outdoing yourself lately.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 11, 2008, 08:35:14 AM
:cool:  :mrgreen:  :oops:  :cool:

- Bow Down Before the Power of SANTA! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/the-power-of-santa/)

- Media Maestros Strike a Sour Note (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/sour-note/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 11, 2008, 09:23:43 AM
What James said (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002170.shtml).

ETA: And: Meanwhile back at the economy (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002171.shtml) (the U.S. is well into recession now).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 11, 2008, 02:45:15 PM
Change happens: thanks feminism! (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/change-happens-thanks-feminism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 11, 2008, 05:04:23 PM
At our place, PLG notifies us: Iraq war over. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002172.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 11, 2008, 05:27:07 PM
Maude Barlow: “This is the most important human rights and ecological crisis of our time.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/maude-barlow-interview/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 11, 2008, 05:38:57 PM
Helping those who help themselves (to our tax revenue) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/asymmetric-class-war/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 11, 2008, 06:12:11 PM
Homelessness: Advice from a "rougher" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/homelessness-advice-from-rougher.html)

Haunting ... and so very wise.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 11, 2008, 06:38:32 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Homelessness: Advice from a "rougher" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/homelessness-advice-from-rougher.html)

Haunting ... and so very wise.
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 11, 2008, 07:05:39 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Homelessness: Advice from a "rougher" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/homelessness-advice-from-rougher.html)

Haunting ... and so very wise.

 :applause:

So rich and so wise. If only everyone could read that.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 11, 2008, 07:37:42 PM
Brava, Ocean! :applause:
.
Rumours of the coalition (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/rumours-of-coalition.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 11, 2008, 08:38:46 PM
Alison, why are you taking so long to turn up at PB?

skdadl needs her duvet soon ...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 11, 2008, 09:26:36 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Quote from: BCseawalker
Homelessness: Advice from a "rougher" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/homelessness-advice-from-rougher.html)

Haunting ... and so very wise.

 :applause:

So rich and so wise. If only everyone could read that.

I wish there weren't so many cusswords in it.

Meanwhile, on a warmer fuzzier note, Hello Kitty! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/hello-kitty.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 11, 2008, 10:07:03 PM
When the bough breaks ... (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 12, 2008, 06:32:14 AM
Quote from: Antonia
Meanwhile, on a warmer fuzzier note, Hello Kitty! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/hello-kitty.html)

 :shock:

I missed this development entirely in the first place, so I guess I'm glad to hear that it's over.

That reminds me, though. Antonia, we have never put you through the initiation ritual. I forget where we keep that, but I'll be back   :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 12, 2008, 07:00:28 AM
Seriously? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/seriously/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 12, 2008, 07:47:46 AM
Um, what? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002173.shtml) (ETA: I read the source incorrectly and the post is bogus. But I've invited passers by to point and laugh at me in comments so you can still follow the link if you're inclined.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 12, 2008, 08:52:43 AM
Quote from: skdadl
Quote from: Antonia
Meanwhile, on a warmer fuzzier note, Hello Kitty! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/hello-kitty.html)

 :shock:

I missed this development entirely in the first place, so I guess I'm glad to hear that it's over.

That reminds me, though. Antonia, we have never put you through the initiation ritual. I forget where we keep that, but I'll be back   :twisted:

I didn't miss it, I just tried to pretend it wasn't happening. Very glad to hear it's over, as there were too many cases of shaving-induced folliculitis (http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-4524863_ITM).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on December 12, 2008, 09:59:18 AM
Strength through EasyJet (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/strength-through-easyjet/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 12, 2008, 11:30:06 AM
From the Department of Cutting Off Your Whole Head to Spite Your Face (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002174.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 12, 2008, 11:45:51 AM
Oh, pogge -- you haven't done it again, have you?   :shock:  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 12, 2008, 12:11:39 PM
When will police conclude that Tasers are cruel and useless? (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 12, 2008, 12:32:14 PM
Great post, brebis noire.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 12, 2008, 12:56:14 PM
- Return of the Midnight Appointments (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/midnight-appointments/) (ETA: link fixed)

- Powell calls out Palin (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/colin-powell-sarah-palin/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 12, 2008, 07:49:47 PM
Vatican Reiterates It’s Stand (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/vatican-reiterates-its-stand/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 12, 2008, 08:15:58 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002175.shtml) (solidarity edition).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 12, 2008, 09:13:29 PM
"You don't get me, I'm part of the union, you don't get me, I'm part of the union ..."

Hope, everyone. Hope. And then work for what you hope for. And stomp along with that wonderful song.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 12, 2008, 09:17:44 PM
skdadl, I posted something similar on the birthday thread...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 13, 2008, 07:42:49 AM
Dear Murdoch Times (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/dear-murdoch-times/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 13, 2008, 09:14:44 AM
Jamison Foser on Blagobamagate (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/blagobamagate/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 13, 2008, 11:33:25 AM
Minority outreach FAIL (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/conservative-minority-outreach/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 13, 2008, 12:01:23 PM
I'm absolutely livid - having now read the "criminal Justice Clear Statement" on Dziekanski.
This one's posted at Creekside coz there's already a related post at the Beav plus mine from yesterday :
Dziekanski's death his own fault apparently (http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2008/12/dziekanskis-death-his-own-fault.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 13, 2008, 12:57:20 PM
Michael Ignatieff Through the Looking Glass (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/iggy-through-the-looking-glass/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 13, 2008, 01:02:53 PM
The Ugly Face of Anti-Feminism (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/ugly-face-of-anti-feminism.html).

There have been powerful responses to the RCMP decision to exculpate their 4 officers who tasered Robert Dziekanski to death.  I will post the links to blogposts such as Alison's, above, in that B'n'R thread.

edited to correct typo.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 13, 2008, 01:49:08 PM
Picking up Alison's post so it gets on PB:

This Year’s Whitewash Model: “Sudden Death Following Restraint” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/this-years-model/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 13, 2008, 03:13:02 PM
When will police conclude that Tasers are cruel and useless? This vet wants to know. (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/when-will-police-conclude-that-tasers-are-cruel-and-useless-this-vet-wants-to-know/) by brebis noire.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 13, 2008, 05:01:13 PM
A Clockwork Orange revisited: part one (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002176.shtml)

Links to both Alison and brebis noire. The full blast re Omar yet to come. There are connections -- just too many connections.  :(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 13, 2008, 05:08:40 PM
Journamalism (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002177.shtml). (Didn't actually notice skdadl 'til after I'd posted. Hi, skdadl.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 13, 2008, 05:15:07 PM
A Real Compliant and Malleable Doll™ (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/via-feministing-and-globe-and-mail-news.html#comments)

A Soulmate for ALLCAPS (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/soulmate-for-allcaps.html) by fern hill.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 13, 2008, 05:25:18 PM
Quote from: pogge
Journamalism (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002177.shtml). (Didn't actually notice skdadl 'til after I'd posted. Hi, skdadl.)

Ohai. S'okay. I've done that to people in the past. And I just work there, y'know.

 :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 13, 2008, 05:42:05 PM
jj's response to Blob Blogging Wingnut's 5 part screed against feminism: Magnum Opus (Dei) (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/magnum-opus-dei/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 13, 2008, 07:03:56 PM
Why am I not surprised? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002179.shtml): a brief return to union business.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 13, 2008, 10:19:31 PM
trm says, It's an anger-making day! (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/its-an-anger-making-day/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 14, 2008, 04:46:08 AM
Tah for the bump, dBO, and the links, Mattt and Skdadl.
Skdadl, I left you a comment at your place. By just answering a quick yes to your question about a grownup's Taser inquiry before rushing off to work, I misled you a bit. Doesn't make your post wrong but you would have worded it differently if I'd said the so far excellent Braidwood Inquiry is a two-part thing, first part over. Sorry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 14, 2008, 05:40:26 AM
S'okay, Alison -- I should have remembered more or checked more -- I was trying to move past that point fast so that I could get to my anger with the psych guys and the power they are given uncritically. Never a good idea to do that (although sometimes you can get away with it).  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 14, 2008, 09:07:14 AM
Quote of the Day: The Gap (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/the-gap/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 14, 2008, 12:13:39 PM
Shorter Jim Prentice (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002180.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 14, 2008, 02:10:52 PM
The Fake Degree Market (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/fake-degree-market.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 14, 2008, 02:41:02 PM
Gaza Blockade Forces Citizens to Eat Grass For Survival (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/gaza-israel-grass/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 14, 2008, 03:11:45 PM
A Size Ten Farewell to Dubya--love, Iraq (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/a-size-ten-farewell/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 14, 2008, 03:20:27 PM
Wow.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 14, 2008, 04:06:06 PM
A press conference with sole (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002181.shtml)

(Just a straight steal from mattt.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 14, 2008, 04:18:26 PM
This Is What Harper Country Looks Like (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/harper-country/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 14, 2008, 05:59:47 PM
:highfive to you mattt, first thing I went to when I finally finished all my chores today.
The whole world wishes they were standing in his shoes! What a savoury memory.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 14, 2008, 06:32:25 PM
:mrgreen:

The only thing that would make it more savoury is if al Zaidi had achieved impact.

What?  :whis:

(pee ess -- check oot this week's Feminist Reader @ Feministing (http://www.feministing.com/archives/012703.html)  :cool: )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 14, 2008, 06:51:40 PM
puff, puff .... :panic

There's no keeping up with mattt!

It looks like there's no "fun" in fundamentalists. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/it-looks-like-theres-no-fun-in.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 14, 2008, 06:54:39 PM
'tis the Season of the Pharisees (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/tis-the-season-of-the-pharisees/)

an unfinished thought
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 14, 2008, 07:01:12 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
(pee ess -- check oot this week's Feminist Reader @ Feministing (http://www.feministing.com/archives/012703.html)
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 15, 2008, 07:16:47 AM
Presidents, puppies and taking responsibility (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2008/12/15/presidents-puppies-and-taking-responsibility/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 15, 2008, 12:51:35 PM
Mixed message (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002182.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 15, 2008, 02:53:01 PM
Attractive Victims (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/attractive-victims.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 15, 2008, 10:04:10 PM
Putting your money where your mouth is (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/putting-your-money-where-your-mouth-is.html)

NOW will the BC NDP reply to my email? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/now-will-bc-ndp-reply-to-my-email.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on December 16, 2008, 06:33:26 AM
Philippe Petit and James Marsh's excellent Man on Wire (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/i-see-three-oranges-i-juggle-i-see-two-towers-i-walk/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 16, 2008, 08:22:50 AM
It's still Canada (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002183.shtml)

Blogburst for KnitNut. Links also to the Ottawa Police Service complaints site, and to Bene Diction, who has advice for Ottawans.

ETA: I go to PB and discover that Dr D gave his post the same title. Heh.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 16, 2008, 09:45:11 AM
Inverted Priorities and Blagojevich Coverage (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/blagojevich-priorities/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 16, 2008, 10:48:43 AM
Skdadl : And then I changed the title of my KnitNut post to match yours and Dawg's  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 16, 2008, 11:02:55 AM
:mrgreen:

I'm getting grief from Robert, and I don't entirely understand it. This is not just blog-peddling -- see his comments, and tell me what you think.

ETA: Did you post to teh Beav, Alison? I don't see it yet.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 16, 2008, 11:54:50 AM
PSA: Security flaw in Internet Explorer 7 (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002184.shtml)

(Yes, I can hear people around the planet saying "Tell me something I don't know." )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 16, 2008, 02:44:01 PM
Quote from: skdadl
:mrgreen:

I'm getting grief from Robert, and I don't entirely understand it. This is not just blog-peddling -- see his comments, and tell me what you think.

He's acting like a fucking douchenozzle.  Seriously, that series of comments has elevated Sister Souljahing from a way of life into an artform.

ETA: That's what I think  :whis:

(edited for clarity)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 16, 2008, 03:31:15 PM
Yeah. After I feed teh pussycats, I am going to have to bring out the heavy constitutional artillery. My dad.

Robert is such a curmudge.

ETA: Now the heavy artillery is going to have to wait until I've done the hunt. Robert is back, but I need some time and some fresh air before I respond to that. Others, of course: fire at will, or smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 16, 2008, 05:36:03 PM
Worsening economy hard on animal companions (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/worsening-economy-hard-on-animal.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 16, 2008, 05:39:01 PM
I have a feeling that one is going to upset me.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 16, 2008, 07:37:10 PM
"It's still Canada" (http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-still-canada.html)@Creekside, not at TGB.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 17, 2008, 08:20:09 AM
Jane Says (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/jane-says/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 17, 2008, 04:22:47 PM
Harper continues to ignore will of Parliament (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/harper-continues-to-ignore-will-of-parliament/)


ETA:  :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 17, 2008, 06:39:56 PM
Rick Warren: The Wrong Choice (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/rick-warren-wrong-choice/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 17, 2008, 08:32:22 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Rick Warren: The Wrong Choice (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/rick-warren-wrong-choice/)

Sheesh.

Can you believe? Why do the nice Merkins have to put up with this s**t?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 18, 2008, 01:14:57 AM
Up at P'n'P: 300+ NGOs Say NO to Mickey Mouse Climate Solutions (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/300-ngos-say-no-to-mickey-mouse-climate-solutions/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 18, 2008, 01:17:06 PM
Of recessions, depressions we choose depression (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/of-recessions-depressions-we-choose.html)

White House considering "orderly" auto bankruptcy (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/white-house-considering-orderly-auto.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 18, 2008, 01:40:20 PM
Thanks BCs for the link to the study Are Power and Empathy mutually exclusive. Good ammo.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 18, 2008, 02:22:52 PM
Why isn't Jim Flaherty unemployed? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002186.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 18, 2008, 04:35:06 PM
I've got your deference deficit right here, Mr. Judd (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002185.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 18, 2008, 05:57:44 PM
BC NDP Response: No and no (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/bc-ndp-response-no-and-no.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 19, 2008, 05:17:19 AM
Man of Steel vs. The Incredible Shrinking Mandate (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/man-of-steel-vs-incredible-shrinking.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 19, 2008, 07:21:19 AM
"Here's how we fix Canada's political mess" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/heres-how-we-fix-canadas-political-mess.html) is an article by Preston Manning in today's G&M. So naturally I thought it would be helpful to also provide some more quotes from a book he published last year.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 19, 2008, 07:56:19 AM
*snerk*
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 19, 2008, 09:38:01 AM
More on Rick Warren and the inaugural invocation (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/warren-prayer/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 19, 2008, 12:09:57 PM
Alison, I love you!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 19, 2008, 02:35:30 PM
More on Barack Obama, Post-Partisanship and Billy Graham 2.0 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/rick-warren-billy-graham/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 19, 2008, 04:27:48 PM
Zygote Zealots Spin Result of Study (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/more-propaganda-spins-results-of-study.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 19, 2008, 05:23:42 PM
Kitty loves his broccoli (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/aaawwww-cute-alert.html) - this will have you in stitches.

Vancouver Homeless Fix: About damn time! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/vancouver-homeless-fix-about-damn-time.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 19, 2008, 05:39:06 PM
Broccoli baby is priceless!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 19, 2008, 06:15:52 PM
Notice the older, wiser adult kittehs ignore his ravenous broc munchies. Too weird. Wonder why?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 19, 2008, 06:23:50 PM
Well, I went to YouTube, and there are all kinds of vids of broccoli-eating kitties there. I think some cats just do like greens, although most don't. Oyster (see avatar) used to love lettuce, but none of my other cats ever has.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 19, 2008, 06:30:08 PM
I once knew a Rottweiler who liked egg rolls. Does that count? (Regrettably there's no video that I know of.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 19, 2008, 06:46:55 PM
I can't see the video - guess I should go somewhere I can - but my wee Nadja loved broccoli. She'd snarl over it as if it were a piece of meat or fish.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 19, 2008, 07:36:30 PM
A comment on my blog. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/group-gripe.html#comment-143137750)

Quote

Feminism has been causing my blood to boil for the last number of years.

Women don't get this, women don't get that.....

I am a woman. I have worked for a living. I do what I can, for the pay I agree to when I take the job. The jobs I have worked, I PROVED I could do them, WITHOUT lowering standards, or making tests easier for me to pass.

As far as I am concerned, MOST feminists have fought for the world to consider them victims, (THE ONLY VICTIMS)and to let THEM make the big bucks for LESSER jobs. Government doesn't control wages, WORK ETHIC usually does. Women want men to suffer so women can thrive.

My message to feminists is to quit griping... you have the government, law enforcement agencies, courts and politicans on their knees now to please you.

Back off and let everybody in the world live fairly!

I am sick and tired of hearing this crap from those of my own gender. Go live in a third world country if you think you have it tough here.

Men have been degraded, broken financially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, and feminists tell them to quit whining. What if the tables were turned?

It is time to accept your accomplishments thus far, and declare equality while there are still REAL men around to help bring children into this world.

Women take jobs of lesser proportion than men do. They generally take the less physical jobs. If they take physical jobs it is in (usually) a union setting where they are paid through the noses anyway (EQUALLY)

Get off your knees feminists, you embarrass me.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 19, 2008, 07:44:20 PM
'real men help bring children into the world' oh gawd barf.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 19, 2008, 08:08:26 PM
Gosh, thanks for that, Phyllis
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 19, 2008, 08:09:54 PM
http://nbcdipper.ca/2008/12/19/yay-the- ... -category/ (http://nbcdipper.ca/2008/12/19/yay-the-voice-inside-my-head-is-winning-the-secret-expert-judge-for-the-cbas-feminist-category/)

 :rotfl:  :pukey:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 19, 2008, 08:13:05 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002188.shtml) ('cos Jimmy Buffett makes me think of warm places).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 20, 2008, 01:07:39 PM
Feminism: ur still doin it rong (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/feminism-ur-still-doin-it-rong.html) by fern hill, in response to the cdnba's MASSIVE screw-up with the feminist category.

Meanwhile, at Dawg's Blawg: Hold those tough questions (http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/2008/12/hold-those-tough-questions.html).  

I thought that it'd be amusing to write Mother Goose inspired doggerel in response to Stevie's petulance, so I posted this in the comments:
Quote
Stevie Peevie spinning his lie
Pissed off media yet most comply
Kevin Newman refused to play
So Stevie Peevie ran away.
Dr Dawg responded with his own inspired bit, so go by and add your own poesy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 20, 2008, 01:54:38 PM
Shorter SaskBoy: "SORE LOSERMAN!!!one" (http://www.abandonedstuff.com/2008/12/20/poor-sportsmanship-defining-certain-bloggers/)

God. He is such a petulant little child.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 20, 2008, 02:44:11 PM
Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/beltway-inertia/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 20, 2008, 04:12:40 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Shorter SaskBoy: "SORE LOSERMAN!!!one" God. He is such a petulant little child.
And as usual, he is deliberately tone-deaf with respect to points made.

edited to add: Alison, your ditty at Dawg's  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 20, 2008, 04:52:13 PM
At P'n'P: Rising child leukemia rates near U.S. nuclear power plants (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/718/).

ETA: Also at P'n'P: Canadian uranium search will kill off the last Bushmen of Africa (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/canadian-uranium-search-will-kill-off-the-last-bushmen-of-africa/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 20, 2008, 06:13:53 PM
New homeless shelter gets it right (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-homeless-shelter-gets-it-right.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 20, 2008, 07:14:47 PM
WS-minus 12 hours (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/ws-minus-12-hours.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 21, 2008, 01:38:56 PM
Steve's CTV Christmas Special (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/steves-ctv-christmas-special.html)
Grrrrr :evil:
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Post by: skdadl on December 21, 2008, 01:49:39 PM
Alison, if you could only see this from Steve's pov. They would be vetoing him! See how that works?  ;)
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Post by: pogge on December 21, 2008, 01:51:29 PM
It's not (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002189.shtml). (It's a simple answer to a simple question.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 21, 2008, 03:02:17 PM
PSA: Vote for Joey Shithead! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/21/psa-vote-for-joey-shithead/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 21, 2008, 04:12:11 PM
Miles to go. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/miles-to-go.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 21, 2008, 04:20:55 PM
Lift women up and you'll lift up the world.

 :applause: Fantastic piece Antonia.

ETA: damn fingers
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 21, 2008, 05:10:56 PM
Am I an evil person if I think the 36-year-old woman should know better than to have a kid alone, with all the added poverty and stress that implies?

Sure it is her right, and I'm 100% in support of taxes and benefits to support women's choices, even choices I may consider unwise.

But I sure as hell understand the guy's reluctance to be a dad, when that was not part of their relationship bargain. That said, he should have had a vasectomy.

I knew several guys in radical circles who did in the late 1960s, and 1970s, for precisely that reason.

I would have gladly had my tubes tied, but it was very difficult for an unmarried young women with no children (had I been a stereotypical "welfare mum", think it would have been no problem, alas). And I have a fear of internal surgery, although that is one of the more benign types.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 21, 2008, 05:17:13 PM
Caroline Kennedy vs Sarah Palin? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/caroline-kennedy-vs-sarah-palin.html) & The Shortest Day (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/shortest-day.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 21, 2008, 06:23:07 PM
Dear Associated Press (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/21/dear-associated-press/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 21, 2008, 07:32:07 PM
Quote from: lagatta
Am I an evil person if I think the 36-year-old woman should know better than to have a kid alone, with all the added poverty and stress that implies?

Sure it is her right, and I'm 100% in support of taxes and benefits to support women's choices, even choices I may consider unwise.

But I sure as hell understand the guy's reluctance to be a dad, when that was not part of their relationship bargain. That said, he should have had a vasectomy.

I knew several guys in radical circles who did in the late 1960s, and 1970s, for precisely that reason.

I would have gladly had my tubes tied, but it was very difficult for an unmarried young women with no children (had I been a stereotypical "welfare mum", think it would have been no problem, alas). And I have a fear of internal surgery, although that is one of the more benign types.

I have a couple of girlfriends who did this. No regrets despite the hardships, although both had VERY supportive families and excellent incomes. Both could work from home, and both hired live-ins, until the kids were in school.

As for the writer, maybe her biological clock was ticking, maybe she really wants kids, maybe she figures it's now or never, maybe the sperm donor was prime, maybe she can manage. Who knows?

I would have had my tubes tied too but I always left the door open, just in case. At one point, the time was right and my then-husband was eager. Then an accident happened and everything changed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 21, 2008, 07:59:06 PM
Hey, George -- Your Class Privilege is Showing (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/21/class-privilege/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 21, 2008, 08:01:24 PM
Could be. I've just seen too many miserable outcomes.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 22, 2008, 07:09:56 AM
I can empathize with that young woman's decision to go ahead with the pregnancy, even though I never wanted to. And I realize that we're only getting her side of the man's position, but he should have known that both the pregnancy and her decision to go on with it were possibilities, and he should be able to face up to those realities now.

What is wrong is that women's choices in such situations are influenced so heavily by questions of financial privilege. It's predictable, though, that many people will not base their decisions on purely financial grounds -- I can really understand rebelling against that logic, and it's a social and political problem that we support choice so weakly that genuine choice has to turn into rebellion.

I have no idea what the numbers are, but I suspect that many many women in that situation would choose as that young woman has, whatever their financial situation. Simply having a child shouldn't be a purely personal risk, given what a natural thing it is to do and given that children are a social benefit.

Our focus should be on changing and lifting the burden of that purely personal risk.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 22, 2008, 08:14:19 AM
I agree with everything skdadl has said, though I confess I have a hard time "empathising" with the young woman, though I suppose that is personal. Certainly, supporting her choice and wanting her to have all available financial and social support - my terror derives from not only personal experiences but a friend's studies of the (severely truncated) lives of young mums raising children alone - though that is probably not the only reason their lives were truncated, and they were much younger and I believe much less educated than the woman who wrote to Antonia. Many saw having a kid as a way out of their own screwed up home lives and found themselves stuck in the vicious circle. (Friend is much broodier than I am, and it is rather unfortunate that she never wound up having kids, as she really wanted to).

I get the impression that both people in this ex-couple felt themselves deeply betrayed by the other;  she didn't think she could count on her partner because he refused this major life-changing event, perhaps she feared that if she assented, he wouldn't support her if she were ill or otherwise experiencing a life-changing event over which they didn't have a choice.  And life with children could have been utterly incompatible with what the guy wanted to do in life; to have a life free of such family responsibilities and the attendant conventionalities. (I certainly can empathise with that - you know, the terror of single-family homes, cars, suburbia and everything else that breeds conformity and environmental destruction).

That was the case for a lot of rebellious people, male and female, of my age or so - fortunately now I know younger people - not necessarily really  "young", but Antonia's reader's age or a bit younger - who have been raised by people with feminist, and often environmentalist values - and I have friends with kids who have NOT moved to the suburbs and in a few cases, managed to live without getting a car - of course the existence of carshare schemes such as CommunAuto (founded by my late friend Claire Morrissette) is a big help in that.

I always wanted to be an artist (visual artist/writer) and social activist - at the time that seemed utterly incompatible with domesticity.  Fortunately that has changed to some extent at least; I think feminism has played a part in that change.

One thing this brings to mind is the fact that contraception is still seen as fundamentally the women's responsibility or problem - I certainly experienced pregnancy as something to fear, on the same level as what we called "venereal disease" (STIs) and now, AIDS. If the man in the couple really had that responsibilitiy impressed into him to the same extent, there is no doubt that he'd have had that little outpatient operation...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 22, 2008, 09:40:13 AM
Paging JJ: We have a puppy update (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002190.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 22, 2008, 12:13:35 PM
So. What was your second clue? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/so-what-was-your-second-clue.html) by fern hill &  Fan the flame of desire ... only for carnivores. Pity. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/fan-flame-of-desire-only-for-carnivores.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on December 22, 2008, 01:16:01 PM
I wouldn't quite write our obit yet, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 22, 2008, 02:05:51 PM
Areva, Mitsubishi Heavy expand tie to nuclear fuel (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/areva-mitsubishi-heavy-expand-tie-to-nuclear-fuel/).

 (Is WordPress being weird today or does it just have a hate-on for P'n'P?)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 22, 2008, 02:15:37 PM
skdadl's Senate nominations (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002191.shtml#more)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 22, 2008, 02:41:23 PM
Berlynn, we're both up. Plz, peeps: vote for yourselves!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 22, 2008, 02:50:17 PM
Going...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 22, 2008, 03:45:36 PM
On my way inna sec.

Gotta toot my own horn, though -- scored myself a link from the fine folks @ Crooks and Liars (http://crooksandliars.com/mike-finnigan/mikes-blog-roundup-73).

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 22, 2008, 04:01:32 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
On my way inna sec.

Gotta toot my own horn, though -- scored myself a link from the fine folks @ Crooks and Liars (http://crooksandliars.com/mike-finnigan/mikes-blog-roundup-73).

 :mrgreen:

Big time!   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 22, 2008, 04:15:44 PM
:cool:

A Special Note re: The Associated Press (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/a-special-note/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 22, 2008, 04:26:55 PM
HarperCo clinches deal to free up short-term debt (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/harperco-clinches-deal-to-free-up-short.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 22, 2008, 04:58:57 PM
Belated Solstice Greetings (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/belated-solstice-greetings/) from trm.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 22, 2008, 07:06:51 PM
Neighbours (http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1590) at A Creative Revolution.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 22, 2008, 08:27:16 PM
Tent cities toolkit (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/tent-cities-toolkit.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 23, 2008, 08:55:01 AM
derailing the thread somewhat. I had written a post further up but it has disappeared.  :dots


It mostly read that I think this woman had ever right to keep this baby. After all he may not have expected it as a part of their relationship but then she could have been disabled or disfigured in an accident that too would have been unexpected and also poor cause for someone who supposedly loved you to abandon you.

I advocate choice and continuing a pregnancy is also a choice. And her singleness or economic circumstances should have nothing to do with that. If we play the game of you, you and you can have babies but you, you and you can't we are not better than the anti choicers and fundamentalists.

We should have proper daycare, proper pre natal supports, proper family supports but we don't. And one of the reasons we don't is that pregnancy is obviously tied to sex, and sex to weird notions of morality and so everything that results from that is a moral test. We can't provide for single mothers because they shouldn't have become mothers. She should have known better -she should have kept her legs closed and so society tsk tsking translates into lack of resources for the children that aren't going to disappear simply because people want to think their mother should have known better.

And the second tier of why those resources don't exist is men's right to abortion. By walking away he in effect aborted that child. And he is supported in that right by a number on the left and right. By exercising that right and by being supported in it further credence is giving the properness of not supporting children whose fathers have aborted them. Why no sign carriers for these abortions? Why no shame?

We will not move forward until the right to have children and the rights of those children to have food, shelter, clothing, toys, education, and hope regardless of the circumstance of birth is as ingrained as a surety in all our minds as is the sun rising in the morning.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 23, 2008, 10:10:12 AM
Truer Words Were Never Spoken . . . (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/truer-words-were-never-spoken.html)  by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 23, 2008, 10:32:27 AM
Debra, odd that your post disappeared!

Sure she has the right to have the child, and every right to social support. But when the social support does not currently exist, as things now stand, is it "anti-choice" to claim that may be an unwise choice if it condemns not only her but the future child to a life in poverty?

People has the right to make all sorts of choices, not all are wise under the circumstances.

And the man wasn't "aborting" anything. He just didn't want to be in the situation.

I fully understand not wanting to be a parent. I've refused to get involved with several otherwise compatible men because they had minor children at the time and I had no desire whatsoever to be a mum. People want different things in life and, other than violence and loathing, that is one ofthe major reasons couples - and friends - drift apart.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 23, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
SIR--You Are a Privileged Wanker (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/privileged-wanker/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 23, 2008, 12:53:16 PM
Hey Matt's hitting the big time!  :applause:

Will read your posts later as I am on a borrowed puter in Montreal.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 23, 2008, 01:14:54 PM
I hate the holidays (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-hate-holidays.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 23, 2008, 01:16:26 PM
Debating Feminism (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/debating-feminism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 23, 2008, 01:56:24 PM
Quote
The real message then is that women ought not to work at all, but should have children and then magically fart out the monies required to raise them.

That's a keeper.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 23, 2008, 03:05:52 PM
I hate the holidays - Part 2 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-hate-holidays-part-2.html)
I hate the holidays - Part 3 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-hate-holidays-part-3.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 23, 2008, 03:09:00 PM
skdadl, is that a variation on the Christmas Story?

seawalker, I also loathe the holidays, but this year I'm too happy about the miraculous return of my cat to give a shit.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 23, 2008, 03:13:46 PM
skdadl, from where did you pull that quote?!? :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 23, 2008, 03:30:04 PM
It's from that last post at April Reign.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 23, 2008, 03:33:58 PM
ty
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 23, 2008, 03:37:15 PM
yes, I know pogge, I was just thinking seasonal thoughts about the Immaculate Conception (of the Virgin) and the Miracle of the Virgin Birth (of Jeebus).

And the Magi appearing on the scene!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 23, 2008, 04:05:34 PM
Quote
seawalker, I also loathe the holidays, but this year I'm too happy about the miraculous return of my cat to give a shit.

Your kitty came back? Fantabulous! :D  :applause: I must admit to avoiding your posts on the matter because one of my beloved felines once ran off, never to return, so I'm kinda...well, I don't like revisiting the emotions associated with that event (for a number of reasons).

But I am genuinely thrilled to hear that you can has kitteh again! :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 23, 2008, 04:07:47 PM
mattt catches up.   :rotfl:

No worries, kiddo -- I know a version of what you feel. There are things I can't read or write to because they just cut too close to the bone. mattt and lagatta both:   :hug:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 23, 2008, 06:11:07 PM
Another  Mikhaela cartoon; Rick Warren cuter kind of hater
http://www.mikhaela.net/2008/12/toon-ri ... hater.html (http://www.mikhaela.net/2008/12/toon-rick-warren-is-cuter-kind-of-hater.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 23, 2008, 06:40:37 PM
In a perfect world it would not have been necessary for Stephen Harper to eat a baby (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/in-perfect-world.html)
 ~ Robert!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 23, 2008, 07:09:46 PM
The Ottawonk logo -- och, Alison: you subversive you.  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 24, 2008, 01:56:00 AM
trm:  An anti-woman rampage (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/an-anti-woman-rampage/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 24, 2008, 10:04:28 AM
Dear Conservative Party of Canada (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/dear-cpoc/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 24, 2008, 10:06:18 AM
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 24, 2008, 10:14:21 AM
And the little kid gets to keep his pony (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/and-little-kid-gets-to-keep-his-pony.html)
 ~ Been saving this one for Christmas.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 24, 2008, 10:20:02 AM
Oh, now I have the sniffles.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 24, 2008, 02:10:37 PM
pogge: I believe in Father Christmas (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002192.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 24, 2008, 03:50:24 PM
ICBMs, Peace on Earth, ... (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/icbms-peace-on-earth-and-all-that-good.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 24, 2008, 07:31:32 PM
To absent friends (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002193.shtml)

ETA: Also for Jessye Norman fans.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 25, 2008, 10:44:11 AM
Cure for News Industry: Fire 70% of your editors (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/cure-for-news-industry-fire-70-of-your.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 25, 2008, 11:31:17 AM
Hersh is just the best, really the best. He's like an American version of Fisk, although he's not on the spot so much -- most of his sources are in the U.S.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 25, 2008, 12:16:37 PM
- 'Tis the Season (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/tis-the-season-2/)

- Motes and Planks, Holiday Edition (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/motes-and-planks-2/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 25, 2008, 02:43:15 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
- Motes and Planks, Holiday Edition
 :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 25, 2008, 06:03:43 PM
Religulous, the Documentary, a must-see (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/religulous-documentary-must-see.html) and

Cuban shopping website helps circumvent US embargo (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/cuban-shopping-website-helps-circumvent.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 25, 2008, 08:47:08 PM
*bows*

- “It was like pheasant season in South Dakota. If it moved, you shot it.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/pheasant-season/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 25, 2008, 09:11:13 PM
Daphne's Paid Work (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/daphnes-paid-work.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 26, 2008, 11:53:10 AM
Give or take another half-dozen. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/give-or-take-another-half-dozen.html), about the latest addition to the Duggar family.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 26, 2008, 12:25:31 PM
Good Lord, never heard of the Duggar's before, unFbelievable!

Hey speaking of pimping, or no, rather trafficking, did u hear about Bristol's not-yet-her-MIL? It's a scream, it was a Sting, undercover/wires/the whole bit, oxycontin. But Sherry Johnston says she's just a country gal, and aims to keep it that way. (http://www.nypost.com/seven/12202008/news/politics/palin_in_law_outlaw_145068.htm)  :lol:

The Details of the Bust (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081225/Sherry_Johnston_081225/20081225?hub=TopStories)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 26, 2008, 12:44:17 PM
When 'Soft Power' Isn't So Soft. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/soft-power/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 26, 2008, 03:00:36 PM
More Conservative Minority Outreach (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/minority-outreach/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 26, 2008, 08:06:47 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002195.shtml) (in which I just turn the place over to Ray Charles for the evening).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 26, 2008, 08:54:00 PM
Stepping Away from the Dick-Snark (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/stepping-away-from-snark/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 27, 2008, 12:47:58 PM
Howard Hampton: Soon to be former ONT NDP Leader (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/howard-hampton-soon-to-be-former-ont-ndp-leader/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 27, 2008, 12:56:33 PM
Thanks for that Debra. I'll read it after I do 2 turkey pot pies.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 27, 2008, 01:44:25 PM
turkey pot pie...yum!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 27, 2008, 03:17:39 PM
Do You Believe in Magic? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/27/do-you-believe-in-magic/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 27, 2008, 03:48:48 PM
New Spin. Old Shows. Viva TV (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/new-spin-old-shows-viva-tv/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 27, 2008, 04:08:05 PM
That meme: It's a workin' girl I am ... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002197.shtml)

Debra, Alison, Kitteh, and Catchfire: you've all been tagged. Sorry.  :oops:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 27, 2008, 05:04:07 PM
The Working Meme (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/the-working-meme/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 27, 2008, 05:38:48 PM
Girls and Women Part 3 (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/girls-and-women-part-3.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: GDKitty on December 27, 2008, 10:27:14 PM
Quote from: skdadl
That meme: It's a workin' girl I am ...

Debra, Alison, Kitteh, and Catchfire: you've all been tagged. Sorry. :oops:
D'oh!  Skdadl got me...

'Oh! The places you'll go! ...or not. Whatever.' (http://hopeandonions.blogspot.com/2008/12/oh-places-youll-go-or-not-whatever.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 28, 2008, 12:49:06 AM
The RNC's Vaudeville Routine (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/rnc-vaudeville/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 28, 2008, 05:26:13 AM
The return of the Kitteh!   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 28, 2008, 10:23:41 AM
Well it Wasn’t a Lighting Bolt but.. (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/well-it-wasnt-a-lighting-bolt-but/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 28, 2008, 01:36:08 PM
I wanted to entitle this blog post “Catholic priests molest little girls” ... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-wanted-to-entitle-this-blogpost.html)
and Shocking News?!?!? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/shocking-news.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 28, 2008, 01:50:32 PM
The Gift That Keeps on Giving (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 28, 2008, 02:23:51 PM
"SPP : Kill it, recast it, or rebrand it" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/spp-kill-it-recast-it-or-rebrand-it.html)
~ Advice from the same folks who gave us The Future of North America 2025
One of them states in the audio intro that she was a member of the US gov's NA SPP Energy Working Group.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 28, 2008, 02:35:23 PM
Strenghtening community by riding the bus (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/strengthening-community-by-riding-bus.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 28, 2008, 04:10:22 PM
"C'mon, kids -- let's hip hop!" (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/a-bullet-in-the-head/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 28, 2008, 04:54:48 PM
I Think We Have An Emergency (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/sos-very-emergency/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 28, 2008, 07:09:21 PM
Heart Stoppingly Stupid (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/heart-stoppingly-stupid/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 28, 2008, 08:00:35 PM
Great minds Debra. I just blogged it. I will update it with your post.

http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/we-interrupt-this-vacation-.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 28, 2008, 09:10:11 PM
At the risk of breaking some obscure netiquette rule, I nonetheless think that it's important to bring this typo to someone, anyone's attention, given that it alters the meaning of a significant sentence.  
Quote
...there are very particular reasons why a late term abortion may be preformed ... (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/we-interrupt-this-vacation-.html)
:?

Shouldn't that word be 'performed'?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 28, 2008, 09:26:14 PM
how good of you to be so attentive to every single letter I write. I have changed it so that you don't spend countless nights awake on my behalf scared lest someone not understand the point being made.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 28, 2008, 09:33:21 PM
Do we have a bleeding tongue smiley?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 28, 2008, 09:53:03 PM
Quote from: Debra
how good of you to be so attentive to every single letter I write. I have changed it so that you don't spend countless nights awake on my behalf scared lest someone not understand the point being made.
Actually, I was concerned about Antonia's blog - that is where the link goes - because she is a professional.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 28, 2008, 09:53:51 PM
:rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 28, 2008, 10:04:05 PM
Really sorry to do this in this community, but:

mod hat on:

deBeauxOs, you know who April Reign is. Her PMs have not been disabled, nor have Antonia's. We had this discussion only a day or two ago. In this case, we're talking about a typo. If it bothered you so much, you could have written privately to either or  both published authors. The only possible reason for raising it in public would be to exercise your own wit at someone else's expense.

Spelling flames are out of court at BnR. Good-natured jokes between friends are fine, but you are clearly harassing Debra, and that must stop.

This is a warning, the first of three.

/mod hat off
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 28, 2008, 10:09:36 PM
*3* gulp. I had no idea. Stepping away from the snark, could you good guys please stop it. I am in meltdown myself and just cannot handle anything like this. It hurts too much. Please stop it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 28, 2008, 10:27:16 PM
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 28, 2008, 11:45:27 PM
I am harassing Debra?

I linked to Antonia's blog.  I assumed that a typo could be corrected without some dramatic outburst.

If what I am doing is, by your definition, harassment of Debra then how would you describe the words she has directed towards me?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 28, 2008, 11:47:51 PM
Not only don't I know, I don't even care. It's all bullshite.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 29, 2008, 12:00:39 AM
Quote from: skdadl
... The only possible reason for raising it in public would be to exercise your own wit at someone else's expense. ...
If you say so as moderator, then that does make you judge and jury, it would seem.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 29, 2008, 12:06:36 AM
I have much to say.  My tongue is bleeding.  I'm going inside to count to ten.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on December 29, 2008, 12:07:25 AM
*sigh*

Is there anything anyone can do to de-escalate this?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 29, 2008, 12:36:26 AM
Or at least privatize it?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on December 29, 2008, 04:32:24 AM
Sleepy (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/sleepy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 29, 2008, 08:17:54 AM
brebis noire: Just gorgeous.   :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 29, 2008, 08:51:59 AM
that was amazing brebis noire, and really scary in parts too!

Petition for Peace (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/petition-for-peace/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on December 29, 2008, 08:59:41 AM
Oh brebis, that was just lovely. Indeed I think I've read vaguely similar observations by writers from other cold, dark places - northern Scandinavia and Russia - but your precise scientific notes contribute a great deal to setting the mood.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 29, 2008, 11:35:28 AM
- Half Full! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/half-full-2/)

- There Goes the Neighbourhood (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/neighbourhood/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 29, 2008, 02:32:33 PM
STFU Bruinooge (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/further-to-this-rod-bruinooge-conservative-mp-for-the-riding-of-winnipeg-south-and-recently-elected-chair-of-the-parliament.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 29, 2008, 02:45:52 PM
What an anti-woman agenda looks like (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/what-an-anti-woman-agenda-looks-like/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 29, 2008, 02:52:32 PM
Ah just so A!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 29, 2008, 03:19:51 PM
Deep thoughts (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002198.shtml). It's a short one but why should everyone else have all the fun?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 29, 2008, 07:33:33 PM
Won't someone please think of the kidneys? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/wont-someone-please-think-of-kidneys.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 29, 2008, 09:30:54 PM
A: Slow News Week (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/slow-news-week.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: GDKitty on December 29, 2008, 11:05:17 PM
Quote from: brebis noire
Sleepy (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/sleepy/)
:applause: I hope you don't mind--had to share it immediately with a few (dozen) peeps. That was fantastic, brebis. REALLY well done!

I used to sleep-walk as a goyl. In London, ON, though, not nearly as cold as The Peg  :snow:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 30, 2008, 12:06:56 AM
ooops, double post, this one deleted
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 30, 2008, 12:07:51 AM
Sleepy (http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/2008/12/sleepy.html) by brebis noire, crossposted at Dawg's Blawg, now up for voting at Progressive Bloggers.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on December 30, 2008, 03:34:20 AM
Hey folks, if anyone's looking for a toy to play with, there is a livewire in the comments (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2006/06/18/have-you-seen-this-ad/#comments) of this really old post!  I know it's proven to be fun in the past...

I look forward to reading Sleepy by brebis noire tomorrow!  I'm kinda sleepy, myself right now!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on December 30, 2008, 09:48:42 AM
Would someone like to sing "Do they know it's Christmas"? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/12/would-someone-like-to-sing-do-they-know.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 30, 2008, 10:58:04 AM
The other side of the story (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002199.shtml) -- pogge links to Barghouthi's wonderful essay.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 30, 2008, 12:23:53 PM
Bristol Palin has a Boy (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2008/12/bristol-palin-has-a-boy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 30, 2008, 12:44:39 PM
What a Tripp! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2008/12/what-tripp.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 30, 2008, 02:56:14 PM
Pondering Protein (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/pondering-protein.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 30, 2008, 03:22:36 PM
'Magic Negro' Cost/Benefit Analysis (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/cost-benefit-analysis/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 30, 2008, 03:38:37 PM
Chrysler buys pricey full-page ads to say Thank You (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/chrysler-buys-pricey-full-page-ads-to.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 30, 2008, 07:06:11 PM
Auld Lang Syne (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/12/auld-lang-syne-b-from-politics-n-poetry.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 30, 2008, 07:29:10 PM
Zbigniew Brzezinski Pwns Joe Scarborough (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/brzezinski-scarborough/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 30, 2008, 07:48:34 PM
I just noticed this blogger at PB.

Whimsley: I Am Part Of The Slow Movement. You Are Just Slow. (http://whimsley.typepad.com/whimsley/2008/12/i-am-part-of-the-slow-movement-you-are-just-slow.html)  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 30, 2008, 08:59:37 PM
Quote from: sparqui
Auld Lang Syne (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2008/12/auld-lang-syne-b-from-politics-n-poetry.html)

sparks, that is beautiful.   :hug:  

Aren't you on PB? I can't find you on the affiliates feed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 30, 2008, 11:05:48 PM
Thanks skdadl. I haven't taken the PB plunge. Maybe if I get in the habit of posting more frequently... (that is by no means a new year's resolution :-))
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on December 31, 2008, 01:41:00 AM
You're a good writer sparqui.  That was a cool balance of poignant self-reflection, gentle self-deprecation and vividly observed events.  You can cross-post at DAMMIT JANET! if you like; just ask.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 31, 2008, 02:15:51 AM
Cool dBO and thanks!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 31, 2008, 09:08:57 AM
Oh, gosh. haxor played the Christian the lion video again, and so now everyone is crying all over again. But it's a good cry, eh?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 31, 2008, 11:17:25 AM
Canada's Senate - Why divvied by party? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/canadas-senate-why-divvied-by-party.html) - It's a genuine question. Don't understand why party affiliation should be any part of the Senate.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 31, 2008, 11:35:13 AM
Farewell 2008 (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/farewell-2008/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on December 31, 2008, 01:19:53 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Oh, gosh. haxor played the Christian the lion video again, and so now everyone is crying all over again. But it's a good cry, eh?

It was an exquisite cry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on December 31, 2008, 01:49:38 PM
a quick funny

Harper Kat (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2008/12/harper-kat/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 31, 2008, 02:52:41 PM
It ain't over til it's over. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2008/12/it-aint-over-until-its-over.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on December 31, 2008, 02:55:50 PM
Very poignant Sparqui. And honest and true.
Now I know you're Beijing York too.
I can't tell the players without a program round here.
I am sooooooooooooooo confused.
 :?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 31, 2008, 03:41:47 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Very poignant Sparqui. And honest and true.
Now I know you're Beijing York too.
I can't tell the players without a program round here.
I am sooooooooooooooo confused.
 :?

 :whis:  I'm just matttbastard (except on facebook :P Er, and IRL, of course.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on December 31, 2008, 03:48:41 PM
LOL mattt, but our cat Tommy is for real :-)

Thanks Antonia.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on December 31, 2008, 03:58:30 PM
Yes, I think all the cats are here under their own names. There may have been a dog or two with a handle, but no cats.

I'm just s.k. dadl -- I'm in the phone book even. It's true that mehitabel and I have never been seen in the same room together, but she never shows up unless archy is around, and he hasn't been for some months, alas.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on December 31, 2008, 06:19:25 PM
Gaza: The Bottom Line (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/gaza-the-bottom-line/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on December 31, 2008, 08:04:12 PM
"Get funky" (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002200.shtml) (a bit of James Brown for a New Year's Eve)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on December 31, 2008, 08:18:39 PM
Federal Intervention in Municipal Affairs (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/federal-intervention-in-municipal.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 01, 2009, 10:22:55 AM
One to Keep an Eye On: Abortion Vote Donor Identity (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/one-to-keep-an-eye-on-abortion-vote-donor-identity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 01, 2009, 02:33:04 PM
- BC Government aims to force homeless into shelters (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/bc-govt-aiming-to-force-homeless-into.html)

- Calgary School meet Vancouver School (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/calgary-school-meet-vancouver-school.html)

(There goes the theory, as promoted by many who do NOT live here, of The West being the rah-rah land for the HarperCons.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 01, 2009, 03:10:58 PM
- Jon Swift and the Best Posts of 2008 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/best-posts-of-2008/)

- Dear Bobby Rush (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/dear-bobby-rush/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 01, 2009, 04:56:19 PM
Colby Cosh on Rod Bruinooge and the “Pro-Life” Talking Points (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/colby-cosh-on-rod-bruinooge-and-the-pro-life-talking-points/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 01, 2009, 05:21:21 PM
- Are you a reader of this blog? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/are-you-reader-of-this-blog.html)

- 2008 Video Restropective (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/2008-video-retrospective.html) - from USian POV ('tis a hoot)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 01, 2009, 06:33:02 PM
CBC: Prognosis Critical (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/01/cbc-prognosis-critical-harvie-andre-was.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 01, 2009, 06:36:23 PM
Please support my comment (username Oceanwader) - and add your own - over on this (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/01/01/bc-victoria-homeless.html?ref=rss#socialcomments) CBC article re homeless in Victoria.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 01, 2009, 06:42:27 PM
And a Hunger Striker (http://www.straight.com/article-178337/activist-starts-hunger-strike-housing?#) for the homeless in B.C.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 01, 2009, 07:09:44 PM
If I lived in Vancouver, I'd pick up the hunger strike when his ends at the end of the week... and document his, mine, and others on da blog.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 01, 2009, 10:20:44 PM
Baring breasts for babies (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/baring-breasts-for-babies.html) - Gasp!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 02, 2009, 10:46:11 AM
Brain Food (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/brain-food/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 02, 2009, 11:21:12 AM
Kids Say the Darndest Things (White Privilege Edition) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/kids-say-the-darndest-things/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 02, 2009, 01:20:10 PM
The latest iteration of Flying While Brown (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/flying-while-brown/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 02, 2009, 02:16:37 PM
Statistics : Gaza/Israel by the numbers (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/statistics-gazaisrael-by-numbers.html)
~ A bump really to a couple of other people's good posts which never made it up on ProgBlogs
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 02, 2009, 02:26:04 PM
Yes, that was an excellent blogpost about the CBC at Resettle THIS! (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on January 02, 2009, 02:49:21 PM
Indeed. I made the mistake of tuning into CBC Montreal for their usually good and informative Radio Noon show - and they had a repeat broadcast of a very lame comedy show from who knows where. Of course, I switched over to Radio-Canada immediately, but I like to listen to the English network as well, to keep up with vocabulary and issues.

I know their regular broadcasters need a holiday break, but there are lots of people who'd appreciate taking over as host.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 02, 2009, 03:03:14 PM
CBC's online writing has been noticeably deteriorating. Can't count the number of times over the past couple of months, for example, when headline didn't match content and the content misrepresented the report(s) or people cited.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 02, 2009, 08:32:17 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002201.shtml) - Sue Foley opens for John Hiatt.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 02, 2009, 09:19:12 PM
I want to be Sue Foley when I grow up. You guys -- you need to hear/see that concert pogge is putting on tonight. It is the best ever. Ok: one of the best. But it is amazin'.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on January 02, 2009, 09:26:47 PM
This is not Bedford Falls (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/this-is-not-bedford-falls/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 02, 2009, 10:00:51 PM
Catchfire, why are you not coming through on PB? Scott obviously saw your post, but I searched by time in the affiliates list, and I'm not finding you. This needs fixing.

Great analysis, btw. I left you a troubled comment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 02, 2009, 10:07:46 PM
I read and voted on it earlier.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 02, 2009, 10:08:00 PM
Skdadl : because it was posted at 4:30 this afternoon.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 02, 2009, 10:10:31 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Skdadl : because it was posted at 4:30 this afternoon.

Look at the date/time stamp on skdadl's comment.

ETA: It was picked up by PB at 11:30 am. Right now it's on page 4 (http://www.progressivebloggers.ca/blog/affiliate.php?page=4) of the affiliate listings.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 02, 2009, 10:12:22 PM
You guys are confusing me. I looked for 16.30 in the list, and it isn't there -- not that I could see.

ETA: I do always check everyone's times because, in my experience, I can usually pull a post forward from at least page 2, maybe page 3.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 02, 2009, 10:13:24 PM
You posted while I was editing my previous post. Scroll up.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 02, 2009, 10:18:08 PM
Ok, got it, but page 4 is a toughie.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on January 03, 2009, 07:00:17 AM
Yeah, sorry about that. I posted on the blog about 10 hours before I posted it here. I didn't think about PB.

I know what you mean, skdadl, about the frustrating feeling of loss that accompanies this film--for me, it's like there's this public affirmation that touches everyone but you; kind of like the woman whom nineteenth-century German essayist Heinrich Heine heard call out after a performance of The Merchant of Venice "But the poor man is wronged!" It can be quite alienating, even infuriating.

But I really found the film interesting when I realized how anxious the film is--about its polemic, about its preciousness, and about cinema in general. Once I began to see Capra as less a mammoth icon of the industry and more as an artist who has lost his way, I found teh film much more endearing.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 03, 2009, 08:33:33 AM
I've reread you, Catchfire, and BY too, and that all sounds reasonable. The dread I feel at the very title, though, means that I haven't seen the film for yay many years, so while the main plot is there in memory, the details aren't. There are other classics that make me feel that way -- The Wizard of Oz, eg. I'll try thinking of some more. Maybe there's a common thread.

ETA: Was thinking to add that I usually love film noir, your banner shot being a particular favourite. But that thought led me as well to Alfred Hitchcock, much of which I admire, some of which I think is pretty trashy, and then one that I don't think is trash but which I really can't stand in that same dread-filled way -- Vertigo. I sense something of a cheat in Hitchcock sometimes, an opting for the purely lurid over psychological depth, and it bothers me most there. Plus Kim Novak as robot is truly disturbing.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 03, 2009, 09:39:47 AM
Lactivists? (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/44/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 03, 2009, 10:35:13 AM
Just read that BN. Excellent!

- China's Growing Gender Imbalance (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/chinas-growing-gender-imbalance.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 03, 2009, 10:44:53 AM
I wrote to the breastfeeding issue and facebook at BP with a quote and link to that fantastic article.

Breastfeeding, Facebook & Choice (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/breastfeeding-facebook-choice/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 03, 2009, 10:59:26 AM
Like the way you relate the two topics!  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 03, 2009, 11:36:18 AM
Does Kay remember the fear of getting pustules on his willy? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/does-kay-remember-fear-of-getting.html)

Quote from: brebis noire
Lactivists? (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/44/)
  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 03, 2009, 11:40:15 AM
A Violent Collision Between Rhetoric and Reality (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/rhetoric-and-reality/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on January 03, 2009, 12:08:03 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Was thinking to add that I usually love film noir, your banner shot being a particular favourite. But that thought led me as well to Alfred Hitchcock, much of which I admire, some of which I think is pretty trashy, and then one that I don't think is trash but which I really can't stand in that same dread-filled way -- Vertigo. I sense something of a cheat in Hitchcock sometimes, an opting for the purely lurid over psychological depth, and it bothers me most there. Plus Kim Novak as robot is truly disturbing.
That's funny, because Vertigo is one of my favourite ever movies for the same reasons I've taken to like It's a Wonderful Life (which, incidentally, is another one of those Magritte-type statements. Who are you trying to convince, Frank?). I think Vertigo is an amazing feminist statement almost in spite of, or even directly because of the fact that Hitchcock himself was a bullying, megalomaniac misogynist (you need little more evidence than his relationship with Tippy Hedron to see that). The scene that clinches it for me is the scene where Jimmy Stewart is talking to his old college buddy who cannot possibly comprehend why his wife is getting up in the morning and doing her own thing. Of course the only explanation is that she is possessed by an ancient Spanish spinster. Then even the initial independence is taken away from us as an elaborate fraud. Rebecca is another film that works in the same way--the independent, dominating (and absent) title character is punished with stomach cancer for opposing patriarchal power. There's a great essay on Rebecca and its emergent feminism but I can't recall offhand the author or the title.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 03, 2009, 12:23:42 PM
Quote
Then even the initial independence is taken away from us as an elaborate fraud.

But that's the thing, isn't it? At least on the score of feminism, although I'm not sure that's where my dread comes from. Oddly enough, Spellbound doesn't bother me, although I don't take it all that seriously. The Dali stuff is fun, and the film doesn't feel creepy.

I quite enjoy Rebecca, but I think that's because I'm distanced from it. It's sort of over-the-top Gothic, and even when I was a kid I recognized it as something of a Bronte-and-others pastiche, so I just enjoy it. Now, the Brontes: I can take emergent feminism in their work seriously. But du Maurier? I realized when I was watching Don't Look Now that really, she just does horror. It's a beautiful film in many ways, but just when you think it's going to mean something ... it doesn't.

Heh. We should have this conversation on a separate thread, or this is going to turn into major drift.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 03, 2009, 02:01:51 PM
Thousands of shoes dumped on Miami freeway (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/thousands-of-shoes-dumped-on-miami.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 03, 2009, 05:27:04 PM
Ocean : Look at the pic - it's the Rapture ;)
I'm sure there's a snarky BP post in there somewhere....
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 03, 2009, 05:35:17 PM
Rod Bruinooge Is Brilliant. No. Really. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/rod-bruinooge-is-brilliant-no-really.html) by fern hill.

Updated to add: Public Funding for Fetus Fetishists? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/public-funding-for-fetus-fetishists.html) which is another fine blogging investigative piece by fern hill.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 04, 2009, 07:04:26 AM
Gaza : a premeditated humanitarian disaster (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/gaza-premeditated-humanitarian-disaster.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 04, 2009, 11:55:29 AM
Dear New York Times (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/dear-new-york-times/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 04, 2009, 12:17:37 PM
On the use of force (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/on-the-use-of-force/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 04, 2009, 12:20:43 PM
CBC: Prognosis Critical (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/cbc-prognosis-critical-harvie-andre-was.html) by Beijing York, up for voting at ProgBlogs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 04, 2009, 02:40:11 PM
Presentation to Bev Oda, March 3 2007 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/presentation-to-bev-oda-march-3-2007.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 04, 2009, 05:55:21 PM
Tina Fey and "Sister Souljah" Feminism (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/sister-souljah-feminism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 05, 2009, 07:26:54 AM
Pay Equity for Blob Blogging Wingnut. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/pay-equity-for-blob-blogging-wingnut.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 05, 2009, 11:12:15 AM
Tragic Story

Two Year Old Killed Over Child Support (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/two-year-old-killed-over-child-support/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 05, 2009, 01:51:02 PM
Benny Ratzo Pontificates Again (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/benny-ratzo-pontificates-again.html) (about female urine, no less  :roll: )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 05, 2009, 02:16:03 PM
Emma the Embryo and Vatican water sports (http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2009/01/emma-embryo-and-vatican-water-sports.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 05, 2009, 02:49:16 PM
Open Letter from Anti-Zionist Jewish Youth (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/open-letter-from-anti-zionist-jewish.html)

Letter removed, due to authenticity and spamming concerns.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 05, 2009, 03:54:56 PM
In Gaza (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002203.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 05, 2009, 04:03:13 PM
Can you add the link to sparks (Ramsey Clark's) petition?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 05, 2009, 04:39:55 PM
Israel, Palestine, and Demographic Realities (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/israel-palestine-reality/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on January 05, 2009, 05:35:24 PM
Depleted Uranium Being Used on Palestinian People (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/depleted-uranium-being-used-on-palestinian-people/) posted while waiting for a comment from a politician to insert into a story I'm writing about the status of women in Sask.


ETA:  :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 05, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
Vatican v Science (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/vatican-v-science/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 05, 2009, 08:28:57 PM
If feds declare public transit an essential service (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/if-feds-declare-public-transit.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 06, 2009, 09:12:10 AM
Genocide (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/genocide/)
more of a feeling than a post I guess. What do say to such horror?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 06, 2009, 09:49:33 AM
New Ten Commandments (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-ten-commandments.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 06, 2009, 09:51:34 AM
Douglas County commissioner Mike Boyle 1 (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/douglas-county-commissioner-mike-boyle-1/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 06, 2009, 11:01:03 AM
In The Mood (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/in-mood.html) wherein Dennis Prager is told to avoid marrying any of the Prowomanprolife bunch unless he wants no sex for the rest of his conjugal life.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 06, 2009, 11:30:12 AM
I think it's a bit late to advise Prager on choosing a bride. He got married a week ago, on Dec. 31st. This is his third marriage with the first two ending in divorce. I have no idea whether all that practice is making him any better at it but based on his recent pronouncements my gut feeling is: no, not at all.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 06, 2009, 11:47:44 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 06, 2009, 11:51:10 AM
On precision targeting (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002204.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 06, 2009, 02:41:59 PM
Disgust in our political "leaders" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/disgusted-with-our-political-leaders.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 06, 2009, 02:49:20 PM
Journamalism (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002205.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 06, 2009, 03:53:16 PM
Booby trap. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/booby-trap.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 06, 2009, 05:49:48 PM
Humane actions and the art of war porn (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/humane-actions-and-art-of-war-porn.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 06, 2009, 08:17:58 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to re-enter The Village... (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/back-to-the-future/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 07, 2009, 08:29:49 AM
Your official gibberish of the day (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002206.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 07, 2009, 09:54:19 AM
Blame it on Hamas (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/blame-it-on-hamas/)

this was the first thing that came to mind when I read pogge's post so I blogged it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 07, 2009, 10:23:25 AM
:applause:

I left comments on both posts.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 07, 2009, 10:31:16 AM
The Men's Rights Movement (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/562602)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 07, 2009, 10:41:14 AM
Holy moly. Some of the comments totally make your point for you. You wonder if some of them even read the article further than the title and author.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 07, 2009, 10:56:10 AM
Wow. Your commenters, Antonia -- just wow. The selective reading (notice none of them approaches the poverty stats), and then the hostility ...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 07, 2009, 10:56:35 AM
To 2015 and Beyond! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/to-2015-and-beyond/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 07, 2009, 02:04:34 PM
Department of tiresome memes: Gaza withdrawal edition (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002207.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 07, 2009, 02:04:49 PM
Terrorism and terror (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/terrorism-and-terror.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 07, 2009, 02:09:19 PM
Quote from: brebis noire
Holy moly. Some of the comments totally make your point for you. You wonder if some of them even read the article further than the title and author.
:shock:
That was my thought also. My goodness!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 07, 2009, 03:32:56 PM
Thanks. Now i blogged it. Wait til their hitcounters light up! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/what-was-meant-to-be-a-column-about-how-much-i-love-men----from-my-late-father-and-uncles-to-my-brother-and-brothers-in-law-t.html)  :twisted:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on January 07, 2009, 04:02:41 PM
The SWC report is no longer available from the SWC web site...as you note.  I just wanted to point out how odd that is.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 07, 2009, 04:28:35 PM
Well it may have been removed because of the lawsuit, which was a defamation lawsuit. But he lost last March. So why is it still gone?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 07, 2009, 06:03:25 PM
Choice 4 men. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/choice-4-men.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 07, 2009, 06:55:25 PM
Bountiful BC - Canadian polygamist Mormons charged (http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2009/01/07/bountiful-bc-canadian-polygamist-mormons-charged/) at Bene Diction
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 07, 2009, 09:14:56 PM
ALL’s Top Ten Lies..er List (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/alls-top-ten-lieser-list/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 08, 2009, 02:39:12 AM
Jewish women occupy Israeli consulate in Torrnto (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/canadian-jewish-women-occupy-israeli.html)
~ Wouldn't hurt to have more blog posts on this  - just sayin' ...

And great top ten, Debra!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 08, 2009, 08:09:53 AM
Fatherhood (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/fatherhood/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 08, 2009, 08:44:03 AM
Words fail. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/words-fail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 08, 2009, 09:01:05 AM
Heh. I'll believe that when I see it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 08, 2009, 12:36:57 PM
Vatican : Gaza a "big concentration camp" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/vatican-cardinal-gaza-big-concentration.html)

Very good history of the conflict from Avi Shlaim, "Oxford Professor of International Relations who served in the Israeli army" which I used to rebut Cherniak
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 08, 2009, 02:06:25 PM
Monsanto's Chia Pet (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/monsantos-chia-pet.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 08, 2009, 03:19:25 PM
Trying to catch up with all of your stuff now that i have written Hostages to fortune. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/hostages-to-fortune.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 08, 2009, 04:01:15 PM
dB, I just left a comment to let people know Canadians can sign the petition to get rid of Vilsack.
http://www.organicconsumers.org/vilsack.cfm (http://www.organicconsumers.org/vilsack.cfm)

And here's what the Pope should know re infertility: http://www.organicconsumers.org/article ... _15720.cfm (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_15720.cfm)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 08, 2009, 04:25:45 PM
Thanks for that link, TD.  I added a comment after yours and made it clickable.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 08, 2009, 04:30:45 PM
My google account just doesn't work, someday when Debra is over, I'll get her to show me how to fix it. It's dam frustrating. Glad you posted link. Mr. Change-Agent needs to know how all N. Americans feel.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 08, 2009, 06:19:22 PM
Journamalism (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002208.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 08, 2009, 08:58:39 PM
Wanker of the day (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002209.shtml). Fucking Ignatieff.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 08, 2009, 09:19:30 PM
I commented pogge, but link doesn't work on your site. Rick Sanchez on CNN saying Israel broke the ceasefire back in November. WTF is happening now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPOfi_iFnI&eurl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPOfi_iFnI&eurl)

eta - took away smiley, not appropriate.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 08, 2009, 09:29:35 PM
Movable Type doesn't automatically turn a URL into a working link the way UBB (this board) does. I edited your comment to make it into a working link.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 08, 2009, 09:33:05 PM
pogge does not often lose his temper, but when he does, it is a thing of wonder, is it not? Somebody should warn Iggy.

Lotta other people also losing tempers about now.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 08, 2009, 10:04:05 PM
I liked it and then a lesson, yowzers!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 09, 2009, 10:12:19 AM
Choosing sides (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/choosing-sides/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 09, 2009, 10:43:29 AM
Shorter Tom Flanagan (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002210.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 09, 2009, 11:10:01 AM
Gaza Propaganda War: Let the Character Assassinations Begin (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/propaganda-war/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 09, 2009, 01:41:50 PM
brebis noire's Choosing sides (http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/2009/01/choosing-sides.html)  
:surfing:  at Progressive Bloggers.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 09, 2009, 01:53:28 PM
Note from the management (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/note-from-the-management.html)  :lol:

Treeware column on Gaza (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/563911)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 09, 2009, 02:11:47 PM
Won't someone please think of the kidney? (Part 2) (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/wont-someone-please-think-of-kidney.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 09, 2009, 05:13:25 PM
Israel faces UN war crimes probe (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/israel-faces-un-war-crimes-probe.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 09, 2009, 07:54:28 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002211.shtml) (Tunes from Peter Gabriel's Secret World Live tour).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on January 09, 2009, 08:29:47 PM
On occasion, I can be found blogging at Corrente.

http://www.correntewire.com/one_my_very_favorite_topics (http://www.correntewire.com/one_my_very_favorite_topics)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 09, 2009, 09:22:31 PM
I've updated my Iggy post from 2007:

http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... chael.html (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/01/bang-zoom-straight-to-moon-in-michael.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 09, 2009, 10:05:15 PM
:applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on January 09, 2009, 10:33:56 PM
I'll see that  :applause:
And I'll raise you one  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 10, 2009, 11:24:07 AM
Quote from: Mandos
On occasion, I can be found blogging at Corrente.

http://www.correntewire.com/one_my_very_favorite_topics (http://www.correntewire.com/one_my_very_favorite_topics)

At Corrente?!

 :shock:

Well, I suppose they weren't always NoQuarter Lite. ;-)

Blogged: US Job Losses in 2008 Highest Since 1945 (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/job-losses/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on January 10, 2009, 11:39:15 AM
mattt: I started there when they became Obama-skeptical.  I was/am also kind of Obama-skeptical, dislike his disarming effect on US progressives.  However, I don't really write there often anymore.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 10, 2009, 11:52:23 AM
Quote from: Mandos
mattt: I started there when they became Obama-skeptical.  I was/am also kind of Obama-skeptical, dislike his disarming effect on US progressives.  However, I don't really write there often anymore.

Yabbut there's a difference between skepticism and, um, batshit crazy. That line was and still is regularly crossed by Lambert, vastleft, Lukasiak and Co.  But again, to each their own.

ETA: speaking of batshit crazy (http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/01/08/puma-hate-and-anti-semitism/)... (who needs the watered-down alternative when the original is still going strong?)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on January 10, 2009, 12:29:15 PM
Their health care bloggery is unparalleled.  I don't think lambert or VL are particularly crazy though there are any number of things on which I disagree with them.  There's a reason why Corrente had an early falling out with the PUMA blogs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 10, 2009, 01:26:57 PM
Quote
There's a reason why Corrente had an early falling out with the PUMA blogs.

Well, yeah, if I recall correctly, they weren't willing to completely burn the village in order to save it (even as they continued and continue to obsessively harangue Obama and his supporters over Every. Little. Thing.)

Also, the whole more-progressive-than-thou pose would hold a lot more weight if it wasn't feigned on fervent behalf of Hillary Clinton.  

 :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on January 10, 2009, 01:59:02 PM
I preferred Clinton for strategic reasons, as did many there.  I did think she got an unfair shake for being less progressive than Obama.    There is some nitpickery going on, of course, and I called them on it periodically, but we'll have to agree to disagree on how bad it was.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 10, 2009, 02:20:16 PM
Quote from: Mandos
I did think she got an unfair shake for being less progressive than Obama.

Without question. Anyone who looks back on my archives during the nomination battle can see I was far from an Obama supporter, lukewarm or otherwise, nor did I have any illusions regarding his progressive bona fides (a stance that at the time caused some friction with my kool-aid drunk co-bloggers @ Comments From Left Field).  That said, the notion that Clinton would be any less "pragmatic" than Obama has been thus far doesn't take into account her record in the U.S. Senate (the same goes for John Edwards, btw, who was rightly called out by Russ Feingold for copyright infringement.)

She's a mainstream USian politician, and a pretty good one at that (as is Obama).

But yes, I suppose we will have to accept the apparent existence of a perception gap. When I think "Obama skeptics", I picture OpenLeft, or Wampum, or Avedon Carol, or MyDD (although when it comes to Obama, Jerome has always been a bit...well, um, yeah, the less said about Jerome "Political Astrologist" Armstrong, the better.)

When I think "Corrente" I think, well, what I initially dubbed them: NoQuarter Lite.  Not quite as off the hook as PUMApac, Hillaryis44, The Confluence, or Reclusive Leftist, but not currently residing on planet Earth, either.

Pee ess -- I'm telling belle that ur hob-nobbin' with the almost-PUMAs :P
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 10, 2009, 02:25:05 PM
Beijing York's Bang, zoom, straight to the moon! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/bang-zoom-straight-to-moon.html) now :surfing: at ProgBlogs!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 10, 2009, 10:57:24 PM
The ugly face of religious and political zealotry (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/ugly-face-of-religious-and-political.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 11, 2009, 02:53:49 AM
There is no differnece. who are you trying to kid?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 11, 2009, 07:28:10 AM
Russ for prezzie! Russ for prezzie!

Sorry: couldn't resist that. I don't have many illusions about Obama either (although appointing Dawn Johnsen is spectacularly good of him, and I wouldn't be surprised if Russ had a hand in that -- see his hearing on Secret Law last year, at which she testified), but it is striking to me how quickly people on U.S. blogs leap on any positive statement about Obama at all as a sign that one has drunk the Kool Aid. That doesn't seem to happen to anyone else's supporters to anything like the degree it does to his. No matter how minor or reasonable the compliment, someone's gonna pipe up and call you a mindless cheerleader. It's a real phenom.

That doesn't happen so much at the places I go to now, which is one good reason for sticking with them and avoiding the noise. To me, anyway.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 11, 2009, 10:47:22 AM
All We Are Saying... (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/all-we-are-saying/) :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 11, 2009, 02:02:56 PM
doubts about Doubt (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/doubts-about-doubt.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 12, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Someone sold (yes, sold) an opinion piece to Global Comment  :cool:  :whis:

Under Siege: On Oscar Grant and Other Victims (http://tinyurl.com/8owtud)

 :applause:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on January 12, 2009, 01:02:50 PM
:applause:  :applause:  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 12, 2009, 01:03:25 PM
Hey! That's mattt with three tees! He's makin' money!

Swarm him, you guys.   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 12, 2009, 01:03:50 PM
Well done!!!  :funky:  matt hits the big time!!!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 12, 2009, 01:14:56 PM
Well done you!!  :patpat:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 12, 2009, 02:40:59 PM
You deserve it!

By the way, this new website has just launched, in beta form. My friend and colleague Sandro Contenta is a contributor. he tells me there is big liberal $$$ money on this, out of Boston.

http://www.globalpost.com/
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 12, 2009, 03:43:05 PM
Nice one, matt.

The only democracy in the region (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002214.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 12, 2009, 04:43:32 PM
Thanks, everyone  :mrgreen:

Quote from: Antonia
By the way, this new website has just launched, in beta form. My friend and colleague Sandro Contenta is a contributor. he tells me there is big liberal $$$ money on this, out of Boston.

http://www.globalpost.com/

Let me second Antonia's plug for Global Post. Journo prof Jay Rosen of NYU has been pushing the site via his (essential for any self-respecting new media muckety-muck) Twitter feed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 12, 2009, 06:12:36 PM
Fetus Fetishists: 'Canucks MASSIVELY Stoopid' (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/fetus-fetishists-canucks-massively.html) by fern hill, :surfing: at ProgBlogs
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 12, 2009, 06:38:32 PM
- matttbastard @ GlobalComment (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/matttbastard-at-globalcomment/) (shameless self-promotion post :surfing: )

- I don’t think wingnuts should be anywhere allowed blog. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/now-everyones-got-an-opinion/)

- Mike Huckabee: “I am definitely not pro-sodomy. I promise, scout’s honor.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/scouts-honor/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 12, 2009, 08:01:07 PM
Now why'd you have to say ''dumb fuck?''  ;)

ETA: Addressing dBo and Fern
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 12, 2009, 08:16:00 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Now why'd you have to say ''dumb fuck?'' ;)

ETA: Addressing dBo and Fern
what?  what?  Is it the DAMMIT in our blog name?  Not family-friendly?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 12, 2009, 08:17:33 PM
Congrats Mattt!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 13, 2009, 08:44:14 AM
The big fools say to push on (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002215.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 13, 2009, 08:56:57 AM
Commented.  :cry:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 13, 2009, 08:57:53 AM
Sublimely done, Skdadl :applause:
The many tragic details of big foolery are getting overwhelming - good way to clinch them.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: transplant on January 13, 2009, 10:29:44 AM
Oh, Skdadl, thanks for that. The memories came flooding back. You see, I saw that broadcast, and argued with my father over it afterwards, the first of many that led to us not talking at all. Through a mutual friend I even met Pete Seeger a couple times at Clearwater rallies back in the early 1970s.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 13, 2009, 01:41:23 PM
Aaawwww ... Teaching humans how to get along (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/aaaawwww-teaching-humans-how-to-get.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 13, 2009, 02:11:27 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Aaawwww ... Teaching humans how to get along (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/aaaawwww-teaching-humans-how-to-get.html)

*sniffle*   ;)

Lovely story.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 13, 2009, 05:53:10 PM
Thanks to BCsw, Being green, seeing red (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/okay-i-hardly-eat-any-meat-for-environmental-reasons-my-water-footprint-is-one-third-that-of-the-average-canadian-my-car.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 13, 2009, 07:21:54 PM
Pregnancy can be fatal (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/pregnancy-can-be-fatal.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 13, 2009, 07:25:15 PM
Everything to Everyone (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/everything-to-everyone/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 13, 2009, 08:30:55 PM
Canada backs the Gaza seige (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/canada-backs-gaza-seige.html)

Nothing there most of you won't have already read before, but something I haven't seen mentioned anywhere but Reuters was that Palestinian envoys tried to get the UN human rights res wording softened so more countries would sign on.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 13, 2009, 10:21:06 PM
Again, thanks to BCsw: God Awful (http://www.truewoman.com/?id=341)

(Wish you'd blogged these so I could link to you but I hesitate to link to this forum right now with all those guys crawling all over my blog. They'd be harassing us like crazy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 13, 2009, 10:23:56 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Canada backs the Gaza seige (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/canada-backs-gaza-seige.html)

Nothing there most of you won't have already read before, but something I haven't seen mentioned anywhere but Reuters was that Palestinian envoys tried to get the UN human rights res wording softened so more countries would sign on.

I posted this on my FB profile.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 14, 2009, 07:49:16 AM
Quote from: Antonia
Again, thanks to BCsw: God Awful (http://www.truewoman.com/?id=341)

(Wish you'd blogged these so I could link to you but I hesitate to link to this forum right now with all those guys crawling all over my blog. They'd be harassing us like crazy.

Commented at your place, Antonia. Thought of putting on a gingham housedress with a ruffled apron over top before I typed, but then, I dunno, that felt like a lot of work ...  Just can't seem to find my godly femininity this morning, although the godly sloven is probably around here somewhere.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on January 14, 2009, 08:09:04 AM
Cats are so lucky. They don't have to put on anything to look chic and swell...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 14, 2009, 08:10:54 AM
Commented, with TMI.  :)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 14, 2009, 09:05:20 AM
Sigh -- we're all still in moderation. I so want to read brebis noire's TMI.   :D

brebis noire, you should activate the website button on your profile. I forget how it's done, but I think it's pretty obvious when you get to your profile. If I could do it, ...
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Post by: brebis noire on January 14, 2009, 09:08:32 AM
I think I did that - isn't it just a question of entering your website link in the URL space?
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Post by: Debra on January 14, 2009, 09:14:38 AM
Antonia I'm putting this here because I don't know if you would be allowed to have at the Star

Re: the pads. I think the cloth pads might be nice. And they are probably better for the woman's environment as well as the environment in general not having all the chemicals. However, New Moon for instance is about 10 bucks a pad for heavy flow. Say on bad days you need 8, and you can't wash every day so you need at least 16 that's getting up toward 200 bucks with tax or the equivalent of almost 2 years worth of always.

Now that might be an expense some can make but no working class or working poor or fixed income woman can afford that. And then there is the washing. Fine if you have your own washer and dryer but what if you must use a laundry mat?

And the cup wouldn't work for anyone who has physical limitations or doesn't feel comfortable with something inside them or adjusting things inside them. And again many people are lucky to have a couple of cooking pots you wouldn't want to be boiling your keeper in the same pot as you will later be making potatoes.

I get very tired of all the moralizing around the small shit. and the fact that being 'green' always ends up fucking over lower income people.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 14, 2009, 09:28:31 AM
Quote from: brebis noire
I think I did that - isn't it just a question of entering your website link in the URL space?

No -- see at the bottom of many of our posts -- we have buttons that say "website"? You can do that somewhere on your profile. Debra? Help?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 14, 2009, 09:33:03 AM
I think tampons (at least o.b.) are much superior to any kind of pads and cups.
The cup leaks - maybe not for everybody - but for me it does, and I know I'm using it properly. It's a question of materials physics - it simply cannot expand in the proper ways that an engineered tampon can, because the insides of the vagina aren't uniform in shape and contour.

Remember the ads where they said o.b. tampons were designed by a woman gynaecologist? Do they say that anymore? Anyways, I thanks the goddesses for o.b.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 14, 2009, 09:34:11 AM
control panel - profile - add url to website space.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 14, 2009, 09:42:36 AM
I guess this is blasphemy or something, but the one thing I do not regret the loss of as I age is ... teh periods. They didn't bother me when I was young, but through my last decade, they were a regular illness -- fever for a couple of days, and sometimes close to uncontrollable flow. I still blame the three IUDs I had in my late thirties, early forties; I blame those infernal things for so much. God bless low tech.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 14, 2009, 10:05:51 AM
I dunno if I'd be so quick to blame the IUD for those problems. A lot of women have bizarro periods as they move through life. I had horrendous flow when I was a teenager that I don't think I have now (or else I'm just accustomed to it - but I don't think so); one of my friends haemorraged so badly once she ended up in hospital - at age 14. I don't think there were any IUDs involved, or any other b.c. for that matter.

A lot of women develop ovarian cysts, and that can cause a lot of pain and fever, until they burst.
Then there are fibromes...they will bleed you anaemic every month, and no relation to anything you did or didn't do regarding bearing children or not, b.c. or not.

I've told my horror story about the Pill before, and while my doctor told me several years later I was "oestrogen-intolerant", I now question that. I think it could just as easily have been a reaction to some other chemical in the pill, and not the hormone. Many people have unpredictable reactions to all kinds of medication.

I am still kind of nervous about the Pill, won't take it again, but in my experiences with all kinds of species, it's all become a question of damned if you do and damned if you don't - wrt birth control, surgery, HRT, having kids or not, etc.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 14, 2009, 11:34:29 AM
Rights for Foetuses not Women (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/rights-for-foetuses-not-women/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on January 14, 2009, 11:38:39 AM
Just piping in quickly here to say I haven't had a cycle for two moons now!!!  I am one who will not miss teh period... :mrgreen:

ETA:  And no, I'm not preggers!!!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on January 14, 2009, 11:53:42 AM
Only problem, Berlynn, is that seems young.

Meaning loss of protection from circulatory and other problems for a long stretch of your life.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 14, 2009, 11:59:49 AM
Woodward Speak, Village Listen (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/woodward-speak-village-listen/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 14, 2009, 02:45:29 PM
Debra, I think that comment would get through. Not sure of this one, recently deposited but not yet approved.
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i'm fairly sure that even if they were singularly responsible for environmental degradation, i would still love my diva cup. the waste-reduction is the least of the reasons to use one. i got mine at 21 and love it. my mom got one for herself at the same time and couldn't stop telling people about it. it feels so much better than pads or tampons, you don't need to keep a full arsenal of tampons depending on what kind of flow day you're having. cause lets, be honest, the super tampons are never super enough for the heavy days and the ultra light are never light enough for the light days. my lovely little cup works every single day and won't leak if i leave it in for 12 hours and isn't uncomfortable if it turns out 'aunt flo' has gone away again. my girl bits have never been happier. i find that the blood part is actually way less gross when it isn't turning brown and congealing to plastic or cotton. it just sits in a cup and looks like normal body stuff. try it. you'll like it. i don't know anyone who has gone back to the wad of cotton on a string. ladies using a cup are often more than willing to rave about how amazing it is. never found a single person to go on about the glory of a tampon though...
Our mods tend to be 20somrthing webheads, mostly male. This thread must be making them VERY squeamish.  :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 14, 2009, 02:54:20 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on January 14, 2009, 03:00:55 PM
Yeah, I work with some of that demographic when a client has me working on "new media" projects...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 14, 2009, 03:08:46 PM
:lol:

Well, I've had the opposite experience - gone back to the ol' tampons, at least for heavy days. On moderate and light days, the cup works extremely well, but I'll spare you the details of colour and texture.  :)  
Also, still haven't gotten the hang of washing the cup out in a way that would make me comfortable doing it in a public washroom... :shock:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 14, 2009, 03:59:00 PM
Oh just pop it in a Tupperware then.  :P

That comment got posted. Bet the mod did it with his eyes closed.

Recently written: Offside offensive. (http://www.feministing.com/archives/013124.html#more)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 14, 2009, 04:05:56 PM
- First Venezuela, now Bolivia (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/first-venezuela-now-bolivia.html)

- Dept of Homeland Security, Israel Style (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/dept-of-homeland-security-israel-style.html)

- CRTC - Guarding the Gate of Western Propaganda (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/crtc-guarding-gate-of-western.html)

Kiltie played a few rounds of fetch just now. Day 5 of her new treatment and she's doing much better. What a relief!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 14, 2009, 04:11:21 PM
Yay for Kiltie!

I picked up April Reign's post here: Whose life is it anyway? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/whose-life-is-it-anyway.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 14, 2009, 09:18:58 PM
'I think so.' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/i-think-so/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 15, 2009, 08:11:25 AM
Haaretz : Gaza - over 1000 dead, one third children (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/haaretz-gaza-over-1000-dead-one-third.html)
.
Four news items from Haaretz. What an embarrassment it is to compare its coverage and analysis to that of the sorry mealy-mouthed apologetics coming from Canadian politicians and media.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 15, 2009, 08:13:06 AM
Milestones. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/milestones/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 15, 2009, 10:12:17 AM
It burns, it burns... (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/it-burns-it-burns/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 15, 2009, 02:44:10 PM
Fetus Fetishists Smoked Out!!!

First JJ: Sending a signal to The Signal Hill (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/sending-a-signal-to-the-signal-hill/)

then fern hill: Apparently, I'm a propogandist (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/apparently-im-propogandist.html) &  Fetus Fetishists: 'We Can Haz Hip-itude' (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/fetus-fetishists-we-can-haz-hip-itude.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 16, 2009, 11:22:24 AM
Post-partisan Ass-covering (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/post-partisan-ass-covering/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 16, 2009, 12:17:24 PM
The fundamental value of a book (The Handmaid's Tale.) (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/571797)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 16, 2009, 01:35:02 PM
Rick Sanchez Pwns Joe the Plumber (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/sanchez-plumber/)

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 16, 2009, 03:28:07 PM
The Handmaid's Tale is one of the few Atwood books I've been able to get through and enjoy. Absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 16, 2009, 04:27:54 PM
Now blogged with links to the Star stories where the parent expresses his complaints. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/earlier-this-week-the-stars-kristin-rushowy-reported-that-the-toronto-district-school-board-tdsb-was-reviewing-the-inclu.html)

I loved Oryx and Crake too.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 16, 2009, 04:49:21 PM
Pro-Abortion Doughnuts! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/pro-abortion-doughnuts.html) by fern hill  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 16, 2009, 05:38:13 PM
- On economic stimulus and empowering communities (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/on-economic-stimulus-and-empowering.html)

- Journalists call Livni "terrorist" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/journalists-call-livni-terrorist.html) (at a press conference in Washington, no less!)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 16, 2009, 08:18:01 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002217.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 16, 2009, 10:30:30 PM
Innocence lost, thanks pogge.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 17, 2009, 03:26:03 PM
CanWest - Doing news differently, again (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/canwest-doing-news-differently-again.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 17, 2009, 03:47:14 PM
MSM vs. Blogging round 1bn. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/bloggers-and-journalism-again/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 17, 2009, 04:56:40 PM
UK Jewish MP : Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-jewish-mp-israel-acting-like-nazis.html)
~Posted at Creekside yesterday but I've just put it up at the Beav to give it more air.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 17, 2009, 05:00:51 PM
I blogged (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/wish-we-had-politicians-with-such.html) it too.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 18, 2009, 01:36:31 PM
AFP: Obama’s UN Ambassador Pick Says Administration Will Confront Mugabe (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/obama-zimbabwe/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 18, 2009, 08:13:41 PM
I want to kick his butterballs (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/i-want-to-kick-his-butter-to-the-curve-3.html?cid=145490882#comments)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 18, 2009, 08:52:03 PM
Who's the terrorist? (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/01/whos-terrorist-is-izz-el-deen-aboul.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 18, 2009, 09:15:04 PM
Thanks for that, sparqui. That's a story we have to take wide -- too late for me tonight, but will try tomorrow, or pogge will.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 18, 2009, 10:14:05 PM
In the Kitchen With Ron and Co. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/fourniers-kitchen/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: GDKitty on January 18, 2009, 11:20:30 PM
They made a desert and called it peace (http://hopeandonions.blogspot.com/2009/01/they-made-desert-and-called-it-peace.html)

Sparqui, I am off to finish reading your post--I just blogged about the same story. It broke my effing heart :(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 19, 2009, 07:26:05 AM
Well done, Kitteh. It's a story that leave me without words, except it must be widely broadcast, and remembered.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 19, 2009, 09:01:19 AM
Chomsky : Undermining Gaza (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/chomsky-undermining-gaza.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 19, 2009, 10:48:20 AM
Quote from: sparqui
Who's the terrorist? (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/01/whos-terrorist-is-izz-el-deen-aboul.html)
:applause:  I added tags.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 19, 2009, 04:06:14 PM
Analysing Canada's Democratic Deficit (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/analysing-canadas-democratic-deficit.html) - a surprisingly good five-part series published by Canwest. (Maybe they're listening?)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 19, 2009, 05:06:28 PM
:cool: Some people are tracking CanWest bigtime.  :cool:

Meanwhile, it was barely up before the Men's Rights types were all over Material Girls. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/my-star-colleague-carol-goar-a-former-parliament-hill-columnist-who-nows-writes-for-our-editorial-page-today-tackled-the-su.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 19, 2009, 05:23:22 PM
Oh, gawd! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/oh-gawd.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 19, 2009, 05:45:06 PM
Dream a Little Dream Redux (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/dream-a-little-dream-2/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 19, 2009, 06:20:51 PM
The very personal Storage Shred. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/storage-shred.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 19, 2009, 07:08:09 PM
Ok, Antonia, tell me: shredded paper in clear plastic bags -- which bin do I put that in?   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 19, 2009, 07:27:15 PM
More abortion recriminalizers' propaganda, Down Under (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/more-abortion-rcriminalizers-propaganda.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 19, 2009, 07:42:38 PM
No bins! Hooray! They will accept shredded paper in clear plastic garbage bags!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 19, 2009, 11:47:42 PM
On Post-Gaza Israeli Electioneering (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/israeli-electioneering/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 20, 2009, 02:41:10 PM
Words of wisdom from Ignatieff (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/words-of-wisdom-from-ignatieff.html)

Went through the motions of posting this about an hour ago, but it never showed up here.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 20, 2009, 03:02:23 PM
Quote
I loved Oryx and Crake too.

It's ready for me to p/u at the library.  :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 20, 2009, 03:36:16 PM
I confess that I listened to the audiobook, unabridged, while I took a three day road trip, solo. (That's also how I got around to Life of Pi.) I have to say, it kept me enthralled and I never felt the miles.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 20, 2009, 04:55:24 PM
44. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/44/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 21, 2009, 10:04:31 AM
- Dear Politico (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/nontroversy-of-the-year/)

- What Jay Smooth Said (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/what-jay-smooth-said/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 21, 2009, 01:30:10 PM
Sarah Silverman Says Goodbye to George W. Bush (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/sarah-silverman-george-bush/)

 :mrgreen:  :applause:  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 21, 2009, 01:36:17 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 21, 2009, 03:15:20 PM
Women and children first? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/surly-bonds.html)

ETA:

Budge this. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/budge-this.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 21, 2009, 03:40:59 PM
Law and Order: Polygamy (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/law-and-order-polygamy.html)

Antonia, I commented on your post. (The first one.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 22, 2009, 08:59:23 AM
Talking to Hamas : From Fisk to Frum (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/talking-to-hamas-from-fisk-to-frum.html)
~brilliant article from David Grossman in Haaretz in the middle - really worth reading the whole thing
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 22, 2009, 09:25:59 AM
Blind Man with a Pistol : Understanding Hope (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/understanding-hope/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 22, 2009, 09:44:12 AM
Blog for Choice 2009 (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/blog-for-choice-2009/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on January 22, 2009, 09:54:35 AM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Blind Man with a Pistol : Understanding Hope (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/understanding-hope/)
Thanks Alison--I was going to post it here myself, but I'm just so damn uncertain about everything. How can you slouch in a funk on the couch at a party of 2 million people?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on January 22, 2009, 10:39:13 AM
Global Voices presents various bloggers (including Canadian Eve Bartlett) in, around and on Gaza after the massacre: Global Voices: In Palestine, only the dead have seen the end of this war (http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/21/palestine-in-gaza-only-the-dead-have-seen-the-end-of-this-war/)

This digest is also available in French: http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/22/1588/ (http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/22/1588/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 22, 2009, 11:11:41 AM
Quote from: Antonia
Women and children first? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/surly-bonds.html)

Commented - twice; the second time in response to some colossal idiot who thinks that women are selfish and solely for breeding purposes. Ugh.
Nice post, I appreciated the history of it too.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 22, 2009, 11:35:58 AM
Blog for Choice 2009 @ AR (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/blog-for-choice-2009/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 22, 2009, 12:09:42 PM
Quote from: lagatta
Global Voices presents various bloggers (including Canadian Eve Bartlett) in, around and on Gaza after the massacre: Global Voices: In Palestine, only the dead have seen the end of this war (http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/21/palestine-in-gaza-only-the-dead-have-seen-the-end-of-this-war/)

This digest is also available in French: http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/22/1588/ (http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/22/1588/)

Utterly heartbreaking and enraging. What comes after seems almost worse than everything they've already been through.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 22, 2009, 12:45:23 PM
The Shrieeek We Want to Hear (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/shrieeek-we-want-to-hear.html)  by fern hill and Ooops, she's done it again. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/ooops-shes-done-it-again.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 22, 2009, 02:12:19 PM
Conservative Hypocrisy, v7.0 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/conservative-hypocrisy-v70.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 22, 2009, 03:03:33 PM
Eeps. Neglecting our own place. PLG, with The sideshow is over (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002219.shtml)

ETA: Please do read it. It's brilliant. I gotta talk PLG into coming to talk to us here sometimes, although I know he's very busy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on January 22, 2009, 03:50:44 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Eeps. Neglecting our own place. PLG, with The sideshow is over (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002219.shtml)

ETA: Please do read it. It's brilliant. I gotta talk PLG into coming to talk to us here sometimes, although I know he's very busy.

Indeed - PLG is usually brilliant .... he is the one who first peeked my interest in these blogging things .... he had never let em down, maintaining a high standard of thought and prose.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 22, 2009, 07:30:33 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Blind Man with a Pistol : Understanding Hope (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/understanding-hope/)

I'm confused. Who is BMWAP?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 22, 2009, 07:59:50 PM
Our good buddy Catchfire is Blind Man.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 23, 2009, 01:30:39 PM
There are days when virtually nothing in the "news" appears to be newsworthy (as in new information or a new slant on old news). Then there are days like this.

- Fighting an uneven battle (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/fighting-uneven-battle.html)

- Church blames strike for loss in attendance, cancels Sunday service (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/church-blames-strike-for-loss-in.html)

- BC MLA wants to outlaw body armour (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/bc-mla-wants-to-outlaw-body-armour.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 23, 2009, 02:47:14 PM
Like I.F. Stone, Only, um, Not. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/if-stone-fail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 23, 2009, 03:55:56 PM
Abortion and the animal rights movement (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/abortion-and-the-animal-rights-movement/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 23, 2009, 04:05:57 PM
Hey -- brebis noire is up at PB.

Is that the first post to come through?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 23, 2009, 04:10:32 PM
:applause:  the black ewe is now on ProgBlogs.  She previously cross-posted at Dawg's Blawg and gathered many votes that speak to the excellence and résonance of her writing.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 23, 2009, 04:23:36 PM
Congrats brebis!!  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on January 23, 2009, 04:28:07 PM
I'm so scattered, I've got to go and check that out somehow. I always seem to be way behind the curve.

But hopefully not on this one:

Obama puppy from Canada? (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/obama-puppy-from-canada/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 23, 2009, 06:02:31 PM
Lilly Ledbetter Act (Finally) Passes US Senate (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/ledbetter-act-passes-senate/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 23, 2009, 08:14:15 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002220.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 23, 2009, 09:32:01 PM
Harper Still Ill Informed & Not a Leader (http://Harper Still Ill Informed & Not a Leader) @AR

“With the stroke of a pen, President Obama has lifted the stranglehold on women’s health across the globe,” (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/with-the-stroke-of-a-pen-president-obama-has-lifted-the-stranglehold-on-womens-health-across-the-globe/) @ BP
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 24, 2009, 08:39:09 AM
"We don't like brown people", allegedly (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/vancouver-area-cops-we-dont-like-brown.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 25, 2009, 02:21:42 PM
- New Site: Virtual Gaza (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-site-virtual-gaza.html)

- UPDATE: BBC still refuses; ITV, Channel 4 break ranks (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/update-bbc-still-refuses-itv-channel-4.html) on airing DEC Gaza appeal

- Another Leak: $315 million for tourism (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-leak-315-million-for-tourism.html). They're coming so fast and furious one can't keep up with them; just as I'd posted that, a report came in from my Reader of $1.5 billion for job training.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 25, 2009, 02:57:29 PM
Men in Fur (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/men-in-fur.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 25, 2009, 03:33:00 PM
Huh! BBC "open to reconsidering" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/huh-bbc-open-to-reconsidering.html) - you gotta read their qualification. Crikey, what idiots!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 25, 2009, 05:01:53 PM
On Bias and "Impartiality" in Media (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/on-bias-and-impartiality-in-media.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 25, 2009, 05:41:53 PM
The Damage Done (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/the-damage-done/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 26, 2009, 08:50:53 AM
'A Place of Jarring Juxtapositions' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/jarring-juxtapositions/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on January 26, 2009, 09:00:58 AM
The 'Impartial' BBC (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/the-impartial-bbc/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on January 26, 2009, 09:08:00 AM
Quote from: matttbastard
'A Place of Jarring Juxtapositions' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/jarring-juxtapositions/)

Good posting, MATT&T (off a very good article) - it is important to keep reminding people that three star meals do not make up for five star torture.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 26, 2009, 09:34:27 AM
Dear Canadian media : Last call for slagging the coalition (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/dear-canadian-media-last-call-for.html) at the Beav

or you could see same at Creekside and tell me what you think of my new look.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 26, 2009, 10:06:48 AM
Parliament? What is this thing you call Parliament?

I like the new design very much, Alison, except where is your sidebar? You might have read me fussing over reverse type in the past -- it honestly does start to work on my nervous system, gives me auras after a few minutes -- so I really like the bridal white. pogge is all bridal, as you know.  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 26, 2009, 10:59:16 AM
Very dramatic, clean new look Alison.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 26, 2009, 11:31:58 AM
The absence of a sidebar allows more room for the blogpost.  It's a very attractive layout, Alison.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 26, 2009, 11:37:44 AM
Several billions in tax cuts? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/several-billions-in-tax-cuts.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 26, 2009, 03:12:55 PM
Issues with Speech from the Throne (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/issues-with-speech-from-throne.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 26, 2009, 04:23:47 PM
'Culture of Life': Ur Doin It Rong (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/culture-of-life-ur-doin-it-rong.html)  by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 27, 2009, 11:24:51 AM
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002221.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 27, 2009, 12:03:34 PM
Quote from: pogge
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002221.shtml)

If that were true, I would be writing a new blogpost, wouldn't I. But I'm not, am I.  :writersblock:    :?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 27, 2009, 05:50:43 PM
Coin Toss (Da Budget) (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/coin-toss.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 27, 2009, 06:23:51 PM
I said 'keister' instead of ass, I was being nice.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on January 27, 2009, 06:41:58 PM
Good one, A.  TRM's quoting you. (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/environment-in-budget-2009/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 27, 2009, 07:46:17 PM
Federal Budget 2009: No Room For Women at the Table (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/federal-budget-2009/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 27, 2009, 08:29:04 PM
Quote
From: Antonia Zerbisias
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:26 PM
To: 'Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca ('Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca)'
Cc: 'layton.j@parl.gc.ca ('layton.j@parl.gc.ca)'; 'duceppe.g@parl.gc.ca ('duceppe.g@parl.gc.ca)'
Subject: Budget

Dear Mr. Ignatieff,

The budget has nothing for a sustainable economy, the environment, working women deprived of EI benefits for which they pay, and is nothing but a way for the Conservatives to cynically buy votes.

I can’t be had for a $500 tax cut.

Don’t sell out the environment and Canada’s women, two-thirds of whom work for minimum wage.

Please shut it down.

Antonia Zerbisias
Toronto-Danforth Riding



Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 27, 2009, 08:33:17 PM
Impressions of Budget (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/impressions-of-budget.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 27, 2009, 08:47:37 PM
Cited and linked.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 27, 2009, 09:06:30 PM
Thank you!!  :bunny
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on January 27, 2009, 09:22:12 PM
And it's UP @ PB
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 28, 2009, 08:28:25 AM
Whoever thought it would be easy (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/whoever-thought-it-would-be-easy.html)...

It's not about the Con budget and it has a naughty YouTube.  :groucho-marx:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 28, 2009, 10:01:11 AM
QOTD (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002222.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 10:29:49 AM
I snarfed my coffee out my nose at that video. Have you seen the Durex one with the balloon animals? (NSFW) I don't believe these are shown on North American TV, are they?

Anyway, today's column Ungag me (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/578261)

ETA: Link for Durex ad
http://www.viralvideochart.com/metacafe/get_it_on_by_durex_condoms__rrated_nsfc?id=yt-Id_AsfrnuQw
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 28, 2009, 10:54:21 AM
Razing the Project to Save It (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/nola-banned/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 28, 2009, 01:51:33 PM
- BBC loses major interview (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/bbc-loses-major-interview.html)

- IMF: Cons' rosy projections unreal (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/imf-cons-rosy-projections-unreal.html)

- We are separatists (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/we-are-separatists.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 28, 2009, 02:01:33 PM
21 Years of Lawlessness! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/21-years-of-lawlessness.html) by fern hill.
Quote from: Antonia
I snarfed my coffee out my nose at that video. ...
The expression on that young woman's face ....  :rotfl:  

I want to marry the person who created that advertisement.  :kiss
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 28, 2009, 04:01:31 PM
The recession, from start to now: ... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002223.shtml) by PLG at POGGE.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 28, 2009, 04:02:19 PM
:rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 04:14:29 PM
I blogged today's column: http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/from-gags-to-riches.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 04:20:38 PM
Quote from: skdadl
The recession, from start to now: ... (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002223.shtml) by PLG at POGGE.

On my FB profile. BRILLIANT.  :applause:  :applause:  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 28, 2009, 04:26:27 PM
Dear Michael Ignatieff (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/dear-michael-ignatieff/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 28, 2009, 05:08:18 PM
Two Guest Posts:

Sarah J: Action, please, nao (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/action-please-nao/).

Sylvia/M: New Project: #rebelleft on Twitter, Tumblr (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/rebelleft-on-twitter-tumblr/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 05:09:41 PM
Right of way, with a link to Dammit Janet! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/right-of-way.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 08:17:55 PM
Little black power dress (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/little-black-power-dress.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 09:37:03 PM
Rich bitch (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/rich-bitch.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 28, 2009, 09:48:50 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Little black power dress (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/little-black-power-dress.html)
I left a comment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 09:51:13 PM
Thanks dBo. The goderators have all gone home so it won't get posted until the ayem.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 28, 2009, 10:46:15 PM
Car chaste (http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/01/former_presidents_george_hw_bu.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 29, 2009, 07:35:40 AM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
or you could see same at Creekside and tell me what you think of my new look.

I much prefer the new colours but I think it would be better to restore the sidebar to the side since more people these days run in higher resolutions. Columns that are too wide are harder to read which is why newspapers and magazines use columns in the first place -- with a single wide column the eye has further to travel to get back to the beginning of the next line and it's easier to lose your place. Besides, new readers may never realize the sidebar stuff is down there at the bottom.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 29, 2009, 10:42:29 AM
GOP Dominates Stimulus Debate 2:1 on Cable News: Think Progress (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/what-liberal-media/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 29, 2009, 10:43:39 AM
Watching them "like hawks" (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002224.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 29, 2009, 10:51:02 AM
21st anniversary of R v. Morgentaler (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/21st-anniversary-of-r-v-morgentaler/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 29, 2009, 12:13:00 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
GOP Dominates Stimulus Debate 2:1 on Cable News: Think Progress (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/what-liberal-media/)

Watch last night's John Stewart, first segment, on the Comedy Network's website.
 :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 29, 2009, 03:15:54 PM
BC NDP and Electoral Reform (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/bc-ndp-and-electoral-reform-part-3.html)

Still trying to obtain clarification of the party's position. 'Course, I know what it is, but I want them to spell it out.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 29, 2009, 03:58:30 PM
Bizarre Media Phenoms: The Baby-Bump Watch (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/bizarre-media-phenoms-baby-bump-watch.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on January 29, 2009, 04:50:20 PM
The Harper/Ignatieff Coalition (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/01/the-harperignatieff-coalition/) @ AR

Baby Bump News (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/01/baby-bump-news/) @BP
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 29, 2009, 10:43:58 PM
Lotto EI (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/lotto-ei.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 30, 2009, 02:40:29 AM
Ad attacks (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/ad-attacks.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 30, 2009, 07:03:25 AM
Really interesting post, Antonia, both the discussion from The View (I've become so fond of those ladies, even Liz) and then the "pro-life" ad, which I will leave you a comment about.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 30, 2009, 10:24:08 AM
Thanks. It's quite the ad, no? The anti-choice one. It's actually pro-life for once.

Today's treeware: Da Budget

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/579400
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 30, 2009, 10:25:49 AM
Out-Duggaring the Duggars (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/out-duggaring-duggars.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 30, 2009, 11:59:30 AM
- Dear Mark Halperin (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/dear-mark-halperin/)

- Solidarity (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/solidarity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on January 30, 2009, 12:26:40 PM
trm:  Building a wedge (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/building-a-wedge/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 30, 2009, 01:01:49 PM
Only 10 a.m. (PST) and it's already been a busy morning!

- Effectiveness of aggression against terror (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/effectiveness-of-aggression-against.html)

- Cutting back (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/cutting-back.html)

- Windfall! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/windfall.html)

- Israel documenting its own illegal activities (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/israel-documenting-its-own-illegal.html)

- Turkey PM speaks, then walks out in Davos (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/turkish-pm-speaks-then-walks-out-in.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on January 30, 2009, 03:22:14 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
- Turkey PM speaks, then walks out in Davos (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/turkish-pm-speaks-then-walks-out-in.html)

Wow. I am a fan of Erdogan's anyway, but ... WOW!  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 30, 2009, 03:24:34 PM
Bolivians vote constitutional change (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/bolivians-vote-constitutional-change.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 30, 2009, 04:59:39 PM
- Fed Lends 2 Trillion Without Oversight (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/two-trillion-no-oversight/)

- Steele Wins RNC: Political Identity Theft Finally Pays Off (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/political-identity-theft/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 30, 2009, 05:06:12 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Only 10 a.m. (PST) and it's already been a busy morning!



- Turkey PM speaks, then walks out in Davos (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/turkish-pm-speaks-then-walks-out-in.html)

the spin ...

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Israel and the “Davos Men”

 

PERES: ERDOGAN SPAT ‘NOTHING PERSONAL’
Herb Keinon, AP and Jpost.com Staff
Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2009

 

   Despite his public spat with Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the World Economic Forum over the Gaza fighting, President Shimon Peres said Friday that his relationship with the Turkish prime minister had always been good and remained so.…

 

   Peres said he spoke to Erdogan after the row in which the Turkish prime minister stormed off the stage.   “I called him up and said, ‘I do not see the matter as personal,’” Peres said. “My respect for him didn’t change. We had an exchange of views—and the views are views.”

 

   Erdogan said he left not because of a dispute with Peres, but because he was not given time to respond to the president’s remarks. Erdogan also complained that Peres had 25 minutes while he was only given 12 minutes.…

 

   Meanwhile, Erdogan received a hero’s welcome upon his return to Istanbul as some 5,000 supporters waving Turkish and Palestinian flags flooded Istanbul’s airport when his plane touched down before dawn.…

 

   During the forum, Erdogan had become enraged over being cut off by a panel moderator after listening to an impassioned monologue by Peres defending Operation Cast Lead.

 

   Peres’s defense was prompted by harsh criticism leveled at Israel not only by Erdogan, but also by the two other panelists, Arab League head Amr Moussa and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

 

   “You are killing people,” Erdogan declared to Peres.

 

   However, a finger-pointing Peres told Erdogan that he would have done the same if rockets had been hitting Istanbul.

 

   “Do you understand the meaning of a situation where hundreds of rockets a day are falling on women and children who cannot sleep quietly, who need to sleep in shelters? What is the matter with you? You don’t understand, and I am not prepared for lies.”

 

   Peres’s comments were met by hearty applause, which apparently irritated the Turkish prime minister.…

 

   “I have known Shimon Peres for many years and I also know Erdogan. I have never seen Shimon Peres so passionate as he was today. I think he felt Israel was being attacked by so many in the international community. He felt isolated,” said former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik.

 

   “I was very sad that Erdogan left. This was an expression of how difficult this situation is,” he added.

 

   Moussa, the former Egyptian foreign minister, said Erdogan’s actions were understandable. “Mr. Erdogan said what he wanted to say, and then he left. That’s all. He was right,” Moussa said.…

 

   Hamas hailed Erdogan on Friday for storming off the stage.  “Hamas appreciates the courageous step by the Turkish prime minister, who in Davos, defended the victims of the criminal war of the Zionists against our women and children in Gaza,” said Fawzi Barhoum, one of the group’s spokesmen in the Strip.

 

To watch the video, please click on the following link…

http://gaia.world-television.com/wef/wo ... 17&lang=en (http://gaia.world-television.com/wef/worldeconomicforum_annualmeeting2009/default.aspx?sn=7017&lang=en)

 
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Post by: skdadl on January 30, 2009, 06:32:16 PM
Quote from: Antonia

To watch the video, please click on the following link…

http://gaia.world-television.com/wef/wo ... 17&lang=en (http://gaia.world-television.com/wef/worldeconomicforum_annualmeeting2009/default.aspx?sn=7017&lang=en)

 

I sat through all of that, although listening to Peres was excruciating -- and he is a relative liberal among the Israeli leadership. He shouts; he made no sustained logical argument that I heard; he simply asserts; it is to despair.

I'm still glad that Erdogan did what he did.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 30, 2009, 06:36:13 PM
Through the wringer, with a link to Regina Mom and April Reign. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/full-boar-ahead.html)

edited to fix link
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 30, 2009, 06:49:38 PM
Fantastic post!  :applause: (I commented)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 30, 2009, 08:34:40 PM
Soccer Mom Budget (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/01/soccer-mom-budget.html)

Damn, I finally figured out how to create a title but now I don't know how to control the font or colour of the title. :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on January 30, 2009, 08:43:06 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002225.shtml). (It takes a couple of blues guitarists to show 'em how a coalition is supposed to work.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 30, 2009, 08:45:11 PM
Quote from: sparqui
Soccer Mom Budget (http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/2009/01/soccer-mom-budget.html)
:surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 30, 2009, 08:56:22 PM
Updated and linked to you BY
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on January 30, 2009, 09:09:21 PM
Thanks dBO and Antonia!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 30, 2009, 09:42:31 PM
Stealing from JJ: pants on fire. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on January 31, 2009, 10:19:09 AM
If Tennessee is the Buckle of the Bible Belt Then Utah is the Backside (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/bible-belt-backside/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 31, 2009, 01:02:44 PM
Blob Blogging Whiner (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/blob-blogging-whiner.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on January 31, 2009, 02:24:18 PM
Toronto 18/ Paintball 11/ Tim Hortons 10 terrorist fat camp update (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/01/toronto18-paintball11-tim-hortons10.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on January 31, 2009, 03:06:57 PM
:applause: Commented and voted.  :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on January 31, 2009, 03:22:08 PM
Alison, great post.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on January 31, 2009, 03:52:56 PM
From the Feetofiles (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/01/from-the-feetofiles.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 01, 2009, 01:35:16 PM
- Auto bailout for whom, and who's to blame? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/auto-bailout-for-whom-and-whos-to-blame.html)

- $2,000,000,000,000, eh? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/2000000000000-eh.html)

- Anonymous Israeli sources cite anonymous source (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/anonymous-israeli-source-cites.html) who says that certain anonymous ...

- World trade ministers seek global trade deal (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/world-trade-ministers-seek-global-trade.html) as a way of inoculating the world against protectionism and curing it of economic crisis.

- Australia facing collapse due to climate change (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/australia-facing-collapse-due-to.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 01, 2009, 01:45:56 PM
fern hill has written a whack of blogposts in the last 24 hours; she is following the octuplets story and occasionally leaving a comment  :twisted: (against her better judgement) at Blob Blogging Wingnut's place.

Fetus Fetishist Fun (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/fetus-fetishist-fun.html)

SUZY Makes a Spelling Mistake (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/suzy-makes-spelling-mistake.html)

Octuplets = $2 Million (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/01/octuplets-2-million.html)

Exactamundo! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/exactamundo.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 01, 2009, 05:17:37 PM
Read and commented on some of the above.

This octoplets thing bothers me. There is something cultie about it but I am not sure what. Do we know who the sperminator was?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 01, 2009, 05:32:53 PM
apparently a friend she met while working at a fertility clinic. His sperm also fathered her twins they say.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 01, 2009, 05:52:30 PM
All of these things are just like the others. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/all-of-these-things-are-just-like.html) (once upon a Depression, there were the Dionne quintuplets...)

The Young Limbaugh, terrorized by his audience. (http://canadiancynic.blogspot.com/2009/02/pants-pissing-gasbaggery-of-rush.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 01, 2009, 07:39:01 PM
All better! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/all-better.html) - a report on the recovered health of our household
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 01, 2009, 07:57:21 PM
Choice for Childcare Lady needs to get out of the house more (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/reading-with-comprehension-101.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 01, 2009, 07:59:48 PM
Oooh, Antonia, you wascally wascal you!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 01, 2009, 08:17:06 PM
Could get me into trouble but fukkit.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 01, 2009, 08:38:05 PM
At Choice for Childcare, I left this comment.
Quote
Sara, I am worried about you.  Your blog reads like you have fallen in the habit of talking to household appliances.  

Perhaps you shouldn't blog under the influence - Jack Daniel's or home made wine? It seems to affect your reading skills and it sounds like you're transcribing the conversation that you've been having with your vacuum cleaner.
She'll probably remove it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 01, 2009, 08:50:09 PM
:rotfl:

Meanwhile Eight is not enough (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/eight-is-not-enough.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 01:17:15 PM
Veil of tears. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/excuse-me-but-where-in-the-koran-does-it-say-a-woman-must-wear-a-bag-over-her-heada-judge-has-ordered-a-toronto-woman-to-te.html)

 :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:

Edited to fix link.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 02, 2009, 01:22:32 PM
Oh, dear. I am going to have to disagree with you, Antonia.

It'll take a while. I'll start with discrimination against blind people being judges or jurors, though.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: RP. on February 02, 2009, 01:29:35 PM
I find it hard to know what your argument is.

eta I know it's this:  

Quote
If (an alleged) rapist is going to get away with his crime because of  some patriarchal nonsense that is supposed to keep women from being raped because men can't control themselves when looking at women, something is very very very screwed up.

...but I guess I don't get it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 02, 2009, 01:42:05 PM
I'll have to write this out somewhere else so as not to drift here. It's the same argument some of us have made many times before, though. Whose patriarchy?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 02, 2009, 01:52:26 PM
I believe we discussed this in detail in the burkini thread (http://www.breadnroses.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20408)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 03:03:32 PM
That thread is before my time here. I have to play catch-up.

Meanwhile, Ovum Office (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/ovum-office.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 02, 2009, 03:07:14 PM
Blob Blogging Wingnut flies HER "propoganda" (sic). (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/blob-blogging-wingnut-flies-her.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 03:14:55 PM
Quote from: RP.
I find it hard to know what your argument is.

eta I know it's this:  

Quote
If (an alleged) rapist is going to get away with his crime because of  some patriarchal nonsense that is supposed to keep women from being raped because men can't control themselves when looking at women, something is very very very screwed up.

...but I guess I don't get it.

Women are supposed to be veiled because men are tempted by them.
Blame the victim.
If she won't unveil so that a rapist can get a fair trial, he might get off (in the legal sense.)
And so, a patriarchal notion that is supposed to protect women ends up punishing them.

gettit now????
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 02, 2009, 03:39:37 PM
Hmm.

Have always seen the requirement of women to wear veils not as a purported concern to protect women or their 'purity', but as a concern to protect men from acting on their 'viler' tendencies. That is, the morality or (spiritual) life of women is of no concern whatever. The concern is entirely with women's purported evil influence on men.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 03:46:19 PM
Hmmm back. Care to post that as a comment on da blog????
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 04:27:16 PM
Dangerous curves. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/dangerous-curves.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 02, 2009, 04:28:08 PM
fern hill blogged.

Shrieeeeek! Jihad by Fertility!!! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/shrieeeeek-jihad-by-fertility.html) and Dinosaurs Evolve! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/dinosaurs-evolve.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 02, 2009, 04:48:19 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Hmmm back. Care to post that as a comment on da blog????
Done!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 04:51:06 PM
Ta.

I feel it's kinda redundant to be arguing about this here.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 02, 2009, 04:57:33 PM
Dear Moe Lane (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/dear-moe-lane/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 05:41:46 PM
gag line (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/i-may-not-like-what-you-say-but-i-will-defend-your-right-to-say-itdenying-campus-club-status-to-groups-that-oppose-abortion.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 02, 2009, 06:57:19 PM
Shoe thrower! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/shoe-thrower.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 02, 2009, 11:09:59 PM
The Feminist Dog Uprising! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/the-feminist-dog-uprising.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 03, 2009, 10:45:36 AM
14-year-old mentally challenged girl tasered in jail cell for peeling paint off the wall (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/14-year-old-mentally-challenged-girl-in.html)

There are tapes - she was lying on her cot at the time.
OPP "professional standards bureau" exonnerated themselves already.
Ontario's provincial advocate for children now involved.
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 03, 2009, 11:08:51 AM
And now for something completely different: a feel-good story from Silicone Valley North. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/and-now-for-something-completely.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 03, 2009, 02:06:30 PM
Pregnancy. Have we gone too far? (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/02/pregnancy-have-we-gone-too-far/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 03, 2009, 02:39:02 PM
- It's WAR! Destroy the ... poppies! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-war-destroy-poppies.html)

- Cons target Bill Casey (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/cons-target-bill-casey.html) and he has placed it on record in the HoC!

ETA:

- To His Popishness: Time to resign (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/to-his-popishness-time-to-resign.html)

- Obama and Parliament (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-and-parliament.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 03, 2009, 04:39:44 PM
Forgive us our trespasses. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/forgive-us-our-trespasses.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 03, 2009, 06:48:35 PM
Read This Now (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/sarah-j-vs-the-lat/) (and by 'this' I mean 'this takedown by Sarah Jaffe (http://globalcomment.com/2009/thats-dr-biden-to-you/) of a recent LA Times article that sneered at Dr. Jill Biden')
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 03, 2009, 06:53:27 PM
Dr Kissinger? Dr Rice?

I mean, that scabrous article is absurd on the face of it. Oh -- I should be writing this at your place, shouldn't I, mattt with three tees. Off I go.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 03, 2009, 06:57:59 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Read This Now (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/sarah-j-vs-the-lat/) (and by 'this' I mean 'this takedown by Sarah Jaffe (http://globalcomment.com/2009/thats-dr-biden-to-you/) of a recent LA Times article that sneered at Dr. Jill Biden')
:applause: The article you highlight should be bookmarked - it's relevant on so many levels.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 03, 2009, 07:29:41 PM
Matt, you're 2 posts away from 2000!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 03, 2009, 09:41:38 PM
Unfair exchange (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/unfair-exchange.html)

Mad women (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/mad-men.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 04, 2009, 12:21:37 AM
Behold the Stephen Harper Excrematorium. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/behold-stephen-harper-excrematorium.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 04, 2009, 08:01:57 AM
The Literary Veil (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/the-literary-veil/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 04, 2009, 09:59:19 AM
by fern hill: OMFG! Shoot me now (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/omfg-shoot-me-now.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 04, 2009, 01:28:17 PM
Ain't nobody here but us chickens (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/aint-nobody-here-but-us-chickens/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 04, 2009, 01:31:57 PM
Uh oh. Haven't read that yet, but I have a feeling that supper is in trouble.  ;)

ETA: I was wrong!   :mrgreen:  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 04, 2009, 02:58:50 PM
Veiled references (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/veiled-references.html) ... with a link to Blind Pistol Guy!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 04, 2009, 04:32:58 PM
Cover your assets kids! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/cover-your-assets-kids.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 04, 2009, 05:27:17 PM
by fern hill: Where are the feminists? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/where-are-feminists.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 04, 2009, 07:43:56 PM
Thanks for the link, Antonia (Catchfire = Blind Man Packing Heat). I can't believe how much I agree with Rosie Dimanno, whom I usually find pretty reactionary. Commented!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 04, 2009, 08:34:19 PM
One life to live (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/like-fern-hill-over-at-dammit-janet-i-almost-keeled-over-when-i-found-myself-agreeing-with-the-national-posts-barbara-kay-to.html) with a tip to Fern.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 04, 2009, 09:13:20 PM
Further to Fern  ... Cherchez la feministe! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/cherchez-la-feministe.html)

I commented on pro-forced pregnancy's blog but I dunno if they'll post it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 05, 2009, 10:38:32 AM
Hot Spin? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/hot-spin.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 05, 2009, 10:45:26 AM
Here we go again (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002226.shtml)

ETA: Hiding behind the troops (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002227.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 05, 2009, 02:14:47 PM
by fern hill: 'The fetus fetishist is the 21st century's nigger lover.' (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/fetus-fetishist-is-21st-centurys-nigger.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 05, 2009, 02:22:21 PM
- Obama to expand Bush "faith" program (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-to-expand-bush-faith-program.html)

- BC NDP and electoral reform - P4 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/bc-ndp-and-electoral-reform-p4.html): includes a revealing response from Carole James

- Do you care about electoral reform in this country? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/do-you-care-about-electoral-reform-in.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 05, 2009, 03:59:28 PM
Tactics and Optics and Giving Ammunition to Martyr-Posing Fetus Fetishists (http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/02/tactics-and-optics-and-giving.html)

(Guest post @ Shakesville.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 05, 2009, 04:58:42 PM
Excellent, mattt! :feminism:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 05, 2009, 06:46:08 PM
Wow, thanks Mattt. No hits though that I can see. :-(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 05, 2009, 07:33:12 PM
Yeah, Liss says traffic in general is quiet over at the Shakesville homestead.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 05, 2009, 08:19:12 PM
BP has had 4 or 5 i
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 06, 2009, 09:04:30 AM
Bring out your human incubators. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/bring-out-your-human-incubators.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 06, 2009, 11:02:07 AM
Record-Breaking Canadian Job Losses in January (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/record-body-count/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 06, 2009, 11:51:35 AM
Keith Olbermann: “It May Be Time For Mr. Cheney to Leave This Country” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/olbermann-cheney/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 06, 2009, 01:59:59 PM
Hey, What's the Rush? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/hey-whats-the-rush/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 06, 2009, 02:14:41 PM
labour pains. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/labour-pains.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 06, 2009, 02:17:54 PM
- Aaaawwww... Koala cools off (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/aaaawwww-koala-cools-off.html)

- CanWest Watch! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/canwest-watch.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 06, 2009, 03:18:41 PM
Quote from: Antonia
labour pains. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/labour-pains.html)

Passed along your link via Twitter (immediately after reading the following on my feed: "WTF is wrong with the world-60yr. old gives birth to twins, unmarried mother gives birth to 8 with 6 at home? Has everybody gone nuts? sick").
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 06, 2009, 03:31:23 PM
Uh ... except ... Cheaper by the dozen (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/cheaper-by-the-dozen-or-more.html)

 :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 06, 2009, 04:34:34 PM
Pinched nerve. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/pinched-nerve.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 06, 2009, 04:49:50 PM
Quote
So, let's see Mr. Savage. How did you vote on Stephen Harper's [strike]corporate welfare giveaway[/strike] budget?

There's a gotcha.

Trying very hard not to lose all hope, but sheesh, things do not look promising in this country, do they.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 06, 2009, 08:00:29 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002229.shtml).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 06, 2009, 09:49:53 PM
Social services seize child (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/social-services-seize-child.html) ... from small grow-op. Details are scant. However, the article insinuates that the reason the child was seized was due solely to her parent(s) having been arrested for operating the grow-op. So that has me seething on two counts.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Bacchus on February 06, 2009, 09:51:50 PM
Hmm I'd want more info since growops usually have dangerous chemicals and air pollution as well as dangeroud electrical setups. No place for a child.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 07, 2009, 02:34:56 AM
U.S. Senate Reaches Tenative Deal on Recovery Package. Yay? (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/a-moderate-proposal/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 07, 2009, 01:34:02 PM
- Danny and the Premiers (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/danny-and-premiers.html)

- Nuclear disarmament (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/nuclear-disarmament.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 07, 2009, 04:50:25 PM
- Iggy's strategy to win BC (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/iggys-strategy-to-win-bc.html)

- Free range politicians good for democracy (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/free-range-politicians-good-for.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 07, 2009, 06:31:55 PM
Duffy channels Agnew? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/duffy-channels-agnew.html) Toedancer's post made me think about Duffy's language.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 07, 2009, 06:44:15 PM
He's a fucking TOAD, thanks dB, left a comment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 07, 2009, 06:55:10 PM
Thanks For Nothing (Bipartisan Bullshittery Edition) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/bipartisan-bullshittery/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on February 08, 2009, 12:49:47 AM
What's missing in Israeli policy (http://www.correntewire.com/whats_missing_israeli_policy)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 08, 2009, 06:57:56 AM
Good post, Mandos. If I may just raise one aspect of that article that you didn't touch on much, the habit of Zionists and their supporters of referring to Arabs as a single amorphous entity. There's an obvious political purpose behind those repeated references to Arabs: it fixes in people's minds the notion that it doesn't much matter where we put the Palestinians since they're Arabs, and as we all know, Arabs are all the same.

That argument drives me wild. You hear it in North America all the time, and I presume often in Israel. In the more philosophical sense of the word racism, it is racist.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 08, 2009, 08:43:35 AM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Social services seize child (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/social-services-seize-child.html) ... from small grow-op. Details are scant. However, the article insinuates that the reason the child was seized was due solely to her parent(s) having been arrested for operating the grow-op. So that has me seething on two counts.

Commented.  :)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 08, 2009, 09:09:52 AM
Quote from: skdadl
Good post, Mandos. If I may just raise one aspect of that article that you didn't touch on much, the habit of Zionists and their supporters of referring to Arabs as a single amorphous entity. There's an obvious political purpose behind those repeated references to Arabs: it fixes in people's minds the notion that it doesn't much matter where we put the Palestinians since they're Arabs, and as we all know, Arabs are all the same.

That argument drives me wild. You hear it in North America all the time, and I presume often in Israel. In the more philosophical sense of the word racism, it is racist.

It's not only racist, it's nonsensical when you put it in terms that people should understand. For example, if you're explaining the ruthless and ignorant basis of this argument to a Canadian, you could say: if aboriginal Canadians, or French Canadians, raised up an army in Ontario and drove the Ontarians into small, essentially uninhabitable pockets of the province where they have no civil rights and freedoms, it would be a great solution to ask Canadians from B.C., Alberta, or Manitoba to take them in, because they're all English-speaking Canadians - they're all the same, they should understand each other perfectly, be perfectly hospitable and egalitarian, and of course there is no good reason for those Ontarians to irrationally want to hang on to land, farms, businesses, homes or communities that their family has known for generations and that they have known all their lives.
Problem solved.  :roll:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 08, 2009, 10:29:11 AM
Hey Mandos.  You've been gestating that reflexion for awhile.  It's well worth the wait.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on February 08, 2009, 10:42:40 AM
It was partly in response to the fact that a couple of relatively sane and reliable Corrente authors are well off the deep end on matters Israeli and Palestinian.  Naturally, this makes it irresistible to write articles like that.  I'm such a troll, except I actually meant it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 08, 2009, 10:49:43 AM
Playing chess (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002231.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 08, 2009, 01:59:43 PM
On Corruption: Drugs, Doctors and Doctored Academe (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/on-corruption-drugs-doctors-and.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 08, 2009, 04:41:28 PM
On Protectionism, Globalism and Localism (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/on-protectionism-globalism-and-localism.html)
- BTW, Challenging the Commonplace just got a mention on CBC's Blogwatch (http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html)!  :devildance:  :yay:  :bunny
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 08, 2009, 04:43:49 PM
Totally Deserved BCs  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on February 08, 2009, 04:57:45 PM
Brava BCs! :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 08, 2009, 05:56:20 PM
Perspective. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/perspective/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 08, 2009, 07:06:30 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
BTW, Challenging the Commonplace just got a mention on CBC's  Blogwatch!
Way to go, BCseawalker!

Sunday Fetus Fetishist Watch (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/sunday-fetus-fetishist-watch.html)  by fern hill.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 09, 2009, 12:11:56 PM
Facts are stupid things (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002232.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 09, 2009, 01:09:44 PM
More about the Vatican's support for human incubators (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-about-vaticans-support-for-human.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 09, 2009, 01:14:49 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Uh ... except ... Cheaper by the dozen (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/cheaper-by-the-dozen-or-more.html)

 :whis:


You heard it here first (uh, unless you already heard it somewhere else): Antonia and I think there's an Angelina Jolie fetish thing going on here...  :shock:  :?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 09, 2009, 01:56:06 PM
Italy's Terri Schiavo (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/italys-terri-schiavo.html) by fern hill.

We both blogged and posted within minutes of one another.  Freaky.   :shock:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 09, 2009, 01:56:52 PM
A womb of her own. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/womb-of-her-own.html) (Thanks dBO)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 09, 2009, 02:35:46 PM
- 626,809 votes prevented due to ID rules (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/626809-votes-prevented-due-to-id-rules.html)

- Healthy Food: At what price? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/healthy-food-can-we-afford-it.html)

- Cdn Assn of Broadcasters cuts staff, president, COO (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/canadian-association-of-broadcasters.html). In the meantime, broadcasting guru Tim Powers still clueless about a key reason broadcasters in trouble.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 09, 2009, 05:08:25 PM
Final thoughts on the veil in the courtroom thing. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/nobody-knows-nobody-sees.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 09, 2009, 05:46:19 PM
Returning to My Mother's House (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/02/returning-to-my-mothers-house/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: vickyinottawa on February 09, 2009, 08:22:16 PM
Quote from: brebis noire
Quote from: Antonia
Uh ... except ... Cheaper by the dozen (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/cheaper-by-the-dozen-or-more.html)

 :whis:


You heard it here first (uh, unless you already heard it somewhere else): Antonia and I think there's an Angelina Jolie fetish thing going on here...  :shock:  :?


Sorry to tell you, but Perez Hilton already called that one.  Just sayin'
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 09, 2009, 08:52:15 PM
It isn't change and I don't believe in it (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002233.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 09, 2009, 10:18:24 PM
My own private guinea pig (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/my-own-private-guinea-pig/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 09, 2009, 11:48:49 PM
That's one lucky little GP!

Til death do them part (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/til-death-do-them-part.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 10, 2009, 08:04:58 AM
Yes, why don't we say the Pledge of Allegiance in Canadian schools? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/yes-why-dont-we-say-pledge-of.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 10, 2009, 08:12:57 AM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Yes, why don't we say the Pledge of Allegiance in Canadian schools? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/yes-why-dont-we-say-pledge-of.html)
.

 :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 10, 2009, 09:14:36 AM
by fern hill:  Obama for Pope (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/obama-for-pope.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 10, 2009, 09:55:19 AM
Ah Rancourt! Ah Humanity! (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/ah-rancourt-ah-humanity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 10, 2009, 10:33:29 AM
O Canada We Hardly Knew Ye (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/02/o-canada-we-hardly-knew-ye/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 10, 2009, 11:31:38 AM
at Nunc Scio: Blind self-entitlement will save the world (http://www.nuncscio.com/2009/02/10/blind-self-entitlement-will-save-the-world/)   :rotfl: TD will like this one.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 10, 2009, 12:14:41 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Yes, why don't we say the Pledge of Allegiance in Canadian schools? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/yes-why-dont-we-say-pledge-of.html)
.

Alison on CBC blogroll, with fuck and everything.  :yay:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 10, 2009, 01:10:04 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
at Nunc Scio: Blind self-entitlement will save the world (http://www.nuncscio.com/2009/02/10/blind-self-entitlement-will-save-the-world/)   :rotfl: TD will like this one.

Lords of the Universe (Bankers) apologized cuz they just didn't know any better, admit their stoopid and have no banking qualifications (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/hint-of-arrogance-as-bankers-apologise-1605670.html)

*drift* sorry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 10, 2009, 04:19:07 PM
Quote from: Toedancer
Alison on CBC blogroll, with fuck and everything.  :yay:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html)
Well deserved too. That's a dynamite post. (Commented.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 10, 2009, 04:21:10 PM
- Study: Rich ruder, plebes more attentive in conversation (http://tinyurl.com/djl5dd)

- Coyne laments not for the CPoC (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/coyne-laments-not-for-cpoc.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 10, 2009, 05:28:58 PM
One man in Australia welcomes the fire (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/one-man-in-australia-welcomes-fire.html) (with thanks to lagatta)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 10, 2009, 06:13:16 PM
Fires of hell. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/australia.html) With thanks to Dammit Janet
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 10, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
- The problems of the modern GOP, encapsulated in two paragraphs. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/gop-fail/)

- Quote of the Effing Century (Or, On the Original Stimulus Package) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/quote-of-the-effing-century/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 10, 2009, 09:16:56 PM
if only she didn't say DICK!

State rape (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/state-rape.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 10, 2009, 10:28:41 PM
Quote from: Toedancer
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Yes, why don't we say the Pledge of Allegiance in Canadian schools? (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/yes-why-dont-we-say-pledge-of.html)
.

Alison on CBC blogroll, with fuck and everything.  :yay:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/blogwatch/cbc-blogwatch.html)

 :D
It's an auto-feed - hence no censorship of fuck - and a useful way of adding an opinion to their stories. If you are one of the first three blogs to link to a CBC story, up you go on the same page as the story you've linked to, no matter what you say about it.
Also works with NYSE and WSJ.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 11, 2009, 12:05:28 AM
Blame the victim. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/blame-the-victim.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 11, 2009, 08:20:18 AM
Olbermann: Alex Rodriguez Inducted Into the Apology Hall of Fame (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/alex-rodriguez-apology/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 11, 2009, 09:44:53 AM
Temple Grandin, feeling like an animal (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/temple-grandin-feeling-like-an-animal/)

Edited to fix link.  :oops:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 11, 2009, 10:23:23 AM
Wombs to manoeuvre (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/585416)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 11, 2009, 10:26:34 AM
Missouri Republican State Rep. Bryan Stevenson calls proposed pro-choice “Freedom of Choice Act” the biggest federal power grab since the “War of Northern Aggression.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/gapingly-inapt-analogy/)

ETA: Oops. Clearly I should pay more attention to late-night posts in other threads here.  Sorry, Antonia. :P
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 11, 2009, 12:34:25 PM
So how's that listeriosis investigation coming along? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002234.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 11, 2009, 01:35:04 PM
- Angst turned into commodity (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/essay-usian-angst-turned-into-commodity.html)

- Money, Money (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/money-money.html) makes the world go round. For those who profit solely on the backs of the poor, times are good!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 11, 2009, 02:39:01 PM
Happy Birthday Sarah Palin (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/happy-birthday-sarah-palin/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 11, 2009, 03:10:06 PM
Nortel CEO hasn't had a raise in three years (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/norton-ceo-hasnt-had-raise-in-three.html).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 11, 2009, 04:06:28 PM
Wider Audience (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/wider-audience.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 11, 2009, 04:30:15 PM
She's a witch! Burn her! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/shes-a-witch-burn-her.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 11, 2009, 07:06:30 PM
- Squeezed into budget implementation bill (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/squeezed-into-budget-implementation.html) ... are some choice items

- BC Housing Minister "We have the most aggressive housing strategy in this country" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/bc-housing-minister-we-have-most.html). Nope. Y'er dead last.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on February 11, 2009, 08:23:16 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker

snip

- BC Housing Minister "We have the most aggressive housing strategy in this country" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/bc-housing-minister-we-have-most.html). Nope. Y'er dead last.

BCS - I suspect that even if the MSM confronts your Mr. Coleman with the report, he will come up with some, no doubt, arcane, obscure, obfuscating prevarication to support his claim .... please keep us informed either here or at CtheCplace.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 11, 2009, 08:43:59 PM
It looks like there's a new probation officer in town (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002235.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 11, 2009, 08:49:17 PM
Spermicide for the mind (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/spermicide-for-the-mind.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 12, 2009, 11:16:34 AM
The Return of 'Lawful Access' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/lawful-access/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 12, 2009, 12:40:59 PM
Fetus fetishists are *secret* judeophobes. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/fetus-fetishists-are-secret-judeophobes.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 12, 2009, 01:56:50 PM
The Amway Blackwater Focus on the Family Tree (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/amway-blackwater-focus-on-family-tree.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 12, 2009, 04:43:06 PM
fern hill blogged: Sarah Palin Gets Something Right (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/sarah-palin-gets-something-right.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 12, 2009, 04:56:14 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Fetus fetishists are *secret* judeophobes. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/fetus-fetishists-are-secret-judeophobes.html)

Hee. Hee.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 12, 2009, 05:05:01 PM
To MSM, which need a lesson (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/to-msm-which-need-lesson.html) ... on how to parse their own articles and political spin contained therein.

To Tom Zytaruk: It's time to sue the Prime Minister (http://tinyurl.com/chmef4)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 12, 2009, 09:47:35 PM
Mother load (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/motherload.html)

Broad jump. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/broad-jump.html)

Gang-banged by Harper and Iggy. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/what-linda-said.html)

Shudder (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 13, 2009, 11:04:07 AM
Ooooh. The Fetophiles are riled today. (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/586715)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 13, 2009, 01:12:40 PM
- CTVglobemedia, CanWest - Back to CRTC (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/ctvglobemedia-canwest-back-to-crtc.html) with caps in hands, hoping for more tweaks to save their sorry financial asses.

- CanWest Watch! - Part Umpteen (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/canwest-watch-part-umpteen.html). Oooohhh, it's the B-word being uttered now.

- Hot Air Blowing from BC Liberal MPs (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/hot-air-blowing-from-bcs-liberal-mps.html) and that's all it is.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 13, 2009, 01:51:39 PM
fern hill:  The un-debate rages. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/un-debate-rages.html#comments)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on February 13, 2009, 02:27:03 PM
Re: the comments on Antonia's article, I've started to notice this "womb should be the safest place in the world" meme.  It's interesting.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 13, 2009, 03:08:50 PM
Good catch Mandos.  It's a companion piece to the "Pregnancy is the happiest/best/most amazing/most (insert your superlative adjective here) time of any woman's life."
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 13, 2009, 03:19:18 PM
Awesome comment from a reader I blogged. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/pearced-ears.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 13, 2009, 03:21:25 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Good catch Mandos.  It's a companion piece to the "Pregnancy is the happiest/best/most amazing/most (insert your superlative adjective here) time of any woman's life."

Why she's glowing!  :roll:

hey, further to Seawalker's posts:

http://www.torontolife.com/features/empire-son/

Quote
A year ago, after snapping up Alliance Atlantis, Leonard Asper was ready to take on the world. Now Canwest is drowning in debt, its shares downgraded to penny stock status. Can the family’s sprawling media empire—and its 10,000 employees—be saved? By Michael Posner
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 13, 2009, 03:49:54 PM
fern hill blogged:  Boy, Oh Boy (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/) Dad at 13, film at 11.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 13, 2009, 04:08:27 PM
More like this, please (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002237.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 13, 2009, 05:58:55 PM
Genocide gap (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/genocide-gap.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 13, 2009, 07:27:38 PM
$6B infrastructure package enough to shovel a molehill (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/6b-infrastructure-package-enough-to.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 13, 2009, 07:37:48 PM
Via Fern, QUACKERS! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/she-said-he-said.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 13, 2009, 08:15:34 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002238.shtml).

Anybody else remember the television show In Session out of Hamilton in the eighties? I've got Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 13, 2009, 11:03:49 PM
Nope but I've got Albert in boxed sets!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 14, 2009, 12:31:29 AM
Anybody want to bet against me? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/weve-seen-this-movie-before.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 14, 2009, 02:38:49 AM
My gawd A, i can't speak.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 14, 2009, 10:43:41 AM
fern hill blogged:  Get Over It Already (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/get-over-it-already.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 14, 2009, 01:57:27 PM
Not very funny. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/i-embed-you-decide.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 14, 2009, 02:11:04 PM
Read this Now or the Fat Cats on Wall Street Will Eat Your Cake (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/read-this-now-fat-cats/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 14, 2009, 03:40:03 PM
Paternal Love (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/paternal-love.html)

and just now, Shrieeekkk! Breeding lesbians are to blame! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/shrieeekkk-breeding-lesbians-are-to.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 14, 2009, 10:12:57 PM
Sarah Jaffe and I kick off a weekly series of posts, a chapter-by-chapter review of Klein's The Shock Doctrine (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/shock-doctrine/)

Sarah's posts will be at Alterdestiny (http://alterdestiny.blogspot.com/), intro x-post here (http://alterdestiny.blogspot.com/2009/02/shock-doctrine.html).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 15, 2009, 03:32:16 PM
New GlobalComment article: Avigdor Lieberman and the Rise of the Israeli Right (http://globalcomment.com/2009/avigdor-lieberman-and-the-rise-of-the-israeli-right/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 15, 2009, 04:00:28 PM
- What the hell are the religionists afraid of?! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-hell-are-religionists-afraid-of.html)

- Create your own bus slogan! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/create-your-own-bus-slogan.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 15, 2009, 04:31:30 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
New GlobalComment article: Avigdor Lieberman and the Rise of the Israeli Right (http://globalcomment.com/2009/avigdor-lieberman-and-the-rise-of-the-israeli-right/)

Fantastic article, mattt.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 15, 2009, 04:43:38 PM
Bella and Tara, a very odd couple (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/bella-and-tara-a-very-odd-couple/)
h/t to JJ.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on February 15, 2009, 05:23:50 PM
brebis, your latest is heart breaking even if very insightful and tender.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 15, 2009, 05:32:16 PM
Our lousy Residential Tenancy Act (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/our-lousy-residential-tenancy-act.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 15, 2009, 06:23:41 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Quote from: matttbastard
New GlobalComment article: Avigdor Lieberman and the Rise of the Israeli Right (http://globalcomment.com/2009/avigdor-lieberman-and-the-rise-of-the-israeli-right/)

Fantastic article, mattt.

 :mrgreen: Thanks, skskskdadl.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 15, 2009, 07:11:16 PM
Brebis, are you suggesting the goat killed the bunny?  :(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 15, 2009, 07:28:25 PM
I don't think so - I didn't ever see her hit him that hard, never hard at all. I don't quite know what killed him, except perhaps he wasn't eating properly and then he might have got pneumonia in the end after a cool night in the spring. I thought he might even have been an older rabbit but several months after he died, word finally got around to his original owner, who turned out to be my kid's tennis coach's son. Gontrand was actually a young rabbit who escaped an outdoor pen in the middle of winter and somebody brought him to the clinic; that's where I got him. I put up signs and even called the local schools but no one ever called.  

Anyways, the kid told me that Gontrand was very intense about his attachments: when his favourite rabbit girlfriend died, he became very depressed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 15, 2009, 08:57:08 PM
Woman Centered Vertical Birth (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/02/woman-centered-vertical-birth/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 15, 2009, 09:22:20 PM
Whatever happened to stopping the ploughing in the field, squatting, having the baby, attaching it to your breast and continuing with the ploughing?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 15, 2009, 10:07:44 PM
Sexism rocks at OC Transpo, atheism not so much. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/sexism-rocks-at-oc-transpo-atheism-not.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 15, 2009, 10:18:57 PM
The Shock Doctrine 1: The Erased World (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/the-blank-generation/)

Sarah J: The Shock Doctrine 1: Blank is Beautiful (http://alterdestiny.blogspot.com/2009/02/shock-doctrine-1-blank-is-beautiful.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 16, 2009, 03:54:32 AM
NAFTA has made us patsies (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/nafta-has-made-us-patsies.html)

you'll all know of these links but the cartoon is kinda fun
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 16, 2009, 06:16:54 AM
I spluttered, Alison.  :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 16, 2009, 10:36:06 AM
skdadl can has holiday from blogging. Teh boss is renovatin'. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002240.shtml)

Wheeeee!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 16, 2009, 10:42:39 AM
always with the changing.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 16, 2009, 11:24:11 AM
It's official. The Movable Type Community Generated Upgrade Guide is wrong. I'm now faking it. So what else is new, right?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 16, 2009, 11:28:20 AM
and this too shall pass... ;)

but a little scotch might make it seem faster  :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 16, 2009, 12:24:24 PM
Uh oh. Now I'm skeert. As long as pogge hisself survives, I can go on. At the moment, however ... Tune in later, uncertain time, same station, for the next exciting instalment of "pogge through the looking-glass."
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 16, 2009, 12:36:49 PM
Anyone else notice that blue haze over the Toronto area right now?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 16, 2009, 01:14:04 PM
fern hill blogged:  Pro-choice Post-abortion Counselling (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/pro-choice-post-abortion-counselling.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 16, 2009, 01:37:57 PM
Quote from: Debra
Anyone else notice that blue haze over the Toronto area right now?

I just see a strangely  lit sky
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 16, 2009, 01:43:52 PM
CRTC - Still guarding the gate of Western propaganda (http://tinyurl.com/agyxxh)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 16, 2009, 02:17:00 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
CRTC - Still guarding the gate of Western propaganda (http://tinyurl.com/agyxxh)

Not quite. See my comment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 16, 2009, 03:24:38 PM
Quote from: skdadl
skdadl can has holiday from blogging.

Holiday's over. Back to work. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002242.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 16, 2009, 03:28:54 PM
I've been watching, but I didn't want to say anything, just in case I would jinx it.

You've done good, pogge, but yeah, about the flames ...  

Never mind the flames for now. I'm so glad you've survived.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 16, 2009, 03:35:46 PM
It wasn't dangerous though it took longer than I thought. On that initial glitch, it behaved the way I always thought it would. I thought that part of the upgrade guide sounded off when I first read it. Sure enough.

In my opinion, the new templating system in MT behaves a bit oddly on an upgraded installation if you're trying to adapt to the new methods from version 3. Once I bit the bullet and hit "Refresh All Templates", which deletes all your existing stuff and fetches a clean set from MT HQ, things fell into place pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 16, 2009, 04:35:52 PM
When you celebrate your charity (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/when-you-celebrate-your-charity.html) ... think of the other side.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 16, 2009, 05:12:48 PM
Almost heaven, West Virginia ... (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/life-is-old-there.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 16, 2009, 07:10:25 PM
Harper = Ignatieff (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/harper-ignatieff.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 16, 2009, 08:46:52 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Harper = Ignatieff (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/harper-ignatieff.html)

Wrote you a meandering comment, chick. I keep trying to figure out how to testify to this subject without sounding like a whiner. That is hard, and yet people need to know the hard truths. Why won't people think through the facts? It doesn't have to be any more personal than teh bleeding tax forms -- and yet they will not see.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 16, 2009, 09:12:19 PM
I think people are dumb actually. Hate to say it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 16, 2009, 09:52:47 PM
Ads that detract (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/ads-that-detract.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 17, 2009, 06:39:50 AM
The Worst Holocaust Movie Ever Made (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/the-worst-holocaust-movie-ever-made/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 17, 2009, 08:08:58 AM
I commented, but it didn't show - got one of those "serveur introuvable" messages.  :(
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 17, 2009, 08:49:59 AM
Be nice to Jason Kenney. Or else. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002243.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 17, 2009, 02:35:48 PM
PLG at our place: A tropical paradise (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002244.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 17, 2009, 04:05:15 PM
Thou shalt not kid yourself (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/thou-shalt-not-kid-yourself.html)

Funny. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/kid-you-not.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on February 17, 2009, 09:15:21 PM
Thanks for that pay equity petition link in your blog entry Antonia. My mom was one of the people it took nearly ten years to wrangle a settlement. Me and my brothers were the beneficiaries of that adjustment since she had been long gone by the time it was settled.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 17, 2009, 09:38:53 PM
Quote from: sparqui
it took nearly ten years to wrangle a settlement. Me and my brothers were the beneficiaries of that adjustment since she had been long gone by the time it was settled.
It's a damn sick society we have.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 18, 2009, 09:29:39 AM
And assets to be named later (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002246.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 18, 2009, 01:38:22 PM
fern hill blogged:  Dead Fetus Monument  (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/dead-fetus-monument.html) and  Bristol Speaks!  (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/bristol-speaks.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 18, 2009, 01:58:15 PM
Pets being dumped in the GTA because of job losses (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/for-pet-or-worse.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 18, 2009, 02:08:46 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Pets being dumped in the GTA because of job losses (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/for-pet-or-worse.html)
Commented.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 18, 2009, 02:21:55 PM
Crazy cat lady left note.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 18, 2009, 02:32:35 PM
From ToeDancer's post elsewhere: http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/zygote-zeal.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 18, 2009, 04:20:36 PM
So which deadly sin are you guilty of? Lust for shoes? Gluttony of Doritos? (http://tinyurl.com/cqofxv)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 18, 2009, 06:44:55 PM
- Retailer desperation (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/retailer-desperation.html) can lead to headlines like this ...

- Where the hell have these "researchers" been?! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/where-hell-have-these-researchers-been.html) Our tax dollars at work.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 18, 2009, 08:33:57 PM
A Study in Contrast (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/a-study-in-contrast/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 18, 2009, 09:27:49 PM
from fern hill:   Personhood for All, Courtesy ALL (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/personhood-for-all-courtesy-all.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 19, 2009, 08:06:13 AM
Did the Green Shift just get dumped? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002249.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 19, 2009, 11:52:02 AM
The Doctrine in Action (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/doctrine-in-action/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 19, 2009, 12:58:42 PM
- With Google Earth we can all become spies (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/with-google-earth-we-can-all-become.html)

- Now Hiring: Acute care and social service industries (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/now-hiring-acute-care-and-social.html)

- Atheist ad "grates on" you, Ms. Wilkinson? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/atheist-ad-grates-on-you-ms-wilkinson.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 19, 2009, 01:50:28 PM
President Obama visits (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/president-obama-visits.html)  :mrgreen:
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 19, 2009, 02:35:04 PM
What a narcissist the man is. Why don't Canadians get it? Really, why?!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 19, 2009, 03:57:10 PM
Feeling silly. A dumb little post about shoes. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/kick-the-habit.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on February 19, 2009, 04:47:52 PM
Antonia, love that stuff. Silly things examined with intelligence and wit.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 19, 2009, 04:56:01 PM
Tante grazie Lagatta.

And now, with thanks to Dr. Prole .... Pope a dope! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/altar-ego.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 19, 2009, 05:36:46 PM
fern hill blogs:  Well, what do you expect from people who believe in sky faeries? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/well-what-do-you-expect-from-people-who.html)  and   Protecting the Innocent (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/protecting-innocent.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 19, 2009, 09:51:17 PM
She was asking for it (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/abortionesque.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 20, 2009, 11:48:07 AM
Let Peter Tinsley have his hearings. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002213.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 20, 2009, 12:19:11 PM
Fetus FetishistLand Who's Who (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/fetus-fetishistland-whos-who.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 20, 2009, 01:45:33 PM
"Majority" support stimulus package? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/majority-support-stimulus-package.html) Not if the right questions are asked.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 20, 2009, 02:07:50 PM
I'm getting great emails about this column on girl groups inspired by our discussion here last week (http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/590281)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 20, 2009, 02:43:35 PM
Ocean's idea turns up in UK! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/oceans-idea-turns-up-in-uk.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 20, 2009, 02:57:45 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this (http://www.alternet.org/sex/127868/why_are_even_smart%2C_liberal_men_freaked_out_by_abortion/?page=entire).
Quote
In Mike's mind the act of abortion had such powerful connotations. It was already defined as a Big Deal, and I was a hero, a survivor, a wounded victim. I wanted to be none of those. I felt like none of those. Sure, I wasn't too happy about dropping an unexpected $400, and my vagina was still sore like it had been repeatedly pounded. But this was like getting a Purple Heart for a masturbation-related wrist sprain.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on February 20, 2009, 03:34:27 PM
Blogged my column: Will you still love me tomorrow? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/02/will-you-still-love-me-tomorrow.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: chester on February 20, 2009, 04:49:03 PM
well said, Antonia, thanks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 20, 2009, 07:30:08 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002250.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 20, 2009, 08:02:02 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Wasn't sure where to put this (http://www.alternet.org/sex/127868/why_are_even_smart%2C_liberal_men_freaked_out_by_abortion/?page=entire).
Quote
In Mike's mind the act of abortion had such powerful connotations. It was already defined as a Big Deal, and I was a hero, a survivor, a wounded victim. I wanted to be none of those. I felt like none of those. Sure, I wasn't too happy about dropping an unexpected $400, and my vagina was still sore like it had been repeatedly pounded. But this was like getting a Purple Heart for a masturbation-related wrist sprain.

This is one thread dedicate (http://www.breadnroses.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19838&start=200)d to posting links or items on anti-abortion news & blogs.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 20, 2009, 10:09:02 PM
BC Govt privatizes BC Ferries to save money (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/bc-govt-privatizes-bc-ferries-to-save.html). Company subsequently hikes fares, then loses ridership and money - which was predicted.

dBOs, are you able to move that post of mine above to the other thread? Or do you want me to copy it there? Leave it?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 21, 2009, 01:19:13 PM
Atheism, deism, theism, consumerism (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/atheism-deism-theism-consumerism.html). Digs a bit deeper into the atheist ads kerfuffle.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 21, 2009, 06:22:04 PM
Protecting the Innocent in North Dakota, Part 2 (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/protecting-innocent-in-north-dakota.html)  blogged by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 22, 2009, 03:30:48 PM
Because a person is person and a woman is an incubator (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/02/because-a-person-is-person-and-a-woman-is-an-incubator/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on February 22, 2009, 04:49:07 PM
The Israeli frustration (http://www.correntewire.com/israeli_frustration)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 23, 2009, 08:25:51 AM
Watching them like hawks (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002029.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 23, 2009, 09:14:58 AM
pogge just sings sometimes, don't he? That's why we pay him the big bucks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on February 23, 2009, 12:26:36 PM
Sweet, sweet irony (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/02/sweet-sweet-irony/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 23, 2009, 02:38:14 PM
- Male Fertility Control: What's the hold up? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/male-fertility-control-whats-hold-up.html)

- Altered stress genes, childhood trauma and poverty (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/altered-stress-genes-childhood-trauma.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 23, 2009, 08:09:19 PM
Braidwood Inquiry : First RCMP testimony today (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/braidwood-inquiry-first-rcmp-testimony.html)
First time the individual RCMP officers have spoken in public concerning their part in Robert Dziekanski's death in 2007.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 24, 2009, 10:38:24 AM
Ragged Jamal (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/ragged-jamal/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 24, 2009, 10:55:27 AM
by fern hill:  Going For The Record (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/going-for-record.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 24, 2009, 01:56:20 PM
On Taking Responsibility: Maple Leaf and listeria (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/on-taking-responsibility-maple-leaf-and.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 24, 2009, 03:13:08 PM
Support Abdelrazik on facebook (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/support-abdelrazik-on-facebook.html) - at the Beav.

Yesterday I posted at Creekside about Ottawa's new catch-22 conditions on returning the now destitute Abdelrazik to Canada, including the stipulation that "the government has warned that it could criminally charge anyone who lends or gives money for a ticket under its sweeping anti-terrorist regulations."
A Mr Sameet Jain from the British Association of South Asian Studies left me a link to his facebook page for sending a donation to bring Abdelrazik home and protesting the ridiculous threat about any such support being criminal.
I don't do facebook. Can some of you facebookers please help.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 24, 2009, 04:13:01 PM
The Shock Doctrine 2: Clean Slates (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/clean-slates/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 24, 2009, 05:08:30 PM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Support Abdelrazik on facebook (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/support-abdelrazik-on-facebook.html) - at the Beav.

Yesterday I posted at Creekside about Ottawa's new catch-22 conditions on returning the now destitute Abdelrazik to Canada, including the stipulation that "the government has warned that it could criminally charge anyone who lends or gives money for a ticket under its sweeping anti-terrorist regulations."
A Mr Sameet Jain from the British Association of South Asian Studies left me a link to his facebook page for sending a donation to bring Abdelrazik home and protesting the ridiculous threat about any such support being criminal.
I don't do facebook. Can some of you facebookers please help.

Joined (there aren't many of us there yet). It appears that Mr Jain is still looking for ways to convey money. I'd like to have a source for the government's warning -- I guess I do that by writing, eh? Writing ... to whom? Oh -- I guess I could read Dr Dawg's letter -- he has also joined. Shall report back.

ETA: Right -- the source for that statement is the G&M report. Sheesh, skdadl: read before you leap, eh? So: which minister do we bug?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 24, 2009, 05:33:46 PM
Thanks a lot, Skdadl. I linked to the G&M for the government warning on financial help to Abdelrazik but G&M got it from Abdelrazik's lawyer in December iirc.
Last time I wrote to the gov about this I received a reply from :
Sean Robertson,
Director,
Case Management Division Consular Services and Emergency Management Branch
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

Mr Robertson is, according to CBC in July, "the senior foreign affairs official in charge of Abdelrazik's file".

He is also the guy who denied that Sudan offered to fly Abdelrazik home, a claim refuted via FOI from another DFAIT official.

Quote
On behalf of the Honourable David Emerson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, thank you for your correspondence of July 2, 2008 regarding Mr. Abousfian Abdelrazik in Sudan.

While the Privacy Act prevents me from sharing detailed information on this case, I can assure you that Canadian consular officials are providing Mr. Abdelrazik with assistance to ensure his health and well-being. We will continue to assist Mr. Abdelrazik until the matter has been resolved.

With respect to allegations that the Government of Canada was involved in Mr. Abdelrazik's arrest, I should clarify that this matter falls outside the purview of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. As such, you may wish to share your concerns with Public Safety Canada.

Again, thank you for writing.
Sincerely yours,
Sean Robertson,
Director, Case Management Division Consular Services and Emergency Management Branch

Cheeky.
And I know this is really the wrong thread for this - please move if you like.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 24, 2009, 05:38:46 PM
Mr Jain has put up the address of the Canadian embassy in Khartoum, which is where he is going to send a token sum. I'm thinking ...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 25, 2009, 08:59:24 AM
It's a day late, but: Laura Palmer, RIP (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/laura-palmer-rip/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on February 25, 2009, 10:22:03 AM
There's something wonky happening with your site Catchfire. I can't access your item on Laura Palmer.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: RP. on February 25, 2009, 10:31:07 AM
Scroll all the way down to the bottom, sparx.

Excellent post, Catchfire.  "black as midnight on a moonless night" is the best, most deliberately awkward line I can think of.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on February 25, 2009, 10:42:35 AM
Does it work now? There was something weird going on earlier and I think it had to do with a widget I accidentally added while messing with my links. It looks fine from my end now.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on February 25, 2009, 12:38:49 PM
It worked fine when I clicked through PB.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 25, 2009, 03:46:51 PM
Development vs. "Development" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/development-vs-development.html). On large forestry companies selling and "developing" huge junks of land in a neighbourhood near you.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 25, 2009, 06:37:34 PM
Tag Team Tars Canada's Image Further (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/tag-team-tars-canadas-image-further.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on February 25, 2009, 06:44:04 PM
fern hill blogged:  Bang for the buck (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/bang-for-buck.html)  & Exposing Fake Pregnancy Crisis Centres in BC (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/02/exposing-fake-pregnancy-crisis-centres.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 25, 2009, 09:44:55 PM
Der Spiegel: Former Peace Negotiators Call for End to Hamas Boycott (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/end-hamas-boycott/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 26, 2009, 12:11:02 AM
Wow Mattt, thanks. Wonder who initiated?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on February 26, 2009, 12:17:09 AM
I took over a thread on a certain blog I read in order to start a two-sentence neocon didactic dystopian novel.  Starting from here:

http://blog.3bulls.net/?p=2516#comment-144212 (http://blog.3bulls.net/?p=2516#comment-144212)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 26, 2009, 01:06:54 AM
Maybe wrong thread Mandos, but absolutely delightful.  :lol:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on February 26, 2009, 01:19:49 AM
Feel free to add a segment.  It's a blog after all.  Not mine but who cares?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 26, 2009, 01:24:58 AM
In another mind-space would love to (and you know I've got it), but unfortunately RL intrudes and I have to concentrate (well sort of) with how I am going to 'present' tomorrow. But ya know *wink* I think I'm gonna blow some worlds apart.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 26, 2009, 10:50:09 AM
Is that supposed to make me feel better? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001821.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 26, 2009, 12:48:22 PM
Braidwood Taser Inquiry: It gets more and more sick (http://tinyurl.com/dk6vxm). Another changed testimony. From a second RCMP officer. And he's a damn idiot.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 26, 2009, 03:42:41 PM
Shorter Rick Santelli: “My wife feels you’re glib, Matt.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/rick-santelli-matt-lauer/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: arborman on February 26, 2009, 03:51:07 PM
Those cops have clearly been coached about what to say.  'I felt I was in danger'.  'I feared for my life at one point'.  Puhleeze.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 26, 2009, 06:33:24 PM
Hens in peril. (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/hens-in-peril/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 27, 2009, 09:44:34 AM
In which Obama continues to make some of us nervous (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002254.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 27, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
Viva Palestina! (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/viva-palestina.html) - h/t Lagatta
People Without Borders!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on February 27, 2009, 10:50:36 AM
Animal hoarding and other abnormal human behaviour (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/animal-hoarding-and-other-abnormal-human-behaviour/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 27, 2009, 11:20:15 AM
Yappy MacKay: Nipping at the Heels of the Russian Bear (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/peter-mackay-russia/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on February 27, 2009, 02:28:06 PM
Sharpening the Pitchfork (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/sharpening-the-pitchfork/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 27, 2009, 05:31:50 PM
- Support your Local Farmer (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/harperco-rfps-favouring-big-business.html). By friend Daphne.

- CanWest and HarperCo (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/canwest-and-harperco.html)

- HarperCo RFPs favouring Big Business over Small (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/harperco-rfps-favouring-big-business.html). Might this be nepotism for Harper's big bucks friends disguised in bureaucratic red tape?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 27, 2009, 07:58:51 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002255.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on February 28, 2009, 07:32:26 AM
And now ... Pete "Air Show" MacKay (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/02/and-now-pete-airshow-mackay.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on February 28, 2009, 07:56:11 AM
:applause:

Standing ovation, and many lols, Alison. Who else would have thought of Andy, but that video is teh perfect for our Petey.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on February 28, 2009, 11:13:47 AM
Deep thought (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002256.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 28, 2009, 01:57:18 PM
What is it about weekends? Seems there's lots of sneaky business which peaks out from under them govmint rugs late Fridays and early Saturdays. Clearly, certain politicos assume people won't notice.

- A Step in the Left Direction (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/step-in-left-direction.html)

- A Bummer on the Environment (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/bummer-on-environment.html)

- More Hardship as Food Prices Soar (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-hardship-as-food-prices-soar.html)

- Canada Apes US. Boycotts UN Racism Conference (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/canada-apes-us-boycotts-un-racism.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on February 28, 2009, 03:37:19 PM
Canada refusing to go to the racism conference was known awhile back Seawalker, I forget where I had read that. But yeah late Fri. night/Sat. same old/same old, the Liberals did that as well.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on February 28, 2009, 04:02:26 PM
Yea, I know. But I think it important to get the quotes from the US and Israel out there and to remind people of Canada's passive obedience. Doesn't hurt to score the point over and over and over again, methinks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 01, 2009, 10:40:23 AM
Too big to fail (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002257.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 01, 2009, 11:02:11 AM
- To the Adoring Fans of His Igginess (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/to-adoring-fans-of-his-igginess.html)

- Affordable Housing: It's the land, you fools! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/affordable-housing-its-land-you-fools.html)

ETA the 2nd link.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 01, 2009, 04:53:06 PM
I'm Ignoring Gordie the Wanker (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/im-ignoring-gordie-wanker.html) by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 01, 2009, 09:04:42 PM
Great moments in headline writing (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002259.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 01, 2009, 09:39:19 PM
Tories Preparing Attack Ads (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/tories-preparing-attack-ads/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 02, 2009, 11:21:15 AM
Neener, neener, man-hater (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/neener-neener-man-hater.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 02, 2009, 03:45:42 PM
Why bother? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-bother.html) - On BC legislation to curtail payday loan rates.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 02, 2009, 03:59:47 PM
Doing the fetus fetishists' back-pedal (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/doing-fetus-fetishists-back-pedal.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 02, 2009, 07:31:50 PM
Truth? Always. Reconciliation? One day, maybe. Prosecute? Now. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002258.shtml#more)

Whew. I finally took the new jalopy out for a spin. And lived to tell the tale.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 02, 2009, 08:37:20 PM
The Shock Doctrine 3: From Chicago to Santiago (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/from-chicago-to-santiago/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 03, 2009, 11:00:15 AM
Do as we say, not as we do (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002260.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 03, 2009, 11:12:42 AM
Which "experts" to believe? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/which-experts-to-believe.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 03, 2009, 03:17:54 PM
Wisely choose your battles. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/wisely-choose-your-battles.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 03, 2009, 05:12:25 PM
To the Senate: Do the job His Igginess wouldn't (http://tinyurl.com/bql8t3)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 03, 2009, 05:39:54 PM
If only ... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/if-only.html)  (about Ashley Smith)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 04, 2009, 08:26:50 AM
High Broderism comes to Canada (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002261.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 04, 2009, 08:34:56 AM
Quote from: pogge
High Broderism comes to Canada (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002261.shtml)

 :rant:

After I calm down, I'll comment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 04, 2009, 11:39:22 AM
QOTD (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002262.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 04, 2009, 01:33:14 PM
The Abortion Polemic (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/abortion-polemic.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 04, 2009, 03:13:56 PM
Catholic Church hates little Girls (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/03/catholic-church-hates-little-girls/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 05, 2009, 10:35:19 AM
Canada, Sudan, and Abdelrazik : a mighty stench of hypocrisy (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/canada-sudan-and-abdelrazik-mighty.html)

Two news stories about Canada and Sudan.
In one Foreign Affairs Min Lawrence Cannon urges "international scrutiny of Sudan's commitments to human rights."
In the other Foreign Affairs gets outed for complicity in using Sudan's crappy human rights record to terrorize a Canadian citizen.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 05, 2009, 10:37:11 AM
Syria revisited, eh?  :evil:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 05, 2009, 10:45:53 AM
You never know with women? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/you-never-know-with-women.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 05, 2009, 12:20:52 PM
trm's back with Iggy the Idiot, Part I (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/iggy-the-idiot-part-i/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 05, 2009, 01:45:26 PM
Sophistry (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002263.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 05, 2009, 01:49:37 PM
Iggy the Idiot, Part II (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/iggy-the-idiot-part-ii/) at trm
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 05, 2009, 02:08:10 PM
Stop Playing with Time (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/stop-playing-with-time.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 05, 2009, 02:12:42 PM
:surfing: for pogge and trm
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 05, 2009, 02:46:22 PM
Touching Speech on Electoral Reform (http://tinyurl.com/ddqb2y) - By alumnus of BC Citizens Assembly. Very moving.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 05, 2009, 05:41:50 PM
Losing our shirts (with a link to TRM) (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/losing-our-shirts.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on March 05, 2009, 06:02:23 PM
Quote from: pogge
Sophistry (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002263.shtml)

Terrific post as were the responses to the true believer.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 05, 2009, 07:47:59 PM
I tweeted it.

ETA: Blood of the innocents (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/blood-of-the-innocents.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 05, 2009, 08:29:33 PM
Old enough to rape, too young to have rights? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/old-enough-to-rape-too-young-to-have.html)

fern hill blogged: Why, it's a regular three-ring . . . abortion clinic (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-its-regular-three-ring-abortion.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 05, 2009, 09:12:05 PM
Quote of the Day: “A crisis of the moral economy.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/moral-economy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 06, 2009, 06:33:51 AM
I'm writing to feminists in Brazil (and in Portugal) about this patriarchal atrocity. There is a lot more in Brazilian media. Rape is "estupro" in Portugese, raped "estuprada" if the victim is a female, and of course a girl is a menina.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 06, 2009, 09:36:26 AM
more from fern hill about that little Brazilian girl: Where are the 'pro-lifers'? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/where-are-pro-lifers.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 06, 2009, 10:16:24 AM
Wealthy Invited to Own More of US? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/wealthy-invited-to-own-more-of-us.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 06, 2009, 10:22:04 AM
Yes, I fear that Obama has been channelling our Steve -- remember that Steve advised us last fall that the recession meant there were lots of bargains on the stock market? Obama just said something similar this week.  :evil:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 06, 2009, 12:11:33 PM
more fern hill: This passes for rationality among Catlicks?!?! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-passes-for-rationality-among.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 06, 2009, 02:18:44 PM
Now, THAT is a motorcade! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002251.shtml#more)

This is my Viva Palestina post (finally). They crossed into Egypt yesterday; I'd love to know how Galloway arm-twisted the dreaded Mubarak to make this happen, but it is happening. They should be at the Rafah crossing in a couple of days (barring social events along the way). I can hardly believe this.

Well, I guess it takes a Scot, eh?   ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 06, 2009, 02:49:23 PM
- "Domestic" Violence? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/domestic-violence.html)

- "Higher learning," you say? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/higher-learning-you-say.html)

Clearly, it's a questions-in-headlines day for Daphne and I.  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 06, 2009, 02:57:25 PM
How Stevie and his RepubliCons celebrate IWD. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-stevie-and-his-republicons.html) (or Helena takes Manhattan  :roll: )
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 06, 2009, 03:05:30 PM
- 651,000 US Jobs Lost in February; Unemployment Rate Now at 8.1% (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/february-job-losses/)

- A Round-about Way of Calling David Brooks, Roger Cohen, David Broder and Jay Leno Fatuous Assholes (Because They, um, ARE Fatuous Assholes) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/sharpen-the-pitchforks-2)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 06, 2009, 03:09:08 PM
Canada-US Project : A Blueprint for SPP on Steroids (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/canada-us-project-blueprint-for-spp-on.html)

They're baaa-aaack!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 06, 2009, 04:12:32 PM
Thanks, Alison.  TRM already submitted an article proposal based on your findings and a few of her own!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 06, 2009, 04:30:49 PM
Crotch shots. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/crotch-shots.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 06, 2009, 04:59:39 PM
Antonia, that is the worst thing that has happened to me all day, and I tells ya, there has been some competition.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 06, 2009, 05:17:44 PM
Transferring Your Medical Files (http://tinyurl.com/bz5dsn)  :rant:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 06, 2009, 05:18:40 PM
fern hill blogged: Politics makes strange, er, bedfellows (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/politics-makes-strange-er-bedfellows.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 06, 2009, 07:10:57 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001799.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 06, 2009, 07:18:50 PM
Quote from: BCseawalker
Transferring Your Medical Files (http://tinyurl.com/bz5dsn)  :rant:

Have a letter ready seawalker for your MoH with cc: to your walk-in, but you know that right?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 06, 2009, 07:23:15 PM
Quote from: pogge
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001799.shtml)

Freedom! Hallelujah!

You guys gotta see/hear Ruthie Foster.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 06, 2009, 09:53:51 PM
:shock: JJ's blogpost about the Brazilian Catholic Church has 118 comments, still going strong. Rotten shit-eating scum (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/rotten-shit-eating-scum/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 06, 2009, 10:20:40 PM
How did everything become all so divisive, dumb question.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on March 07, 2009, 05:59:40 AM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
:shock: JJ's blogpost about the Brazilian Catholic Church has 118 comments, still going strong. Rotten shit-eating scum (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/rotten-shit-eating-scum/)

The doctor is another matter, but if the mother knew the molestation was happening, and did nothing about it, and it must have been going of for quite a while  - then the excommunication of her would be well deserved. I did not see where that was treated in the story.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 07, 2009, 10:14:08 AM
A spanner in the works (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002264.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 07, 2009, 11:15:54 AM
Quote from: Croghan27
The doctor is another matter, but if the mother knew the molestation was happening, and did nothing about it, and it must have been going of for quite a while  - then the excommunication of her would be well deserved. I did not see where that was treated in the story.
There is a thread started here (http://www.breadnroses.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23185), in response to this post.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 07, 2009, 03:34:33 PM
Pope tarts (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/pope-tarts.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 07, 2009, 05:20:06 PM
Will that be a Robertson or an Allen, Ma'am? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/will-that-be-a-robertson-or-an-allen-maam.html) with tips to Pogge, Dawg and Dammit Janet.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 07, 2009, 06:02:35 PM
We are living in a tabloid world and .... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/we-are-living-in-tabloid-world-and.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 08, 2009, 11:22:23 AM
fern hill blogged: BREAKING! Vatican Discovers Washing Machine, Misunderstands Its Significance (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/breaking-vatican-discovers-washing.html)

Possibly not safe for home viewing if there are children or sensitive animal companions around; a hideous photo of Benny Ratzo borrowed from Broadsides included in post.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 08, 2009, 07:04:50 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
fern hill blogged: BREAKING! Vatican Discovers Washing Machine, Misunderstands Its Significance (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/breaking-vatican-discovers-washing.html)

Possibly not safe for home viewing if there are children or sensitive animal companions around; a hideous photo of Benny Ratzo borrowed from Broadsides included in post.
Oooh, gonna steal that.

Meanwhile, anybody notice that IWD is the shortest day of the year?
http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/international-womens-day.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 08, 2009, 07:38:40 PM
commented on Stronach's hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 08, 2009, 07:46:23 PM
Is that a gun in your pocket or ... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/is-that-gun-in-your-pocket-or.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 08, 2009, 07:53:19 PM
:lol:  sulphur....who knew?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 08, 2009, 08:49:31 PM
Via Dammit Janet, Vatican spin cycle (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/vatican-spin-on-womens-rights.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 08, 2009, 09:10:22 PM
8 more Iranian women sentenced to be stoned to death (http://tinyurl.com/cz5krx)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 09, 2009, 09:18:30 AM
Egermency! Egermency! Ewrybody to get from street! (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002266.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 09, 2009, 10:42:52 AM
Men In Fur, Again. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/men-in-fur-again.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 09, 2009, 02:25:38 PM
- John Baird Unaccountable on $3 Billion Slush Fund (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/john-baird-unaccountable-on-3-billion.html)

- Heritage Media Fund "Consolidation" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/heritage-media-fund-consolidation.html): Hope for the organs of Conservative propaganda, methinks.

- Bite that Broccoli, Boys (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/bite-that-broccoli-boys.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 09, 2009, 06:37:50 PM
Cats Win Eviction Fight (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/cats-win-eviction-fight.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 09, 2009, 06:47:45 PM
Boom boom boom, yay!   :yay:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 09, 2009, 07:26:00 PM
That is a wonderful story. It is so cruel to deprive people of their animal companions, and the animals their right to live.

By the way, public housing (HLM - OMHM) in Montréal does allow pets. One page of their site says "animaux de compagnie" the other "petits animaux de compagnie". Definitely cats and small dogs, but I don't know how small is small. I've certainly seen people at a seniors' block near here with small dogs (including people in wheelchairs with their dog on their lap).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 09, 2009, 07:44:33 PM
Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia ... (http://tinyurl.com/bkdm6a)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 09, 2009, 08:17:41 PM
Antonia, I can't post on your blog. When I try to click on "post", it is light grey on white and not black on white - deactivated.

In any case, here is my comment:

It is not equal - the young men will suffer horribly, but the older woman can die from that.

Even given the strict sexual apartheid of Saudi Arabia, this case violates the letter and spirit of Islam, just as the Brazilian case of the 9-year-old girl violates Catholic doctrine. The young guys were obviously not there to seduce a woman who could be their grandmother.

Nice to know all the patriarchal religions seem on the same page, eh?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 09, 2009, 10:19:53 PM
Give her a pill (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/give-her-a-pill/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 09, 2009, 11:03:14 PM
Quote from: lagatta
Antonia, I can't post on your blog. When I try to click on "post", it is light grey on white and not black on white - deactivated.

In any case, here is my comment:

It is not equal - the young men will suffer horribly, but the older woman can die from that.

Even given the strict sexual apartheid of Saudi Arabia, this case violates the letter and spirit of Islam, just as the Brazilian case of the 9-year-old girl violates Catholic doctrine. The young guys were obviously not there to seduce a woman who could be their grandmother.

Nice to know all the patriarchal religions seem on the same page, eh?

Weird. Did you try a hard refresh? I find that that is sometimes necessary if you are in IE.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 09, 2009, 11:04:25 PM
To the moon Alice (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/she-asked-for-it.html)

My wrinkled facebook (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/my-wrinkled-facebook.html)

ETA:Minna's little helper (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/minnas-little-helper.html) with nods to April reign and Challenging the Commonplace
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 10, 2009, 06:52:35 AM
I'm in Safari (Mac) not IE.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 10, 2009, 10:34:30 AM
You still having problems? One regular commenter had problems last month as well. Let me know in a pm and I will let our techs know.

Meanwhile, read Linda McQuaig today! http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/599220

 :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 10, 2009, 10:48:14 AM
I haven't tried to comment since that one. As for your deadtree column, I can't read the comments at all on my computer. But I manage to catch up on that at another computer I work on at a client's office, which is a PC.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 10, 2009, 11:00:39 AM
Snitchtube (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/snitchtube/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 10, 2009, 11:15:24 AM
- GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry: Sabotaging the Future is SOP (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/gop-sabotage/)

- Losing the Forest Behind the Trees (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/losing-the-forest/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 10, 2009, 02:06:21 PM
Lagatta, it's not a Safari or Mac issue. I've no trouble commenting on Antonia's blog and use Safari on a Mac.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 10, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
- Ah, Hell! Still stuck with MacKay (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/ah-hell-still-stuck-with-mackay.html)

- Harper, you shouldn't write your own speeches (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/harper-you-shouldnt-write-your-own.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 10, 2009, 02:30:31 PM
by fern hill: Vatican Rag (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/vatican-rag.html)  and  RCMP = Lying Liars (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/rcmp-lying-liars.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 10, 2009, 03:13:38 PM
Lies and the lying liars (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002267.shtml)

(It's entirely coincidental, I assure you.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 10, 2009, 03:25:48 PM
Bill Killed (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/bill-killed.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 10, 2009, 03:32:07 PM
SW and Lagatta, can you please email me at az@thestar.ca (az@thestar.ca) with your issues, and your browsers and computers??? I will forward particulars to our techies, minus your names if you wish.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 10, 2009, 03:34:14 PM
Just for fun: Holy water and dryer (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/hang-them-out-to-dry.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 10, 2009, 04:45:47 PM
At P'n'P, A kinder, gentler nuker:  Lingenfelter (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/a-kinder-gentler-nuker-lingenfelter/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 10, 2009, 05:09:37 PM
- Spinning the Market Bounce (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/spinning-market-bounce.html)

- Need to See a Specialist? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/need-to-see-specialist.html)

Antonia, did 'SW' refer to me? If not, then ignore the following...

Am not having any problems commenting on your Star blog. Lagatta suggested that her problems might have to do with Safari running on a Mac. But I've the same setup and am not encountering a problem.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 10, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
I've found the log in function to go weird from time to time at The Star...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 10, 2009, 09:41:05 PM
Yes, SW did refer to you.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 10, 2009, 09:53:26 PM
With pleasure, Antonia, but not tonight. I'm too tired. Because:

Galloway is supposedly coming here (Mtl, no doubt also Ottawa and Tranna) in 3 weeks.  :shock: Have to contact Viva Palestina people I know in Britain. I'll fill everyone in if this actually transpires.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 11, 2009, 03:13:20 AM
Anti-nukers organizing (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/anti-nukers-organizing/) at P'n'P.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 11, 2009, 06:42:29 AM
Cons to reintroduce anti-terrorism powers (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/cons-to-reintroduce-anti-terrorism.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 11, 2009, 09:17:35 AM
:applause: Alison, I commented and left some information about Mohamed Harkat (http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/ottawa/2009/03/10/005-Harkat-documents_n.shtml) which does not seem to be on the English media radar.  :?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 11, 2009, 11:11:56 AM
My treeware column on Brazil and other matters: http://www.thestar.com/living/article/599953
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 11, 2009, 11:35:56 AM
Stephen Harper on Canada’s Economy: Catch the Wave! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/harper-canada-economy/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 11, 2009, 11:44:14 AM
fern hill blogged: Well, if we've gotta. . . (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-post.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 11, 2009, 05:23:38 PM
- Good News for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/good-news-for-aboriginal-entrepreneurs.html)

- Time-Keeping and Health (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/time-keeping-and-health.html)

- More Idiots Dictating Morality (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-idiots-dictating-morality.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on March 11, 2009, 05:36:05 PM
In which JJ informs us that the Palin-Johnson wedding appears to be off (http://unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/gasp/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 11, 2009, 06:16:53 PM
Ooo, some good stuff for re-blogging! Thanks!

meanwhile: I blogged my treeware column on the pope with some bonus tracks. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/crosses-to-bear.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 11, 2009, 06:24:42 PM
On women's rights and 'political economy' (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/new-challanges/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 11, 2009, 06:59:45 PM
Seymour Hersh: "It's an executive assassination ring, essentially ..." (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002270.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 11, 2009, 07:58:34 PM
Wedding is off. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/wedding-is-off.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 11, 2009, 08:57:54 PM
Sarah put down her shotgun! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/family-ties.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 11, 2009, 09:55:44 PM
My take on the Chatelaine piece (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/not-that-were-having-an-abortion-debate-or-anything-.html) :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 11, 2009, 10:57:16 PM
Aside from Mrozek, and abortion has not lost its stigma - so why aren't they working on anti-stigma then? Crikey's even the old geezers on the MHC are doing that.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 11, 2009, 11:16:14 PM
Chrysler Threatens to Leave Canada (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/chrysler-threatens-to-leave-canada.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 12, 2009, 12:15:00 AM
Breeding to extinction (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/a-breed-apart.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 12, 2009, 11:29:17 AM
Fifty looks good, when you're made of plastic. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/fifty-looks-good-when-youre-made-of.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 12, 2009, 11:42:04 AM
My treeware invu with Judy Rebick on her new book, Transforming Power (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/600395) Interestingly she says the feminist movement is the model for permanent and lasting change.  :)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 12, 2009, 12:10:45 PM
Preventing the Wealthy from Buying Elections (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/preventing-wealthy-from-buying.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 12, 2009, 01:11:05 PM
At P'n'P, Nuclear Waste Has No Place to Go (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/nuclear-waste-has-no-place-to-go/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on March 12, 2009, 02:01:07 PM
Rabies in Bali (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/rabies-in-bali/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 12, 2009, 02:35:18 PM
Irrelevance of Senate (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/irrelevance-of-senate.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 12, 2009, 02:48:53 PM
Abousfian Abdelrazik has his ticket home (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002271.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 12, 2009, 04:07:15 PM
Watching Oprah covering Rihanna and teen dating violence. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/oprah-on-rihanna.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 12, 2009, 04:10:21 PM
Read This Now: “To be active is the difference between freedom and submission.” (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/freedom-and-submission/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 12, 2009, 05:02:50 PM
Quote
Alison, I commented and left some information about Mohamed Harkat which does not seem to be on the English media radar
Thanks, DBOs, will follow up.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 12, 2009, 08:02:36 PM
fern hill updates her personal housing situation: I suppose people should move every three decades or so (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-suppose-people-should-move-every.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 12, 2009, 09:15:43 PM
Ontari-scaryo (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/ontariscaryo.html)  :mad:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 13, 2009, 01:40:44 AM
No Nukes Organizing in Paradise (Hill)! (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/no-nukes-organizing-in-paradise-hill/) at P'n'P.

ETA:  Canadian Cancer Society Manager Says No to Nukers! (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/canadian-cancer-society-manager-says-no-to-nukers/) also at P'n'P.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 13, 2009, 11:13:49 AM
"We believe this bill is designed to bankrupt the Catholic Church." (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/we-believe-this-bill-is-designed-to.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 13, 2009, 11:22:43 AM
Quote from: Antonia
Ontari-scaryo (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/ontariscaryo.html)  :mad:

Christ I hope johnnykap is cute cause he sure can't be getting by on his brains.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 13, 2009, 12:33:40 PM
I live in hope (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002272.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 13, 2009, 01:52:18 PM
Where no doubt Rick Hillier will be announcing his joining of the Con party.

Also in attendance - Andrew Coyne, Maclean's, Terence Corcoran, Editor, Financial Post and social network cheerleaders Stephen Taylor, Blogging Tories, Liz Mair, New Media Strategies. Oy they got the ideological basis covered.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 13, 2009, 04:45:57 PM
Raped for being a lesbian ... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/raped-for-being-lesbian.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 13, 2009, 07:49:14 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002273.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 14, 2009, 10:50:18 AM
Excommunication was wrong. Or misinterpreted. Or . . . something (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/excommunication-was-wrong-or.html)  - by fern hill.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 14, 2009, 04:08:53 PM
Shoving a Jeroboam Straight Up David Brooks’ Backside (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/hightower-brooks/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 14, 2009, 04:19:02 PM
Are crimes of sexual assault still a joke for cops? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/are-crimes-of-sexual-assault-still-joke.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 15, 2009, 05:27:33 AM
Kady liveblogs the Twitterdome (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/kady-liveblogs-twitterdome.html)
aka the Manning Conference
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 15, 2009, 11:39:44 AM
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Kady liveblogs the Twitterdome (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/kady-liveblogs-twitterdome.html)
aka the Manning Conference.
  :surfing:   Read.  Vote.

eta: It burned, drowned and decapitated women as witches, didn't it? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/it-burned-drowned-and-decapitated-women.html) at DAMMIT JANET! of course.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 15, 2009, 01:26:47 PM
ETA: newest post.

That Kady! She's hilarious to read.

- Advice Layton Should Take (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/advice-layton-should-take.html)

- Good Grief! Where was the Editor? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/good-grief-where-was-editor.html)

- Some Get It and Some Don't (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/some-get-it-and-some-dont.html) or, some are still in denial.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 15, 2009, 03:25:56 PM
Jewish Canadians on Suppression of Criticism of Israel (http://tinyurl.com/csqdbg)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 15, 2009, 05:49:13 PM
fern hill blogged:  Fetus Fetishists' 'Public Enemy Number One' (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/fetus-fetishists-public-enemy-number.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 15, 2009, 07:17:35 PM
Criticism of Israel is legitimate. Michael Ignatieff told me so. (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002274.shtml)
Joining what appears to be a blogburst already in progress. I think BCseawalker started it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 15, 2009, 11:32:53 PM
What pogge said.  Criticism of Israel is legitimate. Michael Ignatieff told me so. (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/criticism-of-israel-is-legitimate-michael-ignatieff-told-me-so/)  At TRM.


ETA:  Nukers lobbied to have Keen fired? (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/745/) At PnP.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 16, 2009, 06:58:20 AM
My support, Criticism of Israel is legitimate. Michael Ignatieff told me so (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/criticism-of-israel-is-legitimate-michael-ignatieff-told-me-so/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 16, 2009, 10:49:06 AM
Someone added my post to Reddit. The burst is spreading.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 16, 2009, 12:15:56 PM
Iggy Liberals Jettison Female Candidate Quota (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/iggy-liberals-to-jettison-female.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 16, 2009, 01:43:21 PM
Jumping off BCSeawalker's post, TRM asks, Do both Harper and Iggy hate women? (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/do-both-harper-and-iggy-hate-women/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 16, 2009, 01:51:47 PM
B, both links in your 'Nukes lobbied to have Keen fired' post link to the post itself rather than to the sources. Sorry, forgot to mention this last night.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 16, 2009, 02:11:27 PM
Big Tent Shouldn’t Only Be For Those That can Pitch One (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/big-tent-shouldnt-only-be-for-those-that-can-pitch-one/)

ETA Elite Tweets (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/elite-tweets/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 16, 2009, 04:51:00 PM
It isn't free and it isn't a market (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/it-isnt-free-and-it-isnt-market.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 16, 2009, 05:04:04 PM
Thanks, A.  they're fixed now.

ETA:  And here's a new one at P'n'P:  Bruce Power feasibility report viewed with skepticism (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/bruce-power-feasibility-report-viewed-with-skepticism/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 16, 2009, 07:10:35 PM
Local Forestry Leader with a Conscience (http://tinyurl.com/aj6z58). An article by him appears in one of our community papers. Governments would do well to take his advice.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 16, 2009, 08:06:17 PM
Bloody Mary (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/bloody-mary.html)

ETA: Iggy is a chauvinist piggy (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/iggy-and-steve-went-up-the-hill.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 16, 2009, 11:14:42 PM
Nice job of bringing it all together there, Antonia.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 17, 2009, 12:09:22 AM
For the Irish in ya, a green piece! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/green-piece.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 17, 2009, 01:01:15 AM
At P'n'P:  Words of Caution to SK Taxpayers (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/words-of-caution-to-sk-taxpayers/)

ETA:  Oh, ya, why would my Premier meet with Joe Lieberman?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 17, 2009, 08:46:59 AM
Lieberman and Graham -- gah!

Technically, Lieberman still caucuses with the Dems, although it's hard to know why that  goes on -- the guy campaigned for McCain, and he is an unbearable scold and bore on many turfs. I don't know anything about his interest in energy, though.

Graham is very conservative, although I have a soft spot for him because he can be very good on torture (he was a JAG and resents stains to the military's honour). On energy issues, he would be your typical rampaging Repub, I guess.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Catchfire on March 17, 2009, 09:02:42 AM
Liberals Can't Read (http://blindmanwithapistol.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/liberals-cant-read/)

(h/t to skdadl for the title)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 17, 2009, 11:50:31 AM
Ooh. We have a troll, on pogge's post about Abdelrazik. We just hardly ever get trolls, like next to never. This one is pretty openly stupid, so I don't think pogge is going to let us play with him for long, dang it all.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 17, 2009, 12:42:01 PM
More pope dopiness (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/rubber-room.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 17, 2009, 01:27:47 PM
What's sauce for the goose. . . Oh. Wait. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/whats-sauce-for-goose-oh-wait.html)     by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 17, 2009, 02:30:30 PM
- Mr. Layton, you blew it (http://tinyurl.com/9qtsfv).

- Headline Scan Delivers a Giggle (http://tinyurl.com/d29m5n)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 17, 2009, 02:54:30 PM
Spreading dogma and ignorance. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/spreading-dogma-and-ignorance.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 17, 2009, 03:14:49 PM
At TRM: ACTION: Save Crown land that is native grassland! (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/action-save-crown-land-that-is-native-grassland/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 17, 2009, 04:00:56 PM
QOTD (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002275.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 17, 2009, 06:08:52 PM
And he digs himself a deeper hole. To clarify his position on evolution, Gary Goodyear offers this (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/to-clarify-his-position-on-evolution.html) nugget of wisdom.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 17, 2009, 06:53:54 PM
Quote from: pogge
QOTD (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002275.shtml)

Sponsor An Executive Today - 22 Minutes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRKYZAVJVmI)  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 17, 2009, 06:58:35 PM
:rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 17, 2009, 09:35:52 PM
:applause:  :rotfl:  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 18, 2009, 01:18:14 PM
- Shell Dumps "Unprofitable" Renewable Tech (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/shell-dumps-unprofitable-renewable-tech.html)

- HarperCon Pattern Emerges (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/harpercon-pattern-emerges.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 18, 2009, 01:30:21 PM
fern hill blogged:  'Insensitive, Incomprehensible and Lacking in Mercy' (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/insensitive-incomprehensible-and.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 20, 2009, 11:30:08 AM
Natasha Richardson, 1963-2009 (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/natasha-richardson-1963-2009.html)

by fern hill: The heading says it all. . . (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/heading-says-it-all.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 20, 2009, 11:55:41 AM
We interrupt no-nukes blogging to bring you this important message: (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/we-interrupt-no-nukes-blogging-to-bring-you-this-important-message/) at P'n'P.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 20, 2009, 01:24:20 PM
The Canadian government: objectively worse (http://www.correntewire.com/canadian_government_objectively_worse)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 20, 2009, 01:39:10 PM
Religious zealotry as a mental disorder ... why the hell not? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/religious-zealotry-as-mental-disorde.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 20, 2009, 03:35:59 PM
- Dinner Shift (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/dinner-shift.html), by friend Daphne

- Getting There (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/getting-there.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on March 20, 2009, 05:11:40 PM
Pandiculation (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/pandiculation/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on March 20, 2009, 06:07:12 PM
Quote from: Berlynn
We interrupt no-nukes blogging to bring you this important message: (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/we-interrupt-no-nukes-blogging-to-bring-you-this-important-message/) at P'n'P.

Commented and even found time to say something about Kenny.   :D
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 20, 2009, 06:08:50 PM
The Pope pontificates on why the chicken crossed the road. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/pope-pontificates-on-why-chicken.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 20, 2009, 06:55:31 PM
Abstinence Works! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/03/abstinence-works/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 20, 2009, 09:25:26 PM
Iggy vs. Galloway: Who's the one talking "rubbish"? (http://tinyurl.com/c3pdyg)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 20, 2009, 10:03:03 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002279.shtml).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 21, 2009, 12:53:57 AM
RepubliCons : One Big Happy Family, Part %&*&# (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/republicons-one-big-happy-family-part.html)
Alykhan "pee on the carpet" Velshi, Kenney's spokesthingey on Galloway, has an American Enterprise Institute history.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 21, 2009, 05:14:59 AM
Psst, Alison: You've typed "Gloria" for "Olivia."

Great posts, both of 'em (at the Beav and at Creekside). I hope George announces some kind of action on Monday that we can join in.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 21, 2009, 05:42:42 AM
Tah, Skdadl - fixed.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 21, 2009, 10:46:50 AM
Catnip Kitties (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/catnip-kitties/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 21, 2009, 12:39:29 PM
TRM:  Is the PM losing control? (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/is-the-pm-losing-control/)

ETA:  :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 21, 2009, 01:11:29 PM
Pet-Pee (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/pet-pee.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 21, 2009, 03:51:36 PM
Jobs vs. Mutual Aid (http://tinyurl.com/ckwmwg): Taking back the meaning of 'work' in community.

This is a presentation Daphne and I did in March 2007. We mention many of the issues which are hot topics right now: the auto industry, credentialism, capitalism....

(Finally learned how to share PDF files on the Web, without having to own my own domain. Reports from the book to be uploaded soon.)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 21, 2009, 09:05:24 PM
Canadian JDL extremist debates Galloway on UK tv (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002280.shtml)

(Hey, Alison -- you're in there!)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 21, 2009, 09:07:25 PM
Westboro Baptist Church says it will protest at Richardson's funeral. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/westboro-baptist-church-says-it-will.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 21, 2009, 09:53:56 PM
Catching up a bit:

Adding Pikes and Tumbrils to the Populist Arsenal (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/aig-pikes-and-tumbrils/)

Kyle Payne: Douchbasket (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/kyle-payne-douchebasket/)

The Shock Doctrine 5: Recurring Dreams (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/the-shock-doctrine-dreams/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 22, 2009, 10:42:54 AM
They explain (http://www.correntewire.com/they_explain)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 22, 2009, 11:05:09 AM
“I will be heard - one way or another.” (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/i-will-be-heard-one-way-or-another/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 22, 2009, 01:17:23 PM
Sarah Palin's 15 minutes of fame, over and over again. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/sarah-palins-15-minutes-of-fame-over.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 22, 2009, 01:42:16 PM
Final Reports: Issues and Recommendations (http://tinyurl.com/dmu5ez)

These final reports complete the WISE book and represent the culmination of an intense project which was done by low-income women in my community.

As much as the preceding portions of the book - the story behind the project and the stories by the women - are compelling, the first report reflects the women's own assessments and hopes for the future and contains shocking and unexpected facts. The second report completes the book with the women's recommendations and is full of surprises, particularly in light of the preceding stories and the Issues report. It stunningly challenges assumptions concerning where the solutions truly lie and who the real "stakeholders" are or should be.

ETA: Please vote this post up over at ProgBlogs. The women poured their hearts, blood and guts into this project and they've powerful messages to convey.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 22, 2009, 05:15:32 PM
Fuck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/fck-me-with-a-freshly-sharpened-pitchfork/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 22, 2009, 06:33:54 PM
Did your mother wash out your mouth with soap, Mattt?  :lol:

Portia de Rossi apologizes for marrying Ellen Degeneres (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/sorry-is-the-hardest-word.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 23, 2009, 11:16:51 AM
At P'n'P:  The Crash of France's Nuclear Poster Child (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/the-crash-of-frances-nuclear-poster-child/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 23, 2009, 01:00:28 PM
Religion never at fault; women's deaths are collateral damage. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/religion-never-at-fault-womens-deaths.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 23, 2009, 01:37:35 PM
Ya gotta have a look at this little crittur (http://liliannattel.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/monday-march-2309/) over at Lillian Natel's place. He's so, so cute!

Latest posts on Challenging the Commonplace:

- Electoral Reform and BC-STV on the Move (http://tinyurl.com/dkkpyn)

- Vegan Scoreboard (http://tinyurl.com/cnvfd8) (by Daphne)

- Want to Downsize, Get Back to Basics? (http://tinyurl.com/csfply)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on March 23, 2009, 02:01:18 PM
Veterinarians and the seal hunt (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/veterinarians-and-the-seal-hunt/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 23, 2009, 02:52:46 PM
Wanted: Fake homeless (http://tinyurl.com/ccx9jz). Great way to insult the truly homeless.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 23, 2009, 04:03:06 PM
Seawalker, I am still shaking my head over that story, which is just so bizarre. Have I mentioned before that I will never vote for David Miller again?  :annoyed:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 23, 2009, 05:30:20 PM
Oh Noes! Fundy Politics at the FDA? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/oh-noes-fundy-politics-at-fda.html)  blogged by fern hill
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 23, 2009, 06:23:02 PM
Lapdance of luxury (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/lap-of-luxury.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 23, 2009, 06:53:58 PM
On Food for Poor, Price Increases Steepest (http://tinyurl.com/cd2u76). Most of the steepest increases have been on staples - up to 60%, so the report says. Which surprises no one on low income, right?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 23, 2009, 06:58:04 PM
Religious fundamentalism: God's way of saying he hates women (http://tinyurl.com/c6lu9o)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 23, 2009, 07:25:45 PM
A picture that is well worth 1000 words, squared. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/picture-that-is-well-worth-1000-words.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 24, 2009, 11:05:33 AM
One administration official sighs in the presence of Ezra Klein (http://www.correntewire.com/one_administration_official_sighs_presence_ezra_klein)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Polly on March 24, 2009, 12:06:12 PM
First, can someone let me know if this is the correct thread for linking to blog posts we've recently written?

Here it is: http://marginalnotes.typepad.com/pj/ (http://marginalnotes.typepad.com/pj/)

Here is the excerpt that may interest you:

While even the broadest interpretation of these bylaws does not permit the GRC to act in a case other than "a tie", the Chief Returning Officer is taking the bylaws and the elections before the GRC for a vote. The GSA has indicated in its agenda for the meeting that the election update and decision will be held in a closed session of the GRC - while any GSA member (i.e. any graduate student at the U of C) is usually allowed to attend meetings (but may not vote as official representatives may do), the GSA is denying students access to a forum where the win of contestants who received the highest percentage of votes may be contested!

This is particularly troubling in the case of VP Academic where MSW/MBA student Paula MacDonald has won the majority of votes. During her campaign, rumors were spread that she was being financially backed by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). While I support the CFS and also chose to back Paula's campaign, the first time that I discussed her position on the CFS with her was on March 22, at which time she informed me that, as she apparently had indicated in the debates, she does not have a fixed position on the CFS.

Even more troubling is that the (soon to be former) president of the GSA of the University of Calgary supported Dan Bidulock during the campaign - the individual who is now contesting Paula MacDonald's win. Dan Bidulock, an anti-abortion advocate and Conservative supporter, made de-federation from the CFS an explicit part of his campaign.

So, why is it that the GSA is determined to only allow people with anti-CFS views on the executive?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 24, 2009, 12:47:01 PM
This is indeed the thread for that.  Would be nicer with a permalink to the post though.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Polly on March 24, 2009, 01:24:19 PM
Ugh...the need for computer skills...

http://marginalnotes.typepad.com/pj/2009/03/the-alberta-graduate-council-what-are-their-political-affiliations.html
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 24, 2009, 02:59:21 PM
Because Truth is "Offensive," it's to be Denied (http://tinyurl.com/d9g7fq)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 24, 2009, 04:00:10 PM
Doing a number on Mom (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/doing-a-number-on-mothers.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 24, 2009, 05:50:42 PM
Rihanna round-up (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/rihanna-roundup.html)

Gloria Steinem: Outrageous Acts (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/outrageous-acts-and-everyday-rebellions.html)

ETA: Mothers in little flicks. (Yeah you read that right.) (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/mothers-in-the-flicks.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 24, 2009, 08:08:23 PM
Ignatieff "Check"; Harper "Mate" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/ignatieff-check-harper-mate.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 24, 2009, 08:32:11 PM
Watching them like hawks (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002281.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 25, 2009, 10:25:05 AM
Of mothers' milk and women's voices. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/of-mothers-milk-and-womens-voices.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 25, 2009, 11:31:45 AM
I wrote about the Code Pink delegation today in the Star. Should cause a stink.  :cool:
http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/607596
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 25, 2009, 01:31:50 PM
US dollar paradox resolved soon? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002282.shtml) by Purple Library Guy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 25, 2009, 05:25:26 PM
Abortion: Mexican Style (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/abortion-mexican-style.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 25, 2009, 09:41:35 PM
Fetal personhood used to deny women who chose pregnancy their rights. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/fetal-personhood-used-to-deny-women-who.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 26, 2009, 08:18:13 AM
RCMP : Getting away with murder (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/rcmp-getting-away-with-murder.html)
Remmember how we all wondered why RCMP Commish Elliott suddenly decided to announce that the RCMP had already complied with the public safety committee's demand to restrict taser use eight months previously? Well he didn't. He actually relaxed restrictions on taser use .
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 26, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
:applause:  Awesome blogpost, Alison.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 26, 2009, 11:07:07 AM
Danger, Will Rogers! Danger! (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/danger-will-rogers-danger/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 26, 2009, 11:33:12 AM
Venomous Vulture (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/venomous-vulture.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 26, 2009, 11:45:39 AM
The Shock Doctrine 6: Crimes and Misdemeanors (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/shock-doctrine-taibbi-aig/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 26, 2009, 01:01:55 PM
When did the RCMP jump the shark? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-did-rcmp-jump-shark.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 26, 2009, 04:47:53 PM
- For Those Mourning the Demise of Corporate News (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/for-those-mourning-demise-of-corporate.html)

- If Truth Doesn't Support Your Arguments (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/if-truth-doesnt-support-your-arguments.html) ... there's always push-polling.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 26, 2009, 06:32:41 PM
- Jewish British Columbians to Carole James (http://tinyurl.com/d6p7bo): You haven't a clue.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 26, 2009, 08:48:15 PM
fern hill blogged:  Mentally Ill Man Celebrated by Anti-Choice Terrorists (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/mentally-ill-man-celebrated-by-anti.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 26, 2009, 09:32:14 PM
Applying for BC "Benefits" (http://tinyurl.com/cjkopa): Round and round you go and where you'll stop, nobody knows.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 26, 2009, 10:16:00 PM
Trapped by History: Lingenfelter on Nuclear (http://politicsnpoetry.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/trapped-by-history-lingenfelter-on-nuclear/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 26, 2009, 10:46:24 PM
He's baaaaack (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002283.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 27, 2009, 07:52:57 AM
- Challenging the Commonplace One-Year Anniversary Today (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/challenging-commonplace-one-year.html)

- One Year Already? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/one-year-already.html)

Please stop by and leave a greeting to help us celebrate the occasion.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on March 27, 2009, 08:55:50 AM
:flowers  :surfing:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: lagatta on March 27, 2009, 09:02:39 AM
félicitations! :cat:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 27, 2009, 09:11:03 AM
And encore, félicitations!  :applause:

Messages on site.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 27, 2009, 09:24:30 AM
In which we wonder whether skdadl is in cahoots with George Galloway (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002284.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 27, 2009, 10:10:35 AM
Gordon Campbell Speech on Motion for Citizens Assembly (http://tinyurl.com/dd5xsj). Historical records are such useful things.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on March 27, 2009, 10:58:51 AM
Newsflash: Public Anger Gets Results. (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/anger-is-a-gift/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 27, 2009, 12:02:05 PM
Commented.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 27, 2009, 04:00:30 PM
Canada's healthcare system killed Richardson, claims US physician. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/canadas-healthcare-system-killed.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 27, 2009, 06:51:53 PM
George Galloway runs afoul of the Canada-Israel "border" (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/george-galloway-runs-afoul-of-canada.html)

And dBOs, thank you for the very nice thing you said about me at Canadian Cynic.  :oops:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 27, 2009, 08:31:12 PM
fern hill blogged: Innocent! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/innocent.html)


 :spy: Pssst, Alison.   I meant it wot I said, all the inside scoop about nefarious stuff happening in Canada and news are blogged by you.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 27, 2009, 09:19:40 PM
Alison, am just catching up. (Been sick.)

What fantastic sleuthing! Am very impressed.  :applause:

Left a comment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 27, 2009, 09:59:57 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002285.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on March 28, 2009, 04:15:15 AM
Canada has moved the goalposts on Abdelrazik once again (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/03/canada-has-moved-goalposts-on.html)
- and tried to cover their tracks on why.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 28, 2009, 07:46:25 AM
Alison, I aspire to your greatness. [We need a taking-notes icon.]

Guest Post: Violence Against Women and the BC Government (http://tinyurl.com/db84aw)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 28, 2009, 12:12:37 PM
TRM says, Happy Birthday, Prairie Lilies! (http://thereginamom.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/happy-birthday-prairie-lilies/) :party3  :party2  :party1
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 28, 2009, 02:22:09 PM
Guilty! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/guilty.html)  (a riff on the blame feminism screed by that odious NP columnist)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on March 28, 2009, 03:45:24 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Guilty! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/guilty.html)  (a riff on the blame feminism screed by that odious NP columnist)

Is this the place to solicit views on the efficacy and ROI on commenting upon such 'odious columns' (good phrase  :D ).

My immediate reaction upon reading that is to reply, pointing out the innate foolishness and mistaken premises of Mr. Grunter's screed. Such error must and should be confronted and shown to be the ridiculous ranting that it is. Sometimes I have even gone to quite a bit of trouble organizing footnotes and references so as not to all into his methods.

Then it occurs to me - this is what the turkey wants! He wants to pretend he is some kind of crusading journalist, unafraid to take head on the popular misconceptions of the day.  If he can irritate those people the thinks he is attacking, I am sure he gets the serious warm and fuzzes: worse yet, his editor gets the warm and fuzzes: possibly even worse, the number cruncher that follows the readership and sees that Mr. Grunter is being opposed and quoted all over the place has an orgasm.

Often my work ends up in a garbage basket - I do not want to pretend that this fumbling non-thinker is having any effect. Arguing with him is like disputing with Jim Cramer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi6bxKAAHzQ) whether AIG or Bears Sterns is a better investment. There are serious problems - feminism has barely managed to break the glass ceiling: the disparities between men's incomes and that of women is static: Our New Government has decided that gender equity in the public service is a second level priority (last for Mr. Harper). These are real problems - not the phantasmal issue from a troubled mind like Mr. Grunter's.

Ignore the little twerp - do not give him your valuable time.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 28, 2009, 05:58:50 PM
eh.  notice that I never named him? [drift precipitated by a post in another thread] anyhoo, I know what that elusive quality is, whenever you describe Queenie.  Tenderness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNLWZe8cSEk&feature=related).  Yeah. [/drift precipitated by a post in another thread]
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 28, 2009, 09:13:30 PM
Canadian doctors respond to idiotic claim. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/canadian-doctors-respond-to-idiotic.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 29, 2009, 03:15:45 PM
I'll call your push-poll and raise you one better (http://tinyurl.com/d5gvbz)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 29, 2009, 04:14:25 PM
Feminism - a force for social transformation (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/feminism-force-for-social.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 29, 2009, 05:18:00 PM
Gack, can you respell Ghandi as Gandhi, thanks.  I'm not Gandhi's biggest fan but improper placement of the h is a huge pet peeve of mine. ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 29, 2009, 06:38:07 PM
Gack indeed.  It is now correctly spelled in the text and tags.  I was inattentive.  Sometimes I even spell my own name wrong and wonder why my email log-in fails.  Duh.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on March 30, 2009, 10:29:21 AM
Cell Phone Saga (http://aprilreign.breadnroses.ca/2009/03/cell-phone-saga/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 30, 2009, 10:56:07 AM
fern hill blogged: Moralizers' Two-Fer (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/moralizers-two-fer.html)
Woo-hoo! Moralizers' delight! Smoking and pregnancy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 30, 2009, 04:26:44 PM
It's collective punishment (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002286.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 30, 2009, 04:49:21 PM
News flash: shopaholism caused by hormonal insufficiency. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/news-flash-shopaholism-caused-by.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 30, 2009, 05:48:31 PM
Somebody blog this. I can't because of the name/URL.

http://whythefuckdoyouhaveakid.com/
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 30, 2009, 05:57:52 PM
- Live Webcam: Eagles' Nest, Eggs about to be Hatched (http://tinyurl.com/cftk5d)

- To Eliminate Homelessness, Fix the Numbers (http://tinyurl.com/dzqh3h)

- Where's the Beef? (http://tinyurl.com/c3ltr2) (Daphne)

- Tent Cities Help, so Stop Destroying Them (http://tinyurl.com/c7rjdg)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 30, 2009, 06:54:48 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Somebody blog this. I can't because of the name/URL. http://whythefuckdoyouhaveakid.com/
Actually words fail me.  Is the point of the blogsite for adolescents to send in pix of other adolescents they hate, for reasons beyond the fact they are kids having kids?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on March 30, 2009, 07:04:44 PM
Wow, the ways in which I don't get that cannot be counted. I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on March 30, 2009, 07:34:58 PM
I tried to figure it out, too.  Is it supposed to be promoting use of the pill or something?  Or casting judgements on who or whom should or should not have children?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 30, 2009, 07:49:57 PM
Seems obvious to me. Maybe I am harsh but, to me, it says ''Jesus H. Christ, you're a kid and probably don't have a job let alone an education and here you are a baby mama/papa.''

Now that's awful judgemental I admit, especially of kids in a country where abortion isn't affordable, condoms are locked up in drugstores, there's abstinence only education ...

If I was blogging it, I'd call it Sarah Palin's America
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 30, 2009, 08:15:34 PM
Didn't care for it either and the rock band hipsters on the top post didn't look necessarily too young to be having babies (thought it was cute actually).  Not all of us (though definitely me) are going to hold off on trying to settle down until our mid 30s.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on March 30, 2009, 08:16:57 PM
Also a stench of racism and a soupçon of trolly "is this where my tax $$$ are going???"
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 30, 2009, 10:19:51 PM
What, me worry? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002287.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on March 31, 2009, 12:26:03 PM
Vegetarian vs veterinarian (http://brebisnoire.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/vegetarian-vs-veterinarian/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 31, 2009, 12:48:17 PM
Here - LOL cuz U R bay-beez haz bay-beez! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/lol-cuz-u-r-bay-beez-haz-bay-beez.html) I blogged about whythefuckdoyouhaveakid.com
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on March 31, 2009, 03:12:08 PM
"Baffling" Finding not so Baffling (http://tinyurl.com/dfv7yr)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on March 31, 2009, 03:40:05 PM
blogged by fern hill:  Where are the feminists on the new 'pro-rape' law in Afghanistan? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/where-are-feminists-on-new-pro-rape-law.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on March 31, 2009, 04:27:59 PM
We're being governed by children (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002288.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on March 31, 2009, 09:50:08 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
blogged by fern hill:  Where are the feminists on the new 'pro-rape' law in Afghanistan? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/03/where-are-feminists-on-new-pro-rape-law.html)

Oooops. Just did the same, just before coming over here to catch up with my TATs.

http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/worse-than-the-taliban.html

I will link to youse.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on March 31, 2009, 10:20:54 PM
CSIS is scared. Good (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002289.shtml#more)


ETA: Eeps! Gotta give Toe a h/t.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 01, 2009, 12:12:45 AM
Honour killing in Jordan. Where are the people asking where are the feminists? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/03/men-of-honour.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 01, 2009, 12:18:09 AM
Kansas Middle School Displays Student-Made “KKK Board Game” During Open House (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/racefail-fail/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 01, 2009, 12:13:48 PM
Social deprivation, not genetics, account for children's deaths. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/social-deprivation-not-genetics-account.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 01, 2009, 12:53:02 PM
(Yet another one. Big news day.)

- Tired of Bailing Out the Banks (http://tinyurl.com/c6zl62)?

- US to Vie for UN Human Rights Council Seat (http://tinyurl.com/dcsn6f) The headline wasn't particularly disturbing, nor was the lede, but then...

- Harper: Nothing can replace American leadership (http://tinyurl.com/dxm7f8) on the financial crisis.

- On BC's Gag Law (http://is.gd/q8U0), an insightful editorial comment in local paper.

- TorStar's War on Poverty: CEO leaves with $9M severance (http://is.gd/q9w9)

ETA: Last two entries.
ETA: A fifth entry.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 01, 2009, 04:37:47 PM
Maxi-pad your business (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/bleeding-heart-business.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 01, 2009, 05:15:10 PM
Latest from HoC on Afghan rape-your-wife law (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/standing-up-for-women.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 01, 2009, 11:29:32 PM
Pope rubbers me the wrong way (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/rubber-hits-the-road.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 02, 2009, 10:05:37 AM
SoCon Or Bust = Member of the Catholic Taliban (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/socon-or-bust-member-of-catholic.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 02, 2009, 11:35:20 AM
New GlobalComment feature--interview w/Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (http://globalcomment.com/2009/quiverfull-an-interview-with-kathryn-joyce/)

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 02, 2009, 12:57:15 PM
"Uniquely American": exceptionalism, capitalism, ideology (http://www.correntewire.com/uniquely_american_exceptionalism_capitalism_ideology)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 02, 2009, 02:14:33 PM
What happens to those pre-born children after they're bornded? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/not-so-well-or-fair.html)

ooooh, Canada spanks Afghan ambassador, (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/okay-so-this-is-a-start-ottawa-canadian-press-canada-summoned-afghanistans-ambassador-and-expressed--deep-concern-abo.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 02, 2009, 02:24:38 PM
Commented at the first one.  :applause:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 02, 2009, 03:51:22 PM
So I see. So did Suzanne, like within seconds. Not up yet.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on April 02, 2009, 03:52:06 PM
Quote from: Antonia
What happens to those pre-born children after they're bornded? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/not-so-well-or-fair.html)

ooooh, Canada spanks Afghan ambassador, (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/okay-so-this-is-a-start-ottawa-canadian-press-canada-summoned-afghanistans-ambassador-and-expressed--deep-concern-abo.html)

Responded to the second one with:
Quote
"We are monitoring closely developments and will continue to make our principled position known."


Didn't the leader of the Liberal Party say that to PM Harper, just before he voted for both Harper's budget and $3 billion or so in funds to be passed out with little to no oversight.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 02, 2009, 08:46:26 PM
Fetus Fetishists 0, Normal People 1 more (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/fetus-fetishists-0-normal-people-1-more.html)  fern hill blogs about Kathleen Sebelius' appointment.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 02, 2009, 09:53:25 PM
- If You Kids Don’t Shut Up I’m Gonna Turn This Plane RIGHT Around! (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/stfu-cooper/)

- The Shock Doctrine 7: Sheep Farming in the Falklands (Or, The Revolution Will Not Be Monetized) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/sheep-farming/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on April 03, 2009, 07:38:04 AM
Quote from: matttbastard
New GlobalComment feature--interview w/Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (http://globalcomment.com/2009/quiverfull-an-interview-with-kathryn-joyce/)

 :mrgreen:

This is really interesting - thanks mattt.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on April 03, 2009, 11:19:33 AM
Torturing our intelligence (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/04/torturing-our-intelligence.html)
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Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 03, 2009, 12:12:11 PM
Still stranded (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002290.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 03, 2009, 03:15:55 PM
Removing women from the picture, deliberately. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/removing-women-from-picture.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 03, 2009, 04:18:59 PM
Quote from: brebis noire
Quote from: matttbastard
New GlobalComment feature--interview w/Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (http://globalcomment.com/2009/quiverfull-an-interview-with-kathryn-joyce/)

 :mrgreen:

This is really interesting - thanks mattt.
When I read things like that, I fear that simply demanding equality between the sexes will never be enough, we'll never achieve equality. Therefore, much as I loathe 'archies' of any sort, it seems to me that we need to push back hard and that perhaps the best equal and opposite reaction to these patriarchal movements would be a movement which pushes matriarchy.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 03, 2009, 04:34:26 PM
From Dammit Janet to Broadsides (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/boys-club.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 03, 2009, 05:15:27 PM
Orange you glad I didn't eat your banana? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/orange-you-glad-i-didnt-steal-your-banana.html) Which is what I woulda called that post if I could be sure the Star overlords wouldn't smite me.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 03, 2009, 05:38:59 PM
The old jokes are the best jokes.   :mrgreen:

ETA: But you did call it that!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 03, 2009, 05:54:03 PM
Quote from: Antonia
From Dammit Janet to Broadsides (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/boys-club.html)
:mrgreen:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 03, 2009, 06:37:50 PM
Pharmableg: "Classical liberal" doctor edition (http://www.correntewire.com/pharmableg_classical_liberal_doctor_edition)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 03, 2009, 06:41:51 PM
Quote from: skdadl
The old jokes are the best jokes.   :mrgreen:

ETA: But you did call it that!

I said ''steal'' not ''eat''.

GET THE DIFFERENCE?

 :whis:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 03, 2009, 07:03:58 PM
Oops. Very bad error for a copy editor. Mea culpa.

Have a banana?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 03, 2009, 07:16:01 PM
Madonna can't adopt them all (http://tinyurl.com/dzmsze)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 03, 2009, 08:09:34 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002291.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 03, 2009, 08:57:39 PM
Rocket Fuel Chemical in Baby Formula (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/rocket-fuel-chemical-in-baby-formula.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 03, 2009, 10:58:37 PM
Lies and the lying liars (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002292.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 04, 2009, 11:57:32 AM
Paging Antonia--you'll want to look at this one. Fucking hell.

 :annoyed:

Obama to Afghan women: drop dead (literally) (http://is.gd/qJzI)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 04, 2009, 12:30:49 PM
North Dakota: Grown-Ups in Charge (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/north-dakota-grown-ups-in-charge.html)  blogged by fern hill

The Queen gets hug. In public view. From commoner. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/queen-gets-hug-in-public-view-from.html) by moi
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 04, 2009, 04:42:23 PM
- MacKay Out, Rasmussen In (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/mackay-out-rasmussen-in.html); Good for NATO, sad for Canada.

- Star Columnist Laments Canada's Eroding Democracy (http://is.gd/qLq8)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 05, 2009, 05:33:47 PM
Why don't we have PSAs like this here? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/not-according-to-script.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 05, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
Quote from: matttbastard
Paging Antonia--you'll want to look at this one. Fucking hell.

 :annoyed:

Obama to Afghan women: drop dead (literally) (http://is.gd/qJzI)

Thank you for not swearing.

ETA: Puppet Master (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/puppet-master.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 05, 2009, 05:36:31 PM
Afghan Women Choosing Exile (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/afghan-women-choosing-exile.html)

ETA: Federal Loans to Automakers currently Unprotected (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/federal-loans-to-automakers-currently.html)?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 05, 2009, 07:00:30 PM
Quote from: Antonia
Thank you for not swearing.

I did a thorough sweep for F-Bombs--just for you.

 :mrgreen:  :whis:  :lol:  ;)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 05, 2009, 08:25:39 PM
You youngúns should fucking know by now that swearing isn't necessary.

U. of Montreal study supposedly backs Pope claims that washers liberated women. (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/comes-out-in-the-wash.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 05, 2009, 10:38:13 PM
Afghan rape law rescinded? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/scoff-law.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 06, 2009, 02:20:15 PM
Independent Commission Urged STV for UK in 2006 (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/independent-commission-urged-stv-for-uk.html). That's the same system going to its 2nd referendum in BC on May 12.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 06, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
- Alternative Currencies on the Rise (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/alternative-currencies-on-rise.html)

- Drugs to Edit Memory (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/drugs-to-edit-memory.html)

ETA: Polarized Politics Show Up in the Numbers (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/polarized-politics-show-up-in-numbers.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 06, 2009, 06:56:07 PM
And those who defend pedophilia crawl out ... (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/and-those-who-defend-pedophilia-crawl.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 07, 2009, 02:24:44 AM
Putting the fun into fundamentalism (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/theres-no-fun-in-fundamental.html)

RTA fix link. Thanks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: brebis noire on April 07, 2009, 07:25:25 AM
Er, Antonia - please fix your link.  :) (though it's very informative)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 07, 2009, 03:42:21 PM
Maybe it was intended as stimulus for the legal profession (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002293.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 07, 2009, 03:43:59 PM
Blame the feminists! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/blame-the-feminists-.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 08, 2009, 10:37:52 AM
- Power Up Your Vote! Video Contest Launched (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/power-up-your-vote-video-contest.html)

- "He-cession" Changes Nothing for the "Second Shift" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/he-cession-making-no-difference-on.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 08, 2009, 11:32:41 AM
ENOUGH - Alberta is NOT "The West" (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/enough-alberta-is-not-west.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 08, 2009, 12:02:04 PM
Dear Wingnut Fuckhelmets (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/wingnut-failure-to-infinity/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 08, 2009, 02:11:56 PM
Grrrr... Am angry today (what else is new?) and it's showing in my posts.

Un- or Under-employed? Have a Shovel-Ready Trade? (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/un-or-under-employed-have-shovel-ready.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 08, 2009, 02:31:25 PM
Could the earthquake in Italy be a providential sign? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/could-earthquake-in-italy-be.html)

and by fern hill:  Sibelius v. Fetus Fetishists, Round Umpty-two (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/sibelius-v-fetus-fetishists-round-umpty.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Berlynn on April 08, 2009, 05:16:02 PM
Not a blog post, but TRM has an article online: Youth suicide epidemic ravages northern Sask (http://www.sasquatchnews.com/article/55).
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 08, 2009, 08:25:21 PM
Bonus! The Red Cross is providing marshmellows. (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/bonus-red-cross-is-providing.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 09, 2009, 02:28:35 AM
The bailout as epiphenomenon; or, how globalization kicked my puppy (http://www.correntewire.com/bailout_epiphenomenon_or_how_globalization_kicked_my_puppy)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 09, 2009, 08:14:50 AM
pogge: Deep thought (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001413.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: matttbastard on April 09, 2009, 10:44:58 AM
- 61K Canadian Jobs Shed In March (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/61k-jobs-lost/)

- Unions Fight Back Against Anti-Worker Legislation (While Parliament Dithers) (http://bastardlogic.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/anti-worker-harper/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Alison on April 09, 2009, 11:14:29 AM
Danger! Bankers at work! (http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2009/04/danger-bankers-at-work.html)
.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 09, 2009, 12:51:30 PM
Luddism as such (http://www.correntewire.com/luddism_such)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 09, 2009, 01:34:21 PM
Wal-Mart watch (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002294.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 10, 2009, 12:32:02 AM
Helicopter Ben: EXTRA DREAMY (http://www.correntewire.com/helicopter_ben_extra_dreamy)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 10, 2009, 11:56:03 AM
:rotfl:  Yeah, I think I know the scene you mean.

fern hill blogged:  We Are DUNG (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/we-are-dung.html) (very, very funny YouTube)

Cruelty-free chocolate tastes better.  (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/cruelty-free-chocolate-tastes-better.html) (by moi)

and more from fern hill: Moonies, and Catlicks, and Kennedys. Oh My! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/moonies-and-catlicks-and-kennedys-oh-my.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 10, 2009, 06:20:43 PM
- Want to Support BC-STV and Excellence in Independent Media (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/want-to-support-bc-stv-and-excellence.html)?

- BC NDP Partisans - CUT IT OUT (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/bc-ndp-partisans-cut-it-out.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: sparqui on April 10, 2009, 06:25:27 PM
Paging Miss Vicki!

Wanted to let you know you've been nominated for Best Feminist Personal Blog at the Canadian F-Word Blog Awards:

http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1748 (http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1748)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 10, 2009, 07:20:30 PM
Canada's completely ridiculous government (http://drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com/2009/04/abdelraziks-exile-blame-it-on-geography.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 10, 2009, 08:12:23 PM
Friday night (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002295.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 10, 2009, 08:34:10 PM
You've got eggs, baby! (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/eggsactly-the-problem.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Debra on April 11, 2009, 11:15:39 AM
Easter Bunny Arrested in Egg Mixup! (http://www.breadnroses.ca/birthpangs/2009/04/easter-bunny-arrested-in-egg-mixup/)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 11, 2009, 01:52:03 PM
F-Word Awards (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/f-word-awards.html)   by fern hill
   
moi:  Eggs! (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/eggs.html)

& If security at the airport is lackadaisical, who you're gonna call? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/if-security-at-airport-is-lackadaisical.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 12, 2009, 09:47:03 AM
Sunday morning (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/000925.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 12, 2009, 11:19:27 AM
Vancouver Event: A Vote for BC-STV is a Vote for Women (http://is.gd/s2uW) - Apr 17, noon to 1 pm, RSVP by Apr 15.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 12, 2009, 01:15:16 PM
You can't bomb women into liberty (http://www.correntewire.com/you_cant_bomb_women_liberty) (a riff on a Galloping Beaver post by Boris)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 12, 2009, 02:03:22 PM
- Citizens! Fund the Journalism You Want! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/citizens-fund-journalism-you-want.html) ... while providing work for laid-off journalists.

- What an Absurd Survey! (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-absurd-survey.html) ... on whether Canada is or is not a "Christian nation."
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 12, 2009, 02:06:19 PM
A Royal Cock-Up? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/royal-cock-up.html)  and

In Afghanistan, are the only good politicians the murdered ones? (http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/04/in-afghanistan-are-only-good.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Antonia on April 12, 2009, 05:24:49 PM
Bridle path? (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/slave-trade.html)

Maid in China (http://thestar.blogs.com/broadsides/2009/04/maid-in-china.html)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: BCseawalker on April 12, 2009, 07:01:27 PM
Try Voting in a BC-STV Election (http://challengingthecommonplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/try-voting-in-bc-stv-election.html) and then watch how the process works.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 12, 2009, 07:45:51 PM
Welcome to Corrente, skdadl.  Corrente is a hangout of (D) people many of whom are angry about the primaries, some of them for rather, um, baroque reasons, and consequently it is a veritable minefield of competitive nitpicking.  And you just stepped in a collective nitpick!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 12, 2009, 07:48:31 PM
Well, I was going to comment briefly anyway (took a while to get signed up), but by the time I got there, that silly imperialist woman had commented, so I had to say more.

What -- you mean the conversation has continued? Must go look.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: vickyinottawa on April 12, 2009, 09:50:13 PM
Quote from: sparqui
Paging Miss Vicki!

Wanted to let you know you've been nominated for Best Feminist Personal Blog at the Canadian F-Word Blog Awards:

http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1748 (http://www.acreativerevolution.ca/node/1748)

Thanks for the heads up - have had my head in the sand the last week or so!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: pogge on April 12, 2009, 10:00:58 PM
So which part of "priorities" doesn't Chuck Strahl understand? (http://www.pogge.ca/archives/002296.shtml)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 12, 2009, 11:49:29 PM
You've been called out again at Corrente, skdadl.  Your last post stepped in at least two meta-minefields.  Corrente is great for unacknowledged meta.  I'm like the Ambassador from Meta over there.  "Hello!  You're living in meta!"

"But...but...but...they treated Hillary SO BADLY!"  Actually, they don't do the Hillary callout, but still---they want you to provide Evidence.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 13, 2009, 01:03:52 AM
Oh, I got canned, finally.  Thanks a lot skdadl.  ;)  I usually take getting canned as an incentive to do Real Work :)
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 13, 2009, 01:19:12 AM
BTW, they think you're a dude.  Your account may still be active but Lambert probably knows you're associated with me.  I've been asked to "take a break" which is pretty much what happens to anyone who nitpicks his nitpicks.  Now trying to get in touch with an erstwhile likewise-banned comrade in arms...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 05:06:15 AM
Good God. What featherbrains.  :shock:

I suppose I'll go back at some point and write a last post, but that will certainly be it for me. I hate to play the age card, but they're pretty young and all Americans, yes? Superficial, xenophobic (and that's a euphemism) ... Beyond that, they don't read carefully, or they certainly don't write very carefully, and they just fling details around. What's the point of trying to have a discussion with that?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 13, 2009, 10:02:38 AM
Entirely Americans except for an occasional comment by old pal Ian Welsh.  Lambert the owner is apparently middle-aged or older.  They have a couple of very strong strengths which are health care reform blogging and bailout blogging.  But Lambert subscribes to this Theory (brought about by reading the Daily Howler a little too often, I think) that the problems in American politics are a result of incorrect citation rather than bad ideas/theories.  With this alibi, he can bog any criticism of his ideas down in details, and that sets the tone for the site.  I call it the Some Gambit.  My favorite Corrente writer (an older dude called bringiton) disappeared a few weeks ago, and now I know that he too criticized the Some Gambit and got canned.  I've been trying to figure out how to get in touch with him since.

ETA: BTW, you've been asked for more details but you've probably been banned now since Lambert says that he doesn' t need more trolls.  Also your "pretty obviously" has been condemned for being academic weasel-wordery.  It's truly amazing.  I've joined the previous blogspot version of Corrente where all the people who didn't buy the tears over the primary have ended up.  A lot of people also kind of rubberneck at it.  However, it *is* the place to go for American health care reform blogging...
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 13, 2009, 10:11:33 AM
Oh, and, they have a huge chip on their shoulder about FDL, Daily Kos, Atrios, etc, etc.  Some of the critique I "get" but it is taken to overwrought dramatic lengths.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 10:15:57 AM
Heh. Go see what has happened, Mandos.

skdadl has been banned! First time evah! And banned as a troll, no less!   :rotfl:

(I had already invited moderator to go ahead, but noted it would be redundant by the time he got there.)

Honestly: in that group, I consider it an honour. I'm sorry if I was the cause of your banning, but it looked to me as though mod was itching to do that anyway. As far as I'm concerned, you and I were having a discussion, and the others were the trolls.

The whole Hillary thing went right by me until I read the last new comment this a.m. -- it doesn't mention Hillary, but I gather that's the subtext? Why on earth should I give a damn about Hillary? We were talking about Afghanistan and women, and I am a Canadian. I couldn't give a flying fig for their electoral politics -- I barely care for ours.

Honestly, Mandos: they are not very bright. I was trying to stay above the fray, but I so wanted to ask "zuzu" whether her real name was Alvin. Talking to her is like trying to talk to a chipmunk.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Croghan27 on April 13, 2009, 10:20:57 AM
Quote from: Mandos
Oh, I got canned, finally.  Thanks a lot skdadl.  ;)  I usually take getting canned as an incentive to do Real Work :)

Oh well ... I was a member ... now they do not recognize me.  :shock:

just joined to read Mandos anyway ... if yer gonzo, Mandos -  life can go one without Corrente.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 10:21:27 AM
Quote from: Mandos
Oh, and, they have a huge chip on their shoulder about FDL, Daily Kos, Atrios, etc, etc.  Some of the critique I "get" but it is taken to overwrought dramatic lengths.

I guess it's just as well, then, that I also did not fire one other parting shot I'd thought of, about going off to talk to the grown-ups at FDL.  

I'm sorry, Mandos, if you wanted to stay there, but you invited us, and you know how I'm gonna write wherever I am.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Toedancer on April 13, 2009, 10:29:20 AM
Heh they even want a linkie to Kipling's 'white man's burden'  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 13, 2009, 10:39:22 AM
skdadl: In Lambert's defense, he has the good habit of letting most of his commenters write front-page posts, which is why I hung around there for a few months.  But yes, the Infinite Subtext is Hillary.  Zuzu was well known on the US feminist blogosphere as a regular writer at Feministe (for some reason no longer, I didn't pay attention to that episode) and she has IIRC written some cogent stuff on fat as a feminist issue.  

However, my experiences on the American blogosphere has led me to the perhaps unfair generalization that Americans as a group are culturally prone to fundamentalisms across the political spectrum to an extent that Canadians are generally not.  Certainly there's a lot of opportunity to rubberneck the Xtreme Blog Dwama.  Anyway, Corrente is not exactly the first place I've been banned as a troll.  

Anyway, I was going to get canned sooner or later, so I'm not blaming you or anything.  I just wish I had gotten bringiton's contact info sooner, he's the one person I'm really going to miss there, I have no idea how to find him, argh.  He and I were Corrente's Ambassadors from Meta.  Now the Meta Embassy has been fully expelled.

croghan27: Yep, I'm not surprised he cancelled your account.  Pretty much anyone associated with me is probably poison now.  Oh, the dwama!
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 10:40:55 AM
Quote from: Toedancer
Heh they even want a linkie to Kipling's 'white man's burden'  :rotfl:

 :lol:

It's mad, y'know? It's like something out of Book 3 of Gulliver's Travels.

Ok: first person who asks me for a linkie ...   :lol:

I wonder if they all have keys in their backs. Except zuzu is a chipmunk -- we've established that.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 10:53:24 AM
Quote from: Mandos
However, my experiences on the American blogosphere has led me to the perhaps unfair generalization that Americans as a group are culturally prone to fundamentalisms across the political spectrum to an extent that Canadians are generally not.  Certainly there's a lot of opportunity to rubberneck the Xtreme Blog Dwama.  

See, that is one of the reasons I like EW's place so much (most of the time). There is a kind of unspoken agreement that people are there to do detective work on things everyone already agrees are serious. Especially no one is interested in the general blog drama. The only right-wingers they poke, mainly, are the ones with real political or media power, which of course provides the detective work. But no bloggy feud stuff. They even managed to keep that 'way down during the election. If you wanted to do the Clinton-Obama mutual-recriminations thing, there was some room for that at FDL, but bmaz mainly kept it swept out of EW.

Unfortunately, just yesterday they all succumbed to triumphalism over the pirates, even though we'd had an intelligent thread on the subject just a day before. So as I said, yes, sometimes even the wheelers will remind me that I am not an American, and I'm glad of that. They wouldn't snipe, though, at anyone who made a serious political criticism. I'm always very polite when I'm there, but lots of strong voices will turn up that allow me to agree with them at least, and no one gets mad at the disloyal Canucks.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: Mandos on April 13, 2009, 10:58:46 AM
Oh, I just noticed that Lambert linked this thread (must have followed the logs back to figure out where the Mandos posse is coming from).  Hi Correnteans!  Hi Lambert!  (Hi Bringiton?) Y'all know where to call, right?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 01:53:33 PM
Apologies for the major drift, btw. Should any of the imperialists actually show up to meet some actual Canadian feminists, I'll divert that discussion to another thread.

Otherwise, carry on with the blog links.
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: deBeauxOs on April 13, 2009, 02:17:58 PM
:? Is this thread still appropriate for posting links to recently written blogs?  Or should I start a new one dedicated to that purpose?
Title: Re: Recently Written
Post by: skdadl on April 13, 2009, 02:25:39 PM
Well, I recognize the problem. At first I thought we could just carry on, but maybe a new thread for Recently Written would be a good idea.

You do that, and I'll lock this one.