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Poland makes history by electing its first openly gay mayor, Robert Biedron

Poland makes history by electing its first openly gay mayorWonderful news! Gay rights campaigner Robert Biedron has pledged to ditch the limos and ride a bike 01 December 2014 | By Joe Morgan Poland has made history by electing the country's...Show More Summary

What’s that Patreon thing on the side?

So, here’s the thing. I’ve been doing this web site thing – not blog! – for 14 years or so. I get visitors – according Team Propellerhead, about 2.2 million of ‘em a year. I guess that’s good. I do it out of my own pocket, on my own time. In all those years, I’ve […]

This morning on The Current

I am currently at The Current, to talk about what is current.

John Tory is a resident of Ford Nation

Who knew? Well, quite a few of us did, actually. we said so over and over, in fact. It’s why I broke with Tory: he donated to the Fords, he defended them on his radio show for years, he believed in the same things they did. He was just more subtle about it. So, to […]

In Tuesday’s Sun: courage and the NDP

“Courage, my friends: ’tis not too late to build a better world.” The New Democrats’ founding father, Tommy Douglas, said that. It could have been said by any one his social democrat successors, however, in the intervening generation or so. Reportedly, it was the Douglas adage that Jack Layton loved the most. The second part […]

Before anyone gets too enthusiastic about Jonathan Kay, read this

Kay, in his transition to the new boss at The Walrus, has energetically sought to position himself as the sort of progressive urban Toronto progressives he spent the last decade or so attacking.  Thus, all over Twitter and Facebook on the weekend, Kay’s polemic about He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named-Here got all kinds of enthusiastic retweeting in deepest Annex.  Ya! […]

SFH on Broadway!

Check out who provided music for Julie Pacino’s film debuting in NYC this week! Credits, bottom left!

Kinsella krest kicks

That’s a weird alliteration, I know, but I’m pooped.  You get what you pay for, etc. etc. Anyway: my gal Lala is back from Ireland! Very, very happy about that.  And she brought me back various Celtic cadeaux (there I go again), among them this Kinsella family crest, plus accompanying history. She bought it in […]

So much I want to say

But can’t. I’m trying to learn impulse control, but it’s really hard.

In Friday’s Sun: TV killed the radio star (and others, too)

It’s quaint, almost, the notion that other media are more important than television. Watching a CTV helicopter hover over King Street East in Toronto at lunchtime on Wednesday should have dispensed with it, once and for all. The helicopter was there, clattering overhead like a antediluvian bird of prey, for most of the lunch hour. […]

Hey Kathleen Wynne! This is wrong: Catholic school principal shuts down Grade 6 students' project on gay rights

Polly Hamilton, left, and Quinn Maloney-Tavares, both 11, wanted to do a social justice school project on gay rights, but their principal at an Ottawa Catholc Catholic School vetoed the idea. I'm getting really tired of Catholic school...Show More Summary

The sensational 'The Way He Looks' plays at Toronto's Brazil Film Fest this Saturday...

Opening scene from director Daniel Ribeiro's 'The Way He Looks' I sadly missed a previous Toronto screening for Daniel Ribeiro's feature film 'The Way He Looks,' at the Inside Out festival back in May. That's why I was thrilled to learn...Show More Summary

Big vans outside the Moral High Ground this morning

…looks like the NDP is getting ready to move out.  I guess Tom Mulcair’s “very strong desire to keep this confidential” is no longer so “strong.” Thus: Here, Star. Here, Globe. Here, Sun. Here, CBC. Here, CTV. Here, Postmedia. Here, CP. Here, La Presse. I could go on for another half-hour or so, but I […]

Ferguson, right now

Spotted by Michael Bolen. Remind you of anything?

In Tuesday’s Sun: hear both sides, or end it

In Latin, it’s called “audi alteram partem.” That is, “hear the other side.” It’s a principle of what is referred to as natural justice. Put simply, natural justice offers citizens specific procedural rights – the right to be heard, and the right to a hearing free from bias. Natural justice is an important concept, because […]

Rob Ford still lying and delusional to the end...

Simple minds cling to their simple talking points:“These guys are getting fully loaded... It’s nonsense....I’ll be on them. I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”Despite everything the jackass Rob Ford put Toronto through the...Show More Summary

Eight reasons children of the Seventies should all be dead

This is brilliant. It made me laugh so hard, I fell off my Earth Shoes, knocked over a stack of eight track tapes, and wrecked my Farrah Fawcett poster collection. Brilliant.

And here we thought LSD wasn’t readily available in China

‘Chick Chick’ (natch) by Chinese pop group Wang Rong Rollin. Wow. Just, wow.

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