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In Friday’s Sun: Conservative war room steps on own bomb

Sometimes political war rooms get way, way too cute. Sometimes, even, they do something that ends up hurting them a lot more than it hurts their opponent. Sometimes, they’re idiots. Case in point: Justin Trudeau’s 2011 visit to one of the mosques in his riding. The Tory war room saw it, seized on it, attacked [...]

Backstage with Pennywise and Bad Religion!

Jim Lindberg, Lala, and some old guy. My God, I love punk rock..

Why I am marching

This article was primarily written for an international audience, but I thought Canadian Greens might want to join me too! On Sunday September 21 I will be with my daughter in New York, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens – demanding action on the climate crisis. Show More Summary

Notable Bishop Carroll alumni

There are so many things you can (and you guys likely will) about this page on their web site.  Personally, I’m not sure how that creepy-looking guy got into the last spot.  

Bloodbuzz, Ohio, CBC Radio, Indie 88 and me

In the mornings, I listen to CBC Radio.  Always have.  But when they start playing “music,” I turn them off.  Calling the “music” on CBC Radio is inaccurate.  It is more accurate to call it “coma-inducing droning that is worse than elevator Muzak.” So, increasingly, I flip over to newcomer Indie 88.  I could do [...]

Toronto Star: John Tory’s legacy

His greatest mistakes, the paper says: Attacking Jean Chretien’s facial disfigurement. Trying to introduce negative-option billing. Pushing for funding of private religious schools. That’s his legacy, says the Star.  I agree.  But I would add one more item to the list: Until he figured out the Harper guys didn’t want him, and until just before [...]

John Tory, the Elitist Conservative Candidate for Mayor

His continual bleating and braying about his fear of an “NDP mayor” is somewhat irritating – there is no “NDP mayor” in the race, and partisan affiliations aren’t even permitted in Toronto municipal politics. But if he keeps telling lies about us, well, we’ll keep telling the truth about him.  That is, he’s the out-of-touch, indecisive, [...]

Now we know what John Tory was doing

In response to my post below, one of my favourite-est Twitter people, the satirical John Tory account guy/gal, has come up with an answer as to where they could easily picture John Tory hanging out.  It’s with fellow Conservatives!

Somehow, I can’t picture John Tory doing this

It’d be like asking Thurston Howell II to hang with Skrillex or Daft Punk.  It can’t be done. Here’s Olivia at Electric Island on the weekend.  Pic by StreetsTO.

Hot Nasties, death, Fucked Up and the NME

“If you guys had stayed together, you would’ve been really big,” daughter said to me this afternoon, as we headed back from the cabin. “But you wouldn’t have had me, and that would’ve sucked.” Word..

In Tuesday’s Sun: Prince Pothead

Is Marc Emery a secret agent for the Conservative Party of Canada? It sure looks that way. It’s impossible that you have not heard of the World’s Most Famous Pothead. But, in the event that you have been in a coma for the past while, consider this a primer, gratis. Marc Emery is from B.C. [...]

John Tory calls Rob and Doug Ford “flim-flam” artists

Here. A flim-flam artist is someone who engages in a “trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game.” Yep..

Staking the moral high ground – why the Green Party exists

What follows is my original piece rebutting the National Post editorial. The NP editors requested cuts and changes which I accepted. Still, on reflection, the edits lost much content, particularly in explaining my vote against bombing Libya. Show More Summary

Edward Keenan hits nail on the head of Rob Ford's "shamelessness" and "ignorance"

Very pleasant reading today courtesy of Edward Keenan in the Toronto Star. Here's an excerpt: " Is he shameless, or ignorant? Those seem to be the options. If he knows what he is talking about, then he is being brazenly dishonest. If...Show More Summary

Two Pilots that made literary history....!

Antoine de St-Exupery - the little prince and Night Flight http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_11/177-9934250-9602025?url=searc... Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull and the Bridge across Forever and Illusions I and II http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&fi... Two Pilots that made literary history....!

Victory in Uganda as Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination | Amnesty International

Wonderful news!Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination | Amnesty International "Uganda's Constitutional Court today ruled that the Act was "null and void" as not enough representatives were in...Show More Summary

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