So what the fuck has occupy done so far? →
I rather like this, actually.
Literally, IRL.: People you will meet in... →
Mr “Welcome to the real world”. Sexism happens. Always has, always will. Might as well suck it up and deal with it. Try to change society? What are you, mad? I don’t like it either, sunshine, but just be good and don’t make a fuss. Mr “Oh my god calm down it was a joke”. Everyone knows if… Could someone stop the planet, please? I’d like to get off now.
Refusing to debate abortion rights isn't...
There’s a lot of sound and fury, understandably, about Stephen Woodworth’s attempt to reignite the abortion debate. It’s hard not to be struck, right off the bat, by the disingenuous bullshit surrounding it. Woodworth likes to characterize his initiative as an honest inquiry about when life begins. The Harper machine insists that Woodworth is acting on his own, and that this...
More on charities and politics: the Fraser...
While the federal government and pro-oil lobbyists have taken aim at environmental charities for allegedly violating the Canadian Revenue Agency’s legal limits for “political activity”, the Fraser Institute and its charitable status remain unquestioned. And as the Koch Foundation’s tax data shows, they’ve received a significant amount of “foreign funding” to help influence Canadian...
Exposed: the truth behind Toronto's transit woes |...
@sol_chrom it is people like you that we can’t get real transit in Toronto.— Miroslav Glavić (@MiroslavGlavic) April 24, 2012 Busted.
Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical... →
I’ve gone on and on about the need to cultivate critical-thinking skills in the continuing battle against stupidity. It’s not an easy fight, given the resources devoted to cultivating it. There’s a great deal invested in keeping people disengaged, distracted, and too messed up to reflect and think things through. For evidence of that we need look no farther than the extent to...
Politics, the charitable sector, and the public...
There’s been some discussion recently about the role of charitable organizations, and by extension other NGOs, in social advocacy and the debate over public policy. In an essay for the Star this past weekend, Alan Broadbent calls for just that in arguing for more overt political activity from Canadian charities. It’s not hard to discern the context for Mr. Broadbent’s...
Corporate Blogging, the Bell Tolls For Thee:... →
92y: We’re a non-profit so we don’t really identify as being “corporate” (though obviously we’re a business) but we recently made the decision to ditch our “primary” blog. To be honest, we had been thinking about it for a couple years. We’ve been on Tumblr since 2008 and while we tried to differentiate the content, the redundancy of two blogging platforms soon became apparent. Tumblr is a blog...
OLG isn’t looking to make municipalities rich. Instead, they’re looking to stick...– Friday Wrap: Ford’s popularity picks up, casino talk won’t stop, pools and zoos threatened | Metro Via Matt Elliott.
Why isn't there an app for this? | #TOpoli
This is just too easy.
Call the graffiti hotline! | #TOpoli
Damn it, why didn’t I get that app?
The Galloping Beaver: Joe Oliver attempts to... →
Toronto's dingleberry mayor releases $2... →
Res ipsa loquitur.
Via @hamutaldotan: Rob Ford Should Participate in...
via torontoist.com A terrific piece from Hamutal Dotan. Read it now. She goes through all the political, ethical and symbolic arguments in favour of Rob Ford’s participation, so I won’t repeat them here. The only observation I’d make is to wonder, who in god’s name is advising him these days? We can debate about whether this is a big-picture or little-picture thing,...
It is fairly absurd to be writing this—that we have to write this. “Rob Ford...– Rob Ford Should Participate in Pride. Period. | politics | Torontoist If you’re not following Hamutal Dotan, start.
@NYTimesKrugman on #austerity and Europe's...
What we’re actually seeing, however, is complete inflexibility. In March, European leaders signed a fiscal pact that in effect locks in fiscal austerity as the response to any and all problems. Meanwhile, key officials at the central bank are making a point of emphasizing the bank’s willingness to raise rates at the slightest hint of higher inflation. So it’s hard to avoid a sense of despair....
The Internet is a wonderful place to work, to scrap, to exchange information, to...– Adrift in dystopia - Dawg’s Blawg (Blog) The Dawg is on fucking fire. Go. Read. Now.
The Galloping Beaver: Success story . . . (not) |...
… it is one more nail into the coffin of the delusional American Right-Wing mind-set. Finally, the South Americans have had enough of pandering to American delusions. That’s what Nikolas Kozloff’s article in ALJAZEERA, “The Summit of the Americas, WikiLeaks and the failed war on drugs”, which gets right to the nitty-gritty: Unhappy with the failed war on drugs,...
Video: Laura Fitch, Jaime Jenett and Simon Lev...
A film by Antony Osso for The Devotion Project. My amazingly awesome family. I cried on seeing this. (Well, except when Jaime describes Simon as all Jew, all the time. Everyone needs a hobby.) You can see and read more at Team Shimmy. Related posts: Video: Happy birthday to my sister Leah Chrom Jamie Hubley: Again, this is where we juxtapose | #homophobia #stupidity Ontario PC Leader...
Video: Happy birthday to my sister Leah Chrom
large.m4v Watch on Posterous With guest appearances from various other members of the mishpoche. Did I mention that I’ve always loved Jimmy Durante?
Dear Mayor Ford & Co. I just want to say how happy I am to hear the City...– via Kim Koyama on Facebook …
If anything, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday reinforced the exact opposite example of...– Me Myself And I « All Fired Up In The Big Smoke Damn those activists, cyclist and union members …
Open letter to the administrators at 'Progressive...
I’m sorry to add to the headache, but I’m afraid I must ask you to stop picking up my posts at Progressive Bloggers. There’s been a lot of heat and intemperate language involved in this, but for me the bottom line is that you can’t entertain the idea of putting women’s reproductive autonomy in issue and still call yourself progressive. I haven’t read every...
Teachable Moment: Ethnic Cleansing vs. Taxes « The... →
Denise Balkissoon explains the difference to some asshole.
But baseball was different. Schwartz thought of it as Homeric—not a scrum but a...– KATE CARRAWAY Under the circumstances, I guess I’m going to have to start paying attention to the Jays again.
An open letter to the tiny white man the... →
Given the, er, spot of bother currently roiling the Canadian cybersphere over women’s reproductive freedom, I thought this might be apropos.
This series of quotes is part of the reason that Phyllis Schlafly is a of the...– Feminists May Not Always Be Ugly, But They Make Terrible Girlfriends, Says Phyllis Schlafly’s Crazy Ass
Nobody ever talks about generational conflict. Who wants to bring up that the...– Young People in the Recession - The War Against Youth - Esquire Another wonderful import from our southern neighbours.
Video: Riding #Route501, March 31, 2012 | #TTC...
It’s been written up here and here, but those were based on the chartered version from last Tuesday. Saturday’s performance was a regular Queen Street run, with passengers getting on and off all the way along the route — making the pizza delivery that much more of an achievement. Thanks again to Goldsbie and the other tweeters. Related posts: #Route501 nerds | #TOpoli ...