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The Republican Party has set out at its 2012 convention in search of the Event...– RNC Tampa Night 1 - The Demonstrable Lie, Demonstrated: RNC’s 1st Night - Esquire
Ford, in absolutely all facets of his life, obeys the rules except when they...– LORINC: Conflicting accounts of Ford’s declarations of conflict « Spacing Toronto Comment by Jacob.
@SueAnnLevy, Sarah Palin, and freedom of speech |...
Dear, oh dear. The adolescent name-calling and misdirection are predictable enough, but our favourite Team Ford spear-carrier seems to be especially, er, “confused” about freedom of speech. @sueannlevy Free speech means you get to say whatever you want. It doesn’t mean no one gets to call you on your bullshit. Try again.— Sol Chrom (@sol_chrom) August 28, 2012 Once...
@JohnLorinc and @GraphicMatt on Rob Ford and...
Two important and necessary takes from two of the smartest and most thoughtful observers in Toronto politics. Matt argues that while Rob Ford’s record doesn’t exactly look good on him, this conflict-of-interest kerfuffle shouldn’t trigger his removal from office. He rightly points out that the law leaves no middle ground: As it stands, the law is set up with little room for...
Thought Catalog: Can We Stop Calling Guys... →
enseoulment: Uh, no. I should have stopped reading this stupid piece after the first sentence. Girls calling guys “creepy” is equivalent to guys calling girls “crazy”? Let’s see… Guys call girls “crazy” to invalidate her feelings and to exonerate himself from the culpability of having provoked those emotions, i.e. bitches be crazy. And, according to the author of this article, girls who call...
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They...– Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me… | Indict Scott Walker - Wisconsin Can’t Wait for him to be Arrested! — F. Scott Fitzgerald
What if all women were bigger and stronger than you? And thought they were...– For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It, Carol Diehl (via monkeyknifefight)
He had heard her say, so many times, that a society that approved of making...– ― John Irving, The Cider House Rules (via stfuhypocrisy)
The Seven Stages of Feminist Grief (Todd Akin...
jessicavalenti: SHOCK: What the fuck did he just say? DENIAL: No, that can’t be right. ANGER: Fucking ‘legitimate’?! BARGAINING: Maybe he’s high? GUILT: It’s my own fault for checking Twitter. DEPRESSION: FML, people are defending him. ACCEPTANCE: Whatever. On to the next sexist asshole.
Julian Assange’s alleged crimes don’t even register on the metric that Pinochet...– Assange: the UK’s vile hypocrisy - Dawg’s Blawg (Blog)
The lesson: it's about Jack's legacy of... →
More repurposing. Jack, I hope you’re on a dock somewhere enjoying a beautiful sunny day, a nice deck chair, and a full cooler. Zay geszundt, dude.
Jack Layton, RIP - posted by sol chrom →
Repurposing something from a year ago. Just thinking about it, I get verklempt all over again. We are better for the time he spent among us.
How Michael Bryant could do some good | #FASD...
Evidently, the former attorney-general’s pissing off both the cops and Darcy Sheppard’s father. I could take the easy route and make a snotty remark about the poor fellow’s discomfort at being arrested. Bryant told the CBC’s Amanda Lang that he was surprised he was arrested when he felt like the victim. “And I still kept thinking, I don’t get it,” Bryant told Lang. “Like...
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We do not celebrate Walter White. He’s a creep, at this point.– Vince Gilligan, on how he and his writers think of Walt (from The Nerdist podcast)
@Cityslikr, @NickKouvalis, and more on controlling...
Well, another week, another messy and avoidable scandal in Ford’s Toronto. The whole reading-while-driving thing is getting tired by now, of course. Yeah, it was fun (in the way that only reckless endangerment of others can be fun), but it was also predictable, and while it’s pretty easy to follow the arc these things take, way things are going, there’s sure to be another...
Minutes of the council session, Town of Greater... →
The information isn’t as comprehensive as I’d like, but the first item lists some of the names and addresses of the good people complaining about Abbey Dawn Place. Mayor Gordon Schermerhorn’s base, evidently. Let ‘em know what you think. Related posts: An open letter to Mayor Gordon Schermerhorn, Napanee, ON | #NapaneeShame
Video: Oh, cats. Where would the Internet be...
Couple of feral kittens … VID00013.MP4 Watch on Posterous VID00014.MP4 Watch on Posterous VID00015.MP4 Watch on Posterous VID00016.MP4 Watch on Posterous … on the trellis our back yard. All together now: awwwww …
An open letter to Mayor Gordon Schermerhorn,...
Dear Gordon (do you mind if I call you Gordon?): I read in The Star today of your apparent support for the people making life miserable for Kendra and Brian Henley and their clients. I googled around a bit and found more detail in some of the local papers. I’m qualifying the word “support” with the description “apparent” because when presented with an...
Three pertinent questions from @snotforprofit
If you’re a marketing pro on Twitter who just tweets about marketing … How do you stand yourself? I’m genuinely curious.— Claire Kerr (@snotforprofit) August 11, 2012 Similarly if you are a PR pro on Twitter who just tweets about PR … Do you feel a deep sense of shame & horror?— Claire Kerr (@snotforprofit) August 11, 2012 Also, if you’re a social media...
What you have is a war between money and evidence. The money (which is for all...– Kai Nagata on “Ethical Oil: the puppet rap,” Ezra Levant’s “loneliness” and Big Oil’s media influence | The Vancouver Observer
Argentinian plans for Antarctic domination continue apace. Jeff DeRome tells me...– Alexander Cockburn, Hell-Spawn, Village Voice, May 26, 1982 Why I had to have this book again. Related posts: Alexander Cockburn and the joys of mail-order His last column for The Nation was a delicious takedown of all the dark players involved in the scheme by the biggest bankers in the world...
From Campaign 2010 to Campaign 2014: framing the...
It may be conventional, as we near the halfway point of Team Ford’s mandate, to expect a raft of think pieces, assessments, sententious analyses, and windy “Whither Toronto” wankfests. But enough about me. Regular visitors to this little corner will be familiar, I think, with your humble servant’s fascination (obsession? - ed.) with framing, storylines, and narratives....
Bigotry Fail: Anti-Gay Protester Accidentally Sets... →
Angry customers mistake Chick-Felays for... →
What do you do when people whose hearts are in the right place are too stupid to read? Related posts: I don’t know about this, but John Goodman’s got the Colonel nailed So please don’t sue us for libel … Stupid fucking name for a resto chain, too
Video: Contributing in a crisis | #TOpoli #cdnpoli...
In times of great upheaval, we are defined by how we respond. Think of Britain during the blitz. New Yorkers on 9/11. Toronto when it snowed. This suffers from the absence of Don Adams, but otherwise an inspiring demonstration of what can be achieved when we set our differences aside and pool our efforts for the greater good. Related posts: Mayor Rob Ford silently votes against every...
Mitt Romney’s Search for Simple Answers -... →
A note to the Mittster: Don’t fuck with Jared Diamond.
But as cathartic and entertaining as it might be, skewering trolls and attacking...– How to Kill a Troll - Incisive.nu From Erin Kissane (@kissane on the Tweetr), one of the best displays of generosity of spirit I’ve read in the past few months. Worth striving for, even if we fall short. Related posts: Carry On, Bluestockings emma .m. woolley: Misandry 101 Stephanie...
Cognitive Dissonance: Dear Conservatives who think... →
cognitivedissonance: I doubt Jesus would purposefully hit up a Chick-Fil-A today just to prove to his dad how much he hates the gays. I really do. But if he did, I can give you the Reader’s Digest of what would happen: He’d order up a couple of chicken sandwiches and some waffle fries, maybe a fruit cup, and POOF –… Hey, whatevs. I like the Colonel. Meg likes teh Jesus parables....
Crime, Punishment and Politics | Canadian Centre... →
The indispensible Trish Hennessy puts the HarpoKon “tough-on-crime” bullshit in perspective. Re the Texas comparison … #headdesk Related posts: Harper Conservatives: stupid on crime | via @pogge411 Harper Conservatives: stupid on crime, redux | via rabble.ca From @alexhimelfarb on Harper’s omnibus crime bill / #C10 #cdnpoli The Galloping Beaver: Success story … (not) |...