Category Archives: Politics

Politics is Life and Life is Politics

Truthiness: of Rights and Wrongs

Truthiness.  I love this word.  It encapsulates all that is wrong with the American Religious Right.  I’ve been thinking around how to talk about this scourge and received insight from a common (for me) source: The Economist has a book … Continue reading

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Ice Storm Christmas Chez Nous

We were lucky.  We were without power for roughly 6 hours (and asleep for most of it).  Many people here in Ontario (and the North Eastern portion of North America) had a Christmas without power and were without power for … Continue reading

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Reboot an Open Letter to PJ.

The NSA is scary.  I get it.  I have slightly less sympathy for you (a U.S. citizen) as I am not a U.S. citizen — which makes my situation all-the-more precarious, BUT:
GrokLaw is needed now, more than ever.  The war … Continue reading

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I call HorseHockey!

In the previous article, I called out Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister for being Dickish.  To some, that would be inappropriate, but to a world where most people trust The Comedy Network as their primary source of news, it is … Continue reading

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Mike Duffy: Not the Story I Originally Expected

For most of the Senate scandal story, I have to admit that I was laughing at Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.  I shouldn’t have been.  I’m savvy enough to know that Harper is a Dick (capital-D Dick), but the spin … Continue reading

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Open the Floodgates…

Open the floodgates.  Open the blog.  Open the software.  Open the government.

Dramatic words, no?  Meaningless words?  Some would have you believe. Consider “open” for a moment.
Open the Floodgates
At it’s most simple, “open” represents the flow of ideas that is suddenly … Continue reading

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Newtown’s Other Victim and Terrorism

I’m charging boldly into uncomfortable territory today: I’m going to relate the school massacre in Newtown to the rise in terrorism globally.  I’m going to be looking at it from the perspective of the terrorist/shooter as a victim.  There are … Continue reading

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Harper Passes a Loonie, Fools Nobody

I have made no secret of my disdain for Steven Harper’s leadership.  It’s very unCanadian in that he seems to lead without compromise and without listening.  You could argue that this is a legitimate style of leadership in that it … Continue reading

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IFlop? Bad iPad3 reviews a significant first

I haven’t said much about all things Apple on my blog thus far… and maybe I should have.  The “curated” application experience has many hidden consumer pitfalls including loss of privacy, but loss of control over our own computer devices … Continue reading

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A Toronto Parking Ticket Wrong

I was out and about this week.  My journey found me somewhat “downtown” Toronto.  This particular incident found me near Yonge and Sheppard (in fact on a little street that runs north from Sheppard parallel to Yonge).  This is all … Continue reading

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