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Submitted by pale on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:57.
Standing up for your rights and the rights of all those that will come after, even if you think they are a bunch of socialist pinko commies for doing so.
Odd isn't it? Our forebearers fought so hard for living wages, better working hours and an end to child labour. They created a time in the 20th century which for so many was so lucrative. We had a fairly good standard of living, a thriving middle class, and were moving forward. Poverty was something we talked about wiping out, now the Government wants to sink us further into it. In fact many of the public support that very thing.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 15:57.
"Libertarian" Andrew Coyne.
He always strikes me as a status quo kinda dude however. And today's fest of hearing hisself talk is no exception.
He thinks it's OK to a certain gestational landmark? Then he is having squirmies about it?
So he wants to "debate" although this little circle jerk of Woodworth's has him a tad nervous....
Here's how this idea would work out:
Submitted by pale on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 10:35.
We have been working on a technical project for a couple weeks now. It's coming along nicely. We still have a wishlist of things to resolve, but we are hopeful that we will get more time to put towards this in the next days. And just to say very strongly, this is a massive GROUP project. I and L'hommevert, are just the techie geek wannabes that are trying to make the mechanism for it possible.
In the meanwhile, where do you find the best real progressive bloggers all on one page? People who may think as you do:
Submitted by pale on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 17:43.
A version of Blitzkrieg Bop from 1976.
We want the airwaves....
Just in that kinda mood.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 08:53.
When the Harper conservatives tell you something, one should always look at the complete opposite for the meaning.
But only the records they think are safe for them to release. Of course.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 14:15.
It always fascinates me when some pro "free market" types tell us that regulations are what kills business.
They tell us that it stifles innovation.
The free market is the hand of god they say. They want the government agencies that regulate food safety and medical, big pharma and the environmentalists to back off. They also insist that the companies will regulate in the best interest of the consumer. Or they will go broke. They say. But no one seems to pay all that much attention to the facts as usual. Follow me on a magical mystery tour of no regulation, deregulation and greed.
In the last couple years there have been theories about why the bees are disappearing.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 16:36.
I know. I didn't happen to see *direct* misogyny in the posts from a couple minor bloggers who stated they think it's a fine'ol idea to debate the rights of women in Canada.
I do see the passive mysoginistic result of their uneducated and so reasoooooooooonable screeds. They are deliberately missing the whole point of Woodworths "debate" or they don't give a hoot as it doesn't affect them? Not sure. They totally missed the facts about abortion in Canada. One who was defending them keeps spewing right wing myths in defense. Oblivious. No Grit there. Just mush.
A couple years back another male Prob blogger told me that he hoped for a Harper Mahjoritay so that people could learn their lesson.
When I pointed out that this (now current, and I was right) mahjoritay was going to be bad for women, he said....Wait for it. It's a doozy....
Women should just keep their legs closed for a few years.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 08:58.
Nope. Not a horror movie. Well, kind of. The current Governments plans for the rest of us, are the stuff that horror movies are made of.
I have a long story to tell. Pull up a chair. Sit down. Make sure you close your knees.
Harper has sworn, up and down. Sideways. That the abortion debate will not be opened again in Canada.
But his MP's, members of his party that he has such control over in everything else have other ideas.
It's time to pay up the debt to the religious right, the fanatics who have helped them get into power.
As many of you know, we have no abortion laws in Canada. And it has worked out very well over the last years.
We have a lower teen pregnancy rate because we haven't traveled into the abstinence only la la land.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 09:37.
I have been making these the last few weeks, and they all disappear within an hour.
When a banana reaches a stage where they are too ripe to eat I toss them in the freezer just as they are. They turn black, but thaw very quickly when needed. This is a very FAST recipe to make up.
Medium bowl in this order:
5 very ripe banana's, mashed until they are pretty smooth. Mix in the next one.....
1 cup brown or golden sugar, lightly packed. (whatever was on sale)
Mix well until smooth, and then add the following:
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
Submitted by pale on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 10:29.
The Harper Cons just backed away from banning them.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:09.
Yesterday, we were told by the "senate" that anyone who disagrees with the Harper and co agenda is "Evil" "anti-Canadian".
So that would be all environmental groups.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 12:59.
What do all of these items have in common?
But since we have kids, and really have no choice in the matter, I find myself there at least once a week.
Now, in my little town there is not too much choice of where to shop, and for a while I was going to the big evil conglomerate chain store, part of the massive Loblaws chain. It is them or the REALLY pricey store in town, or the IGA (Pronounced Igga) a few more KMS in the next community.
The large chain does have a few items I cannot get anywhere else. Few.
But in the last few years they have also cut out a lot of other items I buy regularly. Mostly baking stuff. The store is piled to the rafters with instant anything, but if you are seriously cooking from scratch or anything exotic, they are not the place to go.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 03/11/2012 - 11:40.
Catering to the uneducated, the ideologues and the tin foil hatters. Because in Coren-land, all is a Librul conspiracy meant to make the Conservatives look bad. And ADSCAM. Also.
Talk about personal responsibility. It's always someone elses fault in Conservaland.
If Coren hit you with his car, he would say it is the victims fault, and the victim would suddenly be some evul leftist out to get him. That's just the way he rolls.
But then the next day he would pretend that he never ever hit someone with his car. And someone in the Librul party once hit someone with a car, so it's ok even if he did. Also.
Facts do not matter these people, which has been obvious for many years to most of us. This current Conservative scandal is just indicitive of how far gone they are. They simply do not care.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 13:44.
Channeling the inner Stoopid from the Republicans in the US....
ARE YOU sick and tired of paying higher health care costs so these sluts can go and have as much sex as they want?
[he] goes before a TV audience
and essentially says the he must be paid to have sex, and what does that make him? It makes him a slut, right? It makes him a prostitute. He wants to be paid to have sex. He's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. He wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay him to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 10:12.
On twitter this morning, Steve at Far and wide makes the following observation:
I am not completely sure what portion he is surprised about, that 44% are seeing reality? (AMEN) Or that 36% are convinced that it's all ok. Nothing to see here. I think, his surprise was simply facetiousness....He ain't no rube.
But, we can see that the 36% who see nothing wrong, is close to the number who still support the Harpercons, according to a recent Nanos poll.
Parts of that same demographic spend hours freeping online polls and trumpeting the ensuing skewed results. Recall teh MASSIVE POLL?
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