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… that some members of the ReformCon caucus are regressive throwbacks to the 19th century.

I’m sure they prefer “their women” to stay in the kitchen too.



Yes, M 312 was voted down…

…but I do hope that constituents will remember the names of all of those MPs who voted YEA.

You can find out how your MP voted here.



Friday miscellany – where the f*** is spring edition

Good point made by the Edmonton Journal. Cut these young MPs like Ms. Brosseau some slack, please.

It’s not as if she’s the first -and certainly not the only surprised and ill-prepared candidate ever to find herself chosen by voters; even Albertans have sent the occasional MP to Ottawa that colleagues would prefer kept an initially low profile.

And yet, at 27, Brosseau has a unique opportunity in front of her, as do the many other newly minted, twentysomething MPs, to introduce fresh energy and ideas into a House of Commons grown fetid with petty, partisan and all-too-predictable old boy dialogue.

While the CPC and LPC rants about how much of a disaster these folks are going to be, the fact is that they are the democratically elected representatives of their ridings. They also, by signing on as candidates in the first place, consented to stand for public service. They, at the very least, should have some props thrown their way. And yes, maybe they will inject some life into the largely middle-aged white male private club that is the House of Commons.

Yeah, and yesterday’s “rally” by some anti-choice so-cons? Get used to it, Ottawa. We’re gonna see a lot more of this. And some of them are going to be even more fringe than these folks were. They gained some much more powerful friends on the Hill after the 2nd of May and will be using the next 4 years to push their agenda as forward as possible. Think of an anti-choice, pro-gun, anti-gay marriage, pro-capital punishment, anti pothead interest group!

And Mayor Watson? Bad move re: the declaration.

Ah. Apps on my iPhone 3 are crashing more and more. Built-in obsolescence is rearing its wasteful head. But ya ain’t getting me that easy, Mr. Jobs! I’m holding out till autumn even if it kills me!

Shout out to those folks who have been affected by the flooding in Québec and Manitoba. Hope you pull through this safe and sound.

Tony is coming! Tony is coming!! He’s gonna give the oil companies a good tongue lashing, he will. And Big Oil will cower! Yup.

Good luck to Shayne! If I have my times zones calculated correctly, the live show starts right about now! Good mo-jo coming your way!

Man, my allergies are bad this year! Reactine is making a fortune off me!

Finally, yeah. WTF! Where is Spring????


Rally against the right to choose. That’s “right”. As in r-i-g-h-t!

Doesn’t look like 12,000 to me! Maybe 4,000? Certainly not the turnout they had expected.

In any case, they had better have dispersed by the time I leave work. If they delay my bus going through the downtown, I’ll have some “choice” words for them!

The problem is going to be that now that they have a majority government in their corner, they are going to be emboldened to have more of these rallies.

Fine. That is their choice – just as it is a woman’s choice to decide what is best for her body!


U.S. christian fundamentalists happy as hell about Harpy… and the anti-CBC rants go on and on…

The Harperite social conservatives are crowing with glee over the Con’s refusal to recognize that access to inexpensive and safe abortions are key factors in maternal health. And so is the American anti-choice lobby.

“Under President Bush, we had the Mexico City policy, which prohibited exporting abortion. As you know, with President (Barack) Obama, he repealed that policy,” Janet Morana, founder of a pro-life group called Silent No More, told reporters in Ottawa on Thursday morning.

“And so we’re very pleased to see that Canada is taking that pro-life stance, meaning they’re not going to export dollars overseas for abortion.”

Stevo must be grinning from ear to ear with the news that the U.S. christian fundamentalists are in his corner!

Despite this, support for the DeceptiCons is staying rather stable according to the new EKOS poll.

What I can’t figger is WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEEPS??? I mean, who are those idiots are are saying to the pollsters that they would actually VOTE for Harper or one of his robot minions! I just don’t “get” that!

In other news, Cons are saying that the big bad ol’ MotherCorp is waging what they call a “faith war” against the ReformCons.

In a memo to supporters, the backroom operatives note that this is just the next step in the CBC’s “ongoing campaign against the Conservative Party.” At issue is a story about the rise of the right-wing religious groups and their connections to the Stephen Harper’s government that ran on The National last night.

The piece – which, as Tories armed with stopwatches note, ran “a full eight minutes in length” – was inspired by the release of a new book, The Armageddon Factor by journalist Marci McDonald, in which she investigates the right-wing religious movement in Canada and its ties to Stephen Harper and his government.

*Snicker* – “backroom operatives” I love that term. I wonder what they look like?

Yeah. Something like that, I would imagine. ‘Cept he needs to be wearing a crucifix and holding a stopwatch…

Anyhow, isn’t the CBC just stating the painfully obvious?

Of course the Reformatories are in bed with the religious right! Fundamentalists believe that an old guy with a beard lives in the clouds – ready to judge and smite all of we infidels! And really, does anyone with an IQ over 100 think that most of the Con caucus has the elementary intelligence to understand that believing in such things is about as legitimate as believing in leprechauns?

Of course not.

Stop the anti-CBC rants, Cons… outside of your wacko base of support in the west, you’re not going to gain much support because, well, most folks LIKE the CBC!