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March, 2014

March 30, 2014
9:53 am

March 29, 2014
10:42 am

Early Adopters

March 28, 2014
7:55 pm

What Fairness Means

March 28, 2014
5:16 pm

These guys are GOOD!

March 28, 2014
3:20 pm

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

Congratulations on making it through the week. Kick your shoes off.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

Take it from an old man. Gotta Stay Young, kiddies.

March 28, 2014
12:07 pm

Ralph talks about C-30

March 27, 2014
10:22 am

This is a Generic Brand Video

March 27, 2014
9:08 am

Rick's rant on income splitting

March 26, 2014
3:22 pm

An open letter to my MP


March 26, 2014
1:59 pm

Income Splitting

March 26, 2014
1:16 pm

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

March 25, 2014
5:43 pm

Children in Chains

What we can do about this, I don't know.

But watch. And remember.

March 24, 2014
1:13 pm

What every Twitter war looks like, ever

What every Twitter war looks like, ever: via @Justin_Ling @stillgray cc @iboudreau btw, merci for PSA tweets on MH.

— deBeauxOs (@deBeauxOs1) March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014
12:01 pm

Ukraine Crisis - what you're not being told

March 24, 2014
10:11 am

The Harper Salute

h/t Michael de Adder

March 23, 2014
10:49 am

Sunday Morning Services for Slackers

March 23, 2014
8:50 am

Tweet of the day

March 21, 2014
3:34 pm

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies.

Everybody Dance Now.


Okay, then, how about THIS!

March 21, 2014
3:12 pm

Dog Photobomb of the Day

March 20, 2014
5:55 pm


March 19, 2014
8:33 pm

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

TCS - Robot Heart: Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana (covered by Kawehi) from Kawehi on Vimeo.

March 18, 2014
6:08 pm


h/t Karen

March 18, 2014
5:45 pm

What we're reading

March 18, 2014
3:59 pm

"Prison is an expensive way to make bad people worse"

"Champions of harsher justice measures in the Harper government would have us believe that longer sentences are a win-win-win: for victims, for safe streets and for future victims. To that end, the government enacted a number of mandatory minimum sentences - which almost always involves incarceration - in the belief that Canada's judiciary are too lenient.


The results show either no effect or higher rates of re-offending in jurisdictions with mandatory sentencing compared to non-prison options. Put another way: focusing on the high quality research into deterrence-based sentencing - most of it conducted in an environment as close to random assignment as social scientists ever enjoy - leads to the conclusion that there is either no deterrent effect or, ironically, that deterrence-based sentencing leads, in practice, to higher rates of re-offending when compared with non-prison alternatives."

The rest - chapter and verse - here: The irrationality, ineffectiveness and costs of the Harper crime agenda

A reminder: The Authoritarians - a.k.a. "Harper's base" - are always the first in line to form a posse.

March 17, 2014
6:53 pm

Your tax dollars at work

Annual cost for Harper's RCMP security detail has doubled to $19.6 million since he became PM in 2006

March 17, 2014
5:39 pm

No caption or comment required

March 17, 2014
10:10 am

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here's to a long life & a merry one.
A quick death & an easy one.
A pretty girl & an honest one.
A cold pint & another one!


h/t @MattDuniganTSN

March 15, 2014
2:05 pm

Maysoon Zayid

March 14, 2014
4:05 pm

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

Friday night. Go have some fun. Do it now, while you're young and beautiful.

March 13, 2014
3:13 pm

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

March 12, 2014
10:00 am

Rick's Rant

March 12, 2014
9:57 am

The Shock of Recognition

Particularly horrifying when looking in the mirror.

March 8, 2014
8:47 am

International Women's Day

Tweets of the day:

March 7, 2014
4:59 pm

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

It's the weekend, kiddies. Make a joyful sound.

h/t Rev. Paperboy (@revpaperboy)

March 7, 2014
4:46 pm

How Tory Electoral Reform Would Cast Out Voters

Voting Chief: Elections Act Changes 'Would Not Serve Canadians Well'

March 7, 2014
4:22 pm

Pants on fire

You DO understand this, my conservative friends, right?

Author of report touted by Poilievre contradicts minister on voter fraud

March 7, 2014
10:53 am

Dog Photobomb of the Day

Roo used to do this.

March 6, 2014
9:23 pm


March 6, 2014
3:23 pm

Jess. In Memoriam.

March 6, 2014
11:48 am

Unconditional Love

h/t @rickygervais

March 6, 2014
9:00 am

Rick's Rant

March 5, 2014
8:24 pm


Way To Go, Harper. Way To Go, Ritz.

Way To Go, rural prairie provinces, who voted for these mouth-breathing evangelical ideologues.

I would say that you have made your beds, now lie in them, and too bad so sad. Except that it is ALL of us - all Saskatchewan residents, all Canadian citizens, who will have to pay for your greed, your selfishness, your short-sightedness.

We stand as living proof that politicians can't go too far wrong by appealing to the worst of human nature.

THEY are doing very well, by the way. It is the voters - and the non-voters - who suffer.

"First of all, it was the Harperites who moved with lightning speed to eliminate the single desk marketing authority of the Canadian Wheat Board, the legislated monopoly over western wheat and barley export sales that existed for nearly 80 years. One of the consequences of the dismantling of the single desk was the removal of the CWB's role in logistics - moving the $5 billion to $6 billion worth of grain produced in Western Canada every year to export markets.

But in their ideologically driven haste to bring "marketing freedom" to western farmers, the Harperites conveniently ignored the warnings of farmers, academics and the industry that such a wrenching change would require several years, if not decades, of transition."

Regina Leader-Post columnist Bruce Johnstone
The rest HERE.

March 4, 2014
3:46 pm

Yes, Prime Minister ...

. . . you lied.

March 3, 2014
12:11 pm

Mayerthorpe, 2005: In Memoriam

Lest we forget ...

March 1, 2014
5:29 pm

Tweet of the day

March 1, 2014
2:26 pm

What we're reading

March 1, 2014
11:56 am

Kitchen Piggies

Pigs in a blanket. Brought to you courtesy of Country Fun Petting Farm. Thanks, Ken & Shirley!

March 1, 2014
9:00 am

In like a lion ...

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