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Submitted by pale on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:06.
So, every spring, the flowers start to bloom, the grass grows, the trees bud, and the host for the Canadian progressives Aggregator demands a massive sum of money to host us. (to me its massive, I'm thrift girl.)
This year, we had a whole swath of amazing contributions from the usual suspects, and some new ones! to allow me to pay the massive sum of money for the hosting.
But yanno.....When they also demanded a completely out of whack exchange rate for the Canadian dollars I have to offer, I said.....Naaaaaaaaaaaah. pale no play dat!
So after some investimagation ™, I found hosting at a much more reasonable rate, that is also pretty reliable.
Thanks to all those who added to the pot to make this possible. You know who you are and will be getting a pvt mail as well.
Rock on! Stop HARPER!
Submitted by pale on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:59.
I know, this is a soapbox I have been on for years.
Here is where I would say, "I told ya so!" and get some weird perverse pleasure at being right, but I am not feeling the joy.
So what is the Harper Gubbermint planning to do?
Submitted by pale on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:56.
So we are in the midst of having our elections act changed by the very party that have been under investigation for committing election fraud, the ones that have most likely been pulling the nasty stunts. Makes total sense, right?
They are changing it so that it will be harder for the people who are not rich or conservative, to actually vote.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:15.
So, how was your long sleep?
Wouldn't it be a good idea to pay attention to the man behind the curtain? he likes to watch.....
Submitted by pale on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:14.
So we are all probably pretty familiar with the new money. It's horrible to have to count a stack of it, very slow, and often has to be recounted as the buggas stick together.
If it gets folded up in a pocket or a wallet, the creases become almost permanent.
They will melt. It doesn't feel real to me anymore, but our money is just electrons with no valid tangible thing to back it up anyway. Debit cards, and now cash are just pieces of plastic. Worthless in so many ways.
But the amusing thing I have also noticed, is the makeover that all the dead PM's that appear on our bills seem to have gotten.
Laurier, looks 10-20 years younger. Side by side:
The collar is the same.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:44.
Wow. Not only are we bankrolling this expedition and the Harper and the Rocking Rabbi's Roadie tour, but we are being looped into supporting the Israeli government no matter what. They wanna bomb Iran? Apparently we do too!
Not in my name. Thanks very much. I'm more of a traditional Canadian, not the war monger sort at all.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:38.
“But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”
No. We cannot make people listen. That is most obvious after so many years of standing in the crowd yelling DANGER while providing AMPLE facts and data to support it.
As Dr Prole said the other day, they called us Cassandras.....
But, as we have learned over and over again, the Harper government is set on destroying what Canada was, and what it could be. Part of the methodology has been the death of knowledge, and the destruction of truth.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 21:40.
So I have a few items up for sale on Craigslist.
I got an email reply very early this morning, basically asking what the condition of the item is?
After several more mails the person said he was buying the item, and he would pay by paypal and arrange shipping with an "agent".
Nadda came from paypal, except some paypal spam. But to my inbox.
In my spam folder I found this:
Submitted by pale on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:04.
Well, every year here at ACR it is a tradition that a Christmas song gets subverted. (The inspiration is usually the news.) Why should this year be any different?
Dying in this Harper Wonderland.
The phone rings,
Gone away, are good wages,
If you have two kidney's you can sell one,
Not my job,
In the park the benches are all taken,
Work three jobs,
Owing in this Harper wonderland.
Submitted by pale on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 10:18.
Here is a still, from the Harper family production of 'A Christmas carol', with the ghost of Christmas present.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:00.
A repost from 2007, and 2008. Just to say that at this time of year, and especially this year with the economy still in the trench, there are children who need a "kitty" of their very own. -pale
kitty, in better days, before the stuffing came out.
Its that time of year again.
I call it the annual stressfest (otherwise known as Christmas.)
I bet you can tell by the title that this is probably not a political diary?
No, this is a diary about something entirely different.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 08:54.
*pale taps her black nails on the desk and thinks......*
Oh! Ya! Same gig from a couple years back....When anyone who protested proposed laws that invaded our privacy was labelled as a paedophile.
This is a regular occurrence with the Harper Government. When a bill fails (whether Through public outrage, or because the writ is dropped when Harper shuts down parliament) they bring it back with violins and boxes of kleenex.
I always think it's a "to do" list they must have posted at the PMO. They will push it through in any way they can.
My good friends at Dammit Janet have outlined what is going on. Dr Michael Geist has also looked at the new legislation being proposed.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 06:54.
Or, Happy Halloween.
It has been resurrected and once again graces our living room.
The gurlies and I put lights and pumpkins and cobwebs on it. A black cat is the "star."
Blessed Be, and may the next year be all that you need it to be.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:42.
Thhhhhhhhe Tories under the bus go thump thump thump, thump thump thump. thump thump thump,
the Tories under the bus go thump thump thump!
All over town!
Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe Media on the Bus goes Shhhhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhh Shhhhhhh, Shhhhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhh Shhhhhhh, Shhhhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhh Shhhhhhh,
The Media on the Bus goes Shhhhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhh Shhhhhhh,
and carries Harper's water!
Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe Harper on the Bus just deflects and fibs, deflects and fibs, deflects and fibs,
the Harper on the Bus just deflects and fibs,
To save his sorry hide!
The War room spins! and spins some more, spins some more, spins some more!
The War room spins! and spins some more
Submitted by pale on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 16:27.
I have said it before. I am a walkin' talkin' eating disorder.
I started purging and crash dieting at the age of 12. Fast forward a few years, and I found myself a size 22. At the moment I am a much smaller size, purely a reaction to stress. Just could not eat. Period.
So, I can give you the skinny, as it were, on how people act and react to my various sizes, it's an interesting thing actually.
When I was a larger lady, I always dressed fairly well, hair and makeup always done. Despite that, it became common to be treated as invisible. Lots of people offer dieting advice too, unasked for and unwanted and not always in a kindly way. But that is always a given, the holier than thou art types think they need to save you from yourself.
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