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Submitted by pale on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 11:55.
We had such fun with that phrase just a few short months ago...
Canada's New Government. (TM)
The Harper Conservatives have been hammering that for 18 months now, and it seems that there are a lot of people that say its gotten irritating, many that thought it was wrong to use in the first place, and many that think it no longer applies.
It really struck me as a mistake of "branding". Our governments and political parties have brands. What shall their new one be? What inspiration shall they find?
.McDonald's: "I'm lovin it".
Stomach cramps I'm not lovin so much. Same with the Harper Conservatives in many ways.
Debeers: A diamond is forever.
No. Thats too depressing, and sounds rather like "el presidente for life." George Bush would like that one however.
Dial Soap: Aren't you glad you use dial ? Don't you wish everybody did?
Submitted by pale on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 10:16.
"Mr.Harper is a man who insists on hearing bad news immediately."
Or I guess you could call it a "tithe"?
I read this report this morning, and its making me shake my head, and giggle of course......
Submitted by Dr.Frink on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 20:40.
Moving is a bitch. Really. Alongside weddings, funerals, natural disasters and starting a new job packing up your belongings and uprooting from one location to another is one of the most stressful events in a person’s lifetime. Better emphasize ‘events’ plural. Most of us have likely dealt with multiple moves in a brief time span. I know I have, how 'bout you?
Sometimes, though, it’s simply a case of a bitch is moving. Make that a rather irritable bitch.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 07/23/2007 - 11:43.
Mitt Romney, who hopes to win the nomination as the Republican Presidential candidate, will do pretty much anything to win votes....
This guy has no shame. "Obama Osama" appeared on the real pic. Romney says he didn't look at what the sign said. OOPS. Better pay attention, it makes it look like you condone the message, now doesn't it?
Ontario Tory, does something good!
I like to give credit, where credit is due.
Now, can we do more for kids who are living in poverty and or abusive situations too?
Submitted by pale on Sun, 07/22/2007 - 10:53.
Errrr. ok well not quite.
We have the 5 star ratings up. Just werking on the hover message.
At the bottom of each story, Journal, and Bar and Grill post you may see 5 stars. (If you dont, get to the optometrist or check your Java. Not the drinkable variety)
Now, to keep stuff uniform: we have a ratings guide:
1) you suck
2) take off eh?
4) Great, or My Beverage is all over the monitor!
Have fun. General rule, as always: dont be an asshole.
Submitted by pale on Sat, 07/21/2007 - 11:00.
This is a bizarre time to be living in isnt it?
In the US, the country directly below us there is much speculation as to where this constitutional crisis will end up.
I’m a Canadian. OH Gawd! you may say, another friggin Canuck opening her mouth? Don’t they have like socialized medical care and don’t they apologize for like EVERYTHING?
A rogue government.
In the US they have taken control step by step. From getting a leader through appointment and invading a sovereign nation, to spying on their own citizens.
Submitted by Dr. Prole on Fri, 07/20/2007 - 09:25.
"The purpose of governments is to create the environment necessary for business to prosper...The NACC will help in that endeavor and the governments look to the private sector to tell them what needs to be done."
-U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez (summarized)speaking at the launch of the North American Competitiveness Council in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2006
The rumblings are getting a little louder in the blogosphere about something called the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). What's this latest acronym all about, you ask? According the the always trustworthy White House's SPP Myths vs Facts page, its benevolent goals, to the everlasting glory of the United States, Mexico, and Canada are:
Coordinate our security efforts to better protect U.S. citizens from terrorist threats and transnational crime and promote the safe and efficient movement of legitimate people and goods;
Submitted by pale on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 12:41.
This vid is Not Safe for work....Or small kids...or people who cant abide swearing....you have been Warned...
The thread in the previous post took on an interesting tone.
So I'm writing this, and filling it with linky goodness....I may be way off, but its an interesting theory......
It feels like the BC government is trying to turn a profit, off the backs of the taxpayers. They seem to be aspiring to a corporate model.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 07/17/2007 - 13:14.
In Canada you say? WTF?
Submitted by pale on Tue, 07/17/2007 - 11:48.
I was over at DKos earlier, and was looking at the latest offerings and controversy surrounding the hits by Bill O, the sleazy reporting, omission of facts...etc.
A conservative from "The other side" had written a diary.
When did politics start going down this road? Oh, sure. For many many years there has been the slandering from both sides during the heat of the campaign. Then it usually settled down when these people had to work together. Nothing gets done in the world by arguing and setting ones heels in just because..
We see it here in Canada more and more too. The Harper Governments nasty comments, accusations and Recycled Republican catchphrases.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 12:49.
On July 13, 2006 Israeli planes blew up a power plant in Lebanon. 15,000 tons of oil were released into the Ocean..
Submitted by Dr. Prole on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 09:26.
I'm still relatively new in Canada, so can someone tell me who this Peter Worthington is, and is he somehow as important as he thinks he is? I'm assuming he's a close buddy of Mister Black - make that "convicted felon" Mister Black. I'm also going to go way out on a limb and make the personal assumption that he's an elitist, sexist prig.
How on earth did I ever get that idea? I'm sure someone like Mister Worthington wonders how I get any ideas at all, what with my little working-class mind. Well, that would be from a column he wrote back in march where he verbally fellates convicted-felon Mister Black. In the same column, he disses my hometown, Chicago, and its citizens in the potential jury pool.
"God bless --and help -- their little intellects, but after two days of questioning, arguing and negotiating, a jury has been selected that will eventually decide the future of Conrad Black."
Submitted by pale on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 12:58.
The council of Canadians has an article up on their site that outlines how the Government is interfering in our rights as Canadians.....
Six Kilometeres away. And the day before, no one is allowed to assemble and talk about exactly what is going on.
Submitted by pale on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 11:52.
If you happened to come here, either through a google search, or a cross post one of us has done..First off, I would like to say: Welcome to A Creative Revolution.
We started this here blog thingy just over a week ago. Some parts are still in development, and we are going to be adding stuff in the near future. Building a blog from scratch is a learning experience. We still have some hair left, thats a good sign.
The platform we chose, Drupal, is very customizable and they tell me it's easier than Scoop.(Daily Kos is on a highly tweaked version of Scoop) But its open source and a labour of love mostly.
Here is a quickie tour of this site...sorry no 3-D visuals.
Submitted by pale on Fri, 07/13/2007 - 20:54.
Toronto Ontario, Canada.: A man was arrested for carrying 3.5 grams of marijuana, and subsequently used a new defense in court.
The judge….agreed…And then threw out the charges.
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