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Submitted by pale on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 18:57.
I need 25 words for this to post. Gotta talk to the webmistress about this. <----
Submitted by pale on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 16:01.
Can you imagine?
Too bad that we do not know what he would be doing now.
And one of the best live performances ever.
If you have not seen the Google Doodle today, you need to go click on it. :)
Submitted by pale on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:12.
Words to live by.
Often it is snark, but those who are not snark challenged usually know the difference. Conservatives usually confuse my snark, because....well. They have no funny bones. "Getting" humour takes intelligence and the ability to extrapolate.
But as most bloggers and friends that know me will tell you?
Unlike some in the right wingo-sphere, I would also know when to STFU.
In the last days much has been said about the passing of Jack Layton, from tribute to just gawd-awful hatred.
The Globe and Mail waded in with what I thought was a very nice column . Tributes through social media, and the outpouring of grief that is most evident with candle vigils and gatherings across Canada.
And then they outed the other bunch.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:08.
I see so many of these kinds of horrendous things the last few years.....
I have never watched it, but I have read about Toddlers and Tiaras, where "moms" dress their little girls up in fishnets and full makeup. In one episode, the mother had her 2 1/2 year old wearing a gold outfit with conical bra, just like Madonna on her blonde ambition tour.
I can't even talk about how they were telling her to dance. If you really need to see it, click the vid. Do have a barf bucket ready just in case.
Submitted by pale on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 16:19.
As someone who has been critical of Jack in the past, I still cannot help but feel sad at the loss of our new opposition leader....A man who did love this country so much.
And there is something so wrong when someone passes away at such a young age.
Condolences to his family and all of his supporters and friends.
A blast from the past.
Jack Layton sings at the 2005 Gallery Dinner. You could always see his sense of humour coming through.
Submitted by pale on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 10:31.
If you feel that the Government of Canada's support for exporting Asbestos is wrong, and you support the work of Michaela Keyserlingk, whose husband passed away due to mesothelioma, and who is being threatened by the nasty Tory machine..... Please consider placing this satiric blog badge on one of your sidebars.
A few blogs have already shown their support;
Please let me know if you see anymore, or if you spot the badge! Like Alison says, sign this petition.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:02.
I have been watching the GOP Presidential contenders in the US with a lot of amusement.
The other thing I am finding fascinating/disturbing is Michele Bachmanns reaction to pretty much any question she wishes not to answer.
Ask her about past statements on Homosexuality;
It is like someone pulled a string, "I am running for the presidency of the United States".
Anderson Cooper on 360 last evening covered this phenonenon, with clips.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 10:08.
Back in 2009, the PM missed a fotoshoot that was taking place at the G20. All the world leaders were there, except Stephen Harper.
Maybe it was because he didn't like being slotted into the second row next to Angela Merkel?
Submitted by pale on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 09:16.
All this hoopla about Nycole Turmel and her connections to the bloc has me laughing.
Geeze, get a mirror Steve.
Submitted by pale on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 09:29.
How much is the press reporting when it comes to the protests that are sweeping the globe?
See, in the world of "democracy", that is something to broadcast. Cheer them on!
But when one looks at the rest of the world, there is also trouble brewing in other "democracies".
That, is something we cannot talk about. Because it threatens the chokehold of the corporate global movement towards privatization and ruination of human rights.
Uprisings must be isolated, so they do not spread through the sharing of ideas and legitimization of protest. Hard with that Internet thing one would suppose......
Submitted by pale on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 17:16.
Well, the world has been
Austerity is the word.
And here is someone who will explain why what the US and many other Governments are doing right now, is stoopid. (Love this man's accent.)
But yanno.....They will still get their campaign contributions. The corporations are going to get their money's worth.
So, stoopid is not the best word.
Submitted by pale on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 20:37.
We are now right in the middle of the class war. Feeling the potshots yet? The wage disparity, loss of job security and benefits, the shredding of the social safety nets?
If you are not?
Wait. It will come.
In the US this slow motion train wreck has been coming since before Reagan was elected. The election of Obama which was hailed by so many who were hoping that change was coming, has seemingly only enabled the GOP even further. The Democratic party has also shifted away from it's support of unions and working people in the last 30 years. They are now working for Wall Street, the moneyed interests.
Anti worker legislation, gutting public education and services, protecting the health insurance companies, corporate tax cuts, voter suppression......and much much more.
But for a real look at who is holding the strings, let me introduce you to ALEC.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 09:57.
Today's super amazing DRAMA!
Rupert's wife, JUMPS up to save him from the pile of Shhhi---aaaaaaaaaving cream!
You really cannot make this stuff up eh?
Followed by THIS video. Dedicated to ol' digger....Sitting in a pile of Shhhhi--aaaaaaaaaaaving cream......
Submitted by pale on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:41.
That line is from the resignation letter of Rebekah Brooks. One of Rupert Murdochs's most trusted hench-persons at News International.
Agenda: –noun, formally a plural of agendum, but usually used as a singular with plural -das or -da.
Openly stating that she believes that a corporate owned news chain should be setting any agenda at all.
And the "right reasons"? If she means only from the right, in that she was quite correct.
News International has changed English politics in the last few decades, and the public discourse of events has become more sordid, more sensational.
Chasing celebrities down in a fashion also adopted by the National Enquirer.
Submitted by pale on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 14:03.
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