Archive for June, 2011

Make that derangement, not discontent

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

It’s not every day you read a sharply prescient opinion piece in the morning paper – in fact ¬†you hardly ever do – but Tasha Kheiriddin wrote one last week. Her article described how the Harper government can look forward to a stream of protests – primarily spurred, fuelled and manned by labour unions. Her [...]

Youth wing wrong

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I was going to post a blog today where I actually agree with Tasha Kheiriddin, but that will have to wait for another day. As someone who established the “Reform tradition” of youth politics – and I won’t say which other prominent Conservative was instrumental in this – I must argue as strongly as ever [...]

“Fracking” error

Monday, June 6th, 2011

In the interest of honest science I need to correct what I wrote last about the propagation of fractures in deep rock formations resulting from hydraulic fracturing. Thanks to friend of the blog Dan P. for this data. According to Dan’s work and study of the literature, which I find compelling enough to quote, “all [...]

Adverb trouble

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

“How would you be affected if Canada finally legalized the sex trade?” – CBC’s Stephen Puddicombe interviewing a “sex-trade worker” It’s a well known fact that journalists have no opinions and are simply stern, cold blooded reporters of fact. This is particularly true of CBC journalists. Their news editors are of course similarly Vulcanesque in [...]