Also, Goodbye Peter MacKay:
Good news everyone! Peter MacKay or Conservative polling indicated that MacKay wouldn’t have held his seat! And/Or he’s got a cushy private job lined up with a bank.
And I wish Peter MacKay the success Jim Prentice enjoyed after leaving the effing Federal Cabinet.
Marco thinks MacKay will run for Conservative leader when Harper leaves after the election. We’ll see, I guess.
When I read about the $9 computer on Crash Bang Labs’ Facebook page, I was ready to help kick start that CHIP. But I got to the payment screen when the shipping amount came up. How much could it cost I’d thought to ship a computer smaller than a couple of AA batteries? I braced myself for an exorbitant $5. If I was American, I’d have that somewhat greedy option. No, the over-popular CHIP computer (shipping next year) comes to Canada and most of the world for $20US (19% more than CAD right now)! It’s literally twice as expensive to ship a damn computer you could fit into your mouth, or into a tiny bubble wrapped envelope, than the cost of the damn computer.
Considering I can get “free” shipping from China for a $5 item on Amazon, the $5 to ship this within the USA is a bit much already, nevermind the 4 times too costly $20 to here.
Yes, CHIP looks really cool, and would work for all sorts of projects and not suck power. It’s basically the next version of the OLPC One Laptop Per Child computer for which I spent $400, years ago to get one, and give one to a child in Mongolia. So why did I baulk at paying $29 for CHIP now? Because I’m cheap? Because I dislike consumerism and buying things just because they are trendy and cool? Because I have a smaller computer inside me already? I don’t know.
Last Alberta election it was the ridiculously wrong polling that was the news story.
Then the Wild Rose Party leader switched inexplicably to the PCs, and blew up her political chances in the next few decades. And then the polling was right (or led to the unexpected outcome) and the Alberta NDP are now a majority government.
The PC’s solution to relinquishing power for the first time in decades involves a lot of paper shredders to cover up corruption and make the job more difficult for the incoming NDP.
A friend of mine a couple weeks ago asked me if I’d heard was was going to happen in Alberta. I said no. He said, it’s going to be an NDP majority government. I was skeptical. The day of the election I guessed an NDP minority, at best.
The amount of wounded people talking of moving just because one non-violent political party replaced another, is seriously messed up.
A few closing thoughts on what was an amazing night on Twitter where no disaster took place, aside from the implosion of the PCs, and Prentice’s petulant, post-electoral resignation:
Acknowledging that an important feature in Saskatoon was constructed by the government, then bragging that construction of a future valued feature (a wind turbine) was avoided by the government instead of an opportunity seized upon, is a repugnant attitude. People like Sandra are not leaving a better world for our children, and Stephen Harper’s grand-daughter.
To welcome Soudas and Adams into their party after all of the years of their Liberal-bashing, proves that they aren’t a Big-Tent, but rather a Motel Room-for-rent.
“Dimitri Soudas arrives with a handful, maybe perhaps boxes full, of information,” Graham told CTV News Channel. “Soudas has a lot of secrets. He tells people that. He knows a lot. He knows what went on in the Prime Minister’s Office. He knows a lot more about Stephen Harper than perhaps many around him.”
The common Canadian would raise an eyebrow or two at this news, if they gave a rat’s ass what Soudas will supposedly do for the Liberals.
This guy was Harper-Fired. He’s not trustworthy.
And Eve Adams is a bad driver, or a “driver from Hill“.
“What would Stompin’ Tom say to this?”
Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s military time,
The camo’s out, let’s give a shout
They’re stopping every dime. Tension grows, & the fans are all insane, The jets roar, & Harper bores, it’s the good ol’ national shame.
Oh, the good ol’ national shame, it’s the best game you can change, and the best game you can change, is the good ol’ national shame.
I was fortunate to have seen Stompin’ Tom in 2002.
When a ‘night out with the boys and snake’ goes terribly wrong, you get an international disgrace.
This is why drinking isn’t allowed in public, it’s because of people with alcohol problems who get drunk, go to a fast food coffee place with their cans of Pilsner, and make trouble for the staff there while swearing as much as possible to make things even more awkward.
“Luke Apooch and Christopher Cook face charges of mischief, causing a disturbance”
“”Fuck the world”
October 23, 2014 :
“I should just go spend my winter in jail Lmao”
Luke Apooch yesterday:
“Maintain Luke, Maintain my Nigga”
I won’t pretend to understand Luke’s culture really well, but I don’t want he and his friends to decide how things are going to be in Tim Hortons either.