— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) February 15, 2018
— Saskboy (@saskboy) February 14, 2018
This was sent to me, and the person asked it be published anonymously:
Tonight while scrolling though Facebook I noticed a statement from you about the pipeline in BC. I am actually very disappointed to see you support it. We don’t need any more pipelines in this country, we need to invest in solar and wind energy, not more fossil fuels that are contributing to global warming. Up to this point I’ve thought very highly of you and thought that you represented me and Douglas Park very well. But now I am questioning myself and if I will be able to support you in the future. I know that we live in a province run by the oil industry, but I think that it is time that stops. Please stop supporting people who only care about lining their pockets and who don’t care about our environment and future.
After reading another NDP supporter or two’s facebook pages, this seems to be a common sentiment that Sarauer’s NDP have read the tea leaves wrong, and are chasing the people convinced by decades of propaganda that we need the oil industry to grow. Maybe there’s no other way to win in politics in oil-crazed Saskatchewan, but I prefer being honest, and working towards policies that might save civilization from the pollution crisis.
I’m kinda surprised they haven’t asked me to write for them. We need CBC, but we don’t need CBC to promote the status-quo, we need it to tell stories from all over Canada that won’t be heard without the public broadcaster putting the spotlight on people who are helping others.
And closer to home, a long time blogging and Twitter friend has been in the news, but I missed it. She was sexually assaulted by another well known figure in the Saskatchewan Twitter & political sphere. She was then questioned inappropriately by Saskatoon Police about the assault.
Gerry Ritz makes his latest bid for the role of most disgraceful person who happened to be a Minister of the federal government, from Saskatchewan.
Anyone who has ever looked at Catherine McKenna’s tweets realizes that Tarsand Trolls all call her “Climate Barbie” as a personal insult because she’s a blond woman who they think is not smart.
The Minister is obviously smart, and should not face taunts about her appearance, especially from another MP like Ritz. His cheese slipped off his cracker long ago, clearly.
The eclipse today was visible from Regina, but not the totality available to Americans in many states.
I made a projector that worked well:
ADDED: Here’s 2012’s annular eclipse in Regina.