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.
Plastic almost always ends up as waste within a year or two of its production. We’re making too much of it also, at an increasing pace.
“Of the 8.3 billion metric tonnes of virgin plastics ever made, half was made just in the last 13 years,” Geyer said. “Between 2004 and 2015 we made as much plastic as we made between 1950 and 2004.”
It’s sick. The problem is accelerating. We need to ban plastic bags in grocery stores in Regina, as a local starting point to fight the problem.
This was in response to me, and countless others calling for him to denounce the hate site for its involvement in the Charlottesville Nazi attack.
Meanwhile one of the more ‘mainstream’ defenders and purveyors of Islamophobia writes this:
confront the intolerant and authoritarian forces of political Islam.
While the ISIS caliphate in Mosul is falling, a more domesticated form of Islamism is tragically taking root in countries like Turkey, Indonesia and even regions of the Philippines.
When glimmers of this agenda crop up in Europe and North America, politicians and the chattering classes do everything to accommodate its bigotry and little to denounce it.
The phonies and fakers. The scam artists and hustlers. The scumbags and racists.
If there’s a void, they’ll move to fill it.
Listen to him, using a Nazi rally and subsequent attack that killed and injured people, as an opportunity to make people more scared of Muslims. I guess he knows a thing or two about filling a void.
Speaking of voids, here’s a website to avoid: