Current happenings and commentary.

On Historical Erasure

On Historical Erasure
September 2, 2017 No Comments »

As Confederate monuments fall in the US, and Ontario school debate removing the name of Sir John A. Macdonald from elementary schools, I thought it would be a good time to talk about historical erasure. I have a special interest ... Read More »

Guns! Guns for everyone!

Guns! Guns for everyone!
October 2, 2015 3 Comments »

I’m no longer surprised by the usual suspects crawling out of the woodwork in the wake of a mass shooting, wanting to add more guns to the mix instead of taking away the ones that are causing the problem. I ... Read More »

Blame the victim

Blame the victim
December 13, 2013 Comments Off on Blame the victim

I appreciate the fact that our society is now having a good talk about the language used in rapes, whether it was “she was asking for it,” or “she shouldn’t have drunk so much.”  It’s a good conversation to have ... Read More »

California Supreme Court rules in favour of Prop 8

May 26, 2009 Comments Off on California Supreme Court rules in favour of Prop 8

It’s not like they had a choice – their ruling was limited to whether Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, constituted an amendment or a revision to the state’s constitution.  If it was a revision, it would require more legislative ... Read More »

Ridiculous ruling

April 8, 2009 Comments Off on Ridiculous ruling

A Quebec dad has now been slapped down twice by courts in that province for attempting to impose some discipline on his daughter.  In the first instance, his 12-yr-old daughter sued him (!) for grounding her from a Grade 6 ... Read More »

Human Rights strike again

February 26, 2009 2 Comments »

I’m not sure the article can be explained any simpler than this: Preop transsexual files grievance over request to join women-only gym; owner says he was still thinking about it. Two key quotes: Afroze Edwards, a spokeswoman for the Ontario ... Read More »

Canadian coup d’état

December 4, 2008 3 Comments »

So obviously, the big news in politics this week is the possibility that the government of Canada might be defeated on a confidence motion, possibly ushering in the first coalition government in over 90 years.  The fact that 114 Liberal ... Read More »


November 27, 2008 Comments Off on Cowardice

Cam shows once again why he’s master of the editorial cartoon: The post he wrote with the drawing is very good, too Read More »

There’s gotta be a better way

November 5, 2008 1 Comment »

So, we know Canada’s FPTP system is messed up – parties end up in charge based on a plurality, lacking even a simple majority.  This evening, it seemed to me that the American system is not an improvement.  Even with ... Read More »

Something happening today…

November 4, 2008 Comments Off on Something happening today…

I can’t quite recall what it is Read More »

Moon race

October 23, 2008 Comments Off on Moon race

First question: did anyone else not know that India had a space program, let alone one capable of launching an orbiter to the moon? Second question: is it just another example of outsourced work being less expensive when the NASA ... Read More »

Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

October 18, 2008 Comments Off on Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

Apologies for the title… I came across this article on the miserable failure of airport security to, in fact, secure anything…  The setup is so poorly thought-out and hole-ridden as to be virtually useless.  As the author of the article ... Read More »