Category Archives: News

Saturday Snap – Kids Protesting Cuts to Saskatchewan Public Libraries #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries

Since the Saskatchewan Provincial Budget was announced last week, it’s pretty amazing to see the groundswell of protest at some of the most egregious and harmful cuts, especially to the province’s historic, innovative and world renowned public library system. For example, one Facebook group that sprang up is quickly approaching 4000 members after less than a […]

Some Random Thoughts on #skbudget #skpoli

Brad Wall and his Sask Party buddies released their latest budget today and depending on the commentator you’re reading, it was either (borderline) cruel, cruel & unusual or a bloodbath. Some thoughts… Who goes through a massive resource boom and ends up raising PST?  If you said the NDP, you’d be brainwashed wrong.  That decision to […]

When Donald Trump Is The President, Should Canadians Travel To the United States?

I’ve seen a few debates on social media sites as well as some media articles about whether Canadians and other non-Americans should “boycott” the United States with our business and/or personal travel? Those who say we shouldn’t boycott, say that it will hurt ordinary Americans.  Or the non-Trump supporters need us more than ever.  Or […]

Music Monday – “Now why don’t you look down/To where your feet is planted/That U.S. soil that makes you take shit for granted/If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know/That where your feet are planted would be México”

I heard this song on the TV when we were in Mexico in 2003 and even without understanding (most of) the lyrics, it struck me as something very political and meaningful which has only become more relevant in light of Trump’s desire to build a border wall with Mexico. At the time, I jotted enough of the lyrics […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – NDP Future Looks Bright (October 2012)

In October 2012, during the Sask NDP Leadership race, I was able to attend a forum that happened at Arcola, Saskatchewan and which featured three of the four leadership candidates. At the time, only Trent Wotherspoon was an elected member of Parliament.  Now, Erin Weir is the MP for Regina-Lewvan and Ryan Meili is the […]

A Few Thoughts From #rally4sk #skpoli

I work in the north end but happened to have a couple meetings in the south end this afternoon so was able to swing by the big labour rally that was happening at the Legislative Building over the lunch hour to protest the Sask Party’s fiscal mismanagement and targeting of public service workers. Here’s a […]

Ten Random Things

Ryan Meili won the byelection in Saskatoon Meewasin and was sworn into the Legislature yesterday. In completely unrelated news, Brad Wall had a press conference today about wanting to cut public sector salaries by 3.5% while sounding like someone who knew he’s stuck around for one election too long and was about to tarnish what was […]

Friday Fun Link – Sean Spicer’s Alternative Alphabet

This is pretty funny, especially the one for “L” as that’s a word that our 3-year old has made up for herself as well!

The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives Is Deeper Than You Think

It might not be as simple as people consciously choosing which philosophies they prefer to follow – whether we’re liberal or conservative  might be part of our deeper psychology.   According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different—in their personalities and even their […]

Friday Fun Link – Bad Lip Reading (Inauguration Day)

I said I don’t want to be “all Trump, all the time” on this blog but he’s the gift that just keeps on giving (or infuriating – both of which are likely to make me post something!)