Tag Archives: economics

Live Blogging the Democratic Debate #demdebate

Here’s some random thoughts… I wish Bernie would be more explicit in making some points.  Don’t just mention that you’re 20 points up against Trump in head-to-head polls; compare that to how Hillary does against Trump.  Similarly, when they bring up her delegate count including super delegates, point out that these delegates changed to Obama […]

10 Reasons Hillary Clinton Should *Not* Be The Democratic Nominee #feelthebern #michiganprimary

It feels somewhat wrong and somehow right to post this list on International Women’s Day.  But as she does with so many other things, Hillary Clinton has made her gender an integral part of her campaign (which, in turn, has polarized female voters around the issue of gender) so is there a better time? For that reason, here’s my […]

Music Monday – “No more lyin’/No more empty talk/Feel the bern/The bern/Feel the heat in our lives”

Pretty self-explanatory… “Feel The Bern” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – World’s Biggest Tomato (April 2006)

When we lived in Ontario in 2006, Shea and I tried to get away to visit different nearby areas as often as we could. There’s been a lot of attention lately on French’s decision to start making ketchup in Canada using tomatoes from the Leamington, ON area after Heinz left the community high and dry in 2014. […]

A Super Long List of #SuperTuesday Random Thoughts

Well, not really.  Honestly, I don’t know what else to say other than this has easily been the craziest election campaign I have seen in my life (as foretold by the great movie, “Idocracy”!) Two outsider candidates are threatening the establishment insiders of both parties and the “Kang or Kodos” politics of barely distinguishable two-party candidates […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Is There A Giant Magnet Planted in the Street Outside Our House? (May 2012)

As hard as it is to believe, we’ve just had almost the same accident occur in the street in front of our house nearly four years apart. Four years ago in May, a hit & run driver smashed into our neighbour’s van which was parked on the street behind our car. His van was pushed into our […]

Some Random Thoughts on the US Primaries #feelthebern #notmeus #nhprimary #berniesanders

So I’ve been watching both the Democratic and Republican campaigns leading up to last week’s first caucus in Iowa and today’s first primary in New Hampshire very closely. In all honesty, I might even be more engaged in the US elections then I was in last fall’s Canadian ones! I think this is because the […]

Thoughts on my new iPhone

I consider myself pretty tech savvy so people were often surprised to hear/see that I was still using an iPhone 4S that I got in Fall 2011 as my smartphone. There’s a few reasons for this but the main one is that the phone still worked well enough for the most part and I’m not […]

Music Monday – “Right wingin’, Bitter clingin’, Guns and God Are Our Religion”

As a general rule, I don’t think you should mock your political opponents. But since these two yahoos are from the US, they’re technically not my opponents and I’m free to highlight their stupidity freely. In all seriousness, Sarah Palin’s recent endorsement of Donald Trump was mystifying. But is there method to her madness?  Is she […]

Friday Fun Link – The Cost of Living Everywhere in the World in a Single Awesome Graphic

Not sure if this is a “Fun” link but it captures something I’ve been thinking about a lot since our most recent trip to Cuba.