Monthly Archives: April 2012

Liblogs – Minus One (Updated)

Hey, did you notice that Liblogs got a cool new make-over recently?

Almost a year after he went down in flames (sadly, along with most of the party) and then, almost exactly as the Conservative attack machine had predicted, immediately hightailed it back to a cozy academic sinecure at Harvard the University of Toronto’s Massey College, the operatives behind Liblogs finally got around to ditching the old banner featuring Michael Ignatieff. More than a little late getting around to that bothersome detail some might say, but hey, a good thing nonetheless. And more than that, the site now has a bunch of cool new features and lots of social media playfulness. Hooray!

One thing you WON’T find on the “new and improved” Liblogs site though is yours truly. Seems, I got kicked to the curb in their renovation. Imagine that! But not to worry… there is a close approximation in “Red Writing” whose Twitterish looking site apologetically states, “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.”

Go figure.

Update: Reinstated! Thanks to Steve V. for the quick fix.

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“This Will Always Be So” (Or Not)

Some readers may recall a post from a little while back featuring Richard Dawkins appearing on MSNBC’s weekend “Up” program where he floated the provocative idea of taking politicians to task for some of their kooky religious beliefs… Well, guess what? It seems that someone did precisely that the other day at one of Mitt Romney’s “town hall” events…

Asked if it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black woman, needless to say, being the gutless douchebag he is, Romney reacted to the question as if he’d just been tossed a red hot BBQ charcoal. “No” was his emphatic response before quickly turning to the other side of the crowd for a more scripted inquiry.

But wait, how can that be?
Evidently, the God-inspired, yet indisputably racist proclamations of the Mormon religion’s “second prophet” (you know, following the grifter with the magic top hat) are currently null and void. That whole thing Brigham Young declared about “the penalty, under the law of God” as regards to whites conjugating with blacks being “death on the spot”… Well, not so much now, I guess.

I think we may well have a better insight into why Mitt Romney is, as one of his former rivals memorably said, such a “well-lubricated weathervane.” Seems Dawkins may have been onto something here after all when it comes to better understanding a political candidate’s mindset via their religious beliefs.

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Parliamentary Fight Club

Irrespective of the supposedly worthy fundraising cause involved, what an utterly bizarre and unseemly event this past weekend’s charity boxing match was. Hard to believe that we’ve actually sunk lower by a quantum measure of absurdity in comparison to our American friends – can you imagine two members of Congress showing off their “tats” and battling it out in the ring?

Poor Ezra Levant; it must really chapped the insufferable little toad’s backside that not only didn’t the Liberals’ pretentious “shiny pony” get flattened in the first round, but actually managed to withstand Senator Brazeau’s initial hammering and eventually best the odds-on favourite Conservative with a TKO in the third round.

As much as I’m completely appalled by the event, I have to admit to whimsically considering that more such brawls might perhaps be a worthwhile replacement for the shrill and mostly pointless haranguing of Question Period. Hmmm… I wonder if Pierre Polievre has tats?

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