Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Monday, September 9, 2013

Keeping Busy in our Free Time - Week 123 - Sep 2-9

I can't believe this is a thing.  Stephen Harper's hockey book is out soon.  Obama's book on basketball to follow.  Then Americans heads will explode and the government will fall in a revolution.  Because that's what would generally happen if a population found out that their leader had written a book about a sport.  In his "free time".

Because nothing is more important than some Albertans guns getting temporarily taken away during a flood...I can't believe this is still a story.  Do these people think this is America?  We don't give a shit about your right to own a shotgun.

And here's what's wrong with North American drug laws.  What percentage of Canadians have admitted to marijuana use?  50, 60%?  More?  And that's just those who have admitted it.  So this lawyer is pointing out that under US law, 50-60% of Canadians (and probably more) are barred from entry into the US.  I have to go look this up.  Ahhhh...can't find anything.  10% active users though.

An interesting article in the Tyee about Republicans coming around to climate change, and some that are even proposing a carbon tax.  Interesting tidbit: "Heartland ran a billboard in Chicago comparing believers in global warming to Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber... called off future billboards featuring Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson and Fidel Castro"  Reminded me of a discussion the CBC had a few months ago with Bob Inglis - former Conservative Congressman who considers a carbon tax.

A sad article on the state of BC Hydro.  I don't know much about IPP producers.  But I have dealt with BC Hydro through Powersmart, where they pay industry millions of dollars to implement projects that will save them money.  By them, I mean the companies that take Hydro's money.  Not Hydro.

This article on life expectancy in Slate was very interesting.  But what I really took from it was this.  People are stupid.  Always have been.  Seems like we always will be.

I thought it was a rule that University students were required to march around campus doing stupid shit?  Fuck, we would have all been expelled had we actually been held accountable for what was coming out of our mouths back then.

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