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Monday, February 28, 2011

How thoughtless of me

A postscript to an earlier entry: in my haste to suggest that the Toronto Police were simply using the G20 as an excuse to lash out at anyone they deemed insufficiently abject, I neglected to provide any meaningful context.

Why this blog has the name it has

Check out this piece of jernamalism from CTV. Not only can they not tell Queen and Spadina from King and Bay – they juxtapose the Nathalie Des Rosiers interview with the same old same old footage of the burning police car, over and over.

G20, police wilding, and the Dawgmeister's Nazi-vision post

So I finished watching the fifth estate documentary about the G20 (kindly posted by Dr. Dawg), and now that the initial rush of rage has subsided, let's talk Godwin for a minute.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fantasy for a Saturday in February

Corporate oligarchic pieces of shit like the Kochs actually have to do their own dirty work ...

Toronto's brutal cops and their shit-for-brains enablers

Have you ever stewed about something for weeks, months on end, and never been able to put it into words? You keep turning it over and over again, picking at it like a scab, unable to leave it alone? And then someone comes along and crystallizes it in maybe two or three sentences?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Organized labour under attack, from Pinochet to Ford to Wisconsin

Sometimes the connections between history and current events aren't that easy to see. Sometimes, however, they're hard not to see – especially when they're framed in the context of the widening gap between haves and have-nots, the polarization of society between those who have power and those who do not, and the attendant implications for social cohesion and democratic governance.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moments of optimism on the Queen car

It's quite possible that I'm investing this with more significance than it really merits. What can I say – sometimes my inner drama queen needs to get out.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How Hitler would have dealt with Canadian ISPs

I'm not trying to go all Godwin here or anything, but maybe we need to re-evaluate old Adolf.

Seriously, I almost pissed myself laughing at this. This is fucking genius.

Monday, February 7, 2011