Monthly Archives: September 2006

One silly card game

Hello, all you idiots. Ready to do some dumb Christmas shopping?
Oh dear. You don’t like being talked to that way? Then you’d best have a word with the Ontario government, which is poised to ban retail … Continue reading

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Gun bans benefit the violent criminal

Last week I thought it too soon to draw lessons from the shootings at Dawson College, the shock and grief too fresh. Now I want to try to draw them using old-fashioned “if/then” reasoning. I feel lonely on both counts.
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Nothing floats a boat like a good joke

Ahoy, me hearties. ’Tis almost talk like a pirate day. On Sept. 19, let’s all say Arrr!
Any lubbers not adequately conversant with this terminology (that means “Huh?”) can tack over to www.talklikeapirate.com/howto.html for a few pointers, … Continue reading

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Save us from windbag intellectuals

My colleague Susan Riley just returned from summer vacation dismayed that nothing had changed in Canadian politics. To be fair, we have sunk a few more inches into the mire, and at least we avoided sudden disaster. But our politics … Continue reading

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The real meaning of green

It wasn’t really my preference to see Elizabeth May defeat David Chernushenko as Green party leader. I’m not sure she has the right stuff. But as a deepish ecologist, I hope my fears prove unfounded.
I mean it. I’ve dined out … Continue reading

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