TEA & TWO SLICES: On Business As Usual, Harper Cowboy And Granville Beat Downs

by Sean Orr | Please remember the following headline every time you see our Prime Minister in a cowboy hat: Texas conservatives reject Harper’s crime plan. ‘Been there; done that; didn’t work,’ say Texas crime-fighters. What are you gonna do Harps? You gonna mess with Texas?

A country of Dryden’s values shifts to Cherry’s. Really? If I remember the last election correctly and look at what’s happening on the streets right now, that should say “is trying to” or maybe even “has failed to”.

I AM NOT MOVING. That was really moving. Unless of course your heart has turned into coal bitumen like this guy’s has. The Occupy Movement is an on-going process, as this Letter To The Occupy Together Movement recognizes: “Beware not only of the enemies. But also of false friends who are already working to dilute this process. In the same way you get coffee without caffeine, beer without alcohol, ice cream without fat, they will try to make this into a harmless moral protest”. It’s interesting, then, that the mayor’s ‘support’ comes with a caveat: Occupy Vancouver can continue if it remains peaceful. So the mega-rich like Warren Buffet can offer their support, but a guy that made a living from selling fresh, local, organic juice cannot? Politics as usual.

Why can’t we say that to the Granville Strip? You guys can stay if you remain peaceful: Shia LaBeouf reportedly gets beat up on Vancouver’s Granville Street. Politics as usual?

Allowing me to segue into the Tweet of the Day: “We’ve been sold to Glacer Media, effective Nov. 30. Work continues as usual”. The media landscape shifts again.

So which artistic collective will step up for Suzanne Anton and make a “WeBacktheMATHTEACHER.ca” website? Um, not any of them?

Bonus: This is just so zeitgeisty that I can hardly handle it: How I survived the BlackBerry Blackout – and you can, too. #OccupySilence!

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