TEA & TWO SLICES: On Moral Romanticism And The Prick Cop With A Charming Accent

by Sean Orr | Oh, neo-liberalism, I love thee: Yahoo! Exclusive: B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix finds common ground with Stephen Harper. Usually you wait until you’re in office before making concessions to the Feds. Oh, and this isn’t an April Fools gag.

Speaking of gagging, the following video makes me ill (sort of like watching that Kevin Ware injury video over and over): Police Complaints Commission notified after Vancouver cop caught on video punching cyclist. On a side note, I’m pretty sure this is the same cop that harassed me during Occupy Vancouver. Don’t let his charming accent fool you. He’s just a prick.

All in the family: Sheila Orr, Christy Clark Apologist. Because I already got in trouble with my family during the 2005 election when I ran for MLA under the Green Party banner, (I called Auntie Sheila an obsequious fake), I’ll just let Alex G. Taskumis do the talking (he also goes after the Tyee for this ad hominem attack extraordinaire).

Elizabeth May takes on Parliamentary privilege: “We are not here as teams. The principle of Westminster parliamentary democracy is that we are here as representatives of our constituencies and our constituents. We are merely incidentally members of political parties”.

Shame: Racist Nanaimo Newspaper Letter Rebuttal: Educate Canadians To Be Knowledgeable Citizens. The letter itself is laughably archaic — a simple re-write of White Man’s Burden with a “concerned tax-payer” quill. I’d like to tie Don Olsen to a totem pole and read Guns, Germs, and Steel aloud to him in a bad Australian accent.

Toronto Man’s Burden: Homeless in the Downtown Eastside: Journey to the dark side of town. As long as this moral romanticism like this continues it will always be “the dark side of town”.

How NIMBY stupidity is stifling urban bars and restaurants—and blocking a major opportunity for small-business growth. Oh, weird. This happens in other cities too?

Bonus: Ancient Sumerian Origins of the Easter Story. Happy Ishtar!

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