On Sympathy for Alberta and the Kinds of People Who Complain About Public Art

Tea & Two Slices is a long-running news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran restaurant dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown. He is very aware of his privilege, so there’s really no need to remind him of it.

What a shitshow: Burnaby South Liberal candidate quits over her racial comments about NDP leader. I mean, the choice of words were poor but it’s not like it’s anywhere near as bad as the anti-trans candidate for the People’s Party, who is astonishingly polling at 8%.

Speaking of which, Canada is facing a growing threat from right-wing white supremacists and neo-Nazis: minister. OK, besides the fact that Canada was founded on white supremacy…but yeah.

Will 2019 be the year of white backlash in Canada? Ah yes, the fabled white minority under attack; their free speech threatened by political correctness…

 

Related: P.K. Subban’s Powerful Message To Young Hockey Player

Also in Burnaby: Svend Robinson expected to announce return to politics Tuesday. How long before the conservative media bring up the ring? Oh wait, the answer is zero seconds: Ex-NDP MP Svend Robinson attempting return to politics after ring theft derailed career in 2004.

Alberta Has Spent $23 Million Calling BC an Enemy of Canada. They aren’t talking about how we sent militarized police to arrest land defenders, poured billions into fracked gas, and violated UNDRIP over Site C are they? Because then I’d be like, “Oh, totally!”

No one should feel sorry for Alberta. Yes! “This idea of Alberta as this poor, woe begotten, economic basket-case is a myth, one that opposition politicians here like to trade on. But it’s a fairy tale”.

The one thing Alberta has on us though is… no rats: What’s being done to stop the rat infestation from spreading in Vancouver area. Maybe we can get the Soldiers of Odin on the case! They do those patrols anyway, so we might as well put them to work!

Is this some sort of astro-turf campaign? Canada Post worker caught not even attempting to deliver package (VIDEO). Er, you mean the guys you just recently forced back to work? Who fucking cares? You still got your package.

120-foot ladder gives rise to public art debate in Vancouver. I mean, fuck Westbank…but also, criticizing public art makes you look like a cretin.

Speaking of Westbank: Prices for new Oakridge Centre condos soar as high as $5.7 million.

Satire of the day: Hip Restaurant Plays Old School Hip-Hop Loved by Neighborhood’s Former Residents.

Bonus: A guy who makes role-playing games has criticised a map of New Orleans for being “unrealistic” and it’s gone viral.

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