"Do not go gentle into that good night. Blog, blog against the dying of the light"
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Festivus, and other great Christmas moments
Friday, December 17, 2021
Twas the night before a Covid Christmas!
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Sunday, December 05, 2021
Today's news: random funny stuff
I’m wearing this when I teach evolutionary medicine next week. pic.twitter.com/E2wCQyTs1u— Daniel Bolnick (@DanielBolnick) November 22, 2021
😂 True! 🇨🇦❄️🇨🇦❄️🇨🇦❄️🇨🇦 https://t.co/xgdoYTtc2n— Jacinthe Payant - Jane Goodall = Hero (@JacinthePayant) December 5, 2021
And here it is:
Here's how old I am: I was walking at a good pace toward a door today and I knew that door would slide open automatically as I approached and suddenly the "Get Smart" opening theme began to play in my head.— John Wing (@JohnWing5) December 1, 2021
FLASHBACK: In December 1975, NBC Television aired this episode of Saturday Night Live. pic.twitter.com/qZxOsyO75K— New Granada (@NewGranada1979) November 29, 2021
Live footage of the Revise and Resubmit process at an economics journal pic.twitter.com/9snLxE27pk— Khoa Vu (@KhoaVuUmn) November 28, 2021
🤣 This is fun to watch.— 👽 McSpocky™ 🗣🇺🇸🌊💉 #BuildBackBetter (@mcspocky) November 26, 2021
Have a smile! https://t.co/2Lo6TcOEyS
thinking of Him as black friday draws near🥴 pic.twitter.com/fSm4alVG6W— The Soviet Onion™ (they/them) (@ASovietOnion) November 23, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Today's News: peek-a-boo!
The parrot is making fun of him! 🤣🤣pic.twitter.com/98HUbWrkdP— Figen (@TheFigen) November 19, 2021
This one was fascinating. Click through and get the whole story:
They used to laugh and call him names.— Cory Papineau (@Iam_Canadian) November 15, 2021
Not anymore. pic.twitter.com/sYEGmlGKqb
I love this:
Saw some really neat behaviors a few years ago. A mountain chickadee taking advantage of an American red squirrel's efforts (a thread).— Jennifer Campbell-Smith, PhD 𓄿𓃥 (@drcampbellsmith) November 11, 2021
I spotted a mountain chickadee searching bark and flaking it off from the tree, with a lot of effort. pic.twitter.com/hiSQflk4ZI
A few more rhyming farewells:— Adam Sharp (@AdamCSharp) November 16, 2021
3. Tack och hej, leverpastej (Swedish) = thank you and goodbye, liver paté
2. Hasta luego, cara huevo (Spanish) = see you later, egg face
1. Hade på badet, din gamle sjokolade (Norwegian) = goodbye on the toilet, you old chocolate
I'm surprised how many Canadians don't know who the head of state is.— Stephen Punwasi 🌋 🚀 (@StephenPunwasi) November 17, 2021
Quick outline of Canada's government:
- The Queen (most powerful/Head of State)
- Galen Weston
- The Triads/Hells Angels/Mafia Alliance
- The Telecom Monopolies
- Abandoned oil wells
- The Prime Minister
‘It’s a familiar old photograph, but it can still move Justin Trudeau to tears.— Scum Chu (@AlbertaOtoole) November 21, 2021
The famous shot — Pierre Trudeau toting his young son like a football while an RCMP officer snaps a crisp salute at the prime minister was too much…’https://t.co/7sBav8Cpcv
I screenshot and texted this to my husband and got a line back. pic.twitter.com/dvxjb3arqO— Spooky Mantilla 👻 (@PunkyMantilla) November 2, 2021
We don't deserve dogs 😍 pic.twitter.com/crgYMcz8M8— The Feel Good Page ❤️ (@natureheel) November 5, 2021
This is the greatest thing ever. pic.twitter.com/aFWa46xeuh— jamie (@gnuman1979) January 26, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Today's news: when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!
John Cleese seems to have morphed into the angry establishment figure of ridicule he played in sketches.— Chris Kehoe (@MrKehoe79) November 13, 2021
We saw Cleese in person one summer about 10 years ago, when they held a Just For Laughs festival in Toronto.
John Cleese, Morrissey and JK Rowling walk into a bar.— raf (@rafaelshimunov) November 14, 2021
And the bartender says "the home for aging disappointments is across the street innit" https://t.co/Oqsr7xb2FE
Yep ... Understandable. Clapton cares nothing about others around him. https://t.co/WHQCeJGCxa— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby Calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) November 13, 2021
The next time Twitter decides to celebrate “A-Holes of Twitter Day” could someone please make sure I get the memo? My goodness - it’s vile and obnoxious out here today.— ᒪᗩᑎᑕᗴ 🏳️🌈 (@LanceUSA70) November 14, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
This the greatest Halloween decoration I’ve ever seen…. pic.twitter.com/V4G5kS5le0— Jordan🥴 (@Idontknowyoucuh) October 15, 2021
Give them something good to eat: Animals at the Chester Zoo enjoy some Halloween treats. pic.twitter.com/NA9iTmuYpn— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) October 28, 2021
💀 @Flash_Garrett arrived for today's Halloween game as the Grim Reaper with all QBs that he's sacked listed on his back 💪— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 31, 2021
(via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/s96oBBDNOv
Gurdeep is a true Canadian treasure:
This #Halloween chip shot was pumpkin spiced. 🎃— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) October 31, 2021
(Via TikTok/golfergirlem) pic.twitter.com/IERaYO7ixF
The Pulp Librarian offers the top 20 halloween-inspired pulp magazine covers:
Happy Halloween!— Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon (@GurdeepPandher) October 31, 2021
From the Yukon wilderness, I am forwarding Halloween joy, hope and positivity across Canada and beyond.
YouTube: https://t.co/7UZu7LDTpK pic.twitter.com/pGnBXP0qxK
And at no 1: Seven Footprints To Satan, by Abraham Merritt. Fantastic Novels Magazine, January 1949. pic.twitter.com/1dUoL6LNUZ— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) October 31, 2021
A tiny landscape painting on a pumpkin seed 🎃 pic.twitter.com/AAAEuMYG49— Katie 🌿 (@KatieBrooksArt) October 31, 2021
Every year, somebody takes it just a little too far:
Best pumpkin carving I’ve seen this year.— Lynn MacDonald-Matheson (@LynnMamaBear1) October 31, 2021
SAOR ALBA.🏴🏴🏴 pic.twitter.com/4fUlGspvqt
And of course, the greatest music video ever made:
So about that weird Gables police display https://t.co/UwqXrYlzLy— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) October 31, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Horses, fish, elephants, dogs ...
Next time, dogs own people.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) October 19, 2021
Some say vaccine mandates don't work.— Naheed Dosani (@NaheedD) October 21, 2021
But...Health workers who don't believe in science are leaving healthcare...And...Police officers who don't care about public safety are leaving policing.
Sounds like vaccine mandates work just fine. 👌🏾
It's getting disrespectful how long it takes for me to scroll to my birth year— Trey (@treydayway) October 16, 2021
October 17, 2021
My husband purchased a world map and then gave me a dart and said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where I’m taking you when this pandemic ends.”— Kate Wright 🧡 (@KatezRight) October 4, 2021
Turns out, we’re spending two weeks behind the fridge.
“Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? It’s almost never for them.” - Norm MacDonald.— Cannabis Farmer: Jim Belushi (@JimBelushi) September 15, 2021
Little yellow fish gets so excited whenever he sees this diver — watch him surprise her with a gift 💛 pic.twitter.com/nEByULlfRL— The Dodo (@dodo) October 24, 2021
Giant rescue horse finally gets to relax after working 20 years straight — and when the vet prescribes beer every day, he LOVES it 🍻 pic.twitter.com/U5D4Cm0cRd— The Dodo (@dodo) October 24, 2021
this dog owner spent $400 to find out why his dog was limping only to learn he was copying him out of sympathy— Humor And Animals (@humorandanimals) October 15, 2021
(jukin media) pic.twitter.com/lmhmtZu908
They did the mash. Thank you to giant pumpkin growers Larry Nelson and Jacob Baldridge for the gourd time! pic.twitter.com/cuNtwafIA0— Oregoth Boo (@OregonZoo) October 14, 2021
Room Rater PSA from Canada and @brittlestar. Just remember: THERE’S MORE GOOD. 10/10pic.twitter.com/fIANU1A9kH— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) October 23, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Today's News: truth
And truth here too:
#INDIGENOUS #TAIRP pic.twitter.com/SQozalLllB— Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) October 10, 2021
Not been guilted into going. This was the right step. The Chief of Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc said it right, actions speak Louder. And him coming on his son’s birthday is the Loudest Action. Grateful that Chief Rosanne Casimir lived streamed this closed event.— 🇨🇦Paqtasit Apsalqigwat👸🏼🤘🏼☘️🐓🍷 (@paqtasit) October 19, 2021
Breaking: Trudeau visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Nation ‘bittersweet’ after not attending National Day for Truth and Reconciliation via @globeandmail https://t.co/F5YIQ5nfo6 #cdnpoli— Kristy Kirkup (@kkirkup) October 18, 2021
And Halloween is coming up!
“Instead of talking about truth and reconciliation, people talked about me, and that’s on me,” Trudeau said. https://t.co/rIqOs2bOcd#cdnpoli— Kristy Kirkup (@kkirkup) October 18, 2021
October 19, 2021Meanwhile, here in Saskatchewan, our COVID situation is so bad - I cannotimagine the chaos and death in Saskatchewan hospitals right now -- and our premier Scott Moe is leading us by naming some guy in North Battleford as the director of Covid response, and immitating a deer in the headlights:
BREAKING - Sask Premier Scott Moe reached out to AMERICAN states for ICU help— G.T. Lem (@gtlem) October 19, 2021
BEFORE asking Justin Trudeau for helphttps://t.co/XwfF5wnBf0 #cdnpoli #covid19
I'd say "you've got to be fucking kidding me", but how shocking is anything these petty, corrupt bumblefucks do anymore? #skpoli— the 13 Ghosts of Carol Channing Tatum (@ThinWhiteDork) October 19, 2021
The *lethal* obstinacy in relation to working with the Federal government here is worthy of an actual trial here. https://t.co/sTZ2dTmtF0
Or, hear me out, Take The Fucking Actions that doctors and scientists are telling you are necessary to PREVENT so many people from needing ICU care in the first place.— Dr. Atul Kapur (@Kapur_AK) October 19, 2021
In other words, protect #skhealth instead of playing #skpoli on #covid19sk https://t.co/TVhCBPu0tw
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time for some funny stuff!
by @warandpeass pic.twitter.com/1tbcluicsM— WholesomeMemes (@WholesomeMeme) October 10, 2021
The perfect couples costume doesn't exi- pic.twitter.com/mte2U6EmVv— Momster (@my_name_here85) October 11, 2021
An ad by a bus company. Nice. 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/jkE3P6vlpE— Sami (the man) 🇨🇦 🏇 (@msnaydani) October 7, 2021
"why are you crying?"— clair without the "e" (@nastywomanatlaw) October 8, 2021
because bears sit and look at good views pic.twitter.com/cqaN0LJ4pF
The Japanese 🇯🇵 Puffer Fish is probably nature's greatest artist 🐟— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) October 9, 2021
To grab a female’s attention he creates something that defies belief 😲
All we need.. pic.twitter.com/0ut6Rnvlmj— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) October 9, 2021
Reading about white collar crime in the new yorker and this detail is just perfect https://t.co/Ou7ZV9Gbgg pic.twitter.com/ZE3pbMpLOY— erin griffith (@eringriffith) September 30, 2021
1 of the city high schools here was quite creative. They had plumbing issues, so once or twice every spring whe the weather got nice, in a scene right out of Fast Time At Ridgemont High they synchronized their watches & simultaneously flushed every toilet for an easy 2 day vacay.— Tom (@BigTontoLove) October 9, 2021
And this one was so sweet it broke twitter - it got 700K likes:
A bookshop door photographed in Canada 🦇 pic.twitter.com/MXxaCcAAji— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫s (@FabulousWeird) October 9, 2021
My Finances: pic.twitter.com/SasbwqAIRD— Andrew Hilary but spooky 👻 (@AndrewHilaryUS) October 8, 2021
New currencies pic.twitter.com/62G017wpKb— Ms Bay (@bahia_nacional) October 9, 2021
Watch this! https://t.co/ehAIlbbC9W— unsquare925🕷️🦂🐊🐉🇪🇺 (@unsquare925) October 9, 2021
Saturday, October 09, 2021
Why we need to hear The Story Of January 6
Here in a nutshell is The Story Of January 6 -- an impressive summary by Huff Post White House correspondent S.V. Date describing what happened in the Trump Insurrection:
I believe Americans have heard more in the last 9 months about the Biden dogs than they heard about the Trump insurrection.
Trump urges lawmakers to focus on the 'REAL insurrection' that 'took place on November 3' 🚨https://t.co/dRxT5Si6zM— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) October 7, 2021
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
We are all in this video pic.twitter.com/ZebenP2Aid— Washington Post TikTok Guy 🪑 (@davejorgenson) September 2, 2021
Monday, October 04, 2021
Today's News: Next year country
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was sitting in the dugout watching the BOS/WAS game. Sat for a few moments after the Devers HR, the walked up the tunnel. #bluejays— Ben Wagner (@benwag247) October 3, 2021
I think I stopped breathing for a minute when I read this! This would be every Blue Jays fan’s dream off season signing! Imagine a rotation of Stroman, Ray, Ryu, Manoah with this offence 🤮 Legit title contenders! #WeAreBlueJays https://t.co/2hqXXf3dQe— Jai Boyal (@Jaiboyal) October 4, 2021
Man, I feel for the @BlueJays right now. Praying the Nationals comeback in the 9th. Wanted to see that Canadian squad in the playoffs more than anything. Beyond bright future for them regardless! 🗣🇨🇦— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) October 3, 2021
Now that Trudeau has apologized to Chief Rosanne Casimir in Kamloops about not attending their ceremony on Sept 30, I think the Canadian media will stop talking about Tofino-gate or whatever we are calling it. Embarrassment is what I call it
Too bad about the Blue Jays missing the MLB playoffs. I’m sure it was Trudeau’s fault. /s— John Meadows (@JohnMeadows) October 4, 2021
In this life, there are those who love to obsess endlessly about “optics”, ie appearances.— David Hamer (@DavidHamer_1951) October 3, 2021
And then there are those who love to make progress on substance, ie reality.
Each to their own.#IStandWithTrudeau #cdnpoli #cdnmedia @JustinTrudeau
Some of today's funnier stuff too:
Interesting how many #CPC supporters DEFENDED Former Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer REFUSING to go Pride— G.T. Lem (@gtlem) October 2, 2021
Yet are now acting like Flesh Eating Zombies about Trudeau and Tofino#cdnpoli
it's the otters' island; as soon as they develop opposable thumbs we're done for https://t.co/3K8Vteammv— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) September 30, 2021
Watch until the end:
How come I get ten thousand spam emails a day but when it’s time to prove *I’m* not a robot I have to solve an entire goddamned highlights magazine— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) October 3, 2021
The end 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/uxsNHjMkE5— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) October 3, 2021
Friday, October 01, 2021
Today's news: So maybe next year our TRC Day will actually be about Truth & Reconciliation?
Does anyone else find it rather odd that the Trudeau in Tofino story is now on its second day? Ridiculous.
Join your mostly white media in making #TruthandReconciliationDay all about a white man. Couldn't fail harder if we tried.— #SHIFT (@TheGentYYC) October 1, 2021
Can the Globe & Mail, Global, CTV, Postmedia and the CBC at least donate all the revenue in sales they've generated from covering the Trudeau family Tofino trip to Indigenous community centers...— kris meloche (@krismeloche) October 1, 2021
Not too many stories today about TRC Day and survivors..
All about Trudeau.🤔
I can appreciate you being pissed at JT.I also appreciate that some First Nations people aren't.I'm white, a settler...respectful to know it's not my call. But I have to call out the disgusting media for appropriating the TRC Day for a self-serving, cynical purpose. I have to.— spicertoon63🇨🇦🎨 (@spicertoon63) October 2, 2021
I won't object to media outlets complaining American-style about PM Trudeau being away with his family on the Day for Truth and Reconciliation if they ever employed an Indigenous person in the newsroom before they were shamed into it. #cdnpoli— Heather Mallick (@HeatherMallick) October 1, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced September 30 as a National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. It's now a federal paid holiday. The Premiers of BC, AB, SK, ON, QC, NB & NL all chose not to recognize it as a paid holiday. But guess who the MSM has chosen to harass & demonize?— Janet Wagner (@janetwagner21) October 1, 2021
Here's what's wrong with Canadian media.— Christopher Byrne 🇨🇦 (@CBinVAN) September 30, 2021
I don't care if he rolls up his sleeves, takes a day off, wears funny socks, his hair, his beard etc.
I care about his policies. https://t.co/HULxQM8d7i
There are many other important things that Canadians to talk about:
@SportsCentre covers @eliankou & the National Day of Reconciliation while Canadian news chatters on about Trudeau in Tofino.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) October 1, 2021
What is wrong with this picture?
‘I think there is a growing body of reasonable people out there who are trying to figure out what to do… but… there is a group of very vocal, very influential people who hold significant positions of power who are working hard against reconciliation,' https://t.co/rCd91pIm6i— APTN News (@APTNNews) September 30, 2021
Through the summer and fall I manually converted the Truth and Reconciliation's summary report for e-readers with full accessibility markup. It was really important for me to read the report and I think everyone occupying these lands should too. https://t.co/8p7T1Tn0QC— Brendan B. (@distinctivename) September 30, 2021
'My hope is that it doesn’t end after today': Sixties Scoop survivor Marcel French says he hopes the sea of orange shirts and momentum from the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation continues. | @michellekarlenz https://t.co/BMCykRKCX2— APTN News (@APTNNews) October 1, 2021
BOOM! pic.twitter.com/NYb3I9f5sj— 🐕Sandy Girl🐕 (@SandyGirl4Him) September 30, 2021
An anti-masker in line behind me turned to a masked, elderly woman behind her and said, "why are you wearing a mask?" She replied, "so I won't catch whatever it is that makes you act like an idiot.”— Clay Nobles (@claypaulnobles) September 28, 2021
Go Jays! Here's the Blue Jays logo done by an Indigenous artist Kory Parkin who has other wonderful artworks as well.
This is a thing about which we can all be proud. https://t.co/pUdJUjoHJP— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) September 30, 2021
Found it!!! Artist Kory Parkin pic.twitter.com/Y8xoCTAfP5— spicertoon63🇨🇦🎨 (@spicertoon63) September 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Today's news: Truth and Reconciliation
Residential School Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation https://t.co/tdtjpVZxu2— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 26, 2021
Tomorrow, if you're Canadian and NOT Indigenous, instead of tweeting, maybe just retweet posts from Indigenous people without any comment, to amplify their voices.— Suresh Singaratnam🎼🎺 (@sureshtrumpet) September 29, 2021
Let Indigenous people share their frustrations, pain, and anger without trying to argue with them.
Orange Shirt Day is tomorrow. It was founded in 2013 by Phyllis Jack Webstad. In 1973 she had a new item of clothing, an orange shirt, taken from her on her first day at a residential school. She was 6 years old. #OrangeShirtDay #AbLeg pic.twitter.com/W8ZLqCgQXV— Richard Feehan (@FeehanRichard) September 29, 2021
Phyllis Webstad was 6 years old when her clothing was violently stripped away at SJM. Many of my family and community members went to, died or survived that genocide institution. I am here bc of survivors endurance of colonial persecution. Take heed. This is not a selfie moment.— Kim Senklip Harvey (@KimSenklip) September 29, 2021
The last #residentialschool closed in the nineties. The youngest residential school survivors are only in their thirties. Canada's genocide of Indigenous children isn't ancient history. #TruthAndReconciliation #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/YFky7QJeRp— Christian Big Eagle (@CreeWarrior2010) September 29, 2021
For 6,259 children And counting, that never made it home stolen by Residential Schools, I drum in a forbidden hallowed place to show the world that even individually - we can help in reconciliation.— angusandersen900 (@AndersenAngus) September 30, 2021
THIS was deemed taboo and evil, little did we know how evil these places were. pic.twitter.com/lNTOUav18D
WE, will Never let them Forget! WE, Demand Accountability n Justice for Our children. Mitakuye O'yasin! ❤️🤍🖤💛 #EveryChildMatters#LandBack pic.twitter.com/AENfj4XTu8— Ember Spotted Elk (@SpottedElk3) September 30, 2021
"It's a moment to reflect on the harms inflicted by colonialism and residential schools that were for a very long time out of sight and out of mind," said Stephanie Scott, executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. https://t.co/PlEKsOUdRG— CBC Indigenous (@CBCIndigenous) September 30, 2021
This is our first Truth and Reconciliation day. I will be listening, reading and hopefully learning. There are a couple of local events I will be attending with my mom - two old broads trying to learn new things.— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) September 30, 2021
non-Indigenous ppl who are getting a paid day off tomorrow: maybe consider donating the money you make to an Indigenous org or fundraiser— Cara McKenna (@CaraMcK) September 30, 2021
Today, the Federal Court of Canada upheld the #CHRT 2019 ruling ordering compensation for #FirstNations children and families.— AFN (@AFN_Updates) September 30, 2021
Read the bulletin for more information: https://t.co/q6Nv8NxeiP#EveryChildMatters
This is such good news, these two additional categories are huge. So many of my former foster siblings who are non-status would be eligible for Jordan’s Principle! https://t.co/4j1f1QdNcm— Ashley Dawn (@AshleyDawnBach) September 29, 2021
As Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, some businesses are finding ways to embrace reconciliation. https://t.co/DtMuKv2yuW— CBC Indigenous (@CBCIndigenous) September 30, 2021
“In April, Listuguj signed a five-year rights reconciliation agreement with Canada's Minister of Fisheries Bernadette Jordan and in August, the two sides came to terms on a licensed fall commercial lobster fishery.” https://t.co/a570lvht22— Russ Diabo (@RussDiabo) September 30, 2021
Tonight, on the eve of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, Winnipeg Jets players will wear special helmet decals displaying the Indigenized Jets logo designed by Indigenous artist Leticia Spence from Pimicikamak First Nation. pic.twitter.com/7b91PplaJT— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) September 30, 2021
An important thread:
"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."— 🪶Native Red Cloud🪶Mahpiya Luta 🪶5thGen🦬FM3⚡️🦉 (@Native3rd) September 30, 2021
Many non-Indigenous people will be acknowledging Orange Shirt Day for the first time this year.— S.A. Lawrence-Welch | ᐅᒐᓂᓴ (@LawrenceWelchNW) September 29, 2021
So I wanted to share a few important points / thoughts:
Today's news: Soothing the savage b(r)east
Trump’s handlers designated a White House official known as the “Music Man” to play him his favorite show tunes, including “Memory” from “Cats,” to pull him from the brink of rage, Grisham writes in her new memoir. @katierogers has the details. https://t.co/PQbuFMnFyB— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) September 28, 2021
This reminds me of one of the funniest revelations about Canada's own famously thin-skinned prime minister Stephen Harper -- this happened during the Prorogue crisis in 2008.
Between this and the Proud Boys being named after a song from Aladdin, musical theater is having a moment.— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 28, 2021
During the past week, while the nation wondered if the government would fall, junior Conservative staffers were ordered to be outside 24 Sussex Dr. by 6:15 in the morning. Their job was to stand there in the dark with the temperature well below zero and wait for the PM to appear. Their instructions were to applaud, wave and sing O Canada loudly as the motorcade pulled out of the gates and drove Stephen Harper to work.Mr. Harper, by all accounts, actually believed that the young people were there of their own accord and represented a groundswell of love and support for his actions. Staffers in the Prime Minister's Office know that he is easier to handle when being applauded and not questioned. This way, nobody has to suffer at the hands of the inconsolable bear.
People in Alberta and Saskatchewan are dying from COVID-19 at about quadruple the rate as people in the rest of Canada.— Robson Fletcher (@CBCFletch) September 27, 2021
(Data source: https://t.co/YE16bv8AtH) pic.twitter.com/U7GRmbFkkT
And Saskatchewan's health minister seems to have disappeared:
Because people not being able to go to the hospital or having necessary surgeries cancelled because ICUs have collapsed doesn’t punish also the vaccinated? FFS. https://t.co/FeawkdL8FN— Dale Smith (@journo_dale) September 27, 2021
But finally, here's some happy news:
Mr. Merriman will work from early in the morning until late in the evening," the spokesperson said. "He will make many calls and have many meetings." https://t.co/dNDB88hTM5— Cal Deobald (@calmudge0n) September 29, 2021
During the darkest days of the pandemic @GurdeepPandher cheered us up with his inspiring positivity, and helped us to keep going. So he richly deserves that YouTube tribute, and the grateful thanks of all of us. Way to go Gurdeep!! https://t.co/HRvnGorwQT— 🇨🇦 Simon 🏴 🌈🏂 (@montrealsimon) September 27, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Today's news: maybe the Jan 6 insurrection actually messed up the plan?
I have been saying for months that the FBI and the Justice Department should have been holding regular briefings to explain to the American people what happened on Jan 6.
This new interview by Powell is interesting. It suggests that the purpose of the insurrection was to DELAY the electoral college certification to give Alito time to intervene on this legal challenge. But, Powell says they didn’t anticipate Pelosi reconvening Congress that day. pic.twitter.com/HnmpcOci3Q— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 26, 2021
....Powell's interview "suggests that the purpose of the insurrection was to DELAY the electoral college certification to give [Justice Samuel Alito] time to intervene on this legal challenge. But, Powell says they didn't anticipate Pelosi reconvening Congress that day."Powell said that while then-President Donald Trump was inciting a riot at the Capitol, her team was filing a "12th Amendment constitutional challenge to the process the Congress was about to use.""Justice Alito was our circuit justice for that," she recalled. "And we were suing the vice president to follow the 12th Amendment as opposed to the Electoral College Act."Powell alleged that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned of the lawsuit and rushed to have Congress certify the election despite the ongoing attack on the U.S. Capitol."Everything broke loose and she really had to speed up reconvening Congress to get the vote going before Justice Alito might have issued an injunction to stop it all, which is what should have happened," the attorney said
If you think the insurrection ended on January 6, you are not paying attention.— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) September 26, 2021
Nothing like American owned, right wing media and their polls to reflect Canada. We just had an electionLiberals won, end of story.— Nancy Nicholls (@nisobel) September 25, 2021
COVID news keeps getting worse every day - more than a thousand new cases in Saskatchewan just this weekend. This is absolutely nuts - the anti-vaxxers are terrified of COVID but they're now trying to demonize doctors and nurses, and they're putting together "protocols" to breathe hydrogen peroxide and gargle iodine.
They just can't stand it that Trudeau won AGAIN! https://t.co/4Ad3dg2gzg— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) September 26, 2021
A quick thread:— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) September 24, 2021
⁰It’s hard to explain just how radicalized ivermectin and antivax Facebook groups have become in the last few weeks.
They’re now telling people who get COVID to avoid the ICU and treat themselves, often by nebulizing hydrogen peroxide.
So, how did we get here?
September 25, 2021
My brother was at the Saskatoon Symphony performance this weekend, and there was one anti-vax cellist playing out front for spare change, because she refused to get vaccinated - so now she is losing her career and all her friends, just because of anti-vax ignorant stubbornness.
Thank you to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra @SSOyxe for your leadership and commitment to keep our community safe! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/V25J7ZZQGT— Jennifer Bowes (@JBowes_SKNDP) September 9, 2021
Today I transferred an unvax Covid + patient to another hospital where her unvax Covid + husband is being treated so they could die together in the same room. Then had to tell their child about both parents likely pending demise. 😢— Dr. K.U. (@DrKU14) September 24, 2021
We hold your hands with our gloved ones. We smile with tired eyes under our goggles. We absorb your pain with heavy hearts beneath our gowns. We are tired and broken, from suffering and death that did not have to be. This was predictable and preventable. #FirebreakAB #ThankYiu— Chuck Wurster, MD (He/Him) (@ChuckWurster) September 27, 2021
Person in Regina hospital. Crying. Dying.— Dr. Alexander Wong (@awong37) September 26, 2021
"I should have had my shots. My wife had hers. She kept telling me to get mine. I'm going to die, aren't I?"
He spoke w/ family one last time before going to ICU. He told them he was so sorry.
He died 3 days later, alone.#COVID19SK
I agree with this too:
Please take this amazing remedy. Get vaccinated for those who love you. So that we do not have to break their hearts when we ask them,— Darren Markland (@drdagly) September 27, 2021
“What would he want us to do if we cannot cure him?”
If locking my 2X vaccinated ass down for a month buys a kid his cancer surgery, a grandmother her long awaited & desperately needed new hip, keeps one more immunocompromised person from dying from Covid, or allows a mom to get her transplanted liver,— Shawna Gawreluck (@ShawnaGofABPoli) September 27, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Today's news: great news X 2
With the timing of their release Beijing reveals what everyone knew: They had been political prisoners all along. https://t.co/N8FIUuD5Es— Micah Zenko (@MicahZenko) September 25, 2021
Justin Trudeau just saved the two Michaels. No doubt worked in it all through #Elxn44 while being attacked by ignorami across the #cdnpoli spectrum. Well done, Mr. Trudeau. Well done.— Matt Hopkins (@RealMattHopkins) September 25, 2021
We're finished with Meng Wanzhou too:
We’re sending Rex Murphy to China and Conrad Black to the US. China also gets the 2022 Leafs second round draft pick. #cdnpoli— Carlos. 🇨🇦 (@carlosstelmac) September 25, 2021
Second, the Canadian catholic bishops are stepping up to take responsibility for residential school abuse -- unfortunately this story has been overshadowed tonight by the Michaels news, but a really significant story overall:
And the next time the US tries to get Canada to arrest someone based on a stupid president's stupid whim, DON'T DO IT! https://t.co/rxk3tO0j36— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) September 25, 2021
Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for ‘grave abuses’ at residential schools, vow to raise funds for Indigenous efforts https://t.co/SXntfn6IKO— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 25, 2021
And now I'm thinking maybe Pope Francis was active behind the scenes:
Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land - Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops #cdnpoli https://t.co/Yc2BrMSPKD— Marc Miller (@MarcMillerVM) September 24, 2021
Its Corn Maze season, too:
BREAKING: Catholic Bishops of Canada hint they are working to have Pope Francis come to Canada.— Harrison Lowman (@harrisonlowman) September 24, 2021
"We pledge to work with the Holy See and our Indigenous partners on the possibility of a pastoral visit by the Pope to Canada as part of this healing journey" https://t.co/E9H83dZyDQ
There's nothing that people can't turn into an art form:
It's CORN MAZE SEASON!— Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) September 24, 2021
Check out the #SuperMarioBrothers maze at @SiegelsFarm in Lockport, IL. @WGNMorningNews @NintendoAmerica pic.twitter.com/xN6UaEUARg
That's one artistic leg day.https://t.co/8nlocnb65w— VICE (@VICE) September 24, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Today's news: frustration and sadness in our hospitals
COVID here in Saskatchewan is horrible, and I am deeply angry -- first, at the thousands of unvaccinated-by-choice who are to blame for this mess, and second, at the politicians who pandered to them.
Saskatchewan had 460 new cases of COVID-19 to report Thursday, along with 444 recoveries and seven deaths. There are 273 COVID patients in the province's hospitals, including 58 in ICUs.https://t.co/DYD2Too4Ws— 650 CKOM (@CKOMNews) September 23, 2021
#yqr cardiologist Dr. Andrea Lavoie and #yxe neurologist Dr. Brett Graham said anyone with emergencies will still receive the same care as always and should not hesitate to call 911.— Jason Warick (@WarickCBC) September 23, 2021
But hundreds, possibly thousands of others w non-critical needs will have to wait indefinitely.
Lavoie and Graham said health-care staff are working around the clock to provide the best care they can to all patients.— Jason Warick (@WarickCBC) September 23, 2021
But Lavoie said there is frustration and sadness as well, because none of this had to happen.
"It's been really demoralizing for health-care workers, knowing we're about to see what we are, and there was a way to avoid it."— Jason Warick (@WarickCBC) September 23, 2021
-#yqr #sask cardiologist Dr. Andrea Lavoie.
Our government walked us directly into this fire. Thank you @SaskParty for a great Saskatchewan Summer. You shameless, heartless cowardly ideologues.— Colin Hall (@yogicolin) September 23, 2021
Will anybody in this gutless party stand up and say “we were wrong?” https://t.co/eMDjeBHFjZ
Back to the election -- I think the final results in several of the seats that were too close to call on election night have been reported tonight, with the counting of mail-in ballots. But I haven't been able to find anything yet showing a summary of the final results -- the Liberals have picked up a couple of seats just tonight, I think, and the NDP seem to be up 2 in Alberta. I think the Liberals are totalling around 160 seats, but I'm not sure yet.
"Best summer ever" = "send in the troops Autumn" https://t.co/Zum5IA1s7C— Stephen Anderson (@SAndersonshpk) September 24, 2021
I saw this Frank Graves tweet tonight:
That is such a Conservative style explanation of why they lost. Too pathetic for words. Never once did JT launch a personal attack against O'Toole, but O'Toole got viciously personal against JT.— Mike Morris (@1MikeMorris) September 23, 2021
If I was purely mercenary (and I am part mercenary) I could have crafted a truly winning strategy for the CPC . Fortunately, for all that is good and wise, they would never call , and I would never answer .— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) September 24, 2021
"The NDP came close to a breakthrough, but we lost a ton of seats close" is an argument for Jagmeet needing to resign immediately, just FYI— Evan Scrimshaw (@EScrimshaw) September 23, 2021
In other news, each year the US Fish and Wildlife Service has an art competition and last year the Trumpers decided that all of the bird artists had to include hunters and guns in their artwork.
Racism in QC maybe a reason Jagmeet hasn’t caught on, but it doesn’t remotely explain why he’s been totally shut out of Toronto.— Ken Cunningham (@KenCunn77721220) September 23, 2021
He’s a likeable guy with no policy chops.
Another funny one:
"Several artists appear to be saying to the government: You want hunting scenes? We’ve got your hunting scenes right here."— Nicolas Gonzalez 🪶 (@NicoSGonzalez) September 22, 2021
As always, everyone should read the latest @AMcGlashen. https://t.co/nplF8FLXi5
This is a reasonable critique. https://t.co/UOQb6S95Gk— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 23, 2021
“Did you say Walk?” pic.twitter.com/0ijk7Bdhmp— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) September 23, 2021