The saying goes that “there are no stupid questions”. I beg to disagree. When questions are asked insincerely – without intent to gain new knowledge – then those questions are stupid questions. More details on Canadian Atheist.
Paul Calandra, Conservative MP for Oak Ridges—Markham, has been parliamentary secretary to the PM since just . In that short time, he made a name for himself as a nasty, dissembling thug who would respond to questions with deflections, attacks, and general non-answers – it got so embarrassing the Conservatives even stopped letting him answer certain questions! Well, as the latest video shows, he still has some QP duties… and still has his own way of answering questions: the Paul Calandra way. Continue reading
Thanks to Edward Snowden, CSEC has been outed as just as underhanded and illegal as the US‘s NSA – spying on innocent Canadians in violation of both reason and their legal mandate. But taking a page from the NSA‘s defence when they were caught red-handed, CSEC claims what they were doing was not really spying, just mostly spying, because they were only collecting metadata about law-abiding Canadians, not data. Oh, so it’s just the metadata. That means it’s okay, right? Continue reading
So Canada Post is in the news cycle again – specifically, concerns that they’re phasing out door-to-door delivery of mail. That’s tragic, sure, but before you shed tears for Canada Post and blame the Internet for its current woes, let me give you a peek at the side of Canada Post that you don’t often hear about in the major news outlets. It may put the corporation’s current troubles in an entirely new light. Continue reading
Yesterday, Terry Firma of Friendly Atheist wrote a post about making certain forms of religious expression illegal. He was speaking theoretically, of course, but for Canadians – especially Québécois – this is not theoretical. Continue reading
So I just posted about the idiotic comments made by CBC News “commentator” Kevin O’Leary, and the viral fallout that’s lead to a petition for him to be fired, when – last night – there’s a segment on The Lang and O’Leary Exchange where they refer to the comments and the fallout (start around the 37:15 mark). Continue reading
From Canadian Atheist‘s Veronica via Godless Poutine, a poll that needs some fixin’. “Do you support public funding of Catholic schools?” At the moment the results are 60-39 for “yes”. Let’s set them straight.
I have a generally low opinion of most major news media. They’ve devolved to be more about “entertainment” than “news” or – one could only dream – “journalism”. CBC News is not one of the worst, but their record is not great. But if there is a single blight on that network that brings the whole thing to shame, it has to be “commentator” Kevin O’Leary. Continue reading