January, 2014 Archive

Signs of intelligent life

Canada Post has problems… because it’s run by boneheads

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 […]

The Québec Charter of Values and secular weakness

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.

On the depths an asshole can go to

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 […]

Poll alert: Do you support public funding of Catholic schools?

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.

There is a buffoon on The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, and it ain’t Lang

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 […]

Good news for Canadian Atheist

I got some good news in my inbox today: Canadian Atheist seems to be on the mend. (In fact, by the time you read this, it might already be back up.) That’s certainly a bright spot in what’s been a rather rough week for me, on the personal front. It’s nothing anyone needs to worry […]

He called his father for help

Thanks to The Artichoke formerly known as JP, OK I like it.

13 year-old harassed for “Got land? Thank an Indian!” sweatshirt

I posted previously about the Saskatchewan girl who wore a sweatshirt to school with “Got land? Thank an Indian!” on it and found herself harassed by her teachers. Unlike previous, similar incidents, CBC news picked up the story, and it went national. Shortly after, word started to come down the pipe that the girl was […]

What Ryan Bell’s atheism experiment should really be about

The atheist world has been buzzing about the “experiment” being conducted by (former?) Pastor Ryan J. Bell, to – as he puts it – “try on” atheism for a year. Some have been positive about the idea, others not so much.