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13 years ago @ - Man wearing hijab robs... · 1 reply · +2 points

And pink hospital scrubs and Darth Vader masks:

13 years ago @ - The Year in Tony Clement · 7 replies · +12 points

After awhile, he came to recall the cartoon character who runs head long into his opponents out-stretched fist. He charged on, no matter how mystifying the policy or outraged the critics. Perhaps he enjoyed it all. Indeed, often times he seemed to be having some degree of fun. Maybe that seemed all the more odd. But then so too did his decision to continue wearing sideburns. There is sometimes simply no accounting for what drives a man.

This is brilliant. You've written some great stuff this year.

It seemed like the government adopting indefensible policies and said policies falling within Clement's responsibility were essentially coeval this past year. Probably co-evil too.

Why is that the case? Is Clement drawing the short-straw and just being a team player, or does he actually not care that he isn't able to defend his government's policies? I want some accounting for what drives this man.

13 years ago @ - Overrated in 2010: the... · 0 replies · +1 points

1) Polling between elections

2) HRCs as a draconian threat to free speech

3) The Conservatives' interest in pushing forward their crime agenda

4) University rankings

5) George Smitherman

13 years ago @ - The Commons: They are ... · 0 replies · +8 points

It rings in the ears whenever this House of Commons, full mostly of men dressed up in dark suits, fills with uproarious laughter over something that would not fit any accepted definition of funny.

That is a brilliant line.

13 years ago @ - And suddenly Ottawa di... · 0 replies · +1 points

Poetry! Ha! Who reads poetry?! What a nerd! In fact, who reads at all! Nerds!!

You tell'em Brent!

13 years ago @ - And suddenly Ottawa di... · 0 replies · +2 points

He may need to grow an ironic moustache too.

13 years ago @ - "What others can aspir... · 1 reply · +3 points

relative poverty doesn’t lock a student into poor school performance, which means it needn’t lock a young person out of a rewarding career.

Unless something else is locking them out of a rewarding career. We would need some evidence showing a low correlation between socio-economic background and future rewarding careers before we could reasonably believe it to be the case. That evidence may exist, but it isn't in this post.

13 years ago @ - What the boomers are l... · 0 replies · +10 points

I suspect increasing tuition fees might have something to do with it.

13 years ago @ - What the boomers are l... · 1 reply · +18 points

How can someone misunderstand an obvious and indisputable point so badly?

13 years ago @ - What the boomers are l... · 0 replies · +7 points

"Blame is an easy way to avoid taking ownership of problems"

Says the person who is avoiding taking ownership of the problems his generation has wrought by blaming the generation behind his.