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A selection of progressive bloggers form Saskatchewan
SaskTel Summer Invasion
Features wakeboarding, skateboarding, freestyle motocross, energy drink drinking, and other activities in Wascana Park. Action kicks off at noon today and Saturday, and culminates both nights with concerts that get going at 6 p.m. The c ... [read more]
Evening Aggregation: Farewell, Twinkie
1 U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS VIRGINIA SAME-SEX MARRIAGES Meanwhile, Florida struck down its gay marriage ban for the fifth time since mid-July. The ruling is stayed — no marriages yet — but out of state marriages will now be recognized. ... [read more]
Federal documents show Harper's Conservatives are thwarting scientists' efforts to keep Canadians informed on Arctic ice levels
Federal scientists who keep a close eye on the Arctic ice would like to routinely brief Canadians about extraordinary events unfolding in the North. But newly released federal documents show the Harper government has been thwarting t ... [read more]
My Super Secret Revealed
“Hey Dechene, you ain’t been writing so much lately. Ain’t seen you on the blog. Something up?” Indeed there is. I’m outta here. Yep, I’m moving. To goddamn Malta. That’s a small island nation in the Mediterranean, close to Sicily, that ... [read more]
Thursday Morning Links
This and that for your Thursday reading. [read more]
What Happens When Governments Invent Their Own Reality
The psychotic nature of the Harper government reminds me of a joke that floated around Soviet Russia during the 1970s. The Ministry of Finance was looking to hire an economist, and they interviewed several people for the position. A Com ... [read more]
2014 Summer Jam
On Friday Aug. 22 the Regina-based film troupe Split the Bill is holding, in the immortal words of American theatre impresario Ed Sullivan, “a really big shew”. The troupe has done something similar twice in the last few years, if I’m n ... [read more]
Jaywalking in Ferguson
I found this report on Daily Kos to be shocking and horrifyingFerguson makes 2.6 million dollars a year from court fees. In 2013, the court "disposed of 24,532 warrants and 12,018 cases, or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household." ... [read more]
Are You Smarter Than A Toddler - Week 9 Picks
Here are the Prophet family picks for week 9 [read more]
Doesn't Canada's official languages commissioner have better things to do than investigate John Baird’s tweets? [read more]
Wednesday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. [read more]
Cinema Under The Stars
Tonight the final installment in the 2014 summer movie series Cinema Under the Stars goes in Victoria Park. From what I’ve seen of the previous six screenings that have been held, crowds have been pretty decent. With each passing week, ... [read more]
Today's flying pigs
Flying pigs were in the news today. [read more]
Tuesday Night Cat Blogging
Cats in motion. [read more]
Police Violence Rages in Ferguson, MO
The out-of-control police response to protests against the killing of Michael Brown in a St. Louis, MO suburb, continues. Our reporter @rdevro was shot with rubber bullets/beanbags by police last night, spent night in jail. Is due to be ... [read more]
Tuesday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading. [read more]
Why don't they have a protocol for an officer-involved shooting?
One of the many things I don't understand about the Ferguson police department is why they apparently do not have a protocol for dealing with any shooting in which an officer is involved. It is a routine in Canada when an officer shoot ... [read more]
Camping Royale
In May 2012, you’ll perhaps recall, the touring dance/theatre company Corpus was in Regina to perform a couple of works in Victoria Park. One revolved around a shepherd tending a flock of sheep and protecting them from a ravenous wolf, ... [read more]
Monday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material to start your week. [read more]
Monday Morning Sentimonies: Fourth Straight Win
Riders 16 - Als 11 [read more]
The Slocan Ramblers
Based in Toronto, the Slocan Ramblers have been plying their trade as a bluegrass band since 2009. In 2012, they released an album called Shaking Down the Acorns.  Judging by their website,  they’ve been busy on the festival circuit thi ... [read more]
Back on the Horse
It has been awhile. [read more]
On permanent campaigners
Plenty of people have pointed out other pieces of Paul Wells' interview with Justin Trudeau. But one exchange seems particularly telling in defining Trudeau's perception of leadership and politics: [read more]
Sunday Matinee: Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall passed away August 12th at the age of 89. Bacall had starred in some awesome classic films over the years and surprisingly I haven’t really ever gotten around to writing about them. Well here’s a couple of my favourites. B ... [read more]
Sunday Morning Links
This and that for your Sunday reading. [read more]
Regina Thunder vs. Saskatoon Hilltops
Today at Mosaic Stadium at 1 p.m. the Regina Thunder begin defence of their 2013 Canadian Junior Football League title with a game against their arch rivals the Saskatoon Hilltops. Last season, you’ll perhaps recall, the Thunder thwarte ... [read more]
Saturday Morning Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading. [read more]
Musical interlude
Dinka - Elements (EDX Remix) [read more]
The Ballad of #MikeBrown
a young Dylan would've written a song: THE BALLAD OF MICHAEL BROWN. #Ferguson— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) August 15, 2014 If you go to Quik Trip You’d better take your gun, Cause the boys in blue will get you, That’s how things are don ... [read more]
Ferguson police shoot Brown in the back again
So six days after the shooting, Ferguson police suddenly decide that Michael Brown was a suspect in a robbery? The cynicism of this ploy is incredible. [read more]