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A selection of progressive bloggers form Saskatchewan
New column day
Here, looking at the sad similarities between Regina and Detroit, and noting that the crucial step we should take to avoid the latter's humanitarian tragedy is to fund our commitments to workers and residents while we have the means to ... [read more]
Thursday Morning Links
This and that for your Thursday reading. [read more]
Living Pictures 5 Entry Deadline
Living Pictures  is a competition the Dunlop Art Gallery’s been holding for five years now where local artists and others with a bit of creative zip are invited to recreate famous art works as living tableaux. The example pictured above ... [read more]
Are You Smarter Than A Toddler - Week 5 Picks
Here are the Prophet family picks for week 5 [read more]
Wednesday Evening Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. [read more]
It’s Sorta Batman’s 75th Anniversary
Celebrations are afoot for the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in, um, May 1939… so wait, what? Well, never mind. For whatever reason today, DC Comics has declared today, July 23 to be Batman Day to celebrate three-quarter ... [read more]
Modest Mouse
Fronted by Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse got their start in Washington State in 1993. The band’s long been indie darlings, although they do have a bit of a spotty recording history. In 20 plus years, in fact, they’ve only released five full ... [read more]
Tuesday Night Cat Blogging
Expressive cats. [read more]
Mandatory Fun Time
It occurred to me today how ironic it is that Weird Al releases Mandatory Fun at the same time as I’m given a mandatory break from work for months. Today's cartoon in The @NewYorker http://t.co/uJZnYUNnRd— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July ... [read more]
Observations Of An Outsider
My annual Regina trip is in full swing.  Here is what I have discovered thus far. When the Riders have a bye week, people actually think of other things!  Normally, during my week-long July visit, I note Rider clothing adorning  19.2% o ... [read more]
Tuesday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading. [read more]
My tweets about Duffy
Today's Duffy news about the personal trainer and the makeup artist etc is just a gift to Twitter. Here's my contribution: I guess Duffy needed a fitness instructor because he wasn't fit to be in office! #duffyrimshot #cdnpoli — Cath ... [read more]
Bend Sinister
Based in Vancouver, this indie rock band has been through a town number of times over their roughly 13 year history. Tonight they’re playing a show at O’Hanlon’s Pub. For this gig, they’ll likely be featuring some tunes off their latest ... [read more]
Monday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. [read more]
Monday Morning Sentimonies: Mail It In Monday
I realize the quality of writing you've come to expect from this blog is not very high to begin with but today's post will likely not be even up to my low standards. Saturday night was Man in the Bush's stag so I'm not exactly in peak m ... [read more]
The Trial Of Louis Riel
Apparently, this is the second-longest running theatrical production in Canada. It’s entering its 48th season, and remaining dates in this years run at the MacKenzie Art Gallery include July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The pla ... [read more]
Surviving Death Going Well
My death and quick resurrection made it into the local newspaper on the front page. There will be a followup coming later too I think. [read more]
Sunday Matinee: The Terminator
1984 was a good year for movies. Not only are Ghostbusters, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Beverly Hills Cop celebrating their 30th anniversaries, so is a certain James Cameron classic. The Terminator. It’s 1984 and two indivi ... [read more]
Sunday Morning Links
Assorted content for your Sunday reading. [read more]
Five Alarm Funk
Tonight there’s a rare Sunday show at O’Hanlon’s Pub in downtown Regina. I’m not sure how that will mesh with their usual Trivia Night activities but I’m sure it’ll get figured out. And a crowd of at least ten is guaranteed. I know that ... [read more]
How Stephen Harper AND The Conservative Party LIE To You Every Day And The MSM Backs Up Their Bullshit ....
REGINA — So much of what many Canadians consider conventional wisdom is what Henry Ford used to call 'history': mostly bunk. [read more]
Saturday Morning Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading. [read more]
North American Indigenous Games
The first North American Indigenous Games were held in Edmonton in 1990. Since then, there’s been six other games held at various locations in North American. July 20-27, Regina is hosting the competition. You can read more on the NAIG ... [read more]
The catfight meme
Digby wants Elizabeth Warren to run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president because she wants to see: two intelligent, accomplished women stand for president and debate the issues Unfortunately, I think the ... [read more]
Musical interlude
Watchmen - All Uncovered [read more]
Friday Afternoon Kitty: The Synchronized Seven
H/T Everyone on Facebook. Have a good weekend! [read more]
Putin will be the loser
Yesterday Josh Marshall called the Malaysia Airlines disaster a game changer for Vladimir Putin: For months Putin has been playing with fire, making trouble and having it work mainly to his advantage. Certainly in the context of Russia ... [read more]
As Bad As Things Are For Mike Duffy ... They Look Even Worse For Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper, without public consultation or election, hand picked and anointed Mike Duffy to be a Canadian Senator. No matter what Mike Duffy did .. Stephen Harper committed the undemocratic actions that set this whole sorry mess in ... [read more]
Friday Morning Links
Assorted content to end your week. [read more]
What's Wrong With The Riders?
The question on everyone's minds and lips ever since the Riders dropped their second straight game has been "What is wrong with the Riders?" Since its the bye week I figured I'd take the opportunity to tackle this question. I also figur ... [read more]