I just haven’t gotten around to posting a list of all the terrible shit Conservatives have been up to the last couple weeks. Between the fear-mongering, lying and refusal to offer any positive, uplifting vision for our country, there isn’t much to be hopeful about this election.
So here’s a witty little list of All The Things Harper Wants Us To Be Afraid Of.
The next two weeks are going to be a tough slog folks. Stay focused, and please vote on October 19.
Photo by Nadya Kwandibens
Dorthea Lange, Anne Leibovitz, Anders Petersen — I’m no professional, but for whatever reason I’m drawn to portraiture. A work colleague just turned me onto a talented Ojibwe photographer, Nadya Kwandibens. Her photo company Red Works Photography features a portfolio of colour and black and white (mostly) portraits. Her series, Concrete Indians, is as lonely and empowering as it is inspiring.
Kwandibens’ vision statement:
We, as Indigenous people, are often portrayed in history books as Nations once great; in museums as Nations frozen stoic; in the media as Nations forever troubled. These images can be despairing; however, my goal seeks to steer the positive course. If our history is a shadow, let this moment serve as light. We are musicians, lawyers, doctors, mothers and sons. We are activists, scholars, dreamers, fathers and daughters. Let us claim ourselves now and see that we are, and will always be great, thriving, balanced civilizations capable of carrying ourselves into that bright new day.
Canada loves the fuckin’ Jays right now! They’re now the best team in the A.L. and are about to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the first time since ’93.
Here’s the Homerun Anthem, featuring…Kelly Friggin’ Gruber!
I feel it’s my obligation, nay, duty, to share this. Any internationally-lauded conservative Canadian musicians out there want to counter? God bless Blue Rodeo.
Well it appears religious freedom fighter Jesse Rau has parlayed his persecution into a potential career as a federal politician!
You’ll remember Rau as the aggrieved Calgary city bus driver who was fired because, in short, he feels his right to hate gay people trumps his duties as a city employee. NOW he’s running as a federal candidate for scary bible literalist hate group the Christian Heritage Party.
This man will not win the election, although, one wonders if he’d do more damage than ol Ron “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Civil Liberties” Liepert.
In the United States, aggrieved and persecuted Christians grift their way to positions of power all the time. Here in Canada, it’s a cottage industry on the precipice of being something much, much more influential.
Jesse, I’ll say it again. Just. Please. Stop. And go back to the 15th fucking century.
Ten minutes of homemade instruments, waves of bass, harp and soothing melodies wash over you like those warm waves.
Via Aquarium Drunkard