Where Is Everyone?

I know… you’re not blogging anymore but you should be. Forget about social media, Facebook – can you easily find old “posts” on Facebook? Can you easily categorize them? Facebook and other so-called “Web 2.0” sort of revolutionized the internet but I don’t think it was for the best. So much great content has now ... Read More

We’re Bored, Can You Tell?

It’s been a little bit quiet around here. Chances are, you have been away from your computer for extended periods—it’s summer after all, and we need to make the most of the 6 good weeks we get, ya know? We’re more than just busy with summer though. Fact of the matter is, PolSpy’s publishers are ... Read More

The PolSpy Order of Canada – Part 2

The PolSpy Jury Of One hereby decrees that honours for the month of July shall be bestowed on thirty outstanding individuals from Prince Edward Island. Our latest inductees were enjoying the summer sun on a beach near Charlottetown, when it became apparent that five swimmers were in distress. They were caught in a riptide and ... Read More

When I was a kid

I don’t know if I’m old enough to make those, ‘when I was a kid’ observations but since they seem to arrive unbidden, I suppose whether I’m old enough or not is moot. Today, while driving through the neighborhood I saw two kids jogging. Not that unusual but as I drew closer I saw they ... Read More

Ideology of Healthcare

Healthcare is fertile ground for debate. Views of correctness range from the cult of the invisible hand (if everyone follows their own vested interest things will magically work out OK in the end) to the doctrine of eternal fairness (where everyone gets every possible medical procedure—and a white pony—for free). The WSJ has, among several ... Read More

Movin’ Shootin’ Rejuvinatin’

Folks, I’m officially taking the summer off from blogging on politics. I’m burned out. I’m moving. I’m setting up a new homestead. I’m getting new businesses off the ground. I’m writing a book. I’m trying to hit my goal of a thousand new images in my portfolio by the end of summer. Those are the ... Read More

Seven more things you can’t say in Canada.

I would like to add the following to the list of seven things you can’t say in Canada: Brian Mulroney was one of Canada’s better prime ministers. Peter Mansbridge looked better with hair. Quebec separatists are all a bunch of fucking whiners. Shania Twain’s music sucks ass and has done so for years. Minimum wages ... Read More

Gay Rights vs Property Rights

It’s things like this that cause me to regret supporting same sex marriage: A B.C. lesbian couple, who accuse a Catholic men’s group of discriminating against them by refusing to rent them a hall for their wedding reception, took their case to a human rights tribunal Monday. Deborah Chymyshyn and Tracey Smith rented a Knights ... Read More

He Blinked First

Here’s a quick recap of where things stood yesterday afternoon: Ian Scott had posted a conjecture to his Web site that Warren Kinsella took exception to, and resulted in some legal unpleasantness between those individuals (still ongoing). [Update: now resolved ] I did some research into Ian’s post, and while I agree that the content ... Read More

A Question for Warren Kinsella

Warren, in light of the umbrage you displayed over the post at Babbling Brooks which drew a legal response from you, I’m curious as to how you would defend your conduct towards David Janes, another Canadian blogger. To refresh your memory, here are your words again: “The Internet is full of red-necked, mouth-breathing rightist poltroons ... Read More