From The Ashes

by matttbastard

Well, well; apparently the (giddy) rumours of prop-rep’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Related: Graham Thomson on the need for electoral reform in Alberta. Thomson also notes that a major reason Ontario voters were ambivalent/apathetic on 10/10 with regards to electoral reform was because “officials at Elections Ontario had failed miserably to inform [Ontario] voters about the referendum.” In an OPSEU press release, Rick Anderson of Vote for MMP labelled EO’s education campaign “pathetically inadequate”, making the point that “[a] cornerstone of democratic decision-making is the concept of an informed voter. But neither the Legislature nor EO ensured that voters had the substance of the Citizens Assembly’s report.”

Not to suggest that the deck was unfairly stacked.

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Tuesday Blogwhoring

by matttbastard

Love is all you need. Well, that and cheese – unless you’re lactose intolerant, in which case you can simply make do with love. Although one could argue that at times love can be just as painful to digest.

(As always, teh bastard bows down to Shakes.)

The Apostate: How to Suppress Women’s Writing

Creekside: SPP : Is it pining for the fjords?

Shakesville: Rape is for Nice Girls (holy fucking fuck)

Plucky Punk: Maybe in ten years I’ll be able to make lots of money for translating secret Russian documents.

Creek Running North: Matthew Nisbet says entire environmental movement should just shut up

Red Tory: Harper’s Super Secret Media Centre

pogge: I blame bad toilet training

The Vanity Press: Human Shield

AngryBlackBitch: By request, It was Sunday so it was Meet the Press…

culturekitchen: The US version of a racist’s comeuppance

Hatewatch: Neo-Confederate Movie Director Takes on New Cause

Rachel’s Tavern: The Modeling World is Unapologetically Racist

Too Sense: Too Sense Sunday: At Columbia, No Hard Questions (absolutely amazing post)

Fetch Me My Axe: Uh, yes, some of us here on Earth have been saying this for YEARS; nice you’re finally catching up, MAYBE?

The Heretik: Washington Wonderland

Property of a Lady: To Prevent Abortions, Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy

PoliTits: Joke Time Because Laughter May Be the Only Medicine We Can Afford Soon (FTW)

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