Categories: "Politics" or "American" or "Canadian"

Calgary Election Summary

10/16/07 | by Adam | Categories: Politics, Calgary
I wish I'd found the enlightenedsavage site before the civic election. Having read through it, I can't say it would have changed how I voted, but there's an awful lot of good stuff on there. The official City Of Calgary results are here. (Via… more »

On pies, cream pies

07/13/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Calgary
The linked-to article is about Calgary's Mayor Bronconnier commenting on the use of the cream pie as a medium of dissatisfaction, or as he puts it: "the method of choice" of those who want to make a political statement. more »

Calgary Herald Feedback

07/03/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Calgary
I've not been much of a reader of the Calgary Herald since they started putting columnists on the front page and the editorial page has been annoying me for a lot longer than that, but the linked selection of comments culled from the online Calgary… more »

Happy Canada Day!

07/01/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
I spent the day away from the computer so forgot to post this on the correct date. Hope you had a good one! (Oh, and a good Canada Day quiz from CalgaryGrit; check out the sly comment about Canadian prime ministers not buried in Canada.) more »

Appeal to patriotism

04/24/07 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian, Calgary
I live in what used to be Ralph Klein's riding here in Calgary. With his retirement, the seat is open for someone new so the political machines are getting warmed up. more »

Filing taxes electronically

03/27/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Canadian
Last year I decided that I'd had enough of paying quite a lot of money to an accountant to do my taxes. I'm less than convinced about the "Tax Experts" of H&R Block, and thought that that yearly purchase of a package like QuickTax or UFile seemed… more »

Adam != Ritchie

11/30/06 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, American
Checking through the comment spam this morning I found a rant from one "Emmanuel Goldstein" under the post about the luxury good embargo on North Korea. Now, as much as I appreciate a flame written by a character from Orwell's "1984", I do have to point… more »

Novel ways to overthrow a foreign country

11/29/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Politics
I have to give kudos to the Americans on this one; I don't think I've ever seen an attempt to destabilize a country by refusing to sell it luxury goods. Quote from the piece: Experts said the effort -- being coordinated under the United Nations -- would… more »

Best electioneering slogan from the US today

11/07/06 | by Adam | Categories: Politics, American
Nice to see that the Republicans still have a sense of humour even while going down in flames: Republicans have been simultaneously informing voters about the confusing process to vote for Negron—whose name doesn't appear on the ballot—and expressing… more »

Election tampering

11/07/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Politics
Over at QBlog, British computer scientist, Richard Bartle, points out an interesting conundrum about tamper tape on voting boxes. The summary is this: can you throw an election by tampering with a container such that it and its contents become suspect?… more »

"Ready, Aye, Ready"

11/05/06 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
As we approach the sombre memorial of November 11th, Remembrance Day, I thought I'd take a moment to comment on the title I chose for the weblog. "Ready, Aye, Ready" is a very Canadian term. It's been used a number of times in Canada's political… more »

A Very Canadian Joke

10/31/06 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, Canadian
...although it's from an Australian. Ah, close enough. more »

Yukon political pass-the-parcel

10/05/06 | by Adam | Categories: Canadian
This one completely passed me by until just now. Up in the Yukon territorial politics are incredibly fluid with sitting MPs changing party affiliations seemingly at a moment's notice. The CBC backgrounder makes for a fascinating read, particularly when… more »

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"Ready, Aye, Ready" was a slogan used by Canadian politicians to indicate Canada's willingness to assist the British Empire in any conflict. It remains in use as a motto for some of the Canadian military. It has almost nothing to do with the content of this blog.


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