Just checking in


Yes I’m still alive. Yes, I’m exhausted. Yes, the flight home from New York was late (again). No, I have not yet unpacked. No, I have no idea how I’m going to catch up on work before the Holidays next week. No, I probably won’t have any time to blog about the zillion things that have happened in the world last week or the zillion more that will happen this week. Sorry.

In the meantime, here’s your new thread. Enjoy.

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1 DaninVan 09.30.05 at 6:16 AM

My work is never done…


2 John Palubiski 09.30.05 at 2:44 PM

Sari, I believe every word you say, but don’t you think it’s more exhausting and time-consuming to take the “Met” from the Decarie circle to BLVD Acadie than it is to fly from N.Y. to Montréal?

Well, it’s certainly more dangerous.

Dan, your phrase “my work is never done” in no way refers to pouring that rye I hope!


3 DaninVan 09.30.05 at 3:41 PM
4 Tré 09.30.05 at 5:16 PM

A lot of time on your hands eh Dan? Or is it a lot of rye? Or both…


5 John Palubiski 09.30.05 at 5:56 PM

It,s a joke Tré, a reference to a comment on another thread.

And you have to admit that Dan finds novel ways of responding!

But then serious leftists, seeings they ALWAYS concerned with issues of great import and gravity, don’t often find time for much humour, do they?

So what do you think of Bush’s recent backpeddling on Saudi human rights abuses?

….I’m assuming ya don’t drink rye…


6 DaninVan 09.30.05 at 6:14 PM

Let me just say that I have a wry sense of humour…

Tre’s a good muzzie; she doesn’t drink.


7 DaninVan 09.30.05 at 7:19 PM


RCMP paid Svend Robinson $10,000 to settle claim
Federal government’s accounts also list millions of dollars stolen by employees

Glen McGregor
Ottawa Citizen

Friday, September 30, 2005

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OTTAWA — The federal government’s latest accounting ledgers list millions of dollars embezzled by a public servant in Germany, legal fees paid out to the son of an alleged al-Qaida member and a cash settlement of a lawsuit brought by former NDP MP Svend Robinson.

The Public Accounts published Thursday show that the RCMP paid $10,000 to settle litigation brought by Robinson over claims that his leg was injured during a protest at the 2001 free-trade summit in Quebec City.


8 DaninVan 09.30.05 at 7:25 PM

How did women go from fighting for respect and sexual freedom to a culture that has completely sexualized girls?

Dianne Rinehart
Special to the Sun

Friday, September 30, 2005

CREDIT: Associated Press, Vancouver Sun files
The Girls Gone Wild tour bus rolls into Panama City Beach, Fla., in search of another titilating video.

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TORONTO – Talk about the ying and yang of an explosive issue of girl sex.

The release of two new books — Kim Cattrall’s Sexual Intelligence and Ariel Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture — dramatically bookend the state of female sexuality today.

According to the promotion, Cattrall’s book about sex women apparently aspire to is “a narrative that celebrates nature, imagination, and the sensuality of life.”

Contrast that with what Levy found following around the infamous Girls Gone Wild video team: That young women are degrading themselves by turning themselves into pornographic, pole-dancing, breast-baring, BJ-giving sluts.



9 Tré 09.30.05 at 7:27 PM

Hey dere John, how ya doin’? No, I don’t drink rye (ick). But I don’t mind a nice glass of wine. Red please. Preferably French. Then again, in the mood for some Australian or even (gasp) American Zinfandel. Would also really like a nice bottle of Bourgogne for the duck I am making tomorrow. Feel free to send me one anytime.


10 DaninVan 10.01.05 at 5:10 PM

Oh, LOOK! Tre’s pals never sleep:
Bali Bombings Leave 19 Dead, 51 Injured

BALI, Indonesia (AP) – Bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday in two tourist areas of the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 19 people and wounding 51 others, police and hospital officials said.

The victims included at least two Americans.

The blasts at Jimbaran beach and a bustling outdoor shopping center in downtown Kuta “were clearly the work of terrorists,” police Maj. Gen. Ansyaad Mbai, a top Indonesian anti-terrorism official, told The Associated Press.

The blasts occurred nearly three years to the day that bomb attacks in Kuta killed 202 people, mostly foreigners. Those attacks were blamed on the al-Qaida-linked terror group Jemaah Islamiyah.


11 DaninVan 10.01.05 at 4:42 PM

“Preferably French”

No surprise there, eh?
No California or Aussie wines in your wine cellar?


12 DaninVan 10.01.05 at 4:57 PM
13 John Palubiski 10.01.05 at 5:09 PM

I’d love to Tré, but do you know what?

I don’t have the appropriate footware needed for the purchase of an expensive French wine.

My pradas are at the cobler’s!

Sorry! 😉


14 DaninVan 10.01.05 at 5:22 PM

Hang on! Now they’re turning on FRANCE!?
Have they no loyalty, no shame? They’re worse than terrorists, they’re treacherous terrorists…


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