The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:18 pm



A what, now???
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:49 pm

Of COURSE it's in Oakville.

EDIT: Oh it's for Ukranians. I can see how someone wangled it to get it put up then... doesn't mean it should have been. SS is SS and that division was definitely on record as particiapating in war crimes. It's still a fucking Nazi War Memorial.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:20 pm

Well, they backtracked at least

But after researchers pointed out on social media that the monument honours the 14th Waffen SS and this newspaper published an article Friday detailing the history of the controversial unit, Halton Regional Police issued a clarification. “The initial information collected by investigators indicated that the graffiti may have been hate-motivated, targeting the identifiable group of Ukrainians in general, or Ukrainian members of this cultural centre,” the police said in a statement. “At no time did the Halton Regional Police Service consider that the identifiable group targeted by the graffiti was Nazis.”

Halton Regional Police Chief Stephen Tanner went further on Twitter, questioning the reason for the monument. “The most unfortunate part of all this is that any such monument would exist in the first place,” he tweeted.

YA THINK?!

For the record, Canada was pretty bad about letting ex-Nazis escape here.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:53 am

So the Conservatives have elected a new party leader, and it's Erin O'Toole, a man who chose Ontario Proud's founder to be his campaign manager.

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Postby Büge » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:58 am

He's also a year younger than Justin Trudeau but looks at least a decade older.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby hngkong » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:46 pm

Büge wrote:He's also a year younger than Justin Trudeau but looks at least a decade older.


I mean, it seems pretty common for people so filled with hate and anger to age way faster. The problem is that the hate keeps them alive for way longer than they deserve.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Brentai » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:10 pm

Adrenaline is literally a hell of a drug.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:53 pm

Tories throwing votes away is fine by me! This is like watching the Ontario Tories elect Tim Hudak as leader for the third time in a row.
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Postby Blossom » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:40 pm

Büge wrote:He's also a year younger than Justin Trudeau but looks at least a decade older.

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clearly all the shoe polish was moisturizing
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:10 pm

Dougie has just announced he won't campaign for the federal Conservatives in the next federal election.

It's pretty funny how last time they kept him out, but now that they want him he's letting them hang. We'll see if this sticks, but oh what poetry.
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Postby Büge » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:04 pm

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:06 am

I think that "The founder of your nation" is something that, however much its a gross oversimplification of the historical narrative, gets folks in the gut. That's part of the mythological bedrock of the modern nation-state. MacDonald was a bit of an atypical case, because he was recognized as deeply flawed even by whites - a drunken, lying, corrupt wheeler-dealer, is no hagiographic portrait.

But it's still easy to make a charming conman into a hero. A genocidal murderer of cultures and peoples? That's a little more difficult.

Which is to say there was a time when this would have bothered me more, but I understand and approve of this now. What MacDonald once was to me, is not who he is to me now, and not who he has ever been to thousands and thousands of other people. If tearing down a statue of a long-dead leader brings some small measure of relief to so many living people who are suffering, right now, then yeah, hand me a rope and let's pull that fucker down.

I will say that did like the proposed idea of putting the statue in a museum, only in its current state. I like the story an exhibit like that would tell.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby François » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:12 am

There's some schmo in the replies going

"However satisfying this may have been, what are we left with after it is gone?
A blank space, devoid of meaning."

and all I'm imagining is the most pedantic elf in Middle-Earth looking at the ruins of Barad-dûr a couple weeks after the ring is destroyed.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:02 pm

François wrote:There's some schmo in the replies going

"However satisfying this may have been, what are we left with after it is gone?
A blank space, devoid of meaning."

and all I'm imagining is the most pedantic elf in Middle-Earth looking at the ruins of Barad-dûr a couple weeks after the ring is destroyed.


I mean, Dol Guldur was right in the Elves' back yard...
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:48 pm

The BC Supreme Court just ruled against the most serious legal challenge the Canadian medicare system has faced to date, on all points of the case and extremely strongly so

I hear it's not particularly fashionable to martyr yourself for the rich at the moment, especially in favour of two-tier healthcare. But like the proverbial monkey with his hand on a peanut in a jar, he wouldn't be the last who'd chosen greed as his hill to die on.

The asshole plans to appeal to the Supreme Court, of course, but the strength of this ruling are going to weigh pretty heavily against that.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:00 pm

Burlington idiot busted after years of falsely claiming to be an executioner for ISIS

I like how the article hints at the very real possibility that it all began because of an instagram shitposting fight.
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