Category: politics

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 5 – We Had An Election Too

    Here in BC we had an election recently. Because of COVID, a lot of us chose to use mail-in ballots. Here are two things I learned about mail in voting in BC elections: You can just write in the party name instead of the candidate’s name. Because our elections campaigns are short and the election […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 3 – A Wee Bit Late

    So 3 days into November I already messed up and missed posting yesterday. I intended to post after I finished teaching last night, but then I wanted to see what happened with the election and then it became apparent that there wasn’t going to be a conclusion to the presidential election last night because they […]

  • NaBloPoMo 2020 – Day 2

    It’s the eve of the US presidential election. I don’t even know what to say. As a Canadian, there’s nothing I can do but wait and hope and hope and hope. I remember the election four years ago – I was teaching a night class and the topic, ironically, was “leadership”. By the time class […]

  • Vote!

    Tomorrow is municipal election day in BC and if you are an eligible voter and haven’t yet voted in an advanced poll, then get out there and vote! A lot of people don’t pay attention to municipal politics, but the municipal government deals with a lot of the things that affect our daily lives: roads, recreation […]

  • Vote early, vote often!

    OK, maybe just vote early. It’s municipal election time here in BC (as it is in some other places in the country) and while election day isn’t until Oct 20, I’m going to be in the far away land of Scotland on some well-earned holidays on that day1, so I exercised my right to vote […]

  • Donations

    My charitable giving “strategy” has typically been to wait until one of my friends is doing a fundraiser, or someone passes away and the family suggests a donation in their memory, and then to donate to those. I do have a few charities that I give to at least once a year without prompting from […]

  • I Have A Doubleplusgood Idea for the CDC

    So apparently the Trump administration has issued a list of 7 words that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not allowed to use in their budget documents for next year: diversity fetus transgender vulnerable entitlement science-based evidence-based The head of the agency claims these words aren’t “banned” and a representative from the […]

  • Stuff I’m Learning This Year: Politics edition

    I started this posting ages ago, but haven’t gotten around to finishing it until now. So it’s pretty old news at this point, but I am posting it as part of my chronicling of the stuff I’m learning this year. #YouHeardItHereLast So eighty billion years ago, we had a provincial election in BC. Politics in […]

  • It’s time for a bulleted list!

    As usual, I have so many things I’d like to blog about and so little time, mostly because all of the aforementioned things taking up all of my time1. So, in the interest of getting all these things out of my brain, I give you this brain dump in the form of a bulleted list: […]

  • So apparently there’s a provincial election coming up

    When I asked “Does anyone even know we are having a provincial election in a few months” in the office lunch room the other day, I was met with one “I know, right?” and a chorus of “We are?” and “Really?” and one “I did not even know we had elections at the provincial level. […]

May 2024