Sunday, October 22, 2006

Cam Penner & The Gravel Road

Cam Penner Cam Penner & The Gravel Road performed in Calgary last weekend (Saturday, October 14, 2006).

It was the first time I actually got to see Cam perform live. Even though I've known him for a number of years, I've always either been out of town, or had some other event booked whenever he's performed here before.

Cam and his bandmates are really good live - better than is captured on recordings. I took my dad to the concert and he was particularly impressed with the keyboardist (who's name I unfortunately can't recall offhand).

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Affordable housing Town Hall last night

Photo: Calgary Housing Crisis Townhall I was on a panel last night at a Town Hall on Affordable Housing put together by Dave Taylor, Liberal MLA for Calgary Currie.

My work on housing issues with the Calgary Housing Action Initiative is sure keeping me busy.

Photo: Tavis Ford.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

U.S. Truth-speak in action

Fox News has been revising history again by calling recently disgraced Republican Congressman Mark Foley a Democrat instead. Foley resigned last week after it was revealed that he "sent sexually suggestive emails and instant messages to males under the age of 18 who had served as Congressional pages."

One of the messages printed on the Fox screen was "Did Dem[ocrat]s ignore Foley e-mails to preserve seat?"

So, an accused Republican child sex offender gets outted and Fox decides to pretend he wasn't a Republican at all but rather to shift the blame onto the Democrats.

As the folks over at Boing Boing put it, "we have always been at war with Eurasia."

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