Kicking off Thoughtless Headline Week

Some slow to comply with bottle deposit program  A day after the province launched its new LCBO bottle recycling program, it appears some homeowners are slow to adjust to the initiative.  Hmmm… one day… slow to adjust? These aren’t even bottles that a deposit has been paid on, unless these households have a verycontinue reading

Interesting blog

Osgoode Hall at York U. has put together an interesting blog of commentary on SCC decisions. And I can’t resist linking to this post.

A groundhoggy poem

There was no shadow on the ground Which means that spring will come around. Flowers will bloom and life will begin The waters will warm then we can jump in. (more here, if you’re feeling masochistic) Three out of three groundhogs agree: it’ll be an early spring.

Things fall apart, part 2

Massage chairs recalled after fires TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters Life!) – Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. said on Wednesday it would recall thousands of massage chairs for free tests and repairs, saying the chairs could catch fire. Definitely less relaxing than intended.

Things fall apart

Unfortunately, I can’t find the actual excerpt of Jack Granatstein’s book that Radwanski summarizes here , or I’d link to it. It certainly sounds promising: First, if an 8.9 hurricane hits Vancouver, and terrorist cells in both Montreal and Toronto decide this is the time to strike, and one of them has “somehow secured severalcontinue reading

In case you were wondering…

…you’re not allowed to stone your wife in Herouxville, Que: This is problematic on so many levels. As to legal validity: (1) To the extent that it’s aimed at the Kirpan, at least the bit about not bringing “weapons” to school is offside the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, according tocontinue reading

Habeas Schmabeas

Chris Sullentrop at the New York Times blog Opinionator (sub req’d) writes: In case anyone was still on the fence on the subject, it’s abundantly clear that, at long last, [the United States Attorney General] Alberto Gonzales has no sense of decency: “Alberto Gonzales in testimony several days ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee deniedcontinue reading