The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Multiple Ribs In Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was admitted to hospital yesterday, after injuring herself — and reportedly fracturing 3 ribs — in a fall which took place in her office. Ginsburg, who is 85, is somewhat of a favourite of the overly online liberal contingent, elevating her profile as a pop culture figure for some […]

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Jeff Sessions Fired As US Attorney General

For roughly a year, the possibility of Donald Trump firing Jeff Sessions has been raised but never panned out — and subsequently got buried in the endless deluge of Trump-related news. Today, that possibility came to fruition as the President announced he had asked Sessions for his resignation. No further details were provided by Trump, […]

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Carbon Taxes And Hot Air

The ongoing spat between the Canadian federal government and the various provincial leaders has been infuriating, and there are no signs I can discern to indicate this will be changing any time soon. In addition to cancelling green energy programs, and renewable energy contracts, Doug Ford has gotten together with Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, to […]

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Jair Bolsonaro Elected President Of Brazil

The results of Brazil’s president election are in, and it appears as though Jair Bolsonaro has won the race over Fernando Hadad (story). This is concerning news for anyone who has paid any attention to the disturbing, violent rhetoric that Bolsonaro evoked during his campaign. Brazil’s new president espouses some truly disturbing views, and this […]

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Ontario Municipal Elections

Probably the least contentious sorts of elections, despite the fact that the individuals winning city councillor and mayoral positions have the means to have a far more direct impact on their constituents, I’m glad these are over. It could very well be due to the oppressive focus on whatever President Alzheimer is doing — or […]

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Dismemberment In Self-Defence

Somehow, this saga is still unfolding — and not getting any less ridiculous in the process. After initially denying involvement in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi for two weeks, the Saudi Arabian government has since issued statements that Khashoggi’s death was an accident. Apparently Khashoggi decided to try and fight 15 people for some reason, […]

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No Weedpocalypse

I know it’s only been 3 days since marijuana was legalised, but so far it seems as though nothing substantive has changed in terms of how society conducts itself. I’ve found a number of people suddenly very open about smoking pot in the years prior, but that’s about it. The only other thing I have […]

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The Dismemberment Plan

The ongoing morbid comedy following in the wake of the apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi just continues to get more and more ridiculous. While it’s easy to speculate as to why Saudi Arabia would think they could just murder someone in their embassy so brazenly, it’s still one of those incidents that is just so […]

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It’s 4:19, Got A Minute?

While I certainly thought marijuana legalisation would happen at some point in my life, I honestly thought it would take even longer. Despite the ever increasing prevalence of pot smoking, older generations — many of which still make up the bulk of the political class — still seem prone to Reefer Madness style hysteria over […]

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9/11 – The 2018 Edition

I never have much to say when the anniversary of 9/11 comes up. When it happened, it was exactly a week after my 18th birthday. This was a very formative time in my life, as I was just reaching my late teenage years and going through a lot of changes. I had made new friends […]

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