Author Archives: Sabina Becker

Quotable: Mark Critch on Gord Downie

Gordie, you were ahead by a century. Here’s hoping Ry Cooder is willing to show up and sing your eulogy, like the song says:

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Thank you, Tarana Burke.

So lately, there’s been this “Me Too” thing happening all over the Internets, wherein women briefly state that they, too, have been sexually assaulted. Some have even hashtagged it. The popular assumption is that it was started by Alyssa Milano, … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: One for Harvey Weinstein (and all his victims)

When I first heard this song (at 14), I didn’t like it. AT ALL. Because even at that age, I knew what icky sexual manipulation sounded like the moment I heard it. Years later, I found out that Phil Oakey … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Donnie’s Adult Daycare Centre

Crappy weekend, everyone! And a very crappy one to all the unhappy souls trying desperately to hold Donnie Drumpf’s Adult Daycare, a.k.a. the White House, together in the face of that tantrumming toddler in the middle of it all. Nobody … Continue reading

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Quotable: Samantha Bee on sexual harassment in Hollywood (and Washington)

How depressing is it when even Antarctica isn’t a safe place to be female?

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Shame on you, Neil Macdonald…AGAIN.

As someone who lives in what’s so quaintly called a “bedroom community”, I get to see my fair share and then some of what happens when people flee the unaffordable real estate market of Toronto. Good things, occasionally; bad things, … Continue reading

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Nazis terrorize Charlottesville AGAIN. Police do worse than nothing…AGAIN.

Dowdy Dickie Spencer’s latest charm offensive in Charlottesville was a cowardly flop. They had what — three, four dozen people, max? — and were so scared of backlash that they required a police escort. Which they got. Now, you can … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: A necessary repost

Yes, I’m reposting this. Because the US of Amnesia hasn’t gotten the message yet. And for those who say “You can’t ban evil, killers gonna kill”: When’s the last time you saw a guy stab 60 people to death and … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Crappy weekend, everyone! And a very crappy one to Donnie the Dotard, who decided that the best way to solve the problems caused by Hurricane Maria would be a massive crapaganda offensive, including touting the non-existent “miracle” of Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Young Turks reporter and camera operator arrested in St. Louis

This happened last night. Jordan Chariton (reporter) and Ty Bayliss (videographer) were arrested by St. Louis police, apparently for filming them during a Black Lives Matter protest in the city. (For context, the protest is one of several following the … Continue reading

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