Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Praire Music

I was at home last weekend and we had a nice bonfire and weenie roast. I stayed out afterward to watch the meteor shower, but unfortunately due to the full moon and some clouds, I didn't get to see any shooting stars. The coyotes were out though. Nothing makes the hair on your neck stand up like being alone in the dark on the prairie and hearing the coyotes howl.

Here's a video I took a couple of summers ago while hiking in the coulees at dusk. We had spotted a mama and her cubs earlier, and this was the sound of the mama telling her cubs to get a move on.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CWB Vote

Check out the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance. Show those bastards in Ottawa what you really think of their plans for us. Stephen Harper and his band of conservative yahoos don't give a good goddam about farmers. Don't let them fool you. As far as they're concerned, rural communities can just dry up and blow away. Makes it easier to get at the oil.

H/T to Impolitical.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Heatwave 2011

This is happening people. Whether you like it or not. It's amazing how well these idiots on the right, with their "deny, deny, deny" strategy have actually managed to persuade people, or at least seed doubt in people's minds, about the reality of global warming. I know very intelligent people who say they don't believe in global warming, or are "on the fence". And here's us with a stupid Conservative government that hasn't done a goddamn thing to address it, or any other environmental issue since they took office. They spend all their effort on campaigns about how wonderful the oil sands are. We are so fucking screwed.