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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Unparliamentary language alert!

From the National Post...

Jim Pankiw, a controversial independent MP, has been banned from addressing the House of Commons until he apologizes for calling Members of Parliament who support bilingualism "modern-day Klansmen."

Just in case you were wondering why even the Canadian Alliance didn't want this guy back in caucus. Pankiw, who has made several inflammatory comments about the federal government's bilingualism policy during his time in Parliament, was one of 13 Alliance MPs who left the party temporarily during the Stockwell Day leadership follies last year. All of the dissident Alliance members were allowed back into the fold following new party leader Stephen Harper's election last year, with the exception of Inky Mark, who decided to join the Progressive Conservatives, and Pankiw. Alliance leader Harper said back in July that it would not be in the best interest of his party to allow Pankiw back into caucus. There's more proof as to why...
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