The Vancouver Scrum

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

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Okay, let me get this straight. Liberal leadership front-runner Paul Martin, the guy who's been gunning for the job for the last fifteen years and who has played it safe since he consolidated a huge lead in the leadership race, is going to put himself before a crowd of 100 and answer questions straight-up, then repeat the process several times over? Yeah, right. I'll believe it when I see it. Being a cynical type, I have no doubt that the crowd Martin will face will be prescreened and instructed not to ask any loaded questions under pain of not getting a cushy appointment when PM takes over next year.

Of course, Mr. Kraft Dinner could surprise me and take questions from ordinary Joes and Janes (who aren't committed Martinis) randomly dragged off the street. But I wouldn't bet on it.

And what the hell is up with Martin's blog? With apologies to Mike Wilson (who I'm ripping off here), Salam Pax, author of the "Where Is Raed?" blog in Baghdad, has an excuse for not updating: he's in a city that's recently been bombed and occupied, and where most of the city's infrastructure is in less-than-functioning condition. Salam last updated on March 24th. Martin last updated on March 21st. Could've used the Easter break to write, focus-test, and translate another entry there, Paul.

My offer to Martin's leadership campaign still stands: I'll ghost-blog for you real cheap, real frequent, and real off-the-cuff. My e-mail addy's on the left-hand sidebar. Discretion assured, payments of large amounts of non-sequential small bills preferred.
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