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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

Wednesday, June 02, 2004


Another J-Blog

Jason Markusoff from the Edmonton Journal may have the best of CanWestGlobal's nine -- nine! -- election blogs. Markusoff gets the whole weblog idea: informal, offbeat, and reasonably frequently updated. Got stuff that's unfit to print? Put it on the Web!

Markusoff found this gem: the website of the Bloc Quebecois d'Ontario. It's a joke. I think. I'm pretty sure. No, I'm not. But I love the party's cultural platform, with the possible exception of the civil code stuff:

Ontario must undergo radical changes to become part of Québec. We are all aware of Ontario's current cultural deficiencies: puritcanical tendencies, a common law tradition, support for Confederation, etc.
A Bloc québécois government in Ontario will promote the following policies:

Lowering the legal drinking age to 18.
Lower the de facto drinking age to 14.
Implement a Civil Code of Québec (Ontario).
Introduce land use planning reform to limit the density of establishments serving primarily donoughts as its principal activity.
Reduce spending on roads.
Eliminate excessive regulation on minimum apparel requirements in drinking establishments.
Reduce university tuition rates to the national average, and once the national average has been readjusted to reflect this, reduce tuition rates to the national average.

I particularly enjoy the drinking establishment apparel regs. How about a B.C. chapter?
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