- Cory: You're berserk.
- Me: Uhhhh...what does that even mean?
- Cory: That's basically what it does. It makes them all berserk. They're berserk.
- Me: Ooohhhkaaaaay.
Warning: the following may be too badass for you to handle.
Today the Conservatives filed out of the House of Commons in Ottawa early. The NDP followed. Moments later, all the NDP MPs came back into the house and took their seats. They had realized that, with time still on the parliamentary clock and no Conservatives in attendance, they had a very rare majority. In Canada, the conservatives have a majority-controlled house. What followed knocked my socks off. We have a big problem in Canada. Aboriginal women and children have been disappearing for decades from their communities. Sometimes the bodies are found, but often times they’re simply forgotten by everyone but their family and the aboriginal communities. This is a growing problem all across Canada, with the numbers of missing or murdered aboriginal women becoming more and more alarming. The police won’t do anything. The government, despite the pressure that’s been put on them by the NDP, won’t do anything or even talk about the issue. So with a sudden majority in the house and no Conservatives there to mess things up or heckle too loudly for us to be heard, the NDP forced the debate on the Missing or Murdered Aboriginal Women of Canada. It was a stunning moment, made even more so by the fact that the Opposition (NDP) had to literally trick the government to get the issue to the floor. I’m amazed. What a moment. Well done, especially to Mr. Romeo Saganash and Mr. Tom Mulcair. Bravo, New Democrat MPs. Jack would be so proud. To see a video of the incredibly emotional moment in the house, see my blog, I just posted a link.
One correction. The majority of the conservative MP’s had left the house but there were a small number still in attendance. But definitely less than the full NDP caucus which is why they were able to force the debate.
What an amazing moment.
Whoa, this is an old ask I somehow missed. Sorry!
Yes, everyone in the white caste is faded, there’s no in between where someone is designated white caste but gets to keep anything of their personality. It’s permanent and they’ll live that way until they die.
Just taught my kid to yell “CURSES!!” while shaking her fist.
dude how old are you
Just about thirty.
So basically twelve.
bruuuuuuh what is adult life like
It’s a lot like teenage life but with somewhat less crushing melting-pot conformity, more all-consuming fear of death, less homework, more work work, less hormonal confusion, more aches and pains, and the glorious, all-overshadowing promise of self-deterministic existential fulfilment.
I’m finding it pretty good so far.
Or, from the less existential terror inducing perspective of me, broliloquy's wife, adult life is what you make of it, and if you really really want to, it can be exactly like teenage life except no one is there to yell at you or give you long, suffering disappointed looks for sitting around in your underwear playing videogames on your day off (your spouse can do that I guess, but general rule of thumb is to marry someone you have a lot in common with, so if you play your cards right they'll be sitting right next to you, also in their underwear, playing videogames).
I guess a lot of people find adult life to be soul crushing? But I’m maybe the wrong person to ask since my job is drawing comicbooks and it is essentially my dream job. I constantly feel like a teenager despite having a kid and a job and bills and a husband, and it’s a pretty satisfying, legit way to live.