Other people’s blogs: Canadian crackup edition

You know us ugly Americans — we’re so centered on our own problems that few of us have noticed that there is weird stuff going down in Ottawa.

In Java, Literally asks: What’s going on, eh?

See also Phil’s take at Still Racing in the Street.

Alan Gen X at 40 is providing daily coverage of PM Stephen Harper’s shutdown of Parliament.

(By the way, Alan has commented repeatedly on the shockingly bad video made by Quebec politician Stephane Dion the other day; you can view it here.)

We often think of Canada having an English-Francophone problem, but less discussed in the U.S. is Canada’s East-West divide. These events have a lot to do with that.

4 Replies to “Other people’s blogs: Canadian crackup edition”

  1. i should probably touch in with the canadians about their total snowfall. a couple of years ago, with more than 140 inches, syracuse was not only snowiest big city (100,000+) in the u.s. but snowiest in all of north america, beating such heavyweights in canada as quebec city and st. john’s. last year’s paltry 111 inches left us as u.s. champions … but hardly in the running with the big boys up north. i don’t know how it”s going thus far up there, but the oracle of the golden snowball has us at almost 21 inches after yesterday’s squall, about five inches more than normal for this date.


  2. Well, I just (for the first time) hired a guy to plow my driveway for the season, so that all but ensures we won’t see a lot of snow this winter.

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