Miss Cranky Pants: The Walk of shame. Don’t do it!


This post originally appeared on http://www.changealberta.wordpress.com. To be fair, real conversation was drowned out by the noise and the confusion. You could hardly think straight, bombarded with people and the place so crowded — and hot, so hot (like a fiery lake?).  Add to that, the intoxication of the moment. Taps were flowing with liquid … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: The Walk of shame. Don’t do it!

Miss Cranky Pants: Seeing STARS, feeling dazed


Today, Alison Redford announced a promise of $10 million/year in funding for STARS air ambulance per year starting in 2013. The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service provides emergency health care service to rural and remote communities, a group of voters traditionally supportive of the Progressive Conservatives. Now, this audience is almost downright hostile to the … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: Seeing STARS, feeling dazed

Miss Cranky Pants: Stop using positivity as a weapon


This post appeared originally on the Change Alberta blog. I'll admit to a little crankiness occasionally. So, it may not be a big surprise that I'm not always fond of perky cheerleader types who think they've cornered the market on positivity. I’m also a little tired of rigid, holier-than-thou political preachers who pass judgment on … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: Stop using positivity as a weapon

Miss Cranky Pants: Mad as hell


The Twitterverse is in a furor today over a tweet from a staffer in Alison Redford's office. The unfortunate comment about Danielle Smith's commitment to families, questioned the Wildrose leader's reasons for not having children. It's an utterly crass and insensitive thing to say. It never should have been uttered, whether in a tweet, in … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: Mad as hell