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!
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
You say Wildrose. I say Progressive Conservative. Who best to defend human rights for all? I'm increasingly unable to tell who stands for what between the PC's and the Wildrose. The lines are extremely blurry when you look deeper. I'll give you a couple of guesses who said this in a lengthy interview: Q. But you … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: Who’s on first?
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
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
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. ~J.C. Watts How stupid do the Tories think we are? Taking payment for a committee that never meets is … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: Money For Nothing
It's only Day 3 of the election and we've already run out of real things to challenge Alison Redford and the Tories on? Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith was quoted in the Edmonton Journal with this memorable line, "I think Ms. Redford doesn't like Alberta all that much. She doesn't like who we are. She doesn't … Continue reading Miss Cranky Pants: Dumb and Dumber