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Comment Archives: stories: Love the way we bitch: Love the Way We Bitch

Re: “Many-faced blood-sucking parasites

You ask "If voting is so terrific then why aren't the so-called leaders doing more to earn our vote rather than spewing the same half-truths and nonsense as every other election". My answer "Because they are human". They are interacting in an ecosystem of media, and a readiness to oppose, take sides, and armchair quarterback. Not voting isn't the answer - if you want better - go get to know your candidates, listen enough to hear which is most aligned with your values and then meet with them and tell them what you want - and then vote for them. You still won't get it all, but you'll get more than bitching in a column. The system ain't perfect but it's what we got, and part of it is you.

Posted by Jodi Asbell-Clarke on 08/24/2019 at 11:23 AM

Re: “"Have a nice day" rings hollow

Wow. This bothered you that much?! Amazing you can actually get through a day if shit like that bugs you.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/23/2019 at 9:40 AM

Re: “I hope in the end god judges you and you end up in the fiery hell you deserve

People. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/23/2019 at 9:38 AM

Re: “"Have a nice day" rings hollow

I'm sorry you were so inconvenienced briefly by someone else's poverty *sarcasm*

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Voice of Treason on 08/21/2019 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Drivers

Hilarious dude, the "circ" speed limit is 80, that means UPPER LIMIT. That person doing 75 is driving legally, while you on the other hand are speeding. You yourself exemplify the problems with many HRM divers: arrogance and aggressive driving. Go read the Driver's Handbook yourself.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Skoot on 08/19/2019 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The dumpster fire that is Facebook grievance peddling

I figure OP was referring to Little Tikes Car Gate on Transit from just over 2 weeks ago with Mother of the Year. Slow season during moderator was just getting around to it. Agree with the sentiment though....that mother was a 3D idiot.

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hey MacLeod Get off My Ewe on 08/15/2019 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Tailgaters

Install a ramp on your rear bumper & roof so they can have an easy take-off.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/15/2019 at 11:00 AM

Re: “The dumpster fire that is Facebook grievance peddling

Whatever. This post doesn't make a lick of sense.

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/15/2019 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Is sleep no longer important?

Good earplugs. Problem solved.

12 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/15/2019 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Drivers

The OP is right.. drivers in this city are idiots, including the OP: for a 'professional driver', they ought to know that the circ's speed limit is 80 km/h, and people should not be doing 100 on it.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by GMB on 08/14/2019 at 8:51 PM

Re: “The end of Point Pleasant Park????

That is overstated. The tree thinning takes place in 10.63 hectares, of PPP's total 75 hectares. Good forestry and conservation practices at work here. The fire risk is not different from the previously thicker growth, and removing the fallen vegetation would dry the exposed forest floor more than letting it all rot into a better moisture trap (aka soil), which also encourages other native growth in mosses and ferns etc.

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Andrew McLaren on 08/13/2019 at 10:45 PM

Re: “To the unfit mom on the #9

Can you say BPD? Allover this scene, IMO.

1 like, 18 dislikes
Posted by TongueThroughCheek on 08/09/2019 at 2:25 PM


im kinda confused. Whats wrong with people taking your recycling?

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brandon Wilcox on 08/09/2019 at 2:16 PM


Agree with you totally. Eye fucking your phone & driving are a rotten combo at any time & responsible for so many unnecessary accidents - I honestly don't care if the texter careens into a tree but leave the rest of us out of your fucked up Instagram head. I'm glad you're OK, OP.

35 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/08/2019 at 4:44 PM


Theres nothing normal about you lobster claw

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by natestates1 on 08/08/2019 at 12:38 PM

Re: “To the unfit mom on the #9

Ms *****,

On the morning of July 31 you boarded Halifax Transit bus 740 with your child seated in a toy. That toy is not Health Canada/Transport Canada certified for vehicle conveyance as it is intended to be pushed by hand and under your control at walking speed. Further, it has no provision for securement to a vehicle hard point. The bus on this route operates at the limit posted in this area of 50km/h. Therefore, occupants are travelling at a peak speed of 13.8 meters (45.28 feet) per second. In the event of a collision, any unrestrained object or occupant is propelled at that vehicle speed toward the point of impact.. Despite your assertions that you can restrain this toy/child combo while using a cell phone, Transport Canada and National Institutes of Highway Safety (US) crash testing have proven that impossible. Severe disabling or fatal injuries to your child are inevitable in this circumstance, as your child's head is placed at seat level. Plus, likely injury to other bus occupants inflicted by this. Strollers, or infant carriers, while unrestrained and not ideal are the only compromise.

As your FB video omits this, the bus surveillance video will show the operator of bus 740 requested politely, on boarding, that you remove the child to be seated next to you or, in your lap and safely stow the toy. You refused. Despite being informed that it was for the safety of the child and occupants. As the driver is trained to handle difficult situations, he felt it best to proceed on route to meet a Transit Supervisor. Logistical considerations placed that rendezvous at Mumford Terminal.

The Transit Supervisor confirmed the safety considerations and requested the same. You refused again. Operator and Supervisor having conferred on the platform, the operator returned to the bus to you engaged in a profanity laced tirade directed to your seatmate in a loud voice. This directed in the presence of your children, other underage minors, and all others present. This included 2 F bombs in the same utterance. The Driver advised that this conduct was unacceptable on any transit bus. You questioned the driver's motivation and then ordered the driver to proceed on route.

As you were not in care or control of that vehicle Ms *****, you were in no position to do so. The driver had signed for that bus at the start of work, not you. No public transportation agency in Canada, or anywhere else, would permit that. I suggest you board a scheduled flight or any other conveyance, and attempt to usurp and/or interfere with crew and see what response you'd get. The driver at this point had reached an impasse with you. One with no clear way forward and extricated himself from the situation to avoid further escalation. Approximately 5 minutes later, a replacement bus arrived in the terminal to continue the trip and you were offered it. You refused and remained on bus 740 until HRP constables gave you an epiphany.

Your child's purported disability while unfortunate, is not relevant to this incident. Your sense of entitlement and narcissism are another matter. The disability does not render your child any less injured while seated in a toy car on any transit bus.


40 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hey MacLeod Get off My Ewe on 08/07/2019 at 9:02 PM

Re: “To the unfit mom on the #9

Sad because those kids will imprint that behavior and deem it normal. Then the rest of us have to live with that shit.

39 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/07/2019 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Rudeness just ruins my day

He sounds like a fucking heart attack waiting to happen. He's done far more harm to himself by spiking his blood pressure so dramatically. People like that need to stroke out and free the rest of the world from their irrational rage.

26 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Lobster Claw on 08/07/2019 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Can I dump a kid in a compost bin?

After you finish washing your motorbike, ride it to the gym...

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Nakokita on 08/07/2019 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Halifax, you're barking up the wrong tree

There's an off-leash park in Clayton Park beside Soccer NS...just saying

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kendra MacDonald on 08/06/2019 at 3:04 PM

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