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May 17 4 tweets 3 min read
WHOA.

Let’s untangle this a bit.

A brand new “parents union” pops up after the province defunds the parents council that appears to be run by one of the alleged money men for the kamikaze campaign?

But wait there’s even more?!?

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli They also get a shout out from “Alberta Proud” in this article.

Alberta Proud being the “advocacy group” whose website was originally registered by the founder of Canada Action?

Whose lawyer for a good chunk of time was Tyler Shandro?

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May 15 4 tweets 2 min read
One of the big proponents of “replacement theory” is Tucker Carlson.

The same guy who constantly misrepresents Critical Race Theory on FOX.

The same CRT that Kenney invoked as something he was fighting against during his leadership review speech.

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli While Canada doesn’t have quite the same ammosexual relationship with firearms as the US, it would be profoundly naïve to not recognize the Americanization of conservative politics in Canada.

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Apr 24 5 tweets 5 min read
Looks like it might be time for another chat about The Dorchester Review…

You know, the “magazine” run by the same guy who by some accounts wrote Jason Kenney’s Social studies curriculum?

Thread…

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #aber The Dorchester Review has decided to again double down on “not all First Nations kids who went to residential schools were forced”.

Which is true, but like saying “Not everyone who ever stayed in a concentration camp at any point in history died”.

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli
Apr 9 62 tweets 7 min read
Live Tweeting the UCP SGM?

Yup!

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli Meeting is starting with Cynthia Moore explaining the rules and opening ceremonies, explaining the agenda. Moore is making it clear that no other motions or resolutions are allowed.
Apr 6 5 tweets 6 min read
From the DM’s…

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #abed Image More from the DM’s…

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #abed Image
Feb 24 18 tweets 16 min read
Budget address time!

Mostly so far a bragging list of companies that have come to Alberta and projects that have started.

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli Toews invokes Ukraine and pivots to ethical oil.

We’re staying classy is seems.
Jan 24 36 tweets 27 min read
Live tweeting todays EMS presser?

Sounds good!

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #EMS Copping - EMS is busy yo. No people, no trucks, call volume is up.

References the 4 Airdrie calls that saw CFD transport a child because there were no ambulances available…

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #EMS
Jan 18 10 tweets 5 min read
There’s been a lot of debate surrounding these two tweets, one from Copping & one from his Comms advisor…

So we tried to make some sense of it.

And fell down an extremely confusing rabbit hole.

A thread you’re going to want to read…

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #COVID19AB The first question was why, as per the ministers own tweet, he was only isolating after he rapid tested positive despite symptoms.

His Comms advisor corrected that by saying Copping was isolating immediately, implication being Coppings tweet was just poorly written.

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Jan 7 8 tweets 9 min read
From the DM’s…

Lagrange - “We gave schools an extra week! They’re super prepared and ready!”

Teachers -

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #abed From the DM’s…

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #abed
Nov 22, 2021 40 tweets 42 min read
From the DM’s…

This is education in Alberta.

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #abed Image We’re going to have to do this as a thread…

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #abed Image
Nov 20, 2021 32 tweets 4 min read
Huh.

Jason Kenney is live-streaming on Facebook.

We’re a bit behind, but let’s time delay tweet!

Thread!

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli Kenney starts by recognizing he’s on treaty 7 land in the briefest land acknowledgment ever and quickly pivots to a feel good story about a FN veteran, then pivoting to the “Notley/Trudeau alliance”
Nov 18, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
*Thread*

Bad news.

Bought a ticket last night, but in a fascinating coincidence, the UCP claim they closed their registration for observers at almost the exact minute that the crowdfunding was successful.

They won’t accept in person registration.

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli

/1 Guess they aren’t fans?

That’s cool though. We’ve already heard from a few of the protestors who will be attending the AGM outside, and if the UCP won’t take $999 to let us inside, we’re totes happy to do the outside and chat with folks.

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Sep 21, 2021 50 tweets 44 min read
Time for another another honest live tweeting!

We’re expecting this one to be a bit longer…

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli “Shortly” they said…

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli
Sep 21, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
Time for another honest live tweeting!

Let’s start!

The presser is scheduled to start at 3:30, what time does it actually start?

We’re going with 3:52.

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli Well, not on time already…
Sep 16, 2021 66 tweets 20 min read
Time for another honest live tweeting!

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli Ok, so we’re already a little bit of a late start.

So if nothing else, at least they’re consistent on this?
Aug 31, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
So the province announced $8 million for EMS…

What does that boil down to?

Actually, not very much.

(A thread)

/1 The province says they’re creating 100 FTE positions.

As always, the devil is in the details.

They’re taking 30 temp positions already in the work force and extending them.

But what about the other 70?

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Apr 26, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
So why is there so much focus on the Calgary Stampede and making sure it goes ahead...

A thread.

@jkenney has made a really big deal about making sure that The Calgary Stampede is a thing this year.

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli We recently saw the bizarre introduction of Rodeo (which is actually a wide variety of sports) being declared the official sport of Alberta.

So why all of the attention?

There’s a lot of possible reasons...

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Apr 3, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
From the DM’s...

As an update to our thread yesterday on inconsistent vaccine administration, here’s what we’ve learned.

To start with, the criteria for who gets shots and when seems to vary wildly from location to location.

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli We have heard multiple reasons why “expired” vaccine is being available. Missed appointments, extra doses out of vials, vaccine becoming expired because of time out of refrigeration just being a few.

But there is excess vaccine available.

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Apr 2, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
From the DM’s...

Apparently there are #yyc Shoppers Locations that are giving out vaccines regardless of age or medical condition as many that they were shipped are about to expire.

Hey real journalists, you should probably tag in here...

#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli Worth noting, we tried calling one of the locations, but were unable to get through as their phone lines are completely jammed...
Mar 7, 2021 13 tweets 11 min read
There are some really great Twitter accounts in #abpoli.

We are grateful for the amount of content that others produce, for the friends we have made on our little journey here.

Yesterday we posted about an odd little Facebook post...

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli That post has resulted in some fascinating reactions, the largest being denial that it’s real.

It’s been implied we were duped, it’s been implied we faked it ourselves.

But the post, and what you see in not only our videos and others is real.

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli
Mar 7, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
There’s been quite a bit of furor over this post, so we would like to take a second to offer some clarification.

Do with it what you will.

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#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli First of all, like we said, we made the video. It is cropped to not have the person who shared it on February 8th doxxed.

That’s not how we roll.

But it is absolutely a real video of a real shared post on a real Facebook profile.

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