Scott H. Payne

Scott H. Payne

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Contributor since:March 2010
Location:Calgary, Alberta

About Me

I'm a Canadian blogger who spends far too much time reading and writing about US politics. I've been involved in various forms of political organizing for the past decade, some of which has earned me recognition and other of which has earned me the title of "no good punk".

I also blog at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the Commons, Beams and Struts, and The Washington Examiner's Opinion Zone.



I'm Known For...

Causing a kerfuffle and having someone else blamed.

My Current Project

My Greatest Achievement

Having something worth saying.

My Biggest Regret

Speaking for so long without having something worth saying. That and missing the blogging train in 2000.

I Truly Respect

Honest political participation.

Moments I'd Like To Forget

I'm sorry, you want to stick your hand where, officer?

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

That's classified...

Blocks I've Been Around

The 604 and the 250. Werd.

Things That Really Happened

The Clinton years. I was there, but it all seems like a dream.

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Online, still writing, maybe making a living as a result, still getting laughed at by 65% of my readers.

Why True/Slant

Is this one of those mythical university philosophy course questions where if I don't answer or say, "Why not?" I ace the course? No, eh...

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...


This Is Annoying Me...

Rhetorical obtuseness.

This Is Making Me Worry...

Consumer credit crunch

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

Writing, always writing...

I'm Running From...


This Is Helping Me Create...

My wife and dog.

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

Heathcare reform, Iran, potential Massod assassination.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Lack of brushing?

Can't Do Without

Right now, green tea and yoga. Ten years ago, I'd rather not say.

Favorite Voices

Tom Ashbrooke and Reihan Salam. As far as voices go, theirs are dulcet.

My Most Awkward Moment

I'm sorry, you want to stick your hand where, officer?

My Secret Ambition

You're reading it.

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