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When I was a Youngster

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I joined the reserves. Parents said, get a job, so I did. That was in 1980 or so. A peaceful time of yore, I jined up with HMCS Malahat in Victoria. Got in some great training, hiked the west coast trail, from Renfrew, before the boardwalk. Learned drill and travelled the . . . → Read More: When I was a Youngster

An Open Letter to our Political Leaders

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I am appalled by the lack of debate in the House on the situation in the Ukraine and any role Canada should take on. PM has unilaterally started committing Canadians to go to the volatile region to take part in NATO posturing against Russia.

I know that Canada has many citizens of . . . → Read More: An Open Letter to our Political Leaders

It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

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This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.

Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

Ron Liepert, Conservative Nom For Calgary-Signal Hill, Tells Jason Kenney Where to Go

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Well, boys n girls,  I share Dr. Dawg’s sentiments regarding the end of Robbie Anders career: “Good Riddance”! Rob Anders, a man seen much of the time sleeping his way through Question Period. A man who believes Nelson Mandela is basically a communist terrorist.  Anders, who got himself kicked off the Veterans’ . . . → Read More: Ron Liepert, Conservative Nom For Calgary-Signal Hill, Tells Jason Kenney Where to Go

Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

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I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given.  In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently.  I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives.  It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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Well, it looks like a Quebec Liberal majority and the PQ are collapsing to 2007 numbers. Quebec Solidaire has shown some improvement in vote count but not in seats. It seems that the biggest hope for Ste-Marie-St-Jacques, Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire will not win her seat, although it is still early . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

The Middle Class, an open letter to Tom Mulcair (and whomever else may be listening)

Tweet Dear Tom Mulcair.      Please stop worrying about the middle class.  Let Trudeau and Harper get mired in that bullshit argument.      Want a Big Idea?  Announce a plan to eliminate poverty.  Create a middle class.  It’s easy.  I’m not even an economist and I can tell you how its done.      . . . → Read More: The Middle Class, an open letter to Tom Mulcair (and whomever else may be listening)

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

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Boys n girls,  very recently, data from Stats Can and the Parliamentary Budget Office have been debunking the Harpercon propaganda regarding so-called “skills shortages”; sounding off on a supposed future “labour shortage”. It’s about time. Jason Kenney was recently skewered after going on Power Play with Don Martin, singing the praises of . . . → Read More: Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

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Well, no, not really part d’uh. I’m just resurrecting this snarky, satirical and sarcastic post I did 4 years ago with the help of a Montreal friend, Karl, with an update or 2.  I thought it would be fitting to resurrect during this fine election campaign. Because every election campaign is in . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

Tweet Happy St-Paddy’s Day all! 

I leave you with some Irish folk tunes!

Of course, what collection of Irish folk songs on St-Paddy’s Day would be complete without a version of “Whiskey jar”. My favourite version of the song, however, is from American Folk legends, The Kingston Trio in 1963 . . . → Read More: Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

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A recent poll had come out putting Dr. Phil’s Liberals and Pauline Marois’s PQ virtually neck and neck with the CAQ support slipping.  Many of the columnists and pundits have claimed, for the most part, that this poll is the result of Marois and Peladeau jr sovereignty referendum talk.  There are some . . . → Read More: Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

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After reading through a week’s worth of news articles, columnists and the twitter machine, there appears to be one common theme; Peladeau Jr. was recruited to provide economic credibility to the Parti-Quebecois to mainly the business community.  Furthermore, according to a PQ campaign ad, Pauline Marois is featured alone walking a hallway . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

Taking Fern Hill’s Cue and Endorsing Olivia Chow From Montreal And BC

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Well, boys n girls, it’s no secret that I’ve been hoping for Olivia Chow to announce her candidacy for mayor of Toronto. Now it’s official. She resigned her seat yesterday and launched her campaign today.  Good.

I live in Montreal, but my mother lives in Downtown Toronto alone, so I do pay . . . → Read More: Taking Fern Hill’s Cue and Endorsing Olivia Chow From Montreal And BC

It Looks Like It’s Official Now, Olivia Chow Will Run Against Mayor Fordzilla

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Well, boys n girls, the moment we’ve been waiting for is about to come. Olivia Chow is expected to resign her seat in the House of Commons for Trinity-Spadina and announce her run for mayor of Toronto on Thursday.   About time! For what was looking to be a sea of 3 right . . . → Read More: It Looks Like It’s Official Now, Olivia Chow Will Run Against Mayor Fordzilla

Pierre Karl Peladeau Running For PQ? Rene-Levesque Must Be Rolling In His Grave -UPDATE

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Boys n girls, where do I start?  Ok, it’s official, Peladeau Jr is now running in the riding of St-Jerome in the upcoming Quebec election.  I don’t know whether to laugh or to be pissed?

For openers, the humour.  As many recall, Peladeau Jr  and Sun Media launched Sun TV News Network . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau Running For PQ? Rene-Levesque Must Be Rolling In His Grave -UPDATE

Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

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I will open with a Happy International Women’s Day to all my likeminded readers.  However, I’m afraid this is not a pleasant post.  I will be talking about many issues facing women today, mainly in Canada.

I found it hilarious that Tasha Kheiriddin, preaching human rights using typical right winged talking points . . . → Read More: Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

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Finally, a voice of reason amongst the hysteria of the Quebec election campaign. It is that of Tom Mulcair on Power and Politics with Evan Solomon: 

But speaking on CBC News Network’sPower & Politics, Mulcair added, “We shouldn’t be voting on only one issue — we should be looking at the overall . . . → Read More: Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

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Aaaarrrrggghhhh!! She blows!  La Marois went and did what many were predicting she’d do — she called an election for April 7 — a short campaign at that.  Polls seem to indicate that La Marois and the PQ are primed to win a majority. Already many, particularly the Angryphone set are all . . . → Read More: Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!