Well boys n girls, my first political post in a long time is here and it may get me into trouble, especially after the Harpercons pass that insanely draconian “security anti-terrorist” Bill C-51 which definitely requires our attention. As of last Friday, it’s in 2nd reading. I seriously hope that the opposition parties . . . → Read More: Eight Year Old Boy Arrested In France For Allegedly Supporting “Terrorism” — Seriously?
needs a fundamental shift
Towards a lateral
Full text of Harper’s Christmas message:
This Christmas, we Canadians have many reasons to celebrate (fear for our children’s future).
We live in a beautiful country, a compassionate (war mongering) country, a prosperous country (hollowed out petro state).
Despite the difficulties elsewhere in the world, Canada’s economy is getting ever stronger (weaker) and more . . . → Read More: Harper’s Year End Message, (with added context).
I woke up this morning thinking about food banks. They are advertising now. Food banks are a relatively new phenomenon. I think they meant well. I think what ended up happening though is that food banks allowed the government to ignore poverty.
Food bank use in Canada has escalated by 25 . . . → Read More: Poverty
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 Ukrainian . . . → Read More: An Open Letter to our Political Leaders
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 the . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.
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 Thursday . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving
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 and . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?
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. Remember . . . → Read More: The Middle Class, an open letter to Tom Mulcair (and whomever else may be listening)
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 dire . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??
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 each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation
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 when . . . → Read More: Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice
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 offer . . . → Read More: Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue
Boys n girls, Babs Kay has exposed her betrayal to the sisterhood yet again. This time she contends that the rape culture on university campuses virtually doesn’t exist, or at the very least, is grossly exaggerated. First off, she gives an extremely dumb analogy:
Health-conscious people do not smoke for fear of getting . . . → Read More: Babs Kay And Robyn Urback, By Denying a Rape Culture Exists, You’re Actually Contributing to It
Well, Boys n girls, it seems that Justin Trudeau has admitted to having smoked some weed about 5 or 6 times in his life, the most recent being a few years ago as a sitting MP at a dinner party with friends as they passed a spliff around the table. The comments I’ve . . . → Read More: Those Who Live in Glass Houses… Justin Trudeau is Not the Only Sitting Politician to Break the Law and Won’t be the Last
Many journos, pundits, and journos are speculating as to whether or not ol’ Stevie Spiteful will leave sooner rather than later. Hell, even Chantal Hebert, who announced in her last column for the Toronto Star that she is taking a summer leave of absence to write book, announced that she made arrangements with . . . → Read More: Stevie Harper Will Never Leave, At Least, Not Until Next Election
Hey. Have you looked up lately? Seen persistant contrails polluting your sky? Do you have one of those friends on your facebook newsfeed that goes on about chemtrails, weather modification and HAARP?
If you have heard of these “conspiracy theories” and researched them, then you probably know they are true. So I . . . → Read More: Chemtrails, Contrails, Pollution and the 100 Mile Diet