Well, boys ‘n’ girls, it appears that Stevie has had a bad week. What does Stevie do when the going gets tough? He either runs and locks himself into the nearest toilet available or skips town.
Senategate has proven to be no different. When revelations surfaced regarding Porky Puffy Duffy’s 90 grand “gift” . . . → Read More: A Few Questions Regarding Senate Gate, Some Thoughts and Why Is All Excused if You’re a Conservative?
See bottom of post for an update.
Many politically active people in BC are grieving right now and there is much angst and blame being laid. I personally have experienced this process and will be for some time to come, well, probably for the rest of my life.
I’m not sure . . . → Read More: Grief, Blame and Anger
That is the question @YukonGale asked on Twitter tonight during tonight’s episode of Power Play on the boob tube this fine evening. I watched it too. For those who did not watch, Don Martin asked both journalists (Toronto Star’s Tim Harper and of course, Bob Fife, CTV’s Ottawa bureau chief) he had on . . . → Read More: Oh Bob Fife, Are You Suggesting That You Get Paid Less Than Your CBC Counterparts?
In particular, women and gay men. Yes, with Justin posed with stars and pixie dust and Tinkerbell, it assumes that he is not “manly” enough to lead a country. So, are the Harpercons suggesting that women or gay men are not fit to lead a country? Well, boys ‘n’ girls, if that is . . . → Read More: Even if You’re not a Fan of Justin Trudeau, These New Attack Ads Should Insult all of us
Boys ‘n’ girls, this is a rant that is long overdue. I’ve seen the righty trolls bitch about teachers being paid too much or they’re being greedy every time there is a labour dispute as it happened in Ontario recently. They bitch that teachers don’t really work all that hard and they have . . . → Read More: To Those Knocking Teaching as not Real Work Experience; You Must Not Really Value Your Children
Tweet Muzzled. Our Scientists. Civil Servants. Librarians and Archivists (? Yes, you read that correctly, Librarians and Archivists). Our Members of Parliament. Journalists. Activists. Charitable and Environmental Orgs. Have I missed anyone? I have a problem with the way muzzled gets used these days. In this Governments actions and in the casual way . . . → Read More: The Language of Oppression
Tweet Updated at bottom Racism and ignorance are obviously alive and thriving in Canada today. I can’t help feeling overwhelmed by it. Saddened. Discouraged. But I have this doubt in my mind, based on stories that have surfaced over the last few years. We all know that Stephen Harper is extremely controlling in his . . . → Read More: Trolls and Polls
Tweet Deloitte and Touche. Auditors of Attawapiskat. It turns out, for one of the 4 largest Auditing Firms on the planet, this firm has faced alot of critisism, charges and fines. After the 2006 election, they were forced to retract their audit of the Conservative Party of Canada. From the Ottawa Citizen
“The Conservative . . . → Read More: Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…
Haven’t blogged much lately because frankly I’m sick to death of the absolute grip the Conservatives have over our country and its media. It’s barely worth blogging anymore because let’s face it, who cares? Canadians certainly don’t.
While the press has a field day with the obviously phony Lance Armstrong and his cowardly Oprah interview, the . . . → Read More: Lance Armstrong and Dean Del Mastro – tour de lies
Tweet I heard it from Laila Yuile, who got it from some newspaper with a paywall…
”John Doyle, the tough Auditor-general who has taken the B.C. Liberal government to task on everything from access to documents related to the Basi-Virk political corruption case to B.C. Hydro’s highly controversial use of deferral accounts, appears to . . . → Read More: Another Government Watchdog gets the boot
Tweet I’m getting tired of the racism displayed for all the world to see right now. I thought we were so much better as a collective society. I was wrong. It’s not just the right-wing extremists. It’s looking to me like somewhere around half of all Canadians are completely unaware of how our country . . . → Read More: The World is Watching
Tweet To Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA Your Majesty; The situation with Parliamentary Democracy in Canada is at a crisis. I’m sure you are well apprised of the allegations against the current Government, led by Stephen Harper. Proroguing Parliament to avoid questions of Confidence. Twice. Contempt of . . . → Read More: A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Tweet Stephen Harper, for all his shortcomings, is a shrewd strategist. He is known for his astute surveying of the political horizon and coming up with a precise show to please the public and fool the media. This immaculate playing of the publicity game has been the primary reason he has stayed in power . . . → Read More: Why is Stephen Harper so intent on making Chief Spence a martyr?
Tweet Stephen Harper has a little problem. Her name is Theresa Spence. She is Chief of the Attawapiskat Nation and she is tired of being bullied. In fact, she is not going to take it anymore. On December 11, 2012 this leader started a hunger strike. Her demand is simple. She wants the Prime . . . → Read More: Harper’s Problem
Tweet It has been just over a year since my son returned home from the War in Afghanistan. He walked through those gates and into the arms of his fiance and met his son, just 6 days old, for the first time. I am so unspeakably thankful that he came home whole, physically . . . → Read More: On Remembrance Day…
Or, how being good at one’s job in journalism is a firing offence. The Jill Winzoski story.
If you’re looking for a story to represent the true nature of our 90 percenter Conservative media, this one would be considered a masterpiece (emphasis mine).
It was almost as if James Bezan had become the young girl . . . → Read More: Wanker of the Day: Brett Mitchell of Selkirk Record
Tweet Tomorrow is the last day to stop the ratification of Harper’s secret treaty with China. Elizabeth May (bless her parliamentarian soul) has been active and vocal against this secret, closed door deal. Signed by Harper in Russia, of all places. Quietly tabled last month with no disclosure, no debate, none of that government . . . → Read More: The Final Countdown to Treason
Tweet People gathered in Victoria today to voice their displeasure in the way that politics is done these days. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected from the decisionmaking process. The Northern Gateway Pipeline is a manifestation of a much larger problem. Globalisation. Corporatism. Facsism. That is the enemy. October 31st will unleash the usual festivities of . . . → Read More: On Pipelines, Tankers and Democracy
Yep, here’s where Canada’s Conservative party could one day be headed. With the subtle but urgent march of the likes of Woodworth, Kenney, and the 91 MP’s who voted against women’s rights, how much longer before we are urged to debate the right of women to vote? Or, listen to a recommendation . . . → Read More: Fuqua’s Folly: Canada’s future under Harper, Woodworth, Kenney et al?
Oda and Guergis got the shaft. How do MacKay, Ritz and Anders avoid public scrutiny and the eventual cost of corruption/incompetence/bigotry?
Not to mention: Toews, Clement, Ambrose and too many more to count. Then there’s the chief architect of all this mischief – Harper himself. The public doesn’t . . . → Read More: Trudeau! Adscam! Squirrel!