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…
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.
It’s not so much the absolute underscored disregard for women or the blind adherence to scripture that makes Richard Mourdock’s statement so egregious; it’s the rush from the GOP in support of the Senate candidate that is so startling.
The chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is standing by Indiana Senate . . . → Read More: Republican Richard Mourdock: Rape is a gift from God
I’m joking of course. Sue-Ann Levy is employed by Lorrie Goldstein and Sun Media. Nobody gets fired over at that outfit. Ezra Levant regularly has to apologize for his blatant racism and lies. But he still resides on the Sun News Network throne. Let’s face it – the right is a no-pink-slip zone.
. . . → Read More: Sue-Ann Levy destroys her career in Tweets
This, coming from a local president of the Tea Party is no surprise. Being that it comes from a woman, that makes it full-on Eww! She must be reading Barbara Kay.
Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful . . . → Read More: Mississippi Tea Party: women too emotional and diabolical to vote
What’s happening in France? Yes, racism has long been a problem for that country. But serial gang rapes? (Emphasis mine.)
Ten French men have been acquitted and four have received short sentences over the gang-rape of teenage girls in a trial described by one of the victims’ lawyers as a “judicial shipwreck”.
In a case that . . . → Read More: Judicial malpractice in France. Ten gang-rapists acquitted. Four get light sentences.
Where we’re lectured on what “full context” means (emphasis mine):
Madison – A state representative is drawing heat for saying that his father had told him when he was young that “some girls rape easy” as a way to warn him that a woman could agree to sex but then later claim that it . . . → Read More: GOP Rep: “some girls rape easy”
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?
Tweet Romney’s dream judge Arizona is fast becoming known as the most radicalized right-wing state in the USA. But more than that, it is the epitome of what a Romney America would be like. Jan Brewer, that emaciated, wrinkled prune of a Governor, is the ugly face of the racism, sexism and injustice that . . . → Read More: Arizona judge lectures victim of drunken cop’s sexual assault: “When you blame others, you give up your power to change”
Tweet There’s one thing you can count on with Conservatives in Ottawa. When they open their mouthes, they are lying. What they accuse critics and opponents of, you can pretty much bet that they are the actual guilty party. The attack ads against Mulcair accuse him of risky economic theories, while in reality Harper’s . . . → Read More: Conservative Doublespeak
Tweet The people of BC have been polling at 80% against pipelines and tankers off the coast for years. Since the Seventies in fact. Last week, the PostMedia admitted that Harper’s vision of pipelines to the coast and tankers from there to China, are dead in the water (so to speak). So they must’ve . . . → Read More: The Play
The New York Times approaches the Quebec student uprising with a scalpel, opening layers of the student struggle our media is too timid, too ignorant and too biased to explore.
Needless to say, a must read.
WHEN Vladimir V. Putin first came to power in Russia, Quebecers could not help but laugh. Poutine, as he is . . . → Read More: Quebec student uprising: New York Times gets its “not-so-friendly northern neighbor”. Why can’t our media do the same?
Tweet Everybody I have come across lately share a common thread. We are all experiencing a general malaise. Downright bitchy even. I know I have been feeling that way. Frustrated, out of sorts and unable to articulate exactly why. Hence my recent lack of blogposts. But then it occurred to me. It doesn’t feel . . . → Read More: The Cure (for what ails us)
A Tea Party spokesman and former regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party has been arrested for kidnapping and rape.
“Yo Tea Party, you freaks! You filthy freaks! You filthy, filthy, filthy raping, murdering freaks!” (Sorry, I just had to get my morning BREITBART on.)
X-posted at Let Freedom Rain.
UPDATE: Judging from Memeorandum, . . . → Read More: Hey Tea Party, STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Behave yourselves!
The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences than the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s of . . . → Read More: What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”
Tweet Kevin Falcon, BC’s soon to be unemployed Finance Minister tabled his “Prudent and Responsible” Budget today. Which would be fine, if it were true, but it’s not. The reason his budget is complete and utter bullshit is his plan to privatize one of BCs few remaining moneymaking corporations, the Liquor Distribution Branch. According . . . → Read More: Christy Clark’s BS Budget
From Dammit Janet!
While the the big news, and the ultimately sad news, is that the Susan G. Komen foundation has allowed far-right evangelical ideology to interfere with its formerly well-respected humanitarian work, the news that Planned Parenthood has replaced the $650K it lost from Komen so quickly is good news, indeed.
. . . → Read More: Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout