Hi, everyone, I’m Bina. My usual blog is News of the Restless. CK asked me to contribute a piece to memorialize the passing of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, the beloved president of Venezuela whom I have affectionately nicknamed Chavecito, after the action figure by that name. He was so much larger than . . . → Read More: Requiem for an immortal
I was on Twitter earlier this evening and some of the tweets quite frankly made my blood run cold. It seemed that quite a few out there were actually minimizing ol’ Tommy Flanagan’s musings about Child pornography. Flanagan’s not evil–only trying to be controversial, some say. Others clearly too stupid to understand . . . → Read More: Why I’m Embarrassed to be Canadian…Again! Tom Flanagan Edition
Wow! Now boys ‘n’ girls, let’s go #tellviceverything about his boss’s former mentor, ol’ Tommy Flanagan. Yes, Vic, you wanna know someone who seems to be ”with the child pornographers”, you don’t have to look too far, it would appear.
Ol’ Tommy may not be part of the Harpercons anymore, but he was . . . → Read More: Ol’ Tommy Flanagan Appears to Be ‘With the Child Pornographers’ Go Tell ol’ Vic Now
Tweet As the sun sets on the BC Liberal Party and the decade long theft of our assets, the fire sale intensifies. As Harper sells off Kits Coast Guard Station, Christy Clark seems intent on privatising our commons, our forests. Lungs of the planet, pride of the west coast, our cultural identity. Bill . . . → Read More: Kill Bill
I can’t help but notice that National Post’s Jonathan Kay has been trumpeting Sun News Network and Ezra Levant lately. Which seems odd in that Kay works for Sun Media’s primary competitor, Postmedia.
It’s not just the free praise and publicity that Kay has showered on Levant and co. It’s most likely . . . → Read More: Is the National Post working in tandem with Sun News?
I signed this letter designed by LeadNow today and added my comments (in italics).
Dear Honourable Christy Clark, I am concerned about the impacts of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) on British Columbians.
If the Canada-China FIPA passes, China’s companies could sue Canada if any Canadian government – including . . . → Read More: FIPA
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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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, . . . → Read More: Lance Armstrong and Dean Del Mastro – tour de lies
Boys ‘n’ girls, as of now, Employment Insurance will be next to impossible to receive, but, of course, not only are we all still obligated to contribute to the EI fund, but our preniums are going up. How is that fair?? Hey, Harpercon cheerleaders! Time to wake ‘n’ bake, how come you . . . → Read More: Harpercon Cheerleaders! Why do you Demand more Accountability from First Nations and Unions but Not From Your own Government?
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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → Read More: A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Boys ‘n’ girls, it sure looks that way.
It is tempting to see the action as one of intimidation, if not terrorism: She is, after all, holding the state hostage to vaguely articulated demands.
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised though. I mean, her hatred of all folks and things Aboriginal is . . . → Read More: Did Chrissie Blatchy Blatchford Just Liken Chief Theresa Spence to a Terrorist?
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 . . . → Read More: Why is Stephen Harper so intent on making Chief Spence a martyr?
Like a lot of progressives and centrists, I’ve found the whole petition to deport CNN‘s insufferable Piers Morgan to be a laughable if not preposterous cause, even for the right wing. Even funnier though is the effort of British folks to keep Morgan in the USA. While the former petition has reached 70K signatures over the . . . → Read More: While US gun nuts petition to deport Piers Morgan, Brits petition to “Keep Piers Morgan in the USA”
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 . . . → Read More: Harper’s Problem
A data base for the mentally ill? Armed guards at schools? Or my favourite, the only a “good” guy with a gun can protect against a “bad” guy with a gun?
As for that data base ol’ Wayne Lapierre flapped his gums about, can we put him and the rest . . . → Read More: That’s over 30 Minutes Out of My Life I will Never Get Back…NRA Beats Their Own Record For Insanity
Yesterday, yet another school shooting. This time, an elementary school in Connecticut where 20 children and 6 adults were shot dead by an AK 47 no less. The gun apparently belonged to his mother, whom he also shot and killed. He turned the gun on himself .
A first grade teacher, 27 . . . → Read More: We Don’t Need Gun Control! We Need Prayer!
Just a few comments and observations regarding today.
Our Quebec government did one thing positive today. It announced that we will be having our own long gun registry.
In light of the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, the Parti Québécois has announced the government will move forward with a bill to mandate . . . → Read More: Remembering December 6, 1989