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Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

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Earlier today, CJAD’s Trivia Show co-host and writer, Dan Laxer posted a comment on his Facebook page.  Here it is verbatim:

Wait a minute. Did you just say referendum? Those are expensive, aren’t they? Does this mean we’ll have to make cuts to health and education again, sacrifice the infrastructure, and shelve plans . . . → Read More: Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

The Unfair Election Act

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Well, boys n girls, Stevie Spiteful outdoes hisself yet again. Another omnibus bill with a benign name to hide its’ real intent.  Yes, Bill C-23 — The “Fair Elections Act” .  All 249 pages of it.  A bill taken right of out of the Rethuglican / tea-baggers’ play book.  Like the Rethuglicans’ bill,  C-23 . . . → Read More: The Unfair Election Act

The Cure (for what ails us)

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 Choking on my Coffee Moment With Laughter

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I have to learn to not read funny, ironic things in the news while sipping my coffee or anything else for that matter.

It appears that (quelle surprise) the Greek parliament accepted yet another futile bail out package in exchange for even more useless draconian austerity budget.  Naturally, Greek citizens are in an . . . → Read More: A Choking on my Coffee Moment With Laughter

Harpercons Cut Debate, Behave Like Dictators And The Biggest Story These Media Hacks Can Come up With is Pat Martin Tweeting the F-Bomb?

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Oooh! Shiver me timbers! Pat Martin used the word “Fuck”. Wow! Not like he the first politician to use it publicly. Remember Senator Nancy Ruth’s shut the fuck up moment? And another, more forgettable moment from John the pitbull Baird?  Yes, we do let them slide, don’ t we? But not ol’ Pat Martin. . . . → Read More: Harpercons Cut Debate, Behave Like Dictators And The Biggest Story These Media Hacks Can Come up With is Pat Martin Tweeting the F-Bomb?

What’s The Hurry, Stevie? Planning To Shut The Place Down, AGAIN??

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We all have been hearing that Stevie Spiteful and his puppets have been doing all to curb debate on the motions they’ve been pushing in the House of Commons since their majority. Everything from scrapping the Canadian Wheat Board to that hideous dumb on crime omnibus bill, using every excuse known to man . . . → Read More: What’s The Hurry, Stevie? Planning To Shut The Place Down, AGAIN??

Three Thoughts on the Greek Debt Crisis

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1. Just wondering. If the Greek people are being asked to make extraordinary sacrifices to resolve a crisis largely not of their own making (see here, for example, on the mythology surrounding the Greek debt crisis, which — dare I say it — has a lot of vaguely racist shite about lazy southern . . . → Read More: Three Thoughts on the Greek Debt Crisis

Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing!

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Susan Delacourt points this out  in her blog this morning.  Some examples are cited. One of which, the most obvious and recent, was in this legislation to scrap the long gun registry,  those Harpercons have decided to scrap all the data that came with it, yanno, to make sure that not only put . . . → Read More: Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing!

Things North American Corporate Media Would be Sure To Suppress But Would Be Crazy Enough To Work

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Not to mention, no doubt, things to drive American Homeland Security Batty and drive the McCarthyist Tea-bagger paranoid types off to the fainting couches. Norway’s response to the recent terror attacks, quite different from Dubya  Bush’s “We’ll smoke ‘em out!”  vengeance speeches following 9/11 or those crazy security measures like airport body scanners . . . → Read More: Things North American Corporate Media Would be Sure To Suppress But Would Be Crazy Enough To Work

Excuses! Excuses!

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Apparently, voter apathy was not restricted to the young at the 41st election.  Below are the numbers broken down of the wall of shame known as the non-voters:

18 to 24 years old: 29.9% 25 to 32 years old: 30.8% 35 to 44 years old: 27.5% 45 to 54 years old: 29.1% 55 . . . → Read More: Excuses! Excuses!

Another David Emerson?

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According to Mark Dunn of the Toronto Sun, it’s perhaps a reality. He speculates that a Stevie Spiteful may well have dangled a cabinet post to a Liberal in exchange for a floor crossing. Yes, I know, Mark Dunn wrote a rather deplorable column earlier (not linking to it).  And yes, I generally . . . → Read More: Another David Emerson?

When a Conservative Senator From Blue Alberta Urges Canadians To Vote Liberal…

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Perhaps it’s time to take notice of Stevie Spiteful and his puppet. Senator Tommy Banks  is urging Canadians to vote Liberal for a number of compelling reasons. It’s not often a con of any stripe speaks against Master Steve, even if they do have safe lifetime appointment, or at least appointments until age . . . → Read More: When a Conservative Senator From Blue Alberta Urges Canadians To Vote Liberal…

About How Smart Voting “Can Keep Harper Humble”

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Catch 22 members received this article from John Deverell in their email.  I am republishing it here, with permission.

GETTING SMART

CATCH 22 ‘SUPER-VOTERS’ CAN KEEP HARPER HUMBLE

By John Deverell

It is the strangest of elections. Nobody really has a feel yet for how many voters will show up or what the . . . → Read More: About How Smart Voting “Can Keep Harper Humble”

Blogging SupposiTory Shoe Princess Is Back-Another Verbal Bitch Slapping Is In Order

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I guess Rightchik Tammeee’s hubby is away again, because she’s back, with her whining. This time, she sounds like a little girl who’s parents forgot to ply her with Gravol before the long car ride. Yes, add her to the list of big babies whining babies all hot and bothered over the big bad . . . → Read More: Blogging SupposiTory Shoe Princess Is Back-Another Verbal Bitch Slapping Is In Order

Gee, Tarek, If I Didn’t Know Any Better, I’d Swear You’re Shilling For the Harpercons

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What am I saying? I don’t think I do know any better! I really believe ol’ Tarek “I’m going to kick Jihadi Ass”  Fatah, the Muslim McCarthyist,( he, who doesn’t think Muslims should be working for the Toronto Police Force, apparently) is shilling for the Harpercons.

He is actually condoning the Harpercons for . . . → Read More: Gee, Tarek, If I Didn’t Know Any Better, I’d Swear You’re Shilling For the Harpercons

Glad Someone’s Bringing It Up! Good Work Gilles!

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Gilles Duceppe calls Stevie Spiteful a liar.

“He lied,” Duceppe said, recalling a 2004 meeting in a Montreal hotel room to hammer out the details of an agreement to replace the then-Liberal government.

And  yanno how Stevie points out how second place finishing  (losers) parties shouldn’t form coalitions? Duceppe points out how, once . . . → Read More: Glad Someone’s Bringing It Up! Good Work Gilles!

Democracy Is a “Distraction” and a “Liberal Game”

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That is what Stevie Spiteful and his pitbull, John Baird seem to be sayin’.  Let’s tune in:

“We have debates in Parliament all the time. The Speaker rules. You win some, you lose some. If you lose, you comply, and that’s what we’ll do,” Harper said in Toronto.

“I understand in the game . . . → Read More: Democracy Is a “Distraction” and a “Liberal Game”

Democracy: another word stripped of its meaning

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If you’re not reading DownWithTyranny – a marvellous, thoughtful, progressive source from one of our friends to the south – then start now.

KenInNY may not be the first to compare and contrast the ouster of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak with the increasingly hollow and meaningless “democracy” currently operating in the United States, but he’s certainly . . . → Read More: Democracy: another word stripped of its meaning

Sorry Guys, Margaret Wente is Right. Almost.

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Margaret Wente’s Globe and Mail column of a few days ago — “Do you belong to the Elites? Take this test and see!” — caused a bit of a stir on this blog and other places. I’m going to commit the ultimate heresy: Margaret Wente, everyone’s favourite bête noir, is correct in the main premise of . . . → Read More: Sorry Guys, Margaret Wente is Right. Almost.

Will There or Will There Not Be an Election This Fall? Who Would Want It, If Anyone At All?

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Both EKOS and the usually Harpercon friendly Ipsos-Reid polls have Harpercon numbers slipping and those of the Liberals rising somewhat bringing them to a near tie with, of course, the Harpercons  hanging on to a slight advantage.  If Steve was really planning to get an election off the ground this fall, his plans . . . → Read More: Will There or Will There Not Be an Election This Fall? Who Would Want It, If Anyone At All?