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Trolls and Polls

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

The World is Watching

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

Red state authoritarianism gone wild: Texas teen jailed for missing school

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This is what the US would be like with the new far-right Tea Party Republican party in charge. Canada under Harper is not that far off, either.

Red state authoritarianism, when combined with barely-veiled racism, is the new black (emphasis mine).

A Houston-area teenager has been jailed and fined for missing school by a judge who . . . → Read More: Red state authoritarianism gone wild: Texas teen jailed for missing school

Right’s war on women, er girls, reaches new lows with this lovely cartoon

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The closer it gets to November, the more emboldened they come. But this poster from far-right blog Protein Wisdom is OK because a woman drew it and it’s satire. Yeah right.

Remember when the right was so upset over Playboy’s admittedly sexist accounting of the top conservative women? Not so much when . . . → Read More: Right’s war on women, er girls, reaches new lows with this lovely cartoon

Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

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If you ever wanted to combine the worst of Conservatism – that frothy mixture of deceit, barely-veiled racism and amoral opportunism – look no further than the perfect marriage of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Fox News North.

Six federal bureaucrats were drafted to pose as new Canadians for a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony broadcast . . . → Read More: Sun News Network + Jason Kenney = frothy mixture

RCMP Call for submissions…into Workplace Harrassment

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Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP   c/o Public Submissions, File 2011-3791   PO Box 1722, Stn B   Ottawa ON K1P 0B3

 

To Whom it may concern,

 

I am writing this email in response to your call for public input into this problem of workplace harrassment in the RCMP.

. . . → Read More: RCMP Call for submissions…into Workplace Harrassment

Welcome to Harperland

Tweet How we embraced hate. I was watching the CBC News this morning, Suhana Meharchand was the host.  Talking about Attawapiskat, she interviewed NDP/MP Charlie Angus.  Hostilely, she asked him, “What would you do if you were Minister?  Throw money at the problem?”  His reply showed unflappable professionalism, indicating that he would first alleviate . . . → Read More: Welcome to Harperland

Michael Coren: “It’s not about race. It’s about culture”. Bullshit.

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Dawg posted a video yesterday I wish I had never seen. No, not a clip from the latest slasher flick. Worse. Michael Coren, using the meme begun by disgraced ‘historian’ David Starkey that it’s ‘not racism, it’s culture’, went on a riot of his own on Fox News North with Brian Lilley gleefully cheering him on. His . . . → Read More: Michael Coren: “It’s not about race. It’s about culture”. Bullshit.

The Hypocrisy of Blogging SupposiTories is Astounding!

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Yes, they’re all a crowing with feigned indignation over how a racist like Andre Forbes  slipped past a vetting process to become candidate for the Liberal party.  Astounding  hypocrisy, considering the hero to most of them is none other than Small Dead Animal’s KKKate, in fact, I do wonder if she gets off . . . → Read More: The Hypocrisy of Blogging SupposiTories is Astounding!

Thwap hits one out of the park

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A lot’s been written and posted about Stacy Bonds and the vicious cowardly scumbags in Ottawa police uniforms who beat and sexually assaulted her, but thwap’s just done a masterful job putting it all into context.

His post ties in not just these particular assholes, but the abuse at the G20, the culture . . . → Read More: Thwap hits one out of the park

Shades of Ann Coulter? Christie Blatchford cancels University of Waterloo speech.

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The right is screaming ‘censorship’. Details so far have been sketchy but Christie Blatchford was forced to cancel her speaking engagement at University of Waterloo after students occupied the stage. Not much in way of hard news right now except for some rightweeters who are blowing several gaskets. Why the organizers, the publisher or the . . . → Read More: Shades of Ann Coulter? Christie Blatchford cancels University of Waterloo speech.

Ontario’s Mississippi, Continued

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The story of two men dressed as a KKK member and as a black man with a noose around his neck at a Legion hall dance has caused a furore, and rightly so. Royal Canadian Legion headquarters has effectively closed RCL Campbellford Branch 103. Both poppy sales and and Remembrance Day ceremonies associated with the . . . → Read More: Ontario’s Mississippi, Continued

News from the Mississippi of Ontario

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It’s entirely appropriate this time of year to reflect on the sacrifices of the thousands of young men and women who have given their lives in the service of their country, defending the rights and freedoms of all — including, one supposes, the right of two, um, men to dress respectively in a . . . → Read More: News from the Mississippi of Ontario

Steven Harper, tough on…freedom?

Tweet The Globe and Mail has a story today, by Dean Beeby of Canadian Press, who obtained FOI documents showing an internal report from the Justice Department that finds;   Bill C-25, the so-called Truth in Sentencing Act, unfairly targets the poor, the illiterate and Canada’s aboriginal community.   The arguement put forward points . . . → Read More: Steven Harper, tough on…freedom?