Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Russian Problem Just Keeps Getting Worse

Oh well, at least now we know why those Russian diplomats seemed to be having such a good time in the Oval Office, while Donald Trump seemed strangely out of it.Not only had he shared some top-secret intelligence with them, after ordering the White House media out of the room.It seems Trump also told the ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Infighting Amongst Canadian Islamophobes: Part 7 – Meanwhile in Toronto….

As the founder, lead writer, and currently sole member of ARC, I often find it funny that the people who are the quickest to diminish the reach and influence (such as it is) of the blog are among ARC's most dedicated readers. Case in point, the article posted on May 16 detailing the criminal records ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Evening Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Maureen Conway and Mark Popovich argue that something has gone severely wrong if (as seems to be the case) Wall Street is treating higher wages as bad news: In 2017, America has a jobs problem: It’s not that we don’t have enough jobs, but that we don’t have ...

Accidental Deliberations: Musical interlude

Radical Face – Holy Branches

Politics and its Discontents: A Person Of Interest

Soon, one hopes, we will learn more. Recommend this Post

Canadian Dimension: Why Aren’t Corporations Required to be Socially Responsible?

Photo by Mendoza Post Imagine if a corporation had to justify its existence beyond making money for capitalists. What would happen if a social balance sheet, as well as financial one, had to be filed every year and companies continually in a deficit position would eventually disappear? Consider Barrick Gold. Would the world be better ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: MOTHERFUCKIN’ NEWS ALERT!!! TABBY’S STAR IS DIPPING!

ALERT:@tsboyajian‘s star is dipping This is not a drill. Astro tweeps on telescopes in the next 48 hours: spectra please! — Jason Wright (@Astro_Wright) May 19, 2017 This is what you should be paying attention to now.  Fuck that bullshit with that Trump asshole.  There is a small but non-zero chance that the dips are ...

DeSmogBlog: Scientists Map Full Scale of B.C. Wave Energy Potential For First Time

This article originally appeared on The Climate Examiner.  British Columbia now has sufficient detailed information about the height, frequency and direction of its coastal waves to start developing and testing wave energy converters in the ocean, according to a new report. Quantifying the amount of energy contained in waves as they propagate — or more simply, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Don’t Worry, Be Happy. We’ve Got Kinder Morgan’s Word, After All.

A dandy little interactive piece from the Globe & Mail showing how bitumen-laden supertankers will navigate through British Columbia coastal waters. People who know better won’t be impressed but the Globe has always been pro-pipeline, pro-tanker. The least assuring part of the presentation is the rosy Kinder-Morgan assessment sounding the “all clear” on the expansion. That ...

Scripturient: As Elvis leaves the building, so do we all

No one gets out of here alive. We all die. And with us go into the dustbin the dreams, the values, the ideals, the culture we grew up with, we shared, we ensconced in our daily existence. And the clutter we accumulated during our lives. Elvis has left the building and, sooner or later, so ...

The Disaffected Lib: Water, Water Everywhere (At Least Everywhere It’s Not Wanted)

Let’s cut to the chase. The IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has estimated sea level rise over the course of this century will be somewhere between 30 cm. to 1 metre. With the IPCC’s track record for getting it wrong, understating the pace and impact of climate change, you can consider that a low ...

The Disaffected Lib: Assange Outwaits the Swedish Heat

Julian Assange may walk on the rape allegations from Sweden that have kept him bottled up in Ecuador’s London embassy for years. Swedish prosecutors have dropped their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff. The decision was taken after prosecutors concluded ...

The Disaffected Lib: Weiner’s Final Tumble

Registered sex offender. That should be the last nail in the coffin for the former Democratic congressman, Anthony Weiner. Mr. Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, one of the people said. Mr. Weiner ...

Warren Kinsella: Picture, thousand words, etc.

Bert Archer told me Mad magazine did it first, but this one is pretty powerful. 

Northern Reflections: You Can See The End

The Canadian who edits Vanity Fair — Graydon Carter — writes that you cannot fight Donald Trump by using the usual tools of resistance: As anyone who has followed his jerry-rigged career from the 1980s onward will tell you, Trump just drags you to the bottom of the pond every time. Decades ago, he was ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Four Strong Winds

This is a nice arrangement for choir of the Ian Tyson Canadian classic song.  Our choir is also sing this, the only downside being is that we only have six men.  Very jealous of the balance this choir has. Filed under: Music Tagged: Canada Content, Four Strong Winds, Ian Tyson, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Babel-on-the-Bay: Fixing Ontario’s out-of-date work laws.

Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn has a tough road to travel with the Wynne Cabinet. He is seeking to address the antiquated labour laws in Ontario. He wants to restore balance to the rights of part-time workers. He wants to guarantee a minimum wage on which someone can live. What will be interesting in these ...

Montreal Simon: The Lamentable Legacy of the Con Clown Rona Ambrose

It's not a very good picture, but I thought I'd keep it anyway, because it's historic. Sort of.A picture of the Con Queen Rona Ambrose announcing that she's retiring from federal politics. Which as you can imagine had the Cons and the pathetic Con media in a tizzy, praising her as the Greatest Prime Minister Canada Never ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Gavin McInnes’ ‘Alt-Right’ Fan Club Drifts Towards Neo-Nazi Violence (repost)

His people are getting arrested in Boston, and he lost a speaking gig in Chicago. Folks are becoming wise to this scumbag’s plans, and a guest contributor breaks him down. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Gavin McInnes’ ‘Alt-Right’ Fan Club Drifts Towards Neo-Nazi Violence

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Trans cartoonist’s website hacked and replaced by Nazi imagery by ‘alt-right’ trolls (repost)

Sophie LaBelle, who created the Assigned Male cartoon, was known for taking on transphobia and transmisogyny with her well known strip. But then an orchestrated attack deleted every comic, she was sent thousands of death threats, and her address was published on several forums. Read the rest of this post on the original site at ...

Alberta Politics: Tories, Wildrosers agree to call new entity United Conservative Party … without ever speaking the initials aloud

PHOTOS: Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney pose uncomfortably in this Wildrose Party photo. Below: A CBC shot by Terry Reith may have captured the real mood better. Below that: Twitterist Edwin Mundt’s take on the You See Pee. Question: What happens when Alberta Can’t Wait? Answer: UCP! Seriously, United Conservative ...

Warren Kinsella: I think the post below hit a nerve 

Free speech and all that. 

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: The U-C-P: Jean and Kenney launch the United Conservative Party

Today’s announcement from Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean and Progressive Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney that they plan to create a new conservative political party has been expected for weeks. The press conference was filled with fairly nauseating partisan rhetoric about how awful and catastrophic the NDP are, but most importantly, we found out what is included in the ...

Warren Kinsella: Rebel, Rebel, they’re gonna put you down

Sleeping Giants, having hammered Breitbart’s bottom line,, has turned its sights on The Rebel.  This won’t end well.  For The Rebel.  the @slpng_giants have done about breitbart. We thought about it & have decided to do something. Starting today we will be letting (2/3) — Sleeping Giants CA (@slpng_giants_ca) May 18, 2017 @slpng_giants companies know ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s vanishing point: Reconciliation and the erasure of Indian personhood

According to Tara Williamson, a singer-songwriter and poet from Manitoba, one of the many problems inherent in Canada’s current effort to reconcile with Indigenous peoples is this: “We must be willing to reconcile, willing to hear apologies, willing to share our trauma with others, willing to heal and willing to forgive.” The post Canada’s vanishing ...