Seeing Red in the Southwest: Pig Wrestling

Remember when you wrestle with a pig, he’s enjoying it and you both end up covered in mud! Rather than pig wrestling, progressives across Canada need to stand up and take an interest in the possibility of a progressive coalition government that would represent more of our interests.Interested in a progressive coalition government, the Rideau ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Pig Wrestling

Remember when you wrestle with a pig, he’s enjoying it and you both end up covered in mud! Rather than pig wrestling, progressives across Canada need to stand up and take an interest in the possibility of a progressive coalition government that would represent more of our interests.Interested in a progressive coalition government, the Rideau ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Be careful – when you wrestle with a pig!

My only word of caution in the current constitutional crisis unraveling in Ottawa would be offered to Mr. Dion. “Be careful! When you wrestle with a pig, remember he enjoys it but you both get covered in mud!”Otherwise, full steam ahead!The proposed motion that Dion has put out on the wires this afternoon for consideration ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Be careful – when you wrestle with a pig!

My only word of caution in the current constitutional crisis unraveling in Ottawa would be offered to Mr. Dion. “Be careful! When you wrestle with a pig, remember he enjoys it but you both get covered in mud!”Otherwise, full steam ahead!The proposed motion that Dion has put out on the wires this afternoon for consideration ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Be careful – when you wrestle with a pig!

My only word of caution in the current constitutional crisis unraveling in Ottawa would be offered to Mr. Dion. “Be careful! When you wrestle with a pig, remember he enjoys it but you both get covered in mud!”Otherwise, full steam ahead!The proposed motion that Dion has put out on the wires this afternoon for consideration ...

Thus Prate the Pundit » Social Critique: Polishing Up the Political Remains

Looks like I was wrong about Dion’s political strategy. Even if I was right, it didn’t turn out as I thought. I waited until today to proclaim my wrongness because I thought the last likely possibility it could unravel as I theorized would be with the speech from the throne. Today the NDP, Liberals, and ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Gay Bashing is a Hate Crime

On November 3, Jane Currie and her partner, Anji Dimitriou, were assaulted by a man as they were picking up their children after school. The same man had verbally abused them on previous occasions. This time, the man swore at Anji, accused her of talking to his child, spat in her face, and then attacked ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Gay Bashing is a Hate Crime

On November 3, Jane Currie and her partner, Anji Dimitriou, were assaulted by a man as they were picking up their children after school. The same man had verbally abused them on previous occasions. This time, the man swore at Anji, accused her of talking to his child, spat in her face, and then attacked ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Gay Bashing is a Hate Crime

On November 3, Jane Currie and her partner, Anji Dimitriou, were assaulted by a man as they were picking up their children after school. The same man had verbally abused them on previous occasions. This time, the man swore at Anji, accused her of talking to his child, spat in her face, and then attacked ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Solidarity with bloggers – Rachel Maddow

Blogging on TV is how Rachel Maddow described herself last night. And she did the show in her pajamas to show solidarity with bloggers!Video

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Solidarity with bloggers – Rachel Maddow

Blogging on TV is how Rachel Maddow described herself last night. And she did the show in her pajamas to show solidarity with bloggers!Video

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Solidarity with bloggers – Rachel Maddow

Blogging on TV is how Rachel Maddow described herself last night. And she did the show in her pajamas to show solidarity with bloggers!Video

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Crunch time – threat to free speech!

Today, Steve Anderson, the Save Our Net guru, reminded me that the CRTC, our federal regulator for the internet, will be issuing a landmark ruling shortly on access to the internet. Twice delayed, the upcoming CRTC ruling will have long term implications. And you can have an impact on that ruling BUT only if you ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Crunch time – threat to free speech!

Today, Steve Anderson, the Save Our Net guru, reminded me that the CRTC, our federal regulator for the internet, will be issuing a landmark ruling shortly on access to the internet. Twice delayed, the upcoming CRTC ruling will have long term implications. And you can have an impact on that ruling BUT only if you ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Crunch time – threat to free speech!

Today, Steve Anderson, the Save Our Net guru, reminded me that the CRTC, our federal regulator for the internet, will be issuing a landmark ruling shortly on access to the internet. Twice delayed, the upcoming CRTC ruling will have long term implications. And you can have an impact on that ruling BUT only if you ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Who or what are we honouring today?

Remembrance Day takes me back to my teaching days. I could never ignore such an occasion, with everyone walking around wearing poppies, and soldiers in uniform on the streets, on tv, and in newspapers. As a grade one teacher, it was an opportunity and a duty to introduce an important concept and start a foundation ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Who or what are we honouring today?

Remembrance Day takes me back to my teaching days. I could never ignore such an occasion, with everyone walking around wearing poppies, and soldiers in uniform on the streets, on tv, and in newspapers. As a grade one teacher, it was an opportunity and a duty to introduce an important concept and start a foundation ...

My Canada Includes Justice: Who or what are we honouring today?

Remembrance Day takes me back to my teaching days. I could never ignore such an occasion, with everyone walking around wearing poppies, and soldiers in uniform on the streets, on tv, and in newspapers. As a grade one teacher, it was an opportunity and a duty to introduce an important concept and start a foundation ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Imperfect Remembrance

The bugler’s Last Post signals our silence while Reveille awakens us to our responsibilities. Canadians across the land will be attending Remembrance Day services this morning. Or have done so already in church or at some cenotaph services held on Sunday.An elder veteran (86 yrs) at my church stood up to remind us of one ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Imperfect Remembrance

The bugler’s Last Post signals our silence while Reveille awakens us to our responsibilities. Canadians across the land will be attending Remembrance Day services this morning. Or have done so already in church or at some cenotaph services held on Sunday.An elder veteran (86 yrs) at my church stood up to remind us of one ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Imperfect Remembrance

The bugler’s Last Post signals our silence while Reveille awakens us to our responsibilities. Canadians across the land will be attending Remembrance Day services this morning. Or have done so already in church or at some cenotaph services held on Sunday.An elder veteran (86 yrs) at my church stood up to remind us of one ...

Barack Obama, Invading Iraq, and Judgement to Lead

“There is a choice that has emerged in this campaign, one that the American people need to understand. They should ask themselves: who got the single most important foreign policy decision since the end of the Cold War right, and who got it wrong. This is not just a matter of debating the past. It’s ...