Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Harris Tries To Tramp The Harper Dirt Down

Thank goodness for Michael Harris. Helpfully providing an example of how journalists should not be thinking: .@alexboutilier Goodness, you've adopted a Levantism? #HDS should stand for Harper's Deranged Supporters. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 23, 2015 The Harper sycophant uses “HDS” “to shut down any meaningful criticism of our former dictator on the basis that ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Harris Tries To Tramp The Harper Dirt Down

Thank goodness for Michael Harris. Helpfully providing an example of how journalists should not be thinking: .@alexboutilier Goodness, you've adopted a Levantism? #HDS should stand for Harper's Deranged Supporters. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 23, 2015 The Harper sycophant uses “HDS” “to shut down any meaningful criticism of our former dictator on the basis that ...

The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: Somewhat Late Musings On Election 2015

My internet picks the worst times to stop working. As a result I was without internet for the lead up and aftermath ofelection 2015. But I’m back online and ready to give my thoughts on Monday’s election results. Fundy Royal Goes Liberal I never imagined I’d see the day when the riding of Fundy Royal would ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Canadians were so eager to get rid of Stephen Harper, they forgot they weren’t served very well by a mainstream party holding a majority on power the last 4 years. *uncharacteristically crumples plan paper up into a ball and throws it in the garbage* Me yesterday: October 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM: The alternate universe ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Canadians were so eager to get rid of Stephen Harper, they forgot they weren’t served very well by a mainstream party holding a majority on power the last 4 years. *uncharacteristically crumples plan paper up into a ball and throws it in the garbage* Me yesterday: October 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM: The alternate universe ...

wRanter.com: It’s time to mend fences in the Jewish community

When we sat down in early summer to discuss how we’d cover what was expected to be a five-week fall campaign, CJN editor Yoni Goldstein asked me to write a weekly column about election topics of Jewish interest. The idea – a departure from past practice of mostly limiting ourselves to rather pedestrian riding profiles ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why is the PMO Shredding Their Files?

Oh right, that evidence of their crimes and misuse of taxpayer money. Know what's a great trick? Getting ppl to argue whether it's the purview of the PMO or other partisan dept when taxpayers fund it all anyway — Not Steve Harper (@pmoharper) June 25, 2013 Paul Wells wrote this 3 years ago. I wrote ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why is the PMO Shredding Their Files?

Oh right, that evidence of their crimes and misuse of taxpayer money. Know what's a great trick? Getting ppl to argue whether it's the purview of the PMO or other partisan dept when taxpayers fund it all anyway — Not Steve Harper (@pmoharper) June 25, 2013 Paul Wells wrote this 3 years ago. I wrote ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Who Gets The Hill – #UofR #elxn42 panel on Thursday

It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all. Farney says problem compounded by more ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Who Gets The Hill – #UofR #elxn42 panel on Thursday

It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all. Farney says problem compounded by more ...

wRanter.com: Cultural and religious issues dominate as election day nears

Thank God for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I say that not because trade is an inherently Jewish issue, nor because I know for certain the recently negotiated deal will be good for Canada, especially since its details have yet to be released. Irrespective of its long-term effects, the TPP might be our only hope to ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper to blame for Elections Canada’s awful voter registration mess

Elections Canada has made an awful mess of voter registration for the 2015 federal election. It’s a mess that recalls bad memories of the 2011 robocall scandal. Stephen Harper is partly to blame. The post Harper to blame for Elections Canada’s awful voter registration mess appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Lying and Hiding PM Hides Again

Note: we've interviewed @ThomasMulcair @JustinTrudeau and @ElizabethMay this campaign. @pmharper was to join us this week but cancelled 1/2 — The West Block (@TheWestBlock) October 11, 2015 His team told us he decided not to do any more nat'l interviews. No worries we have a show full of great content & analysis! Join us. 2/2 ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Another Conservative “cover-up”

It’s bad enough that there’s no sight of Conservative candidates campaigning to public crowds in Regina, but Conservative-friendly orgs are also trying to cover-up their interview contents. Sloppiest. Cover-up. Ever. Conservative Michael Kram's LITERALLY covered-up interview with 'pro-life' paper. #elxn42 pic.twitter.com/JSgnASp9Hn — ʇɹǝqoɹ Jago (@rjjago) October 5, 2015 This particular Con candidate is running in ...

The Canadian Progressive: Underage girls, booze and other reasons to dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra

Struggling to figure out why you should dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra? He reportedly bought booze for underage girls at the Mansion House nightclub in St. Catharines, where he is seeking re-election during the Oct. 19 federal election. The post Underage girls, booze and other reasons to dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra appeared first on ...

wRanter.com: Gaffes and ‘anti-Semitism’ on the campaign trail

In the Sept. 17 Globe and Mail leaders’ debate, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made reference to “old-stock Canadians” in defending his government’s policy on health care for refugees and immigrants, saying it had only denied care to bogus claimants. “We do not offer them a better health-care plan than the ordinary Canadian can receive,” Harper ...

The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: The NDP "is not planning any changes to our current form of the parliamentary system" 

It is not often I get to talk about issues related to the monarchy on this blog. I mostly keep that on the other blog I writefor. However the Monarchist League of Canada recently surveyed the main federal parties on their views towards theCanadian Monarchy. One of the answers was curious though. The NDP’s reply ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CBC Wrecks Another Debate #elxn42

I’ve long called for More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters, and CBC again disappoints. Not much watchdog press left in Canada. No wonder people reject mainstream journalism for real reporting online.#cbc https://t.co/cWMUdIm5s3 — John MacDougall (@coircomann) October 2, 2015 Despite efforts by the major TV broadcasters, NDP have refused to participate in the debate. http://t.co/27cslTpKsu pic.twitter.com/VSgU1jGzWc ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: If You Don’t Like Canada…

Comments from CBC story, discussing the U-Pass at the University of Regina: Corruptable writes: forcing someone to pay for a bus pass they will not use is ludicrous. she would force everyone to pay for a parking spot that only some will use… blue cheese responds: @Corruptable like getting taxed for schools when we have ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Free Trade, CETA, TPP, and the US and Canadian Federal Elections: Some Critical Perspective

The following is critical to understand – for the people of Canada, the US, Europe and the world: “free trade” deals such those already signed (NAFTA), and those being pushed through with great secrecy now (CETA, TTIP and TPP), are agreements which grant supra-national powers to transnational corporations, powers over and above democratically elected governments, ...

wRanter.com: A national icon takes his leave

One of the questions I posed in this space a few weeks ago was: who will be the next big-name Jewish MP? With apologies to Joe Oliver, Canada’s first Jewish federal finance minister, what I may subconsciously have been asking is who will be the next Irwin Cotler, now that the 75-year-old Mount Royal Liberal ...

Maple-Flavoured Politics: Stephen Harper Doesn’t Trust Stephen Harper

Today, Stephen Harper announced that Stephen Harper doesn’t trust Stephen Harper. OK, he didn’t quite put it that way, but that was a logical conclusion that one could draw from his announcement. At an event in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Harper added a “Tax Lock” law plank to the Conservative election platform. Under this law, the government ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bruce Carson’s Bigger Scandal

When Harper appointed Carson as a top adviser, the fraud used his position to undermine research into climate change. About the only part not worth reading is the line saying “There is no easy way to cut emissions and grow the economy”, and now you’ve read it, and can recognize that tired line as untrue.