Jacked Up: Harper Spreading Democracy… ?!

So the Harper government is creating an agency that will help spread democracy abroad. Good for them, fledgling democracies do need all the help they can get in getting established. My problem though is that this is coming from Harper, a man who doesn’t even know the definition of democracy. Now i’m not even talking ...

Jacked Up: Duffy’s time in senate has been a grotesque scene.

Now I’ve always known that Stephen Harper was lacking when it came to foresight. His in-action on environment, denial of a recession etc are all good enough indicators that he’s more concerned with immediate political gain than he is about actually analyzing a situation and contemplating the possible outcomes of his decisions. Mike Duffy is ...

Jacked Up: The Arts

So according to the 2001 census as reported today by CBC radio one, the average earnings for someone who made their living from the arts was $22,000 dollars annually. Not only that, but since then it has decreased by a third, to $14,000 dollars per year. These figures are even taking into account that one ...

Jacked Up: The end of Conservatism

That’s what Andrew Coyne wrote about today. Basically he said that the Harper governments decision to spend so much and go into a deficit is the last straw, and that they now have failed to uphold any fiscal Conservative values. All of which could have been a lot less serious had Harper focused more on ...

Jacked Up: Democracy Delayed is Democracy Denied

So let’s do a little comparative analysis: Number 1: David Warren calls a possible coalition a “Thai-style coup d’état”. Now as much as I like the guy, I don’t think Dion could fool anyone into thinking he was the commander of a ruthless army. And last time I checked no politicians had been dragged into ...