Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fair and Balanced Questions

As you probably know, “Fair and Balanced” is the Fox News tagline that exists to trick the more easily fooled into thinking that’s what their actual objective is. Check out today’s story from the Vancouver Observer about “@FairQuestions”, a Conservative friendly researcher who took thousands of dollars in speaking fees from oil companies and testified ...

OpenMedia.ca: Conservative MP Laurie Hawn attacks Canadian Businesses that raised concerns about Bill C-51

Wow — this is how Conservative MP Laurie Hawn responded to the now 140+ businesses who have raised concerns in a letter published by the National Post about reckless spying Bill C-51:”[They] should seriously reconsider their business model and their lack of commitment to the values that bind us as Canadians”. Keep in mind that ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Hilarious Alberta Election

Last Alberta election it was the ridiculously wrong polling that was the news story. I think everyone is missing the big #abvote shocker: The polls were right! — Kevin Aschenbrenner (@kevwrites) May 6, 2015 Then the Wild Rose Party leader switched inexplicably to the PCs, and blew up her political chances in the next few ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Made In Canada Conservative Hypocrisy

“Canada had long been a proponent of harmonizing our climate-change policy with the U.S. until the U.S. started to fight climate change.” First it was the “Made in Canada” scam plan (that never appeared). Then it was, “We will act when our American partners do.” Now that Americans are acting, it’s exposed the climate denial-ism ...

Blevkog: Careful words

Note the careful words, words that are worthy of a former Prime Ministerial spokesweasel: “I deeply regret the ordeal this has been for my family,” he said. “There’s been no way to shield or protect them.” The ordeal, of course, is Dean Del Maestro’s trial on charges of intentionally mis-representing campaign expenditures and ignoring spending ...

Blevkog: One would think…

One would think that the question “How many jobs will be created by the federal budget?” when asked of the bloody finance minister who had just delivered the thing would get a better worded response than “dunno“. If jobs were the teeniest tiniest concern for this government, one would think that at least a pat answer ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canada’s Oily Media

There are opportunities to support journalism in Canada that doesn’t take millions from the oil industry and the oil-soaked Conservative government. Had you heard that the Conservative Party communicated with Enbridge, in secret, through Mike Duffy? If you don’t watch independent journalism online, you might miss important news like that. The National/Vancounver Observer and CanadaLand ...

Terahertz: How to lose an election

Alberta’s election continues to be far more entertaining than the one here in the UK. Amid his party’s plummeting polling numbers, Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice needed to re-connect with voters and rebuild trust for his party during the leaders debate last night. Instead, he told the only woman on stage that “I know the ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Opposed to Coalition?

Yesterday’s news: .@davidcommon Odd report by @ElliottLouise about @JustinTrudeau & @ThomasMulcair #coalition didn't mention @ElizabethMay & @CanadianGreens. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 15, 2015 Today’s news: Most Canadians are opposed to a coalition government. Presently the only party with the word “coalition” in its founding documents is the Conservative Party of Canada, and yes it’s ...

Left Over: Toxic Spills and the Toxic Con (tsk, tsk…) Response….

  James Moore fires back at ‘political jabs’ over Vancouver oil spill Industry minister criticizes rush to blame before all facts are known CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:33 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 9:42 PM PT http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2015/04/the-bc-oil-spill-and-con-clown-james.html   As horrible as this event was, it did some good here in BC..this ...

The Canadian Progressive: Quebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election

The Confederation of National Trade Unions, Quebec’s second-largest labour federation, will campaign against the Harper during the 2015 federal election. The post Quebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Haters Gonna Hate

And Liars Gonna Lie. So, one might expect @jkenney to retract that statement today but, I'm guessing, blame the mistake on bad information from DND and/or CDS. — Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) April 1, 2015 Here's @jkenney's statement in #HOC about precision-guided munitions, that has since be contradicted by the CDS. http://t.co/X46iazLvap — Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) ...

Terahertz: Lunney unleashed

Citing media “intolerance and bigotry”, anti-science Canadian MP James Lunney has quit the government caucus to sit as an independent. Among Lunney’s claim to the crown as Canada’s least scientifically literate MP are: He doesn’t believe in evolution He’s a chiropractor He’s claimed there’s a link between vaccines and autism He doesn’t believe the climate ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Baird Gold

It's probably nothing: Foreign Minister John Baird lobbied by Barrick Gold Corp. pic.twitter.com/drIUEvtQKB — Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) March 30, 2015 It’s not easy for a long-time politician to leave public life, even if they have a golden parachute.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fisk On Harper

It’s articles like this one that make you wonder if the Canadian media is telling you everything you need to know. (Seriously though, that’s plainly obvious.) If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalising ‘barbaric cultural practices’, then he should arrest himself for even suggesting it And while he’s at it, he can lock up all ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: “I have looked at the numbers.” – PM about Wallin’s Expenses

Pamela Wallin’s disgrace has been taking place in slow motion, with the latest chapter hitting headlines again. “In terms of Sen. Wallin, I have looked at the numbers,” Harper told the House of Commons two weeks ago. “Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling [sic] from that particular area of the country over ...

Terahertz: Republished: The Christians are coming!

Another old article, this one a review of Marci McDonald’s 2010 expose on the influence of the Christian Right in Canadian politics. Still relevant given that Harper has since gained his majority government and faces another election in October. The Christians are coming! Originally published in The Peak, 31st May 2010 He shall have dominion ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: And Now, For the TFSA Switch!

Following up my blog post of 4 years ago about Harper’s tax break for the wealthy are stories on CBC and elsewhere regarding the TFSA folly. The increase benefits only ~39% of Canadians who’ve managed to open such a savings account. “Harper pledges to double tax-free savings limits – but not till deficit is beat” ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters

The unethical fools at the Broadcast Consortium will probably gladly keep Elizabeth May away from the debates this year too. Especially amusing is the Conservative spokes-tool saying more participants would make it a gong show. Mulcair wanting a debate focused on women, while angling to keep the only female leader out of the room, is ...

The Canadian Progressive: “Violent extremist Jewish organization” wants Harper to win 2015 federal election

The Canadian chapter of the Jewish Defence League is set to open a Montreal office dedicated to delivering the 2015 federal election to Stephen Harper. The post “Violent extremist Jewish organization” wants Harper to win 2015 federal election appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #DontLookAtTheSun Sun News Off The Air

#FunFact: Sun News was the first "national" "news" TV station to show one of my videos. Of course, followed by Gormley slandering me. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) February 13, 2015 Gormley cooked up a conspiracy to try to blame me for his misfortune of attracting a protest to his book talk. @Limericking @kady Sun News finally ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #HarperFired Soudas Joins Liberals Who Need Heads Examined

To welcome Soudas and Adams into their party after all of the years of their Liberal-bashing, proves that they aren’t a Big-Tent, but rather a Motel Room-for-rent. “Dimitri Soudas arrives with a handful, maybe perhaps boxes full, of information,” Graham told CTV News Channel. “Soudas has a lot of secrets. He tells people that. He ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The (New) Hockey Song

It would have been more of a tribute if the puck was dropped by a disabled vet. https://t.co/mQIN0NKFf1 #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/um7HxKoinb — Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) February 8, 2015 I’m seeing alarming tweeted images of military men taking over a Maple Leafs game with weapons drawn. Oh wait, it’s a gimmick. Well then. — kevin harding (@kevinharding) ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bias At CBC Deepens

The scandal of conflict of interest at the CBC has deepened this week, as more questionable payments to the broadcaster by government department Parks Canada were revealed. Then environment Minister Prentice was given favourable coverage in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars in free travel. Prentice is now the Premier of Alberta. One of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canadians Being Spied On

Your Government is Spying On Your Downloads. http://t.co/2hkBFUe7K3 w/ @caparsons pic.twitter.com/OHOf95n64u — CANADALAND (@CNDLND) February 2, 2015 3. Or maybe the media has allowed government (#CSE) to define spying on its own terms- the least alarming terms possible. — Jesse Brown (@JesseBrown) February 2, 2015 4. #CSE says it doesn't "target" Canadians. True. They spy ...