Warren Kinsella: The Hot Nasties: back after 38 years!

The Hot Nasties were a first-wave Calgary punk band who (improbably) have had their stuff covered by the likes of the Palma Violets and Nardwuar, and praised by the frontmen for Fucked Up and the Pursuit of Happiness.  When we were together, however, we didn’t have any famous friends.  We put on some shows, we ...

Warren Kinsella: Questions about April 23, 2018

Why do some people always bicker over whether it was terrorism or not? It was mass murder. Isn’t that enough? How could he be driving for as long as he did on Yonge Street (half an hour) – as far as he did (more than a kilometre) – and no one shot him, or rammed ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: Liberals and sexual harassment

Forgiveness. When is it owed, politically? By whom, and when? Who should dispense it, and who should receive it? Not abstract questions. Not, certainly, on the weekend that federal Liberals were gathering in Halifax for their annual convention.  Not in the case of Liberal MP Francis Drouin – who stands accused of sexual assault in ...

Warren Kinsella: The week in the Twitter sewer

I am active on Twitter. I admit it. Some people apparently read me on Twitter, too, and I (mostly) enjoy interacting with them. Here’s what the last week has been like. Lots of interaction. A “reach” of over five million. I don’t know what that means, exactly, but I know this: me and others are ...

Warren Kinsella: Kinsellacast: Lisa’s live report from the LPC convention, #MeToo and Hehr, and Rob’s GOTV lesson!

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella on Liberals and drugs! Drugs and Liberals! Drugged-up Liberals!

Did my usual Thursday thing with Charles, and it was illuminating, as usual. We discussed drugs and sexual harassment and even found room to squeeze in a few laughs. Check it out.

Warren Kinsella: You won’t read all about this one in the Toronto Star

Story by QP Briefing, which has been repeatedly breaking stories lately, here: When PC Leader Doug Ford was the only party leader who declined to participate in a Toronto debate organized by Black community organizers, the Liberals criticized him as being out-of-touch. In social media copy that was also shared by some Liberal riding accounts, the party ...

Warren Kinsella: Doug Ford, and why the populi like his vox

Abacus (with whom Daisy proudly does work, full disclosure, etc.) has a fascinating poll out about who is in the so-called Ford Nation, what they think, why they think it, etc. etc. It’s here. Now, in recent weeks/months, some folks have been asking me: “Warren, why don’t you hate Doug Ford as much as me ...

Warren Kinsella: Starbucks, racism and a social media case study

By now, you have heard all about the two real estate brokers who were seated in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week, waiting for another man to meet with them for business.  The two real estate brokers were black. The white, female Starbucks manager called the police, who came and arrested the two men.  They were ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: is this worth $2,119 an hour?

July 2017: the Assembly of First Nations have gathered for their 38th general assembly in downtown Regina. Thousands of indigenous people from across Canada are in attendance. Along with speeches, seminars and cultural events, there is a trade show. Dozens of businesses and organizations have paid thousands for booths to advertise their services and wares ...

Warren Kinsella: And they spent $650,000 on the Ontario Cannabis Store logo, too!

This is how they think they’ll win? With puerile tweets like this? Here’s a fact, Wizard War Room: Kathleen Wynne, who is a smart person who you continually embarrass with crap like this, is – post-legalization – going to become the biggest seller of cannabis in North America. But, by all means, keep aiming for ...

Warren Kinsella: Trump Reich: Michigan embraces Nazi policy

Seriously: they want to put yellow stars on the identification of “non-citizens.” In other news, Holocaust Remembrance Day happened this week. Story here. Excerpt here: A pair of House bills proposed last month by Republicans, state Rep. Pamela Hornberger, R-Chesterfield Township, and state Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan, call for the driver’s licenses of noncitizens to state ...

Warren Kinsella: KINSELLACAST: MMIWG scandal, the Queens of the Spin Age, lousy audio and new Hot Nasties track!

Warren Kinsella: $2,119 an hour. And you are paying it.

Snippet from next week’s Hill Times column, based on the intrepid reporting of CFRA’s Brian Lilley: The dirty little contract was discovered by Brian Lilley of Ottawa’s CFRA.  Reports Lilley: “It’s a staggering amount for a contract that only lasts 8 months. The law firm McCarthy Tetrault is being paid $5,320,766.60 in a sole sourced contract. ...

Warren Kinsella: Five reasons why the David Livingston sentence is outrageous

David Livingston is someone with no criminal record – but he has a long, long record of community service and philanthropy. He is a good man who made a mistake. But it isn’t a mistake that deserves the outrageous and excessive sentence he received today – four months. Here’s why: It is totally out of ...

Warren Kinsella: The United States of America is about to be saved by a porn star

…we live in interesting times. Today’s front-page Washington Post report, headlined “A bomb on Trump’s front porch,” which is a just-as-interesting way of putting things: …the FBI’s seizure on Monday of privileged communications between Trump and his private lawyer, Michael D. Cohen — as well as documents related to a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: faithlessness

Ah, ye little Faith. Not that little, actually.  She’s tallish, slouching near the doors at Sun News Network, chain-smoking.  Smirking. “Troll with a tan,” someone at the erstwhile network said about her. Uncharitably, but not inaccurately.  That indeed seemed to be the whole package: a suspiciously deep, orange-ish tan, and the sleeveless Fox News mien.  ...

Warren Kinsella: KINSELLACAST: SFH at the Linsmore, Lisa on women in politics, and Spin Twins on the polls!

This week’s episode of the Kinsellacast™ is a bit different – instead of me going on (and on) about politics, I decided to lead off with some tantalizing tunes from everybody’s favourite geriatric punk trio, SFH. And, while we’re on the subject, please come on out and see SFH tomorrow night at the Linsmore! No ...

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: Ontario politics and what the heck is a HOAG?

I’ve written extensively about the highly-scientific HOAG concept, which I will claim to have invented if Bob Chant lets me. From my book Fight The Right, which wrote about the then-coming Trumpocalypse: That is, Bush was a Hell Of A Guy. As the political cliché goes, you can picture yourself at a tailgate party with ...

Warren Kinsella: Column: the Canadian connection

It’s the biggest political scandal in the world. And it involves a bunch of Canadians. For quite some time now, it’s been known that Vladimir Putin’s Russia – and assorted other outlaw states, like North Korea – have been engaged in acts of cyber-war against democracies around the globe.  Long before Special Counsel Robert Mueller ...

Warren Kinsella: Warren Kinsella appointed to run for Ontario PC party in 2018 election

TORONTO – Warren Kinsella, a Toronto author, consultant, musician and visiting professor of law, has been appointed the Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Lakeshore-Beaches-Woodbine. Kinsella, a lifelong Liberal, made the decision to run under the PC banner in the 2018 Ontario general election after extensive negotiations with party leader Doug Ford, a ...

Warren Kinsella: Democracy prevails after all

They tried to pull a fast one on Good Friday, as my wife pointed out. But it didn’t work. In one of the safest Liberal seats in Canada – when you have someone amazing like Jess Spindler prepared to run for you – you shouldn’t jam in a buddy of a crony. Who doesn’t even ...

Warren Kinsella: This is a total fucking disgrace

As predicted. Kathleen Wynne has shoved aside a brilliant young woman – a lawyer and an activist who was prepared to contest the St. Paul’s nomination – to appoint a rich old white guy who is a crony of one of the rich old white guys in her inner circle. When she chides Doug Ford ...

Warren Kinsella: KINSELLACAST 7: WEIR-GATE, WARREN HATE TWEETS, AND THE SPIN TWINS ON THE BUDGET!

Warren Kinsella: My biggest tweet ever

I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this is the most-noticed tweet I’ve ever sent out into the Internet ether. 2,300 retweets 7,100 likes Nearly half a million impressions   Genius. pic.twitter.com/viHlzyM7gR — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 25, 2018 It’s a photo of a woman holding a funny but important message, at this past ...