Warren Kinsella: The Kinsellian Political Rules™

So, I tweeted about Donald Trump’s fired Chief of Staff being interviewed by Robert Mueller, the Russiagate special counsel. I said it recalls the Kinsellian Political Rule Two: never fire someone who knows lots of shit during a crisis.  This then moved some folks to ask what Rule One was, and so on. So here, ...

Warren Kinsella: Big political graves are dug with tiny shovels

Bev Oda’s orange juice. David Dingwall’s gum. Mike Duffy’s travel claims. British MPs claiming for barbecues and garden equipment.  None were capital offenses, none approached the threshold for a crime, and none were very significant when compared to overall government expenditures. But it’s still the little stuff that ends big political careers. As I always ...

Warren Kinsella: From next week’s column: Enjoy the view under the bus, Mexico! Love, Canada

From next week’s column.  I was particularly proud of the gratuitous Game of Thrones reference, so I leave it here for your elucidation and merriment, gratis: This Benedict Arnold-style strategy creates three new problems for us, the Snow Mexicans. One, it mainly helps Trump, not Canada.  The American “president” may be a racist, sexist, lying ...

Warren Kinsella: Publishers Weekly: Recipe for Hate an “unflinching page-turner”!

Publisher’s Weekly is the book trade publication in the United States.  As Wikipedia notes, it is the “American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling”. And I have never had one of my ...

Warren Kinsella: Recipe for Hate gets a not-bad review in Quill and Quire!

…and, in 25 years of writing books, I can tell you that this is the best review I’ve ever gotten from them. As I just told my publisher, I am a bit stunned. “Kinsella skilfully blends convincing depictions of both the punk scene and the racist underground…” “The novel is a suspenseful page-turner that also ...

Warren Kinsella: Ten reasons I will be voting for John Tory

  So, Lisa and me are going to this Liberal-ish thing tonight where John Tory will apparently be present.  If and when he runs for Toronto’s mayor again, he’s the guy I’ll be voting for. There’s ten reasons for that. He’s an adult.  After the Ford Nation chaos, Toronto needed someone who was decent, thoughtful, ...

Warren Kinsella: Welcome to Canada’s best-loved political web site!

Looks a bit different, eh? I’ve been doing this wee web site – [Don’t tell him it’s a “blog”! – Ed.] – for more than a decade and a half. Started in 2000 or so for a couple reasons. One, various neo-Nazis and white supremacists were going after me online (how times change, etc.) and ...

Warren Kinsella: Holy Joly

Does she have photos of Justin Trudeau in a compromising position? Does he owe her a lot of money? Is she holding hostage a member of his family? There’s no longer any other rational or compelling explanation for “Minister” Melanie Joly being a “Minister,” is there? She is, hands down, the worst cabinet minister in ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s CNOOC/Nexen deal pushes Canada closer to becoming a China-dominated petro-state

Thanks to our petro-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Canada is on the verge of becoming a China-dominated petro-state. The Chinese government now owns a large chunk of Canada and the lucrative Alberta tar sands after the Harper Government approved Friday the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen Inc., a Calgary-based and Canadian energy company, by the ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Won U.S., Canadian Citizenship

by Sebastian Rotella | ProPublica In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him. The 27-year-old officer described his combat exploits in his application for asylum. He said he had served as an instructor ...

Canadian Progressive: Massive Peaceful Tar Sands Protest Before B.C. Provincial Legislature Planned For October 22

Over 80 influential leaders from the business, First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic communities across Canada today announced an upcoming mass sit-in in front of the provincial legislature in Victoria, British Columbia on October 22. The sit-in will oppose tar sands pipelines and tankers and the threats they would pose to the west ...

Canadian Progressive: Opposition mounts as first tar sands mine in US gets a green light

Tar sands extraction, which has caused tremendous pollution and environmental degradation in Canada, has crossed the border to U.S. soil taken root in Utah.

Canadian Progressive: Sexism: A Call to Arms for Decent Men

Guys, we have a problem. We are letting way too many boys get into adulthood without actually becoming men. We’re seeing more and more adult males around who are not men.

Canadian Progressive: World Forest Area Still on the Decline

World Forest Area Still on the Decline (via sustainablog) By Emily E. Adams Forests provide many important goods, such as timber and paper. They also supply essential services—for example, they filter water, control water runoff, protect soil, regulate climate, cycle and store nutrients, and provide habitat for countless animal species and space for recreation…

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Elections Canada Out To Sabotage Etobicoke Centre By-election

There’s no better way to characterize the agency’s role in the high-stakes Etobicoke Centre by-election appeal heard by the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this week.  The “independent” and “non-partisan” agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums in Canada is unequivocally siding with Ted Opitz, the Conservative MP who filed the appeal. Opitz is ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Worst Canadian in The World: Senator Patrick Brazeau

Meet Patrick Brazeau (pictured), the sexist Canadian senator who called Ottawa-based reporter, Jennifer Ditchburn, a bitch yesterday. Her crime: she’d done her job by highlighting his poor attendance record in Canada’s appointed upper house of Parliament. He immediately issued a “reluctant” apology. Why did Brazeau call the reporter a bitch? She was just doing her ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper’s Canada “Making Up Terror Identities”

In Stephen Harper’s Canada, we’re all potential terror threats. Until proven otherwise. So suggests a recent study by Queens University’s Jeffrey Monaghan and Kevin Walby, published in the journal Policing and Society.  Welcome to Multi Issue Extremism (MIE), Canada’s new classification of so-called domestic terror threats. We saw it coming. In a January letter, Joe ...

Canadian Progressive World: Canadian Online Surveillance Bill on Pause, But the Fight Continues

by Katitza Rodriguez | EFF Last Saturday, the Canadian government announced it would put proposed online surveillance legislation temporarily “on pause” following sustained public outrage generated by the bill. Since its introduction two weeks ago, …Read More