Politics and its Discontents: Happy Earth Day

I truly wish there was something to celebrate. Take a look at my previous post and the commentary from the Mound of Sound that accompanies it; then watch this short video. Their commonality? A rapacious industry and an economic system that disdains impediments to their profits, and a federal government (a.k.a. the Harper regime) at ...

Politics and its Discontents: Words Fail Me Here

Unequivocally evil is the only phrase I can think of to describe this ecological and environmental outrage. Read the story and draw your own conclusions: Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of ‘threatened’ species Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Few Escape The Bruce Carson Taint

Nigel Wright to Bruce Carson in 2011 as the later conducted his allegedly illegal lobbying: “I’ve heard a lot of good things about you. Feel free to give me a call at any time. You can read all about it here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Smoking Gun?

Oh, what a tangled web they weave. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Complicity In Torture

Thanks to alternative media, Canada’s recent denigration of all things U.N. begins to make sense. Just another instance of how we have become a renegade nation under the Harper cabal. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Duffy "Perp Walk"

To watch the disgraced senator performing this new walk craze, please click here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Beware High Walls

H/t Dawg’s Blog & Alison at Creekside for the inspiration. Oh, the great outdoors beckon on this fine Victoria Day morning, so for now, allow me to offer you this from today’s Toronto Star: Hard to believe Duffy has no nest egg Re: Duffy resigns from caucus, May 17 It seems egregious Mike Duffy has ...

Politics and its Discontents: The War Crimes of Our Political Leaders

Recently I wrote a brief post directing readers to a story written by Chris Hedges. Hedge’s piece, entitled The Crucifixion of Tomas Young, conveyed the very sad story, one that has probably been lived out many times, of a young man, paralyzed in Iraq in 2004, who has made the decision to die by refusing ...

Politics and its Discontents: On Porcine Behaviour, A.K.A. Mike Duffy

You can run, Mike, but given your now well-known behaviour at the trough, I doubt that you can hide. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: PROOF of Tory Election Fraud

Today I received an email from The Council of Canadians which includes a link to a sworn affidavit by Annette Desagne, a former employee of Responsive Marketing Group, attesting to election fraud through the misdirection of voters to the wrong polling stations. When you read the actual affidavit, you will see that she was clearly ...

Politics and its Discontents: Discouragements to Democratic Participation

The litany of abuses, even crimes, against democracy committed by the Harper regime is indeed long. Probably the gravest damage done by this regime, and I believe the damage is intentional, is to alienate increasing numbers of citizens from the electoral process. In his column today, Bob Hepburn, in writing about the renewal of attack ...