Views from the Beltline: Trudeau’s big lie

I am reluctant to refer to my prime minister as a liar, particularly when I generally hold him in high regard, but when the lie reaches a certain magnitude, one’s hand is forced. And this was a very big one—a whopper. The promise was unequivocal. The Liberal election platform of 2015 stated: “We will make ...

Views from the Beltline: Trudeau’s big lie

I am reluctant to refer to my prime minister as a liar, particularly when I generally hold him in high regard, but when the lie reaches a certain magnitude, one’s hand is forced. And this was a very big one—a whopper. The promise was unequivocal. The Liberal election platform of 2015 stated: “We will make ...

Views from the Beltline: Lies, alternative facts and the Trump universe

Describing somewhat exaggerated claims about the inauguration by Donald Trump’s press secretary, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway came up with the delightful phrase “alternative facts.” It has so much more of a lilt to it than “lies.” Trump came up with a few alternative facts himself, claiming that the sun shone during his inauguration speech (it ...

Views from the Beltline: Lies, alternative facts and the Trump universe

Describing somewhat exaggerated claims about the inauguration by Donald Trump’s press secretary, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway came up with the delightful phrase “alternative facts.” It has so much more of a lilt to it than “lies.” Trump came up with a few alternative facts himself, claiming that the sun shone during his inauguration speech (it ...

Trashy's World: A moral leader???? Canada???

That’s rich! Harper and the CPC has taken our country from moral high ground to the sewers in 9 short (albeit looonnnggg) years. Canadians will see through these lies in the fall. From one of their increasingly desperate emails:    (0) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Susan on the Soapbox: When Politicians Lie…er, Misspeak Themselves

“How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.”—Political joke. Politicians don’t lie. They misspeak, they overstate, they understate. And the press distorts, takes out of context, twists, exaggerates or does something equally heinous to what they’ve said. Poor dears. Over the past few months Premier Prentice and ex-Leader of the ...

Blevkog: A quote from a former opposition leader:

At worst, he personally ordered it done and chose the people who executed the plan. At the very least, he fostered an attitude within the party […], chose the managers of the people who committed these crimes and completely and utterly failed to exercise any oversight, supervision or leadership. In the end, it doesn’t really ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Harper: "I’m Not Responsible"

Stephen “I’m All About Everybody Else’s Accountability” Harper is trying to deflect responsibility for the actions of his PMO staff in the Senate Scandal. “The Senate should do the right thing now and suspend those senators without pay!” Harper told a crowd of 3,000, according to estimates from Conservative party officials. “Canadians expect, I expect, that ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Is Christy Clark Lying to Us About the LNG Tax Windfall?

I don’t know. Do you? No. And, it seems, we won’t be permitted to determine if the BC Liberal government is lying to us about their future vision of rolling in billions in fresh new LNG tax money because the supporting reports won’t be released. So much for accountability and open government. We also won’t be ...

The Disaffected Lib: Chrysler Exec to Trump: "You’re Full of SH_T!"

Donald Trump doesn’t know how to shut his big, fat, greasy mouth.   Today Trump tweeted, “Obama is a terrible negotiator.   He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China–and will!” Chrysler vice-president of design and president of the Dodge division, Ralph Gilles, fired back: “You are full of shit!” ...

DeSmogBlog: FreedomWorks Fails Basic Math And Economics To Smear Renewable Energy Investments

Freedom_Works_Logo.gif The corporate funded, Libertarian/Conservative “think tank” FreedomWorks is doing their best to convince Americans that taxpayer-funded energy subsidies and loans are a waste of our resources. Of course, that doesn’t apply to the massive giveaways to the dirty energy industry, only to the federal loan programs established to invest in cleaner, renewable energy companies. ...

Left Over: Aww,isn’t that just too Cute?

http://www.northerngateway.ca/news-and-media/northern-gateway-blogs Full of lies and pastel-soft illustrations, the Enbridge ‘blog’ is now being featured as a big ol’ ad in Hufpost Canada…pretty disgusting that they would even accept the money, but not much of a surprise.. You can go and look if you are feeling particularly masochistic – so far, my fave is a photo ...

DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Go All In With Dirty Energy Industry Bonanza Legislation

Powerplant-and-EPA.jpg The dirty energy industry might experience Christmas in June if House Republicans have their way. Earlier this month, members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) unveiled a “package” of legislation that includes numerous bills that would give the industry everything that they’ve dreamt of for years. The legislative initiative, known as the Domestic ...

DeSmogBlog: Will Dismal Jobs Report Give New Life To Keystone XL Plan?

boehnerand pipelines.jpg While the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline might have disappeared from the front pages in the last few weeks, the battle is still raging. And a grim jobs report for the month of May might just be the catalyst that Keystone proponents have been looking for to renew their push for the ...

DeSmogBlog: Is BP’s Attempted Climategate Strategy To Attack Scientists Ethical?

fish oil.jpg In late 2009, climate change deniers thought they had found the Holy Grail in terms of climate denial – a collection of more than 3,000 hacked emails that they took out of context to “prove” that scientists were lying about human-driven climate change. This so-called scandal became known as “Climategate.” And even though ...

LeDaro: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld -the liars

These bastards are responsible for the killing of over one million Iraqis – majority of them women and children. No one has the courage to make them accountable including softy Obama. We live in a horrible world. Lest we forget.

DeSmogBlog: Institute for Energy Research Launches “Save Oil Tax Breaks” Offensive

IER.jpg In late March, Senate Republicans torpedoed an effort by Democrats to repeal the $4 billion a year that is flowing to the oil companies in the form of subsidies. The Obama Administration had proposed ending the subsidies so that this unnecessary money for the oil industry could instead be directed towards renewable energy projects ...

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Lied About F-35 Contract

Peter MacKay lied. In 2010 Defense Minister Peter MacKay said many times that the F-35 was selected in an open, competitive, and transparent process, this is contradicted be the Auditor General Michael Ferguson who has said there was no competition, that the costly $25 billion, and growing, contract was indeed sole-sourced. May 27 2010 – ...

LeDaro: Lies about F-35

CBC’s At Issue panel has a good discussion on F-35. It is worth watching. Also an interesting discussion on NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s ad.

TheSpec – Walkom: F-35s, robocalls and the erosion of Harper’s…

A great article by Thomas Walkom on the F-35 scandal and how the Conservatives have virtually no credibility to speak of.TheSpec – Walkom: F-35s, robocalls and the erosion of Harper’s…. I’d like to make a note that I for one felt any credibility they had was lost long ago when they started breaking election promises. ...

DeSmogBlog: Survey Says…Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes

oh-frack1.jpg A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and determined that the ...

Trashy's World: Lies and deceit…

…. have become the signature of the current Conservative government. And this is a sad thing to say. Brian Stewart penned a good piece today on how the current government is obsessed with a) never admitting when they have done wrong and b) pretending that something didn’t happen that did in fact “happen” when caught ...

Rusty Idols: Damn Peasants!

The Globe and Mail sniffs in outraged offense at the peons daring to inconvenience or insult their betters. Consider contacting the Globe and Mail and expressing how you feel about this display of patrician disdain.  Try to avoid any tempting four letter words. Hat tip to Dawg sdnxry5z7g

Politics Canada: Attack ad script on Harper’s trust issue

Here is a script for an attack ad which illustrates Stephen Harper’s trust issues: VIDEO AUDIO Camera up on Slick game show host in studio holding cue cards, smiling at the camera. HOST: Welcome back to Canada in Jeopardy! Mark it’s your board. CUT TO: Contestant looking up at the board, holding buzzer. MARK: Harper ...

DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point

4+dollar+gas.jpg Since at least last summer, conservatives have been parroting the oil industry talking point that President Obama is somehow the one responsible for the spike in gasoline and oil prices. As we have pointed out, they base this on their assertion that the President has been “hostile” towards the dirty energy industry by prohibiting ...