Warren Kinsella: Is Ontario heading towards another election?

Sure looks that way. After the weekend Ontario NDP convention – wherein leader Andrea Horwath was mightily embarrassed by a pro-election resolution put forward by union boss Sid Ryan – I’d say the odds just went up dramatically. Ryan is pushing for an election, and his resolution passed. Horwath isn’t in control so much, anymore. ...

Warren Kinsella: Danielle Smith stands by hater, and hate

anielle Smith stood by her candidate: “Every single political party has people with strong religious views. “As long as they keep that in their personal lives, and don’t anticipate that there’s going to be legislation on that, I don’t believe we’re doing anything different than other political parties.” When asked if there were personal opinions ...

Warren Kinsella: Wildrose leader Danielle Smith defends hate

CALGARY — Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith entered the final week of the campaign defending controversial comments decrying homosexuality and public schools posted by an Edmonton candidate on his blog. Edmonton-Southwest candidate and pastor Allan Hunsperger posted a rant on his blog last June, using Lady Gaga’s hit song, Born This Way, to blast the Edmonton ...

Warren Kinsella: Hey look!

I’m no longer a person! I’m a concept! Cool. My billable rate just went up. Thanks, Pete!

Warren Kinsella: Bye-bye, Gord

Mr. Tulk was warned, and he’s now banned from this site. Bye-bye, Gord. Find a new sandbox. I suspect you won’t be missed by others.

Warren Kinsella: In today’s Sun: Danielle Smith is lying

People who don’t live in Alberta should be paying attention to the Alberta election. And not simply because it may be historic, signaling the end of a 40-year political dynasty. It’s historic, and worthy of your consideration, because Alberta is on the cusp of plunging itself into a divisive, needless debate, one that could spill ...

Warren Kinsella: OMG this is the best band I’ve seen so far this year

SFH and Bjorn are going to lose their shit over this.  Godlike genius. Sent by Mraz, via some anonymous person who told him to give it to me.  Now, I give it to you.  It will change your life.

Warren Kinsella: With Sons Two and Three at the Goof

[Son Two has just been picked up by Dad from a sleepover at a pal’s. He’s asked how it went.] Son, wearily: Dad, it was a party. Me: You actually look like you did some partying, to tell you the truth. Son, bemused: Dad, I am the party. Me, marveling: Wow. Are you a Kinsella ...

Warren Kinsella: A: A joke.

Q: What is Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath’s leadership?

Warren Kinsella: The Party of the Constitution

Her Majesty makes it official. I was there, that cold April day – with my roommates Harold, Chris and Ryan. Afterwards, we went to Grad’s on Somerset to have what we described as “constitution beer.” We had not a few, as I recall. I also recall that we grumbled about the number of old white ...

Warren Kinsella: Picture worth a 1,000 words dept.: the Ontario NDP

This photo was taken just before Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath’s latest press conference, today.  Where she claimed she doesn’t want an election. That’s her campaign van.  Anyone believe her claims that she doesn’t want an election? I didn’t think so.

Warren Kinsella: Dan Gardner is going to get mad at me for this

Dan Gardner is an intimidating guy.  I met him about a decade ago, when he was leaving the employ of the Ontario PC government and heading off to work at the Ottawa Citizen.  He was a big, slightly-intimidating guy.  I figured he was a conservative, and that we wouldn’t agree on much. In the interim, ...

Warren Kinsella: The Ontario PCs and NDs want an election

One said they’d vote against the budget before they read it; the other says they’ll vote against it if all the demands in their ransom note aren’t met. We don’t want an election. But we’ll be ready when and if there is one.

Warren Kinsella: Justice delayed is (hopefully) not justice denied

The latest in the Trayvon Martin tragedy, here.  Hope it’s correct.

Warren Kinsella: Fern Hill, Idiot: a continuing series

She doesn’t seem to understand why declaring the founder of Free Dominion her “good friend,” and linking to her, is a really bad idea.  In fact, “Fern” has lately taken to expressing her pride in being associated with racist dregs. Here’s a sampling of just a few words posted over the past two years on Free ...

Warren Kinsella: Interesting tale from Mr. Angry Dipper’s past

No wonder he looked medicated in that NDP ad!

Warren Kinsella: Harper and Mulcair’s Achilles heel

Both despise the Charter, for different reasons. Harper loathes equality; Mulcair hates the idea that provinces are equal, and the Charter’s genesis. Liberals need to be all over this. If there is one document Canadians cherish, it’s this one. Heed the instincts of the old guy, always. “Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien is expressing ...

Warren Kinsella: Prog blogs

This ain’t a blog, it’s a web site. But if I had to define it, I’d say it was indeed “progressive.” Just not a Prog Blog. Anyway, the progressive web site folks have added me to their helpful aggregator, found here. I’ve therefore added them to my blog roll, a few inches to the left, ...

Warren Kinsella: Your morning Robocon: the GOP lends a hand

In at least two Conservative-won ridings with reported election irregularities, Front Porch Strategies had US staff on the ground – possibly against Elections Canada rules barring foreign campaigning. In the wake of the “robocall” voter suppression scandal, the Republican-tied U.S. firm hired by 14 Conservative campaigns admitted on Friday to having had U.S. staff working ...

Warren Kinsella: This is a test

I am dictating this post, I am not typing it. This is a first.

Warren Kinsella: Fern Hill is still an idiot

And she still thinks hanging out where neo-Nazis and white supremacists hang out is okay. It isn’t. Time for Fern to learn a lesson, I’d say.

Warren Kinsella: Wildrose supporter Richard Evans

Evans is a Calgary resident who has made failed runs for municipal office in Calgary.  More recently, he has been a participant at Wildrose conventions, and is very active in their campaign, principally online.  Here is what I know (so far) about his history: Evans has promoted pedophilia by squatting on web addresses, and redirecting ...

Warren Kinsella: Den Tandt’s suggestions for a new Liberalism

Worth a read.

Warren Kinsella: Having broken an arm lifting a chocolate bunny, I sympathize with His Worship

Please, God, please: please make sure he is a candidate in the next municipal election.  Please.

Warren Kinsella: CBC Dispatches

Very, very sad to see it go.  I liked that program, a lot.