Politics and its Discontents: Reaching Across The Divide

In an effort at ecumenical outreach, Mrs. Betty Bowers reaches out to the Real Housewives of ISIS to show that their religious sensibilities have much in common with those of the Religious Right in America. Jeff Sessions' Religious Freedom order to undercut #LGBT rights allowed me to remind The Real Housewives of ISIS how much ...

Politics and its Discontents: This is Excellent

Pillorying pretensions, political buffoonery and language abuse are all commendable goals. However, Mrs. Betty Bowers brings this much-needed service to a whole other level. Enjoy: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: If You Are Stumped When It Comes To Inspired Gifts

…. may I suggest Trump On A Stump? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: An Impressive Debut

I don’t feel much like writing lengthy posts these days. In the final analysis, as my literary friend Hamlet would say, they are just “words, words words.” However, every so often I come across a video that seems more than worth sharing, as in the following. Now is the season of commencements, and Grade 8 ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Pill For The Times

Our American cousins and the Conservative Party of Canada (especially Kellie Leitch and Chris Alexander) could benefit from this prescription, but I suspect their response would be, “Just say no to drugs.” Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: "I’m Angry! So I’m Voting For Donald Trump"

So says Andrew Klavan. Watch his video to find out why: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: What’s Their Excuse This Time?

Some years ago, Rick Mercer had a special called Talking To Americans, its purpose being to satirize the profound ignorance many of our U.S. cousins have regarding Canada. Here is a brief clip: Given their chronic conviction that the United States is the centre of the universe, Americans could perhaps be excused for not knowing ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Answer To Our Prayers

That’s right. I always knew in my heart that she would not forsake us in our hour of greatest need. Marg is back, offering a simple but solid solution to the woes that afflict us. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Help Wanted

Thanks to M. Barrett who alerted me to this Craigslist posting from Toronto: In case you can’t make out the fine print at the bottom, it reads: Required to dispose of existing ballots in all ridings across Canada and urgently replace with winning issue ballots Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Heart Of Harper

Many thanks to MBarrett, who sent me this. If you can’t see the graphic too clearly owing to my inexpertise in manipulating screenshots, you can see the original here.

Politics and its Discontents: Harperman With Animation

The Harperman song stands on its own, but this animation certainly augments Tony Turner‘s message: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Now Trending

Following yesterday’s sterling advertisement for the Harper base, the satirical publication The Beaverton decided to have some fun: TORONTO – During a campaign stop reporters asking questions about the Duffy scandal were cursed at by a Harper supporter, before he was removed and offered a seat in the Senate. “I spoke to my current Chief ...

Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper Is A Real Man

At least someone from this Hour Has 22 Minutes thinks so: Hope Dear Leader appreciates having such unbridled adoration. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Some Much Deserved Mockery

Enjoy: Recommend this Post

Susan on the Soapbox: Alberta Needs Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday’s massacre of eight journalists, five of whom were political cartoonists, at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo unleashed a torrent of “We are Charlie Hebdo” editorials across the world. Newspapers fell all over themselves in an effort to demonstrate solidarity with the slain cartoonists—but they had a concern. Was it enough to simply describe ...

Politics and its Discontents: Mockery Is All They Deserve

Crawford Kilian of The Tyee poses an interesting question/suggestion: What If We Made 2015 the Year of Poking Fun at Conservatives? While there is certainly no dearth of mockery emanating from the blogosphere and people like Rick Mercer, Kilian suggests that 2015 is a propitious year for Canadians to return to a time when we ...

Politics and its Discontents: A New Year’s Gift From Inse

On my previous post, Inse left a link for the following. Enjoy! Recommend this Post

Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

The so-called Santa Claus, a militant socialist leader who poses a serious threat to Canada’s national security, lights up a cheap Russian cigarette and relaxes after persuading a group of Canadian children unschooled in Austrian economics to give up the benefits of the free market for socialist dependency on government handouts. Below: the sinister “Øverste ...

Politics and its Discontents: Barely A Parody

If you have ever watched the Stephen Harper propaganda channel, you will have a hard time distinguishing it from the following parody: H/t Canadians Rallying To Unseat Stephen Harper Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Feet Of Clay?

This from the folks at prima facie. Enjoy: Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: Too Stupid for Satire?

Is political satire too risky for American consumption?  Luke O’Neil argues in The New Republic that fake news has to go. Did you hear the one about the racist NRA president? You probably did if you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter in the last forty-eight hours. A widely shared article from the website the Free Wood Post ...

The Canadian Progressive: Welcome to #Ottawapiskat, the “Settler Nations” reserve and Canada’s capital

You’ll get a kick out of this post. I guarantee it! Recently exposed: Gross mismanagement of funds and lewd sense of entitlement by #Ottawapiskat Chief Harper. #idlenomore twitter.com/shootsleft/sta… — Joanne DiNova (@shootsleft) January 14, 2013 Last week, right-wing character assassins in the corporate and social media universes mounted an unprecedented attack on hunger-striking  Chief Theresa ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Obert Report: Harper and Obama Argue About The War of 1812 (VIDEO)

Co-hosts Obert and Anita dramatize a recent secret conversation between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama. Harper and his Conservative majority government are militarizing Canadian society. They’re re-writing the country’s history to fit their fledgling right-wing worldview. Canada‘s Independence Day is around the corner and Harper has placed the War of ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadian Political Satire: Obert Report Episode 1: Harper’s NDP Hitler Comment

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Obert Report, a future online talk show program in the making. The episode is a satirical commentary on a recent outrageous comment made by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who recently said during a debate in Parliament: “The leader of the NDP, in 1939, did not even want to ...