Personal Privacy (Assange, Fox News and the PM’s marriage)

Privacy has been on my mind a lot lately. I think this is the natural side effect of the Wikileaks story. But the more I have been thinking about privacy, the more I think we need to give some serious thought to how we are going to address this issue in the age of free ...

Mrs. Harper

Who gives a fuck whether Mr. Harper is still with Mrs. Harper, anyway? Except maybe as a demonstration of the man’s penchant for deception – something that has been well demonstrated by his time as PM – what possible relevance could it have to Mr. Harper’s ability to govern? I had hoped I would never ...

Pop The Stack: The Future is Full of Moderate Possibilities

So it sounds like Iggy is building up the courage to strike out on his own and risk sending the country to an election in the spring.  Well I say, it’s about time. After three years of Conservative disregard for the institutions of democracy, embarrassing delinquency on climate change and international diplomacy, debasing of rational, ...

bastard.logic: Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

by matttbastard Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 women (for the heinous crime of being women), all-too-immediate events demand that we not simply remember the ...

Five of Five: Calgary Herald Opposes Basic Democracy

To no one’s surprise the Calgary Herald wrote an op-ed wholly justifying the Senate’s vote down of Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act. It seems so twisted, to me I can only summarise it in point form: The bill would cause irreparable economic harm while at the same time mandating unattainble C02 reduction goals. ...

Sisters In Spirit Under Attack

The HarperCons have gone much too far now!  Apparently, the Sisters In Spirit Campaign, organized by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has been too successful in raising the awareness about murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.  Or something.  They’ve done a lot, that’s for sure, including heightening awareness throughout the country, establishing ...

Five of Five: Shortest Post Ever

I don’t believe a single thing Stephen Harper says about Afghanistan.

Five of Five: Queer Ugandans ask Parliament for refugee assistance (Canada)

Since when is it the role of a Member of Parliament to agree or disagree with someone’s lifestyle choice. Someone please shoot me, I can’t live in this country anymore. The Commons subcommittee on international human rights – part of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development – heard from the Pride Uganda ...

The Progressive Right: The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!

So, the free market-loving, small government-lusting Conservative government has taken a decidedly protectionist stance with regards to Potash Corporation in the name of political expediency. It’ll be fun when we start saying that Stephen Harper campaigns like a capitalist, but governs like a communist. We’ll know for sure if he’s a KGB plant if he ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Elizabeth May On Quantum Buddha’s Blog Animated Show

Elizabeth May’s cartoon double (that looks like Sarah Palin) was on my blog show tonight answering questions about the Green Party of Canada and her leadership. This is my first video effort and I’m only using the free online version of the software. It has limitations. Enjoy the video. Booya! http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7569443 For entertainment purposes only… ...

More Notes From Underground: How Ford’s Win Could Affect Provincial and/or Federal Politics

Scott has a great post dispelling the foolish notion that Rob Ford is harbinger of doom for Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals. He writes: “Municipal politics are a far cry from provincial politics, and I contend one doesn’t have anything to do with the other. For example, does Nenshi’s election in Calgary as that city’s mayor last ...

Col. Williams: Other questions lurk

The horrific crimes perpetrated by Canadian Forces‘ Colonel, Russell Williams, have forced those of us who’d rather not, to look at disturbing images which were presented as evidence in the courtroom.  You won’t find a link to those images here.  Why the media insists these images are publishable news, that this is a story of ...

liberal catnip: Stephen Who? at the UN

Last year, Stephen Harper snubbed the UN and went to Tim Horton’s instead. This year, the UN snubbed Stephen Harper and went to Tim Horton’s instead. h/t impolitical 

liberal catnip: Stephen Who? at the UN

Last year, Stephen Harper snubbed the UN and went to Tim Horton’s instead. This year, the UN snubbed Stephen Harper and went to Tim Horton’s instead. h/t impolitical 

Stephen Who? at the UN

Last year, Stephen Harper snubbed the UN and went to Tim Horton’s instead. This year, the UN snubbed Stephen Harper and went to Tim Horton’s instead. h/t impolitical  

bastard.logic: Bruyea, Veterans Affairs, and Canadian Democracy: Time to Go “Batsh!t Crazy”

by matttbastard Tuesday’s  revelation that Sean Bruyea, a vocal critic of Veterans Affairs had his private medical records deliberately compromised by bureacrats in a brazen attempt to discredit his legitimate, extensive complaints about systemic deficiencies within the department has struck a nerve among Canadians across the nation. Rick Mercer’s tweet from yesterday morning succinctly sums up ...

liberal catnip: Cons Steal a Page From Nixon’s Playbook

When Daniel Ellsberg leaked the now infamous “Pentagon Papers” in the 1970s, the Nixon gang decided to go after him with a vengeance. Via Wiki: As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally.[17] Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman’s supervision created ...

liberal catnip: Cons Steal a Page From Nixon’s Playbook

When Daniel Ellsberg leaked the now infamous “Pentagon Papers” in the 1970s, the Nixon gang decided to go after him with a vengeance. Via Wiki: As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally.[17] Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman’s supervision created ...

Cons Steal a Page From Nixon’s Playbook

When Daniel Ellsberg leaked the now infamous “Pentagon Papers” in the 1970s, the Nixon gang decided to go after him with a vengeance. Via Wiki: As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally.[17] Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman’s supervision created ...

More Sports Talk in Quebec Politics

After reading an interesting article over on cbc.ca, it is interesting to note how much sports coverage is taking place at Parliament Hill these days and across many provincial political arenas. Oddly enough there have been a few stories on sports news channels these past couple of weeks that seemed more like parliamentary debates than ...

Crazy Bitches R Us: Mr. Teneycke, your IP address is showing

Ha ha ha ha. They may be “lame stream media” but they were clever enough to catch your dumb ass Mr. Teneycke. Kory Teneycke quits Sun TV TTAWA — Kory Teneycke, the former chief spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper who became the driving force behind Quebecor’s proposed Sun TV News Channel, has resigned, admitting ...

Layton Exercises Proper Politics

Jack Layton has his own views on politics like anyone else, and sure perhaps his opinion is regarded a little more than the average person, but he is the leader of the NDP so it makes sense. As the leader of one of the major political parties in Canada he has had to make many ...

The Love of the Game or the Love of Votes?

                                Image via Wikipedia Today, controversy surrounds PM Stephen Harper as rumors are circulating in Ottawa about the federal government possibly giving the province of Quebec money to build a new arena in Quebec City. The debate will rage on, as many people ...

A. Picazo: Ezra Levant vs Reality – A Prelude To Fox News North

The battle between supporters and opponents of Sun TV News – the Fox News style channel headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former communications director Kory Teneycke – reached new heights when members of the ‘Fox News North’ team took issue with a growing online petition urging the CRTC to reject Quebecor’s (QMI) request to “make it mandatory for cable ...

A. Picazo: Canadian Immigration, Conservative Xenophobia

In the United States, debate surrounding Arizona’s new harsh immigration policy – the ‘papers please‘ law – moved from arguing the merits, necessity and constitutionality of SB1070, to a nonsensical discussion about the 14th amendment; the part of the constitution which guarantees American citizenship to all persons born in the United States. Republican lawmakers, seemingly ...