Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: So, About Those Laura Loomer Legal Costs…..

It has been a while since ARC posted a story concerning Ezra Levant and "Rebel Media." In some ways they seem to have recovered from the disastrous spring and summer of 2017; the anti-Semitic rants of Gavin McInnes, Laura Southern and Faith Goldy dancing around the edges of white nationalism (Goldy herself appears to have ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: What Those Who Call Themselves "Patriots" Really Believe

Put on your irony seat belt folks. When I wrote the article detailing the reaction to the George Stanley acquittal, I used the Facebook group, "Canadians Against the NDP and Liberals (Information & Facts)" as a representative sample of views from the far right in Canada. Since then I have been poking around and perusing the ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: American III%er Calling For Coup in Canada and Murder of Prime Minister; His Views Promoted By Vancouver Alt-Right Supporter

ARC has spoken somewhat briefly about Glen Dumont in previous articles: He can be found walking around downtown Vancouver, sometimes attending anti-government rallies in support of those causes or at events he opposes generally being mildly annoying. In almost all of these cases he will provide a Live Feed of his antics: It also appears ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Canadians React to (Yet Another) Mass Shooting in the United States

While the bodies are still warm from the latest mass U.S. school shooting, at least no one has the lack of taste or class to publicly defend gun rights, oh, wait, … pic.twitter.com/19WLJ5AnBX — CC (@canad1ancynic) February 17, 2018 This past Wednesday there was another mass shooting in the US, this time in Florida. I ...

The Disaffected Lib: Schiff Lifts the Carpet, Gives the Public a Glimpse of What Lies Beneath.

The ranking minority member on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, says they’ve uncovered an abundance of evidence of collusion with the Russians and obstruction of justice involving Donald Trump. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said Wednesday that the panel had seen an “abundance” of evidence of collusion with Russia ...

The Disaffected Lib: Grease the Skids, It’s Looking Stormy

It’s a now familiar pattern for the Trump brigade. At first deny everything, no matter how implausible the denial, and hope that whatever it is dies a natural death. If repetitive denial doesn’t work, invent some tall tale, again no matter how implausible, and see if that won’t work. Trump has a problem. He danced ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Game is Afoot

It may be time to get out the magnifying glass, fire up the Meerschaum calabash and dust off the deerstalker. The game is afoot and the sleuths are in hot pursuit of – Donald Trump.  No, this isn’t Robert Mueller’s gang. This is the Sherlocks, the private eyes. For the last six months, a team ...

The Disaffected Lib: It’s No Wonder They’re Pals.

Donald Trump and Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, seem to like each other – a lot. Trump just has a baked-in fondness for his fellow despots. They’re like peas in a pod. It’s not entirely clear that Duterte was inspired by Trump when he announced that his soldiers should shoot female rebels right where Trump is ...

Scripturient: Fire and Fury reviewed

Dysfunctional. Childish. Self-centred. Narcissistic. Ideologically myopic. Illiterate. Cranky. Capricious. Arrogant. Scheming. Petty. Ill-educated. No, I’m not writing about our local council (although, yes, all those words apply equally to The Block). These are some of the words that came to mind as I read Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. ...

The Disaffected Lib: Are the Republicans Becoming a Criminal Organization?

Donald Trump’s ties to Russia are the subject of several investigations. One is underway in the Senate, another in the House of Representatives. The one that matters, however, is the criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of crack prosecutors. It’s to be expected that Congressional Republicans, after loud proclamations of their ...

The Disaffected Lib: Is He Dumb, Stupid or Is It Cultivated Ignorance? Robert Reich Thinks It’s All That – and More.

Robert Reich doesn’t dispute that the 45th president of the United States is both stupid and ignorant. He’s not as accomplished as he pretends. In fact, he would have done better clipping coupons.  Writing in TruthDig, Reich says Trump is really just an accomplished hustler, a con man. He knows how to manipulate people. He ...

The Disaffected Lib: You Might Want to Wait for the Audio Book

Fire and Fury, the kiss and tell book on the Trump campaign and its first year in office, is set for release on January 9.  Trump and his minions at this point have little choice but to dismiss it as fanciful bullshit but now there’s word that author, Michael Wolff, has most of the many ...

The Disaffected Lib: Will Trump Sue Bannon? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

It would be a real Punch & Judy show.  Trump wailing away on his former campaign CEO and chief political strategist, using a confidentiality agreement to bludgeon both Bannon and the vaunted First Amendment to the American Constitution.  I’d pay a buck and a quarter to see that, wouldn’t you? Only it’s not going to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Writing Trump’s Obituary

He’s got a thoroughly creepy tattoo of Richard Nixon’s face on his back between his shoulder blades and he’s got the sexual appetites of a goat although he describes himself as a “libertine.” He’s an old pal of Donald Trump and today a Trump loyalist. During the election campaign he undertook trips to London to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Nuclear War – Just "A Tantrum Away."

You couldn’t ask for two more mentally stable people than Kim Jong Un and his orange alter-ego, “Dementia Donald” Trump. The world faces a “nuclear crisis” from a “bruised ego”, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) has warned in an apparent reference to US-North Korea tensions. Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Time Magazine’s "Person of the Year." It’s Not Trump But It’s His Victims.

Donald Trump doesn’t have to feel left out by Time magazine’s choice of “person of the year.” After all he’s been very close to several of them – touching, fondling, groping-close. This year’s award went to “the silence breakers,” women who have risked so much to come forward and speak out against the men who ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Morbid Curiosity Aroused by America’s WTF President

The New York Times’ Frank Bruni performs an autopsy on the bloated body of America’s WTF president only to discover that Trump is empty inside. Show me a person who has no true friendships and I’ll show you someone with little if any talent for generosity, which is a muscle built through interactions with those who have ...

The Disaffected Lib: About Jerusalem

Trump has broken with previous administrations to announce that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The question on everyone’s lips is “why?” He wasn’t compelled to do it. If anything the decision seems ill-thought out, even capricious. It threatens to set the region on fire. The Guardian is calling it ...

The Disaffected Lib: A Fitting End to a Country Grown Too Old

Remember when North America was called the New World? Well, in some ways, it’s rather old, very old. The United States boasts of being the world’s oldest constitutional democracy and, even if that means brushing a few other nations such as Switzerland under the carpet, it clings to that claim. These are, however, technicalities. The ...

The Disaffected Lib: America is Broken, Probably Beyond Repair

The sad fact that America’s Congress is “bought and paid for” is well known. America has long lost any notion of “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” It is instead government of the people by a few people acting for the benefit of a select, privileged and small segment of the ...

The Disaffected Lib: Every Now and Then Justin Comes Through

A pleasant surprise from prime minister Justin Trudeau – he pissed off the gangster/president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Good one, Justin. Trudeau said he told Duterte about the need for the rule of law in the Philippines, and also made a friendly offer of support to help the Philippines move forward. Trudeau said Duterte ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Evisceration of a Thug.

Few have done it so well as Roger Cohen’s op-ed dissection of Donald Trump in Der Spiegel.Many of us tend to take Trump’s insults to decency as they come, one at a time, but Cohen stitches them all together to paint a picture that’s much darker and dangerous than we may perceive. It’s a good ...

The Disaffected Lib: Africa Wants Trump Given the Boot

African states attending COP23, the UN climate summit in Bonn, want America’s delegation turfed out. From Deutshe Welle. The Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) represents a coalition of civil society organizations from diverse backgrounds across Africa. Secretary General of PACJA, Mithika Mwenda, told DW that part of the organization’s mission at COP23 is to push ...

The Disaffected Lib: Guns for Jesus

New Rule – from now on, as in “henceforth,” those who wish to praise Jesus had better be packing heat. The Cheeto Benito has spoken.  Responding to the latest massacre (I think it’s still the “latest”) at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Trumpster opined that, but for the free and generous ...

The Disaffected Lib: Well, We Know How They Feel About Trump

Donald Trump has nations a bit on edge, even America’s friends. Take the Swedes for example. Sweden is a country with Cold War memories. During those dark years when the Soviet Union vied with the United States, Sweden constructed 65,000 nuclear bomb shelters. That’s a lot. Today, of course, the Soviet Union is gone. So ...