Trashy's World: Charlottesville – likely just the beginning

In the space of a decade or so, public debates over differences in policy in US politics have been replaced by mud-slinging over differences in colour, religion and heritage. Obamacare was the last time when an actual policy was the centre of public debate. It hasn’t disappeared entirely but it being overrun but societal schisms ...

Mind Bending Politics: Protection Our Constitutional Rights Should Be A Priority For Trudeau As A Result Of Trump Nomination

(Anti-terror bill C51 just took on a whole new face with Donald Trump’s nomination for US President)   Has anyone noticed that one of the major policy promises the Trudeau Liberals were elected on seems to be missing in action?  When Justin Trudeau took office it seems like the mad rush to legalize pot was ...

Mind Bending Politics: US Election 2016 Coverage – Mindbending Style

  Over the next few weeks, and months I plan on doing a few blogs on the US election.  I think the rest of the world needs to sit down and have an honest conversation with our American cousins. Jeff Jefferies, has some good thoughts about that.  Warning below video uses explicit language and is ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: RWNJ Revisionist History 101 = The Nazi Were Socialist

The Nazi were SOCIALISTS!!!! After all the name of their political Party was the National Socialist Party (or there abouts) blah blah blah,… This is the one of the favorite mindless talking point I hear from RWNJs who have never crack a history book in their lives. I really detest people who knowing or through ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: RWNJ Revisionist History 101 = The Nazi Were Socialist

The Nazi were SOCIALISTS!!!! After all the name of their political Party was the National Socialist Party (or there abouts) blah blah blah,… This is the one of the favorite mindless talking point I hear from RWNJs who have never crack a history book in their lives. I really detest people who knowing or through ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: RWNJ Revisionist History 101 = The Nazi Were Socialist

The Nazi were SOCIALISTS!!!! After all the name of their political Party was the National Socialist Party (or there abouts) blah blah blah,… This is the one of the favorite mindless talking point I hear from RWNJs who have never crack a history book in their lives. I really detest people who knowing or through ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: Harpers and CPC Objection to Omar Khar Bail Release Just FAILED!!!

Harpers and CPC Objection to Omar Khadr’s Bail Release Just FAILED!!! The Harper Government and CPC/Government lawyers who oppose Omar Khadr bail release was based on one single objection, that his bail release would jeopardize USA/Canada relations and US/Canadian treaties.  THAT’S IT!  Not that Omar was at risk of fleeing, not that he was at ...

A Grumpy Hobbit: For Republican Down South, Book Burnings Are Not Enough

For Republican Down South, Book Burnings Are Not Enough Nope, now they want to prosecute, convict and jail people who they deem to be endangering children in the schools of the USA,… with books.  Yup, the last time something like this happened it was in 1930s Nazi Germany.  Oh and this is not Godwin’s Law ...

350 or bust: The Keystone veto: You want jobs? Try this

  * In the most contentious veto of his tenure, President Obama has rejected legislation that would have cleared the way for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. For now, at least, completion of the 1,200-mile conduit bearing crude from Alberta’s oil sands remains on hold. What continues, however, is the debate raging around jobs ...

350 or bust: The KXL Ad TransCanada Doesn’t Want You To See

Following yesterday’s defeat of the push to okay the Keystone XL Pipeline across the continental United States, here’s a video that the company trying to construct the tar-sands-oil-carrying “black snake” doesn’t want you to see. * TransCanada has made a series of videos entitled “Straight Talk about KXL” that seeks to convince people about the ...

350 or bust: Pro-Keystone Vote Fails in US Senate

More good news on the climate front, after last week’s announcement of a US-China climate agreement. A few years ago, pro-Keystone XL pipeline legislation was depicted as a “no-brainer” by Washington insiders.  It looks like our climate isn’t the only thing that’s changing; so is the political climate with regards to the acceptability of pro-oil ...

The Equivocator: It’ll probably be Portman

I don’t normally like to make predictions. Mostly because I don’t like being wrong on the record. However, I would like to predict that there is a good chance that Mitt Romney will pick Ohio Senator Rob Portman as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Mitt Romney is not a gambler. He succeeded in business (not a ...