Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Turbulent Day on the Campaign Trail

When Donald Trump boarded his massive private jet yesterday he must have been feeling pretty good. He was still leading the Republican race to the White House.And police in North Carolina had decided NOT to charge him with inciting violence at one of his rallies. But then came the turbulence. And it was all down hill ...

Alberta Politics: Craig B. Chandler: He’s baaaack (in Ontario)! And he’s gonna get Linda McQuaig … elected!

PHOTOS: A screen grab of Craig B. Chandler telling immigrants to Alberta to vote Conservative or get lost back in 2007. Below: NDP Toronto Centre candidate Linda McQuaig. Brace yourselves, Toronto! Craig B. Chandler’s heading your way to campaign against Linda McQuaig, the NDP’s candidate in the Toronto Centre riding, who is notorious here in ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ann Coulter’s ‘Thoughts’ On Marijuana

The always charming Ms Coulter equates marijuana with ‘retard pills.’ One can only assume she comes by her own mental deficiencies naturally. Ann Coulter: Obama acts like he’s from Kenya — and weed is a ‘legal retard pill’ (via Raw Story ) President Barack Obama may not be a covert anti-colonialist “Manchurian candidate” from Kenya, ...

Alberta Diary: Shed a tear for Rob Ford … or risk making a ‘red meat conservative’ blubber

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone – as long as the person getting stoned is a conservative. Below: a typical strained pea conservative blubbers, although not in this case about the cruel treatment meted out to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford by liberal bullies and the media. Interestingly, this tear was shed ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Worth Sharing: A Special Olympian Calls Out Ann Coulter’s Choice of Insults

Via the Special Olympics blog:  Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult? I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb ...

LeDaro: "Binder full of women." Ann Coulter Complaining

LeDaro: "9 A**holes Throughout History"

Donald Trump made near the top of the list. “The archetype of the species. Crossing genres, Trump exemplifies all the ways an asshole can capture our attention on grounds of assholism alone. Steve Jobs and Mel Gibson would be remembered for their achievements even if they had been even-tempered and self-effacing, whereas a non-asshole Trump ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Krista Erickson Looks Like Ann Coulter, And Other Things We Learned About Mark Steyn’s Toronto Appearance Without Actually Going

Last night, Mark Steyn–the U.S. author whose writings served as the inspiration for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik–performed in Toronto for a small crowd of mostly white geezers: A good time was had by all, and several people laughed so hard their dentures flew out. Randy Hillier showed up: And I must say I’d never noticed ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Libertarian Civil War!

When Libertarians fight, we all win.  Frankly, I can’t see much difference if the Koch brothers own or merely control The Cato Institute; its credibility remains zero either way. And as to WHY the brothers have decided to move now, well, I’ve heard several rumours.  One is that an audit of the Institute’s computers revealed a ...

Eric Cantor, epicentre of GOP tea party intransigence, exposed by 60 minutes

Eric Cantor, perhaps the assholiest of all the Republican assholes, stepped into it big time on the big stage of 60 minutes. In a classic bit of ‘gotcha’ television, host Lesley Stahl actually performed a bit of journalism, catching Cantor in demonstrating the intransigence that has become his – and his band of neophyte tea ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Right-Wingers Aren’t Funny: Part XLVII

Here’s another utterly dismal attempt at comedy by right-wing partisans, this time from the ultra-conservative folks at Pajamasmedia with a fake newscast presumably intended to resemble The Onion. Minus anything amusing, witty, or delightful. Why can’t these right-wing clods simply accept the demonstrably obvious fact that their sense of humour is severely impaired for whatever ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: I’m No Soothsayer But I Warned You

It doesn’t take a genius to predict what will happen when hatred becomes policy. After the Norway attack became public, Peter MacKay suggested that it is still a volatile world. It has been, and always will be, a volatile world, which is why it’s the responsibility of governments to try to keep the peace. Unfortunately, ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Ann Coulter is Not a "Free Speech Heroine". She’s an Idiot.

I must admit that I had never heard Ann Coulter speak, but have read many of the things she has written. Certainly no intellectual, but if I understand correctly, she is a comedian, akin to a shock jock. Bill Maher had her on as a guest this week and my “shock” was not in her ...

Breaking! Ann Coulter Actually Suggests Something Semi-Intelligent!

Yes, I will probably need brain bleach for having suggested the idea, but honestly, I think the she/he devil in a cocktail dress may be on to something here! “I would prefer for Republicans to hide who they are running for President and only announce it like a month before the election, so you don’t ...

bastard.logic: B’nai Brith Canada Hearts Free Speech (Except When It Doesn’t.)

by matttbastard Free speech for ye: B’nai Brith Canada condemns free speech double standard on campus as Coulter talk is cancelled in Ottawa TORONTO, March 24, 2010 – B’nai Brith Canada has condemned the free speech double standard that exists on university campuses across Canada and has resulted in the cancellation of recent events due ...

A. Picazo: Levant, Coulter Protect Free Speech

The rules laid out for attendees of the Coulter event in Calgary demonstrate who’s ‘free speech’ Ezra Levant, Ann Coulter, and event sponsors International Free Press Society are seeking to defend…their own. Levant and Coulter both hide behind the guise of ‘free speech’ to justify their slander, bigotry, and blatant racism. There is a difference ...

bastard.logic: The Last Post I Will Ever Write About Ann Coulter (Except for Cynical SEO Purposes)

by matttbastard (Photo: Rockinon2009, Flickr) Well, well, well (h/t Sabina Becker): First, contrary to what Coulter seems to suggest in a brief phone interview with Macleans.ca scribe Colby Cosh, it was not the police who “shut it down.” I spoke with Ottawa Police Services media relations officer Alain Boucher this morning, and he told me, in no uncertain terms, ...

A. Picazo: Fomented Outrage And Phoney Censorship

Ezra Levant, the self described expert on free speech in Canada, is Outraged! over the cancelation of Ann Coulter‘s scheduled Tuesday appearance at the University of Ottawa. Levant’s been busy on twitter, Facebook, TV and radio, desperately trying to sell the public his version of events and paint himself and Coulter as hapless victims of ‘left ...

bastard.logic: Ann Coulter in Canada: Of Fire Alarms and Flaming Hyperbole

by matttbastard (Photo: Jimbo Wales, flickr) Aw, poopsie: After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving a speech on Tuesday night, the American conservative writer said it proved the point she came to make – free speech in Canada leaves much to be desired. Then she said what she really thought ...

bastard.logic: Red Meat Straight Outta Ann Coulter’s Rider

by matttbastard No, just…no: Even before she opened her mouth for the first of three speeches this week on Canadian soil, American right-wing antagonist Ann Coulter had already scored a victory of sorts. Coulter, who spoke to an audience of about 800 at the University of Western Ontario on Monday night, received a pre-emptive and ...