the woodshed: Conservatives push Rights and Democracy over the side

The Conservatives have decided to scrap Rights and Democracy. That would be the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, though I have no doubt they plan to continue to attack the abstract concepts, too. The linked story contains what has to be the understatement of the week, even if it is only Tuesday: ...

the woodshed: Muppetry

I know this story is kind of old news by now, but I can ‘t help wondering whether Dick Cheney – who sees this in the mirror: ever actually had any intention at all of coming to Toronto. His last public appearance in Canada saw him get “trapped” in his hotel by protestors for seven ...

the woodshed: At long last sir, have you left no sense of decency?

Senator Fatass steps waaaaay over the line. Harper-appointee Percy Mockler told the Senate it had to stop the interference of foreign foundations who were “muddling” in the business of our country. “I believe they do abuse the laws of Revenue Canada,” he said. Not all foundations, of course, were “evil,” Mockler said. “Just some of ...

the woodshed: Loyal retainer is loyal

So Michael Sona has done what he was hired for and fallen on his sword to deflect blame from his masters. If you honestly believe a 23-year-old communications assistant for a failed CPC candidate managed to organize, fund, co-ordinate and execute the entire “robocall” affair, please write to me. I am in contact with the ...

the woodshed: Word of the day

‘Backpfeifengesicht’ (Back-fie-fen-ge- zischt.)1. German, literally “a face that cries out for a fist in it’ Example: Tweet The Rev. Paperboy Feed