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Trashy's World: Another rat jumps the Harper ship…

Lots of pols and pundits are falling all over themselves lauding the soon-to-be-ex CPC attack dog. I won’t do that. Don’t let the screen door hit you on the ass on your way out, Johno. Glad to see you go. Go visit Deano in Peterborough. He cries a lot and could use a broad shoulder. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Another rat jumps the Harper ship…

The Disaffected Lib: The Top Ten Wars of 2015

And a Happy New Year to you too.

The new president of the International Crisis Group, Jean-Marie Guehenno, has issued his own New Year greetings in an article on the ten wars to watch in 2015 in Foreign Policy magazine.

For the most part they’re the old familiars that continue to plague Africa, the Middle . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Top Ten Wars of 2015

The Disaffected Lib: Putin Mobilizes His Troops. Is He Bluffing?

It’s just the thing that pro-Western Ukrainians have been fearing – but also anticipating.  Russian president Vlad Putin has ordered combat units to mobilize, supposedly for a snap exercise.  It appears the Russian force might include airborne troops.

With Kiev in control of the pro-West faction, the pro-Russian side is consolidating in Sebastopol, the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Putin Mobilizes His Troops. Is He Bluffing?

Left Over: I’ll See Your Bombs, and Raise You Climate Change….

 

Harper offers Obama climate plan to win Keystone approval Sources say PM willing to accept emissions reduction targets proposed by the U.S. By Chris Hall, National Editor, CBC News Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:15 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 6, 2013 10:08 PM ET

 

First he pontificates (through his rough stuff, Baird, Harper’s . . . → Read More: Left Over: I’ll See Your Bombs, and Raise You Climate Change….

Trashy's World: Canada’s refusal to sign the UN arms trade treaty…

…is nothing short of bizarre! And Pit bill Baird’s contention that the Grit and Dipper support for the treaty is somehow related to reintroducing the Gun Registry is stuff from a freaking alternate universe! Seriously? Has the moral compass of the CPC gone that wacky??? (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

CuriosityCat: Prime Minister Harper leaves country while Ottawa burns

The Senate under siege

With the press baying at the prime minister, calling for answers to serious questions about a possible deal with a senator accused of fudging expenses, PM Stephen Harper decided to leave Canada and visit South America. Resolute in his own righteousness, Harper refused to allow “distractions” to prevent his government . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Prime Minister Harper leaves country while Ottawa burns

Left Over: Throwing Down the Dirty Oil Gauntlet

Pacific Pipeline Crucial For Canada, Baird Says In Asia

CBC | Posted: 03/13/2013 7:39 am EDT

What’s crucial, Baird is that you develop some level of adult understanding regarding the fact that BC doesn’t want it to happen..ergo, it will NOT happen.. Giving rosy reports to Asian business types doesn’t change the facts…we will . . . → Read More: Left Over: Throwing Down the Dirty Oil Gauntlet

The Disaffected Lib: John Baird’s Black and White World

Harper ForMin John Baird doesn’t like ambiguity.   When it comes to foreign affairs he views the world as black or white.  No time for trifling shades of grey.  You’re either a good country or a bad country and nothing in between.

In a wide-ranging end-of-year interview with Postmedia News on Friday, Baird said the federal . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: John Baird’s Black and White World

The Disaffected Lib: World Outrage at Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Homeland. Harper, Naturally, Mute.

Two Rotten Peas in a PodEven the United States is condemning Israeli perfidy in retaliating against the Palestinians by stealing more of their land, enough to sever the West Bank and end Palestinian hopes for their homeland, and now seizing $120-millio… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: World Outrage at Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Homeland. Harper, Naturally, Mute.

The Scott Ross: In Their Words: Conservatives Responsible For High Household Debt

Canada’s dangerously high household debt is being caused by people spending beyond their means, this Conservative government has done everything possible to make sure Canadians continue to do just that. In 2006 a newly elected Conservative government… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: In Their Words: Conservatives Responsible For High Household Debt

Left Over: Get Chicken Little on the Phone!!!!!

Did intelligence fears prompt Canada to cut Iran ties?By Brian Stewart, CBC News

 

 

Shades of the 1950′s, McCarthyism and the Red Scare! One would think that we were in the middle of the so-called Cold War, and that the Commies were hiding under the beds, once again…. Really, Harpo? Is this sort of . . . → Read More: Left Over: Get Chicken Little on the Phone!!!!!

The Disaffected Lib: The Humiliation of Canada Continues – Rio+20

Sending foreign affairs minister John Baird as Canada’s frontman to the Rio+20 Earth Summit next month sends the world a pretty clear message – “forget it.”   It proclaims that, to the Harper regime, even at this critical point, climate change is primarily a political problem, not a pressing existential threat to humanity.

The Guardian has . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Humiliation of Canada Continues – Rio+20

The Disaffected Lib: Cons Shoot the Messenger

They told the truth the Government didn’t want to hear.   They had to go.

“They” are the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.   The message advocated introduction of a carbon tax to reduce emissions.   For that the independent advisory group’s funding has been axed.

Environment Minister Peter Kent had initially said the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Cons Shoot the Messenger

The Scott Ross: Thank You John Baird, You Saved My Life

Michael Ignatieff hated Canada, he was repeatedly caught feeding off of beaver spinal cord fluid. The Gun Registry was moments away from assigning bar codes to the foreheads of farmers’ first born children. Though a 5% GST is okay, the 7% variety flew the second plane into the World Trade Centre shouting “Trudeau Akbar!”

What . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Thank You John Baird, You Saved My Life

ParliamANT Hill: Johnathant Baird visits Libya to meet rebels

Inspired by this story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/27/baird-libya-visit.html . . . → Read More: ParliamANT Hill: Johnathant Baird visits Libya to meet rebels

Pop The Stack: The Real Tyrant in Canada is You

Today, as the Liberals put forward a motion to find the Conservative government in contempt for withholding information and misleading parliament, House government leader John Baird used the phrase “Tyranny of the Majority” to describe the action. I wrote last week about another MP using this same outrageous phrase. It is actually quite surprising for Minister Baird to […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: The Real Tyrant in Canada is You