Ex-Harper appointee Mark Jaccard trashed the Conservatives’ support of the tar sands industry during a key Keystone XL summit in Washington D.C. on Monday.
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Linda McQuaig addresses the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees annual convention in 2008. (AUPE photo taken by Daryl Dyck.) Below: Conrad Black in the uniform of the Governor General’s Foot Guard, and not, as you may have thought, that of a security guard.
It occurs to me that we Canadians may soon actually have something for which we can be grateful to Conrad Black!
I know that for most readers of this blog this will come as an astonishing thought. Indeed, it would be fair to describe this as a unique development in the long and rocky relationship between (Read more…)
Is this propaganda by Repugs or is there some truth to it? This and these kinds of videos are all over the internet?
I’m not sure what to make of the hoopla going on in the US right now. I’m inclined to think it’s all just political theatre, as Gerald Celente calls it, designed to distract the people from the real issues – the central one being, who controls the government and the nation? Wall Street, the big […]
OMG. Sound the humiliation alert siren. I just KNEW that Stephen Harper's deranged Crusade to try to get Obama to aprove the Keystone Pipeline was going to end badly.I knew the writing was on the wall when his army of Con lobbyists was laughed out of Washington after trying to fool the Americans into believing that the Big Oil boys in Alberta were model environmentalists. And that Great Green Leader was the next best thing to Mother Nature…Read more »
Have Russia and U.S. reached the definitive deal on Syria? Time will tell. In the meantime the killings in Syria continue. I hope that this brutality will end soon.
Putin gets the medal “US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met to work on Moscow’s disarmament proposal. However, Washington remains sceptical and Mr Kerry has said US military action is still possible to punish Mr Assad for a poison gas attack in rebel territory last month.”
I thought I will add a little animation.
Cartoon by MIKE PETERS
Chris Hedges rallies to the defence of black intellectual Cornel West and, in the process, issues a bill of indictment against Barack Obama for his relentless assault on America’s black prophetic movement and democracy itself.
“Jeremiah Wright was the canary in the mine,” West said when we met a few days ago in Princeton, N.J. “The black prophetic tradition has been emptied out. Its leaders have either been murdered or incarcerated. … A lot of political prisoners who represent the black prophetic tradition [are] in jail. They have been in there for decades. Or we have leaders who have completely (Read more…)
“President Barack Obama has agreed to discuss Russia’s proposal that Syria hand over chemical weapons, the White House said Tuesday after Damascus confirmed it would accept such a deal.Talks will begin at the United Nations later Tuesday, a White House official told NBC News, even as Obama prepares to address Congress — and the American people — over the need for military strikes.”
Read more here.
“No series of internet based humour would be complete without an image of a cat and a speech bubble, and the Syrian army is no different. The cat in the image is saying: “Where are these American battleships?”
See more cartoons here.
My concern is that the current situation may give Assad incentive to carry out more atrocities. It is a very troubling situation. The atrocities must stop and the U.S. must get Russia on its side to deter Assad. Diplomatic efforts must be intensified. Given the U.S. Congress’s dilly dallying a strike on Syria may be delayed indefinitely.
It does not look good for Obama.
“As of now, the odds of Charlie Brown kicking the football appear to be better than the odds of Obama winning the House vote for authorization of his Syrian missile strike plan. Let’s hope the Cleveland Browns’ game plan to beat the Dolphins is better executed than Obama’s game plan for Syria.”
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Read The Huffington Post story here.
“A survey by The Associated Press shows that House members who are staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against Obama’s plan for a military strike by more than a 6-1 margin. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote. Nearly half of the 433-member House and a third of the 100-member Senate remain undecided.” Read more here.
Obama has quite an uphill battle to convince the U.S. Congress to approve his plan.
I’ve written before about the Cons’ blatant strategy of saying just enough about regulating greenhouse gas emissions from the oil industry to confuse voters about the issue while blocking the way toward any action. And so the real news in their offer to let the U.S. write the regulations they’ve been promising “next year” for seven years and counting is the prospect that it might actually result in some policy coming into effect.
That is, assuming one thinks the same prime minister who’s gleefully played Lucy-with-the-football with the Canadian public on this exact issue will voluntarily follow through after (Read more…)
Well at least we now know what Stephen Harper expects for his strong support of Obama's missile strike on Syria. He wants Obama to do the right thing and give him his Keystone XL pipeline Read more »
I got this idea from rww who left a comment on an earlier post of mine.
The picture below depicts their meeting better.
They’re smoking happy.:)
Looks cordial? The heading should be ‘Obama passes by Putin’.:)
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Stephen Harper does not want Parliament or the public to know that he will covertly participate in any Syrian attack by the U.S.
Please read my earlier post on this subject matter here.
Barack Obama drew a redline after the Syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons. Now he does not know what to do about the red line.
The cartoon below depicts Obama’s quandary quite well.
What happens if Congress turns Obama down the way the British Parliament did to Cameron? The Syria attack story is an unfolding drama. What next?
Golly.Thank goodness for small mercies. It looks as if it's going to be a peaceful long weekend after all. Apart from the roar of fighter jets flying low over my house on final approach to the nearby air show. Because there's nothing like being woken up by a CF-18 eh?But at least the big Syrian Air Show has been temporarily grounded. Obama blinked, and that show has been postponed. Read more »
Will this monkey dance when called upon by Obama to intervene in Syria’s civil war? Will he recall the Parliament the way Cameron of Britain did to make the decision? Cameron was turned down by the British Parliament. Or will he quietly join in without Parliament’s consent?