Against the Grain: Vocabulary’s got nothin’ to do with it

Content Notice: Victim blaming, trans-antagonism, reclamation of t-word slur Perhaps it was good fortune that I caught a bug and started drowning in my lungs. I recognized earlier this week that I was very tense from working back-to-back for such a protracted period of time and even though I earmarked some time this weekend to ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Narrative War #nlpoli

The day after a massive Liberal victory in the general election,  CBC’s David Cochrane posted an analysis piece on the new administration.  CBC distributed it nationally. Cochrane describe Dwight Ball as a man “unlikely” to be Premier: Four campaigns. Two losses. Two wins.  By a combined 75 votes. Cochrane’s account leaves out relevant context.  When ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Climate Change Science Deniers, Ignorance and Media’s False Balance

Climate change deniers are science deniers. That makes them either stupid, or so incredibly biased/conflicted that they are willing to ignore science and dodge accusations of their own stupidity to accomplish some other goal. In BC we are producing oil, gas and coal and stunningly stupid rates, only to go up in the future. Our ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Media Corruption Trifecta!

It’s a trifecta of moral corruption! Rex Murphy shills for Big Oil and Gas. Postmedia consigns its editorial control to the Oil and Gas Lobby[TM]. Postmedia, naturally, fires one of the best energy/environment reporters in the nation. Film at 11. Ok, it’s 11. Let’s drill down. Journalists should declare when they receive money to speak ...

Political Eh-conomy: Legislating a real raise: Minimum wages and real earnings growth

In a recent post titled, “What happened to the distribution of real earnings during the recession?”, Stephen Gordon presents a graphs that shows some significant growth in real (adjust for inflation) earnings in Canada between 2007 and 2012. In addition, plotting average annual growth rates in real earnings against the distribution of earnings, the graph ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Taxing Through Taxes

Despite not hailing from Nova Scotia, I suppose its time that we sat down and talked about what happened in the province. Though, this post will only touch on the topic; rather, we’re going to focus on something a bit grander that comes out of that discussion. Now, as a non-resident, I can only form ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Taxing Through Taxes

Despite not hailing from Nova Scotia, I suppose its time that we sat down and talked about what happened in the province. Though, this post will only touch on the topic; rather, we’re going to focus on something a bit grander that comes out of that discussion. Now, as a non-resident, I can only form ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Your Source for Daily, Creative, Intepretation

Source: Vancouver Sun: Ethics Czar Looking into Parliamentary Secretary’s Letter to CRTC Another day, another Conservative caucus member rushing to the dictionary to look up the meaning of the word “Ethics”. To put it in a nutshell, Saskatchewan MP (and Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs) David Anderson is being looked into by the ethics commissioner ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Your Source for Daily, Creative, Intepretation

Source: Vancouver Sun: Ethics Czar Looking into Parliamentary Secretary’s Letter to CRTC Another day, another Conservative caucus member rushing to the dictionary to look up the meaning of the word “Ethics”. To put it in a nutshell, Saskatchewan MP (and Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs) David Anderson is being looked into by the ethics commissioner ...

The Canadian Progressive: Rehtaeh Parsons: Cartoon depicts RCMP neglect and bias against women

Editorial cartoon via: The Chronicle Herald The Canadian Progressive recommends: Rehtaeh Parsons: Anonymous Says It Has Rape Confession War on women Scathing report accuses RCMP of raping, abusing B.C. Aboriginal women We recommend:Rehtaeh Parsons: Anonymous Says It Has Rape ConfessionRehtaeh Parsons: Top Liberal strategist asked Anonymous to interveneScathing report accuses […] The post Rehtaeh Parsons: ...

Trashy's World: OCDSB survey

You might remember that I wrote about this last year. Now the Ottawa public school board has some results to talk about. And they are for sure talking about it. The big takeaway for them is the diversity of the student population. Now, anyone can see this for themselves by following a school bus around ...

An individual with opinions.: It’s conclusive, the Manning Centre for Building Democracy is definitively leaning towards the Conservatives.

The [Manning] centre would not be another political party, but help build an “infrastructure” for existing Conservative parties federally and provincially, Mr. Manning said. (source) As other progressive bloggers have pointed out, the Manning Centre for Building Democracy is obviously partisan – slanted towards the Conservatives. You really just had to look at their board ...

An individual with opinions.: It’s conclusive, the Manning Centre for Building Democracy is definitively leaning towards the Conservatives.

The [Manning] centre would not be another political party, but help build an “infrastructure” for existing Conservative parties federally and provincially, Mr. Manning said. (source) As other progressive bloggers have pointed out, the Manning Centre for Building Democracy is obviously partisan – slanted towards the Conservatives. You really just had to look at their board ...

Dead Wild Roses: Slap me with a Fish! Liberal Viewer on Is the Economic system in the US rigged for the Rich

Americans force fed their concerns from the elites handbook need to see Liberal Viewers 101 guide to the economy or even just to get a sense of what is going wrong and how crazy it is to support people who are for “more of the same”. Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bias, Colour me Gobsmacked, Fox ...

eaves.ca: Media Watch: The Globe and Mail’s Shifting Headline

Earlier today the Globe and Mail had one of these truly terrible “balanced” articles about the proposed federal crime bill. The headline screamed: Quebec expert backs Tory crime bill amid U.S. warning on sentencing. (Image below) So who was this expert you might ask? A university professor with years of research on the subject? Maybe ...