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Politics and its Discontents: The Power Of The Makeover

A FB friend put this on his page. I hope you agree that it deserves to be spread widely.

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Politics and its Discontents: This Is Terrible

Disgraceful. Absolutely disgraceful. (Heh, heh heh)

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Politics and its Discontents: Political Spin: This Story Isn’t True, But It Is Gratifying

My friend Gary sent me this yesterday, an apocryphal story that nonetheless offers certain pleasures. Enjoy!

Remus Rudd

Stephen Harper’s great-great uncle.

Remus Rudd

No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, THIS is FUNNY andVERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things.

Judy Harper an . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Political Spin: This Story Isn’t True, But It Is Gratifying

Politics and its Discontents: In Praise of Political Cartoonists

Where would we be without their pithy insights?

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Politics and its Discontents: But Can It Be Mixed With Kool-Aid?

Is it possible that at the start of their political careers, Stephen Harper and Rob Ford consulted with Cornelius Grouppe for campaign advice and recruitment methodology?

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Politics and its Discontents: Be Careful Where You Paddle

I guess this is what happens when we forget our place. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: More About Our Prime Paragons of ‘Virtue’

Just a few reminders about the moral thugs within our midst:

Tides Canada’s charity status attacked Pro-oilsands group accuses it of illegal political activity

Thomson: In the end, pipeline is a political decision

Justice minister won’t send Del Mastro file to prosecutors Inappropriate to do so: Nicholson

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Politics and its Discontents: On The Harper Regime’s Lawlessness

Once again, Star readers come through with their perceptive indictments of the Harper regime’s contempt for both the rule of law and democracy:

Re: Ottawa’s misrule of law, Opinion July 17

Professor Audrey Macklin’s piece on Ottawa’s disrespect for the law points to a culture of justice by vendetta and racism . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On The Harper Regime’s Lawlessness

Politics and its Discontents: Amen!

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Politics and its Discontents: New Disgrace For Both Harper And Kent

Environment minister’s office urged bureaucrats to blame media for recycling controversy

Nope, no surprises here in the depth of contempt both the P.M. And Peter Kent feel for the people they ‘serve’. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: New Disgrace For Both Harper And Kent

Politics and its Discontents: See Stephen, See Stephen Run

While the purpose of this Harper-initiated site may be to inspire fear of the NDP under Thomas Mulcair, I think it suggests a measure of, shall we say, nervousness, on the part of Mr. Harper and company.

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Politics and its Discontents: The Nation’s Editorial Boards: Harper Voter Suppression Stonewalling Bad For Democracy

At least that seems to be the consensus at the following newspapers:

The National Post

The Vancouver Sun

The Hamilton Spectator

The Toronto Star

The Calgary Herald

The Lethbridge Herald

The Ottawa Citizen

The St. John’s Telegram

And the list goes on, with one predictable exception, of course: The Toronto Sun

So far, Canada’s self-proclaimed . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Nation’s Editorial Boards: Harper Voter Suppression Stonewalling Bad For Democracy

Politics and its Discontents: Voter Suppression: Canadians Continue To Vent Their Fury

While the rogue Prime Minister continues to deny his party’s involvement in voter suppression, Canadians continue to vent their fury.

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Politics and its Discontents: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: / Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

The face of unrepentant smarm:

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Politics and its Discontents: The Criminals In Ottawa – Why Am I Not Surprised?

Based upon a report in The Ottawa Citizen, it appears that Stephen Harper and his crew, through a company called Racknine Inc., engaged in fraud aimed at voter-suppression in the last federal election by attempting to send voters to the wrong polling station.

Elections Canada is investigating. Interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel calls the tactics . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Criminals In Ottawa – Why Am I Not Surprised?

Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Walkom Warns About The Real Cost of OAS Reform

While Stephen Harper stooge Diane Finley does her master’s bidding by sowing the seeds of conflict between young and old over Old Age Security, Star columnist Thomas Walkom warns that it is the young who will pay the price for Tory tampering.

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