The Cracked Crystal Ball II: If Nigel Wright is a "Hero" …

According to Christie Blatchford, Canadians apparently should revere Nigel Wright and his actions in the Senate Expenses mess. I don’t believe that Mr. Wright was acting in a knowingly criminal manner – I have always thought that he believed firmly that he was acting within the bounds of his job and responsibilities. However, having said ...

RedBedHead: Norm Kelly v Rob Ford: The Right Wing Mayor Is Dead. Long Live The Right Wing Mayor!

Happier days for the populist right Well, it was indeed a circus at city hall yesterday. I wasn’t able to attend the performance live but did have the pleasure of watching some of it unfold via the miracle of the interwebs. Those Ford brothers sure know how to do a great imitation of The Sopranos ...

RedBedHead: Norm Kelly v Rob Ford: The Right Wing Mayor Is Dead. Long Live The Right Wing Mayor!

Happier days for the populist right Well, it was indeed a circus at city hall yesterday. I wasn’t able to attend the performance live but did have the pleasure of watching some of it unfold via the miracle of the interwebs. Those Ford brothers sure know how to do a great imitation of The Sopranos ...

Cowichan Conversations: Hey Steve Harper – Crunch These Numbers!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Canadians are all going to be affected by the Harper Government handiwork on many levels. In the news right now of course the Chief Theresa Spence Hunger Strike and the ever growing ‘Idle No More’ movement are, as they say, trending. The pressure on PM Harper has actually been beneficial to ...

Montreal Simon: Idle No More and the Real Terrorists

If Stephen Harper thought his grudging offer to meet with the AFN Chiefs would defuse the Idle No More movement, he couldn't have been more wrong.From Sydney to Cornwall to Vancouver.Because you can't stop a movement whose time has come eh?Or it seems stop Christie Blatchford from smearing those in the movement as terrorists. Or suggesting ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Sunday reading. – Pam Palmater explains the historical background to Idle No More: (M)ost Canadians are not used to the kind of sustained, co-ordinated, national effort that we have seen in the last few weeks — at least not since 1969. 1969 was the last time the federal government put forward ...

The Magnificent Seven: Stephen Harper’s seven new Senators leaked

STARRING: Shotgun * Blogging T * * Ezzy * Huffer * Wenthataway * The Poet * Blatched The Conservatives’ new best friend, the Canadian wing of the Huffington Post, has a take on who will be Harper’s new Senators come January. LFR has its own sources. Funnily enough, the new Senators are almost . . . ...

Stephen Harper’s seven new Senators leaked

STARRING:  Shotgun * Blogging T * Wenthataway * Ezzy * Huffer * The Poet * Blatched The Conservatives’ new best friend, the Canadian wing of the Huffington Post, has a take on who will be Harper’s new Senators come January. LFR has its own sources. Funnily enough, the new Senators are almost all media folks. Even more curious, they’re ...

Christie Blatchy Blatchford Misses John Wayne And Other Machismo–Plus Other Bonus Tracks

Poor Chrissie, down time from hanging around the Shafia trial and sounding “honour killing” dog whistles is proving not to suit her too much. Her latest column in the Nasty post proves as much. I guess during down time for Chrissie, she can only write so many autobiographical columns about being a bitter . . ...

Chrissie Blatchford–Shoot the Nurses; Ask Questions, Later, Maybe, If it Suits My Agenda

After reading Chrissie Blatchy’s latest scrawlings, just when I think she can’t get any nastier or more insane, she does!  It’s why, where I used to think that before I got really old I’d get me a gun so I could shoot myself, I now wonder if I won’t instead turn the weapon on some ...

Those Emergency Blues: Sometimes Things Ain’t What They Seem

Niagara Health is taking a beat down lately. First it was an uncontrolled C. difficile outbreak, then a provincial administrator was appointed to deal with the outbreak, and now this: When Doreen Wallace fell and broke her hip in the lobby of a Niagara Falls hospital, she figured at least she’d get help — and fast. But ...

Those Emergency Blues: Says Blatchford, First We Shoot All The Nurses

I actually did a double take, and my jaw dropped, slightly when I read this: It’s why, where I used to think that before I got really old I’d get me a gun so I could shoot myself, I now wonder if I won’t instead turn the weapon on some officious hospital executive, wanker bureaucrat ...

Eric Cantor pulls a Blatchford/Coulter. Chickens out of speech because of protesters.

Conservatives. Paper lions. They roar, they brag, they do everything except confront those who would question them or disrupt their one-lane political evangelism. They will tell you their flight from confrontation is out of fear protesters would disrupt their special message but we all know the real reason, don’t we?

Chrissie Bitchford is At it Again!

Man, what a bitter woman she is!! Is there no nasty she’ll stop at to suck up to a man in uniform?  This time, she’s after Lori Massicotte. You remember Ms Masicotte, that poor surviving victim of  ex-Col. Russell Williams who was left bound and naked for five hours by police?  Yep, ol’ Chrissie appears ...

Pew Research: trust in news organizations hit new low

It’s no wonder. When you consider this yesterday from the ‘liberal’ New York Times: The group’s lack of cohesion and its apparent wish to pantomime progressivism rather than practice it knowledgably is unsettling in the face of the challenges so many of its generation face — finding work, repaying student loans, figuring out ways to ...

Geri Hall: "I’m going to change the word ‘bitch’ to ‘blatch’. Christie! Stop being such a blatch."

“Quit all the blatching before someone blatch slaps it out of you.” Hilarious video from This Hour Has 22 Minutes. (I’ll embed when I figure out how.)

Blevkog: An Internet Explorer Tip

For all the people out there using Internet Explorer, here’s a tip on how to block specific websites that could harm your computer, or, in this case, hurt your brain with sheer illogic and spite: Step 1, open up the Tools menu and click on Internet Options. Step 2, Click on the Security tab and ...

Chrissie Blatchford: Too Wrapped Up In Her Own Prejudices & Partisanship To Actually Work at Seeking the Truth & Real Story

Indeed she is, so are others in her field today, sadly. But before I go into that. I will do a little review of the past few days of others of her friends like CJAD’s Trude the Prude and of course, Johnny Kay’s Mommy, Babs Kay. Because they are all guilty of , well, bringing ...

Poor Christie. Turns out she’s the real victim here.

Another National Post column. Another cry for help. Poor Christie. The big, bad public didn’t like her innocent little Jack Layton column and she’s sad. For herself. You see, we’re all wrong and she’s right. Far right. H/T: @PopeShakey

Politics and its Discontents: The Extreme Right Continues Its Jack Layton Barrage Of Abuse

Given the recent spate of classless comments about Jack Layton by people like Christie Blatchford, Jonathan Kay and Barbara Kay, I have come to the conclusion that there is something deeply threatening to the far right in the life and death of Jack Layton. For much too long, the extremists of the right have been ...

bastard.logic: How Dare Jack Layton Make Canadians Feel Hopeful Again!

by matttbastard David J. Climenhaga, responding to National Post columnist Christie Blatchford’s now-infamous cranky, contrarian reaction to Canada’s outpouring of love and admiration for Socialist cur Taliban Jack Layton (HISSSSSSS!): [T]he offending column is far from the worst piece Blatchford has written, and it makes a good point that many of us who loved and respected Layton ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: What would Jack do? Layton’s hopeful mien should guide our response to Christie Blatchford’s column

Some of the throng that gathered at the Alberta Legislature Wednesday evening to honour and mourn the death of NDP Leader Jack Layton. Postmedia News columnist Christie Blatchford, in a mugshot snatched from the Internet. The last person I expected to find myself defending is Postmedia News columnist Christie Blatchford. Ms. Blatchford writes a lousy ...

Montreal Simon: Krusty Blatchford and the Farting Dog

Oh.My.Doggy. I was hoping not to have to write anything about the way Christie Blatchford crapped on Jack Layton’s memory, the day after he died. Because as he so sadly showed life is too short to worry about nasty things like that, when we’ve got a world to change. But since so much has been ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: A Dozen Oranges for Jack: In Memoriam from City Hall

“Jack was the reason I started voting.” – Message written in chalk on Nathan Phillips Square wall Much has been said about NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton over the past few days, but much more can be written about the legacy he left as a City of Toronto councillor. His son, Councillor Mike Layton, will ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: A Dozen Oranges for Jack: In Memoriam from City Hall

“Jack was the reason I started voting.” – Message written in chalk on Nathan Phillips Square wall Much has been said about NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton over the past few days, but much more can be written about the legacy he left as a City of Toronto councillor. His son, Councillor Mike Layton, will ...