The Disaffected Lib: Bleedin’ Lovely, Winnie. Just Lovely.

Ever since Bush/Cheney ushered in the “war is fun“era, the Right has absolutely fawned over everything Churchillian.  The invoke Churchill when they want to berate others for supposed appeasement.  They channel Winnie’s spirit to help them through the dark moments.  They glibly contend that, if Churchill had managed to get his way, Hitler would have ...

The Scott Ross: Sex and the Senate

Winston Churchill is credited with an exchange that when adapted illustrates, not only the similarities between prostitution and politics, but current inconsistencies in the popular view of our Canadian government. Churchill: “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?” Socialite: “My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, ...

Alberta Diary: U.S. grain and seed ports will kill a few more Canadian jobs – with a little help from Stephen Harper

Bunge’s $200-million US grain port at Longview, Wash. Below, U.S. police and strikers scuffle at the port. Back in 2009, when the destruction of the Canadian Wheat Board was still just a twinkle in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s eye, work started on a $200-million US grain-handling terminal in the port of Longview, Wash., just south ...