Yes, it is best to be cordial, courteous, friendly and respectful, and to avoid harsh words and harsh speech, generally speaking. But when it comes to confronting power, when it comes to addressing the power elite and their willing vassals, servants, p… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Confronting Evil: Not with a bang, but a whimper? Neither, I say
Ever want to take on an opponent in court from the comfort of your living room? This legal themed chess set might provide an outlet.
“Approach the Bench” was designed by a lawyer’s son as a gift to his dad. After realizing there aren’t many legal-themed chess sets out there, the man behind the idea . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Chess Master, You May Approach the Bench
In this excerpt in particular as highlighted by John Ibbitson earlier Wednesday, I agree with Ignatieff: When you think of your opponent across the aisle as an adversary, “you reject arguments, not persons; question premises, not identities; interrogate interests, not loyalties,” Mr. Ignatieff said.
But when politicians look upon each other as enemies, “legislatures . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Ignatieff is right
… are, ahem, lacking in civility. Yup, can’t argue with that. But. Seriously. Mr. Del Mastro. This is coming from a government MP whose party has been the LEAST civil in the history of Canada. Perhaps the whole frickin’ WORLD! You guys wrote the book on cynicism and a lack of respect and civility inside . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Del Mastro thinks some folks on the interweb thingy….
Yes, it was a banner day in Ottawa yesterday, replete with Hitler references from a Conservative MP and a Canadian minister of the crown telling Canadians that Canada will now act on information gained from torture. The video above is Rae, in the scrum after the Commons goings on, commenting on both developments and . . . → Read More: Impolitical: A banner day in Ottawa
Couldn’t let this one pass: “MPs hit new low in Question Period “for Dummies.” The Harper government has taken us to new lows, yes. But the “for Dummies” characterization is not the stuff to galvanize the Canadian imagination. Imagine the eye rolling across the country on reading this stuff in the Taber column and sighs . . . → Read More: Impolitical: A day – and era – for Dummies
An angry man confronts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at the outset of a local volunteer meeting in Brockton, Mass. “You’re a socialist whore!” the unemployed Fox News viewer shouted, adding for good measure that her “boss” (presumably President Obama) was … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Elizabeth Warren v. Heckler
I’m reminded at times of that aphorism (can’t remember whether it was Mark Twain or Winston Churchill) about a lie getting halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its pants on.It seems you could make a similar observation when you’re … . . . → Read More: Jack’s passing seems to have sparked a new competition
BigCityLib Strikes Back: In Case You ARE WonderingDon’t know why BCL isn’t on the Tweeter, but that’s up to him. In the meantime, seems the Venomous LoserTM is perfectly happy to use Toronto’s firefighters and their taxpayer-funded equipment as a … . . . → Read More: BCL catches @SueAnnLevy rewriting history, smearing brave firefighters
There seems to be a very strong current within Canadian politics to “restore civility” within the House of Commons. This message was emphasized by Elizabeth May and the Green Party during the election. Jack Layton and even Pat Martin are wearing button… . . . → Read More: Leftist Jab: Let’s NOT Be Civil