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The Disaffected Lib: Blue Versus Red – a War of the Wealthy

The ever widening gap between Red and Blue America exists mainly among the wealthy.The New York Times reports that a study based on exit polls shows lower-income Americans, whether from Blue or Red states, tend to favour the Democratic Party.  The… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Blue Versus Red – a War of the Wealthy

War on drugs. NDP vs. Liberals.

I’ve been increasingly hard on the Liberals since the first days post-Chretien. So much so, I’ve gravitated towards the NDP. A prime indicator for me of my feelings towards the parties has been that which distinguishes their attitudes towards the war on drugs, particularly in regards to victimless pot.

For me, this . . . . . → Read More: War on drugs. NDP vs. Liberals.

Orange Blood II, the NDP Edition…

This is about the NDP Leadership Convention 2012, and why I think that democracy has failed. I became a member of the NDP for the BCNDP Leadership race. My partner and I both joined the Party to support our MLA, John Horgan. A man of principle, who listened to the concerns of his . . . . → Read More: Orange Blood II, the NDP Edition…

Oh Peggy, Your Anti-Quebec Bias Is Showing!

Peggy Wente first goes into her commentary over Patrick Brazeau and Justin Trudeau’s boxing match last week-end and saying that Justin Trudeau would not be a good leader for the Liberals, because the west hates his dad, yadda! yadda! yadda. Yes, I’m sure Peggy would be one of the first to go ga . . . . . → Read More: Oh Peggy, Your Anti-Quebec Bias Is Showing!

Woody-Worthless!

Boys ‘n’ girls, it seems that that abortion debate is going to be reopened, whether we want it to or not. Yikes! Even certain “progressive” bloggers seem to be taking a shine to it. This one seems to not like it when a reporter is doing his/her job when questioning ol’ Woody-Worthless. Oh, . . . . . → Read More: Woody-Worthless!

Bye Bye Saulie!

Saulie Zajdel, former Harpercon candidate who ran against Irwin Cotler in Mount-Royal and up until today, James Moore’s “employee” has left under the same cloak of secrecy he was hired under. Yep, ol’ Saulie resigned his post as Irwin Cotler’s shadow.

“I’m no longer working for the federal government,” Zajdel said in a . . . . . → Read More: Bye Bye Saulie!

(face)Plant

The former Attorney General, Geoff Plant has a blog! He has some advice today For Mr. Von DingDong(en). Dear John, (I know, Lol, that’s been done before, but bear with me!) I understand that one of the issues which caused you to leave the BC Liberal caucus and party is your continuing unhappiness . . . . → Read More: (face)Plant

Is It Just Me, or Does Anyone Else Find the Timing of the Latest Harpercon Ads a Tad Curious?

Yep, boys ‘n’ girls, the Harpercons have come out with a new shiny thing–an attack ad against the Liberal interim leader, Bob Rae. I guess it’s never too early to get a jump start on that election campaign now, is it? I mean, they better get chopping now!! Only 3 + years before . . . . . → Read More: Is It Just Me, or Does Anyone Else Find the Timing of the Latest Harpercon Ads a Tad Curious?

Hey Tea Party, STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Behave yourselves!

Tea Party leader and former regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party has been arrested for kidnapping and rape.

Sorry, I just had to get my morning BREITBART on.

X-posted at Let Freedom Rain.

UPDATE: Judging from Memeorandum, this news has barely dented the wingnutosphere, not to mention prog blogs. Imagine if this . . . → Read More: Hey Tea Party, STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Behave yourselves!

Right’s war on women, er girls, reaches new lows with this lovely cartoon

The closer it gets to November, the more emboldened they come. But this poster from far-right blog Protein Wisdom is OK because a woman drew it and it’s satire. Yeah right.

Remember when the right was so upset over Playboy’s admittedly sexist accounting of the top conservative women? Not so much when . . . . . → Read More: Right’s war on women, er girls, reaches new lows with this lovely cartoon

Almost one in 10 Albertan men say it’s OK to physically assault a woman

Words fail.

On the one hand, some of the responses are cause for optimism — for example, 56 per cent of men say they are more aware of domestic violence issues than they were five years ago, and 91 per cent say they would intervene if they knew someone in a violent relationship.

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Cheney chickens out of visit to Toronto

Must be all those mandatory minimum sentences that spooked the skittish Mr. Cheney. Do the crime, do the time must be scary words to a man wanted in much of the world for crimes against humanity. Plus I doubt the recent slaughter of innocent Iraqis at the hand of a US soldier will help . . . → Read More: Cheney chickens out of visit to Toronto

Hunter “Where Are the Feminists”? Hates Birth Control, Apparently

Boys ‘n’ girls, remember Hunter who always wonders where the feminists are? Well, apparently, her would be crush on Rush is showing these days as she jumps on his bandwagon, agreeing with him that law student, Sandra Fluke is a “slut” for simply saying that birth control should be covered by health insurance.

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What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences than the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s . . . → Read More: What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

Five advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

After Limbaugh called the woman refused at place at Darrell Issa’s birth control table ”slut” and “prostitute”, the media and the progressive blogosphere and even Republican presidential contenders (save Romney who just couldn’t bring himself to criticize Limbaugh – Bain Capital co-owns Limbaugh’s broadcaster) denounced Limbaugh’s remarks. Now, thanks to social media, five advertisers . . . → Read More: Five advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

Globe & Mail dips its toes into Robogate

Globe & Mail editorial office

The Globe & Mail, that dusty old Miss Havisham of a newspaper, has been notably silent on the Robogate scandal, dancing around it like a wounded Dervish. It has yielded the floor to another Conservative publication, the National Post of all papers, to take the ball and . . . . . → Read More: Globe & Mail dips its toes into Robogate

Video: Stephen Harper caught sneaking out the back way

This is a short video, a little bit silly but still absolutely on the mark. From the folks at Leadnow.ca.

Pls sign this petition & share: Election Fraud

33,900+ messages sent in first 24 hours Send quick online automatic robo-letter protesting Harper’s robo-calls.

H/T: Nadine Lumley

X-posted at Let Freedom Rain.

 

Helena Guergis lesson to Michael Sona: you can’t fight ‘em once they’ve thrown you under the bus

"Holy shit Helena, what do I do now?" "Shut up and eat it."

You have to feel for Michael Sona. We don’t know if he’s guilty or not, much in the same way we still don’t really know the facts about Helena Guergis’ fall from Conservative grace. Stephen Harper gave the axe . . . . . → Read More: Helena Guergis lesson to Michael Sona: you can’t fight ‘em once they’ve thrown you under the bus

L. Ian MacDonald quacks: “Even if there were robocalls, Stephen Harper won fair and square”

Old MacDonald had a wank

I, L. Jymn Parrett, almost spit a mouth full of Cazadores over my PC reading that headline from Postmedia. The lede is just as good: “Dirty tricks are nothing new in politics. Sometimes they’re even part of the fun.”

I realize that modern journalism is like reading a . . . . → Read More: L. Ian MacDonald quacks: “Even if there were robocalls, Stephen Harper won fair and square”

Long-time Conservative operative Keith Beardsley demonizes social media

Shorter Keith Beardsley: Social media is full of dirty fucking hippies who are not nice to Conservatives.

You know what I find the most egregious about our Conservative-dominated media? It’s the pearl clutching of its older, more established journalists and op-ed political operatives when it comes to social media. Here’s a guy, one . . . . → Read More: Long-time Conservative operative Keith Beardsley demonizes social media

Perfect combo: Pamela Geller and Ezra Levant on Zombie Muhammad. Sharia!

I was scouring Memorandum last night and I see Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller is posting about her convo with Ezra Levant on Sun News (she calls it ‘Sun TV’). The subject is a topic I blogged about earlier: a Pennsylvania judge dismissed charges against a man for assaulting another because the victim, an . . . → Read More: Perfect combo: Pamela Geller and Ezra Levant on Zombie Muhammad. Sharia!

American law enforcement officials: “U.S. is becoming ‘more progressive’ than Canada”

"Hey, this is some good reefer. I just saw the future. It's just like the 30's in Canada only worse!"

Harper tells them to buzz off. He is determined to send Canada back a century, if not the middle ages.

But the Harper government remains unswayed.

In a statement Tuesday, a spokeswoman for . . . . → Read More: American law enforcement officials: “U.S. is becoming ‘more progressive’ than Canada”

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Foster Friess on Contraception

Rick Santorum’s billionaire “sugar daddy” stuns MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell with his retrograde “joke” on the subject of contraception:

Hard though it is to believe that U.S. politics of late has shifted into the bizarre realm of ridiculous “culture war” issues like contraception, it’s absolutely no surprise whatsoever that the key backer of the . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Foster Friess on Contraception

What a Republican panel of witnesses on contraception looks like

That’s right, no women. The only woman, a minority one at that, suggested to appear was refused by the committee chairman Darrell Issa. What is it about contraception that precludes women from the discussion?

Shit Ol’ Vic ‘Lock ‘em up’ Toews Said

Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, shit keeps coming outta that mouth of his. He, who recently said that it is perfectly ok to use information derived from torture, has done it again.

You see, that dastardly ol’ bill c-51, that so-called ‘lawful access law’, is rearing its’ ugly head again. You know, the one . . . . . → Read More: Shit Ol’ Vic ‘Lock ‘em up’ Toews Said