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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…

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!

(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?

Manning Centre’s inclusive policies: Stephen Maher thrown out of conference. Replies, “kiss my ass”.

This is disgusting. Stephen Maher, along with Glen McGregor, is doing a yeoman’s job of reporting the beginnings of the Robocalls scandal. For his honest work, which incidentally appears in the right-wing National Post, the Manning Centre has booted him from their conference. Must not have any reporting that might not dress up the . . . → Read More: Manning Centre’s inclusive policies: Stephen Maher thrown out of conference. Replies, “kiss my ass”.

Firms Use #CPC Tactics To Halt Bad PR

Many of you will remember yesterdays post about John Fryer, the UVic professor who wrote a letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail about the two day Manning Center intensive campaign course he attended where-in he allegidly had heard about Robocalls and voter suppression. Turns out the group that Fryer had claimed were . . . → Read More: Firms Use #CPC Tactics To Halt Bad PR

Vancouver Observer Gives Intimate Look Into Conservative Suppression Tactics

Orwell had never been Robocalled

Emma Pullman, Director of Research at Leadnow.ca, has published an article in the Vancouver Observer that promises to blow the deflections of the Conservative Party of Canada (RE Robocalls) completely out of the water.

In her article she writes about John Fryer, Professor of Labour Economics at UVic and . . . → Read More: Vancouver Observer Gives Intimate Look Into Conservative Suppression Tactics

Another Step To Criminalizing Dissent?

It certainly looks that way as the Harpercons and the RCMP turn Canada into a more McArthyesque place to live. Apparently, one Mr. John Allsop became a “person of interest” as the RCMP made a special house call to his place of residence, basically, telling him he should watch what he does and . . . → Read More: Another Step To Criminalizing Dissent?

Word to Peggy Wente And Comic Relief: A Cheesy Cartoon And Latest From Montreal Icons, Bowser and Blue

Keep thinking you live in a democracy, dear.

What’s happened to my country? I went away for a couple of weeks and all hell broke loose. I came back to find that someone named Poutine stole the last election. At first I thought this was a typo, that they meant Putin.

Go . . . → Read More: Word to Peggy Wente And Comic Relief: A Cheesy Cartoon And Latest From Montreal Icons, Bowser and Blue

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”

Why Did Bob Rae Apologize?

 

Indeed! Why the hell did you, Mr. Rae? So it was a Liberal staffer behind the Twitter moniker of vikileaks. So? Glad someone was fighting back. Also, once again, with feeling, boys ‘n’ girls, @vikileaks didn’t use documents that weren’t already public record. In fact, anyone who would bother to look, . . . → Read More: Why Did Bob Rae Apologize?

Election Fraud

Interesting. When I think of Election Fraud, I think of Saanich/Gulf Islands campaign in 2008. Gary Lunn v. Briony Penn. Briony was a charismatic candidate for the Liberal Party, she was Lady Godiva, a candidate for change. This lady went out on a limb to represent the people. Shortly before the election, the . . . → Read More: Election Fraud

The new Conservative journalism: we really want to get to the bottom of Robogate. Stop laughing. We do!

Funny how fast Canadian Conservative writers and operatives can turn on the ethics charm offensive as they quickly close their bag of dirty tricks and begin concern trolling for truth and transparency when it looks good for them. Stephen Taylor and Tim Powers, Conservative writers both, have shown sudden concern about the ethics . . . → Read More: The new Conservative journalism: we really want to get to the bottom of Robogate. Stop laughing. We do!

More “clean and ethical” politics from the Conservatives

On the heels of assurances from Jenni Byrne and Stephen Harper that Conservatives would never, ever do anything unethical despite the voter suppression accusations hanging over them, comes this bit of unwelcome news that the party worked in cahoots with the military to cover up Peter MaKay’s lavish lifestyle.

OTTAWA—Military personnel were asked to . . . → Read More: More “clean and ethical” politics from the Conservatives

Christy Clark’s BS Budget

Kevin Falcon, BC’s soon to be unemployed Finance Minister tabled his “Prudent and Responsible” Budget today. Which would be fine, if it were true, but it’s not. The reason his budget is complete and utter bullshit is his plan to privatize one of BCs few remaining moneymaking corporations, the Liquor Distribution Branch. According . . . → Read More: Christy Clark’s BS Budget

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

Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein removes Liberal and only woman Vice-Chair since Confederation, 17-year member Céline Hervieux-Payette

Shocking is right. But par for the course when it comes to heavy-handed Conservatives. I love the part how Gerstein blacked out “his motion, the debates and the vote”. Transparency? Free society? Guess again.

Ottawa, February 9, 2012 – Yesterday, Senator Irving Gerstein, the new Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, . . . → Read More: Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein removes Liberal and only woman Vice-Chair since Confederation, 17-year member Céline Hervieux-Payette

The Anti-Choicer Loses Liberal Nomination For Toronto-Danforth And The Riding is the NDP’s To Lose

Well, I’m sure many Liberals can rest easy, for now–the fetus fetishist, Trifon Haitas, lost the nomination to advertising exec, Grant Gordon last night. There was concern that the Liberals being in such bad shape, that it was ripe for a take-over from single issue interest groups, like a fetus fetishing group looking . . . → Read More: The Anti-Choicer Loses Liberal Nomination For Toronto-Danforth And The Riding is the NDP’s To Lose

Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout

From Dammit Janet!

While the the big news, and the ultimately sad news, is that the Susan G. Komen foundation has allowed far-right evangelical ideology to interfere with its formerly well-respected humanitarian work, the news that Planned Parenthood has replaced the $650K it lost from Komen so quickly is good news, indeed.

. . . → Read More: Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking?

Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of . . . → Read More: Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

The Pension Plan fiasco. Who cares? There are few jobs for someone 60, let alone 65 or 67.

I’ve been watching bemusedly – and with no little horror – the arguments waged between elite media types, celebrated authors and lowly bloggers over Stephen Harper’s hint about raising the qualification for old age pension from 65 to 67.

It’s all academic, literally. What’s not being considered in these finely-wrought debates . . . → Read More: The Pension Plan fiasco. Who cares? There are few jobs for someone 60, let alone 65 or 67.

See How Austerity Will Really Pay Off Canadians in the Long Run

Step right up, boys ‘n’ girls, see what you’re forced to sacrifice for!

Tell me again how these mega-low corporate tax cuts and austerity for the rest of us is supposed to benefit Canadians in the long run?

H/T deBeauxOs who also wrote some lyrics. I don’t think they’re white stuffed shirts . . . → Read More: See How Austerity Will Really Pay Off Canadians in the Long Run

The Spirit of Conservative Giving

Cartoon Representation May Not Be 100% Accurate, Much Like Adler's Own Musings

After reading a recent post by resident cranky old man of Sun News Network Charles Adler I decided to take Adler’s advice; write a letter to the PM.

I’ve of course done this before, but never in this vein. I decided to . . . → Read More: The Spirit of Conservative Giving