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Song of the Watermelon: The Travesty of the Electoral College

Of the myriad outrages that define last week’s United States presidential election — namely, the elevation of scandal over policy, of demagoguery over competence, of unabashed sexism and racism and conspiratorial paranoia over reasoned debate — perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: The Travesty of the Electoral College

Trashy's World: A fine capital project brought to you by the Government of Canada

Request for Proposal (RFP) Canada Wall Project Date: November 9, 2016 aussi disponible en français 1. Summary and Background As a result of the change in government in the United States, the Government of Canada (GoC) finds it necessary to take unusual measures to protect its frontier with the U.S. from incursions by U.S. . . . → Read More: Trashy's World: A fine capital project brought to you by the Government of Canada

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trump a Plant?

A window into how a major campaign manipulates media and the public to steer the national conversation:

July 23rd, 2015:

Summary of Morning Joe by TVeyes

— Speculation into the possibility of Donald Trump running as a third party candidate. John Heilemann comments saying as it looks right now, Trump would get about 20 percent . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trump a Plant?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #ERRE Electoral Reform Committee in Regina

First Expert guests I watched presenting to the committee were unable to understand French question fired at them because they were not equipped with translation headphones. Nathan Cullen leaped up and got the headsets for them. CLC points out they are a political org and that is why they are interested in this subject of […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #ERRE Electoral Reform Committee in Regina

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Clinton Lied But No Consequence. It’s Like It’s the 1990s Still

“Here, for the record, is Clinton saying, on March 10, 2015, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email.”” I’m particularly offended by this oligarchy-outcome because Clinton is guilty of doing what she persecutes American hero Ed Snowden for doing – “mishandling classified information”. Yet he lives in exile in Russia, […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Clinton Lied But No Consequence. It’s Like It’s the 1990s Still

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Leave Or Remain In? The Former UK Chooses Out And About Does Itself In

Brexit: It’s a term I first heard months ago on Twitter in relation to people mostly angry with immigration in the UK. It means “British Exit from the European Union”. The country narrowly voted to leave the EU, and the economy/currency Pound Sterling soon crashed from the uncertainty of the Prime Minister resigning, the opposition […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Leave Or Remain In? The Former UK Chooses Out And About Does Itself In

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #RoboCon: Revisiting the 2008 Election Fraud

In light of this news from Elizabeth May, it may be worth re-reading these blog entries from 2012 and 2009. Duffy’s trial raised some damning information about the first infamous robocalls used to steal an election for the Conservatives in B.C. And read Alison’s more recent recap. I certainly think that Duffy’s testimony should be […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #RoboCon: Revisiting the 2008 Election Fraud

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: It’s Saskatchewan’s Election Day

I basically stopped writing about the Saskatchewan election on my blog following the hair pulling, anti-democratic decision by CBC and its consortium of TV broadcasters to block most party leaders from debating with Wall and Broten. So we’ll go another 4 years not knowing how those two shouty leaders behave when there are adults in […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: It’s Saskatchewan’s Election Day

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Politicians Excusing Drunk Driving #SKdrunks

Darcy Moen, involved in a business solution to decrease drunk driving, sent me the following criticism of Wall and Broten: As long as politicians think DUI’s are nothing more than parking tickets…….yes, attitudes need to change, and both Brad Wall and Cam Broten need to reconsider their support of the indefensible. Sure, people faced the […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Politicians Excusing Drunk Driving #SKdrunks

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #FeelTheBern Yahoo Katie

The media has been searching for a way to explain (away) Sanders’ popularity. Apply cool water to Bern’ed area. Full video from last year: . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #FeelTheBern Yahoo Katie

Eh Types: How Trump Can Save the GOP

Today voters in four states vote in their respective Presidential contests. If polls are right Republican front runner Donald Trump is expected to win Michigan, the largest state in play today. This to to the ongoing horror of establishment Republica… . . . → Read More: Eh Types: How Trump Can Save the GOP

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself

Please show you support democracy in Saskatchewan. Last Saskatchewan election, this happened instead thanks to our lackluster media ignoring the Greens who fielded a full slate of 58 candidates. A snooze fest of a debate took place, and CBC couldn’t find anyone not involved in the broadcast who watched it. Basically it had the viewership […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Democracy’s Unsolved Problem Didn’t Fix Itself

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Looking Back At the Conservatives’ Campaign

I wrote this on October 1, 2015, but never finished it: Let’s examine the Conservative’s campaign thus far: It began with them showing ads where men are being drowned, as an example of how they’ll protect us, but no one else will. In the middle it had one of their candidates quit for being caught […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Looking Back At the Conservatives’ Campaign

Scripturient: Oh, Ann, You Do Make Me Laugh

Ann Coulter, that spewing harridan of hatred, bigotry, malevolence and xenophobia makes most thoughtful people cringe. Hell, she makes even rabid, right-wing frothers cringe. She makes the Westboro Baptist morons cringe. She makes the Duck Dynasty win… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Oh, Ann, You Do Make Me Laugh

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Revolution and Uniting the People: Bernie Sanders, Thomas Jefferson and FDR I would say that Bernie Sanders is not only a good candidate for US President, and beyond that, the only serious candidate for the people, since he is the only one who is not t… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Writings of J. Todd Ring 2016-01-12 17:52:26

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Concalls: Duffy Trial Revelations

The Duffy Trial has been a bit of an expose on how the Harper Cons’ PMO operated. It’s not pretty. The comments made about Sona and Finely are nothing to sneeze at either. With Sona destined to sit in jail, and Finely in a grave, it all seems a little bit of an academic discussion […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Concalls: Duffy Trial Revelations

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Do Not As I Used To Say and Do

Not sure what’s more pathetic and hypocritical: Wudrick and Taylor feigning desire for un-tinkered elections, or Wall pining for Ottawa money. @saskboy what on earth are you talking about? We just want a referendum. We SUPPORTED STV in the BC referenda. — Aaron Wudrick (@awudrick) December 28, 2015 The hypocrisy in each case approaches satirical […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Do Not As I Used To Say and Do

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC

One of the notable moments of the Democratic Debate on CNN weeks ago was when Bernie Sanders bluntly said he was sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Clinton infamously used personal email for government business, which is illegal. Sanders took the high road and refused to pillory her. The Democratic Party is […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC

Rob Maguire: What does the Canadian election mean for art and cultural policy?

When it comes to Canadian electoral politics, this autumn was about as intense and intriguing as it gets. Being the political wonk that I am, I was very grateful that Canadian Art commissioned two feature articles from me to discuss the election from the perspective of cultural policy.

In the first, I examine . . . → Read More: Rob Maguire: What does the Canadian election mean for art and cultural policy?

Trashy's World: Harperendum, the main stream media and some final thoughts on #elxn42…

With the revelations that in the dying days of the campaign a strategy was floated in the CPC war room that would have Harper come out and declare that this would be his last election, it confirms something that I suspected a few weeks ago: that the election had shifted to a referendum on Harper. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Harperendum, the main stream media and some final thoughts on #elxn42…

Writings of J. Todd Ring: An Analysis Of The 2015 Election In Canada

Well, the Liberals won. And hallelujah, and praise be to the Lord. Of course it is good that the Harper Conservatives are out. But let’s not get carried away. We have a lot of work to do. Because, as bad as the Harper government may have been, and was, and as much as it needed . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: An Analysis Of The 2015 Election In Canada

Writings of J. Todd Ring: An Analysis Of The 2015 Election In Canada

Well, the Liberals won. And hallelujah, and praise be to the Lord. Of course it is good that the Harper Conservatives are out. But let’s not get carried away. We have a lot of work to do. Because, as bad as the Harper government may have been, and was, and as much as it needed . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: An Analysis Of The 2015 Election In Canada

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Canadians were so eager to get rid of Stephen Harper, they forgot they weren’t served very well by a mainstream party holding a majority on power the last 4 years.

*uncharacteristically crumples plan paper up into a ball and throws it in the garbage* Me yesterday:

October 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM:

The alternate universe . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Canadians were so eager to get rid of Stephen Harper, they forgot they weren’t served very well by a mainstream party holding a majority on power the last 4 years.

*uncharacteristically crumples plan paper up into a ball and throws it in the garbage* Me yesterday:

October 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM:

The alternate universe . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau Man, I, Ahh… I Don’t Know

Things Are Good: Stephen Harper No Longer Prime Minister of Canada

Finally Canadians have vote out the Conservative party led by Stephen Harper. Their nine year rule saw Canada lose respect from around the world. Canada has earned a reputation of blocking climate change related international agreements and being a country that is swayed by horrible political manoeuvres. The country transformed from a place that . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Stephen Harper No Longer Prime Minister of Canada