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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 both the promises and the records of the parties vying for our votes. And now that the results are in, I’ve made a few suggestions on what to watch for on the arts agenda as Justin Trudeau and the Liberals take the helm.

I’d like to thank (Read more…)

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 of sensible adults and fair outcomes would include a minority Parliament with Trudeau, Mulcair, and May all sharing the role of PM at different times over the next 4 years. But, we won’t get such an outcome, and are more likely to get [a (Read more…)

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 of sensible adults and fair outcomes would include a minority Parliament with Trudeau, Mulcair, and May all sharing the role of PM at different times over the next 4 years. But, we won’t get such an outcome, and are more likely to get [a (Read more…)

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 supports collective freedoms to a country that won’t help refugees. The federal government, who passed drastic anti-terroist laws, said they won’t even investigate the murders of aboriginal women.

Canada became a shameful place. Regular readers of this blog would note that the only time Harper (or (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Election Prediction As Of October 14, 2015

The result of the election is pretty much known by now, at 8pm Saskatchewan time (MDT), and Harper will no longer be our Prime Minister very soon. I decided this evening to post a prediction because of two tweets.

#BREAKING. I've locked my #elxn42 predictions in. They'll auto-post at 10 pm EST next Monday right here because you care.

— y – Jim Calder (@progright) October 15, 2015

Congrats, Stephen Harper. Your campaign is even too racist for Lynton Crosby. http://t.co/mxc5Za79wI #elxn42 pic.twitter.com/RAzmQejfDJ

— Ben Parsons (@bfaparsons) October 14, 2015

I figured if he doesn’t want (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Election Prediction As Of October 14, 2015

The result of the election is pretty much known by now, at 8pm Saskatchewan time (MDT), and Harper will no longer be our Prime Minister very soon. I decided this evening to post a prediction because of two tweets.

#BREAKING. I've locked my #elxn42 predictions in. They'll auto-post at 10 pm EST next Monday right here because you care.

— y – Jim Calder (@progright) October 15, 2015

Congrats, Stephen Harper. Your campaign is even too racist for Lynton Crosby. http://t.co/mxc5Za79wI #elxn42 pic.twitter.com/RAzmQejfDJ

— Ben Parsons (@bfaparsons) October 14, 2015

I figured if he doesn’t want (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: John Oliver Does The Canadian Election

And he comes out strong against Stephen Harper. This video is a cultural event.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: John Oliver Does The Canadian Election

And he comes out strong against Stephen Harper. This video is a cultural event.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Vote! Get involved, vote, speak, write, raise your voice – and get Harper out

Whether you volunteer, write, canvass, talk to friends and family, or in some other way engage in, and promote, democracy in Canada, please do be involved. Vote, encourage others to vote, talk about the issues, and let’s see a massive turn-out today, along with a lively, and much-needed, thoughtful discussion. This is our country, and […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Vote! Get involved, vote, speak, write, raise your voice – and get Harper out

Whether you volunteer, write, canvass, talk to friends and family, or in some other way engage in, and promote, democracy in Canada, please do be involved. Vote, encourage others to vote, talk about the issues, and let’s see a massive turn-out today, along with a lively, and much-needed, thoughtful discussion. This is our country, and […]

Things Are Good: Canada: Go Vote!

Today is election day in Canada and it’s a chance for Canadians to bring change to who runs the country. The hopefully soon to be ousted government has based laws which the courts say “constitutes cruel and unusual treatment“. The Conservative party has got to go.

Here’s John Oliver’s take on the sad state of Canadian federal politics.

You want to make Canada a good place? Go vote for change!

Elections Canada

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why is the PMO Shredding Their Files?

Oh right, that evidence of their crimes and misuse of taxpayer money.

Know what's a great trick? Getting ppl to argue whether it's the purview of the PMO or other partisan dept when taxpayers fund it all anyway

— Not Steve Harper (@pmoharper) June 25, 2013

Paul Wells wrote this 3 years ago.

I wrote this two years about Coyne’s column about Trudeau. In response, he called me a deranged partisan, and malnourished fool.

Yesterday I posted an endorsement for Trudeau, while Coyne was muzzled by his newspaper’s owners. His last original tweet was days ago.

Shouldn’t be.@stphnmaher (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why is the PMO Shredding Their Files?

Oh right, that evidence of their crimes and misuse of taxpayer money.

Know what's a great trick? Getting ppl to argue whether it's the purview of the PMO or other partisan dept when taxpayers fund it all anyway

— Not Steve Harper (@pmoharper) June 25, 2013

Paul Wells wrote this 3 years ago.

I wrote this two years about Coyne’s column about Trudeau. In response, he called me a deranged partisan, and malnourished fool.

Yesterday I posted an endorsement for Trudeau, while Coyne was muzzled by his newspaper’s owners. His last original tweet was days ago.

Shouldn’t be.@stphnmaher (Read more…)

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Election 2015 and Strategic Voting: Madness, or Practical Necessity?

An economic and political analysis of Canada, neoliberalism, and the world Get a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of wine, and settle in – this is not sound-bite commentary. We are going to dig deep. “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It pains me to […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Election 2015 and Strategic Voting: Madness, or Practical Necessity?

An economic and political analysis of Canada, neoliberalism, and the world Get a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of wine, and settle in – this is not sound-bite commentary. We are going to dig deep. “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It pains me to […]

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Canadian and US Federal Elections – 2015, 2016: A summary of the prospects and possible outcomes

Revolution, reform, stagnation – or worse? It is sometimes difficult to say what would be best for a given nation at a given time in history. There are things that would be desirable, of course, or which seem desirable, and things that are quite clearly, urgently needed – but in what way they should best […]