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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…

(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

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?

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

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

Prominent Quebec Attorney, A Right Wingnut And Bigot?

After last night’s episode of “Canada Reads”, prominent Quebec attorney, Anne-France Goldwater decided to be really nasty by calling one of the featured authors “a terrorist” and implied that another one was “a liar”.

“Carmen Aguirre is a bloody terrorist. How we let her into Canada, I don’t understand,” said Anne-France Goldwater about . . . . . → Read More: Prominent Quebec Attorney, A Right Wingnut And Bigot?

“Let Me Be Perfectly Clear…”

Our Canada is gone. Harper made that perfectly clear this morning in Davos, Switzerland. Sweeping changes to Old Age Pensions. Privatisation of science and innovation. Deregulation. MacKay signed off our military sovereignty quietly yesterday, authorising Homeland Security operations on Canadian soil, in the event of an emergency, or a terrorist attack…

Canada and . . . . → Read More: “Let Me Be Perfectly Clear…”

Crudities

EthicalOil. Ezra. Shares an address in Toronto with Tony Clement. Minister of Gazebo’s in Muskoka. From a website in the archives… 02/ 19/ 04 12:21 pm

Fourteen Canadian Alliance Councillors say: “CHOOSE TONY” Fourteen members of the former Canadian Alliance National Council released a statement today, declaring their support for Tony Clement’s campaign . . . → Read More: Crudities

Austerity for me but not for thee?

Today the news sites are jam packed with interesting tidbits about government spending and the disparity of wealth in this country. First out of the gate is the fact that CEO’s and CFO’s earned the median Canadian income by noon today.

According to a report by economist Hugh Mackenzie, of the CCPA, reported . . . . → Read More: Austerity for me but not for thee?

Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . . . . → Read More: Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Top story of 2011

First of all, best wishes to all of you in your endeavours in the new year. We need more then ever to strive towards enlightenment in the new reality that we pretend is democracy. In this spirit, I will resolve to educate as many people as I can reach on the dangers we . . . . → Read More: Top story of 2011

Welcome to Harperland

How we embraced hate. I was watching the CBC News this morning, Suhana Meharchand was the host. Talking about Attawapiskat, she interviewed NDP/MP Charlie Angus. Hostilely, she asked him, “What would you do if you were Minister? Throw money at the problem?” His reply showed unflappable professionalism, indicating that he would first alleviate . . . . → Read More: Welcome to Harperland

We Don’t Have a Speaker! We Have a Stevie Spiteful Yes Man!

I honestly don’t know why people are so shocked about our adorable speaker, Andy Scheer. I always knew he would be a hyper-partisan speaker. Others speculated about whether or not he could be non-partisan, as well, despite the fact that the Harpercons would’ve preferred someone older.

And when push comes to shove in the . . . . → Read More: We Don’t Have a Speaker! We Have a Stevie Spiteful Yes Man!

update to Truth in Journalism

After my last post, I sent a letter to Kirk LaPointe, the CBC Ombudsman.

Mr. LaPointe,

I am writing to lodge a complaint about a story that is incorrect. I refer to the story published Friday, December 2, 2011,

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/12/02/bc-first-nation-signs-pipeline-deal.html

This story incorrectly attributed the title of chief to a man who is . . . . . → Read More: update to Truth in Journalism

We want a Provincial Election! Now!

Dear Christy Clark; The people of BC want an election to be held, as soon as is possible. Your Cabinet is operating without a mandate from the people. The people of BC have no confidence in your ability to govern in our best interest. You have continually fudged budget forecasts to suit the . . . . → Read More: We want a Provincial Election! Now!

Cut the Crap Christy!

Our unelected Premier of BC, Christy Clark, can’t figure out why the Occupy Movement insists on persisting in their efforts. From ctvbc yesterday,

Government lawyers have already filed an injunction against Occupy Vancouver protesters, who moved Monday from city property onto provincial land – and Premier Christy Clark says demonstrators shouldn’t expect to . . . . → Read More: Cut the Crap Christy!

RCMP Contract

An open letter to Shirley Bond BC Attorney General Re: RCMP Contract Ms Bond. It is my understanding that you have no plans to consider recent events in policing in British Columbia before you render your decision on renewing the RCMP contract in BC. The events I refer to, in case you don’t . . . . → Read More: RCMP Contract

I Can See Lieutenant Pike Doing That

Indeed I think that’s exactly how Georges Seurat would’ve visualized ol’ Lieutenant Pike.

As Jymn said, he is definitely UC Davis’ answer to Toronto’s Officer Bubbles.

Other fun images of ol’ Lieutenant Pike can be found here.

H/T Jymn

Quelle surprise! Harper muzzles top dog Mountie.

It’s not enough to exhibit iron-fisted control over his own party members and the media but Mr. Harper is making sure that theConservative message is also dictated to the RCMP.

Self-censorship is almost tolerable in the ranks of one’s own party but muzzling the RCMP is a crime against all . . . . . → Read More: Quelle surprise! Harper muzzles top dog Mountie.

Repeat performance of Bill Blair’s Goon Show tonight in Toronto?

"I'm sorry officer, is my head in the way of your boot?" When midnight rolls around in Toronto, will we see Bill Blair’s finest descend on those Occupiers like they did during the infamous G20 police violence conducted on peace… . . . → Read More: Repeat performance of Bill Blair’s Goon Show tonight in Toronto?

The real class warfare: law firm representing banks and mortgage servicers mock homeless at Halloween party

This is beyond sick. It may have been a 2010 party but one has to wonder what these folks are doing this year. So bank industry, so privileged, so American.

The media and economists wonder why Occupy is happening. It’s right in front your faces, assholes.

Between the crying billionaires, Erick Erickson’s “suck it . . . → Read More: The real class warfare: law firm representing banks and mortgage servicers mock homeless at Halloween party . . . → Read More: The real class warfare: law firm representing banks and mortgage servicers mock homeless at Halloween party

On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits

"Oh say dear Kate, you may want to have that growth on your head checked out."

Ah Conservatives, so in love with our country. Not! Preferring to honour war and celebrate a couple of brainless twits from some other country, rather than honour Canada’s national news and entertainment network with 75 years . . . → Read More: On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits . . . → Read More: On July 1, Conservatives booted CBC 75th anniversary tribute for a couple of Britwits

Another step down the Conservative evolutionary scale. Sun runs homophobic McVety ad. Bonus Shaidle charm offensive.

Conservatives have a very well defined hierarchy of idiocy. The National Post is about midway down the pack, excelling at Disingenuous, Lacks Moral Clarity and Will Do Anything to Further a Conservative Meme. Not to mention the bottom of the pack for Empathy.

Then you have Sun Media. It’s right there in the basement, . . . → Read More: Another step down the Conservative evolutionary scale. Sun runs homophobic McVety ad. Bonus Shaidle charm offensive. . . . → Read More: Another step down the Conservative evolutionary scale. Sun runs homophobic McVety ad. Bonus Shaidle charm offensive.

Canada’s Shame

We are mute with shame here in Canada. Shame for our Professional Media. Even our beloved CBC doesn’t have the decency to cover the new American Revolution. You were there for Egypt, you covered the hell out of Libya, sickeningly slick graphics and foreboding intro music and all. But when our biggest trading . . . → Read More: Canada’s Shame . . . → Read More: Canada’s Shame