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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

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Church, State, and Politics

I’m consistently amazed by the audacity of organized religion and the amount of steamy-ripe-bullshit that it forces down our society’s throat. The fetid promotion and glorification of ignorance coupled with the consistent denial of science and fact is a burgeoning cataclysm for the human race. Organized stupidity, if left unchecked, will be the end […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Church, State, and Politics

Dead Wild Roses: The State of the Republican Party – Noam Chomsky

As far as concise descriptions of the state of the GOP in the US go, this is fairly accurate and sadly amusing all at the same time.

“It is important to bear in mind that the Republicans have long abandoned the pretence of functioning as a normal parliamentary party. Rather, they have become a “radical . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The State of the Republican Party – Noam Chomsky

The Disaffected Lib: From the Mekong to the Rio Grande – Some Things Just Don’t Change

During the Vietnam War, America maintained a large and active riverine force to patrol the Mekong and its tributaries to engage Viet Cong elements.  It was a role featured in the movie, Apocalypse Now.  Remember this scene from the movie?

That was then, this is now only today it’s the Rio Grande that the Americans . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: From the Mekong to the Rio Grande – Some Things Just Don’t Change

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Harper’s Cold War Becomes Arctic Chill: Why Domestic Politicking Makes For Bad Foreign Relations

Outgoing Russian Ambassador Georgiy Mame, spoke before his departure, lamenting our government’s undiplomatic posturing with his country, including Stephen Harper’s suggestion that Putin was the next Hitler. He accused the Harper government of isolating itself from its allies over Ukraine and hinted broadly that the Conservatives are likely playing to a domestic audience of . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Harper’s Cold War Becomes Arctic Chill: Why Domestic Politicking Makes For Bad Foreign Relations

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Tim Hudak, the GOP and Voter Suppression

I posted recently about an Ontario conservative scheme to suppress the vote in the upcoming provincial election.

A Party calling themselves None of the Above could be traced back to Mike Harris.

Recently it was also discovered that several Ontario households received letters from the PC Party with incorrect information, that would have sent . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Tim Hudak, the GOP and Voter Suppression

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Jimmy Kimmel’s humorous, if cynical, take on U.S. politics:

LeDaro: "I’M EMBARRASSED TO BE A REPUBLICAN"

Interesting headline and picture in The Huffington Post.

To read the story click here.

350 or bust: How Republicans (& Canadian Conservatives) Can Answer Obama’s Challenge To ‘Reduce The Threat Of Climate Change’

Today’s blog post is courtesy of Citizens Climate Lobby: In his State of the Union address, the President said, ‘If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations [from climate change], I will.’ Republicans who wish to avoid more regulations should embrace the free-market approach of a revenue-neutral tax on carbon. Saying that “for the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: How Republicans (& Canadian Conservatives) Can Answer Obama’s Challenge To ‘Reduce The Threat Of Climate Change’

The Disaffected Lib: Colin Powell Tells GOP to Grow Up

Former state secretary and four-star general, Colin Powell, has told his own Republican party that it’s time for them to grow up, ditch their racist ways and start working for the American people again.

Powell referred to the GOP’s “dark vein of intolerance” that has left it out of touch with America’s rapidly changing demographics.

. . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Colin Powell Tells GOP to Grow Up

The Disaffected Lib: Are Republicans Finally Willing to Bury Reagan?

Ronald Reagan’s nearly 30-year romp, or rampage, through Republican ideology, launched by a sitting president already in the throes of early stage Alzheimer’s, may be over.Reagan was, quite possibly, the greatest and most destructive bullshitter in Ame… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Are Republicans Finally Willing to Bury Reagan?

Trashy's World: Saturday miscellany…

Hee…. hee… still laughing about Obama’s win… love seeing freakazoids like the Tea Baggers lose! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Saturday miscellany…

RedBedHead: Joy At Republican Humiliation Shouldn’t Make Us Forget The Choices Sucked

I was in a bar/restaurant near my house on election night, trying to get some work done and watching the results come in. At first it seemed like a nail-biter (though I was convinced that it would be a fairly easy sweep for Obama) and people were texting and Facebooking their fear that Romney the . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Joy At Republican Humiliation Shouldn’t Make Us Forget The Choices Sucked

The Scott Ross: Now Americans Need To Follow Republican Lead

Voters showed the Republican Party doesn’t represent America, but in losing the election and now facing hard choices, for America’s sake, perhaps Republicans should. For today, after losing the Presidency, again, and additional senate seats, Republica… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Now Americans Need To Follow Republican Lead

The Scott Ross: Why Your Vote Means Something

If your vote is meaningless because it’s only one out of 140 million cast, what does that say about you, the importance of your one life on a planet with 7 billion others? Not to mention the short span of your years compared to the billions that came before it and the billions of years . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Your Vote Means Something

Trashy's World: Yes, there are wackos on the left as well as the right, but…

… those on the right sure as hell seem to be coming out of the woodwork more often these days. We in Canada have the pride of Saskatchewan, Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott who thinks that rewarding and praising women who are clearly part of the lunatic fringe and even more clearly, convicted criminal. And meanwhile, . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Yes, there are wackos on the left as well as the right, but…

The Disaffected Lib: Biggest Threat to World’s Biggest Economy? Republican "Cranks and Crazies"

It took an Australian to state the obvious but Aussie treasurer and deputy prime minister, Wayne Swan, sees Republicans as the greatest threat to America’s economy.

“Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican party.”

“Despite President Obama’s goodwill . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Biggest Threat to World’s Biggest Economy? Republican "Cranks and Crazies"

The Scott Ross: Romney Is What He Appears To Be & That’s Not Being What He Appears to Be

From not releasing his tax returns to flip flopping on almost every major issue, Democrats often warn that Mitt Romney isn’t what he appears to be. Good news for Mitt, a new secret-video shows who he really seems to be; bad news for Mitt is that it shows that what he seems to be is . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Romney Is What He Appears To Be & That’s Not Being What He Appears to Be

LeDaro: GOP worried and they want Romney to wake-up

“Republican lawmakers are grumbling about the direction of Mitt Romney’s campaign and say he needs to change course. The complaints come as polls show that Romney lost ground on President Obama following the party’s respective conventions in Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. The GOP members say Romney must do a better job of communicating . . . → Read More: LeDaro: GOP worried and they want Romney to wake-up

Trashy's World: If the GOP and The Chair…

… do the next to impossible and beat President Obama, I will be curious to see the US to Canada emigration data about 12 months later. I wonder if the Harperites have thought of this? Millions of Democrats and other progressives trying to escape an emerging theocracy… should they be granted political asylum? How about . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: If the GOP and The Chair…

Trashy's World: Progressives do NOT advocate violence against those with whom they disagree.

The right does. This is just plain sick. Sure, we laugh at Harper and his minions. We made fun of Dubya and laugh at the religious right. But I dare anyone to show me a recent case where a non-neocon has openly advocated violence – and the death of someone on the “other side”. And . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Progressives do NOT advocate violence against those with whom they disagree.

Trashy's World: GOP follies – what fun to watch!

Almost fell off my chair reading this over my morning coffee… Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Romney’s campaign after saying in an interview broadcast Sunday that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” and that conception is . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: GOP follies – what fun to watch!

Politics and its Discontents: Our American Cousins?

One can’t help but wonder if Harper’s police force has been giving lessons to their American cousins in stifling free speech at right-wing political rallies.

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DeSmogBlog: The Real Train Wreck: ALEC and "Other ALECs" Attack EPA Regulations

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When business-friendly bills and resolutions spread like wildfire in statehouses nationwide calling for something as far-fetched as a halt to EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, ALEC is always a safe bet for a good place to look for their origin.

In the midst of hosting its 39th Annual Meeting this week in Salt Lake . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Real Train Wreck: ALEC and "Other ALECs" Attack EPA Regulations

DeSmogBlog: Marcellus Money: Statehouse Bought and Sold by Shale Gas Industry in PA

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Consider it official: the Pennsylvania statehouse has been bought and sold by the shale gas industry, confirmed today, yet again, by MarcellusMoney.org. 

In a press release, Marcellus Money, a project of Common Cause of Pennsylvania and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania laid out the sobering facts about the frackers' stranglehold over the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Marcellus Money: Statehouse Bought and Sold by Shale Gas Industry in PA