The Political Road Map: 3 Reasons to Not Punch a Nazi

Lately, I have kept my distance from the American election and much of the ongoing affairs in Canadian politics as well. With work being busy and life equally as busy, it has been hard to follow every aspect of current political affairs, while dedicating the sufficient time needed to complete my personal goals, so let ...

The Political Road Map: Omar Mateen and the Orlando Massacre

I began sipping my Sunday morning coffee, when upon opening my CBC app, I was confronted with the headline: “Mass Shooting in Florida, 50 Dead, 53 Injured.” Suddenly, my coffee didn’t taste very good anymore; it became bitter and left a feeling of unease in the pit of my stomach. This feeling did not happen ...

The Political Road Map: Omar Mateen and the Orlando Massacre

I began sipping my Sunday morning coffee, when upon opening my CBC app, I was confronted with the headline: “Mass Shooting in Florida, 50 Dead, 53 Injured.” Suddenly, my coffee didn’t taste very good anymore; it became bitter and left a feeling of unease in the pit of my stomach. This feeling did not happen ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Not Coffee You Dirty Sodomites!

Get out the duct tape!  You’ll need it to keep your jaw from hitting the floor over how amazingly absurd this fine christian preacher is.  Because people are protesting outside of his church they must be Sodomites and by extension the coffee that they are serving must be infused with semen. Yes, I know.  So ...

Trashy's World: I hadn’t yet weighed in on Marois’ Charter of Quebec “Values”…

… because I was waiting to see exactly what it was going to look like… And, well, I’m disgusted. I’m sickened that any government in this country would go far as to prohibit the wearing or display of anything that does not in any way harm another person nor take away their right to  a ...

drive-by planet: Some Islamophobic new atheists as bad as Fox News on steroids

Atheist “fundamentalists” whose very existence seems predicated on their non-belief in God can be as extremist and narrow minded as the worst religious prig. They’re fixated, the way many extremists are, targeting any trace of faith with the blade of their remorseless skepticism. It’s one thing to have doubts about the existence of “God” as ...

Dead Wild Roses: Westboro Baptist Church – Doing it wrong…

To our WBC friends, some sage advice from Betty Bowers. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Betty Bowers, Christianity, Hate, Religion, sage advice, WBC

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: America’s Intolerant WBC Fundamentalists

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I watched this. laugh because Russell Brand* just runs circles around these guys from the Westboro Church and they don’t seem to realize when they are being mocked. Fish in a barrel, I suppose. Cry … Continue reading →

THE FIFTH COLUMN: America The Ugly

With friends like this Romney doesn’t need enemies: It’s enough to make an atheist want to believe in god so we can call on him to save us from them, but as they tell us, and so fervently believe, he is on their side, their vengeful hateful god.

Dented Blue Mercedes: Montreal LGBT couple beaten in Paris

I’ve heard via Michelle Blanc that on the afternoon of Wednesday August 1st, a Montreal trans advocate (who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting) was assaulted with her partner in Paris, in view of the couple’s children.  Marie-Ève is with l’association Fierté Montréal Pride and has been active within Montreal’s transgender community.  Claire, who has ...

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 . . ...

Death By Trolley: Mental Health Risks For Political Activists

We’ve heard of mental health risks for trauma victims, models, high-performance athletes, people in the public eye, soldiers, executives, people living in poverty, and many other social demographics. As a political activist who studies and works in healthcare, is currently on a placement in a mental health unit, and has had personal struggles with mental ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Olbermann: Keith’s Special Comment: The Four Great Hypocrisies of the Debt Deal

Larry Hubich's Blog: Stand Up for our Human Rights – SFL Labour Reporter

The following is the lead article from the May 2011 issue of the SFL Labour Reporter – the issue is dedicated to the protection of Human Rights, in Saskatchewan, Canada and abroad.  You can download the complete issue here… Stand up for our human rights The provincial government’s attempts to roll back human rights are ...

DTK: Arguing About Hate Crime

Once it had been explained to me, I found it pretty simple. When you single out a group of people as a target for hatred and violence, you assault a whole community (where “assault”, legally speaking, includes “threatening”). So we made a law to make it clear that inciting hatred against a visible group of ...

DTK: Arguing About Hate Crime

Once it had been explained to me, I found it pretty simple. When you single out a group of people as a target for hatred and violence, you assault a whole community (where “assault”, legally speaking, includes “threatening”). So we made a law to make it clear that inciting hatred against a visible group of ...

Tattered Sleeve: When Facebook becomes Hatebook

I was a reluctant FB joiner at first. I have known it to cause weird, unintended social faux-pas between people innocently updating their friends’ pages with manoevres that turn into clumsy – and very public – rebukes. Plus, the site owners surely love to exploit human frailty with their seductive games and doodads that cull ...