That’s rich! Harper and the CPC has taken our country from moral high ground to the sewers in 9 short (albeit looonnnggg) years. Canadians will see through these lies in the fall. From one of their increasingly desperate emails: (0) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
“How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.”—Political joke.
Politicians don’t lie. They misspeak, they overstate, they understate. And the press distorts, takes out of context, twists, exaggerates or does something equally heinous to what they’ve said. Poor dears.
Over the past few months Premier Prentice and ex-Leader . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: When Politicians Lie…er, Misspeak Themselves
At worst, he personally ordered it done and chose the people who executed the plan. At the very least, he fostered an attitude within the party […], chose the managers of the people who committed these crimes and completely and utterly failed to exercise any oversight, supervision or leadership. In the end, it doesn’t really . . . → Read More: Blevkog: A quote from a former opposition leader:
Stephen “I’m All About Everybody Else’s Accountability” Harper is trying to deflect responsibility for the actions of his PMO staff in the Senate Scandal.
“The Senate should do the right thing now and suspend those senators without pay!” Harper told a crowd of 3,000, according to estimates from Conservative party officials. “Canadians expect, I expect, . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Harper: "I’m Not Responsible"
I don’t know. Do you? No.
And, it seems, we won’t be permitted to determine if the BC Liberal government is lying to us about their future vision of rolling in billions in fresh new LNG tax money because the supporting reports won’t be released. So much for accountability and open government.
We also won’t . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Is Christy Clark Lying to Us About the LNG Tax Windfall?
Donald Trump doesn’t know how to shut his big, fat, greasy mouth.
Today Trump tweeted, “Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China–and will!”
Chrysler vice-president of design and president of the Dodge division, Ralph Gilles, fired back: “You are full of shit!”
. . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Chrysler Exec to Trump: "You’re Full of SH_T!"
The corporate funded, Libertarian/Conservative “think tank” FreedomWorks is doing their best to convince Americans that taxpayer-funded energy subsidies and loans are a waste of our resources. Of course, that doesn’t apply to the massive giveaways to the dirty energy industry, only to the federal loan programs established to invest in cleaner, . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: FreedomWorks Fails Basic Math And Economics To Smear Renewable Energy Investments
Full of lies and pastel-soft illustrations, the Enbridge ‘blog’ is now being featured as a big ol’ ad in Hufpost Canada…pretty disgusting that they would even accept the money, but not much of a surprise..
You can go and look if you are feeling particularly masochistic – so far, my fave is a photo . . . → Read More: Left Over: Aww,isn’t that just too Cute?
The dirty energy industry might experience Christmas in June if House Republicans have their way. Earlier this month, members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) unveiled a “package” of legislation that includes numerous bills that would give the industry everything that they’ve dreamt of for years. The legislative initiative, known . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Go All In With Dirty Energy Industry Bonanza Legislation
While the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline might have disappeared from the front pages in the last few weeks, the battle is still raging. And a grim jobs report for the month of May might just be the catalyst that Keystone proponents have been looking for to renew their . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Will Dismal Jobs Report Give New Life To Keystone XL Plan?
In late 2009, climate change deniers thought they had found the Holy Grail in terms of climate denial – a collection of more than 3,000 hacked emails that they took out of context to “prove” that scientists were lying about human-driven climate change. This so-called scandal became known as “Climategate.” . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Is BP’s Attempted Climategate Strategy To Attack Scientists Ethical?
These bastards are responsible for the killing of over one million Iraqis – majority of them women and children. No one has the courage to make them accountable including softy Obama. We live in a horrible world. Lest we forget.
In late March, Senate Republicans torpedoed an effort by Democrats to repeal the $4 billion a year that is flowing to the oil companies in the form of subsidies. The Obama Administration had proposed ending the subsidies so that this unnecessary money for the oil industry could instead be directed towards . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Institute for Energy Research Launches “Save Oil Tax Breaks” Offensive
CBC’s At Issue panel has a good discussion on F-35. It is worth watching.
Also an interesting discussion on NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s ad.
A great article by Thomas Walkom on the F-35 scandal and how the Conservatives have virtually no credibility to speak of.TheSpec – Walkom: F-35s, robocalls and the erosion of Harper’s…. I’d like to make a note that I for one felt any credibility they had was lost long ago when they started breaking election promises. . . . → Read More: TheSpec – Walkom: F-35s, robocalls and the erosion of Harper’s…
A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Survey Says…Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes
…. have become the signature of the current Conservative government. And this is a sad thing to say. Brian Stewart penned a good piece today on how the current government is obsessed with a) never admitting when they have done wrong and b) pretending that something didn’t happen that did in fact “happen” when caught . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Lies and deceit…
The Globe and Mail sniffs in outraged offense at the peons daring to inconvenience or insult their betters.
Consider contacting the Globe and Mail and expressing how you feel about this display of patrician disdain. Try to avoid any tempting four letter words.
Hat tip to Dawg sdnxry5z7g . . . → Read More: Rusty Idols: Damn Peasants!
Here is a script for an attack ad which illustrates Stephen Harper’s trust issues:
VIDEO AUDIO Camera up on Slick game show host in studio holding cue cards, smiling at the camera. HOST: Welcome back to Canada in Jeopardy! Mark it’s your board. CUT TO: Contestant looking up at the board, holding buzzer. MARK: Harper . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: Attack ad script on Harper’s trust issue
Since at least last summer, conservatives have been parroting the oil industry talking point that President Obama is somehow the one responsible for the spike in gasoline and oil prices. As we have pointed out, they base this on their assertion that the President has been “hostile” towards the dirty energy . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point
Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) has released his budget for fiscal year 2013. To almost no one’s surprise, his outline is filled with too many falsehoods and outright lies to count.
After analyzing just one section of his proposal – the section on energy and the environment – more than half . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fact Checking The New Paul Ryan Budget on Energy and Environment
As the national average for gas prices pushes closer and closer towards $4 a gallon, Republicans have wasted no time in attempting to convince the public that President Obama and his “hostility” towards the oil industry is the reason we’re feeling the squeeze at the pump.
. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Republican Claims About Gas Prices Demonstrate Lack Of Knowledge About “Free Market”