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Hey Tea Party, STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Behave yourselves!

Tea Party leader and former regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party has been arrested for kidnapping and rape.

Sorry, I just had to get my morning BREITBART on.

X-posted at Let Freedom Rain.

UPDATE: Judging from Memeorandum, this news has barely dented the wingnutosphere, not to mention prog blogs. Imagine if this . . . → Read More: Hey Tea Party, STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Behave yourselves!

What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences than the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s . . . → Read More: What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

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

Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout

From Dammit Janet!

While the the big news, and the ultimately sad news, is that the Susan G. Komen foundation has allowed far-right evangelical ideology to interfere with its formerly well-respected humanitarian work, the news that Planned Parenthood has replaced the $650K it lost from Komen so quickly is good news, indeed.

. . . . → Read More: Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout

“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…”

The Spirit of Conservative Giving

Cartoon Representation May Not Be 100% Accurate, Much Like Adler's Own Musings

After reading a recent post by resident cranky old man of Sun News Network Charles Adler I decided to take Adler’s advice; write a letter to the PM.

I’ve of course done this before, but never in this vein. I decided to . . . → Read More: The Spirit of Conservative Giving

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

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

Talking ‘Bout That Gggg-Ghettoization

Huffington Post Canada has carried a joint paper published by Queens University, The University of Toronto and Statistics Canada that shows Canadians are increasingly becoming ghettoized by income. The paper

represent the difference that the income gap has grown between the richest and poorest neighbourhoods in Canada’s largest metropolitan areas. The numbers indicate the . . . . → Read More: Talking ‘Bout That Gggg-Ghettoization

“Police forced open their mouths and pepper-​sprayed down their throats”

What has happened to our police forces, north and south of the border? Watch the video below and tell me if you see even an inkling of a threat from the seated Occupiers. The chief of this police force is either the leader of a band of cowards or she’s lying out her ass. I . . . → Read More: “Police forced open their mouths and pepper-​sprayed down their throats”

“Christian” Family Values?

Texas judge William Adams beats his daughter with a belt. Warning: this video will trigger victims of abuse. I could only watch about thirty seconds at a time. The video has gone viral, with well over five million hits as of this writing. A few points… . . . → Read More: “Christian” Family Values?

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

You knew this was coming. Bomb thrown into Occupy encampment.

The right-wing media has been all abuzz from the beginning of the Occupy movement, provoking and reporting on any little incident to prove their case against the occupation. Despite the media’s initial indifference and gathering antagonism against Occupy, the real danger to those in the movement is the increasing agitation from outside.

Threats, . . . → Read More: You knew this was coming. Bomb thrown into Occupy encampment. . . . → Read More: You knew this was coming. Bomb thrown into Occupy encampment.

“Just like that, the English-Canadian Conservative coalition is cemented, coast to coast.”

“…with barely a whisper of opposition”.

This is Harper’s first home run, bases loaded — and all the more remarkable because it isn’t being acknowledged as such, yet. Conservatives are too busy high-fiving each other in their suites at the Chateau Laurier to crow. Nor would they wish to: It wouldn’t agree with . . . → Read More: “Just like that, the English-Canadian Conservative coalition is cemented, coast to coast.” . . . → Read More: “Just like that, the English-Canadian Conservative coalition is cemented, coast to coast.”

CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News.

Kevin O’Leary channels Krista Erickson. This time guest bites back.

This is sweet. Chris Hedges exposes Kevin O’Leary’s snotty, condescending name calling during an interview on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange. Amanda Lang tries in vain to represent the middle ground as a CBC pundit should do but to no avail as O’Leary keeps on . . . → Read More: CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News. . . . → Read More: CBC liberal? Really? Chris Hedges trashes Kevin O’Leary’s audition for Sun News.

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.

The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia: a tale of perversion, politics and privilege

UPDATE: Anthony J. Hall, from the Comments at Let Freedom Rain:

I attempt to put the whole Vancouver Club/Jack Cram/pedophilia/BC Indian title scandal in broader context in chapter 8 of my new book, Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization and Capitalism McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Where is the investigation into the police treatment meted out . . . → Read More: The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia: a tale of perversion, politics and privilege . . . → Read More: The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia: a tale of perversion, politics and privilege

Tell Leah Costello that Dick Cheney is not welcome in Vancouver

Local right-wing gadfly and embarrassment to the city, Vancouver’s Paris Hilton, Leah Costello, is hosting war criminal Dick Cheney at her very elite, very right wing Bon Mot book club. It is appropriate however that a member of the cocktail wienie set is responsible for inviting such a ‘controversial’ criminal to our country and fair city. Protests are being organized and a healthy turnout is expected.

. . . → Read More: Tell Leah Costello that Dick Cheney is not welcome in Vancouver . . . → Read More: Tell Leah Costello that Dick Cheney is not welcome in Vancouver

BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: “Libaries (sic) cause cancer”

Well, not the real Sun News Network. But 22 Minutes’ Geri Hall does a bang-on impression of a Krista Erickson Fox News North type host ‘quizzing’ Margaret Atwood. It goes something like this:

Host: “Don’t libaries (sic) cause cancer”?

Atwood: “Of course not”.

Host “Oh, I didn’t realize you were a medical doctor? . . . → Read More: BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: “Libaries (sic) cause cancer” . . . → Read More: BREAKING. Fox News North quotes Margaret Atwood: “Libaries (sic) cause cancer”

Two powerful Star columns on Islamophobia. The new anti-Semitism. Tactics of Islamophobes.

Haroon Siddiqui hits these columns out of the park. Much needed to be said but our media has been reluctant to shout out the obvious.

‘Islamophobia: The new anti-Semitism‘

Just as the Muslim world turned against the U.S. and Europe, Americans and Europeans turned against Muslims, including their own minorities, nearly half of . . . → Read More: Two powerful Star columns on Islamophobia. The new anti-Semitism. Tactics of Islamophobes. . . . → Read More: Two powerful Star columns on Islamophobia. The new anti-Semitism. Tactics of Islamophobes.

Oil Illiteracy. University of Calgary paid to deny climate change.

When a university takes money from an oil company to build skepticism for climate change, you not only have a dishonest higher educational body but also one that goes against everything that is sacred about the pursuit of knowledge. It becomes one big Con of a PR firm, you know like the Fraser Institute. Plus, . . . → Read More: Oil Illiteracy. University of Calgary paid to deny climate change. . . . → Read More: Oil Illiteracy. University of Calgary paid to deny climate change.

Tasha Keirridin embraces the Daddy State

Tasha Keirridin is a frightened woman. She is terrified of everyday life. She wants a man around to protect her from the inconveniences of life, the petty criminals and especially the big bad Muslim men with big black beards (emphasis mine).

Personally, I’d like to see some more law and order in this . . . → Read More: Tasha Keirridin embraces the Daddy State . . . → Read More: Tasha Keirridin embraces the Daddy State

Just a little reminder to Harper, Hudak, Fox News (North) fans, Blogging Tories and the Tea Party

Harper could have said this himself on the CBC last night. In fact I think he did. It fit right in with his fear mongering about ‘Islamicism’. (Funny, it almost rhymes with ‘narcissism’.) H/T: @AnonymousIRC … . . . → Read More: Just a little reminder to Harper, Hudak, Fox News (North) fans, Blogging Tories and the Tea Party

Tarek Fatah: “What’s happened is that any attempt to attack Islamism is portrayed as racism. It’s very disturbing.”

And any little criticism of Israel is an invitation to be called an anti-Semite. It’s the official position of the ‘Harper Government’! That is what is disturbing; it’s your weapon against any discussion, any contrary thought, any questions.

Now you are taking that weapon and trying to turn it on Islam. It’s religion, son. It what religions . . . → Read More: Tarek Fatah: “What’s happened is that any attempt to attack Islamism is portrayed as racism. It’s very disturbing.” . . . → Read More: Tarek Fatah: “What’s happened is that any attempt to attack Islamism is portrayed as racism. It’s very disturbing.”