The Disaffected Lib: When the President Does It, That Means It Is Not Illegal.

Takes you back, doesn’t it? Back to the days of Richard Milhous “Tricky Dicky” Nixon. It came up in the Frost-Nixon interviews. Flash forward to 2016. Now we have the Giant Orange Turd channeling the worst of Nixon. At a Tuesday lunch with the New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump said several things. He said ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why The Drug War Is Inherently Racist and Pro-War

Richard Nixon was not a good man. The people around him weren’t good either. They intentionally lied about the harm of hard drugs (and ‘soft’ drugs too), in order to concoct a reason for law enforcement officers to harass and jail African Americans and anti-war protesters. “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be ...

Left Over: Canadian Kindness Trumps Captain Combover

Syrian refugee family to benefit from couple cancelling big wedding Samantha Jackson, Farzin Yousefian accepted donations in lieu of gifts when they tied the knot at city hall CBC News Posted: Nov 19, 2015 7:50 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 20, 2015 11:04 AM ET Donald Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database if ...

The Disaffected Lib: America’s Racist Revolution

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and ...

kirbycairo: Guatemalan Dictators, and Brutes of our Own. . . .

Yesterday the former dictator of Guatemala, Efrain Montt, was convicted of 80 years in prison for Genocide. The sentence is, in a sense symbolic considering that Mr. Montt is now 86 years old and very unlikely to survive any significant time in prison. But the sentence is interesting at least because it is one of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Nixon Was Scum

Win at any cost. That seems to have been Nixon’s election campaign strategy, and it worked. Had LBJ notified the public of information the FBI illegally gathered from an ambassador using a phone tap, then the future may have been very different. Declassified tapes of President Lyndon Johnson’s telephone calls provide a fresh insight into ...

the woodshed: the buck stops where?

Illustration stolen from Alison at Creekside, an excellent place to start learning about Robocon or Suppressiongate or whatever we are calling the latest bit of epic malfeasance on the part of the Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada The conduct of Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada is now being described ...