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Left Over: BDS is no BS – They Call the State “Pariah”

Jewish groups condemn Green Party for supporting Israeli boycott policy Leader Elizabeth May ‘disappointed’ by party’s vote at its national convention The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 08, 2016 10:09 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016 10:09 AM ET World … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: BDS is no BS – They Call the State “Pariah”

Politics and its Discontents: "They’re Coming": A Paranoid NRA Interpretation of The Orlando Massacre

A little something to disturb your Father’s Day celebrations: In the wake of the massacre at Pulse night club in Orlando, National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre argued on Sunday that American families should arm themse… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "They’re Coming": A Paranoid NRA Interpretation of The Orlando Massacre

drive-by planet: American exceptionalism

Dead Wild Roses: The American Second Amendment in One Picture

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Gun Violence, Killing the Innocent, NRA, Second Amendment

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Politics and its Discontents: The Home Of Free Speech?

Guess it depends on what you have to say:

A journalism professor at the University of Kansas was placed on indefinite administrative leave Friday after he Tweeted about the Navy Yard shooting, saying “blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters.”

This situation is a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Home Of Free Speech?

Politics and its Discontents: Guns Don’t Kill People – Video Games Do: Pretzel Logic From Fox

I’m sure this makes sense to many Americans:

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The Scott Ross: The Undemocratic Elected Senate & The Democratic Appointed One

90% of Americans support universal background checks for guns yet on Wednesday the American Senate struck down that legislation. That’s not very democratic, is it?

Those in Canada who fervently cling to the idea that voting will make our Senate democratic almost completely ignore the problems that come with it, such as the lobbyists and . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Undemocratic Elected Senate & The Democratic Appointed One

350 or bust: Schindler’s Pissed, And Other News

I’m back in the saddle, after a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, which included almost no access to the internet for 2 whole weeks. Four of us piled into a clean diesel VW Golf wagon and made the pilgrimage from our home in northwestern Ontario to the coast of Florida – 37 hours of driving – . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Schindler’s Pissed, And Other News

Cowichan Conversations: America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)

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Good Morning,

I pondered about whether or not I should put Michael Moore’s latest up on the blog this morning.

It is not pretty but it is the truth and with or without a cup of coffee it is what must be faced, really faced.

Yes Canada, it is an . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)

Trashy's World: Satire…

..or reality? You be the judge. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/nra-defends-right-to-own-politicians.html?mobify=0 (1) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: So what now, NRA?

  Arm firefighters? This is so tragic. But what can you expect when you allow its citizenry to arm itself to the teeth? I’m so glad that my family and I live in Canada.   (0) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Saturday reading.

– Kate Heartfield worries that the NRA knows exactly what it’s doing with its jaw-dropping response to the Newtown shootings – and that it should be all too familiar based on the tactics of the Harper Cons: It’s ridiculous, but ridiculous works, time and time again. “Elite” no longer . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Politics and its Discontents: And Now, A Word From America’s Most Powerful Lobby

Such unctuous and pious hypocrisy I have rarely seen or heard:

BTW, what law were the protesters breaking that got them ejected? Recommend this Post

In This Corner: Internal NRA memo on how to handle latest ‘situation’ is revealed.

INTERNAL MEMO TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION

Urgent: Response to latest ‘incident’

Gentlemen:

As you all know, the NRA is facing another situation due to the over enthusiastic application of the right to bear arms by a young man in the Connecticut area.

In the past, when our constitutionally protected . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Internal NRA memo on how to handle latest ‘situation’ is revealed.

Trashy's World: NOW watch the gun-lobby…

…propaganda machine shift into high gear! President Obama’s speech at the Newtown vigil was very, very good. One might even declare it to be great. But what will come of it? Will there be action on gun control in the States? Real action? Like banning assault weapons so they do not fall into the hands . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: NOW watch the gun-lobby…

Politics and its Discontents: Another Thing Americans Have To Worry About

Think how much worse things could be if guns killed people. But as we all know, thanks to the reassurance offered by the NRA, guns don’t kill people; people kill people.

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bastard.logic: IOKIYAR to Infinity.

Ok, so I know IOKIYAR is (and has been for ages) SOP in DC. Still, the manner in which the Village took Rosengate oh-so seriously (and turned it up TO ELEVEN) but is now suddenly backpeddling re: The Nuge’s semi-coherent call for Obama’s assassination (gosh, campaign surrogates sure do say the darndest things!*) is . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: IOKIYAR to Infinity.

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Larry Miller Needs to Stop Quoting the NRA and Ezra Levant Just Needs to STOP!

Last week, Conservative MP Larry Miller, compared support for the gun registry to Adolf Hitler and his apparent disarming of Germans.

Most people were shocked but they shouldn’t have been.  The NRA uses this argument all the time and before they pried the gun from his “cold, dead hands”, Charlton Heston declared:  “Any of the . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Larry Miller Needs to Stop Quoting the NRA and Ezra Levant Just Needs to STOP!

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Didn’t you used to be NDP Foreign Affairs critic?

We’d really like to take NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar seriously.

Really, we would.

It’s hard to imagine a candidate who struggles in unscripted French being a credible face for a party that has the overwhelming majority of seats in francophone Quebec.

But we were prepared to overlook that.

The release of Dewar’s foreign . . . → Read More: Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Didn’t you used to be NDP Foreign Affairs critic?

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Not So Much Reform as Special Interest Groups

Jeffrey Simpson has an interesting column this week: Remember the Reformers? They’re still here  In it he suggests that the Conservatives are now putting policies in place written for the Reform Party, two decades ago.

However, while the cowboy law and order agenda was early Reform Party, most initiatives are in response to the . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Not So Much Reform as Special Interest Groups

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Proof That Abolishing the Gun Registry Was Always For the NRA

Unless hunters and farmers are snipers, the Conservative abolishment of the gun registry was always, as suspected, for the NRA.  ALWAYS!  ALWAYS! ALWAYS! 

Not one single farmer or hunter ever crossed their mind, except to solicit funds or votes.  NRA! NRA! NRA!

The neocons turned down an NDP amendment to at least force registration . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Proof That Abolishing the Gun Registry Was Always For the NRA

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Shoot ’em if You’re Got Your Ruger Mini-14 Semi-automatic Rifle With You

The Reformers’ scrapping of the gun registry was never about farmers.  Never.  When Stephen Harper drafted their policy back in the day, it was about creating what they called a “Canadian gun culture”.  Tom Flanagan stated that Harper on… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Shoot ’em if You’re Got Your Ruger Mini-14 Semi-automatic Rifle With You

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The End of an Era and a New Beginning

In November of 2009, Bloc Quebecois MP Claude Guimond, was suffering from H1N1, the virus that was making people incredibly sick and costing lives.However, there was an important vote in the House of Commons that he didn’t want to miss, so the Bloc ask… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The End of an Era and a New Beginning

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Who else supports sensible gun laws?

Walmart . . . → Read More: Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Who else supports sensible gun laws?

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto 11: God, Guns and Gays

Throughout the 1990s, especially the early years, the Canadian Reform Party and the American Republican Party were forging ties, that have proven to be lasting.They share policies, initiatives, staff, and even financing.One name that comes up ofte… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto 11: God, Guns and Gays