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Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . . . . → Read More: Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

We Don’t Have a Speaker! We Have a Stevie Spiteful Yes Man!

I honestly don’t know why people are so shocked about our adorable speaker, Andy Scheer. I always knew he would be a hyper-partisan speaker. Others speculated about whether or not he could be non-partisan, as well, despite the fact that the Harpercons would’ve preferred someone older.

And when push comes to shove in the . . . . → Read More: We Don’t Have a Speaker! We Have a Stevie Spiteful Yes Man!

Barely Five Minutes After He Was Announced Leader of The Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille is Out of The Starting Gate

It’s official, Daniel Paille has won the Bloc Quebecois leadership with a little over 61% on the second ballot (they used a preferential voting system). Ahuntsic MP, Maria Mourani came in second and Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapedia’s rookie MP, Jean-Francois Fortin came in third and was knocked off the second round.

I contend that this . . . . . → Read More: Barely Five Minutes After He Was Announced Leader of The Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille is Out of The Starting Gate

How can opposition battle Harper’s War Against Information when there’s no battle plan?

HillTimes:

There are an estimated 1,500 communications staffers working in ministers’ offices and departments, including 87 in the PMO and PCO.

(And don’t forget Sun Media, Postmedia, editorial board at Globe & Mail and 90 percent of the media.)

Soon after Mr. Harper won power, the Prime Minister’s staff started deciding . . . . . → Read More: How can opposition battle Harper’s War Against Information when there’s no battle plan?

Harpercons Cut Debate, Behave Like Dictators And The Biggest Story These Media Hacks Can Come up With is Pat Martin Tweeting the F-Bomb?

Oooh! Shiver me timbers! Pat Martin used the word “Fuck”. Wow! Not like he the first politician to use it publicly. Remember Senator Nancy Ruth’s shut the fuck up moment? And another, more forgettable moment from John the pitbull Baird? Yes, we do let them slide, don’ t we? But not ol’ Pat Martin. . . . . → Read More: Harpercons Cut Debate, Behave Like Dictators And The Biggest Story These Media Hacks Can Come up With is Pat Martin Tweeting the F-Bomb?

What’s The Hurry, Stevie? Planning To Shut The Place Down, AGAIN??

We all have been hearing that Stevie Spiteful and his puppets have been doing all to curb debate on the motions they’ve been pushing in the House of Commons since their majority. Everything from scrapping the Canadian Wheat Board to that hideous… . . . → Read More: What’s The Hurry, Stevie? Planning To Shut The Place Down, AGAIN??

Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing!

Susan Delacourt points this out in her blog this morning. Some examples are cited. One of which, the most obvious and recent, was in this legislation to scrap the long gun registry, those Harpercons have decided to scrap all the data that came with it, yanno, to make sure that not only put . . . → Read More: Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing! . . . → Read More: Vote Only Once And Never Have To Vote Again! Get Future Gov’t Policies For The Unforeseen Future, No Matter Who’s Governing!

Timmy Hudak Says That Liberal Dominated Toronto is “Not Healthy”! Also Doesn’t Seem To Acknowledge The NDP’s Existence

Oh dear! Poor Timmy never learned to be a good sport, did he? Poor young Miller, what a poor example she has for a parent! Poor loser speeches from Cons is nothing new, but Timmy has gone beyond outrageous here:

Tory Leader Tim Hudak says the Liberal minority government is too Toronto . . . → Read More: Timmy Hudak Says That Liberal Dominated Toronto is “Not Healthy”! Also Doesn’t Seem To Acknowledge The NDP’s Existence . . . → Read More: Timmy Hudak Says That Liberal Dominated Toronto is “Not Healthy”! Also Doesn’t Seem To Acknowledge The NDP’s Existence

Ontarians, Are You Getting a Sense of Deja-Vu?

It seems that Timmy Hudak is pulling a Stevie Spiteful. When in doubt, bring out the evul coalition bogey man!

Speaking at a Toronto hockey arena, Mr. Hudak repeatedly lumped the other two parties together and suggested any alliance would inevitably lead to higher taxes in the province. He said such a coalition . . . → Read More: Ontarians, Are You Getting a Sense of Deja-Vu? . . . → Read More: Ontarians, Are You Getting a Sense of Deja-Vu?

And Now, Let the Leadership Race Games Begin…But Before That, Let’s View The Quebec Challenge

Speculation regarding Jack Layton’s successor had already begun within days following his death. Personally, I thought it was in poor taste. Kind of predatorial, really. I mean, couldn’t we bury Jack first before getting to this new business? Anyway, it’s all now in full swing as of today and as Jean Lapierre mentioned . . . → Read More: And Now, Let the Leadership Race Games Begin…But Before That, Let’s View The Quebec Challenge . . . → Read More: And Now, Let the Leadership Race Games Begin…But Before That, Let’s View The Quebec Challenge

RIP Jack Layton, 1950-2011

I just learned that Jack Layton passed away from cancer much too young early this morning, surrounded by his family. He certainly made history for the federal NDP and contributed a lot and still had much to contribute. He will be remembered as a leader who rose to many challenges with courage, like . . . → Read More: RIP Jack Layton, 1950-2011 . . . → Read More: RIP Jack Layton, 1950-2011

Witch Hunt On Nycole Turmel Shows How Much of Canada Really Doesn’t Get The Bloc Quebecois, Forgets Certain Precedents, And Priorities Screwed

I’m still on the road, in Ford Nation. I thank my co-bloggers for keeping Sister Sage’s Musings current while I’m away. I have quick access to a hotel computer, so I will be brief. The title pretty much explains how I feel about the tweets and the general reactions from the blogosphere and . . . → Read More: Witch Hunt On Nycole Turmel Shows How Much of Canada Really Doesn’t Get The Bloc Quebecois, Forgets Certain Precedents, And Priorities Screwed . . . → Read More: Witch Hunt On Nycole Turmel Shows How Much of Canada Really Doesn’t Get The Bloc Quebecois, Forgets Certain Precedents, And Priorities Screwed

I’m Sure Mme Turmel Expects Nothing Less

Well, what do we have here? Some Harpercons along with Timmy Powers, warning that Nycole Turmel will be “no 1 target” of her political opponents.

“She will find herself under scrutiny, and already has, for her past support of the Bloc Québécois. The NDP is vulnerable on issues of separatist accommodation and she . . . → Read More: I’m Sure Mme Turmel Expects Nothing Less . . . → Read More: I’m Sure Mme Turmel Expects Nothing Less

Well, Well, I do Believe Somebody Touched a Nerve, Mr. Penninga

Wassamatter, Mr. Penninga? Somebody’s having a bad day, I see. Doncha just hate it when people when folks ask questions and think outside the box?

Before you have a hissy fit, I live in Quebec, and thus, not eligible to vote in Ontario and I am fortunate to live in a province, where . . . → Read More: Well, Well, I do Believe Somebody Touched a Nerve, Mr. Penninga . . . → Read More: Well, Well, I do Believe Somebody Touched a Nerve, Mr. Penninga

Being Oppositional, ‘Socialist’ Filibuster Drinking Games, Pandering to the Misinformed, Attempting To Debunk Some Myths

Finally, I post my thoughts about the NDP filibuster of Stevie Spiteful’s draconian Back to work legislation of locked out Canada Post workers and the press coverage it has received, along with many Canadians’ attitude toward it. I’m not only concerned at Canadians’ attitudes toward Bill c-6, but also all the misinformation that . . . → Read More: Being Oppositional, ‘Socialist’ Filibuster Drinking Games, Pandering to the Misinformed, Attempting To Debunk Some Myths . . . → Read More: Being Oppositional, ‘Socialist’ Filibuster Drinking Games, Pandering to the Misinformed, Attempting To Debunk Some Myths

How Bill C-6 Can Set a Dangerous Precedent For All Working Canadians, Including Non-Unionized Workers

Assuming Stevie Spiteful stays in power, that is, and after watching both the NDP and the Liberals, this week-end, along with Stevie Spiteful’s spin machine in his media, it looks like it could well be for a very, very long time to come. Only a very sleep deprived Lizzy May seemed to have . . . → Read More: How Bill C-6 Can Set a Dangerous Precedent For All Working Canadians, Including Non-Unionized Workers . . . → Read More: How Bill C-6 Can Set a Dangerous Precedent For All Working Canadians, Including Non-Unionized Workers

At Least Ruth-Ellen Brosseau Knows the Difference Between a Lockout and a Strike

I’ve been following the marathon debates on forcing the locked out Canada Post workers back to work on the CBC page live feed since last night and observing the debates on Twitter. The rookie NDP MPs have been actively participating and have, in my opinion, all been quite articulate. Sure some of them . . . → Read More: At Least Ruth-Ellen Brosseau Knows the Difference Between a Lockout and a Strike . . . → Read More: At Least Ruth-Ellen Brosseau Knows the Difference Between a Lockout and a Strike

Trouble In Pequiste Paradise–This Time Over That White Elephant For a Non-Existent NHL Franchise

I always knew this would happen eventually. Perhaps not over that ridiculous proposed hockey amphitheatre of Regis Labeaume’s in Quebec City for the non-existent resurrection of the Quebec Nordiques, but I knew that despite Pauline Marois’s whopping 93% approval vote at her leadership review last April, that the knives would still be continuing . . . → Read More: Trouble In Pequiste Paradise–This Time Over That White Elephant For a Non-Existent NHL Franchise . . . → Read More: Trouble In Pequiste Paradise–This Time Over That White Elephant For a Non-Existent NHL Franchise