Politics and its Discontents: Peter MacKay In Farewell Profile

Happy trails to you, Peter. H/t Greg Perry Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: He Won’t Be Missed

H/t Michael de Adder Anyone who regularly reads this blog will know that I (along with guest posters The Salamander and The Mound of Sound) regard Peter MacKay as just one of far too many blights on the political landscape, perhaps distinguished only by his less-than-pedestrian intellect and very public absence of integrity. The most ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Epidemic of Stupidity

Starting with Tim Hudak and then progressing stateside, this post will attempt to merely display the range of prodigious stupidity that North America seems to be cursed with. First, to young Tim. It seems that each time the beleaguered leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives opens his mouth, one of his bipedal extremities fills the gap. ...

Politics and its Discontents: A New Threat To Seniors

I think we are all aware, at least on an intellectual level, that the gift of a relatively long life comes at a cost: physical and sometimes cognitive diminishment, myriad aches and pains, both physical and emotional, and susceptibility to scams and unethical relatives. Sadly, a new endangerment is on the horizon. Former Ontario Premier ...

Politics and its Discontents: Thursday’s Ontario Byelections

Compelling reasons to hope that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty does not secure his majority government via Thursday’s byelections: The Ornge scandal, and his refusal to appear before the Legislative committee to explain his role in it. The $180 million taxpayers are on the hook for because McGuinty cancelled the gas-fired power plant under construction in ...