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Politics and its Discontents: An Impressive Debut

I don’t feel much like writing lengthy posts these days. In the final analysis, as my literary friend Hamlet would say, they are just “words, words words.” However, every so often I come across a video that seems more than worth sharing, as in the foll… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Impressive Debut

Politics and its Discontents: A Pill For The Times

Our American cousins and the Conservative Party of Canada (especially Kellie Leitch and Chris Alexander) could benefit from this prescription, but I suspect their response would be, “Just say no to drugs.”Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Pill For The Times

Politics and its Discontents: "I’m Angry! So I’m Voting For Donald Trump"

So says Andrew Klavan. Watch his video to find out why: Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "I’m Angry! So I’m Voting For Donald Trump"

Politics and its Discontents: What’s Their Excuse This Time?

Some years ago, Rick Mercer had a special called Talking To Americans, its purpose being to satirize the profound ignorance many of our U.S. cousins have regarding Canada. Here is a brief clip:Given their chronic conviction that the United States is th… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: What’s Their Excuse This Time?

Politics and its Discontents: An Answer To Our Prayers

That’s right. I always knew in my heart that she would not forsake us in our hour of greatest need. Marg is back, offering a simple but solid solution to the woes that afflict us.

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Politics and its Discontents: Help Wanted

Thanks to M. Barrett who alerted me to this Craigslist posting from Toronto:

In case you can’t make out the fine print at the bottom, it reads:

Required to dispose of existing ballots in all ridings across Canada and urgently replace with winning issue ballots Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Help Wanted

Politics and its Discontents: The Heart Of Harper

Many thanks to MBarrett, who sent me this. If you can’t see the graphic too clearly owing to my inexpertise in manipulating screenshots, you can see the original here.

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Politics and its Discontents: Harperman With Animation

The Harperman song stands on its own, but this animation certainly augments Tony Turner‘s message:

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Politics and its Discontents: Now Trending

Following yesterday’s sterling advertisement for the Harper base, the satirical publication The Beaverton decided to have some fun: TORONTO – During a campaign stop reporters asking questions about the Duffy scandal were cursed at by a Harper supporter, before he was removed and offered a seat in the Senate.

“I spoke to my current . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Now Trending

Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper Is A Real Man

At least someone from this Hour Has 22 Minutes thinks so:

Hope Dear Leader appreciates having such unbridled adoration. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Some Much Deserved Mockery

Enjoy:

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Susan on the Soapbox: Alberta Needs Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday’s massacre of eight journalists, five of whom were political cartoonists, at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo unleashed a torrent of “We are Charlie Hebdo” editorials across the world.

Newspapers fell all over themselves in an effort to demonstrate solidarity with the slain cartoonists—but they had a concern. Was it enough to simply describe . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Alberta Needs Charlie Hebdo

Politics and its Discontents: Mockery Is All They Deserve

Crawford Kilian of The Tyee poses an interesting question/suggestion:

What If We Made 2015 the Year of Poking Fun at Conservatives?

While there is certainly no dearth of mockery emanating from the blogosphere and people like Rick Mercer, Kilian suggests that 2015 is a propitious year for Canadians to return to a time when . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Mockery Is All They Deserve

Politics and its Discontents: A New Year’s Gift From Inse

On my previous post, Inse left a link for the following. Enjoy!

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Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

The so-called Santa Claus, a militant socialist leader who poses a serious threat to Canada’s national security, lights up a cheap Russian cigarette and relaxes after persuading a group of Canadian children unschooled in Austrian economics to give up the benefits of the free market for socialist dependency on government handouts. Below: the . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

Politics and its Discontents: Barely A Parody

If you have ever watched the Stephen Harper propaganda channel, you will have a hard time distinguishing it from the following parody:

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Politics and its Discontents: Feet Of Clay?

This from the folks at prima facie. Enjoy:

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The Disaffected Lib: Too Stupid for Satire?

Is political satire too risky for American consumption?  Luke O’Neil argues in The New Republic that fake news has to go.

Did you hear the one about the racist NRA president? You probably did if you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter in the last forty-eight hours. A widely shared article from the website the Free Wood . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Too Stupid for Satire?

The Canadian Progressive: Welcome to #Ottawapiskat, the “Settler Nations” reserve and Canada’s capital

You’ll get a kick out of this post. I guarantee it! Recently exposed: Gross mismanagement of funds and lewd sense of entitlement by #Ottawapiskat Chief Harper. #idlenomore twitter.com/shootsleft/sta… — Joanne DiNova (@shootsleft) January 14, 2013 Last week, right-wing character assassins in the corporate and social media universes mounted an unprecedented attack on hunger-striking Chief Theresa . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Welcome to #Ottawapiskat, the “Settler Nations” reserve and Canada’s capital

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Obert Report: Harper and Obama Argue About The War of 1812 (VIDEO)

Co-hosts Obert and Anita dramatize a recent secret conversation between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama. Harper and his Conservative majority government are militarizing Canadian society. They’re re-writing the country’s history to fit their fledgling right-wing worldview. Canada‘s Independence Day is around the corner and Harper has placed the War of . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Obert Report: Harper and Obama Argue About The War of 1812 (VIDEO)

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadian Political Satire: Obert Report Episode 1: Harper’s NDP Hitler Comment

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Obert Report, a future online talk show program in the making. The episode is a satirical commentary on a recent outrageous comment made by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who recently said during a debate in Parliament: “The leader of the NDP, in 1939, did not even want to . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadian Political Satire: Obert Report Episode 1: Harper’s NDP Hitler Comment