No one tells me ‘nuthin anymore. We missed the UN international torture day, it happened on June 26th and of course I hear about it after it happens. Our media coverage was, underwhelming, as torture must not bring us down from the elation felt in the US for the SCOTUS SSM decision.
I’m not even sure what to wear to celebrate UNITD, orange jumpsuit? Bruises? How does one costume lifelong psychological trauma.
I’ll be ready next year though, rest assured. :/
Filed under: International Affairs, Politics Tagged: CIA, satire, That’s Not Helping, Torture
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My authorial compadre at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Kane Faucher, did a great job of interviewing me a while back, and it appeared in print today. Seriously. on PAPER, so you know it’s legit! You can read: “Finding humour in a changing landscape” here. Western News is the campus paper “of record” […]
Chicken Little was out one morning walking around town. It was a fine morning, and he decided he wanted a cup of coffee. He wanted one so much could even smell the coffee in the air. So he walked into a local restaurant. But then he stopped and his mouth fell open in horror. He saw […]
Rafe has seen the light!
Nice to see that Rafe Mair has come to his senses and is now backing the corporate toadies, aka the Harper Cabinet and the light headed Finance Minister Joe Oliver aka ‘Chuckles’.
They are all joyfully promoting LNG and spending our money doing it.
It is a comfort how given enough misinformation and then peering down the barrel of a C51 shotgun focuses the mind.
Is Rafe kidding? Has he really changed sides? Rafe, how could you?
Read his latest missive here in his tell all post from the Common Sense Canadian
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Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m freaking out. I ate at Wendy’s last night, and then I’m reading the paper today — yeah, like I do everyday on the bus — and so I’m reading the paper, and what do I see? Bird Flu! There was another breakout of bird flu in a freakin’ chicken farm […]
Environmental Defence’s “Great Canadian Migrations” satirical video says grave risks posed by TransCanada’s proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline include climate change and oil spills
The post Canadian Environmental Group Uses Satire To Highlight Energy East Pipeline Risks appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Did the pope just display an iota of sympathy for the zealots who massacred Charlie Hebdo staff? In response to a question about the attack, he replied, “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.”
The pontiff justified his position by stating that if someone cursed his mother, he would punch them. “It’s normal,” he insisted, “You cannot provoke.
Satire inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/charlie-hebdo-paris-shooting-canadian-politicians-react-1.2892340 & http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/stephen-harper-bans-chinese-media-from-arctic-trip-1.2744310
I had never heard of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo prior to the assault on it’s staff. From what I have come to understand it produces cartoons that normally would be considered quite offensive to anyone associated with whatever it is currently satirizing. That’s what satirists do, they mock people, places and institutions that others may hold in high regard. Someone is being very offended by satire every time it happens. Others may laugh. A trillion offensive jokes are told by humans every day outside of any public context. Few of them, if any, are ever gravely held accountable (Read more…)
TweetDecember 29, 2015 Column by: Dirk Pranter, Provincial Affairs columnist, Edmonton Journal-Sun Tories re-elected for 14th time A snap mid-Summer election returned Jim Prentice’s renamed “Conservative Party of Alberta” to its fourteenth term as government. In an unexpected twist of fate, Finance Minister Danielle Smith was defeated in her home riding by Wildrose Party leader Randy Thorsteinson. But don’t feel sorry for … Continue reading What a year 2015 has been in Alberta politics!
By Blaise Salmon
While historically B.C.’s economy was resource-based, by 2012, only three per cent of B.C.’s GDP came from oil, gas and related services, according to the B.C. Economic Accounts.
Many other sectors of the economy — finance, construction, tourism, high tech and even green jobs — are now more important.
By the same token, the famed Alberta oilsands make up only two per cent of Canada’s GDP, while providing 112,000 jobs. In comparison, a 2013 Conference Board study showed that more jobs, 163,000, were provided by Canada’s beer industry — including (Read more…)
Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/stephen-harper-at-g20-tells-vladimir-putin-to-get-out-of-ukraine-1.2836382
I was in the local grocery store with Susan, picking over the collection of organic vine-ripened tomatoes, earnestly searching for the best couple of them. A man recognized me as a member of council and approached me, smiling, hand extended.* “Hi, Councillor Chadwick,” he said. We shake. “Can I talk to you for a minute?” […]
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
The superficiality of much of the news provided by the corporate media is not only insulting, it is a conditioning mechanism. Latest figures out of the US (probably about the same in Canada) show the large corporate media outlets have lost 50 percent of their market share in 2013.
Have your news reading, watching, listening habits changed over the last few years?
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
I realized that I wanted to watch ‘The Corporation’ again, and you can as well. There also may be other videos that you would like to see. Clip on the ‘Video” tab at top of the page for a growing seection of, worth your time moves, documentaries and videos.
Exclusive! The note left in Justin Trudeau’s residence after the breakin.
Filed under: comment Tagged: Canada, election, politics, satire, satire already sheesh
Never get out of the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you were going all the way. Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole fuckin’ program. And me? I was off the boat the same time as Kurtz. … Continue reading →
Parody of “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” – the classic Coke commercial from the early 70′s, targeting the billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch.
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger of the left persuasion.
Seems as the so-called ‘Cowichan Taxbusters’ are beating up the tight-fisted rightwingers on North Cowichan Council. Now I could find plenty to argue about with my friend Al Siebring but I had to laugh reading his latest posting.
Yes folks fall elections are now underway. It seems that confusion in the ranks of the ill-informed far right ‘Cowichan Taxbusters’ will provide heartburn to the real tax tightwads Siebring, Koury and Woike. Ripley wouldn’t believe it!
Check out Councilor Al Siebring’s blog for more information and clarity from the right.
Apparently he is not (Read more…)
Can anyone out there follow the disjointed logic of the Harperite’s regarding marijuana? Their attempt to slam Trudeau’s plan to legalize pot for recreational purposes has backfired.
Read Robyn Urbanks story that ran in the National Post.
Obviously Harper and his caucus have taken their terms of reference in issues surrounding the use of weed from this 1937 Propaganda Classic ‘Reefer Madness.’