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Politics and its Discontents: Separate But Not Equal

That would probably pretty much sum up the religious fundamentalists’ attitude when comparing science to their literal interpretations of The Bible. The people at Funny or Die decided to run with that sentiment:

Funny or Die’s ‘Creationist Cosmos’: God created everything — except for gay people (via Raw Story )

Creationists who believe God created the entire universe in six days about 6,000 years ago have been aghast at the reboot of Carl Sagan’s legendary “Cosmos” series. Some creationists have demanded their views receive equal airtime on the show…

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ParliamANT Hill: McD’Antald’s foreign worker practices face growing investigation

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mcdonald-s-foreign-worker-practices-face-growing-investigation-1.2607365

Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Rants About The ‘Fair Election Act’

Cowichan Conversations: Barack Obama – The Peace Maker

ParliamANT Hill: Suspended SenAntor pleads not guilty to assault, cocaine charges

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/patrick-brazeau-pleads-not-guilty-to-assault-cocaine-charges-1.2605159

ParliamANT Hill: Wacky Wednesday on ParliamAnt Hill

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fair-elections-act-draws-more-heat-in-question-period-1.2604045   and  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trade-minister-ed-fast-accused-of-targeting-ndp-mp-with-gun-gesture-1.2604588

ParliamANT Hill: Temporary ForAnt Workers have better work ethic, some employers believe

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/temporary-foreign-workers-have-better-work-ethic-some-employers-believe-1.2600864

Melissa Fong: What is satire responsible for? #CancelColbert trending & Colbert not apologizing for racism & transphobic tweets

Is it satire if it hurts millions of people it intends to defend? Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Repor is receiving a lot of heat for recent racist and trans-phobic […]

Cowichan Conversations: Adbusters New Campaign

Adbusters is working on a series of 15–second mindbombs: video punches aired on television networks all over the world, put there by jammers far and wide through a monumental crowd-funded campaign.

These powerful metamemes will disrupt the corporate narrative with our message that global consumerism has degraded our mental environment into a wasteland. Our only hope is for a total global mindshift. But how, you ask, will we get there? We launch an all-out meme war that will change the course of history!

Imagine turning on your TV and seeing these explosive messages disrupt your corporate programming. Suddenly, mindbombs go (Read more…)

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Nukes, world war, Dr. Strangelove and global showdown – Where’s Slim Pickins when you need him?

So the end-game plan for the US/NATO/EU alliance and the Western oligarchs and plutocratic elite who control it, in their bid to consolidate their present and highly precarious global dominance, seems to be, after encircling Russia and China with military bases and nuclear missiles, to eliminate Russia’s first strike response capability – which means, in […]

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Salathial Turgid, Hanging Judge

The O’Reilly Boys finally caught up with Old Judge Turgid at the Annual Pecos River Ride and Chili Jamboree. Salathial had hung their older brother Seamus “The Tinkle” O’Reilly just the year before and they were plum angry. But Old … Continue reading →

Alberta Diary: Alberta government confused by plan to give ‘non-essential’ workers paid time off at Christmas, New Year’s

The children of unionized Alberta public employees enjoy Christmas at home. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad had to be at work because the jobs they do are essential. Below: One of the great minds of the Alberta government scratches his head as he puzzles out the problem. (Edmonton Sun photo.)

The government of Alberta has “no idea” how many of its 22,000 civil servants will get paid days off at Christmas and New Year’s if the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees accepts its latest offer, a very senior official said yesterday.

The government’s latest contract proposal to the union includes (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: An Inspiring Sign of the Times

 

This picture graced my inbox this morning. Apparently there were a number placed through the Shawnigan umm, downtown area.

If anyone has any more pictures, background or information feel free to contact me at contact@richardhughes.ca so that we may collaborate.

Will we see more coming? Who dunnit?

Richard Hughes-Let’s Collaborate

BTW I have heard through the grapevine that my name has been connected to the buzz.

Nice enough, but if I had done it there would have been a rooster on the sign, probably my picture and blog address.

Well at least people will be chattering about it, (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer on Winter Weather Amnesia

Alberta Diary: The view from Alberta: Nova Scotia premier assailed for embarrassingly low travel bill

A steward serves Alberta Premier Alison Redford as members of her entourage dine nearby during their return flight from South Africa. Don’t worry, this is satire, and actual Alberta politicians and their political advisors will never appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, obviously suffering from a defeatist attitude and a regional inferiority complex, prepares to pay for his own ham and cheese sandwich. So why is he smiling?

It only cost $946.44 for Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil to travel to and from South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral last month because Nova Scotians (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: The First Honest Cable Service Ad

Here is a refreshingly honest disclosure from the Cable Industry.

Finally honesty and disclosure in advertising.

Those offended by vulgar language might want to pass on this one.

Cowichan Conversations: Canada and the USA Should Get Back To Christian Principles

Alberta Diary: Criminal employers are employers too, Alberta government spokesman says, but illegal strikes are still illegal

If feeding your employees to lions is outlawed, then only outlaws would be able to feed their employees to lions! Or is that the other way around? Whatever. In Alberta, we don’t think it would be fair to criminal employers either way. We also don’t think it’s fair not to let Temporary Foreign Workers be fed to lions when Alberta workers like the AUPE member pictured above can be. We’re #BuildingAlberta and, thanks to us, now Stephen Harper is #BuildingCanada too! Isn’t it great? Photo grabbed from the Internet.

Speaking out in defence of the Harper Government, a defiant spokesperson (Read more…)

ParliamANT Hill: SenAntor RuncimAnt wants crackdown on PM protesters

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senator-bob-runciman-wants-crackdown-on-pm-protesters-1.2489078

ParliamANT Hill: Former Tory minister on the hot seat over Antbridge lobbying gig

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/politics/inside-politics-blog/2014/01/former-minister-turned-spy-oversignt-chair-faces-questions-over-enbridge-lobbying-gig.html

Alberta Diary: Warning to Canadians: Reefer Madness in Colorado and Washington could mean the end of civilization as we know it!

Your intrepid blogger with one of the wholesome and touristic murals of Legal, Alberta – evidence Civilization As We Know It survives in Canada, thank goodness! Note the crowds of tourists. Below: Perfesser Dave; Mural on the Legal Post Office; Mural on the wall of Denver Airport; So, do you stand with civilization (Legal murals), or Colorado chaos (legal marijuana)?

MEMORANDUM: Suggested Federal Tory Campaign Strategy TO: CPC Strategical Staff, Prime Minister’s Office FROM: Perfesser Dave, Political Consultant

Reefer Madness hit Colorado and Washington State yesterday, the first day of 2014. As a result, civilization as we know it (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer-Christmas Shopping

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: What a year 2014 has been in Alberta politics!

Tweet This year was a tumultuous time in Alberta politics. What does 2015 have in store for Albertans? December 20, 2014 Story by: Dirk Pranter, Edmonton Journal-Sun Building the next Alberta With the new year just weeks away, speculation is rampant Albertans could go to the polls early next year, less than four years after the last provincial […]

Cowichan Conversations: PMO Lickspittles Could Prove Fatal to Harper

Frank Magazine has a habit of separating the wheat from the chaff and getting it right.

by Andrew Douglas

Unfortunately for Stephen Harper, I don’t think that old chestnut “it’s gonna get worse before it gets better” applies to his current predicament. It might just keep getting worse until the Harper Government ceases to be, and that would be nobody’s fault but his own.

 

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Corporate claustrophobia and sheer frivolity

Manic, rude, cut-throat and insane – yes, corporate culture is just lovely. No wonder two thirds of the people have one foot out the door – and the other third are looking for an exit. See the films, The Corporation, Office Space, and Brazil, if you want to better understand the corporate world. They pretty […]