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Cowichan Conversations: Pretend News vs Real News

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?

Cowichan Conversations: The Corporation-A Must See Doc Even If You Have Seen it Before-Enjoy

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.

cartoon life: The note to Justin Trudeau

Exclusive! The note left in Justin Trudeau’s residence after the breakin.

Filed under: comment Tagged: Canada, election, politics, satire, satire already sheesh

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Apocalypse Cow

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 →

Cowichan Conversations: Koch Bros. – They’re The Evil Thing!

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.

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Cowichan Taxbusters’ Should Change Their Name to ‘Confused Taxbusters’

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…)

Cowichan Conversations: Conservatives’ Crotchety Anti-Pot Attack Ads Have Reached The Point of Embarrassment

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.’

Cowichan Conversations: I Support BC Teachers!

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe asks: Is ‘lying’ too strong a word for Clark Libs’ LNG fibs?

 

Rafe Mair has struggled with our Premier’s lack of ‘truthiness’ when it comes to the straight goods on LNG. If it were not so serious it would be downright hilarious. Most are not prepared, especially on big issues, to face fabricated stories from the make believe ‘Christy Clark World of Pretend.’

Here is Rafe Mair’s attempt, plus video and some independent analysis from straight talking experts in the LNG field.

 

ParliamANT Hill: Eve Adams’Ant & rival should both be disqualified, ConservAntive Party probe urges

Inspired by this headline: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/16/eve-adams-and-rival-in-riding-nomination-battle-should-both-be-disqualified-conservative-party-probe-to-urge/

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: How to Spot a Communist

As I just learned from a recent piece on Open Culture, I must be a Communist. Based on my preference for writing (and reading), that is. (This would definitely surprise my left-wing friends who often think I’m right of Stephen Harper… himself being so far right of the iconic Genghis Khan that it defines a […]

Cowichan Conversations: When is a Community Plan NOT a Community Plan?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Paul Kamill is a relative newcomer to the Cowichan Valley. He bought a small acreage bordering on the proposed Balme family gravel pit on the Cowichan Bay-Cobble dividing line. Little did he know that the ‘Black is White’ crowd controlled the local government.

He was recently treated to the CVRD’s mishandling of yet another colossal cock-up.

Experienced politicians and career Administrator Frank Raimondo-aka “Raimondo the Rude’ refused to abide by their OCP and bylaws. Mr Kamill was treated to our Cowichan version of the British skit- Monty Python.

‘Raimondo-the Rude’ We were 100 percent wrong’!

He immersed (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: How to Attack BC Schools in 10 Easy Steps-Leaked Cabinet Video

Cowichan Conversations: Medical Marijuana Debate

Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge-It does not matter what Steve says

Cowichan Conversations: Here is Dan Murphy’s ‘Enbridge Video’ that the Province yanked

Many of you will remember Dan Murphy’s brilliant video satires that ran in the Vancouver Province. Well that is until Enbridge, who buy a zillion dollars worth of misinformation advertising, demanded that the pretend newspaper yank this video and they did.

Vancouver Province editors recognize that balance is a good thing, even desirable, but not when it means showing both sides of a story that upsets their advertisers.

Cartoonist says Enbridge spoof pulled under pressure.

Recently I read that the corporate media across the US had lost half their market, probably similar here in Canada. Little wonder when they roll (Read more…)

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Hunting of the Snark

I’ve always wondered why Lewis Carroll’s wonderful poem, The Hunting of the Snark – an Agony in Eight Fits – has never been redone, rewritten in a modern version, with modern references and people. It seems to lend itself to revision, at least to my eyes. Perhaps it’s because this sort of whimsical, satirical poem is not […]

ParliamANT Hill: Feds robocall themselves in search for unused telephone lines

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/feds-robocall-themselves-in-search-for-unused-telephone-lines-1.2646727

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Three more PC MLAs throw their support behind Jim Prentice

TweetBy: Scooter M. Rock Political reporter with the Calgary Gazette Tribune: CALGARY- More than twenty MLAs have now pledged their support to former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice’s campaign to become leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party. Rita Donnelly-McIntyre, Tory MLA for Calgary-Sunny Hills and Associate Minister of Social Media tweeted her support this morning, “@JimPrentice […]

Cowichan Conversations: Medical Marijuana Explained

Cowichan Conversations: Charge Protestors With Terrorism And Throw Them in Prison!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

This compelling video landed in my inbox this morning courtesy of a Cowichan Bay activist.

It claims that a Canadian corporation Trans Canada Pipeline, the force behind Keystone XL pipeline is training FBI and local law enforcement agencies on how to charge legal protestors with terrorism.

They say that in Oklahoma the cops and prosecutors are lapping it up.

This ’The Young Turks‘ video shines a light on the outrageous tactics of Trans Canada Pipeline corporation. The latest President Obama stall delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline to deliver bitumen from the Alberta Tar (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: Forest Ethics Present a Supertanker Puzzle

Cowichan Conversations: The Truth Of It All

“When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. It is bound to go on till it becomes the thought of the world.” —Frederick Douglas

 

Cowichan Conversations: Great News For The Rest Of Us

Cowichan Conversations: AUSTRALIANS FOR COAL. What is your investment dollar doing?

This video is about coal company culture and climate. Crude Language warning!