I’m not holding my breath! Justin Trudeau, our newly elected Prime Minister and occasional pot smoker, has set the cat out amongst the pigeons with his announced legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. Odd Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Pot and Politicians- A Curious Blend That Is Hard To Keep Lit.
(After Winning the First Post-Two-Party Presidential Election) Friends, Americans, Countrymen! Lend me your ears. I come to bury our two-party system, not praise it. I stand before you today, not as a conqueror, not as pop icon, but as your President. … . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: William Shatner’s Inaugural Address
It is easy to be suspect of the real progress that will follow the Paris talks on climate change. In the end the ‘fizzle’ will be driven by demand not logic, preservation of our planet Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: LNG–Even the Sellout Fizzles!
December 17, 2015 By: Dirk Pranter, Provincial Affairs columnist, Calgary Sunherald One year after nearly the entire official opposition crossed the floor to join Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives, the 44 year long governing party is expected… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Alberta’s Tories Poised to Sweep Election in Spring 2016
This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, as well as hollow and noxious. Bob Marley would roll in his grave. Only new country and […]
I ran this on the blog when it first appeared back in June. Now scientist Tony Turner has been suspended.
It is OK Tony, we are going to fire Steve, no suspensions or probation for
One of the advantages of the second longest campaign in Canadian history is that there is more time for voters and pundits to observe and comment on the various leaders, parties and issues. What Harper
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…)