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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!

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