Rusty Idols: Conscience Rights in Action

May 2011 – (AP) NEW ORLEANS A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last ...

Rusty Idols: Wild Rose promises to waste your tax dollars…

…by attempting to discriminate against gays and women seeking reproductive services, guaranteed to cause legal challenges equally guaranteed to be decided against the Alberta Government after expensive legal battles with preordained results. So called ‘Conscience Rights’ have been decisively adjudicated.  People in government licensed positions like Marriage Commissioners MAY NOT refuse to perform legal civil ...

Rusty Idols: Damn Peasants!

The Globe and Mail sniffs in outraged offense at the peons daring to inconvenience or insult their betters. Consider contacting the Globe and Mail and expressing how you feel about this display of patrician disdain.  Try to avoid any tempting four letter words. Hat tip to Dawg sdnxry5z7g

Rusty Idols: Taking on a Revolting Bully

A billionaire Mormon backer of Mitt Romney with an anti-gay axe to grind and a habit of using his vast wealth to harass, intimidate and silence critics gets openly challenged by Glenn Greenwald to put up or shut up: Frank VanderSloot is an Idaho billionaire and the CEO of Melaleuca, Inc., a controversial billion-dollar-a-year company which ...

Rusty Idols: Calling Out

Had one of his critics gone on a radio show and compared Rob Ford to Hitler the Canadian right wing blogosphere would be exploding with fury right now. That sound of crickets?  Its their reaction to Ford comparing his opposition to Joseph Stalin. sdnxry5z7g

Rusty Idols: Alison Redford owes me an apology

Me and the millions of other Canadians and Albertans who care about the environment for suggesting that she has the right to go to Washington and lobby for the Keystone Pipeline but those who oppose the project shouldn’t have the same right. OTTAWA — Premier Alison Redford found herself Thursday embroiled in war of words ...

Rusty Idols: If Ezra Levant pushed his way into your house and wouldn’t leave, wouldn’t YOU call the cops?

OTTAWA – When the CBC’s Mary Walsh shows up unannounced with a camera crew at Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s house, the state broadcaster considers it comedy. When Sun News Network’s Ezra Levant pops up in the lobby of the CBC’s Toronto headquarters with a camera operator, it’s a matter for police. Access to information requests ...

Rusty Idols: First lets shoot all the …nurses?

There are thoughtful and important pieces to be said and written about the state of long term care in this country and the funding decisions by governments hostile to the public service that has brought it to the state it is.  Christie Blatchford’s moronic and vicious rant that ignores funding decisions she agrees with while ...