Manning Centre’s inclusive policies: Stephen Maher thrown out of conference. Replies, “kiss my ass”.

This is disgusting. Stephen Maher, along with Glen McGregor, is doing a yeoman’s job of reporting the beginnings of the Robocalls scandal. For his honest work, which incidentally appears in the right-wing National Post, the Manning Centre has booted him from their conference. Must not have any reporting that might not dress up the . . ...

Another Step To Criminalizing Dissent?

It certainly looks that way as the Harpercons and the RCMP turn Canada into a more McArthyesque place to live. Apparently, one Mr. John Allsop became a “person of interest”  as the RCMP made a special house call to his place of residence, basically, telling him he should watch what he does and . . ...

The Anti-Choicer Loses Liberal Nomination For Toronto-Danforth And The Riding is the NDP’s To Lose

Well, I’m sure many Liberals can rest easy, for now–the fetus fetishist, Trifon Haitas, lost the nomination to advertising exec, Grant Gordon last night.  There was concern that the Liberals being in such bad shape, that it was ripe for a take-over from single issue interest groups, like a fetus fetishing group looking . . ...

Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . ...

A Heartwarming Xmas Wish From the Harpercons

Well, boys ‘n’ girls, one that would warm everything else but the heart, anyway. Comes complete with stepford wife stealing Tiny Tim’s line. H/T Gritchik

Barely Five Minutes After He Was Announced Leader of The Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille is Out of The Starting Gate

It’s official, Daniel Paille has won the Bloc Quebecois leadership with a little over 61% on the second ballot (they used a preferential voting system).   Ahuntsic MP, Maria Mourani came in second and  Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapedia’s rookie MP, Jean-Francois Fortin came in third and was knocked off the second round. I contend that this . . ...

December 6, 22nd Anniversary of the Polytechnique Massacre–With Every Passing Year, We Seem To Keep Going Backward

Here we are again, boys ‘n’ girls, another somber December 6; another year has come and gone and it is time again to commemorate the Polytechnique Massacre when fourteen young women’s lives were lost at the hands of a deranged misogynist. For the two plus years since I’ve started Sister Sage’s Musings, I’ve . . ...

Trying To Understand Politics In Quebec These Days–Part 1–Is Sovereignty Really Dead? The Potential Resurrection of Gilles Duceppe

I had heard nothing from the federalist media, particularly from those from the right who say nothing but sovereignty is dead in la belle province. The evidence they have? Well, some polls, which I do take with a grain of salt–the usual suspects–Leger Marketing.  Sadly, that is all most Quebecers have to work . . ...

Tents? Pepper Spray? On Black Friday? Where’s the Public Outrage?

Ken Sanders Photo Photo h/t Queer Thoughts Well, well, well! What do we have here? Occupy Best Buy? In a manner of speaking. All those campers are not there to for Occupy movement values though. No, they’re not protesting whatever poor business practices the big box store may practice. No, . . . → Read ...

Occupy: Canadian media turns its back on the homeless, the marginalized, the disenfranchised

While many of us progressives like to think that the Occupy movement has awakened Canadians to the 99%, the reality is different. Editorial boards across Canada have seen to the marginalization of Occupy by concentrating on its weakest and most vulnerable members. By accommodating the homeless, the disenfranchised and the marginalized, Occupy has . . ...

I Can See Lieutenant Pike Doing That

Indeed I think that’s exactly how Georges Seurat would’ve visualized ol’ Lieutenant Pike. As Jymn said, he is definitely UC Davis’ answer to Toronto’s Officer Bubbles. Other fun images of ol’ Lieutenant Pike can be found here. H/T Jymn

A Clever Creative Post Eviction Idea From Occupy Wall Street

As occupy encampments are being cleared out by bruit force all across the US and eviction notices have been handed out in Canada (some  have been or are being challenged through the courts, many ask, “what’s next?”. Is there life after the tent cities?  Personally, I have reservations, which I may share at . . ...

UC Davis Chancellor Katehi’s perp walk

Dawg and others have posted this but it’s powerful enough to post once again. This is indeed powerful; Dr. Katehi walking to her car, passing by OccupyUCDavis seated in absolute silence. This is an iconic video, representing the perp and the peaceful. UPDATE: More from someone close to the scene: A pretty remarkable thing just happened. . . . ...

Matt Taibbi is beginning to get it about the Occupy movement

Most political/cultural/populist movements begin in back rooms, in clandestine meetings over a period of years. Many times the resultant movement looks little like the disorderly chaos of the initial gatherings. Unlike past uprisings, the Occupy movement is taking place in front of our eyes in cities all over the world for all to . . ...

Upcoming By-Election In Bonaventure is Something Quebec Voters Should Be Watching And Why I am Rooting for The Liberal Candidate

The by-election in the Gaspesie riding of Bonaventure will be held on December 5–less than a month from now.  It’s a by-election, much like last year’s by-election in Kamouraska-Temiscouata, will be one to watch. The task at hand is to elect a successor to former natural resources minister and deputy premier, Nathalie Normandeau, . . ...

Scott Walker gets mic checked!

From the estimable Brad Blog, I find this video from a speech by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker at a Chicago engagement both amusing and important. We need more of this. Cross Posted at Let Freedom Rain

Cherry picking: military school pulls award to HNIC talking head

Don Cherry’s statement paints himself as the victim, of course. But the reality is not so kind to the puffed up bigot of Hockey Night in Canada. Expect Conservatives to recommence their bawling about liberal thugs tampering with the rights of the Canadian right. (Nice to see them going out of their . . . → ...

Second Iraq war hero wounded by police at Occypy Oakland. Right wing cheers.

If anything in the last few decades has scared the right wing out of its comfort zone of pretend patriotism it is the  Occupy movement. Not the first black president, not the wars, not the uprisings in the Mideast, the failing economy, the loss of jobs, Michael Moore or George Soros. It is the Occupy . . . ...

Happy Halloween From Stevie & His Pitbull!

I think that pic should be on the Pmo ‘s business cards. What say you? Happy Halloween from Sister Sage ‘s Musings!

Occupy Montreal: a lesson in dealing with itinerants and homeless

  As the Occupy movement rolls on, it must deal with those who come not so much to share in the communal building of a new form of alternative resistance to the ills of our financial and governmental system, but for shelter and food. Mixing in with determined occupiers are the itinerants and homeless, those ...

Quebecor And RLQ’s Chou-Chou, Eric Duhaime Has Hit a New Low–Enough With The Canadian Arrogant Complacency!

Yes, that would be the same Eric Duhaime, the one who begged the feds, not once, but twice, to somehow intervene in the construction scandal woes in la Belle province, a problem that dates decades that needs systemic changes that not even the feds can touch.  That same scandal that ol’ Chrissie Paradis once had ...

More Money Wasting Symbolic Monarchist Trinkets From the Harpercons

Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, ol’ Stevie Spiteful has changed the names to Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy, as well as issuing some edict to Canadian embassies world wide to start putting up pictures of her highness, Queen E, ASAP, or else, in an effort to take us backward. I also believe it’s ...

Brigette DePape, iconic images, and Occupy

While establishment journalists muck around in muddy waders searching for a clue about the Occupy movement, condescending in their attitudes because they do not understand, I look back on perhaps a bit of the genesis of our Canadian versions of Occupy. Brigette DePape. Like the Occupy movement itself, Brigette’s action and the resulting images, may have ...

When the Insane Slam The Insane: Santorum: “Aborted Babies” Wouldn’t Support Herman Cain, Who Would Do All to Make Abortion Illegal, But he’s just A-OK With Illegal abortions!

Oh those Crazy Rethuglicans! Gotta hand it to them, they’re nothing else, if not rip roaringly entertaining at times!  It seems, they’re particularly nuttier when they fight each other in a primary. My co-blogger, Jymn, so explains Santorum’s rip roarious rantings.  I should start paying attention, really!  Yes, according to Rethuglican leadership candidate, Rick Santorum, ...

Sorry if The Occupy Movement Puts a Kink In Your Plans, Mr. Mayor

Believe it or not, I’m not talking about Mayor Boss Hogg and sidekick Donut Dougy.  No, I’m talking about Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver. You see, boys ‘n’ girls, Mayor Robertson is starting to feel a little antsy these days, wondering when or how to end Occupy Vancouver. Robertson said the city wants the protest ...