the woodshed: Harper’s Nixon moment

Well played, you baby-noshing election-stealing dead-eyed bastard, well played indeed. I’m sometimes accused of being cynical about politics or seeing conspiracies where none exist and, up to a point, I will admit this is sometimes true. It is an occupational hazard for journalists and politics watchers. Sometime rather than reacting to the crisis or issue ...

the woodshed: Harper’s the One

What the hell are those things on the side of Dean Del Mastro’s head? They can’t be ears, because he clearly isn’t listening to a word that is being said to him. Del Mastro is probably sitting down in the video linked above because he has been spinning so much lately, he is too dizzy ...

the woodshed: the buck stops where?

Illustration stolen from Alison at Creekside, an excellent place to start learning about Robocon or Suppressiongate or whatever we are calling the latest bit of epic malfeasance on the part of the Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada The conduct of Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada is now being described ...

the woodshed: Trash talking us into war

I think most reasonable people, at least in hindsight, would agree that one of the things the Liberals’ got right under Chretien and Martin was keeping Canada out of the gigantic deadly goat rodeo known as the Iraq War. Remember how in the months that lead up to the invasion we were told again and ...

the woodshed: Another day, another trial balloon

Fresh from launching a trial balloon on reopening the abortion debate that he swears he has no interest in reopening (mainly because it is too handy a chunk of raw meat to dangle in front of the base at fundraising time) Steven Harper sends his legal beagles forth to reopen the debate over same sex ...

the woodshed: Bisy Backson

Having upped stakes and relocated the pulpit–if not yet the entire family–to the Royal City and having started a new job as a night watchman at a place that makes a heckuva buggy whip, I’ve been too busy to write anything here even when I’ve had an Internet connection, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t ...

the woodshed: the King’s speech

Let us be clear, Stephen Harper is the front runner in this election. The last thing a front runner wants is to lose control of the agenda or to get put on the defensive or to make a gaffe. So the smart thing for him to do has been to carefully control his public appearances ...

the woodshed: Lennon circa 1965 would have dropped him like a bad habit

Seriously, I hope John Lennon’s ghost lays a first-class haunting on Stephen Harper. Tweet The Rev. Paperboy Feed

the woodshed: I can’t keep giving these ideas away for free

Or should I assume that my campaign consultant fee is in the mail? See end of third bullet point. What took you so long? I’ll try to find better pictures later, but for now, via @ShirleeEngle Tweet The Rev. Paperboy Feed

the woodshed: Irony is not only dead, but its corpse had been desecrated

The young girl has a lovely voice, yes, but seeing Stephen Harper sing this song is like watching David Duke sing “We Shall Overcome.” Someone who was disappointed we didn’t get to play in the Iraq sandbox and is destroying our fiscal security to buy unnecessary stealth fighter jets should not be singing peace anthems. ...