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Dead Wild Roses: Harper Gaming the Electoral System – Moves toward US style of BS Politics

We can only hope that Harper will begin his electoral walk of shame for his ‘extending the electoral campaign’ shenanigans.

Wow, kinda early to be talking about the upcoming Canadian federal election, yet because our beloved Conservatives love power more than democracy here we are. Let’s check in with the former head of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Harper Gaming the Electoral System – Moves toward US style of BS Politics

Mind Bending Politics: Election Called, Media in Crisis, International Observers Called In

Yesterday Prime Minister Harper dropped the election writ, and Canada is now in it’s 42nd election since confederation. There has been much speculation around the timing of the writ dropping. This election will be one of the longest and most costliest elections in modern times, which could cost Canadian tax payers close to $1 billion+ […] . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: Election Called, Media in Crisis, International Observers Called In

The Ranting Canadian: A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news: Sun…

A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news:

Sun “News” Network, aka Fox News North, aka the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation, aka Harper TV, aka Scum Spews is finally shutting down due to a shortage of viewers. I just hope Harper doesn’t bail them out with our taxpayer dollars as part of his Conservative Action . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: A good-news story in Canadian media/journalism news: Sun…

Left Over: It’s 40 below, and I don’t give a ….

Stampede celebrates 100th anniversary

For all those barbaric yahoos who enjoy torturing animals for fun, entertainment, and most of all – profit..you can keep your little circus…leave the rest of us out of it.. CBC..perpetuating this anachronism is beyond belief..if you polled, nationally, I think you’d find that most Canadians would not be interested in . . . → Read More: Left Over: It’s 40 below, and I don’t give a ….

centerandleft: Conservative Transparancy Now Scientifically Proven to be a Joke

51st place isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. The 51st wealthiest person in the world, or the 51st smartest are blessed to be so lucky. It’s a placement they can be proud of.

When your country is ranked 51st on any list, it is unlikely to be a source of such national pride, especially when . . . → Read More: centerandleft: Conservative Transparancy Now Scientifically Proven to be a Joke

centerandleft: Free Riders and Dire Needers

Breaking news: bad jobs exist.

In a classic case of Conservatives boiling down an issue to a wide-sweeping preposterous claim, Jim Flaherty claimed that “there is no bad job”. Yikes

Flaherty is proposing reforms to the Employment Insurance program, making it harder for Canadians to remain on the program for long periods. The Canadian Government . . . → Read More: centerandleft: Free Riders and Dire Needers

Dead Wild Roses: Bowling for F35 Prices! – Conservative Mendacity on Display

I remember when we were only talking a paltry 9 billion dollars on new fighter jets (powered by the tears of Canadian children with no access to nationalized day-care). I though wow, this is a real super hyped up plus sell hunk of bullshite being foisted on Canadians. Apparently, Harper and his braintrust of strategists . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Bowling for F35 Prices! – Conservative Mendacity on Display

centerandleft: I Am Not Afraid of an Abortion Debate

If we, as Canadians, believe a woman ought to have the right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy, why are we so afraid of having our views challenged? Why is it so frightening to open up debate on this socially contentious issue? If we are an open, democratic society, where free thinking is encouraged . . . → Read More: centerandleft: I Am Not Afraid of an Abortion Debate

centerandleft: Bob Rae’s Steep Climb

A Leger Marketing poll was conducted between April 2nd and 4th, and showed the NDP on top of the pack, with 33%, leading the Conservatives by 1%. The Liberals were far behind at 19%, the same level of support given in May 2011. Leger’s information confirms another poll done earlier in the week by Harris-Decema . . . → Read More: centerandleft: Bob Rae’s Steep Climb

centerandleft: Mulcair’s Center Squeeze

Most New Democrats – probably all New Democrats – genuinely dislike Steven Harper. With good reason, he’s muzzled scientists, bullied unions, abandoned the impoverished, given tax breaks to the largest corporations, all things that stir up democratic socialists. Yet, their newly minted leader was not only represented the Quebec Liberal Party in the Quebec National […] . . . → Read More: centerandleft: Mulcair’s Center Squeeze

Christy Clark Will Answer Questions When She’s Damn Good and Ready, Thank You!

Thanks to the Vancouver Sun for linking this telling video where newly minted Director of Communications Sara MacIntyre tells reporters essentially that having answered questions yesterday, questions today were off limits. This brings back memories of an election not so long ago when media were relegated to five questions of the Prime Minister. Expect soon . . . → Read More: Christy Clark Will Answer Questions When She’s Damn Good and Ready, Thank You!

The Wheatsheaf: An Open Letter to Taliban Steve

Dear Steve (you jerk),

It is with dismay and disgust that I write these words.

I thought you were a leader cut from a different clothe. Your cold steel blue gaze that suggests a disregard for humanity, your tight-scripted signature on the letter promoting Albertan separatism, your campaigning on accountability and transparency while muzzling . . . → Read More: The Wheatsheaf: An Open Letter to Taliban Steve