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A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000009 – EXCLUSIVE * Ezra’s Huge Huge Cenorship Douchebag Move

You all know Ezra’s TheRebel.Media Web domain right? You know, its the site where he posts all of his stories before the cross posting then over at his The Rebel Community FaceBook page. This is without fail, first the video rant or post goes up on TheRebel site and then it appears on the FaceBook, I have yet to see an exception,… until now,… but it is an "after the fact" change or dare I . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000009 – EXCLUSIVE * Ezra’s Huge Huge Cenorship Douchebag Move

A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000009 – EXCLUSIVE * Ezra’s Huge Huge Cenorship Douchebag Move

You all know Ezra’s TheRebel.Media Web domain right? You know, its the site where he posts all of his stories before the cross posting then over at his The Rebel Community FaceBook page. This is without fail, first the video rant or post goes up on TheRebel site and then it appears on the FaceBook, I have yet to see an exception,… until now,… but it is an "after the fact" change or dare I . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: E-FLAP #000009 – EXCLUSIVE * Ezra’s Huge Huge Cenorship Douchebag Move

A Grumpy Hobbit: Have a Very Happy War on Christmas Everyone

Bah-Humbug Now that Remembrance Day is over, we can talk about the next Great War to come, The War on Christmas, where brave Christians loose life and limb because their Starbucks Coffee Cup doesn’t have a snowflake on it. Where these brave Christi… . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Have a Very Happy War on Christmas Everyone

A Grumpy Hobbit: Have a Very Happy War on Christmas Everyone

Bah-Humbug Now that Remembrance Day is over, we can talk about the next Great War to come, The War on Christmas, where brave Christians loose life and limb because their Starbucks Coffee Cup doesn’t have a snowflake on it. Where these brave Christian Warriors line up for hours to buy the latest crap that they . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Have a Very Happy War on Christmas Everyone

A Grumpy Hobbit: Photoshopping With A Grumpy Hobbit

For your consideration, another Grumpy Hobbit Original. . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Photoshopping With A Grumpy Hobbit

A Grumpy Hobbit: Photoshopping With A Grumpy Hobbit

For your consideration, another Grumpy Hobbit Original.

THE WINGNUTERER: In Defense of Rob @TOMayorFord

Yes you read the headline correct, In defense of Rob Ford.

In a few short hours Rob and brother Doug will be on the air the weekly clown show on CFRB1010, where we are expecting him to make an announcement. It could be anything, but if is an announcement from Rob that he has an . . . → Read More: THE WINGNUTERER: In Defense of Rob @TOMayorFord

A Grumpy Hobbit: So Trudeau is a Pseudo Fascist, Just Like Harper

So Trudeau is a Pseudo Fascist, Just Like Harper

To my Liberal friends sorry, but voting and supporting Bill C51 in any way shape or form is a deal breaker for me. Welcoming Ex-Police Chief, Bill Blair into the Party and have him for an MLA in Ottawa shows even more bad judgement. Look I . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: So Trudeau is a Pseudo Fascist, Just Like Harper

A Grumpy Hobbit: Canadians have no constitutionally protected right to seek bail when they appeal a conviction

Canadians have no constitutionally protected right to seek bail when they appeal a conviction Canadian Government Lawyers are either lying or they are grossly ignorant and incompetent of the Constitution and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. First the incredibly stupid Government Lawyers. Story is linkedCanadians have no right to seek bail pending appeal, feds . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Canadians have no constitutionally protected right to seek bail when they appeal a conviction

A Grumpy Hobbit: Holding Police Accountable and Knowing Your Legal Rights

Holding Police Accountable and Knowing Your Legal Rights So, with all the BS happening down in the USA with Police being out of control and cracking skulls every chance they get, the questions arises “Do we need to be worried about this here in Canada? What are our rights? What can we do to protect . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Holding Police Accountable and Knowing Your Legal Rights

A Grumpy Hobbit: Harpers and CPC Objection to Omar Khar Bail Release Just FAILED!!!

Harpers and CPC Objection to Omar Khadr’s Bail Release Just FAILED!!! The Harper Government and CPC/Government lawyers who oppose Omar Khadr bail release was based on one single objection, that his bail release would jeopardize USA/Canada relations and US/Canadian treaties. THAT’S IT! Not that Omar was at risk of fleeing, not that he was at . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Harpers and CPC Objection to Omar Khar Bail Release Just FAILED!!!

A Grumpy Hobbit: EPIC OLD MAN RANTS #3 Rob Ford – Blame Other People For His Own Problems

EPIC OLD MAN RANTS #3 Rob Ford – Blame Other People For His Own Problems

So Rob and Doug Ford don’t like Fiona Crean’s report on the failings of City Hall Security while Rob was Mayor. Ya, I know, but try to act surprised,..

Doug Ford, who simply just will not go away, said the . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: EPIC OLD MAN RANTS #3 Rob Ford – Blame Other People For His Own Problems

A Grumpy Hobbit: And I Am Back

It has been years since I blogged, I have been generally been using FaceBook and the twitters, but I have been finding that these are limited and I need a more organized approached to keep things,… well organized. So I talked to Scott at the Progressive Bloggers about rejoining again and he was “Hey no . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: And I Am Back

Scott's DiaTribes: Kate Holloway and Dan Fox for Toronto City Council; more endorsers for Danielle Takacs

A couple of items for you today. I don’t live in Toronto, so you might be wondering why I would endorse folks who are running for Toronto City Council. Quite simply, I’ve known Dan and Kate personally for a long time from their provincial and federal connections, and I count them as friends, so why . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Kate Holloway and Dan Fox for Toronto City Council; more endorsers for Danielle Takacs

Pop The Stack: Toronto Is More Than The Core

Marcus McGee makes a nice attempt at an ode to Toronto as opposed to the idea of Ford Nation: “Toronto isn’t Rob Ford. Toronto is more than that”. Unfortunately, I think he missed the point of why there is dissatisfaction in some parts of the city. All his anecdotes refer to The Core of the . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Toronto Is More Than The Core

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Supervised Injection In Toronto: Why The Discussion Has Screeched To A Halt

By Joe Fantauzzi @jjfantauzzi

Drug use is a multifaceted issue in urban life. Addiction can take an enormous toll on individuals and can leave the municipalities in which those people live struggling to adequately service their needs as well as the needs of the community. Supervised injection facilities, in which users consume drugs in a . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Supervised Injection In Toronto: Why The Discussion Has Screeched To A Halt

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Temporary Foreign Workers: What Canada Must Do To Protect A Vulnerable Labour Class

By Joe Fantauzzi @jjfantauzziKey Findings and Recommendations:– Between 2003 and 2012, the number of temporary foreign workers admitted to Canada jumped from 102,932 to 213,573 — a difference of 107.5%.– Inquests are mandatory in Ontario when an on-the-job accident kills a worker employed at “a construction project, mining plant or mine, including a pit or quarry”[19] — but . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Temporary Foreign Workers: What Canada Must Do To Protect A Vulnerable Labour Class

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Ontario: A leading jurisdiction for intense, coercive neoliberalism

By Joe Fantauzzi@jjfantauzzi Global capitalism has liberalized incrementally since the end of the Second World War. As the Keynesian welfare state fell out of favour in the late 1970s amid a stagnating economy and rising government spending, a new business-friendly approach dubbed neoliberalism (literally, “new liberalism”), emerged and ushered in an epoch of devotion to . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Ontario: A leading jurisdiction for intense, coercive neoliberalism

Illuminated By Street Lamps: The Toronto G20 Summit: A State of Exception

By Joe Fantauzzi@jjfantauzziBetween June 26 and 27, 2010, thousands of demonstrators[1] descended on Toronto, Ontario to protest while the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies[2] met behind a protective fence built of steel and secretive legislative authority. When the tear gas cleared and the G20 Summit ended, 1,105 people had been detained. It has been described . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: The Toronto G20 Summit: A State of Exception

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Locating Canada’s State Multiculturalism As A Racist Doctrine

By Joe Fantauzzi@jjfantauzziCanada is a multicultural nation. More than four decades of policy, legislation and celebration have engraved this country’s pluralism into its national character. The ethnic diversity of this country is presented globally as a fundamental strength of the Canadian nation. But massive structural inequalities which have not been erased with state multiculturalism policies . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Locating Canada’s State Multiculturalism As A Racist Doctrine

Scott's DiaTribes: The only progressive in the TO Mayor race is Olivia Chow

Municipal politics are an interesting political arena. You have much more of a political ideological mix here, which you don’t necessarily have for the federal or provincial arenas. So it is for the Toronto Mayor race.

All the political candidates lean right-of-centre, with the exception of one candidate; that would be Olivia Chow, ex-NDP . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: The only progressive in the TO Mayor race is Olivia Chow

Illuminated By Street Lamps: No Federal Childcare Program: An Exercise In Strengthening Hegemony

            Canada, a nation among the wealthiest in the world, cannot meet its daycare needs. The problem has grown to crisis proportions in the country’s largest cities. In Toronto there are only enough daycare spaces for about one in five of the city’s children.[1] In downtown Vancouver, 2,000 children are on . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: No Federal Childcare Program: An Exercise In Strengthening Hegemony

Pop The Stack: Mayor Rob Ford The Time Traveller

Rob Ford spoke to the media twice today, twice!

The first time he admitted that yes, he had in fact smoked crack in the past but he doesn’t really remember it (which is why he wants to see that video).

The second appearance seemed on the surface to be innocuous, it was just a statement . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Mayor Rob Ford The Time Traveller

Pop The Stack: Mayor Rob Ford The Time Traveller

Rob Ford spoke to the media twice today, twice!

The first time he admitted that yes, he had in fact smoked crack in the past but he doesn’t really remember it (which is why he wants to see that video).

The second appearance seemed on the surface to be innocuous, it was just a statement . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Mayor Rob Ford The Time Traveller

Pop The Stack: Rob Ford’s Apology and Promise to Continue is Unacceptable

Mayor Rob Ford has apologized sincerely for something , he won’t say what. He then spends part of the rest of his Sunday radio show attacking the media and his opponents who keep hounding him…despite the fact that what they were hounding him for seems to be true. He says “no one will want to . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Rob Ford’s Apology and Promise to Continue is Unacceptable