Michal Rozworski: No, Canada’s economy will not collapse if Trudeau stands up to Trump

Trudeau met Trump on Monday but voiced no criticism. He stayed mum on Trump’s racist travel bans for Muslims and refugees—silent even about Canadian Muslims being arbitrarily denied entry at the US border. Many commentators in the media were quick to jump to Trudeau’s defense, excusing his total lack of spine with considerations of real economik: Canada’s trading relationship ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: It’s Not Been A Great Week

@CBCSask It's a spectacular failure for @SUMA_amplify to denounce the federal solution, while providing no alternative plan. — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) February 14, 2017 https://t.co/4fRVzIa6U7It won't get better soon.#Drumph — Saskboy (@saskboy) February 14, 2017 Parking extension in 2017. Extension of safe cycling infrastructure? $0. #YQRcc https://t.co/WgCCI7TfX0 — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) February 14, 2017

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Off To A Good Start: Analysis Of Trump/Trudeau First Meeting

I don’t know who suggested Trudeau host a “chicks in biz” lunch with The Donald and daughter Ivanka, who cares about that kind of shit, but it was a brilliant move and it worked.  Look at the pic below.  Ivanka’s got that…. …I’d fuck him right now look.  She’ll be for Canada going forward.  Count ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Be Next

@SteveKopack Nothing about this is funny. Why do these "people" laugh? — Ozzie (@OzziePants777) February 7, 2017

The Political Road Map: 3 Reasons to Not Punch a Nazi

Lately, I have kept my distance from the American election and much of the ongoing affairs in Canadian politics as well. With work being busy and life equally as busy, it has been hard to follow every aspect of current political affairs, while dedicating the sufficient time needed to complete my personal goals, so let ...

Trashy's World: Mosque atrocity – hate driven or coincidence?

Canada has its First mass shooting in years. So tragic, and can’t help but note that a mosque was targeted. This is amid all of the hate being spewed by Trump and his brown shirts, as well as their Canadian apologists like Kellie Leitch. Police haven’t yet confirmed it, but it looks like Alexandre Bissonnette and ...

Things Are Good: The Quick and Powerful Response by the ACLU

Image via Reddit. Over the weekend President Trump enacted what has come to be known as the Muslim Ban. Immediately protestors took to their nearby airports in act of solidarity with the people affected by Trump’s outrageous actions against migration. The protests are continuing today at American consulates and embassies around the world. This is ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: American ban on refugees is a crisis Canada must help solve

Dear Minister Goodale: Please help refugees stranded by the illegal and immoral Republican ban on Muslim people going to the United States. You could grant access to Canada for any family that had already been granted an American Visa which was subsequently cancelled yesterday by the Republicans. This is an international humanitarian crisis, and I ...

Scripturient: Auden, Trump and poetry

There’s a poem by W. H. Auden (1907-73) going the internet rounds these days with suggestions of Auden’s prescience towards the latest American president and contemporary politics. It’s a powerful piece, but the bad news for conspiracy theorists is that Auden was a poet, not a prophet. A good poet, even a great poet, mind ...

Trashy's World: Goodbye yellow brick road. Hello Mordor.

Very soon, a racist, classless and misogynist piece of trash moves into to the White House. Be above this swamp rat, American friends. You are better than him and his sputtering jackals. Most of you are fine people. Fight and obstruct everything he and the GOP for the full four years, just like the GOP and their ...

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: 4/1 odds Trump to be Impeached

Donald Trump is facing seriously short odds to be impeached in his first term as President Story HERE 

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: For a Decade It was Harper Horror

Now, it may be Trump’s turn to make everything worse. I’m not planning on blogging about Trump very much, however. The man gets far too much attention, and that’s one of the things that brought him to power in the United States. While Harper was wrecking Canada, I couldn’t help but write about his lying, ...

Left Over: Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Cry…

  Saw this on Facebook, and just for old times sake (yeah, I am that old…) I watched the video, and instead of  ‘enjoying’ it, for the first time I noticed just  how truly angry Joe MacDonald was, and I noticed that  the  young guys in the audience were sort of ‘enjoying’ it but they ...

The Disaffected Lib: Will Trump Be a Lightning Rod for Terrorist Attacks on America?

If there’s another Osama bin Laden out there, and there probably is, Donald Trump is manna from Heaven. The Great Orange Bloat is every terrorist’s dream. He’s impulsive and reactionary. We’re talking about a guy who can’t resist late night Twitter barrages over something as insignificant as a parody sketch on SNL. His narcissism is ...

Northern Reflections: Genuflecting In Tandem

At first glance, an alliance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin might seem strange. But it’s not, really. Andrew Nikiforuk writes that what unites the two men is a petro-bond: The basic facts are self-evident: the world still runs on fossil fuels (86 per cent of our energy consumption) and Russia now tops the list ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Notes on Trump (Bromma Dec. 2016)

1. The normality of white supremacy Since Trump’s election, I keep hearing that we shouldn’t “normalize” him or his agenda. I believe that’s looking through the wrong end of the telescope. There’s nothing as “normal” in the U.S. as white supremacy. Sometimes it’s disguised by tokenism and obscured by “multiculturalism.” But in this country, white ...

The Disaffected Lib: Henry Giroux on – Of Course, Trump

American public intellectual, Henry Giroux, sees his homeland about to embark on America’s “Second Gilded Age” dominated by  “The Rule of Billionaires and Militarists.” During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump made it clear that he liked the uneducated and that once he assumed the presidency, he would appoint a range of incompetent people to high ...

The Disaffected Lib: So Much for Democracy

We now know that Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by well more than 2.5-million ballots. Perhaps as many ballots again were not counted due to Republican efforts to disqualify eligible voters. – Strike One. We now know that investigations by the Central Intelligence Agency determined that Russia meddled in the election by ...

The Disaffected Lib: Cap’n "Tip Jar Subsistence" for Trump’s Labour Secretary

Who better to serve as labour secretary than someone steeped in the idea of minimum wage politics? Now please give a big, Donald Trump welcome to Andrew Puzder, fast food empresario and CEO of the company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl Jr.’s burger chains. Puzder, who served as an economic adviser to Trump during ...

The Disaffected Lib: Relax. We’re a "Post-National State" Now. We Have No Core Values.

Sheesh, didn’t this guy get the memo from our first post-national prime minister, Justin the Liberated? I refer to Michael Doucet, executive director of Canada’s Security Intelligence Review Committee, the outfit that oversees our country’s spy apparatus and operations. Doucet questions whether Donald Trump’s espoused support for torture means Canada should rein in the flow ...

The Disaffected Lib: He’s Wrong. He Has to Be Wrong. Tell Me He’s Got It Wrong.

The interval since the US election on November 8th has brought us multiple examples of the buffoonery of America’s president-elect. From the angry tweets about SNL to how he may or may not structure his business affairs to his phone call to the Taiwanese president that has China in an uproar, the Trumpster has come ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Kevin Goudreau Arrested for Assault

You know who we haven't talked about for a while? Not Paulie. We talk about him a lot. No, we're referring to Kevin Goudreau this time or, as we've taken to calling him, the Goudreau. We've profiled the Goudreau and his misadventures for years on the blog. Mostly because he amuses us, though we don't ...

The Disaffected Lib: Trump Has Germans Thinking a Lot About Democracy

The German people have not forgotten their past and president-elect Donald J. Trump has them revisiting those painful memories of a darker time. An article in Der Spiegel asks “How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?” The writer reviews a number of fascism checklists and the results aren’t promising for American democracy. He concludes that ...

The Disaffected Lib: Monbiot Tackles Neoliberalism’s Death Grip on the West

Neoliberalism has been the default operating system of western governments, Canada included, since it was ushered in during the Thatcher/Reagan/Mulroney era. Justin Trudeau is a neoliberal as were his predecessors over the last three decades.  Canada remains in the clutches of neoliberalism and no one, no leader, no party is putting forward an alternative vision. ...

Against the Grain: The Vultures of False Equivalency Descend

I really shouldn’t be surprised that even the much beloved Humans of New York decided it was Trump supporters who needed to be humanized in the wake of at least ~700 hate crimes committed in the past 3 days targeting almost entirely minorities.   Okay, so, I have some thoughts. Commentators rushed forth to declare ...