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Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to our American Friends

Dear US citizens who want to move to Canada because of the election,

Recently your country has elected Donald Trump to be your president for the next four years. This concerns a great deal of us up here in Canada (and conversely there are some up here that think it’s a great idea). I’m sure . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to our American Friends

Cowichan Conversations: Reckoning With A Trump Presidency And The Elite Democrats Who Helped Deliver It — Betsy Reed, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald

 

THE UNITED STATES has been plunged into a state of purgatory following the election of Donald Trump. In all political quarters, people are engaged in their own of how this happened and what

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Cowichan Conversations: The Democrats Turned Their Backs On Their Traditional Base-Many Of Whom Voted for Trump.

The numbness is beginning to wear off following the strangest election campaign in modern history. I do not choose to write off all Trump voters as misogynists, racists, and the like.

Sure there were some,

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Cowichan Conversations: Our Deficient Democracy Needs An Overhaul

The US election should ring a bell, a very big bell. Voters stayed at home in droves and they did because the tired old two party charade did not speak to them or for them.

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Cowichan Conversations: John Pilger: ‘The truth is… there was no one to vote for’

Originally posted on Truthdigg

Scripturient: Dear USA: I’m sorry for your loss.

Dear United States of America and my American friends: While I am sorry for your loss on election night, I’m afraid, however, I cannot agree to open the border and let you flood in. Canada is a country, not a convenience for Americans trying escape a self-made disaster. You made your own bed, now you . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Dear USA: I’m sorry for your loss.

Dead Wild Roses: America “B” – John Feffer

Who doesn’t like to kick back and watch the US primary election campaign? I just scan the highlights, but John Feffer is big picture prognosticating with his recent article on Tom’s Dispatch titled Donald Trump and America B. The article examines the disaffected people who make up America B and who have bought into his […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: America “B” – John Feffer

Trashy's World: That point when you know that something has gone too far…

You know, extreme fashion like bell bottoms and clothes made from meat, a practical joke that pushed the limits of good taste, Boy George… That kind of too far. Sooooo, America? You have now and officially gone too far. Stop the stupidity. Now, p… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: That point when you know that something has gone too far…

CuriosityCat: Frank Luntz and his very own Trumpenstein

The Luntz Nightmare …

Poor Frank Luntz! He’s got his knickers in a knot about Donald Trump’s Patton-like charge across the 2016 Republican convention battleground: And you look at the Trump situation, where he can say just about anything, and it doesn’t seem to affect his support.

It is not about issues, it . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Frank Luntz and his very own Trumpenstein

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio November 9, 2012: Elizabeth May, Obama re-election and Hurricane Sandy

On Earthgauge Radio this week, we take a look back at the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, consider the environmental implications of President Obama’s re-election in the U.S. and catch up with the leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May. Click the audio player above or right click here to download. We’ve been trying […] . . . → Read More: earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio November 9, 2012: Elizabeth May, Obama re-election and Hurricane Sandy

RedBedHead: Joy At Republican Humiliation Shouldn’t Make Us Forget The Choices Sucked

I was in a bar/restaurant near my house on election night, trying to get some work done and watching the results come in. At first it seemed like a nail-biter (though I was convinced that it would be a fairly easy sweep for Obama) and people were texting and Facebooking their fear that Romney the . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Joy At Republican Humiliation Shouldn’t Make Us Forget The Choices Sucked

Cowichan Conversations: No Accountabilty For Pundits-Jon Stewart

Nate Silver nailed it but these guys give the Daily Show Host Jon Stewart plenty of ammunition. (See Nate Silver story On the Left Side.) . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: No Accountabilty For Pundits-Jon Stewart

Left Over: Is the Grass Greener in the States, Now?

  Marijuana Legalization: BC Effects Of Washington Vote The Huffington Post B.C. | By Jesse Ferrera   Since Jesse is obviously from TO, I won’t comment much on this except to opine that: Since the only thing the Right here in Canada … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Is the Grass Greener in the States, Now?

Cowichan Conversations: Should The UN Have Been Monitoring The US Election?

I often thought that the UN should be here to monitor the election. Go Obama! R . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Should The UN Have Been Monitoring The US Election?

Trashy's World: What was really an earthquake not far from Ottawa…

… Was first mistaken by me to be the thundering feet of millions of Americans heading to Ottawa en masse in the event of a Romney win tonight. I suspected the border guards were overridden! But no, it was just an earthquake. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, O… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: What was really an earthquake not far from Ottawa…

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: We didn’t start satire

Heard the start of this on the Sunday Edition on the CBC, and thought it was worth sharing. Alltop didn’t start humor blog aggregation either, but they’re still around!

RedBedHead: Obama’s Betrayals Made Romney Credible

Everybody’s biting their nails and holding their breath. What’s going to happen? Who’s going to win? The “Hollywood liberal” machine is out in full force with clever ads by luminaries like Joss Whedon of Avengers, Buffy and Firefly fame and hipster filmmaker Lena Dunham chiming in. There’s no doubt that this is a dramatic finish . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Obama’s Betrayals Made Romney Credible

Dead Wild Roses: Is the US Election Really Any More Than This?

I’m amused as the US electorate prepares to “participate” in deciding which business class representative they want not represent their interests in matters of state.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Obama v. Mittens, Rap, US Election

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Dead Wild Roses: The Course is Stayed – Win an Election, lose the Planet.

Political theatre harms us all. Issues that are important to public are marginalized while supposedly “important” issues take the spotlight. (Yes, you women, under the bus with you stat!)

Noam Chomsky summarizes what elections have become in the US –

“Elections are run by the public relations industry. Its primary task is commercial advertising, which . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Course is Stayed – Win an Election, lose the Planet.

The Disaffected Lib: The Right Will Howl Tonight

Income inequality seems to have sprung up as a hot issue in the American elections.    With a consummate rent-seeker, Mitt Romney, carrying the Republican banner, America’s crippling inequality – income, wealth and opportunity –  was bound to bubble to the surface.

Today’s American Right (no, they’re not conservatives) has reacted like junkyard dogs at the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Right Will Howl Tonight

Dead Wild Roses: Voting Fruad – More Republican Shenanigans

A substantial portion of the view DWR gets is from the United States. Consider this a NSFW PSA from your friendly Canadian neighbours.

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Disempowering People, Humour-ish, PSA, Republican “strategy”, Republican Fail, US Election

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Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

True words written by David Brooks.

But the next step is for him to realize that the Democrats are not actually socialists at all but are the Traditional Conservatives he is talking about and pining for. In Canada we used to call them Progressive Conservatives and they’re all but dead up here too, having merged . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.

True words written by David Brooks.

But the next step is for him to realize that the Democrats are not actually socialists at all but are the Traditional Conservatives he is talking about and pining for. In Canada we used to call them Progressive Conservatives and they’re all but dead up here too, having merged . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Yes David, the Conservative movement has two sides, but it also has two parties.