Category Archives: Politics

More on MacKay

Here’s a bit of follow-up to the comments of Justice Minister Peter Mackay I wrote about yesterday.  It didn’t take very long for The Toronto Star to find some people who strongly disagree, not only with MacKay’s tone, but also with … Continue reading

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Peter MacKay Justice Minister. Is he racist and sexist?

My first introduction to Peter MacKay was back in 2003 when he became leader of the progressive Conservative party of Canada partly by making promises that he would not attempt a merger with the then Canadian Alliance party. That promise … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration needs to step up

Apparently Canadian Immigration doesn’t really want to help protect potential asylum seekers. In fact they seem to be afraid of them. In late June, the University of Toronto is hosting the WorldPride Human Rights Conference and is touted to be: exciting … Continue reading

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When the Enforcers and the Press are the Same

Many times the press seems to just reprint statements from the government or from those who wish to be in the government. It makes it difficult for the rest of us to understand what is really going on. The Lie … Continue reading

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Is this satire?

Some people are so far out there that it can be hard to tell if they are writing satire or if they really believe the bullshit they spew. One site that seems like satire is Project: Free America.  Their stated … Continue reading

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Liars for “Life”

On Oct 20, 2012. the PEI Right to Life Association took out a full page ad in The Charlottetown Guardian in which they spread some lies about abortion. Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, called … Continue reading

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Harper and Political Expression

In India for talks on trade and general international issues, Stephen Harper stood up for freedom of political expression. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday he won’t “interfere” with the political rights of Canadian Sikhs who advocate a separate state in … Continue reading

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US Election is Over

For now. Campaigning for the Senate and House of Representatives elections in 2014 begins tomorrow. Campaigning for the next presidential election in 2016 begins immediately following Obama’s inauguration on Jan 20, 2013. Time for the US politicians to dig in, … Continue reading

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Obama Conspiracies

Mother Jones has gathered up an impressive list of the conspiracy theories that have developed around Barrack Obama over the past 5 years. Ever since the first-black-president-to-be appeared on the national political stage, a cottage industry of conservative conspiracy theorists … Continue reading

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Scalzi on Rape

John Scalzi is the author of one of the longest running personal blogs on the web.  Whatever began back in 1998, and since then, he’s published several books including the Hugo Award nominated “Old Man’s War“. He’s brought his considerable … Continue reading

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