Impeachment. Inappropriate just won’t do it.

Feb 06

Impeachment. Inappropriate just won’t do it.

I think I watch too much CNN. It often plays in the background as I do my work, vomiting the same political stories – interspersed with the occasional mass shooting or weather catastophe – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. White noise in the background helps me concentrate. And when I want to get real news, local, national or international, I change the...

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#SNCLavalin Redux – Just fucking say we have balls and we did it

Aug 14

#SNCLavalin Redux – Just fucking say we have balls and we did it

The Ethics Commissioner’s report came out today and said that Justin Trudeau violated the ethics code. Of course, the Canadian cable media has latched on, analyzing the blathering of the leaders of the CPC and NDP, as well as the “apology” of the Prime Minister. The usual partisan bullshit abounds. NDP talking heads decry the horrible breach of...

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Things We Wish We Could Say Out Loud – Judy Wilson-Raybould Scandal Shows Trudeau’s Feminism is Real and It Bit Him in the Ass

Feb 28

Things We Wish We Could Say Out Loud – Judy Wilson-Raybould Scandal Shows Trudeau’s Feminism is Real and It Bit Him in the Ass

There are times I want to cancel my news subscriptions and delete my links to social media. After weeks of the Jody Wilson-Raybould, SNC-Lavalin and Justin Trudeau “scandal”, I find myself wanting to turn off all the inputs. Let me be clear, this story is an excellent example of a truly feminist story. The government wanted to get a result and pushed its...

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JWR & SNC – Some random thoughts on the “scandal”

Feb 12

JWR & SNC – Some random thoughts on the “scandal”

The talking heads have latched on to the “scandal” regarding whether the PM pressured AG Jody Wilson-Raybould to jigger the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Here are some random thoughts. JWR just resigned from cabinet.Is she a shining example?Is she a political traitor?Isn’t it nice that not everyone is able to continually bend the knee to the PM and...

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Black Tea’s Andray Domise: “Israel is an Apartheid State”

Jan 02

Black Tea’s Andray Domise: “Israel is an Apartheid State”

Black Tea is a new podcast featuring Andray Domise and Melayna Williams. It claims to discuss issues important to black people. After entreaties to try it out, I subscribed and listened. I found it superficial, focused almost entirely on trying to reinforce the idea that white people are racists, working to silence the voice of minorities. Listen to the podcasts and...

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I Agree with #MeToo – We Must Protect Women, They Are Just So Delicate

Dec 22

I Agree with #MeToo – We Must Protect Women, They Are Just So Delicate

It should go without saying that I stand with those who have used the #MeToo hashtag. Women should not be raped, harassed, leered at or be within earshot of something that might possibly offend them. Like children, women are always almost completely powerless and cannot be expected to protect themselves. If attacked, women cannot be expected to report such actions....

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