Deteriorata (National Lampoon) You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here… Deteriorata! Deteriorata! Go placidly amid the noise and waste and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons unless you are in need of sleep. Rotate your tires. Speak glowingly [...]
Dear Readers: Here is another example of how out of touch (NUTS) the right wing Republicans are down there in the U. S. of A! —————— Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial contender E.W. Jackson took a stance that’s apparently common among Christian conservatives. (Maybe it’s the crow poses.) National Review‘s Betsy Woodruff looked into controversial Virginia lieutenant [...]
Here is Bill Maher’s take on Pot
At the close of Saturday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher made the case for legalizing marijuana to be the next big civil rights issue, following in the footsteps of gay marriage.
As Maher explained, proponents of legalization have to demand that it be accepted, much like the LGBT community did with gay marriage. He even suggested that there’s some political capital to be gained in doing so: “If Republicans were smart, they would steal marijuana from the Democrats as a freedom issue. Of course they’re not smart so they won’t.”
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We had Bill Vanderzalm and Fantasy Gardens-Now We have ‘Christie in Wonderland’ with her ‘Fact-Free Campaign’ and her ‘Fantasy Budget’
Christy Clark with Campaign Advisors
Quote from Christie, er, Alice in Wonderland If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?
OK, Christie, um, tell ‘em this. I mean whaddya we got to lose at this point!
True confession time, people.
I commit sociology.
And not just as a one-off.
You might say — all right, I will say it — that I’m a repeat offender. In fact, I’m practically addicted. Scarcely a minute can go by without my synapses looking for …
Ancient woodcut of a rooster, the favored form of sacrifice to the Roman god, Flaccidus. Flaccidus was a god revered during the time of the Roman Republic. Flaccidus was a kind of angry god, but not in the Mars I’m-going-to-stab-you-with-a-spear … Continue reading →
The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Sunday afternoon. They were unable to build on the consistent results against Seattle and Boston early in the week, and scored early and often. Manager John Gibbons was victimized by … Continue reading →
TweetPremier Alison Redford was criticized this week after she harshly denounced her opposition in a campaign-style speech to a group of school children in Calgary. In response to the Premier’s fiery words, book publishers jumped on the opportunity to reach impressionable young minds by releasing a series of children’s books about Alberta politics. Both Premier [...]
“…whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.” –Bertrand Russell “The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction … Continue reading →
There has been much bristling over the Royal Bank of Canada’s recent move to replace 50 Canadian employees with temporary foreign workers. Yes Canada’s largest bank, with profits in excess of $7 billion, was caught sending Canadian jobs overseas in order to save a few bucks.
But I for one will say that critics have rushed to judgment far too quickly. Their mistake? Forgetting that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program reaches back to the very roots of Canada — to our national DNA if you will.
A proud part of our history
NOTE: This the second in an organic post. Last week its subject was Andrew Coyne. This week:David Frum is not just a fucking Conservative, he helped enable the spilling of the blood of thousands of innocent Iraqi women and children with his “Axis of Ev…
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/18/pol-weather-service-rebranding.html
Last Friday I found myself in the audience of one of Toronto’s many Upper Canadian quasi-intellectual gab fests, listening to some rather sharp, and sharp-tongued, satirists mull over the question of whether political satire actually matters. I count myself a professional in the world of satire, and therefore had more than a passing interest in what was being said.
The Spur Festival event, moderated by Leacock award-winning novelist Terry Fallis, brought together Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men, Todd Hanson of The Onion, and Robin Duke of both SNL and SCTV.
Dear Readers; Paul Hogan made one big pile of money from his “Crocodile Dundee” movies,Â and now his good fortune has come full circle after his best friend/financial adviser/buddy made of with 34 MILLION BUCKS of his money! Phillip Egglishaw is currently being sought by Interpol, and is believed to be hiding in Switzerland, or [...]
Dear Readers: A couple of celebrity notes today! (Even though we are not a celebrity rag) Justin Bieber put his foot in a cow patty over the weekend. It was a very unfortunate remark, but this proves that Justin is still a kid who sometimes says inappropriate things without thinking them through! I suspect he [...]
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of political phraseology. Now, if by some miracle you didn’t slip directly into a coma after reading that first sentence, I’ll explain what I mean.
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April 11, 2013
An Espresso With Vito stars Canadian Comedy Award w…
Cheer up fellow Canadians, sneaking unpopular matters through the House of Commons under the guise of ‘Omnibus Bills ‘is catching on. The US Congress is every bit as sleazy as our Harper Conservative Government and that should disturb Americans profoundly.