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Today’s News: About the Foreign Interference Scandal, from May, Wark, Smith, and Scrimshaw

Posted June 12, 2024 by Anonymous

So I’ve been sort of following the NSICORP (National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians) report revelations about foreign interference in Canadian politics, except there really hadn’t been any, nothing concrete at any rate, about e…

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80th anniversary of D-Day: “We will remember them”

Posted June 6, 2024 by Anonymous

Too much going on this week to do a longer post, but here’s some interesting stuff about D-Day and the 80th anniversary.  First, posted above is the Veterans Affairs video commemorating the 80th anniversary – “We will remember them”.Next, c…

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Guilty X 34 = two solitudes in America

Posted May 31, 2024 by Anonymous

In Canada in the 1940s, we were experiencing what we described as Two Solitudes  between our French-speaking and English-speaking peoples:…two peoples within one nation, each with its own legend and ideas of what a nation should be. …the …

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And on the lighter side!

Posted May 28, 2024 by Anonymous

This is one of those weeks for me personally — so here’s some funny stuff to lighten the mood:
First, some Poilievre makeup jokes:
What’s the difference between the Trudeau Foundation and the Poilievre Foundation? The Trudeau foundation gives sc…

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Great threads: from sculptures to libraries, from Curb Your Enthusiasm to Cow 88, from TikTok to Kermit

Posted May 23, 2024 by Anonymous

Here are some fascinating threads I have seen recently on Twitter – click to see all of the posts: Amazing sculptures:2. Melancholy, a sculpture created by Albert Gyorgy, portrays the void that grief leaves us with.”We may look as if we carr…

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Into the long weekend: mosquitos and Poilievre and polls, oh my

Posted May 19, 2024 by Anonymous

Ahh, summer is starting at last!MOSQUITOES! pic.twitter.com/wvHI7RLein— Brittlestar (@brittlestar) May 17, 2024 Moving on to something even more biting, I think Pierre Poilievre is now finding there is a downside to being up 20 points in the polls — p…

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Today’s News: Trump makes cowards of them all.

Posted May 15, 2024 by Anonymous

The more I see of the Congressional Republicans, the more they remind me of The Sopranos.And anyone who doesn’t fall into line gets sent to the Gulag.The cowardice is appalling.

George Carlin put it best in 1988: “These are the people who are against …

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More writings about the Israel-Hamas War: Biden’s dream, IDF goals, casualty statistics, Israel divestment

Posted May 13, 2024 by Anonymous

I have seen several recent useful posts and comments about the Israel-Hamas War so I wanted to share them.
First, an interesting analysis from Dan Rather about Biden’s Big Dream For The Middle East:
…why did Hamas attack [on Oct 7] seemingly out of t…

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Happy Mother’s Day and other comedy bits

Posted May 12, 2024 by Anonymous

I liked this New Yorker cartoon — says it all. I also saw this thread on X and yes, I could appreciate this sentiment:Anyone who has ever worked in food service knows Mother’s Day brunch is the worst shift of the year. People are such assholes ab…

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Today’s news: the stupid, it burns!

Posted May 6, 2024 by Anonymous

What a crazy week it has been — we’ve all been sick with what I am calling the Black Death Cold, plus a family member fell and now has a broken pelvis. I’m afraid to leave the house.

You spend your 40s thinking “hey, maybe aging isn’t so bad, I’m en…

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Animal crackers

Posted April 29, 2024 by Anonymous

Just a few tweets about animals to enjoy! I’m sure by now the whole world has recoiled in horror after hearing that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem boasted about killing her dog. She really deserves the title “Christ, what an asshole!”

Mitt Rom…

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“Never Again for anyone” – Discussions about ending the Israel-Hamas War: Shulman, Fox, Alkhatib, Friedman, Ganz, Elbein

Posted April 27, 2024 by Anonymous

Here are some interesting and useful commentaries about the Israel-Hamas War, including some discussion about how it can be brought to an end

First, this article is recommended by Eric Loomis at Lawyers, Guns and Money — at the New York Review of B…

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Support for Ukraine and Israel

Posted April 21, 2024 by Anonymous

(And read to the end for a Trump fart joke!)Today I was very glad to see the US support for Ukraine and for Israel approved by the House — now only was it great to see the aid approved itself, but also it was a demonstration that Trump and his crazy M…

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“Protect the rich” is NOT going to catch on

Posted April 18, 2024 by Anonymous

Yeah, lots of financial press whining in the last 2 weeks about how raising taxes on the rich or on corporations would be so unfair & so awful — but “protect the rich!” just isn’t going to cut it as a #BaloneyFactory slogan.— Cathie from Canada 🇨…

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Great stories

Posted April 13, 2024 by Anonymous

Just sharing some stories tonight:

Good Samaritans rush to save herd of elk trapped in frigid waterTwo dozen people jumped into action Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. when a herd of elk fell through the ice at Palisades Reservoir near Alpine, WY.https://…

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Yeah, isn’t this just what we all needed now … bird flu!

Posted April 7, 2024 by Anonymous

So let’s all worry about bird flu now!The @USDA is closely tracking #H5N1 #flu in the dairy industry, and it’s turning up in a very dispersed pattern across the USA.States w/confirmed cases since March 25: TX, KA, MI, NM, ID, OH.https://t.co/2vuQKuh3CS…

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Trending tonight: #PuntTheRunt

Posted April 5, 2024 by Anonymous

Canadians are laughing at Poilievre’s three-word policies for anything that ails Canada — and tonight, “Punt The Runt” is trending: Also today, Charlie Angus announced he won’t run again, and Poilievre couldn’t resist responding with the usual pe…

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Random Round-up: from the Sask Easter Bunny, to the Trudeau Liberals, the RCMP, Boeing, the eclipse, and even wigs

Posted March 31, 2024 by Anonymous

For Easter, here is the Craig Baird Saskatchewan Easter Bunny:I recently found several good articles that are worth sharing: 
Evan Scrimshaw pleads with the Trudeau Liberals to smarten up –Jurisdiction’s False Sanctimony and stop pretending they…

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We’re all bridge experts now, aren’t we?

Posted March 27, 2024 by Anonymous

Here is a fascinating analysis of the Baltimore bridge disaster, by someone who actually does know a lot about ships and bridges: 

  My bet is they will get some shipping lanes cleared within two weeks — the Army Corps of Engineers alr…

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Canada is re-thinking Mulroney today. And maybe Poilievre, too

Posted March 24, 2024 by Anonymous

Canada is buzzing about Brian Mulroney’s funeral — so many profound, moving and memorable moments: Good God… when Marc Hervieux and Mulroney’s granddaughter Elizabeth Lapham stopped to let a recording of Brian Mulroney finish singing When Irish E…

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Trending tonight: #ScrapTheCrap and #22Minutes

Posted March 21, 2024 by Anonymous

[With thanks to Journo Dale Smith.]So today Pierre Poilievre was getting lots of media attention due to his ridiculous “threat” of a non-confidence motion — did he think the NDP would actually want to fight an election this spring? Not.&nbsp…

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Has America finally reached its gag limit with Trump?

Posted March 17, 2024 by Anonymous

I try to ignore just about everything Trump babbles. But tonight he is quoted by activist and former Labour Secretary Robert Reich in a post titled Trump is out of his mind, and desperate
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The Golden Calf and the Three Little Pigs

Posted March 16, 2024 by Anonymous

In America, Trump is the Golden Calf – because he has no philosophy or morals or principles himself, he can only reflect the hatreds and prejudices of his worshipers. And they love him for it.

Here in Canada, we’re dealing with out own fairy tale. Poilievre’s three-word solutions –Ax the Tax, Build the Homes — and his frothing hatred of Trudeau makes him a kindred spirit to people who want shouting and slogans and fist-raising rallys but who don’t know what his slogans actually mean. 
Mulroney knew the real Poilievre, as does Kim Campbell

Now his MPs are following in his footsteps:

People are noticing that Poilievre’s speeches seem to be adopting an “ein volk, ein reich” flavour:

Journalist Brigitte Pellerin writes “Tell Me, Pierre, What Is A Jewish Riding?”

People who are eligible to vote in Canada are Canadian citizens and fully Canadian, full stop. If we allow politicians to put people into groups and pit those groups up against one another, we agree to them tearing this democracy apart and that won’t do.

The Poilievre gang feels free to do just that, and I can promise you they’ll find me in their path.

22 Minutes has nailed it:

Poilievre used to deal with media questions by adopting a Mr. Roboto persona to make non-answer answers. Now he doesn’t even want to hear the questions at all:

HaHa — the “Baloney Factory”!

Apparently Poilievre and the Baloney Factory can’t even figure out what to say about something that happened years ago. How in the world do they think he will respond to current events?

We will sure miss Trudeau if Canadians make the mistake of thinking that all politicians are basically the same and so a change is as good as a rest:

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#Kate-Gate: maybe she just exited, pursued by a bear

Posted March 15, 2024 by Anonymous

Oh, wouldn’t you know that the Kate Middleton story is now so big it just had to become “Kate-Gate”!

The Princess of Wales is missing and the spare Prince is in exile and the King is treating his cancer with herbs. If this were the 1300s France…

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“Say….what????” moments — with Campbell, Middleton, Moe, and LA

Posted March 11, 2024 by Anonymous

Several “Say….what????” moments tonight: First, Kim Campbell called Pierre Poilievre a liar and a hatemonger. Wow!

Kim Campbell. Brian Mulroney. Flora MacDonald.Back when Conservativism was actually just a different way of trying to make a cou…

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