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Thursday, August 30, 2018

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The dangers od GOP complicity

Here’s House Republicans’ list of all the Trump scandals they’re covering up

It’s not a short list.

Republicans on the Hill have again and again claimed that there is no Donald Trump scandal worth investigating. But in a sign that maybe they aren’t operating totally on the level, Jonathan Swan at Axios reports that a “senior House Republicans office” has compiled a spreadsheetof all the things they believe House Democrats will investigate if they win a majority in November — and they are terrified of what these inquiries might turn up.
In total defiance of the (flawed) logic of the Madisonian constitutional system, Republicans have used their control of the congressional agenda to stymie any kind of rigorous investigation into dozens of urgent scandals swirling around the Trump administration.
Swan reports that “it has churned Republican stomachs” and includes the following:

Trump's 10 Steps for Turning Lies into Truths

Our daughter and her cat Cesar

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Trump would just turn it into a rally for himself

Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain

President Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet before posting one Saturday night that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and other White House aides advocated for an official statement that gave the decorated Vietnam War POW plaudits for his military and Senate service and called him a “hero,” according to current and former White House aides, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations. The original statement was drafted before McCain died Saturday, and Sanders and others edited a final version this weekend that was ready for the president, the aides said. 
But Trump told aides he wanted to post a brief tweet instead, and the statement praising McCain’s life was not released. 
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This administration is wrought with corruption at all levels

I think people underestimate the number of scandals hiding inside the agencies. To some extent, Trump’s daily personal drama masks the corruption and cronyism that is rampant at all levels of the administration.


Daniel Dale on twitter: Trump is lying again

Trump is lying about his approval rating again. He doesn't have a 52% approval rating even with his favourite pollster, Rasmussen - he's at 46% in their latest daily tracker. Overall, he's at 41.9% (FiveThirtyEight) or 43.6% (RealClearPolitics).


How Trump turned Sean Hannity into a conspiracy theorist


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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CPC Fail

Expanding the hate movement in the CPC

"Conservative delegates voted to adopt the policy, ending a longstanding consensus  that citizenship is guaranteed to any child born on Canadian soil and opening the door to stateless children who hold no legal rights anywhere in the world."

Conservative Delegate Who Led Push to End Birthright Citizenship Linked to Campus ‘Alt-Right’ Scandals

Controversial campus conservative led push to make Conservative Party adopt Trump-style anti-immigration policy

The lead speaker on a successful resolution to make ending birthright citizenship the official policy of the Conservative Party of Canada has been at the centre of multiple “alt-right” controversies at the University of Calgary.
Keean Bexte, a former Conservative staffer, made national headlines last year after resigning in disgrace when his campus conservative club promoted a film produced by alt-right figures by sending an e-mail declaring “feminism is cancer.”
This weekend during the Conservatives’ national convention in Halifax, Bexte introduced and advocated for a resolution to “eliminate birthright citizenship”before a full membership vote Saturday.

The problem with the CPC is they don't think, they don't plan and they don't care: Hate meets their agenda

This Story Show’s Why Conservatives Attacks on Canadian Citizenship Are So Dangerous

Conservatives say being born a Canadian doesn't make you a Canadian.

At last weekend’s convention, Conservatives voted to end birthright citizenship for people born in Canada.
The alarming policy was met by denunciations from across the political spectrum, including a Conservative leadership candidate who worried about government being able to decide who is and isn’t a Canadian citizen.
But one of the best responses was from Bashir Mohamed, a Canadian citizen who was previously born stateless. The story is harrowing and worth reading in its entirety. It shows the dangers of creating stateless families.

Fords snitch line folly

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

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The effects of their own inaction

"PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast."

Big Oil Asks Government to Protect It From Climate Change

Oil industry wants government to protect it from effects of climate change along Texas coast.

And the plot muddies

Michael Cohen paid a mysterious tech company $50,000 'in connection with' Trump's campaign

  • President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, made a previously unreported payment of $50,000 to a tech company in connection with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
  • The document detailing the payment does not say which company Cohen paid the money to, or what, exactly, the company did for him.
  • The payment suggests that Cohen may have been doing more for Trump, and for the Trump campaign, than had been previously known.
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Here come da FBI


David Pecker and Dylan Howard corroborated Michael Cohen’s account implicating the president in a federal crime. And Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis says there are more revelations to come.

If you're guilty

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Trump insanity has spilled over to the CPC


Apparently infected by the decline of political discourse in the United States, the Canadian right is increasingly moving toward defining the use of facts that run counter to its narrative as conspiracy and policy disagreement criminality.
If you doubt this, consider recent Tweets by the likes of Calgary Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, who accused the Trudeau Government and the media of being in a conspiracy to use facts to challenge conservative orthodoxy.
The Canadian Press “Baloney Meter” a regular fact-checking feature by the national news agency, the Calgary-Nose Hill Conservative MP complained in a now notorious Twitter rant, is scheming with the Prime Minister’s Office to spin the news to the Liberal Government’s advantage.
“Their baloney meter is a spin tool for the Trudeau PMO,” she Tweeted last week. “Just look at Trudeau’s top henchman’s twitter feed useage of it. It’s that sort of editorialization disguised as journalism that degrades journalism writ large. Sad.”
What was the Conservative immigration critic objecting to, asked The Sprawl, an online Calgary news and opinion site? The CP reporter “cited migration data, put the recent migration numbers in context and called three experts for insight.” Joan Bryden, one of Ottawa’s most experienced reporters, then dismissed Conservative claims there’s a “border crisis” as “completely inaccurate.”

Monday, August 20, 2018

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The unethical conservatives

The ethics of John Baird’s Saudi intervention

Where to begin with former minister John Baird’s stunning appearance on Saudi state TV?
The idea that a former foreign affairs minister could openly attack Canada’s human rights efforts in Saudi Arabia was shocking enough. The fact he further called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fly immediately to Riyadh to apologize to Saudi leadership seemed even worse.
But it was his appearance on the regime’s state network that made him seem like a willing propagandist. It was offensive to people from across the Canadian political spectrum.
Can you imagine any former foreign affairs minister — Joe Clark, Lloyd Axworthy, Flora MacDonald — acting in such a manner? But then, none of these former national representatives were paid advisers to Barrick Gold Corp., a mining giant with an ongoing venture in Saudi Arabia. In terms of ethical lapses, the Baird incident sets a new low.

Friday, August 17, 2018

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More bigotry and racism from the CPC

Thread by @Norlaine: "I can't bring myself to retweet the most recent Bernier tweet thread. It doesn't deserve oxygen. But he has joined the chorus of CPC voices […]" #cdnpoli

I can't bring myself to retweet the most recent Bernier tweet thread. It doesn't deserve oxygen. But he has joined the chorus of CPC voices saying there are 2 kinds of Canadians. Those the CPC like: white, Christian, "old stock"/"pure laine"... And everyone else. #cdnpoli 1/
And I feel that this is not the way any party seeking to run our country should be thinking and speaking. They are making bolder and bolder anti-immigration statements. Well, ok, specifically anti-brown people immigration. Australians and Brits and so on are cool with them. 2/
It is no good for a party, especially one who thinks they should be making laws and stuff, to be hating people who live in that country. To be dismissing some Canadians because they look or sound or love or worship or dress differently than the CPC ideal. 3/
Canada is a vast land mass. Our population is getting OLD. We are not having babies to replace us. We need immigrants. We have excellent security processes to make sure scary people don't get in, regardless of where/how they enter our country. 4/

The not so suttle views of a bigot

Diversity will 'destroy' what makes Canada great: Conservative MP Bernier

OTTAWA – Outspoken Conservative MP and failed leadership contender Maxime Bernier is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of fostering a "cult of diversity" that he believes will destroy the country.
In a six-tweet thread posted Sunday evening, the Quebec MP says that more diversity will "divide us into little tribes" and bring "distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence."
He described this as "cultural balkanization." Balkanization refers to the geopolitical splitting apart of a state into smaller regions with tension between them.

The pigs of Canadian politics would sell their children to foreign interests

The pigs of Canadian politics have turned against their own government in a treasonous manner and support a country that believes in beheading those who disagree with their "pure society".... sick

The Conservatives Pick a Side — And It’s Saudi Arabia

Party allies with a government that beheads criminals and oppresses women and Shia Muslims.

tress, it’s said, reveals true character. If so, the stress of the Saudis’ quarrel with Canada has revealed the Conservative Party of Canada as a gang of sellouts, coming out solidly in support of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the Saudis’ idle quarrel with Canada.

As the uproar began last week, Tory MP Michelle Rempel, shadow minister for citizenship and immigration, tweeted a thread paying lip service to human rights issues like the imprisonment and flogging of Raif Badawai and jailing of his sister Samar and blasting the Liberals’ “inconsistent” approach to human rights advocacy.
At the same time, shadow foreign affairs minister Erin O’Toole was tweeting: “My view is that a disconnect between our countries arose because of the use of Twitter as a substitute for proper diplomacy by the Trudeau government. Serious diplomacy requires effort. The Prime Minister and Minister should advocate face to face on issues and not by hashtag.”
That was just the warmup. The Guardian ran a piece on Saturday with a photo of a solemn Justin Trudeau and a mournful headline: “We don’t have a single friend.” Those weren’t Trudeau’s words; they were a quote from Rachel Curran, who used to be Stephen Harper’s policy director. She went on to say: “…in the whole wide world.”

He just can't stop being a fool

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Rosie Barton on twitter "fails as a National news anchor".... you must read the comments

This is not a big story, but it's also extremely silly behaviour for staffers.

The link between Scheer and racism

A Not-So-Brief History of Racism From Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party

The Conservatives under Scheer have a history of embracing racism to further their political agenda.

Recently Conservatives have made news coverage for racist and dog whistle attacks to further their political agenda. But this isn’t a one-time thing. Under Andrew Scheer, the Conservatives have a history of using racism and aligning themselves with far-right groups to further their agenda.
Here’s a list of the many times Andrew Scheer and his Conservatives embraced racism or were connected to racist groups.

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins Insinuates MP is a Radical Islamist – August 9, 2018

As reported by PressProgress, the website Blaine Calkins linked to is connected to Rebel Media:
The 2005 blog post was published by far-right blogger Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum, an anti-Muslim think tank which has provided funding to Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant – Pipes was even a guest on Levant’s 2016 “Rebel Cruise.”

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We really don't need the Saudi's as friends

The Saudi attack on Canada is a political gift to the Liberals

Though they would never say so out loud, on some level Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland must regard Saudi Arabia’s imposition of sanctions and punishments on Canada as a gift.

The Saudi attack, despite being a time-consuming annoyance at an inconvenient moment, allows them to do something that no Canadian government could have done on its own: distance this country from an overly friendly relationship with a regime whose conduct, interests and regional influence are contradictory to democratic values.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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WTF Ontario just add them to the charity list rather than give them a hand up.... Pricks

This is not satire. The Minister responsible for cutting ODSP and OW is organizing a food drive. Because why provide social welfare through the state and jeopardize middle-class do-gooders charitable acts and feelings of moral superiority?


A buck a beer is more important than those struggling financially

Red Tories are appalled that the Ford government cancelled the basic-income pilot program — despite the fact that, during the election campaign, Christine Elliott (now Ontario’s health minister and deputy premier) and PC spokesperson Melissa Lantsman confirmed that the experiment would be allowed to run its course before any decisions were made about its future.
The program, which was originally intended to last three years, allowed thousands of low-income Ontarians to sign up for a guaranteed annual income of about $17,000 for singles, or $24,000 for families. The only condition was that they had to allow their individual circumstances to be studied to see whether and in what ways their lives improved. Some conservatives believe that a basic-income program would save taxpayers’ money, since a simplified social-assistance system would require fewer civil servants to administer. It's also possible that such a program could help lower-income Ontarians lead healthier lives, which could in turn relieve some pressure on the province's overstretched health-care system.
Now, not only has the new government cancelled the program, but the minister responsible for it, Lisa MacLeod, has also denied that the cancellation constitutes a broken promise. Many red Tories now think that MacLeod looks foolish and that the government looks heartless. (The government, perhaps tacitly acknowledging that it chose to end the program too quickly, has just announced that there will be a “lengthy and compassionate runway” before the program is wound down.)
Hugh Segal, one-time chief of staff to former PC premier Bill Davis and a long-time champion of the pilot program, called the decision a “horrific mistake,” adding: “I am embarrassed, as a Progressive Conservative.”

The first rips in the Progressive Conservatives’ big blue tent

The differnce is clear conservatives don't care about their fellow human being

Thanks voters

Peace and Love

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Saudi's, like conservatives, hate the truth

What friends do when you want support.... tuck their heads up their a$$es

Rob silver on Twitter

So many unfortunate misunderstandings in the Conservative caucus these days. It’s like a racist Three’s Company reboot over there these days.

Read the thread:

Daniel Tisch on Twitter

Washington Post: 'Canada won't look the other way on . We shouldn't either'


As America and the Brits bow down to the murderous Saudi Regime Canada stands up for human rights

Brad Paisley Debuts Unreleased Love Song "First Cousins"

Sunday, August 12, 2018

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Lock 'em up

America's Clown Prince declares victory

Trump, down three touchdowns at halftime, declares victory

This is a grim moment for President Trump and his fellow Republicans.
A Trump-boosting Republican member of Congress has been indicted on charges of insider trading — from the White House, no less. Trump’s former campaign chairman and another former aide are squabbling in court over who is the bigger criminal. And in a closely watched special congressional race in Ohio — a seat Republicans have held for 35 years in a district Trump won by 11 points and Mitt Romney by 10 — the Republican was clinging to a 0.9-percentage -point lead Wednesday despite Trump’s intervention and vast sums of Republican dollars.
In situations such as these, there is only one thing for Trump to do: declare victory.
“Congratulations to Troy Balderson on a great win in Ohio,” Trump proclaimed, even though the number of uncounted provisional and absentee ballots meant the race could not be called. Trump further declared it “a great victory” in a “very special” race.

Ode to the fascists

Special for GOP supporters

I first went there in 1949.... what a wonderful memory

The Real Story Behind Montreal's Orange Julep

Iconic in every sense, Montrealers everywhere are instantly flooded with waves of nostalgia any time someone says the words "Orange Julep." Whether for the famous orange-based beverage, its charmingly kitschy architecture, or the summer muscle car nights, everyone has a reason to remember Gibeau Orange Julep.

Simply put, the Orange Julep, which has rested (and will no doubt continue to) on Décarie Expressway for decades is a Montreal landmark, one known across the province and Canada at-large.

But while you may love the classic, creamy orange drink served only by the iconic casse-croûte, not to mention the amazingness that is the restaurant itself, there's probably a lot you don't know about the Orange Julep.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Let's hope not

Ford: Driving more children into poverty

Predicting Hurricane Doug’s path of destruction

Premier Doug Ford was only sworn into office on June 29, but already he’s embarked on a series of actions that presage a major tropical storm for Ontario.
Having analyzed the fallout from the province’s last right-wing government, I expect the damage wrought by Hurricane Doug will be particularly harsh for two specific and often intersecting constituencies: urban progressives and women.
Let’s consider Mike Harris’s track record as leader of two consecutive PC majority governments. Elected in 1995, Harris-era Conservatives endorsed lower taxes and cost-cutting in their calls for “less government,” “fewer politicians,” and “less overlap and duplication.” The Tory platform known as the Common Sense Revolution promised to “spend more efficiently” because, in Harris’s words, the party would trim “a lot of fat, a lot of waste.”
Arguably the most consequential decision of the Harris years for Canada’s largest city was sharp, rushed and unexpected. The move announced in December 1996 to eliminate borough and metropolitan government in Toronto rejected the recommendations of at least two expert reports, including one produced by a panel the PCs themselves commissioned. Harris’s government also ignored the results of a local referendum on amalgamation in 1997 in which 76 per cent of Toronto voters opposed plans for a megacity.
Doug Ford’s proposal to create a Toronto city council with 25 members echoes Harris’s record of reducing elected urban representatives from more than 100 before amalgamation to 44 by 2000. It is also entirely consistent with the PC mantra dating from 1995 that streamlining and efficiency trump democratic deliberation.
The implications of that approach remain far-reaching. Not only did the Harris PCs dramatically reduce welfare benefits, weaken rent controls and chop education funding in the name of cutting costs, but also they downloaded to fiscally strapped municipalities responsibility for child care, social housing and transit.