Dead Wild Roses: You Won’t Understand, Unless You’re Female – History and Struggle.

Secondary school, history class. You cover a small amount of information on the suffragettes, and your teacher shows you a video of Emily Wilding Davison getting struck down by Anmer, the King’s horse. Your teacher asks the class, “we’ll never know why she did this” But you know All the girls in your class know, ...

Warren Kinsella: Oily, oleaginous, odious, obnoxious: lifestyles of the rich and infamous

Mulroney sucking up to the racist, sexist, crypto-fascist Unpresident at “the Southern White House” this weekend.  No surprise here.  “I used to be someone important in Canada, you know.”

Politics and its Discontents: Chris Wallace Defends "The Enemy Of The American People"

When even elements of the right are spooked, you know things are getting very, very serious: Recommend this Post

wmtc: luxor: east bank sites: museums and souq

Our last day in Luxor was busy and fun. If you ever travel to Egypt without a tour group, I highly recommend securing the services of a driver. We have saved ourselves untold time, aggravation, and probably heat stroke, and we were able to pay generously while getting a great deal for ourselves. Would you ...

kirbycairo: Trump: from Cry-Baby populist to Paragon of the Establishment . .. .

Populist movements in Western democracies generally don’t last long. Instead they usually morph quickly into their own version of the establishment. I think that the reason for the short lived populist aspect of a political movement is reasonably simple. Populist movements are expressions of anger, discontent, and fear rather than expressions of principle. When there ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Hardest Part of Caregiving: Fostering Meaning and Purpose

“I feel useless. Good for nothing…” my Mom says. I recount back to her the ways she gives to our family and for a moment, she feels like a contributor. Before I leave, Mom pushes a ten dollar bill into my hand. “Here, give this to Nick. He can buy himself a treat.”  “Thanks, Ma”, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Church Of England sad over Queer Service

  Some activism that I can get behind, thank the holy gh…I mean Fantabulosa Fairy.  🙂 The BBC reports:   “The service at the chapel of Westcott House in Cambridge was to commemorate LGBT history month. The congregation was told the use of the lexicon was an attempt to “queer the liturgy of evening prayer”. ...

Montreal Simon: The Ezra Levant Horror Show and the Con Bigots

As you know, when I heard that Kellie Leitch had described Ezra Levant's latest bigot fest as a meeting of "severely normal people" I was naturally sceptical.For how could anyone call a meeting organized by Levant and his scummy Rebel gang, and starring four Con candidates, and the bloated homophobe Charles McVety, anything but a freak show? But then ...

Montreal Simon: The Snobby Cons and the Bus Driver Minister

When I was a very small boy I used to dream of driving a bus, and the bigger the better.But it didn't take me very long to realize that the job wasn't as glamorous as I had imagined. And that I probably would never have the skill or the patience to be a good driver.Which was ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: That political instinct.

One of the key measurements of budding politicians is their political instinct. You measure this in how these people interact with voters, fellow politicians, the news media and with the apparatchiks who work with them. At the same time, it would be an asset if they are articulate, charming, intelligent, personable, rich and have an ...

Northern Reflections: The Fallacy Of Playing For All The Marbles

Donald Trump’s sales pitch was that, as a businessman, he knew how to get things done. His first thirty days in the White House suggest that he doesn’t know how to get anything done. But Joe Stiglitz suggests that, when it comes to economic relations between nations, Trump threatens to get a lot of things ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Rise Canada and Other Islamophobes Celebrate Their Islamophobia At Toronto Mosque

On February 17, Ron Banerjee, Eric Brazeau, Sandra Solomon, and other Islamophobes protested in front of a mosque in Toronto. As of Saturday the Toronto Police Service claimed to be investigating the protest as a possible hate crime. And since Banerjee was kind enough to provide video of the event, this writer decided to provide ...

Politics Canada: America, can you not tell your president is ill?

Donald J Trump is a sick man. He is suffering, tortured, obsessed and day by day drifting farther and farther from reality and sanity.  

The Disaffected Lib: It’s the Pot Calling the Kettle the Pot

One characteristic of Donald Trump that repeatedly calls his mental health into question is his chronic lying. He seems utterly incapable of distinguishing reality from fantasy. Trump’s greatest lie is to accuse the media of “fake news.” The liar doesn’t like what the media honestly reports about him and so he accuses them of fakery, ...

Warren Kinsella: Yes we candy 

Cleaning out basement, found this. Come back, Mr. President!

A Different Point of View....: Ineffective 350.org divestment campaign should give way to direct corporate actions

Students at Dalhousie University in Halifax are a determined lot. Campaigning against the burning of fossil fuels, they have occupied the office of school president Richard Florizone. The students also created a six-foot-high dinosaur to signify that investing in pollution-causing industries is a skeleton in the university’s closet. Divest Dal is one of at least 34 ...

Politics and its Discontents: If You Can Name It, You Can Condemn It

It is bigotry, pure, simple and deeply ingrained: Recommend this Post

Mind Bending Politics: Serious Questions Remain as York School Board Trustee Steps Down

(York School Board Trustee Nancy Elgie Tenders Her Resignation via Youtube) Yesterday York Region District School Board [YRDSB] Trustee Nancy Elgie told her constituents via a Youtube video that she would be stepping down as a Trustee, months after uttering a racial slur by “mistake”.  In the almost 10 minute heavily edited statement on youtube, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Sure, Putin Is a Thug, But, Herr Trump, He’s Barking Mad.

The Washington Post reports that Germans have got Donald Trump pretty well sorted out. It’s official: Germans are more worried about President Trump than Russian President Vladimir Putin. That, at least, is the result of a poll published Friday by FG Wahlen for public broadcaster ZDF, in which a whopping 78 percent of Germans asked said ...

The Disaffected Lib: Our Bad. Sorry, He’s Nuts.

That pretty much sums up Arizona senator John McCain’s warning/apology to NATO representatives at the Munich security conference. America’s president, Donald J. Trump, can’t be taken at his word because he’s unable to “separate truth from lies.”“I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in ...

The Disaffected Lib: Wrap Your Mind Around This – Ten Trillion Gallons of Water

That’s how much rain is expected to fall in California in the coming week – ten trillion gallons of water. Yeah, that California, the state that’s endured years of severe drought along with brush and forest fires until la nina showed up with atmospheric rivers to essentially drown the place. Years ago I read of a nomadic ...

The Disaffected Lib: Talk Is Cheap

At least we know that he knows. Justin Trudeau has said it – corporate elites and their political handmaidens (a.k.a. his own government) are the rot sweeping through world politics. Well Justin – duh.Justin Trudeau is blaming corporate and government leaders for the spike in global anger rocking world politics, warning that low wages and ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Jordy Cummings exposes the shady side of Justin Trudeau’s shin persona. Dimitri Lascaris interviews Nora Loreto about Canada’s relationship with the U.S. And Michal Rozworski challenges Trudeau’s decision to serve as a prop for Donald Trump rather than defending Canadian values: The point to remember is that there would ...

Excited Delirium: Hey Vacci-Nazis: Earn $100k from Robert DeNiro & RKF Jr.

Have you ditched real science so that pharmaceutical companies can make a fast buck from our fear? Then you can be eligible for $100k from Robert DeNiro when you give irrefutable proof that today’s vaccines are safe.

Warren Kinsella: Shit From Hell, democracy’s saviours 

I am convinced Western democracy will now only be saved by a free press and snotty punk rock. #uspoli https://t.co/2le0cImh8b @SFHPunks — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 18, 2017