"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Saturday, December 24, 2005

A little nightmare for Christmas

A truly scary example of the President spying on citizens without a warrant

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Jon Stewart was right, he is a dick

Regular readers know that while I live in Tokyo, I am Canadian right down to my Stanfields. I like my hockey, my Molson's, my maple syrup and Stompin' Tom Conners. Like many Canadians, I have mixed feelings about our neighbours to the South. Lately I'm starting to agree more and more with the Carolyn Parrish crowd, mainly because of the reaction south of the border to our Prime Minister's very reasonable comments on the state of affairs between Canada and the United States. The U.S. Ambassador felt compelled to shoot his mouth off and interfere with our election (not the first time this has happened, Paul Celluci did the same thing last time around) and now the rightwing pundits are starting in.

Tucker Carlson -- who incidently dresses like Pierre Berton without being anywhere near as cool as the late popular historian and author -- has apparently been taking way too much of whatever the hell it is that John Gibson is on. I'd like to extend a personal invitation to him to come up and visit the Great White North, where he will be very happy to learn we have low cost socialized health care, because if he gets anywhere near anyone who has read this pile of insulting crap, he's going to need it. I just ask my fellow citizens to save me a piece of him when they go all Dave Schultz on his preppy hide.

From Canadian Press

Last week, MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, a well-known conservative pundit, let loose with a string of anti-Canada rants.

''Anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York,'' he said.

''Canada is a sweet country. It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head. You know, he's nice but you don't take him seriously. That's Canada.''

Carlson also said it's pointless to tell Canada to stop criticizing the United States.

''It only eggs them on. Canada is essentially a stalker, stalking the United States, right? Canada has little pictures of us in its bedroom, right?''

''It's unrequited love between Canada and the United States. We, meanwhile, don't even know Canada's name. We pay no attention at all,'' he said.

Clearly the man needs a swift mukluk in the hindquarters, the question is who to sic on him? Don Cherry? Stompin' Tom Conners? Rick Mercer? Rex Murphy? Post your suggestions and we'll have a contest.

I think the thing that drives these guys nuts when it come to the True North Strong and Free is that Canada is the country that U.S. liberals would like to see the U.S. resemble - clean, polite, free and safe with a strong economy, a falling public debt, a government that tries to help those that need it and unquestionably liberal social policies. Canada works and that drives guys like Neil Cavuto and Tucker Carlson crazy.

By all means drop the ignorant sissy-boy a line at Tucker@msnbc.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Matt Drudge is full of it

Think Progress deflates Drudge's balloon of BS -- that both Clinton and Carter authorized no-warrant wiretaps and searches of Americans -- with the pinprick of truth.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Wheels come off Liberal campaign and the return of the mongoose
I guess it's only fair to include a 'gotcha' picture from the Liberal campaign to balance yesterday's shot of a terrified child with Stephen Harper. Note the flat rear tire. The accompanying story of Paul Martin's prarie sojourn leads me to believe things will not be happy on the campaign plane tonight.
In other election news, our favorite cousin is once again a candidate. Back in the olden days, when we were both students for the first time, I was his campaign manager when he ran unsuccessfully for student union president under the slogan "Brent Wood - He's a mongoose, not a wombat." It is a sterling tribute to Brent's personal loyalty that he didn't beat me to death with a stratocaster and drop my body in the Elora Gorge for that slogan alone. If you are in his riding (Peterborough) be sure to vote early and vote often for him.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Most deaths in war since WWII

but since they aren't Americans I guess it doesn't matter, so go back to your cheetos and Bill O'Rielly

responsible speech
First Stephen Harper chides Paul Martin for saying mean things about the United States and how they need to listen to the rest of the world on global warming and live up their word on trade agreements - notably softwood lumber. "Bad PM" said Harper, "naughty PM, grandstanding by saying bad things about the United States screwing us and the rest of the planet." Then he saw some poll numbers or something and now we get this: "Harper considers cutting trade with U.S."

Canadian blogs, eh!

I've been looking around for the Canadian equivilent of Eschaton, Kos etc. etc. and found these fine progressive mass appeal blogs

Peace Order and Good Government, eh

Canadian Cynic

The Green Knight

The Canadian Lemming

Headaches and coffee

more later

Be afraid, be very afraid

More election new from the Great White North. Apparently the Liberals are trying to make it all about what an intolerant, Yankee-kowtowing, feeble minded git Stephen Harper is and so are the Tories. Meanwhile Jack Layton is proudly annoucing that he would throw straight into the crapper any and all ethics and values his party may have ever stood for if it means a chance to get hold of the one of the reins in a minority government. He claims the NDP and the Tories could work together. Kind of like the mouse proclaiming he can work with the cat if it means getting rid of the dog. For more see this and this and this