Jack Layton was 61. He was the New Democratic Party leader who led his party to Official Opposition status in this year’s federal election.
Toronto, what the hell did you just do? Prior to last night's federal election, there had never been a Conservative Party MP in the 416. Now there are eight. Prior to last night's federal election, the Liberal Party dominated Toronto, holding every seat except for Jack and Olivia's. Today, they
Don't forget to vote tomorrow. I'm not going to tell you how to vote, I'm just going to ask that you do. Here's why. On the last day before our federal election, I'm absolutely sick and tired of seeing political lawn signs. They're everywhere, usually a swath of NDP orange
I hear Freddie P is upset with me again. That's what I hear, anyway. I can't say for sure because I still have to wait 17 days, 22 hours, 2 minutes, and 5 seconds before I can visit CanadianThinker.com again. It seems Fred has an issue with me linking
Have you seen Shit Harper Did? It's got this: In 2007, Harper cut $1.2 Billion in spending for the establishment of quality national childcare. However, he never kept his promise to cut the $1.4 billion in tax breaks he gives to oil companies (the wealthiest corporations in history)
With a federal election scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011, my friend Freddie P's blog www.canadianthinker.com has become a part of the Conservative Party's propaganda machine. It's essentially unvisitable until this election passes, so for your convenience and mine, I've created this handy little countdown clock: //Dynamic countdown
Back in September, Sarah Palin launched a target map. She was targeting 20 House Democrats who voted for the nation's new health care law and who represent districts that Sen. John McCain carried in the 2008 presidential election. Here's the map, which literally had targets over these members of congress.
Let's get the bias declaration out of the way. I like Obama, I dislike Jay Leno. There, it's out there, now let's move on. Last night, at the 2010 White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., President Obama was very funny. He's been very funny before. In this
On March 26, Rob Ford will announce something. Speculation is he'll announce he's running for mayor of Toronto. I hope he's announcing he's quitting politics for an on-air gig at AM640. Four years ago, after having enough of Rob Ford's Neanderthal comments, I wrote a definitive list of Rob Ford
Our Canadian Health Care used to be acceptable to Sarah Palin. I'm guessing she didn't pay for the services she received in this country, either. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin - who has gone to great lengths to hype the supposed dangers of a big government takeover of American health
Freddie P finally wrote about Stephen Harper's request to prorogue Parliament. Fred's got a hard on for Stevie, anointing him "the rational man" no matter what he says or does. Fred's entry opened with a direct shot at yours truly. "Check out the crap going on over at Taliban Mike.
My how time flies. Has it really been over 12 months since I made prorogue the word of the day? Prorogue:tr.v., -rogued, -rogu·ing, -rogues. To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).To postpone; defer.Back then, Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean granted a request from Stephen
Never trust a politician. It's a kin to trusting a salesman. They'll most likely tell you what you want to hear in an effort not to alienate potential voters. Browsing Saturday's Globe, there was a fluff piece in which several people at a party celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights
When I first read this story earlier this afternoon, I thought it was a joke. I read it in Wired which isn't Onion-like in its reporting, outside of April 1. So I checked into it and learned this is in fact true. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote a veto message
I don't know about my fellow Canadians, but I've found a great deal of the rhetoric coming from the United States regarding President Obama's health care reform to be incredibly cringe-worthy. The conservatives and anti-Obama crusaders don't seem to understand our health care model in the least. Here's one of
It's no secret I like President Obama. I still like him. He's the coolest prez ever. Obama threw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game last night, and Fox gave him presidential treatment. Watch him deliver the pitch below and tell me how he did. It's impossible to tell
A medical isotope shortage isn't sexy, despite what natural resources minister Lisa Raitt said. The Springfield Isotopes, an AA minor league baseball team that plays its home games at Duff Stadium, however, is sexy. Just ask Dancin' Homer.
I really hated George Dubya Bush but I still really like this guy. Here's the funniest president ever at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Part 1Part 2
At precisely 12:01 pm EST today, the new www.whitehouse.gov went live. Even though he hadn't yet said his oath, that's the moment Obama's presidency officially began. The new site looks very modern and the heart of the content is the new White House Blog. It's called The
I watched Barack Obama's inaugural speech live this afternoon. I thought it was brutally honest, without an ounce of sugar coating, but I thought it was liberally sprinkled with hope. I believe this was the right speech at this time, a time of "gathering clouds and raging storms". If you
I've already written my final words about Dubya. Here's one more for the road, and regular commenter Argie who unabashedly defends George W. Bush's presidential record because that's his thing. This is Keith Olbermann on MSNBC summarizing 8 years of Bush in 8 minutes. Now I really am done.
George Dubya Bush has 14 days left in office. A recent poll found that 79 percent of Americans will not miss him after he leaves the White House. This will be my very last entry about Dubya, a man I won't even miss as blog fodder. Throughout the past eight
Since we've been prorogued, somebody remixed a scene from the movie "Downfall" with Adolf Hitler as the voice of Stephen Harper. Remixing this scene from "Downfall" has been all the rage in 2008 so it's nice to see the Prime Minister doesn't escape unscathed.
Hey kids, today's word of the day is prorogue. It's quite possible you've never heard this word before, so you'll want to read on so you don't feel dumb while watching CBC Newsworld tonight. Prorogue:tr.v., -rogued, -rogu·ing, -rogues. To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example)
When they taught us in primary school about our Governor General, they always referred to the position as symbolic and merely a figurehead with no actual power. Canada is, after all, a democratic nation, and the Governor General is merely a tip of the hat to the Queen of England.