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The SNP’s Canadian Connection

I caught the tail end of last week’s Sunday Edition, and heard Luke Skipper’s attempts at a Scottish burr. The Walrus wrote this piece on him, the Canadian chief of staff for the Scottish National Party’s Westminster team. It gives a brief look at the new Scottish Independence movement (contrasting it favourably with Québec’s exclusionary […]

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Colbert PAC

Stephen Colbert is my hero. This time, he’s taking on the US political PAC system, to prove how corrupt and nefarious it can be. It’s unlikely his campaign will amount to actual reform, but it’s great that he’s planting the seed of knowledge in his viewership, at least. The Daily Show gets a lot more […]

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Wall Street Evictions

As usual, Neil Macdonald hits the nail on the head. In fact, it is one of the most remarkable aspects of this protest that those involved couldn’t, or wouldn’t, harness the power inherent in the name of their movement: Occupy Wall Street. And in their main slogan: We are the 99 per cent. The words […]

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Rubbing Pepper in the Wound

I usually feel awful for anyone caught in the jaws of an Internet meme, but this tiny-dicked Kampus Kop deserves everything he gets. Quiet Rage, anyone? http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/casually-pepper-spray-everything-cop#.TsrPpzMJGFk.twitter

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Preoccupied Wall St.

Well, the police moved in and cleared off the Occupy protesters, as everyone knew they would, eventually. I do hope the movement keeps up its steam, though – there are a lot of real issues to be confronted here, and the idea of letting the banks go back to their fuckup ways without protest is […]

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Rebel Mayor

I’m a year late on this, but about the only good thing that came out of last year’s mayoral election in Toronto was the reincarnation of 19th century shit-disturber William Lyon Mackenzie as a Twitter-lovin’, Prius-drivin’, modern day campaigner. Though the 18th century tradition of organising a mob and arming them with pitchforks and firing […]

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and then it all started happening

http://everydaygenius.tumblr.com/post/9335007700 The Leader of the Opposition, Jack Layton, died this week, just a few months after leading his party to the best results they’ve ever seen. I wasn’t a huge fan of the man – he never met a photo opportunity he didn’t take – but there’s no denying that his heart was in the […]

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Thomas W. Ewing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Ewing Thomas W. “Tom” Ewing is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and the Illinois State House of Representatives… While a U.S. Congressman, Thomas Ewing was considered to be a Libertarian-leaning Conservative, favoring a smaller less intrusive government, but more on economic issues than on social ones. In December 2000 […]

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Colbert to rally against faux nemesis Stewart – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100918/ap_en_tv/us_colbert_stewart_political_rallies Stewart said Thursday night that his rally would be a “million moderate march.” He suggested a few signs for the rally, including “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler.” “You may be asking yourself … ‘but am I the right person to go to this rally?’” Stewart said on his […]

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Thoughts From Glenn on Church Plan to Burn Koran | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2010/09/06/thoughts-from-glenn-on-church-plan-to-burn-koran/ Glenn Beck jaw-droppingly provides a voice of reason on the Qu’ran burning event in Florida. I’d praise him for this, but as he helped fan the all-too-literal flames on the World Trade Centre “Mosque”, it feels more like a shepherd who’s losing control of his flock of zealots. Robespierre much, Glenn? Let us rise […]

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