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Methinks Ms. Hebert knows more than she’s sayin’

Just sayin’. You can (should) read the whole piece. But these bits I found interesting: If anything, Adams’s inclusion on the Trudeau team has more to do with a dogged Liberal quest for deterrence on the field of dirty tricks than with making inroads in voting intentions. And: Conservative spin doctors have been quietly bragging […]

Chris Hedges (and me, via Chris Hedges) on pornography

Finally, someone says what I’ve been labouring to say about pornography for years. Full link is below the quote: BOSTON—“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our […]

Q: What do you do when a Minister of Justice pronounces on your client’s guilt before trial?

A: If you’re a criminal defence layer, you dance a jig, and then head to court to secure a mistrial, that’s what! Not sure it's a good idea for a Justice Minister to call the accused "murderous misfits" before trial.#cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 14, 2015

It is lawful to stop an unjust aggressor

So says no less than Pope Francis, in response to ISIS’ barbaric killing of 27 Egyptian Christians: “The Pope departed from the script of an address on Monday to emphasise the unity of all Christians regardless of the sect they follow. “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’ They were killed simply for the fact […]

Unelected Conservative senators threaten to kill democratically-passed Trans Rights Bill

Due to parliamentary rules that few Canadians understand, the Senate is threatening to kill an NDP MP’s democratically-passed Transgender Rights private member’s bill when it’s amended in the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee next week. Show More Summary

Happy flag day

When we were home in Calgary, during the NEP, someone burned the flag we had up on the roof. “What should we do?” I asked my Dad, as we stood looking at what was left. “Get another flag,” my Dad. “And we keep getting them until they stop.” Not going to the Chretien flag rally […]

CBC National story on Sun News Network: what’s remarkable

…what’s remarkable about isn’t the subject matter, or the fact that it used B-roll of people who left the network almost four years ago, or that I wore a sweater Lala detests, in public, on TV. No what’s remarkable is this marks the first-time appearance of Canada’s Best-loved Political Dog, Roxy™, on CBC. I am […]

Dear Sun News Network folks

I was on Twitter, past midnight, reading some of the things people were saying about the network’s demise. There was a lot of gloating and awful stuff being said. I slept for four hours, then got up to watch the network disappear. They showed a promo for Pat Bolland’s show, and then that was it. […]

Today, it’s all about Eve (Adams)

Today it was all about Eve in Canadian politics (one should really Google that plot before referencing it though), even after a mini-cabinet shuffle that made Pierre Poilievre a senior minister of the crown. Pierre gives hope to mindless partisans everywhere that excess of loyalty can trump dearth of qualification and intelligence. Show More Summary

In Friday’s Sun: the five stages of political denial

Political people are all the same. Whenever they get into big trouble – whatever their party, whatever their ideology – they go through Five Stages of Political Denial, sort of like Kubler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief. First, they pretend there isn’t a problem. Thus, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced Monday that former Conservative MP Eve […]

Sun sets

It’s true. There are some good people there, and I feel very bad for them. They worked hard. They were good to me, too, over the past four years. My views were almost always at odds with theirs, but they kept asking me back anyway. Not sure what is happening with the Sun column, but […]

Ratfking: a lengthy exposition, five questions, and a TV appearance

That’s what they called it, in the Watergate days: ratfking.  No less an authority than Wikipedia defines it as “an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks.”  Donald Segretti, forged letters, false accusations, nasty leaks, that sort of thing: ratfking. Which brings us, in a circuitous fashion, to Eve Adams. Justin Trudeau’s inner […]

In defence of Eve, and all women: new rule

Look, I’m no fan of what Justin Trudeau did this week.  Most real Liberals aren’t, either. As I will opine in a column on Friday, he should have: Welcomed Eve Adams to the party; Said she was going to sit as an independent; Said she would be welcome to run for a nomination; Said she was […]

One of these things is not like the other

Navdeep Bains, former Liberal MP and Justin Trudeau advisor: “[Adams] will be subject to [the] same rules as anyone else in terms of a green-light vetting process and the nomination process. The same rules will apply to her, for sure.” Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau advisor: Dimitri Soudas’ “role with LPC is to put up lawn signs […]

I am (still) a confused teenager

I don’t know what’s worse: accomplishing nothing that is notable in your life – or accomplishing something when you are young, and never again repeating it. Such were my reflections, yesterday, when I got word through my agent that a big U.S. TV series wants to buy the rights to two songs Pierre and I wrote: […]

Breaking #cdnpoli news! Must credit!

BREAKING: Announcing my plan to cross office floor to chat with members of #NDP & #CPC. I will then return to my desk. Thank you. #cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 10, 2015

All about Eve: the reviews are in

…and the reviews aren’t so good.  Mine, for what it’s worth, is appended at the end. Feel free to add yours in comments. Andrew Coyne, Post: “Justin Trudeau delivers a crawlingly demeaning performance while welcoming Eve Adams…feigned...Show More Summary

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