Monthly Archives: August 2008

Former Green Party leader Jim Harris says meeting first Green MP will be “like being in Berlin the day the Berlin Wall fell” and “like being in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was liberated from jail… .”

by matttbastard Former Green Party leader Jim Harris can barely contain himself: Today is a day of days. It’s the first day of a new era. It’s a day that you don’t want to miss. Come to Guelph today. There … Continue reading

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Seizing The Narrative

by matttbastard From my Dashboard: publius, dude–you really deserved that Von Hoffman. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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More On Blair Wilson, Elizabeth May, and The Green Party of Canada

by matttbastard Self-described “card-carrying Green” Stuart Hertzog is none too pleased that Blair Wilson is now Canada’s first Green MP: Why don’t I see this as good news? Because in accepting Blair Wilson into its ranks, Green Party of Canada … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Too Clever By Half

by matttbastard I can’t help but be, oh, a little bit skeptical of Republicans’ sudden interest in the glass ceiling. After all, this is the party that threw women like Lilly Ledbetter under the bus, in favor of businesses that … Continue reading

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Ends and Means

by matttbastard NBCDipper: The day that Mr. Emerson “crossed the floor” to the Conservative party was a dark day for Canadian democracy… He has betrayed his supporters and the entire electorate in Vancouver Kingsway. He has put his personal goals … Continue reading

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Blair Wilson, Canada’s First Green MP: Yes, We Can (Be Underwhelmed)

by matttbastard Bruce Campion-Smith, writing for The Toronto Star: The Green Party has wooed Independent MP Blair Wilson to its ranks, giving the party its first politician in the House of Commons and as a result, a spot in the … Continue reading

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Ok, you’re kinda sexy but you’re not really special

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McCain’s (Anti-Choice) Hail Mary

by matttbastard Rounding up coverage of Biden reaction last week, I quoted former Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson, who thought that Obama going the old white political insider route “gives an opening to the McCain campaign to pick a woman or … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, abortion, anti-choice, anti-feminism, Catholicism, Christianity, conservatism, conservatives, culture war, election, Evangelical, Feminism, feminista, McCain, politics, right-wing, US, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

08.29.05

by matttbastard [click image] Remember the promises to rebuild infrastructure, promises that three years later remain unfulfilled. Remember us in your thoughts as Gustav and Hanna approach. h/t Liss Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Obey DNC: Denver Riot Cop Viciously Assaults, Arrests Code Pink Protester

by matttbastard To paraphrase The Strokes, “Mile High city cops/they ain’t too smaaart”: The Rocky Mountain News: A police officer was videotaped Tuesday shoving a CodePink protester hard to the ground without any apparent sign of provocation. Footage of the … Continue reading

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