What Ed Said

by matttbastard

h/t James Bowie, video courtesy Jeff Jedras

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Dear Liberal Caucus

Re–Stephane Dion as party leader: Shit or get off the pot–now. Like Simon said:

[W]e need a strong Liberal leader to help build a strong Coalition for Change, which remains our best chance of getting rid of the fascist Con regime. So I don’t care WHO wins as long as the Liberals get their act together.

Right now, petty internal disputes should be secondary to what’s best for the nation–and that sure as hell isn’t Stephen Harper and a possible future Conservative majority.  We need a Parliament that works for all Canadians, not just for the Bay Street elite and the base in rural Alberta.  So please don’t let your party’s natural proclivity for short-sighted infighting and self-authored demise take the rest of the country–the 62% majority–down with you.

Yours in civility,


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by matttbastard

Today isn’t about pro or anti coalition rallies, the respective leadership abilities of Stephane Dion vs. Stephen Harper, partisanship, or unelected heads of state. Nor is it about Western alienation, Quebec separatism, parliamentary democracy, or regional polarization. Today isn’t even about the stumbling global economy (although God knows the latest job numbers are hard to put out of mind for long).

Today is about them:


(Click image for more on the Montreal Massacre)

Lest we forget.

Update: More posts commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:

– skdadl @ POGGE

– mirabile dictu

the regina mom


Womanist Musings

A Secret Chord

Tattered Sleeve

The Stormy Days of March


One Woman, One Blog (and here)

– La Revue Gauche

Update 2 12.07: More:

unrepentant old hippie

Politics ‘n’ Poetry

Update 3: And more:

Lilith Attack

Whileaway North

Cara @ The Curvature (x-posted @ Feministe)

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Spin Spin Sugar

by matttbastard

Judging by the way he’s spun the latest Gallup poll on Dubya’s historic sub-basement level approval rating (up from 24 to 28%, a whopping 4 point spike!), Andrew Malcolm is apparently under the delusion that he’s still in the employ of the Bush family. Old habits really do die hard.

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Quote of the Day: Nixonland North

by matttbastard

Like Richard Nixon, Harper seems obsessed not merely with defeating his opponents, but with destroying them. The fact that he could not restrain himself, even in a minority position, bespeaks a kind of sickness better explained by pathology than politics. It is poetic justice that after Harper’s repeatedly goading, taunting and humiliating his opponents, they finally sucked up their guts and kicked him in the privates.

– William Neville, Harper finally gets his comeuppance

h/t EmpressNorton via tweet

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‘Tis the Season…

by matttbastard


(Anyone wanna pass along this ReligiousTolerance.org post to both Sarah Michalak and Bill O’Reilly?)

Related: Paul the Spud is made of WIN. That is all.

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