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The People’s (very funny) Voice: and Olivia Chow

Joel Johannesen We were amused at the Toronto Star – inarguably a liberal-left newspaper – endorsing not the socialist Olivia Chow for mayor of Toronto in the October 27 election, but rather the not-socialist John Tory. They risibly describe Tory as a “caring conservative.” You know, “caring”, because most aren’t “caring.” This is a goodie on at least […]

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Ontario Libs tout giving more cash to auto giants; Progressive Conservatives tout sanity

Joel Johannesen Ontario election (and corporate welfare) watch: The auto industry (also known as the corporate welfare industry) Progressive Conservatives tout tax cuts instead of throwing taxpayer cash at them. Liberals tout throwing taxpayer cash at them, so, more government spending and thus higher taxes for all (or as their Globe & Mail division kindly […]

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It happened while I was eating a sandwich. I’ll remember what I was doing at the time.

Joel Johannesen So what happened? Where to begin…. It’s a tradition. The only one leftists love. I think it’s also in the constitution. Plus the geniuses at that UN “man-made global warming” department have written a big report signed by 8 cajillion teachers and lawyers, thus ending the debate as the science on this thing […]

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*UPDATE: “NEVER MIND!”* – Corporate Welfare Demanded for “Successful” Chrysler.

Joel Johannesen Originally posted January 13, 2014, 2:04 PM PST  UPDATED BELOW – March 4, 2014 Chrysler or GM should come out with a new model called the “Abomination.” The Chevy Abomination, or the new Dodge Abomination coupe. How about a zippy new sports car (a hybrid, natch!) called the Dodge Rip-Off ? Better yet, […]

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Hey is the CBC “thinly-veiled socialism”? Asking for a friend.

Joel Johannesen State-owned CBC has blown $110,650,634 of taxpayer cash so far this yr. Is that "just the way (socialists) are"? — Joel Johannesen (@JoelJohannesen) February 6, 2014 That was my perfectly reasonable response, tweeted on my own dime, to this craptweet from the state-owned, taxpayer-funded, socialism-reliant, and generally dreadful CBC this morning: Rob […]

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Sun News’ Ray Heard engages in one of those pathological liberal Sarah Palin hate-ons

Joel Johannesen UPDATED at bottom: A meltdown in action. I’m starting to think that compared to Sun News Network’s Ray Heard, the Ford brothers with their new weekly show on SNN on Mondays are going to sound reasonable. And this concerns me. Even more than the stupidity of Sun giving them that platform. For some […]

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Toronto Mayor is Not a Victim

Theo Caldwell I voted for Rob Ford. Normally, I embrace the sanctity of the secret ballot and disdain columnists who announce their personal choices as if they were somehow important. But in this case, an exception is in order. Having recently described to a largely American readership how the mayor of Toronto brought Canada’s largest […]

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Rob Ford: Resigning is Job 1.

Joel Johannesen Do I even need to say it? I’m saying this moments before Rob Ford has a news conference officially admitting he smoked crack while in office. When politicians do something illegal, they should quit. As if I had to say it. And they should probably be arrested and charged by the police, promptly. […]

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Blogger whacked in head by big huge rule

Joel Johannesen I’d actually read an article about the freshly parachuted-in from New York federal Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland and thought  —  wow  —  she’s gonna be tough to beat, since she’s oh-so impressive.  Of course I’d forgotten my own rule about the mainstream liberal media being chock full of sh*t (I said the full […]

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Joel Johannesen As I fight to stay awake not-eagerly awaiting the results of the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race, which I don’t really care that much about, and which I’m only really watching because I’m waiting for Jo-Anne to come back from walking our dog Sammy, I’ve come across some of the usual things that […]

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Police politicization: Law breakers ignored while law-abiding protesters treated like criminals

Michael Coren Within the propaganda and tawdry political theatre that is the Idle No More movement and the Chief Spence diet program, something rather magnificent occurred last week. A Canadian judge had the courage and consistency to question the police, and perhaps make himself politically unpopular with the liberal bloc that is the senior Canadian […]

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Ontario Liberal premier quits amid contempt charge(s), doubling of debt, failure to lead

Joel Johannesen The super-liberal Canadian mainstream media is twisting like fat-free, no-trans-fats pretzels today (in deference to McGuinty’s daddy-state Ontario food consumption laws and regulations), trying to whitewash failed Ontario Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty’s resignation as (for example) merely a “personal” decision. This is exactly as he risibly claimed yesterday. After all, the excuse has […]

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Bullies or victims? Fairness and proportionality strike out in sport and sexuality

Michael Coren So, a guy who plays pro sport is an idiot. Good Lord, I can’t believe it! I mean, who knew? Yes, Yunel Escobar was dumb enough to write on his face in Spanish something akin to “You are a faggot,” thus enabling every hypocrite and self-indulgent victim fetishist to moan about the horrors […]

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Sympathy well runs dry

Michael Coren Ontario teachers are giving us an education in groundless bellyaching  So there he was, the leader of one of Ontario’s largest high school teachers’ unions. He sat on national television and explained there was going to be a day of action, and his members would, in his words, “take time off from their […]

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