This is not a game. RANT MODE ON!

I have said this before. And if no one sees the serious situation Canada is in by now......

I'm an undeclared, unaffiliated voter. I couldn't give a rat's ass what party you are in, as long as it's not the Conservatives, or the Christian cowfuckers coalition.

If you are a progressive? WE should all be wanting similar things. On the left we should all have similar basics:

A belief in the sovereignty of Canada, and an understanding of the rest of the world and a desire to work with other counties in the best interests of all. (this includes the environment kids!) A desire to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

A commitment to Social Justice, and economic justice.

A FIRM resolve to keep government the hell away from our bedrooms. Consenting adults? Bite me. Go away. No one has any godamned business dictating sexual orientation, nor whom we can or cannot marry.

We need to demand, that women's rights are sacrosanct, including reproductive liberties and work related issues. Violence against women is something that will not be tolerated in society. Children and education. NOT on the fucking table except to improve services.

Those are the basics. But there is such an atmosphere of UBER wonkiness. A Pissing contest that is simply not going to accomplish anything but a similar fate that we have had to live through for the last 9 years. That's where under 40% percent of the actual voters-  the wingnuts, the authoritarians, and the corporatist's dictate to over 60 percent (these are just the people that bothered to vote) of us.

The tyranny of the minority. IS IT PRETTY? Some used to say, ah well, let them win. In a couple years everyone will have had enough, they can't fuck it up too much.

Have a great time in la la fucking land. We have seen what deregulation will do when it comes to the food chain. Try nuclear fucking power. Lakes, streams and waterways? Now disposal areas. Water water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.  The CBC is up for sale! Killed because they want us to be like the US, their beloved SUN tee vee bit the dust, and they don't like.......reporting. Such Bullshit.

The people, REGULAR citizens are AGAIN organizing. Vote swaps, organized strategic voting. Do ya THINK they are worried? Want more? Just think on all the sneaky underhanded BULLSHIT that has been going on. Get over yourselves. Liberals, NDP, green? I don't FUCKING care. Get your SHIT together and play nice. When the Cons are relegated back to their caves, THEN you can all go back to slamming and sliming one another.

Mr Trudeau? COALITION. Get over it. This is not the time or the place. 

Fuck.  Grow. the. FUCK. up. 

The Harper Conservatives release their Cook(ed) Book!

The Harpercons are releasing a cookbook today, as a compliment to the latest budget numbers. 

It includes favourite recipes used by Conservative Finance Ministers throughout Canadian history!

The sample recipe provided by the PMO, is amazing. It shows how you can truly create something out of absolutely nothing! Is your pantry empty of actual food stocks? Let Joe Oliver's amazing recipe illustrate that there really is a way to make a meal out of smoke, and mirrors!


Joe's poor Squirrel stew


5 roadkill squirrels (10 if they are small ones)

1 gallon of the tears of the unemployed, who were denied EI. (Best gathered fresh, especially bitter. )

25 tongues freshly gathered from muzzled government scientists. (they didnt need them anymore anyway)

35 tablespoons of algae bloom, gathered from lake Eerie

a rasher of contaminated bacon.

5 Smoked two headed salmon. (smoked over the forest fires in Sask and BC)

2 buckets of Imported vegetables, that have been blessed by hypocritical baptists. 


Put all the ingredients into a pot. Stir with a cane. Simmer slowly over a low fire. Paper burns at a low temperature. There is an abundance at the moment from uneeded scientific libraries. 

Ready in 6 hours.  pour into molds. The algae blooms provide a lovely thickener.

Refrigerate in the PMO war room fridge. After 10 hours, relase from molds onto plates. 

When presenting this dish, sprinkle liberally with bitumen and a bucket of melted cheese. Serve with Tim Hortons coffee prepared by Jerry Bance. It is the PERFECT compliment. Its a crowd pleaser!




Unsocial media

It seems, that every day as of late, someone in this Canadian election campaign has been kicked out of somewhere based on their social media comments. Some of the comments have been from several years ago. 

There are people out there with way too much time on their hands, so they go combing through the archives, probably for hours and hours.

You smell cheetos? I sure do. 

Ain't the Internetz GREAT!? Not like Vegas. Not at all like Vegas. 

There is a new one just today as a matter of fact. 

In 2013, Davies commented on Facebook that marijuana reduces family violence and that growing it in a home poses no harm to children. She also wrote that the Canadian Cancer Society is "another outlet for big pharma."

Kinda conspiracy sounding. Her statements unfortunately also let the Harpercons spew their own anti science-non factual dreck in response. 

There have also been some Hilarious social media FAILs.

On the left side of the political spectrum, it is normal to point and laugh at Con Fails- and we do it spectacularly. I think it is also the fact that we are handed so much awesome fodder by a Government so hell bent on message control that they fail to understand how EVERYTHING they post will play to those with an actual sense of humour, and a bone to pick.  And them pesky "facts" of course. 

Post a lie with a typo? Fun for many. Delicious amounts of fun apparently. 

The Harpercons also had to learn a hard lesson early in August about their hardcore message control and social media......They probably thought it was a great plan to avoid gaffes and the like. But just banning social media at events was a gaffe in and of itself. 

Then there are the players in the Con party who screw up on National Television and that, becomes Social media fodder. 

Pee in a cup. A whole new genre during an election! Potty humour went off the rails for a few days. 

ANGRY OLD Harperconservative,  calling media names whilst defending his great leader with "facts" that do not even apply to the case at hand. The poor old dear seemed so lost and confused. And angry.  He became an internet sensation that will probably pop up for many years to come. 

Who will win this new battle of social media? 

Dunno yet, but the Harpercons ain't laughing. 

Life is a reality tee vee circus, the facts and the truth do not matter.  And Stephen and his merry band'o'asshats? They brought us to this place where it is all about the game. 

Vote. Like your life depends on it. 

The way things are going? Um. Ya. 





Gimme Shelter......

 Trudeau just stepped into a large mess. The NDP AND the Conservatives have decided to poo pah all over some statements that Trudeau made in an interview...I had to go re-inform myself what the definition for a "small business"  is.....(declaration: I am an unaffiliated voter. But I actually look at some of these statements and things with the help of MR Google. I like the FACTS. )

  What is the definition of a small business in Canada?

  1 to 4 employees: Micro-enterprise 

 5 to 100: Small business 

 101 to 499: Medium-sized business

 500-plus: Large business

 (Source: Industry Canada) <------------( this was;  Inudstry Canada on the CBC. On a 4 yr old article.)  

SO what is the Kerfuffle about exactly?

 It gets convoluted. Lets turn to a math problem to solve this one, OK kids? I hope I am getting this right, I am a member of the lower rungs of the infamous 99% who are considered the "working poor" and my little blonde head does budgeting with completely different numbers.....

Philip Von Foofdah makes $5 Million a year, his salary. He is the CEO of a company that produces astroturf. 

His family cannot possibly pay the astronomical amount of personal taxes he would owe, as that would cause him to lose one of his vacation properties in Whistler. He may even have to pay the foreign nanny he has working in the kitchen less per hour. Heaven to betsy! Philip's tax Guru, tells him it is easy to pay far less taxes, maybe even show a loss once in a while!

 Philip incorporates himself, and falls under the Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPC) rules. He is now a small business! 

He makes his eldest children from his first and second marriages, shareholders. Bunny, Buffy, Kitty and Flopsy become stakeholders in PHILIP INC. His latest wife, is paid as an employee for dictation services. *blink* 

Now, Philip can claim small business expenses on all of his properties, his cars, and all of his vacations. He can claim The foreign nanny now, as a subcontractor-perhaps?  The family gathering in Bermuda this year was claimed as an expense, because as the family sat down to dinner they discussed the business of PHILIP INC.

"Daddy, did you decide what colour you are going to paint the cabin in Whistler?"

How much tax does PHILIP INC pay? (answer: Not a fuck of a lot)

 Is this actually happening as Trudeau says? My little scenario is simplified, tax code is far more complex, and probably a lot more infuriating......

 There are actual studies with the data pointing to similar scenarios.

An article from last year: 

 “You’ve got people who would ordinarily be receiving a big salary and they’re able to flow their income through a company and they get to pay tax at 25 per cent or less rather than 50 per cent in the top marginal tax bracket.” 

 "In 2010, there was a $48 billion increase in retained earnings within CCPCs, the study found. “This income was owned by someone, but is not included in the conventional income distribution statistics.” 

At the end of the day, the average Canadian making 50,000 per year is probably paying a far higher tax rate.

REAL Small business' ARE great for jobs and the economy. They have legitimate expenses and they deserve tax breaks that are designed to help them grow and perhaps hire more people. Win win!

 "CCPC's" like PHILIP INC? They deserve nothing, and I think that the Liberals better get this info out there fast as Canadians know some funny business is afoot, but not how  prevalent it really is.

Someone tell Mulcair too, he seems confused as to what side the NDP should be on.  

 Harper?  That dude is reportedly worth $5 million. He has never held a real job beyond being a blowhard for corporate Canada so it had to all come from somewhere? It could be because he gets us to pay -or partly pay for a lot of stuff, meals, hairstyles, his campaign ads....... Wonder what Laureen's title would be for a Harper owned CCPC?

 This is where I start giggling. 

 Gimme shelter.  I need it, and it is getting harder for the rest of us to cover  our own shelter because we are paying their share too. 

Libs and Cons make pronouncements.....AHEM!

IF elected, the Harpercons have announced that they will:

A re-elected Conservative government would give a boost to some families trying to save money for post-secondary education, Tory Leader Stephen Harper said Tuesday.

Harper committed to doubling the federal contribution to additional Canada Education Savings Grants — the supplemental grant that low and middle-income families can apply for once they have taken out a registered education savings plan (RESP).

Let's see......MY RESP money goes towards totally superfluous stuff like food and clothes and all the stuff that kids need to live day to day.  I do not know too many people that are doing otherwise. 


Justin Trudeau sayz that if elected he will:

The Liberals say if they form a government after the Oct. 19 election, they would reduce EI premiums from $1.88 per $100 earned to $1.65 starting in 2017.

There are some actual common sense items in JT's latest announcement, EI has been monkeyed with a lot in the last decade and it's more of a tax on the paycheque now. The Cons tell us it is an "entitlement". (Tea bagger speak for lazy-on-the-dole. With yer own money)

But? Ya. Always a but......

The EI fund. Also known to Liberal and Conservative Governments as the "Cookie jar".

Who stole the cookies? They all did. 

Silly season. Buying votes with yer own money! A Canadian tradition. 


The Cowardly Party of Canada.

In the past decade, this Canada, the one that we have slid into- is a lot crueller, and a lot more mean spirited.

What would happen to cause a country that was at least working towards some modicum of equality, fairness and justice to go back towards the dark ages?

Part of it is money. 

You feeling the income gap? The income gap is a great thing for corporations and Governments that want to scare the crap out of working people. Corporations get their labour for much less as there are so many grasping at jobs that have little hours, low pay and no benefits. Survival is an amazing motivator. 

Give those same corporations massive tax breaks and create deficits, while those same corporations take manufacturing jobs away, and stockpile their money elsewhere. 

Cut programs and services to give paltry tax breaks to "regular Canadians". The Harpercons have convinced some people that saving eg:$120.00 on their tax bill is more important than funding medical care, the social safety net and education. They tell those who have lost their jobs to shrinking manufacturing, that it is all their own fault.

They call Employment Insurance an "Entitlement", yet we all pay into it- it is our own money.  Deny claims. And then take the money to pay for the corporate tax breaks. 

Abandon the disabled, make them jump through hoops- like proving every year that a limb has not grown back, or that they have not suddenly been cured of a mental disability-every year. Enough souls will fall through the cracks that the cost savings is probably significant. 

Part of it is hate. 

Hate of those who we do not understand, a hate fostered by a Government that awards large no bid defence contracts to corporations so we can send war to far away countries so they hate us more.

Bills like C-51 that allow that same Government to pry into the private lives of citizens with little oversight, that discriminate against "others". Many will simply tell us that those who have nothing to hide, should not be bothered by this. 

Part of it is misplaced jealousy. 

Someone is getting something I don't have! This applies to the Union and labour busting forces. This also applies to refugees and other immigrants. 

Part of it is that so many are believing lies, and not verifying. 

Now, the Government of Harper would like us to believe that they are the stewards of the economy. Only they can save us from recessions and depressions. But since most of their own policies have brought us to that state, it is laughable. Well, it would be if so many were not so gullible. There are many who buy the manufactured economic record of this bunch of maroons. 

What do all of the above categories have in common? 


Late night ruminations.....The soundtrack.

I am reading a lot of news items that I saved in all my tabs this week. Im still around, you betcha.

Number one on my "fun" list. Wonder how the AM team learned they had been pwned?

This was on their PC's. Now THAT, is fucking class. Of movie proportions.... 

 Yesterday (Aug. 24), journalists attending a Toronto press conference surrounding the Ashley Madison leaks wondered why they were being handed AC/DC lyric sheets. 

The hard rock legends were the unwitting soundtrack of choice for the online criminals. The press conference revealed that when employees of the dating-by-way-of-infidelity website logged into their computers July 12, they were greeted to a message from the hackers accompanied by AC/DC's 1990 song "Thunderstruck." 


Number two, the Harperman story. Gotta love it, muzzling those you think that you own. 

Bonus. The actual song....



Finally.......Because I am in the mood...Always relevant. 



Sympathy for the Devil.

Coyne takes on sarcasm to demonstrate how implausible Harper's story really is..... Hell hath frozen over.

And yet, this good man, deceived, humiliated, betrayed on all sides, found it in his heart to forgive them. You or I, had we found ourselves in the same position, might have taken the most foul sort of revenge: fired the lot, paraded them in front of the media, forced them to answer for what they had done. But that is not, we can see now, Harper’s way: this supposedly ruthless autocrat, this cold, vindictive brute of caricature, responded to this monumental breach of trust with comprehensive mercy. No one was fired, though some were allowed to leave. Some are even travelling with him on his campaign. He was even going to forgive Wright, and would have, had it tested better.

Makes this whole deal sound as ludicrous as it is for sure.   

I go with option B. The current government of Canada thinks they are above the law, and they also think that Canadians are going to buy their story.  

Now, some conservative supporters will go to any length to accomodate their cognitive dissonance, but are there any who actually give a shit about this country, or are they all just willing to go along to save face? If they were good honest and smart, they would toss these bums out.

But smart isnt a Conservative trait. In Harper-supporter-land, intelligence is reviled and the earth is flat. 

As for much of the media?


Crank it.

Bwhahahahaha! Your life may be shorter, especially if you used a credit card on Ashley Madison.

The tagline for a scumbucket cheater site: Life is short, have an affair.......

I am definately feeling the Schadenfreude!

I know, this story involves hackers and all that.

And I couldn't care less! 

Ashley Madison had approx 37 million accts. Now, there are many in that number that may have just been horny dudes in the dark in front of a screen with their dicks in their hands, no credit card info changed hands so those guys are probably safe. 

But there are probably a lot of them, who used their own credit cards and were actively paying to seek an affair. 

Today it all starts coming out, the info is now apparently searchable. Who will be there? Which captains of industry, which holier than thou art religious whackadoos will be exposed? How many mid life chrisis' will be totally exposed for all to see? Stay tuned. They already got a Duggar. 

To all those who were cruising around on this site? Batten down the hatches. Divorce is an expensive and emotional thing. 

You would have been better off just looking at porn. If you were not happy with the one you married, or are in a relationship with? End it or fix it.

No one deserves this kind of humiliation and pain because they happen to be with an asshat who can't keep their pants zipped or keep promises. 

Let the games begin! BOOYA!

"Needy" Mike Duffy.

I was just looking at a synopsis of the Nigel Wright emails in the Duffy trial. If nothing else, this trial is an interesting look at the minds of those helping to run Canada into the proverbial crapper. 

We get to see Nigel Wright telling Chris Woodcock (who verrrrrry quietly took his leave from the PMO and was placed into another Conservative office) that good'ol'Mike needs care and attention or he may lose it. 

Because he did lose it. One definately gets the impression that Mike was not a popular kid in the Senate......

But! It is something that Wright said in court that REALLY got my hackles up. It's the part where Wright uses a biblical quote to explain what he thought he was doing by paying Duffy's expenses in this coverup operation that the PMO was orchestrating....

“Yes, my view, I think I mentioned yesterday, my view is it was I was helping out, I was doing a good deed and sort of Matthew 6, right?" said Nigel Wright to an Ottawa courtroom on Thursday. “This is, you should do these things quietly and not let your left hand know what the right hand is doing.”

Huffpo also provides the relevant passage from the bible to illustrate just how out of touch and insidious some of these cons are with their mad bible thumping skills. 

“This is, you should do these things quietly Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.and not let your left hand know what the right hand is doing.”

See, in Con-land a brotha' needing almost $100,000 to cover fraudulent claims is "needy".  But those tossed out of work because of an incompetent uncaring govt that has allowed corporations to run the show, or those injured overseas during an occupation the government supports, are not needy. They can sink or swim, just like the rest of us proles and peons that are not part of the magic-inner-conservative circle. 

Cherrypickers. Another biblical quote that the Health'n'Wealth prosperity crowd surprisingly no likey....

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

We know what side the PMO and all their supporters are on. You betcha. 

Stick puppet theatre?

I get to use this graphic again!


Harper says he knows nothing. Nope. Nadda. Those emails? NO one read them to him? No one discussed anything with him, cause he is the leader. Or bubble boy. Or, the lonely king. 

Either he is a master manipulator who lets nothing past and he knew this whole gig, or, he is just a stick puppet being controlled by a staff that has gone rogue. 

Whichever way you look at it? He is incompetent. This assesment is backed up by all his poor choices in senate appointments, the pedophile who played drums in his band.....ETC. Any real economist will tell you that Canada will not have a balanced budget, and that by sending us further into austerity, we go down the crapper. 

The Tory bus is rolling through Canada. Bit bumpy with all the bodies underneath it hey? How many Tories will need to fall on their swords for their great leader this time? Bump bump!


Fuck Germany.

I have been following the news from Greece, like so many people have I guess. 

But like so many that have come before, the Greek Government crawled out of their corner and sold their people down the river. Again. 

Fuck the EU and the banks that own it.

Fuck Germany. They don't seem to care that this austerity bullshit is actually killing people.  When it was Germany who historically defaulted on their debts they seemed quite ok with it. I read one article a few months back (bloomberg big biz hacks of course) that said that Germany deserved a write down of their debts after being major participants and losers in two world wars and the main cause of so much death and destruction. 

They say Greece does not. 

The people of Greece didn't bring this on, the banks, corporations and the EU. There are the culprits. 

The people of Greece, are dying and suffering to pay back a bunch of greedy banks and governments.

So today I read this: 

"Germany says the idea that basic human rights in Greece might suffer because of austerity imposed by the country's creditors is "fanciful."

Fanciful? FANCIFUL? We knew what harm this was all causing as far as a couple years ago......

LONDON -- Researchers say they have found new evidence that Greece's financial crisis is taking a toll on the health of its citizens, including rising rates of HIV, tuberculosis, depression and even infant deaths.

Since the economic crisis hit several years ago, the government's health spending has been slashed and hundreds of thousands of people have been left without health insurance. As cuts have been made to AIDS prevention programs, rates of HIV and tuberculosis in drug users have spiked.

Previous studies have found suicides in Greece have increased by about 45 per cent between 2007 and 2011. The new research found the prevalence of major depression more than doubled from 2008 to 2011, citing economic hardship as a major factor.

I have no way to put into words.....The amount of disgust and rage that I feel towards the worlds bankers and the IMF. Murdering loan sharks is all they really are. 


BC Ferries tells BC Coast communities to kwitcherbitchin!

The CEO of BC Ferries, the faux private corporation created by the BC Liberals from a crown corporation, hath spoken and it goes summin like this:

 BC Ferries CEO and president Mike Corrigan says the public campaign against high ferry fares is keeping tourists away and could become “a self-fulfilling prophecy” that hurts coastal economies along with the ferry system they rely on.

“At some point in time it becomes almost a pile-on effect,” Corrigan told Coast Reporter in an hour-long interview last week in which he also defended the current BC Ferries business model.

 Corrigan said he knows of potential tourists who are avoiding the coastal ferry system due to the negative publicity.

No one who lives here can afford the Ferries either, it is BC Ferries constant price increase that has caused some uproar in communities that depend on them. 

But the CEO wants us to shhhhhhhhhh. It's a sekrit! 

The Streisand effect 


Coined in 2005, after a 2003 incident in which singer Barbra Streisand attempted to have a picture of her house removed from a public collection of 12,000 images documenting coastal erosion in California.


(US) IPA(key): /ˈstɹaɪ.zænd əˌfɛkt/

You can add one more hit for google. :) This is now a news story and is being passed on Facebook and other social media. 



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