Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blue Lives Matter?!?!@£$*%($)£)


Cops in the town of Port Hope, Ontario have launched a "Blue Lives Matter" campaign that critics argue is tone-deaf at best and an egregious form of appropriation at worst.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Cons can't help themselves

Yep, you just keep doing what you're doing, Conservatives. 

Crass, insensitive, completely oblivious to context and lacking in basic decorum: they still haven't figured out this lost them the last election. 

Perhaps they've forgotten how to do politics any other way? 


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

F-35, IT edition

The latest fun from the plane that just refuses to work is that the radar sometimes fails and needs to be rebooted.

There are rumours that Lockheed Martin is proposing to install a direct line to their tech support in all production F-35s.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

New Con boss on the Twitters

I think it's going to take the Cons a long time to climb out of the pit their last boss and his pals dug them into.

They've maybe got an intractable problem now in that their vision of the country is simply unpalatable to 60 to 70% of the electorate. The Conservative share of the vote is likely to shrink further as the older generation (60+ years) of hardline Tory voters passes on. Younger Canadians, X-ers, millennials, and so on are very liberal in their outlook and lives and to them, the Tories have almost no appeal. 

The environment matters, health and welfare matter, social diversity matters. 

Conservatism, as it stands in opposition to these things, is obsolete. 

To find its feet again, the CPC will have to become something other than conservative.