Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nice Abs - Week 175 - Sept 2-8

A Jewish group nominated our illustrious leader for a Nobel Peace Prize.  Which sounds horrible.  But...I mean...sounds like just about anybody can nominate anybody for one of these things.  So no biggie.

We're #1!  We're #1!  Canada leads the world!  In deforestation of pristine forests.  And it's not even close.

A request to interview a government scientist about Rock Snot spurred a giant round of e-mails and confusion within the government.  And no interview.  Lots of discussion about what he should be allowed to say if there was an approved interview request though.

Some details on the Tory plan to embarrass the Liberals.  Surreptitious recordings...baited questions...and they appear to have no shame over it.

I'm a bit scared.  If we consider the number of people on our no fly list to be a State Secret...Shit.  It's like a boy guarding his precious beans.  If that is the information we think will prevent terrorist attacks, we're screwed.

Brian Mulroney suggests that he would create a national inquiry over the missing women issue.  And suggests Harper shouldn't have picked a fight with the head of the Supreme Court.  For any American readers to make sense of this...imagine voting in a really terrible Conservative President in 20 years time...and then George Bush Jr. steps out of the woodwork to talk about how terrible a job that new guy is doing.  Meanwhile...Numerous government reports contradict Steve's assertion that the missing aboriginal women's issue is "not sociological".

This is amazing!  Last year, Employment and Social Development Canada put together a report that suggested the Canadian middle class has seen wage stagnation.  Finance Canada is angry because this  "appears to conflict with the general message in Budget 2014 and previous internal briefings", so they put together a new report that says the opposite.  Man.  What the fuck are these guys up to?

America has decided that our anti-counterfeiting law doesn't suck enough.

Are the Liberals floating mandatory voting laws?  Fuck.  The Cons are going to freak the fuck out about this.  If the census is a totalitaran overstep, imagine forcing people to vote.

Do we really have something to gain as a society by preventing convicts from reading?

A story about oil advertisements and environmental records and how spending money to convince Americans Keystone XL is great doesn't work.  Probably because nobody in the US gives a shit about how this affects Canada.

More problems with more tough on crime legislation.  There's a known error in a bill, but the Senate approved it anyway.  It's a stupid law anyhow.  And I think this proves the point that the Conservatives are more concerned with the optics of their stance than with actually accomplishing anything.

Chicken Hawk Steve derails added military spending requirements for NATO.  Why spend your own money when you can talk tough and hide behind the US?

Mobilicity is suing the government for screwing things up with respect to their potential sale to Telus.

I'm okay with a Mr. Big sting being used in extreme circumstances, with regulations and controls in place.  But it seems like it has become the go to tool for the RCMP and some of the tactics they use are bound to produce false confessions.  That's not a "loophole".  That's illegal.  Details of numerous recent Nova Scotia murder trials that involved these stings.

Why would you go to England as the PM of Canada and give your opinion that Scotland should remain in the UK?  What can you possibly gain from that?

This is a horribly depressingly awesome list of things threatened by climate change.

Omar Khadr is once again trying to sue the Canadian government.  For $20 million.

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