Is Rush Limbaugh asshole of the day for saying Obama is planting and scripting hecklers at his speeches?
"Somebody wrote the script for that heckler, and it allowed Obama to portray the Limbaugh Theorem, ‘Yeah, I agree with you, I’m trying to fix it. I’m working with Congress, but, you…
My new sounds:
Source: SoundCloud / Sol12
Nothing like a little mean-spirited and destructive red meat to get the base all drooling.
And more basically, when did pandering to aggrieved victims become a factor in the disposition of criminal cases? The criminal-justice system exists to protect society, not exact retribution. The state shouldn’t be in the revenge business.
(Oh, and please — let’s not call them Tories. Tories are honourable and principled people, if occasionally misguided. That doesn’t apply to this bunch. Anyone who can’t see the difference between Bill Davis and Dalton Camp on the one hand and Tony Clement and Jim Flaherty on the other shouldn’t be allowed to walk around unsupervised.)
Rob Ford’s arguments, and his math, do not add up. They do not add up when he falsely claims he has saved a billion dollars, and they certainly don’t add up on a back-of-the-napkin budget proposal that promises the impossible. Perhaps this is because of his liberal relationship with truth-telling, or maybe it is because he fundamentally does not understand how the institution he leads actually works.
Stripped of his powers, the mayor is reduced to his ability to shout—which is, to be fair, considerable. But his message does not merit real consideration. If anything, treating it seriously worsens our understanding of Toronto’s finances. The sooner we recognize that the mayor’s dishonesty and misdirection is not limited to his personal life but extends to his policies, the sooner we can move on to a meaningful discussion of what we’d like to see in the budget—and the sooner the budget can be about Toronto and not Rob Ford.
Once again, David Hains shows why he’s a municipal treasure.
Listen, son, that may be true, but they will have to pry my BlackBerry Bold 9900 out of my cold, dead fingers.
The Globe’s Derek DeCloet validates the #IMissMyBlackberry hashtag.
Source: The Globe and Mail
Taxes are what buy civilization. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
They’re how citizens pool their resources and work together for the common good. They’re how we combine to accomplish, collectively, the things we can’t do on our own. They’re how we advance the Public Good.
It’s beyond me why we even listen to ignorant loudmouths who try to tell us that taxes are evil.
The arrival of a Walmart in any community has been shown to produce a blast radius of lower wages and higher poverty.
Enough. No more bullshit, no more debate, no more meaningless “public consultation.” Just fuck off already.
… Rob Fordism, the idea, endures. It’s an ideology of resentment, bitterness and negativity. It is politics by dumb slogans rather than considered principles.