Harper’s ‘New’ Conservatives Slow-Motion Implosion

When even Conservative supporters in the media start musing with friends about the possibility of a collapse in the Harper Conservative Party vote on October 19, you know that the drip-drip-drip of wet deposits from chickens coming home to roost... Read More

Should that NDP MP resign?

If this is true – if, contrary to what he claimed to the media, no application at all was made on the family of that boy – he should resign.  He has not only tried to politicize that child’s death,... Read More

And the psycho tweet of the day award goes to…

No surprise, either.  This one has been a few fries short of a Happy Meal for a long time. Alternative version: “I will show my outrage about the plight of children by using your children as rhetorical cannon fodder.” ... Read More

KCCCC Day 32: the power of images

  Words are about information. Pictures are about emotion. Emotion equals power. Print folks - the ones who pour their souls into writing newspapers and magazines, the ones who craft profound essays for blogs, the ones who toil in government offices... Read More

I have become the cranky old guy of the the Canadian political Internet 

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KCCCC Day 31: it’s the economy, duh

   It’s the economy, stupid, per Carville. And the economy looks not so good, this morning. See assorted pundits here and here and here and here. Worrying news stories here and here and here and here and here. All that bad news has a political effect, eventually.  And, increasingly, it looks like the Conservatives’ principal political opponent... Read More

Life In Scarborough: Scarborough Monday Nights

Stuck waiting for my wife t’other night, I hung around the Markham/Eglinton bus stop. The parking lot of our local Metro turns into the neighborhood meeting spot after dark.  Guys toting Goodlife gym-bags get on and off the bus in... Read More

The Hot Nasties! The Secret of Immortality!

The one Maine Sessions Hot Nasties video that wasn’t posted – the song that Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham wants played at his funeral. As no less than Damian has noted, the notion that a couple of sixteen-year-olds (me and Pierre)... Read More

KCCCC Day 30: when the water dries up, all the animals start looking at each other funny

  It’s September. It’s day 30 (by my count, anyway).  And that means all of the parties are going to get really edgy, starting today.  As the departed Rod Love once said to me: “When the water starts to drying... Read More

In which I have a journalist’s reaction to #elxn42

Sorry, but all the chirpy, sunny facile partisan tweet horseshit made me throw up, a bit. But I'm okay now. #elxn42 #cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) August 31, 2015 ... Read More

In which I have a journalist’s reaction to #elxn42

Sorry, but all the chirpy, sunny facile partisan tweet horseshit made me throw up, a bit. But I'm okay now. #elxn42 #cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) August 31, 2015 ... Read More

Last, lost Beatles track

This is kind of cool, if true. A Lennon demo track from 1978 that McCartney had hoped to turn into a Beatles track in 1995. Haunting, to say the least. ... Read More

KCCCC Day 29: last day of August, but where’s the winning narrative?

  It’s the last day of August…and survey says the electorate don’t really want anyone to be government. Check out that Abacus slide – all three parties are within three points of each other! What’s that mean? That means the... Read More

The Duffy Trial: Not Unexpected Consequences

Can we expect this soon?For those Conservative spokespersons who don’t believe that the sorry tale of a Prime Minister’s Office scrambling to come up with the very best way to deceive the public, as told by witnesses at the Senator... Read More

Wake up Canada!

Canadians need to wake up and learn a little before casting a ballot. The extremist government currently working to dismantle Canada accomplishes this largely through secrecy, misinformation and incremental-ism, albeit incremental-ism that is broad and occurring at a fast rate,... Read More

KCCCC Day 28: back in Canuckistan

   Took 12 straight hours but I made it home with Sons 1, 2 and 3 last night. Drove through four states and two countries, made three pee stops, was greeted with a pleasant border services guy at the Niagara... Read More

In a PM, Character Matters – Be Wary of Mulcair

Years ago when Parliament was looking into Brian Mulroney’s envelopes of cash from an arms dealer, I followed every minute on TV. I was most impressed by two MPs on the committee: Pat Martin and Tom Mulcair, both of the... Read More

Katrina remembered

Today is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which struck on August 29, 2005. In the days following the hurricane, I copied messages off a New Orleans message board and published them on this blog. Here are some of them.Aug... Read More

KCCCC Day 27: open thread

  Deficits, Paul Martin, a sudden surplus, Duffy, polls and pols: it’s open thread time.   I’m driving for ten hours today. And my focus will therefore be on getting Sons 1, 2 and 3 safely back to Canada.  So, comment... Read More

Justin Trudeau, the King of Growth, leads with honesty

Mulcair took a dangerous step with his pledge not to go into deficit:Despite the low price of oil and Monday’s tumultuous day on the markets, Mulcair said he does not foresee having to go into the red. “We’re of course... Read More