Category Archives: United States

When Donald Trump Is The President, Should Canadians Travel To the United States?

I’ve seen a few debates on social media sites as well as some media articles about whether Canadians and other non-Americans should “boycott” the United States with our business and/or personal travel? Those who say we shouldn’t boycott, say that it will hurt ordinary Americans.  Or the non-Trump supporters need us more than ever.  Or […]

Music Monday – “Now why don’t you look down/To where your feet is planted/That U.S. soil that makes you take shit for granted/If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know/That where your feet are planted would be México”

I heard this song on the TV when we were in Mexico in 2003 and even without understanding (most of) the lyrics, it struck me as something very political and meaningful which has only become more relevant in light of Trump’s desire to build a border wall with Mexico. At the time, I jotted enough of the lyrics […]

Friday Fun Link – Sean Spicer’s Alternative Alphabet

This is pretty funny, especially the one for “L” as that’s a word that our 3-year old has made up for herself as well!

The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives Is Deeper Than You Think

It might not be as simple as people consciously choosing which philosophies they prefer to follow – whether we’re liberal or conservative  might be part of our deeper psychology.   According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different—in their personalities and even their […]

Friday Fun Link – Bad Lip Reading (Inauguration Day)

I said I don’t want to be “all Trump, all the time” on this blog but he’s the gift that just keeps on giving (or infuriating – both of which are likely to make me post something!)

Jon Stewart Savages Donald Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

I honestly don’t want this blog to turn into all-Trump, all-the-time because frankly, he’s gotten way too much attention over the past couple years as it is. But this video of Jon Stewart appearing to do a Donald Trump “impression” is too good not to share…  

Forget 1984: These Five Dystopias Better Reflect Trump’s USA

With the almost unbelievable events in the US since Trump was elected, George Orwell’s classic novel, originally released in 1949, which details a dystopian future society where the government spies on, controls and lies to its citizens, has hit the top of the Amazon bestseller list. But there are other books that even better capture the dread and doom […]

Some *Real* (Not “Alternative”) Facts About #muslimban

Fears of Islamic Terrorists are greatly overblown.  Even if this ten-year average accounted for 9/11 deaths, Americans are *still* more likely to be killed getting hit by a bus! Trump’s “Muslim Ban” shows why he’s in a conflicted position as the first non-elected, non-military person to serve as President of the United States… Even *if* […]

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

  Another thing I’m going to miss about Obama is that, unlike Cheeto Jesus, Obama was actually a reader. For the record… 1. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer 2. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez 3. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing 4. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston 5. Brown Girl Dreaming, […]

10 Best Nicknames for @realdonaldtrump

Trump is infamous for giving catchy nicknames to his political opponents.  Both others have returned the favour… Cheeto Jesus Trumpster Fire The Talking Yam Fuckface Von Clownstick Short-Fingered Vulgarian Pissident of the United States Hair Hitler Trumplethinskin Forrest Trump Putin’s Puppet