Tag Archives: history

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 […]

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* […]

Music Monday – “Here is where I feel it/Funny how it’s/Funny how it’s here.”

Congrats to Ryan Meili on winning the SK NDP nomination to be the candidate for Saskatoon-Meewasin last night. Here’s a video I made seven (!) years ago when he was running in a different race… “Canadian Skye” – Spirit of the West

So Here We Are: Donald Trump Is Officially The President

Colbert also revived his long-lost alter-ego as “Stephen Colbert, Conservative Pundit” for a touching farewell tribute to Obama…

Music Monday – “What do you want your world to look like?/What do you want it to be?/Do you know that a wall has two sides?/And nobody is free?”

Less than a week until Donald Trump is President of the United States.  (How surreal is that sentence?) I’m not a big “trigger warning/NSFW” guy but this video might not be for everyone. Let the resistance begin… “Make America Great Again” – Pussy Riot

Pissident Elect @realdonaldtrump

Lots of great humour about the reports that Donald Trump paid Russian prostitutes to urinate on him. The absolute funniest part to me is that a guy who makes up shit, lies freely, changes his story regularly and was helped greatly by “fake news” is now being undermined by an unsubstantiated rumour. Someone joked that […]

The Difference Between Obama and Trump In Two Top Twitter Trends

Obama gives a heartfelt, inspiring, intelligent farewell address. Trump has it leaked that he may have paid Russian hookers to urinate on him.  :-0 (The claim about Trump is unsubstantiated but it comes from a reliable source in the UK intelligence community, the US intelligence community apparently brought these allegations to the President which they don’t […]

Music Monday – “You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white/But I’ll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas”

This is a fitting song for my last Melancholy Christmas Music Monday post this month – both for the sad lyrics but also how its being performed in front of and indirectly evoking Barack Obama (and heck, if you squint, even the “Christmas of white” could be a reference to Trump’s support among white working […]

Friday Fun Link – How Easily Are People Led?

Comedian Bo Burnham shows how easily it is to trick people and get them to say or do things that they normally wouldn’t which is *very* relevant in light of the success of Donald Trump… A German entertainer made the same point way back in 1973 which also turns out to be *very* relevant in […]