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About harebell

Live in Alberta Fiscally conservative and socially more "live and let live" though I draw the line at folk who abuse their authority. Never bored

Scott Reid – “Conservative with Libertarian leanings” picks the speck of dust out of other’s eyes while ignoring the beam in his teams eyes.

Firstly in this day and age how can one actually believe the oxymoronic phrase “Conservative with Libertarian leanings.” If you are a member of the Harper trained seal show then you are far from leaning towards Libertarianism. Reid apparently is … Continue reading

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U of S debacle – maybe it is a symptom of Conservative neglect, just like in Alberta.

A lot has been written about the anti-free speech moves by the U of S hierarchy and quite rightly so. But none of the reporters have bothered asking what drove university administrators to attack faculty and service providers in such … Continue reading

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When listening to Conservative/Wild Rose/PC politicians making promises…. remember this

“We’re not running a deficit. We have planned a realistic scenario. We’ve got conservative budget estimates. We’ve got a modest platform that doesn’t even fill the existing fiscal room that we have and we have plenty of flexibility in how … Continue reading

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Hudak is hubris personified or maybe just incompetent – Conservatives really do think that it’s all about them.

To film on the Toronto subway you need a permit – not if you are Hudak. When asked to get off by a transit cop you really should – not if you are Hudak. If you are delaying the journey … Continue reading

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CNN/Bill Nye – It looks like the word “bullying” is going to lose all meaning thanks to the efforts of the Right to stifle the dissemination of facts.

Unbelievable attempts a censorship by an increasing relativist right wing in the West have made the term anti-Semitism meaningless. Now it looks like they are having a go at the word bully. Orwell’s concept of language losing all meaning because … Continue reading

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Wente in the G&M – I’m not too sure that stupidity is a step up from plagiarism.

Margaret Wente has managed to get another piece printed in the G&M. In it she preaches the usual anti-intellectual boiler plate that is part and parcel of neo-con/corporatist propaganda these days. Although highly educated social progressives are alarmed by the … Continue reading

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Nadon Appointment – Back here I mentioned that someone lied, but it goes on.

In a previous post I mentioned that These discussions are are supposed to be kept secret even from the Prime Minister, so: Someone broke their oath of secrecy and therefore lied, or Harper lied when he made that statement in … Continue reading

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UKip – why do all their supporters remind me of Roderick Spode’s brownshorts?

No seriously all of them are as seriously messed up as Spode and his Blackshorts, except they have no self realisation with regard to just how like him their thoroughly repugnant views are. Still while they are having their 15 … Continue reading

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Harper and and Coyne whine about the SCC Senate decision – Why don’t we ask Lawyers and political scientists instead?

Harper and one of his mouthpieces Coyne are distraught that they can’t just do stuff on a whim. Oh woe is us we can’t just change the constitutional basis for how the country is run just because we want to. … Continue reading

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CBC illustrates why it is needed and why the knuckle draggers want it gone – Temporary Foreign Workers Scandal

In one fell swoop the CBC illustrates why an independent broadcaster is a boon to Canada – they will cover stories that the corporately sponsored media won’t. Is there any other media outlet that would have spent the time and … Continue reading

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