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1046) Lise 
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Friday 14:53 Write a comment

The Pentagon's accidental TWEET calls for Trump to resign..!!
[www.bbc.com]
1045) Lise 
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Wednesday 18:35 Write a comment

Trump Warns That Dumping Roy Moore Could Start Dangerous Trend of Believing Women
“If people believe Roy Moore’s five accusers, what happens to a man who has, say, about twenty accusers?” the President asked.
By Andy Borowitz
1044) Lise 
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Wednesday 12:39 Write a comment

Young American woman wearing a black t-shirt.
Written in white letters:

Clinton made want to be faithful.

Bush made me want to be smarter.

Obama made me want to be better.

Trump made me want to be Canadian.
1043) Lise 
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Tuesday 21:37 Write a comment

Nov 11 2017

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump's comments about Vladimir Putin:

“President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syria.

“There's nothing ‘America First’ about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community. There's no ‘principled realism’ in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regime, which remains the greatest obstacle to a political solution that would bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Vladimir Putin does not have America's interests at heart. To believe otherwise is not only naive but also places our national security at risk.”
1042) Lise 
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Tuesday 18:32 Write a comment

GOP Senator Bob Corker said that the president should not have the nuclear code.

Here’s something that was said by Peter Feaver, a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University who was called as an expert witness, which I believe was supposed to be reassuring:

"I can’t speak in open session about the particularities, [but] I will say that the system is not a button that the president can accidentally lean against on the desk and immediately cause missiles to fly... The president by himself cannot press a button and cause missiles to fly; he can only give an authenticated order that others will follow and cause missiles to fly".

So rest easy Bob Corker".
1041) Lise 
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Tuesday 13:28 Write a comment

ON TWITTER:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
5h
One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

I wonder who these people are?

Lise Tuesday 13:33
Gallup Poll:
Approval rating Dates
%
Most recent weekly average 38 Nov 6-12, 2017
1040) Lise 
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Monday 23:45 Write a comment

The Weinstein moment and the Trump presidency:

David Remnick in the New Yorker:
[tinyurl.com]
1039) Lise 
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Sunday, 12 November 2017 17:28 Write a comment

"Mueller immediately closes investigation after hearing Putin say he did not interfere..." saying if Putin says he didn't do it, that's good enough for me. :)

The Borowitz report:

[tinyurl.com]
1038) Lise 
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:34 Write a comment

The woman who flipped her finger at Trump's motorcade.

In the Guardian:

[tinyurl.com]

"A photo of her act of defiance took off on social media. The Washington Post called it “the middle-finger salute seen around the world”. The late-night TV host Stephen Colbert said: “No one has summed up the mood of the country better … Long may she wave.”
1037) Lise 
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:57 Write a comment

I hope that Saudi Arabians prisoners will be getting room service in the posh Ritz Carlton!
1036) Lise 
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:59 Write a comment

Satire -Andy Borowitz

"Virginia and New Jersey Elect Governors Totally Lacking Reality-Show Experience

“What we have are two individuals who are, to put it mildly, unfit for office,” the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee said".
1035) Just sayin' 
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 23:07 Write a comment

The killer in Texas got his guns LEGALLY because the military never entered his conviction in the proper databases. He should never have been allowed but the computer screening cannot catch it if it is never entered.

The link with domestic violence, esp. against women/spouses, is a specific link. Almost all the mass murderers had battered their wives or girlfriends. The same cannot be said for getting into fights with men.

They are cowards - using automatic weapons in closed environments with vulnerable people. Cowards beat up the women in their lives. Men who beat women prefer the power imbalance.

The killer beat his first wife, his second wife, his dog, and fractured the skill of his toddler stepson.

It's a certain kind of man that is this cowardly. A certain type of violence.
1034) Lise 
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 22:50 Write a comment

"It's true, the President has also been accused of doing bad things, but…"

Daily cartoon in the New Yorker:
[www.newyorker.com]
1033) Chris  Male
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 19:04 Write a comment

From CNN: It's easier to get a gun than to get a puppy

(CNN) The way our laws are written, guns are easy to get in this land of the free.
Buying from a gun store? Background checks and waiting periods might slow you down -- but only a little.
Buying from a private seller? In all but a handful of states, there's really no hoops to jump through at all.
In fact, it's easier to get a gun than ...

Continued here - [www.cnn.com]

Lise Tuesday, 7 November 2017 22:56
It does not mask any sense.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ speaks more loudly than logic.

Lise Tuesday, 7 November 2017 22:58
*make

this won't go true. Message too short.(!)
1032) Tracy 
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 18:14 Write a comment

I was wide awake at 4am (that darn time change) and I decided to take a peek on this side of the guestbook.
I was just about to make a comment now on something I read at 4am, and there are a few new comments on here since then.
1031) Lise 
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 16:52 Write a comment

Satire from the Borowitz Report:

[tinyurl.com]
1030) Hey Jude 
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 16:11 Write a comment

I heard the guy was def turned down when he applied for a fire arm - so how did he get it? Thats a very troublesome thought.

Tracy Tuesday, 7 November 2017 18:22
Perhaps illegally, like the criminals in Canada get guns. Where there is a will, there is a way. :(
1029) Lise 
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 13:35 Write a comment

The woman who flipped her finger at Trump's motorcade has been fired.
[www.theguardian.com]

Tracy Tuesday, 7 November 2017 18:21
I was going to make the same comment/update.

I don't agree nor find it funny that the woman gave the finger to Trumps entourage. He is still the POTUS and I find it very rude and immature.
I don't care for Trudeau whatsoever, but I would never be so disrespectful or rude to his motorcade.

As for her getting fired - I'm not sure how I feel about people's personal lives conduct versus employment.

Lise Tuesday, 7 November 2017 21:18
Sad that free speech (or gestures) is much less valued than right to bear arms.

Tracy Wednesday, 8 November 2017 11:16
Actually, I find it sad that people will condone and lower their standards of accepting poor behaviour, simply because they share the same hatred for the target. The news spin would be very different if that gesture was directed at the Queen, or even Trudeau.

Lise Wednesday, 8 November 2017 13:36
I think that this woman's behaviour was far less offensive than the President's behaviour has been.

Among other things, his behaviour towards women has been vile. But we should still respect him because he's President?

Tracy Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:22
No, she should respect herself and not stoop to such childish behaviour.
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 11:37 Write a comment

Note - research shows almost ALL of the mass shooters in the US had previously committed domestic violence. If local authorities took that seriously, and restraining orders etc were enforced... some of these angry men would not have the guns to carry out their plans. The Texas guy had fractured his son's skull resulting in his discharge from the military. He should never have been allowed any firearms.

tldr: take away guns from those who commit domestic violence against ANYONE in their family

Tracy Tuesday, 7 November 2017 18:24
Or violence against ANYONE, or any criminal activity at all of course.
1027) Lise 
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Saturday, 4 November 2017 20:36 Write a comment

That came as a pleasant surprise…!

"In the end, neither Bush voted for their party's nominee. George H.W. Bush confirmed that he voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. George W. Bush told Updegrove he left the top of the ballot blank".
1026) Lise 
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Friday, 3 November 2017 22:36 Write a comment

Julie Payette dares to be interesting…:
And Mr Scheer is NOT happy!!

[www.cbc.ca]
1025) Lise 
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Thursday, 2 November 2017 14:24 Write a comment

A little humour with Borowitz in the New Yorker:

[tinyurl.com]

Chris Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:12
That had me laughing out loud. lol Thanks for posting.

Lise Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:40
You're welcome Chris.

Borowitz is terrific. There is a lot of truth in what he's saying.

According to Trump, everything is Clinton's fault even the weather I bet.

Lise Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:50
[www.newyorker.com]
1024) Lise 
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Monday, 30 October 2017 16:41 Write a comment

HAIL TO THE CHIEF!!

Love the simplicity..

Woman cyclist gives the middle finger as Trump's motorcade overtakes her.

In the Guardian:

[tinyurl.com]
1023) Lise 
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Friday, 27 October 2017 20:31 Write a comment

Hi Monique, reading the latest Louise Penny, Glass Houses, a character says to Armand Gamache, the policeman:
'He's wearing a face mask, that can't be right. Can't you do something?"

Gamache replies , : No I can't. It is not illegal to cover one's face in Quebec".

Hmmm… it is now Inspector!!

Monique Saturday, 28 October 2017 14:16
Interesting, Lise.

What will they do about people wearing scarves to protect their faces from the cold in the winter? And people wearing sunglasses and full beards?

Lise Saturday, 28 October 2017 16:41
And skiers. Their faces are well covered. It is absurd .

Let's call it like it is: racism, pure and simple.

If it quacks like a duck….

Sean Wednesday, 1 November 2017 23:37
Sorry everyone but I find full face covering rude. Unless it’s -20. Headscarf okay, but otherwise no. I don’t see this as racist at all, that word is overused and thrown at anyone with a different opinion.

Lise Thursday, 2 November 2017 15:17
Sean, as it is only certain Muslim women who cover their faces, they are directly targeted! I would say that law is racist.
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:34 Write a comment

Rick Mercer's rant on Gord Downie.

[www.cbc.ca]
1021) Lise 
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:36 Write a comment

Rep. Senator Bob Corker's Defiance of Donald Trump:

In the New Yorker:

[tinyurl.com]
1020) Lise 
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:36 Write a comment

Quebec Neutrality Law: WRONG WRONG. So WRONG!!

[www.cbc.ca]

Monique Sunday, 22 October 2017 01:32
This law is an embarrassment to those of us who come from Quebec.

Lise Sunday, 22 October 2017 13:36
It is!

Even the name is offensive.

There were some protests yesterday. The bus drivers donned surgical masks or scarves.

It's unconscionable. I hope it's struck down quickly but as you need a test case, it will require a women being charged and disputing it.

Monique Monday, 23 October 2017 02:01
Imagine even Donald Trump didn't think of doing something like that.
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Monday, 16 October 2017 15:42 Write a comment

Brilliant Sarah Polley on Harvey Weinstein:
NYT
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1018) Lise 
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Saturday, 14 October 2017 19:25 Write a comment

In Newsweek:

"HOW TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP: LARRY FLYNT IS OFFERING $10 MILLION TO ANYONE WITH SUITABLE INFO".

Lise Saturday, 14 October 2017 22:38
I'm thinking , I'm thinking...
1017) Lise 
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Friday, 13 October 2017 11:45 Write a comment

Oh dear! Poor Bill Morneau forgot to declare he had a villa in Provence.

I understand completely. I do that all the time. Always forgetting I have a villa in Tuscany. lol..

Lynn Friday, 13 October 2017 19:08
I wrote to a NS liberal big wig and told him that Minister Morneau is not fit for the job since it appears he has issues with his memory. wink

I am not impressed with our Minister of Finance; his tax policies are awful. They are still not taxing their friends or touching trust funds and dividends; the places where the real 1% keep money.

My friend's family is LOADED and everything is structured to go into family trusts. He has been told to change his will and leave his assets to the trust. He told them, he would not be part of it since there is plenty there without his assets. All death benefits and assets left behind, any business money, real property, etc... all kinds of ins and outs of keeping your wealth in family trusts and not paying taxes like the rest of the peons.

Forgetting you own a villa is a step too far for me, and for many others too I suspect.

Lise Saturday, 14 October 2017 22:41
Did you get a reply, Lynn?
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