@kinsellawarren is so hot.
— Lisa Kinsella (@lisakinsella) December 3, 2016
“Warren Kinsella's book, ‘Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse,’ is of vital importance for American conservatives and other right-leaning individuals to read, learn and understand.”
- The Washington Times
“One of the best books of the year.”
- The Hill Times
“Justin Trudeau’s speech followed Mr. Kinsella’s playbook on beating conservatives chapter and verse...[He followed] the central theme of the Kinsella narrative: “Take back values. That’s what progressives need to do.”
- National Post
“[Kinsella] is a master when it comes to spinning and political planning...”
- George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV
“Kinsella pulls no punches in Fight The Right...Fight the Right accomplishes what it sets out to do – provide readers with a glimpse into the kinds of strategies that have made Conservatives successful and lay out a credible roadmap for progressive forces to regain power.”
- Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics
“[Kinsella] deserves credit for writing this book, period... he is absolutely on the money...[Fight The Right] is well worth picking up.”
- Huffington Post
“Run, don't walk, to get this amazing book.”
- Mike Duncan, Classical 96 radio
“Fight the Right is very interesting and - for conservatives - very provocative.”
- Former Ontario Conservative leader John Tory
“His new book is great! All of his books are great!”
- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD
“I absolutely recommend this book.”
- Paul Wells, Maclean’s
“Kinsella puts the Left on the right track with new book!”
- Calgary Herald
New popular vote totals from AP:
• Clinton 65,124,828 (48.2%)
• Trump 62,652,263 (46.3%)
• Johnson 4,457,409 (3.3%)
• Stein 1,429,050 (1.1%)
One in Ottawa, one in Toronto.
The federal one:
The Ontario one:
Both of these reforms are huge, historic and – sorry, Tories and Dippers – mostly to the credit of the Grits.
The federal one sees the Trudeau Liberals acknowledging what some of us have said for quite some time – a change to democracy needs to be democratic. It can’t be rushed. And it can’t be legitimized by four vague sentences in the Liberal election platform.
The Liberals have accepted that, and are now saying this can’t be rushed. It is the New Democrats and the Conservatives – with the majority on the committee – that are now trying to push through an ill-defined referendum. Shame on them.
The Ontario political finance reforms – soon to be matched by Alberta, New Democrat friends out there tell me – are equally significant. They approximate what my boss Jean Chretien did in 2003 – but they actually go a bit further.
The reforms allow partisans like me to appear at fundraisers (and I have done that for years, from B.C. to Ontario, and I will continue to happily do that for candidates and causes I like), but not anyone else in day-to-day politics. That’s big. Also big: the third party election spending stuff. So long, Working Families.
Whenever a politician does something that is directly against their own self-interest, they should be applauded.
I therefore applaud the Trudeau Liberals and the Wynne Liberals. It’s a good day for democracy, Canada.
Son Four and I were listening to CBC radio on the way back from the Raps game (we beat the Grizzlies, but kind of didn’t deserve to), and some brilliant feminist gamers were on. One said that the Number One Internet Troll had just won the election. “That’s it,” I said to my boy. “He’s President Troll.”
Oh, and he’s 2.5 million votes behind my candidate, by the way. I bet that news gives him a heart attack.
There’s this take on pipelines, as related by the Ventures:
And there’s this take which I would have related on CP24 if they hadn’t cancelled to talk about the Ontario Auditor-General’s report instead:
Does that mean every proposed pipeline should be approved? Of course not. Trudeau appropriately turned down Northern Gateway, just as the Dakota Access Pipeline should be (but won’t be, by a racist president-to-be).
Oil is being transported via rail right through Toronto neighbourhoods, including two blocks from my house, several times a day. I’d like that to stop, thanks.
Oh, and good luck in getting the Ventures lick out of your head. It’s a keeper.
A dishonest non-entity who is running for the Conservative Party leadership has a strategy: to yank every fire alarm she comes across. Her latest stunt? Kill the CBC.
She’s lying, of course. She was previously in power for many years, and did nothing – absolutely nothing – about the CBC. In fact, she made certain to appear on CBC as often as possible – more than most of her colleagues. She’s lying.
So, I won’t even dignify her, or her proposal, by using her name. But I give her credit: she’s got the mouth-breathing types braying and screeching about the CBC. Again.
Now, back when Sun News Network was around, I used to go on there all the time to say how much I loved the CBC. My objective was to give my pal Brian Lilley the vapours, and I think I succeeded.
But, like it or not, the “whither the CBC” debate is upon us, again. So, I thought I’d stake out my own position. Here, then, is my ten-point list about why I adore the CBC. Clip and save.
Now, various assholes will say I’m saying all this stuff because I’m a writer for CBC. Well, I’m not. (I did one thing for them, and I don’t plan to again – among other things, I couldn’t be bothered. I get more than 3.5 million visitors on this wee web site every year, inter alia.)
Anyway. The CBC is here to stay, dishonest CPC leadership candidates notwithstanding. Because, basically, there’s more of us than there are of her.
From InFocus at York University: