mike watkins dot ca : December 2009 Archives

December 2009 Archives

10 entries filed this month:

December 17 2009

Colvin: Round Two

I hope that a majority of Canadians do not care at all if there are partisan implications, for any party, in the Afghanistan detainee affair. We just want to know the truth. (317 words) More …

December 11 2009

So Much For Free Speech Vancouver

Recently on CBC Radio One Vancouver City councillor Geoff Meggs went to lengths to poo-poo community concerns about 2010 Olympic games-related bylaw changes being voted in by the Vision Vancouver-dominated council. (619 words) More …

December 09 2009

General Natynczyk Comes Clean. Almost.

It would appear that the good General is busy building the plausible deniability defence for Gordon O'Connor and Peter MacKay, and Stephen Harper of course. (269 words) More …

December 07 2009

Climate Change Deniers: Febrile Nitwits

Over the weekend I took the opportunity to download the zipped archive of the emails, program and data files, documents and the odd funny picture contained within the stolen archives. I've now read about half of the mail archive (approximately 500 messages of the 1077 total), with particular emphasis on emails relating to peer review, data sets, reporters, program issues and the like. (270 words) More …

December 06 2009

Bill C-391: Ignatieff, Layton Cower

Layton and Ignatieff's mealy mouthed justifications for allowing an un-whipped vote on the long gun registry mean squat to the families of murdered mothers and daughters, sons and fathers. (708 words) More …

December 04 2009

Harper 2020: I'm Sorry

The series (hat tip: Twitter retweet from LibArtsAndMinds) features apologetic world leaders 11 years from now. Recognize this fellow? (405 words) More …

December 03 2009

Dragged to Copenhagen

What is not widely known is how desperately Stephen Harper had sought an excuse not to attend. Caught on film here's Stephen spending time in places he'd rather be than Copenhagen. (147 words) More …

December 02 2009

130 pages of Afghanistan Documents

Even a quick scan of the eight megabytes of scanned images (PDF) illustrates ample justification for calling a full public inquiry. Here is a quick extraction from the material: (1196 words) More …

Afghanistan Torture Cover-up: Lalani

Facts relentlessly rising to the surface of this fetid scandal serve only to buttress an inescapable conclusion: Canadians have been lied to directly and through omission by the Harper government. (347 words) More …

December 01 2009

Harper Hides Behind Military

Andrew Coyne, a nominally Harper-friendly journalist, summed up the appropriate reaction to Harper's calculated move as this is just trash. (697 words) More …