The top ten reasons why we here in The Great White North should be both proud and ashamed of being Canadian.
Some Canadians, it seems, can only find their sense of national identity through such things as how to spell the word "centre" and how to pronounce the letter "Z". There's got to be something more distinct and special about Canada than this.
A rant about the corporate-owned, right-wing media here in Canada and its complete failure to reflect the ideas and values of the progressive majority in this country.
Election Night 2008: I was going to go on and on about what a disaster this election result is for Canada, but then I decided to just say thank you instead.
A rant about the broken Canadian democratic system, a "democracy" where 38-40% of the vote can get you a majority in parliament and absolute power. Some solutions offered.
You call this democracy! A rant about the possibility of the Conservatives winning a majority in the 2008 fall election, even though 60-plus percent of Canadians say they'll vote for the four other far-more-progressive parties.
A brief rant about the pro-Israel propaganda machine known as the CanWest Media Empire - publishers of numerous Canadian newspapers, such as The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Province, and The National Post.
A rant about the horrific treatment of Canadian child soldier and Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr at the hands of the Americans... and the Canadian government's shameful complicity, and active involvement, in that treatment. Also about the large percentage of Canadians who shockingly, at least according to a new Angus Reid poll, want Khadr to stay locked up in the Guantanamo gulag.
It was a pretty significant day for Canada, what with Prime Minister Harper's apology to the Native people of this country for the crimes of the horrific Residential Schools System. This may be one and only time you'll ever get a chance to see me enthusiastically praising Stephen Harper.
A rant about the sinister, and now imprisoned, Conrad Black's continuing influence on the Canadian news media. An influence which, sadly, can even be seen at the once-great CBC. Also a plea for the return of Avi Lewis to Canadian television screens someday soon.
A rant about our beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and his crusade to destroy Canada's reputation on the world stage, a goal largely achieved at the just-concluded Bali Conference On Climate Change. Just the latest in a two-year-long campaign of destruction. Like a renegade Blues Brother or something, the guy's on a mission from his god, a god who resides in a big whitish-colored house to the south.
You obviously already know how f***ed up the American government has become under this Bush and Dick Regime, but perhaps you're not fully aware of just how f***ed the Canadian government has become.
Kafkaesque justice, Orwellian Doublespeak and, yes, even Zip a dee do da. This sordid tale has it all.
As the policy now stands, Canada would turn back at the border Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and everyone ever jailed in the gulags of Stalin and Kim Jong Mentally-il. It seems we just don't want their kind around here.
How is it possible that in the 21st century Canada still has a feudal system of government with an unelected head of state who lives on the other side of the world?