The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, May 28, 2013–Something’s Wrong on the Right

The Boys in the Backrooms of the Right in Canada have taken a much-deserved beating in the last few weeks. Stephen Harper’s star appointees in the Senate have been caught ripping off Canadian taxpayers. The Alberta Wild Rose Party got … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, May 27, 2013–EU Lifts Embargo, But Both Dogs in This Fight Are Bad Ones

The EU has decided to lift the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition forces but to maintain all sanctions against the regime of Bashar al Assad. Interesting. Assad is the guy that did so much of the dirty work for … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Friday, May 24, 2013–Rob Ford: Being Appalling Doesn’t Make Him Guilty

Thanks to a nasty personality filled with buffoonish bullying and fantastically stupid behaviour on a wide variety of fronts, Rob Ford is guilty. He IS! He’s guilty of being a jerk, a closed-minded twit, a loud-mouthed schnook who whines to … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, May 23, 2013–Harper Conservatives and the Baby Harper Conservatives, the WRP: $90,000 and Blame–Their Go-To Solution

The Wild Rose Party in Alberta just got fined $90,000 for annoying people. It’s ok–they can afford it, given how far up the backside of business they are. Really, they got fined for breaking the CRTC regulations that govern robocalls, … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, May 22, 2013–“Safe” for Pipelines Doesn’t Look That Good for the Rest of Us

A Global piece opens with “Alberta’s had an average of two crude oil spills a day, every day, for 37 years.” Not surprising. Pipelines are hazardous things. But the piece goes on to reveal a few other details: The total … Continue reading

The Sniff Test for Tuesday, May 21, 2013–Daddy Stevie is ‘Unhappy’. So What?!

These days, it’s only in the army and in business where the purported boss can still dress down the troops. Even there, it indicates a failure of management and leadership. But it’s only in Business Fetish where ‘The Boss’ (or, … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, May 15, 2013–Pollsters Flub An Election (Again) But Opportunity Is About to Knock

Today’s ThreeHundredEight blog was a more in-depth and thoughtful version of articles by various authors that ran in every major newspaper and in the ‘Canadian Politics’ sections of most news websites and services. Everyone is talking about how the polls … Continue reading