Eau de Scandal

Irrespective of what you may think about the funding decision at the heart of this latest “scandal” involving Stephen Harper’s embarrassingly dimwitted International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda, she should either voluntarily resign or be forced to step down.

There’s no excuse for falsifying documents and then lying about it in the House of Commons. It’s really just as simple as that.

“Evil to the Core”

Thomm Hartman reads a heartbreaking suicide letter from a disillusioned fellow without unemployment benefits who sees “euthanizing” himself as the only way out of his desperate situation.

I’m reminded of former congressman Alan Grayson’s famous characterization of the Republicans’ health care plan: Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly. I guess the same could be said of their approach to the problem of unemployment.