... It's a busted ideology and a party infected by more than just bad opinions but stupidity at its core.To save Canadian conservatism, you first have to be willing to have an honest conversation about its main ill. It’s not the pro-lifers or the social conservatives or the fact that the debate last week was impolite and loud.Conservatism’s real ill in Canada is that it’s so fucking stupid. And until they fix that, they’re done for.
Why are you minimizing the incredible sense of FREEDOM I felt as I opted out of inflation and lost half my savings?!🤔— Michael (@Michael42065888) May 10, 2022
Second, a warning --
Tears, hugs and joy in St. John’s, N.L., as 166 Ukrainian refugees arrive from Poland https://t.co/eYuW4yIKkl— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) May 10, 2022
Putin now seems to want to transform his genocidal war into a frozen conflict in Ukraine. We cannot allow this to happen. Don’t lose focus. Total Ukrainian victory is the goal— Paul Massaro (@apmassaro3) May 9, 2022
It concerns me that the world will lose its fervor to help Ukraine, and then Europe will want to let Russia keep its eastern and southern conquests before Ukraine can mount a massive counteroffensive this summer.
In Mariupol, occupiers led by DNR Denis Pushilin marched through the city with a 300 meter St. George's ribbon. The city's residents did not participate, making this a perfect metaphor for the war since Putin doesn't think Ukrainians exist, anyway. https://t.co/EjoBxUp5Cc pic.twitter.com/lWrEVQgUjX— Paul Goode (@jpaulgoode) May 9, 2022
Russian human rights activists have formed a vast human chain that is helping Ukrainians transported to Russia to escape to the West, @theipaper can reveal.— i newspaper (@theipaper) May 9, 2022
Ordinary Russians are passing people, including Mariupol survivors, from city to city until they reach the border. pic.twitter.com/FHLHNbbTIy
🗣️ One activist in 🇷🇺 said: “There is an impressive grassroots organisation. Some put people up in their homes for a few nights, others buy train tickets and take them to the station. We are passing people on to groups in other cities, who are helping them get over the border.”— i newspaper (@theipaper) May 9, 2022
🗣️“That’s where the volunteers come in,” one 🇷🇺 activist said. “We get messages saying, ‘We’re a family with children and we need clothes. Can you help?’— i newspaper (@theipaper) May 9, 2022
We help as many as we can. I did a trip to some camps myself. People were allowed outside, but volunteers couldn’t go in.” pic.twitter.com/GJVh914fJz
GOP's march toward ever greater extremism shows no sign of being restrained, even by political logic. It's likely the party will enact a national abortion ban if it retakes Congress and the WH, despite the fact that a ban would be opposed by 60 percent of the nation's voters. https://t.co/HOLjK0yS1m— davidrlurie (@davidrlurie) May 9, 2022
Love hearing about ‘the sanctity of life’ from the same people who have spent the last two years arguing that killing grandma is a small price to pay for being able to sit in an Applebee’s.— Damion Schubert, Zen Designer (@ZenOfDesign) May 8, 2022
The Steve Schmidt v Spawn of McCain saga is continuing into Day Two:
If Kavanaugh doesn't like the way people in his state are gathering outside his house, maybe he can just take off work and drive hundreds of miles to a different state.— Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) May 9, 2022
apparently it will be a trilogy— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) May 10, 2022
And on a side note, the uproar is educating people about just how many Russians have been attaching themselves like tapeworms to the Republican party during the last 20 years:
Steve Schmidt whipping out the nunchucks... https://t.co/xhXoF0N5dw— James Wolcott (@JamesWolcott) May 9, 2022
And this is hilarious:
I don’t count myself among the well-informed political types, but I thought it was hugely weird that so many Russians were at the R National Convention in 2016.— Vicklet will not forget 1/6/21! (@vixenC) May 8, 2022
Then Manafort being brought in. I think we are still wondering why criminal Manafort insisted on Pence.
Maxime Bernier understands geography as well as he understands science. https://t.co/j2yeaI0JgR— Ben Johnson (@Ben_T_Johnson) May 10, 2022