Now Donald Trump’s Going to Get a Comic Book Too…

Almost a year ago, we posted about the arrival of Justin Trudeau in comic book form, and how it mirrored the comic book boom of Barack Obama when he was first elected as President in 2008. Well, the new President, Donald J. Trump, is not immune to comic book inspiration in seems, but in the case of “45” this graphic novel is hardly going to be flattering. Continue reading

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The Weekender: What Did You Do to Fight Trump This Week?

It really is hard to pair down every scandal thus far in the two-month old presidency of Donald Trump to just one that can be named the overall biggest scandal, but if you could, his taxes would have to make the Top 3. Not since Richard M. Nixon has a presidential candidate and victor hoarded magpie-like the completed taxation information they’ve sent to the Internal Revenue Service. That’s why when Rachel Maddow announced Tuesday evening that she had his taxes, there was significant interest. Too bad most of the wags couldn’t see the forest for the trees.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 16, 2017

This week Open Sources Guelph is going 14 days without mentioning “45”, that is unless he does something Earth-shatteringly stupid before showtime. In lieu of talking about orange-coloured drama, we’ll look within our own borders for news worthy discussion topics, and we’ll bring in a new friend to talk about the very important issue of protecting whistleblowers. After that, we’ll look at the guy who’s giving the senate a bad(der) name, and the slate of by-elections to fill high-profile vacant seats in the House of Commons. We’ll wrap up the show with something European was we mediate whatever’s going on between Turkey and the Netherlands. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 9, 2017

In order to reaffirm that there’s a world of politics beyond whatever zaniness that comes out of the Twitter feed of the President of the United States, this week’s Open Sources Guelph is proudly Trump-Free. So what will we talk about instead? Well, there are two federal leadership races in progress here in Canada, and the left-wing one has finally decided to make it an actual election by having more than one guy throw his hat into the ring. Then, in the back half of the show, we’ll look at the growing trend of hate here in Canada, one form that the government’s getting blowback for trying to do something about, and another that the government is considering taking action on.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 2, 2017

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The state of Open Sources Guelph this week is strong. We will be dealing bigly with the latest developments of the Trump administration south of the border, including a speech to the joint session of Congress where the President sounded – gasp! – presidential. Meanwhile in our own backyard, things are not looking too rosy for the Ontario Liberals, but can they turn it around in the next year? Then, in the second half of the show, we’ll talk about being the best activist you can be with a very special guest, and we’ll then look into the ugly face of rising of hatred across all borders. Continue reading

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The Weekender: I Have Concerns, And So Should You

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As Seth Meyer observed, the past few years of the Trump administration have only been a month… In covering U.S. politics for the show, we’ve come to understand that a days can seem like weeks as the day begins with one story you think is going to be the top headline only to see it overruled after lunch time by a new top story of equal or greater importance. One might mistake this intensity of output for productivity in achieving the Trump agenda, but despite the sternest of denials from the President’s supporters, it’s usually the sign of another scandal or conflict breaking, and because of that we should all be concerned. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 23, 2017

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will ponder a week a week without Trump, or at least we’ll try to. It’s hard to separate the larger-than-life current POTUS from just about any discussion about the news, but we’ve heard your cries for relief and we’ll try and give it to you… In the second half of the show. First, we’ll talk about how White House policy is making people run for the border, and not in a delightful Taco Bell way, and then we’ll look at how alt-right darling Milo Yiannopoulos finally went too far. After the break, it’s all about electoral reform Guelph-style, and why the NDP can’t seem to shake the Mulcair-effect, even if they want to. Continue reading

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