Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I know it's not a nice thing to say, but I have to admit that when I saw the White House doctor declare that Donald Trump had passed a cognitive test with flying colours, I was both stunned and disappointed.
President Trump’s White House physician said Tuesday that the president received a perfect score on a cognitive test designed to screen for neurological impairment, which the military doctor said was evidence that Mr. Trump does not suffer from mental issues that prevent him from functioning in office.
And when I saw this I practically collapsed.
A Canadian designed the test that Donald Trump PASSED?
So now we have to live with him FOREVER?
Or until death do us part?
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
By now I'm sure most of you have heard the story of the 11-year-old Muslim girl in Toronto who claimed a bigot had attacked her.
And how that turned out not to be true. Just a child's make believe story.
Like many Canadians I was relieved the attack didn't happen, and both disappointed and mildly annoyed that the girl lied.
But she is just a child, and what really disgusts me is the way the Cons and other right-wing scum are blowing up this story for the lowest of reasons.
And using it to attack the girl, her mother, other Muslims, and even Justin Trudeau.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Today is Blue Monday, the day some say is the most depressing day of the year. For obvious reasons.
AS the Christmas memories fade, all we are left with are a hammered bank account, a bulge around the waist, gloomy weather and a return to work after weeks of partying.
These factors all come together in a perfect storm for a single day believed to be the most depressing of the year which has been dubbed 'Blue Monday'.
And although I should be immune. I'm happy, I didn't spend much at Christmas, I didn't put on any pounds. And the only thing making me blue, literally, are the extremely cold temperatures this winter.
I did find something really depressing, so I could join in the collective misery.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
As I've mentioned many times before, Andrew Scheer must really love his Mini-Me Hamish Marshall, the co-founder of the hate mongering Rebel.
Marshall led his campaign to a thirteen ballot victory at the Con leadership convention.
And a grateful Scheer rewarded Marshall by making him the Con's new campaign manager, charged with returning the Harperite cult to power in the next election.
But if Scheer does love Marshall you'd never know it, because he hates to talk about him.
And as he did a few months ago, if you ask Scheer about him, he panics and runs for cover.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
I always thought it was too good to be true. Andrew Scheer offering to help the Liberal government defend NAFTA from Donald Trump and his Trumpkins.
By going down to Washington next week and lobbying the Americans, to show them that when it comes to the important issues, we're all on the same side.
Conservative MP Andrew Scheer and a handful of his party’s MPs are headed to Washington to promote a “united Canadian front” on the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement, two weeks before officials are set to resume renegotiation talks in Montreal.
At least that's what the Cons have been claiming.
And sure enough it was too good to be true.
Donald Trump has always been a racist. From the day he launched his campaign to the monstrous place we are in now.
But yesterday had to be his worst and most racist day ever.
He was up late the night before, tweeting away. Trying to deny that he had called El Salvador, Haiti, and some African countries "shitholes" at a meeting with lawmakers.
Only to be called a liar by a Senator who was at that meeting.
And portrayed as a shithole himself.
Friday, January 12, 2018
I've now had a chance to watch two of Justin Trudeau's Town Halls. And although I always find it hard in the cold dark days of January to get excited about anything.
I have been extremely impressed by this remarkable democratic exercise.
Justin Trudeau's town halls are a great democratic exercise and example of political courage. The Con media and the toxic Trudeau haters must be screaming with frustration. pic.twitter.com/Te159ehaT8— Simon (@montrealsimon) January 11, 2018
And by the courage of our Prime Minister.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Andrew Scheer likes to portray himself as a man on a mission, a man chosen by his God to bring truth and light to Canada.
As well as an avenging Trumpkin born to rain fire and brimstone down on Justin Trudeau and his "elites."
But sadly for Scheer, as even some in our Con media have pointed out, that schtick just isn't cutting it.
And as I have pointed out, he is getting an ugly and most ungodly reputation as a compulsive liar.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Donald Trump likes to think of himself as a super-sized patriot, with the only thing true about that being the size of his massive ego.
For let's face it, it's not easy to call yourself a patriot of any size, after applying for and receiving five draft deferments to avoid being sent to Vietnam.
Whatever he might say about that...
But there he was in Nashville on Monday, addressing the American Farm Bureau's annual convention.
And getting a standing ovation for demanding that all Americans show the flag and the national anthem more RESPECT.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
For months Andrew Scheer has attacked Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.
Accusing him of being incompetent, corrupt, a crook, even a terrorist sympathizer.
The Con media let him and his Cons get away with it, and it has been a sordid spectacle that has badly damaged our democracy.
A reminder of the days when Stephen Harper played the same dirty game.
But now at last the ghastly Schmear is getting a taste of his own medicine.