Friday, October 24, 2014
I knew Stephen Harper wouldn't waste any time exploiting the senseless tragedy on Parliament Hill.
I knew he'd strike when many people were still in shock, emotions were still raw, the MSM in Ottawa was still making it sound like it was Canada's 911.
And he could still scare some Canadians into believing that our country, and its values, were under attack.
And that only he can save us...
It was a remarkable scene in the House of Commons. Stephen Harper hugging Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau.
And I must admit I was impressed, because I've never seen Harper look so human.
But then there's nothing like having to cower in a broom closet, while the Con caucus prepares to defend you with spears.
Stephen Harper spent about 15 minutes hidden in a Parliament Hill closet after a gunman stormed Centre Block where he and the rest of the Conservative caucus were guarded by MPs who’d fashioned sharp spears from flagpoles, sources say.
To make a Great Warrior Leader more humble...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
It was for me strangely enough, the most terrifying moment of a nightmarish day. Standing in a crowded subway station, waiting for a train to take me home, watching the fear on people's faces.
It was only a few hours after most of them must have heard about, or seen what had happened on Parliament Hill.
So I can understand why they were so deathly quiet. Many were probably still stunned by what they had seen. Or the idea that it could happen here.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of this nightmare day on Parliament Hill, this criminal assault on our democracy.
So all I have to say tonight is this:
(1) To the crazy fanatics who killed a young soldier today and another one in Quebec the other day: you and your kind will not intimidate us.
And we will remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent...
Long after we have forgotten their cowardly killers.
Uh oh. Now we really are at war again. The ominous signs are unmistakable.
The CF-18s are on the way to the Middle East.
To save us from the ISIS hordes that would behead us in our beds. Or mow us down in a Tim Horton's parking lot.
Because you're not safe anywhere eh? And even if you arrest them you can't stop them.
The dreaded Threat Level, which I didn't even know existed, is glowing yellow.
And in the Seventh Sign of the Apocalypse, Stephen Harper has just fired another missile out of his rear orifice, in the general direction of Justin Trudeau...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I warned that Stephen Harper was looking for a way to scare Canadians, so he could try to stampede them into believing that only a Great Strong Leader like himself could save them.
So he could use fear to try to save himself, and turn this broken country into a police state.
Well today he got his "terrorist incident."
A 25-year-old man who injured two soldiers in a hit and run and was later fatally shot by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was known to federal authorities as someone who had been "radicalized," according to the RCMP and the Prime Minister's Office.
And the way he handled it, and some of the strange things that happened today, should make all Canadians wonder whether we're still living in a democracy.
Monday, October 20, 2014
A few days ago I pointed out that Stephen Harper was trying to fan the flames of an Ebola panic.
Even though his response to the epidemic has been lethally inadequate.
And far from making us safer he has been decimating the ranks of those who would protect us from dangerous diseases.
But this is simply obscene.
I was watching them make a music video on an old schooner in the harbour yesterday, when I suddenly realized that in exactly one year, if Stephen Harper doesn't break his own law, we'll be voting in a general election.
And then, like the cabin boy lashed to the mast on a ship of female pirates, I thought oh boy this could be a long and exhausting journey eh?
Because while just a few days ago I was almost sure that Harper was going to go for an early election, maybe even a late fall election. In a last desperate kamikaze move to seize the moment, by posing as a Great Warrior Leader, and catch his opponents off guard.
You know, his Tora Tora moment....
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Eight years ago when I started attacking Stephen Harper and his ghastly Con regime, it sometimes felt lonely out there.
Almost nobody, and certainly nobody in the MSM, was attacking him like I did. Many of the old poobahs in the blogosphere thought I was over the top. That he was bad but not THAT bad. And that I should grow up.
And of course, my Mum was sure I'd end up in prison eh?
Then a few years ago things started to change. The blogosphere caught fire, Lawrence Martin wrote his book Harperland.
And now Michael Harris' new book Party of One should just about seal the record and finish him off.
The scene couldn't have been more ironic or more appalling. For even as the Ebola epidemic raged out of control, and Oxfam sent out a desperate call for more boots on the ground, in Africa.
On Saturday Oxfam took the unusual step of calling for troops to be sent to west Africa, along with funding and medical staff, to prevent the Ebola outbreak becoming the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation”. It accused countries that did not commit military personnel of “costing lives".
And leaders like Obama urged Americans not to surrender to fear and hysteria.
There was Stephen Harper, with a strange look on his face, receiving an award for helping stamp out polio, while cranking up the fear factor.