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.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Well it looks as if Stephen Harper has jumped the gun again. For this morning he tweeted this:
Thank you to the @CCG_GCC's Gordon Reid and others for the great work they are doing off the coast of the Haida Gwaii off the coast of BC.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) October 18, 2014
After it looked like the Canadian Coast Guard had managed to avert disaster by towing a disabled Russian ship away from the B.C. coast.
Until the tow lines broke.
It's hard to tell these days whether Stephen Harper is lying because he's desperate, or because he's lost his moral compass.
Or on a day like yesterday, because he's simply delusional.
He says he doesn't want to sound paranoid, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper is concerned his own federal bureaucracy is trying to bring back the long gun registry "through the back door."
"I don't want to feed paranoia, but as prime minister I can tell you I share the frustrations of our caucus members," said Harper, before alluding to "bureaucratic initiatives that we think are effectively trying to put the long gun registry back in through the back door." "This is not something we can tolerate."
Friday, October 17, 2014
First he came for the environmentalists and the activists. Then he came for the scientists.
Then he came for those who fight poverty, and help the poor.
Now he's come for the birdwatchers.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
It was one of the first things Stephen Harper did when he came to power. Declare war children.
By destroying plans for a national childcare program.
Parents have been paying for that decision ever since, with a lack of daycare spaces, and exorbitant fees. And children have been paying for it with their lives.
But still the Harperite cult is unrepentant.
Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has been trying to brainwash Canadians with the greatest barrage of propaganda this country has ever seen.
A barrage of lies and half truths worthy of Big Brother, and almost impossible to avoid.
They're on TV, and on the radio, they jump out at you in newspapers and magazines.
And now you can't even get away from them when you check out the weather.
For all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of the newly redesigned Environment Canada site to see what I mean.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
It's been the subject of much fevered speculation. Will Stephen Harper call an early election? And if so how early?
And no doubt Great Desperate Leader is consulting his crystal ball, and the fevered voices in his head.
And in his brief moments of lucidity, probably wondering if he DID go early what would be his excuse?
But now some Cons are apparently saying that he already has two good excuses, and he should pull the plug immediately.