Friday, April 18, 2014

Harperland, the Con Monsters, and the Death of Reason



Once upon a time Canada seemed like a brighter, better place to me than it does today.

A more hopeful, more optimistic, more decent country.

A country where an opposition MP could write a polite letter to a Minister like this one. (PDF)

And expect to get a reasonable reply.

But this is Harperland, and this is Pierre Poilievre...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stephen Harper and the Canonization of Jimbo Flaherty



Well I knew what he was going to do from the moment he announced that Jim Flaherty would have a state funeral, for no good reason.

And then let it be known that he had PERSONALLY written the eulogy he would deliver.

And sure enough he did turn that solemn occasion into yet another giant photo-op for the glorification of HIMSELF. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pierre Poilievre and the Great Turkey Senate Scam



Oh. My. Gobble. I see that Pierre Poilievre is still trying to pretend that his foul Unfair Elections Act is perfect.

But that if the Cons in the House of Turkeys want to make it even better, he might  welcome their recommendations.

"I'm prepared to defend every single measure in the Fair Elections Act," Poilievre told CTV's Power Play on Tuesday. But he added: "From the beginning I've said if there are good ideas that will make this great bill even better, then I am happy to hear them." 

When in fact the bill is hideously flawed, those recommendations are only a SCAM designed to put lipstick on a pig. 

Or TWO.

Why the Senate Scandal Can Still Bring Down Stephen Harper



For a brief moment today I wondered whether I should remove Nigel Wright from the poster for my new and exciting season of Senategate.

After the RCMP announced that he was no longer under investigation. 

The RCMP has ended its probe into Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his $90,000 payment to suspended Conservative Senator Mike Duffy.

But then I thought no, this scandal is still as sordid as ever. It couldn't have happened without Nigel. Bless him. And it could still bring down Stephen Harper.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Is Stephen Harper Losing His Grip on Power And His Marbles?



As you know, I've been watching Stephen Harper closely for eight long and horrible years, like some people watch birds.

And I can honestly say I've rarely seen him looking worse. Or more deeply disturbed.

I can't get what what Tom Flanagan says about him in his new book out of my mind:

“He can be suspicious, secretive, and vindictive, prone to sudden eruptions of white-hot rage over meaningless trivia, at other times falling into week-long depressions in which he is incapable of making decisions.” 

So the last thing I needed to see him talking about was the Third World War.  

Linda Frum, the Unfair Elections Act, and the Senate Farce



When I saw Linda Frum had caused a flap on Twitter by trying to defend the indefensible Unfair Elections Act, all kind of thoughts flew into my mind.

How could somebody so dumb be a Senator? Can I be one?

And lucky for her she only made a fool out of herself on Twitter. 



Where everyone forgets what anyone said the day before.

But sadly I see, she couldn't leave dumb alone.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Unfair Elections Act and the Republican Connection



He has always been more of an American style politician than a Canadian one.

The closest thing to Richard Nixon and his dirty trick Republicans this country has ever seen.

He brought their disgusting attack ads to Canada.

And his foul Unfair Elections Act is right out of the Republican playbook.

Stephen Harper and the Great Kitimat Rebellion



When historians assess the legacy of Stephen Harper fifty years from now, the many scandals of his corrupt regime will probably merit only a few paragraphs.

But what they will say of him without a doubt, is that at a critical point in human history he failed his country and his planet.

For at a time when scientists were warning that time was running out for climate change action. 

The disconnect couldn't be greater. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rob Anders: The Con Loon Finally Bites the Dust



He tried every dirty trick in the book to try to win his nomination battle.

He smeared his opponents as closet Liberals. He used misleading robocalls against them. 

He called on his rabid religious base to save him.

But nothing could stop the Con loon Rob Anders from facing his own personal Armageddon. 

The Unfair Elections Act and the Madness of Stephen Harper



I never can decide which famous story Harperland reminds me of the most.

The Emperor's New Clothes or Lord of the Flies.

Or answer the questions historians will ask.

Did he really think he could get away with it? Why were so many so silent for so long? Or fail to understand the nature of the monster?

But I'm glad to see that even Andrew Coyne now understands that maybe the Unfair Elections Act is just CRAZY.