Sunday, May 01, 2016

One More Reason I'm Going to Miss Barack Obama



I realize that many progressives don't like Barack Obama, and like to claim he was worse than George Bush or Richard Nixon.

Like some progressives in this country like to claim that Justin Trudeau is worse than Stephen Harper.

But although he was not perfect, I have always admired the first black President. I believe that despite the foul racist attacks against him, he represented his people with dignity and class.

And boy was he funny.

Inside the Right Wing Conspiracy

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The other day I told you that the ultra secretive right-wing Civitas Society was holding a conference in Ottawa this weekend.

And how I was sure that Stephen Harper would attend because it's the dank corner of the right-wing conspiracy where he feels most at home.

The place where he first revealed his sinister hidden agenda thirteen years ago.The place to where he returned after his election victory in 2006, to swagger around and party like there was no tomorrow.

Well now Paul Wells has got hold of Civitas' secret weekend program.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Will the Gay Marriage Issue Tear the Cons apart?



For almost ten years Stephen Harper never ceased to show his contempt for gay Canadians.

He voted against every gay rights bill that came before parliament. He cut off funding to all LGBT groups.

And he never changed the party platform that calls for same sex marriage to be banned.

But now with their convention only weeks away, that issue may be coming back to haunt the Cons.

John Ibbotson's Scary Journey Into Harper's Head



Ten days ago the Globe writer John Ibbotson was awarded the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, for his book Stephen Harper.

With the jury praising him for managing to "put us inside Harper’s head during some of the most critical moments of his life."

But although I've always been interested in meeting the voices in Harper's head, and asking them to explain themselves, I haven't read the book.

Not after I read Bob Rae's review, and what he had to say about Ibbotson, and what Ibbitson had to say about Harper.

Friday, April 29, 2016

When the Pentagon Claims that Bombing a Hospital is Not a War Crime



On the night of October 3, 2015 A U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, run by the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

And despite frantic calls from MSF doctors kept up its attack for half an hour.

Forty two staff members and patients were killed, many of them burned to death in their beds.

But today the Pentagon released a report claiming that murderous assault was not a war crime. 

Stephen Harper and the Secret Society



Well no doubt Stephen Harper is waiting anxiously to see whether his lawyer's letter on the Duffy trial has convinced Canadians that he acted honourably.

And helped repair his soiled legacy.

But since we know he's doomed to disappointment.

I'd be fascinated to know what he might tell the members of his favourite secret society, when he pays them a visit this weekend.

Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?



Well it's going to be a lot smaller than Stephen Harper had hoped.

And it won't be erected right in front of the Supreme Court, on the ground reserved for a new federal court building widely expected to be named after Pierre Trudeau.

So Harper could moon both of them for eternity.

But the man who brutalized this country for so long will be getting his monument. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Duffy Trial and Stephen Harper's Lawyer's Letter



When the judge at the Duffy trial delivered his verdict, and his scathing indictment of the Harper PMO, I couldn't help wondering what Stephen Harper must have been thinking.

And now we all know. He wasn't too happy. He must have been furious.

Or humiliated beyond recognition.

And had instructed his lawyer to write an open letter to Canadians.

There's a Reason They Call It the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation



As you know, I frequently question the judgement of the hapless stooges who run the CBC.

I question how they let a shabby tea bagger and climate change denier like Rex Murphy act like the high priest of Big Oil on The National, their flagship news program.

Or for that matter, why on the day the Duffy verdict came down, with its scathing criticism of the Harper PMO, the National led its newscast with fifteen minutes on the death of Prince.

But then there's a reason they call it the Conservative Broadcasting Corporation. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Con Clown Kellie Leitch Vows to Re-Criminalize Marijuana



Just a few days ago Kellie Leitch was blubbering about how sorry she was to have hurt Canadians with her racist barbaric cultural practices campaign.

And her foul snitch line.

But now she's found another way to hurt Canadians.

And send even more of them to jail.