Friday, September 30, 2016

The Senseless Cruelty of Donald Trump



In my last post I looked at how Donald Trump's visceral misogyny and disgusting fat-shaming could cost him the election.

Along with his racism, his xenophobia, and his dangerous demagoguery.

But what makes him such a monster is one character flaw that stands out above all the others.

Will Donald Trump's Misogyny Be The Issue That Destroys Him?



It was the final exchange in a 90-minute debate, but it may be the one that will destroy Donald Trump's chances of getting anywhere near the White House.

For when Hillary Clinton brought up the story of the one-time Miss Universe Alicia Machado, and how Trump had treated her.

And all he could say was "where did you find this, where did you find this?"

It was a carefully laid trap.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Donald Trump and the Rise of Adolf Hitler



Although Donald Trump used to sleep with a copy of Hitler's speeches on his bedside table, I've tried to avoid comparing him to the Nazi dictator.

For whatever he is Trump isn't Hitler, and to suggest he is only insults that murderous maniac's many victims.

But after reading a review of a new book about Hitler's rise to power, I must admit I might have to reconsider that position.

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the Battle for the Millennial Vote



I'm glad to see that another poll is suggesting that most Americans believe Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in their first debate.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that a majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate on Monday.

The poll found that, out of 2,000 responders, 56 percent thought the Democratic nominee won the debate, as opposed to 26 percent who said the same about Republican Donald Trump.


But while Clinton did perform well, and did at the very least halt Trump's momentum..



She did make one very big mistake. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Another Religious Fanatic Joins the Con Leadership Race



As if the Con leadership race wasn't bizarre or pathetic enough. 

With Kellie Leitch trying to stir up hatred against refugees and immigrants.

And Brad Trost trying to stir up hatred against gay Canadians.

Now another Con fanatic is joining the race.

Donald Trump and the Big Polling Fraud



Anyone who watched the Donald Trump Hillary Clinton debate knows who won. 

And it wasn't the Annoying Orange.

But don't tell that to the bloated demagogue, because he simply can't accept reality.

And spent the day after his humiliating defeat claiming victory.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Night Hillary Clinton Demolished Donald Trump



I must admit I was a bit worried,  deeply concerned, a nervous wreck before last night's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The bloated demagogue has been enjoying some momentum. Polls suggest the race  is now a dead heat.

And with just six weeks to go before the election, it was a critical moment.

But it turns out I shouldn't have worried, because Clinton left Trump looking like a big baby.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kellie Leitch's Campaign Becomes Even More Absurd



I wasn't planning to write another post about Kellie Leitch for a while, because I feel I've written enough about her to last me a lifetime.

But then I saw the cover of the latest issue of Macleans and I changed my mind.

Because although that picture is absolutely ridiculous, and has people howling with laughter all over the country. 

And wondering where did she get that flag pole from?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jason's Kenney and the Last Show in Ottawa



The ghastly show is finally over. After a shabby twenty year run on Parliament Hill Jason Kenney has packed up his harp, and finally left the building.

But not before one last tawdry song.

Jason Kenney delivered a rousing and emotional farewell speech in the House of Commons on Thursday after nearly 20 years as a member of Parliament. He struck a non-partisan tone and urged his colleagues to embrace their role as legislators, not simply as foot soldiers of a political party, and to relish their time in the hallowed halls of Centre Block — "the temple of our democracy," as he described it.

Which couldn't have been more phony or absurd. Kenney the ultimate rabid partisan preaching non partisanship in the "temple of democracy" he desecrated over and over again.

And that wasn't the only scandal...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Standing Up For Our Values In A Bigoted World



I'm really looking forward to this weekend. It's going to be warm and sunny, and perfect for biking, or sailing.

And on Sunday, in this park in my neighbourhood, there is going to be a big book fair with lots of authors and artists. So it couldn't be better, or more lovely Canada.

But I can't forget what's happening to so many people in this nightmare place.

And ever since I found out that Chris Alexander and Kellie Leitch will be reuniting.

I can't help wondering what might have happened to some of the Syrian refugees now living in this peaceful country if the Cons had been re-elected?