Friday, February 12, 2016

The Con Media and Justin Trudeau's First 100 Days

Well yesterday was the day the MSM decided to devote a lot of their coverage to Justin Trudeau's first 100 days in office.

And I must say I found it a rather depressing spectacle.

For there they were toting up his promises, made, kept, or in their opinion broken. Already.

Like a bunch of grubby bank clerks, writing up some small company's balance sheet.

And in my opinion completely missing the big picture.

Bernie Sanders and the New American Revolution

Three days after Bernie Sanders' victory in New Hampshire I'm still floating on a cloud, and dreaming up a storm.

I still can't quite believe my eyes. How could an old leftie calling for a revolution in the United States of America manage to win so convincingly?

But I suppose it's only fitting that it happened in a state with the motto "Live Free or Die."

For it is a new American revolution, and at its core is a simple but radical idea.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stephen Harper and the House of Pork

If there is an enduring image of Stephen Harper's grotesque regime I suppose it will be something like that one.

A lot of Con hogs heading for the trough, or trying to buy an election.

And sticking the rest of us with the bill.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rona Ambrose's Horrible Day of Triple Embarrassment

Well let's put it this way, it wasn't one of Rona Ambrose's better days.

It's not that she's had many good ones. She hasn't.

But this was a day of triple embarrassment.

First Kevin O'Leary took aim at Rona's bombing fixation.

Then the American military made her look foolish.

Kevin O'Leary Blows His Chances of Becoming Con Leader

Well it's looks as if Kevin O'Leary has blown his last chance for a new career in politics.

He's too late to run for the Tea Party in the United States, even though he lives in Boston.

And now he's just destroyed any hope he had of becoming the new leader of the Harper Party.

The Cons and the Postmedia Conspiracy

Ever since Paul Godfrey ordered his major Postmedia papers to run an ad on their front pages attacking the Liberals, there has been no doubt whatsoever which side that media conglomerate is on.

And although the move was widely denounced, it seems that Godfrey no intention of backing down, and is even more determined to destroy Justin Trudeau.

For the anti-Trudeau chorus from his hapless minions is becoming almost deafening.

As Michelle Rempel reminded me yesterday.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Justin Trudeau, the New Military Mission, and the Madness of Rona Ambrose

Now I understand why Justin Trudeau took his time before unveiling our new military mission in Iraq and Syria.

For it was worth the wait.

It's far more rational and sophisticated than the Con's one dimensional bombing mission.

Much bigger than Rona Ambrose had hoped.

And far more Canadian. 

Conapocalypse: The Confessions of Jenni Byrne

She was called Stephen Harper's "enforcer", or just "The Beast." The one who took no prisoners.

She ran the last Con campaign, and drove it off a cliff.

Before she was tossed off the bus, and out of her master's inner circle. 

But now Jenni Byrne is back, and blaming everyone but herself.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Nathan Cullen's Daring Proposal for Electoral Reform

When I first read Nathan Cullen's proposal to kickstart the electoral reform process, I must admit that I thought the NDP had lost its grip on reality.

For it did seem a bit unreasonable to ask the Liberals to surrender their majority on a committee that will study the matter.

While attacking them in the Commons as if the NDP was still the official opposition.

But now I've changed my mind.

Bernie Sanders and the Attack of the Millionaires

With Bernie Sanders seemingly headed for a decisive victory in tomorrow's New Hampshire primary, it seems that the Millionaire's Club is starting to feel the heat, or the Bern.

For first there was Rex Murphy on the National, denouncing Sanders for his class politics, and suggesting he's a communist.

Even though that tool of Big Oil is a millionaire, and lives in one of the glitziest condos in my neighbourhood. So it's yet another conflict of interest to add to Rexy's record.

And then yesterday, charging out of the gate like an enraged bull, came that other well known millionaire.