Thursday, February 28, 2013
It's like a danse macabre. It's hard to know how much more he can take before he implodes.
Or does something crazy.
Because it's all going horribly wrong. The opposition has him in their sights.
And in all the years I've been watching him, I've never seen Stephen Harper looking so defeated and so desperate.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
He is one of the most grotesque bigots this country has ever seen.
A former male prostitute, drug addict, and violent criminal who claims he found Jesus in jail.
He has gone after gay people, Muslims, and the pro-choice movement in the most disgusting ways imaginable.
In 2008 after Dr Morgentaler received the Order of Canada, he defecated on a copy of the Order, and mailed it to the Governor General.
But today he's just a LOSER.
When I first saw the pictures I must admit my heart started beating faster.
For a moment I thought that Spring had arrived in Harperland.
But it wasn't the Maple Spring eh?
It was the Maple Winter.
Monday, February 25, 2013
She has always been one of the most brutish Cons.
A hardline right-wing ideologue who would wage war on Canada's poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
And have the unmitigated gall to deny it.
Last month she claimed that EI inspectors didn't have quotas for uncovering fraud that they were expected to discover.
Only to be exposed today as a shameless liar.
As you know I've always considered Jason Kenney's singular contribution to Canadian politics a real freak show.
I've had trouble taking that ghastly religious fanatic seriously since he said that gays were free to get married. As long as they married someone of the opposite sex.
One moment he's accusing Thomas Mulcair of being soft on religious freedom, like he did last week.
The next moment he's bashing Iran. Or swearing allegiance to Israel. And now he's been caught with his pants down in an embarrassing position.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
When I think of a fascist nightmare I usually think of Orwell, and Big Brother, and this famous line:
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.
But now I've got another nightmare to worry about eh? The thought of the Con regime going on and on forever.
Well as you know Pope Benny is heading off into the sunset, or into a former convent on the grounds of the Vatican.
Leaving us to wonder whether his pooped mobile is a mere conduit to well deserved obscurity. Or his getaway car.
The Vatican has attacked reports in the Italian media linking Pope Benedict XVI's resignation to the alleged discovery of a network of gay prelates as attempts to influence the cardinals in their choice of a new pontiff.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I started this blog years ago, to among other things, fight the bullies in our schools.
Only to find myself fighting the bullies of the Harper regime, day in day out.
The ones who can't find a dollar for anti-bullying programs. The ones who are bullying a whole country.
But every now and then, like I did the other day, I get an e-mail from somebody out there asking me "Simon, why aren't you writing about bullying anymore?" And it breaks my heart.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Golly. I knew if we put Mike Duffy's mug on a milk carton something good might happen.
And sure enough, it did.
He took a short walk in the snow, and finally admitted he was
Senator Mike Duffy says he's going to pay back the living expenses he's claimed for his Ottawa home.
Duffy blamed the Senate for having unclear rules and forms. "We are going to pay it back, and until the rules are clear — and they're not clear now, the forms are not clear, and I hope the Senate will redo the forms to make them clear — I will not claim the housing allowance."
And no doubt it will only be a matter of time before he retracts what he said the other day:
In the nightmarish world of Harperland it was just another bizarre photo-op. Stephen Harper in a hockey arena, standing in front of yet another group of human props. And behind yet another absurd sign.
Selling himself, and peddling defibrillators.
But I thought this one was particularly symbolic eh?
Because nobody needs a defibrillator more than Canada does, after what he has done to it.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
As I've mentioned before, when I was a boy I lived by the sea.
In a place where men went out to fish in small boats.
Sometimes they would be caught in a sudden storm. Or run into some other kind of trouble.
And I'll always remember how thrilling it was to hear the thumping sound of a rescue helicopter from a nearby base heading out to help them.
So you can imagine how I feel about this story.
Golly. If this Mike Duffy mystery continues, we're going to have to put his mug on a milk carton, and ask the public for help.
Ask them have you seen this senator? Where does he live? And holy jumping jelly beans !!
How many houses does he have?
P.E.I. Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, whose residency status is the subject of an audit, now says he rents a second home on the Island because he can’t reach what he had listed as his primary residence during the winter months.
Duffy has been under fire since December when a Postmedia report said Duffy spends the majority of the year in his long-owned Ottawa home but had still charged the taxpayers $33,000 in living allowances.
Because you don't want to ask him eh?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It would be hard to imagine a more disturbing sight. Stephen Harper surrounded by a posse of religious leaders.
Looking and sounding like a smarmy televangelist, while claiming it wasn't a partisan event. Despite all the Con signs like the one in the picture.
And appointing as the ambassador for the sinister Office of Religious Freedom, the Dean of a Christian College whose curriculum would drag us back to the Dark Ages.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Holy Moly. It looks as if Stephen Harper is having a full blown religious crisis.
The new polls have come down from the mountain, and they really suck.
New polling numbers from EKOS show the Conservative party’s popularity has dropped ten points overall since the 2011 spring election.
And to make matters worse, his search for a Messiah to save him, is turning out to be a nightmare.
And to make matters worse, his search for a Messiah to save him, is turning out to be a nightmare.
Uh oh. The alarms are honking away at Porky Action Headquarters. The Con hogs are still strutting around on their hind legs promoting their fraudulent porky plan.
But the reviews are coming in, and the stench of panic is is the air.
Because they are DEVASTATING.
It was a stirring sight.Tens of thousands of protesters braving the freezing cold to try to stop the planet from burning.
Demanding that Obama kill the Keystone XL pipeline.
Canada’s carbon-intensive oilsands industry was the guest of dishonour in Washington on Sunday, where the largest in a series of nationwide climate rallies demanded President Barack Obama call a halt to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Although I HATED the way the New York Times framed this story.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
We know them as the silent killers of the Great War on Terror.
For years they have been killing Al Qaeda terrorists, and hundreds of innocent people, in places like Yemen and Afghanistan.
Now the deadly birds are coming home to roost, and if we're not careful we too could end up with no place to hide.
And living in a police state.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Damn. As much as I hate doing it, I'm going to have to give Boss Harper some credit eh?
The final collapse of his Con regime is turning out to be a heavenly show. And far more wonderfully apocalyptic than even I had hoped.
For if on Wednesday it was Wallin, flying through the air on the public dime.
Late on a Friday afternoon it had to be Dumbo Duncan, crashing to earth like a meteorite.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Well today was Valentine's Day and I didn't really feel like writing about it this year.
For starters, if I saw another cellophane rose, tacky card, or other pinky thing coming at me I'd probably scream eh?
And secondly, how can you celebrate love in a country as grim and grey and as broken as Harperland?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Gosh. When I watched Question Period today I wasn't sure whether I should call the fire department or the bomb disposal team.
For as you can see from this thermal image, Great Angry Leader was practically glowing in the dark, and threatening to blow up.
And of course it was the Senate, his horrible nightmare that just keeps getting scarier and scarier.
For first there was Duffy, then there was Brazeau. And since today was Wednesday it had to be Wallin.
It was an extraordinary sight. John Baird sitting next to Julian Fantino at a committee meeting this morning, blasting the hideous anti-gay statements of a Canadian religious organization.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird took aim Tuesday at "offensive" and "mean-spirited" statements on the website of an organization that gets federal funding to do aid work in Uganda.
A page from the group's website that has been removed, but is still available as a cached version, calls homosexuality and transvestism perversions and lists them along with pedophilia and bestiality.
A day after Fantino defended his decision to fund that organization's activities in one of the most anti-gay countries on earth. And fast tracked its approval.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Glory Hallelujah. I see that Pope Benny has decided to take early retirement.
"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the Pope said.
Leaving us to wonder whether it was his health, his conscience, or something the butler said.
Monday, February 11, 2013
He has always been an enemy of gay people. A man who would murder their rights tomorrow, if he thought he could get away with it.
He has voted against every bill that would make them equal, or protect them from hate crimes.
He discriminates openly against gay organizations. He won't spend a dollar to help save the lives of gay children who are being bullied to death.
But he does have oodles of sticky blood money to fund an anti-gay group in one of the most anti-gay countries on earth.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Golly. I don't know how I did it. Survived the Great Toronto Snowmageddon.
Because it was brutal eh?
Toronto has not seen a snowfall exceeding 15 centimetres since Dec. 19, 2008, said Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips.
Not the storm itself, which was only a Snowmageddon if you don't live in Alberta, or Saskatchewan, or Manitoba, or Quebec, or the Atlantic provinces, or anywhere in northern Canada.
No, the brutal part was watching Peter Mansbridge making it sound like the world was ending...
Saturday, February 09, 2013
It has been said of Stephen Harper, by those who know him well, that he is a man incapable of feeling the pain of others.
A man with no capacity for empathy, a man devoid of human warmth. In short, a clinical psychopath.
So you can imagine how I felt today when I saw him sitting behind the pictures of three dead children, squeezing out a tear, and going after the mentally ill.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Uh oh. It looks as if Senator Brazman's words have come back to haunt him.
One moment he was putting down Chief Spence, and claiming he's a better example for native youth than she is.
The next moment he was telling that one to the police AND Boss Harper.
It seemed like just another day in the Great Frozen North.
A day when Canada looked liked it always does at this time of the year.
But then I remembered it wasn't just another day. It was the seventh anniversary of the day Stephen Harper and his Cons came to power.
The day of infamy, when everything changed, and the Canada I knew and loved started getting old and dying.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
They are the most sinister government government in Canadian history. The masters of the Big Lie.
But who will save us from their foul propaganda?
How dare they make us pay for it?
And when is enough ENOUGH?
Monday, February 04, 2013
Just the other day he was cuddling his chinchilla, and pretending to be Mr Nice Guy Leader.
Today he was back in all his fascist foulness playing Great Crime Busting Leader.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson unveiled a plan Monday for 2013 that includes new legislation to toughen penalties for child sex offenses, create a Victims Bill of Rights and better protect the public from those found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.
Oh boy. To think the Senate used to be known as the House of Sober Second Thought.
But that was long ago eh?
Now it's known as Stephen Harper's House of the Gobbling Con Turkeys. Or just Puffy's Place.
Conservative Senator Mike Duffy’s office contacted Prince Edward Island’s minister of health to discuss expediting an application for a provincial health card after being asked to produce documents proving he lives in the province.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
If you don't live in Toronto you probably know Rob Ford as the callous, vulgar, Con buffoon, who doesn't know what he is doing, and is always getting into trouble.
But because he has no effect on your life, you can laugh, or shake your head, or shrug your shoulders at this latest democratic outrage.
Among auditors Bruce Armstrong and Glen Davison’s findings: the mayor’s campaign overspent by $40,168, or 3% of the $1.3-million limit; it received $6,000 in donations made by 11 corporations, but listed them as coming from individuals..
It found the campaign attributed $19,500 to a “Bromell” fundraiser that never took place and that the money was actually raised at a Building Industry and Land Development Association event.
But the sad part is that a lot of people who live in Toronto feel the same way.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
OMG. It's true. They really are trying to change Stephen Harper's image. It's the most massive makeover in Canadian history. Even bigger than the last one.
For there he was today making merry with Monsieur Bonhomme. And so soon after cuddling the chinchilla.
Bye bye Mr Nasty Crazy, hello Great Nice Leader.
But of course appearances can be deceiving eh? There is only so much lipstick you can put on Harper, and you can't take the grubby out of him and his Cons.
Friday, February 01, 2013
It is without a doubt the weirdest weather I have ever experienced. One moment the lake was frozen.
The next moment it wasn't.
Toronto and London hit record highs of 14 C on Wednesday morning while Windsor saw a 15 C high early in the day, shattering the Jan. 30 record of 9.5 C set in 1988.
But one thing remained the same. Once Lake Ontario almost touched the bottom of that snowy platform. Now it's down more than two feet, in just two years.