Thursday, May 24, 2018

Doug Ford's Brutal Fall From Grace



When he ran for leader of the Ontario Cons, Doug Ford had himself anointed in a church, and vowed to clean-up what he called the rot in his party.

The corruption he blamed on his ousted predecessor Patrick Brown.

And when he won, and Team Harper started running his campaign, they tried to portray him as a secular saint.

But sadly for them, Dougie will be Dougie.

And he's now up to his big belly in his own ethical swamp.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Doug Ford and the Swamp People



Doug Ford's handlers have been pulling out all the stops, trying to portray their candidate as Mr Nice Guy.

The kind of guy you can trust to run a lemonade stand, and/or Canada's most powerful province.

But sadly for him too many people know Dougie.

And it's just not working.

Monday, May 21, 2018

What Does The Return Of Stephen Harper Mean for Canada?



In case you have been wondering whether Stephen Harper has come back from the dead to haunt us again.

Or will only be with us for a short time, before returning to well deserved obscurity in that musty coffin in his basement.

Well wonder no longer.

For it seems he's here to stay, and attempting a full blown political comeback.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Slow Collapse of the Doug Ford Campaign



Doug Ford is still trying to buy votes, and is now promising to sell beer and wine on every street corner.

No doubt to try to make people forget that he could be the Premier of Canada's most powerful province in less than three weeks.

And he still has a comfortable lead in the polls.

But that support is softening.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Justin Trudeau and the Humiliation of Jason Kenney



Well it's the night of the Royal Wedding, and maybe a little dress up, and a little Vaseline on the lens, will make Jason Kenney feel better after his bruising bout with Justin Trudeau.

Where he insulted Trudeau in the most queenish manner, by claiming he had the political depth of a "finger bowl."

Only to have most observers empty the dainty finger bowl on his tinsel tiara.

And have Justin Trudeau leave him looking more like a drag queen than a real one.

Or whatever...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jason Kenney's Deplorable and Deeply Disturbing Meltdown



I have followed Jason Kenney's long and sordid career for years, and I have watched him disgrace himself over and over again.

In Ottawa he was appalling, in Alberta he is threatening to be even more deplorable.

His ugly outbursts are legendary.

And his latest meltdown couldn't be more disturbing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Justin Trudeau's Wonderful Message of Tolerance



It's finally starting to feel like Spring in the place where I live, and after a long hard winter I am reminded again why I love Canada so much.

Soon I'll be out on the lake feeling the fresh wind in my face, far from the madding crowd and all the problems of this troubled world. 

And then in a month or so I'll be here.

Ramadan and the Story of Ibraheem



As you may know, Muslims around the world are preparing to observe Ramadan, a month of fasting and religious reflection.

And it comes at a difficult time.

What with the horror in Gaza.

And the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry everywhere including Canada, where scuzzy hate mongers like Ezra Levant make a living peddling hatred against them.

So to try to counter that blind hatred I thought I'd bring you a humble little story about a young Muslim teenager.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Strange Return of Stephen Harper



A few weeks ago he was spotted at an Ottawa McDonald's, trying hard not to be recognized, and apparently content to be living in well deserved obscurity.

But appearances can be deceiving.

For in fact Stephen Harper has been desperately trying to raise his shrinking profile,

As the new chairman of the right-wing International Democrat Union he has heaped praise on Viktor Orban the virulently xenophobic Prime Minister of  Hungary.

He has appeared in a full page ad in the New York Times, saluting Donald Trump for pulling out of the Iran deal.

And now he is praising himself, and saluting the Con party he created, and seemingly returning from the dead.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Andrew Scheer and the Abortion Question



Last Wednesday Justin Trudeau was answering a question about abortion, which ended with him declaring that his government would always defend a woman's right to choose.

When the Con MP Ted Falk shouted out "it's not a right!"

And caused a commotion in the Commons.

Now Andrew Scheer has finally addressed the controversy, saying he has spoken to Falk.

But he was clearly not comfortable discussing the question of abortion with him.