Sunday, August 31, 2014
As the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate, and so does the warlike rhetoric in Europe.
"It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe."
I'm glad to see that Obama and others in the U.S. are pointing out, that if you want to avoid escalating the situation further, and avoid a potentially catastrophic superpower confrontation.
It's vitally important that you measure your words.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
I have no idea why anyone in the MSM would want to psychoanalyze Stephen Harper.
It seems something better left between a psychiatrist and his patient. Or in Harper's case a trembling shrink and his maniac.
But Paul Wells, who would be his Boswell and his Dr Welby, apparently could not be restrained.
And has made a desperate attempt to try to understand Harper's depraved obsession with Justin Trudeau
Friday, August 29, 2014
OK. I realize you are staring at that headline in disbelief. And wondering whether I've finally lost it.
But then so am I eh?
And I wrote it.
Because as bizarre, or as horrible, or as insane, or as obscene as it may be, it's true.
The situation in Ukraine couldn't be more ominous, with reports that some Russian troops have crossed into that country.
World leaders like Obama are calling for calm, refusing to call it an invasion, and ruling out military action.
The need for cooler heads to prevail has never been more urgent.
So what is our ghastly Con Foreign Minister John Baird doing?
Answer: blowing hot air out of every orifice, and fanning the flames of war.
With just three weeks to go before the independence referendum things are definitely heating up in Scotland.
Especially since the leader of the YES side was declared the winner of last Monday's TV debate.
And polls suggest the gap between the two sides is narrowing as the momentous decision approaches.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
It was so beautiful and warm yesterday I wish I could have spent the whole day sunning myself on the beach, or swimming in Lake Ontario.
Because when I saw the lifeguard boys racing for home at the end of their shifts, I was reminded that summer will soon be following them.
Which was a really depressing thought eh?
Until I thought that maybe they were just racing to save Stephen Harper.
Because when it comes to the province of Ontario, he's definitely going under.
OK. Before I write another word, I want to make one thing perfectly clear eh? I'm biased.
I have ALWAYS had a very poor opinion of Peter Dumbo MacKay.
From the moment he was suckered into selling out the Progressive Conservative Party to the Reform Alliance.
And became Stephen Harper's hapless stooge, or useful idiot.
To the ghastly moment not long ago when he tried to smear the Chief Justice by accusing her of making an improper phone call she never made...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
He thought he could disrespect all those dead and missing aboriginal women. He thought he could treat that holocaust as just random acts of violence.
He thought he could use his callous position to appeal to his bigot base.
He thought he could get away with it.
But today Canada's Premiers gave him a stinging slap in the face.
As you know I am increasingly concerned about Stephen Harper's state of mind.
Because it's pretty clear to me that he is showing signs of cracking under the strain of all those bad polls, and is becoming even more aggressive. Or even crazier.
For in just a few days he has managed to attack Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.
Rant and rave about how the elitist conspiracy is out to get him.
All but declare war on the Russians.
And now he's going after the MEDIA !!!!.
Well there he was, thundering over the tundra, on the last day of his Great Photo-Op Tour of the North.
Declaring that the greatest threat to his beloved Arctic are the Russians.
An emboldened Russia is a threat to it neighbours in the Arctic and Canada must be ready to respond to any Russian incursions in the region, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday as he ended his yearly tour of Canada's North.
And suggesting that only a strong military, under his strong leadership, can save the people who live in the True North Strong and Free.
His True North...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Well there he was today in the Northwest Passage, sailing majestically along and trying to pose as a great explorer, Harper of the True North Strong and Free.
The push to find the remains of the Franklin expedition is not simply a matter of historical interest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday — it’s about the pre-Canadian claim to sovereignty in the Arctic.
About two months ago, I told you how Stephen Harper was killing the CBC,
Chopping it into pieces, frying it in its own blood, and washing it down with a glass of Chianti.
While instructing Con MPs like Joyce Bateman to deny it.
"We are not making cuts to the CBC… They have stable funding. I guess their crisis is their viewing is going down significantly. Hence, as a consequence, advertising revenue is going down, so that may be what you're referring to but from a government perspective, we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have received."
Even though the facts couldn't be clearer.
Well now Bateman is back. On the radio.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I spent the weekend trying to forget, at least for a few hours, all the horrible things that are happening in this world.
By biking along the waterfront, and shooting things like this bunch of wilting but still beautiful flowers...
But even they reminded me of all those missing and murdered aboriginal women...
And made me wonder again how Stephen Harper could dismiss that veritable holocaust as mere acts of random violence.
This simple but powerful artistic collage by the Palestinian photographer Belal Khalel, couldn't sum up better how I feel about what is going on in Gaza.
The ceasefire broken, whole neighbourhoods reduced to rubble, hundreds of thousands with no place to call home. More than 2,000 dead. More than ten thousand wounded.
The Hamas death cult death firing off rockets and mortars in the general direction of Israel.
While shooting their own people in the street...
The Israeli Death Machine levelling entire apartment buildings.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Well it's hard to know what exactly Stephen Harper is doing up north.
Whether he's there to make more promises he never keeps. Or hide from the media.
Or warn us the Russians are coming.
Or just share a quiet crazy moment with his wife Laureen...
But one thing is for sure eh?
He's using the trip, and our hard earned tax dollars, to attack the opposition parties.
They held a funeral service for Tina Fontaine yesterday and how sad it was was.
"Our sweet girl is now reunited with her daddy and the angels," long-time family friend Sandra Longford said during the eulogy. Longford went on to sing Never Alone, the same song she sang at Tina's father's funeral just four years earlier.
And my sorrow over the death of yet another young aboriginal woman, is only matched by my hatred for her bestial killer, and my contempt for Stephen Harper.
"It's very clear that there has been very fulsome study of this particular … of these particular things. They're not all one phenomenon," said Harper. "We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime."
The bestial leader who would show us yet again why he is unfit to be a Canadian Prime Minister.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
It's now less than a month before the people of Scotland will vote YES or NO to independence.
And some Canadian newspapers have been running stories, mostly comparing the campaign to the one during the last Quebec referendum.
But after spending a couple of weeks in Scotland recently, I have to say that while there are some strong similarities.
It's also very very different.
Friday, August 22, 2014
As I pointed out yesterday, Stephen Harper has a new weapon in his arsenal to try to destroy Justin Trudeau.
He will not only claim that Justin wants to sell pot to kiddies.
And that he is a terrorist sympathizer, who is soft on criminals, including those who terrorized his own family.
He will also claim that he's a real HE-MAN and that Justin is a LIBERAL ELITIST !!!!
As I said in my last post, I don't think Stephen Harper is going to get very far accusing Justin Trudeau of being an elitist. When he is the worst kind of anti-democratic elitist himself.
But he will continue to claim that he is a Great Economist Leader who saved us from the depth of the last recession.
And that he is a Great Crime Busting Leader who will save us from the criminals, who are EVERYWHERE.
But sadly for Harper none of those claims will help him either.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
He is sounding more deranged every day. You can see the desperation in his cold dead eyes.
He's flailing away in every direction, trying anything he can think of to try to make himself more popular.
One moment he's Great Warrior Leader, a legend in his own mind.
The next moment he's a Republican Tea Bagger denouncing the "liberal elites."
He's been slowly killing medicare in his usual creepy stealthy way. Nibble nibble, gnaw, gnaw.
Killing it with neglect, and preparing to bleed it dry.
So most of it can be privatized, just like the Cons in Britain are doing to that country's National Health Service. The magnificent system that inspired our own.
And most dangerously of all he has done absolutely nothing to help prepare our health system for the increasing influx of aging baby boomers.
And is setting the stage for an absolute nightmare of unnecessary human suffering.
So I'm really glad to see that the new president of the Canadian Medical Association is finally taking aim at Stephen Harper's criminally irresponsible inaction.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Well you might think that Stephen Harper and his PMO gang might have better things to worry about than the Liberal leader's visit to Edmonton.
Like the disastrous state of the Canadian economy which is only producing part-time jobs.
Or how they're going to explain why they failed to prevent this totally preventable catastrophe.
Or how they're going to dodge the beginning of the Mike Duffy trial on the same day that Parliament returns.
But no, as this memo from the PMO shows, they have only one thing on their minds.
The total destruction of Justin Trudeau.
I don't think I'll ever forget the sight of Julian Fantino running away from the wife of a wounded veteran who just wanted to speak to him.
And how Jenifer Migneault finally threw up her arms in frustration and despair and shouted at the retreating minister:
"We are NOTHING to you."
It was so powerful, it stunned me like a concussion grenade.
And how right she was.
For what else is anybody supposed to conclude from this disgusting situation?
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The report into the horrifying tragedy in Lac-Mégantic is out, and it couldn't be more devastating for the Con regime.
A railway with a “weak safety culture” and a federal regulator that was asleep at the switch combined to bring about the worst accident in modern Canadian history, says a report by the Transportation Safety Board.
For not only does the report blame the railway for not operating safely, it also blames the federal government for not doing enough to prevent that fiery holocaust.
I have no idea who broke into Justin Trudeau's home the other night while he was away, in a creepy attempt to terrorize him and his young family.
I can't imagine what kind of foul creature, or creatures, would leave a sinister message in a circle of butcher knives.
But I am glad Justin is asking the RCMP to evaluate his security.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has asked the RCMP to assess whether he will need a security detail after someone broke into his Ottawa home on Saturday and left a threatening note.
Because I honestly believe there are a group of shadowy Cons out there who are trying to destroy him.
Well it could have been just another day in the glamorous life of Rona Ambrose Health Minister.
Serving the public, like an Angel of Mercy, and servicing Stephen Harper, like the Angel of Death.
Not necessarily in that order.
Not necessarily in that order.
But then she blew it. Again.
By trying to make the country's doctors believe that the Con cult's massive tax payer funded anti-marijuana ad campaign wasn't blatantly political.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Well as you know he's tortured us for more than eight years, not just with his ghastly policies.
But also with his "singing."
That monstrous wailing and screeching designed to make us believe that he's really a nice guy.
No matter how much it hurts our ears, or embarrasses us in the eyes of the world.
So now that his hideous reign is nearing an end, I thought it might be a good idea to play this farewell song for Steve...
Well I'm sure Joe Oliver is feeling pretty good about the way Statistics Canada was able to fix his lousy job numbers.
And must be toasting his success with some of that water from the tailing ponds he once tried to convince us was clean enough to drink.
While making plans to win the next election by bribing some Canadians with tax cuts.
But sadly for poor old Olly, it appears he doesn't know what's he's doing.
In my last post I said that the break-in at Justin Trudeau's home was a clear attempt to terrorize him and his young family.
And I accused Stephen Harper and his Cons of having created a climate of hate. Which is so obvious in the comment section of this Sun story.
As well as in the comment sections of other newspapers and on websites like Twitter.
But while condemning those vile comments, the National Post's Michael Den Tandt somehow manages to save most of his scorn for the ones he calls Harper haters.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
When I first heard that somebody had broken into Justin Trudeau's home, while his wife and his children slept, and he was not there, I felt a chill go down my back.
Especially when I heard that the intruder hadn't taken anything.
Something just didn't seem right.
And sure enough it turns out it was no ordinary break-in.
It was almost certainly an act of political terrorism.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The other day I wrote about how horrified and disgusted I was to see Stephen Harper's Cons trying to use doctors to attack Justin Trudeau.
By inviting them to endorse an anti-marijuana ad campaign clearly designed to reinforce their own filthy and misleading attack ads.
Well now the country three main medical organizations have delivered their answer: no thank you Great Leader.
Well, we know he has a high opinion of himself. That he likes to rule like a king.
We know that he ordered that the Canadian government should henceforth be known as the Harper government.
And that these days he's posing as a Great World Leader.
Spoke to President Obama earlier today regarding the concerning situation in Iraq. http://t.co/T1lboaF4pt #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/FCLoOh338e
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) August 12, 2014
Chatting it up with Obama.
Sending sleeping bags to the Ukrainians, and weapons to the Kurds.
But sadly for Lord Harpo, when Canadians are asked what they think of him the results are considerably less flattering.
As you probably know, from now on in Harperland if you're old or disabled, or can't walk for miles or clamber over a snow drift to get to your ugly new community mailbox.
If you want home delivery, you have to get a doctor's note.
Not CONada Post says because they don't trust seniors. But only because they care about their health, and want to know their "special needs."
After all didn't they once suggest it might be an "exercise opportunity?"
But sadly, or scandalously, it seems those wretched suits forgot to check with Canada's doctors, and they're not happy.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Well as you know Julian Fantino is the worst Veterans Affairs Minister this country has ever known.
An incompetent bully if ever there was one.
But now he has a new cause. Saving us and the children of Canada from the dastardly Justin Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted with our safety. He's soft on crime, pro-marijuana legalization, & now consorts with religious extremists.
— Julian Fantino (@JulianFantino) August 6, 2014
And it couldn't be more disgusting.
So I'm glad to see that Justin is finally firing back.
OMG. All hail Great Merciful Leader !!! It seems that Statistics Canada has been saved from a horrible fate.
After a long search, and a lot of heat, it has found the missing job numbers.
The Canadian economy created 42,000 jobs in July – not 200 as mistakenly reported last week by Statistics Canada – as revised numbers beat market expectations.
In my last post I said that Stephen Harper may have dodged the robocall scandal, so far. But he cannot escape the moral responsibility for what happened.
For having created a depraved culture where some of his fanatic young followers obviously thought it was OK to try to steal an election.
But of course there is also the question of CRIMINAL responsibility. Because two judges have now said that they believe there was a wider conspiracy.
And Elections Canada needs to re-open the robocall investigation, and go after the other shadowy Con operatives who carried out this crime against democracy.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
More than three years after the robocall scandal erupted, the verdict is finally in. Michael Sona is officially at least Pierre Poutine
Former Conservative party staffer Michael Sona has been found guilty of trying to prevent voters from reaching the polls during the 2011 federal election. Mr. Sona, 25, was the only person charged in the so-called robocalls scandal and now faces a maximum penalty of $5,000, five years in prison or both. He will be sentenced at a later date.
But as we knew it would, the verdict raises more questions than it answers.
By now it should be obvious, if only by the bizarre way he has been behaving, and the way him and his Cons have been trying to smear Justin Trudeau, that Stephen Harper has never been so desperate.
And just one look at that much talked about EKOS poll must have given him the shakes, or had him climbing the wall.
Or riding the bomb.
With good reason...
Because with numbers like those he won't be Great Warrior Leader for much longer. He'll be Tiny Shrunken Leader looking for another job.
But although much of the discussion has centred on the suggestion that Canadians are returning to their centre-left roots.
What is even more striking, as Paul Adams points out, is the number of assumptions the poll shatters.
There is apparently no sordid depth to which Stephen Harper will not stoop or plunge, no sewer he will not crawl through, in his depraved and desperate attempt to smear and destroy Justin Trudeau.
He's called him a girly man, a junkie and a terrorist.
And now he's trying to use doctors to attack Trudeau's position on marijuana.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
It really couldn't be more disgusting or more Kafkaesque.
Or more of a horror show.
The Cons gut Statistic Canada. The battered agency screws up its job numbers.
And now Jason Kenney is making the jobless PAY.