Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Well I knew it wouldn't be long before she was back in the news, and sure enough Pamela Wallin is back.
And not in a good way.
New court documents filed by the RCMP allege suspended senator Pamela Wallin fraudulently billed the Senate for more than $25,000 in expenses she incurred on trips to Toronto and Guelph “to pursue her personal and business interests.”
And of course the timing couldn't be worse.
It couldn't have been a more deeply disturbing sight. A pumped up Stephen Harper soaking up the applause of his wildly clapping and cheering Cons.
With a weird smile on his face.
Even as he prepared to vote to send our troops into a bigger and more dangerous war.
The only thing more disturbing than having an incompetent Cold War chickenhawk like Jason Kenney posing as a Defence Minister, and lying like a thief. Over and over again.
Is having Canada's top general, running behind him with a shovel.
To scoop up his manure, or as David Pugliese writes, dig him out of a bomb crater of his own making.
Monday, March 30, 2015
On CTV's Question Period yesterday Craig Oliver reminded viewers of Theodore Roosevelt's famous quote: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
And he said Stephen Harper's views on military power, and his new war in Syria, are exactly the opposite: "Speak loudly and carry a twig."
But goodness knows Harper is desperate, and he can't wait to wave it.
Well surprise, surprise, it was a false flag after all.
The other day it looked like Stephen Harper had surrendered to reason, by finally agreeing to change his police state bill C-51.
Even though him and his Cons had claimed, or squawked for weeks, that it was perfect and if you didn't like it you must be a terrorist.
But now the experts have taken a closer look at those proposed changes, and sure enough they are just an illusion.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
I was thinking today about Mike Duffy's trial, which is now only nine days away, and how it may last at least two months, because of all the evidence the Crown has collected.
And all the PMO witnesses they are going to have to grill.
And it gave me a really warm feeling. Until I had a horrible thought.
With all the evidence and the witnesses the Crimes Against Canada Tribunal could call upon at Stephen Harper's trial, it could go on for YEARS.
And we might have to wait forever for the Day of Justice.
As you probably know, I believe that one of the most important things progressives must do is reach out to young Canadians and encourage them to vote.
Not just because if they did vote in greater numbers we could crush the ghastly Cons who are destroying our country and torching their future.
But also because they could help build a better Canada.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I can only imagine the state Stephen Harper must be in this weekend. Because it can't be pretty.
Not after being he was forced to promise changes to his anti-terrorist bill. The one he claimed, so long and so loudly, didn't need to be changed.
And not after the evidence keeps growing that his war and fear campaign just isn't working.
Friday, March 27, 2015
For weeks Stephen Harper and his Cons have been insisting that their dangerous anti-terrorism bill C-51 is perfect and doesn't need any changes.
And ridiculing anyone who suggested otherwise.
But now it seems they are feeling the heat, and are prepared to make some changes.
The brutish Con message has been there from the very beginning, but it just got even more disturbing.
Because there is nothing Stephen Harper will not do or say to try to win another majority.
So if you don't support Bill C-51, his plan to turn us into a police state, you must be with the terrorists.
And if you don't support our Glorious War in Iraq AND Syria, and counting.
You're not a Canadian !!!
Well let nobody say that I didn't warn them. I predicted that Jason Kenney would be the worst Defence Minister this country has ever known.
A Cold War warrior, a chubby chicken hawk, who would lead us to disaster.
Or judging by the crazy stuff he tweets...
Help trigger the Third World War.
I knew he didn't know what he was doing. But who knew he would lie all the time?
Thursday, March 26, 2015
He emerged from a Mennonite colony in the Paraguayan jungle to terrorize Canada. He was one of the worst cabinet ministers this country has ever known.
A brutish religious fanatic, a vicious anti-gay bigot, and a ghastly hypocrite.
He called those who didn't agree with him perverts.
He was dogged by one scandal after the other.
And now Vic Toews is in trouble. Again.
Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has made a mockery out of our parliament.
He has used it as a bully pulpit, he has cut off debates, he never answers questions, he lies all the time. He has turned it into a bad joke, or a fascist circus.
But yesterday when he was asked about the legality of his new war in Syria, and he turned his answer into a joke.
He got put in his place by Tom Mulcair...
What a happy coincidence. The day after I pointed out that the Con's religious base has been pressuring them to expand the war into Syria.
So they can help the Syrian Christians who support that country's bloody dictator, and have been targeted by the ISIS crazies.
The uncrowned Pope of that religious base, Jason Kenney did come
To declare that it was the Americans who pressured or nudged us into Syria.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
While Stephen Harper declares war on the Great Terrorist Menace, claiming only he can save our lives from those who would behead us in our beds.
His foul Con regime continues to wage war on some of Canada's most vulnerable Canadians.
Even if it could cost thousands of them their lives.
For while this is good news.
One of the things that horrifies me the most about the living nightmare that is Stephen Harper's Canada, is that so many have lived for so long in his depraved shadow.
But yet so few in the MSM seem to understand him or his motives.
And today was another good example of that curious blindness which is killing this country.
When Harper mounted his shiny steed, sticky with excitement, and announced that we will now be bombing targets in Iraq AND Syria.
Over the years Stephen Harper's Cons have turned our parliament into a heaving grunting monstrosity, a fascist circus, a political pig sty.
They cut off debate, they answer any question about anything with the same talking points. They yell, they holler, they shout down their opponents like good ol' rednecks high on hooch. They lie like thieves, over and over again.
And when all fails they shut it down.
But even by their low standards, I found this particularly hoggish.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Well the day Stephen Harper has been waiting for so long has finally arrived.
The day when he can spread his wings again.
Puff out his feathered chest, pose as a Great Warrior Leader.
And announce that he is inflating or expanding his Great War on Terror.
It was a moving moment. The sister of the murdered soldier Patrice Vincent testifying before committee studying Bill C-51.
But it also symbolized the ghastly way the Cons are running the hearing. For they will not hear from the Canadian Bar Association or the Privacy Commissioner.
But they will turn it into a star chamber, and demand to know whether those testifying are with them or the terrorists.
And they will appeal to emotion rather than reason.
I grabbed this shot with my mobile this afternoon of a debate that was going on in the House of Commons.
Because the title jumped out at me, and made me wonder again what country I am living in.
And then I remembered that the Con in the picture is Wladyslaw Lizon, one of the founding members of the group that wants to build that foul monument to Harperism.
And I was reminded of what Robert Fisk wrote the other day.
If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalizing "barbaric cultural practices" then he should arrest himself.
Monday, March 23, 2015
He's spent the last few days licking his wounds after he was caught deliberately fanning the flames of racism, and was hit by a wave of revulsion.
And no doubt he's been knocking back a few to try to forget what's happening to the economy.
Because that makes HIM feel sick, or makes all the voices in his head start screaming at the same time.
But now he's back on his feet, he's inflamed with energy of the desperate, and he's rushing off or lurching off to WAR.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Lordy. If I didn't know Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu so well I'd swear their legendary love affair is heading for the International Divorce Court.
Instead of the International Criminal Court.
At least judging by what Harper says he told Netanyahu on the phone today.
As you know I was so happy to see thousands of Canadians taking to the streets to let Stephen Harper and his foul Cons exactly what we think of them.
Because I will never understand why we have remained so passive and so quiet for so many years, while Harper and his Cons raped our Canada and its values.
Instead of protesting like they do in other countries.
Not when his behaviour has been so brutish, not when he's now trying to use fear to scare people into voting for him, not when he's trying to turn us into a police state.
And not when he's threatening to torch the country by fanning the flames of intolerance.
We know what he has become; the monstrous leader of the most evil political cult this country has ever known.
A morally depraved demagogue who is using fear as a weapon against his own people, and using racism to divide them.
So he can snatch another another bloody majority, and use his anti-terrorist bill to turn this country into a police state.
Even if, as Ralph Surette writes, he destroys our Canada beyond recognition.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
He's been keeping a low profile recently, no doubt huddling with his gargoyles in the PMO, feverishly planning his next move, and who he will be tomorrow.
Mr Nice or Mr Ugly.
But then who can blame him eh? Because by now he must be desperate.
There are so many good reasons why Bill C-51 should be gutted or scrapped.
Starting with the main one: it would turn us into a police state.
But here are three other reasons I came across today:
(1) The police didn't need any new powers to arrest and convict these pathetic wannabe terrorists.
Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, two men accused of plotting to derail a Via passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S., have been found guilty of a series of terror-related charges.
They had all the tools they needed, and some they didn't use. And as in other cases, enough video to make a movie.
(2) Michael Geist, who knows what he's talking about, says the bill is dangerous.
As witnesses line up to warn about the dangers associated with Bill C-51, Canada’s anti-terrorism bill, it’s increasingly clear that the proposed legislation is an unprecedented undermining of Canadian privacy protection.
The bill permits information-sharing across government for an incredibly wide range of purposes, most of which have nothing to do with terrorism. The government has tried to justify the provisions on the grounds that Canadians would support sharing information for national security purposes — but the bill allows sharing for reasons that would surprise and disturb most Canadians.
But even though it would gut the Privacy Act, the Con controlled Public Security committee hasn't seen fit to invite the Privacy Commissioner.
Because that's the kind of kangaroo hearings Roxanne James and the other Cons are running...
Which in itself tells us all we need to know about the bill, and why it should be scrapped.
(3) The Canadian Bar Association also thinks the Bill threatens our freedoms.
The Conservative government's anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will deprive Canadians of liberties without increasing their safety, the Canadian Bar Association says.
And the Charter of Rights.
It potentially brings "the entire Charter into jeopardy, undermines the rule of law, and goes against the fundamental role of judges as the protectors of Canada's constitutional rights."
But despite the CBA's expertise, or because of it, the Con committee hasn't invited it to testify either.
Now take all of the above, boil it down, and sum it up this way for anyone who STILL doesn't get it.
Bill C-51 should be scrapped, because it has nothing to do with terrorism, and everything to do with YOU...
And our deranged Big Brother, and his depraved need for total control...
And since we can't scrap the bill, unless we defeat him, we know what to do.
Help spread the message about why it's so dangerous. Because polls show the more people know what's in the bill, the more they dislike it.
And of course, for the sake of internet freedom, and the rule of law.
Work to drive Stephen Harper and his foul Cons from power.
Before they turn this country into a police state...
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu may have won the Israeli election, by using fear and racism to get people to vote for him.
Like his good buddy Stephen Harper is trying to do in Canada.
But it is tuning out to be a pyrrhic victory.
For while he may deny he is a racist.
Well I have to admit that there were times during this brutal winter when I thought the blessed day would never arrive. But Spring is here at last.
The island ferry is running again after being grounded for days due to the thick ice.
And although my beautiful swans are still having trouble feeding themselves...
It seems the worst is over, except in Atlantic Canada.
You might think that a church might be a safe place for homeless people to sleep.
Considering how hard their lives are, and how little they have, and everything Jesus said about that.
But not at this church in San Francisco.
As you probably remember, when I saw that Stephen Harper had poured gasoline on the flames of bigotry in Quebec, and I saw how his words had galvanized the Bloc Québécois.
I portrayed him as the man who had helped bring the Bloc back from the dead.
And I knew that it wouldn't be long before other zombies would stagger out to take advantage of the situation.
And sure enough out of his PQ crypt came Pierre Karl Péladeau.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Last night I told you how more and more decent Canadians are joining together to denounce the monstrous Memorial to the Victims of Communism.
The ghastly monument Stephen Harper is building to himself.
Just to pander to the ethnic vote, and stick another knife into the Supreme Court.
Well today it seems that the builders of that monstrosity may be getting some help from the Canada Revenue Agency.
I've written a few posts about the plans for a monstrous Memorial to the Victims of Communism
And how it's really a monument to Stephen Harper and his ghastly regime. A Harper/Kenney/Baird production designed to pleasure their base and glorify themselves.
And since the land had been reserved for a new federal court, is just another slap in the face of our justice system.
I have also pointed out how many distinguished architects have criticized it for being too big and too ugly.
While others have attacked it for its monumental cynicism.
Benjamin Netanyahu is as any decent person knows, a brutish right-wing demagogue, a racist, and a war criminal.
And his victory in yesterday's Israeli election couldn't be more tragic.
Or have left the Middle East and his own country more deeply wounded.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Oh boy. It's so hard to keep up with Stephen Harper and all the voices in his head.
One moment he's urging people in rural areas to get a gun to protect themselves if they don't live near a police station.
The next moment he's claiming he's NOT supporting vigilantism.
It seems only appropriate that the only thing Stephen Harper tweeted yesterday, was a little video of himself learning the proper way to pour beer in Ireland.
Because I'll bet Great Leader was pouring himself more than a few last night, after what had to be an absolutely disastrous day for him and his ghastly Cons.
The day when his campaign of fear and bigotry came back to bite him. And he shot himself in the foot.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In a country where a Prime Minister is fanning the flames of racism.
And his Cons are dividing up the country between "whities" and "brown people."
In a Canada where too many have forgotten that diversity is strength.
This is what you get, the Reform bigot Larry Miller.
Well so much for Great Strong Leader, who would try to brainwash into believing that all we need to do to feel safe is to trust our fate to HIM.
Trust that only HE can stop the terrorist hordes from beheading us in our beds.
And allow HIM to turn Canada into a police state.
So we can feel even safer...
But now it turns out you don't just need Great Leader to feel safe,
You also need a gun in the house.
It's taken me two days to come down from last Saturday's big demonstration against the Harper regime's foul Bill C-51.
Because I do wear my heart on my sleeve, and it was so great to see so many Canadians in the street at last.
Instead of letting Stephen Harper scare them into allowing him to turn this country into a police state.
But sadly I would probably still be flying, if it wasn't gloomy Harperland, and so many progressives seemed so determined to shoot me out of the sky.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Stephen Harper's PMO is one of the most sinister organizations in Canada, and one of the most secretive.
No decent Canadian has ever been able to penetrate its murky darkness, or know exactly how it works. Or how its monstrous master controls his faithful fanatics.
But now all that is about to change, and for Harper and those fanatics it must be a real nightmare.
Because as Michael Harris writes, the Mike Duffy trial is about to blow their secret world wide open.
As we know Stephen Harper would have us believe that the "international jihadist movement" has declared war on Canada.
That there is no greater threat to our lives and our values. And of course, that only he can save us from being beheaded in our beds.
But unfortunately for him, the facts don't back up that argument. And this burning question must be asked:
Is he fighting the international jihadist conspiracy, or helping to promote it?
Sunday, March 15, 2015
When we last left Stephen Harper yesterday afternoon, he was in his Terror Command Bunker, also known as the Fear Centre, trying to block out the sights and the sounds of yesterday's massive Day of Action.
And no doubt shocked by the sight of all those demonstrators, all those Stop Harper signs.
And of course, his failure to scare them into submission, or muzzle them, like he has so many other decent Canadians.
Still, you might think he would tell his grotesque Con committee members, who are "studying" the bill, to back off a bit. And listen to the experts instead of treating them like terrorists.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
It was cold, wet, and miserable across most of Canada today. A day to stay at home if ever there was one.
But that didn't stop tens of thousands of Canadians from turning out to send a message to Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime.
We are not afraid, and Bill C-51 must be KILLED.