Friday, June 22, 2018
As you probably know, I began portraying Andrew Scheer as a compulsive liar long before the Cons made him their lying leader.
For who can forget this scandalous story?
Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer exaggerated a cute story of sleeping at his parents’ home while working in Ottawa, his office said Monday after The Huffington Post Canada raised questions about potential discrepancies in his expense claims.
Where he tried to make himself look cute, only to end up looking like a Con artist.
So I'm not surprised that after about a million other lies, he has finally hit rock bottom.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
I started receiving text messages from some of my friends in Scotland before I even got out of bed yesterday morning.
And they all basically wanted to know the same two things:
Was Canada really legalizing weed, and if so when could they come and visit me?
And it felt really good to say yes, it's true. It finally happened.
Justin Trudeau kept his promise.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Andrew Scheer finally won a by-election last night by appealing to Quebec nationalists and playing footsie with former separatists.
But don't expect him to brag about it too much. For it was a tainted victory.
And there is a reason he didn't mention this at the Con's victory party.
Scheer has said he'd give Quebec more power over culture and immigration and has promised to crack down on the influx of irregular refugee claimants, which has become a particular problem at Quebec's Lacolle border crossing.
For once again Scheer has been caught cuddling up to right-wing extremists.
Monday, June 18, 2018
As you probably know Donald Trump's decision to declare war on Canada has sent Justin Trudeau's popularity skyrocketing.
According to the latest poll his approval rating hasn't been as high since he won the 2015 election.
But since the tariffs we have imposed on the United States don't come into effect until July the first, things could get ugly fast.
Donald Trump's decision to attack Justin Trudeau and declare war on Canada is deeply disturbing and the act of a madman.
But one of the bright spots in this darkness is the way many Americans have rallied behind Trudeau and expressed their support for Canada.
Friday, June 15, 2018
For months Michael Harris has been looking for any excuse to attack Justin Trudeau, blaming him for just about everything.
From his failure to disarm Saudi Arabia to the state of the weather.
But not any longer.
If Andrew Scheer had a fantasy university it would almost certainly be a nightmare version of Trinity Western University.
For it has a so-called covenant that blatantly discriminates against LGBT students.
And he is a religious fanatic and ghastly homophobe who chooses to treat gay Canadians as if they didn't exist.
As did his Great Fallen Leader Stephen Harper who used to recruit many of his parliamentary interns from that hideous university.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
If everything had gone according to plan, marijuana would have been legalized in this country on July 1, Canada's birthday.
But now it looks as if we will have to wait until at least Labour Day.
There is a slim but very real chance that it could take years before it is legalized.
And Justin Trudeau knows who is to blame.
Well by now we all know about Donald Trump's new bromance with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
And how he likes Kim more than he likes Justin Trudeau.
Which can only please the treasonous Trumpling Andrew Scheer.
And while many pundits have taken aim at Trump's depraved relationship with Kim Jong Un.
Nobody in my opinion has done a better job of demolishing that meeting than Stephen Colbert.
It's called the Case Padre or Father House in English.
It looks at first glance like a school or a recreation centre.
But it's actually a converted Walmart where the Trump regime sends immigrant kids forcibly separated from their parents.
It made no sense at the time, and it still doesn't. Why did Trump suddenly turn Justin Trudeau into a mortal enemy?
Why of all countries would he bash his G7 allies, and declare war on Canada?
Is he jealous of Justin? Is Putin demanding more for his dirty pictures of Trump?
Or is Trump hiding something?
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
In one of my last posts I ran this photoshop creation I made, to represent what many millions of Canadians would probably love to see happen to Donald Trump.
Especially after the deranged bully threatened to escalate his insane trade war on Canada and Canadians.
Escalating his attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump is now pledging to punish “the people of Canada” economically because of the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau criticized Trump’s tariffs.
And it seems that the Montreal Gazette's Terry Mosher had the same idea.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
In my last post I looked at how hard it was proving for Andrew Scheer to end his treasonous campaign of cheerleading for Donald Trump, and undermining his own country.
The idea of putting his country before his party and his foaming hatred for Justin Trudeau being just too hard to bear.
But eventually the pressure from outraged Canadians proved even harder to bear.
And yesterday he appeared to capitulate.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Ever since Andrew Scheer became Con leader he has been attacking Justin Trudeau like some kind of zombie from Hell, or Trump's America.
Day in day out with the support of the country's shabby Con media he has tried to debase him or portray him as a failure.
Or worse, tried to make Canadians believe that they should be ashamed of him.
For who can forget this ghastly campaign aimed at Justin and his family?
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Nobody can deny that Justin Trudeau worked really hard to try to get Donald Trump to agree to a joint statement at the G7 Summit.
No Prime Minister has ever worked harder to try to convince a madman to see reason.
And for a while he thought he had succeeded.
And that the summit that so many Canadians worked so hard to organize was a success.
But it was clear that Trump was determined to act like a spoiled baby.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
He came bounding into his first news conference as Premier-elect, looking as if he couldn't believe it himself.
He spent the next half hour waffling about some of the many wild promises he made during the campaign, claiming he needed to "look at the books" before he could say how he planned to pay for them.
And we all know what that means.
Friday, June 08, 2018
It didn't take long for Doug Ford to show his total lack of class, and what kind of Premier he will be.
For only minutes after he was declared the winner, he burst onto the stage to soak up the sweaty cheers of his fanatical supporters, stick his orange face into the TV cameras.
And in the manner of some kind of Deep South Baptist preacher proclaim that the Cons had taken Ontario back.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
It's voting day in Ontario, and I must admit I have no idea who is going to win this weird election.
The last polls are in, but while some have the NDP and the Cons running neck to neck.
Most are predicting a Ford majority.
And one thing is clear, only a large turnout can save us from the bestial Dougie.
It's been a few days since Donald Trump declared economic war on Canada, and imposed punishing tariffs on our steel and aluminum exports.
And for most of that time Andrew Scheer has shocked many Canadians by appearing to cheerlead against his own country.
Claiming that Justin Trudeau hadn't done enough to stop Trump from declaring war, so it was all his fault, and he had failed. Again.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
He stands accused of withholding money from his brother's widow and children.
And of running the family business into the ground.
The same label factory he claims has given him the experience to run Canada's biggest economy.
And what Doug Ford had to say about that yesterday could only have satisfied the dumbest members of his so called Ford Nation.
Monday, June 04, 2018
With only three days to go before the Ontario election, Doug Ford's Team Harper's handlers have been taking no chances.
Keeping him in a bubble most of the day, lest he say something really dumb, or soil himself.
But sadly for him, and the Harperites, today it just didn't work.
When the bubble or the balloon burst.
Justin Trudeau hasn't wasted any time taking his case against Donald Trump's tariffs directly to the American people.
In an interview on the NBC News show Meet the Press he made the case that those tariffs not only make no sense, they're an insult to this country.
"The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable."
And also made it clear that Canada isn't about to roll over and play dead.
Sunday, June 03, 2018
You might think that at a time when the maniac in the White House has declared war on Canada.
And Justin Trudeau is fighting to save hundreds of thousands of jobs in this country.
And by most accounts doing an admirable job of letting Donald Trump know that nobody bullies Canadians.
You might think that Andrew Scheer might be able to put his country before his ugly party and his obsessive hatred of Trudeau.
But if you did you would be wrong, because sadly it seems, Scheer just can't help himself.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Well I see Kathleen Wynne has bowed to the inevitable and conceded.
But not before dropping the H-bomb or Hash bomb on Doug Ford.
Trailing in the polls with less than a week until the June 7 election, the Liberals have dropped the H-bomb — as in hash — on Doug Ford.
Using digital media ads in Punjabi, Chinese and Urdu, Kathleen Wynne’s party is drawing attention to a 2013 Globe and Mail story in which 10 anonymous sources alleged the Progressive Conservative leader was a hashish dealer in Etobicoke in the 1980s.
But since it's only five days before the election, and since Ford is still refusing to explain how he would pay for the $20 billion hole in his platform.
I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to use the Hash Bomb to his advantage.
Friday, June 01, 2018
Justin Trudeau's relationship with Donald Trump has always reflected our national character.
He was always polite, he tried to be as friendly as possible, but he didn't let Trump manhandle him.
And when he tried to bully him, and Canada, he finally said enough is enough.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
For most of the Ontario election campaign Doug Ford has acted as only a Con clown, or a snake oil salesman could.
Attacking his opponent's economic platforms, without having one of his own. And making all kinds of wild promises.
He said he'd tell us how much all of those promises would cost, soon, later, before the election.
But now with only seven days to go before that election, and many people having already cast their votes, Ford and his Team Harper puppeteers have put a price tag on those promises, called it their "platform."
And gone from Con clowns to full blown Con artists.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Well we know he's no mango Mussolini, no Great White Superman.
Just a big fat old Dougie from Etobicoke, with delusions of grandeur.
But we also know that Canada's white supremacists want Doug Ford to be their homegrown Fuhrer.
We know that one of his PC candidates was caught in the act of giving a shout out to far-right extremists.
And now we know this.
I did something unusual last Saturday. I took a whole day off social media.
No blogging, no tweeting, no reaching into my pocket to pull out my mobile to check out what was happening in Canada or the world.
Part of the reason I did that was because it was a beautiful day, and I have vowed to make this summer my best one ever.
So instead of staring at a screen, I stared out at Toronto from one my favourite vantage points on Ward's Island.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I never watched any episodes of the Roseanne Barr show, not the old series or the new one.
But I knew she was a Trump supporter and a vile racist.
So I thought this was very good news.
When it looked like Doug Ford was heading for a crushing majority, him and Andrew Scheer were the best of buddies.
And Scheer even made plans to hit the campaign trail with him.
But what a difference a few weeks can make.
Now when the wounded Ford needs him the most, Scheer has suddenly changed his mind.
Monday, May 28, 2018
As we all know by now, Donald Trump is a man without a moral compass, and without a discernible trace of human decency,
And this tweet on Memorial Day, the day the U.S. remembers its fallen soldiers, is more evidence of that:
And as if that wasn't bad enough then there was this...
I watched last night's Ontario election debate, and when it was over I couldn't decide who had won it, Kathleen Wynne or Andrea Horwath.
I thought both Wynne and Horwath put in strong performances, especially when they attacked Doug Ford instead of each other.
Although I would give Wynne a slight edge for the dignified defence of her record in office, and subtract a point from Horwath for interrupting her opponents again and again which I found annoying.
But nothing was as annoying as Ford's performance.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
It's the final debate the Ontario election campaign. The stakes couldn't be higher.
And you can be sure that Doug Ford's Team Harper handlers have been trying to hammer one talking point after the other into him.
For with his polls heading south, and his campaign dented by scandal, it could very well be his do or die moment.
But at least he has something new to offer the voters.
And like the man himself, it couldn't be more blunt or more brutish.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Well as you might remember, when we last left Doug Ford, he was up to his waist in the his ethical swamp, protesting or bellowing his innocence.
Claiming that he would never sell bogus party memberships.
Or intimidate another candidate.
And of course dodging questions from the media.
But what a difference a day makes. Yesterday he was still treading water.
Today he's sinking like a stone.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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'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
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
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
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.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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
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.
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
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
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.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
As I predicted before the campaign began, Doug Ford's Team Harper handlers are trying to muzzle him.
Or at least restrict media access to him, just like they did with their Great Fallen Leader.
To try to prevent Ford from sticking one or both feet in his mouth.
But it's just not working.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
For many months Andrew Scheer has been making a fool out of himself by trying to scare Canadians with the idea of a carbon tax.
But it's just not working, the economy is too strong.
Unemployment is lower than it has been in forty years, and the good news just keeps on coming.
So a desperate Scheer has been forced to crawl through the gutter in a desperate attempt to kick the fear factor up a notch.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Well it wasn't exactly Romeo and Juliet, or even Romeo and Julius.
But the bromance between Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu was something to behold...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
I didn't have a chance to watch much of the first Ontario election debate, but what I saw of Doug Ford was enough.
For there he was straining to remember the lines his Team Harper handlers made him memorize.
While his fake followers jumped up and down outside.
But of course they were just performers looking to make a few bucks.
And this is the really disturbing part, the two faces of Doug Ford.
Monday, May 07, 2018
I watched Andrew Scheer's appearance last night on Tout Le Monde En Parle, Quebec's biggest talk show.
And although I thought his French was (slightly) better than I had imagined it would be, his fifteen minute appearance can only be described as a bust, or a snooze fest.
If you understand French you can watch it here.
But if you don't, I think the looks on the faces of those trapped in the studio with him will tell you all you need to know.