Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hog Trump and the Big Blue Wave

It's hard to tell when Hog Trump is honking louder than usual, for he does honk all the time.

But he is squealing really loudly these days about a caravan of desperate men, women, and children fleeing poverty and violence.

He's even accusing some of them of being Middle Eastern terrorists, even though there is no evidence of that,

And even though he has his own Middle Eastern problem.

But one thing is for sure he is lyin' up a storm. 

There he goes again. With Republicans struggling to keep their grip on Congress, President Trump is dialing up the demagogy. At campaign rallies and on social media, he’s spewing dark warnings about a Democratic mob clamoring to usher in an era of open borders, rampant crime, social chaos and economic radicalism.

In particular, the caravan of Honduran migrants making its way north has emerged as a focus of his fantasies. Mr. Trump has repeatedly implied that Democrats are paying Honduran youth to join the caravan. On Monday, he claimed, based on nothing, that the caravan is awash in “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners.”

Especially since these migrant caravans are nothing new...

And as my friends at Doctors Without Borders say, seeking safety is not a crime...

But then Hog Trump doesn't care about the safety or the misery of others...

He doesn't even care about this small brown wave. 

He is only using it to stir up his rabid racist base with the mid term elections just a couple of weeks away.

But he does care about the big blue wave, because it's coming straight for him.

Dear American neighbours, please charge the barricades, and vote in numbers never seen before.

Know that we in the Great White North will be cheering for you with all our hearts.

Stop this fascist caravan in its tracks...

And work for the day when you can end this long nightmare.

And put this grubby Con hog in the place where he belongs...


  1. I read an article on Active Post this AM about Fascism coming to America.....bottom line being "Fear makes people stupid"! I suggest turning off your TV and do your own research......WAKE-UP, People!

  2. Anonymous11:47 AM

    It's astounding that even after 2 years of this repulsive president, he still enjoys the support of so many people. To see the crowds respond with cheers to his disgusting statements and lies shows a section of the US populace that have no morals whatsoever or perhaps no brains to take as gospel the ravings of this carnival barker.
    I hope you're right about the big blue wave, Simon. If the Dems can at least take the house and if Mueller's probe has irrefutable evidence against Trump, perhaps we can be spared another 2 years of this inanity and or insanity.

  3. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Trump supporters are so gullible. The GOP control both the house and senate, Trump managed to give billions in tax relief to the rich, added another trillion to the national debt, a self proclaimed genius negotiator but couldn't obtain funding for a wall. Its obvious that he really wants to string out the wall issue as long as possible because if it was approved the suckers would stay at home safe and secure in their isolation instead of voting for their lives. That would be end of the most far reaching scam in American history.

  4. I hope your right about the blue wave. The caravan seems to have uncommon political timing.

  5. Jackie Blue5:39 PM

    He's also attempting to outright erase transgender people in the eyes of the law by having the government deny the existence of a transgender identity in the first place, and subject them to invasive genetic and physical testing. This Orwellian unpersoning of them is no doubt the stepping stone to far worse. Perhaps he'll say "You're Fired" to Kelly Craft and make like-minded bigot Jordan Peterson the ambassador to Canada. Canadians in turn should take note that this kind of Operation Pink Triangle is exactly what Andrew Scheer and his merry band of theocratic brownshirts have planned for Canada. But I actually told a friend on another website to look into Rainbow Railroad, because it's blatantly obvious that LGBT people now have a pretty good claim for asylum up there. No surprise there as Putin and Pence are rabidly homophobic and transphobic themselves, and Trump sees anything outside the extreme binary gender norms as "weak, sad, low-energy" and a threat to his authoritarian projection of "strength."

    Trump goes for the jugular and starts attacking marginalized groups to fire up the base because he knows he's delivered absolutely nothing on the economic front, and is actually going to be responsible for another massive financial meltdown. An ominous recollection from history: the last time the Republicans held control of all three branches of government in the U.S. was 1929. I think we all know what happened after that. This ain't going to be pretty. If anything it could get much uglier because nobody had nukes and climate change was barely a blip on anybody's radar. The famous poem by Martin Niemöller should be engraved as America's epitaph. Well, that and "But her emails."

  6. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Donald Trump is the hog you portray him as being. His respect for the truth is non existent, and his racism is nauseating. I wish I could be as optimistic as you are but the images of all those people heading for the border could stampede his base and a lot of others. Racism works and Trump is shameless enough to use it as a weapon.

  7. Anonymous6:24 PM

    I really liked that video. The Democrats should make more of them, and for that matter so should progressives everywhere. YouTube videos are more popular than blogs or Facebook posts and the best way to reach the young.

    1. Anonymous7:26 PM

      I agree with you. That video gave me goosebumps, and made me want to vote even if I’m a Canadian. For some reason we don’t make good political videos in Canada and we need to do better.

    2. Anonymous9:35 PM

      What bugs me is that the Cons make a lot of videos while progressives don’t make any. With the election less than a year away we have got to do better.

  8. e.a.f.7:06 PM

    On Sunday I've finally gotten around to reading the blog, after having been glued to the t.v. and following American blogs and newsletters regarding the bombs, migrants, and murder of Jews.

    trump's tweet you quoted, is just the flag he waved in front of his bully base. They got the message and they got to work. Trump lies. He wants the American police to be loyal to him, not the government, not the people, to him. He is well on his way to turning he U.S.A. INTO a fascist state and he is doing it via hate for any minority group he doesn't like. People tend to forget, in the end, Hitler came for anyone who didn't agree with him, even if they were "arians'. Trump will do the same.

    Given there are only approx. 5 thousand refugees, I'd be good if they were to stay in Mexico until Canadian foreign service officers and immigration officers could interview them and at least bring those with a good chance of applying for refugee status to Canada. Its not like its a big deal, really. Several massive jets, and we're done. We took in 30K Syrians in a short period of time, why not Central Americans. At least it would piss off Trump and that is always a good thing in my book. when I look around Greater Vancouver and Nanaimo, they are looking for people to handle entry level and service level positions. They can't fill them. We now can put up modular housing quickly, I'd rather have people who would walk several thousand miles to get to a better place in our country than a bunch of people who just pay to play here and do nothing for the country. The financial elites can go some where else. Immigrants who want a better place to live their lives, ought to be welcomed to Canada, so Trudeau might want to give it consideration.