Friday, November 30, 2018
I've spend the last few days flying around all over the place, so it's great to be back home.
And to make matters even better, the rink is fully functional.
But just as I was saying to myself, yes, that's MY Canada.
Then I saw this.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
It was supposed to be a political fairy tale. Caroline Mulroney, the daughter of Brian, joining the Ford regime.
And on her way to one day being crowned prime minister.
But sadly for her and her father, it just didn't work out that way.
After the glittering coach that was supposed to carry her to the doorway of 24 Sussex
Drive, suddenly turned into a pumpkin.
I'll never forget how in the dying days of the sinister Harper regime, Joe Oliver, who was the finance minister, suddenly disappeared.
And since the economy was threatening to collapse like a rotten pyramid scheme, and the Cons had "lost" the surplus, I suggested they should put Oliver's face on milk cartons in case he tried to flee the country.
But then he returned, he "found" the surplus by raiding the rainy day fund, and selling GM shares at a loss.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
For about a week, along with hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, I have been keeping an online vigil for 95-year-old Harry Leslie Smith.
Harry had been battling pneumonia in a hospital in Belleville, Ontario.
He fought bravely, but early this morning that battle finally ended.
But what a life it was.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Donald Trump has been in a bit of a funk recently, ever since the Democrats wiped out his House majority. It seems he can't stand any more bad news.
So it's hardly surprising that he would try to bury a climate change report produced by his own government. By releasing it on Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving.
And claiming he didn't believe it.
But unfortunately for Trump it's not that simple.
I've tried to describe how Andrew Scheer must be feeling these days, but words and pictures seem so inadequate.
How can I possibly convey the depth of his despair, or his growing panic?
Especially now that John Ivison has revealed that some of Scheer's Cons are already sharpening their knives, and that he'll be on their cannibal menu very quickly if he fails to defeat Justin Trudeau.
But I think I've finally found a way to quantify that despair.
This is how desperate he is.
Monday, November 26, 2018
I don't know when Alberta first became the vile hate mongering place it is today. Maybe it was before my time.
Or maybe ten years of the greasy oil pimp Stephen Harper made it think that it was better than all the other provinces put together.
A little bit of ugly America in Canada.
But what nobody can deny is that it is a hate mongering place.
And these are just the latest examples.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Andrew Scheer has been keeping a very low profile recently. He's been absent from Question Period quite a few times.
He seems to be hiding from the media, the fake news as he calls it.
But then who can blame him?
His situation is desperate. It's all going horribly wrong. He's trailing Justin Trudeau by double digits in the polls.
And this must really hurt.
Friday, November 23, 2018
I've been warning for a long time about the way the toxic Trudeau haters out there have been slowly poisoning our country.
And how Andrew Scheer's obsessive never-ending attacks on the prime minister, in the style of Ezra Levant's ratty Rebel, have debased our politics, and made Canada a more dangerous place to live in.
And yesterday this toxic hatred bubbled up again, when Justin Trudeau visited Calgary.
And about a thousand protesters turned out to meet him.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
It's Thanksgiving Day in America. A day for our neighbours to watch the floats in the Macy's parade, or just enjoy some quality time around a dinner table.
And of course, stuff themselves with turkey.
But as we all know, the U.S. is not a happy place these days.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If you've been following the Brexit nightmare, you know what trouble Theresa May's Con Britain is in.
With a new last chance deal, May herself, and the British economy in danger of going under.
The Cons fighting themselves, and millions clamouring for a second referendum.
But despite all that chaos, all that screaming, and all that despair, Brexit's biggest Canadian supporter and super groupie isn't budging.
Monday, November 19, 2018
When I last left Andrew Scheer and Doug Ford, they were hanging out together at the Ontario Con convention. Vowing to go after Justin Trudeau's dastardly carbon tax.
And looking like they were about to get hitched.
But what a difference just a couple of days can make eh?
Now Scheer is desperately looking for a quickie divorce.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Ever since he became leader of the Cons, Andrew Scheer has called Justin Trudeau all kinds of ugly names.
Criminal gang member supporter, coward, terrorist sympathizer, you name it.
But now, believe it or not, Scheer aka Schmear, has outdone himself.
And come up with an even uglier name to call Trudeau.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
There was Doug Ford last night at the Progressive Conservative Convention, addressing his adoring Ford Nation.
No doubt getting one standing ovation after the other.
Because he likes them a lot.
And even though his government is already struggling to recover from one ugly scandal after the other, and is already running Ontario into the ground.
There he was going after Justin Trudeau.
They call themselves Extinction Rebellion. This is their declaration.
When Government and the law fail to provide any assurance of adequate protection, as well as security for its people’s well-being and the nation’s future, it becomes the right of its citizens to seek redress in order to restore dutiful democracy and to secure the solutions needed to avert catastrophe and protect the future. It becomes not only our right, it becomes our sacred duty to rebel.
And today their rebellion began.
Friday, November 16, 2018
It was quite the scene the other day. Emmanuel Macron at the Arc de Triomphe warning about the dangers of the new far-right nationalism, and accusing those who support it, of betraying patriotism.
While Donald Trump sat there looking like he was about to explode.
And in fact did explode, when he returned home, and fired off a stream of crude and childish tweets in the general direction of Macron. As only that man beast could.
But while Justin Trudeau, and I'm sure most Canadians, naturally sided with Macron against the bully Trump.
One well known Canadian bully, Stephen Harper, did not.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
As I'm sure you know, the idea of Andrew Scheer as a crime buster makes me howl with laughter.
That angry nerd would protect us from the criminals?
And who I wonder would protect us from him and his Cons?
Especially since Scheer's Crime Busting Plan turns out to be practically fraudulent.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
There was clearly something terribly wrong with Donald Trump during his recent visit to France.
He seemed bitter, paranoid, angry. Afraid of everything, including the rain.
It was clear that the midterm election losses had hit him hard, and shattered his once lacquered confidence.
But who knew it was as bad as this?
Ever since Maxime Bernier left the Cons to form his own party, the People's Party or Max Party, Andrew Scheer has been desperately trying to ignore him.
Trying to pretend, in public at least, that Mad Max is not a real threat to Scheer's fevered plan to DESTROY Justin Trudeau.
And no doubt hoping that because he calls himself Mad Max and attracts all kinds of crazies, that Bernier would soon flame out. And that his party would go down with him.
But sadly for Scheer, it seems that Bernier's party is off to a roaring start, and that Mad Max is a real threat.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
If you remember, when we last left Andrew Scheer he was riding with the notorious Ford Gang, the ugliest group of Con climate change deniers this country has ever known.
And although I thought that Justin Trudeau's carbon tax rebate might make Scheer reconsider stealing money out of the pockets of Canadians, I was wrong.
He's doubling down and getting Boss Ford to endorse him as Canada's next prime minister.
As I'm sure you know, Donald Trump's trip to France, to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I, was a diplomatic catastrophe.
And a PR disaster similar to the time he climbed the steps to Air Force One, with a long piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe.
He was heavily criticized for using light rain as an excuse to skip a visit to a U.S. cemetery.
He was trolled by the French Army.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
I can only imagine what state Donald Trump must be in this weekend, after the way he reacted to the midterm election results.
Going after and then banning CNN's Jim Acosta from the White House, firing Jeff Sessions, mocking some of his own defeated Republican candidates.
Firing off inflammatory tweets like this one.
Denying that his staff used a doctored video to ban Jim Acosta.
Only to lie like a thief, again. And sound like a maniac.
Ever since the Tony Clement sex scandal became public, questions have been asked about Andrew Scheer's role in that tawdry affair.
How long did he know that Clement was bothering women? And why did he hesitate to throw him out of the caucus?
Scheer says he believed him when he said it was just a one off affair, a terrible mistake etc etc.
But it seems at least one well known Con finds that claim outrageous.
Friday, November 09, 2018
I must admit that when I first saw the new Maclean's cover, I was stunned, and horrified.
And then I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
For how could anyone in their right mind portray those five old white Con reactionaries as The Resistance?
Or suggest that they were Justin Trudeau's "worst nightmare?"
When in fact the anti-carbon tax mob is the planet's worst nightmare, and we are The Resistance.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
It's funny. Andrew Scheer was in Toronto yesterday trying to scare Canadians into voting for him.
By accusing Justin Trudeau of being soft on crime.
Only to find himself accused of being too soft on Tony Clement.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Well it wasn't the big blue wave I had been hoping for, to bury the sinister sand man Donald Trump once and for all.
But it was quite a wave, it has crippled Trump.
Democrats seized control of the House while Republicans held the Senate on Tuesday in a national referendum on President Trump that drew record numbers of voters to the polls and opened the door to tougher oversight of the White House over the next two years.
The dramatic conclusion of the most expensive and consequential midterms in modern times fell short of delivering the sweeping repudiation of Trump wished for by Democrats and the “resistance” movement. But Democrats’ takeover in the House still portended serious changes in Washington, as the party prepared to block Trump’s agenda and investigate his personal finances and potential ties to Russia.
And all you have to do to know how deeply the orange fascist has been wounded, is to read his pathetic tweets.
A few months ago, I questioned whether Tony Clement was the right Con to go after Liberal scandals, considering how many scandals he had in his past.
Like the way he spent #50 million of G8 border security money on unrelated projects in his riding, like that gazebo in the middle of nowhere.
Or the way he mutilated the long form census, for no good reason.
And now of course there's this scandal.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Andrew Scheer is still claiming that his "positive message" is working, and that more and more Canadians want him to be prime minister.
But sadly for him, he's either terribly wrong, or lying. Again.
For he has no positive message, just the same old Rebel-style attack ads aimed at Justin Trudeau, brought to us by his ex-Rebel campaign manager Hamish Marshall.
And as for Scheer's popularity, according to the latest Nanos poll, it's STILL tanking.
Monday, November 05, 2018
I guess the look on Doug Ford's face says it all.
He doesn't seem to know what's happening, or what he's supposed to say. Except maybe, who knew it was so hard to be a Premier?
He doesn't understand why his Harperite handlers are frantically shuffling his cabinet like pack of cards after only FOUR months in power.
He doesn't understand why it's all going so wrong, so soon, and so fast.
I can only imagine how Donald Trump must be feeling, with the midterm elections now only a few hours away.
He's been ranting and raving and spewing out bigotry, at one rally after the other.
So he must be bagged, he's clearly desperate, and the suspense must be killing him.
But then he isn't the only one, for the horrible truth is that nobody really knows what's going to happen tomorrow.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
It was just over a week ago, when a desperate Andrew Scheer came out of the closet as a full blown Trumpling.
A secret admirer of the Orange Oaf, and a wannabe Trump himself.
By declaring war on the "fake news" media.
Friday, November 02, 2018
It's been three tough years. Demolishing Stephen Harper's grim legacy took longer, and was probably harder than Justin Trudeau had imagined.
And no prime minister has ever been attacked as viciously as he has, by the Cons and their media stooges.
But with less than a year to go before the next election, even some of his strongest critics are now finally asking themselves the obvious question:
If not him WHO?
He's always been a liar. A firm believer in the old saying that a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
But during the midterm election campaign he has been outdoing himself.
In the first nine months of his presidency, Trump made 1,318 false or misleading claims, an average of five a day. But in the seven weeks leading up the midterm elections, the president made 1,419 false or misleading claims — an average of 30 a day.
And what is now only too clear is that it takes two to play that dirty game. The monster himself, and the Republican Party.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
There are now just five days to go before the midterm elections, and Donald Trump has never felt so threatened.
Polls suggest that he could lose control of the House and maybe even the Senate.
So he's pulling out all the stops.
And playing the racist card
He's the self appointed leader of the anti-carbon tax gang. And Doug Ford has been on a rampage recently.
Yesterday he officially killed Ontario's cap-and-trade program, while his ghastly Cons sang the Monster Mash.
The day before he met with weak Andrew Scheer to coordinate their planned assault on Justin Trudeau's federal carbon tax.
Reinforce their power relationship.