Monday, November 18, 2019
I watched Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday to see what the show would do now that Don Cherry is no longer there.
And although I was happy to see that Coach's Corner has apparently gone down with him.
I thought what Ron MacLean had to say was absolutely appalling.
As you may know, I thought the last election campaign was one of the most disgusting spectacles I have ever witnessed.
With Andrew Scheer and his filthy Cons taking us to a very dark and dirty place.
But in the midst of that darkness, a young woman in Winnipeg named Maddison Yetman shone like a beacon of decency.
Even as she lay dying.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
I wish I could have been there when Hamish Marshall told Andrew Scheer that he was not going to win the election after all.
But was going to be humiliated by Justin Trudeau.
But then you can't have everything, and at least the humiliation continues.
For this is ridiculous.
It's been almost a week since Don Cherry opened his big mouth, let out another bigoted roar, and for once didn't get away with it.
And while his supporters are trying to whip up support for him.
So is Cherry, even more desperately...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
It couldn't have been easy for Andrew Scheer to meet with the man he had demonized for so long, but still managed to defeat him.
And the more Justin Trudeau smiled, the more humiliating it must have been.
Although it couldn't have been that enjoyable for Trudeau. He may have forced Scheer to drop his demand that the carbon tax be killed.
But he still had to listen to the Ugly American accusing him of threatening national unity.
“I spoke to the PM about the very real crisis that our country is in as it relates to national unity. During the last campaign we saw Mr. Trudeau campaign by pitting one region of this country against the other,” said @AndrewScheer after his meeting with @JustinTrudeau. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/ziEZcoFoic— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) November 12, 2019
When there is no more divisive leader than Andrew Scheer.
And Scheer should focus on his own divided party.
But then, as if that pathetic spactacle wasn't enough, Trudeau met with the hayseed premier of Saskatchewan Scott Moe.
Who seemed even more uncomfortable in the presence of the leader he had insulted so much.
And when the meeting was over vomited up more of the same nonsense.
"I came with real opportunities for us to engage, on behalf of the people that I represent in that province," Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says after meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. "I did not hear a willingness to work on those priorities." #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/tA3mPezlrX— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) November 12, 2019
And as we all know, if Jason Kenney had been there the separatist bullshit would have been even louder.
So I'm really glad to see somebody calling on those absurd Cons to stop acting like spoiled children.
In the almost three weeks since Liberal MPs were shut out of Alberta and Saskatchewan on election night, Conservative politicians in those provinces haven’t stopped complaining long enough to realize that they are behaving like a spoiled child that didn’t get its way.
So here is a message to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on behalf of the millions of Canadians who did not vote Conservative across the country — stop lying to Canadians and pouring gasoline on the embers of western alienation.
For that really needed to be said.
Those Con babies should cease playing dangerous games with the future of this country.
Recognize that we won, and they lost.
And that we have the prime minister we need to put those separatists in their place.
And keep our Canada together...
I'm not surprised that Don Cherry could not bring himself to say sorry for his most recent racist comments
“I could’ve stayed on if I wanted to and knuckled under, and turned into a simp, but that’s not my style,” Cherry said Monday night in an interview with Toronto radio station Newstalk 1010.
Cherry stands by his remarks. “That’s the way I feel and I’m not changing it and I don’t regret a thing,” he said on Newstalk 1010.
He actually said the other day that Canada hadn't changed, when the problem is it has, and he hasn't.
So this is outrageous.
Monday, November 11, 2019
I wrote this post a few years ago, but I can't think of anything else to say about the horror of war, that would not bring back some more nightmare memories for me and my companion. So here we go again...
It's Remembrance Day 2019, and a time to remember all those who fought and died for our country.
A time to remember and celebrate my fighting grandfathers.
I have always believed that Jason Kenney's religious fanaticism, his inner demons, and his burning ambition, would eventually threaten the survival of this country.
And sure enough, first he stoked the fires of western alienation to unite the Cons and get himself elected premier.
Now he's using the threat of separation to try to blackmail Justin Trudeau, and force him to surrender to him and Big Oil.
For now, in his mind at least, he's Kenney of Albertonia.
Don Cherry has always been a crass, loud mouthed bully and buffoon, and a terrible example for young Canadians.
He glorifies violence, he is a Trump groupie, he calls decent progressives "pinkos" and those who believe in climate change "cuckaloos."
But now he is suggesting that immigrants are less patriotic than other Canadians because he claims many don't wear poppies.
And enough is enough.
Saturday, November 09, 2019
In one of my last posts I wrote about Andrew Scheer's bizarre performance after emerging from a bruising seven-hour caucus meeting.
And how he tried to convince us that his Cons were united, and that he was really a winner not a loser.
Which didn't really surprise me. They don't call him a serial liar for nothing eh?
But what did surprise me, was the way the Con media is going after him.
It's now been quite a few years since the hideous Rex Murphy regularly disgraced the CBC's flagship news program The National, with his reactionary views and his Big Oil propaganda.
But Murphy is still around, still pimping for the tar sands, still going after Justin Trudeau as only a rabid Con could.
And since he is no doubt bitterly disappointed by the election result, he's now venting his fury on those who would dare ask Andrew Scheer whether he's a religious bigot.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
It was Andrew Scheer's first meeting with his caucus since his election night defeat, and it went on for almost seven hours.
So I'm sure many people waiting outside must have thought that Scheer was flogging himself like a good Opus Dei groupie, and promising real change.
But if they were thinking that, they couldn't be more wrong.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
I wonder if Andrew Scheer will be dressing up for Halloween tonight, as he has done before.
Although the way he looks these days is probably scary enough.
But what I think it's fairly safe to say, is that he won't be running the same Halloween greeting he ran last year.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I don't know why Andrew Scheer doesn't accept his fate graciously, or at least stoically, like a good religious fanatic should.
Accept that even after the foulest campaign in Canadian history, and the all out support of our shabby Con media, he STILL couldn't beat Justin Trudeau.
Recognize that after being exposed as a gross misogynist, a vile homophobe, a serial liar, a callous climate change denier, and an Ugly American, there is no way he can make a come back. And should resign immediately.
But that's not what's happening.
Monday, October 28, 2019
It's been almost a week and I still can't get those amazing election night sights and sounds out of my mind.
The glorious victory, the happy couple, the cheering crowd chanting "Four more years !!!"
And of course the piercing screams of Cons in pain.
Because for many of them it really was a Con apocalypse.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Andrew Scheer is looking a lot more humble than he was just two days ago, when he described his humiliating loss as a " first step" to victory.
And said he couldn't wait to go after Justin Trudeau again.
Now the sounds of sharpening knives seem to have tempered his wild enthusiasm.
But don't be fooled, he's still the same Ugly American.
It took a lot of courage for Justin Trudeau to impose a carbon tax on Canadians, in a country where the word "tax" can be political poison.
The Con premiers rose up against him.
And the Ugly American Andrew Scheer vowed to kill the carbon tax in its cradle.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
I knew Andrew Scheer would be a poor loser. He was so sure he was going to win, and he lives in his own dark reality.
So I knew he could never accept the way he was humiliated by Justin Trudeau.
Still I was hoping that Scheer might eventually decide to do the honourable thing and resign.
But sadly it seems the Ugly American isn't going anywhere.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
For more than two years Andrew Scheer has smeared Justin Trudeau on a daily basis, and recently he seemed sooooo sure he would replace him and become Canada's next prime minister, or Pope.
And so were his ugly Con supporters, who were screaming, and hissing, and fighting over who would get Trudeau's or Trudope's head.
While their stooge media wrote many versions of his obituary.
But when the smoke cleared last night, Trudeau was still standing, still prime minister.
Monday, October 21, 2019
I waited until the very last moment to write this final post of the election campaign, for a very good reason.
It was such a nice day I thought I should take a little more time to reflect on, or at least try to forget the most disgusting campaign I have ever witnessed.
And try above all to remember that Canada, the beautiful country, is not to blame.
But now the last polls are in, and I feel fairly confident that barring a last minute catastrophe, like an asteroid strike, the winner will be...
Saturday, October 19, 2019
It's been really quiet in my neighbourhood recently. Most of the tourists have gone, the fairs are over, and most of the party boats will soon be moving to their winter berths.
Which is just as well, since I badly need some quiet time to recover from this hellish election campaign.
Which thanks to the Ugly American Andrew Scheer and his foul RepubliCons has been the filthiest and most un-Canadian campaign I have ever witnessed.
But as I crawl towards the finish line, it's a big consolation to see that Scheer is in worse shape than I am.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Andrew Scheer had a funny look on his face, at a rally in Fredericton this morning. He was trying to look like a winner.
But instead he ended up looking like a desperate loser, after being made to look like a liar. Again.
And although many Canadians already know that Scheer is a serial liar, these could be the lies that cost him the election.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
As you know, I always considered Andrew Scheer to be more American than Canadian, long before it was revealed that he had been hiding his dual citizenship.
His scary religious fanaticism, his slobbering service to Big Oil, his obvious contempt for our humble but precious Canadian values, made that only too obvious.
But now he's taking aim at our parliamentary traditions.
And threatening to set this country on fire.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
It's been almost thirty years since Preston Manning and his Reform Party cowboys galloped into Ottawa and started trampling on our country and its values.
They had "The West Wants In" tattooed on their...er...saddles, as they stampeded into our parliament.
Parson Manning thundered that they had come to elevate our politics, take big money out them, and make them more God-like. Hallelujah!!!
And, yes, so much for that one...
As Jagmeet Singh heads for the finishing line, still urging Canadians to vote for the NDP even in ridings where that party can only split the vote and elect Cons, his supporters react in kind:
And since I can imagine what they will say, if they elect a Scheer majority that will dismember our country and its values.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
For years I dreamed of a mighty progressive coalition that would unite to topple the increasingly sinister Stephen Harper.
And I will never forget how happy I was to see progressives of all colours marching together after the would be dictator prorogued Parliament.
Or forget how much I hoped it would encourage the left to unite. Finally.
So although I'm voting for Justin Trudeau's Liberals, and believe he deserves another majority.
I could live with this.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Two weeks ago after a man tried to attack Justin Trudeau at the Climate March in Montreal, I warned that the threats against Trudeau were escalating out of control.
And that the toxic Trudeau haters were becoming more and more menacing.
Well, this was the scene at a Liberal rally in Mississauga yesterday evening.
Friday, October 11, 2019
It was the best debate of them all, and made the last English debate looked like an out of control kindergarten.
The moderator Patrice Roy was a real professional, there were good questions from real journalists. And there were far fewer insults.
But despite that, there was no clear winner.
Despite what the Cons were quick to claim. Again.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Ever since Justin Trudeau became Liberal leader the grubby Cons have been trying to smear him in the most vile manner.
Stephen Harper did his best to debase him by claiming "he was not ready" over and over again.
But it's the ugly American Andrew Scheer who is responsible for the dirtiest political campaign this country has ever known.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Last April Andrew Scheer had a secret meeting in a secluded lodge in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, to discuss how best to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberals.
The day-long strategy session, held April 11 at the Azuridge Estate Hotel in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, brought together some of Calgary’s most prominent business leaders and high-profile Conservatives and their operatives at the invitation of a little-known pro-oil advocacy group called the Modern Miracle Network.
And one of the reasons it was so secret was the presence of a Republican operative with a very unsavoury reputation.
As I watched Monday's hideous political debate, I grew increasingly frustrated at the way the ugly American Andrew Scheer was able to avoid any hard questions about his sinister religious and political ideology.
Or all his other dirty little secrets
And I vented my frustration on Twitter.
But today I'm feeling a lot better because at least this strange story is coming back to haunt Scheer.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
It was without a doubt the worst political debate I have ever seen, more like a game show on crack than anything else.
The format was all wrong, the time allocation was a farce with no candidate able to develop a thought before being cut off.
And to make matters worse, health care wasn't even one of the topics for discussion.
But none of the above stopped the grubby Con Andrew Scheer from quickly claiming victory, just like he did after the French-language debate.
Monday, October 07, 2019
I have never had much respect for David Akin, Global News' Chief political correspondent.
Not since he worked at Sun TV News, where Ezra Levant also worked, and first looked like a Con desperately seeking a Senate seat.
But recently his Con bias has escalated out of control, to a point that two weeks ago he actually had the nerve to tell Justin Trudeau that he should resign.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
I've written about Heather Leung before, the Con candidate in B.C.'s Burnaby-North Seymour riding.
The religious fanatic and vile homophobe who believes among other things that gay people recruit children.
The one whose campaign tried to turn Rick Mercer into a Conservative.
Well, on Wednesday the Cons fired her.
Or at least that's what Andrew Scheer claimed he had done.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
When I saw how the Cons were portraying Andrew Scheer as the winner of Wednesday night's French language debate, I was astounded.
For I speak French fluently, and I didn't have the slightest doubt that he was the big loser.
And sure enough the Quebec media has now delivered its unanimous verdict.
And Scheer has been humiliated.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
I always knew that Andrew Scheer acted more like an American than a Canadian.
And that he always sided with Donald Trump, and worked to undermine our government.
But this is outrageous.
Before last night's debate began, most of the pundits were predicting that all of the other candidates would gang up on Justin Trudeau.
And that he stood to lose the most in a province he needs to win if he hopes to hang on to his majority.
But as soon as debate began, it was Andrew Scheer who found himself getting beaten up by all of the others.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Andrew Scheer is such a serial liar that I once designed a flashing light to place on his pointy nose, so he didn't take someone's eye out.
But our shabby Con media never calls him a serial liar, and this latest big lie, this #brokergate, is no different.
They made a huge fuss about Justin Trudeau dressing up as Aladdin, but Scheer falsely claiming that he was a real broker has failed to move their outrage meter.
So if those Con clowns can't do their jobs, maybe a real clown can do better.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
He is without a doubt the most anti-gay political leader this country has ever known.
A creepy religious fanatic who began his political career by working with an Alliance MP who wanted to re-criminalize homosexuality, and arrest LGBT Canadians.
And has refused to apologize for comparing them to dogs.
So you can imagine my surprise when I saw this.
Andrew Scheer took Sunday off, no doubt to try to calm his shattered nerves. Discuss the state of the Con campaign with his ex-Rebel MiniMe Hamish Marshall.
And of course, figure out what to say to the media, if or when they asked him to explain why he had once posed as licensed stock broker.
And I mean posed.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
In just three weeks Andrew Scheer, who is leading in the polls, could become the new Prime Minister of Canada.
And we still know so little about who he really is, and what he might do to our country.
But now an article in the Globe has cast a little more light into the shadows, and what we now know should terrify every decent Canadian.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ever since Andrew Scheer began driving his Con cult down the Far Right Road, I've always thought that his obsessive virulent hatred for Justin Trudeau would take this country to a very dark place.
Where Canada would look a lot like Trump's America, and our precious values wouldn't stand a chance.
And sure enough, with only weeks to go before the election, Scheer's angry Cons are howling at the moon, and looking and sounding more deranged and more dangerous than ever.
Like these yellow vested goons waiting for Trudeau in Barrie, Ontario...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
As you know, I had high hopes that this story would finally expose Andrew Scheer as a nasty and dangerous religious bigot.
So I was very disappointed when no other member of our shabby Con media asked Scheer a single question about it.
For them it seems the fake scandal of Justin Trudeau dressed up as Aladdin, is more scandalous than Scheer agreeing that LGBT Canadians should be jailed.
But that's OK, I'm not giving up, and I did at least find something to celebrate.