Saturday, March 23, 2019
I suppose that it was this photo of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott holding court at the Chateau Laurier, that finally tipped off the media.
Made some of them realize that the two women were carefully orchestrating events to keep the fake scandal in the news.
And that, as Susan Delacourt says, it's a well organized campaign.
Friday, March 22, 2019
It seems like we've been waiting forever. But the signal was finally spotted.
The caped crusader jumped into his batmobile, and headed for the White House, where the Penguin was in a panic.
And now we can finally say it.
In the seven weeks since the fake scandal erupted, the MSM's chosen role has been to act as its giddy cheerleaders.
But now some are starting to notice that Jody Wilson-Rabould and Jane Philpott seem to be playing some kind of weird game.
And like most Canadians some are starting to say enough is enough.
After a voting marathon that ran non-stop for more than 30 hours the Con filibuster ended early this morning.
It failed to achieve its objective of forcing the Liberals to allow Jody Wilson-Rabould to speak "her truth" again, which was absurd to begin with since experts have testified she can say what she wants in the House of Commons anytime she wants.
But it did cost taxpayers at least $1.5 million dollars, it did get some really bad reviews.
And it did make Andrew Scheer look like a liar. Again.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
I've been trying very hard to ignore Jody Wilson-Raybould and her best buddy Jane Philpott, because like most Canadians I'm sick to death of the fake scandal.
Which in my opinion has now reached such a level of absurdity, it's starting to resemble an episode of mass psychosis.
I should add that I've also done my best to ignore the persistent rumour that the two women are involved in some kind of bizarre plot to topple Justin Trudeau, and make Wilson-Raybould Prime Minister.
For I thought that was not just absurd, it was laughable.
And then I saw this.
As you know Andrew Scheer is desperate to try to keep the fake scandal going, to try to make Canadians forget that he has been exposed as a far-right extremist.
So he came up with the idea of a filibuster to try to force the Liberals to allow Jody Wilson-Raybould to tell the justice committee even more of "her truth." *Groan.*
With the absurd slogan "let her speak and we will let you sleep."
But unfortunately for Scheer and his Cons, the filibuster is backfiring badly, and making them look even more unfit to ever form a government.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
For a while it looked like it would be like any other Budget Day in Canada. With the finance minister Bill Morneau posing proudly with his billion dollar baby.
And when I skimmed through the budget document later on it seemed like a pretty good one.
But Andrew Scheer was furious because the Liberals on the justice committee had rejected his demand that Jody Wilson-Raybould be brought back for even more testimony on the fake scandal.
And when Morneau tried to deliver his budget speech in the Commons this is what happened.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
For most of the last 48 hours since he heard about the monstrous massacre in Christchurch, Justin Trudeau managed to hold his true feelings in check.
He was quiet and gentle as he visited a mosque to express his solidarity with the Muslim community, and listen to what young people had to say about building a safer and more inclusive society.
But yesterday in the House of Commons he finally let his true feelings show.
About two years ago I predicted that if or when Jason Kenney became Premier of Alberta he would eventually try to get that province to separate from Canada.
And two years later, with Alberta still seething with resentment over low oil prices, not enough pipelines, and too many Muslims, I'm even more convinced than ever that will happen.
Unless of course Kenney's rube party falls apart and/or he goes to prison.
But who knew most of the west might follow the cowboy province out of confederation?
Monday, March 18, 2019
For more than two years I have been trying to warn Canadians that Andrew Scheer is a leader like no other this country has ever known.
A far-right ideologue who is a mortal threat to the Canada we know and love.
But because my voice is a small and humble one, and I live in a country where so many are so provincial and ignorant of what's happening in other parts of the world, my warnings have always fallen on deaf ears.
Even as a fascist darkness engulfs us.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Fraser Anning is an Australian Senator and an avowed bigot.
He has railed against women's rights and gay rights, and other progressive causes. But he saves most of his venom for Muslims.
He has called for Australia to prevent them from entering the country, as part of what he calls the "final solution" to the "immigration problem.
And if that wasn't appalling enough his reaction to the Christchurch massacre was even more depraved.
If the situation hadn't been so tragic it would have been hilarious. Although I'm sure Andrew Scheer wasn't laughing, just keeping a very low profile.
For yesterday had to be one of his most humiliating days ever.
First he was revealed to be a religious fanatic and a bigot. Again.
And then he was made to look like a weakling AND a monstrous Con clown.
Friday, March 15, 2019
I remember something Andrew Nikiforuk, the well known environmental writer, wrote shortly after Donald Trump was elected president.
First he quoted Albert Camus:
“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”
Which turned out to be true. Then he wrote this:
The Baby Boom generation, the most destructive and selfish generation in the history of the planet, has made its last political statement.
Which turned out to be wrong. At least until now.
It's a sickening act of terrorist violence that has shocked the world.
Dozens of people killed in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Slaughtered while they prayed, just because they were were Muslims.
But don't tell Andrew Scheer that, because he couldn't even bring himself to use the word Muslim.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
As you know I have always felt that the SNC-Lavalin affair was an over hyped fake scandal.
And that Andrew Scheer and his sleazy Cons were behaving like members of a third-rate circus.
I'm sure you also know that I was also enraged to see our ghastly MSM media stumbling around in the ring and feverishly promoting that shabby show.
So you can imagine how happy I am to see the CBC's Neil Macdonald call out this sordid spectacle.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Earlier today I wrote a post about the disgraceful way the grotesque Con media has been behaving in its coverage of the fake scandal.
And after comparing their fevered frenzy to the Lord of the Flies, I thought what Michael Coren had to say might teach them some manners.
Or at least encourage them to control themselves and/or their bowels.
But alas, I was wrong.
Because now the Cons and their shabby stooges are back, and are more hysterical than ever.
Ever since the fake scandal erupted, I've sometimes felt like that other Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. The one who could see what others couldn't, or didn't want to see.
The one who knew who the real monster was.
Because for me the real monster was the way the Con media covered the story, with a feverish one-sided assault on Justin Trudeau, so biased and so sweaty with toxic Trudeau hatred it was practically pornographic.
And worse, because this one-sided hysterical coverage did not reflect the views of most Canadians, that gaping disconnect also struck me as totalitarian in nature, and a threat to our democracy.
So I'm really glad to see somebody in the MSM finally call out the monster.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Gosh, I can only imagine the state Andrew Scheer must be in today, along with his grubby media stooges, and other toxic Trudeau haters all over the country.
I swear I can hear them wailing all over the country.
Where's a waaahmbulance when you need one?
But then who can blame those poor old losers?
Monday, March 11, 2019
Well the fake scandal is now more than a month old, and it's starting to look its age. A little wizened, a little flaky, a little green around the gills
But if you thought it might finally keel over, or return to its crypt, before it drives most decent Canadians crazy.
Well I'm sorry to say you're going to be disappointed.
For the creepy Cons and the slobbering Con media would like it to continue for at least another eight months, or all the way to the next election.
I ask that question because of what has been happening in that country for more than four days.
When night falls on Venezuela’s ghostly capital, an unnerving hush grips the streets of this once-bustling South American metropolis.
“You feel a profound silence all around you,” said Alejandro Guzmán, a 26-year-old lawyer and one of millions of Venezuelans left in the dark after their country was hit by an unprecedented blackout some believe could have dramatic implications for its political future. “It’s like a city of shadows.”
Which has added to the suffering of its people.
And when I look at this graph looks to me to have some of the characteristics of a cyber attack.
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Yesterday I wrote about how Andrew Scheer was asked a question about the far right-wing conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate.
And how despite the fact the Con crowd in the room loudly applauded that question, he claimed not to have heard it, while his handlers pleaded ignorance.
Scheer's press secretary told CBC News today the Conservative leader "does not keep up with paranoid, American alt-right conspiracy theories and as such was not familiar with the term until it came up in the questioning today."
Which since he has used other alt-right conspiracy theories to whip up a murderous hatred against Justin Trudeau, just made Scheer look like a liar. Again.
The fake scandal may be withering on the vine, or slowly starting to rot, but the Con media are still trying to bring it back to life.
Still huffing and puffing or gnawing on Trudeau's socks, in what has to be one of the most disgusting spectacles in modern Canadian history.
So I was glad to see the Inuit leader Natan Obed teach them some manners.
Friday, March 08, 2019
As I have shown over and over again, Andrew Scheer is an alt-right sympathizer who will do anything to encourage his Trumpling supporters to try to destroy Justin Trudeau.
His use of the alt-right conspiracy theory that claimed that Trudeau was conspiring with the U.N. to "erase Canada's borders", resulted in an avalanche of death threats aimed at the prime minister.
And now he's at it again.
Pretending at a town hall today, that he doesn't know what the pizzagate conspiracy theory is all about.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Sometimes I think that Justin Trudeau is too decent and too nice to be the leader of a big country with so many little people, and so many dirty old men.
But at least he didn't apologize this morning for this grotesque scandal.
For he has nothing to apologize for.
As I said on Twitter this morning, these are the ones who are entirely responsible.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Gerald Butts looks like such a gentle, soft spoken man, it's hard to imagine he's the son of a coal miner from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
And during his testimony before the justice committee today he never once lost his temper, or raised his voice.
But what he did do very effectively was blow the fake scandal out of the water.
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
I'm having trouble trying to characterize the feverish dance of the Con media around the blazing bonfire of the fake scandal.
Is it something out of Lord of the Flies where the shabby stooges
Or is it some kind of horrible mental condition you can contract in the incestuous village of Ottawa at the end of a very long winter?
I don't know, I'm not a psychiatrist, but one thing is for sure; the disconnect between the media and the people they are supposed to serve has never been greater.
Monday, March 04, 2019
The resignation of Jane Philpott is a big political blow to the Liberal government.
And a sad day for me, since she was the cabinet minister I most admired.
I'll never forget this story about the death of her young child Emily in the Niger Republic.
And for that and other reasons, she'll will always remain in my Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
But having said that, I don't believe that her resignation will breathe much life into what is still a fake scandal, for the following reasons.
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Ever since Jody Wilson-Raybault told what she called "her truth" to the Justice Commission, I have found the way the MSM has covered her allegations far more disturbing than the fake scandal itself.
For while I very much doubt that the scandal alone, will have any effect on the October election; it's too small and Justin Trudeau is still too popular.
The media coverage in my opinion has been so hyped, so bad, and so biased I believe it threatens the very foundations of our democracy.
And these questions need urgent answers.
Friday, March 01, 2019
As we all know Andrew Scheer is doing everything he can to make the fake scandal look not only like a real scandal.
But the BIGGEST scandal in the WORLD.
And his latest attempt to pump some more hot air into that dead balloon is to demand that the RCMP investigate Justin Trudeau.
While he goes after Trudeau in the House of Commons and challenges him to surrender or ELSE.
Jody Wilson-Raybault had barely finished telling "her truth" the other day, before Andrew Scheer came running out to demand that Justin Trudeau resign, claiming he had lost the "moral authority" to govern.
Which of course was absolutely absurd, and in normal times would have had many wondering whether the desperate Scheer was losing his marbles.
But of course these are not normal times. The grubby Cons and their shabby shuffling media stooges are in a fevered frenzy, trying to use the fake scandal to destroy Justin Trudeau.
So the sleazy Scheer has felt empowered to take his never-ending campaign to destroy Trudeau, to a new level of depravity.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
I finally got to watch the whole tape of Jody Wilson-Raybould's appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee. Or at least most of it, for it went on beyond the limits of human endurance.
And although I thought she put in an Oscar winning performance with this line being my favourite:
“I come from a long line of matriarchs and I am a truth teller in accordance with the laws and traditions of our Big House — this is who I am and who I will always be.”
I was not impressed with the content of her presentation.
And whatever the Con media says, I still think it's a ridiculously overblown fake scandal for the following reasons.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
It was one of the most appalling spectacles I have ever witnessed, a deplorable assault on the very foundations of our democracy.
The sight of Andrew Scheer, the Leader of the Opposition, on Parliament Hill, addressing a rally riddled with racists and far right extremists.
Members of a grotesque yellow vested movement whose members frequently call for Justin Trudeau to be charged with treason, and executed.
And what makes it even more disgusting, is that Scheer is refusing to apologize.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
They tried to make Andrew Scheer look like a winner, by posing with the Con candidate Scot Davidson who retained a safe seat in the York-Simcoe by-election.
And giving us all a big thumbs up.
But that's the only result he got to celebrate last night, for the other two by-elections were an absolute disaster.
So Jody Wilson-Raybould is finally going to get a chance to tell her story, or "her truth" as she likes to call it.
The Trudeau government tonight issued a broad waiver allowing former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to tell the Commons justice committee details of her conversations with government officials about the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Even if, strangely enough, she claims she's anxious to appear, but in no hurry to testify.
Wilson-Raybould sent a letter to the chair of the committee today saying she is anxious to appear, but wants to hold off scheduling an appearance until clarity has been reached about what she is legally allowed to share.
But then who can blame her?
Monday, February 25, 2019
It's a double blow for Andrew Scheer. The fake scandal is fading to black, but the other real scandal isn't going anywhere.
The scandal where he revealed his true colours, by addressing a gathering on Parliament Hill riddled with racists, far-right extremists, and white nationalists like Faith Goldy, Scheer's old Rebel crush.
A real scandal that now has many Canadians wondering where Scheer would take this country if he ever became prime minister.
And the problem for our would be Trump is, it's a scandal that Scheer won't be able to escape, for at least three good reasons.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Lordy. What a difference a day makes. One moment the press gallery hacks in Ottawa were in a feverish state of arousal.
They thought the fake scandal, the one they had manufactured out of a flimsy anonymous sourced story in the Globe and Mail, and blown up like a balloon until they were blue in the face, was about to destroy Justin Trudeau.
They thought the justice committee hearings would finish him off, please their corporate masters, and maybe even save their jobs.
But then, as you know, along came Michael Wernick...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
I was incredibly impressed by Michael Wernick when he appeared before the Justice Committee for three big reasons.
One, he blew the fake scandal right out of the water.
Two, he said the original Robert Fife story in the Globe, upon which the whole hollow scandal was constructed, "contains errors, unfounded speculation and, in some cases, is simply defamatory."
Which was music to my ears.
And three, he issued a grim warning.
This should have been the biggest story in Canada yesterday. The sight of Andrew Scheer addressing a gathering on Parliament Hill that was riddled with racists and other far-right extremists.
Members of a movement who routinely accuse Justin Trudeau of treason and demand that he be executed.
But instead our ghastly Con media ignored that story, concentrated all its efforts on trying to pump up that fake legalistic scandal that doesn't threaten the lives of anyone.
And even ignored this deeply disturbing incitement to violence from the Con senator David Tkachuk.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
It was an ugly spectacle, hundreds of trucks rolling into downtown Ottawa, heading for Parliament Hill.
Disrupting traffic, spewing foul fumes in every direction.
And deafening those unlucky enough to be caught in their path.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
After the way the ghastly Con media has gone after him, you might think that by now there wouldn't be much left of Justin Trudeau.
And that the old zombies from the Parliamentary Press Gallery would by now be fighting over who gets an arm and who gets a leg.
Or proclaiming that there is no need for an election because Trudeau has already lost.
But miraculously enough Trudeau seems to be not only intact....
Monday, February 18, 2019
If you want to know how low the Con media in this country have fallen, consider this :
By most honest accounts Andrew Scheer is a religious fanatic, a racist, a misogynist, a closet homophobe, a climate change denier, and a serial liar, who likes to smear his opponents over and over again.
He's also a man who dreams of being prime Minister so he can force seniors to pay for their own retirement, allow religious extremists to invade university campuses, and dismember our medicare system.
So whatever the Schmearmonger is, or claims to be, he's definitely NOT a moral leader.
But just don't tell the Globe and Mail that...
Sunday, February 17, 2019
By any known standards, the media coverage of the SNC-Lavalin affair has been a journalistic horror show.
A freakish zombie apocalypse, where the walking dead in the Ottawa Press Gallery insist it's the BIGGEST story in the world.
Give it saturation coverage, and try to force it down our throats.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
It was amazing sight, thousands of children and teenagers protesting all over the U.K.
After going on strike, and walking out of their classrooms, to demand action on climate change.
The newest generation joining the war on global warming.
Friday, February 15, 2019
I knew that there was something truly evil lurking in the shadows of that fake scandal.
Even if I couldn't see it, I could smell it.
The Cons claimed they were just standing up for the rights of Jody Wilson-Raybould, because she's an indigenous woman, and hates Justin Trudeau.
Even though many of their supporters, who dance to the dirty dogwhistle of their master Andrew Scheer, are the worst misogynists and foul anti-native bigots in this country.
And this is what that fake, outrageously hyped "scandal," is really all about.
Donald Trump has always treated his country's democracy with contempt. And these days he's desperate to try to distract Americans from all his legal problems.
So while we can't know whether this is delusion or dementia, it shouldn't be surprising.
President Trump declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress refused to give him, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a fundamental confrontation over separation of powers.
But it is an abuse of power, and the American Caesar is going to pay a heavy price.
Andrew Scheer is still trying to blow air into the fake scandal balloon, but it's just not working.
Most Canadians just aren't interested, and with good reason.
There's no there, there.
And they know the creepy Scheer only too well.
Oh boy, will Nathan Cullen ever learn? Yesterday I tried to warn him that his toxic Trudeau hate was making him sound like a Con, and look like a maniac.
And that in Quebec, his assault on the thousands of SNC-Lavalin workers in that province, and the thousands of others all over Canada and the world, is driving the NDP to extinction.
But he just won't listen, he just can't help himself.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ever since I was I was a boy, I have been fascinated with robots, and today I have quite a collection of battery operated ones.
Little and not so little ones that roll all over the house, amuse my friends and scare their dogs.
But there are no robots that fascinate me more than the ones exploring Mars.
So today I am in mourning.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
In my last post I explained why the Con attack on SNC-Lavalin and its workers was going to cost them most of the few seats they have in Quebec.
And will almost certainly hand Justin Trudeau another majority.
Which needless to say would please me greatly, except for one thing. It would also doom the NDP, the party I have always voted for, to extinction in that province.
And now I have my NDP friends in Toronto, the ones who don't know Quebec, saying they don't understand how that could happen.
So this is what I tell them.