Tuesday, December 31, 2019
I must admit that at times during the nightmare year of 2019 I wondered whether I would be able to make it, even on all fours, to the year 2020.
The burning planet, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, the rise of grubby right-wing populists all over the place, like Jason Kenney and Doug Ford. The monstrous sight of the ghastly Republican style Cons and their Ugly American leader Andrew Scheer bombarding us with attack ads 24/7, while their media stooges clapped like penguins.
Let's face it, it was bad, really bad.
But for me all of that ugly stuff was more than compensated for by this really great night.
Saturday, December 28, 2019
It's an ugly little farce. A Home Alone 2 horror show, starring Donald Trump.
With the increasingly deranged Trump blaming Justin Trudeau and the CBC for allegedly editing this brief cameo role out of the movie.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
It's Christmas Day in Canada. A day for me to give thanks for living in a country still so peaceful and so beautiful.
And a day when I rerun a post I wrote years ago to try to explain what Christmas means to me.
I don't know why I felt the need to explain that, the reasons have been lost in the mists of time, somewhere in Canada or somewhere in Scotland.
But it still speaks for what I believe in, and it does sum up why I fight every day for a better world. So here we go again.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
I wasn't planning to write about politics today. It's Christmas Eve, I've totally surrendered to the spirit of the season.
And with all the goodies that arrived from Scotland in the last few days, including TWO Christmas puddings (after my Mum thought the first one had got lost in the mail) my buddy and I have enough food in the house to feed ourselves, our friends, and the whole neighbourhood.
But despite that, and the big blue box under the tree with my name on it, I still can't help thinking about how different things would be if the Cons had won the election.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
It couldn't be a more disgusting spectacle, Jason Kenney and Scott Moe laying siege to Ottawa, trying to blackmail the federal government into giving them more money.
And threatening that if the government doesn't pay up, Alberta and Saskatchewan might separate.
It's an ugly argument from two very ugly Cons.
So I'm glad that Justin Trudeau is finally putting the Western separatists in their place.
For days Andrew Scheer was able to dodge reporters, who wanted to ask him about this potentially explosive, Con on Con probe.
The Conservative governing body is asking why the expenses filed to it by the office of former leader Andrew Scheer are roughly $700,000 over their usual amount.
As well as dodging Stephen Harper who is said to be absolutely furious, especially since Scheer is going to be Con leader for longer than he or anyone expected.
So I was glad to see that someone finally tracked down the Ugly American, in an airport, and forced him to explain himself.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
As I'm sure you know, Jody Wilson-Raybould has been refusing to vacate a suite of offices on Parliament Hill that were assigned to her when she was a cabinet minister.
Even though now she's just a
She didn't say no, she just didn't budge. She even had the place blessed.
The new Common's Speaker said he was prepared to evict her, if necessary.
For a moment it looked like it could end badly.
It's a truly bizarre situation. After two years of assaulting the eyes and ears of Canadians with one depraved attack ad after the other, Andrew Scheer has gone silent.
He's disappeared from public view, he isn't giving interviews.
And this lonely attack ad that makes Justin Trudeau look like a criminal is the only sign that the Ugly American is still out there somewhere.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
He has been a professional politician for fifteen years, and is now one of the most right-wing members of a party more American than Canadian.
He is said to be worth about $9 million and counting, and must carry his bloated pension around in an armoured car.
He has offended the dignity of Parliament over and over again by yapping like an enraged hyena, and going after his opponents in the most disgusting manner
But still Pierre Poilievre isn't satisfied.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Once upon a time Andrew Scheer's Twitter feed pumped out a grotesque anti-Trudeau attack ad about every six hours, seven days a week.
But now that torrent of Con diarrhoea has all but dried up, along with Scheer's
creepy smile which has apparently been replaced by a look of sheer terror.
As he comes to terms with the reason he was forced to resign so suddenly.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
On Thursday, Andrew Scheer announced that he had decided to resign as Con leader claiming that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
But yesterday he decided to skip Question Period.
And as it turns out, for a very good reason.
As we all know Jody Wilson-Raybould has always had a very high opinion of herself. So high in fact that some say she believes that she should be Prime Minister, not Justin Trudeau.
And who can forget how for months during the SNC "scandal," the Con media hung on her every word, made her look like a secular saint, and inflated her ego like a hot air balloon?
So naturally, she has a highly developed sense of entitlement.
But this is beyond belief.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Andrew Scheer tried so hard to look like a winner, instead of a sad loser.
He vowed to continue as if he hadn't lost the election. He vowed to lead the Cons to victory in the next one. He vowed that this time he would DESTROY Justin Trudeau.
But apparently behind the scenes he was a total wreck, a broken man. He couldn't believe what had happened, and wherever he went he heard the sounds of knives sharpening.
Until he finally surrendered.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
I see that Maxime Bernier is threatening to go after Warren Kinsella, not on Twitter this time but in the courts.
Maxime Bernier is preparing a defamation case against political consultant Warren Kinsella for calling Mr. Bernier a racist and a bigot.
During the federal election campaign, The Globe and Mail reported that Mr. Kinsella’s company, Daisy Group, had been hired for an assignment called Project Cactus. Documents revealed the goal of the project was to “seek and destroy” Mr. Bernier’s party.
And while I have no idea who will emerge the winner, nor do I care.
I do know who the big loser will probably be.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
I knew that Andrew Scheer would absolutely hate the Throne Speech, because it never mentioned the holy words "ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN, OIL, and PIPELINES.
But did promise that the Trudeau government would step up the fight against climate change, which Scheer doesn't believe in.
And I knew that he needed to make as much noise as possible to remind Canadians that he's still the Con leader, or still had a pulse.
But this is ridiculous.
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Well just as I predicted, the Trudeau Trump fake scandal went nowhere in Canada, and expired shortly after it was born.
Despite the frantic efforts of Vassy Kapelos, and other CBC minions, who blew that teeny tiny fluffy story until their faces turned blue, to try to bring it back to life.
But although the Trudeau Trump story was a bust in Canada, in the U.S. it went viral.
With millions of Americans using what happened at the NATO summit, to laugh at Trump and call him a clown.
Friday, December 06, 2019
In Montreal this evening fourteen light beams will rise from the top of Mount Royal, one by one into the sky.
One for every woman murdered in the École Polytechnique Massacre 30-years-ago.
Murdered just for being women, by a man who hated feminists.
They were so young, they were so full of hope in the future.
Only to have their dreams of being engineers, so long reserved for men, brutally extinguished in a few murderous minutes.
And then have their legacy defiled by Stephen Harper and his bestial Cons.
Who like the Scheer Cons cared more about god and guns, than they cared about women and girls.
And didn't give a damn about the effects of gun violence.
I remember how angry I used to be to see the gun lobby treat the murdered women as The Enemy for making them look bad.
I remember how they insisted that the massacre was the work of a madman not a misogynist.
And how some of them threatened to kill me for refusing to believe that cowardly lie.
So I can't tell you how relieved I am to see that after thirty years, attitudes are finally changing.
At last, 30 years later, the reluctance of officialdom to call what happened what it was has been made right.
A new sign has just gone up in the Place-du-6-décembre-1989, a memorial park at the base of the U of M campus, on the corner of Decelles Street and Queen Mary Road.
The old sign said only that there had been a tragedy. The new sign states that 14 women were murdered in an anti-feminist attack at École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989.
It condemns all forms of violence against women.
And that the legacy of the Montreal Massacre is finally being rescued.
It also makes me happy to know that we now have a prime minister who supports women's rights, and is proud to call himself a feminist.
Who is working to curb gun violence.
And who will be on Mount Royal tonight when those fourteen beams of light rise into the sky.
So after so many years I can at last feel sure that the legacy of those murdered women will live on.
Always remember their names.
Geneviève Bergeron, 21 - Hélène Colgan, 23 - Nathalie Croteau, 23 - Barbara Daigneault, 22 - Anne-Marie Edward, 21 - Maud Haviernick, 29 - Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31 - Maryse Laganière, 25 - Maryse Leclair, 23 - Anne-Marie Lemay, 22 - Sonia Pelletier, 23 - Michèle Richard, 21 - Anne St-Arneault, 23 - Annie Turcotte, 21
Always honour their memory...
And keep their precious legacy alive.
By demanding an end to the violence against women and girls.
And fighting forever for a more equal world...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
For more than two years the CBC program Power and Politics has been a television playground for Andrew Scheer and his foul Cons.
A place where Vassy Kapelos and her mostly right wing panellists use one fake scandal after the other to try to destroy Justin Trudeau, while allowing Scheer to corrupt our democracy with one big lie after the other.
Well now Gassy and her gang are at it again.
Trying to turn a gossipy 25 second video into a huge, or yuuuuuuge fake scandal.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
The Cons had their Christmas Party in Ottawa last night, and as you can imagine it was a grim affair.
With no doubt many of those who attended wondering who would be the next to knife their loser leader in the back.
For as I mentioned the other day there are so many of them they practically have to take a number.
Monday, December 02, 2019
There is something deeply disturbing about Andrew Scheer's grim determination not to surrender his job, after being humiliated by Justin Trudeau, the man he hates more than any other.
For this is pathetic.
“Some people have asked why am I still fighting. Why I don’t just give up?” he said.
“Because I can’t and I won’t.”
And this is desperate.
Sunday, December 01, 2019
I have no idea why Andrew Scheer made the Liberal defector Leona Alleslev the deputy leader of his demoralized Cons.
But if I look at the poster the Con propaganda department made to celebrate her defection just over a year ago, it's clear she is easily impressed. And not too bright.
For anyone who believes that the increasingly desperate Scheer is a strong leader must either be REALLY dumb, or living in a parallel universe, or simply out of their minds.
And sure enough, when Alleslev was asked some simple questions about climate change and carbon taxes, she looked like an absolute Con clown.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Only Andrew Scheer knows why he is refusing to resign. Is he a glutton for punishment like his buddies at Opus Dei?
Does he believe that his Godzilla has commanded him alone to destroy Justin Trudeau?
Or is it the big house, the limo, and all those servants?
Who knows, but one thing is for sure, they're going to need a SWAT squad to evict him from Stornoway.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
As you may have noticed Andrew Scheer has been keeping a very low profile, and hasn't been seen in public for a long, long, time.
But then who can blame him after what Warren Kinsella said about him in those secret recordings?
"They (the Liberals) are heading towards winter. He's going to start saying all kinds of stuff to save his ass," Kinsella says of Trudeau, adding that Scheer "just needs to maintain a pulse" to win the election.
And all those people out there who are now wondering whether he still has a pulse, and whether he can still save his job.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
It was without a doubt the worst day in Andrew Scheer's political career. A day that should seal his fate as Con leader.
It ended with Scheer travelling to Quebec to listen to what some of his many defeated candidates had to say to him, which couldn't have been pleasant.
But long before that meeting, he was hit by a series of blows that left him little more than a dead man walking, or stumbling...
When I see Jason Kenney wearing an oil pimp hoodie to a Grey Cup game, to try to score cheap political points.
And ignoring all the boos.
Or when I see him reviving the tradition of a Christian prayer breakfast.
I can't help thinking that he's acting more like an American than a Canadian.
And I worry when he travels to places like Texas.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Well at least now we know why Andrew Scheer has been keeping such a low profile, and looking so weird or so paranoid..
It seems he's been trying to recover from his humiliating election defeat, and figure out who to blame.
And now at last he claims he knows.
Friday, November 22, 2019
In my last post I looked at the ugly way Andrew Scheer reacted to the swearing in of Justin Trudeau's new cabinet.
And I suggested he was still bitter at the way Trudeau had humiliated him.
But now I think something else was also bothering him.
He was hearing the sound of sharpening knives, as an issue that helped sink his campaign came back to bite him again.
I really liked the swearing in of Justin Trudeau's new cabinet. I thought the prime minister looked rested and ready to take on the Con separatists.
I was impressed that both Jim Carr and Dominic LeBlanc made it to the ceremony even though both are being treated for cancer.
And I really loved the Métis kids leading the official party out of the room.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
I always knew that the beast Doug Ford was going to be a destructive force, and sure enough he has been.
He has bulldozed decency, teachers and children, and will no doubt soon start demolishing medicare.
But this is beyond belief.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
In my last post I looked at how the Jason Kenney is assaulting Alberta's democracy, acting like a dictator, and making Alberta look like a banana or bitumen republic.
Going after those who would dare defy Big Oil, or dare investigate his corrupt government.
And even making plans to replace the RCMP, that is investigating his leadership campaign, with a police force he can control.
It's a public relations disaster.
So I was surprised to see how quickly the loser Andrew Scheer came running when Kenney blew his bullshit whistle.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
It was all so predictable. Take a religious fanatic who is always raising his arms to the sky as if he was doing God's work.
Add to that a far right extremist with a forty-year chastity vow, who represses himself as he would repress others.
And it should have been obvious what could happen, if you give Jason Kenney too much power:
He'll go hog wild.
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.