Saturday, May 18, 2019
Justin Trudeau hasn't had much to celebrate recently. The economy may be booming, the unemployment rate is better than it has been for 40 years.
But the Schmearmongering Cons and their stooge media have given him no credit, preferring to concentrate on one fake scandal after the other.
And the toxic Trudeau haters are forever trying to smear him and bring him down.
So he must have really enjoyed this moment.
Friday, May 17, 2019
As I said about ten days ago, when heavy flooding in the Ottawa area forced Andrew Scheer to admit that climate change was real, I knew it was all over, for him and his Cons.
I knew that having admitted it was a problem, but having no solution, except to scream at the Trudeau government's carbon tax, was going to cost them. Big Time.
And sure enough when the Liberals moved to declare a climate emergency, Scheer began to panic.
And started saying the craziest things.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
I didn't live in Toronto when Mike Harris and his Cons ruled Ontario from 1995 to 2002.
But I heard about the damage him and his "Common Sense Revolution" did to the province, and how it took a decade to recover.
And how many poor and vulnerable people never did, because they were buried in the rubble of his brutish regime.
So I never thought I'd hear somebody who lived through those grim Con years say this.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
As we all know, Andrew Scheer likes to sniff for fake scandals like a hog sniffs for truffles.
And for a very simple reason, he has nothing else, no policies, no nothing.
But while he was able to keep the SNC-Lavalin fake scandal going for twelve weeks, with the help of his shabby media stooges.
The case of Admiral Mark Norman that Scheer and his grubby Cons were trying to turn into the latest fake scandal has apparently blown up in his face.
In the course of her long and sordid career Margaret Wente has written some terrible stories.
In her inimitable style, half click bait, half snooty Marie Antoinette.
Some written by her, some plagiarized.
But I do believe that this could be her worst column ever.
Although Justin Trudeau is doing more to fight climate change than any other Prime Minister in Canadian history, a lot of Canadians think he could be doing more.
And while that's true, he's not perfect and we should all be doing more.
Far too many are unaware of how much the Trudeau government is already doing.
Thanks to the toxic Trudeau haters who try to make it all about a pipeline...
Monday, May 13, 2019
I don't think it's possible to explain climate change to somebody like the brutish Doug Ford.
He's too dumb and greedy.
And as proof of that he has just released this tax payer funded ad that goes after Justin Trudeau's carbon tax.
I live just a few blocks away from the Scotiabank Arena, so I'm pretty familiar with the Raptor fans who gather in the square they call Jurassic Park.
And since I'm not a basketball fan, and they're mostly very young and really noisy, and it's all happening right next to my supermarket, until very recently I considered them a nuisance.
But not any longer.
Not since I saw how many of them reacted when Andrew Scheer turned up at a recent playoff game.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
In my last post I looked at yet another good reason to vote for Justin Trudeau's Liberals.
You know, The One. Million. Jobs. Reason.
But today on Mother's Day, there is an even more compelling reason to do that.
The Con War on Women.
Friday, May 10, 2019
I can't imagine what the mood at Con headquarters must have been like today.
Or how Andrew Scheer and his ex-Rebel campaign manager Hamish Marshall must be feeling after their ghastly gang was hit by two massive blows, that just might cost the Cons the election.
First the Admiral Norman Affair, that they had been hoping would be another fake scandal they could use to destroy Justin Trudeau, went down like a lead balloon. Or the Titanic.
And made the Cons rather than the Liberals look bad.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
As we all know, or should know, Andrew Scheer is a serial liar who mangles or mutilates the truth all the time.
He's a religious fanatic who can't even respect the Ninth Commandment:
THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS
But cheerfully uses that steaming heap of lies to fuel his depraved propaganda machine, aimed at the total destruction of Justin Trudeau.
Even as his nose grows longer in his hideous Con horror show.
And this latest lie surely must be one of his biggest, and most disgusting.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
In normal times, in a different Canada, a story about Andrew Scheer's monster bigot problem would be enough to end his political career.
For his bigotry couldn't be more disgusting, or more damaging.
Especially at a time when he has finally decided to tell us who is the real Scheer.
Which should be a laugh, or a scream.
But here's the really scary part.
Monday, May 06, 2019
It's been about a week since Andrew Scheer shocked many Canadians by announcing that he now believes that climate change is a real problem.
For obvious reasons.
A few more inches of rain and he might have been floating down a river with so many others in Ontario and Quebec.
But if you remember, he never said what he might do to fight climate change.
Saturday, May 04, 2019
It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, a chance for Jason Kenney to visit Doug Ford and celebrate Kenney's coronation as the new King of Albertonia.
And although I never thought that the meeting between the two men could be hotter than the one in the above picture.
It turns out I was wrong, for this one was even hotter !!!
And even featured a joint appearance in a Ford Nation attack ad...
Friday, May 03, 2019
In my last post I warned that Jason Kenney's imperial ambitions could help take this country to a very bad place.
Even if they did help re-elect Justin Trudeau.
But when I wrote about how Trudeau should tame Kenney, I didn't know that the two would meet in Ottawa yesterday.
Or that Kenney would put on such an outrageous performance.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Jason Kenney has been the unquestioned ruler of the cowboy province of Alberta for only a day, and already he is trying to break up the country.
Demanding that British Columbia give him his pipeline or else.
Premier Jason Kenney has touched off a legal battle with British Columbia after his new Alberta government proclaimed a bill that could block oil and gas exports to the West Coast, prompting B.C. to file court action.
While so far treating his arch enemy Justin Trudeau with kid gloves.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
When I heard about that secret meeting between Andrew Scheer, his ex-Rebel campaign director Hamish Marshall, and those Big Oil billionaires, I just knew it was part of a wider conspiracy.
For one of the speakers at that meeting was once a big wheel in the Koch brothers organization, whose tentacles extend in so many directions some call it The Kochtopus.
And sure enough I was right.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
For Andrew Scheer it must have seemed like a religious revelation, of the very wrong kind. The kind born in the hell of his own making.
For years he has tried to ignore the subject of climate change, and flagellated the very idea of a carbon tax as only a kooky Con could.
But then, like a Biblical deluge, it started raining, and raining, and flooding and flooding.
And the hapless Scheer was finally forced to admit that climate change is real.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
I don't know why there are so many toxic Trudeau haters out there.
So many angry old men who seem to hate our prime minister more than they love life.
But the grumpy old Con who went after Justin Trudeau as he was filling sand bags near Ottawa yesterday, not only showed no respect for the office of prime minister.
He set off another toxic chain reaction of hatred, of the kind that is poisoning this country.
Ever since he came to power Doug Ford has launched one attack after the other on the Liberal government's carbon tax. As only a political thug and a Con clown could.
He calls it the "worst tax ever." He is spending $30 million dollars to challenge it in court.
Even though it is the best way to fight climate change, which Ford doesn't really believe in either.
And now even as massive floods are threatening communities all over Ontario.
For years I have warned that hate was on the rise in Canada. And I should know since I first started fighting the hate mongers and other bullies when I was about thirteen.
But ever since Andrew Scheer became Con leader, and started whipping up hate for crass political purposes, I started to feel that the situation was out of control.
And sure enough I was right.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
When Andrew Scheer had that secret meeting with some Big Oil bosses at a fancy hotel just outside Calgary the other day, he must have been praying up a storm that nobody would ever find out about it.
Never find out what they talked about, never find out who was there.
But sadly for him, the Globe exposed the meeting, as nothing less than a sinister conclave, or war council, on how to best destroy Justin Trudeau and his Liberals.
So now Scheer has a big problem.
Friday, April 26, 2019
In one of my last posts I looked at how Andrew Scheer and Big Oil were secretly working together to try to defeat Justin Trudeau.
In what can only be described as a sinister oily conspiracy.
And I predicted that Scheer and his Cons would pay a heavy political price for that perfidious behaviour.
And sure enough that's already happening.
Some in our bought media have called them The Resistance, as if what they are doing is brave even heroic.
When they are just a grubby gang of Con climate change deniers who never saw a carbon tax they didn't want to kill.
And even though a recent Nobel Prize winner says carbon taxes are the best way to fight the disastrous effects of climate change.
That grubby Con gang keeps calling them just a tax grab.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
I always knew that there were dark forces working to make Andrew Scheer Prime Minister, and take this country to a very bad place.
But now we know it's a sinister conspiracy.
And it couldn't be more evil or more deeply disturbing.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ever since he became the leader of the Cons, Andrew Scheer has been very careful to conceal his extreme religious views.
He won the leadership with the support of social conservatives, but deleted his platform minutes after he was elected.
And although did send out one dog whistle after the other to his rabid religious base, he kept his own fanaticism in the shadows, most of the time.
At least until yesterday, when with an election now less than six months away, he sent out this weird message to the faithful.
Monday, April 22, 2019
I spent most of the long weekend far from the madding crowd, recovering from a particularly gruelling exam.
With only the sound of the rain beating down, and a passing yacht club boat chugging along to remind me that Spring had finally arrived.
But what I was also reminded about was that there are now just six months before the next election.
An election that will determine in a very real way, whether this country as we know it lives or dies.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Justin Trudeau has had to fight all kinds of battles since he came to power.
He's has to fight the Cons and their grubby stooge media. He has had to fight the racists, the misogynists, the gay haters, and other bigots and far-right extremists who are slowly poisoning this country.
And of course for twelve long weeks he had to fight a fake scandal that has wounded him in the polls.
But the battle that began on Good Friday may be the toughest battle of all.
Ever since he became the Premier-elect of Alberta, Jason Kenney has wasted no time giving his enemies the finger, and preparing to declare war on them.
From "foreign funded" environmental groups, the government and people of British Columbia and First Nations, to union groups, student activists, the liberal media etc etc.
And of course Justin Trudeau and his demonic carbon tax, who Kenney says must build him a pipeline, NOW!!! or ELSE !!#@
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
It was Jason Kenny unchained, and a horrible sight if ever there was one.
He looked more like a feverish Alabama preacher than a premier-elect. All he was missing was a handkerchief to wipe the dribble off his chin.
But he had worked hard for three long years to build up his bigot party, and make it the voice of ugly Alberta.
So he just couldn't help himself.
Monday, April 15, 2019
I was sitting on a bench overlooking the beach at Ward's Island this weekend, when I suddenly thought of Jack Layton.
And how I used to see him all the time cycling around the island on a bicycle made for two.
Back in the giddy days when an orange wave had made many of its supporters, including me, believing that the NDP was only an election away from forming a government.
But as we all know, that never happened.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
For nine long weeks Justin Trudeau has been forced to defend himself from the Cons and their media stooges, who tried to use the fake scandal to destroy him.
But that scandal finally passed away the other day, not with a bang but a whimper.
And now Trudeau is putting on the gloves again.
Friday, April 12, 2019
In Alberta the advance polls are open, and Albertans have started voting in a provincial election Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party are favoured to win.
But the UCP has been hit by one bigot eruption after the other. The RCMP is looking into allegations of voter fraud during Kenney's leadership campaign.
His once massive lead over Rachel Notley's NDP has narrowed considerably.
So Kenney must be worried, and yesterday he brought in some help all the way from Ottawa.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It was one of the most grotesque interviews I have ever seen. Two right-wing Christian fanatics on the bigot Rebel, discussing why they could never support a harmless motion condemning islamophobia, not long after a gunman killed six Muslims in Quebec City.
And then cheerfully making plans to go duck hunting together.
Andrew Scheer and Faith Goldy's torrid on-air romance ended abruptly when Goldy was exposed as a neo-Nazi cheerleader at a deadly rally in Charlottesville.
But I'm sure the memories of their time together must have come flooding back the other day.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
I realize that Jane Philpott is a medical doctor, and that like other doctors she has no doubt brought back to life some patients who appear at first glance to be dead.
But her political career flatlined a long time ago, and what's left of it is turning green.
So this is ridiculous.
Monday, April 08, 2019
As the Great Polar Bear God of the Great White North knows, I did everything I could this weekend to try to escape the fake scandal.
I went over to the island and finished painting my friend's sailboat. I read a lot of stuff but nothing about Canadian politics. I hung out with some friends and watched soccer games on TV. I took long naps and dreamed of the day Spring finally looks and feels like Spring.
But it was no good.
Because when I finally did take a quick glance at the news there he was.
Saturday, April 06, 2019
In my last post I wrote that I would try to stay away from the fake scandal as it sinks slowly into the swamp of history. But one thing about that shabby feeding frenzy still bothers me.
And that's the way the Cons and the other toxic Trudeau haters tried to portray him as a "fake feminist."
In a crass attempt to smear him, and damage the cause of women's rights that he has championed since he came to office.
So I'm glad to see someone demolish that fake news argument.
Friday, April 05, 2019
There is a bridge near the Scottish town of Dumbarton that has a terrifying reputation.
For it is said that hundreds of dogs have leaped over its sides for no apparent reason, only to end up dead in the rocky gorge below.
Since it is Scotland one can't be sure who or what is to blame, furry creatures like mink moving around in the gorge, or a ghost that is said to haunt a nearby mansion.
But I was interested to see that somebody has compared the phenomenon to the hysteria sparked by the fake scandal.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
As I'm sure you know I have no time at all for Jody Wilson-Raybould. I never believed she was a saint, or a martyr to truth and justice.
Just a shabby Con tool in Liberal clothing.
And an aggressive self promoter, who with the help of the Con media, orchestrated a fake scandal to try to make Justin Trudeau pay for shuffling her out of her dream job.
But if this story is true, she really has hit rock bottom.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
For weeks they waged war on their own government and their own leader Justin Trudeau.
They plotted and coordinated their activities to try to cause maximum damage. They were the darlings of the Con media, who cheered them on wildly, and used them to smear Trudeau.
And of course they were the useful idiots of Andrew Scheer and his far-right extremists, who were hoping their fake scandal would make him and his monstrous Cons the new masters of Canada.
But despite that the two Connies got away with it for what seemed like forever. Until at last their luck ran out yesterday.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
There are so many good reasons to expel Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal Party caucus.
Her incompetence, her vindictiveness, her creepy secret taping of the decent Michael Wernick, her crass attempt to destroy the leader of her own party.
And her total failure to recognize that enough is enough.
But I really like this newest reason.
Monday, April 01, 2019
Ever since the SNC-Lavalin affair erupted, I have been complaining about the way the Con media have hyped the story, and kept it alive far beyond its best before date.
With a never-ending torrent of biased stories clearly aimed at trying to use Jody Wilson-Raybould to destroy Justin Trudeau.
Which in my opinion is a far bigger story than the so-called fake scandal, for it threatens the very foundations of our democracy.
And could help elect Andrew Scheer and his far-right Cons, who are a mortal threat to this country and its values.
But I had to admit that I didn't really understand the monstrous size of the problem, until I read this.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
I've been enjoying a brief blogging break; taking time off to give my injured right arm time to heal.
And in my free time doing nothing much more than waiting for Spring to arrive.
For it's still not here, it's still too cold, and it's going to snow tonight,
Which makes me wish I was in Scotland, where even in the moody highlands my family tells me, the crocuses are blooming.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I shouldn't really be blogging. My right hand is in a cast, I can't write properly with my other hand, and the pain killers are making me woozy.
But I would be in even more pain if I didn't write something about the latest chapter in the fake scandal.
Because it must surely horrify every decent Canadian.
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.