Tuesday, October 17, 2017
It was one of the most bizarre actions ever by a Canadian political leader, and definitely the most cowardly.
Andrew Scheer was at a newser yesterday, trying to criticize AND claim the credit for Justin Trudeau's tax changes.
And needless to say was already looking like an idiot.
When just about ten minutes into the newser, a reporter asked a question about Scheer's links to Ezra Levant's racist Rebel.
And he suddenly began to run.
I'm sure you remember how Kellyanne Conway seemed to be everywhere after Donald Trump's election victory.
Offering the novice president advice, or acting as his mouthpiece on CNN and other TV networks.
But after a while she became a little too comfortable in the Oval Office...
And some began to believe the job had gone to her head
Monday, October 16, 2017
As you know I have very little respect for the corporate media in this country, for its right-wing bias couldn't be more shabby or more blatant.
With only few exceptions, it's little more than a propaganda outlet for the Cons.
Its mission is to return them and their creepy leader to power as soon as possible.
As this new Con video makes only too obvious.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
At a time when Donald Trump is threatening to lead his nation to war, and making ugly noises about the freedom of the press.
At a time when neo-Nazis are on the march again.
The distinguished documentarian Marshall Curry thought it might be time for a cautionary tale.
And remind Americans of the night in 1939, when 20,000 Nazi supporters descended on New York's Madison Square Garden.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
As I'm sure you know by now, the sinister religious fanatic Andrew Scheer is on a crusade to try to turn Canada into a theocracy.
Two days ago I told you how he had humiliated the would be feminist Rona Ambrose, by arranging to replace her with a candidate who once called feminists "feminazis."
And has strong alt-right tendencies.
Which couldn't be more deeply disturbing or less Canadian.
But that's not the only depraved crusade Scheer is on.
He's a dirty old man, a grubby sexual predator, a racist, a white supremacist, and an anti-gay bigot.
He steals from the poor to give to the rich. He's trying to leave more than 20 million Americans without any health coverage, and leading his country to war.
The only time he goes down on his knees is on a golf course...
But don't tell that to the Holy Bigots.
It's that time of the year. The leaves are finally turning red, the nights are suddenly cool. After one of my the wildest summers ever, it's time to put away the boat.
And prepare for winter in the Great White North.
But the changing of the seasons can be beautiful where I live.
And this year I also get to celebrate the changing of the generations.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Yesterday I wrote a post suggesting among other things that while Donald Trump is clearly unravelling, we can't count on Bob Mueller to save us.
And managed to depress the hell out of MYSELF.
Because Trump is clearly both crazy and dangerous...
And this isn't a good sign either...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
One week ago, I wrote about how Andrew Scheer had given his blessing to a certain candidate in a by-election to replace Rona Ambrose.
Even though that candidate, Dane Lloyd, was less qualified than some of the other ones in that race.
And had once called feminists "feminazis."
Well now it turns out that Lloyd has a few other dubious credentials.
I don't know how Justin Trudeau managed to look so cool yesterday, when confronted with the madness of Donald Trump.
And the threat that could cost Canadians hundreds of thousands of jobs, and maybe even bring down the global economy.
Or what he must have thought when he heard this:
But then I read this tweet and it all became clear.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
It's now been more than a week since the massacre in Las Vegas, and as you can imagine the NRA and their friends in Congress are feeling slightly beleaguered.
And have been keeping a very low profile.
It's just not that easy to explain how a guy with 42 guns could kill 58 people and injure more than 500 others.
But after taking some time to think it over, the NRA have now declared that nothing could have been done to prevent that tragedy.
But unfortunately for the NRA, and luckily for us, a Dutch TV program thinks it has found a way to help our poor neighbours.
As you may know, Justin Trudeau is going to meet with Donald Trump this week to fight for the future of NAFTA.
And try to hold back a tidal wave of protectionism.
And since hundreds of thousands of jobs in this country hang in the balance, you might expect that most Canadians would wish him luck.
But no, many Cons and other Trudeau haters are hoping he fails.
As does the snooty reactionary Margaret "Marie Antoinette" Wente.
I must admit I was intrigued, when Donald Trump told reporters that he was not surprised that the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had been accused of being a sexual predator.
And I wondered why he wasn't surprised.
Until I remembered that it's almost a year to the day that I started portraying Trump as a hog.
Monday, October 09, 2017
In one of my last posts I asked the following question: Is Donald Trump Now Too Mentally Disturbed To Remain In Office?
And I concluded that he definitely was.
So I'm glad to see that the Republican Senator Bob Corker sort of agrees with me.
And that he not only believes that the White House has become an "adult daycare centre."
Sunday, October 08, 2017
For months Andrew Scheer has been able to pull off one of the greatest tax scams in modern Canadian history.
With the help of the greedy rich and our shameless Con media, he has been able to portray the Liberal government's attempt to make our tax system fairer, as a nefarious scheme aimed at small businesses and family farms.
And get away with it, like a thief in the night.
But now at last some in the MSM are finally shining the spotlight of truth on Scheer, and exposing him for what he really is.
As I'm sure you know, Donald Trump's visit to Puerto Rico last week was the worst visit by a U.S. president, to any place, ever.
He insulted the people of that battered island by telling them to stop complaining because hurricane Katrina was worse. And they should save their energy to praise him instead.
He threw rolls of paper towels at them, and had to be restrained from throwing cans of chicken soup.
And as if that wasn't enough, he ended his Tour of Shame, by deliberately mispronouncing the name of the island.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
For a while last night there was a rumour flying around Washington that General John Kelly, Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, was about to resign.
Having finally given up trying to control Trump, after the orange oaf sent a shiver around the world by claiming that it was "the calm before the storm."
And then refusing to explain himself.
Just few days after Rex Tillerson, his Secretary of State, was slapped down by Trump for trying to arrange talks with North Korea.
And was publicly forced to deny he was planning to resign, after calling Trump a "moron."
Friday, October 06, 2017
In my last post I looked at how the creepy social conservative Andrew Scheer was accusing the Trudeau Liberals of "intolerance," for refusing to accept his nomination of Rachael Harder as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women.
Claiming that he was surprised and shocked that Harder's candidacy was rejected just because she doesn't accept a woman's right to control her own body.
But as even the Con friendly Tasha Khieriddin points out, Scheer's claim that he was caught by surprise is absurd.
He knew exactly what he was doing.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
From the moment he was named Con leader, Andrew Scheer has been building an inner circle of religious fanatics like this country has never seen before.
Almost half the members of his so-called "shadow government" are social conservatives who are strongly anti-abortion.
And his choice of a candidate to replace Rona Ambrose tells you all you need to know about him.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
I am trying to avoid watching TV stories or reading anything more about the Las Vegas massacre.
Even though I am still curious about what could have driven someone to commit something so senseless and so murderous.
I can't handle any more of that misery and that madness.
But I do want to take a minute to recognize some true heroes.
I've been having so much fun enjoying the dying days of summer that I haven't spent much time in my political observatory, scanning the stars, and trying to figure out where this country is going.
And the polls haven't helped since they have been all over the place.
First the Liberals were ahead, then another poll suggested the Cons had taken the lead, only to have yet another poll put the Liberals on top again.
But now another poll is out, and what it suggests couldn't be more disturbing.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
At times it seemed to me like Hunter S. Thompson had come roaring back from the dead, to write one more chapter of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
One where a 64-year-old man holed up in a hotel room with 23 guns opens fire on a crowd below for no apparent reason.
At least 59 people are killed, and more than 500 are injured, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Since the last deadliest mass shooting in modern American history just over a year ago.
And one where Donald Trump and his Republicans flap around like bats out of hell...
Blaming everybody but themselves.
Monday, October 02, 2017
Just over a week ago I wrote a post on the Catalonian people's long struggle for independence.
And I made it clear I supported their right to determine their own fate with a democratic referendum.
But when the Catalans held, or tried to hold that referendum yesterday, this is how the Spanish police reacted.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
It seemed like a hopeful sign, a step away from the precipice of war on the Korean peninsula.
And maybe even a chance to avoid World War Three.
Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State, announced he had opened up several diplomatic channels between the United States and North Korea.
But when Donald Trump heard about that, this is how he reacted.
As we all know, Andrew Scheer likes to claim that he's a godly man, with a "positive" message for Canadians, or Conadians.
And not long ago he asked those Conadians what issues they would like him to focus on when Parliament returned.
And although one might think that they had told him to focus on his phony tax scam, judging by the amount of foam pouring out of his pie hole.
It seems that the creepy Scheer has decided to split the difference.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Donald Trump likes to claim he's not a racist, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
He likes to claim it's all about saving the white people's heritage, or stopping black athletes from dishonouring the flag or the national anthem.
But it is all just another Big Lie.
Like the the latest one his grubby racist supporters would have you believe.
The pictures out of the stricken island of Puerto Rico are stunning and heartbreaking. And what you can't see is worse.
Millions of desperate people without food and water, with no power, no fuel, no way to communicate with loved ones and friends, or the outside world.
But for almost a week while people suffered and died, Donald Trump did nothing.
Being too preoccupied with other matters to notice or care
Friday, September 29, 2017
I realize that a poll is just a snapshot in time, and that all of them come with a margin of error.
But trying to figure out who is doing better these days, Andrew Scheer's Cons or Justin Trudeau's Liberals, is getting to be almost impossible.
For first there was a Forum poll five days ago that suggested that Scheer was ahead for the first time ever.
But it was followed the very next day by a Nanos poll that suggested he wasn't.
And now I'm totally confused.
I have been very moved by the sight of all those American football players kneeling in silent protest during the playing of their national anthem.
And refusing to be intimidated by the racist bully Donald Trump.
So you can imagine how disappointed I was to see this.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Donald Trump likes to compare himself favourably to Abraham Lincoln, the only president he believes who was (slightly) greater than him.
And when there's a full moon, he has even been heard to describe himself as the Great Uniter.
Which of course is hilarious. MAGA !!! MAGA!!! MA HA HA HA!!!
But now at least he may have earned himself the title of the great Un-Lincoln.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Andrew Scheer likes to describe himself as a new generation leader, but like everything else about him that claim couldn't be more fraudulent.
For instead of leading his Cons out of the darkness of the Harper years, he's taking them back to the cowboy days of the Reform Party.
And he just can't seem to do anything right.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Oh dear. Yesterday the grinning religious fanatic Andrew Scheer was flying high, after a Forum poll showed him and his Cons leading the Liberals for the first time in a long time.
But I wondered whether the poll was an outlier.
And now it seems it was.
And poor old Scheer isn't grinning anymore.
Monday, September 25, 2017
It's going to feel like 40 degrees again in Ottawa today. And I was pretty sure that Andrew Scheer was melting.
Not just because of the brutal temperature, but also because of the heat he's been taking over all the lies in his phony tax campaign.
But could I be wrong?
Could this nightmare be true?
Donald Trump has been losing his marbles for a long time, but now it seems the last few are blasting out or rolling out of his rear orifice. And it's a scary sight.
He's threatening to bomb the North Koreans, the Iranians, the Venezuelans, and his own party.
And now he's taking his assault on America one step further.
By declaring war on the National Football League.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
I must admit that I've just about had enough of Donald Trump, and I wish I could filter him out of my life.
Just the sound of his whiny voice, or the sight of his bloated orange ugliness, is sometimes enough to make me feel like vomiting.
So about a week ago I was glad to find out that I am not alone.
A few days ago I wondered how long we might have to wait before marijuana is legalized in this country.
And whether the premiers, the police, and Andrew Scheer's Cons would be able to stop the Trudeau government from making next years's Canada Day also Cannabis Day.
But now I'm feeling a lot more confident that the target date will be respected.
Now that I know that two former senior police officers, including one who was a Con minister, are jumping on the marijuana bandwagon.
Friday, September 22, 2017
It's hard to believe it's happening in Europe, and in an ostensibly democratic country like Spain.
But just as the autonomous region of Catalonia was planning to hold a referendum on whether or not to secede from Spain, the Spanish government has tried to block it by arresting some separatist leaders.
The Spanish police detained more than a dozen people in the region of Catalonia on Wednesday, drastically escalating tensions between the national government and Catalan separatists. The episode occurred less than two weeks before a highly contentious referendum on independence that the government in Madrid has vowed to block.
And stealing the ballots.
Only to reap the righteous wrath of the Catalan people.
If you believe our Con media you might think that the entire country was rising up to fight the Liberal government's plan to make our tax system fairer.
If you believe Andrew Scheer, you might think that millions of middle class Canadians are as mad as hell at Justin Trudeau for calling them tax cheats.
Even if he didn't.
If you believe Pierre Poilievre, you might think that Canada is in a state of rebellion.
https://t.co/oWIRCpe0V4— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) September 21, 2017
Rebellion brewing in N.B. against Prime Minister Trudeau’s proposed tax changes
And sure enough, here's an anti-tax protest in Saskatoon...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Hurricane Mueller was closing in on Donald Trump at an alarming speed.
I said it was gathering strength with every passing day.
And that it was only a matter of time before it came ashore at the Trump White House.
Well now Mueller has finally arrived.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ever since General John Kelly took over as Donald Trump's chief of Staff, or Babysitter-in-Chief, he has been able to restrain him better than most.
Marred only by the occasional temper tantrum or soiled diaper.
But yesterday as we all know, Trump was able to escape Kelly's clutches for a couple of hours.
And shock the whole world.