Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Parkland Kids Take On Donald Trump and the Gun Lobby

It was a day to remember. A day of extraordinary sights and sounds. 

Like Donald Trump being forced to listen to sobbing teenagers and the parents of their murdered friends. 

And trying to show he felt their pain, with the help of some scribbled notes. 

Which as Billy Bragg says is beyond belief.

And says so much about Trump the man and the President.

But on such an extraordinary day, I think I enjoyed this sight the most.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lost in the Madness of the Land of the Trump Beast

When I was a boy no book made more of an impression on me than did William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

And no scene was more horrifying than the one when the gentle Simon comes across the Lord of the Flies himself, a pig's head on a stake.

And as the other boys rampage across the island, with their sharpened spears and painted faces, is made to understand that we are The Beast.

Shortly before he is murdered.

So welcome to my nightmare.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Toxic Partisanship of the Con Clown Pierre Poilievre

For a long time after the Con regime went down in flames, and was humiliated beyond recognition, Pierre Poilievre all but faded into the woodwork.

Or lost himself in the midst of all those Con losers. I mean just look at them.

But then the fake Aga Khan scandal gave him a new lease on life, and another chance to attack Justin Trudeau and his family.

And now he's at it again.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Can Donald Trump Be Blackmailed Over Sex?

Earlier today I looked at what Donald Trump might be hiding. 

And quoted what the New York Times' Thomas Friedman had to say about that. 

President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.

Which was encouraging.

But now Heather Mallick asks whether Trump can be blackmailed over sex?

What Is Donald Trump Hiding?

Ever since Robert Mueller indicted thirteen Russians for interfering in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has been acting like he's finally losing his marbles.

Lashing out at just about everybody. 

President Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser.

From his own staff to Oprah.

At everybody that is except the Russians.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Parkland Massacre and the Revolt of the Young

Most school massacres in the United States follow a depressing and predictable pattern.

First there is the horror and the shock. Then there are tears and teddy bears, and candles, and heartbreaking pain and sorrow.

And then the dead are forgotten by those who didn't know them or love them.

Until the next massacre tears another community apart.

But the slaughter of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, the other day seems to be different.

For this time there's a burning anger. 

Why Donald Trump Can No Longer Fire Robert Mueller

Donald Trump can rant and rave about Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian trolls

He can claim the indictments shows there was no collusion.

He can try to discredit the FBI.

As only a pathetic and increasingly desperate dotard could.

But he can't call Russian interference a hoax any longer.

And he can't fire Mueller.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Patrick Brown and the Fabulous Con Clown Show

I always knew the Ontario PC's leadership race was a Con clown show. 

But who knew it could be THAT funny?

I knew Patrick Brown could play a really good mummy.

But who knew he could also play a really scary Con zombie?

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Day The Ontario Cons Ate Themselves Alive

I watched the first debate of the Ontario PC leadership candidates live on Twitter yesterday afternoon at work, instead of watching the tape on TV several hours later when I got home.

Which was annoying, since I was occasionally interrupted, and missed parts of it.

But as it turns out that wasn't a totally bad thing, because it was without a doubt the worst political debate I have ever seen.

And when it finally ended I had this warning for my Twitter followers.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Donald Trump and the Parkland Massacre

It was just a horrible coincidence, albeit a bloody one.

But only hours after I ran this post with the picture of Donald Trump brandishing an AR 15 rifle. 

The same weapon was used to slaughter a large number of high school students in Florida. 

A heavily armed young man barged into his former high school about an hour northwest of Miami on Wednesday, opening fire on terrified students and teachers and leaving a death toll of 17 that could rise even higher, the authorities said.

And Trump never looked more hypocritical.