Sunday, May 29, 2016
It's amazing what we humans can do when we push the boundaries of science.
Like fire off this SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, deploy a satellite.
Then land the first stage on a so-called drone ship in the North Atlantic.
And this is what a new and speeded up video of that landing looks like from the rocket itself.
I don't know how Justin Trudeau does it. Less than two days ago he was in Japan attending the G7 summit.
But there he was in Winnipeg yesterday, putting his leadership on the line.
Addressing the faithful at the Liberal convention.
And making Canadian political history.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
I'm going to spend some time this weekend filing away or deleting some of the more than a thousand photoshop creations I made of Stephen Harper during his hideous years in power.
Because after his pathetic speech the other night, even I am now convinced that he really is gone, and that he won't ever be back.
So after so many years I can finally relax, settle back in my hammock, and await the verdict of history.
Because I'm sure it will be a harsh one.
It was a bizarre apparition. At the Con convention yesterday during a discussion on how to modernize the Harper Party, MP Marilyn Gladu came out dressed as the Grim Reaper.
In what was apparently an attempt to make fun of the idea that the Cons are doomed after losing the last election.
But as it turns out maybe Gladu did choose the right costume. And the right words.
Because today the loser party will discuss same-sex marriage.
Friday, May 27, 2016
It was as ghastly as I had imagined. The tacky tribute video looked as if it had been put together by the same Cons who brought us the Porky Action Plan.
But it did bring back horrible memories of the way Stephen Harper loomed over us for so long, trying to brainwash us into submission.
While he brutalized this country, its democracy, and its values, over and over again.
But still won't admit it.
As you may or may not know, the Irish Republic is marking the 100th anniversary of the so-called Easter Rising.
The brutal battle in the heart of Dublin, which eventually led to the independence of that country.
An estimated 485 people lost their lives in almost a week of fighting between the republican rebels and British armed forces in the city. More than half of those who died were civilians, including 40 children.
And the theme is peace and reconciliation.
So in that regard I don't think this action by our Canadian ambassador was particularly helpful.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Well we knew Stephen Harper was going to go into business from the moment he knocked on the door of Calgary's Petroleum Club.
But surprisingly enough he is not going to work for Big Oil, at least not yet.
Even though working in the mail room of Imperial Oil, where his daddy worked, was his only previous business experience.
He's setting up his own consulting company.
They say Stephen Harper's speech to the Con Convention in Vancouver this evening is going to be short and sweet.
A final farewell to the party he created in his own ghastly image.
And that it will be preceded by a lavish video from the Con Ministry of Porky Propaganda and Disinformation, praising him as a Great Leader.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
It was thirty three degrees in Toronto today, and as usual when it gets that hot a smoggy haze covered the city.
A blanket of pollution caused by the six million people who live in the Greater Toronto Area, and all their cars.
But did you know that same amount of pollution is put out every day by this much smaller place in Canada?
Well I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, after the way he reacted to the elbowgate incident in the House of Commons.
When he looked like he was about to run for the safety of his well worn closet.
But now it seems that Stephen Harper is finally going to retire.