Friday, October 31, 2014
It looked like a remake of the 1950s TV show Dialling for Dollars. Or one of those Christian TV programs where the lame are made to walk.
But it was only Stephen Harper strutting around a stage in a Jewish school in Julian Fantino's riding.
Announcing plans to buy the next election.
Back in my teenage days when I was studying martial arts and fighting a lot, I tattooed this famous Sun Tzu quote on the back of my right shoulder:
"Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster."
Which I deeply regret now along with so many other things.
But with Canadian warplanes maybe only hours away from beginning to bomb the ISIS hordes.
It's probably a good time for all us to know the enemy.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Well I'm happy to see that Great
Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his hushed caucus Wednesday morning he felt remorse for surreptitiously ducking into a closet during last week's assault on Parliament Hill, CBC News has learned.
But I see he's STILL insisting on calling it a terrorist attack, to try to make it sound bigger than it was, justify his decision to hide in a closet AND bomb Iraq. Use it as an excuse to ram through cyber-snooping bills that would turn us into a police state
And of course use that definition to attack the opposition as weaklings and terrorist stooges.
So I was really glad to see Tom Mulcair stick a spear in that Con narrative.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
It was an interesting idea. Test the tolerance of Canadians at a bus stop in Hamilton, Ontario.
By having the guy on the left pose as an anti-Muslim bigot, and insult the guy on the guy on the right while the cameras rolled.
And although it was a little crude, and it did end bloodily, the results were encouraging...
There couldn't have been a more impressive and moving tribute.
Thousands of people lining the streets of downtown Hamilton, to pay their final respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
There couldn't have been a more heartbreaking sight...
That little boy couldn't have been braver on such a sad day.
The media couldn't expend enough words praising "Canada's son."
They were complete strangers and close friends. They were office workers and decorated generals. Some came from other countries, others needed only to stand up from their panhandling roosts to salute the casket.
And then there was this...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
He would have us believe that terrorism is a greater threat than climate change. But with every day that passes the burning planet proves Stephen Harper wrong.
For imagine what might happen if a city of 20 million people runs out of water.
Well at least now we know what will be Stephen Harper's main weapon in the next election campaign.
Until about a week ago it was going to be all about the economy.
But now he will mount his armoured closet.
And it will be all about WAR.
Well it was closer than I thought it would be, the bestial Fordzilla put up a desperate struggle.
But at last he could hold on no longer.
And after four long nightmarish years the Ford Nation has finally been defeated.
Monday, October 27, 2014
You think you know the story. You've seen the pictures on TV a million times. Over and over again.
You've seen how the media have tried to explain what happened, and how they've framed the narrative, complete with more heroes than you can count.
You know what Stephen Harper wants you to believe, and why.
You've seen how many Canadians have reacted, with an explosion of grief and emotion...
You think you know the story, until it starts to unravel.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
It was a balmy 17 degrees, and my little corner of Canada looked very much like it always does at this time of the year.
But the flags flying at half mast to honour our two murdered soldiers reminded me that this is no ordinary fall.
We're at the beginning of Harper's War, we've just suffered our first casualties, Great Strong Leader wants us to believe that we have been attacked by the Caliphate hordes, instead of by two mental patients.
And that only he can save us...