Tuesday, September 19, 2017
It should have been a crowning moment for Andrew Scheer. His first day in the returning House of Commons, as the new leader of the Harper Party.
His first chance to face Justin Trudeau, deploy his creepy grin, and claim he's trying to save small businesses from his greedy clutches...
But sadly for Scheer it just didn't work.
He lost his grin, he lost his argument.
Although he did gain a new nose.
Monday, September 18, 2017
We've been talking about legalizing marijuana in this country for about fifty years, since the Le Dain Commission delivered its report.
Which was completely ignored, as was another report produced by the Senate.
So I'm glad that our next Canada Day is also supposed to be Cannabis Day, the day the insane War on Weed finally ends.
But as that day approaches, those who would like that war to continue are becoming more and more vocal.
There is a touch of reefer madness in the air. Again.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
For weeks I've been warning that there was something funny or fishy about the way Andrew Scheer and his Cons were attacking the Liberal government's plans to reform our tax system.
Warning that nobody should believe Scheer when he claimed he was trying to defend the poor rather than the rich.
And sure enough, Vice News has obtained copies of the Con's secret documents detailing how their MPs are to go after the government,
And they couldn't be more shocking.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Early this morning, about 1.2 billion kilometres away from Earth, an amazing 20-year voyage came to a sudden end.
When the Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn.
And I must admit that when it did, I found myself moved beyond belief.
Donald Trump is trying to make us believe that he has turned over a new leaf, and that he's not as bad as we thought he was.
But sadly for him it's just not working.
For it seems he can't stop comparing Nazis to the Antifa, or anti-fascists, who confront them in the streets.
Yesterday I wrote about how Donald Trump's dinner with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer had outraged many of his loyal supporters.
After it produced a deal between the main course and dessert to protect young undocumented immigrants.
A deal which has given the Republican leadership a bad case of indigestion.
One that has the alt-right rag Breitbart calling Trump "Amnesty Don" and accusing Trump's opponents of gloating.
And one that has some of the Orange Oaf's most fanatic supporters going to extraordinary lengths to show how betrayed they feel.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
In one of my last posts I looked at the budding menage-a-trois between Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.
And how it was making many Republicans really nervous.
Well last night Trump invited Chuck and Nancy to have dinner at the White House.
And for many Republicans it must have looked like the last supper.
The news hit me like a blast from the past. A very dark past. A past I sometimes wish I could forget.
But there was Dean Del Mastro, who once somehow managed to be Stephen Harper's favourite Con enforcer AND his point man on ethics, on his way to jail. Again.
To complete his sentence for electoral fraud.
And I have to admit I was shaken.
For who can forget the last time he clinked and clanked his way to the Big House?
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Ever since Donald Trump gave Mitch McConnell the cold shoulder and made a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Republicans have been in a state of total shock.
And to a slightly lesser extent so have the Democrats...
But while the Republicans scream betrayal, and wonder what Trump might do next...
Ever since Donald Trump became president, the resistance to him and his deranged regime has been loud and proud.
And deeply personal.
But Trump has now been president for seven months and 24 days, and sustaining that level of resistance is not easy.
Not when Trump is such a monstrous hog.