Monday, December 22, 2014
In my last post I wrote about how I would welcome the idea of a coalition to bring down the Harper regime.
Which as usual, was greeted with the usual scepticism from some of my readers and friends. As if it came from Mars not Canada.
Then I saw that Tom Mulcair has said that he is at least open to the idea.
The “C word” many tire of or avoid altogether during election campaigns doesn’t scare the federal NDP leader.
While keeping the option on the table for 2015, the leader won’t yet commit to it, keeping his focus on the ultimate prize.
Which is all I want, because if you don't at least talk about the idea it will always seem to come from another planet.
Instead of being a legitimate political arrangement which is used all over the world, including these days in the British mother Parliament.
And then I saw that Joe Cocker had died.
And this song seemed to bring it all together...
What a great song, what a great singer.
And what a great idea...
With a little help from my friends, the idea of a coalition will never die.
With a little help from my friends, the great Joe Cocker will live for ever...
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It's a little too soon to take out my crystal ball and predict what's going to happen next year, like so many in the MSM are already doing.
Even though the big hollow ball in my neighbourhood seemed to think it knows, as I passed it on my way home last night.
But then homeless men like to smoke crack inside it, so it might have been them, and its predictions are probably as reliable as all those others.
Although I wouldn't be surprised if we do end up with a Liberal coalition government. Especially since even after all that has happened this year, nothing has really changed
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The other day I wrote about how appalled I was to see that Stephen Harper, and his ghastly stooge Peter MacKay, had appointed an anti-gay judge.
A law professor named an Ontario judge this week wrote two years ago for a conservative, U.S.-based institute that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada has harmed religious freedom and free speech, and led to the “indoctrination” of children in public schools.
Who sounded like he had sprung from the bowels of bigot America.
But then I decided to find out more about Bradley Miller.
And now I'm even more DISGUSTED.
Well I know it may be hard to believe, but it seems like that old Con favourite, the imaginary War on Christmas, is finally over.
The Fox News nutbar Bill O'Reilly has declared victory. Again.
"I won the 'War on Christmas!'" he said. "I've been doing this for about 10 years and this is the only year we have not had a store that commanded its employees not to say 'Merry Christmas.'" "It's over, we won," he proclaimed.
And this time he may actually be right.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
We know that Stephen Harper and his ghastly Con regime run the biggest propaganda machine this country has ever seen.
And that they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to brainwash us with our own money.
But who knew they're also spending a fortune trying to pass off propaganda as NEWS?
Friday, December 19, 2014
Golly. When I think of the Cons reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" all I can think of is "The Nightmare before Christmas."
Because Christmas and the brutish Harperland were definitely not made for each other.
But believe it or not, the real version, is even SCARIER !!!!
For months Stephen Harper has been unleashing the stormtroopers from the Canadian Revenue Agency upon his many enemies.
They have been harassing environmental groups and other progressive charities, and trying to cripple them into submission.
But now it seems they have claimed their first victim, and are preparing to blast it out of existence.
As I said in my last post, I wasn't impressed with the way Peter Mansbridge handled his year end interview with Stephen Harper.
I thought he stroked Great Crazy Leader with a feather, and failed to challenge his many lies, or ask the follow up questions that needed to be asked.
So the whole thing looked more like a cozy chat than an interview.
But I see that Michael Harris was even less impressed.
As I've been warning recently, Stephen Harper's mental state is clearly growing more unstable by the day.
The exhaustion of all those foreign photo-ops, combined with the shock of seeing his beloved Albertonia torpedoed by low oil prices, and his budget surplus going up in flames, has driven him to the brink.
And there is no better example of that than his wildly oscillating position on a carbon tax.
Just ten days ago he called one "crazy." Or CRAAAAAAAZY.
But in the CBC interview the other night, while being stroked with a feather by Peter Mansbridge, he all but called it a good idea.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Well I guess Stephen Harper wasn't kidding. If the courts wouldn't kneel before him he would debase them into submission.
Not by simply soiling himself.
But by soiling the entire justice system as only he could.
By among other foul things appointing an Ontario judge who clearly doesn't believe in the equality of gay Canadians.