Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Well I never said the end of the Con regime would be pretty eh?
But who knew it would be so humiliating? Such a crude awakening.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
When I went by Dundas Square this evening after work, a march had already departed heading for the place where Sammy Yatim was killed.
All that was left was a chalk memorial that the rain will soon wash away.
But I will not easily forget what happened to that troubled teenager. Not only because it strikes at the very heart of the kind of country I want to live in.
But also because I know what it's like to be confronted by a disturbed man with a knife. I know that patience saves lives.
And what bothers me most of all is that none was shown to Sammy....
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Well we all know he's an oil pimp. We all know he says he's an economist.
We all know he's been claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would create tens of thousands of jobs in the United States.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an American audience today that the Keystone XL pipeline "absolutely needs to go ahead." Harper said the project will create 40,000 jobs south of the Canadian border and that can't be ignored.
And trying to embarrass Obama into approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
But unfortunately for Great Oily Leader you can't fool all the people all the time. And unlike him Obama CAN count.
I ask this delicate question because the Globe's would be Marie Antoinette seems singularly obsessed with what Justin Trudeau is smoking.
As only she could.
I’m not overly invested in the marijuana debate. My friends and I all smoked pot when we were young, but hardly any of us bother any more. In my circle, the drugs of choice are martinis and Chardonnay. Frankly, we consider stoners déclassé.
Putting down pot smokers, promoting booze, and making as much sense as if she was on GLUE.
Well I see the ghastly old gnomes of the International Olympic Committee want everyone to know it's safe to attend the Winter Games in Sochi.
So please don't even think of boycotting them.
Because they won't be The Hate Games.
Even if you're gay.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Well I'm glad to see that Justin Trudeau has come out in favour of legalizing marijuana.
For the noblest of reasons:
“It’s one of the only ways to keep it out of the hands of our kids because the current war on drugs, the current model is not working. We have to use evidence and science to make sure we’re moving forward on that.”
And I also see the Cons have come rushing out to denounce him for the lowest of reasons.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It may seem like just another federal-provincial disagreement, another argument in a fractious country.
But there are very good reasons the premiers are united in opposing Stephen Harper's job training plan.
For not only were they not consulted. Not only is the Con regime clawing back money from provincial programs. Not only is it spending millions on advertising claiming credit for a program that doesn't exist.
It's also, as I have pointed out before, a sneaky attack on the future of medicare.
He's still lurking in the shadows. Still afraid to meet the media. Still hoping that Canadians will forget his Enemy List.
But it's just not working. And today thousands of them demanded to know who is on that sinister list.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I always knew Jason Kenney was a man of many faces eh?
Some hidden and some not.
I always knew he was extremely vain and incredibly ambitious.
But who knew he was so inflated with his own sense of self importance, that he would steal another Minister's portfolio?
When I first read that Stephen Harper had an Enemy List I was not surprised. For it's his madness that makes him so dangerous.
But I was worried about my country and its democracy. For no democracy can survive in such an atmosphere of intimidation.
And of course, I was also worried that I was not on Great Paranoid Leader's list of enemies... real or imagined.
For how low can you go eh?
But it turns out the situation is even worse than I thought. Because as Susan Delacourt points out, we are ALL on an even larger list of his friends and enemies.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Well for one glorious but very brief moment Stephen Harper must have thought he was getting a break.
Must have thought that Canadians would be too busy talking about the royal baby to think about all the scandals hanging around the neck of his rotting government.
But sadly for him when the bun finally popped out of his oven, it wasn't the royal baby.
It was Dean Del Mastro !!!!
Monday, July 22, 2013
He hasn't been seen in days, since people found out about his Enemy List.
And his new/nouveau cabinet shuffle went up in smoke before his eyes.
But I'm pretty sure I know where he is eh?
In the basement of his haunted mansion, plotting his comeback. And demanding more Porky Action Plan ads to try to boost his sagging polls.
Even though the old ones STILL aren't working.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I'm sure it was just a coincidence eh? Just another leafy victim of this massive thunderstorm that smashed into Toronto yesterday.
But how ironic that just days after the Con regime announced it's taking the maple leaf insignia off the shoulders of our soldiers, the Maple Leaf Forever tree should come crashing to the ground.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
It may not go down in history as one of his greatest speeches.
There were no soaring flights of rhetoric, he hardly raised his head as he delivered it.
But I thought Barack Obama's reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict was one of the finest moments of his Presidency.
For this needed to be said:
Friday, July 19, 2013
Golly. That PMO Duffygate scandal just keeps getting stranger and stranger.
And better and better eh?
Now it's not just a tale of power and greed, now it's a mystery story worthy of Sherlock Holmes.
For it seems a powerful Con boss has gone missing from the PMO. Or departed in a great hurry.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
He's keeping a low profile today.
His tweets have dried up, he's back in the shadows.
He doesn't want to have to answer questions about his sinister Enemies List.
He doesn't want you to know who's in it. Or from whose dark mind it sprung.
For if Canadians knew the truth they would be SHOCKED.
Ever since Justin Trudeau became Liberal leader, Jason Kenney has gone after him like a rabid hyena.
He has attacked him for missing votes in the House of Commons.
He has questioned his values, suggested he is soft on terrorism.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Oh dear. Poor Stephen Harper. The euphoria over his cabinet shuffle seems to have faded rather rapidly.
It was only yesterday, but now it seems like a thousand years old. And people aren't cheering, they're SCREAMING.
Yesterday he was tweeting like crazy for hours and plugging his new slogan.
But then came news of the Enemy List. People started thinking about those "experienced hands" around their necks.
And now he's considerably less excited.
I'll never understand why it took so long for so many Canadians to understand the true nature of Stephen Harper.
Or the horror of his twisted mind.
And to what nightmare place it might lead us.
But now surely they must see the danger.
Understand that if you dare to disagree with his plans to change Canada beyond recognition, you could end up on his monstrous list. You too could be The Enemy.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Gawd. What a difference a day makes eh?
Yesterday they were just your
average barn yard grunters.
Today they're pretty in pork.
But you really can't put lipstick on them, because they're still the same old Con hogs.
In Ottawa, the suspense is mounting.
Despite the sweaty heat the whole village is buzzing like a bee hive or a bat cave.
Great Dark Leader is about to unveil his New/Nouveau Cabinet, in a last desperate attempt to save his corrupt regime.
From the wrath of the people, the Penguin, or the POLICE.
And his faithful Robin is already calling the unlucky winners !!!!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sometimes these days I feel like a guy in a boat who can see a massive thunderstorm bearing down on him.
But can't row fast enough to escape it.
Can't shake the feeling that Mother Nature is angry, and that we're on the verge of a cataclysm.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
OMG. This is HUGE.
It's the Party of the Year !!!!
The Cons are going to hold their convention, and unveil their new look, on
The Conservative Party's national policy convention has been rescheduled to Oct. 31, according to party president John Walsh, who issued a written statement on Friday.
But although I LOVE Halloween parties, I fear this one may be a BUST.
Friday, July 12, 2013
As people in the shattered little town of Lac-Mégantic try to recover from the terrifying tragedy that struck their town.
Try to come to terms with the fact that the bodies of many of their loved ones may never be found.
As all over Canada people who live near railway lines wonder if they will be next.
The Con chairman of the House of Commons transport committee says it's "premature" to discuss rail safety.
I have no idea what Stephen Harper must have thought when he saw the oily flames of hell engulf the little town of Lac-Mégantic.
But I'm sure it wasn't pretty eh?
For while on the one hand it might have crossed his mind that the tragedy could help sell his pipeline projects.
On the other hand he must also realize that those hellish images can only make more Canadians understand to what kind of Big Oil nightmare he would condemn us.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I have no idea why Stephen Harper and his Con minions have such a love affair with royalty.
I have no idea why they want to turn us into a colony again. Or make us more British than the British.
But I do know that Peter MacKay is an absolute idiot, whether he wears a crown or not.
And that this is outrageous.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It's one of my favourite photographs of all time.
The golden moment in when the RCMP raided Con headquarters, to seize documents in the so-called In- and-Out scandal.
Documents that were later used by Elections Canada to nail some top Con bosses in court.
And now the RCMP may be about to deliver another golden moment. Meet the man who might take down Stephen Harper.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Well I'm glad I didn't have to go to work yesterday afternoon eh?
So I didn't have to wear a bathing suit to the office, or be rescued from a train by the marine unit.
Or have to enter a car in such an undignified fashion, after the Big Rain.
Although I suppose it could have been worse...
Monday, July 08, 2013
OMG. It seems too good to be true.
And it's still a full two weeks before the next full
But it looks as if the Con zombie Vic Toews has stumbled out of his crypt for the very last time.
Gawd. I knew it wouldn't last eh?
I knew he couldn't play a real leader for very long.
Oh sure, he tried. He did one photo-op after the other in flooded out Alberta.
He pretended to put the interests of Canadians before his grubby brand of partisan politics. Pretended the Senate scandal wasn't happening. He glued a frozen smile to his face and held on grimly.
But he couldn't keep it up. And today he finally snapped, and went after the opposition like a Darth monkey, or a MANIAC.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
When I look at some of the pictures of Great Musical Leader the Con propaganda machine regularly hands out, I must admit I sometimes can't decide what is real and what isn't eh?
Does he look like the Phantom of the
Or does he live in his own weird world, in the Palace of Denial, where reality never intrudes?
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Well there he was in High River today, helping to clean-up the town.
Throwing out a box of garbage, as the cameras rolled. But reporters were kept at a distance.
But sadly for ol' rubber gloves he can't get rid of the Senate scandal or Old Duff that easily eh?
Because back in Ottawa, the stench of that scandal just keeps getting stinkier and STINKIER.
Friday, July 05, 2013
Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has been trying to rebrand Canada.
Rewrite its history, recast its traditional values, brainwash us into believing this country was born of war rather than compromise.
Replace the red and white of Canada with Con blue.
Bend and warp the truth to conform with his deranged views of what this country is and should be.
And now he's done it again. Now the Cons are "Canada's founding party."
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Well I can only imagine the scene in the dungeon of the PMO tonight.
A desperate Stephen Harper trying to decide which one of his multiple personalities might make Canadians love him again.
Only to receive the devastating news eh?
An overwhelming number of Canadians don't care whether he plays Nero or Mother Theresa. They just want to give him and his Cons the hook.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Sometimes a picture really does tell a story eh?
Like this picture of the Canada Day party on Parliament Hill.
The people dressed in the red and white of Canada, and the stage painted Con blue.
Because Stephen Harper will never stop trying to brainwash us into believing that blue is the colour of the New Canada. And that he shares our Canadian values.
Monday, July 01, 2013
It was as fabulous as I knew it would be, just even bigger than I imagined.
Downtown Toronto was given a jolt of extra colour on Sunday as more than 1 million people, some toting rainbow flags, marched the city’s streets for the 33rd annual Pride Parade.
Crowds of revellers lined the parade route behind barricades as they cheered on participants -- many of them wearing colourful and festive outfits that have become a hallmark of the internationally renowned parade.