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There are now 100 days to go before the American election, and we find out whether we will be condemned to live in Donald Trump's nightmare world.
Or whether Hillary Clinton and her progressive army, will be able to bring down the man some of his crazed followers are now calling the God Emperor.
For it is as the Globe says, a choice between sanity and insanity.
The 2016 U.S. presidential race is not like elections past. It is not just a choice between right and left. The old borders are being redrawn by the parties, and by a restless, cranky electorate. No, the cleavage this year is different, and deeper. The line of demarcation is stark. It is no exaggeration to say that the choice in November is between sanity and insanity.
And that dangerous demagogue has never sounded so deranged.Read more »
It's been three years and one day since 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot to death on a Toronto streetcar by police officer James Forcillo.
But yesterday his killer was finally sentenced.
A Toronto police officer who gunned down a troubled teen on an empty streetcar three years ago abused his authority in a way that undermines public trust in law enforcement and the justice system, a judge said Thursday in sentencing him to six years in prison.
And I couldn't be happier, because this was murder.Read more »
Yesterday I told you how ever since Jason Kenney announced he was flying off to Alberta to fight the godless commies, the Con's religious base has has been in a frigging frenzy.
Demanding that another religious fanatic be summoned to lead the Harper Party.
And it seems that their prayers are being answered. The former speaker Andrew Scheer is preparing to answer the call.
And here comes another one crawling out of the woodwork.
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Once upon a time Donald Trump's passionate bromance with Vladimir Putin had its comic qualities.
But not any longer. Not after this.
And what Trump said yesterday was not only dangerous and crazy.Read more »
When I wrote a post about the sad state of the Harper Party's leadership race the other day, and ran a group photo of the sorry losers that contest has so far attracted.I forgot to say that with the departure of Jason Kenney, there will be at least one more candidate.The candidate of the Con's rabid religious base.Read more »
It's the Con's worst nightmare. The spectre of electoral reform coming after them, and threatening to drive them from power forever.
And since they know only a referendum can save them, they spend an incredible amount of time calling for screaming for one.
Or repeating the same talking point over and over again like a broken recordPress Progress
If you've tuned in to Question Period since the last election, federal Conservatives seem to have one response and one response only whenever anyone brings up the question of reforming Canada's electoral system: referendum!
And of course the idea of a referendum did have to come from Pierre Poilievre.Read more »
As you know the Cons are having a desperate time trying to attract good candidates to join their leadership contest.
The only worse line-up than the one they have right now would be this one...And I'm afraid the latest leadership candidate to join the race isn't going to help matters. Read more »
It's opening night at the Democratic Convention. And what was supposed to be Hillary Clinton's sparkly coronation is turning into a bit of a nightmare.
For even as Clinton prepares to accept her party's nomination, what was supposed to be a show of unity, and a bright contrast to Donald Trump's dark and divisive rally, is threatening to become a noisy show of disunity.
With the fate of the convention, and maybe her own fate, in the hands of the man she defeated.Read more »
We know that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have an unusually warm relationship.
We know that Trump greatly admires the Russian strongman, and that Putin feels the same way about him.
And although they do make an odd couple, I have always assumed it was just one power hungry narcissist, admiring the other.
But what if it was something more sinister?Read more »
It speaks to the horror of the Republican convention that although Donald Trump did declare it an enormous success.As only he could.The Washington Post editorial board has seen enough.
And has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton about three months earlier than it normally would. Read more »
Canada's premiers have made more progress in the last few months than they made in the almost ten years Stephen Harper ruled this country.
And they do have good reason to celebrate.
But there is always one party pooper, and it would have to be Brad Wall.
The grubby little oil pimp from Saskatchewan, who spent much of that meeting complaining that Justin Trudeau wasn't there.
So he could tell him how much he hates the idea of a carbon tax. Read more »
I think I've mentioned this before. I once had a lot of trouble calling Donald Trump a fascist.
I didn't want to diminish the word. Or the suffering of its many victims.
I also knew that he was planning to use Richard Nixon's 1968 law and order speech to the Republican convention as a template for his own.
But the deranged rant he delivered last night, wasn't even warmed up Nixon, it was far worse. Read more »
For twenty years as the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes helped shaped the current form of the Republican Party.
And turn politics in that country into a sewer.
But today it was his turn to be flushed into that same sewer.
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It was already the most bizarre political convention in modern American history. A third rate Nuremberg rally if ever there was one.But for Donald Trump yesterday had to be the worst day so far.For first he had to try to defend his wife, for the way she stole parts of her speech from Michelle Obama.Read more »
At first glance they may seem like an odd couple. And it's not a pretty sight.
But if you think about it, it really is a match made in Con heaven.
Because as we all know Ezra Levant and Jason Kenney have a lot in common.
Both are bigots, Kenney loves appearing on Levant's hate mongering show.
And as for the ghastly Rebel Commander, he can't do enough to help his buddy Jason "liberate" Alberta.Read more »
I got back home just in time to watch the New York delegation push Donald Trump over the top.
And make him officially the Republican party's candidate for President.
And while it was no surprise, and it was some consolation to know that everybody was talking about this.Read more »
When Michelle Rempel was a screeching cog in the Con regime, she used to spend a lot of time trying to stop refugees from coming to Canada.
But since she was evicted from power, she now spends a lot of time accusing the Liberals of not accepting enough Yazidis, a Kurdish minority group in Iraq that has been singled out for particularly brutal treatment by the ISIS crazies.
Claiming that while the Harper regime cared passionately about their fate.
The Liberals aren't doing enough to save them.Read more »
As we all know Rona Ambrose and her Cons are having a really hard time attracting any star leadership candidates.
The only candidates they have managed to attract so far, like a candle attracts bugs, couldn't be more boring or more mediocre.
And it seems, more delusional.
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I didn't get to watch Donald Trump introduce his running mate Mike Pence yesterday.
For it is summer, and both it and life are too short.
But now I'm sorry I didn't.
Because it was Trump at his worst or most bizarre.Read more »
As you know Jason Kenney's crusade to unite the right in Alberta and destroy the NDP, has gotten off to a disastrous start.
His obvious plan to take the "Progressive" out of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta has many PC supporters up in arms.Stephen Harper's endorsement of Kenney at a Stampede event attended by lots of Wildrose Party supporters, offended many of them.
And that has some political observers wondering whether that ghastly religious fanatic will unite the right, or destroy it.
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