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As you probably know, I believe that one of the most important things progressives must do is reach out to young Canadians and encourage them to vote.
Not just because if they did vote in greater numbers we could crush the ghastly Cons who are destroying our country and torching their future.
But also because they could help build a better Canada. Read more »
I can only imagine the state Stephen Harper must be in this weekend. Because it can't be pretty.
Not after being he was forced to promise changes to his anti-terrorist bill. The one he claimed, so long and so loudly, didn't need to be changed.
And not after the evidence keeps growing that his war and fear campaign just isn't working.Read more »
For weeks Stephen Harper and his Cons have been insisting that their dangerous anti-terrorism bill C-51 is perfect and doesn't need any changes.
And ridiculing anyone who suggested otherwise.
But now it seems they are feeling the heat, and are prepared to make some changes.Read more »
The brutish Con message has been there from the very beginning, but it just got even more disturbing.
Because there is nothing Stephen Harper will not do or say to try to win another majority.
So if you don't support Bill C-51, his plan to turn us into a police state, you must be with the terrorists.
And if you don't support our Glorious War in Iraq AND Syria, and counting.
You're not a Canadian !!! Read more »
Well let nobody say that I didn't warn them. I predicted that Jason Kenney would be the worst Defence Minister this country has ever known.
A Cold War warrior, a chubby chicken hawk, who would lead us to disaster.
Or judging by the crazy stuff he tweets...Help trigger the Third World War.
I knew he didn't know what he was doing. But who knew he would lie all the time?Read more »
He emerged from a Mennonite colony in the Paraguayan jungle to terrorize Canada. He was one of the worst cabinet ministers this country has ever known.
A brutish religious fanatic, a vicious anti-gay bigot, and a ghastly hypocrite.
He called those who didn't agree with him perverts.
He was dogged by one scandal after the other.
And now Vic Toews is in trouble. Again. Read more »
Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has made a mockery out of our parliament.
He has used it as a bully pulpit, he has cut off debates, he never answers questions, he lies all the time. He has turned it into a bad joke, or a fascist circus.
But yesterday when he was asked about the legality of his new war in Syria, and he turned his answer into a joke.
He got put in his place by Tom Mulcair...Read more »
What a happy coincidence. The day after I pointed out that the Con's religious base has been pressuring them to expand the war into Syria.
So they can help the Syrian Christians who support that country's bloody dictator, and have been targeted by the ISIS crazies.
The uncrowned Pope of that religious base, Jason Kenney did come galloping stumbling out.
To declare that it was the Americans who pressured or nudged us into Syria. Read more »
While Stephen Harper declares war on the Great Terrorist Menace, claiming only he can save our lives from those who would behead us in our beds.
His foul Con regime continues to wage war on some of Canada's most vulnerable Canadians.
Even if it could cost thousands of them their lives.
For while this is good news. Read more »
One of the things that horrifies me the most about the living nightmare that is Stephen Harper's Canada, is that so many have lived for so long in his depraved shadow.
But yet so few in the MSM seem to understand him or his motives.
And today was another good example of that curious blindness which is killing this country.
When Harper mounted his shiny steed, sticky with excitement, and announced that we will now be bombing targets in Iraq AND Syria. Read more »
Over the years Stephen Harper's Cons have turned our parliament into a heaving grunting monstrosity, a fascist circus, a political pig sty.
They cut off debate, they answer any question about anything with the same talking points. They yell, they holler, they shout down their opponents like good ol' rednecks high on hooch. They lie like thieves, over and over again.
And when all fails they shut it down.
But even by their low standards, I found this particularly hoggish. Read more »
Well the day Stephen Harper has been waiting for so long has finally arrived.
The day when he can spread his wings again.
Puff out his feathered chest, pose as a Great Warrior Leader.
And announce that he is inflating or expanding his Great War on Terror. Read more »
It was a moving moment. The sister of the murdered soldier Patrice Vincent testifying before committee studying Bill C-51.
But it also symbolized the ghastly way the Cons are running the hearing. For they will not hear from the Canadian Bar Association or the Privacy Commissioner.
But they will turn it into a star chamber, and demand to know whether those testifying are with them or the terrorists.
And they will appeal to emotion rather than reason. Read more »
I grabbed this shot with my mobile this afternoon of a debate that was going on in the House of Commons.
Because the title jumped out at me, and made me wonder again what country I am living in.
And then I remembered that the Con in the picture is Wladyslaw Lizon, one of the founding members of the group that wants to build that foul monument to Harperism.And I was reminded of what Robert Fisk wrote the other day.
If Stephen Harper is serious about criminalizing "barbaric cultural practices" then he should arrest himself. Read more »
He's spent the last few days licking his wounds after he was caught deliberately fanning the flames of racism, and was hit by a wave of revulsion.
And no doubt he's been knocking back a few to try to forget what's happening to the economy.
Because that makes HIM feel sick, or makes all the voices in his head start screaming at the same time.
But now he's back on his feet, he's inflamed with energy of the desperate, and he's rushing off or lurching off to WAR. Read more »
Lordy. If I didn't know Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu so well I'd swear their legendary love affair is heading for the International Divorce Court.Instead of the International Criminal Court.At least judging by what Harper says he told Netanyahu on the phone today. Read more »
As you know I was so happy to see thousands of Canadians taking to the streets to let Stephen Harper and his foul Cons exactly what we think of them.
Because I will never understand why we have remained so passive and so quiet for so many years, while Harper and his Cons raped our Canada and its values.
Instead of protesting like they do in other countries.
Not when his behaviour has been so brutish, not when he's now trying to use fear to scare people into voting for him, not when he's trying to turn us into a police state.
And not when he's threatening to torch the country by fanning the flames of intolerance. Read more »
We know what he has become; the monstrous leader of the most evil political cult this country has ever known.
A morally depraved demagogue who is using fear as a weapon against his own people, and using racism to divide them.
So he can snatch another another bloody majority, and use his anti-terrorist bill to turn this country into a police state.
Even if, as Ralph Surette writes, he destroys our Canada beyond recognition. Read more »
He's been keeping a low profile recently, no doubt huddling with his gargoyles in the PMO, feverishly planning his next move, and who he will be tomorrow.
Mr Nice or Mr Ugly.
But then who can blame him eh? Because by now he must be desperate. Read more »
There are so many good reasons why Bill C-51 should be gutted or scrapped.
Starting with the main one: it would turn us into a police state.
But here are three other reasons I came across today:
(1) The police didn't need any new powers to arrest and convict these pathetic wannabe terrorists.Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, two men accused of plotting to derail a Via passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S., have been found guilty of a series of terror-related charges.
They had all the tools they needed, and some they didn't use. And as in other cases, enough video to make a movie.
(2) Michael Geist, who knows what he's talking about, says the bill is dangerous.
As witnesses line up to warn about the dangers associated with Bill C-51, Canada’s anti-terrorism bill, it’s increasingly clear that the proposed legislation is an unprecedented undermining of Canadian privacy protection.
The bill permits information-sharing across government for an incredibly wide range of purposes, most of which have nothing to do with terrorism. The government has tried to justify the provisions on the grounds that Canadians would support sharing information for national security purposes — but the bill allows sharing for reasons that would surprise and disturb most Canadians.
But even though it would gut the Privacy Act, the Con controlled Public Security committee hasn't seen fit to invite the Privacy Commissioner.
Because that's the kind of kangaroo hearings Roxanne James and the other Cons are running...Which in itself tells us all we need to know about the bill, and why it should be scrapped.
(3) The Canadian Bar Association also thinks the Bill threatens our freedoms.
The Conservative government's anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will deprive Canadians of liberties without increasing their safety, the Canadian Bar Association says.
And the Charter of Rights.
It potentially brings "the entire Charter into jeopardy, undermines the rule of law, and goes against the fundamental role of judges as the protectors of Canada's constitutional rights."
But despite the CBA's expertise, or because of it, the Con committee hasn't invited it to testify either.
Now take all of the above, boil it down, and sum it up this way for anyone who STILL doesn't get it.
Bill C-51 should be scrapped, because it has nothing to do with terrorism, and everything to do with YOU... And our deranged Big Brother, and his depraved need for total control...And since we can't scrap the bill, unless we defeat him, we know what to do.
Help spread the message about why it's so dangerous. Because polls show the more people know what's in the bill, the more they dislike it.
And of course, for the sake of internet freedom, and the rule of law.
Work to drive Stephen Harper and his foul Cons from power.
Before they turn this country into a police state...
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