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A few weeks ago I told you how veterans are preparing to declare war on the Harper regime, that has treated them so shabbily.
And how they are planning to make their presence felt in the next election campaign.
A network of veterans across Canada is planning a co-ordinated campaign against the Conservative government during next year’s election.
“When the election is called, you’re going to see some large fallout, believe me,” said Sydney veteran Ron Clarke. “As soon as the writ is dropped, we are in action.”
Now one of them has announced plans to go after the ghastly Con buffoon Peter MacKay.Read more »
It's Labour Day. The Snowbirds are roaring over my house for the last time, heading for the CNE air show on the other side of the island. It feels like summer is over.
And the roar of the jets only reminds me of what a cataclysmic summer it has been. The summer of Gaza, ISIS, Ukraine, Ferguson and Ebola. A summer of death and destruction, hatred and despair.
And of course just another grim summer in the horror of Harperland, where hope goes to die.
So I'm really glad I spent much of July in a very different country...Where hope is very much alive, and something incredibly beautiful is happening. Read more »
Well as you know, no world leader has screamed as loudly about the crisis in Ukraine as has Stephen Harper.
If words were weapons the Russians would have surrendered by now.
But now NATO is demanding that he put his money where his mouth or his snout is.
And the chicken hawk has been plucked.
Canada's modest military might has always made it hard for its prime ministers to strut convincingly on the world stage. Stephen Harper is only the latest to offer stirring rhetorical contributions to the Western alliance, without having much firepower to back them up.
Faced with a pressing need to offer more than ringing denunciations of Russian aggression, NATO's 28 members are being challenged to increase their defence budgets. Harper intends to do no such thing. As long as that's true, Harper will be speaking loudly, but carrying a small stick.
Because when it comes to choosing between defending Ukraine, and defending the deficit so he can bribe Canadians with tax cuts in the next election campaign.
He'd rather bomb our defence budget. Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence is expected to face an even deeper budget hole in the coming year than previously anticipated.
Annual spending on the military, when compared with 2011, is slated to shrink by a total of $2.7-billion in 2015, according to a briefing note prepared for the deputy defence minister.
And here's the best part eh?
What does Great Chicken Hawk Leader believe his most outstanding contribution to NATO should be?
More HOT AIR.
According to the account of the Prime Minister's Office, Harper's goal at the NATO summit is to emphasize what Canada has already done, especially with its fine rhetoric: "Canada's main objectives for the Summit include highlighting its contributions to the Alliance, notably the role it has played since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine crisis by stressing the need for a strong international response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine..."
So: our "main objective" is to "highlight" our role in "stressing the need" for a "strong response."
Because that should teach Putin a lesson he'll NEVER forget...Oh boy. You know if I was a Ukrainian-Canadian I'd be looking for another champion.
If I was the Con clown Stephen Harper.
I'd be looking for another job...
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I must admit that when I first heard that Vladimir Putin had replied to Stephen Harper's stirring Arctic Challenge.
The one that went basically like this: "Hey Putin, the Arctic and the North Pole are MINE, and so is Ukraine. And I'm a Great Strong Leader, so THERE. You Nazi !!!"
By calling Harper and his friends Nazis, and threatening to invade the place. Read more »
As the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate, and so does the warlike rhetoric in Europe.
"It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe."
I'm glad to see that Obama and others in the U.S. are pointing out, that if you want to avoid escalating the situation further, and avoid a potentially catastrophic superpower confrontation.
It's vitally important that you measure your words. Read more »
I have no idea why anyone in the MSM would want to psychoanalyze Stephen Harper.
It seems something better left between a psychiatrist and his patient. Or in Harper's case a trembling shrink and his maniac.
But Paul Wells, who would be his Boswell and his Dr Welby, apparently could not be restrained.
And has made a desperate attempt to try to understand Harper's depraved obsession with Justin Trudeau Read more »
OK. I realize you are staring at that headline in disbelief. And wondering whether I've finally lost it.
But then so am I eh?
And I wrote it.
Because as bizarre, or as horrible, or as insane, or as obscene as it may be, it's true.Read more »
The situation in Ukraine couldn't be more ominous, with reports that some Russian troops have crossed into that country.
World leaders like Obama are calling for calm, refusing to call it an invasion, and ruling out military action.
The need for cooler heads to prevail has never been more urgent.
So what is our ghastly Con Foreign Minister John Baird doing?
Answer: blowing hot air out of every orifice, and fanning the flames of war.Read more »
With just three weeks to go before the independence referendum things are definitely heating up in Scotland.
Especially since the leader of the YES side was declared the winner of last Monday's TV debate.
And polls suggest the gap between the two sides is narrowing as the momentous decision approaches. Read more »
It was so beautiful and warm yesterday I wish I could have spent the whole day sunning myself on the beach, or swimming in Lake Ontario.
Because when I saw the lifeguard boys racing for home at the end of their shifts, I was reminded that summer will soon be following them.
Which was a really depressing thought eh?
Until I thought that maybe they were just racing to save Stephen Harper.
Because when it comes to the province of Ontario, he's definitely going under. Read more »
OK. Before I write another word, I want to make one thing perfectly clear eh? I'm biased.
I have ALWAYS had a very poor opinion of Peter Dumbo MacKay.
From the moment he was suckered into selling out the Progressive Conservative Party to the Reform Alliance.
And became Stephen Harper's hapless stooge, or useful idiot.
To the ghastly moment not long ago when he tried to smear the Chief Justice by accusing her of making an improper phone call she never made...Read more »
He thought he could disrespect all those dead and missing aboriginal women. He thought he could treat that holocaust as just random acts of violence.
He thought he could use his callous position to appeal to his bigot base.
He thought he could get away with it.
But today Canada's Premiers gave him a stinging slap in the face. Read more »
As you know I am increasingly concerned about Stephen Harper's state of mind.
Because it's pretty clear to me that he is showing signs of cracking under the strain of all those bad polls, and is becoming even more aggressive. Or even crazier.
For in just a few days he has managed to attack Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.
Rant and rave about how the elitist conspiracy is out to get him.
All but declare war on the Russians.
And now he's going after the MEDIA !!!!. Read more »
Well there he was, thundering over the tundra, on the last day of his Great Photo-Op Tour of the North.
The Dark Knight Nerd on the warpath. Taking part in a military exercise designed to portray him as a Great Strong Leader.
Declaring that the greatest threat to his beloved Arctic are the Russians.
An emboldened Russia is a threat to it neighbours in the Arctic and Canada must be ready to respond to any Russian incursions in the region, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday as he ended his yearly tour of Canada's North.
And suggesting that only a strong military, under his strong leadership, can save the people who live in the True North Strong and Free.
His True North...Read more »
Well there he was today in the Northwest Passage, sailing majestically along and trying to pose as a great explorer, Harper of the True North Strong and Free.
The push to find the remains of the Franklin expedition is not simply a matter of historical interest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday — it’s about the pre-Canadian claim to sovereignty in the Arctic.
Sending a strong subtle message to the Russians to back off, while indulging his depraved taste for the macabre.Read more »
About two months ago, I told you how Stephen Harper was killing the CBC,
Chopping it into pieces, frying it in its own blood, and washing it down with a glass of Chianti.
While instructing Con MPs like Joyce Bateman to deny it.
"We are not making cuts to the CBC… They have stable funding. I guess their crisis is their viewing is going down significantly. Hence, as a consequence, advertising revenue is going down, so that may be what you're referring to but from a government perspective, we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have received."
Well believe it or not, even after being exposed as a liar.Bateman is back, lying through her teeth. Again.Read more »
I spent the weekend trying to forget, at least for a few hours, all the horrible things that are happening in this world.
By biking along the waterfront, and shooting things like this bunch of wilting but still beautiful flowers...But even they reminded me of all those missing and murdered aboriginal women... And made me wonder again how Stephen Harper could dismiss that veritable holocaust as the mere acts of random violence.Read more »
This simple but powerful artistic collage by the Palestinian photographer Belal Khalel, couldn't sum up better how I feel about what is going on in Gaza.The ceasefire broken, whole neighbourhoods reduced to rubble, hundreds of thousands with no place to call home. More than 2,000 dead. More than ten thousand wounded. The Hamas death cult death firing off rockets and mortars in the general direction of Israel.While shooting their own people in the street... The Israeli Death Machine levelling entire apartment buildings.Read more »
Well it's hard to know what exactly Stephen Harper is doing up north.
Whether he's there to make more promises he never keeps. Or hide from the media.
Or warn us the Russians are coming.
Or just share a quiet crazy moment with his wife Laureen...But one thing is for sure eh?
He's using the trip, and our hard earned tax dollars, to attack the opposition parties. Read more »
They held a funeral service for Tina Fontaine yesterday and how sad it was was.
"Our sweet girl is now reunited with her daddy and the angels," long-time family friend Sandra Longford said during the eulogy. Longford went on to sing Never Alone, the same song she sang at Tina's father's funeral just four years earlier.
And my sorrow over the death of yet another young aboriginal woman, is only matched by my hatred for her bestial killer, and my contempt for Stephen Harper.
"It's very clear that there has been very fulsome study of this particular … of these particular things. They're not all one phenomenon," said Harper. "We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime."
The bestial leader who would show us yet again why he is unfit to be a Canadian Prime Minister.Read more »