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Senategate 2: The Duffy Scandal is Back in the News

21 hours 20 min ago

It seems like such a long time since Senategate was Canada's hottest and most scandalous show.

And I've missed the cast of shady characters so badly. 

The faithful fanatic Nigel Wright, the old scoundrel Mike Duffy, the shadowy lawyer Benjamin Perrin, and all the other members of the Senategate gang.

But now they're back !!!

Along with all kinds of new and used talent from Stephen Harper's PMO. 
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Stephen Harper and the Fake War on Sexual Offenders

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 20:14

From the moment Stephen Harper and his Con zombies came to power they have been  loudly proclaiming, or moaning and wailing, that only they can protect Canadian children.

And that anybody who doesn't agree with them must be a sexual predator.

But like so many other things the Con regime does, it is all posturing.

They really are zombies.

And their dangerous incompetence knows no limits.
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Why Stephen Harper's Bigotry Will Come Back to Haunt Him

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:27

As you know I am having a hard time accepting that Stephen Harper would actually use fear and bigotry to try to win himself another bloody majority.

Because even though he is a grubby creature, it's the lowest thing I have ever seen. And I fear what might happen to this country should he get away with it. 

So it's really good to see some in the MSM finally starting to criticize his dirty game.

And like Tim Harper, start saying enough is enough. 
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Michael Harris' Guide to Street-Proofing Our Votes

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 04:07

As you may have heard, Ottawa has been swirling with rumours that Stephen Harper could be getting ready to call a very early election. 

So he can strike before the flames of fear and bigotry he has been fanning die down. And before the Duffy Trial.

And although those rumours seem to have subsided, his performance during his year end interview with Peter Mansbridge was less than reassuring in that regard...

And now that he's even crazier than he was back then, he is capable of ANYTHING.

So just to be safe, or as safe as you can be in his monstrous Harperland, I thought I'd pass on Michael Harris' guide to street-proofing your vote.

Or his Hitchhiker's Guide to the 2015 Election. 
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Why Benjamin Netanyahu Could End Up Hurting Stephen Harper

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:37

Oh. My. Gorilla. I see Benjamin Netanyahu has begun his controversial visit to the United States.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the US to argue against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Mr Netanyahu says the deal would be inadequate to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. He is due to give a speech in Congress on Tuesday which was not agreed in advance with the Obama administration, angering the White House.

And although he has spent the last few days trying to portray it as a "sacred mission."

And claiming to speak for the "entire Jewish people."

He not only risks making a fool out of himself, he could also end up embarrassing his faithful stooge Stephen Harper.
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Stephen Harper's Fear Card and the Canadian Revolt

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 05:23

It's so cold out there, and the ice is so thick in the bay, that the Island ferry has stopped running.

This small police boat was having a hard time getting anywhere yesterday.

And I have to admit that I feel half frozen too eh?

Because I still can't believe that Stephen Harper would use fear and bigotry to try to win himself another bloody majority.
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The Harper Regime and the Continuing War on Canadian Veterans

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:46

The day Stephen Harper finally fired Julian Fantino, and made Erin O'Toole the new Minister of Veterans Affairs, I predicted that nothing would change.

Because the way the Cons have treated our veterans wasn't just a failure to communicate. It was a failure of human decency, and a betrayal of our Canadian values.

And sure enough, I was right. O'Toole turned out to be just another tool of his depraved leader.

And the more things change, the more they stay the same. 
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José Mujica: The Pauper President Steps Down

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:17

In a world groaning under the weight of poverty, ignorance, and war, it's hard to imagine how we will ever solve all our problems.

Or even save the planet from destruction.

In a world full of grubby self serving politicians, it's hard to find a political hero.

But I do have one, and his name is José Mujica.
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Why Bill C-51 Will End Up Hurting Stephen Harper

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 04:16

They say Stephen Harper is fit to be tied, or restrained.

He can't stand the idea that his monstrously flawed anti-terrorism bill C-51 is going to take weeks, rather than a few days to study in committee.

And what must be driving him absolutely crazy is the thought that with every passing day more Canadians are coming forward to call his bill bad and dangerous. 
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Stephen Harper and the Veiled Appeal to Racism

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:34

Stephen Harper would like us all to know, that when it comes to the headgear of some Muslim women, some are more equal or permissible than others.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn't agree with a Quebec Court judge's controversial decision to refuse to hear a woman's case because she was wearing a hijab, a spokesman says. "If someone is not covering their face, we believe they should be allowed to testify," Harper spokesman Stephen Lecce said in a one-line statement.

Even if he doesn't say it himself. And it's just a one-line statement.

Because of course, as I pointed out yesterday and Chantal Hébert points out today, he's counting on fanning the flames of bigotry in Quebec's Great Niqab debate.

Along with his fellow travellers in the Bloc Quebecois.
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The Rise of Tom Mulcair and the Missing Progressive Vision

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:11

I've always thought it was unfair that Tom Mulcair should work so hard and reap such little benefit.

Because the way he grills Stephen Harper in Question Period, like a prosecutor does a criminal, is one of the highlights of my day.

Especially since it drives Harper crazy, and makes him say crazy things like what he said yesterday. 

Even though Mulcair's son is a police officer.

So I'm glad to see that all that effort may finally be paying some dividends. 
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Bill C-51: Is Stephen Harper Feeling the Heat?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:39

You could tell by just looking at him that Stephen Harper hated the very idea. He was angry he was vicious. 

He went after the opposition like a rabid hyena for daring to criticize his flawed and dangerous anti-terrorism bill.

He accused the NDP of "attacking the police and the security services."

But in the end he folded like cheap suit, and was forced to surrender some ground. 
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Stephen Harper and his New Separatist Friends

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:34

Yesterday I wondered whether Stephen Harper was helping to bring the Bloc Quebecois back from the land of the dead.

By fanning the flames of xenophobia and bigotry, and replacing the Great War on Terrorism with the Great War on the Niqab.

Which if you read the hideous comments in the newspapers, is what it has become. 

And today when I saw a new Bloc attack ad I got my answer:

Yes, yes, he has.
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Benjamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harper's Iran Bomb Problem

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:57

Well I'm sure you remember the day that Benjamin Netanyahu turned up at the United Nations with a crude cartoon bomb to claim that Iran could have a nuclear weapon within months.

And managed to scare most of the world AND the Road Runner...

And I'm sure you also remember how Stephen Harper used that speech to declare Iran a state sponsor of terrorism, and close down our embassy in Tehran.

But now it turns out that Benny was stretching the truth or just lying.
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Stephen Harper and the Terrorist Hysteria

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 04:07

I have absolutely no doubt that when historians look back at this dark period in Canadian history, some will compare the reigning terrorist hysteria to the equally insane hysteria of the Salem witch trials.

A collective act of temporary madness fomented and encouraged by evil men like Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney, for their own sinister purposes.

For it is madness, and it is hysteria, and it is being aided and abetted by the some in the MSM.
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Stephen Harper and the Fatal Polar Vortex

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:49

He is using his Great War on Terror to try to scare Canadians into voting for him, even as he turns the country into a police state.

He is using fear and bigotry as a blunt weapon against his own people. He couldn't sink any lower.

But of course that foul campaign isn't just intended to appeal to the most bestial instincts of Canadians.

It's also The Great Distraction.
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Stephen Harper and the Values That Will Destroy Him

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:14

I always knew he was a political thug. I wouldn't have fought him so hard and so long if I didn't think he was the worst Prime Minister this country has ever known.

But now of course he is even worse.

For as Jeffrey Simpson points out, now he is exploiting personal tragedy and making terror his monstrous mantra.
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Stephen Harper and the Muzzling of the Bill C-51 Debate

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:44

He didn't bother to attend the parliamentary debate on his dangerously flawed anti-terrorist bill C-51. He shut down that debate after only a few hours.

And now he's making sure that even the experts won't have a chance to explain why the bill is such a threat. 
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Stephen Harper and the Days of Drums and Dummies

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:02

He's rushing his dangerously flawed anti-terrorist bill through the House of Commons, to the machine gun beat of a fascist drum.

Bill C-51, the government's proposed anti-terror law, has passed second reading in the House of Commons with a vote of 176-87 and will now be sent to committee.

He didn't bother to show up for the debate, he cut it off after a few hours. He says he needs the bill NOW to protect us from the terrorists and the niqabs that are EVERYWHERE.

Even though the bill threatens our freedoms more than the terrorists do, and he's just playing politics. 
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The Con Regime and the Latest Terrorist Menace

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:58

Well it was Sunday, so I'm pretty sure Stephen Harper must have thought his feverish prayers had been answered.

For there was some masked fanatic on YouTube, apparently on the other side of Africa, calling on wannabe Jihadis to attack the West Edmonton Mall. 

The RCMP says it’s investigating a reported video from the Al-Shabab group that appears to urge Muslims to attack shopping malls in western countries — including the West Edmonton Mall.

And sure enough it wasn't long before the hapless Con stooge Steve Blaney was out beating his tiny drum:
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