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It's my nightmare vision of a Con jungle. A country full of seniors living in poverty and misery.
A country where the old and the poor have no present, and the young have no future.
A nightmare that became even more real today, when the Cons killed an NDP proposal to expand the Canada Pension Plan.
Even though a recent study showed that Canada is the only OECD country where seniors are getting getting poorer, and the government is doing less and less to help them.And the only good thing I can see, is that some seniors are finally starting to fight back. Read more »
He has shamed us all in the eyes of the world, with his moral corruption, his bloated vulgarity, his bestial behaviour.
He stinks of Con Canada, it oozes out of every sweaty pore.
He simply can't help himself. Just when you think he can't sink any lower, he does. Read more »
It's a chilling story, a dark tale of spooks and Cons, with a little bit of Big Brother, and more than a hint of treason. And I hesitate to write about it eh? Lest my phone start clicking and hissing like Stephen Harper himself.But all patriotic Canadians should now ask themselves this question: is Great Spooky Leader working for us or the Americans? Read more »
Well I see Stephen Harper's trip to the Mandela funeral started off on a high note, with a macabre political version of the Mile High Club.
With Harper obviously glad to leave the sordid Senate scandal behind him, and consorting with three former Prime Ministers.
Even tweeting this photo of him and his old arch enemy Jean Chretien... But I did notice that Great Ugly Leader was the only one drinking, and no wonder eh?Read more »
Well as you know I'm not a big fan of Leona Aglukkaq.
I had high hopes that as an Inuk she might do a better job as Environment Minister that she did as Health Minister.
But she has disappointed me from the moment she got her new job,
And this doesn't help...Read more »
It's hard to decide which Con clown is more pathetic. The one on his way to the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
The man he once called a terrorist who should be kept in prison, or hanged.
Or the one waddling down the street at a Santa Claus parade throwing candy canes to children.
As their parents tried to shield some of them from his ghastly sight.
But what is only too obvious is the damage both are doing to Canada's reputation. Read more »
In my sadness over the death of Nelson Mandela, and because I'm so tired, I forgot that Friday was the anniversary of a monumental Canadian tragedy. That on a snowy day in Montreal twenty four years ago, an angry man with a gun stormed through an engineering school and killed fourteen young women. Fourteen young women who were killed in Canada’s worst mass shooting were remembered on Friday amid repeated calls for more to be done to eradicate violence against women.Read more »
When I heard the news that Nelson Mandela had died at first I was sad, like billions of people all over the world. For he was my greatest living hero, and somehow I had hoped that he would live forever. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” South African President Jacob Zuma said in a sombre speech to the nation just before midnight, broadcast on all major television channels. “He is now resting. He is now at peace. ... Although we knew this day would come, nothing will diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.” Read more »
Well yesterday he was looking for any camera he could find to try to keep his face in the news. But tonight he was dodging them after police documents finally revealed the true heart of the Rob Ford scandal. Not just a mayor out of control.But one at the mercy of criminals. A trove of police wiretap evidence replete with allegations of extortion attempts, threats and boasts of numerous photographs of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford using illegal drugs is revealing the extent to which the mayor’s behaviour exposed his public office to criminal elements.In one instance detailed in newly released information from a nearly 500-page police affidavit, Toronto police surveillance of the Dixon City Bloods gang picks up talk in one telephone conversation in which two alleged gang members discuss how they were offered a car and $5,000 for a video that they believed could fetch $150,000 from the media. Police say in the document they believe that offer for the video was made by Mr. Ford.A man who may have used heroin, hung out with dangerous gangbangers, and was willing to do ANYTHING to try to save his reputation...In a wiretap one month later of several telephones, gang members discuss the mayor’s missing cellphone, which Mr. Ford lost while at a suspected crack house on April 20. The mayor’s friend and then-occasional driver, Alexander Lisi, retrieved the cell from an alleged gang member in exchange for an unspecified amount of marijuana, the police information alleges.And the only questions that need to be answered now are, when will Ford resign, why hasn't he been arrested? The latest revelations about Mayor Rob Ford have prompted calls for Toronto police to explain why no charges have been laid against the mayor.“I do think the people of Toronto should be given a bit more of an explanation from the chief,” Davis said. “I think any ordinary person who participated in this kind of activity, if it’s founded, would find themselves in very serious trouble.”Where are his friends when he needs them?What will the Ford Nation think about these latest allegations? Will they CRACK up or will they SMACK themselves stoopid?How many times must the Fordzilla fall before he can't pick himself up?And of course when is enough ENOUGH?And the only sure thing is that Stephen Harper is going to wear this scandal until the day he too is driven from power...Because we really do have that redneck bully bigot and his ghastly buddy exactly where we want them now.And for all those like me who opposed Rob Ford from the moment he took office, especially the reporters from the Toronto Star who never gave up trying to expose him for who he really was, how sweet is this moment of vindication. Charge him, jail him, remove him from office, and from the sight of all decent people.Destroy that foul Con. Before he shames us further...Please click here to recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers.
As I watched Stephen Harper being grilled by Tom Mulcair today I couldn't help being struck by how beaten he looked. How the fight seems to have gone out of him. At one point after slumping into his seat, he even let Paul Calandra the Con buffoon answer a question from Mulcair, something he never does.Only to be forced back to his feet by Mulcair with this question:And you can see what I mean eh? He's there but he isn't. And it all made me ask myself the same question John Ivison asks today: Is Stephen Harper getting ready to RESIGN? Read more »
Well it's not exactly the French Revolution eh? But this being Canada it's probably the closest we can get to one. Michael Chong has presented his Reform Act that would shake up our Parliament to its very foundations. Conservative MP Michael Chong today tabled the proposed reform act, a private member's bill intended to restore a system of checks and balances that would shift some power away from party leaders towards members of Parliament and their party caucuses.And trim the power of would be dictators like Stephen Harper.Read more »
Golly. Because I've been so busy trying to stay on top of the Senate scandal, I haven't been able to write anything about the continuing adventures of Rob Ford. But they are continuing. And it's still a horror show.Even though the Fordzilla can't seem to understand that he's only the mayor in name only. Read more »
Well he wasn't in the House of Commons today to answer questions about the latest twist in his sordid Senate scandal. No doubt recovering from his long musical set at a Jewish community fundraiser the night before. Or too busy promoting his boring hockey book in downtown Toronto this morning. So he didn't have to try to explain why his PMO lawyer's e-mails mysteriously disappeared. Read more »
Well I see that Brian Pallister, the leader of the Manitoba Conservatives, wants everybody to know that he didn't mean to offend any unbelievers by calling them "infidel atheists." Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says he didn’t mean to offend anyone last week when he wished everyone, including "infidel atheists," the best of the holiday season -- and he believes the comment has been "torqued" by his political opponents.In this bizarre Christmas message...But he says an infidel is an infidel. He blames his opponents for the controversy. And he's not really sorry.Read more »
Golly. It's a miracle I tell you. Remember how the Cons told us that Benjamin Perrin's e-mails had been deleted when he left the PMO? So we couldn't determine what that PMO lawyer told Stephen Harper about the Duffy deal.Well it turns out that was just another oops, or another Big Lie. Read more »
He invited world leaders to his G20 summit, and then allowed the Americans to spy on them. He had his CSEC agents spy on the Brazilians. He has just unveiled a Trojan horse cyber-bullying bill that would allow police easy access to our so-called metadata, the records that internet service providers and phone companies keep on our every call and email.And now I see Stephen Harper is taking his Big Brother tendencies to a whole new level, with a plan to monitor our social media. Read more »
OMG. I can hardly believe my furry ears. But a strange sound is coming from the Con Castle. And no, it's not the sound of Great Scandalous Leader standing in front of a mirror, and screaming "I know NOTHING !@#!!!" Over and over again. To see which one looks more credible.No, it seems that one of his faithful traitorous followers, Michael Chong, is planning a revolt of the Con sheeple !!!!! Read more »
It's not a good news hockey story. It's a huge blow to the CBC. For years, HNIC has been a cash cow that helped float many of CBC’s other news and original programming endeavours, with some estimating it was worth $200 million, and up to half of the TV network’s advertising revenue.And of course the CBC can't count on any help from Stephen Harper. The Prime Minister's Office has slammed the door on any bailout for the CBC to make up for lost advertising revenue from hockey broadcasts. "CBC already receives significant taxpayer funds," PMO spokesman Stephen Lecce wrote in an e-mail. Because he would like to destroy it eh?But there could be a big consolation prize. It could be the end of Don Cherry. Read more »
If you watch Question Period these days you know that there is a new star in the Con Circus. The clown Paul Calandra, the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary, who answers more questions about the Senate scandal than Stephen Harper does.And turns every serious question into a joke or a smear. Read more »
It was cold and dark tonight by the lake where I live. Like it usually is in late November, in Canada. But at least for the first time there was a sprinkling of snow on the ground to brighten up the gloom.Which is more than I can say about Harperland, where it just keeps getting darker and more dangerous.For just look what we learned about that monstrous regime today.Read more »