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Donald Trump and the Betrayal of the Working Class

11 hours 48 min ago

I used to stare at those pictures of Donald Trump preaching to his white working class supporters, and wonder how that old con artist managed to fool so many of them.

Make them believe that a billionaire who sits on a gold plated toilet seat was on THEIR side.

And that he would bring back their lost jobs, fight the elites and the special interests, go after the Big Banks, and Make America Great Again.

I didn't believe a word he said, but his faithful followers did, and now they're already looking like suckers.
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The Great Annual Christmas Ad Competition

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 07:04

Well now that it's starting to look a lot like Christmas, even in Ottawa.

And now that the party leaders have sent out their seasonal greetings. 

And Rona Ambroses' card sent shivers down my spine...

I thought I'd take a break from the grim world of politics, and the horror of Harper and Trump. 

And get into the spirit of the holiday season.
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Michael Harris On The Demonization of Justin Trudeau

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 03:56

The other night Justin Trudeau turned up at an event in Toronto's Distillery District, bearing a bag of gifts to add to a so-called Toy Mountain for poor children.

And I was amazed to see how cheerful and relaxed he looked, after the barrage of criticism he has had to endure in the last two weeks.

With the Cons and the right-wing media going after him like rabid hyenas, for calling Fidel Castro a "remarkable leader."

And some progressives blasting him for his pipelines decision, and even calling him another Harper.
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Has Kellie Leitch Finally Lost Her Marbles?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 08:09

It's always been a bizarre cabaret act, a real freak show. 

Kellie Leitch's squeaky voiced imitation of Donald Trump, and her xenophobic campaign to make us believe that only she can defend our Canadian values.

Even as she disgraces them.

But now that ghastly drag show is becoming even weirder, with Leitch claiming that the "liberal elites" are calling her supporters deplorables.
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Are Russian Hackers Going After Donald Trump's Enemies?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 04:46

As you know Russian hackers are widely believed to have interfered in the U.S. election, by getting their hands on Democratic Party e-mails.

And helping to spread fake stories like this one.

Now the Germans are worried those hackers could disrupt their election.

And to make matters even worse, Keith Olbermann is now accusing them of targeting him, and others who dare to criticize Donald Trump.
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Fidel Castro, Stephen Harper, and the Con Scumbags

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:19

I wasn't planning to write another post about the death of Fidel Castro, and the ugly way the Cons and the Con media went after Justin Trudeau for daring to eulogize him.

I thought I had said everything I wanted to say here. 

But then I saw that even though it's been six days since Trudeau delivered that eulogy, and even though he has announced that he won't be attending Castro's funeral.

The depraved Con propaganda machine is still going after him.
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Donald Trump and the Cabinet from Hell

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 07:05

Some people believe that Donald Trump tweets compulsively just to confuse and distract his enemies.

But I don't. I think he just can't help himself...

Can't help sounding like a maniac, or a dictator.

Still, it can't be denied that Trump has good reason to try to distract Americans from taking a good hard look at the kind of people he is appointing to his cabinet.

Because they couldn't be more monstrous...
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Justin Trudeau and the Great Pipeline War

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 04:49

The next time Justin Trudeau visits Vancouver he'll have to keep a low profile, or wear plenty of camouflage paint.

Because the Great Pipeline War has finally begun in earnest. 

But although the protests will be loud, and you can count me among those who believe that no new pipelines should be built.

As T.S. Elliot wrote in his poem The Hollow Men: "Between the idea and the reality... between the motion and the response...falls the shadow."

So I wouldn't be surprised if Justin wins the Great Pipeline War for the following reasons.
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Donald Trump's Latest Scary Twitter Meltdown

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 05:09

For a moment, a very brief moment, I thought that Kellyanne Conway might be able to teach Donald Trump how to pretend to be a president.  

Or at least behave like one.

Especially now that they both know that many more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than voted for the orange oaf. 

But then on Sunday Trump started to get agitated...
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Why Justin Trudeau Should Attend Fidel Castro's Funeral

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 06:08

As you know the Cons and the Con media are going after Justin Trudeau's statement on the death of Fidel Castro, like a pack of hysterical hyenas.

And are trying to portray him as an embarrassment to Canada, or a communist, or Castro himself.

While their flying monkeys swarm him on Twitter...
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Fidel Castro:The Death of a Revolutionary Giant

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 04:31

I knew something was wrong when Fidel Castro wasn't able to meet with Justin Trudeau, during his recent visit to Cuba.

I knew Fidel had to be very ill not to meet with the young man he helped console while acting as an honorary pallbearer at his father's funeral.

And sadly I was right, for now it is the Cuban people who must bury their legendary leader.
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Justin Trudeau, the Cons, and the Trump Bump

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 06:17

With less than thirty shopping days to go before Christmas, I've been trying to ease myself into the spirit of the holiday season.

But let's face it, it's not easy.

Not with Donald Trump running wild in the United States.

Not with his malignant influence spreading into Canada.
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Pierre Poilievre and the Death of the Unfair Elections Act

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 04:27

In all the nightmare years of Harperland, it was one of the foulest bills the Con regime ever rammed through parliament.

Pierre Poilievre's Orwellian named Fair Elections Act, which he claimed would strengthen democracy. 

But was in fact a blatant attempt to strangle it by suppressing the vote.

So I'm glad to see that ghastly law is about to join Poilievre in the garbage can of history.
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Donald Trump's Monstrous Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 06:01


Donald Trump is spending the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago castle, no doubt surrounded by his court of bigots and other deplorables.

And he's urging his people to unite and support him so he can make America great again.

But they would be crazy to do that, because they have nothing to celebrate.

And this Turkey Day in America couldn't be more monstrous.
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Rick Mercer on Kellie Leitch's Race Baiting Campaign

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 04:05

With every passing day Kellie Leitch's absurd attempt to be Canada's Donald Trump is looking more desperate and pathetic.

She's been getting a lot of free publicity, and doing her best to sound like Trump...

But it's not getting her anywhere. Only three members of the Con caucus support her compared to eighteen for Andrew Scheer.

And one of those three is Peter Van Loan...
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Donald Trump's Desperate Need To Be Loved

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 08:32

Donald Trump spent every day of his long campaign for the presidency demonizing Hillary Clinton and calling her a criminal.

He vowed that one of his first acts if he was elected would be to appoint a special prosecutor to go after her and jail her.

While his rabid supporters chanted "lock her up, lock her up."

But yesterday while having lunch at the New York Times, Trump seemed to change his mind.
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Donald Trump and the Kakistocracy

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 05:29

Like so many people all over the world, I sometimes can't decide what to call Donald Trump.

Is he just a vulgar hustler who conned a nation into believing he was fit to be president? Or is he a deranged demagogue, or a budding fascist, or a would be dictator?

Or all of the above?

But at least now we all know what to call some of his most enthusiastic supporters: 

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The Horror of Trump and the Amazing Rise of the Resistance

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 04:13

I must say I really enjoyed what happened to Mike Pence, the sinister man from GLAD or MAGA, when went to the theatre the other night to take in a performance of the Broadway musical Hamilton.

And got a stirring message from the cast, urging him to restrain his bigot instincts and respect the human rights of all Americans. As well as a rousing chorus of boos.

And I can only hope that somebody asked him that old and tragic question: 

"Apart from that Mrs Lincoln Mr Pence how did you like the show?"
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