You might think that Stephen Harper has done enough to hurt poor seniors. By making them wait until they are sixty-seven to receive Old Age Security payments. And treating our veterans like dirt. You might think that his Great Con Debate scam would have satiated his corrupt instincts. But no, now he has ordered his dilapidated stooge Joe Oliver to flog a phony pension scam. Read more »
As you know the Con Death Machine, in a desperate attempt to soften Stephen Harper's image, has just released an ad portraying him as a kinder gentler Big Daddy. A man who works late into the night on the nation's business, so we can sleep soundly knowing the economy is in good hands. And that we won't be beheaded in our beds. Which of course couldn't be more fraudulent...
When in fact he's a dangerous maniac who spends all his time on party business trying to buy and steal the next election, is leading the economy to disaster, and would turn us into a police state. And who even as we sleep may be plotting to surprise us with an early election call. Read more »
It's been almost two months since a ship spewed oil all over Vancouver's English Bay. And who can forget how slow the federal reaction was, or how the hapless Con beluga James Moore reacted? So now that we know how much an oil spill in nearby Burrard Inlet could cost that city. A major oil spill in Burrard Inlet would devastate Vancouver's marine and shore-based economy resulting in losses amounting to $1.2 billion, according to a University of B.C. study commissioned by the city. I'm really glad that Adbusters has just launched this new ad. Read more »
As I've been telling you for a while, Stephen Harper's PMO is not the mighty Death Machine it once was. These days it's looking desperate and disorganized. Its election campaign is veering wildly in all directions. It's making a lot of dumb mistakes. And there couldn't be a better example of that than what happened yesterday. When the fanatics in the PMO launched two new attack ads. Only to have them go horribly wrong. Read more »
Whatever Stephen Harper and his grotesque Con regime say about the way they have blown up the political leader debates. Or the stinking fish they are trying to sell us. Nothing can change the fact that a fish is a fish.The process is now a fiasco. It is yet another assault on our electoral process. And yet another attempt by Harper and his thuggish gang to bend or manipulate the rules. Read more »
When I saw all those bats flapping around over Parliament Hill the other night, I wondered where they were coming from. And because of the ghastly things they were squeaking, and the foul smell of their droppings, I naturally assumed they must be coming from the Harper PMO. But now the horrifying truth has been revealed. They're coming from 24 Sussex Drive !!!! Read more »
As you know I've started portraying Stephen Harper not only as a cowardly puppet, and the most monstrous leader this country has ever known. As well as a hopeless incompetent, and the turkey king of Canada. But also as a leader so long past due, the flesh is falling off him and his rotting government. And as more evidence of that, I have three examples that demonstrate that even some of his own natural born supporters think he's so far gone. That they are giving him one slap in the face after the other. Read more »
Now that the referendum in Ireland is over, and the great battle won, I want to tell you about something I learned from that campaign, that I believe can help progressives win the next election. And that is the way the Yes side motivated and mobilized young voters. And how they used social media to maximum effect to get their message out. Read more »
It's a great day to be Irish. A great day for human equality, a day when love defeated hate. Ireland became the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage by popular vote as 62 per cent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday. Somewhere the spirit of its gentle poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, who was broken by bigotry, must be smiling. As are so many gay people... Read more »
Well now we've heard it from the horse's mouth, or the horse's ass, or the scary puppet Stephen Harper himself. He will NOT take part in the biggest of the political leader debates.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated Friday he will not take part in a national English debate that would be broadcast by the major TV networks. He will not say why he would boycott a debate that is watched by more Canadians than any other. But he will try to suggest that this democratic demolition derby isn't really his idea. Read more »
Last week I said that the way Tom Mulcair's NDP was surging in the polls it wouldn't be long before it passed both the Liberals and the Cons. And sure enough that seems to be what's happened. A new EKOS poll has the NDP on top. And another orange wave is now a real possibility. Read more »
Well now it's official. The Con fluffer Kory Teneycke and his chicken leader Stephen Harper really don't want any serious political leader's debates. They want to hold their own mini-debates, and prevent as many Canadians as possible from watching them.
So they won't take part in any organized by the country's major broadcasters. The Conservatives have rebuffed the latest offer from Canada's major broadcasters to host two nationally televised leaders' debates at the height of the federal election campaign. Even though only they can deliver a massive audience, and provide French Canadians with the country-wide coverage they deserve. And the fluffer and failed TV executive Teneycke, couldn't be more brutish. "We're going to pick the five that we think are going to be the best five, and the consortium didn't make the cut, unfortunately for them," he said. "The prime minister is the prime minister, he's leading in the polls right now, and if the opposition leaders want to debate the prime minister, they know where he is," he said. Or more ABSURD. "If they don't, because they're scared, then they won't." When nobody is more scared to have his ghastly record attacked on TV in front of millions of Canadians, than Chicken Harper himself...
Because he is a Great Chicken Leader, as well as a Great Closet Leader, and this is just the latest example of his ghastly cowardice. It really is beyond belief what those Cons are doing to our country and our democracy. But the good news is this latest outrage will only reinforce the impression left by his not to heroic ordeal in that closet. And he can forget about trying to portray himself as a Great Strong Leader from now on. For nobody will believe him. And we WILL use that against him. We can ridicule him on social media. We can put up posters in our neighbourhoods, or turn up at his rallies dressed as chickens, or make clucking sounds wherever he goes. And if you're up to it, and I am eh? Even greet him all over the country with a little chicken dance...
Yup. Let's make him pay the price for being such a coward. Let's brand him as a chicken. Let's embarrass him beyond recognition. Let's have a little fun, and laugh him out of office...
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It couldn't be a more Orwellian move, or a greater threat to our democracy. Stephen Harper's outrageous decision to protect the RCMP by rewriting history. But this is Harperland, he is drunk with power, he really does believe the truth is what he says it is, and he is out of control. So it seems there is nothing we can do to stop our Big Brother from bending the law to suit his sinister purposes. Read more »
As you probably know Stephen Harper's Cons have been in a feverish, grunting frenzy recently. Running wildly all over the country, spewing our tax dollars out of every orifice, in a blatant attempt to bribe voters, and try to buy the next election. But although Canadians have seen this disgusting spectacle before, in the lead-up to an election it looks even worse. And as John Ivison points out, this porky act just might cost Stephen Harper the next election. Read more »
In retrospect it could only be called a triumph of bad timing. For there was Jason Kenney at the Canadian Club in Toronto, puffing out his chest like a chicken hawk, and claiming that the Great War in Iraq was going according to plan. Despite the setback in Ramadi. The seizure of Ramadi by ISIS is a regrettable setback, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says, but no indication that coalition forces are losing the battle in Iraq against the militant organization. "Just imagine if we weren't there, how much more territory they would have claimed," Kenney told reporters following a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto Even as the Syrian city of Palmyra was falling to the ISIS crazies. Read more »
In my last post I looked at Stephen Harper's Great War on Canada. And because it's such a vast subject and such a long nightmare, it raised a lot of disturbing questions. Like is he the Axis or the Essence of Evil? Or is he just CRAZY? So I'm really grateful that when it comes to his Great War on Science, it's a lot simpler. It is totally insane. Read more »
It's not a question most people who know me would dare ask me. Lest they be forced to listen to a five-minute diatribe, or watch my face turn red, and smoke pour out of my ears. But now somebody has asked the question: Is Stephen Harper the worst prime minister EVER?
And since I'm really too tired to erupt right now, all I can say is thank goodness Bruce Livesey answers his own question. Read more »
I don't know if you've noticed, but Stephen Harper has suddenly stopped talking about the Great War on Terror, and the Great Terrorist Menace. These days he wants to project a kinder gentler image as a Great Friend of Children Leader. So now almost every photo-op features a group of bored kids in the background...
But of course, there's a good reason for that. He is desperate. And The Great War on Terror is going badly disastrously. Read more »
It's frustrating to see that even some of my readers think that Stephen Harper's crass attempt to fix the party leader's debates might be good for progressives. And are sending me comments like this one, with lots of periods in it: Anonymous 2:29 AM Let.the.other.Parties.Debate.without.him.and.it.will.be.HarperCons.Downfall...Good.for.Canadians!!!!! So that I might read it slowly, and understand that hopeful belief better. Even though I thought I had made it clear that Harper's plan, as might be expected, is just another grubby Con scam. So. I. guess. I'm. going. to. have. to. be. even. clearer. Read more »
In his almost ten years in power Stephen Harper has done so much to diminish our once proud country and shame it in the eyes of the world. And few things are more deeply disturbing and more disgusting than his Great War on Science. For without truth there can be no democracy. Just a broken country stumbling blindly into the future. But now at last I'm glad to report, the scientists are revolting. Read more »