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Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, and the Terrorist Menace

19 hours 24 min ago

Well I'm happy to see that Great Warrior Chicken Leader has apologized for his somewhat less than Churchillian behaviour during the recent one-man assault on Parliament Hill. 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his hushed caucus Wednesday morning he felt remorse for surreptitiously ducking into a closet during last week's assault on Parliament Hill, CBC News has learned.

But I see he's STILL insisting on calling it a terrorist attack, to try to make it sound bigger than it was, justify his decision to hide in a closet AND bomb Iraq. Use it as an excuse to ram through cyber-snooping bills that would turn us into a police state

And of course use that definition to attack the opposition as weaklings and terrorist stooges.

So I was really glad to see Tom Mulcair stick a spear in that Con narrative. 
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Testing the Tolerance of Canadians

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:34

It was an interesting idea. Test the tolerance of Canadians at a bus stop in Hamilton, Ontario.

By having the guy on the left pose as an anti-Muslim bigot, and insult the guy on the guy on the right while the cameras rolled.

And although it was a little crude, and it did end bloodily, the results were encouraging...
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Stephen Harper, Canada's Son, and the Forgotten Soldier

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:35

There couldn't have been a more impressive and moving tribute. 

Thousands of people lining the streets of downtown Hamilton, to pay their final respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. 

There couldn't have been a more heartbreaking sight...

That little boy couldn't have been braver on such a sad day.

The media couldn't expend enough words praising "Canada's son." 

They were complete strangers and close friends. They were office workers and decorated generals. Some came from other countries, others needed only to stand up from their panhandling roosts to salute the casket.

And then there was this...

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Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Planet Burners

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:37

He would have us believe that terrorism is a greater threat than climate change. But with every day that passes the burning planet proves Stephen Harper wrong.

For imagine what might happen if a city of 20 million people runs out of water. 
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Stephen Harper and the Great War Election

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:25

Well at least now we know what will be Stephen Harper's main weapon in the next election campaign.

Until about a week ago it was going to be all about the economy.

But now he will mount his armoured closet.

And it will be all about WAR. 
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The Wonderful Day the Ford Nation Died

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:59

Well it was closer than I thought it would be, the bestial Fordzilla  put up a desperate struggle.

But at last he could hold on no longer.

And after four long nightmarish years the Ford Nation has finally been defeated. 
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Stephen Harper's Terror Story and the Lies the Media Told Us

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:38

You think you know the story. You've seen the pictures on TV a million times. Over and over again.

You've seen how the media have tried to explain what happened, and how they've framed the narrative, complete with more heroes than you can count.

You know what Stephen Harper wants you to believe, and why. 

You've seen how many Canadians have reacted, with an explosion of grief and emotion... 

You think you know the story, until it starts to unravel.
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Harper's War and the Delusions of Salvation

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:44

It was a balmy 17 degrees, and my little corner of Canada looked very much like it always does at this time of the year.

But the flags flying at half mast to honour our two murdered soldiers reminded me that this is no ordinary fall.

We're at the beginning of Harper's War, we've just suffered our first casualties, Great Strong Leader wants us to believe that we have been attacked by the Caliphate hordes, instead of by two mental patients.

And that only he can save us...
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Stephen Harper and the Great War on the Internet

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 01:42

Well he may have had some anxious moments, cowering in a broom closet, while his faithful cult members prepared to defend him with home made spears.

And a mentally ill gunman was being gunned down by the heroic Kevin Vickers, others. 

And it certainly wasn't his finest hour.

But I see not so Great Warrior Leader did manage to salvage some advantage out of the situation by declaring war on the internet.
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Stephen Harper's Sinister Plan to Suppress Our Freedoms

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:08

I knew Stephen Harper wouldn't waste any time exploiting the senseless tragedy on Parliament Hill.

I knew he'd strike when many people were still in shock, emotions were still raw, the MSM in Ottawa was still making it sound like it was Canada's 911. 

And he could still scare some Canadians into believing that our country, and its values, were under attack.

And that only he can save us... 
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The Day Stephen Harper Was Forced to Hide in a Closet

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:18

It was a remarkable scene in the House of Commons. Stephen Harper hugging Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau. 

And I must admit I was impressed, because I've never seen Harper look so human.

But then there's nothing like having to cower in a broom closet, while the Con caucus prepares to defend you with spears.

Stephen Harper spent about 15 minutes hidden in a Parliament Hill closet after a gunman stormed Centre Block where he and the rest of the Conservative caucus were guarded by MPs who’d fashioned sharp spears from flagpoles, sources say.

To make a Great Warrior Leader more humble...
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The Assault on Democracy: When Fear is the Enemy

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:40

It was for me strangely enough, the most terrifying moment of a nightmarish day. Standing in a crowded subway station, waiting for a train to take me home, watching the fear on people's faces.

It was only a few hours after most of them must have heard about, or seen what had happened on Parliament Hill.

So I can understand why they were so deathly quiet. Many were probably still stunned by what they had seen. Or the idea that it could happen here. 
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Harper's Canada and the Attack on Parliament Hill

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:18

I'm sure you've all seen the pictures of this nightmare day on Parliament Hill, this criminal assault on our democracy. 

So all I have to say tonight is this:

(1) To the crazy fanatics who killed a young soldier today and another one in Quebec the other day: you and your kind will not intimidate us.

And we will remember Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and  Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent​...

Long after we have forgotten their cowardly killers. 
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Stephen Harper, The Great Fear, and the Great War on Justin

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:20

Uh oh. Now we really are at war again. The ominous signs are unmistakable.

The CF-18s are on the way to the Middle East. 

To save us from the ISIS hordes that would behead us in our beds. Or mow us down in a Tim Horton's parking lot.

Because you're not safe anywhere eh? And even if you arrest them you can't stop them.

The dreaded Threat Level, which I didn't even know existed, is glowing yellow. 

And in the Seventh Sign of the Apocalypse, Stephen Harper has just fired another missile out of his rear orifice, in the general direction of Justin Trudeau...
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Stephen Harper, the Terrorist Scare, and the Police State

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:00

I warned that Stephen Harper was looking for a way to scare Canadians, so he could try to stampede them into believing that only a Great Strong Leader like himself could save them.

So he could use fear to try to save himself, and turn this broken country into a police state.

Well today he got his "terrorist incident." 

A 25-year-old man who injured two soldiers in a hit and run and was later fatally shot by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was known to federal authorities as someone who had been "radicalized," according to the RCMP and the Prime Minister's Office.

And the way he handled it, and some of the strange things that happened today, should make all Canadians wonder whether we're still living in a democracy.
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Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Ebola Scandal

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:15

A few days ago I pointed out that Stephen Harper was trying to fan the flames of an Ebola panic.

Even though his response to the epidemic has been lethally inadequate. 

And far from making us safer he has been decimating the ranks of those who would protect us from dangerous diseases.

But this is simply obscene. 
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The Journey to the End of the Con Regime

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:49

I was watching them make a music video on an old schooner in the harbour yesterday, when I suddenly realized that in exactly one year, if Stephen Harper doesn't break his own law, we'll be voting in a general election.

And then, like the cabin boy lashed to the mast on a ship of female pirates, I thought oh boy this could be a long and exhausting journey eh?

Because while just a few days ago I was almost sure that Harper was going to go for an early election, maybe even a late fall election. In a last desperate kamikaze move to seize the moment, by posing as a Great Warrior Leader, and catch his opponents off guard.

You know, his Tora Tora moment....
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Party of One: The Book That Will Help Destroy Stephen Harper

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:19

Eight years ago when I started attacking Stephen Harper and his ghastly Con regime, it sometimes felt lonely out there.

Almost nobody, and certainly nobody in the MSM, was attacking him like I did. Many of the old poobahs in the blogosphere thought I was over the top. That he was bad but not THAT bad. And that I should grow up.

Then a few years ago things started to change. The blogosphere caught fire, Lawrence Martin wrote his book Harperland.

And now Michael Harris' new book Party of One should just about seal the record and finish him off. 
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Stephen Harper and the Deadly Politics of Ebola

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:11

The scene couldn't have been more ironic or more appalling. For even as the Ebola epidemic raged out of control, and Oxfam sent out a desperate call for more boots on the ground, in Africa. 

On Saturday Oxfam took the unusual step of calling for troops to be sent to west Africa, along with funding and medical staff, to prevent the Ebola outbreak becoming the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation”. It accused countries that did not commit military personnel of “costing lives".

And leaders like Obama urged Americans not to surrender to fear and hysteria.

There was Stephen Harper, with a strange look on his face, receiving an award for helping stamp out polio, while cranking up the fear factor.
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BREAKING: Russian Ship Threatens BC Coast Again

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:32

Well it looks as if Stephen Harper has jumped the gun again. For this morning he tweeted this:

Thank you to the @CCG_GCC's Gordon Reid and others for the great work they are doing off the coast of the Haida Gwaii off the coast of BC.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) October 18, 2014
After it looked like the Canadian Coast Guard had managed to avert disaster by towing a disabled Russian ship away from the B.C. coast.

Until the tow lines broke. 
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