The Disaffected Lib: Will Trump Embolden Bigots in Canada?

Yesterday we read Kinsella’s post about a white power, Alt.Right handbill posted in his neighbourhood. Today we have an account from CBC Ottawa of a woman, Anna Maranta, a rabbi no less, who awakened in the early hours of Tuesday morning to find a swastika and the word “kike” spray painted across the front door ...

The Disaffected Lib: Let’s Not Be Under any Illusions. Alt.Right Lives and It Will Have a Voice in Trump’s White House.

I’ve been using the word “AmeriKa” to refer to Trumpland. Now it seems I might be infringing on somebody else’s intellectual property rights. Kinsella found this handbill plastered on what appears to be a light post near his neighbourhood. I was a bit surprised to see the URL for america.org. I was drawn to explore ...

Montreal Simon: The Dangerous Demonization of Justin Trudeau

It's a strange thing about Justin Trudeau. He may be the most popular Prime Minister in recent Canadian history, and a nice guy.But nobody is hated and demonized by some Canadians as much as he is, and now that hatred is out of control.For what else can explain that some crazy from the Green Party should throw pumpkin seeds ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Lord of the Pigs

As you know, when Donald Trump began his campaign for President of the United States I thought he was just a bad joke.And it was just another insane bigot eruption in the so-called Land of the Free.But now that he appears to be closing in on the Republican nomination I'm forced to take him seriously.Now with ...

Montreal Simon: Why Does Stephen Harper Want to Turn Us Into Bloody Amerika?

I try not to watch too much American TV news, because what's happening in this diseased Harperland is crazy enough.And because every time I do watch it these days, it seems another black man is being killed by a white police officer for no sane reason.And when I see someone handcuff a human being after ...

Montreal Simon: Nightmare in Amerika, and the Lesson for Canada

At first sight it couldn't be a more depressing sight, or more of a nightmare.Team Mitch McConnell and his ghastly Republican tea baggers, seizing control of Congress, and promising to bring change to America.Which has some progressives in that country wondering whether it's the end of irony.Or the beginning of fascism. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Tea Bagger Tim Hudak and the American Invasion

Damn. What a happy coincidence. Last night I was complaining about how the Liberals and the NDP were failing to go after Tim Hudak for his botched million job plan.And for his connections to American right-wing extremists like the sinister Koch brothers, in whose think tanks that plan was hatched.But today the Liberals came through ...

Montreal Simon: Could Stephen Harper Bring Back the Death Penalty?

I've always thought that capital punishment was one of the things that prevented the United States from being a truly great country. Along with racism, religious bigotry, and the culture of guns and violence.And this only prove my point. Because no nation that executes people, in that manner or any other, can truly call itself civilized. ...

Montreal Simon: Breaking: Right-Wing Terrorists Shutdown U.S. Government

Well yank my doodle dandy. One more good reason why right-wingers should never be allowed anywhere near a democracy. In Canada they've closed down Parliament, in the United States they've closed down the government. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Mitt Romney and Wrath of Lord Mo Mo

Golly. I've spent the last two days sacrificing one shrimp after the other on the barbie. To the eternal glory of the angry weather god Lord Mo Mo. Hoping that the Big Mo might nudge Hurricane Isaac, in the general direction of Mitt Romney and the Republican convention. And so far, so good.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Bigot, the Blowtorch, and the Flaming Cheerios

It must have seemed like a great idea eh? To a bigot as dumb as this one. Show how much you hate General Mills for supporting gay marriage. "We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy," the company's vice president for global diversity and ...

Montreal Simon: Harperland and the Chicken Homophobes

It's hard to believe that this is still happening in Canada, even in a city as diverse as Toronto.  It's hard to believe that some crackpots still think that religious rights should prevail over human rights. Juliet Stewart says her clients, a Seventh-day Adventist husband and wife, told her in no uncertain terms during a ...

Montreal Simon: The Gays and the Church of the Bigot Chicken

I don't really know what to say about this Made in Amerika story eh? Because it's got EVERYTHING. Bigots, gay marriage, Jesus, and a steaming heap of deep fried chicken. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country headed to Chick-fil-A restaurants on Wednesday, answering a call from Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, ...

Montreal Simon: Obama and the Cruelty of Hatred

It was long overdue. “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Mr. Obama said. It won't make any difference to gay couples in many states like North Carolina. But in ...

Montreal Simon: My Very Gay Message to Rick Perry

I’ve been taking a little heat recently, from some of my gay friends, for not having written anything about Rick Perry’s grotesque little video. But as I explain to those fools, if I wrote a post every time some Christianist bigot in Amerika opened and closed his or her filthy pie hole, I’d never have ...

Montreal Simon: What do Bachmann and Kenney Have in Common?

Michele Bachmann believes that gays should be able to get married as long as they marry somebody of the opposite sex. Jane Schmidt, a student at Waverly High School, in Waverly, Iowa, recently asked Michele Bachmann, “Why can’t same-sex couples get married?” “They can get married,” Bachmann responded, “but they abide by the same law ...

Montreal Simon: Herman Cain: Now he’s a Singer !!!

Holy pepperoni. I see Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather Pizza,  is having a really bad week in his campaign for the White House. First he got a ringing endorsement from Conrad Black. All the way from the Big House. As I suggested last week here, there is a chance of excitement. Herman Cain ...

Montreal Simon: The Kochtopus and a Lesson for Progressives

Charles and David Koch are two American billionaires who have contributed more than any others to just about every right-wing cause in the United States. From promoting climate change denial to funding the Tea Party. They go to extraordinary lengths to keep their shadowy activities secret. But now we finally have one on them on tape comparing the ...

Montreal Simon: Rick Perry and the United States of Jebeesus

Glory Hallybubbah !!! The Lord has spoken. Just as I prophesied the other day, he has directed his cowboy servant Rick Perry to become God’s President. And kick the heathen negro out of the White House. And all Canadians need to know about him is that he’s a religious fanatic, who can’t decide whether he wants to ...

Montreal Simon: It’s Time to Thank the Teabaggers

Because, ignorance, bigotry, and batshit craziness should not go unrecognized… Now the only question is when will the decent people of America take to the streets and deliver us from those maniacs…

Montreal Simon: Obama and the Small Victories

The Republican Teabaggers hijacked his 50th birthday party. The bad news keeps on coming. We’re watching him getting greyer by the day. He’s under attack from the savage right, and the racial dog whistle blowers of the Fox Nation. The disappointed left is threatening to abandon him. So I think it’s probably a good time to think ...