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Alberta Politics: ‘Oh, there you go Bradsplaining again!’ Like it or not, Brads from Saskatchewan just can’t control their Bradsplaining

PHOTOS: Federal Conservative leadership candidate and Bradsplainer Brad Trost shows he’s hip to the jive with this newfangled technology stuff. (Photo from BradTrost.ca.) Below: Brad Wall, another well-known Bradsplainer, Bradsplaining, and blogger word-coiner Dave Cournoyer, kitted out to observe one of Rebel Media’s rallies. Uh-oh! We’re about to be “Bradsplained”! Bradsplaining, a useful coinage by . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: ‘Oh, there you go Bradsplaining again!’ Like it or not, Brads from Saskatchewan just can’t control their Bradsplaining

Politics and its Discontents: More From The Conservative Braintrust

Well, we know what an abomination Kellie Leitch is as a Conservative leadership hopeful, but what about Brad Trost?

The pool, it would seem, is very, very shallow:

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Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose’s Desperate Attempt to Sabotage Electoral Reform

You might think that Rona Ambrose's main concern would be the way her allegedly new/nouveau party is turning into a collection of bigots and right-wing religious extremists. What with Kellie Leitch trying to scapegoat refugees and immigrants for their "anti-Canadian values."While Brad Trost stands up for those anti-Canadian values by taking aim at women . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose’s Desperate Attempt to Sabotage Electoral Reform

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.- Owen Jones offers his take on how the UK’s Labour Party should proceed following Jeremy Corbyn’s most recent leadership victory – and while the exact circumstances may not apply to the NDP’s upcoming leadersh… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: Brad Trost, Jason Kenney, and the Homophobic Cons


Press Progress

It seems I might have been a bit too hasty when I labelled the Harper Party, the Trump Party.

For while Kellie Leitch and Tony Clement are doing their pathetic best to foster that impression…

And I’m sure both those losers will eventually succeed in labelling it the Trump Party in the eyes of most Canadians.

It’s important to remember that the Harper Party has always been, and still is, Canada’s Homophobic Party.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Brad Trost, Jason Kenney, and the Homophobic Cons

Montreal Simon: Candice Bergen and the Sad State of the Con Leadership Race

Yesterday I tried illustrate the effect Stephen Harper’s foul legacy was having on the Con leadership race.

With the most mediocre candidates that party and this country has ever seen shuffling around or buzzing around, seeking to replace him.

And I wrote that I didn’t think it could get any worse.

But sadly I was wrong.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Candice Bergen and the Sad State of the Con Leadership Race

Montreal Simon: Candice Bergen and the Sad State of the Con Leadership Race

Yesterday I tried illustrate the effect Stephen Harper's foul legacy was having on the Con leadership race.With the most mediocre candidates that party and this country has ever seen shuffling around or buzzing around, seeking to replace him.And … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Candice Bergen and the Sad State of the Con Leadership Race

Montreal Simon: Another Religious Fanatic Prepares to Join The Con Leadership race

Yesterday I told you how ever since Jason Kenney announced he was flying off to Alberta to fight the godless commies, the Con's religious base has has been in a frigging frenzy.Demanding that another religious fanatic be summoned to lead the Harper… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Another Religious Fanatic Prepares to Join The Con Leadership race

Montreal Simon: Another Religious Fanatic Prepares to Run for Con Leader

As we all know the hideous religious fanatic Jason Kenney has been hinting strongly that he is about to leave Ottawa, and ride west to unite the right in Alberta.No doubt believing that he will be given a hero's welcome, or be greeted like Jesus hi… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Another Religious Fanatic Prepares to Run for Con Leader

Montreal Simon: The Courage of Mauril Bélanger and the Idiocy of the Cons

I don't know how he did it. It must have taken all the strength still left in his dying body.His muscles are locking up. By now he probably can't smile or even close his eyes. It's getting harder and harder to breathe.But somehow Mauril B . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Courage of Mauril Bélanger and the Idiocy of the Cons

Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Called Justin Trudeau a Woman

It was a bizarre apparition. At the Con convention yesterday during a discussion on how to modernize the Harper Party, MP Marilyn Gladu came out dressed as the Grim Reaper. In what was apparently an attempt to make fun of the idea that the Cons are d… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Rona Ambrose Called Justin Trudeau a Woman

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Tabatha Southey rightly turns Brad Trost into a poster boy for the Harper Cons’ deliberate aversion to critical self-evaluation: We shouldn’t be too quick to judge.

Let’s instead take a cue from Conservative MP Brad Trost, who, when questioned regarding the calls, said, “I don’t think there was . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Canadian Soapbox: Brad Trost says Harper is not Pro-Life and chastises the PMO

I just finished reading a Macleans interview with Conservative backbench MP Brad Trost. 

For those, like me, who’ve seen his name in the press about the issue of abortion, and formed the opinion that he is a one string banjo plucking the Pro-Life chord over and over…I strongly suggest giving it a read.  I think you’ll . . . → Read More: Canadian Soapbox: Brad Trost says Harper is not Pro-Life and chastises the PMO

Brad Trost equates limiting women’s choice with US civil rights movement. Really.

The newest attack on progressives in the US has been to preempt liberal heroes like Martin Luther King for their own devices, to skew their point of view into attacks on women, the poor and the infirmed. It’s a brilliant if somewhat limited strategy. The ridiculousness of this form of attack soon overcomes its short . . . → Read More: Brad Trost equates limiting women’s choice with US civil rights movement. Really.

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: First Abortion Then Contraception or is it the Other Way Around?

Remember the Lil Rascals and their He-man Women Haters Club?  Well they grew up and helped to launch the conservative movement.

In the United States, in the 21st century, GOP presidential hopefuls, are now arguing over the legality of contraception.  Can you imagine?

Contraception?

It’s being labelled a womens issue, but how many men out . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: First Abortion Then Contraception or is it the Other Way Around?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Abortion Debate

 This Interim piece proceeds upon the wrong assumption.  Progressives want to have a “respectful” debate with the government side on Abortion.  We do!  So please keep those petitions and private Members bills coming.  And, Prime Minister Harper, I beseech you, let your back-benchers speak!

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Paul Wells points out that despite the Cons’ best efforts to get Canadians to panic over the state of our retirement system, the truth is that we’re actually better positioned now than was projected 20 years ago. (And for those looking inexplicably for middle ground between the status . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

How’s That Finger in the Eye Taste, Harper

I expect I’m likely going to be eaten alive by this post. I’ll pass you the dipping sauce for ease of consumption Brad Trost, the Conservatiave MP from Saskatchewan, has made himself out to be a martyr for democracy. His leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper has stated repeatedly that he will not allow the . . . → Read More: How’s That Finger in the Eye Taste, Harper

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trost Drops Hints?

Inertia and piecemeal solutions are the order of the day, unfortunately. Something major needs to be done. Getting rid of the Indian Act would be a good start.

If legislation was passed sun setting the Indian Act and forcing a major overhaul of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, we might start to get results . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trost Drops Hints?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Shorter Brad Trost

Money spent in my riding is not wasteful. Other spending is.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trost Trashes Oda

Some additional detail around the Tory Gov’s recent decision to re-fund Planned Parenthood International that I don’t think has appeared elsewhere: Trost said he understands that six staffers in the office of International Cooperation Minister Be… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trost Trashes Oda

Montreal Simon: Brad Trost and the Zombie Threat

Holy jumpin’ Joan of Saskatchewan !!! I gotta give the Con wingnut Brad Trost some credit eh? Not only does he look FABULOUS in a dress. I hear he’s declared a holy redneck jihad against Great Ugly Leader.“The battle over the IPPF continues… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Brad Trost and the Zombie Threat

Harper’s Trost Trouble No Trouble

And what are we to think of mouthy little Brad Trost, the CPC backbencher from Saskatchewan who’s gotten into the habit of losing control of his yap and going rogue on the topic of abortion lately, even on nationwide TV? Speaking to CBC’s Evan Solomon, host of Power & Politics, Trost said the government should […] . . . → Read More: Harper’s Trost Trouble No Trouble

Surprised Stevie Hasn’t Scolded Bratty Brad For His Tantrum? I’m Not

Harpercon MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt and Fetus Fetishist extraordinaire, Brad Trost is having a temper tantrum as of late:

Late in the afternoon of Thursday, September 22nd, I received a phone call from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) about a news story on the CBC that had run earlier in the day. The . . . → Read More: Surprised Stevie Hasn’t Scolded Bratty Brad For His Tantrum? I’m Not . . . → Read More: Surprised Stevie Hasn’t Scolded Bratty Brad For His Tantrum? I’m Not

the reeves report: Conservative MP warns abortion debate has been reopened in Canada

Conservative backbencher for Saskatoon-Humboldt Brad Trost has indicated that the abortion debate in Canada has been reopened after Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared in May that the issue would remain closed. Trost’s statement comes on the heels of an announcement made last week that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has approved an application to … Continue reading » . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Conservative MP warns abortion debate has been reopened in Canada