He's been slowly killing medicare in his usual creepy stealthy way. Nibble nibble, gnaw, gnaw.Killing it with neglect, and preparing to bleed it dry. So most of it can be privatized, just like the Cons in Britain are doing to that country's National Health Service. The magnificent system that inspired our own.And most dangerously of all he has done absolutely nothing to help prepare our health system for the increasing influx of aging baby boomers.And is setting the stage for an absolute nightmare of unnecessary human suffering.So I'm really glad to see that the new president of (Read more…)
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I don't think I'll ever forget the sight of Julian Fantino running away from the wife of a wounded veteran who just wanted to speak to him.And how Jenifer Migneault finally threw up her arms in frustration and despair and shouted at the retreating minister:"We are NOTHING to you."It was so powerful, it stunned me like a concussion grenade.And how right she was.For what else is anybody supposed to conclude from this disgusting situation? Read more »
The report into the horrifying tragedy in Lac-Mégantic is out, and it couldn't be more devastating for the Con regime.A railway with a “weak safety culture” and a federal regulator that was asleep at the switch combined to bring about the worst accident in modern Canadian history, says a report by the Transportation Safety Board.For not only does the report blame the railway for not operating safely, it also blames the federal government for not doing enough to prevent that fiery holocaust.Read more »
Well I'm sure Joe Oliver is feeling pretty good about the way Statistics Canada was able to fix his lousy job numbers.And must be toasting his success with some of that water from the tailing ponds he once tried to convince us was clean enough to drink.While making plans to win the next election by bribing some Canadians with tax cuts.But sadly for poor old Olly, it appears he doesn't know what's he's doing.Read more »
The other day I wrote about how horrified and disgusted I was to see Stephen Harper's Cons trying to use doctors to attack Justin Trudeau.By inviting them to endorse an anti-marijuana ad campaign clearly designed to reinforce their own filthy and misleading attack ads.Well now the country three main medical organizations have delivered their answer: no thank you Great Leader. Read more »
Well, we know he has a high opinion of himself. That he likes to rule like a king.We know that he ordered that the Canadian government should henceforth be known as the Harper government.And that these days he's posing as a Great World Leader.
Spoke to President Obama earlier today regarding the concerning situation in Iraq. http://t.co/T1lboaF4pt #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/FCLoOh338e— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) August 12, 2014
Chatting it up with Obama.Sending sleeping bags to the Ukrainians, and weapons to the Kurds. But sadly for Lord Harpo, when Canadians are asked what they think (Read more…)
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Well as you know Julian Fantino is the worst Veterans Affairs Minister this country has ever known.An incompetent bully if ever there was one.But now he has a new cause. Saving us and the children of Canada from the dastardly Justin Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted with our safety. He's soft on crime, pro-marijuana legalization, & now consorts with religious extremists.— Julian Fantino (@JulianFantino) August 6, 2014
And it couldn't be more disgusting.So I'm glad to see that Trudeau is finally firing back. Read more »
OMG. All hail Great Merciful Leader !!! It seems that Statistics Canada has been saved from a horrible fate.After a long search, and a lot of heat, it has found the missing job numbers. The Canadian economy created 42,000 jobs in July – not 200 as mistakenly reported last week by Statistics Canada – as revised numbers beat market expectations.Read more »
There is apparently no sordid depth to which Stephen Harper will not stoop or plunge, no sewer he will not crawl through, in his depraved and desperate attempt to smear and destroy Justin Trudeau.He's called him a girly man, a junkie and a terrorist.And now he's trying to use doctors to attack Trudeau's position on marijuana. Read more »
It really couldn't be more disgusting or more Kafkaesque. Or more of a horror show.The Cons gut Statistic Canada. The battered agency screws up its job numbers.And now Jason Kenney is making the poor pay. Read more »
The ceasefire is holding. The kids are playing again on the beach where four of their friends were killed while playing soccer, by shells from an Israeli gunboat.But thousands of Palestinian children have been wounded…
The situation in the hospitals is so desperate they can't treat them in Gaza.“Palestinian health authorities are planning to refer more patients to hospitals outside of Gaza to access life-saving treatment as well as to reduce the case load in the hospitals to a more manageable level.And I still want to know why the Harper regime is STILL preventing 100 wounded (Read more…)
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On a warm Sunday afternoon, in the leafy lanes of Ward's Island, with the last flowers of the summer in full bloom, it should have been possible to forget about the horror of Gaza.At least for a few hours. Especially now that another shaky truce has been announced. But in this Gaza summer, how can I forget nightmare images like this one?
So many children killed. Slaughtered like lambs. So many wounded and traumatized. Read more »
I never understood how the U.S. State Department could conclude that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not substantially increase carbon emissions.It didn't make sense.And sure enough it turns out somebody didn't know how to count.Because now it seems the pipeline's impact could be FOUR times higher than estimated.Read more »
Well as you know Stephen Harper has been posing as a Great Warrior Leader ever since the Ukraine crisis began. In relentless pursuit of the ethnic vote, he has tried to make it appear like he is leading the charge against the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. By blowing enough hot air in his direction the fascist dwarf must have had to put rocks in his pockets to keep from from being blown through the air. Or not…Read more »
It's an enduring mystery, a strange thing. Why does Stephen Harper seem to like Israel more than he likes Canada?What is it about that country that moves him so much, and makes his cold dead eyes moisten with emotion?Why is he encouraging Israel's savage assault on Gaza, at a time when most of the world is calling for restraint?The Ottawa Citizen's Mark Kennedy thinks he knows the answer. It's because Harper is a very moral leader. Read more »
Well they always were a weird couple, Stephen Harper and Homer Simpson.Sharing a strange space together on Lord Harp's sinister Twitter feed. Wading through the people Prime Minister Stephen Harper follows on his Twitter account is like going through a laundry list of Conservative members of Parliament. All the familiar faces are there: Employment Minister Jason Kenney, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq. And then there's Springfield resident Homer J. Simpson.It just didn't make sense.Read more »
As if the situation in Gaza wasn't bad enough. As if the need for serious diplomacy to end the slaughter couldn't be greater.As if Canada wasn't enough of a rogue nation in the eyes of the world.And the last thing anyone needed was the Con clown John Baird pouring more oil on the flames. Read more »
He has made the Great War on Marijuana the main weapon in his assault on Justin Trudeau.Making it sound like Trudeau's plans to legalize weed would corrupt Canada's youth and turn us into a nation of junkies…
But sadly for Great Leader most Canadians don't seem to share his reactionary views. Read more »
The situation in couldn't be bleaker or more horribly symbolic.The brutal Israeli assault on Gaza continues.The lights have gone out. Efforts to end the violence are going nowhere. And Stephen Harper's Middle East policy couldn't be less helpful or more criminal. Read more »
I always knew Stephen Harper was going to be a terrible Prime Minister, when somebody who knew him well told me he thought he owned the truth.But I only realized how dangerous he was when the very first thing he did when he was elected was declare war on women.By ordering his minions to erase the words "women's equality" from every document on the Status of Women.And now he's done it again.Read more »
We always knew he was the most disgusting bully this country has ever seen.
We knew that he was using Revenue Canada to try to intimidate his political opponents.Or anyone who disagreed with the foul policies of his depraved regime.And now that monstrous political thug is going after Pen Canada.Read more »
As you may remember, I was deeply troubled by Stephen Harper's wild diatribe at the Calgary Stampede BBQ almost two weeks ago.I couldn't decide whether he had inhaled the fumes of his own propaganda, like Rob Ford sucks on a crack pipe.Or was lying compulsively. Again.Or whether inflamed by the sight of all those cowboy hats, he had finally gone off the deep end. Read more »
Well we all know how Stephen Harper likes to portray himself as a Great Economist Leader.The brilliant leader with the best job record in the G7, or the best growth record since Jesus took five loaves and two fish, and fed five thousand.And the ENVY of the world.But sadly for him, Harper's story is also starting to smell a little fishy. Or just plain fraudulent. Read more »
It's taken me a few days to summon up the strength to write something, anything, about the horror in Gaza.I just couldn't bring myself to look at the images of this latest war. As rockets from Palestinian militants in Gaza continue to fly into Israel and Israel continues to strike hard at Gaza, the options for each side are hardening. Both sides are employing brinksmanship, carrying out their biggest raids yet this weekend and threatening much more to come.Not when I'm still recovering from the images of the last one…Read more »
Golly. I only hope Stephen Harper was able to shield himself from the rays of last night's super moon. Because in his agitated state I can only imagine the effect they might have had on him.He desperately needs to relax, but how can he? When he's facing a long summer of discontent, he just can't get Justin Trudeau and the Chief Justice out of his mind.And everywhere he looks the Cons are getting pounded.Read more »