For a brief moment today I wondered whether I should remove Nigel Wright from the poster for my new and exciting season of Senategate.After the RCMP announced that he was no longer under investigation. The RCMP has ended its probe into Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his $90,000 payment to suspended Conservative Senator Mike Duffy.But then I thought no, this scandal is still as sordid as ever. It couldn't have happened without Nigel. Bless him. And it could still bring down Stephen Harper.Read more »
When I saw Linda Frum had caused a flap on Twitter by trying to defend the indefensible Unfair Elections Act, all kind of thoughts flew into my mind.How could somebody so dumb be a Senator? Can I be one?And lucky for her she only made a fool out of herself on Twitter.
Where everyone forgets what anyone said the day before.But sadly I see, she couldn't leave dumb alone.Read more »
He has always been more of an American style politician than a Canadian one.The closest thing to Richard Nixon and his dirty trick Republicans this country has ever seen.He brought their disgusting attack ads to Canada.And his foul Unfair Elections Act is right out of the Republican playbook.Read more »
When historians assess the legacy of Stephen Harper fifty years from now, the many scandals of his corrupt regime will probably merit only a few paragraphs.But what they will say of him without a doubt, is that at a critical point in human history he failed his country and his planet.For at a time when scientists were warning that time was running out for climate change action. The disconnect couldn't be greater. Read more »
He tried every dirty trick in the book to try to win his nomination battle.He smeared his opponents as closet Liberals. He used misleading robocalls against them. He called on his rabid religious base to save him.But nothing could stop the Con loon Rob Anders from facing his own personal Armageddon. Read more »
I see that voters in the riding of Calgary Signal Hill will be deciding the fate today of the Con loon Rob Anders.And that his opponent believes that this time he can be beaten.Ron Liepert says it's a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal politics. And it's a streak he's hoping to bust when federal Conservatives in the riding on Calgary Signal Hill pick their nominee on Saturday. So you might think that Stephen Harper and his inner circle would be secretly hoping that Liepert can rid (Read more…)
Golly. I must admit I didn't think ANYBODY could beat out Brad Butt for the title of Con Klown of the Year.Because when he told the Commons he had "personally witnessed" massive voter fraud. Only to admit he hadn't. He'd only heard about it. Years ago.I didn't think it was possible to top that whopper eh?But I was wrong.It turns out we have another challenger !!!!! Read more »
If you want to know what Stephen Harper and his ghastly Cons have done to our Parliament all you had to do is watch Question Period today.For I've rarely seen a more rowdy session. The Cons were howling like jackals, or drunks.So I'm not surprised that a Con Minister has been accused of threatening an NDP MP. Read more »
Well his campaign isn't doing too good lately. It's a little wobbly like Rob Ford himself. Decent people don't want anything to do with him. Or let their children anywhere near him. So now he's holding ten thousand chocolate eggs.And goodness knows what else. But at least he was able to add two new members to his sagging campaign. Ben Johnson, the disgraced runner. And a Trailer Park Boy.
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OMG. Can you believe that shameless Jason Kenney? First him and his Cons brought in a flood of foreign workers.Then he claimed there was a skill shortage and there wasn't.Then it was revealed that he has been pimping for a McDonald's franchise.And now he's trying to get some political mileage by cracking down on the scam he created. Read more »
I went down to my favourite beach today to celebrate the Rites of Spring, only to find the last remnants of the Winter from Hell still clinging to the pier.And for some reason the sight of that ghastly chunk of ice reminded me of the monster in the movie The Blob.And of the climate change monster that is threatening our world. Read more »
Well I think I can now OFFICIALLY declare that Spring has arrived in Simonville, the small humble corner of Canada where it's never Harperland.And I must admit that all I feel like doing is climbing on to the old boathouse roof, stretching out my arms like Jesus, giving thanks to the merciful Gods of The Great White North, and soaking up the sun.But this is shaping up as a Spring like no other. Because everywhere I look in Canada I see signs of rebellion, as ordinary Canadians mobilize to defend their democracy…Read more »
I'm sure Sheila Fraser knew when she called the Con's Fair Election Act an "attack on democracy" that the Cons would come after her like a pack of rabid rats.And sure enough, as I pointed out in my last post, the Cons are trying to smear her.
But if Pierre Poilievre, the leader of the rat pack, thought he could intimidate her, he must be very disappointed and very desperate.Because there she was on CBC Radio today. Gently, but firmly, taking his bill apart again…Read more »
When Sheila Fraser was the Auditor General and exposed the Liberal sponsorship scandal, the Cons were only too happy to quote her every word.They couldn't say enough good things about her.But not today. Today they were running for cover.Because today she was calling their so-called Fair Elections Act an attack on democracy. Read more »
OMG. When I heard the news at first I was stunned. And then I was shocked.And then I was FURIOUS.This wasn't how my new Harlequin HarleCon romance "Con Confidential" was supposed to end.It was supposed to be a torrid Con love story not a torrid Con SCANDAL !#@!!!!And then all I could think of was Dimitri, Dimitri, we hardly knew you. Read more »
I have to admit that sometimes I can't decide whether Stephen Harper and his Cons are an insane clown posse, or just circus clowns who are so dumb they're dangerous.But today at least that choice was a little easier.Because the leader of the Con posse was in Germany, scaring the bejesus out of the Germans.Read more »
I can hardly believe it, so disturbing, so absolutely insane is the idea.Stephen Harper has just been slapped in the face by the Supreme Court for trying to appoint a judge who wasn't qualified for the job.He has been humbled and humiliated by a 6-1 decision.He should be sitting in a corner with a dunce cap on mumbling over and over again: "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm an idiot, I'm an idiot."But instead his foul Con regime won't rule out making another attempt to appoint Marc Nadon. Read more »
Well there he was in Ukraine, posing as a champion of democracy, in relentless pursuit of the ethnic vote.Or a Great Warrior Leader.Blasting Con propaganda out of every orifice.Or a dangerous chicken hawk. Read more »
It has to be the most humiliating moment of Stephen Harper's political life.He tried to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court who wasn't properly qualified, for crass political reasons.He rushed the appointment through Parliament, and then tried to change the law retroactively to make it legal.He tried to subvert the Constitution, outrageously. And got taught a lesson he'll never forget.Read more »
Well he's off to Ukraine today to try to pose as Great Warrior Leader by inflaming a dangerous crisis for crass political gain. Which is scary enough.But there's another scary story doing the rounds in Ottawa. And that's the one about how Stephen Harper wanted to replace Jimbo Flaherty as Finance Minister with nobody less than HIMSELF.Read more »
It couldn't have been a more welcome sight. The last Canadian soldiers returning from Afghanistan. If I had been watching them coming in to land, I would have been waving my arms in the air, and shouting "Glory Hallelujah, we are free at last." And this couldn't have been a happier sight.
There were tears, smiles and warm embraces as loved ones greeted the final homecoming flight from Kabul – the last soldiers to return from a costly military mission that spanned more than a decade and claimed the lives of 162 Canadians.
But then there was the (Read more…)
You'd think Stephen Harper would know better than to visit Ukraine a few days after Crimea votes to separate, as it almost certainly will on Sunday.And the last thing the world needs is some foreign leader inflaming what will almost certainly be a dangerous situation.But no, he's going.Read more »
Uh oh. I see Pierre Poilievre's war on the Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand has suffered another humiliating setback.And his career is deflating faster than even I had predicted.Yesterday, his office dug up a YouTube video to try to show why the Cons must muzzle Mayrand.Suggesting that the ad he aired to encourage young people to vote, was biased against Big Oil…
Only to have Elections Canada reveal today that the video never aired.Read more »
This is the story of two cheques.This big fat one…
The one Nigel Wright sent to Mike Duffy.
To cover up a sordid scandal.And this one, in the miserable amount of one cent…
That went to Justin Stark who killed himself after serving his country. Read more »
Golly. Can you believe it eh? The Con clown Brad Butt has finally got his ass spanked. Sort of. By the Speaker of the House of Commons.
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