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Montreal Simon: Why All Progressives Should Support Scotland’s Independence Struggle

It's been hard trying to explain that what's going on in Scotland is a bigger story than many progressives in this country can imagine.And that they should rejoice at the last minute surge of the YES side, because they are fighting for our kind of values, and we can use some of the lessons of their campaign to defeat the Harper regime in the next election.Because as soon as I mention the word "referendum" some people start muttering incoherently, and when I mention the word YES they think Quebec separatists. And either start screaming, or moaning, or mumbling (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Steve Nickelback and the Rebranding of Stephen Harper

Well as you know the young fanatics in the PMO are desperately trying to improve Stephen Harper's image. Frantically trying to put a fresh coat of lipstick on it, before the next election campaign.But it's all going horribly wrong. Trying to portray Harper as a Great Strong Leader, who is almost as fresh and just as pretty as Justin Trudeau, AND a Mr Nice Guy, just isn't working eh?No matter how hard they try. No matter how hard the PMO pit bull Jenni Byrne screams or grunts…

So now a former PMO member has come up with the (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: The Real Reason Stephen Harper Wants to Cling to Power

Well I'm not surprised that Stephen Harper was looking so beat up at the end of the NATO summit. I mean just look at him.For a moment I though he was going burst into tears, or resign on the spot.But then it must have been painful to have to tell the other leaders that despite screeching like a chicken hawk, he won't put his money where his mouth is, because he needs the cash to bribe voters in the next election.So much for Great Warrior Leader.And as fate would have it, on the very same day, (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Absurd and Humiliating Trip to Europe

Well I see Great Chicken Hawk Leader is on his way to the NATO summit. With a strong message for his friends AND enemies."NATO I'm a raging bull not a piggybank. !!!!!""Putin gimme me the ethnic vote or ELSE. !#@!!! "And the best one eh?"ISIS you will not stop me from bribing Canadian voters !!!!!!"Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why Are the Harper Cons Stealing Government Land?

Its design has not been finalized, but it will be called the Memorial to the Victims of Communism.It will be built on a choice piece of land in the heart of official Ottawa.Land a well known architect is now accusing the Harper regime of stealing.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Chicken Hawk Gets his Feathers Plucked

Well as you know, no world leader has screamed as loudly about the crisis in Ukraine as has Stephen Harper.If words were weapons the Russians would have surrendered by now.But now NATO is demanding that he put his money where his mouth or his snout is.And the chicken hawk has been plucked.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Vladimir Putin, and the Arctic Follies

I must admit that when I first heard that Vladimir Putin had replied to Stephen Harper's stirring Arctic Challenge.The one that went basically like this: "Hey Putin, the Arctic and the North Pole are MINE, and so is Ukraine. And I'm a Great Strong Leader, so THERE. You Nazi !!!"By calling Harper and his friends Nazis, and threatening to invade the place. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Climate of Fear

As the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate, and so does the warlike rhetoric in Europe."It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe."I'm glad to see that Obama and others in the U.S. are pointing out, that if you want to avoid escalating the situation further, and avoid a potentially catastrophic superpower confrontation.It's vitally important that you measure your words. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Inside Stephen Harper’s Head: The Trudeau Obsession

I have no idea why anyone in the MSM would want to psychoanalyze Stephen Harper. It seems something better left between a psychiatrist and his patient. Or in Harper's case a trembling shrink and his maniac.But Paul Wells, who would be his Boswell and his Dr Welby, apparently could not be restrained.And has made a desperate attempt to try to understand Harper's depraved obsession with Justin Trudeau Read more »

Montreal Simon: BREAKING: Stephen Harper Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize !!!!

OK. I realize you are staring at that headline in disbelief. And wondering whether I've finally lost it.But then so am I eh?And I wrote it.Because as bizarre, or as horrible, or as insane, or as obscene as it may be, it's true.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Con Clown John Baird and the Dangerous Ukrainian Crisis

The situation in Ukraine couldn't be more ominous, with reports that some Russian troops have crossed into that country.World leaders like Obama are calling for calm, refusing to call it an invasion, and ruling out military action. The need for cooler heads to prevail has never been more urgent.So what is our ghastly Con Foreign Minister John Baird doing?Answer: blowing hot air out of every orifice, and fanning the flames of war.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Incredibly Incompetent Comic Adventures of Peter Dumbo MacKay

OK. Before I write another word, I want to make one thing perfectly clear eh? I'm biased.I have ALWAYS had a very poor opinion of Peter Dumbo MacKay.From the moment he was suckered into selling out the Progressive Conservative Party to the Reform Alliance. And became Stephen Harper's hapless stooge, or useful idiot.To the ghastly moment not long ago when he tried to smear the Chief Justice by accusing her of making an improper phone call she never made…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper Goes After the Media and the Bigot Vote

As you know I am increasingly concerned about Stephen Harper's state of mind. Because it's pretty clear to me that he is showing signs of cracking under the strain of all those bad polls, and is becoming even more aggressive. Or even crazier.For in just a few days he has managed to attack Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.Rant and rave about how the elitist conspiracy is out to get him.All but declare war on the Russians. And now he's going after the MEDIA !!!!. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Northern Farce

Well there he was today in the Northwest Passage, sailing majestically along and trying to pose as a great explorer, Harper of the True North Strong and Free. The push to find the remains of the Franklin expedition is not simply a matter of historical interest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday — it’s about the pre-Canadian claim to sovereignty in the Arctic.Sending a strong subtle message to the Russians to back off, while indulging his depraved taste for the macabre.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Harper Cons: Still Killing the CBC and Still Lying About It.

About two months ago, I told you how Stephen Harper was killing the CBC, Chopping it into pieces, frying it in its own blood, and washing it down with a glass of Chianti.While instructing Con MPs like Joyce Bateman to deny it."We are not making cuts to the CBC… They have stable funding. I guess their crisis is their viewing is going down significantly. Hence, as a consequence, advertising revenue is going down, so that may be what you're referring to but from a government perspective, we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Dismal and Dangerous Black and White World

I spent the weekend trying to forget, at least for a few hours, all the horrible things that are happening in this world. By biking along the waterfront, and shooting things like this bunch of wilting but still beautiful flowers…

But even they reminded me of all those missing and murdered aboriginal women…

And made me wonder again how Stephen Harper could dismiss that veritable holocaust as the mere acts of random violence.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Great Paranoid Tour of the North

Well it's hard to know what exactly Stephen Harper is doing up north. Whether he's there to make more promises he never keeps. Or hide from the media.Or warn us the Russians are coming.Or just share a quiet crazy moment with his wife Laureen…

But one thing is for sure eh?He's using the trip, and our hard earned tax dollars, to attack the opposition parties. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Real Elitist Menace

As I pointed out yesterday, Stephen Harper has a new weapon in his arsenal to try to destroy Justin Trudeau.He will not only claim that Justin wants to sell pot to kiddies.And that he is a terrorist sympathizer, who is soft on criminals, including those who terrorized his own family.He will also claim that he's a real HE-MAN and that Justin is a LIBERAL ELITIST !!!!Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Day Dr Chris Lectured Stephen Harper

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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Montreal Simon: Julian Fantino and the Continuing Con War on Canadian Veterans

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 »

Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the Horror of Lac Mégantic

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 »

Montreal Simon: Joe Oliver and the Reckless Incompetence of the Con Regime

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 »

Montreal Simon: Doctors Refuse to Join The Con Campaign Against Justin Trudeau

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 »

Montreal Simon: So What Do Canadians REALLY Think of Stephen Harper?

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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Montreal Simon: Julian Fantino, Justin Trudeau, and the Marijuana Baloney Meter

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 »