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Montreal Simon: The Strange Harperland Spring and the Propaganda Challenge

It's been eerily quiet down by the waterfront where I live. It still doesn't feel like Spring.People seem strangely subdued. And although I am looking forward to all the good things warm weather brings, I can't shake the feeling that something awful is about to happen.And polls like this one don't help.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Plan to Brainwash Us Beyond Recognition

We knew the Cons are already spending $7.5 million dollars of OUR money to promote their smoke and mirrors budget.To remind Canadians that many of them can expect a cheque in the mail if they vote for them.And to try to brainwash Canadians into believing that Stephen Harper is a Great Economist Leader.But it turns out, no doubt because of the way he has driven the economy into the ground, that won't be enough.So the Cons are throwing in millions of their own dollars, to try to brainwash us, or blitz us, beyond recognition. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Slogan from Hell

Yesterday I wrote about how Stephen Harper is invoking a clause in the anti-terror act to try to prevent a court from revealing his family's secrets, in a case brought by a former RCMP officer.And today the Judge in that case reserved her decision. But that's not the only secret Harper is trying to conceal. He also doesn't want us to know how the Cons came up with the slogan they are now bombarding us with: "Strong, Proud, Free."Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Bill C-51, and the Harvest of Fear

For months Stephen Harper has been working day and night to try to create a climate of fear.He has fanned the flames of paranoia and xenophobia, appealed to the beasts that dwell within us.He is using the armed forces to help him portray the world as a dark and threatening place, with videos like this one…

Which is designed to dovetail with his own party propaganda, is full of the hollow words he uses every day, like "values" and "freedoms." And is being played over and over again on Canadian TV. So not surprisingly he is (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Big Chill

It's brutally cold out there, again. With the wind chill it could feel like minus 40 tonight. The Great Lakes are almost completely frozen.I'm worried about the homeless and these young trumpeter swans in the harbour…

Who like all the other lake birds now have almost no open water in which to find food.And as if that Big Chill isn't bad enough;Then there's the chill you get when you check out Environment Canada's weather page, and come face to face with the icy horror of Harperland.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Revolt of the Sheep Media

Well as we know Stephen Harper chose to deliver his deranged speech on terrorism the other day, at a campaign-style rally in Toronto rather than in Parliament.But who knew that while Big Brother Harper ranted and raved about the need for new terror laws, and the need to read our e-mails, back in Ottawa the Parliamentary media were also being terrorized?Locked up, deprived of information, caught up in an Orwellian nightmare. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Scandalous War on Marijuana

Well I'm sure you remember how last fall Stephen Harper and his Cons launched a massive advertising blitz aimed at the parents of teenagers who use marijuana.Whose exaggerated claims resembled the 1936 movie Reefer Madness.And had worried parents wondering whether they should consult a brain surgeon or a plumber…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Image Problem and the Con’s Secret Weapon

Well as you can imagine, Stephen Harper is having a little trouble with his image these days.He can't pose as a Great Economist Leader anymore, not with the disastrous state of the economy.And although he is still trying to portray himself as a Great Strong Leader, as I pointed yesterday. He knows that image is fatally flawed…Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper and his Cons Were Forced to Run For Cover

Yesterday I wrote about how Stephen Harper's grubby Cons were trying to use the tragedy in Paris for their own foul purposes.By setting up a website to whip up their rabid base, and beg for money to use to smear the opposition.But I'm happy to report that now that their scummy scheme has been exposed, they are running for cover. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Exposed: The Grubby Con War on Terror and Canadians

In my last post I wrote about how Stephen Harper is trying to use the Paris tragedy and the politics of fear to try to scare Canadians into voting for him. I highlighted this quote from Michael Harris: "Fear is Harper’s most powerful vote magnet; security is fear’s most reliable handmaiden."And I said how outrageous it was that him and his Con mob should use a tragedy for crass political purposes.What a small, grubby, and dangerous leader he is…

Pic Dan MurphyAnd this should just about clinch the case.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the REAL Nightmare Before Christmas

Uh oh. It seems I might have been a bit hasty when I declared this to be The Con Nightmare Before Christmas. Because although the Cons are just as ghastly as they were in that story, the monstrous Stephen Harper is now smiling, as only he can.*Shudder*And the real nightmare arrived YESTERDAY !!! Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Monstrous Propaganda War on Canadians

We know that Stephen Harper and his ghastly Con regime run the biggest propaganda machine this country has ever seen.And that they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to brainwash us with our own money.But who knew they're also spending a fortune trying to pass off propaganda as NEWS? Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why The Harper Cons Must Pull These Porky Ads

As you know, I had a little fun yesterday with this latest Porky Action Plan ad, produced and directed by the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation.Because it's so misleading, so obviously partisan, such a blatant attempt to brainwash Canadians with their own money.I simply can't help myself…

For how else are you supposed to react to such totalitarian propaganda? Except laugh in the faces of those who made it.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Bizarre Missionary Mission to China

Well I see that Stephen Harper's visit to China has got off to a heavenly start. With our new Chinese overlords wanting to talk about business, now that Harper has signed the sellout FIPA deal, and they have us over a barrel for the next thirty years.While Lord Harp seems more interested in talking about crosses. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Propaganda War on Canadians

Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has been trying to brainwash Canadians with the greatest barrage of propaganda this country has ever seen.A barrage of lies and half truths worthy of Big Brother, and almost impossible to avoid.They're on TV, and on the radio, they jump out at you in newspapers and magazines.And now you can't even get away from them when you check out the weather.For all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of the newly redesigned Environment Canada site to see what I mean. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Climate Change Revolt

They marched in Canada, they marched all over world, and in New York it was one of the biggest demonstrations that city has ever seen.

Legions of demonstrators frustrated by international inaction on global warming descended on New York City on Sunday, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders set to gather this week at the United Nations for a summit meeting on climate change.More than 125 world leaders will be attending the summit meeting, answering Ban-ki moon's call for urgent action. Time is running out. The more we delay, (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Why We’re NOT Better Off With Harper: The Video

It's so bizarre, so crazy, it could only happen in a ghastly corrupted state like Harperland,.Or spring from the increasingly desperate and deluded mind of Stephen Harper.For what else can explain that on Tuesday his propaganda machine would release a video bragging about all the jobs Great Economist Leader has created.Only to prepare to deploy the useless Joe Oliver on Thursday, to announce that, hello Houston, the Cons have a job creation problem.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Ghost of Captain Franklin

It was just two weeks ago that Stephen Harper was talking about the search for the lost Franklin expedition.And how he couldn't wait to find, in his macabre words, "the skeleton of Franklin slumped over the helm."And today he did. Or a least a team of researchers did find one of the ships. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Crimes of the Punditocracy

After the way Stephen Harper has treated the media over the years. After the way he has humbled and humiliated them.Or treated them like stooges.It's hard to believe that some still worship at his feet. Or that some like Paul Wells would think that we could learn ANYTHING from that foul leader. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Makeover That Failed

It's hard to believe, but it has now been more than four months since Stephen Harper set out to try to remake his image, and recast himself as the kinder, gentler, Great Leader, of the new/nouveau Con Regime.By among other things, launching his own video channel, 24 SEVEN, to portray himself as the Father AND the Mother of the Nation…Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Rise and Fall of the Porky Action Plan

Uh oh. Hold the bacon. It looks as if the Cons have finally realized that their Porky Action Plan ads are NOT as popular as they had hoped.And although they have spent gazillions of OUR tax dollars to promote THEMSELVES.Now they don't even dare ask Canadians what they think of them. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Canonization of Jimbo Flaherty

Well I knew what he was going to do from the moment he announced that Jim Flaherty would have a state funeral, for no good reason.And then let it be known that he had PERSONALLY written the eulogy he would deliver.And sure enough he did turn that solemn occasion into yet another giant photo-op for the glorification of HIMSELF. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Horribly Humiliating Fate of Stephen Harper’s Propaganda Show

I'm sure you remember how just over a month ago Stephen Harper set out to make his own propaganda movies.By making us pay to make him look good. With a weekly round-up of Great Leader's activities that resembles something you might encounter in a state like North Korea.Well I'm happy to report that the Harper Show is an absolute and total BUST. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Ghastly New Propaganda Movie

Well he's somewhere in the far north, hiding from the media, so he doesn't have to answer any embarrassing questions.Like how many jobs DOES Chuck Strahl need?Or how is that Senate Scandal going? And have the police questioned him yet?But then who needs the media eh?When you're the star of your own new/nouveau propaganda movie. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Fraudulent Propaganda Video

Last night I ran this latest production from the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation, to make a point about Stephen Harper's Big Oil agenda.But tonight I thought I'd take a closer look at that ghastly ad to see what else we might learn.And I must admit I was shocked eh?Because that frothy video isn't just bad propaganda, or the political version of one of those phony pipeline ads, or a quasi fascist ode to a megalomaniac. It's blatantly FRAUDULENT.Read more »