Everybody knew that Donald Trump was a climate change denier, a man who believes that global warming is a hoax.He's made that abundantly clear…
Over and over again.But still the flaming orange got elected, and now we're all going to burn with him.Read more »
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Donald Trump had an army of trolls working for him during the election, spreading fake stories, and flaming his opponents. So it was quite a shock to see him fire one of them.And no ordinary troll either.
A member of his own transition team.Read more »
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There could be as many as 14 contenders for the upcoming Conservative leadership contest on-stage in Moncton tonight. Which candidates will take their cue from the Hair (Stephen Harper) and who will want to try the President-Elect Donald Trump style is the question?
The Moncton event is our first chance to hear from some of . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: In the steps of the Hair or of Trump?
It's going to a bleak holiday season for millions of Americans who still can't quite believe that Donald Trump is their president.Just like we Canadians can't believe that's really Santa.But of course Trump supporters will be celebrating, and so will the National Rifle Association.Because they're hoping that he will be bringing them the best . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Merry Gun Christmas
PHOTOS: Chris Alexander, at the moment the chant of “lock her up” began from the right-wing mob at the Alberta Legislature Saturday. Does this look to you like a man who is “shocked, taken aback, mortified even”? Me neither. Below: Michael Chong, Deepak Obhrai, Rona Ambrose and Brian Jean, all among the conservative leaders running . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: They can still feel shame! Conservative leaders duck and cover in wake of Saturday’s disgraceful display
It’s hard to believe but it’s true. Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America. A man who has never held a public office in his life now is Commander and Chief of the most potent and lethal military force in history. Put another way, the fate of planet rests in . . . → Read More: the disgruntled democrat: Considering What Just happened in the US, It should Be Painfully Obvious Why Canada Should Change Its Voting System
PHOTOS: Anybody recognize the clowns with the yellow signs? Inquiring minds want to know … and they say they’re prepared to pay good money to find out! (Duncan Kinney photo, grabbed from Twitter.) Below: Ezra Levant, whose Rebel Media organized Saturday’s demonstration at the Alberta Legislature, which failed to leave a positive impression of the . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Con gong show at the Legislature had plenty to make Albertans wonder about their opposition parties
I used to stare at those pictures of Donald Trump preaching to his white working class supporters, and wonder how that old con artist managed to fool so many of them.Make them believe that a billionaire who sits on a gold plated toilet seat was on THEIR side.And that he would bring back their . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Betrayal of the Working Class
Yesterday’s post dealt with the challenges real journalism faces in this era of presidential prevarications and attacks on the media.
The following video, via Mother Jones, shows what critical thinkers everywhere have to contend with.
Considering the above, we, as a species, clearly have little to be arrogant about. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking of Our Post-Truth World
As you know Russian hackers are widely believed to have interfered in the U.S. election, by getting their hands on Democratic Party e-mails.And helping to spread fake stories like this one.Now the Germans are worried those hackers could disrupt their election.And to make matters even worse, Keith Olbermann is now accusing them of targeting . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Are Russian Hackers Going After Donald Trump’s Enemies?
Reading my morning paper, the Toronto Star, I came across a notice to subscribers that rates are once again increasing. As part of what is frequently referred to as their ‘legacy readers,” I am not happy about this, but I will continue with my subscription, despite the fact that I have full access to a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Surviving In A Post-Truth World
Some people believe that Donald Trump tweets compulsively just to confuse and distract his enemies.But I don't. I think he just can't help himself…
Can't help sounding like a maniac, or a dictator.Still, it can't be denied that Trump has good reason to try to distract Americans from taking a good hard look . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Cabinet from Hell
PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kananaskis, Alberta, in April 2016 (photo by Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta). Below: Anti-pipeline demonstrators in British Columbia (Rabble photo by Alyse Kotyk). They may not find it reassuring that Alberta conservatives are praying for their success. Without the Alberta NDP’s climate strategy, . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The Pipeline File: NDP’s ‘social license’ approach worked where Conservative shouting failed, it’s that simple
For a moment, a very brief moment, I thought that Kellyanne Conway might be able to teach Donald Trump how to pretend to be a president. Or at least behave like one.Especially now that they both know that many more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than voted for the orange oaf. But then on . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Latest Scary Twitter Meltdown
You get the feeling that there could be another boring book by Lord ‘Cross-the-Pond’ in this. Yes, Conrad Black came out of seclusion on his Toronto estate the other day to promote another book that will look good on your coffee table. He told the news media that his raison d’etre for the lordly appearance . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Lord Black lauds buddy Trump.
PHOTOS: Veterans of the Wildrose Caucus civil wars get together in 2046 to compare their experiences. Actual aged Wildrose MLAs are unlikely to appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Wildrose Leader Brian Jean (CBC photo), his party’s finance critic, Derek Fildebrandt, and former Wildrose House leader Rob Anderson reading his confession … oh, wait, that was . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Backstory to purloined party list whodunit hints Wildrose civil war may be brewing
This and that for your Sunday reading.
– Janice Fine discusses how the decline of organized labour as a political force has opened the door for the likes of Donald Trump: Just when we need them most, the main institutions that have fought for decent jobs are a shadow of their former selves. Unions that . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Lana Payne comments on the importance of the labour movement in ensuring that economic growth translates into benefits for workers: The findings of a study released this month by the Canadian Centre for Study of Living Standards, an Ottawa-based think-tank, reinforces why there is a “pervasive sense among . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links
With less than thirty shopping days to go before Christmas, I've been trying to ease myself into the spirit of the holiday season.But let's face it, it's not easy.Not with Donald Trump running wild in the United States.Not with his malignant influence spreading into Canada.Read more »
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Here, on how the Wall government has Saskatchewan on the road to the same post-truth politics that laid the groundwork for the spread of fictitious “news” and Donald Trump’s election.
For further reading…– Dan Tynan, Craig Silverman and Terrence McCoy are among those who have reported on the development of a new strain of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
WhoWhatWhyDonald Trump is spending the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago castle, no doubt surrounded by his court of bigots and other deplorables.And he's urging his people to unite and support him so he can make America great again.But they would be crazy to do that, because they have nothing to celebrate.And this Turkey Day in . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Monstrous Thanksgiving
Here’s the teaser:
For those who can’t understand how Hillary Clinton could win the popular vote by at least 2 million yet lose handily in the electoral college, perhaps this provides some clarity. If the campaign’s overarching sentiment was fear and anger, the deciding factor at the end was data and entrepreneurship.
And here . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Just How did Trump whip Clinton? Here’s a big part of the answer
Donald Trump spent every day of his long campaign for the presidency demonizing Hillary Clinton and calling her a criminal.He vowed that one of his first acts if he was elected would be to appoint a special prosecutor to go after her and jail her.While his rabid supporters chanted "lock her up, lock her . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Desperate Need To Be Loved