As we all know, it's sometimes hard to tell whether Donald Trump is an extreme narcissist, or a clinical psychopath, or a sexual predator, or a raging maniac.Or all of the above. But now we find out that on a rare occasion when Trump revealed his inner demons, they turned out to be more . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Revealed His Inner Demons
I love the musical Les Miserables. I love the songs, and the way the characters celebrate revolution.Even if it ends badly.Because I believe that only a revolution can save us and the world we live in.But Donald Trump has a version of Les Miserables called Les Deplorables… Read more »
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With only fifteen days to go before the U.S. election, if we were on a plane this would be about the time when the pilot announces "we're now on final approach."Or if you're on the Trump plane the pilot screams "Mayday!! Mayday!! Only God can save us!!!! Hillary Clinton has vaulted to a double-digit . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Women Who Brought Him Down
Barring a catastrophe Donald Trump will not become the 45th president of the United States.
At the risk of tempting fate Ms Soapbox would like to present a top 10 list of things we learned from Trump’s doomed presidential campaign.
The Top 10 List
TEN: The Republican Party is in desperate need of an overhaul: . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Ten Things We Learned from Trump’s Presidential Campaign
There are now only sixteen days to go before the U.S. election, but they promise to be some of the scariest days of our lives. For Donald Trump and his Trumplings are still a nightmare in progress.And there was Trump yesterday, on what he called the "hollowed ground" of Gettysburg.Where the great Abraham Lincoln . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump, the Anti-Lincoln, and the Nightmarish Election
As we all know, Hillary Clinton had Donald Trump for dinner at their final debate Wednesday night.But not before he had called her a "nasty woman" and threatened not to accept the election result.For as we also know, Trump is a bad loser. But at least yesterday he made it clear what the decent . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Lost Democratic Traditions of America
By Michael Moore
Donald Trump never actually wanted to be President of the United States. I know this for a fact. I’m not going to say how I know it. I’m not
For a sickening moment during last night's debate, I thought Donald Trump was going to give Hillary Clinton a hard time, score some badly needed points.
And maybe even win the debate, after losing the two others.
For he started out looking reasonably under control, he wasn't sniffling or snuffling, and he was talking . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Night Hillary Clinton Demolished Donald Trump
PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses supporters for her “state of the province” speech in Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall yesterday. (Photo from the Premier of Alberta’s Flickr account.) Below: Would-be Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney and current Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean. It was so busy in political Alberta yesterday those folks who were . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Alberta right now: The state of the province, its parties, and its oil after 1 year without Stephen Harper
They will face each other for the last time in Las Vegas tonight, and for Donald Trump it will be his last chance to try to stop Hilary Clinton from becoming the first female president of the United States.And burying him in a landslide. It’s now or never for Donald Trump.Trump now lags Hillary . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the WikiLeak’s E-Mails
PHOTOS: Given the alternatives, most of the world would be delighted if this scene could be repeated, don’t you think? Probably most Americans would be too. Below: Four-time presidential winner Franklin D. Roosevelt and other presidents who contemplated third terms, but were thwarted for on reason or another, Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson and Grover . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Just say no to term limits! They’re fundamentally undemocratic and that’s why the right likes them
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Peter Rossman explains why the CETA falls far short of the mark in accounting for anybody’s interests other than those of big business. And Dani Rodrik discusses the dangers of laissez-faire fundamentalism, particularly to the extent it threatens to undermine the foundation of a functional society: (T)he . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
Like many others, I don't believe that Donald Trump ever thought he would become the Republican candidate for president, when he launched his campaign sixteen months ago.I believe that all he was interested in was getting a lot of free publicity, and boosting the Trump brand.So I thought it might be interesting to look . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Darth Trump and the Trump Family Brand
About two weeks ago I wrote a post where I said that the only thing worse than watching Donald Trump in full fury, was having to listen to his screaming surrogates on CNN.And this doesn't help.Not when Corey Lewandowski is reportedly being paid $500,000 by CNN, while apparently still working for Trump.But the worst . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Real Problem With Donald Trump’s CNN Surrogates
She will vote for Donald Trump. Her reasoning is legitimate.:)
Now it really is looking like the final scene in a horror movie. With the monster Donald Trump cornered and increasingly desperate.Most decent Americans now consider him a sleazy sexual predator. Fewer people are attending his rallies. His polls are collapsing. And he's never sounded crazier, or more dangerous.Read more »
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This and that for your Sunday reading.
– Ellen Gould comments on how the CETA and other trade deals constrain democratic governance – and the fact that corporate bigwigs are threatening any government which considers giving effect to popular opposition doesn’t exactly provide any comfort. Meanwhile, Scott Sinclair points out the dangerous effects of the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
The American election campaign, which was already the worst in history, imploded this week.
The week began with a presidential debate widely seen as the worst in history. Donald Trump, knowing full well that his White House dream (if he ever really had one) is now a smoking ruin, went for broke. Stalking the stage . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 41: America gone wild
Yes I know, I vowed to try to tune out the Donald Trump horror movie this weekend, to remind myself that the world isn't THAT crazy. But it isn't easy. Not with the deranged demagogue now running wild, and suggesting that Hillary Clinton was on drugs during the last debate. “We should take a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How to Escape Donald Trump’s Monstrous Horror Movie
I found this interesting cartoon on the internet. Sums up Trump’s character.
Thanks to Jonathan once again for alerting me to some clips from the 1957 movie, A Face in the Crowd, starring Andy Griffith in a role so diametrically opposed to his later persona as Sheriff Andy Taylor that he seems positively demonic at times. That the director, Elia Kazan, was able to draw the link . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Arc d’Trump?
I want to look away, I want to escape the insanity, I want to live in our peaceful kingdom, not in some American nightmare.But I can't take my eyes off the horrifying sight of Donald Trump sounding crazier by the moment, and revealing his inner monster.For it is a horror show. It is a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Scary Meltdown of Donald Trump
Watch this, and you’ll see what I mean.
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This lady surely has a future in politics, should she so choose. Her strength, integrity and passion are a beacon in these politically and socially debased times.
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