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Montreal Simon: What Exactly Is Jason Kenney Peddling in Alberta?

I've always thought that Jason Kenney was a bit of a snake oil salesman.For what else can explain that after spending twenty years in Ottawa he should think he's the only one who can unite the right in Alberta?Or explain why he thinks that C… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: What Exactly Is Jason Kenney Peddling in Alberta?

Montreal Simon: What Exactly Is Jason Kenney Peddling in Alberta?

I’ve always thought that Jason Kenney was a bit of a snake oil salesman.

For what else can explain that after spending twenty years in Ottawa he should think he’s the only one who can unite the right in Alberta?

Or explain why he thinks that Canadians should keep paying him his MP’s salary, while he campaigns for another job?

But now I really have to wonder what exactly is that ghastly Con peddling?
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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and the Gay Pride Parade

For almost ten years Stephen Harper waged a stealthy war against gay Canadians.He forced a second vote on gay marriage, he voted against every gay rights bill that ever came before Parliament, including those designed to protect gay people from hate cr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and the Gay Pride Parade

The Canadian Progressive: Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic?

This research-based piece discusses the possibility that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was motivated by a struggle with his own homosexuality, Islam and parental pressure. The post Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic?

Montreal Simon: The Bloated Ambition of the Con Bigot Jason Kenney

For a long time after his Cons were crushed and humiliated, the foul Harper stooge Jason Kenney kept a very low profile.So low in fact that some of his closest accomplices feared he had lost his mind at the thought of losing so much power.But now he&#… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Bloated Ambition of the Con Bigot Jason Kenney

My journey with AIDS…and more!: I am reminded

I am reminded of December 6, 1989 at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique. I am reminded of February 5, 1981 – Toronto’s bath house raids, the catalyst for my coming out. I am reminded of stolen innocence as a child at the hands of a strang… . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: I am reminded

Politics and its Discontents: The Christian Wrong

That, I humbly submit, should be the new name for the Christian right. They are wrong and depraved morally, ethically, theologically and humanly. It should be a source of collective shame that they are part of our species, as the following clip from Ra… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Christian Wrong

Montreal Simon: The ISIS Crazies Threaten To Attack the Toronto Pride Parade

The other day I told you that I’m planning to attend Toronto’s Gay Pride parade, even though I’m recovering from knee surgery.Because I want to honour the victims of the Orlando massacre, and show the hate mongers of this world that we are not&nbs… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The ISIS Crazies Threaten To Attack the Toronto Pride Parade

Politics and its Discontents: In Memory Of …

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Montreal Simon: When the Right Wing Media Tries to Deny the Reality of Homophobia

I attended this memorial in Toronto last night to remember the victims of the Orlando massacre.And although it was a beautiful peaceful event, afterwards I couldn't help but notice the anger of some of the LGBT people who attended.Anger over the … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When the Right Wing Media Tries to Deny the Reality of Homophobia

Politics and its Discontents: Unfiltered Hatred

I don’t feel completely right posting this video in which a hatred-spewing ‘Christian’ pastor, Stephen L. Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, offers his evaluation of the Orlando massacre. However, we cannot turn away from such evil ranters; … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Unfiltered Hatred

Montreal Simon: The Orlando Massacre and the Hatred that Kills

I am sure that by now most of you have heard the horrible news. A gunman entered a gay nightclub in Orlando, and opened fire on the innocent.So even though they are a relatively small minority, LGBT people are now the victims of the worst mass murde… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Orlando Massacre and the Hatred that Kills

Montreal Simon: The Day a Ghastly Trudeau Hater Came After Me

It had to be one of the most bizarre posts I've ever read. One of the most notorious Trudeau haters in the blogosphere, claiming that he doesn't hate Justin Trudeau. There are some who say that I hate Justin Trudeau. One even claimed that I h… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day a Ghastly Trudeau Hater Came After Me

Montreal Simon: The Cons Claim Rona Ambrose Didn’t Call Justin Trudeau a Woman

It was for me the lowest moment of the Con convention. The sight of Rona Ambrose strutting across the stage bragging about her party's feminist credentials.While making a "joke" about Justin Trudeau as the first female Prime Minister.As o… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons Claim Rona Ambrose Didn’t Call Justin Trudeau a Woman

Alberta Politics: Brian Jean’s Wildrose Party leadership is now unquestioned: the fall of Derek Fildebrandt explained

PHOTOS: Brian Jean will be in the background no more … Back in 2015, Derek Fildebrandt was dominating the conversation, refusing to answer questions from a CBC reporter who had annoyed him, as his former party leader looked on, apparently bemused (CB… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Brian Jean’s Wildrose Party leadership is now unquestioned: the fall of Derek Fildebrandt explained

Montreal Simon: Why Rob Ford Does Not Deserve to be Honoured With a Statue

I don't really mind that Rob Ford's body has been lying in state at Toronto's City Hall for the last two days.Even if he did so much to dishonour his city and his country.He was once the mayor, and it did give his so-called Ford Nation a c… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Rob Ford Does Not Deserve to be Honoured With a Statue

Alberta Politics: Party City’s PR problem illustrates the need to be anticipatory about promoting tolerance

PHOTOS: The ugly message as relayed by mainstream media, in this case the CBC. Below: Shelley Bramhoff Sikorski’s original Facebook post. Party City is a huge chain of party supply stores based in Elmsford, New York, just five kilometres down the roa… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Party City’s PR problem illustrates the need to be anticipatory about promoting tolerance

Montreal Simon: Why Did the MSM Fail To Dig Up Stephen Harper’s Past?

As you know, a large number of candidates from all parties have had to resign after their past came back to haunt them.Which is depressing, and makes me wonder how far we have fallen in this decaying Harperland. Rotting like a corpse from the head down.But what it also makes me wonder, is whether . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Did the MSM Fail To Dig Up Stephen Harper’s Past?

Alberta Politics: Why stop with just one religion? Shouldn’t Ottawa certify clerics for all religions, plus martial arts instructors?

PHOTOS: The Senate of Canada, also known as “the Red Chamber,” possibly for its adoption of tactics for dealing with religion reminiscent of two large communist countries. Actual Canadian Senators may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Andrew P.W. Bennett, Canada’s first “Ambassador for Religious Freedom” and a cantor at the St. John the Baptist . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Why stop with just one religion? Shouldn’t Ottawa certify clerics for all religions, plus martial arts instructors?

Scripturient: One Small Step, One Long Whine

The Supreme Court of the United States made a landmark decision last week that states cannot constitutionally (i.e. legally) ban same-sex marriage. The bottom line: under the Constitution, every citizen is entitled to the same rights and freedoms regardless of sexual orientation. Most of the world celebrated with the USA over this decision (the US . . . → Read More: Scripturient: One Small Step, One Long Whine

Politics and its Discontents: Burn, Baby, Burn

Click hear to learn about pastor Rick Scarborough’s plan to defend ‘traditional marriage.’

Would it be wrong of me to offer this ‘man of God’ some waterproof matches? Recommend this Post

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Don Meredith, and the Deathly Bigotry of the Cons

It's been two days since senator Don Meredith resigned from the Con caucus after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. And since then the Cons have been desperately trying to distance themselves from yet another of Stephen Harper's stellar appointments.But they cannot or will not explain why Harper would . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Don Meredith, and the Deathly Bigotry of the Cons

Politics and its Discontents: A Sanctimonious Dick

People sometimes wonder why I am so hard on right-wing evangelicals. Perhaps the sanctimonious dick in the following video will clarify why:

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Montreal Simon: The New Con Attack Ad and the Disgustingness of Stephen Harper

As we all know Stephen Harper was the man, or the monster, who introduced the most disgusting attack ads this country had ever seen.Extracting them from the bowels of Republican America, with his teeth or his tongue. And using them to destroy his political opponentsWe also know how well they worked for him, until . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The New Con Attack Ad and the Disgustingness of Stephen Harper

Politics and its Discontents: Sunday Sermon

As a special service for those of you who missed attending your house of worship today, I offer the following two orators for your discernment. You will notice a common theme as they discuss the impending wrath of their very strange, intolerant deity:

You will have to click here to ‘enjoy’ a fiery rant . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sunday Sermon