He's rushing his dangerously flawed anti-terrorist bill through the House of Commons, to the machine gun beat of a fascist drum.Bill C-51, the government's proposed anti-terror law, has passed second reading in the House of Commons with a vote of 176-87 and will now be sent to committee.He didn't bother to show up for the debate, he cut it off after a few hours. He says he needs the bill NOW to protect us from the terrorists and the niqabs that are EVERYWHERE.Even though the bill threatens our freedoms more than the terrorists do, and he's just playing (Read more…)
Well let nobody say I didn't warn them. I predicted Jason Kenney would be the worst possible Defence Minister for these troubled times.I knew that sexually repressed religious fanatic would be inflamed by a religious war, and the sight of so many men in uniform.And would soon lose control of himself, start shooting his mouth off, and trying to turn our mini-war in Iraq into an all-out crusade.Read more »
It was just a coincidence that the Turner Classic Movie channel should be running Dr Strangelove yesterday.On the same day that Jason Kenney made his first major speech as the Con regime's new Defence Minister.But in a way it seemed strangely appropriate, because I did have trouble distinguishing between the two movies. Or deciding which one was more hilarious or more deeply disturbing. Read more »
Well I see that Stephen Harper has been spending more time in the tiny Con bastion of Quebec City.And it seems only appropriate that he should stage this photo-op at the city's Ice Hotel.Considering the state of his government, and the way his support is in danger of melting. Read more »
Jason Kenney has long been one of Stephen Harper’s trusted lieutenants and after yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle, he is now Minister of National Defence. In Harperland, this is a decisive promotion: from the “ugh, why are we still doing this?” of Employment and Social Development to the prestigious, patriotic defence portfolio. While the Conservatives promote an image of sound economic and fiscal management, it is clear that they will attempt to frame the upcoming election in large part in terms of security and terrorism — and Jason Kenney will now be instrumental in their fear-mongering campaign.
For Kenney this is (Read more…)
As you probably know, I've got a sinking feeling that Oily Joe Oliver is not going to save us from our present economic predicament.Not when he helped create the oily apocalypse. Not when he doesn't know what he's doing. And is not only a bumbling buffoon, but also a ghastly hypocrite. Read more »
Yesterday I wrote about how Jason Kenney was embarrassed, when he claimed in a CTV interview that the government would use budget cuts to easily balance the budget. But wouldn't touch the rainy day fund set aside for emergencies, like natural disasters. Because you know, the Con regime is a RESPONSIBLE government, Only to have an anonymous Finance Department official say exactly the opposite. They're NOT planning budget cuts, but they ARE thinking of going after the rainy day fund.Which as I pointed out, left Kenney looking like an idiot or a dunce…Read more »
TweetDecember 29, 2015 Column by: Dirk Pranter, Provincial Affairs columnist, Edmonton Journal-Sun Tories re-elected for 14th time A snap mid-Summer election returned Jim Prentice’s renamed “Conservative Party of Alberta” to its fourteenth term as government. In an unexpected twist of fate, Finance Minister Danielle Smith was defeated in her home riding by Wildrose Party leader Randy Thorsteinson. But don’t feel sorry for … Continue reading What a year 2015 has been in Alberta politics!
Ever since he was made a minister I've made it pretty clear what I think of Chris Alexander.How he reminds of the character in The Picture of Dorian Gray.Who after selling his soul to Stephen Harper, morphed from a promising young diplomat into a ghastly Con monster…
But who knew he was so incompetent?Read more »
Well you all know the sordid story. How Jason Kenney used a tape secretly recorded by the sinister Con operative Alexandra Constantinidis, to go after Marlo Raynolds, a Liberal candidate in Alberta. Who the Con Mata Hari told Kenney had criticized his beloved income splitting program, the one he designed to keep women at home barefoot and pregnant…
Only to discover that he had gone after the wrong guy. But rather than admit his mistake, produced a so-called audio expert to try to prove a voice on the tape was really Raynolds. Well now another audio expert has come forward to question (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Who Is Surprised That Jason Kenney Should Jump Into the Gutter?
I have written about Jason Kenney's outrageous collaboration with the shadowy Con operative Alexandra ConstantinidisHow he used her secretly taped recording to go after a Liberal candidate.How he refused to apologize after it turned out to be the wrong guy.And instead delivered this crazed diatribe…
But now he has finally ran out of hot air, or been sedated, and has been taken to the woodshed by the Globe and Mail. Read more »
As you know I've been having a bit of trouble lately trying to decide who should be awarded my monthly weekly daily Con Clown Award.There are just so many candidates, starting with Great Leader, who deserve it so much.And today it was just too hard, and too dark in Harperland, for me to make up my mind. So I'm going to have to ask you my beloved readers, to decide who should receive that award.Read more »
This little scandal Tories have gotten themselves into is a bit delightful, but underscores a more important point about the dissemination of talking points. The problem started when a Conservative operative secretly recorded a conversation including, allegedly, a Liberal MP Rob Anders saying some not-so-lovely things about the people benefiting from the Conservative’s income splitting proposals. The problem? It now appears it wasn’t the Liberal MP who said it, but the conservative supporter he was talking to. In the short time after Sun news put this up, no less than four MPs – including Employment Minister Jason Kenney – (Read more…)
In my last post I told you how Jason Kenney and a group of Con zombies set out to try to use a secretly recorded conversation to discredit a Liberal candidate in Alberta.Only to end up looking like clowns when it turned out they had gone after the wrong person.So you might think they would have the decency to apologize for their idiot mistake, or at least admit they were wrong.But no they will not, for they are Cons, and they are shameless.Read more »
As you know, I sometimes like to portray the foul Harper regime as a Con clown circus.Because although they are the most sinister government in Canadian history, fanatical, brutish, and cruel. They are also hysterically incompetent.And today was one of their best shows EVER !!!!Read more »
When I first heard the rumours that Stephen Harper was about to go for a walk in the snow. Or whatever. And announce that he planned to step down in the New Year, I must admit I was stunned. It just didn't seem to make sense.His fear campaign is boosting his polls, the unemployment rate is down, he's planning to spend billions of dollars bribing voters.He's just launched this new Porky Action Plan campaign…
Aimed at brainwashing Canadians with OUR money.And of course, he was the abominable star of the recent G20 summit…
So why would he (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Stephen Harper Really Take a Walk in the Snow?
It's been more than twelve years since he was horribly wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan. Then jailed and tortured in that hellhole called Guantanamo, even though he was a child soldier. Then betrayed by his own government. He is Canada's most famous prisoner, and yet for all that time he has also been its most invisible citizen. Never seen and never heard from. But now at last Omar Khadr has had a chance to address his fellow Canadians. And his words couldn't be more moving. Read more »
Well I'm glad Halloween is over, because it really is a challenge trying to scare people in Harperland.Where every day is Halloween and scarier than the day before. Especially if you're forced to run or hop around in a bunny suit that's at least two sizes too small. And people laugh at you instead of scream.But while I recover from last night's events, I thought I'd show you a few Halloween pictures and ask YOU to decide which one is scarier.Read more »
It really couldn't be more disgusting or more Kafkaesque. Or more of a horror show.The Cons gut Statistic Canada. The battered agency screws up its job numbers.And now Jason Kenney is making the poor pay. Read more »
Canada’s “Association For Reformed Political Action” came to my attention this past week. Just from the name, you can tell that this is one of the groups that is seeking to turn Canada into a theocracy much like the far right is currently doing in the United States.
I decided to spend a little time sniffing through their website, and found a fair bit of interest.
First is an explicit and clear sense of just how deeply these groups are connected with the Harper Government. … a speech to the ARPA groups from cabinet minister Jason Kenney
Do you (Read more…)
“The development of mutually advantageous and constructive relations with Israel in the political, economic, humanitarian and other fields was and will remain the priority of Russia’s foreign policy.” — President Vladimir Putin
Journalist Jered Feldschreiber wrote recently of the friendly relationship between Russia and Israel, despite the fact that Putin was selling arms to nations that were hostile toward The Jewish state.
In fact, Israel has maintained neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and was absent for the March 27, UN vote, that called on members not to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Cautious of the new Ukranian government, that (Read more…)
TweetAside from recent updates about Kent Hehr running in Calgary-Centre and Darshan Kang running in Calgary-Skyview, it has been a while since I have published an update to accompany the list of candidate nominations for the next federal election, expected to be held in 2015. So, without further ado, let me present you the latest update: The Lethbridge -> Medicine […]
Canadians need not apply? Actual Canadian store displays may not appear exactly as illustrated. But the intent of the AstroTurf TFW lobby is to bust unions and weaken the bargaining power of Canadian workers. Below: Employment Minister and former Canadian Taxpayers Federation operative Jason Kenney; former Canadian Federation of Independent Business president and current “Working Canadians” spokesperson Catherine Swift; and CTF board member and Canadian Labour Watch Association President John Mortimer.
Judging from what they read and hear in the news, Canadians can be forgiven for concluding a large number of organizations representing a broad range of opinions are lobbying (Read more…)
During the Haiti earthquake relief mission, columnist Carol Goar wrote of a disturbing practice by the Harper government, when it came to charitable organizations.
We had already seen funding slashed to KAIROS, a Religious organization that advocated for the poor and disenfranchised, because they spoke out against Israeli aggression in Palestine.
But they were not the only group in Stephen Harper’s crosshairs, brought to light during the Haiti crisis. Said Goar: A shadow hangs over Canada’s exemplary earthquake relief mission in Haiti. Several of the charities working heroically to deliver food, clean water, health care and shelter to (Read more…)