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We Pivot: Who Is Canada’s Bernie Sanders?

As we pivot to a new world, of course, we’ll have to contend with the election of Trump as president.

But it’s not an absolute road block. Yesterday I wrote about how Trump won because he appealed to various populations of disenfranchised people who have been screwed by the political and global economic order.

Honestly, . . . → Read More: We Pivot: Who Is Canada’s Bernie Sanders?

Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Con Clown Meeting in Muskoka

As announced, today is the day Tony Clement, the King of Muskoka aka Gaz Boy or Gas Bag, will make what he calls an "important announcement." When he will solemnly declare that he too wants to be the new leader of the Harper Party.And while … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tony Clement and the Con Clown Meeting in Muskoka

Northern Reflections: Entertainment And Politics

So you think Canada would never elect a Donald Trump? Think again. Debra Van Brenk writes:Conservative voters would be more more likely to choose outspoken TV personality Kevin O’Leary as their party leader among a field of seven declared and potenti… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Entertainment And Politics

Montreal Simon: The Shameless Cons and the Phony Deficit Bomb

As you know Jason Kenney is preparing to launch his campaign to try to become the new leader of the Cons.And he is taking a page out of his beloved Benjamin Netanyahu's play book. By trying to scare us into believing that Justin Trudeau's new b… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Shameless Cons and the Phony Deficit Bomb

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Donald Trump and Kevin O’Leary

Well as you know Donald Trump is edging ever closer to the Republican nomination.So it is at least theoretically possible that he could be the next President.And since as you also know, Kevin O'Leary is thinking of running for leader of the Harper… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Donald Trump and Kevin O’Leary

Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary and the Con Clowns

I've been trying to ignore the so-called Con Woodstock at the Manning Centre this weekend.Because life is too short.And there are no signs of (intelligent) life there…But maybe the deathly gloom is contagious, for I have to admit I've been fe… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary and the Con Clowns

Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary Blows His Chances of Becoming Con Leader

Well it's looks as if Kevin O'Leary has blown his last chance for a new career in politics.He's too late to run for the Tea Party in the United States, even though he lives in Boston.And now he's just destroyed any hope he had of beco… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary Blows His Chances of Becoming Con Leader

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Lana Payne highlights how Kevin O’Leary’s obliviousness to inequality makes him a relic. But Linda McQuaig notes that however distant O’Leary may be from the public, he’s not that far removed from all too many Co… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Northern Reflections: Forcing The Decision

                                                        http://www.cbc.ca/There has been a lot of chatter recent… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Forcing The Decision

Politics and its Discontents: Blowhard Blah Blah Blah

Please pardon the rather inarticulate nature of this post’s title, but it seemed appropriate in dealing with this subject:And it would appear that Toronto Star readers have taken the full measure of Kevin O’Leary:O’Leary mulls Tory leadership bid, Jan…. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Blowhard Blah Blah Blah

Montreal Simon: The Incredibly Sad and Sorry State of the Harper Party

I can only imagine what Stephen Harper must be telling his psychiatrist these days.But if he's claiming he's still a Great Economist Leader it must be crazy stuff. As his oily obsession and his rampant incompetence come back to haunt us.And … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Incredibly Sad and Sorry State of the Harper Party

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 2: Caution, bad news ahead

Hoo-boy, what a bad news week for Alberta, and Canada. Oil continued its slide, falling to below $30 a barrel. The Canadian dollar continued its slide, falling to below 70 cents US. If it weren’t for the fact that Mexico already has the peso, we’d be calling the loonie the peso of North America. Thanks […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 2: Caution, bad news ahead

Montreal Simon: Why Stephen Harper’s Economic Record Needs to Be Put on Trial

Stephen Harper hasn't been seen in public now for almost a month, and almost nobody knows where he is hiding.Some say he's still in Las Vegas, others say he's been spotted in Mexico.But he might as well have never left.Because his ghastly l… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Stephen Harper’s Economic Record Needs to Be Put on Trial

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Dilapidated State of the Harper Party

It tells you a lot about the dilapidated state of the Harper Party, and the lamentable judgment of their hapless interim leader Rona Ambrose.That just a few days after being criticized by some anonymous party officials for failing to properly organi… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Dilapidated State of the Harper Party

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Evening Links

This and that to end your week.- Serina Sandhu writes that everybody is worse off when inequality is allowed to run rampant. And Danny Dorling highlights the principles we’ll need to follow in order to reverse the trend in that direction:There was a ti… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Evening Links

Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?

“Yes, Mr. Bond, I do believe I can take over Canada.”The news so far in this latter week has been all-a-chatter about Kevin O’Leary. First it was for his attempt to buy the resignation of the Premier of Alberta in a coup-d’etat attempt reminiscent of t… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?

Northern Reflections: Mutually Exclusive

                                                     http://quotesgram.com/This week, Kevin O’Leary offered to invest… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Mutually Exclusive

Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?

“Yes, Mr. Bond, I do believe I can take over Canada.”The news so far in this latter week has been all-a-chatter about Kevin O’Leary. First it was for his attempt to buy the resignation of the Premier of Alberta in a coup-d’etat attempt reminiscent of t… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?

Montreal Simon: The Con Media Says Kevin O’Leary Would Make a Great Prime Minister

When Kevin O'Leary announced that he is thinking of running for the leadership of the Harper Party, I thought that most Canadians would shake their heads in disbelief.Or burst out laughing.But it seems I was wrong. Because believe it or not, some… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media Says Kevin O’Leary Would Make a Great Prime Minister

Montreal Simon: Will Kevin O’Leary Be the New Leader of the Cons?

Well now we know why Kevin O'Leary came charging out the other day.Claiming he was willing to invest a million dollars in Alberta's sagging oil industry if Rachel Notley resigned.And looking and sounding a lot like Donald Trump.Because believe… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Kevin O’Leary Be the New Leader of the Cons?

Alberta Politics: ‘Kevinismus’ in Canada: Should Kevin O’Leary run to lead the sad-sack federal Conservatives?

PHOTOS: Kevin O’Leary, in a typical pose (CBC photo). Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and perpetual Alberta conservative leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk. Give Kevin O’Leary his due. At … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: ‘Kevinismus’ in Canada: Should Kevin O’Leary run to lead the sad-sack federal Conservatives?

Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary’s Disgraceful Assault on Rachel Notley

As if Rachel Notley, the decent NDP Premier of Alberta, didn't have enough real problems.Plunging oil prices, growing unemployment, a flood of death threats from that province's ignorant and violent rednecks.Now she has another monkey on her … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kevin O’Leary’s Disgraceful Assault on Rachel Notley

BigCityLib Strikes Back: O’Leary For CPoC Leader?

@Bigcitylib2 ding ding.— Rosemary Barton (@RosieBarton) January 13, 2016It actually makes sense if you think about it.  The rest of the field sure ain’t making anyone’s heart beat any faster.  This  may be the year of the crass rich gu… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: O’Leary For CPoC Leader?

Blevkog: It has come to this…

I have been placed in a very weird position. This week’s election results in Alberta, in which Rachel Notley handed Jim Prentice an historic electoral slapping, has made me agree, I think for the first time, with something said by Kevin O’Leary, the bloviating former CBC in-house tycoon. In his reaction to Notley’s win, which . . . → Read More: Blevkog: It has come to this…

LeDaro: Kevin O’Leary made a fool of himself again

This guy is a moron.