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Alberta Politics: I come to bury Castro, not to praise him: unpacking conservative fury at PM Justin Trudeau’s condolences

PHOTOS: Fidel Castrol in his heyday. Mr. Castro died Friday at 90. Below: An affectionate Havana scene … “Viva Fidel por siempre;” Margaret Trudeau, Mr. Castro and Pierre Trudeau in 1976; King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died at 90 last year; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Before I start, let’s just make one thing perfectly . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: I come to bury Castro, not to praise him: unpacking conservative fury at PM Justin Trudeau’s condolences

Montreal Simon: Laureen Harper and the Batty Leader of Parliament Hill

When I saw all those bats flapping around over Parliament Hill the other night, I wondered where they were coming from.And because of the ghastly things they were squeaking, and the foul smell of their droppings, I naturally assumed they must be coming from the Harper PMO.But now the horrifying truth has been revealed.They're . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Laureen Harper and the Batty Leader of Parliament Hill

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Image Problem and the Con’s Secret Weapon

Well as you can imagine, Stephen Harper is having a little trouble with his image these days.He can't pose as a Great Economist Leader anymore, not with the disastrous state of the economy.And although he is still trying to portray himself as a Great Strong Leader, as I pointed yesterday. He knows that image . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Image Problem and the Con’s Secret Weapon

Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

The so-called Santa Claus, a militant socialist leader who poses a serious threat to Canada’s national security, lights up a cheap Russian cigarette and relaxes after persuading a group of Canadian children unschooled in Austrian economics to give up the benefits of the free market for socialist dependency on government handouts. Below: the . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The PM’s Christmas Message reimagined: What are Canadians willing to do about our most dangerous Arctic enemy?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: A federal by-election in Cowboy Country

TweetEarlier this week, I wrote about the interesting by-election in Fort McMurray-Athabasca, today I look at the other federal by-election in Alberta that will take place on June 30, 2014. Situated on the eastern slopes of of the Rocky Mountains, the Conservative machine appears strong in southern Alberta’s Macleod riding. Although growth in the communities . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: A federal by-election in Cowboy Country

Alberta Diary: Why underage drinking at 24 Sussex Drive is no joke for the Harper Government

Awwwww, everybody drinks to much, just like the National Post says! Fuggedaboudit. Look at these young guys, partying it up at 24 Sussex Drive! Below: Ben Harper in 2010.

VICTORIA, B.C.

The National Post wants Canadians to smarten up and pay attention: Everybody drinks too much, OK? Even our reporters! So shut up . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Why underage drinking at 24 Sussex Drive is no joke for the Harper Government

Montreal Simon: Preston Manning and the Disastrous Con Conclave

As you probably know the Preston Manning is holding a big Con Conclave in Ottawa, and it's not just the hookers who are quivering with excitement. So are the pundits and poobahs.Because it's the BIG EVENT !!! Given the potential for spirited and substantial political debate, is it any wonder that ManningFest has . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Preston Manning and the Disastrous Con Conclave

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Stephen Harper’s Mother Day Greeting: The Secret First Draft

You’ve probably heard about this.  Yesterday Stephen Harper asked Canada to wish Laureen Harper, his wife and the mother of his two kids, a happy Mother’s Day.  Many people noted oddity of the little episode.  Through my secret sources, I have gotten hold of a first draft of Harper’s letter, before his PR people got . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Stephen Harper’s Mother Day Greeting: The Secret First Draft

Alberta Diary: What’s with Laureen Harper’s stock portfolio selloff? Fiscal Götterdämmerung? Or what?

Laureen Harper tuning up her pipes for the fiscal Götterdämmerung? Canadian political spouses may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: The real Mrs. Harper; the unreal Mr. Harper, long rumoured to be in the doghouse.

Terribly rude of me to ask, I know. Positively un-Canadian! But what’s with Laureen Harper’s stock portfolio selloff?

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Alberta Diary: Harper Tories cry havoc and let slip the wars of dogs!

Meow! Prime Minister Stephen and Patron of the War Animals Laureen Harper with their Military Intelligence advisor “Trinity.” Below: the GRU and CSIS lapel pins. Note the similarity of design. Coincidence? I think not! A Royal Canadian animal hat: Here be Dragoons. And below that: Modern elephant-mounted light artillery … so don’t give . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Harper Tories cry havoc and let slip the wars of dogs!