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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump: When Madness Becomes Normal

I always knew that the sleazy Con clown Donald Trump was spectacularly unfit to be the President of the United States.

How could he not be when he’s a crass demagogue, a bigot, a misogynist, a rabid climate change denier, and an abysmally ignorant Con man who makes it up as he goes along?

But it wasn’t until I watched him perform at NBC’s Comander-in-Chief Forum the other night, that I finally realized how dangerous he could be if he ever occupied the White House.

For it was madness.
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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Afghan Torture Scandal

For years there have been rumours that Stephen Harper knew that some of our soldiers in Afghanistan were torturing the prisoners they captured. Or did nothing to stop others torturing them.But didn't do anything about it, because he just didn&#3… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Afghan Torture Scandal

Montreal Simon: The Trudeau Government and the Case of the Injured Veterans

As you know I think Justin Trudeau and his government are doing an amazing job of destroying Stephen Harper's foul legacy.And have have made this country a better place to live in, as well as restoring our image abroad.But that doesn't mean tha… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Trudeau Government and the Case of the Injured Veterans

Montreal Simon: The Amazing Rocket and America’s New Supergun

It's amazing what we humans can do when we push the boundaries of science.Like fire off this SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, deploy a satellite.Then land the first stage on a so-called drone ship in the North Atlantic.And this is wh… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Amazing Rocket and America’s New Supergun

Montreal Simon: The Con Porker Cheryl Gallant Disgraces Herself. Again.

It's been just over a month since the ghastly Con hog Cheryl Gallant last disgraced herself.By using the memory of the murdered soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to peddle Easter hams at a fundraising event.And using his death to smear migrants and refug… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Porker Cheryl Gallant Disgraces Herself. Again.

Montreal Simon: Remembrance Day 2015: Remembering the Dead and the Living

It's Remembrance Day 2015, and this year it will be for me like no other I have ever known. A day of sadness and celebration.A day to mourn all those who sacrificed their lives for this country.And a day to give thanks that this other tragedy, this other gaping wound of war, is finally . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Remembrance Day 2015: Remembering the Dead and the Living

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Vile Maxim of the Servants

Adam Smith wrote about “The vile maxim of the masters,” which is, as he describes it, “All for us, none for anybody else.” And the vile maxim of their loyal servants seems to be, “Whatever you say boss. You make the rules.” The vile, amoral service to power – nothing disgusts me more; yet, it . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Vile Maxim of the Servants

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Vile Maxim of the Servants

Adam Smith wrote about “The vile maxim of the masters,” which is, as he describes it, “All for us, none for anybody else.” And the vile maxim of their loyal servants seems to be, “Whatever you say boss. You make the rules.” The vile, amoral service to power – nothing disgusts me more; yet, it . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Vile Maxim of the Servants

Montreal Simon: Harper’s Army and the Final Betrayal of Cpl. Stuart Langridge

I've written several posts about the tragic story of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, who killed himself seven years ago after serving his country honourably in Bosnia and Afghanistan.I told you how the military didn't accept that he was suffering from PTSD, they didn't treat his illness, they treated him like a cheater, until he finally . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harper’s Army and the Final Betrayal of Cpl. Stuart Langridge

Babel-on-the-Bay: If trouble comes?

We live a very peaceful life in Canada. It was surprising though the other day when in an interview on Global Television, Tom Clark asked Ottawa’s chief of the defence staff his major concern for Canadians. Without hesitation, General Tom Lawson said his main concern was a natural disaster. He made no reference to any . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: If trouble comes?

Montreal Simon: The Dirty Sexist Game and the Woman Who Fought Back

It's a dirty game, a bestial assault on women, and one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen on TV.One that began just over a year ago with this video in Cincinnati, as a female reporter covered a train derailment.

The video got more than five million views, more than . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Dirty Sexist Game and the Woman Who Fought Back

Montreal Simon: The Canadian Forces and the Shame of Harper’s Army

Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has been trying to militarize this country.

Trying to destroy our noble peacekeeping traditions, and turn our military into Harper's Army, with his hollow slogan:

STRONG. PROUD. FREE.

But as a new report makes clear the truth couldn't be more UGLY.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Is Stephen Harper Planning to Conscript Young Canadians?

There's a strange and disturbing story circulating quietly on the internet. It was forwarded to me by someone I trust.And it seems to show that the CBC wrote a story claiming that Stephen Harper was thinking about conscripting young Canadians if he is re-elected.Only to quickly delete it a few hours later.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Why Jason Kenney Must Resign Immediately

The other day I wrote a post accusing Jason Kenney of lying. Again. Claiming that the reason we are going to bomb Syria is because the Americans need us and our so-called smart-bombs.And of getting the country's top general Tom Lawson to cover for him. Well today Lawson ate his words and make Kenney . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Jason Kenney Must Resign Immediately

Montreal Simon: Why are the Generals Covering Up For Jason Kenney?

The only thing more disturbing than having an incompetent Cold War chickenhawk like Jason Kenney posing as a Defence Minister, and lying like a thief. Over and over again.Is having Canada's top general, running behind him with a shovel.To scoop up his manure, or as David Pugliese writes, dig him out of a bomb . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why are the Generals Covering Up For Jason Kenney?

Montreal Simon: Cpl. Stuart Langridge and the Horror of Harper’s Army

The other night I wrote about the tragic story of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, who killed himself seven years ago after serving his country honourably in Bosnia and Afghanistan.And I described how the military didn't accept that he was suffering from PTSD, treated him like a criminal, and didn't let his family read the suicide . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Cpl. Stuart Langridge and the Horror of Harper’s Army

Montreal Simon: The Return of Sgt. Doiron and the Betrayal of Cpl. Langridge

They brought Sgt. Andrew Doiron back to Canada today, and I was glad to see that thousands of Canadians turned out to welcome him home down the Highway of Heroes.Once I thought that reception was too militaristic, and too American. But now I think it's right that we should value every life, and honour . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Return of Sgt. Doiron and the Betrayal of Cpl. Langridge

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Went Off the Deep End

I always knew he was dangerous. And that madness ran in his family.I knew the first Harper to arrive in Canada had to removed from office for "violent and oppressive measures vindictive beyond all reason."I knew one of his grandfathers committed suicide, and that he was prone to violent rages, and frightening bouts of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Went Off the Deep End

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Outrageously Stealthy F-35 Scandal

Two years ago he told us that he was pressing the "reset button" on his plan to buy 65 F-35 fighters from his friends at Lockheed Martin, after it was revealed that their cost would blow Canada up instead of the enemy.He promised us his corrupt regime would look at other slightly cheaper warplanes, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Outrageously Stealthy F-35 Scandal

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Road to War

I have no idea which voice in his head was commanding him, but it was a very different Stephen Harper who turned up in the House of Commons today. An unusually subdued version.He reached out to the opposition, answered their questions politely, instead of mocking them, or setting his howling Con jackals on them.But . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Road to War

Montreal Simon: When Canadian Soldiers Must Choose Between Their Pensions and Their Mental Health

I've written many stories about the callous way the Con regime and the military treat our wounded soldiers.But since nothing ever seems to be done about it, and I've seen the horror up close, I'm just going to have to keep repeating this:Making soldiers choose between their pensions and their mental health is the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When Canadian Soldiers Must Choose Between Their Pensions and Their Mental Health

Montreal Simon: Indiana Harper and the Doomed Return To Parliament

Twas the night before Parliament, and at 24 Sussex Drive not a creature or a mouse rat was stirring.Except in the dark basement where Stephen Harper was planning his triumphal return, after his golden photo-op summer.And no doubt rehearsing his new role as Indiana Harper or Great Explorer Leader. The man, who in his . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Indiana Harper and the Doomed Return To Parliament

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Chicken Hawk Gets his Feathers Plucked

Well as you know, no world leader has screamed as loudly about the crisis in Ukraine as has Stephen Harper.If words were weapons the Russians would have surrendered by now.But now NATO is demanding that he put his money where his mouth or his snout is.And the chicken hawk has been plucked.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Robin Williams and the Demon Depression

He was such a funny man, he made so many people laugh. Which only made his sad death even more shocking. Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Robin Williams and the Demon Depression

The Canadian Progressive: Chris Hedges: Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’

Chris Hedges agitates for a global mass movement of boycotts, divestment and sanctions to stop Israel’s ongoing Gaza assault and “destructive process.”

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