He's been trying to soften his image by posing as a friend of poor women and children. He told a U.N. group on maternal health that "action trumps rhetoric.". His stooge John Baird denounced forced marriage, and warned of the health dangers for young women who get pregnant. Statistics provided by Baird's office show girls under 15 years old are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s, and children born to mothers under 18 years old are 60 per cent more likely to die in their first year of life. Childbirth (Read more…)
If you've ever seen the movie The Fall of the Roman Empire, the low budget version, you'll remember that this scene comes pretty close to the end.With the Empire collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.The Mad Emperor facing a rebellion in his own ranks.And the enemy at the gates.And so it must have seemed to Stephen Harper today, a living, breathing, Roman nightmare.Read more »
It would be hard to imagine a more disturbing sight. Stephen Harper surrounded by a posse of religious leaders.Looking and sounding like a smarmy televangelist, while claiming it wasn't a partisan event. Despite all the Con signs like the one in the picture.And appointing as the ambassador for the sinister Office of Religious Freedom, the Dean of a Christian College whose curriculum would drag us back to the Dark Ages. Read more »
Damn. As much as I hate doing it, I'm going to have to give Boss Harper some credit eh?The final collapse of his Con regime is turning out to be a heavenly show. And far more wonderfully apocalyptic than even I had hoped.For if on Wednesday it was Wallin, flying through the air on the public dime. Late on a Friday afternoon it had to be Dumbo Duncan, crashing to earth like a meteorite.Read more »
It was a bizarre sight. Stephen Harper standing in front of a giant poster for Dragon's Den, appearing to be deep in prayer.Although he was only at a newser in Montreal, trying to figure out what to say, after being asked an embarrassing question:Why is your government promoting Christian values?Read more »
Golly. I have no idea why Pat Martin called the Cons rat faced whores.Martin launched into a Twitter tirade for the ages Wednesday night, calling the Conservative Party “rat faced whores” and attacking Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ personal life to express his displeasure over not being invited to an announcement for a local infrastructure project.I know they're always jumping into bed with foreign interests, for money. Or handing out cheese to their supporters. But can rats OINK? Read more »
I was glad to see Obama visit the latest community in America to be shattered by gun violence. And I was happy to hear him say this.
"We can't tolerate this any more. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. So maybe all the poor little children, and the brave adults who tried to save them, didn't die in vain.But I just wish Obama had mentioned the word "gun" instead of invoking "God" so many times. Because there was more than enough God and madness in America today.Read more »
Oh my Ding Dong. Deck the gazebo with boughs of holly. Or steaming mounds of horse shit.Tony Clement, the King of Muskoka and the Minister of Misery, wants us all to know something REALLY important.He's no grinch, and the Cons don't hate Christmas. Read more »
Oh. My. Gilead. When I saw those women in red on Parliament Hill today, I thought the Harper Cons were getting ready to re-enact their favourite scene from The Handmaid's Tale.
When the women are brought before the men, told to be submissive as Lord Harper's missionary church commands them. And a gnarly old man gets to grope their rights, and instructs them to breed or ELSE.
And sure enough they were. Read more »