Montreal Simon: How the Quebec Charter of Values Ruined My Perfect Day

It was a wonderfully warm sunny day in Toronto today. A great day off to relax and pretend that summer is still here.I went to the beach, I spotted my second Monarch butterfly of the season in some flowers near the Island Club House, and I got to pet the baby alpaca at Far Enough Farm.In ...

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Bieber Factor

As you know I've always considered Jason Kenney's singular contribution to Canadian politics a real freak show.I've had trouble taking that ghastly religious fanatic seriously since he said that gays were free to get married. As long as they married someone of the opposite sex.One moment he's accusing Thomas Mulcair of being soft on religious ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Scary Religious Crisis

Holy Moly. It looks as if Stephen Harper is having a full blown religious crisis. The new polls have come down from the mountain, and they really suck. New polling numbers from EKOS show the Conservative party’s popularity has dropped ten points overall since the 2011 spring election.And to make matters worse his search for ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Christianist Threat

Uh oh. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Stephen Harper has admitted he is getting his guidance from above.Asked about how faith influences his decisions, Harper said that he prays regularly to “ask for strength and for wisdom.”Which explains the state our country is in, and why the Con regime is going up in ...

Montreal Simon: Mitt Romney and the Mormon Question

Lordy. I must admit that I didn't think Mitt Romney's deep involvement with the Mormon Church should be an issue in the U.S. election campaign.For compared to all his other liabilities, and character defects, or his many crass sermons in the Temple of the One Percent, it seemed so trivial.And besides in religion-crazy America, what's ...

Montreal Simon: Pope Benny and the Gay Plot to Destroy Humanity

When I heard that Pope Benny had described gay marriage as a threat to humanity at first I was shocked. “This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself,” he said. For what would ...

Montreal Simon: When the Religious Fight Each Other

Well let’s see…in Iraq the Sunni are bombing the Shia. In Nigeria, the Muslims are bombing the Christians. In Israel, secular Jews are battling the ultra-Orthodox. And in the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus is said to have been born, the Christians are fighting the Christians. With brooms…  Holy Moly. Forget about peace on ...

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney’s Ridiculous War on the Veil

OK. So I’m not a big fan of religion, and I’m not a big fan of the burqa or the niqab. But then as you know I’m not a big fan of Jason Kenney either. So I find his new war on the veil totally ridiculous. It seems unlikely that a woman would go to ...

Montreal Simon: The Religious Bullies Go After Gay Kids

Don’t you just love crazy religion? They are always attacking each other, claiming that only their god is the real one. Spewing gibberish and hate out of every orifice, or blowing up their rivals. But nothing can bring them together as quickly as a chance to attack gay kids. Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives say ...

Montreal Simon: The Washington Monument and the Holy Rollers

OMG. Shake me like a rattle. Or call me a prophet eh? Because as soon as I saw this. I knew that the Christianist crazies would soon be howling at the moon, and proclaiming it to be a sign of God’s wrath for the sins of America. i.e. the satanic sodomites, and the black guy in the White House. ...

Montreal Simon: Rick Perry and the Day of Hate and Pancakes

Holy prayerpalooza Batman !!! I see that brother Rick Perry, the Governator of Texas, did gather his flock around him and pray for the salvation of these United States. Father, our heart breaks for America. We see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government, and as a ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: Sunday Conservapedia*

*Because reality has a “liberal bias” Sudden Jihad Syndrome “Sudden Jihad Syndrome is a term coined by Daniel Pipes to describe Muslims that suddenly or unexpectedly turn against civilized, Western society and engage in acts of terror. Pipes has argued that due to this phenomenon all Muslims must be considered potential terrorists. Examples include:– John ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: Sunday Conservapedia*

*Because reality has a “liberal bias” Sudden Jihad Syndrome “Sudden Jihad Syndrome is a term coined by Daniel Pipes to describe Muslims that suddenly or unexpectedly turn against civilized, Western society and engage in acts of terror. Pipes has argued that due to this phenomenon all Muslims must be considered potential terrorists. Examples include:– John ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: Twitter Tuesday: Doubling-down on Santorum’s "Man-on-dog" slippery slope.

The blogger previously known as ALL-CAPS SUZANNE FORTIN (but who you cannot refer to by name now, lest she throw a twitter tantrum over it) has once again unwittingly illustrated the conservative tendency to reject reason and logic as relevant to morals. Echoing the Catholic Church’s ridiculous efforts to blame its problems with abuse on ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: Twitter Tuesday: Doubling-down on Santorum’s "Man-on-dog" slippery slope.

The blogger previously known as ALL-CAPS SUZANNE FORTIN (but who you cannot refer to by name now, lest she throw a twitter tantrum over it) has once again unwittingly illustrated the conservative tendency to reject reason and logic as relevant to morals. Echoing the Catholic Church’s ridiculous efforts to blame its problems with abuse on ...

Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu and the Stooge Harper

Well at least now we know who is the architect of Canada’s Middle East policy, the Israeli right-wing blowhard Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu. At the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper thwarted an announcement Friday by the G-8 countries that would have supported U.S. President Barack Obama’s statement that talks between ...

Montreal Simon: How I’m Preparing for the End of the World

Well as you probably know by now the world is going to end tomorrow. So I have issued my final orders for tomorrow’s Rapture Rupture Beach Party. Bring your own protective head gear and wooden spears in case Jason Kenney falls out of the sky. Read Lord of the Flies because it might come in handy. And ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: Where’s the best place in Saskatoon to enjoy a post-Rapture drink?

Some conservative religious group from the US is apparently putting up billboards all over (including Saskatoon) proclaiming that the “Rapture” is going to occur on May 21st, removing all of “the saved” from the planet and leaving the rest of us to enjoy the universe fundie-free for 5 months before God finally destroys the earth ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: Where’s the best place in Saskatoon to enjoy a post-Rapture drink?

Some conservative religious group from the US is apparently putting up billboards all over (including Saskatoon) proclaiming that the “Rapture” is going to occur on May 21st, removing all of “the saved” from the planet and leaving the rest of us to enjoy the universe fundie-free for 5 months before God finally destroys the earth ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide! Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it.

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide! Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it.

Enormous Thriving Plants: Teh cure for teh gehyz.

Teh church haz it, & iz desperately trying 2 dress it up as legitimate psychotherapy.Gotta love the self-fulfilling prophecy of shaming LGBTs as being pathological while simultaneously citing the shame that some feel as proof of that pathology.

Enormous Thriving Plants: I’ve got a bridge for sale! Interested?

That some people consider this kind of thing to be “news” or anything besides comedic fodder or psychiatric interest is beyond me.