PHOTOS: Given the alternatives, most of the world would be delighted if this scene could be repeated, don’t you think? Probably most Americans would be too. Below: Four-time presidential winner Franklin D. Roosevelt and other presidents who contemplated third terms, but were thwarted for on reason or another, Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson and Grover . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Just say no to term limits! They’re fundamentally undemocratic and that’s why the right likes them
It was already the most bizarre political convention in modern American history. A third rate Nuremberg rally if ever there was one.But for Donald Trump yesterday had to be the worst day so far.For first he had to try to defend his wife, for the way s… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Was Totally Humiliated
I am currently reading a book by Tim Weiner entitled, One Man Against The World: The Tragedy Of Richard Nixon, and although I lived through that time, I am rediscovering what a nasty and paranoid piece of work the disgraced former President of the Unit… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Return To Sanity
PHOTOS: St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative candidate Michael Cooper, centre, with former Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis, left, and Employment Minister Pierre Pollievre in a photo grabbed from Mr. Cooper’s campaign website. Below: A shot of Mr. Cooper snapped on my doorstep when he turned up campaigning for the Conservative nomination. ST. ALBERT, Alberta St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative candidate Michael Cooper must clearly state his position on women’s reproductive rights
Harper wins the liar championship.
I hope readers will like this video.
Something has gone wrong with my computer. It has crashed many times and many of my programs are not working properly. I am unable to understand that why it is happening. I installed Google Chrome browser a while ago. The Microsoft explorer does not work properly anymore. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper: "I am not a crook"
I have written about Jason Kenney's outrageous collaboration with the shadowy Con operative Alexandra ConstantinidisHow he used her secretly taped recording to go after a Liberal candidate.How he refused to apologize after it turned out to be the wrong guy.And instead delivered this crazed diatribe…
But now he has finally ran out of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Got Taken to the Woodshed
By: Tim Harper National Affairs, Published on Sun Nov 23 2014
At the age of 77, Stephen Lewis describes himself as being “happily in his dotage,” a man free to bare his soul and dispense with diplomatic niceties.
He did just that in Charlottetown last Friday. The one-time lion of the left unleashed a . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Socialist Stephen Lewis Roars Once More in Takedown of the Stephen Harper Government
Richard Nixon laid back
Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace, after his Watergate tapes had shown the public just what kind of a man he was. Despite his claim that I am not a crook!, most believed he lied to the Congress, to the public, and probably to himself. There is no chance that Nixon . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Forget Mount Rushmore: Richard Nixon’s last laugh
I've been warning for a while that the number of young right-wing fanatics in the PMO War Machine had reached dangerous levels.And that with their master Stephen Harper so desperate, some of them would eventually take wing like the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz.And sure enough they have. And now they're . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and his Ghastly Flying Monkeys
Richard Nixon seemed to have spoken the same words when faced with the Watergate scandal.
Well since nobody believes what Stephen Harper and his Cons have to say about the Senate scandal, because they've lied about everything for eight years. And nobody believes anything the Con senators have to say because they've been revealed to be nothing but stooges of the PMO.Today the Harperites tried something different eh? They . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fatal Nixon Moment
A forlorn Richard Nixon waves goodbye to Washington for the last time from the steps of the presidential helicopter on Aug. 9, 1974. Don’t count on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the same thing any time soon, even if it destroys his party. Below: Stephen Harper looking appropriately gloomy in a Toronto . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: How will we get back to the 19th Century without Stephen Harper? Why he should go, and won’t
Well according to the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation, Stephen Harper's main activity today was talking to Barack Obama about the crisis in Syria. But knowing him I wouldn't be surprised if he spent most of his day worrying about this latest Bob Fife report. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ex-chief of staff . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Senategate Show
He's still lurking in the shadows. Still afraid to meet the media. Still hoping that Canadians will forget his Enemy List.But it's just not working. And today thousands of them demanded to know who is on that sinister list. Read more »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fatal Enemy List
I rather like this, don’t you?
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Both Richard Nixon and Stephen Harper certainly seem to have been raised with the same bedtime story, and to have taken it at face value.
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Conservative icon Tom Flanagan’s defining moment. Below: Dr. Flanagan in happier times; the six signatories of the Alberta separatist Firewall Manifesto; Richard Nixon saying goodbye during his 1952 Checkers speech. Unlike Dr. Flanagan’s likely career trajectory, Mr. Nixon came back.
Who could have predicted that yesterday would be the pope’s last . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Tom Flanagan, neoconservative spiritual leader, consigned to utter darkness
When Richard Nixon told David Frost than an illegal activity is not illegal “when the president does it” he confirmed what we’d all suspected: the “tone at the top” as far as the 37th President of the United States was concerned was hopelessly corrupt.
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States (Photo . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The “Tone at the Top” from two perspectives: Richard Nixon and the AHS
Richard Nixon after his overwhelming 1972 re-election victory. Below: George McGovern, Alison Redford. Here in Alberta’s icy capital, the winter of 2012 is starting to feel like the summer of ’73. If you’re an Alberta Progressive Conservative, this is not a good thing. Let me explain. In the spring and summer of 1972, Richard Nixon, … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Potted history: why the winter of 2012 feels like the summer of ’73
Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne, at right, and a representative of the media go inside the Cone of Silence to discuss the latest health care expense account revelations. Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated, but, boy, Maxwell Smart sure looks like Dalton McGuinty! Below: Premier Redford’s sister Lynn, CBC reporter Charles Rusnell and … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Cone of Silence won’t make Albertans any less angry at expense account shenanigans
Contemplating the thought of three more years of Stephen Harper. Below: Mr. Harper himself.
Tory times, as the old saying goes, are terrible times. So it should surprise no one that as we mark the first anniversary of Stephen Harper’s majority victory today, the country is increasingly polarized, students are in the streets of . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Today’s anniversary of a year of Tory rule in Ottawa: it just doesn’t get any better than this!