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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: Is Donald Trump’s Campaign Going Off the Rails?

Watching Donald Trump these days is like watching a mad man riding a roller coaster, and about to fly off the rails.Because while sometimes he sounds supremely confident, brandishing one small poll after the other to make it sound like it just a matter of time before he turns the White House into the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Donald Trump’s Campaign Going Off the Rails?

Montreal Simon: Ted Cruz’s Hilarious Endorsement of Donald Trump

Let it never be said that Ted Cruz holds a grudge for long. Or that he will let anything get in the way of his feverish desire to be President.

Not even what’s left of his dignity, his father’s good name, or his wife’s honour.

For after having called Donald Trump every dirty word in the book, and claiming he’d have to be a “servile puppy” to endorse him 

Big Ted has rolled over like a lap dog and endorsed him anyway.
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ted Cruz’s Hilarious Endorsement of Donald Trump

Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Was Totally Humiliated

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

Montreal Simon: The New Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Scary Attack Ad

Donald Trump has been on his best behaviour recently, as he tries to change his tone to try to look more presidential. Donald Trump defended Saturday his method of striking a different tone at rallies than he does behind closed doors with party offici… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The New Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Scary Attack Ad

Montreal Simon: Is Donald Trump’s Campaign Heading for Disaster?

He's still standing. He's still leading the chorus line from Hell to the Republican nomination.But Donald Trump is looking and sounding a lot less confident these days.And with good reason. It was a REALLY bad week. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Donald Trump’s Campaign Heading for Disaster?

Montreal Simon: The Horror of Donald Trump Through the Eyes of the Simpsons

Just over sixteen years ago in an episode called Bart to the Future, Lisa Simpson predicted the rise of Donald Trump.When as the newly inaugurated President of the United States she told her staff that Trump's presidency had bankrupted the country… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Horror of Donald Trump Through the Eyes of the Simpsons

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump Gets Back in the Wrestling Ring

A few days ago, I pointed out that Donald Trump learned most of his political skills in the wrestling ring.That's why everything is bigger than life, or YUUUUGE.That's why every villain is an ethnic stereotype, that's why he talks like d… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump Gets Back in the Wrestling Ring

Alberta Politics: George Clark’s parking lot putschists deliver an unintended compliment to Alberta’s NDP Government

PHOTOS: Alberta First Plebiscite Warriors leader George Clark, in a screen shot from a video interview shot not long before someone stepped on the hose from his media oxygen supply. Below: Donald Trump and Calgary’s own Ted Cruz, a couple of U.S. pol… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: George Clark’s parking lot putschists deliver an unintended compliment to Alberta’s NDP Government

Politics and its Discontents: Some Americans Sure Do Love Their Ignorance

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz says we should follow the scientific evidence about climate change, and then goes on to ignore it with confabulation and obfuscation. In Cruz world, it is all just a cover for the government’s desire to have tot… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Some Americans Sure Do Love Their Ignorance

Montreal Simon: The Republican Nightmare and the Canada Party

Well today is Iowa Caucus day in America, and I must admit I'm a little concerned about the mental state of many of our neighbours, and where they might be going.Because in their current fevered state ANYTHING could happen.And to make matters wor… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Republican Nightmare and the Canada Party

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 1: Happy new year … sort of

Welcome to 2016! Let’s start the year by forgetting old animosities, starting fresh and looking forward to an era of peace and goodwill between all religions and peoples. In that spirit, Iran and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a violent spat over, basically, something that happened in 632. This week, Saudi Arabia (which is Muslim, […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 1: Happy new year … sort of

LeDaro: Ted Cruz for president

There is something repulsive about this guy. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Ted Cruz for president

LeDaro: Ted Cruz for president

There is something repulsive about this guy. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Ted Cruz for president

LeDaro: Ted Cruz Surges to the Top in NBC News Poll

There’s a strong new challenge to Donald Trump as Ted Cruz is now within striking distance to take the lead.American presidential race is becoming quite interesting. This is taking an interesting turn. I understand GOP is going to denunciate both these… . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Ted Cruz Surges to the Top in NBC News Poll

LeDaro: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz – candidates for president and vice-president

We have limited capacity to take more refugees. Our prayers for American friends. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz – candidates for president and vice-president

LeDaro: Ted Cruz – Back to school

The Disaffected Lib: I Used to Find Him Odd. Now I Know He’s Nuts.

He’s the Republican presidential nomination front runner (if only because there’s no one else in the race yet) and he’s a special guy at that.  In his own humble opinion, Ted Cruz is a modern day Galileo.  And those of us who accept the scientific consensus on climate change?  Well, in the curious mind of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: I Used to Find Him Odd. Now I Know He’s Nuts.

The Disaffected Lib: Will Ted Cruz Become the First Canadian to Run For President?

Something’s up.  Ted Cruz, the Republican poster boy for all things far right, has still not ditched his Canadian citizenship.

It’s a relatively easy process.  He could probably go into the nearest Service Canada office and get help filling out the forms.  Instead he’s had lawyers on this and yet, a year or more . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Will Ted Cruz Become the First Canadian to Run For President?

Alberta Diary: Ted Cruz: For God (& country’s) sake, talk to Conrad Black before you shred your Canadian passport!

Canada or USA? USA or Canada? Texas Senator Ted Cruz, visible between the signs, ponders what he should do. Actual Tea Party favourites may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Cruz waves bye-bye to his fellow Canadians … maybe; Lord Black of Crossharbour.

It’s said here that Calgary native Ted Cruise needs . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ted Cruz: For God (& country’s) sake, talk to Conrad Black before you shred your Canadian passport!

LeDaro: Senator Ted Cruz gone crazy

He is one of those tea-baggers. He spoke for 23 hours in the U.S senate to block Obamacare. Amongst developed world U.S has about the worst healthcare system. The Obamacare gives some hope although it failed to legislate public healthcare. But this Crazy Cruz wants no changes. Even his own Republican colleagues are opposed to . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Senator Ted Cruz gone crazy

Let Freedom Rain II: So Ted Cruz was originally a Canadian. The shame.

Interesting Cruz was born in Calgary. Who would have guessed? Just sayin’.

Now that Cruz has proffered a certificate showing his land of birth, I can’t wait for The Donald and the other loons on the right to accuse Cruz of forging his birth certificate.

Oh wait, I forgot about the Republican debates. You . . . → Read More: Let Freedom Rain II: So Ted Cruz was originally a Canadian. The shame.

Progressive Proselytizing: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Venus

Some days it feels like the different sides of the US political map really are different species. Today was one of those days. Controversial freshman Republican Senator Ted Cruz got into a bit of an exchange with a Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart of the Senate Democratic leadership, over gun rights.

The video of this . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Venus