As I watched Stephen Harper being grilled by Tom Mulcair today I couldn't help being struck by how beaten he looked. How the fight seems to have gone out of him. At one point after slumping into his seat, he even let Paul Calandra the Con buffoon answer a question from Mulcair, something he never does.Only to be forced back to his feet by Mulcair with this question:
And you can see what I mean eh? He's there but he isn't.
And it all made me ask myself the same question John Ivison asks today: Is Stephen Harper getting ready to RESIGN? Read more »
Well it's not exactly the French Revolution eh? But this being Canada it's probably the closest we can get to one. Michael Chong has presented his Reform Act that would shake up our Parliament to its very foundations. Conservative MP Michael Chong today tabled the proposed reform act, a private member's bill intended to restore a system of checks and balances that would shift some power away from party leaders towards members of Parliament and their party caucuses.And trim the power of would be dictators like Stephen Harper.Read more »
Well he wasn't in the House of Commons today to answer questions about the latest twist in his sordid Senate scandal. No doubt recovering from his long musical set at a Jewish community fundraiser the night before. Or too busy promoting his boring hockey book in downtown Toronto this morning. So he didn't have to try to explain why his PMO lawyer's e-mails mysteriously disappeared. Read more »
Golly. It's a miracle I tell you. Remember how the Cons told us that Benjamin Perrin's e-mails had been deleted when he left the PMO? So we couldn't determine what that PMO lawyer told Stephen Harper about the Duffy deal.Well it turns out that was just another oops, or another Big Lie. Read more »
OMG. I can hardly believe my furry ears. But a strange sound is coming from the Con Castle. And no, it's not the sound of Great Scandalous Leader standing in front of a mirror, and screaming "I know NOTHING !@#!!!" Over and over again. To see which one looks more credible.No, it seems that one of his faithful traitorous followers, Michael Chong, is planning a revolt of the Con sheeple !!!!! Read more »
If you watch Question Period these days you know that there is a new star in the Con Circus. The clown Paul Calandra, the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary, who answers more questions about the Senate scandal than Stephen Harper does.And turns every serious question into a joke or a smear. Read more »
Well there he was again today answering all questions about the Senate scandal by repeating the same mantra. Nigel Wright and Mike Duffy are the ones responsible. That's why Duffy is no longer a member of the Conservative caucus, that's why I fired Wright.But for some reason not explaining why he hasn't fired Irving Gerstein, the Con bagman-in-chief. Read more »
They are threatening our democracy. Threatening the planet, threatening our lakes and rivers. Now they stand accused of the ultimate crime: threatening our food supply. Canada’s food recall system has not been properly managed by the federal government and “significant improvements” are needed to keep consumers safe, says the federal auditor general. In his report released Tuesday, Michael Ferguson blasted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for shortcomings in its oversight of the food safety system. Read more »
It seemed only appropriate that at one point in today's Question Period Stephen Harper looked like he was praying. But who can blame him eh? Because the day of reckoning has finally arrived. And as Paul Wells wrote today, you can't polish a turd. Read more »
Well he wasn't in the House of Commons today to answer any questions about the Senate scandal. No doubt recovering from his latest attempt to try to improve his image by posing as a man of the people. Which can't be easy when you're a millionaire. And you have to go to a football game to try to make yourself look popular. But of course, it's not hard to understand why Stephen Harper is so afraid of saying anything eh?Not when he's caught between a rock and a hard place. Read more »
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 sent out their chief flak Jason MacDonald to make a new and outrageous claim:Good to go didn't mean let's make a deal. It meant do what you must to force Mike Duffy to PAY. Read more »
Well now we know why Stephen Harper has been looking so pale and so fearful. Or just so pathetic. Because he just may be about to start paying for that sordid Senate scandal. The federal Liberals maintain a lead in three of four ridings up for grabs in Monday’s byelections, according to a new poll from Forum Research. Liberal candidates lead their opposition by more than 10 points in Toronto Centre, the Montreal riding of Bourassa, and the Manitoba riding of Brandon-Souris, according to the poll.Read more »
I like the look on Stephen Harper's face these days. He's starting to look like a deer caught in the headlights. For the first time you can see fear in his eyes. The man who likes to scare and bully others is now scared himself.Read more »
I've always thought it ironic that a man called Greg Horton should be the one who might bring down Great Timmy Leader by exposing the corruption of his evil empire. But it wasn't until today that I realized how much we owe that RCMP investigator. The Mountie investigating the Senate expense scandal, Cpl. Greg Horton, went before a judge on Wednesday to consent to the public release of the Information to Obtain (IT0) a production order he had sworn five days earlier. The ITO was provided to the media later that day. Had Horton not consented, it could have been (Read more…)
I told you it would be a hot love story, and you can't get any hotter than this eh? Stephen Harper thinks Rob Ford has been a bad boy. And he may be rough trade.But he still loves him. And he doesn't think he should resign. Read more »
Well he wasn't in the House of Commons today. He was out in Lac Megantic handing out a $95 million cheque. But he couldn't run away from the questions about another cheque. The one he was apparently prepared to write Mike Duffy to paper over a budding scandal with party funds.The one that can be boiled down to this question: who do you believe Stephen Harper or the police? Read more »
It was a scene right out of the last days of the Weimar Republic. A Con regime exposed as rotten to the core. Its leader proclaiming his innocence, and clinging to ignorance. Read more »
He fought back against his accusers like a cornered animal. He tried to smear them by accusing them of criminal acts, even of being communists. He fudged his answers, and repeated his talking points over and over again.But he could not deny the allegations contained in this report. Read more »
Well after staying away as long as he could, and seeing the stature of his ally Rob Ford diminished, Stephen Harper returned to the Commons today, only to find the Senate scandal waiting for him.
And ending up looking a little diminished himself.Read more »
Well let's put it this way eh? It wasn't pretty. He rocked back and forth in his chair mocking a councillor by pretending to be a drunk driver. He shouted insults at people in the audience.He stomped around like a bull in a crack house, knocking down a councillor. He compared what was happening to him to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait.But at 5:33 pm on the blessed day of November 18th, 2013, Rob Ford was finally neutered. Read more »
Now its beyond denial, now it's psychosis. Now he's no longer satisfied with being the Crack Mayor of Toronto. Now he's telling Fox News he wants to be Prime Minister. Read more »
He is the only one charged in the Robo Con scandal. Michael Sona, the former Con staffer who claims he is being set-up to conceal a much larger conspiracy.A couple of days ago we finally found out the names of six Conservative Party workers, who the PMO has brought forward to claim that Sona told them he did it. A publication ban has been lifted on the names of six witnesses who allegedly said then Conservative Party staffer Michael Sona bragged to them about arranging a misleading robocall in Canada's 2011 federal election.Today we found out that (Read more…)
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OK here's the bad news. Rob Ford made the opening of Saturday Night Live….
Opener – CBC News Toronto – SNL 11-16-13 by IdolxMuzic
And the good news?He's actually worse than that. The Americans only used "aboot" once eh?Ford is NOT invited to today's Santa Claus parade. So the kiddies are safe.And sooner rather than later, like his good friend Steve Harper, he'll be out on his ass. Read more »