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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Whispering Way to War

Golly. What a difference a day makes. On Wednesday Stephen Harper was loudly taunting the opposition.And all but inviting the terrorists to attack us.But yesterday he was suddenly more subdued, as if realizing what might happen if they did attack us. And Canadians blamed him.So he was barely whispering as he met with security officials, and prepared to turn Canada into a police state. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper: The Not So Great Economist Leader

Well as you know, Stephen Harper is desperately trying to convince us, and our falling loonie, that everything is under control.And that he is STILL a Great Economist Leader.But I'm sorry to report failing miserably. The Canadian dollar is sinking ever deeper, hitting its lowest in almost six years, amid the ongoing rout in the oil market and increasingly “dovish” central banks.Because now the poor loonie is the Harper Peso. And we're all a little poorer. But then why should we be surprised eh?When all his claims that he knows what he's doing, are turning out to be FRAUDULENT.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Disastrous Return to Parliament

As I'm sure you know, Stephen Harper has been under a lot of stress recently. The economy is tanking, he blew the surplus before he had one, only the dumb and the crazy believe that he is still a Great Economist Leader.And that's driving him CRAAAAAAZY.So when the time came for him to return to Parliament yesterday, his faithful fanatics in the PMO prepared this little Twitter video to cheer him up.

Pleased to be back on the hill for the new Parliamentary session. #cdnpoli #QP @TwitterCanadahttps://t.co/BTAHBKmyMr— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) January 27, 2015

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Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro and the Barbarity of the Cons

Well I'm sure it's just a coincidence that on the day Dean Del Mastro appeared in court for his sentencing hearing. And demanded a mistrial. Former MP Dean Del Mastro is asking the Ontario Court of Justice to dismiss his Oct. 31 guilty verdicts related to overspending in the 2008 federal election campaign and declare a mistrial.After having told the judge that her guilty verdict was just a matter of opinion:The Cons would choose this day to let it be known that they're all for harsh sentences. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Totally Unbelievable Transformation of Stephen Harper

Even by the standards of the monstrous Stephen Harper, whose many images reflect the many warring voices in his head, it's an amazing transformation. Or mutation.For nine years he was the Oily Messiah, the maniacal missionary who once told an audience in Britain that developing the oil sands was akin to building the Great Wall of China or the Pyramids.The Father of Albertonia, and of course, Big Oil's favourite pimp…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Michelle Rempel and the Horror of Stephen Harper

Well it's been a slow and sad descent for Michelle Rempel, into the darkness or the bowels of Harperland.From little Miss Con Goldilocks, to the most fanatical follower of her beloved leader Stephen Harper. The groupie of groupies.The bubbly bubbling fanatic who could put out a tweet like this one today…

I wish I could tell you what led to that absurd statement. Or why she's calling Google The Google.But sadly I can't, because I've been BLOCKED !!!!!Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Canada: Where Cons and Idiots Roam

Oh boy. It's lucky that where I live it's impossible to not know that I live in the Great White North.Because if it wasn't, I might wonder whether I'm still living in Canada, or whether Stephen Harper has already changed it beyond recognition.

For it really is hard to believe that if you type "Stephen Harper was" into the Google search machine.This is what comes up? Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Image Problem and the Con’s Secret Weapon

Well as you can imagine, Stephen Harper is having a little trouble with his image these days.He can't pose as a Great Economist Leader anymore, not with the disastrous state of the economy.And although he is still trying to portray himself as a Great Strong Leader, as I pointed yesterday. He knows that image is fatally flawed…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Terrorist Trap

Well just I predicted, Stephen Harper is moving quickly to take political advantage of that skirmish between our special forces in Iraq, and a group of ISIS terrorists.Using it to puff out his chest or his belly, and sound like a tough guy.

"This is a robust mission, we're there to make those guys effective so they can take on the Islamic State and deal with them," he said in response to a question from CBC News during an appearance in St. Catharines, Ont. "If those guys fire at us, we're going to fire back and we're (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Fall of the Oily Messiah

For almost a decade he was able to fool countless Canadians into believing that he was the Oily Messiah.The Great Economist Leader who would lead us to prosperity down the tarry road to Greater Alberta.Even if he left the rest of the country in ruins, and the planet in flames.But yesterday that myth was officially shattered by the Governor of the Bank of Canada. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Humiliation of Jason Kenney and the Desperation of the Cons

Yesterday I wrote about how Jason Kenney was embarrassed, when he claimed in a CTV interview that the government would use budget cuts to easily balance the budget. But wouldn't touch the rainy day fund set aside for emergencies, like natural disasters. Because you know, the Con regime is a RESPONSIBLE government, Only to have an anonymous Finance Department official say exactly the opposite. They're NOT planning budget cuts, but they ARE thinking of going after the rainy day fund.Which as I pointed out, left Kenney looking like an idiot or a dunce…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Ghosts of Scandals Past

By proroguing the budget until April, and presumably cancelling any plans for an early election, Stephen Harper has guaranteed himself a visit from the Ghosts of Scandals Past.And I'm not just talking about Mike Duffy, or Dean del Mastro who will be sentenced later this month.Or his old friend Bruce Carson who will also have his day in court on corruption charges…

Or even a possible appearance by the ghost of Pamela Wallin.Because now he's also facing the prospect of having to confront the ghost of Arthur Porter…Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Alberta, and the House of Saud

Well let's face it, it's not a great time to be an Albertan. Their Great Leader Stephen Harper's oily obsession with creating a Greater Albertonia his leading them to disaster.Once they were living high off the bitumen, and lording it over the rest of us. Now the wheels are falling off their monster trucks, and they're heading for a recession. But when they look around for somebody to blame, maybe they should take a close look at their House of Harper and it's warm relationship with the House of Saud.Because then they might ask themselves, as Jeffrey (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Issue that Will Destroy Him

Gosh. What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I wrote about that nightmarish Ipsos Reid poll that suggested that Stephen Harper had risen from his political grave, and was heading for another majority.And I said that I couldn't wait for another poll, to see if the numbers were more encouraging.And whether the sagging economy might take him down with it.And in that regard the news couldn't be better. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and My Horrible Majority Nightmare

It was a horrible nightmare. There was Stephen Harper in the musty basement of his House of Pain.Chained to a chair by the young fanatics running the PMO, to prevent their beloved master from blowing apart at the seams, under the weight of all that bad economic news.Or stumbling out into the street in the middle of the night, dressed only in his pyjamas, screaming: "I'm STILL a Great Economist Leader. And I'm not CRAZY !!#@!!But then just as I'm thinking oh goody, at least he's restrained. And all that bad news will surely finish him off. (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Breaking: The Harper Cons Prorogue the Budget

Uh oh. In my last post I said that I wasn't sure whether Oily Joe Oliver knew what he was doing.But it turns out the situation is even worse than I thought.One moment he's claiming we have nothing to worry about. Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the government is confident it can balance the next federal budget without scaling back on new tax measures and still turn up a small surplus, despite falling oil prices.And that he isn't really worried about oil prices tanking.The next moment he's proroguing the budget !!! Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the End of the Great Economist Myth

Well it must have been a grim scene in the PMO bunker last night. For years the Con propaganda machine has tried to brainwash Canadians into believing that Stephen Harper is a Great Economist Leader. The steady hand on the wheel, steering us to prosperity, the only leader who knows ANYTHING about economics. Even as he put all our economic eggs into one oily basket, decimated our manufacturing sector, flooded the country with foreign workers, drove down wages, and failed to come up with an industrial strategy, or create enough jobs. But today that absurd myth finally fell apart, after the (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Sinister Plan to Kill Our Medicare System

Over the years I have written dozens and dozens of posts about the way Stephen Harper is planning to slowly strangle our precious medicare system.This one being the latest.And the reason I have is because NOTHING he is doing bothers me more. For it would cause mass misery, and be the end of the Canadian dream.So I'm really glad to see that people like Linda McQuaig are also raising the alarm. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Joe Oliver, and the Latest Porky Ad Scandal

As you may have noticed, Stephen Harper has stopped bragging about his government's economic record.Now it's all about the Great War on Terror, and the dangerous jihadis Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair.But then who can blame him?If I had screwed up the economy like that, I'd also be hiding in a closet.But sadly that still hasn't stopped him from using OUR money to pump out even more porky ads like this one…

Even if it is totally fraudulent.Read more »

Montreal Simon: New Harper Stooge Goes After a Veteran’s Group

Last week I predicted that Erin O'Toole, who replaced Julian Fantino as the Con Minister of Veteran Affairs would turn out to be no better than his predecessor.Or just another Harper stooge.And sure enough it hasn't taken long for him to show his true colours.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, the Terrorist Menace, and the Web of Deception

One thing I learned long ago is that if you want to know what Stephen Harper is really up to, you can't just cover one story and move on, like so many other bloggers like to do.You have to put them all together like a jig saw puzzle, or the strands of a monstrous spider's web, to understand what sinister plan he is stealthily spinning.Understand for example, that in the case of the Great Terrorist Menace that he is trying to whip up to try to scare Canadians into voting for him, he is spinning a giant web (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: How We Can Stop Harper and Take Our Country Back

In my last post I looked at Stephen Harper’s ghastly record and wondered how he gets away with it. And I said that I was confident that although a lot of people in this country are discouraged, that record would come back to haunt him in the election campaign.Despite his desperate efforts to reinvent himself…

Especially since that record is even worse than most people imagine. As Michael Harris explains in this shocking video…

And the good news is, as Harris says at the end, we can do something about it:“The difference is us. If we stand (Read more…)

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Montreal Simon: How Does Stephen Harper Get Away With It?

One of the questions I get asked the most is how after damaging Canada so much does Stephen Harper get away with it?And I have to tell them I have no idea. I'm not a psychiatrist, I can't explain madness.Or how he could fool so many for so long.But with Harper creeping up in the polls it's a question I ask myself a lot. So I'm glad to see that Bob Hepburn is also wondering the same thing.How does Stephen Harper get away with it after the way he has behaved?Read more »

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Politics of Fear

Even for a man like Stephen Harper with so many screaming voices in his head, it was an astonishing transformation. Something right out of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.One moment he was telling a a group of young people in BC about how he planned to create gazillions of jobs for them. And purring like a kitten.The next moment he was raving like a maniac, and declaring that we were all under attack and threatening to turn us into a police state.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Grubby Stephen Harper and Need For Change

One of the things I despise the most about Stephen Harper is that he would turn this big, beautiful country, into something as small and as grubby as he is.Turn a still young country like Canada into an old and tired one, where greed rules and change is viewed as threatening. Or as Carol Goar writes, viewed as impossible to achieve. Read more »