Saturday, September 23, 2017
A few days ago I wondered how long we might have to wait before marijuana is legalized in this country.
And whether the premiers, the police, and Andrew Scheer's Cons would be able to stop the Trudeau government from making next years's Canada Day also Cannabis Day.
But now I'm feeling a lot more confident that the target date will be respected.
Now that I know that two former senior police officers, including one who was a Con minister, are jumping on the marijuana bandwagon.
Friday, September 22, 2017
It's hard to believe it's happening in Europe, and in an ostensibly democratic country like Spain.
But just as the autonomous region of Catalonia was planning to hold a referendum on whether or not to secede from Spain, the Spanish government has tried to block it by arresting some separatist leaders.
The Spanish police detained more than a dozen people in the region of Catalonia on Wednesday, drastically escalating tensions between the national government and Catalan separatists. The episode occurred less than two weeks before a highly contentious referendum on independence that the government in Madrid has vowed to block.
And stealing the ballots.
Only to reap the righteous wrath of the Catalan people.
If you believe our Con media you might think that the entire country was rising up to fight the Liberal government's plan to make our tax system fairer.
If you believe Andrew Scheer, you might think that millions of middle class Canadians are as mad as hell at Justin Trudeau for calling them tax cheats.
Even if he didn't.
If you believe Pierre Poilievre, you might think that Canada is in a state of rebellion.
https://t.co/oWIRCpe0V4— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) September 21, 2017
Rebellion brewing in N.B. against Prime Minister Trudeau’s proposed tax changes
And sure enough, here's an anti-tax protest in Saskatoon...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Hurricane Mueller was closing in on Donald Trump at an alarming speed.
I said it was gathering strength with every passing day.
And that it was only a matter of time before it came ashore at the Trump White House.
Well now Mueller has finally arrived.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ever since General John Kelly took over as Donald Trump's chief of Staff, or Babysitter-in-Chief, he has been able to restrain him better than most.
Marred only by the occasional temper tantrum or soiled diaper.
But yesterday as we all know, Trump was able to escape Kelly's clutches for a couple of hours.
And shock the whole world.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
It should have been a crowning moment for Andrew Scheer. His first day in the returning House of Commons, as the new leader of the Harper Party.
His first chance to face Justin Trudeau, deploy his creepy grin, and claim he's trying to save small businesses from his greedy clutches...
But sadly for Scheer it just didn't work.
He lost his grin, he lost his argument.
Although he did gain a new nose.
Monday, September 18, 2017
We've been talking about legalizing marijuana in this country for about fifty years, since the Le Dain Commission delivered its report.
Which was completely ignored, as was another report produced by the Senate.
So I'm glad that our next Canada Day is also supposed to be Cannabis Day, the day the insane War on Weed finally ends.
But as that day approaches, those who would like that war to continue are becoming more and more vocal.
There is a touch of reefer madness in the air. Again.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
For weeks I've been warning that there was something funny or fishy about the way Andrew Scheer and his Cons were attacking the Liberal government's plans to reform our tax system.
Warning that nobody should believe Scheer when he claimed he was trying to defend the poor rather than the rich.
And sure enough, Vice News has obtained copies of the Con's secret documents detailing how their MPs are to go after the government,
And they couldn't be more shocking.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Early this morning, about 1.2 billion kilometres away from Earth, an amazing 20-year voyage came to a sudden end.
When the Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn.
And I must admit that when it did, I found myself moved beyond belief.
Donald Trump is trying to make us believe that he has turned over a new leaf, and that he's not as bad as we thought he was.
But sadly for him it's just not working.
For it seems he can't stop comparing Nazis to the Antifa, or anti-fascists, who confront them in the streets.