Monday, May 29, 2017

Andrew Scheer and The Rebel Connection



I'm pretty sure that most Canadians know very little about Andrew Scheer, the new leader of the Cons, who likes to call himself "Harper with a smile."

They just see a friendly looking man who always has a smile on his face, even when he's talking about the recent death of his mother. 

Or trying to stick a metaphorical knife into the back of Justin Trudeau.

But sadly, Scheer is not as nice as he appears to be. He's a dangerous religious fanatic who could threaten the rights of millions of Canadians.

Just don't expect our Con media to warn people about that, because they're too busy trying to make Ol' Smiley look like a nice guy, and a real leader.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Day The Cons Became the Reform Party Again



When I saw Rona Ambrose at the Con convention giving her farewell speech, praising herself extravagantly  and bragging about how "she could kick Trudeau in the balls," I knew it was going to be a weird night.

And that I was right, Ambrose has no class.

But who knew the Cons would end up giving themselves, and their chances of winning the next election, a kick in the same place?

After electing as their new leader a religious fanatic described as "Harper with a smile."

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Simpsons on Donald Trump's 125 Days in Power



After nine days abroad in Europe and the Middle East Donald Trump is on his back to Washington and calling his trip a "home run."

When in fact it was a total disaster, and Trump never looked so crazy and dangerous. 

President Trump failed to commit to remaining within the Paris climate agreement during a two-day meeting with world leaders that ended here Saturday, but he tweeted that he was still considering it and would announce a final decision “next week.”

He was however able to dodge questions from the media, but as the Simpsons predict, now it's back to reality.

The Ghastly Beginning of the Con Clown Convention



As I watched the Con leadership candidates deliver their final speeches yesterday evening I was struck by three things:

How small the convention room was, how old and white the audience.

And how absurd were those speeches

Thirteen candidates vying to replace Stephen Harper as permanent Conservative leader delivered their final speeches Friday night, pitching their vision for the country and urging party unity in the wake of a long and sometimes divisive campaign.

When most of the Cons had already voted.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jared Kushner and the Trump Corruption Scandal



Well there he was at the Western Wall the other day, trying to look as pious as possible. 

But when you're Donald Trump that's not easy.

No matter how hard you try...



And by the time he visited the pope his first family act was looking a little monstrous...

Nigel Wright and the Con Scandal That Won't Die



The timing couldn't have been more embarrassing for the Cons. 

On Saturday they will choose a new leader, and Rona Ambrose is still desperately trying to whip up interest in the event...

As well as trying to make Canadians believe that the Cons have changed, and are now the New/Nouveau Conservative Party.

When along comes a blast from the past, to remind us who they really are...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rona Ambrose and the Bleak Future of the Cons



With just three days to go before the Cons choose a new leader, I see that Rona Ambrose is still trying to whip up some interest in the event.

Still claiming that she was always planning to leave. 

“If I was going to stay in politics, I would have run for the full leadership. I made that choice then. I knew I was going to leave.”

And still insisting that her decision to run for the exit had nothing to do with the dilapidated state of the Harper Party.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Is the Donald Trump Story Making People Sick?



Oh boy. I thought I was going to be able to completely ignore Donald Trump's Magical Mystery Tour of the Middle East this week end.

Which would have been good, because quite frankly I've got to break my Trump Show addiction, before I end up like him. Bellowing incoherently, feeling sorry for myself. And making no sense.

But then I saw that photo of Lord Blobby with the Egyptian dictator, and the senile King of Saudi Arabia, and the glowing orb.

And I was hooked again....

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Why Justin Trudeau Has The Wind In His Sails



It's getting pretty close to my favourite time of the year. Time to think about harnessing the wind out on the lake, and getting away from it all.

Now that I have almost recovered from my motorcycle accident.

Or just taking to my hammock, reading some real books, and making a list of the many reasons I love living in Canada.

And this would would be one of them.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Donald Trump's Russian Problem Just Keeps Getting Worse



Oh well, at least now we know why those Russian diplomats seemed to be having such a good time in the Oval Office, while Donald Trump seemed strangely out of it.

Not only had he shared some top-secret intelligence with them, after ordering the White House media out of the room.

It seems Trump also told the Russians why he had fired the FBI director James Comey.

And once again managed to shoot himself in the foot.

By making himself sound both guilty AND crazy.