Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Cowardly Non Condemnation of Ezra Levant

Earlier today I wrote a post demanding to know why Andrew Scheer was hesitating to condemn the white supremacist views of Ezra Levant's bigot Rebel.After spending so much time riding on that stinking and sinking boat.  Well now it turns out he did say something about it in B.C. last night.And it couldn't be more pathetic.Read ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Asher Schechter examines new studies showing how massive markups are enriching corporations at the expense of workers: The two standard explanations for why labor’s share of output has fallen by 10 percent over the past 30 years are globalization (American workers are losing out to their counterparts ...

Montreal Simon: Is Ezra Levant’s Bigot Rebel Falling Apart?

For years Ezra Levant has been peddling bigotry for fun and profit. And ever since the rise of Donald Trump, his ratty racist rag The Rebel has become more and more extreme. Not just reaching out to the freaks, nasty nerds and neo-nazis of Trump's so-called Alt-Right army. But actually jumping into bed with them.And even worse, if that's possible, ...

Montreal Simon: The Dangerous Cowardice of the Nazi Supporter Donald Trump.

I can only imagine how Donald Trump must be feeling after his depraved and disastrous reaction to that deadly Nazi party in Charlottesville.But I wouldn't be surprised if he's ready to go nuclear, for he must be that desperate.Democrats and Republicans are attacking him for failing to call a white supremacist a white supremacist, or a ...

wmtc: join the ndp and vote for niki ashton: deadline aug 17

The deadline to join the NDP and vote for Niki Ashton is August 17. Last night I saw something that shocked me, and today I did something I’ve never done before: I joined a political party. And I did it so I can cast my vote for Niki Ashton for leader of the federal NDP. ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Neo–Nazi Terrorists

Along with the religious fanatics they have always been Donald Trump's most loyal supporters.The ones who call themselves alt-rightists or white nationalists, but I call white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.Since their Gropenfuhrer was elected President they have become even more brazen, and don't even bother to wear masks or white hoods anymore.So this weekend they held ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Fatal Con Bigot Mistake

It wasn't long ago that I told you that Andrew Scheer and his grubby Cons had dropped the Omar Khadr story like a hot potato.Or a poisonous snake.After spending days trashing our country in the United States for crass political purposes.And now we know why.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Rolling Stone Cover and the Con Clown Lisa Raitt

As soon as I saw Justin Trudeau on the cover of Rolling Stone, I groaned loudly, and cranked up the music in my ears, because I knew exactly how the Cons would react, and that it would be ugly.And sure enough it was. They wailed like banshees, they ground their teeth until they sounded like cicadas, ...

wmtc: why do we need to say black lives matter? a brief and partial history lesson

The African American experience in Los Angeles County, California: a brief and selected timeline of sorts.* From 1940-1960, thousands of African Americans migrated from Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, and other southern states to California, hoping to find decent jobs, affordable housing, and equality of opportunity. California was not quite as welcoming as advertised. Housing was strictly ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Noah Smith writes that far too many Americans (like people around the globe) face needless barriers to thinking, and suggests that the key public project of this century may be to remedy those problems: The biggest threat to clear-headedness comes from drugs. The twin epidemics of opioid-painkiller ...

wmtc: what i’m reading: pit bull: the battle over an american icon

If you have an opinion about pitbulls, chances are good that it’s based on myth, misinformation, and even disinformation. I know a good deal about dogs, and I thought I knew a lot about pitbulls, yet I was constantly amazed and enlightened by Bronwen Dickey’s Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon. Here are some ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau, Omar Khadr, and the Monster Stephen Harper

I've been having too much of a good time sailing and fishing in the north of Scotland to keep up with what has been happening in Canada.But everywhere I go, as soon as people find out I'm a Canadian, they can't wait to tell me how much they admire Justin Trudeau.And how they wish he ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Kate Aronoff writes that in addition to being a political loser, corporate-friendly centrism is extremely dangerous in allowing for far less than the effort we should be putting into fighting climate change. And Tess Riley reports on new research that only a hundred companies are responsible for ...

wmtc: a must-read if you’re responding to ignorance and bigotry about omar khadr’s settlement

In case everyone hasn’t seen this yet, written by someone named Ben Feral Selinger. July 6 Okay, I’m fucking sick of the idiocy and done with writing a diatribe every single time a friend posts about how they’re upset that Trudeau is giving a terrorist $10m. You people are…. wilfully ignorant and hypocritical. Here’s why. ...

Montreal Simon: Will Donald Trump Be The One Who Finishes Off Kellie Leitch?

As we all know, Kellie Leitch tried her best during the Con leadership race to make us believe that she was Canada's Donald or Donalda Trump.Denouncing the One-Percent even though she's one of them. And ranting and raving about immigrants and refugees.It didn't do her any good of course. She finished in sixth place, behind even Brad ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant and the Perfect Storm

I'm sure many of you have read the book, or seen the movie Ship of Fools. Well now get ready for Ezra Levant and his Ship of Bigots.Because the Rebel gang is setting sail again. And while the Rebel Commander is probably in desperate need of a sunny vacation. Most of all he needs the money.For he ...

Montreal Simon: The Abominable Cowardice of Andrew Scheer

This much we know about Andrew Scheer, the man who likes to call himself Stephen Harper Two, or Harper with a smile.We know he is a serious religious fanatic, who owes Brad Trost his new job.We know that his political philosophy is more Republican than Canadian.But who knew he was such an appalling coward?Read more ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Bigot Party and the Shame of Kellie Leitch

You might think that Kellie Leitch had embarrassed herself enough. Done what was left of her reputation enough damage.During the last election, her cultural barbarism show bombed so bad, the stench alone helped bring down the Harper regime. And the way her campaign for the Con leadership race went down in flames, after all that ...

wmtc: what i’m reading: the new jim crow by michelle alexander

When I first heard the incarceration of African Americans in the United States referred to as a “new Jim Crow,” I thought it must be hyperbole. So did Michelle Alexander, a fact she discloses in the introduction to her book. As Alexander researched the concept, the more she learned, the more she changed her mind. ...

Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Grotesque International Embarrassment

For years Ezra Levant has disgraced himself, and disgusted decent people all over Canada, with his ugly professional bigotry, and his total lack of class.Or the way he begs for money all the time, like a screaming beggar.But now Levant and his hate mongering rag The Rebel have finally hit rock bottom. Read more »

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Wanda Wyporska writes that growing inequality is primarily the result of political choices: If it seems ridiculous that 1,000 people work harder or offer more value than 40 per cent of the population, that’s because it is. This level of inequality isn’t natural or desirable, it’s not about ...

Montreal Simon: Horror Story: A Week At Sea With Ezra Levant

As you may know, Ezra Levant and his ratty Rebels like to organize Caribbean cruises every now and then.So the porky Rebel Commander can get a little sun, and milk a little more money out of his faithful supporters.And while I've written about them before, I've never read what it's like to actually be trapped ...

Montreal Simon: Horror Story: A Week At Sea With Ezra Levant

As you may know, Ezra Levant and his ratty Rebels like to organize Caribbean cruises every now and then.So the porky Rebel Commander can get a little sun, and milk a little more money out of his faithful supporters.And while I've written about them before, I've never read what it's like to actually be trapped ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Daniel Tencer reports on Pierre Kohler and Servaas Storm’s study showing that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement figures to cost jobs and wages in Canada and across Europe.  – Jim Tankersley explains the initial rise of the stock market since November’s U.S. election, while offering reason to ...

Montreal Simon: Milo Yiannopoulos and the Rebel Media Groupies

I have always despised Milo Yiannopoulos so much, I can barely write about him without feeling like throwing up.He is an alt-right clown, a grotesque misogynist, a bigot and a bully if ever there was one, a man who calls Donald Trump "Daddy."And from my personal perspective, the gay equivalent of an Uncle Tom.So I must ...