Montreal Simon: Hurricane Mueller Finally Strikes The Trump White House

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.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Insane Day At The United Nations

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.Read more ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Antifa Question. Again

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.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Deplorable Ship of Fools

Yesterday I wrote about how Donald Trump's dinner with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer had outraged many of his loyal supporters.After it produced a deal between the main course and dessert to protect young undocumented immigrants.A deal which has given the Republican leadership a bad case of indigestion.One that has the alt-right rag Breitbart calling ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Blew Up His Own Base

In one of my last posts I looked at the budding menage-a-trois between Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.And how it was making many Republicans really nervous.Well last night Trump invited Chuck and Nancy to have dinner at the White House.And for many Republicans it must have looked like the last supper.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Alex Jones: Donald Trump Is Being Drugged By the Deep State!

Ever since Donald Trump gave Mitch McConnell the cold shoulder and made a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Republicans have been in a state of total shock.And to a slightly lesser extent so have the Democrats… But while the Republicans scream betrayal, and wonder what Trump might do next…Read more »

Montreal Simon: How To Save Your Soul In Trump’s Hell

Ever since Donald Trump became president, the resistance to him and his deranged regime has been loud and proud.And deeply personal. But Trump has now been president for seven months and 24 days, and sustaining that level of resistance is not easy.Not when Trump is such a monstrous hog.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Steve Bannon and the Death of the Republican Party

I don't know or care how the grubby boozer Steve Bannon managed to burrow into Donald Trump's diseased brain.And only a psychiatrist can explain why Trump believed anything Bannon told him.But now Bannon has granted an interview to CBS' 60 Minutes, and one thing he said did make sense.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Meet My New Favourite Candidate For U.S. President

I'm afraid it's just too nice today to think of blogging instead of sailing. Or whatever.But now that Hurricane Irma has finally come ashore in Florida, before CNN blew up from all that huffing and puffing.And now that I can at least hope that Hurricane Mueller might take down Donald Trump AND Mike Pence . Before ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Deadly Threat of Hurricane Mueller

As you can imagine, Donald Trump has so many things to worry about these days. What with Hurricane Irma threatening to engulf the state of FloridaAnd the Hispanic Hurricane Jose following so closely behind.It's a climate change denier's AND a bigot's nightmare. But of course the hurricane he's really worried about is Hurricane Mueller.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Rush Limbaugh Changes His Mind About Hurricane Irma

The other day I told you how the grotesque RepubliCon blowhard Rush Limbaugh was refusing to take Hurricane Irma seriously.And how he was claiming it was just fake news. Well now with Irma closing in on his Palm Beach enclave, it seems that the lardy Limbaugh has changed his mind. Read more »

Babel-on-the-Bay: How’s the kitchen coming Chrystia?

Though not sure if the analogy of NAFTA negotiations being like renovating a kitchen comes from Canada’s foreign minister, by now she would disown the quote anyway. After meetings in Washington and in Mexico City, it is obvious that the discussions of North America’s trade agreements are going nowhere. By the time the three amigo ...

Montreal Simon: Rush Limbaugh Says Hurricane Irma Is Fake News

It's a monster hurricane, roaring out of the Atlantic Ocean and into the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, battered the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, leaving severe damage in its wake as it barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.A monster so big it has left ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Ed Finn discusses how corporate giants exert far more influence than we generally know – or should be willing to accept. And Joseph Schwartz and Bhaskar Sunkara comment on the difficulty in achieving durable social-democratic policies while economic power is concentrated in the corporate elite. – Thomas ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Labour Day reading. – Ed Finn offers a reminder of the rights and benefits we now take for granted which were won only through labour organization: Look back at Canada’s 150-year history, and you’ll find that many of the basic rights and benefits we all enjoy were originally fought for and ...

Alberta Politics: Celebrating a different kind of Labour Day in Alberta – one with something to celebrate!

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and friend with unionized firefighters at last year’s Edmonton and District Labour Council Labour Day BBQ. Below: Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan at the same event, and Labour Minister Christina Gray. Today is Labour Day, which in recent years has become a traditional season for attacks on the ...

Susan on the Soapbox: How Truth Dies

The UCP leadership race just began and already we’re being asked to choose between two conflicting versions of the truth. Jason Kenney says Brian Jean is a poor financial manager because Jean created a $337,000 deficit in the UCP caucus budget–apparently Jean embarked on a “massive hiring spree” to run a “shadow leadership campaign” at ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Climate Change Trap

It was a bizarre sight, like a scene out of a really bad disaster movie.Donald Trump back in Texas again, handing out food at a Houston shelter.And complaining that his hands were too big for his plastic gloves. *Shudder* But then he had to go back, for his first visit four days ago was an absolute ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Stefan Stern writes that our current corporate culture needs to be changed in ways going far beyond reining in excessive executive compensation: Wage inequality is also a symbol of something more fundamentally wrong in the business world. Too many corporations are competing to achieve the wrong results in ...

Montreal Simon: Is Donald Trump Preparing To Wage War On His Own People?

Now that Donald Trump has revealed his inner fascism, and how far he is prepared to go to flout the rule of law.Now that a poll commissioned by his beloved Fox News suggests that most Americans believe that he is tearing the country apart.It might be a good time to ask WHY?Why in a dangerous time is ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Disastrous Visit To Houston

It was supposed to be an opportunity for Donald Trump to check out the damage caused by hurricane Harvey, and offer support to its many victims.But it didn't turn out that way.For it was a disaster from beginning to end.Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: Strong Evidence Of Trump’s Racism

The CBC’s Neil Macdonald has written a searing assessment of Donald Trump that leaves little doubt that the Americans elected a racist president. His starting pint is an interview conducted by the NYT of one Derek Black, a former white supremacist nurtured since childhood by a family that embraced racism; his father started that shrine ...

The Canadian Progressive: Free expression at universities gagged by anti-Trump backlash

Ryerson University suppressed free speech rights when it cancelled a planned panel discussion featuring conservative academics and former Rebel Media journalist Faith Goldy, argues James Turk, the director of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson. The post Free expression at universities gagged by anti-Trump backlash appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: When Fascism Finally Came to America

When I was in university I used to bore and no doubt depress my friends, by frequently and confidently predicting that fascism was coming to America.And that it would be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross, as Sinclair Lewis said it would in his 1935 novel It Can't Happen Here.Until I found out ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Went Full Fascist

It's hard to find a pattern in anything Donald Trump does. He's here, he's there, he's everywhere, he's out of his mind, he's making it up as he goes along.But ever since that Nazi party in Charlottesville, a clear pattern is emerging, and it couldn't be more disturbing.Trump has always been loud and vulgar, a ...