Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Revenge of Puerto Rico

As I'm sure you know, Donald Trump's visit to Puerto Rico last week was the worst visit by a U.S. president, to any place, ever.He insulted the people of that battered island by telling them to stop complaining because hurricane Katrina was worse. And they should save their energy to praise him instead.He threw rolls of ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Day of the Comey

I'm sure Donald Trump's White House minions are doing their best to prepare him for James Comey's Senate hearing today.But it won't be easy, because it's going to be a big event.So while Trump is threatening to live tweet the hearing, other Republicans are doing their best to discredit Comey.By running attack ads like this one.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Day of Judgement

As you may know, today is the day Donald Trump will announce whether he will pull the United States out of the Paris Accord. Momentous arguments inside the West Wing over the future of the Paris climate accord became a messy public spectacle on Wednesday, with some aides saying that President Trump had decided to ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee on Donald Trump’s Hard Power Budget

Well there he was yesterday, sitting behind the wheel of a monster truck, looking like he was about to start mowing down his many enemies, real or imagined.But the truck wasn't moving, thank goodness. Donald Trump wasn't going anywhere.And neither is his plan to destroy Obamacare.President Trump issued an ultimatum on Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee On The Original Trump Haters

Scotland is a small, peaceful country, but one with a proud history of resistance dating back about two thousand years.The people of that land have had to battle all kinds of invaders, from the Roman legions of the Emperor Hadrian, to in more modern times, the vulgar presence of the mad would be Emperor Donald Trump.So ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee On Trump and the Golden Shower Scandal

I hesitate to write another post about Donald Trump's so-called Golden Shower or Peegate scandal, for several good reasons.One, it's so disgusting once was enough. Two, it sounds too good to be true. And three, and most importantly, I don't want to distract attention away from the fascist kleptocracy Trump is preparing to unleash on our neighbours, and the rest ...

Politics and its Discontents: Glad I’m Not An American

Fellow Canadian Samantha Bee articulates the reasons for my gratitude: Recommend this Post