KCCCC Day 33: can a refugee crisis change the course of an election campaign?

First things first. Lots of commentary this morning on the issue of refugees and immigrants, for very good reasons.  Lots of the commentary seems to be steeped in emotion, however, and not so much facts.  So, courtesy of CBC, here are... Read More

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article on Conservative Confidential…

Nice article today in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin…Don’t forget to check out the pictures that go with the book on my website and the blurbs that describe Conservative Confidential. ... Read More

Harper’s ‘New’ Conservatives Slow-Motion Implosion

When even Conservative supporters in the media start musing with friends about the possibility of a collapse in the Harper Conservative Party vote on October 19, you know that the drip-drip-drip of wet deposits from chickens coming home to roost... Read More

The Attitude Behind It

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Syria/Iraq refugee crisis vaulted to the top as an election issue

I just returned from a Conservative campaign event held Surrey, BC early this morning.  The event was cut short with PM Harper addressing only one issue which had been forced to the fore by breaking news of the drowning of... Read More

Conservative Confidential is now available on Amazon…

From left-wing activist in Montreal and Toronto to Conservative Party campaigner in Ottawa, Fred Litwin tells a captivating coming-out story that will delight and upset right-wingers and progressives alike. There is intrigue with the Iranian embassy, a fiercely critical examination... Read More

Should that NDP MP resign?

If this is true – if, contrary to what he claimed to the media, no application at all was made on the family of that boy – he should resign.  He has not only tried to politicize that child’s death,... Read More

And the psycho tweet of the day award goes to…

No surprise, either.  This one has been a few fries short of a Happy Meal for a long time. Alternative version: “I will show my outrage about the plight of children by using your children as rhetorical cannon fodder.” ... Read More

If You Care

If you care about the economy, you cannot vote for Stephen Harper.If you care about healthcare, you cannot vote for Stephen Harper.If you care about veterans, you cannot vote for Stephen Harper.If you care about the lives of First Nations... Read More

Globe’s Tabatha Southey hopes Conservative minister sees dead children’s ghosts alongside his own

You really have to wonder how full of insane hatred you have to be in order to say this: Trying to blame Conservative immigration minister Chris Alexander for the deaths of two young Syrian boys trying to escape with their... Read More

After Election Speculations

Andrew Coyne Wrote an interesting article, on which a number of people have commented, about the uncertainly that might prevail even after the election. Coyne, though he has sometimes been a rather mindless supporter of the Conservative government, has become... Read More

Perhaps our Hearts Need breaking to remind us we are human. . .

The refugee crisis in the Middle-East and Europe is a complex issue. International turmoil, political economy, deep-seated historical conflicts. You can’t blame people for feeling bewildered by the events they see unfolding. As they used to say about the issue... Read More

KCCCC Day 32: the power of images

  Words are about information. Pictures are about emotion. Emotion equals power. Print folks - the ones who pour their souls into writing newspapers and magazines, the ones who craft profound essays for blogs, the ones who toil in government offices... Read More

CBC’s Rosemary Barton knew guest compared PM Stephen Harper to Adolph Hitler?

The newest Media Party darling is Ashley Callingbull who just won the title of Mrs Universe. Generally the Left doesn’t have much time for beauty pageant winners but Callingbull hates PM Stephen Harper so she automatically gets super-star status: Days... Read More

I have become the cranky old guy of the the Canadian political Internet 

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KCCCC Day 31: it’s the economy, duh

   It’s the economy, stupid, per Carville. And the economy looks not so good, this morning. See assorted pundits here and here and here and here. Worrying news stories here and here and here and here and here. All that bad news has a political effect, eventually.  And, increasingly, it looks like the Conservatives’ principal political opponent... Read More

A Niche of Their Own: Five Sites to Check Out Today

The blogging community is huge and diverse, with thousands of smaller clusters of sites built around shared interests, causes, and passions. It might seem daunting at first — like walking into a party where everyone already seems to know each other — but... Read More

Life In Scarborough: Scarborough Monday Nights

Stuck waiting for my wife t’other night, I hung around the Markham/Eglinton bus stop. The parking lot of our local Metro turns into the neighborhood meeting spot after dark.  Guys toting Goodlife gym-bags get on and off the bus in... Read More

We’re in a "tecnical recession". So, what is a "technical" recession?

Who knows?  It’s a meaningless term:We still don’t know whether Canada is in a recession. After a steady drumbeat of claims that Canada had fallen into a “technical” recession in the first half of 2015, second-quarter GDP dipped 0.1 per... Read More

Trudeau refuses to denounce Liberal who equated Canadian veterans to Nazis

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was asked by the media today about fellow Liberal, Oakville mayor Rob Burton’s comments comparing Conservative event security to Mussolini’s and Hitler’s murderous Blackshirts and Brownshirts (see earlier post here) yet refused to denounce him: Trudeau would... Read More