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What I’ll be watching for Election night (PPC – Rural ON/AB) #Elxn44

We’ve had a month of campaigning in the Federal Election 2021. I don’t need to recap everything that’s gone on, except to say it APPEARS (with large emphasis on that word) that the Conservatives seem to have stalled momentum with 3 days to go, and that the Liberals appear to have regained small leads or national ties that would likely ensure them a plurality of seats.

My interest on election night is going to be watching the People’s Party of Canada results – specifically in rural Ontario in the southwest. There has been large anti-lockdown/anti-mask sentiment/protests in these areas, opposition to vaccination mandates, and a vocal group of […]


The blog awakens for Federal Election 2021

Hello folks:

Miss me? (Don’t answer that 😉 )

Seeing as we’re about to head into a Federal Election set for Sept 20, I thought it time to shake off the cobwebs off of this blog and revive it a tad. I won’t promise you posts every day, as I used to do back in the day when blogs were the social media “thing”…. but I will at least try to post a bit more on subjects that need a few more words or paragraphs then Twitter allows.

So… where to start? How about a non-partisan mention of how to make sure you’re registered to vote for the election?



Renewing the domain for another year

So my renewal for this domain came up. I thought long and hard for whether to bother renewing it… since its obvious to all that my blogposting on this has been much reduced since the advent of other social media platforms – notably for me Twitter, and because of the cost involved (This is also the case for many other blogs too, I might add – they are much reduced in activity if you go on and check who is active and who hasn’t been).

I decided to renew for another year; who knows when a political activity might cause an uptick in blogposting. Detailed diatribes […]


RIP Senator

It was always neat to have a sitting Senator show up at our Progressive Bloggers meetings/get-togethers — not just as a politician glad-handing us looking for photo-ops.. but as an actual Progressive blogger herself. For many years, Senator McCoy wrote on her own personal blog called “Hullabaloos”. It was pretty cool the day I got an application from her in my email asking if she could become a blog affiliate and have her blogposts aggregated to the Prog Blog site. She attended some of those early get togethers when she was available, and she was well regarded, I think, by all the Progressive Blogging community – despite our wide […]


5 Days Until The Strangest Christmas Ever

With cases continuing to rise, and the spectre of an apparent Ontario province wide lockdown coming on Christmas Eve, widespread availability of these Covid-19 vaccines can’t get here soon enough.


Sanity has returned to the US (hopefully).

As of this writing, Donald Trump has not conceded the US Presidential race, but that doesn’t matter. Joe Biden is the President-elect and Trump’s court cases that have charged voter fraud have so far all failed. On Jan 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in.

He will have many challenges ahead of him, but his biggest issue (and the issue he says he will get to work on immediately) is trying to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control. It will not be easy, as numbers are spiralling out of control and the current occupant of the White House will likely do even less to address the pandemic (if […]


Trump’s Covid-19 positive test – the ultimate October Surprise.. the ultimate Karma

News that US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and other high level Republican officials have tested positive for Covid-19 – and others awaiting test results after potential exposure to the above – has added another dimension of disarray to what was already one of (if not the most) chaotic US Presidential campaigns in history.

The effect of this on the US Election will of course be unknown until the severity and length of Trump’s illness plays out. It will be pointed out by many however that considering how cavalier Trump has been towards Covid-19, initially proclaiming it was nothing to worry about, to mocking Democratic nominee […]


An Assessment of Erin O’Toole’s selection as Conservative Leader

In a leadership convention that will be known as much for its counting machines shredding ballot votes and the long delay in announcing results, as it will for the picking of a new leader, the Conservative Party’s members finally picked someone to replace the inept Andrew Scheer.(Scheer didn’t go out in a blaze of glory either, but someone who appears very bitter he lost the 2019 election, and also exposed himself as the right wing ideologue most Canadians suspected he was/is)

The winner, in a bit of a surprise, is veteran MP Erin O’Toole. He did very well in Quebec in first round voting and captured the social conservative […]


Blue Jays denied playing in Toronto. Right call.

These stats here should speak for themselves why it’s the right call.

I also would think twice if I were the Jays about playing in Dunedin Florida; a state with a pro-Trump Republican Governor and Covid-19 stats showing the result of that blind loyalty.

Oh.. and yes.. hi everyone. 🙂

Sorry about the extended absence, but I am still around, as you would notice from my Twitter feed over there on the right hand column.

I’ll try and be more engaging on here. I suspect as the US Elections approach, I’ll be more proactive in posting on my blog.



Evidence that a Trumpism strain is alive and well within the Conservative Party.

Witness this humdinger of an interview by Sarnia-Lampton MP and current Conservative Party leadership contender Marilyn Gladu. Apparently we should be following the lead of President Trump:

Sarnia-Lambton’s MP wants Canada to implement COVID-19 cures she says have been proven in the United States… “In the United States they’ve been successful with the treatment of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc sulfate,” said Gladu. “They’ve tried this on thousands of COVID patients, with nearly 100 per cent recovery rate, and so the FDA has approved this as an emergency measure, but Canada has not.”

A 100% recovery rate?? How could that be true? Really Marilyn? Where in the world did […]

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