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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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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COVID-19: Take care of your mental health too.

One of the twitter feeds I follow commented that since mass social/physical distancing and self isolation has taken place, every day is like the other – the news is the same, the newscasts are all the same. He has taken to calling every day “Blendsday”. This constant warning of COVID-19 and what’s been going on in the world can very easily pile up, and it may become very overwhelming and cause a lot of anxiety for people.

I just want to say to everyone to remember to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health.

If there are people going through anxiety issues or panic […]

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Covid-19 and the new normal.

Well… lots has happened since my last post.

Normal political news and normal news for that matter is now almost completely gone due to the Covid19 pandemic gripping the world.

Once this all passes (whenever that happens to be) it will be interesting to see what the new “normal” is. I have my doubts that we’ll be going back to the old normal.

The last world event to create a new normal was after 9-11. This new normal will be more widespread for better and for worse.

Stay safe everyone.

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Congrats to new #OLP Leader Steven Del Duca

We already knew going into the Ontario Liberal Party Convention that Steven Del Duca had won a majority of delegates going into the Leadership Convention, and only needed superdelegate votes to put him over the top. It was little surprise that he got that support and won decisively on the first ballot. You can find a bit of background on the new Liberal leader here.

My personal congratulations to the new Liberal Leader. I am looking forward to seeing his plans not only to get Ontario back on track after removing Doug Ford from office.. but also what he plans to do to help make the Ontario LIberal Party […]

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Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Delegates Selection Weekend

This is the weekend where OLP members are voting for delegates to help choose the next Ontario Liberal Party leader. This is what the leadership campaigns were doing the membership drives for – to try to get more people as members who would then theoretically turn up this weekend to then vote for the delegates that would most favour their candidacy (I still prefer that the OLP would have gone one member one vote, but I digress). Turnout this day and the GOTV movement will obviously be a big factor in what delegates get elected.

I will be watching with interest – I want to thank all the candidates who […]

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“5 Questions” Interview(s) with Ontario Liberal Party Candidates: Steven Del Duca

Our next candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party Leadership to submit replies to the questions is Steven Del Duca (you’ll find his website link in one of the replies to one of the questions).

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