Now there’s an idea…

Chrystia Freeland Should Act As PM While Trudeau Investigated For WE Charity Deal: Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to temporarily step aside and let his deputy, Chrystia Freeland, take over while he remains at the centre of another ethics investigation, the Bloc Québécois said Thursday.

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet made the suggestion shortly after it was first revealed by Canadaland that members of the Trudeau family were paid tens of thousands of dollars to speak at WE Charity events.

He added his party would offer “full collaboration” in Parliament with the Liberal minority government if Freeland temporarily takes over.

“Because for the time being, he cannot be considered as being qualified to keep doing the job,” he said of the prime minister, who is now being investigated by the federal ethics commissioner for the third time.

Blanchet’s endorsement for Freeland doesn’t come as a surprise. The Bloc leader spoke highly of the deputy prime minister , suggesting that it’s her time to shine.  

“I had the impression of speaking more with a leader than I was speaking with Mr. Trudeau many times.”

Excerpted from :
Zi-Ann Lum Politics Reporter, HuffPost Canada article 07/10/2020

THE GO TO MINISTER

Question…?

ATLANTIC/NEWS

Relatives, legal experts say Nova Scotia should begin work on inquiry into mass killing

Published Monday, April 27, 2020

IT IS NOW JULY 8,2020

Where Is The Inquiry?

HALIFAX — A coalition of groups devoted to eliminating gender-based violence across Canada is urging Ottawa and Nova Scotia to refrain from using a restorative justice approach for a promised inquiry into the mass killing that claimed 22 lives in the Maritime province.

a strange and bitter crop…

Strange Fruit” is a song recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939 and released as a single on the Commodore label. Originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol . Holiday first performed the song at Café Society in Greenwich Village in 1939.

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the popular trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Performing the song at Café Society in Greenwich Village,Holliday said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece, making it a regular part of her live performances. Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. 

Source: Wikipedia :Strange Fruit

Crystal Ball supplier disappoints…

With the pundits profuse touting of the Crystal Ball Futures product, Court Painter was doubly assured by the company literature that any paintings he created of future events through the aid of crystal gazing , would unfold as value added painterly predictions and hold up to any contemporary scrutiny in the future as it became present. Moving from the past where things were predicted into the future, the present has arrived and Court Painter has been forced to dump on the open art market, a series of past predictive images presently gone sour and of diminished value…currently!

“We undertook the use of the Crystal Ball Futures product in good faith as an aid in building up an Oracle Series of inventory based on crystal ball gazing and wishful thinking. We were proven wrong!” sobbed Press Attache A Hardon MacKay at an emotional press briefing.

He went on to say through a veil of tears that after this ill fated venture of predicting the future through art, Court Painter would now return to his traditional real time method of “capturing the present… the immediate,…the moment … the ever present…as we know it. The future sadly is for prognosticators and pundits not brush wielding practitioners rooted in the now!”

Note: Court Painter was obligated under the purchase agreement to include a Crystal Ball Futures product placement in each painting.

Last ditch effort…

Commando Cody, the masked Sky Marshall of The Universe has been called out of retirement to make a last ditch effort to persuade the mask deniers to give it a try and protect humanity from their rancid breath and attitude.

Commando Cody seen preparing for his sales pitch.

Commando Cody issued a statement,”I wear a mask to protect myself from others and to protect others from myself. My career has been better for it and as a matter of fact , I have another mask that improves the aerodynamics when I fly.”

Commando Cody seen in full flight!
Two mask deniers seen listening skeptically to the sales pitch.
Commando Cody thinks he may have broken through with one of them.

In spite of Commando Cody’s persuasive efforts he has yet to penetrate the inner sanctum of The Mask Denier Supreme.(He’s the one in the fancy robes)

The Mask Denier Supreme
The Mask Denier Supreme seen with Attorney General Enabler.
The Mask Denier Supreme seen with a former mask denier.
The Mask Denier Supreme seen with a friend out on parole.
The Mask Denier Supreme seen with The Scum of the Earth
Court Painter seen in studio wearing a mask.

A Poem for Now …


House In the World


I’m looking for a house
In the world
Where the white shadows
Will not fall.
There is no such house,
Dark brothers,
No such house
At all.


Originally Published: March 25th, 2008..

Major Jackson (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American poet and professor. He is the author of five collections of poetry: The Absurd Man (W.W. Norton, 2020), Roll Deep (W.W. Norton, 2015), Holding Company (W.W. Norton, 2010) and Hoops (W.W. Norton, 2006), finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize[1] and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle.

INQUIRY NOW!

Time for real answers on the Nova Scotia mass murder

Paul Wells: A full judicial inquiry into the April shooting is now essential. It must be robust, with real power to get to the truth.

Excepted from Paul Wells’ Macleans article June 20,2020

Everyone agrees! From Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil to the latest embattled RCMP commissioner to three Trudeau-appointed Nova Scotia senators to anguished families of the murdered to, I mean sort of, the Prime Minister. But so far there is no inquiry.

What we are used to seeing from this Prime Minister is Liberal MPs on the Justice committee enforcing a coverup in the SNC-Lavalin affair. We are used to the ethics commissioner reporting that nine witnesses with material information were forbidden from testifying by the Privy Council Office. We are used to this Prime Minister responding to the Nova Scotia killings by trying to tell reporters what they could and couldn’t report. We are used to a Prime Minister who has replaced Question Period in the House of Commons with daily briefings to reporters whose tone is deferential, who are limited to a single follow-up per question, and who don’t get to speak until Trudeau has announced the latest injection of dozens of millions of dollars into the national mood. Canadians see this Prime Minister, and they are used to watching him be the only person in a crowd who thinks he is answering a question.

That’s not good enough now. It’s time for a real inquiry with real powers to provide real answers to a slaughter whose central figure’s ties to the federal police force that took two days to stop him are in question. Now, please.

Re-Decoration

Updated from original post of August 18,2017

The Donald & The Bill confer on the next decorative acquisition.

 The Re-Decorating of the White House

At the White House on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Donald Trump and his family found themselves surrounded by a collection of museum-quality paintings, exquisite furniture and historic fixtures.

Trump — known for his love of grandeur and over-the-top living conditions and awakening appreciation of U.S. history– decided to change and update the residence while at the same time preserving the collection of Confederate monuments and statues that are flooding the market. As an added decor punch his private collection of flags festoon the halls of the White House. When asked about the provenance of the flags the President responded that they were all previously owned by “some very fine people.”

President Trump seen with Stephan Miller , key advisor to the redecoration project.

Most of the changes occured on the second and third floors of the mansion; the Lincoln Room and the Yellow Oval Room were to remain off-limits which prompted Trump to wryly note, “Not if I can help it.”

Taking advantage of his exclusive rights to make artistic use of the high-tech, light-reflecting paint Alt Right Bright White, President Donald J Trump gave instructions to cover over time, the entire surface of all the paintings in the White House . The result,is an ever quickening reminder to all citizens and guests what an enduring tradition the Power of White has had for the world’s Greatest Democracy. The Donald acknowledges this artistic program to Make America Bright White Again is a far cry from what citizens and tourists have come to love however he was swept in on a change vote and “change it’s gonna be.”

Jared & Ivanka install the first of the Alt Right Bright White paintings

Trump will not work with a White House curator. “To ensure the previously tainted taste of the Alt Left does not continue to contaminate the people’s house; under my guidance the suppressed history and culture of these white men, many with their pet horses will be preserved because I know history bigly, museum collecting terrifically and I am on the Alt Right side of history.”

“ The White House is a special place, and the availably of the Confederate monuments and my flag collection demand a revisionist revamp of the people’s house. History cannot be denied.” Trump said emphatically.

VP Pense applauds every decor decision The Donald has made.

Of the many pieces of art traditionally associated with the White House: the famous portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1797, and later saved by first lady Dolley Madison as British soldiers approached the nation’s capital and burned it to the ground.

John F Kelly was helpful with the new decor before he left.

In a move applauded by “some very fine people” Trump has announced that a larger portrait of General Robert E. Lee will be placed next to the George Washington portrait.

The Donald explains why the Robert E Lee painting must be larger than the George Washington
Court Painter in front of what he describes as a very distasteful commission.

#BombshellFashionStatement

In what can only be described as a bombshell fashion statement, President Donald Trump woke up this morning sporting a fulsome moustache. He called for Court Painter to immediately create portraits of the phenomenon for posterity. He also ordered the White house doctor to investigate.

That’s all we can say right now!