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Monday, September 06, 2021

Election Follies and Funnies #15: Flip Flop Man 

Editing note: I had to delete a couple of the earlier Follies and Funnies posts because something in them was messing up my blog formatting and I am not sufficiently expert in html to figure out what went wrong. Hopefully that won't happen again, but it looks like I can't use photos or cartoons unless they are in tweets, I don't know why. 

Anyway, getting to today's events, there's several things going on.
First, O'Toole is flip-flopping on his idea of overturning Trudeau's assault weapons ban -- O'Toole really a terrible politician, isn't he, he can't seem to get out of his own way when he is trying to deal with an actual controversial issue. 
So yesterday he said one thing about guns and today the other. 
We know, of course, that he actually WOULD overturn Trudeau's ban regardless of what he says now. He promised his base many times that he would, and guns are a core Conservative value. But when the Canadian media reacted negatively to his fumbling on Saturday, his first impulse seems to be to lie to Canada about what his real intentions are.  And not to worry, the gun lobby saw O'Toole's flip flop for the nudge-nudge-wink-wink it really is, and they agreed not to panic and embarrass him

Second, the NDP and the Conservatives are now both finally on board with increasing vaccination rates - though they seem to think that all we have to do is ask REALLY REALLY nicely because mandates are so divisive.  But the Trudeau government is already ahead of them: And third tonight, it seems that PPC and Conservative protestors are more focused now on trying to derail Trudeau's campaign than on supporting their own candidates. 
I don't think Canadians are going to be very happy if we see much more of the screaming and swearing and catcalling that went on in Newmarket Ontario today:

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