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Everyone now knows that the entire Trump–Russian collusion argument was a complete fabrication on the basis of the Steele dossier, which was a pack of lies from A to Z, and, of course, was commissioned and financed by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign…. Mrs. Clinton and her entourage…fanatically anti-Trump figures in Justice and the FBI…thoroughly Trump-deranged John Brennan…dirtiest political trick in American history…poor old Comey…the habitually discredited political gossip Bob Woodward… anonymous informants recruited or invented by the New York Times…the anti-Trump media…the sleazy conduct of Trump’s enemies…
—Conrad. Lord Tubby, National Review, Sept. 12, 2018.
The next Democratic escalation was sending President Obama out to the lists…. The ex-president…is the personification, even more than George W. Bush, of what the Trump supporters dislike….
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, American Greatness, Sept. 10, 2018.
And as always happens as he affixes his ‘do in the morning
In a one-on-one contest, Obama might beat out Trump in an election to lead a cotillion. But in an election campaign where neither is a candidate, Trump will tear him limb from limb on his record, as long as he sticks to the facts and doesn’t just make them up as he goes along, as sometimes happens in the exultation of the moment before large and appreciative live audiences.—Ibid.
And, while we’re at it, do we really need more than one, Husky Boy-size seat in the Ontario Legislature?
The imposition of the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Constitution by Ontario Premier Doug Ford is the best thing that has occurred in Canadian politics since the defeat of the Parti Québécois…four years ago. The significance of the decision to vacate a judicial decision to prevent the premier’s shrinkage of the Toronto city council from 47 to 25 councillors vastly transcends the technical issue: 25 councillors is quite enough.… Twenty-five people can express themselves and the will of those they represent just as well, and often more coherently, and certainly more economically, than can 47 councillors.
—Conrad. Lord Tubby, National Post, Sept. 14, 2018.
Such good friends
It is with great reluctance that I take issue with Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court (who once sustained me very generously in a libel case and his judgment was almost textually replicated by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada). He is a fine and learned judge…. A better-known example is the Supreme Court decision two years ago that the right of assembly included the right of Saskatchewan public service employees in designated essential services to strike. This was a nonsensical conclusion, though it was written by an outstanding person and friend of 40 years, Justice Rosalie Abella. It is also dismaying to see some of the collaborators of Pierre Trudeau expressing disconcertion at this move by the premier of Ontario…. I dislike parting company with my old friend Tom Axworthy, once a close adviser to prime minister Pierre Trudeau, but…
For it is I, Tubbidamus, who has the exclusive franchise on reading minds in this bailiwick
And the justice might be more careful about mind-reading and imputing motives (“pique”) to the premier. …I believe that Pierre Trudeau would have been very distressed by the tendency of our judges today to turn the law into an incoherent patchwork of the hobby horses of individual judges while reducing Parliament and the legislatures to inconsequential talking shops.