Category Archives: Class and Decency

Do you have common sense?

If you put your garbage to the curb not more than 24 hours before collection day, you may have common sense. If you use lawnmowers and other noisy tools, machinery in a residential neighbourhood on any day but Sunday, you … Continue reading

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Why do you exclude a woman by calling her a GUY?

Here we are six weeks after International Day of the Girl and how many times has a girl or a woman been called a GUY? How many platitudes did you hear, particularly in the newstainment media, on 11 October about … Continue reading

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Cats and carts

What do you make of your neighbour who lets their cat roam the neighbourhood? What do you make of your fellow Costco shopper who thinks their shopping cart is a crowd control device designed to bump you out of the … Continue reading

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Ms., Mrs., Mr., Sir, Mam, Madam or …

Canadians are in a tizzy over what to call their guests, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This isn’t surprising given people’s habit of calling everything that moves—GUYS.  Class and decency are harder and harder to find in our so-called … Continue reading

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Morning & evening serenade

It’s time to start a crowdfunding campaign to pay for muffler systems.  Purchasers of new or used vehicles splurge on every feature, but when it comes to a muffler system they appear to run out of cash.  You can hear … Continue reading

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Thanks for stable, non-sensationalized, less intrusive government

Yes, there are Canadians who still have more than a modicum of class and decency who wish to thank Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his years of service to Canada. You’d never know this because of the liberal love-in over … Continue reading

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I’m a good driver …

I follow too close I treat the posted maximum speed limit as a suggested speed I don’t slow down in an accident zone I tint my windows so other drivers can’t make eye contact with me I install ultra-bright, stadium-intensity … Continue reading

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Parents & teachers: teach maturity through respect

Will 2015 be the year parents and teachers teach our youth maturity through respect? Respect for self. Respect for parentS—mother and father. Respect for peers—a girl is not a dude or a guy. Respect for adults—gee, maybe using Ms., Mrs., Madam, … Continue reading

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Free Speech: Why it’s Important

Do you prefer free speech, or intolerance and censorship?  That is the question. Mr. Michael Coren gives us a dose of reality about Duck Dynasty reality-TV star Phil Robertson‘s comments about the gay lifestyle. We appreciate your comments. Click here. … Continue reading

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Mayor Rob Ford Feeding Frenzy: Objective Reporting Anyone?

Is it possible for some news media organizations to dispense with the over-the-top drama, the whining voice, the condescending remarks, the speculation and innuendo when reporting the news? What every happened to the dichotomy between objective news reporting and editorializing? … Continue reading

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