Category Archives: The Political Class

Municipal election primer: does your elected official know when to move on?

How many terms have each of your elected officials served? Unfortunately, elected officials rarely know when its time to move on.  Democracy is best served and protected when an elected office is renewed through new people. How do we know … Continue reading

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“All thy SONS command,” sing it loud & proud

Why?  To send a message to the political class that seeks to change the lyrics of the Canadian National Anthem: a Canadian does not dishonour the SONS who died horrific deaths on the front lines of WWI a Canadian does … Continue reading

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Newstainment media’s & political class’ plot thickens (again): obstruction of justice

Don’t look now, but there’s … The if-you-don’t-get-upset-about-this-there’s-something-wrong-with-you look and the world-is-about-to-end voice intoning the most shocking words to traverse one’s cochlea—”O-B-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-O-N O-F J-U-S-T-I-C-E.” (Director’s note:  make audience shiver like Sam the Snowman does in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer when … Continue reading

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Newstainment media’s dysfunction

The Emmy Awards, the Canadian Screen Awards, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards, and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards should create a new category:  Best News Drama Performance. Let’s not forget The National Newspaper Awards and The National Press … Continue reading

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What are you doing to stop carbon tax & cap-and-trade schemes?

Need some motivation? Listen to what Dr. Judith Curry has to say about so-called human-made climate change.  Try not to be distracted by the representative from the political class. Ask your self:  why didn’t this make your local newstainment media’s … Continue reading

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It’s time to return the gleefully accepted presidential pens

We call on the politicians who are set on sabotaging the duly elected President of the United States to give back those presidential pens received on Inauguration Day.  We know how hard that is for some, such as Senator Chuck … Continue reading

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Why no apoplectic newstainment media in 1995?

  We recall barely a whimper from ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR, PBS and the New York Times (to name a few) in the US and CBC, CHCH, CTV, Global, TVO and the Toronto Star (to name a few) in … Continue reading

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Voting for unicorns, rainbows & cherubic hair

Have Canadians learned a lesson about voting for the superficial? The cold hard truth of such folly was brought home to us by the federal government itself via a recent department of finance report (conveniently released in the midst of … Continue reading

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“Law” professor?

A former “law” professor suspects that another country may have hacked targets in his country.  He enacts sanctions against said country. Hmm, how many hacking activities has the former “law” professor’s country been involved in?  Were any of these hacks … Continue reading

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Explaining Trump victory to children: sanctimonious drivel

Yes, it appears some of our poor parents and teachers are still in a kerfuffle over how to talk to children about Mr. Trump’s US presidential victory.  Have these same parents and teachers let out a hue and cry over … Continue reading

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