Not sure how the pictures connect with the music, but I look forward to hearing this played before sporting events.Tweet The Rev. Paperboy FeedContinue reading
A discussion around the copy desk today- what are the best newspaper/media movies?A short list in no particular order:1. All the President’s Men. Woodstien and Bernward eat Nixon’s lunch. A movie (and book) that inspired a thousand journalism careers. …Continue reading
But not so busy that I can”t remind you to read David Climenhaga on why Canadians need to stand on guard for thee against Rupert Murdoch. Tweet The Rev. Paperboy FeedContinue reading
One wonders what the politically correct straw was that broke the reactionary, knuckle-dragging, often bigoted, always pandering-to-the-basest-instinct-of-the-mob camel’s back? Does this mean, per Blatchford, that the Sun papers are now officially not …Continue reading
“Wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross” indeed.Didn’t thousands of brave Canadians die in World War Two just so we could avoid exactly this kind of creeping militarism and fascist-style soldier worship? It really is just a matter of time before St…Continue reading
Having upped stakes and relocated the pulpit–if not yet the entire family–to the Royal City and having started a new job as a night watchman at a place that makes a heckuva buggy whip, I’ve been too busy to write anything here even when I’ve had an I…Continue reading
I’ll be hosting one of my occasional Maple Syrup Editions of Virtually Speaking tonight, discussing the work of one of Canada’s most famous thinkers, Marshall McLuhan, with another of our country’s great, if, somewhat lesser-known, scholars and o…Continue reading
I am once again temporarily in the employ of a great Metropolitan newspaper and shall be moving to fortified compound in the tri-city area forthwith!
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From the same brilliant commonsense school of “thought” that gave us a high school dropout as Minister of Education in Ontario, the same braintrust that appoint a creationist quack as minister of Science, the Harper government has topped itself and ap…Continue reading
Aislin, for my money, is still one of the most eloquent political and social pundits in this country in either language.Tweet The Rev. Paperboy FeedContinue reading
To paraphrase Sinclair Lewis: When fascism comes to Canada, it will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a hockey stick.
Coach Harper won his majority last night thanks to smears, lies, obfuscation, vote suppression and dirty tricks on his part, vote s…Continue reading
“I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush”
…actually the song is about the use of agent orange in Vietnam, but…well, make up your own metaphor, I’m not sure how this one is going to pan out. But I do like that line.
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FSM willing and the skype doesn’t crash, Scott Tribe will be my guest tonight to talk Canadian politics on Virtually Speaking Sunday: Maple Syrup Edition at 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT You can listen live here or click on the VSS player on the sidebar
If you c…
Read this excellent summary by Lawrence Martin and then tell me we can afford to give Stephen Harper another term as president prime minister.
Have a look at the regional polling numbers, the Conservatives are the choice of the majority in only Albe…
A cheep shot, but too funny not to share – if you have Flash, click and go play it now.
Pointy McShouty’s Flying Circus aka Angry Bairds
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Much is being made by the usual suspects of this clumsy smear job on Layton by the Toronto Sun.
Give that story a very careful, very close reading and realize it is built entirely on a single unnamed source, contains no evidence of anything and is buil…
So the Globe and Mail has endorsed Harper, admitting they value money over democracy. While their competition is definitely anti-Harper, they haven’t made any endorsement just yet (as of the time this was originally written, see update below) and we …Continue reading
Let us be clear, Stephen Harper is the front runner in this election. The last thing a front runner wants is to lose control of the agenda or to get put on the defensive or to make a gaffe. So the smart thing for him to do has been to carefully control…Continue reading