redjenny: Blame CUPE

Are you tired of blaming fate, the vagaries of nature, or God for your misfortunes? Try blaming CUPE. It’s fun and easy. Here’s an example, provided by the Toronto Sun. CUPE killed summer. That’s right. Summer is dead, and CUPE perpetrated the murder. Try it yourself. Car won’t start? Blame CUPE. Weather too cold? Blame ...

redjenny: Blame CUPE

Are you tired of blaming fate, the vagaries of nature, or God for your misfortunes? Try blaming CUPE. It’s fun and easy. Here’s an example, provided by the Toronto Sun. CUPE killed summer. That’s right. Summer is dead, and CUPE perpetrated the murder. Try it yourself. Car won’t start? Blame CUPE. Weather too cold? Blame ...

redjenny: Blame CUPE

Are you tired of blaming fate, the vagaries of nature, or God for your misfortunes? Try blaming CUPE. It’s fun and easy. Here’s an example, provided by the Toronto Sun. CUPE killed summer. That’s right. Summer is dead, and CUPE perpetrated the murder. Try it yourself. Car won’t start? Blame CUPE. Weather too cold? Blame ...

redjenny: The media have finally discovered homelessness. Not surprisingly, they get the story wrong

One of the fundamental human requirements is shelter. How do homeless people survive? Where do they sleep? On friends and family’s couches and floors (if they are lucky), at shelters, in churches, in parks, on sidewalk grates, in abandoned buildings, in doorways, under bridges, in cars, or wherever else they can. And of course, they ...

redjenny: The media have finally discovered homelessness. Not surprisingly, they get the story wrong

One of the fundamental human requirements is shelter. How do homeless people survive? Where do they sleep? On friends and family’s couches and floors (if they are lucky), at shelters, in churches, in parks, on sidewalk grates, in abandoned buildings, in doorways, under bridges, in cars, or wherever else they can. And of course, they ...

redjenny: The media have finally discovered homelessness. Not surprisingly, they get the story wrong

One of the fundamental human requirements is shelter. How do homeless people survive? Where do they sleep? On friends and family’s couches and floors (if they are lucky), at shelters, in churches, in parks, on sidewalk grates, in abandoned buildings, in doorways, under bridges, in cars, or wherever else they can. And of course, they ...

redjenny: Worst Headline Ever

If there were an annual worst headline award, The Sun would probably win pretty much every year. Today’s paper screamed “‘Enormous’ fraud at City Hall”It makes it sound as though the city council or mayor has been caught doing something corrupt or fraudulent. Reading the article, one finds out there were 9 civil servants (working ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Been called worse things…

Sarah Palin, in her softball interview with Fox’s Greta VanSusteren, calls bloggers ‘kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents’ home”. As Pierre Eliot Trudeau once said, “I’ve been called worse things by better people.” I’m sitting comfortably in my own home with my laptop, reading the news online and processing how I ...

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Public Degradation and Public Discourse – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

A CBC Radio One national debate on the decline of civility in Canada’s public discourse. More than a question of discourtesy, the decay of the tenor of political dialogue diminishes the dignity of the nation itself. Hosted by The Current and Avi Lewis, and including Heather Mallick, Lainey Lui, and myself