mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Great Canadian TV Trivia – The Littlest Hobo

The Littlest Hobo original cast and theme song did not test especially well. There’s a voice that keeps on calling me Down the road is where I’ll always be Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend Can’t stay … Continue reading →

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Penashue – the third smack #nlpoli

Turns out that his campaign spending was the third smack troubled Tory cabinet Minister Peter Penashue took. First, there was the story that Penashue porked out his campaign manager with an appointment to the offshore regulatory board, something for which his campaign manager was spectacularly unqualified for. Then there was the story that Penashue had ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Porking it up, old style #nlpoli

Turns out that a seat on the offshore regulatory board is not Reg Bowers first Conservative pork appointment. In 2009, the provincial Conservatives re-appointed Bowers to a term on the board of College of the North Atlantic. Yes. you read that correctly. Re-appointed. Only thing is, there is no release announcing his appointment the first ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: And then right on cue… #nlpoli

Someone starts talking about dumping military infrastructure that serves no military purposes any longer. Then your humble e-scribbler reminds everyone not to worry since bases like Goose bay are far more important for the political pork value than their military value. And right on cue: First one politician launches into a defence of the pork ...

A BCer in Toronto: Belated random thoughts on political happenings

I’ve found myself too busy with work and what not lately to be blogging as much as I should be, so here’s some short random thoughts on recent events until I can write something longer. Which I promise to do soon. Ish. * Montreal’s crumbling Champlain Bridge was in the news today; it was a ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Keith Russell: Panic! #nlpoli #nlvotes

Tory candidate Keith Russell must be in a desperate battle to win his seat. He’s trotted out the old patronage card in a bid to boost his chances.  The district better vote the right way, warns Russell or else no megaprojects for Labrador. Here’s how the Telegram reported his comments: we have to be on ...

JanfromtheBruce: Abolish the House of Pork

Jack is right on ~NDP leader Jack Layton said Tuesday that the proposed reforms just reinforce his party’s view that the Senate should be abolished. Just before the last election, the NDP introduced a bill to hold a nationwide referendum on scrapping the Senate. “They are going to create a monster here, because you will ...

Liberal Video Depot: EnoughHarper – What Else is He Hiding?

What else is the Government of Canada The Harper GovernmentTM and its scandal–a–day operations hiding? {Video by EnoughHarper} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: EnoughHarper – What Else is He Hiding?

What else is the Government of Canada The Harper GovernmentTM and its scandal–a–day operations hiding? {Video by EnoughHarper} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: EnoughHarper – What Else is He Hiding?

What else is the Government of Canada The Harper GovernmentTM and its scandal–a–day operations hiding? {Video by EnoughHarper} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.