daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: 2012 Derek Fildebrandt to 2017 Derek Fildebrandt: No Tax Dollars for Airbnb

Photos: 2012 Derek Fildebrandt (above), 2017 Derek Fildebrandt (below). For Immediate Release CALGARY – Standing in front of a giant inflatable pork chop, 2012 Derek Fildebrandt denounced 2017 Derek Fildebrandt for renting his government-subsidized downtown Edmonton apartment on Airbnb. “People with enough money to support themselves and rent out government-subsidized second homes on Airbnb shouldn’t ...

Politics and its Discontents: On Fact-Resistant Humans

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Just In

From The New Yorker: WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a dramatic announcement from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, Donald J. Trump pronounced the planet Earth a “loser” and vowed to make a better deal with a new planet. “Earth is a terrible, very bad planet,” he told the White House press corps. “It’s maybe ...

Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth II Revokes US Independence-Steps In With Strict Guidelines For Governing The USA

The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all.   A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Well I Think That All Lives Matter

Politics and its Discontents: A Satirical Indictment

Last night I had dinner with some of my retired teacher friends, two of whom used to make my lunch hours at school the highlight of my day, given our discussions on a wide array of topics. Indeed, my eyes glazed over and I repaired to my classroom only when they talked about golf or ...

Cowichan Conversations: John Oliver – Apologize For Justin Trudeau

Cowichan Conversations: If you are searching for truth, turn off the commercial media and listen to the comedians

The comediens are bringing us far more rational analysis on trade deals that our elected officials who are controlled by the forces driving the TPP and other corrupt trade deals. You cannot accept that Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Rachel Notley admits to personally starting Fort McMurray wildfire

  EDMONTON – After days of dodging important questions from Rebel Media and uncles’ facebook pages alike, Alberta premier Rachel Notley came clean today and admitted that she intentionally created the fire that has Read more…

Dead Wild Roses: White Male Privilege – Squandered!

HAMILTON, OH—Despite being the beneficiary of numerous societal advantages and having faced little to no major adversity throughout his life, local man Travis Benton has spent the last four years squandering his white male privilege on a sales floor job at Best Buy, sources confirmed Tuesday. “You can get by with a regular HDMI cable, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Pot and Politicians- A Curious Blend That Is Hard To Keep Lit.

I’m not holding my breath! Justin Trudeau, our newly elected Prime Minister and occasional pot smoker, has set the cat out amongst the pigeons with his announced legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. Odd Read more…

mark a rayner: William Shatner’s Inaugural Address

(After Winning the First Post-Two-Party Presidential Election) Friends, Americans, Countrymen! Lend me your ears. I come to bury our two-party system, not praise it. I stand before you today, not as a conqueror, not as pop icon, but as your President. An American president. Now, what I say next is not said with malice, but ...

Cowichan Conversations: LNG–Even the Sellout Fizzles!

It is easy to be suspect of the real progress that will follow the Paris talks on climate change. In the end the ‘fizzle’ will be driven by demand not logic, preservation of our planet Read more…

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Alberta’s Tories Poised to Sweep Election in Spring 2016

December 17, 2015 By: Dirk Pranter, Provincial Affairs columnist, Calgary Sunherald One year after nearly the entire official opposition crossed the floor to join Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives, the 44 year long governing party is expected to sweep the province for a record thirteenth… Continue Reading →

Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Babysitting Expenses Revealed!

Cowichan Conversations: Dear USA, You Appear To be Somewhat Confused.

Cowichan Conversations: Mouseland – with Keifer Sutherland & Tommy Douglas

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, as well as hollow and noxious. Bob Marley would roll in his grave. Only new country and ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

A musical commentary, followed by social and political analysis, followed by hilarious spoof rap videos, and more This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Crew Suspend Scientist For Folk Song About Prime Minister

I ran this on the blog when it first appeared back in June. Now scientist Tony Turner has been suspended. It is OK Tony, we are going to fire Steve, no suspensions or probation for Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Margaret Atwood column pulled, re-posted on National Post website

One of the advantages of the second longest campaign in Canadian history is that there is more time for voters and pundits to observe and comment on the various leaders, parties and issues. What Harper Read more…

Dead Wild Roses: I missed International National Torture Day?

No one tells me ‘nuthin anymore.  We missed the UN international torture day, it happened on June 26th and of course I hear about it after it happens.  Our media coverage was, underwhelming, as torture must not bring us down from the elation felt in the US for the SCOTUS SSM decision. I’m not even ...

mark a rayner: Interview in Western News

My authorial compadre at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Kane Faucher, did a great job of interviewing me a while back, and it appeared in print today. Seriously. on PAPER, so you know it’s legit! You can read: “Finding humour in a changing landscape” here. Western News is the campus paper “of record” ...

Scripturient: The Story of Chicken Little

Chicken Little was out one morning walking around town. It was a fine morning, and he decided he wanted a cup of coffee. He wanted one so much could even smell the coffee in the air. So he walked into a local restaurant. But then he stopped and his mouth fell open in horror. He saw ...

Cowichan Conversations: Yes Indeed-Math Is Difficult Jim!