Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mayor Ford

I don’t think I’ll ever forget mayoral candidate Chow berating former Mayor Ford, replaced by Councillor Kelley, (despite the Municipal Elections Act 2006) as all candidates competing to be Mayor in December 2014 spoke on stage in a televised debate. … Continue reading

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Tiny Man with the Big Voice at the Derby

Then Short gentleman with the booming voice You’d run up to the stage like a batter to the plate Beaming as though the whole world loved you Never complaining as they goosed you off the floor When you hit the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Gang

Since they started writing against Donald Trump’s ranting rather cool McLuhan esq discombobulated vitriol; never trying to help readers better understand his words or his intent, always making what he says seem divisively nonsensical, they’ve jabbed his supporters subtly at … Continue reading

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For days I couldn’t get the movie title “Revenant”  off my mind. Then one morning I picked my old copy of Charles Baudelaire‘s Les Fleurs du Mal (1868) off the shelf, found by chance and translated “Le Revenant” Looking like … Continue reading

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  Bailouts, Debt and Benghazi And now it’s March 10, 2016 it’s nearly 2 years since the writing of what follows, and New Zealand’s surprised by lowering its central bank rate, and Canada’s central banker’s kept Canada’s central interest rate … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Anyone

I wrote what follows just about when President Obama was celebrating the most expensive inauguration in American history. I had been hearing him talking about reviving the U.S. economy by spending money on infrastructure which today keeps being offered in … Continue reading

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The Commonweal

There are two things that I have difficulty believing and that is that people who write about racism do so because they wish to improve social equality which to me means promoting justice. For media writers instances of injustice provide … Continue reading

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