September 2015

Meanwhile, in Canada ...

Peegate runneth over!

Dear Leader Stephen Harper's competence revealed

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June 2015

Meanwhile, in Canada ...

It all makes sense now

Dear Leader Stephen Harper reveals

His government's textbook ...


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April 2015

Meanwhile, in Canada ...

Stephen Harper proves his loyalty is to global capital,

not the country he swore an oath to serve ...

Government privatizes wheat board

in deal with G3 Global Grain Group

"Economic treason" — NDP

By Chinta Puxley

The Canadian Press via The Winnipeg Free Press

15 April 2015, WINNIPEG — The federal government is moving to privatize the Canadian Wheat Board in a deal with a company partially owned in Saudi Arabia.

G3 Global Grain Group will get 50.1 per cent of the company in exchange for an investment of $250 million. G3 is a joint venture between Bunge Canada, and SALIC Canada, a subsidiary of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (Read more ...)


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March 2015

Murder will out!


Powell returns to spotlight

with proof of Putin guilt

in murder of Boris Nemtsov!

  Image: General Colin Powel (retired) returns to the scene of his greatest triumpth and presents 'proof' that Russian President Vladimir Putin assassinated  
  Looking not a day over 63, retired US Army General and former Secretary of State Colin Powel came out of retirement in order to present proof of Russian President Vladimir Putin's guilt in the murder of Russian journalist Boris Nemtsov. (Source of photo illustration unknown.)  


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November 2014

Blogging Doctor Who, New Series 8



Dissing Death in Heaven

Image: Clara walks among gravestones.

November 12, 2014, OTTAWA — Almost there. With only a Christmas "special" still to dread, the 2014 slog that was Doctor Who's 8th revived series has, mercifully, nearly come to a close (if not to a merciful close).

An an honest critic must give Steven Moffat his due. From Danny Pink's classroom tears in his introductory episode, to a payoff for television's Least Convincing Romance Ever, to the Doctor's query, "Am I a good man?", with which the series opened, at least this year, Moffat didn't drop any of the major plot points he raised during the series. (Well. Maybe one. Time will tell.) The answers were neither clever nor convincing, but at least they were provided.

Yes, that's faint praise; and probably too generous. For along with the answers, "Death in Heaven" slaps us with un-foreshadowed plot twists out of sketch-comedy satire, blatant emotional manipulation, a debate on moral philosophy whose sophistication would shame a class of 12 year-olds, and an entirely unwelcome appearance by a Magical Negro.

But tell us what you really think! I hear you cry. Of plots and themes and lies and agonies. Spoilers and cussing as usual. I think most of you know the drill by now.


Throwing out the Doctor with the Dark Water

Image: Clara has regrets

November 6, 2014, OTTAWA — "Dark Water," the 11th entry in a 12 episode series, trundles along with a certain amount of professional competence, but is very far from being good drama.

The episode bears almost all the flaws we have come to expect from Steven Moffat's latter oeuvre. A story with the density of rotten sea-ice that groans along at a glacial pace and tedious swaths of explanations that don't, actually, explain much at all.

The upside includes excellent performances by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and, especially, from Michelle Gomez as the mysterious Missy.

Want more? Throwing out the Doctor with the dark water includes spoilers as per usual, including a couple of Big Reveals; click at your own risk if you haven't seen it yet.


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