Archive for August 2017

August for the people 2017 : two top 10 lists Canada & global village + CelebJihad.com

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: In Brief

TORONTO. AUGUST 22, 2017. It has been a strange-weather summer in the city this year. Right now we’re waiting for yet more rain. (I spoke too soon. It has just come. And now the question is : when will it come again? Can we go for coffee later, across from the park?) Meanwhile, it is [...]



Trump “unfit for command”(?), whales in Canadian waters, Brad Wall steps down, & “Our Lady of the Snows, 1911–1921”

Aug 12th, 2017 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. AUGUST 11, 2017. It is getting harder and harder for Canadians who watch US TV to know just what is going on in the American Republic led by President Donald Trump. Rex Tillerson advises against losing sleep, with what looks like a smile. This may be the right worldly wisdom. But it is [...]



Our Lady of the Snows, 1911–1921

Aug 11th, 2017 | By Randall White | Category: Heritage Now

In his Oxford History of the American People the sometimes controversial  New England historian Samuel Eliot Morison wrote that “the ‘King and Country’ argument was freely employed” in the 1911 Canadian federal election campaign. And “one of Rudyard Kipling’s worst poems, ‘Our Lady of the Snows,’ was widely circulated to rebuke the impudent Yankees.” Ironically [...]



Who or what is really to blame for the dump President Trump has to live in?

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By Citizen X | Category: USA Today

I am not supposed to be doing this right now. I have allegedly more urgent work to attend to. But it is the middle of our short Canadian summer. And there is nothing quite like stealing time from more urgent work for a summer flight of fancy. For my text see : “Did Donald Trump [...]