We can pick apart Donald Trump’s acceptance speech but it won’t get us very far. Trump is getting smarter in how he presents “the facts”. For example: He uses anecdotal stories about three children killed by illegal Mexican immigrants (murdered … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Trumpism: A Wake Up Call
On May 10, Danielle Larivee, minister of Municipal Affairs, welcomed Wildrose MLAs Brian Jean and Tany Yao back to the Legislature. They’d been in Fort McMurray surveying the damage from the wildfire. Mr Jean received a standing ovation. He personally … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The Fort McMurray Wildfire: Another Wasted Opportunity for the Wildrose
The government calls it MWF-009. Darby Allen, the regional fire chief of Wood Buffalo, calls it The Beast. Regardless of what it’s called the Fort McMurray wildfire is erratic, unpredictable and extremely dangerous. It was spotted on Sunday May 1; … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: What We Learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfire
Thirty-six little words. That’s all it took for the media to whip Albertans up into a “how dare you” frenzy. It started with the BC government’s Throne Speech in which Premier Christy Clark took her new election slogan—Say YES—for a … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: B.C. “attacks” Alberta. Really?
James Moore fires back at ‘political jabs’ over Vancouver oil spill Industry minister criticizes rush to blame before all facts are known
CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:33 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 9:42 PM PT
As horrible as this event was, it did some good here . . . → Read More: Left Over: Toxic Spills and the Toxic Con (tsk, tsk…) Response….
So how is your’s going? I hope it hasn’t gotten much worse than “bulk cereal.” Slainté! Alltop is the bulk cereal of Internet humor aggregators. Genius “infotoon” by Lunchbreath.
Premier Redford complains bitterly about the quality of debate in the Legislature; apparently we need more “big ideas” and less “parochial debate”.*
However her Environmental Minister continues to provide fatuous explanations for why it took nineteen days to issue an Environmental Protection Order in connection with the largest coal mining waste water spill in . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: One Dead Fish or More Big Ideas? The Quality of Debate in Redford’s Government
Nobody said it better than the Dairy Lane Cafe and the Blue Star Diner in a sunny (literally) little poster announcing that on Canada Day every penny received from sales and tips would be donated to flood relief. The blue banner “We’re All in This Together” epitomized the can-do attitude of Calgarians, indeed all Albertans, . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: We’re all in this together–sort of. The Alberta Flood 2013
A potentially dangerous oil well blowout at a Chesapeake Energy site in Wymoing caused at least 60 and perhaps 70 residents to evacuate within 5 miles of the disaster for several days until it was contained earlier today. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) was drilling the well in the Niobrara Shale region underlying . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Chesapeake Energy Well Blowout in Wyoming Causes Evacuation, Methane "Roared" For Days