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Dead Wild Roses: The Useful Myth of the Liberal Media

If we had a liberal media then it would look more like what this article from Alter.net describes. Fact check time. Are you seeing these types of stores in the bright vivid technicolour everyday, endlessly repeated so people know about them? Of course not, they what a liberal media would *actively promote*. What do we see? Sensationalism, sports and weather; the dross that is cheap to produce and perpetuates the status quo.

I’ve copy/pasted the first seven points, go to article itself to read the last eight and the conclusion.

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Paulitical Satire: Get Over It – Movie Monday

So, our esteemed videographer William Matthews and I wanted to try something a little different this week, and so we’d like to introduce a new segment called “Get Over it”. In this episode, we’re going to cover a few hot topics that people should probably stop worrying about and just get over. Consider this my little hommage to John Stewart!Let us know what you think about both the topics and the style! Enjoy!

***Note: Upon review, the CNN poll has only 63% of people saying that Obama’s going to win…however, that’s still a crazy number of people. . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: Get Over It – Movie Monday

Paulitical Satire: Canada at the Olympics – Follow Friday – #FF

So, we started this week with some talk about the Olympics, and I took my usual turn and looked at the issues people weren’t paying enough attention to, or really caring about. The feedback I got was really good, and I appreciate all the kind words about my triple jump. I’m considering trials for Rio already…if you’re a triple jump coach, I might need some final help preparing.Anyway, it occurred to me that one thing I didn’t really get to do was celebrate our awesome Olympians. Thus, given my week of picking top 3s…here are my top . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: Canada at the Olympics – Follow Friday – #FF

Paulitical Satire: The Paulitics of Food – Movie Monday

So, today’s Movie Monday blends two of my favourite things: good food and politics! This week’s video is meant to stir up some conversation about things like organic foods, the 100 Mile Diet, and healthy eating. Mostly, I am challenging you to rethink the way you currently view your food.Our amazing videographer, William Matthews from www.digitalfootprint.ca, has out done himself yet again with this Movie. We both hope you really enjoy it and encourage you to leave comments in the space below!

Happy Monday!Recipe:This recipe is a modification on a few ones found online. . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: The Paulitics of Food – Movie Monday

Paulitical Satire: Doors Open Toronto – #FF – What to do This Weekend

Check Out Doors Open Toronto – This photo is at the MaRs Discovery District!

So, this weekend something really cool is happening in Toronto  Ontario…it’s called Doors Open. “What the hell is that?” you might be asking. “Do I have to allow anyone into my kitchen for brunch?” you probably aren’t asking. Well, Doors Open is a really cool event that will be happening in cities and towns all over the province where people are able to tour the most interesting/awesome/old/new buildings that are usually closed or limited to the public. For more information go here.  . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: Doors Open Toronto – #FF – What to do This Weekend

Paulitical Satire: True North Strong and Free – Road Trip Politics

A political map of Canada…

So, if you follow me on twitter you’ll know, in a relative amount of detail, that I recently traveled across part of Northern Canada from Winnipeg to Toronto. In case you were wondering, my Southern-Ontario kin…this is a stunning, amazing, beautiful, energizing, formidable part of Canada that I suggest everyone try and see at some point.Interestingly, everywhere I went Canadian identity and therefore politics were always on display. From  race track talk in Winnipeg, to clean energy discussions in Thunder bay, the trip was punctuated by beautiful landscapes and political observations.A special thanks to our . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: True North Strong and Free – Road Trip Politics

Paulitical Satire: Politics and Blogging – It’s All About Relationships

So, a little while ago I wrote a post for the good people over at Shareaholic. Below is an excerpt from the post, follow the link below to read the whole post!How Do I Best Connect With People?First off, when I see Twitter trends that jive with my desired topics I make my blog part of the conversation. I do this by following a few lists of particular kinds of journalists and other pundits and seeing what topics they are discussing. I also monitor popular hashtags in my city and country that might also lead me to some inspiration.When . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: Politics and Blogging – It’s All About Relationships

Paulitical Satire: Every Wildrose Has Its Thorn

“Seriously, I came thiiiissss close….”

So, keep moving along people. Nothing to see here. Another PC majority, another day in Alberta. That makes 12 in a row I believe. For my conservative friends, I hope your hangover isn’t that bad. For my progressive friends, it’s still a PC government, so it’s not like you’re about to get public daycare, or a unicorn or something. I had written this fantastic post last night before I went to bed about how John Robson might be right and the PC party left their own voters behind, and that’s why the Wildrose dominated. . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: Every Wildrose Has Its Thorn

Paulitical Satire: To Tweet or to Blog? That is the Question

So, for those of you who haven’t clicked the link on the left yet, you don’t know that I have a very active twitter account. Because of this, I often struggle with where to post my random thoughts. I try my best to use this space to go into more depth than 140 characters could ever let me, and get to the meat of some issues. My hope, and long term goal, is that this blog becomes one of the sources people turn to in order to inform themselves as they develop opinions of their own. That being said I . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: To Tweet or to Blog? That is the Question

Paulitical Satire: March Madness – Paulitical Styles

So, I recently became interested in fantasy sports. I know, I know…typical guy stuff (or, insert gender normative comment here). But I’m not writing today to tell you about how my bracket for NCAA basketball this year is super risky, but awesome, or how I’m just barely holding on to a playoff spot in my NBA league. I actually wanted to explain what I like about fantasy sports, and how it relates to the rest of my life and how I view the world.Let’s start with the obvious: I’m a judgmental SOB. For better or for worse, when I first . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: March Madness – Paulitical Styles

Paulitical Satire: Looks Like Someone Has a Case of the Mondays

So, I’ve been looking over the stats on my blog and have noticed that my end of days posts with fun videos and links are fairly popular. I like to think that this is because by the end of a monotonous work day, you are ready to revel in my unique sense of humour. Awesome.Well, even if that’s not the case, I thought I’d throw a few fun things your way to make sure that even though the sun might not be shining, you still have a reason to have a smile on your face!Enjoy! Kind of how I’m feeling . . . → Read More: Paulitical Satire: Looks Like Someone Has a Case of the Mondays