Do journalistic conventions rewire our brains?
It’s a serious question. In the fun new sci-fi movie ‘Arrival,’ the plot posits the theory that language changes the way we think, and not the other way around. The aliens keep telling everyone what they think – kind of like a racist and sexist Donald Trump did, over . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: This week’s column: the Trudeau honeymoon isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Here’s why.
Look, this “democratic reform” file has been a fiasco from the start. From four vague lines in the Liberal Party platform (promising bold change but not saying what the bold change would be), to now, when the whole thing has spiralled downward into Twitter hashtag farce (there some really good ones, too): it’s been . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Survey says: someone was paid a quarter of a million dollars to do this
…why we still need effective gun safety laws.
27 years ago.
Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Fourteen reasons
From “weasel,” using firstname.lastname@example.org at 22.214.171.124. American spelling. Anyone care to find him?
You are simply a weasel who barks “fascist” and “racist” at your political enemies because you got nothing. You’re a bribe-taking politician wannabe FFS. As punk as Hillary’s pantsuits. Pathetic to the core. Please do the world a favor and kill yourself.
. . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: We get letters: another Trump troll picks up a crayon and writes in
Dear Chinese friends:
Donald Trump does not speak for Canada. He barely speaks for most Americans, too.
We know Donald Trump did. It’s why he’s a fascist. Throwing an opponent in a democracy in jail – simply because they disagree with you – is fascism.
And now we know a lot of Canadian Conservatives feel the same way. They want to throw Rachel Notley in a cage because they hate her – . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Conservatives want to throw a woman in a cage
Oh for the love of God. Every Liberal secretly wants you to win, because they’ll be in power for 100 years. #cpc #cpcldr #cdnpoli https://t.co/gnDgdN5kpK
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) December 5, 2016
Now, some folks have reminded me that Democrats wanted Donald Trump as an opponent, and look how that . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Dear Kellie Leitch
Neo-Nazis in Toronto. Queen East park, 2 pm. A bunch of them.
Here we go.
In Ontario, where I live, I don’t think any single group has destroyed the reputation of what was once a noble profession – the profession of law – more than personal injury lawyers. With their 50 per cent contingency fees, and referral fees, and “litigation financing,” and whatnot, they are a disgrace.
You see them . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Trial lawyers: there’s nothing scummier than a diamond
@kinsellawarren is so hot.
— Lisa Kinsella (@lisakinsella) December 3, 2016
New popular vote totals from AP: • Clinton 65,124,828 (48.2%)
• Trump 62,652,263 (46.3%)
• Johnson 4,457,409 (3.3%)
• Stein 1,429,050 (1.1%)
One in Ottawa, one in Toronto.
The federal one:
The government should develop a proportional voting system and hold a referendum to ask Canadians whether they want a new system, a special parliamentary committee says.
The special committee on electoral reform also recommends Elections Canada conduct a public awareness campaign on the current first-past-the-post system . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Two big things to do with democracy
Son Four and I were listening to CBC radio on the way back from the Raps game (we beat the Grizzlies, but kind of didn’t deserve to), and some brilliant feminist gamers were on. One said that the Number One Internet Troll had just won the election. “That’s it,” I said to my boy. “He’s . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: President Troll
A Klaus Nomi tree decoration. I have lived long enough to see it all.
Click Klaus to see even more, passed along to me by my hipster daughter. Ho ho ho.
Putting your family in charge of your businesses is the very definition of conflict of interest, you moron. #uspoli @realDonaldTrump
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 30, 2016
There’s this take on pipelines, as related by the Ventures:
And there’s this take which I would have related on CP24 if they hadn’t cancelled to talk about the Ontario Auditor-General’s report instead:
pipelines are safer than transporting via rail, cf. Lac Megantic pipelines have 500 per cent fewer accidents/spills than the alternatives, . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Pipeline
A dishonest non-entity who is running for the Conservative Party leadership has a strategy: to yank every fire alarm she comes across. Her latest stunt? Kill the CBC.
She’s lying, of course. She was previously in power for many years, and did nothing – absolutely nothing – about the CBC. In . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: On the CBC: ten reasons why I like it
From InFocus at York University:
Neo Nazi Publication “Your Ward News” appears at York University; Administration Promises Action
Students from the Israeli Students Association (ISA), a CAMERA-supported group, recently discovered copies of the virulently anti-Semitic Your Ward News being distributed on official newsstands throughout York University. The publication was found in highly-frequented areas on campus . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Donald über Alles: Trump Virus spreads in Toronto
Society has become more understanding of mental illness. But what if the mentally ill person is about to become #POTUS? What then?
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 29, 2016
Grateful, relieved, happy. That’s what not a few of us felt when Donald Trump “won.” (I put “won” in flying quotes because, as various experts have now noted, there’s an excellent chance that the bilious billionaire actually lost the presidential race, but “won” because industrious Russian hackers nudged 100,000 votes in three states towards him. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: This week’s column: God save Justin Trudeau
…that’s the working title of my next book. It’s the sequel to Web of Hate. And my sense is that I’m going to have no shortage of source material.
Steve Bannon on excluding African Americans from voting:
"Maybe that's not such a bad thing."https://t.co/L4zbY8X2rN pic.twitter.com/4yTpY8hK8e
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) November 28, 2016
. . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Trump Reich
So, Tip O'Neill's truism comes to mind: never get introduced to the crowd at sporting events. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Ry9N2l6c4D
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 28, 2016
Right. Two word response: Donald Trump. This is the new era. A politician can say anything, now. We have a national memory of five minutes. https://t.co/0tkwA2IiA4
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 27, 2016
The Canadian Prime Minister praised Castro in a statement a twenty-something wrote and no one really . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Trudeau, Castro, condolences and memory