Archive for February, 2012

I’ll take one decimation and raise you…

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Paille faces the daunting job of trying to bring back the party that was all but decimated in a disastrous showing in last May’s election.” -CP story, repeated on the CTV website last December This was one of those Stupidisms you just had to wait for, because the word is now so commonly misused, that [...]

The guns of February

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Two recent articles highlight the perplexing, but also frightening worldview of the Left when it comes to guns and criminality. One article concerns the recent vote to eliminate the gun registry in the Canadian Parliament, the second described judicial push-back on mandatory minimums for gun crimes. The arguments around the registry are well-known. One might [...]

At best is worst!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

“These roofing professionals will be in and out of your place in two days AT BEST“- Bruce Kenyon, trying to compliment local roofers on AM 770, CHQR, Calgary The sincere emphasis Mr. Kenyon places on the last two words above suggests he thinks he’s giving these roofers a compliment. Of course if they can finish [...]

Golden years?

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Anyone born after 1960 has their own views about following the Baby Boomers through their self-obsessed, self-declared “journey”. The pervasiveness of their music, fashion and politics has been much documented. Some of us have been following this from their real adolescence, through a second adolescence to, I guess, the inevitable second childhood. Nowhere is this [...]

Stink stank stunk

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

“… the Andrea Doria, an Italian passenger liner that sunk in 1956.” – Tristin Hopper, in the National Post Back, by no popular demand, is one of those Stupidisms that seems to be taking root amongst the linguistically-challenged. MrK could expound on the collective amnesia surrounding tenses in general, but we’ll spare you that. Suffice [...]

Mountain forecast: firings with periods of litigation

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

For an illustrated pdf of my article in the November 2011 issue of Ski Canada magazine, concerning the controversy over Sunshine Village’s staff firings in the previous winter, please click here.