All of a sudden Ford’s robotic, badly delivered bumper sticker statements have morphed into a magnanimously executed prose, a juxtaposition of epic proportions for those of us familiar with the usual Ford shtick.
Trump sent 17.8 tonnes of aid to China in Feb as USA scrambles to help NY
By now most people who do not have hearing issues understand that Trump’s favourite pastime is to interrupt one incoherent sentence with another incoherent sentence. But on the COVID-19 crisis, his ability to rewrite recent history is unparalleled.
Isolation Diaries: The criteria needed to get a COVID-19 test is silly
I woke up this morning feeling worse than I did yesterday. After 4 hours of being on hold with Telehealth I abandoned my spot in the queue. A few friends told me they were on hold for twice as long, as the ones who took the call back option did not hear from them for...
The Isolation Diaries: Getting sick during the COVID-19 pandemic
One uplifting part about being sick during a pandemic is the community vibe online. Social media, normally a place best known for arguments, venom, echo chambers and silly memes, all of a sudden became a place where people are reaching out and communicating their own experiences, offering advice, and being generally helpful.
I wish the coronavirus killed all the partisans in Canada
I hate partisans; all of them, no matter what ideology they champion. Ever since I started writing freelance and speaking directly with editors 17 years ago, I have had a profound distaste for people who allow their political leanings to impact their ability to stay...
Justin Trudeau: a failure of moderate politics
For political leaders, conventional wisdom used to rely heavily on the notion that compromise was both a safe approach, and a tool used for political longevity.
CBS Democratic debate an unadulterated shit-show
After a somewhat promising debate in Nevada, the Democratic Party virtually imploded last night as candidates desperately tried to light a spark under their campaigns, mostly by relentlessly attacking each other while interrupting one incoherent sentence with yet another incoherent sentence.
Christie Blatchford’s death reaction puts the ‘bitch’ in ‘obituary’
I know at least a dozen journalists, reporters and writers who have received unsolicited, honest advice from Blatchford over the past couple decades, and contrary to the opinions of all those insipid, lazy ideologues on social media, there was nothing mean-spirited about her.
Kobe, his daughter, and an atheist’s dream of basketball heaven
That image of Kobe and his daughter in heaven, playing basketball, smiling at each other with love – if that idea is only possible through belief then so be it.