In this week’s Hill Times: Stephen Harper – with a whimper, not a bang

And so it ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last week, in a secluded part of Centre Block, staff were seen packing up Stephen Harper’s Parliamentary office.  Anyone wandering by could see the moving boxes and the... Read More

Brexit boneheads begrudge bigotry blaming

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Brexit

The voters of the United Kingdom have had their referendum on whether to stay or go from the European Union and they voted to leave.Or did they?When the votes were counted only 72% of eligible voters had bothered to vote... Read More

Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, #Remain ( #Brexit #EUref )

I’m expanding on a Facebook rant I went on.From Facebook.One of the tenets of a strong democracy, is a loud vocal opposition. So, I say this to the Remainers …The leaders of Leave campaign are weak and have showed their... Read More

Plastering Tips and Tricks

Plastering may look like a straightforward thing that you can do on your own. However, those who have tried and failed have come to realize that this skill requires regular practice, for perfect results. If you are an amateur, it... Read More

There’s a name for people who complain after votes

Losers.  Referenda are blunt instruments? So are elections. What matters more is what is on the ballot. The ballot is a fine instrument. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) June 26, 2016 ... Read More

Another View on Brexit

I wasn’t eligible to vote on Britain’s exit from the European Union, and I’m not sure how I would have voted. My head said Remain but my heart said Leave – and I find myself quite pleased that England and... Read More

What I’m Up To

Wife and I are out on the West Coast for a wedding and some vacationing, which for us has come to be associated with visiting the many, many wineries on Vancouver Island.  This…is a shot from outside of one of... Read More

Eating up the Hill: Sparks Street Ribfest

There are some days on the Parliamentary calendar that everyone circles. Throne Speech. Budget. Presidential visits. Those are big days. But there is one annual event that trumps them all: Sparks Street Ribfest.For three weekdays, we’re not Liberals, Conservatives, NDPers... Read More

Adler-Kinsella Show: in which we don’t discuss Brexit, because we didn’t think it would happen

…but we talked about Chretien and other things. There are some surprises in here, if you care to listen. ... Read More

Citizens of the Vatican, it’s your lucky day!

President Trump says he will suspend immigration from “areas of the world” with “a proven history of terrorism.”  So, no more immigration from any other country, including the U.S.! Vatican folks, you win the Green Card lottery! Woot! ... Read More

This isn’t a rock video, it’s a documentary

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Winners: racists and the economically illiterate. Losers: everyone else.

  WINNERS Racists, nativists and isolationists: There is a reason why Trump, Le Pen and their ilk favoured a “leave” vote: their prospects are always improved when people are divided and not united.   Last night, they won a decisive victory... Read More

Brexit: fasten your seatbelt, world

Coming up: another vote on Scottish secession, and a push for Irish unification. I mean, why not, right? #Brexit — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) June 24, 2016 The Parti Quebecois is cheerier tonight than they've been in years. #cdnpoli #Brexit —... Read More

Farewell, Stephen Harper, we barely knew ye

And so it ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Unlike some folks, I don’t hate Stephen Harper.  All of my five reasons are personal. When my Dad was dying, he phoned me and my Mom to talk about fathers.... Read More

Brexit: stay

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Lucida Sans Unicode, the final frontier 

How weird am I? This weird: the most interesting thing I’ve read in weeks is an analysis of the fonts used in Blade Runner. Story here. The subtitle reads WORLD WIDE COMPUTER LINKUP PLANNED, in what looks like Optima Bold. While... Read More

Hung out with Against Me after our boy’s graduation

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The graduate

He doesn’t quite look like this, tonight, as he graduates from high school – honour roll, Ontario scholar, all that. Got an offer and scholarship from every single university he applied to. Is going to  some place called McGill, which... Read More

Adler-Kinsella Show: euthanasia, terror, and a Dad

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