The Palm Salaam

Now I may be no big city blogger, but seems to me it's the same problem cousin Ricky ran into when romancing the ghost of Dame Judith Haltsy, Roy Haltsy's widow. No one denied it was a big problem: They existed in different times. Much like this whole Ancient Islam vs 2018 thing, cousin Ricky and Dame…

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Be tomorrow’s historian today

Maybe we could ask ourselves, if it's important, how we will be seen a hundred years from now, two hundred years. Presuming we're there to look back, will it appear a plague of fatal politeness spread through the liberal West? Presuming a future impossible to deny, because it's the future, but reasonable to predict, based…

Clamping for peace

Say what you will about Justin Trudeau, but you must admit you were buoyed when the British press, not known for fake news purveyance, decreed him a shiny example of How To Meet President Orange Julius Caesar--sorry, stay positive--And Retain Your National Dignity. Go on, admit it. He seems to have proved himself a bit,…

Not hopeless hope, I hope

All Presidents... lets face it. As Gore Vidal said, when you get to the Executive level you've been bought and sold a dozen times, and willingly. My big secret hope for Mr Trump was that he, as an iconoclast with a loudly trumpeted agenda to "fix", whatever that means, things and make America great, whatever…

Sympathy for the Donald

The main problem with President Donald J Trump, when you get right down to it, is that Donald Trump set the poor bastard up. The reputation he's given himself, the moral depths he plumbed to get where he's got, left him with such an uphill climb it seems like a bar bet between billionaires. Even…

Back to the sunshine

My apologies, that one's on me. I had every reason to believe I was going to start thinking all positive there of His Presidency Donald John Trump (esq, probably) or at least sharing those thoughts only. Positive reportage shouldn't be that hard to find, given the great number of events occurring all the time every…

The He-Man Women Haters White House

re: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-reinstates-reagan-era-anti-abortion-policy-n710081?cid=sm_tw_msnbc I am privileged in this lunatic historical sidetrip to be white, male, and straight (and above all Canadian), but it's dangerous to completely discount all males because we're born by a quirk of genetics without baby plumbing. Doing so blindly assumes the absence of empathy for an entire gender and just draws more…

Trumpauguration

Alright, this is happening. There’s nothing I can do about it, and there’s nothing you can do about it, and there’s nothing we can do about it, so I’m going to ask your forgiveness, as you might see it, allowance may some else, and get into the spirit of the thing by seeing from a…