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Pot Calls Kettle Black

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Watched that news story unfold about ‘journalists’ being barred from an Alberta government news conference with great interest. Aside from the fact that this Ezra Levant is not well thought of (will delve into that interesting subject in a subsequent post perhaps) the outcome was somewhat predictable, the Alberta government back tracked and apologized because of the bad press and publicity it garnered. So, I was poking around the news story, following links down the garden path, as most of us do and ran across this posted by Alheli Picazo. How true is it all? Don’t know. I’m a small bit player on the journalistic landscape and probably not even a player actually, still learning the ropes. However, it all really struck me as the pot calling the kettle black, can’t have it both ways, complain about the censorship but do the exact same thing yourself.

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NDP Leadership Race

While watching the football on Saturday I was flipping back and forth to catch the NDP Leadership Convention to pick a new leader after the death of Jack Layton. The outcome after four ballots was not really a surprise to me but the real pleasure was the showing of our local representative Nathan Cullen. I believe his day will come in the future to have another go at it and this gave him some national exposure for that day. I think Nathan Cullen was the better choice but in the big picture Thomas Mulcair, with a seat in Quebec, was seen to be a better bet to have a good chance in the next election to form a government, and oust the Conservatives. I have to admit I didn’t watch all of Nathan Cullen’s speeches and interviews but what I did catch I was really impressed with, so much so that I believe we’ll be card carrying members of the NDP in the future. Will put it on my to do list.

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NDP Leadership Race

Looking forward to Friday and Saturday’s NDP Leadership Race final stretch being somewhat NDP’ish in my political persuasion. What that means is that I’m for free enterprise yes but with a dash of socialism thrown in to help the common man. Have somewhat of a connection to the race in a small way, Nathan Cullen is our local MP and Niki Ashton was driven to school by my better half when she was a school bus driver in Thompson, Manitoba. Not so sure they will win but they are young still and will be good experience for when their chance comes again, as I’m sure it will.

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