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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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As some of you are aware Typepad, which hosts this site, was taken down over the last few days because of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. Access to GCH has been intermittent since at least Friday. Yesterday the site was completely down. Because of this unexpected event the posting... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Singing on a prairie tune: Member of Parliament Ray Boughen, (Palliser), on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today announced that the Regina Symphony Orchestra is benefiting from a boost of $92,192 to its fundraising efforts through the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation. The Government of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
In a recent post I mused about the decline of the traditional liberal arts degree. This has generated some questions for yours truly about what a young person should study after high school. In an ideal world high school would be enough for the overwhelmingly majority of people. You would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Telegraph: Alex Proud argued in these pages (on these screens?) the other day that Britons have become irritatingly obsessed with appearing working class. He said that people pretend to be less privileged than they actually are so they can seem cooler or more interesting. Alex especially noted the “the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Look a famous American is saying something about us. Let's listen: With a straight face, Clinton conceded: "I will say this. He has absolutely destroyed every stereotype people have about Canadians." "The Canadians are upbeat, optimistic, can-do. They are embracing, they're inclusive," Clinton said. "Everything I ever believed about Canadians,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Reason: Mahool was the mayor of Baltimore who, in 1910, signed into law a racial zoning ordinance. According to Christopher Silver’sThe Racial Origins of Zoning in American Cities, he was also “a nationally recognized member of the ‘social justice’ wing of the Progressive movement.” The cities employing racial zoning included... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
We begin with this little gem: "Teaching is a political act, and you can't choose to be neutral. You are either a pawn used to perpetuate a system of oppression or you are fighting against it," Radersma said during the session. "And if you think you are neutral, you are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
He's got some ideas: Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is returning to the nation's capital next week to deliver a much-anticipated speech outlining how Canada should tackle some of its most pressing challenges. The address, to a dinner sponsored by a "progressive" think-tank called Canada2020, will draw more than 400... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Kathleen makes a mistake: Dear Mr. Hudak During your press conference on March 27th you made several false, misleading and defamatory allegations about me. You alleged that I personally “oversaw and possibly ordered the criminal destruction of documents” and that criminal conduct took place in my office. The Ontario Progressive... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A thing of beauty: In exactly 100 days, the Royal Navy’s biggest ever warship will be named by the Queen, who will smash a bottle of champagne on the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier’s bow and name the vessel after herself. The ceremony will mark 16 years of work on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Apparently some people think so: Or an even more radical idea, and I believe the correct one: Stop broadcasting the CBC altogether and move everything online. Take it off the air. This is the so-called “Netflix Solution.” Eyeballs are going there anyway. Not only would it save $200 million a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
SteynOnline: But even in these weaker performances you see flickers of the great, defining characteristic of his best: his ability to project the sense of characters who have a life independent of the needs of the film. Colonel Nicholson in A Bridge on the River Kwai(1957) is the finest example,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings