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Roxanne Tellier – Democracy Died in Daylight

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2020 by segarini

In the last several years, I’ve written umpteen thousands of words about the trump presidency. I’ve tried my best to point readers and voters towards the truth of what so many warned us about – a rogue presidency ending in political, financial, and physical disaster for American citizens.

Three years into his disastrous reign, the damage being inflicted on the people, their institutions, and, sadly, their psyches, is no longer up for question. If there is to be any hope for the country in the future, it will require decades of labour, just to bring things back to where they were in November 2016, when Trump won the Electoral College, after losing the popular vote to Clinton by 2.8 million votes.

Whether America will ever get the chance to even start that repair, is now moot.

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Roxanne Tellier – Let’s Kill Hitler

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2018 by segarini

For baby boomers, on whom the shadow of World War II fell the darkest , the post war years teemed with possibility. Our future lay before us like a shimmering landscape, designed by the brilliant minds now free to bring us sci fi and fantasy tales of a world filled with scientific and technical advances beyond our wildest dreams.

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Roxanne Tellier – Daylight Savings And Other Idiocies

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2018 by segarini

ENOUGH already with this daylight saving nonsense. The cost to the country, and it’s citizens, has been recorded and shown to be of little to no benefit to the nation.

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Peter and Politics

Posted in Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2018 by segarini

In today’s column, I’m going to reflect on a number of aspects of current politics, and I hope that you can take something away from this “sermon”.

One of my favourite comic strips is “Pearls before Swine”, by Stephan Pastis 1). In one particular episode, Rat, one of the main characters, is confronted by a “repo man”. When Rat asks why the man is there, as he is up to date with his car payments, the “repo man” replies that he is there to repossess Democracy, as people didn’t care to vote, nor did they bother to become informed about the issues. In the third panel, the man leaves with Democracy, and in the final panel, Rat says that he hates when that happens.

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Roxanne Tellier – Watching The Dream Die

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2018 by segarini

If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
— Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States of America

Martin Luther King Jr had a dream. And he died for it, along with the many others, of all colours, who fought to bring the civil rights movement to America.

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Roxanne Tellier – Our Flag is Red and White

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2017 by segarini

Canadians … we love our country, but that’s never stopped us from having our beefs with how it’s run. Unlike many other countries, we feel free to speak up about what angers us. For all our reputation of being a polite and respectful people, we reserve the right to disagree with those who would impose their will upon the nation.

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JAIMIE VERNON – THE BLURST OF TIMES

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2016 by segarini

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I’ve got nothing left. I’m spent. This week has been the tightrope shit-show from hell. As Montgomery Burns found out on ‘The Simpsons’ when he tried to get monkeys to type out the greatest novel of all time: “It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.”

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