Archive for United States

Roxanne Tellier – I’ll Take White Fragility for $300 Alex

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2021 by segarini

Earlier this month a meme starting going around that made a lot of people feel uncomfortable. The meme asked people to acknowledge that overcoming inherent bias, prejudice, and all the ‘isms’ was an ongoing thing, and that we are all ‘works in progress.’

I’m so tired of those that virtue signal, with various #NotAllWhatever hashtags. To hear these paragons of wounded nobility talk, they are the ‘exception that proves the rule,‘ because they’ve always treated women well, and never failed to give anyone of any creed or colour whom they’ve encountered, the same pure and unadulterated dignity, respect and opportunities as those that look just like them.

I rather think that anyone who COULD claim such innocence, is unlikely to ever do so.

As quickly as the meme travelled thru the internet webs, it just as quickly disappeared, which is an interesting commentary on how society is struggling with what those on the political right are calling ‘cancel culture.’

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Roxanne Tellier – There’s A Riot Going On

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2021 by segarini

Ahead of the mob violence on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, there had been weeks of incendiary rhetoric and planning in plain sight, on Facebook, Twitter, and on far-right websites like Parler, Gab, TheDonald, and MeWe.  There had been a virtual landslide of conspiracy theories, disinformation, and lies about fraudulent voting, often coming directly from the POTUS and his favoured minions.

Prior to the insurrection, Advance Democracy had found more than 1,480 posts on Twitter from QAnon-related accounts, promoting violence. When it became clear that VP Pence was unable to overturn the results of the election, and unwilling to ‘try’ to do so, right-wing extremists began to plan the murder by hanging of Pence, whom they believed to be committing a traitorous refusal to act.

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Roxanne Tellier – And we’re BACK!

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2019 by segarini

… with your Sunday political sermon. Time to catch up on what you may have missed over the last couple of weeks, and to get a sense of the direction we seem to be heading towards as Canadian election fever sets in.

In other words… where are we going and why am I in this hand basket?

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Peter – Rude Boys, and Guns

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2019 by segarini

-While I wanted to write about music this week, I regret that I need to write about this particular incident, but I think that it’s important that I do so.

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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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Roxanne Tellier –  A Sunday Pot Luck

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2018 by segarini

You ready, Canada?

Legal weed can go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2018. Cue the screaming and yelling from those who have never seen a Reefer Madness poster that didn’t give them a semi-erotic frisson of fear.

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Roxanne Tellier – America – Coming Apart At The Dreams

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by segarini

There are only two things that kept me from spontaneously combusting this week.

This ….

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Roxanne Tellier – Empathy and a God in Our Own Image

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2017 by segarini

The holiday season is a good time to think about our interactions with other people. We really want to make our loved ones smile, so we’ll do as much as we can to please them. We search out gifts for giving that we think will delight our friends and acquaintances, hoping to strike that balance between spending too much or not enough. And, in the best case scenario, we find it in our hearts and pocketbooks to donate a little to those who have less than we do; some of us will do that because we think it’s right to share what we have with others, while some will do so because donations can be written off on next year’s taxes. Either way – our donations and caring will have some impact on those in need.

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Roxanne Tellier – Smiling Faces, Sometimes, They Don’t Tell The Truth

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2017 by segarini

Superman would be really disappointed in the United States today.

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JAIMIE VERNON – YOU SAY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2016 by segarini

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As you read this I’m either on or about to go on stage for what is most certainly my 1,000th live musical appearance as the final act on the final night of David Bash’s long-running Toronto International Pop Overthrow Festival (this is year #10). I’ve been humiliating myself and faking musical talent in public since September 1980. Thirty-six years of looking for affirmation in all the wrong places.

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