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Mark MacDonald talks about NDN, then invites us to McDonalds

In the first paragraph of this piece run in Nanaimo Daily News on Thursday, Mark MacDonald says that when he took the job, he had in mind to make positive contribution to….the newspaper. Not Nanaimo or the society at large….the newspaper. The next paragraph goes on to describe how he’s been in the business for a long time. It is, of course a big business for-profit endeavor.

A daily newspaper, although a private entity, is really a public trust, and our management team is committed to making a positive difference.

Too bad the commitment isn’t to make sure the public is informed of relevant issues without bias. Making a positive difference….for the papers business? For it’s advertisers? 80% of the paper is promotional material.

He closes this warm Excuse-Piece with an invitation to McDonald’s for coffee….they’ve gone beyond the clowns and are really pushing the McCafe these days. What a coincidence! Couldn’t he have invited the people of Nanaimo to a local coffee shop like Vancouver Island’s Serious Coffee? Yes he could have, but that wouldn’t be as blatantly indicative of where this guy and his newspaper stand.

“Adrian Dix made our plans fall apart! What a jerk” -The News

He was like “Umm, if we’re gonna debate, shouldn’t everyone be involved? What about the Cons and the Greens?” and instead of writing an article with the headline “Dix Has a Good Point” they run some crap about how inconvenient this’ere ninny-pants is being. With the election in a month, shouldn’t everyone be going head-to-head on relevant issues? Who is denying participation here? Elizabeth May would certainly revel in the opportunity- she has science, logic, and common sense in her corner.  So that leaves the Conservative Party of Screw This Planet.  Is a widdle Con feeling a widdle scaaaowd?

Ine’ not scaaowrd

In other news today, my boyfriend saved a tree.

100% British Columbia Drink Selection at The *NEW* Globe

Here at the Globe, are many beverages. Beverages that began in a geographical place not far from where they will each be consumed, one by one, by the beautiful citizens of this world.

They’re local libations. Provincial potions. Thirst quenchers of the territory. Come join me for a regional refreshment on Friday at the new Globe Hotel! Gaze upon the myriad of choices below

Wine Selection:
Nk’Mip Cellars, Okanagen Valley BC (entirely owned and operated by indigenous peoples!)

  • Nk’Mip Pinot Noir

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Okanagan Valley BC (Fully certified 100% organic!)

  • Alive Organic Wine

Beer Selection:
Bowen Island Brewing, Bowen Island BC (No preservatives or pasturizing!)

  • Hemp Blonde Ale
  • Irish Cream Ale
  • Honey Brown Lager
  • Artisan IPA

Vancouver Island Brewery, Victoria BC (The island’s first craft brewery!)

  • Hermann’s Dark Lager
  • Spyhopper Honey Brown
  • Piper’s Pale Ale
  • Sea Dog Amber Ale

Phillips Brewing Company, Victoria BC (Click here for a sweet poem!)

  • Analogue 78 Kolsch
  • Longboat Chocolate Porter
  • Blue Buck
  • Slipstream Cream Ale

Okanagan Spring Brewery, Vernon BC (Unpasturized, no preservatives!)

  • Winter Ale (seasonal craft)
  • Pale Ale
  • 1516 Bavarian Lager
  • Brewmaster’s Black Lager

Lighthouse Brewing Company, Victoria BC (recycles all byproducts for the benefit of local organic farmers!)

  • Beacon IPA
  • Keepers Stout
  • Race Rocks Ale
  • Fisgard
  • 150 Bavarian Lager