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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.

More Omnibus Bullshit

On Saturday I was so pissed about C-38, I felt like telling everyone. I made a sign, and I’m glad Rachel Stern decided to feature a photo of it in her article in this morning’s Nanaimo News Bulletin. Check it out here: http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/156940995.html?c=y&curSection=%2F&curTitle=BC+News&bc09=true

An omnibus bill is a proposed law that covers a number of diverse or unrelated topics.

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February 13th

Hi reader! Here are my blog bullets for this monday spent at Film Buff:

  • Had a great weekend on Salpspring Island, as usual. Interviewed Elizabeth May!!
  • The West Side Story movie  is very racist and mildly sexist.
  • Reader supported newspaper columns are totally amusing. Check out the Valentines in Seattles (only) newspaper The Stranger.
  • Lucky is the first person to spy the biggest muffin out of the oven.
  • Another huge reason I love The Stranger: Savage Love by Dan Savage. I used to really love reading these every time I stepped on the train. I just read every column published in the last year. Another one I really found interesting as hell was Sasha‘s column Love Bites.
  • The US Vs. John Lennon is a great documentary! Watch the trailer here