Sane Media Wakes Up, Smells Coffee

I have never been fond of the term ‘mainstream media/news’. I prefer to refer to it as the sane media/news. Like Trump’s phrase ‘fake news’, it makes no sense. If it’s fake, it’s not news. The fabrications broadcast on several far-right outlets are not deserving of the ‘news’ classification. If it’s fake, it’s not news.Continue reading “Sane Media Wakes Up, Smells Coffee”

COVID In The White House

Like many, I awoke this morning to the shocking news that United States President Donald Trump, and his wife, had tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. I’m in no way a big fan of the current president, his policies, his demeanour, what he has done to abase the highest office in the land, are allContinue reading “COVID In The White House”

My Neighbour Is Sick

For as long as I can remember we’ve had the same neighbour. We go back years, decades, indeed centuries. We live in what in the real estate world is known as a semi-detached. Which of course means it is also semi-attached; we share one very long partition, I am hesitant to call it a wall, givenContinue reading “My Neighbour Is Sick”

Presidential Decorum a Relic of the Past

I have a friend who is American but currently resides here in Montreal. He has often commented to me about how knowledgeable he finds many Canadians are regarding the United States. I have pointed out that for Canadians, living so close to the USA, it is almost impossible not to become more than familiar withContinue reading “Presidential Decorum a Relic of the Past”

Trump Denounces Those Who Kneed; Ignores Those in Need

In the aftermath of the most recent hurricane to hit Puerto Rico President Trump has clearly opted to remain focused on the NFL players, coaches and owners protest. How can a person who claims to be trying to unite the country act so divisively? Although I can understand one thinking it is mere stupidity, IContinue reading “Trump Denounces Those Who Kneed; Ignores Those in Need”

Partner, Pardner and Pardoner

Back when western movies featured hard men and pretty lasses diction was none too important. John Wayne, the Duke himself, has been oft quoted mumbling something along the lines of “C’mon pardner” as he called his buddy to ride off into the sunset. Of course he was actually referring to his pal as his partner.Continue reading “Partner, Pardner and Pardoner”

Symphony of the Absurd at the White House

Symphony: something regarded, typically favourably, as a composition of different elements. The current occupants of the White House have been presenting an almost daily symphony of discord, asininity,  and moronic half-witted actions! DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of thisContinue reading “Symphony of the Absurd at the White House”

Venezuelan protests: Trump administration is sucking the air out of world news

This is Holy Week, the last week of Lent, which actually ends today, leading up to Easter. When I was in grade school we used to get a vacation from Thursday to Tuesday. These days, with spring breaks included in most school calendars,  the days off for Easter are limited to Good Friday and, inContinue reading “Venezuelan protests: Trump administration is sucking the air out of world news”

Former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney: The Singing Bandit

On March 17, 1985 – St. Patrick’s Day – U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy were in Quebec City to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. The event came to be known as the Shamrock Summit. Reagan, well familiar with stage and screen at times looked a little embarrassed by the whole thing,Continue reading “Former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney: The Singing Bandit”

Kung Fu Diplomacy

This photo has been all over the place. Whenever I saw it something popped into my head; the old Kung Fu series with David Carradine. So I thought I’d adapt the original. DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit ofContinue reading “Kung Fu Diplomacy”