Category Archives: Satire

Political tongue in cheek.

Remembrance

November 11th, 1894. My Dear Lord Raglan, I am but a few leagues from you and your great house at Usk and travelling westward. However, I regret to say that I am storm-stayed in a small village on the border … Continue reading

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Magic and the Machine by Lewis Lapham (repost)

This is a re-posting of an article by Lewis Lapham, a wonder at connecting dots in a way that guides his careful readers through the labyrinthine corridors of our culture … As between the natural and the supernatural, I’ve never … Continue reading

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The Rumpelstiltskin Effect: the consequences of spinning straw into gold

Once upon a time in a distant land, a miller boasted to his king that his daughter could spin straw into gold. Intrigued, the king locked her up in a roomful of straw and told her, “If you can spin … Continue reading

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Barbie Talks to Canadians

Hi Canada. It’s me, Barbie.   I know, I know, I haven’t been the BGF in the world, for, like … OMG … 20 years!? More – since when I came up north in my little Mountie outfit in 1988. You … Continue reading

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Fix, don’t scrap, rights panels

Bill Whatcott is a man who doesn’t much like gay men and isn’t shy about saying so. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission thought that what he said went beyond dislike, all the way to hate. That ruling went to the … Continue reading

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Before the Revolution

On an unseasonably warm September afternoon, a few years before the Revolution, Winston sat in his cubicle on the fifth floor of the Department trying to connect the dots. Connecting dots was not his job. That was the job of … Continue reading

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A modest proposal for creating a growth economy

The merits of investing in crime. The G20 have been scratching their heads about how to recover from the Great Recession and create jobs in stalled economies. They could do worse than taking a page from the policy book of … Continue reading

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