In this 537th episode, Mike chats with Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur about Twitter, working for the National Post and Toronto Star, The Reporters on TSN, their new live show, the Raptors run and more. This episode is exactly 1:39:12. You can listen to this episode in
I have not written a word about Donald Trump since his inauguration. In fact, I've written about him only once since he was elected. That entry is here. I personally find Trump as POTUS so distasteful and disappointing, I can't write about it. Remember when everyone was loving Alec Baldwin's
The 2017 Presidential Inauguration takes place Friday. I don't think I've written a word here or on Twitter about Donald Trump since he was elected in November. Then, last week, I wrote a couple of Tweets about what I call the Trump Paradox. The Trump paradox: You don't want to
In 2000, I didn't think George Dubya Bush had a chance. I wasn't blogging yet, but if I was I'd be linking now to an arrogant post about how Americans aren't dumb enough to elect an idiot like Dubya. I did write this in 2003 and called him naive and
I've yet to write a single word about Donald Trump's pusuit of the most powerful job in the world. To be honest, I kept waiting for common sense to prevail, but here we are.... The RNC is taking place in Cleveland this week, and it's what I'd have expected. Here's
The Liberal Party of Canada has won the 2015 federal election. They will form a majority government. Here's how the seats break down: Liberals - 184Conservatives - 99NDP - 44Bloc - 10Green - 1Here's how Toronto voted. Every riding in the city elected a Liberal MP. That blue at the
This election has gone on far too long. Shame on Harper. It's so long, a usually informed and engaged chap like me has yet to truly plug-in. I was at a wedding Saturday and chatted with a buddy who noticed I haven't written about our federal election. The fact is,
Back in March I wrote why ranked ballots are better. The "first-past-the-post" system we currently have forces people like me to vote strategically instead of voting for the person they'd like to lead. For example, those who wanted Olivia Chow to win, but were afraid a vote for Chow would
Today, Hazel McCallion turned in her Chain of Office. She was Mayor of Mississauga since December 1, 1978. I was four years old at the time. I have absolutely no memory of a time before Hazel McCallion was Mayor of our neighbour to the west. Hurricane Hazel has always been
The crazification factor is a neologism coined by blogger John Rogers to refer to the portion of the electorate comprising the nuttiest of the wingnuts and the batshit crazy. The passage relates to the 2004 Senate election in Illinois, and reads: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of
I tried to ignore this mayoral race throughout the summer, pledging to plug myself back in after labour day. Now that I'm back, it's clearer to me than ever that this city I love needs to send Rob Ford a message that we deserve a mayor with far more self-control
Kathleen Wynne's Liberals will form a majority government in Ontario. This surprising result means two historic firsts: 1. Kathleen Wynne is the first woman elected premier of Ontario 2. Kathleen Wynne is the first openly gay person elected premier of any Canadian province I'm going to add a third... 3.
When you don't vote, you let others speak for you. We are fortunate to have fair and democratic methods in place for the selecting of political representation. To not take part in the process, or to feel like our opinion doesn't matter, would be to waste the incredible power that
I'm not sure if you noticed, but we're a week away from a provincial election. There was a leader debate last night I missed completely. I opted to play tennis instead. It doesn't sound like I missed much. The PC and NDP parties ran ads this morning on the covers
The American federal election is today. As a Canadian, I don't get a vote, and now treat it much like I treat the World Series when the Jays aren't playing in it. When the Jays aren't in the World Series, and they haven't been there since 1993, I pick a
The first mention of Dalton McGuinty on this blog was October 3, 2003. That was the day he was first elected Premier of Ontario, and today is the day he announced his resignation. Speculation abounds, but as I type we don't yet know exactly why Dalton McGuinty has decided to
In Toronto, we're getting Simcoe Day off on Monday, but it's not Simcoe Day everywhere in Ontario. Civic Holiday may also be known by one of a number of local appellations such as Mountie Day in North York, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, George Hamilton Day in Hamilton, Joseph Brant
President Barack Obama has endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry. I was happy to hear it, it's the right thing, but it's time we stop making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of. I borrow that sentiment from Clint Eastwood, who
The quote of the day comes from Wildrose candidate Ron Leech, who's running for MPP in the Calgary Greenway riding. I think, as a Caucasian, I have an advantage. When different community leaders such as a Sikh leader or a Muslim leader speaks they really speak to their own people
When speaking French, Prime Minister Stephen Harper likes to pronounce "election" as "erection".
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews wants to give police agencies too much power to snoop and violate our privacy. But when his privacy is violated, his knickers are immediately knotted. Bill C-30 seem very un-Canadian to me.
Rathika Sitsabaiesan's Member of Parliament Profile reveals she's an NDP MP for Scarborough-Rouge River. If you click over, you'll see the profile pic on the left. According to Contrarian, Rathika Sitsabaiesan's profile pic was originally the one you see on the right. Can you see the difference?
We lost Jack Layton this morning. He wrote this letter to us when he knew the end was near. Dear Friends, Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful,
Jack Layton was 61. He was the New Democratic Party leader who led his party to Official Opposition status in this year’s federal election.