A Liberal MHA claims a series of protests helped get a group of Quebec Innu work on the Muskrat Falls project.
She says the hiring protocol clearly states qualified Labrador Innu first, qualified residents of Labrador second, qualified residents of Newfoundland third. Dempster says Quebec Innu are not part of the hiring protocol but all of a sudden, since their protests, they’re getting hiring preference.
But I don’t write for Commentary and National Review…
I’ve said it before: Bill Cosby always gave me the creeps. In particular, I hated his sitcom.
But at the time, I remember boring people by pointing out and complaining about that particular credit, which, contra Rob Long, was impossible to miss (if you’re possessed of a particular kind of mind, that is…)
Decades later, Long gets around to writing about it:
Bill Cosby, as everyone knows, made a lot of money, too—about a billion dollars, it is said. His name appears four times in the credits for The Cosby Show. He’s the star, obviously. And he shares a “Created By” credit with two other writers. His name is listed in a production-company “card” at the end of the final credits. He also—no fool, he—co-wrote the theme song.
Curiously, though, his name appears a fifth time—not as “Bill Cosby” but as “William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D.,” as something called an “Executive Consultant,” tucked away near the end of the final crawl. It goes by so fast, you can miss it if you’re not paying attention.
Whitaker explains the existence of this oddly pompous credit…
Derek Turner writes:
The party has been going through tortuous modernisation as it attempts to broaden both its leadership base and its appeal to Labour voters. The latter process has been quite successful, the former less so, with the party still dominated by Farage’s abounding personality. This is far from ideal, as he has had several near-death experiences, and is noted for smoking and drinking. He must be conscious of mortality, because he has published a kind of memoir – he is certainly conscious of the possibility of failure. He has said he will step down as leader if he fails to win in Thanet South, where he is standing against an ex-UKIPer, in what will be one of the nastiest contests. The party is also heavily dependent on a few donors, and was down to its last £6,000 last year.
This is extraordinarily ghoulish, and brings bad hoodoo down on anyone involved.
I’ve felt this way since the “Fred Astaire vacuum cleaner” commercial.
Children shouldn’t play with dead things.
Ed Driscoll writes:
Almost 30 years ago, Clarke predicted such techniques in the chapter of his book Arthur C. Clarke’s July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century titled “A Night at the Movies.” He also got right that HDTV would cut into movie theater profits, the price of a ticket would rise to “$12 to $15 in major markets, perhaps even more for films whose budgets will approach those of a small emerging nation,” and other glimpses into Hollywood’s future.
William Kokesch was arrested in December 2012 after police searched his home in Pointe Claire and his office at the parish where he served as a deacon. They seized over 2,000 child pornography images.
Kokesch, now 68, worked for the CCCB from 1995 to 2005 and helped coordinate Canadian participation at World Youth Day in 1997, 2000, 2002, and 2005.
During his tenure with the CCCB communications service, Kokesch was responsible for promulgating the Canadian bishops’ response to the sex abuse scandal of the early 2000s.
Nearly half a century after the fact, BONE [aka HOUSEWIFE] plays as a primer for Larry Cohen’s societal preoccupations and a dartboard for the institutions (politics, religion, big business) he has long angled to bring down. Though seeming to play the race card, the film focuses more squarely on interfamilial relations, as the best Cohen films: the father-son dynamic of BLACK CAESAR and HELL UP IN HARLEM, the parental guilt of IT’S ALIVE and its sequels, and the broken homes that serve as a springboard for suspense in PERFECT STRANGERS (1984), SPECIAL EFFECTS (1984), THE STUFF, and WICKED STEPMOTHER (1989) are echoes of the relationship (or lack thereof) of the Lennicks to one another and their missing son.
My NEW PJMedia post congratulates Maclean’s for daring to tell the truth.
“One of our team was frantically strumming while buzzing on amphetamines and he just kind of came across it.
“If we had known about this chord forty years ago maybe we could have smashed the system.
“Still, it’s better to take a while than to be too technical because then you end up with prog rock.”
Excuse to post this:
Steve Sailer writes:
Of course, the facts on the ground wouldn’t change much under a Labour-led coalition because the main difference would be rhetorical. Likud-led coalitions like to be brusque because it’s fun to offend people, and brusqueness is part of what being a Sabra is all about. Labor-led coalitions, in contrast, like to sound respectable to American Jews, so they phrase their demands more politely. But, in the big picture, not much changes from one government to another in Israel besides the tone of voice. Had Netanyahu lost, most liberal Jewish Americans might have immediately come to assume that all was well because the right people (i.e., the left people) were back in charge.
While America’s immigration policies make this country more leftist, Israel’s demographic policies, such as inviting in French Jews who feel threatened by Muslim immigrants in Paris, and banning non-Jewish immigration (other than spouses), means that the Jewish electorate is growing steadily more rightist.
As Israel comes ever more out of the closet as the successful right wing nationalist state that it is, a PR problem is created for American Democrats.
Uncannily RELATED (I’ll have more to say about this later) — thanks to “Sassy” for the link:
In his March 18 talk at CIJR, Bellerose avoided the issue until it was raised by the audience. He said he was angry and feels he was “smeared a little bit”, especially by those who contend he is “anti-feminist.”
His message to CIJR was that natives and Jews are both indigenous peoples, who are fighting for their ancestral land and that they both face insurmountable prejudice from “white people.”
Many Jews, like aboriginals, are hampered by a “colonized mindset,” he said.
“They believe the best thing they can do is try to become whiter. We are conditioned to think that way… Jews are no different than Indians. They can never be fully white. Maybe they can be a step or two below… They won’t let you get to the top.”
Jews, wherever they live in the world today, are the indigenous people of the land of Israel, he said. Palestinians have human rights, but not to own that territory, he said. As Arabs, they are indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, where Saudi Arabia is located, he believes.
The Arabs conquered Israel in the seventh century, he said, displacing Jews and others.
Mark Steyn writes:
“Other victims of sexual assault” is not quite le mot juste, given that there is no evidence that “Jackie” was ever assaulted by anybody at all. A better word would be actual victims of sexual assault. And, if real victims of real sexual assault are deterred from coming forward because a fabulist’s pitiful fantasy was made front-page news by a gullible ideological media, that ought to occasion some circumspection from those, like Ms Ganim and Ms Hostin, who made the fabulist a pin-up girl in the first place. If CNN et al want someone to blame for real rape victims being reluctant to come forward, they should try looking in the mirror.
Meanwhile, what of an actual rape victim who couldn’t get her story told by CNN or anybody else? (…)
Lara Logan’s “assault” – for some reason, the same people willing to expand the definition of “rape” to include utter fantasy are reluctant to apply the word to what happened to Miss Logan – at any rate, her “assault” took place in Tahrir Square just after Mubarak’s resignation and at the height of the western media’s delirious jubilation at the “Facebook Revolution”. Jackie’s “horrific gang rape” didn’t happen, but to the media it’s true because it fits the narrative. Lara’s actual gang rape is true but to the media it didn’t happen because it doesn’t fit the narrative.