TEA & TWO SLICES: On Hypocrites, Poor Americans, And A Final Bronze For Canada
by Sean Orr | This headline would not have existed before: Why pay $260k or even $700k for a website when you can pay $3M like the City of Vancouver. Or, when nerds get political Grade “A” primer.
Openfile hypocrite of the day: Enbridge: Good thing their pipelines are better than their PR campaigns. Good thing this doesn’t come off as hollow cynicism on a site that accepted ad revenue from ConocoPhillips.
The Duel: Kathryn Marshall versus David Eby on the question “should Canada spend more on its athletes”? My question is, by turning political analysis into a sporting event called The Duel, are you really just giving the illusion of bi-partisanship or helping to further polarize the political landscape?
Canadian Olympic Committee ramped up efforts this year to corner media coverage. Wait. So this guy was responsible for making Harper and our athletes look competent? Give that dude a medal. A bronze one, of course.
Guilty by association: New NPA party to be feared. “Suppose someone came into your workplace, forced you to leave, locked the doors and hired someone off Craigslist to do your work. Would you be inclined to give that person the keys to city hall?” Well, I probably wouldn’t be too bummed because I wash dishes.
The collector vs. the director: Bob Rennie and the VAG. I have no opinion on this whatsoever.
Irony is beautiful: “Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans”. Yes, let’s all stop spending money in their increasingly impoverished country.