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Television

A Great Ad. For the Liberal party?

Warren Kinsella called attention to this ad on his blog. Thanks Warren.

This is a fantastic ad, glorifying the triumph of hard work, persistence in the face of adversity and progress. Damned if this is not an ad for the Liberal Party of Canada. Or it should be. And if it is not, then why the hell not?


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Posted by Carey Miller - February 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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What did Peter Kent think of Israel before he was an MP?

it is an interesting question for both public and private individuals. What is your level of responsibility for things said many years ago. What is the statute of limitations for contrition?

In this case, Peter Kent reported in a way that is at best unbalanced and at worst anti-Israel. So I have to ask, was Peter Kent reading a script he did not believe in 1987 or is he reading one now as a candidate in Thornhill.

I know where Karen Mock stands on the issues.

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Posted by Carey Miller - April 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

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Vampire Show – Frightening for a Different Reason

Recently under the weather, I spent a few days on the couch resting, drinking fluids and hoping not to throw up yet again. This last was made more difficult by some of the show I ended up watching on TV.

At a low point, I watched some vampire shows, including True Blood and Vampire Diaries. I also tried to watch one of the Twilight movies but failed to stay awake through it. It seemed the recurring theme of these was:

  • Vampires are real
  • Other supernatural creatures are real
  • One girl or another is in love with the leading man vampire

What struck me in all of these shows is the rather perverse view taken of human life and personal responsibility. Much of these shows seem to focus on helping to hide the killings committed by the vampires, ostensibly because they are trying to improve and not kill other people. When I think back, the theme of dialog seems to be, "I know you killed that person. But I love you so I will cover it up and not tell anyone as long as you promise not to do it again."

I sometimes wonder whether the incredibly moronic people shown in entertainment represent real humanity. In the case of these shows, apparently very popular with young women, do they represent a real morality? Do the watchers truly believe that their adolescent feeling are more important than a respect for human life?

I know these shows are fiction. The show would be much different if the characters did what they should, which is to call in the authorities to address the killing and capture the killer. Far less angst there.

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Posted by Carey Miller - January 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

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Stop Catering to Our Worst Impulses

The arrival of the MV Sun Sea carrying @400 potential Tamil refugees has given our media an opportunity to start fanning the flames of our worst natures. This is a symptom visible across the political spectrum. Please let me give a considered rant for a moment.


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Posted by Carey Miller - August 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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Maher – Obama needs some GWB swagger

Bill Maher focused on Obama’s seeming need to be popular with everyone in this particular monologue.

It seems the true believers have discovered what seemed obvious all the time, that Obama is a very conservative liberal.

Perhaps it is necessary to observe from outside (I am in Canada) to understand how odd the US political landscape looks. Considering the political spectrum in most of the western world (i.e. Canada, UK, Sweden, France) both the Democrats and Republicans are well on the right. The Dems are just not quite as far to the right as the GOP.

Maher talks about health care, bank reform, climate change and ending the wars. He mentions that none of Obama’s plans seem to go far enough to impact any of these issues. This is not surprising. Obama seems to go out of his way to try to not offend. He is running again.

The US seems to be structured to avoid real change.

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Posted by Carey Miller - June 16, 2009 at 1:12 am

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CNN Obama coverage interrupted by police killings

Saturday mornng and I wanted to check the news. It seems that CNN had to interrupt its wall to wall Obama coverage to report on some killing.

CNN – Public relations for insane murderers.

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Posted by Carey Miller - April 4, 2009 at 10:10 am

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