No Dogs or Anglophones



Thanks for the Memories....

For over four years I've written this blog in an effort to fulfill an inner desire to share some of my thoughts and experiences with you.

From a tiny following, the blog has blossomed, giving a small voice to a not so insignificant segment of Quebec Anglo society that the mainstream media doesn't seem to address. It has been, to say the least, entirely rewarding and I've kept going far beyond where I first thought I'd go solely because of the readership.

But all things come to an end.

With the election of the Liberals and the prospect of the PQ dim for the short and immediate term, there is less of an impetus for me to continue.

Can we as Anglos and Ethnics claim victory over sovereigntist forces?

Perhaps yes, but the real problem was never sovereignty, but rather the treatment of Anglos and Ethnics by all  Quebec governments.
It is sad to see that we continue to be viewed as interlopers, a people to be controlled not appreciated, an alien nation within the legitimate body politic of French Quebec.

Too harsh?
Nope, I don't think so. I continue to believe that if Quebec chooses to remain in Canada, it is simply an economic decision, the alternative of an independent and truly French Quebec a dream too costly and unrealistic for a generation whose real values include Facebook and Nintendo.

I remain convinced that if Quebec had the wealth of Alberta's oil sands, this province would have overwhelmingly voted for independence years ago.
It's really just about the money and when Quebecers finally realized how much money Canada lavishes upon them, the independence movement withered.

Such is the reality of our Quebec society, locked into a loveless marriage of convenience, forever unhappy and unfulfilled but financially comfortable, a difficult trade off to make.

As for myself, I look forward to the summer, sipping margaritas by the backyard pool, leaving the bitching and moaning to others, God knows, I've done my share.

To those who have been faithful readers and contributors I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest, friendship and lively conversation.

I would never have come this far without you.

and so I fade to black....

I'll leave the comments section open for a while and the blog itself open for research purposes.

Thank you all once again.....
PHILIP BERLACH

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Posted on 1 July 2014 | 9:23 am

Justin Trudeau



18 Things You Need To Know About The New Canada Child Benefit

Here are 18 things you need to know about the Liberal government's new Canada Child Benefit that launched this week!

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Posted on 21 July 2016 | 7:14 pm

Ezra Levant



CBC unveils plot to assassinate Alberta Premier Notley? Here’s what REALLY happened

Rachel Notley, the NDP premier of Alberta, was warned by government officials last November that a carbon tax could kill 15,000 jobs, reduce GDP by up to 1.5%, scare away billions in investment and generally kick Alberta families when they’re down.

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Posted on 21 June 2016 | 4:02 pm

Scott's DiaTribes



Photos

Sorry for the absence from the blog.. life interrupts these things occasionally.. and I confess Twitter and Facebook are easier to post stuff on that dont require essays.

Just to prove I am still on here.. a nice picture of Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and myself. “Nate” was in Brantford onTuesday for 2 events: a roundtable on his private members bill Bill C0246 (which he is trying to get passed to update the animal cruelty laws) as well as a local fundraiser. Here he is with one of the shirts the local Brantford-Brant Federal Liberal Association helped create and our past LPC candidate Danielle Takacs has been championing (and [...]


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Posted on 21 July 2016 | 12:59 am

Dawg's Blog



The Bernie Or Bust Movement

Because I KNOW Dawg is dying to get into this topic…...

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Posted on 27 July 2016 | 12:21 am

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff



#PremierPipeline: Good Work Premier Brad Wall

“People are advised not to consume fish caught in the river, and to avoid water activities that may result in river water being ingested,” said a news release put out Tuesday morning. – six days later. “Good work Premier Brad Wall. No loss of life like at Lac Megantic oil tanker rail disaster. Naturally occurring […]

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Posted on 27 July 2016 | 3:31 pm

Erich the Green



FruitShare program only scratching the surface

“The most natural food is fruit” – Anonymous.
You may not realize it, but our city is full of farmers, and you may be one of them! The number one urban crop is fruit, particularly apples, and you’d be amazed by the amount of apples that grow in our backyards. FruitShare has managed to pick as many as 5,000 pounds in a single season, and we’re just scratching the surface.
The ever-growing FruitShare team
is on the job!
The whole FruitShare team is so excited to be working with our amazing volunteers and tree owners this summer; we know from experience everyone will find it a rewarding experience. Though we are not picking a lot of fruit right now, we are working to get ready for what we anticipate will be a busy season. We want to keep you updated on our planning and preparation activities.
We need more fruit tree owners.
Several tree owners from last year have reported that their trees did not fare well this spring: very few blossoms if any and bleak possibilities of fruit on those trees. But every back yard is its own micro-climate and local ecology; in past years, while some trees did poorly, others thrived. Please consider whether you have friends, family, or neighbors with fruit trees that just need to know about our program so that they can get involved. The Barrie community has hundreds of trees that yet could be a valuable source of fresh, local, healthy food for those who need it. Registration for tree owners is simple and straight forward at our website www.FruitShareBarrie.ca. You can easily sell them on the benefits: we clean up all the fallen fruit, clear as much of the ripe fruit from the tree as we can reach, and have a special deal with a professional arborist who will provide free advice and discounted help improving their trees.
This harvest season, we are going to have 'designated pick days'. Our hope is that this will help to make our planning more efficient, and allow both tree owners and volunteer pickers the ability to anticipate when their efforts might be needed. For this summer/fall we are going to make Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays our pick days, and will plan tree harvests on these days. We always work to give as much notice as possible before the pick date for everyone’s convenience.
Volunteers can also register at www.FruitShareBarrie.ca and communicate what days they would prefer to pick on. From there, we will plan to have 'teams' of volunteers designated to these specific days.
If you like face-to-face contact, we invite you come meet us at the Barrie Farmers’ Market, this Saturday, July 16th! We are bringing a table display and bushel-baskets full of energy, and will be sharing information about the Barrie FruitShare program to the patrons there.
We wish to thank the community for all the support and work to make this program great. We could not do it without you! And with your help, we can “rescue” even more fruit this year. Our goal is to see not a single tree go unpicked, not a bushel of food wasted, and you can help us meet that goal.

Published as my Root Issues column in the Barrie Examiner.
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins serves on the boards of Living Green and the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

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Posted on 19 July 2016 | 5:31 am

Five Feet of Fury



In fairness, I expect the ‘music from Afrofest’ WAS ‘annoying’ — How could it be otherwise? But that said… ? Hilarious.

Essentially anything that suggests that people might want to, you know, live in a city will be shouted down by some concerned group. To them, the ideal city is apparently a yoga retreat with free parking, where people do nothing but sit at home quietly, and sort their recycling. Maybe, if things really get crazy, […]

Kathy Shaidle's NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.


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Posted on 28 July 2016 | 1:57 pm

A Blog By James Curran



Happy Birthday Madiba

Nelson, the world needs more of you. We miss you kind sir. Happy Birthday!


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Posted on 18 July 2014 | 4:29 am

Buckdog



"This Is How Fascism Comes To America" ....


This is How Fascism Comes To America
by Robert Kagan - The Washington Post

"The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the party’s “conservative” principles, all would be well.
But of course the entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. His growing army of supporters no longer cares about the party. Because it did not immediately and fully embrace Trump, because a dwindling number of its political and intellectual leaders still resist him, the party is regarded with suspicion and even hostility by his followers. Their allegiance is to him and him alone.
And the source of allegiance? We’re supposed to believe that Trump’s support stems from economic stagnation or dislocation. Maybe some of it does. But what Trump offers his followers are not economic remedies — his proposals change daily. What he offers is an attitude, an aura of crude strength and machismo, a boasting disrespect for the niceties of the democratic culture that he claims, and his followers believe, has produced national weakness and incompetence. His incoherent and contradictory utterances have one thing in common: They provoke and play on feelings of resentment and disdain, intermingled with bits of fear, hatred and anger. His public discourse consists of attacking or ridiculing a wide range of “others” — Muslims, Hispanics, women, Chinese, Mexicans, Europeans, Arabs, immigrants, refugees — whom he depicts either as threats or as objects of derision. His program, such as it is, consists chiefly of promises to get tough with foreigners and people of nonwhite complexion. He will deport them, bar them, get them to knuckle under, make them pay up or make them shut up.

The Washington Post

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Posted on 24 July 2016 | 4:37 am

Mark Steyn



A Note to our Readers (and Listeners, and Viewers)

As I mentioned a few weeks back, I'm traveling overseas for some time as part of my research for a forthcoming project. We'll have more news of that in a couple of months. However, I did make a brief reappearance a week ago on the morning after the

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Posted on 10 July 2016 | 2:00 pm

Huffington Post



Silence On Abdirahman Abdi's Death Shows Lack Of Accountability

Abdirahman Abdi, an Ottawa resident, passed away under tragic circumstances. From what we learned from some witnesses and reporters, Mr. Abdi didn't seem to have an arm, a gun or any violent object in his possession. He died in front of his building, most likely looking for some help. That help didn't come. Instead, the police beat him and handcuffed him. His family that emigrated from Somalia, presumably to flee chaos and lawlessness, found themselves with the body of their loved ones laying in a pool of blood on the ground. Law and order are not necessarily synonymous with justice and peace.

Abdirahman was black, Somali and Muslim. Many people said that he suffers from some mental health issues. All the ingredients came together to make of him the "perfect" candidate for profiling, arrest and suspicion.

It is not a secret that there have been many incidents in Ottawa and Ontario in the past years related to the issue of race and profiling. In our strong desire to be seen as culturally different and more sensitive than the United States, we can't hastily dismiss that race is not an issue in Canada, and particularly in Ottawa. Last year, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association summarized the history of racial profiling and policing.

Police accountability has never been a strength on the federal, provincial and local levels. We are still lacking independent civil and bodies that would investigate the actions of law enforcement when such tragic incidents happen.

Despite the existence of some institutions like the Ontario Ombudsman, there is a lot to be achieved in that direction to entrench accountability in our system, especially in police forces. Even when race isn't involved, investigations about police forces are still shrouded in secrecy and the public isn't always provided with a full picture.




Accountability goes beyond the case of Mr. Abdi. Accountability is the glue that holds together a diverse society with democratic institutions.

The mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, didn't attend the vigil organized by the city councillor of the area, Jeff Leiper. He was even late in issuing a statement to offer his condolences to the family. That is very disappointing.

Reasons like vacation or holidays are not understood in these emotionally charged moments. If his absence means something, it means that he implicitly sided to "protect" his police officers. This is not a sign of leadership from a politician. He should be fair and objective, but most importantly in these tragic circumstances, he should show compassion.

Community groups are not only an exotic photo opp to be taken during cultural festivals and folkloric dances in order to show the multicultural aspect of our Canadian culture. Community groups need and deserve leadership in times of sorrow and questioning.

Last fall, Ahmed Hussen was the first Canadian Somali (York South-Weston) to be elected to Parliament. That was portrayed by national and even international media as a huge symbol of integration and refugee success stories, and indeed it was.

We also understand that the death of Abdirahman Abdi didn't happen in the riding of Mr. Hussen and that he isn't necessarily obligated to be commenting on all events about Canadian Somali community. Nevertheless, at one point he was the national president of the Canadian Somali Congress, and the death of Mr. Abdi is not just any death. In that regard, there is some moral responsibility that to our knowledge wasn't shown. Multiculturalism can't be just a static symbol, it should have real impact on people's lives, especially when some affected communities are struggling for answers and reassurance.

After the 9-11 attacks, former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien went with a delegation of Canadian politicians to visit the Ottawa Main Mosque. His gesture showed leadership and sent a sign to the Muslim community that despite the difficult times, they were safe in their own country.

Alexa McDonough, leader of the New Democratic Party at that time, stood up in the House of Commons, famously saying that "Muhammad, Fatima and Osama are Canadian names" after some Muslim kids were reported being bullied in schools for having the same name as Osama bin Laden.

Of course, these were heavier and much more difficult circumstances, but the behaviour and attitudes of politicians tell more about their leadership than the events themselves.

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Posted on 28 July 2016 | 3:26 pm

Andrew Coyne



Andrew Coyne: A war that cannot necessarily be won, but must be fought all the same

I don’t mean to say Islamist terrorism may not in time go the way of other threats to our way of life. I only mean that we cannot assume it will

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Posted on 16 July 2016 | 12:11 am

Blazing Cat Fur



Robots could assemble themselves into ARMIES: New material could lead to swarms of machines that act as a single-minded unit

A new material has been created that can self-assemble into a swarm, acting as a single-minded unit. The material, which is made up of a set up spheres, is able to automatically arrange into a pattern when exposed to an electric field. In the future, this could be used to create armies of robots that […]

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Posted on 28 July 2016 | 7:00 am

Driving The Porcelain Bus



NDP Clearest Alternative, Globe & Mail Is Loathe To Admit

The G&M must be loathe to report stories like this. But the NDP are so much in the lead and seen as the party of clear change, that they have no choice. But, that doesn't stop them from trying to tilt the story in the Conservatives favour. Let's take a look at where the G&M has problems writing a news story:

Canadians will be asked to choose between political stability and renewal - G&M states here that we currently have political stability. Funny, since when do these mean political stability?:
- subverting democracy (Bill C-51, Bill C-377, Bill C-23 among many others, cheating in elections)
- racking up the most debt of a Canadian government ever,
- running a deficit for most of their time
- balancing a budget only by looting from the EI fund
- ignoring the urgent issue of Climate Change
- focusing our economy on the oil extraction industry to the great detriment to the manufacturing industry.
-  corruption and cronyism
- warmongering instead of peacekeeping
- and the list goes on.
A more accurate line would be:
Canadians will be asked to choose between gross fiscal mismanagement & the brink of fascism, and stability & democracy.


Pollster Nik Nanos said the NDP has staked out the clearest policy positions in opposition to the Conservative Party, while the Liberals have a more nuanced approach.
- Okay, these were probably Nik Nanos' words but using "nuanced" here is a nice way of saying that the Liberal policy positions are mainly just like the Conservatives, except for when they try to copy some of the NDP policies to try to steal their support. History shows that time and again, the Liberals, whose policies mirror (especially more recently) those of the Conservatives, always campaign on the left only to toss these left leaning policies to the wind if they win the election.

The NDP has been working hard to reassure Canadians its economic policies would be largely in line with those of the current government. The biggest change proposed by the NDP is to increase corporate taxes, although party officials said the planned rate, to be revealed in coming months, would be “reasonable.”
-  Actually, the NDP has been working hard to show Canadians that its economic policies would NOT be in line with those of the current government. The NDP plans to NOT waste money on more and bigger prisons (not needed as the crime rate has been steadily dropping), unnecessary/problematic/costly jets, corporate welfare, unaccountable missing $3.1 billion, and many other porky Conservative pies. NDP governments, on average, have a much better fiscal record than Conservatives.

Party officials said the NDP is looking for candidates with an economic background who could serve as ministers of finance or industry. The recent upswing in the polls could make that easier.
- It may well be that the NDP is looking for more candidates with economic backgrounds, but they already have a number of MPs with economic backgrounds. And unmentioned here is Erin Weir, who has been suggested as a potential Finance Minister.

While both parties want to replace the Conservatives, their partisans have been at one another’s throats. Last week, the Liberals suggested Mr. Mulcair’s flirtation with the Conservatives in 2007 undermined the NDP’s promises to clean up the environment.
- The G&M fails to mention that this has been debunked a number of times, including recently by some high-up Conservatives.
- And "undermined the NDP's promises to clean up the environment"? The facts on this story actually result in boosting the NDP's seriousness about cleaning up the environment. 


I'll leave you with a few choice comments made after the G&M news item (these are all in the top ten most liked comments, and from the G&M readers no less!):

Mr Leblanc's first paragraph is flawed, or the poll was flawed. The choice is not between "change" and "stability." It is between "change" and "no change." I certainly would neither call what our economy had gone through in the last year as anything approaching stability, nor would I call the government actions in domestic and foreign policy as stabilizing.



My wife and I are in the over 65 age group and for the first time ever will be voting NDP as we have seen never ending corruption with the Libs and Cons for way too many years. Many of our friends have also decided to vote NDP as it is clearly time to send a big message to all elected officials, the voters are fed up and will not take it anymore and you will be forced to understand this come the election.



choose between political stability and renewal,..........
Nope......It's choosing between getting a country back to sanity...or carrying on with the most corrupt, crooked, manipulative crew of PROVEN liars and cheats This country has ever been controlled by .....A government rife with contempt, disrespect.....There have never been so many from a political party involved in fraud, lies, election irregularities...legal proceedings, and criminal investigations...ever.....
Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau, Porter, Grestein, Stewart/Olsen, Wright, LeBreton, PMO staff
A LONG list of crooks......
It's about voting OUT crooks and taking the nation back from the brink of fascism!!


the first sentence claims there is a choice between change and political stability. Huh? If the government loses an election in Canada, that does not mean there is less stability.
By the Globe's definition of that term..I guess North Korea has the most political stability of all.

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Posted on 8 July 2015 | 5:47 pm

BigCityLib Strikes Back



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Posted on 15 July 2016 | 9:43 pm

Just Right



Government joke critic fines comedian $42,000

The Quebec "Human Rights" Tribunal ruled that Mike Ward's humor was offensive and fined him $42 grand, thereby boosting his already high popularity.  This will probably make him a millionaire, and good for him.   Here's Mike Ward with Gavin McInnes shortly after the ruling:



As always the truly offensive joke in these cases is the "human rights" bureaucracy.



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Posted on 27 July 2016 | 6:44 pm

eaves.ca



Canada’s Draft Open Government Plan — The Promise and Problems Reviewed

Backdrop On Friday the Canadian Government released its draft national action plan. Although not mentioned overtly in the document, these plans are mandated by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in which member countries must draft National Action Plans every two years where they lay out tangible goals. I’ve both written reviews about these plans before […]

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Posted on 21 June 2016 | 12:08 am

Bold Colours



CNN’s Bias is “Over The Top”

Supposedly, not a CNN opinion piece: This is how CNN introduced their “news report” about Trump achieving the 1,237 delegate votes needed to secure the nomination, on Wednesday May 26, 2016: If you think CNN was using the occasion to ever so delicately imply Donald Trump is “OVER THE TOP” with all his egregiously inaccurate and tendentious wordplay, you’re obviously […]

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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:11 pm

Accidental Deliberations



Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

- Andrew Jackson discusses the challenge of ensuring that stable jobs are available in Canada:
Good jobs are a central mechanism in the creation of shared prosperity.

What matters for workers is not just being able to find any job but also security of employment, level of pay, working conditions, and the opportunity to develop talents and capacities.

Unfortunately, as has been documented in many studies, the long-term trend in Canada has been towards a much more polarized jobs market in which there has been a disproportionate increase in low pay, precarious jobs, and a concentration of income growth among higher-paid professionals and managers, especially the top 1%.
...
Many lower wage workers live in families with decent overall incomes, and income from wages is boosted by government programs such as child benefits and unemployment insurance. Still, the numbers show that a  significant minority of Canadians work in jobs which are insecure, and a surprisingly high proportion work in jobs which are low paid or very modestly paid. Indeed, the proportion of low paid workers in Canada, defined as earning less than two-thirds of the median wage, is, at 21.8%, the third highest in the industrialized world, according to the OECD.

Raising wages for lower-paid workers will require boosting minimum wages to at least $15 per hour and widening access to union representation, especially for workers in private sector sales and service jobs. These measures are critical to any realistic strategy to “grow the middle-class.”
- Anna Louie Sussman points out that stagnant wages even in the face of U.S. job growth can largely be traced to a lack of demand for additional labour. Richard Dobbs and Anu Madgavkar write about the UK's backsliding standard of living between generations. And Jim Stanford outlines a possible progressive response to the combination of stagnation and upward redistribution that's come to be treated as our economic norm.

- Andrew Mitrovica argues that a breakdown in trust arising out of the Iraq war paved the way to spread the politics of violence in the U.S. and the Middle East alike. Robert Reich emphasizes the need for Hillary Clinton to recognize the justified spread of anti-establishment sentiment while making the case against the bigoted form on offer from Donald Trump and the Republicans. And Doug Saunders reminds us that the most important problems facing the U.S. are wholly lacking from the Republicans' message.

- Steven Chase examines the connection between the arms industry and think tanks which are regularly put forward as commenters on military purchasing.

- Finally, Tom Parkin discusses how electoral reform can be expected to change the face of Canadian elections - and how a status quo which is easiest for party strategists isn't what's best for the public.

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Posted on 27 July 2016 | 1:17 pm

What Do I Know Grit



Happy Birthday Madiba

Nelson, the world needs more of you. We miss you kind sir. Happy Birthday!


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Posted on 18 July 2014 | 4:29 am

Small Dead Animals



"Organic" Is The Latin Word For "Grown In Pig Shit"

Genetic Literacy Project; To use land and derivative natural resources as sustainably as possible requires using the least input to produce the most food. So, how does organic farming stack up?...

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Posted on 24 February 2015 | 2:46 pm

Le blog politique de Claude Dupras



Coluche, c’est ça que ça donne un humoriste !

Coluche, le plus grand humoriste français, était un « philosophe et humaniste » qui dans sa salopette aimait dire ses quatre vérités. Il avait une tête politique capable d’aborder les grands problèmes de la société et démontrait qu’il était en avance sur son temps avec une liberté de ton et d’imagination qui scandalisait déjà à l’époque. Ses amis le voyaient comme « un personnage angoissé, d’une grande intelligence et très généreux, avec une réflexion forte sur la vie ».

Il revendiquait parfois la « grossièreté » mais « sans jamais être vulgaire ». On lui avait demandé si on pouvait tout se permettre, il avait répondu « oui, absolument tout, sauf ne pas faire rire ». Sans vulgarité.
Coluche défendait aussi les plus faibles et, malgré ses immenses succès sur scène, il a créé les « Restos du Cœur » pour leur servir des repas. Aujourd’hui, « 30 ans après sa mort, ils en servent de plus en plus pour subvenir aux 8 millions de français qui vivent sous le seuil de la pauvreté. L’an dernier seulement, ils en ont distribué 128 millions durant l’hiver ». C’est la plus grande œuvre et le vrai héritage de Coluche.

Coluche a même failli être candidat à la présidence française en 1981. Un sondage lui donna 16% d’appuis et a généré des pressions énormes du petit monde de la politique qui ont « fini par ne plus le faire rire ». Il lâcha prise. Mais son influence a persisté. Par exemple, le Parlement a voté à l’unanimité « l’amendement Coluche permettant aux contribuables de déduire de leurs impôts une partie de leurs dons aux associations ».
Il est mort happé sur sa moto en 1986, par un camion, sur une petite route du sud de la France. Les Français venaient de perdre leur amuseur public numéro 1 et ils se souviennent encore de son immense talent. Il conserve la faveur générale puisqu’il n’est pas rare de l’entendre fréquemment, encore aujourd’hui, à l’émission quotidienne de la radio française « Rires et Chansons » où on reprend ses sketchs moqueurs et satiriques, à la demande générale. C’est ainsi que je l’ai découvert depuis quelques années.

Les 30 ans de sa mort ont été marqués par la publication d’une littérature abondante, telle « Le Pavé Coluche », l’Almanach Coluche », « Chez Coluche »…
Il est un modèle pour les humoristes d’aujourd’hui.

Voici quelques phrases qui rappellent son humour tranchant sur les évènements de son pays :
Sur le racisme :

« La France est le seul pays arabe à ne pas être en guerre ».
« Tous ces étrangers seraient bien mieux dans leur pays… La preuve : nous, on y va bien en vacances ».

Sur les LGBT :
« Il était communiste et homosexuel. On l’appelait l’embrayage de gauche. Parce que c’est la pédale de gauche ».

« Les homosexuels ne se reproduisent pas entre eux et pourtant ils sont de plus en plus nombreux ».
Sur le capital et les syndicats :

« Le capitalisme, c’est l’exploitation de l’homme par l’homme ! Le syndicalisme c’est le contraire ».
« Les syndicats, c’est pour donner raison à des gens qui ont tort ».

Sur les associations juives :
« C’est un chanteur israélite, tellement il avait le pantalon moulé : non seulement on lui voyait le sexe, mais aussi on lui voyait la religion ».

« Drôle d’époque où ce sont les Allemands qui font des affaires et les juifs qui font la guerre ».
Sur le tour de France :

« Mettons que les sportifs arrêtent le doping. On aura l’air malin, nous, devant nos téléviseurs à attendre qu’ils battent les records hein ! Et puis le tour de France, pour arriver le 14 juillet, il faudra qu’il parte à Noël ».
Sur le pape :

« Dieu a dit : « Mangez, c’est mon corps ; buvez c’est mon sang ; touchez pas, c’est mon cul ».
C’est l’abbé Pierre qui présida à ses funérailles pour rappeler son aide aux plus dépourvus. Au cimetière de Montrouge à Paris, le gardien des lieux affirme que « la sépulture de Coluche est de loin celle que l’on nous demande, le plus souvent, presque tous les jours ». Le caveau de l’humoriste est constamment fleuri par les visiteurs qui laissent aussi leur message particulier. Et, au centre-ville de Montrouge, la ville a fait ériger une statue en bronze, sur la place de la Libération, qui consiste seulement en une salopette, le vêtement de spectacle de Coluche.

Cela démontre bien la qualité de ce grand homme et surtout le vide qu’il a laissé. C’est ça que ça peut donner un humoriste !
Claude Dupras

Sources, "Le Dauphin libéré", notes personnelles

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Posted on 23 July 2016 | 3:50 pm

Mind of Dan



How the media gets science wrong

John Oliver explains it nicely, the instead of the imaginary TODD conference, I recommend the very real Bad ad Hoc Hypotheses Festival BAHfest!

Or If you prefer the news cycle in comic format PhD Comics has you covered:

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Posted on 10 May 2016 | 6:50 am

Warren Kinsella



New Donald Trump logo revealed!


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Posted on 28 July 2016 | 12:26 am