Archive for the ‘Heather Mallick’ Category

Heather Mallick Discusses Women’s Rights

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Mallick is a scrappy one, I’ll certainly give her that.

G20 Summit Leaders – Pretending To Be Honest

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The G20 wrapped up this weekend in Toronto with Summit leaders agreeing to various proposals of different stripes. The Mayor will attempt to decipher the various promises world leaders made while doing so by only using one solitary word:

Heads of state also agreed new rules that would force British banks to boost their funds by £130 billion to reduce the risk of another Lehman Brothers-style collapse.

Nope.

In a reversal from the unity of the past three crisis-era Group of 20 summits, the leaders decided to adopt “differentiated and tailored” economic policies for each country.

Confused.

“Our challenges are as diverse as our nations,” US President Barack Obama said. “But together we represent some 85 per cent of the global economy, and we have forged a coordinated response to the worst global economic crisis of our time.”

Hopium.

George Osborne hailed the G20 statement as a vindication of the coalition government’s policy.

Stoned.

In a sign of how much work was involved to forge the G20 consensus, negotiators spent at least 45 hours drafting the summit’s final communique.

In the document, the Group of 20 endorsed a flexible timeline for building up higher levels of capital and liquidity, giving some breathing room to banks that say they are still struggling after the global recession.

“Consensus”.

Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister, said the group’s richest members should halve their deficits within three years, a timeline that every major G20 country had already committed to before the summit.

Hahahaha.

Mr Harper also said government debt, as a proportion of the economy, “should be at least stabilised or on a downward trend by 2016″.

Dreaming.

Marc Lepine obeyed the law, up to a point

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Heather Mallick is tolerable when she waxes in the abstract–we should be nicer to each other, after all. When it comes to her psychoanalysis of people she’s never met, she’s like a pearl in vinegar.

Take Marc Lepine. Twenty years after the shooting at Ecole Polytechnique, we need a gun registry:

The registry requires only this: If you buy or own a gun — and this includes rifles used by farmers and hunters, firing range enthusiasts, etc. — it must be registered. It won’t be confiscated, but law enforcement officials will know you have it. Is this so damaging to one’s own personal notion of one’s manhood?

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Vintage Erotica: Coffee Edition

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Ah, for the simple pleasures of a more innocent age…

[Delivered in a discreet brown-paper wrapper from the "adult department" over at Keyser's Lair.]

CBC Apologizes for Heather Mallick’s Lunacy

Monday, September 29th, 2008

National Post: CBC News apologizes for web column attacking Palin by Melissa Leong,

CBC News apologized Sunday for publishing a column about Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, conceding that it was “viciously personal.”

More than 300 people complained to the CBC ombudsman about a column that ran on Sept. 5 on CBCNews.ca by award-winning freelance writer Heather Mallick.

The article, “A mighty wind blows through Republican convention,” reportedly said Ms. Palin was chosen to appease the party’s “rural,” “unlettered” “white trash” base and said that the vice-presidential nominee looked like a “porn actress.”

CBC News publisher John Cruickshank said in a letter that the public broadcaster erred in judgment.

Vince Carlin, the CBC Ombudsman, did not fault Ms. Mallick for “the caustic nature of her tone or the polarizing nature of her opinion.”

“But he objects that many of her most savage assertions lack a basis in fact,” Mr. Cruickshank wrote.

“Mallick’s column is a classic piece of political invective. It is viciously personal, grossly hyperbolic and intensely partisan. And because it is all those things, this column should not have appeared on the CBCNews.ca site.”

Can we expect an apology from Heather Mallick? I doubt she is capable of such decency.

~ Sisyphus, tsfiles.wordpress.com