Smash & Grab

Steve Bannon charged with money laundering and conspiracy

What’s with these fucking guys anyway?!

How much money do they need?

A quick Google search of the former president’s über ally and far-right noisemaker suggests the man’s worth to be anywhere from $9-$48 million, current estimates having it pegged at a cool twenty mil. Now he’s charged with trying to skim a million bucks from the ‘We Build the Wall’ scam? Continue reading

The Shallow Men

I do try to keep my attention turned away from the current giants of white men mediocrity who have built empires talking gibberished nonsense into the moral vacuum of social media. Those well-compensated yet still aggrieved guys bearing a bone to pick with the de-masculinized, nonbinary, darkening direction modern society seems to be headed in. The Snake Oil Salesmen 2.0. Continue reading

Denzil the Dismal

In these days of relentless bad and worse news, I think it’s important to take the opportunity to hail the infrequent good tidings of comfort and joy that come our way, celebrate a little Christmas in July, regardless of how small or local these moments of brightness may be.

Like last week’s announcement from Denzil Minnan-Wong, city councillor for 28 years, dating back to pre-amalgamation North York and John Tory’s deputy mayor primo for the past 8, that he would not be seeking re-election this fall. Huzzah! Cheers all round! Release the confetti and balloons!

Denzil the Dismal. Continue reading