Entries by J.J. McCullough from 02/2012

The Left Fully Succumbs to Harper Derangement Syndrome (HDS)

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Much as Canadians like to self-righteously assert that our politics are significantly more substantial and mature than those practiced down south, the Canadian left has a persistent inability to bash Harper for anything but the most specious and invented charges.

Celebrating 60 Years of Royal Yawns

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

As Minister Moore is insisting we spend this week reveling in memories of Elizabeth II's six decades on the throne, it's worthwhile to recall just how just magnificently little of note or substance this woman has actually done with the office she's held for so very long.

Big Brother Makes for Crappy TV

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada

The fact that Canadian tastes in entertainment are largely indistinguishable from our southern neighbours is a stubborn fact no amount of central planning can seem to kill; not advertising blitzes, not prime time quotas, and certainly not a fourth season of Being Erica.

Wake Me When the NDP Chooses a Leader

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada

Attempting to follow the ins and outs of the NDP campaign is a bit like trying to watch a horse race in the dark: you can place bets, but the fun ends there. One has to pity all the poor political reporters across the land being dispatched to "cover" a race which they now openly profess to be analyzing solely on the basis of random hunches and pet theories.

In the Land of the Bored, the Awake Pundit is King

| Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada Politics

The NDP leadership race is currently running neck-in-neck with Arctic Air in the contest to see who can produce the last compelling form of government-run entertainment. So the quest for our friends in the press has been to find some angle on the race beyond the traditional "Hey, who's winning?" narrative.