Kathleen Smith
Kathleen Smith is an Edmonton based philanthropist, hyper-tweeter, troll magnet &
keyboard activist. Founding Diva of KikkiPlanet.com, Kathleen writes about the issues
and events that affect Albertans. Follow Kathleen on Twitter at @KikkiPlanet

Entries by Kathleen Smith

Oscars Schmoscars - The Ten 2012 Films That Deserve Your Time

(8) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 1:30 AM

The Academy Awards have been a personal addiction since I was about 13 years old. In my misguided youth, watching Hollywood's "night of nights" was about the stars, the hype, the fascination with the eternal, perpetual motion Hollywood machine and the extravagances and facades the Oscars paid homage to. With...

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Jodie Foster's Closet is None of Your Damn Business

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 3:24 PM

Jodie Foster seemed nervous.

To any of her fans or any of us old enough to have grown up with Foster, she seemed more nervous last evening than she did as a young woman facing down hoards of media attention. But make no doubt Foster knew exactly what she...

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Alberta Must End Funding of War on Gays

(5) Comments | Posted January 13, 2013 | 5:24 PM

When does the right to freedom of religious expression become an act of war?

Whenever Pope Benedict XVI opens his mouth.

In recent months the Pope has done everything he can to dehumanize those in the LGBTQ community and, by his actions, advocate for their death. Benedict has...

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Most Fascinating Edmonton Twitter Accounts of 2012

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 1:25 AM

At the close of 2011, KikkiPlanet.com published a list of those we found to be the "Most Fascinating #yeg Tweeps" of the year. The post was a huge hit, and following its publication we were contacted by several tweeps who had been included on the list thanking us for not...

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Glass House of the Wildrose Party: Soliciting Funds From Olds College

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 5:27 PM

Following days of accusations that Lynn Redford, sister of Alberta Premier Alison Redford, had been involved in illegal donations during her tenure as the Government Relations officer at Calgary Health Region, and subsequent accusations on the part of the CBC that Alberta Health Services has been "wining and dining" on...

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A Wildrose Party Coup D'Etat (VIDEO)

(66) Comments | Posted November 10, 2012 | 11:19 PM

While the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties of Alberta were duking it out in the Legislature over the past ten days, and with the mainstream media focused on the Daryl Katz "One Cheque to Rule Them All" election donation controversy, something took place on social media that went unnoticed by...

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Kathleen Smith: Romney Gate - Closing Out The World

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 6:43 AM

May these gates never be closed. These words are emblazoned on the Peace Arch, a monument that is a dedication to the sibling-hood of Canada and the USA. The arch marks the border between British Columbia in Canada and Washington State in the US.


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Motion 312 - Don't Blame Stephen Harper or the CPC

(22) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 4:48 AM

After months of media and political hysteria, Motion 312 has returned to the floor and the accusations against Harper and the CPC have hit all new inflammatory levels. What has been lost in all of the rhetoric is the truth: Stephen Harper has stayed true to his word, maintaining his...

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Daryl Katz - No Champion of the City of Edmonton

(4) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 12:40 AM

Dear Daryl;

You don't mind if we call you by your given name, do you? After all, we've been in this mess together for quite sometime now and at this point one would hope we're beyond formalities. Yes, we know you're not one for familiarity, but perhaps just...

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Hey Ladies, Are Those Political Speeches or the Vagina Monologues?

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 5:20 AM

For women who are politically minded, it's been one hell of a week. For feminists the word "hell" is the only apropos metaphor for what we've been subjected to.

It began with Ann Romney's shockingly Miss America-esque routine at the Republican National Convention last week in Florida, which one...

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