Post Tagged with: "Rankin MacSween"

Civic Centre, CBRM

Dr StrangeJob’s Biased Post

October 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

The election is over, the votes are counted and I lost. It’s time to move on, but I can’t, because while Mayor Clarke claims the recent mayoralty campaign was the dirtiest of his career and Rankin MacSween remains stoically baffled by Clarke’s accusations, nobody is taking responsibility for the deplorableRead More

CBRM Election Results: Cecil Clarke’s ‘Biggest Mandate’ Ever?

CBRM Election Results: Cecil Clarke’s ‘Biggest Mandate’ Ever?

October 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

It’s a facet of a healthy democracy that never fails to impress me: the final handshake. Two candidates who have fought a long, hard campaign shake hands — one graciously accepting defeat, the other graciously acknowledging victory. And then there’s what happened in the CBRM on Saturday night. As reportedRead More

Bernie Sanders (l), Dr. StrangeJob (r).

Dr StrangeJob Is Ready to Negotiate

October 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Don’t confuse passion for anger or polish for competence. I watched the big political debate everyone was talking about. The first candidate came across a bit smug, self-centered and more than a tad arrogant. Reminded me of a brazen Stephen Harper. The alternative candidate was more personable but left meRead More

Dr. StrangeJob Is Mad as Hell

Dr. StrangeJob Is Mad as Hell

September 28, 2016 at 12:17 pm

It just isn’t funny anymore Dr StrangeJob is angry! Every level of government—federal, provincial and municipal—is currently under scrutiny for questionable spending of taxpayer dollars: the recent federal staff relocation reimbursements, the latest provincial MLA frivolous self-promotional kitsch, the Guysborough County expense scandal and the ombudsman’s Richmond County expense claimRead More

Dr. StrangeJob Rights His Wrongs

Dr. StrangeJob Rights His Wrongs

September 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I am not a gambling man, but I bet the good citizens of CBRM will find it in their hearts to forgive me. As you may be aware, Dr StrangeJob is an active member of Incompetents Anonymous (IA), the world’s first 12+1 step self-help group. IA does for the incompetentRead More

Letter to the Editor: The 2016 Municipal Transparency Challenge

Letter to the Editor: The 2016 Municipal Transparency Challenge

September 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Dear Editor, After reading through the financial wasteland of the CBRM one simple fact became abundantly clear, both mayoral candidates have failed to address the elephant in the the room. That of course being our massively over-sized municipal government. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the real reason we have extremelyRead More

The CB Post Will Edit Your Letter for Free!

The CB Post Will Edit Your Letter for Free!

September 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Sometimes, terrible people like me are given wonderful, unexpected gifts from the blue. Like yesterday, when I received the original version of a letter to the editor that appeared in the 12 September 2016 edition of the Cape Breton Post. We’ll compare and contrast the two versions in a moment,Read More

Dr. StrangeJob Makes Random Promises

Dr. StrangeJob Makes Random Promises

September 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Sadly, I had a bit of a slip and my final pledge went down the crapper, so I am changing strategy to tackle my 1000 More Implausible Elect-Me Promises. In retrospect, 1000 promises may be a bit ambitious. Rather than publish a rambling list of irrelevant promises, I will critiqueRead More

Brought to You by the Campaign to Re-Elect Cecil Clarke?

Brought to You by the Campaign to Re-Elect Cecil Clarke?

August 31, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Did anyone else search Page 3 of the Saturday 27 August edition of the Cape Breton Post for the notice, “This message has been approved by the campaign to re-elect Cecil Clarke?” I searched in vain, assuming there could be no other explanation for the non-story that occupied most ofRead More