Author Archives: Lorne Beaton

Tha Police

(A little behind the curve of the day-to-day. The following was prompted by an online conversation.) Police officers deal daily with the worst humanity has to offer. They guard me while I sleep. I have benefited all my life from … Continue reading

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Sacrifices

The 29-year-old hero from Waffle House shooting: ‘I saw the opportunity and I took it’ https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/04/22/waffle-house-shooting-hero-stopped-shooter/540061002/ A 29-year-old man credited with saving numerous lives Sunday morning after he disarmed a man who opened fire on an Antioch Waffle House said … Continue reading

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Holes

The current occupant of the Oval Office certainly is having an effect on the discourse, isn’t he? Seriously, who ever thought the Word of the Day in the USA would be “shithole”, courtesy of the President of the United States? … Continue reading

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#TakeAKnee

The #TakeAKnee movement is only superficially about race, class, or the effrontery of well-remunerated football players. The reason why it provokes such passions is because it’s really about religion. Namely, the American civil religion: its rituals, its iconography, and especially … Continue reading

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Home Capital Group

Canadians need to be paying close attention to how their government addresses what just happened with Home Capital Group. The way this unfolds will tell us whether we have an honest and reliable cop on the beat, or if the thieves are … Continue reading

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On bathrooms

I read James Howard Kunstler’s blog regularly, but being busy in real life this week, I haven’t taken the time to engage with the comments section. So I don’t know what the tenor of responses to Jim’s pensées about gay … Continue reading

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Ready to pop

Unlike the rest of my family, I’ve always been a renter, and because we’re all surrounded by cultural programming that drums it into our heads that it’s better to own than to rent (“Pay yourself first!”, etc.), I’ve always felt … Continue reading

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