September 2014

Hong Kong umbrella = peace

Sep 30, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Unexpectedly, the umbrella has become a symbol for peace and democracy in Hong Kong.

The umbrellas are used to protect the demonstrators from the steady stream of pepper spray being fired at them from riot police.

If you’ve ever used a can of Raid on a wasp nest you know what I’m speaking of.

Hong Kong has erupted because China is picking who they can vote for.  Hong Kong wants open and free elections.

The umbrella has not only been a solid piece of protective gear everyone has access to, but the images of a society up against a well-fortified strike force using only their umbrellas, is truly symbolic of the struggle.

Instead of seeing a demonstration rife with hooligans and two conflicting sides in a street fight.

WE see a one sided battle against those armed only with their umbrellas and hands in the air in peace.

China may be winning with force in the streets of Hong Kong, but they won’t win in the world of public opinion, not with those pictures.

In this case, the umbrella could be as symbolic as the image of the lone protester standing in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square was, years ago.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Do I have to wear pants???

Sep 28, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Forget the depressing international news of late.

For a lot of Hamiltonians over the weekend the most pressing debate was, “Do I have to wear pants or not?”

Especially, if like me, you have kids in hockey.

Only in Canada do you see people this time of year in a rink wearing shorts, flip flops and a pull over.

All while rubbing a frosted pane of glass to see the summer weather outside.

From tying skates to flipping steaks.

From moulding mouth guards to mowing lawn.

From taping sticks to teeing off.

It’s a very confusing time of year.

I swear I also saw a mosquito!

I don’t know whether to hop the neighbour’s fence for a swim in their pool or test out the snow blower!

But I guess it’s a good problem to have….

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Nice w/e

Sep 26, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It is going to be a phenomenal weekend in the Hammer weather wise.

With the humidity, Hamilton will feel like 28 this weekend under sunny skies, both days.

When was the last time you felts those temps, previous years not included?

You could count the number of days over 30 degrees this year on one hand.

Way down from the norm and what is considered the average Ontario summer.

Some say the past summer was just fine and no need to have your rear end sticking to the fine Corinthian leather just to declare a great season.

But we must remember, it’s not the summer of 2014 anymore, its fall.

Shorter days and cooler nights are proving that.

For me, it just solidifies my resolve to not wear pants until Thanksgiving.

By the way, today marks 90 days until Boxing Day.  Sorry.

And no bugs!

I’m Scott Thompson.




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Can we have some honesty in Mayoral race?

Sep 25, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The race for Mayor in this city got a bit uglier yesterday on The Scott Thompson Show!

It started when Brad Clark said he obtained data through the Freedom of Information Act (F.O.I.) saying that Fred Eisenberger, while as Mayor, withheld information from council on the LRT file.

That information favoured BRT over LRT in Hamilton.

Fred Eisenberger said Clark was misleading and everything is on the table.

HE added he wasn’t sure where Clark was getting his information as the FOI had not been released yet.

Then Mayor Bob Bratina called me and said he gave the information to Clark.

He said he found the material while cleaning his desk.

One listener questioned why Bratina would get involved in a mayoral race he isn’t in.

McHattie followed the Mayor and added we can’t do anything until we find out what the province will spend.

And they wonder why voter turnout is low?

Honesty anyone?

In the end they were all there, stadium and now early LRT discussions.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Naked pics are YOUR responsibility

Sep 24, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Oh no!  Another Hollywood celeb is squawking about their porno pictures ending up on a public website.

This time it is Emma Watson after her speech on gender equality and rights at the United Nations.

Feminists are up in arms saying she shouldn’t be punished or embarrassed for sharing her views.

What is happening here is wrong, but it has nothing to do with feminism.

These pictures are posted for one reason and one reason only, to drive people to that website.

It has nothing to do with feminism or any other view.  They’re not that deep.

At the end of the day if a big Hollywood starlet (or anyone else) is stupid enough to take naked pictures of themselves, chances are they are not smart enough to keep them secure.

What have learned here today kids?

Don’t take pictures of stuff you don’t want anyone else to see.

There is no such word as ‘secure’ in today’s world.

It’s about your responsibility, not someone else’s.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Have you ever wanted a third breast?

Sep 23, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson


Do you your sexual fantasies ever involve a woman with three breasts?

Me neither.  That may help you understand why 21 year old Jasmine Tridevil added a third to her collection.

I’m still waiting for the email that says the story is a hoax but a quick search of the internet proves she’s not the only one.

The 21-year-old saved up for two years so she could have the surgery and is also paying for a film crew to follow her around.

She got the surgery to be more ‘unattractive’ to men, she’s done with dating, and to get a reality show. 

“My whole dream is to get this show on MTV,” she said.

“I’m dumping every penny I have into this. If this doesn’t work, I’m through.”

Oh don’t be so hard on yourself, I’m sure strip joints are interested, if it’s too hard core for the circus next to the dog faced boy.

Since we’re adding on new body parts, perhaps she should get another head sewn on because clearly the one she has isn’t thinking straight.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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'Doesn’t the President know he is supposed to lock his doors?'

Sep 22, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The Associated Press reported over the weekend:

The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended.

The Secret Service has ordered a comprehensive review of the incident, saying it is unacceptable that the suspect made it so far before being arrested.

You'd think technology would be in place sounding an alarm as soon as anyone scaled the fence, let alone make the several hundred metre run across the front lawn.

But to actually make it inside, yes the front door was unlocked!

The intruder was arrested by the guard on the other side of the door.  The Obama's were not home at the time.

But what if the uninvited guest had a bomb strapped to him?

The first words out of my kids mouths were, 'doesn’t the President know he is supposed to lock his doors?'

Nuff said!

I'm Scott Thompson.


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Facebook for the rich

Sep 18, 2014 8:55 PM
Scott Thompson

If you had to pay for Facebook would you use it?

Most are quick to respond ‘no’ but considering how many are on the social media network regularly, which may not be the case.

Let’s take it one step further.

Would you pay extra for an exclusive social media network that only caters to you and those like you?

That’s what the rich now have.

Forget Facebook and Twitter, Netropolitan is the caviar of social media sites.

THE NETROPOLITAN CLUB is a global online community for affluent and accomplished individuals worldwide to socialize in a completely private and secure manner.

Current total first-year fees to join Netropolitan are $9,000, payable at registration; subsequent annual dues are $3,000 a year.

And its ad free!

Proving even the filthy rich have no friends and countless hours to waste trying to make friends, with people they really don’t care about.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Discipline does not equal hitting

Sep 18, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The NFL is trying to pull itself out of the firestorm of abuse it finds itself in after several high profile cases of late.

I don’t need to repeat it all here but clearly there is work to be done.

But what I find continually fascinating is the position some people still take justifying hitting their kids, both celebrity and common folk.

Have you heard people say, “they wonder what’s wrong with kids today and they won’t let you discipline them anymore?”

Loosely translated that means, you aren’t supposed to hit them anymore.

Can you not discipline someone without hitting them?

Why is it that the only way some adults can discipline a kid is by hitting them?

Are you not smarter than a kid, are you not more experienced than a kid, are you not bigger than a kid?

Then why do you have to hit them?  And if you do, you’re out of control.

 I don’t care if your momma whipped you and her momma whipped her.

At one time we all smoked, sat on our seatbelts, and laid in the sun coated in baby oil.

That doesn’t make it right….

But at least we’re talking about it.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Young entrepreneur shut down

Sep 17, 2014 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A high school student in Lethbridge Alberta was suspended last week for selling non-diet soft drinks to his peers out of his locker.

This is better than selling beer to golfers from hidden in the bushes along the back nine.  I knew a couple of buddies who tried that in high school.

The school has ‘no pop’ rule and the young entrepreneur was warned several times to shut he operation down.

The school has banned non-diet soft drinks as part of their board nutritional plan.  He sold out his first case in minutes.

After failing to comply he was suspended, not so much for selling the pop, but refusing to follow the rules repeatedly.

His mother thinks he’s a genius and doesn’t know what all the fuss is about, clearly she didn’t see the Wall Street movies.

Do you get the feeling someday he’ll be a CEO and we’ll all be working for HIM?

Not because he’s a breaker of the rules, but because he’s got the guts to think outside the box.

Or in this case, can.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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