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October 2016

Auston Matthews makes parents proud in NHL debut

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I usually leave the sports commentary to expert Rick Zamperin unless of course it involves auto racing then I’m all over it...

And normally I would do that with last night’s NHL opener featuring the Leafs in Ottawa.

However with two kids playing hockey they’ll use any excuse to stay up later and decided to watch the game.

Not many are expecting much from the Leafs this year with being a young team and rebuilding year.

But finally after getting the first round draft pick with Auston Matthews the future seems bright.

Coach Babcock told him to just play his game, and he did, plus more than that.

He scored his first NHL goal, in first NHL game. Then added two more for the hat trick and an extra for fun.

What an exciting time for his parents, family, and friends who were at the game?

Watching his parents kiss after his 1st goal made me think of the long road they must have travelled to give their son the opportunity he has.

After four, they must be over the moon.

As proud as we all are, when we see our kids accomplish great things.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Does Auston Matthews signal a new era for Leafs?

http://ottawacitizen.com/sports/hockey/nhl/senatorsextra/warren-calder-trophy-meet-auston-matthews

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Kathleen Wynne thinks you're a bad actor

Oct 12, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Niagara yesterday trying to convince skeptical Ontarians that we should embrace cap and trade even though she is cutting back other green projects that have proved too costly, inefficient  and not needed.

She said,

“When I see Ontario in the context not just of the country but of the continent and the globe, we have to play a role,"

"And even though we're a small percentage overall of the global greenhouse gas emissions, we're very bad actors in terms of our per capita creation of emissions."

Premier Wynne is dismissing the Auditor General reporting we have over paid for green energy by $37 billion, and she is calling you a bad actor?  Are you serious?

She is worse than Donald Trump the way she spins the truth.

Everyone is green. But this party uses it as a method to generate revenue for their programs under the guise of activism.

And in return she calls you “bad actors”?

Not only is she fiscally irresponsible with your money, she doesn’t respect the people whose backs she is laying her cause on.

Yes we ‘have to play a role’ but we can’t solve the world’s problems on the backs of Ontarians when we are but a ‘small percentage’.

The only bad actor here is Wynne, for pretending everyone can still afford her story line.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Why is Kathleen Wynne calling you a ‘bad actor’ on climate change?

https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/10/11/ontario-cap-and-trade-system-will-come-next-year-aims-to-reduce-emissions-wynne.html

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America has sunk to a new low

Oct 11, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Thank God there is only one more U.S. presidential debate.

I’m not sure how much longer I can keep my lunch down.

The freak show continued this past weekend and, as I try to digest it all, it keeps kicking back worse than Thanksgiving turkey.

Of course Trumps locker room comments came up about him fondling women.

He combated with an apology, and then compared his lewd actions to that of Bill Clinton.

I’m not sure that worked considering it is still women who are the victims of both their actions.

If Bill could have leaped out of the audience and over security we would have seen an old fashioned Walmart style seniors brawl.

The only thing missing was a WWE ring and someone in track pants getting smashed over the head with a folding chair.

America has sunk to new lows.

The world (including Canadians) should learn from this experience...

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Has American election sunk to new low?

http://globalnews.ca/video/2994588/house-speaker-paul-ryan-thinks-clinton-will-win-wont-defend-trump

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Clowns!!! Run for your life!!!

Oct 7, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Oh my pumpkin, here we are a few weeks away from Halloween and there is a worldwide self-inflicted social media crisis about clowns.

Clearly Donald Trump has not made headlines (out of the ordinary) in the last couple of hours.

Seems there has been a rash of clown sightings across the land, however, these are not all balloons and squirting flowers.

These clowns are chasing little kiddies with chain saws and hatchets!

(Pardon?) Oh I’m sorry I can’t confirm that.

But I do know that these clowns are creating terror for our young and should be rounded up and shot at dawn!

(Huh?)  Okay maybe that’s a bit extreme, but I think that is the point here..

Remember when kids used to knock on doors and run away?

This is no different except it involves social media…..

Whoops, I may have started something again!

Here’s another news flash …it will cease to be an issue long before the candy is gone.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Does every seat in Rogers Centre have a security camera focused on it?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/10/07/blue-jays-beer-throwing-suspect-charged-with-mischief/

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OK Blue Jays, ID the 'jerk' fan

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I think all Canadians were embarrassed when an idiot baseball fan threw a can of beer at a Baltimore Orioles outfielder during The Toronto Blue Jays wild card game Tuesday night.

The tall boy flew out of the stands narrowly missing the player as he was making a game changing catch near the warning track.

Serious injury could have resulted if it struck the player, not to mention how it may have changed the complexion of the game.

Of course there was video of the incident, of course the culprit was exposed.

Police already had the image for evidence of the fan who disappeared after throwing the can of beer.

They offered a chance for the person to turn themselves in before releasing the picture, but when that didn’t happen, it went public..

Regardless this person will become a poster child for stupid behaviour that will live on in social media for years.

(Remember that guy who harassed the reporter at the Toronto FC game?)

I’m guessing that is more than they bargained for, when they purchased their ticket.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Who threw the can of beer at Blue Jay game?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/10/06/report-blue-jay-beer-can-tosser-identified/

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Hamilton is its own worst enemy

Oct 5, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The LRT rhetoric has ballooned to the point where once again the provincial government has had to step in to clarify for a lost Hamilton.

Over the past week or so the same usually suspects at council, who questioned the stadium but never really offered a tangible solution, are clouding the issues on LRT.

Some are recommending a referendum on the LRT.

Why elect a government if the people are qualified to make the tough decisions?

It’s nothing more than passing the buck back to the voters who elected them for their ability to lead.

Another councillor is assuming we can tell the government we would just like the $1 billion cheque to spend on what we want and can leverage the next election to do so.

MPP Ted McMeekin had to confirmed the $1 billion is designated for LRT and any other about face would, at the very least, move us to the back of the line and possibly lose the money altogether.

I’m not a big fan of the Liberals either but all parties agree on the need for more modern transit.

PC leader Patrick Brown said on my show he would not cancel transit plans if elected and would honour previous commitments.

The real question is….

Does Hamilton finally want to get ahead of the curve and be as successful as the rest of Southern Ontario, or stay behind as always, wondering why we have less than the rest?

Time to put on your big city pants Hamiton, and do some heavy lifting, if you want to play in the new world.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Is it time to lock the LCBO liquor cabinet?

https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/10/05/spirits-on-lockdown-at-lcbo-this-fall.html

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The big pig trial of the century!

Oct 4, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

The pig trial of the century is slopping its way through the court system in Burlington.

An activist, who went little too far generating publicity for her cause, was charged after giving water to a pig in a transport truck enroute to slaughter.

She says pigs are individuals too and should be respected. (Apparently more so than those who like bacon?)

One activist who flew in for the pig trial asked, how you can prosecute compassion?

When you are talking about Canadas’ food chain, it’s quite simple.

Keith Warriner, a prof from Guelph, who specialises in such things said on the show, anything that compromises food biosecurity can contaminate the chain.

 It simply cannot be allowed to happen.

He went onto say feeding one or two pigs in a truck full does more to create stress and trauma than leaving them alone as they will start to fight for the limited supply.

But then again it’s really not about a humane food chain, or a pig, it’s about a group that does not eat meat and they don’t want you too either.

The fortunate thing about living in a free country is you’re free to make up your own mind.

The unfortunate thing is, there are always those who will still try to change it, all disguised as a pig.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Mayor Fred Eisenberger on LRT. What’s your question?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/10/03/l-r-t-referendum-still-being-pushed/

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Game on!

Oct 3, 2016 10:28 AM
Scott Thompson

Parents and kids from across the land are returning to the rinks for the other biggest ritual after Labour Day (not including back to school) that being back to hockey.

The return to the rink also solidifies the reality that the summer season has finally ended.

Sharpening skates, sizing up equipment, meeting new team mates all while you’re still in shorts.

Only in Canada do we show up for practice to frosted glass wearing a hoodie, and flip flops. (And that’s just the parents)

You only have to sit in the stands a couple of times before you realize you’re too old for that action.

As we try to stretch out the summer of the century that never seems to end, in the end,  it will be the earth continuing to spin that reminds us winter is inevitable.

It’s a reminder hockey was put on earth to help Canadian get through a long cold winter and whether we like it or not, both are on the way.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Should your cell phone be part of an emergency alert system?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/emergency-alerts-cell-phones-texting-warnings-1.3787949

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September 2016


Are we, and our PM, secure?

Sep 30, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I am a fan of the selfie.

Not to brag, but I was doing selfies years ago with film cameras where you only got one shot to make the magic happen!

For me it has always been about capturing the moment in time as opposed to, look at me next to this or them.

Celebrity selfies are a totally different animal and we forcing us to ask ourselves what is the fine line between political leader and celebrity.

PM Trudeau recently took selfie with an individual who is under RCMP investigation for their involvement in the kidnapping of two American journalists in Syria in 2013 linked to Al Qaeda.

How do Canadians feel about their PM taking a selfie with a suspected terrorist?

That onion has many layers but let’s just look at his security and wellbeing.

Whatever your  political views, no one wants any one put in harm’s way.

I’m not sure someone is at fault here but it does drive home the reality of the times we live in and the access we all have.

If we’re questioning how secure the PM is, should we be questioning his attention to our security?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Do referendums give say to public or scapegoat for politicians who can’t lead?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/09/29/85632/

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Ticat Stadium another Hamilton missed opportunity

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a Toronto FC game on their home turf...

We boarded the GO Train at this end and then took it all the way in to the stadium at BMO field.

The doors opened and festivities began the moment we got off the train.

What an incredibly convenient experience.

I couldn’t help but think this is exactly what Mayor Fred Eisenberger and progressive Hamilton envisioned with the LRT.

What must it be like for the Ticat executive to stand at the site of the former Rheem plant and watch their missed opportunity pass them by every day?

The new GO station and James St development is a spit away from where they could’ve been, but instead settled for the same old, same old, Hamilton.

It is that same ‘old boy’ mentality that is asking for a referendum on LRT.

You can either take advantage of opportunity, or let it pass you by.

Hamilton has a tremendous history, of the latter.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Have soaring electricity rates turned you into a protestor?

http://www.900chml.com/2016/09/28/noisy-crowd-rallies-against-hydro-costs/

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