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November 2016

Judges make mistakes too, I guess...

Nov 15, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You are no doubt aware of the Hamiton judge who drew way too much attention to himself by wearing a Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat into court.

As you can imagine it enflamed citizens that a person who is supposed to be neutral and unbiased would do such a thing.

The judge expressed that history was being made in the election of Trump and that is why he did what he did.

Perhaps the judge has his elections confused.

It was the election of the first black president that was historic and the possible election of the first female president replacing him.

The only thing historic about Trump is that he has become president with no previous experience.

Whether that is good or bad remains to be seen, but so far has proved problematic.

One supporter asked if the same fuss would be made if the judge walked into court wearing the slogan, ‘I’m with her’ endorsing Hillary Clinton?

Maybe not…and that can be debated.

But it is still no excuse for any person of influence, like this judge, to allow his personal views to interfere with the privilege they have been granted.

The judge would not have allowed anyone else wear a hat into court, so why is he any different.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Beyond Tim Horton's Field of dreams...

Nov 14, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I was fortunate enough to be a guest of the City of Hamilton in their box at Tim Horton’s Field for the last Ticat last game of the season.

They use this to sell business on the opportunities here.

It was fascinating to be fly on the wall and hear what the outside had to say about our city and their interest in it.

What a great way to showcase Hamilton.

You know my feeling on stadium fiasco but after 2 years, it is what it is, and we have to look to the future.

Wouldn’t it be cool to see the streets that surround the stadium (Melrose, Beechwood, and Balsam) closed off to traffic an opened for a pedestrian café, local beer & wine garden?

Let the streets behind them absorb the ‘on lawn’ parking.

Let those around the stadium rent their front lawns to artisans, restaurants or even an entrepreneurial resident who wants to make a couple of bucks selling BBQ and beer in their garden.

A grant from business could provide the paint for everyone’s front porch and neighbourhood volunteers could provide labour.

I remember living through a similar project to spruce up the area around Stampede Park in Calgary ahead of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

It wouldn’t take long to make the stadium precinct look like a better version of one of those Newfoundland and Labrador commercials!
Complete with a promenade beyond Canon up to a future LRT station.

We have an opportunity to grow the experience in this area, if we build on and create a vision beyond the norm.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Today we acknowledge and pay tribute to those who serve our country and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

It is Remembrance Day in Canada.

It is a day steeped in tradition that is demonstrated annually when we gather by the Cenotaph in Gore Park.

Equally the tradition of the ceremonial broadcast on CHML.

For me it is a day I remember the stories my mother would tell us about her upbringing.

Growing up in Scotland during World War II as a child.

Stories like,

‘Going to school one day only to find the chimney standing’

‘Running to the air raid shelter in the middle of the night in PJ’s’.

‘Playing hide n’ seek in bombed out buildings’

Those stories resonate differently, as you age.

Which is why I share them with my kids, today.

Lest We Forget.

I’m Scott Thompson.







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The silent majority is angry!

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It was fascinating to see how people reacted after the U.S. election of Donald Trump.

Most were stunned trying to figure out how this happened.

How did a person who pretty much insulted everybody during the campaign get elected?

Yet with every inch closer he got to the presidency, there was constant denial that he would get any closer.

What is really hard for his opposition to stomach is that despite all that Trump is, and he is all that, the public still preferred him to them.

That’s because this has nothing to do with Trump, his behaviour, or his policies.

Voters are so fed up with self-serving politicians and being neglected, they wanted anyone but the Washington establishment.

And were willing to elect a pig, if necessary, to smash the status quo.

Rather than labelling his supporters, politicians of all stripes, should be paying closer attention to them.

The silent majority is angry, and it won’t stop with Trump.

Something for Kathleen Wynne and her cronies to think about before she jacks us with another planned electricity increase or tax.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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President Trump?

Nov 9, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

From the day Donald trump entered the race most never expected he could ever win the Republican nomination let alone the White House.

I was one of them.

With each passing day he would insult another segment of the population that would normally steer any campaign into the ditch.

Policy was replaced by propaganda, scandal, and personal conquests.

It was a campaign that mirrored a SNL skit, rather than a presidential plan.

A reality show, with real life consequences.

The Trump win is unexpected, but not surprising to me.

People are fed up with the status quo and Trump is ‘anyone but the typical’ politician. Sound familiar?

This is not about Donald Trump, his abilities, or his plan to make America great again.

This is about a population who feels disenfranchised, and wants to send that message to Washington.

Never under estimate the protest vote.


I’m Scott Thompson.


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Most Ontarians think Wynne should step down

Nov 8, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It seems like Ontario’s love affair with the Kathleen Wynnes Liberals is on the rocks.

Almost 60% of the same people who gave her a majority in the last election, think she should step down before the next election. (According to a Mainstreet, Postmedia poll)

As if that is going to help with your soaring electricity prices and the non-stop scandal that revolves around this government.

Either way, if one was held today, only 25% of voters would cast their ballot for Wynne.

With more energy increases on the way, and a bribery scandal involving her right hand deputy before the courts, how can this possible bode well for the party?

My guess is that the Liberals will let Wynne take the fall for her costly, wasteful, inefficient activism, and bring in a new leader just before the next election to try to convince you that things have changed.

Just like when you bought in after Wynne replaced Dalton McGuinty.

Same old show, with new costumes.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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U.S. election: Reality show finale, with real life consequences.

Nov 7, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Batten down the hatches Canada, our neighbours south of the border are about to elect a new leader.

Tomorrow the freak show, that will go down as the election campaign of the century, will come to a climax.

How can you possibly predict the outcome when no one ever thought it would ever go this far?

This is another example of ‘anyone but these people’.

A pure protest vote, as no one really likes either candidate.

Some may say, ‘who cares’ it’s all the same.

But when was the last time you remember the world being consumed by an election campaign?

That says something of the magnitude of this particular vote.

And could influence others, in the future, for years to come.

It’s a Hollywood reality show finale, with real life consequences.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Put down your device, and help...

Nov 4, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You can, or maybe you can’t, imagine what it must be like to lose a loved one to senseless killing.
What you probably can’t image is having video of that murder available to you and the rest of the world on line.
That’s what the family of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer is living with.
She is the student who was stabbed to death on Tuesday at her Abbottsford B.C. high school, her friend was severely wounded and is in hospital.
A suspect is in custody.
If you were to witness such a horrific slaughter would your first reaction be to start recording the murder?
Or would it be, call for help, run for your life, or maybe try to save the life?
I’m hoping you would do anything BUT film the death of another human being.
That is what one person did and when asked by family and police not to post it or spread it across the internet, that’s exactly what they did.
Most experts seem concerned this will traumatise more people beyond those who witnessed this tragedy.
I’d be more concerned about the world we have become, when ones first reaction is to record their fellow man in trouble, rather than help them.
I’m Scott Thompson.


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Wynne Liberals charged with bribery

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

There is more stink emanating from your Ontario Wynne Liberals as two have now been charged with bribery under the Elections Act.

Allegedly Pat Sorbara, then Wynnes deputy chief of staff, offered Andrew Oliver other options within the party if he would step aside and make room for their preferred candidate in Sudbury.

Oliver was the previous Liberal candidate and was intending to run again.

He says he has all the conversations because he is a quadriplegic and records everything instead of taking notes.

The preferred candidate was energy minister Glen Thibeault who at the time was the successful NDP MP for Sudbury.

Allegedly he was offered incentives luring him to run for the Liberals instead.

Sorbara is charged with two counts of bribery and Liberal operative Gerry Lougheed with one.

No matter how you slice or dice this, it’s another glaring example of a party that is so desperate to stay in power they have lost their moral way on many fronts.

Between the Auditor General charging we have over paid for Wynnes green plan by $37 billion, cancelled green projects and roll backs, gas plants scandals, eHealth, and air  ambulances, it’s hard to keep track of the collateral damage it’s costing us.

Are you still happy with the majority you gave Premier Wynne’s Liberals?

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Alvinston drops 'Indians' logo

Nov 2, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

A little league baseball organization from small town Ontario is doing what the big leagues cannot find it in their hearts to do.

They found the courage to change the name and logo of their baseball teams after 60 years of championships at the local and provincial level.

The Alvinston Indians nestled just south of, and between, London and Sarnia have the same Chief Wahoo logo of the Cleveland Indians.

The name and logo hasn’t sat well with the executive for some time.

When the issue arose during Toronto’s playoff run with Cleveland they thought it was time to move on.

One coach told me although there was never any ‘trouble’ it always felt awkward, especially when playing teams from native reserves.

The response has been extremely positive and the town is quite proud of their stance, despite really just wanting to focus on the kids and ball.

Apparently the big debates are not about the decision, but what the new teams will be called.

They may have to have a contest.

As I have said in the past.

If you want the truth about what offends, ask someone whose caricature is on the jersey, not the person who has never experienced it.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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