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October 2016

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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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? 905-645-3221

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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.


Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Mayor Fred Eisenberger on LRT. What’s your question? 905-645-3221





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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? 905-645-3221

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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.


Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Do referendums give say to public or scapegoat for politicians who can’t lead? 905-645-3221




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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? 905-645-3221





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Why is Wynne cancelling some green energy plans?

Sep 28, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

You remember the provincial Liberals lost a by-election in Scarborough over high electricity rates?

You remember the premiere prorogued government and then came out with a rebate on electricity for the provincial portion of the HST?

You remember the energy minister saying, on my show, the higher your rates soar the bigger your savings are?

You remember we told you about the Liberal petition you can sign if you’re for lower electricity rates, by petitioning the same government who created them?

Now that same government is cancelling some green energy plans in a bid to save $3.8 billion.

Oddly enough, that’s exactly what you and the opposition party has been calling on for years.

But wait for the reason.

Just like Premier Wynne finally realized you were upset about your soaring electricity bill, apparently she has just discovered that we have more than enough power for the at least the next decade.

So no need bankrupt us all for her activism.

How do you just realize that, doesn’t that require planning and due diligence?

We have been selling power at a loss for years, are they finally realizing their plan is a failure and there are much more efficient ways to hit the same targets?

The spin this party has, blows the Donald Trump campaign out of the water...

By the way, the average savings?

$2.45 a month.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

We support the Liberals but don’t want to re-elect them. What does that mean? 905-645-3221




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Trump vs. Clinton: Round 1, Hillary.

Sep 27, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I, like most, predicted what we saw in the  U.S. presidential debate last night.

Donald Trump needed to do more than keep repeating “We’re going to make America great again, it’s going to be so beautiful” in order to be president

Most predicted in a 90 minute debate Hillary would kill him with content while Donald dodged any depth by repeating the same lines over and over.

And that’s exactly what happened.

By mid-way point Trump looked tired, fidgety, out of breath, dry mouthed, and was all over the map when giving what should have been simple, short answers.

Hillary stood her ground and used her experience to let Trump trap himself.

Donald was seen as contradicting facts and interrupting, only to repeat points he had already made.

He looked very unprepared, something that isn’t good on any job interview, let alone one for President of the United States.

It was evident by body language who won the debate when the Clinton family came off the stage to shake hands in the crowd afterwards, and the Trumps stayed on stage quietly amongst themselves, then exited first.

Round 1, Hillary.

I’m Scott Thompson.


Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Wynne back peddling on green plan. Too little, too late? 905-645-3221




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Trump vs. Clinton: The reality show.

Sep 26, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

When was the last time you ever heard anyone say, ‘Are you going to watch the debate tonight?’

No, when was the first? Have you EVER heard anyone say it, who wasn’t a political junkie?

The buzz around tonight’s U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reminds me of the premiere of Survivor.

I say Survivor because it was bigger than the Apprentice and is a better analogy of this campaign.

Most never watch debates and what they do see is usually in 15 second sound bites via news or social media.

The Donald figured this out long before his saunter into political life and is a master media manipulator, despite always playing the poor victim.

Tonight will either be really exciting, or really dull.

Considering Trumps media savvy and lack of knowledge his only option is the former.

Hillary has to kill him with content and diplomatically out step him.

If anyone says, “you’re fired!”

They’re dead. 

But then again, no predicted it would get this far.

We stream the freak show tonight at 9pm at

I’m Scott Thompson.


Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Why the rash of bomb threats in Canada lately? 905-645-3221

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What happened to Ontario's love affair with Kathleen Wynne?

Sep 23, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Okay, here we go again again…

How can you blame the media when political bombs are being dropped everywhere in and out of the provincial Liberal party?

First Kathleen Wynne gives us back our portion of the HST on electricity bills only to have their own energy minister say the higher the rates go the more you save.

Then it was the petition for lower electricity rates introduced on the Liberal website. Sign up for lower electricity rates and we’ll petition ourselves?!

Now two new polls say the only way for the Liberals to win the next election is to find a new leader.

She is making more headlines here than Trump is down south and for more than just her spin technique.

What amazes me is these polls say if a new unnamed leader is installed the party can win the next election.

What does that say about you the voter?

Haven’t we seen this playbook before?

This party has been around so long they’re working on a third leader?

Their definition of ‘change’ might be different than the rest of us.

I’m Scott Thompson.


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Do you feel safe buying and selling online? 905-645-3221




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