Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Jonathon Kay Soon To Be Flipping Burgers

TSX Delisting Review - CanWest Global Communications Corp. (CGS, CGS.A)

I intend to drive past the National Post building on 1450 Don Mills at lunch, throw dimes at the window, and yell "I wanted fries with that!" until Jonathon Kay runs out of the building carrying me an order of fries.


Ti-Guy said...

Send taunting emails to his mother (bkay@videotron.ca). She responds to them and her loony shrieking is better than any original programming Global ever offered.

I really hope the creditors insist the The National Post be shut down. It no longer has any redeeming qualities, whatsoever.

The Mound of Sound said...

Would Harper dare ride to the rescue now CWB has been suspended from trading? I think the optics are just too ugly.

RuralSandi said...

Amazing isn't it? The "Gala" for the rich and famous (that Harper resents - but uses for a photo-op) had in the audience - the Aspers.

They have money and influenc - for this and can't run a profitable media?

So, Cons Asper can't run a business - his dad must turning over in his grave.

Ti-Guy said...

Exactly. I could forgive the whoring and sycophancy of the Graspers if they were in charge of something that had actual value.

Anyway, courtesy of my tax dollars, I got yet another ten-percenter yesterday from Divine look-alike Dean Del Fatso, whose riding I believe is somewhere in Canada, featuring three "damaging" quotes from Ignatieff from 1991, 1993 and 1997.

Called up his riding office and yelled at whatever hapless clerk answered the phone.

Polyorchnid Octopunch said...

C'mon, it's not their fault that Izzy and Conrad ran all the local papers into the dirt by turning them into wire service outlets and gutting their local reporting and editorial staff. Take my local, for example; before Black and Asper got their hands on it it was a vibrant and viable local paper that, among other things, sent a reporter to Afghanistan during the war with the Soviets and came back out with some of the Russian POWs, who were interviewed and then released back to the Soviet Union. Nowadays they can barely get the positions of the local councillors straight from the local landlords... not that there's a lot of daylight between them as they know nobody's going to be looking at them as their are barely any reporters left.

Anonymous said...

"Divine look-alike Dean Del Fatso"


Ti-Guy said...

Unlike Warren Kinsella, I am not nearly as gracious enough to have sympathy for regular reporters or "journalists." These people could have shown a little solidarity with each other during the long decline, not just when they were being criticised by readers (which is the only time they banded together), but when they were also being dicked around by their editors and their employers.

If the individual components of corporate media are going to share collectively when it does well, they're also going to have to accept collective guilt.

I don't really care about them anymore. More talented, harder-working people than they have seen their livelihoods disappear over the last two decades and all we got from the media was breathless enthusiasm about neoliberalism. And let's not even revisit the massive failures of journalism that have occurred since 2001.

RuralSandi said...

I don't know where you live Ti-Guy - the used car saleman (Del Mastro) riding is Peterborough.

I live in the next riding - I've received between 25 - 27 ten percenters. I called and someone called me back from Ottawa and called me Sandi. I'm listed in the phone books by my initials - they were pretty rude and smug.

I've kept them all but one, so I'll have to make the effort to count them up. 25- 27 from mid-Jan to last week in Sept seems a little excessive to m.

I don't know the rules and even contemplated email Martha Hall Finlay - she can have them if she wants them.

I have't received any from the Libs or NDP.

Gerrard787 said...

Send taunting emails to his mother (bkay@videotron.ca). - Ti

Who said Ti wasn't first-class all the way? That's the left for you, they won't privately harass the writer, they will harass his mother.

Next Ti will be shadowing Jonathon Kay's children home from school.

Ti-Guy said...

Paul Sunstrum, legendary Internet harasser, scolding me for harassment?

Irony abounds...

What do your wife and children think of your Internet habits, Paul?

Gerrard787 said...

You're the one anonymously harassing senior citizens Ti.

One can see that insight is not one of your strong points.

At times I wonder why BCL still keeps you as his lap dog.

Ti-Guy said...

You're the one anonymously harassing senior citizens

She knows who I am. And her email address is below every column she writes.

But enough deflection. Are your loved ones comfortable with your almost criminal levels of cyber-harassment?

Ti-Guy said...

Oh, and BCL keeps us both on because it ups his comment count. Besides, there's nothing he can do...you can't ban users with Bloggers.

bigcitylib said...

Tiguy wrote:

"Oh, and BCL keeps us both on because it ups his comment count."

Exactly. I am indeed pathetic.

Ti-Guy said...

You've been off your game. Whatever happened to "Tips on Beating Down the Conservative Menace?" When are we going to get to the actual beating?