Tag Archives: Rachel Notley

Patriot Games

“Patriot:  the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” Mark Twain Last week Mr Kenney joined the patriot squad.  On August 4 and  August 7 he released two odious videos on social media.  Let’s … Continue reading

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Trump’s “Go Home” Tweet

Ms Soapbox found herself organizing the sock drawer this morning. She blames this burst of domesticity on Donald Trump.  She’ll explain how this ties back to Alberta politics in a moment, but first a quick recap of the most recent … Continue reading

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Mr Kenney’s Speech on Bill No. 1

Mr Kenney and Bill No. 1 There comes a time for politicians who spent the campaign trail foaming with righteous indignation to transform into thoughtful representatives of the people who elected them.       Sadly, for Mr Kenney that time did … Continue reading

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The UCP Addresses Conversion Therapy…”in due course”

By a strange coincidence Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 11 came to town the same week that Premier Kenney and his Health Minister, Tyler Shandro, explained (sort of) the UCP government’s position on conversion therapy. Ms Soapbox and her daughters … Continue reading

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Throne Speech: Whose Destiny Are We Talking About?

“I am your density…I mean your destiny.” — George McFly, Back to the Future (1985) All eyes were riveted on Lois Mitchell, Her Honour the Honourable the Lieutenant Governor, last Wednesday as she delivered the Kenney government’s first Throne Speech…er…your … Continue reading

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Lessons from the AFL and AOC

What if we’ve run out of time? What if there’s no time left for baby steps;  for one step forward and two steps back? What if it’s time to go big or go home? Last weekend Ms Soapbox attended two … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Election

Now that the election is over and the dust is settling, Ms Soapbox has been reflecting on the results. What do we make of this?    The thrust of Mr Kenney’s victory speech was that Albertans value the economy and … Continue reading

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