Monday, November 20, 2017

"Darmok & Jalad At Tanagra: Shaka When The Walls Fell!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin. #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

November XXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

The Alberta Party seems to be the place to be if you want blatant resentment & corruption. Here we have ex Alberta Liberal Leadership Candidate Kerry Cundal joining Greg Clark, MLA, Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow & his cadre. She's all uppity despite the fact that Darshan Kang, MP, Independent, Calgary-Skyview was caught selling multiple Alberta Liberal memberships with the same email on them in order to rig the vote for her. This despite the fact that Alberta Liberal rules stated that each membership sold have to have a separate email. And Mrs. Cundal may run for Alberta Party Leader with exgtreme bitterness I might add.

Then we have Greg Clark possibly running to succeed himself as Interim Alberta Party Leader to succeed himself as Alberta Party Leader. Joe Clark & Mister Diefenbaker & I believe Joey Smallwood are prime examples of this & I believe all failed. On top of this you have the Stephen Mandelites threatening Alberta Liberal Party President Karen Sevcik directly & trying to force her to fold the Grits into the Alberta Party. All this despite the fact its Alberta Social Credit that has the momentum for MMXIX.

The Alberta Party says its a serious choice for Albertans in the byelection in YYC-Lougheed on December XIVth. Yet they don't even have the courage to run a byelection candidate. The Alberta Liberals who are more poorly organized are running their Leader Dave Khan. It shows the Alberta Liberals want to have an electoral presence while the Alberta Party is running around like a chicken with its head chopped off.

Then, we have recent Edmonton Mayoral Candidate Mike Butler whose home is in foreclosure saying he is going to run for Alberta Party Leader. He can't even keep the framing up of his own house, how in the hell could he frame a stable centrist political party? Mike even said Wade Izzard was faking his injury, despite the fact he saw Wade sitting in a wheelchair with his artificial leg at a function.

Then we have now Former III term St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse also joining the Alberta Party. Why in the hell would they accept him as a party member when he literally crapped all over the Alberta Liberals & quit as the only registered Alberta Liberal Leadership candidate just II days before the filing deadline for candidates? Thus forcing the Grits to run the two also ran second-tier Calgary lawyers Candidate Cundal (as already mentioned above) & the winning Candidate Dave Khan who believes he as a better chance of becoming Alberta Premier than Rachel has of winning a IInd term: BE SERIOUS!

And Nolan While Still Mayor Was Convicted Of Corruption In St. Albert Courts,

Rory

Source: Robert Leddy, Edwin Erickson, Glenn Taylor, Sue Huff, Dave Taylor, Interim Leader Greg Clark, Leader Greg Clark, Greg Clark, Glen Clark, Christy Clark, Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, Maureen McTeer-Clark, Catherine Clark, Lewis & Clark, Clark Builders, Clark Kent, Clark Griswold.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Tea: A Drink With Jam & Bread!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

November XVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I myself enjoy tea, particularly herbal tea which makes my internal system feel better after I have a cup. My dear late mother Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed., the tea granny extraordinaire loved it to. Some students & their families will enjoy tea, some with not. Students have to learn that we as people must embrace the different tastes of all sorts of people in life.

"Edelweiss",

Rory

Source: "The Sound Of Music", C. MCMLXV, XXth Century Fox Studios Incorporated (TM.)


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"A Very Geographical Cat!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

November XVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Last week in one of his editorials, the great radio host Mr. Charles Adler referred to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as "The Butcher of Baghdad." Luckily my feline son The Right Hissable The Purr Minister James Redwing Cat Koopmans noticed this error & had me point it out to Charles since I can translate from Meowese. Baghdad is in Iraq, not Syria so J. R. Cat was right when he explained to Charles that "The Despot of Damascus" (the Syrian capital) would have been much more apurrpriate. J. R. Cat is a huge fan of feline fanciers Steve & Laureen Harper & their feline children.

Territorial Pounce Zone,

Rory

Source: The Right Hissable The Purr Minister James Redwing Cat Koopmans, Purrvy Councillor & Retired Gentleman Editor-At-Large Colin F. Smith, B. A., & "Charles Adler Tonight", Corus Radio Network, C/o: CKNW 980 AM Stereo, Vancouver, British Columbia.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tested & Tried

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

November XIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

On this the occasion of my XLIIIrd (43rd) birthday, I am as always ever so proud to share it with veterans & active duty armed forces personnel. They work to keep us safe, past & present along with law enforcement work to keep us safe both home & abroad. Students of military history & their families should be very appreciative!

Thanks Kindly,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Venetzia

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

November IXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

A little extra culture & highbrow art tonight as I head to Cineplex Theatres (TM) to see an exhibition of Venetian Art by excellente Italiano Nuovo Rinascimento artisana Giovanni Antonio Canal or "Canaletto" on screen. Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth The IInd has endorsed these pieces & extraordinary access has been granted to both Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle for the viewing public to see them. If its the reigning Monarch's stuff, it must be excellent & film students, as well as art students should go see this film if they cannot travel to England to see it personally!

"Long May She Reign Over Us: God Save The Queen",

Rory

Source: Www.Cineplex.Com & Www.ExhibitionOnScreen.Com & Www.Seventh-Art.Com & Www.RoyalCollection.Org.Uk & Www.Warwick.Ac.Uk

Monday, November 6, 2017

"We'll Always Have Paris!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Royal Alberta Museum-Emeritus Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

November VIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

After LXXXI (81) glorious years, film students & others will say goodbye to an old friend as the Edmonton Film Society (EFS) shows its last film & the marquee goes dark here at the Glenora former Royal Alberta Museum site: "Casablanca", one of countless thousands of films that have been showcased through Monday at VIII (8) PM screenings for years. Partly due to an aging population & a lack of volunteers (due to the fact many seniors don't want to contribute or are too decrepit in health to do so in many cases), as well as skyrocketing costs with admission rates not following suit, it was time to let go. Sad because seniors are not going to pay $30. to $50. or more to park to see a $5. film at the new downtown location, too impractical. Plus they'd have to fight for Rogers Place event stalls with Oilers fans & for other events.

For some seniors, this is their only night out of the week & the new museum is not friendly to those folks celebrating their "golden years." So as we say goodbye to Rick, Ilsa & overcome our shock, shock at finding that gambling is going on in this establishment, we mourn the loss of a truly great friend & the sadness in the building closure being forced on EFS members by Alberta Infrastructure & Culture when the Monday night screenings should be able to continue in perpetuity: especially as they add to Alberta's rich film culture.

"Here's Looking At You Kid!",

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Film Society & "Casablanca" C. MCMXLII, Warner Brothers Pictures Incorporated (TM) & First National Pictures (TM) Direct From The Warner Archive/Vault.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tell & Show

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

November IVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Sure there is already the "show & tell" segments in classrooms to give students confidence in public speaking. However, wouldn't it be just great if students could learn to do some of the paperwork of teachers & teaching assistants? This would give them some extra experience in clerical functions.

Assisting & Learning,

Rory

Source: Myself.