Saturday, July 29, 2017

Number 10: Watson-Wentworth

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Morinville Tim Hortons Courtesy Wifi, Morinville, Alberta

July XXIXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The Most Right Honourable The Viscount The Lord The Marquess Earl Charles Watson-Wentworth focuses on staying within the law during this his Ist term as Prime Minister. He wants parents to teach their children & future generations to keep society in order & on an even keel.

"Englishmen, whatever their local situation may be, know no obedience to any thing but the laws."

VIIIth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Most Right Honourable The Viscount Higham The Lord The Marquess Earl Charles Watson-Wentworth, KG, FRS, PC, IInd Marquess Of Rockingham, Ist Earl Of Malton, Whig (Rockingham), MDCCLXV-MDCCLXVI.

Friday, July 28, 2017

"To Market, To Market!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #VII, Edmonton, Alberta

July XXVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Farmers Markets are sure great. I find myself eating more & more fresh raw fruits & vegetables as I recover from my bladder surgery in May. Still very weak & tired, but I find the freshness of these food stuffs gives me more energy for short walks & such, which can only serve to aid in my recovery.

Market Farmers,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Tony Richard "Stark"e Reality Of The Situation

Mr. Tony Stark, Aka: "Iron Man"

Richard Starkey, Aka: "Ringo Starr", Rock & Roll Legend


Richard Starke, DVM, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Vermilion-Lloydminster
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Dr. Starke had to face the "stark"e reality of the political situation he was in. Sure he chose to keep the Progressive Conservative label rather than move over to the United Conservative Party (UCP) label. Yes it might see that his "stark"e choice was seeded by the jealously of losing the PC Alberta Leadership race to Senor Kenney. But I for one don't think so as Dickie had quite the loss, he wasn't even close in the balloting. Analyze Davey if you will the fact that this "simple country doctor of animals" took his considered choice & chose the party & caucus name that was best for him. If people in politics are going to get after the doc, maybe they should "take a look in the mirror" (thanks Jim) & realize that Richard met with Mr. Kenney, Mr. Jean & others. He obviously was a "no" vote in the balloting to merge the two parties. Well what in the hell is wrong with that exactly? I'd say nothing as there were a few thousand votes against the merger among those who voted in both parties, a full 10% of ballots electronically or phone-in cast. Should we throw those members out? No in politics you have to be diplomatic & thank them & Dr. Starke for exercising their right to vote.

Stark Bark Lark Dark Mark Embark,

Rory

Source: Kelly Cryderman, The Globe & Mail.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Number 10: Grenville

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

July XXIInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The Right. Hon. George Grenville, PC talks to students on tour of government buildings about how a government can stay true to its character & honest with the people. Something the Aga Khan Lover of private illegal flights with no consequences that current Canadian PM Justin Trudeau doesn't seem to give "a flying fuddle duddle" about. And then giving $10.5 million to the admitted murderer Omar Khadr who deserves at least life in a prison cell with O. J. Simpson, that would solve two problems at once.

"A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity."

VIIth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable George Grenville, PC, Whig (Grenvillite), Buckingham, MDCCLXIII-MDCCLXV.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Tinge Of Regret & It Is Worth Five-Hundred Bucks Cold Hard Cash!


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

July XXIst, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

My late mother June (the greatest mom & teacher of them all) & her fellow upstairs in Heaven buddy & canine son Tex the loyal dog, along with my dad, my sister, my brother & myself are trying to track down a family boat built my dad & my grandfather in MCMLXVI (1966.) They spent over 800 hours building it & named it the "Junie-Bug" after mom. The registration at the time was #2H-15432 but the registration may have changed to #2H-19632. Our family is now offering a reward of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) Canadian Funds for information leading to its successful return. Dad always regretted his MCMLXXII (1972) sale of the boat as the family spent countless hours on Wabamun Lake with it.

It was made of 3/8" mahogany marine plywood & then covered in fibreglass. It was 18" long & seated 8 people & had white seats with red trim. At the time of its sale it had a Westbend/Chrysler 80 hp motor in it & a tube trailer. Our family would just love to buy it back to repair & have my nieces & nephews & future generations ride around in it. An ad with further details can be found today in an ALL NEW edition of "The Edmonton Sun" on the 66th page!

Boating Floating Emoting Doting Coating,

Rory

Source: The Koopmans Family, AdjCalgary@Gmail.Com or RJKoopmans74@Gmail.Com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Various Student Talents

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

July XVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Educators, families, learning facilities all must be accepting of the fact that some students have more skills in science, while some might prefer learning about history, art, architecture, or other subject areas. There is always a "talent" area for each individual learner.

The Key Is To Find & Nurture It Until It Is Properly Honed,

Rory

Source: Www.ScienceNewsForStudents.Org 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Number 10: Stuart

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

July XVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

We have a Scotsman (although born in England but a dual citizen of both nations) who is into economizing in The Right Honourable The Lord The Earl John Stuart as the next Prime Minister. As we are being unfairly taxed & beaten down out of our resource money here in Alberta that we must share with ungrateful leeches in Ontario & most especially Quebec, this topic makes sense. Alberta is poor, why aren't other provinces sending us our equalization money back in a crisis, they never do?! And Premier Notley & that prick current PM Justin Trudeau saddle us with the carbon taxes to make us even worse off (just so we can pay the terrorist Omar Khadr blood money when he deserves life in jail!) Fair taxation laws for the young working family with children all the way to old people has always been a struggle for politicians (just as the equalization formula of Confederation is a ripoff to Alberta.) For the PM, there was no exception to this rule & he mentions it openly.

"A noble duke knows the difficulty to choose proper taxes."

VIth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Lord The Earl John Stuart, KT, KG, PC, Ist Lord Mount Stuart, IIIrd Earl Of Bute, Tory, MDCCLXII-MDCCLXIII.

Friday, July 14, 2017

"Stop The Press!"

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

July XIVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

A Mr. J. Jonah Jameson, the Publisher & Editor of New York City's "The Daily Bugle" is right to put his fist down & fight for the survival of newspapers. Journalism students need to know that whether on paper, or online, we need newspapers to get the stories of the day out, not to mention the proper background on those very stories!

Bugling,

Rory

Source: The Winnipeg Free Press.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The President & Mrs. Carter

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

July XIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

While I am clearly not a Democratic supporter (Pres. Richard Nixon the Republican of California was my main man) & I'm very allergic to peanuts, I can put aside my political differences with & I most certainly welcome the XXXIXth (39th) Former President Of The United States Of America James Earl (Jimmy) Carter, Jr., Democratic-Georgia & that very lovely bride of his Mrs. Rosalynn Carter here. The XCII (92) year old Former Chief Executive & the XLIst (41st) Former Ist Lady give a valued high profile presence to the Habitat For Humanity build in southeast Edmonton (as well as Winnipeg), which is great as owning a home should never really be out of reach for any students & their families no matter their socio-economic circumstances. I'm glad that the Secret Service detail is providing such excellent security. I'm also glad that I toured Delton Cabinets this past Saturday (Delton donating kitchen cabinets for the Habitat homes) & had Hotdogs with Hallsy. Bryan Hall & the Delton team along with local media like 630AM Ched Radio are doing a stellar job in promoting this!

Executive Orders Are Signed & Sealed,

Rory

Source: Www.Habitat.Ca & Www.CarterCenter.Org & Www.SecretService.Gov & Www.WhiteHouse.Gov

P.S.: Pres. Carter created the US of A Department of Education. It sure seems strange that Canada has no federal Education Minister & Department with federal oversight especially as we have a federal Health Minister despite the fact that health & education are both provincial jurisdiction. Maybe PM Justin Trudeau, B. A., B. Ed., PC, MP, Liberal, Papineau could serve as Canada's Ist Education Minister as he's a teacher by trade & then donate the cabinet salary to an inner city Ottawa school hot lunch program since he was born there!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Number 10: Pelham-Holles Redux

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

July VIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The first person to be given a chance at a second term as PM is The Right Honourable The Viscount His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron Baronet Earl Thomas Pelham-Holles. Of course in the parliamentary counting system he is on his IInd term as IVth (4th) Prime Minister. Whereas in a "Republic" like the US of A, President Grover Cleveland, Democratic-New York was XXIInd (22nd) & XXIVth (24th) President, not XXIInd Prez for II non-consecutive terms. Which means that President Donald Trump, Republican-New York is the XLVth (45th) US Prez, but only the XLIVth (44th) person to hold the office.

In this term, Tommy focused on good governance. He formed an alliance with William Pitt or "Pitt The Elder", a political enemy & leader of the Patriot Whigs. They made things work to prevent government from stalling completely over, which was especially important with the Seven Years War raging on it was better to work as a team for the nation. Despite having to conduct government from the House Of Lords Chamber since he wasn't an MP, Tom wanted to try & conduct a government without (or with as little corruption as possible.)

"I shall not...think the demands of the people a rule of conduct, nor shall I ever fear to incur their resentment in the prosecution of their interest. I shall never flatter their passions to obtain their favour, or gratify their revenge for fear of their contempt."

IVth Prime Minister (II),

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Viscount Haughton His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron Baronet Earl Thomas Pelham-Holles, KG, FRS, PC, Ist Duke Of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Ist Duke Of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ist Marquess Of Clare, Ist Baron Of Stamner, Ist Baron Of Laughton, Ist Baronet Of Laughton, Ist Earl Of Clare, Whig, MDCCLVII-MDCCLXII.


Friday, July 7, 2017

The Tim Tree

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

July VIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Earlier this morning at Tim Hortons Westmount Mall on the east parking lot, two summer students were talking about how it was great that fast food outlets had trees on the right side (& on both sides of cars in two lane drive-thru locations.) Of course this is to absorb the carbon dioxide they need & give back oxygen to the human & animal life forms around them!

Very Astute Student Scientific Observation,

Rory

Source: Tim Hortons.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Brian Et Jason: Civil War

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

July IVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

So the intrepid & insightful Edmonton Journal Columnist Graham Thomson writes today that a Conservative Civil War is brewing betwixt Brian Jean, MLA, Wildrose, Fort McMurray-Conklin & Hon. Jason Kenney, PC. So what, in a street fight to knock out your pal & caucus colleague Premier Rachel Notley, MLA, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona & Her Majesty's New Democratic Government you need the meanest & toughest sum bitch possible. If Candidate Kenney or Candidate Jean is successful then all the more power to them & whomever wins should give the second place finisher the Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition slot along with the new party's Deputy Leader slot & his choice of shadow portfolio. And both men have equal experience, Brian in the Oppo Leader slot provincially & Jason in the federal cabinet so they have talents at differing levels which will be a real asset!

Of course I am assuming that Brian or Jason will win, but neither I nor anyone else should ever (must never) assume. It could be another member of either caucus, an outside leader, or perhaps a woman. Just ask Dark Horse President Abraham Lincoln, Republican-Illinois who (on this America's CCXLIst (241st) birthday) conducted the United States Civil War with grace & dignity (800,000 dead & still rising, some "civil" war.) Which is what whomever takes the command deck of the United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) (lousy name) will have to do. I am of course announcing here that I will not be a leadership candidate but my choice would be the great Jason Nixon, MLA, Wildrose, Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre. Who else could "out-Nixon" Rachel, you, & the socialist (communist) hordes out of Room #CCCVII (#307) Legislature Bvilding, The Office of The Premier? Of course the fight between Jason & Brian will be much bigger than a Dave Semenko bloodbath (we can only hope!)

Marvel Comics Enterprises (TM) & Marvel Studios (TM),

Rory

Source: Graham Thomson, Columnist, The Edmonton Journal.

An Editor's Note: This street fight will make "Game Of Thrones" episodes seem like choir practices.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Number 10: Cavendish

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

July Ist, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

As we celebrate a century & half as a nation on this Dominion (Canada) Day, we do so with an Interim Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom. The Right Hon. The Lord The Marquess Baron William Cavendish agrees only to be PM until the end of a parliamentary term when a government falls on a vote of "non-confidence." Sort of like Justin Trudeau, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell, & John Turner, & last week, soon to be ex-Premier Christy Clark of (appropriately since we are discussing British PMs) British Columbia. Here Billy discusses the importance of the human factor in getting things done.


"Every King must make use of human means to obtain human ends or his affairs will go to ruin."

Vth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron William Cavendish, KG, PC, IVth Duke Of Devonshire, Ist Lord Of Hardwick, Ist Marquess Of Hartington, Ist Baron Of Hardwick, Whig, Derbyshire, MDCCLVI-MDCCLVII.