Friday, October 14, 2005

Scuttlebutt Ala Frank

Thanks for your good wishes everyone. Although not totally out the woods, my head is clear enough that I can sit and type for at least 5 minutes.

A few posts ago, I mentioned that Frank Magazine was making a comeback online. For those of you who may have missed it, Frank digs deep to report on the underbelly of politics, particulary when it comes to those in Ottawa. To be fair -- no one is out of their reach, not even your favorite politician.

Here is some scuttlebutt, courtesy of (Hey - for $2.50/week you couldn't get a better bargain).

Belinda's Latest Toy Boy

Meet Marc Megna, 29, part time model/football player for the Alouettes. The Tory traitor met her latest toyboy at an expensive Montreal area restaurant, frequented by celebs and politico's alike, where she is known to rack up $600 tabs during her weekly jaunts to this restaurant. (geesh... I don't even make $600/week in pay!).

PMO's Information SpinMeister

Meet Scott Reid, the PMO's disinformation minister. Reid, who prides himself on being the model of propriety, and likes to think of himself as a literary critic, took to bashing a particular author, who spent a good portion of his book lamenting about his girl troubles.

Of course, Reid is the model of discretion and valour, having left his wife for a flight attendant who flies with the PMO. According to Frank, the PM's tour team always has a good-time reputation -- party, party, party, ... sex sex sex.

However, his endeavours didn't go over well with the wife, who threatened to sue him into kingdom come. His solution?? Get her a high priced job with Labour Minister Joe Fontana. Problem solved.

Well one things for sure, neoptism is alive and well in Ottawa.

And now ... back to the sofa for a rest.

Enjoy your day everyone!


At Fri. Oct. 14, 10:05:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

The pic is of the wrong Scott Reid. That's the Tory one, not the Librano one.

I, too, used to get confused a bit. I once thought one or the other defected when I read the name...

At Fri. Oct. 14, 10:06:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

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At Fri. Oct. 14, 10:07:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

No pun intended w/ the double post!

At Fri. Oct. 14, 10:18:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Thanks Cdn... I'll go fix that now!

At Fri. Oct. 14, 10:47:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger bob said...

Good to see you up and around a bit. Hope you're feeling better.

At Fri. Oct. 14, 11:07:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Happy to help, Aiz. And I fixed the triple posts. I guess we both had a little brain fart there, eh?

At Fri. Oct. 14, 11:47:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Nedreck Milhunky said...

Maybe Stronach & Reid should start hanging out with the Minnesota Vikings?

At Fri. Oct. 14, 01:48:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Mostly I'm on topic, but you guys gotta know about CDBaby. Maybe you already do know?

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Friday, 14. October 2005, 10:36:01

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Musicians send us CDs. We warehouse them, sell them to you, and pay the musicians directly.

Cool thing: in a regular record deal or distribution deal, musicians only make $1-$2 per CD, if they ever get paid by their label. When selling through CD Baby, musicians make $6-$12 per CD, and get paid weekly.

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At Sat. Oct. 15, 09:05:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

O used to subscribe to Frank when it was a news prink pamphlet and I had to have Jimmy's news on Kensington order it in for me. After the initial thrill of seeing the pomposity and piety of those politicos you love to hate deflated, the juvenile nastiness of the thing wears thin with anyone who has a modicum of self respect.

UIf you wnat to see WHO reads and writes the crap in frank....go to their forums....there's one for Dedris Trail....a new sub-species of liberatus....the the phoney intellectual ego all the years I darkened their form I was the only poster from west of Rosedale.

I think the word sanctimonious indoctrinates is fitting as I found most of the readership to be as reality challenged, pompous and ideologically pious as the elitist fools Frank lampoons. Go check out the forms and tell me I'm wrong. ;-)

Just my opinion...Canada still needs the muck raker lampooning niche filled andI'm still glad to se they survived in at least the electronic form. but its still staffed by insufferable nihilists ans partisans

At Sun. Oct. 16, 10:09:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Right, Wil, we in Canada do need more political humor sources. I just love it when people make fun of the pompous asshats in Ottawa, what with their awesome cheapness in charging us for chewing gum and whatnot and taking their fabulous little chauffeurs along for fun to all sorts of fancy international hedonists' havens. Making fun of these people publicly is a form of sweet revenge for their getting to do whatever they wish while we must settle for a more mundane existence due to the fact that they took all of our "fun" money and spent it on themselves and their buddies.

I remember reading Frank occasionally at the university library years ago and enjoying it, except for its treatment of Reform, which I found to be as biased, albeit more blatantly so, as the MSM is and was. But as it was the satirical "Frank", it's understandable, whereas the MSM is supposed to be serious and impartial, which it isn't, which raises the question: is the MSM all that much better than the bathroom-reader Frank? Hmm... come to think of it, a lot of people do read the MSM papers in the crapper, too... so little difference there, perhaps... except the MSM papers are way bigger and harder to handle and full of even more crap!

At Sun. Oct. 16, 10:23:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

BTW, Aiz, nepotism is alive and well throughout the nation. I personally observed it when temping with a federal agency, in a massive bldg. complex, w/400 employees.

It didn't take me too long to see the blatant, rampant nepotism going on. Examples: I'd often find out that a number of folks had spouses working there as well. One person had a spouse, an uncle and an in-law all working there. Now I know why the federal job applications ask if one has a relative working for the public service. It's to determine if one gets to jump the queue and get hired more easily and perhaps not have to go through the competitions.

And this is an agency that has been found to have ignored its own policies in other areas...

There's nothing stopping nepotism or any other kind of objectionable activity in the Liberal regime, as far as I can see...


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