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Heard a lot of people commenting on the passing of actor Abe Vigoda at 94, at his daughter's home in California. He was a sad-faced character actor on
television, like Barney Miller and movies like The Godfather.
He will be missed, and had that kind of face that everyone recognized.
Don't forget to fill up on windshield washer fluid, and enjoy the early arrival of Spring.
Congratulations to newly-elected Councillor for the
City of Brooks, and former Drumheller and Brooks radio personality, Dennis Seibel, who won the municipal bye-election held January 18. Dennis beat out five other candidates for the seat vacated by former
Councillor Barry Morishita, who resigned to run, and win the Mayoralty bye-election, which was necessitated when former Mayor Martin Shields resigned to run and win a seat in the October 19 federal election.
Sorry to hear of the departure from the friendly confines of Town Hall, of Development Officer Cody
Glydon, who leaves to resume his career on the radio. From this perspective, Cody did a good job for the town, and we wish him well at his new position.
Just thinking.....we have always wondered about the logic behind the ruling in the Young Offenders Act that allows for the accused to remain unnamed in the media, yet everyone close to the situation is aware of his or her identity.
If the person is not yet an adult, supposedly by law, 18 is when society allows us to be called adults, and thereby responsible for our actions, then his or her guardians are responsible for the actions up to that point. Should then, the guardians or parents identity be exposed? And, if they are so-called responsible for the actions of the young offender, should they be held accountable for the crime as well, or instead of, the young offender?
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Something we will never understand is that if all of mankind is considered equal, then the problems currently plaguing the Oscar Awards, are somewhat biased in favour of minorities now?
If no black actors were nominated for this year's Oscars, then one would have to think that none were worthy of the recognition. As well, since the media perpetuates this story, and it appears that Leonardo Dicaprio is a favorite to win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Revenant, what would be the reaction if there HAD been a black actor nominated and loses to Dicaprio? Would the claim be made then that Dicaprio won because he was white?
All of this nonsense lessens the importance of the event, and minimizes being good at what you do, if the issue of race comes into the picture. Why can't excellence at one's craft be the only criteria for winning. Now, one has to be good at their craft, and be a member of a minority.