Canada Kelly McParland: Justin Trudeau hypocritically punishes others for past mistakes, while brushing off his own
Mark Consuelos Loves Kelly Ripa’s Booty In Cheeky Instagram Photo
Kelly Ripa has been getting cheeky on Instagram. The “Live With Kelly and Ryan” host shared a snap of her husband Mark Consuelos getting an eyeful as she bends over in a black bathing suit. RELATED: Kelly Ripa Takes Shot At Husband Mark Consuelos’s Photography Skills Ripa, who has been soaking up the sun in Italy with her family, joked "when the end is in sight" in the caption. Some of the pair's famous pals commented on the pic. Andy Cohen shared, "This is the best pic you've ever posted.
Kentaro Kobayashi, the director of the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics, was fired abruptly, just as the Games began, for making a really ugly joke about the Holocaust — in the 1990s.
It was an indefensibly awful joke, in which he said, “Let’s play Holocaust!” and pretended to be cutting up paper figures of people with a pair of scissors. It’s one of those forms of humour that professional comedians defend as being so entirely offensive as to undermine any notion they should be taken seriously. It was also part of an act during a comedy show 23 years ago, when Kobayashi was 25 and part of a comedy duo looking to make a name for itself.
Feds to provide funding for 95 energy efficient rental homes in Hamilton
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed $5 million in funding at a development in Hamilton's Landsdale neighbourhood on Tuesday.During one of two stops in Hamilton on Tuesday, the PM said the passive homes will be built through the $200 million fund Affordable Housing Innovation Fund created in 2016 which has 30,000 affordable housing units earmarked for Canadians.
It’s no secret that striving young comics can say some pretty ignorant stuff as they sort out what’s allowable and what isn’t. He’s apologized, but no matter. He’s out. Shouldn’t have been so dumb 23 years ago, Kentaro. Who are you to make mistakes?
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is also pondering the ruins of his name, reputation and career as he seeks to defend himself against an allegation dating back more than 30 years, to a time when Fortin was a student at the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean, Que. The accusation is reportedly that he exposed himself to a woman.
Fortin was head of Canada’s vaccination rollout when the claim emerged and was forced to abruptly step down. He denies the allegation and is fighting the charge. He says in an affidavit that his removal was the work of “political interference in the military chain of command” — i.e., that he was steamrollered for political reasons because the prime minister didn’t want to wait for due process to take place or a reasonable investigation into the claim.
Kelly Osbourne Says She's 'Never Felt Pain Like This' After Dog Polly Dies
“My heart is broken,” Osbourne wrote on Instagram Osbourne ended her post by asking her close friends to respect her space as she mourns Polly. "I am not in a place to even talk about it. To all my close friends... if I don't respond please understand that I just need time," she said. "Love you so sorry," Natasha Bedingfield commented. Paris Hilton also gave her condolences writing, "???????????? I'm so sorry for your loss. ????????.
“The reputation I have built up over the course of three decades of service to my country has been irreparably tarnished by the decision to announce publicly an investigation into my alleged conduct, exacerbated by the fact that the announcement lacked the context that the investigation relates to a single allegation of misconduct dating back over 30 years,” he said.
No matter, he’s out too. The truth of what happened 32 years ago didn’t count as much as the prime minister’s desire to demonstrate a zero-tolerance policy for bad behaviour, even if it involves something that might not have happened.
These two cases — Kobayashi and Fortin — raise some familiar questions that relate to the past conduct of people who find themselves in the public eye. For instance, is there a statute of limitations after which patently dumb or offensive behaviour should be measured against a person’s activities in the decades since? Should there be some formal attempt made to determine whether the allegations are true before ruining the person’s reputation?
John Travolta Shares Bittersweet News About Late Wife Kelly Preston’s Final Screen Role
John Travolta shared some news about late wife Kelly Preston with his 3.6 million Instagram followers. On Thursday evening, Travolta posted the trailer for “Off the Rails”, the final film that Preston made before losing her battle with breast cancer last year. RELATED: John Travolta Shares Touching Tribute To Late Wife Kelly Preston On First Mother’s Day Since Her Death As Travolta wrote in the caption, Preston was "very proud of it and of all of the wonderful talent that she got to work with in it.
Does the fact a person was young and foolish at the time of the alleged incident, and has since become a transparently honest and respectable citizen, mean anything at all? Or is it better to just crush people and be done with it, in order to warn off any young people out there who might be thinking of doing something dumb and offensive? (Not that warning young people against doing foolish things has ever worked before.)
Reading about Kobayashi and Fortin brought to mind a young Canadian with a well-known name who had a definite taste for dressing up in costumes andhis face (not to mention, chest, arms and legs) black or brown. When images emerged of Justin Trudeau making a spectacle of himself in blackface at various points of his pre-politics career, he was suitably mortified, apologized profusely and used it, as he often does, to share a homily with Canadians on the importance of learning from the past, examining our actions with honesty and using the lessons to better ourselves.
It was similar to his response to complaints that, as a young man, he had groped a youngreporter at an event in British Columbia. He was a bit less repentant in that case, insisting he didn’t recall doing anything wrong, but acknowledging that “someone else might have experienced that differently.”
Machine Gun Kelly Seemingly Calls His and Megan Fox's Own Movie 'Trash' After Skipping Premiere
Machine Gun Kelly met now-girlfriend Megan Fox on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrass , but his feelings for their movie are entirely something else. On Friday, the 31-year-old singer — who has a small role in the film under his real name Colson Baker — seemingly threw shade at the crime thriller, writing on his Twitter, "if i don't talk or tweet about a movie i'm barely in it's because it's ????." While Kelly often promotes his upcoming projects on his various social media account, he has stayed silent about Midnight in the Switchgrass in the days leading up the movie's release.
He didn’t step down, of course. And no one in his cabinet or caucus suggested he should. Rather than stick to the high-minded code he demanded of others, he played for time, waiting to see if Canadians would forgive him, which they largely did.
The lesson in this is plain: if you find you’ve made an imprudent or unwise mistake as a youth, it’s best to seek a career for yourself in politics. That will let you lay claim to high moral standards by denouncing and dismissing others for their human failures, while neglecting to apply the same rules to yourself in the hope the public will grant you a reprieve, as they often do. In the end you have a fighting chance to enjoy a long and profitable career of “public service,” safe in a world of firm double standards.
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I would like to start this weekend’s tap dance with a deep expression of sympathy to Green-leader-for-the-moment Annamie Paul. Why Ms. Paul remains in that torment of a post, the head of this weirdly self-destructive sham of a political party, is a real puzzle. The Green party is, with some sort of strange delight, putting on a dazzling performance of self-annihilation. The only certain thing that emerges from the unwholesome mess is that, for some Green party zealots, saving the planet doesn’t work as a priority if it means being moderate on Israel. The Greens have no policy on, for example, China, North Korea or the implosion of South Africa.