Saturday, January 20, 2007
Now, I wish to make myself very clear. I have met a lot of these students and they were very pleasant and nice to me.
God knows what it said in that classroom?..lol...
I know Philip Lee and he’s a swell guy.
He reads my blog and he was keeping a very close eye on my trial in Saint John.
The class debated the issue of blogging and I wish I could have been a fly on the wall.
I have nothing against the Journalist course but my main concern are the Irvings!
I was going to take a journalism course at Saint Thomas two years ago but this all changed when the Irvings gave one million dollars to the Centre.
As I told the New York Times - It would have been an impossible task for me sitting down and listening to an Irving employee.
Just like the time the Irvings flew in Neil Reynolds from out West for a speech in 2005.
Boy? I mellow down a little compare to my earlier blogs about the Irvings. I went toe to toe with Neil. You can read the blog I wrote in 2005 by clicking below -
I wish to add that 99% of the students I chatted with disagreed with the administration decision at Saint Thomas in accepting that money.
It left a huge black eye to the students because these days the journalist course and the Irvings go hand in hand.
These students will graduate and they will be gun-ho but they will soon find out who’s in control of the media in New Brunswick.
They will not be allowed to investigate the Irvings in certain issues.
These students are a radical bunch.
I heard last year. Jamie Irving showed up in the classroom.
I remembered joking about it by asking if all the students quickly jumped up from their chairs and stood attention?
From what I heard? Jamie got some nasty questions about the media monopoly in this Province.
I guess he wasn’t amused.
Now, I got nothing against the students or the teachers.
They are fine people but I believe it’s time for the Irvings to back off from the Journalism course at Saint Thomas because it truly leaves a bad taste in everyone mouth.
Especially the students.
During the summer months, there’s no garbage bins and during the winter the sidewalks are being ignored.
Guess what? The Golden road stops right at The Irving Gas Station.
This is Fredericton and not Saint John????
Seriously, the poor used this sidewalk to go at the Fredericton Soup Kitchen.
The poor are forced to use the street. This is a very busy area of town.
Now? Why is that now? It’s only one block.
I noticed this ever since I landed in Fredericton.
The question is why? One block only?
Why is that now? Summer or winter? It’s the same?
I have to ask the Mayor this question one day!
The buck stops at the Irvings!!!!!
My God? Even the pigeons are having a hard time!!!!
Is the City sending out a message???? Pigeons and the poor??
So? The City has a brand new building but the changing room is close?
What gives anyway????
Ok…I decided to spent close to two hours on this blog.
Why? In memory of the 44 Canadians who died in Afghanistan.
I don’t support the reason we’re in that country.
But I will support the families.
I pray that I’m dead wrong on this one but many soldiers in these pictures might not come back!
Also, you will notice that the cold was set in my camera. At first, I believe that my camera was history.
If you wish to really follow the story in the pictures? I would start at the bottom and work my way up.