Wednesday Link-Off: Deplorables

reese-witherspoon-tiff16-04If anyone tells you that they know exactly what is or isn’t a turning point in an election in the moment, they’re lying. How many times have we thought that Trump said something disqualifying in this election cycle? Besides, when David Duke is acting like he loves being called a Trump deplorable, maybe there’s something to accusing some Trump supporters of being racist.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so it’s time for us to do the links. Since TIFF is going on right now, here’s Reese Witherspoon making a rare public appearance at TIFF.

Peter Mansbridge is retiring from The National after anchoring the newscast for 30 years. Has his tenure broken The National and CBC News? (Ricochet Media)

Without a hint of irony, Donald Trump said that Hilary Clinton calling half of Trump supporters “deplorables” is the biggest gaffe of the election season. That’s the same Donald Trump who will likely have made a bigger gaffe while I’m writing this sentence. That’s the same Donald Trump whose entire campaign is built around saying outlandish thing to dominate the election news cycle, a strategy that got him the nomination and possibly the presidency. (Chicago Tribune)

Would Donald Trump be as aggressive in his campaigning if he was facing his old friend President William Jefferson Clinton rather than his wife Hilary? Bill and Donald seem like they were pretty good chums. (Politico)

Hilary was whisked away from a 9/11 memorial after appearing to faint while waiting for her car. Her campaign team’s explanation left a lot to be desired and is continuing to hurt the perception that she’s dishonest that the GOP is pushing. (Washington Post)

In two years’ time, Alberta will have raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour. This could actually be a big boost to the provincial economy if spending goes up. (Global News)

The US is slowly legalizing marijuana and Canada will likely have done so by the end of next year. However, pot use might get Canadians barred from the US because people are hypocrites. (CBC As It Happens)

Speaking of which, Colorado is raking in record sales of marijuana. (Denver Post)

One of aviation’s most famous unsolved mysteries is the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Now, new evidence suggests she died stranded on a deserted island with no one responding to her calls for help. (

Somehow, I’ve only just now seen this Amazon Prime Air ad starring Jeremy Clarkson.


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