need a little hint my friends?…

Court Painter in a paroxysm of generosity sent paintings of Lego Heavy Duty Tow Trucks as gifts to Ottawa Mayor Watson and Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta. A note accompanying these magnanimous hand crafted gifts asked the Mayor to share with the Ottawa Police Chief and Premier Kenney to share with the Coutts RCMP.

Court Painter, a man of few words also scribbled accompanying notes that simply said :

Protest Expressed! Times Up! Lard Asses and their Toys Must Go!

An independent Great Dominion poll of this citizen action by Court Painter showed a number of Canadians who agreed and a number who disagreed. Others had no opinion .The cumulative results showed a stunning 100%.

throwing shade…

Trevor Noah Torches Joe Rogan for Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to Call Someone Black Unless They’re ‘100% African’

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Trevor Noah addressed Joe Rogan’s recent exchange with controversial clinical psychologist and YouTube personality Jordan Peterson, in which the two weighed in on the term “Black.”

On Tuesday’s edition of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan recalled the time writer and professor Michael Eric Dyson called Peterson “a mean, mad White man” during a 2018 debate on “political correctness.”

Rogan argued that Peterson was “not mean at all,” calling Dyson’s statement “dumb.”

“I am White — actually that’s a lie too. I am kind of tan,” Peterson added. “And he (Dyson) was actually not Black, he was sort of brown.”

The comment prompted Rogan to share his take on the word Black, saying, “The Black and White thing is so strange because the shades are such a spectrum of shades of people.”

“Unless you are talking to someone who is, like, 100% African from the darkest place, where they are not wearing any clothes all day and they have developed all of that melanin to protect themselves from the sun, even the term Black is weird,” he continued. “When you use it for people who are literally my color, it becomes very strange.”

Noah was unimpressed.

Noah went on to give Rogan and Peterson a quick history lesson on the word:

The things these guys seem to be ignoring is that Black people didn’t call themselves Black. You understand that, right? It’s not like Black people were like, ‘We’re Black.’ No. In Africa, we have tribes. We have cultures. Zulu. Xhosa. Baganda. Igbo. Wakandans! But then white people got there, and they were like, ‘Wow. There’s a lot of Black people here. A lot of Black people.’ Then in America, they invented a rule that if you had one drop of Black blood in you, that makes you Black—which defined how you were treated by the government and by society.

Source: Mediaite January 27/22

a must listen…


El Jones walks us through the report’s rethink on how to keep our communities safe and examines the common ground between supporters and opponents of defunding.

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A Halifax committee tasked with defining what it means to defund the police has released its final report: a 219-page document that recommends numerous reforms and reimagines our communities’ relationship with law enforcement. 

The report, prepared for the city’s Board of the Police Commissioners by a 14-member subcommittee, was formally presented to the board by subcommittee chairperson El Jones. It makes 36 recommendations on police practices, oversight and accountability.

El Jones is a Poet


As an aside: Halifax Regional Municipality released its 2021 sunshine list, showing 1,065 employees made more than $100,000 in the last fiscal year, and more than 40% of them work for the police force.

Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella was the second-highest paid employee in HRM, up from eighth the year before, making $253,946.39. That’s an increase of 18% over the $215,409.19 he made last year.

faith based….

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Is Money Even Real? An Economist Explains | The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast

Money is basically a lie we tell ourselves so the world doesn’t implode. In this week’s podcast, Jon talks to economist and former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Thomas Hoenig to get to the bottom of the US national debt.

keep on trucking…or not…

“The Canadian Trucking Alliance does not support and strongly disapproves of any protests on public roadways, highways, and bridges.” 

The CTA believes such actions – especially those that interfere with public safety – are not how disagreements with government policies should be expressed.

The “vast majority” of Canadian trucking industry members are vaccinated, the alliance said, noting the immunization rate among truck drivers is on par with that seen among the general public.

The Canadian Press— Jan 23 2022

OTTAWA — A federation representing truckers across Canada has denounced a series of planned protests against the federal government’s cross-border travel vaccine mandate, arguing such demonstrations aren’t a safe or effective way of resisting the policy.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance spoke out against the pending protests in a statement issued 24 hours before a convoy of unvaccinated truckers was set to leave British Columbia en route to Ottawa. They will be joined by fleets of other drivers from across Canada in the Nation’s capital on Jan. 29, where they plan to hold a rally decrying policies that require drivers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to cross the Canada-U.S. border.

“The Canadian Trucking Alliance does not support and strongly disapproves of any protests on public roadways, highways, and bridges,” the statement read. “CTA believes such actions – especially those that interfere with public safety – are not how disagreements with government policies should be expressed.”

The “vast majority” of Canadian trucking industry members are vaccinated, the alliance said, noting the immunization rate among truck drivers is on par with that seen among the general public.

behind the studio curtain…

Without this talented studio assistant, famous artist Court Painter would never complete his masterpieces

AHM is seen caught like a deer in the headlights of elusive fame.

Editors note: Copyright issues allow only one painting to be reproduced in this expose behind the studio curtain.

Many would be surprised to visit the studio of contemporary artist Court Painter and see how his art is made and who it’s made by. Here, surprisingly we will find one poorly paid studio assistant mixing raw pigments, wielding a variety of brushes and loaded palette, whirling and stabbing at the canvas in the act of completing yet another painting, happy accidents and all, awaiting the signature of  Court Painter who alone declares it worthy and saleable.

Art fabrication as with this behind the curtain expose ,can be the process of hiring cheap labour to produce large ,small and complex artworks. Cheap labour, like AHM who also serves as Court Painter’s press attache , has wide-ranging skills in fine art & forgery production and is employed by Court Painter to execute portrait commissions of celebrities and political figures.

AHM catching a lunch break in what prove to be 14 hour days in the studio

A Hardon MacKay, penniless and having migrated from a small hard scrabble, potato producing island on the east coast of the Great Dominion, found himself in a new  province where no one knew his name or sordid past. AHM ,knowing which way the winds of the art world were blowing, got a job with local art hero and soon to become an international super art star, Court Painter. So, over the past 7 years, AHM has fabricated CP’s commissions on canvas with adroitness , speed and devoid of painterly error. For one of CP’s most famous projects, a series of portraits of a well-known political family and the husband’s mistress, AHM was paid $50 US per portrait as dozens were produced and shoved out the studio door.

Court Painter seen signing an approved work with shy assistant AHM

AHM’s technical proficiency and speed as a painter were essential to the success of this series since the husband lost the presidency of his home country and was denounced by his mistress. AHM’s value to CP is perfectly captured by a statement CP made to the Inglewood Community Blog, “If I had to be doing this myself, I wouldn’t be able to live the leisurely life style I’ve become accustomed or be able to hire the shadiest accounting firms to advise on the best off shore tax havens to shelter my considerable earnings.” 

Court Painter allows one glass of wine for assistant AHM as he celebrates latest haul on the back of AHM

According to a mole at one art fabrication company who prefers to remain anonymous, contemporary artists like Court Painter have financial ruthlessness, old time shady management skills and voracious carnal appetites.  Most importantly , they have grandiose ideas and the funds to realize them. “The successful ones are scrooges with money: getting it and using it to satisfy their carnal appetites,” he said. “They’re predatory pricing types as well as artists.” In the case of Court Painter working with poorly paid studio assistants like AHM ,frees up his time to have languid leisurely liquid lunches on a daily basis, long naps and late afternoon to closing time visits to The Ship & Anchor pub where he holds…wait for it….court!

Court Painter seen counting his money in the studio reading room accompanied by AHM and unpaid studio intern

Court Painter is known as one of the most prolific users of cheap art labour. According to an article by art critic and muckraker Dinger Bell of the Calgary Sun, AHM revealed “I resented being paid 50 loonies to do a painting that would fetch $500,000, and in an act of rebellion, I inserted mini cameras in the eyes of the portraits that follow the intimate antics of the painted patrons around the room and not even Court Painter picked up on this subterfuge.” 

Ending on an upbeat note, AHM indicated he was working on an illustrated coffee table book “The Art of Compromising Positions” featuring images chosen from the treasure trove collection of celebrities and politicians in compromising positions exposed in an exciting variety of settings and flattering light conditions…covertly streamed to his computer from the all seeing mini cameras surreptitiously inserted in the eyes of the portraits.

Oh, so wicked!

a Karmictic event…

Michael Avenattithe former attorney for Stormy Daniels who was later jailed for extortion, claimed that prison guards only let him read former President Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal while in federal custody.

Court Painter has chosen to pile on Mr. Avenatti's  grief by publishing the many commissioned images that Mr. Avenatti refused to pay for in spite of numerous invoices demanding payment and an introduction to Ms. Daniels.

Avenatti made the allegation in a new filing with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), claiming he was mistreated while in custody as punishment for his criticisms of Trump and former Attorney General William Barr.

In July 2021, the lawyer was sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempting to extort Nike for $25 million.

Stormy Daniels, the client he coattailed for his fame before being jailed, had refused to provide a character witness statement however was caught on a hot mike describing him as an egotistical scum bag of a grifter !(curses edited)

Avenatti is now seeking $94 million from the United States, or $1 million for each day he claims he was held in solitary confinement.

The suit alleges that he was only allowed access to Trump’s Art of the Deal during his time in jail.

“A federal district court judge has found that I was held under terrible conditions and that it was hard to believe it occurred in the United States of America,” Avenatti stated. “I agree and I look forward to holding Trump and Barr accountable for what they did to me in the interest of politics and revenge.”

indigenous science…

Want to know how to save nature? Ask Indigenous scientists.


Nature conservation needs a transformation, according to a new book by environmental scientist . Jessica Hernandez, a Maya Ch’orti and Binnizá-Zapotec Indigenous environmental scientist

“Nature protects us as long as we protect nature,” writes Hernandez, who is now a 31-year-old postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Washington. “Ancestral knowledge has been sustained in our communities,” she added in an interview. “It’s a valid form of knowledge that isn’t necessarily validated through the Western ways, like publications and books.” This kind of knowledge forms the basis of Indigenous science, Hernandez says, that is crucial to caring for the Earth.

Indigenous peoples and local communities steward far more of the planet than protected areas like national parks, and around 80 percent of the diversity of species known to be living on Earth are found on lands owned or managed by these groups. That’s despite centuries of genocide, racism, and what Hernandez and other academics and activists refer to as settler colonialism — the intentional displacement and erasure of Indigenous peoples by outsiders.

“Conservation continues to teach scientists that scientific knowledge is more valuable than Indigenous knowledge,” Hernandez writes. This attitude ignores a staggering variety of insights in Indigenous communities, from medicinal knowledge of plants and animals in the Amazon to coral reef conservation in Australia to the prescribed burning practices in the West.