Tag Archives: USA

Watch “Rex Murphy: Putin and Obama” on YouTube

9 Mar

CBC Radio One Returns Monday To US Radio Apps

21 Feb

This was done in the name of protecting the Olympic Broadcast Rights owned by CBS Radio/Westwood One.
In short, Sports Radio 101.9 FM and Sports Radio 660AM WFAN, Home to assorted show callers who have all the intellect of a Stained Glass Window with images of Plants, has been assaulting many a person’s eardrums. February 24th, 2014 cannot come quickly enough.


On Americans Knowing Their Closest Neighbor, Eh

25 Jan

I first went to Canada in 1963, staying in Quebec City. I do remember The Catholic Shrine of Ste. Anne De Beaupre, She being the Mother of The Blessed Virgin Mary. This Shrine is “The Lourdes Of North America” as many cures of Illnesses have been attributed to This Shrine Church(Eglise En Francais). Quebec is quite traditional French Speaking & Catholic. This was in August, 1963, when President Kennedy was at the helm in Washington.
The Canadian Prime Minister was Lester Bowles Pearson. We often heard of him back in the USA. Toronto’s Airport is named for him.  It was also my 1st Opportunity to experience Canadian Radio & Television, via a Network called CBC(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), which unlike “The Big Three Major Networks”, which Canadians often watch a lot of, CBC is a Crown Corporation, operating at Arms Length from The Canadian Government.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau was Prime Minister. We often heard about him in the USA. We, more often than not, heard about his wife, Margaret Sinclair Trudeau in her dalliances, including her stops at the Famous Disco, Studio 54.

But, just how many Americans remember the 6 Month Term of Joe Clark as Prime Minister? Who was Michelle Jean? Outside of Wayne Gretzky, Howie Mandell, Monty Hall & Lorne Michaels & Paul Shaffer, we don’t seem to know much about our Northern Friends at all.

The Liberal Party uses the Red Color. The Conservatives use Blue. How many of you know who Stephen Harper is, unless you are Tuned to FOX News. He
is Prime Minister of Canada.

Rick Mercer is the Canadian version of Jon Stewart & Steven Colbert, only more biting in his humor. He is originally from Newfoundland. CBC Commentator Rex Murphy, s Curmudgeon on the Line of the Late Andy Rooney of CBS News, is more biting in his commentary than Andy ever was & has the Vocabulary of William F. Buckley Jr. Rex is as Conservative as Bill Buckley ever was. Rex appears on CBC News The National with scathing commentary with dry wit. He too is from Newfoundland. He has “ripped Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a new one” in Rex Redoubtable Style. Rex has also ripped Mr Obama several times. Trust me, you don’t want to get ripped by Rex or Rick. The Wounds will stay with you for awhile.

Rick Mercer did a CBC Comedy Special “Talking To Americans”, to see how we Yanks misunderstand Canada. It was hilarious to say the least. The new CAN$ 5 Dollar Coin is made partially of wood. As the Canadian Dollar is called the “Loonie”, the $5 piece is the Woody. Then the crowd on camera exclaims “Congratulations Canada on Your New Woody.”
Great Canadian Practical Joke, Eh!

We rarely hear about what goes on in Lac Megantic, Quebec, but Canadians know about what goes on in Brooklyn. They know who Al Sharpton is, but do we even know who Jim Flaherty & Stephen Harper are.

Yanks only know about Canada from Hockey Games. They know little else except that the Late Peter Jennings was Canadian. CBC News The National’s lead Anchor, Peter Mansbridge, was considered very highly to Replace Dan Rather in the Anchor Chair of The CBS Evening News. Peter Mansbridge stayed in Canada, instead. But he does sound a bit like Walter Cronkite.

Don’t Judge Canada on the basis of those two Hosers, Bob & Doug MacKenzie. And don’t think that everyone up North is like Rob Ford. Justin Bieber is acting like any Hollywood Celebrity.

Eh! I do like Rob Ford & Stephen Harper & Rex Murphy.


“Dear Yanks”(Eh!)

7 Jan


Friday, November 22nd, 1963

16 Nov

On the Day of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Assassination, I am wondering about where were you on this Most Fateful of Days in US & World History?

To THE Most Loyal Viewers of The 2011 K of C Free Throw Coverage Viewers On You Tube, I Salute You

29 May

I Salute the People who view Television Networks called CBC, CTV, & CanWestGlobal. In short, the Competition’s real You Tube Viewers were NOWHERE Near The Borough & County of Queens, NY.

They were in such diverse places as St. John’s New Brunswick, Fredericton, P.E.I., Halifax, N.S. & St. John, Newfoundland, plus a scattering of viewers in Ontario & Quebec.

These are people who have a real Commentator, who is a True Snark Master, The Redoubtable Mr Rex Murphy, on CBC Television.

Forest Hills was watched, mostly in the Land of Screetch, Back Bacon, The Mac Kenzie Brothers, Peter Mansbridge, Amanda Lang, Wendy Mesley & Rex Murphy. No, I am NOT talking about the Far Reaches of Queens, where all the Self Proclaimed “Digital Media Experts”, profess to reside.

“Shielded By Valor Which Thy Faith Has Made Bold”, is the English Language TRANSLATION of a Certain National Anthem’s Ending. Let’s just say, their anthem, in French, begins with “O’Canada, Terre De Nos Aieux.”

In case that one is too intellectually addled, that Nation is called Canada.

Take care, Eh!


Canadian Senator Mike Duffy-Snowbird

10 May

It was a “Rex Murphy” Sketch on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”(CBC Television), as performed by Mark Critch, mocking newly appointed Canadian Senator Michael Duffy, a Conservative representing Prince Edward Island. Let ‘s just say that while mocking Mike Duffy, Mark mocked the daylights out of Robert Rex Raphael Murphy, he who originated in Carbonear, Newfoundland.
Mike? Are you SURE that you are a Conservative?
You barely lived in PEI, but more like you lived in the US State of Florida, often called “New York South”, for the huge #s of Ex 5 Borough Residents. Mike? I don’t think that Snowbirds from Forest Hills, Queens, NY, even give a “Flying You Know What” about you, as you will not get their vote, even if you were a US Citizen. Since you are Canadian from The Maritimes, as we Expatriate Brooklyn Types would say, “Fuggedibowdit.”
Michael, noted for his commentary on CTV, once worked for CBC. I had admired his commentary, whenever I had opportunity to view CTV News.
In the Criitch Snark Piece, seen on You Tube, “Rex”, in a somewhat state of inebriation, cracks “People have to work besides Mike Duffy because no one can work WITH Him.”
Well, at least Mike paid back his $90K to the Canadian Senate, for his misappropriation of expenses, especially utilizing Florida as a Residence.
Mark Critch? Where are YOU?
Humour would be appreciated at some point.
(Note: I Am a Native of Brooklyn, NY, living in Queens, NY. My favorite IApps are CBC News & CBC Radio. In my 1st Foray into Canada, I viewed CBC Television. I do like Peter Mansbridge, Amanda Lang, Wendy Mesley, Sue Ormiston, et. Al).

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