Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Proper Parliamentary Procedures Plus Protocols & Premiers Notley & Kenney

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

May XXIst, MMXIX

Hon. Adriana LaGrange, MLA, Minister of Education, United Conservative, Red Deer-North

Dear Adriana:

It was truly nice to meet you today upstairs outside the Speaker's Lounge after the Election of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker & Committee Chairwoman, & Deputy Chair of Committees. A few points of interest for my 2,116th visit to the Alberta Legislative Assembly for students. A hearty congrats to new Speaker Nathan Cooper, MLA, United Conservative, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, Deputy Speaker & Chairwoman of Committees Angela Pitt, MLA, United Conservative, Airdrie-East, & Deputy Chairman of Committees Nicholas Milliken, MLA, United Conservative, Calgary-Currie.

1. The Office of the Sergeant-At-Arms lied to me & said the Election of the Speaker "wasn't open to the public" & that it was "invite only." I knew this was a bald-faced lie as I have been to several, they also told me that it was "full" today. This was a second lie as less than 35% of all the seats in the Public & MLA Galleries were full.

2. To his credit, Sergeant-At-Arms Brian Hodgson told me that the event was indeed "public" so I showed up. And he's in charge of the Chamber's security so I'll take his word over his department.

3. Culture & Status of Women's Minister Leela Aheer's (United Conservative, Chestermere-Strathmore) staff refused to assist me or confirm to me that the event was public which was odd as she knows me & has corresponded with me several times & chatted with me as well. I have even heard her play music & sing at several events (superb musical talent, Minister Aheer has the confidence in her that I have never had nor will ever have in myself!)

4. Environment & Parks Minister Jason Nixon's (United Conservative, Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre) staff told me to come on by & I was informed that a slot in the assembly NE exterior parking lot would be reserved for me & it indeed was when I arrived. This of course made me an "invited" guest by definition of the legislature & Protocol Department.

5. After leaving the Assembly Chamber from the Election I called the Speaker's Office & told Alberta Sheriffs & Assembly Security that I would be going up to the Speaker's Lounge so I could shake hands with the new Speaker. So that I'd get "the trifecta" of Speakers handshakes in a single day having just shaken hands with Former Speakers Bobby Wanner, New Democratic & Kenny Kowalski, Progressive Conservative in the main Rotunda downstairs. What a pity Gene Zwozdesky, Progressive Conservative couldn't be there to, because I know that "Zwoz" would have given me the "4peat" on Speaker handshakes in a single day! I awaited Katya from Speaker Cooper's staff to double clear me through security & bring me over to the Speaker's Lounge. I did this even though I had cleared security to get into the building, as the key is for students of parliamentary procedures & security. Plus no one from any security or legislative department can say I acted inappropriately in any way, shape, or form!

6. I got to meet new Assembly Clerk Merwan Sahar, I am ecstatic he got the job as he was a fabulous Auditor-General!

7. Funny how I am the most watched by security in the Chamber & yet I am the only person not clapping or putting my feet up or reacting in any way. So in otherwords, the only person in the galleries "obeying" all rules whilst sitting there.

8. Didn't Her Honour The Lieutenant-Governor Lois Mitchell look amazing?! Best looking lady in the Chamber today by far & such a commanding presence on behalf of Her Majesty!

Preventive & God Save The Queen, 

Rory

Source: Www.Assembly.Ab.Ca

Saturday, May 11, 2019

On The "Brink"man Of History

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

May XIth, MMXIX

Hon. Adriana LaGrange, MLA Minister of Education, United Conservative, Red Deer-North

Dear Adriana:

On the matter of whether "artist/journalist" Douglas Brinkman should be given a press pass it is certainly not totally cut & dry. Mr. Brinkman was a printer of the press for 42 years at the Edmonton Journal & Edmonton Sun. As well he has been a citizen activist & newsman for another 12. This would seem to me more than qualifies him & his "artistic" style of writing, commentating, & drawing. Of course it is the purview of the head of the Legislative Assembly Press Gallery the great Mr. Dean Bennett of the Canadian Press to make the final command decision on the matter & he has ruled so far against Mr. Brinkman.

However Mr. Brinkman does have Sgt-At-Arms Brian Hodgson demanding he leave Assembly grounds on video & saying he didn't have the right to display his art there. However the Sarge never tried to remove other artisans on the same site that very day from displaying their works around the public fountain. So it could definitely be argued that Sgt. Hodgson was directly interfering in Mr. Brinkman's Charter & Constitutional rights of Freedom of Expression & Freedom of the Press by focusing on only removing him. But then there is the factor that Mr. Brinkman was removed from the Assembly Gallery & banned for awhile for being abusive of Sgt. Hodgson & saying that he should be fired. Probably the Sgt. was pressured by Speaker Robert Wanner to remove Mr. Brinkman for saying some negatory things about Her Majesty's Former New Democratic Government led by the Member IV Edmonton-Strathcona, Mrs. Notley-Arab. So there is fault on both sides.

I myself faced the situation of a ban years before but was invited by letter to the Assembly that day by the then Speaker. So unlike Mr. Brinkman I made zero threats to anyone & was charged with "criminal trespass" despite being an invited guest for the day. Which is why my ban was overturned, voided out, & ruled illegal by The Courts so on paper it never existed. I myself don't endorse nor do I deny endorsement for Mr. Brinkman to be admitted, but it seems that he should 100% be allowed to sit in the Press Gallery Box on an interim basis for 1 year stints at a time & if everything works out, perhaps a longer term press pass could be issued. This is very odd of me to comment on I know but journalistic students should see I am trying to represent all arguments here factually & painstakingly as I don't want to offend either Mr. Brinkman, Mr. Bennett, Sgt. Hodgson, Speaker Wanner nor anyone else in the matter!

"Press"ing Issues,

Rory

Source: Www.CiActivist.Org

P.S.: Have you noticed how Stephen Mandel has been a whiny little bitch since he was decimated, at least Derek Fildebrandt left quickly & quietly. Its time for Mandel to stand down as his party's (Alberta Party, 0 of 87 seats) leader. Although in the last election he wasn't even a leader, nor was he even a follower! Including the fake news conference & story that a person had received an automated phone call pretending to be endorsing Jason Kenmney & supposedly being mandel & the "mainstream media's" tacit assistance in helping him get the story out. Again it's because Mandel used to have a relative working for CTV Edmonton News so you know the conspiracy is in. And didn't Serena Mah & Keill & Company such a marvellous job running the Mandel Campaign (into the ground?!)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Rather Gravely

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
Alberta Security Guard License #W021280

May IVth, MMXIX

Hon. Adriana LaGrange, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, United Conservative, Red Deer-North

Dear Adriana;

I am rather sickened by the desecration of the grave markers for the XXXVIIIth President Of The United States, Gerald Ford, Republican-Michigan & his very lovely wife Betty. Having saluted & met & shaken hands with the President & Mrs. Ford by chance (& after proper Secret Service pat down was conducted, clearance was granted for me to do so since I have total respect for those rules) just at the conclusion of the MCMXCV Luciano Pavarotti concert put on at Northlands Coliseum by the great Peter Pocklington & his classy wife Eva. I am rather distressed at the lack of respect for political history & this great man who healed the nation in his unexpected ascendancy to the top job. All the more poignant when Mr. Ford never expected to get higher in power than Speaker Of The US House Of Representatives.

However for the sake of bipartisanship, I am in agreement with people that the punishment should fit the crime. it's certainly not a death penalty charge. But why not borrow some peanut butter from XXXIXth US President Jimmy Carter, Democratic-Georgia (Mr. Ford's friend after their MCMLXXVI run for Prez against one another) & the quite stunning Mrs. Rosalynn Carter. Get it in bulk from their peanut farm & lather up the perpetrators then give them a 5 minute head start before sending in the Secret Service dogs &/or the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Canine Unit after them.

I Am Being Totally Fair & Unbiased & Giving Equal Time To All Sides Here,

Rory

Source: The Grand Rapids Press.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

My VIth Minister Of Education

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

April XXXth, MMXIX

Hon. Adriana LaGrange, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, United Conservative, Red Deer-North

Dear Adriana:

My sincere congrats on being sworn into Her Majesty's Government's Cabinet under the direction of Hon. Premier Jason Kenney, PC, MLA-Elect, Premier & President of the Executive Council & Minister of Intergovernmental Relations, United Conservative, Calgary-Lougheed.

Just a few minor points in regards to your new office. The review taken up by your predecessor is weak in the context of the Aboriginal Studies 10-30 courses, which are a subset of course of Social Studies. I have 357 High School Credits & 2 High School Diplomas so I know better than any student in Alberta High School History about what courses work & what courses don't, this is undisputed! I myself was denied the right to take these courses through Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) for several years because I wasn't aboriginal, several staff told me this to my face.

So of course I waited them out & scouted out the correspondence schools province wide waiting to strike & an alternate school let me take them as ADLC had given a whole bunch of the paper copies of the course for free. The revenge for me was all the more sweet as they let me take all 3 courses for free when I explained to them how reverse racist ADLC was to me. I have aboriginal & Metis relatives, why should I not be able to take those courses like any student?

I would however suggest that the Social Studies 10-30 courses go back to teaching more political history & place the history of Ist Nations back in the Aboriginal Studies courses. In this way, Alberta students get the best of both world's, & they avoid the duplication in content that the previous administration put in. I would also suggest that World Geography 30 should definitely be revamped as it has a MCMLXXXVI (1986) time stamp on it & the world & its geography & climate & borders have changed significantly since then.

Enjoy Your Time At The Helm & I Feel Your Past School Trustee Experience Will Be An Asset For Jason,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Stephen Carter: The Debt Ridden Legend Of Politics

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

April XXVIth, MMXIX

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-North West

Dear Dave:

No wonder this gluttonous debtor & deadbeat is smiling from ear to ear, he got 400 thousand from Redford to work as Chief of Staff for six months. Plus he stuck the Alberta Party with a half past dead senility setting in grandpa in Steve Mandel instead of leaving the party in the hands of Former Interim Leader Greg Clark who succeeded himself as Leader, after succeeding himself as Acting Leader, a much younger person who would have time to build up the party. Steve Carter needs to invest in a toothbrush to clean those yellow teeth. And with his settlement you think he could afford a toothbrush. Thank you Steve for killing the Alberta Party (which is just the PC Alberta wannabees.) Tag on Kenny "Chapstick" Chapman who assisted as he like Steve Carter & all the other "Mandelites" has never had a job like Steve other than phony consultant & you have a great tag team for, wait for it: ZERO SEATS IN THE ALBERTA LEGISLATURE!

Carter Farter,

Rory

Source: The Calgary Sun.





Monday, April 22, 2019

Warren & William

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

April XXIInd, MMXIX

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-North West

Dear Dave:

I just love the idea of letter writer & reader to The Edmonton Journal of a Mr. Milton Feathersmith. An Iroquois man from Ontario, Milty immigrated to Alberta a few years ago. He suggested to me that Hon. Judge Premier Dave Hancock, B. A., LL. B., QC, one of your predecessors as Education Minister (& the Ist Minister I wrote to in this blog) & later Premier swear in Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, Premier-Designate, MLA-Elect, United Conservative, Calgary-Lougheed as XVIIIth Premier. It would not be strange to have the XVth Premier swear in the XVIIIth nor would it be unprecedented.

Especially when you consider that XXIXth US President Warren Harding, Republican-Ohio appointed his predecessor, the XXVIIth US President William Taft, Republican-Ohio as the Xth Chief Justice Of The United States Supreme Court & swore him in. We have here a predeccessor swearing in a successor Premier: the very reverse situation of Harding & Taft! So as Milty points out on April XXXth, MMXIX we have a chance to make great Alberta political history here by having a Premier swear in a Premier. This would surely please students of the law, not to mention centrists & leftists in the UCP coalition as Hancock came in under difficult circumstances as Interim Premier to calm things from his predecessor's troubles & was quite superb in the job.

@DaveHancockPCJ Or David.Hancock@AlbertaCourts.Ca,

Rory

Souce: Milton Feathersmith: Letter Writer To The Edmonton Journal.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tally Ho!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

April XXth, MMXIX

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-North West

Dear Dave:

I am sure pleased that all the "Unofficial Results" are in from Elections Alberta. It may have taken 5 days past the election date itself, but it is absolutely worth to ensure that all "out-of riding" votes are counted. The counts must be precise for students of statistical analysis to make sure the historical record of Alberta's XXXth General Election is absolutely & precisely accurate!

Condolences All Around To The PEI Green Party On The Death of Their Candidate & His Son,

Rory

Source: Fort McMurray Today & The Journal Pioneer.