Sunday, December 31, 2017

Down Castles

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Castledowns Public Library Terminal Pod IV: Station III, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXXIst, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Up here in Castledowns, the students at the computers are talking about their excitement for spring so they can play in their skate parks. I guess skateboard & bicycle parks with ramps are very popular according to the Branch EPL staff here. That is great because physical activity in a safe environment with properly maintained ramp areas is healthy for stimulating cognitive function in students of all ages.

All The Best In MMXVIII Dave To You & Your Family,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Culture War

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Highlands Public Library Terminal #VIII
Edmonton, Alberta

December XXXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

From all that I can gather, there seems to be quite the stalemate on how to help First Nations students with developmental issues adapt to life on city streets, which can be quite different from a reserve. Since my late mom Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. older half-brother Ron is Metis (having the same dad, my late Grandpa Archie), I have come to this EPL Branch location for an informal discussion with various Red Earth Healing Society groups. The students here are used to being groups from what I can see, but they are apprehensive like anyone else (a normal human reaction) around students & peoples of other religions & cultures. How Dave do we fix this?!

"Hunter-Gatherer",

Rory

Source: Www.CultureWars.Com

Friday, December 29, 2017

Woody Harrelson Is At Woodcroft Library To Meet Woody The Woodpecker While Studying The Presidency Of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Democratic-New Jersey

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Woodcroft (Westmount) Public Library Terminal #XXI, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXIXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Woodcroft (Westmount) Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Branch is great.


1. Programs for the young & old in the easily accessible play & program room.

2. A great kids area for kids to hang out with their families.

3. Friendly management in Connie Hargreaves & Rasti Kresanek & the location team.

4. Computers galore for online studying.

5. A constantly evolving collection of books, dvds, and other reading materials such as periodicals like newspapers & magazines.

6. Located on major bus routes nearby the Westmount Bus Terminal & close to Westmount Mall & its various shops, as well as other various businesses & schools.

An Ideal Place For Students On A Cold Day,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca

Monday, December 25, 2017

Accept Nothing But The Absolute Very Best At Christmas!

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

December XXVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Just like in "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" features a special return by Jedi Master Yoda,  a true legend of teaching & understanding, we need to focus on only the absolute very best at Christmas! So of course we bring back Yoda's equivalent as a teacher on Earth, the legend that was my mother, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. from upstairs & a lesson plan from her her teaching days at Afton Elementary School Grade 2. Mom adored "Star Wars" films, especially Yoda & so on her favourite day of the year we call on her once again! I mean who better?!

PLANS

Wednesday, December 8th, 1971:

Gym: (In classroom due to gymnasium repairs, so adapting for students as best as possible,)
Reading: vowel work: 
                 _     comp     qs    bbd     ex
Arithmetic: Check tab P. 77-80, do text P. 94, 1-P.
Spelling:     #14C.
Story:     Students make up Christmas stories using existing books.


Language Arts: work on play.
Printing:          Jj
--------------
Entertainment: "Hark The Herald Angels Sing." Have the kids sing to disabled seniors visiting the school.
- Make holly people construction paper characters, act as a hostess as the students & seniors do it together, seniors leaving at 4:15PM.

JCK

"Yoda Speak" & Syntax Is Unique Rather,

Rory

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed.", & "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi", C. MMXVII, Lucasfilm Limited (TM), & "The Walt Disney Company Limited (TM), & Skywalker Sound (TM.)

P. S.: This Is A Tribute To Our Late Beloved Princess Carrie Fisher.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Water Piped In

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Calder (Kensington) Public Library Terminal #XV, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXIIIrd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Folks celebrating Christmas & other holidays should remember not to open windows in winter, especially when it gets extra cold. This can cause students & their families water pipes to potentially freeze &/or perhaps burst, thus leaving them with no potable water source during the holiday season until repairs which can be expensive) can be affected.

"Chinese Water Torture",

Rory

Source: E. L. Smith Water Treatment Plant, Epcor: The City Of Edmonton.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Kara "Levis" Brian "Jean"s

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

December XIXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

So now that Interim Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, MLA, Calgary-Elbow has decided not to run to replace himself as Interim Leader to replace himself as Alberta Party Leader, we have Kara Levis as the first candidate entering the race for Alberta Party Leader?! Just great, yet another uppity Calgary lawyer born in B.C. controlled by Stephen Carter. I just remind political science students once again of the last Calgary lawyer that Stephen Carter brought us.:

Luckily we put this person out to the manure pasture after only 29 months in office (29 months too long!)

Best Of Luck Kara,

Rory

Source: The Calgary Herald.

P. S.: Sources indicate a movement in the Alberta NDP Caucus by MLA David Shepherd of Edmonton-Centre to seize control of the leadership from Premier Notley along with #BlackLivesMatter. This is the same man who is so lousy & lazy an MLA that his constituents have been bugging former Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman for assistance.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas "Carol"s Burnett

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

December XVIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

It certainly is great to encourage folks to sing Christmas Carols, especially students during this holiday season so that they can carry the tradition onto future generations & their own families. Plus having folks from other religions join in is okay, & say having Christians learn songs from other religions & cultures will only serve II expand their musical horizons.

Ear Tug To Her Grandmother & Audience Questions,

Rory

Source: "The Carol Burnett Show", Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Television, C. MCMLXVII-MCMLXXVIII & Www.CarolBurnettFan.Com

Thursday, December 14, 2017

"A Deer In The Headlights!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

December XIVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

So Derek Fildebrandt, MLA, Independent, Strathmore-Brooks illegally shot a deer on private land without any authorization to be there & to top it off had no hunting license. Then he claims to have been unaware that he was on private land & apologizes profusely. Then he claims that he "donated" the deer meat to a local food bank. Pardon me Derek but isn't the dead deer technically the property of Her Majesty's Department of Alberta Fish & Wildlife? Luckily Derek was able to explain his need for the hunting rifle to eco-friendly students in the same area. He explained that he had the gun to prevent any more women from filing false (true) sexual harassment wrongful dismissal lawsuits against the Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition Jason Nixon, MLA, United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP), Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre (such as the one in British Columbia that caused Nixon a 32 grand payout.) Anything to get back into caucus, am I right Derek?

Have A Great Buy Election Leader Kenney & U Can Go Halfsies With Derek On His Edmonton Apartment AirBnB Once You Become An MLA,

Rory

Source: The Poor Rotting Deer Carcass Shot By An Ass & Driven To The Food Bank After Being Illegally Removed From The Private Land Once He Got Caught In The Red Truck He Allegedly Used In A Hit & Run In Edmonton.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mister "Mandel"a

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

December IXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

There is a movement by ex Edmonton Mayor & "he's dead Jim" Prentice cabinet minister Steve Mandel to put former Grit MLA & Edmonton City Councillor Karen Leibovici in as head of the Alberta Party. Wow, as Executive Dissertations has stated before here, Karen is a fantastic person & a wonderful ex Mayoral candidate herself. Her becoming the next Alberta Party Leader will allow the party to go "Future To The Back." Thus providing a centrist option for a rejected candidate for the City of Edmonton's Chief Executive slot. Still, its seems better than putting in Interim Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, MLA, Calgary-Elbow who if he runs will of course be running to replace himself as Interim Leader to replace himself as Alberta Party Leader. Why all the concentration in the Alberta Party focused in Calgary-Elbow? That riding for a future Premier was destroyed by the XIVth (14th) occupant of Room #CCCVII (#307) Legislature Bvilding, The Office of the Premier. Still you have to give Steve credit for trying!

Putting Out Feelers,

Rory

Source: Stephen Carter, Director-Emeritus, The Alberta Party & Former Alison Redfjord Strategist/Chief Of Staff (Yeah That Was A Wee Mistake) & Reverend William Wade Izzard, Universal Life Church Canada: First Nations Youth Outreach Ministries.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dave "Wrath Of" Khan

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

December IInd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I am hard on the Alberta Liberal Party at times, but even I must confess that it was great political genius & acumen & skill to choose to run their new Leader Dave Khan in the Calgary-Lougheed byelection. I strongly applaud this manoeuvre from a military tactics point of view. Even if (when) Candidate Khan loses to Candidate Jason Kenney, at least the Alberta Liberals are trying to have a truly "provincial" presence & media exposure in running a candidate. While the Alberta Party that no one cares about claims that 400 people in attendance at their Red Deer convention where they decided not to run a candidate (yet are promoted as strong by Calgary Herald Columnist Don Braid in his column, what a laugh.) The Alberta Party says its for all Albertans, its really just for elitists who cannot stomach that Candidate Kenney won the Leadership of the United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) fairly & squarely. Plus they are negotiating with the Alberta New Democratics to not run candidates against one another in the MMXIX provincial writ under the new borders (except in new urban/rural ridings where both parties will run candidates to see which is strongest. Then whatever party gets the most votes, the other party won't run against it in MMXXIII writ.) To top it off they have that arrogant prick Stephen Carter who gave us Alison Redfjord as Premier & we all know how well that turned out don't we!

To sum up: Alberta Liberal Party strategists: excellent & quite frankly shows true "grit." 

                   Alberta Party strategists: the Alberta Party has strategists?!

Simply Subpar,

Rory

Source: The Calgary Herald, Columnist: Don Braid & "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan", C. MCMLXXXII, Paramount Pictures Incorporated (TM) & Www.AlbertaLiberal.Com

P.S.: Don't forget: Greg Clark, MLA, Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow is running to replace himself as Interim Leader to replace himself as Leader of the Alberta Party.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gatenorth

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Alberta Works Centre, Northgate Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

November XXVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I am hear at the Northgate Mall Alberta Works Centre helping a senior citizen fill in some online forms for benefits. The staff here is quite amazing as they are helping students at some of the other computers look for part time work so they can have some funds for cost of living while they attend school.

Gated,

Rory

Source: Alberta Works & Northgate Centre.




Saturday, November 25, 2017

Jazzercise

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

November XXVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I enjoy jazz, still others enjoy different forms of music. The more music types that students of all ages are exposed to, the more they will appreciate them & thus bring future generations of fans to many musical genres.

Satchmo Louis Armstrong,

Rory

Source: Www.TommyBanks.Info & Www.YardbirdSuite.Com & Www.EdmontonJazz.Com & Www.LouisArmstrongHouse.Org

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Darmok & Jalad At Tanagra: Shaka When The Walls Fell!"

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

November XXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

The Alberta Party seems to be the place to be if you want blatant resentment & corruption. Here we have ex Alberta Liberal Leadership Candidate Kerry Cundal joining Greg Clark, MLA, Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow & his cadre. She's all uppity despite the fact that Darshan Kang, MP, Independent, Calgary-Skyview was caught selling multiple Alberta Liberal memberships with the same email on them in order to rig the vote for her. This despite the fact that Alberta Liberal rules stated that each membership sold have to have a separate email. And Mrs. Cundal may run for Alberta Party Leader with exgtreme bitterness I might add.

Then we have Greg Clark possibly running to succeed himself as Interim Alberta Party Leader to succeed himself as Alberta Party Leader. Joe Clark & Mister Diefenbaker & I believe Joey Smallwood are prime examples of this & I believe all failed. On top of this you have the Stephen Mandelites threatening Alberta Liberal Party President Karen Sevcik directly & trying to force her to fold the Grits into the Alberta Party. All this despite the fact its Alberta Social Credit that has the momentum for MMXIX.

The Alberta Party says its a serious choice for Albertans in the byelection in YYC-Lougheed on December XIVth. Yet they don't even have the courage to run a byelection candidate. The Alberta Liberals who are more poorly organized are running their Leader Dave Khan. It shows the Alberta Liberals want to have an electoral presence while the Alberta Party is running around like a chicken with its head chopped off.

Then, we have recent Edmonton Mayoral Candidate Mike Butler whose home is in foreclosure saying he is going to run for Alberta Party Leader. He can't even keep the framing up of his own house, how in the hell could he frame a stable centrist political party? Mike even said Wade Izzard was faking his injury, despite the fact he saw Wade sitting in a wheelchair with his artificial leg at a function.

Then we have now Former III term St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse also joining the Alberta Party. Why in the hell would they accept him as a party member when he literally crapped all over the Alberta Liberals & quit as the only registered Alberta Liberal Leadership candidate just II days before the filing deadline for candidates? Thus forcing the Grits to run the two also ran second-tier Calgary lawyers Candidate Cundal (as already mentioned above) & the winning Candidate Dave Khan who believes he as a better chance of becoming Alberta Premier than Rachel has of winning a IInd term: BE SERIOUS!

And Nolan While Still Mayor Was Convicted Of Corruption In St. Albert Courts,

Rory

Source: Robert Leddy, Edwin Erickson, Glenn Taylor, Sue Huff, Dave Taylor, Interim Leader Greg Clark, Leader Greg Clark, Greg Clark, Glen Clark, Christy Clark, Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, Maureen McTeer-Clark, Catherine Clark, Lewis & Clark, Clark Builders, Clark Kent, Clark Griswold.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Tea: A Drink With Jam & Bread!"

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

November XVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I myself enjoy tea, particularly herbal tea which makes my internal system feel better after I have a cup. My dear late mother Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed., the tea granny extraordinaire loved it to. Some students & their families will enjoy tea, some with not. Students have to learn that we as people must embrace the different tastes of all sorts of people in life.

"Edelweiss",

Rory

Source: "The Sound Of Music", C. MCMLXV, XXth Century Fox Studios Incorporated (TM.)


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"A Very Geographical Cat!"

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

November XVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Last week in one of his editorials, the great radio host Mr. Charles Adler referred to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as "The Butcher of Baghdad." Luckily my feline son The Right Hissable The Purr Minister James Redwing Cat Koopmans noticed this error & had me point it out to Charles since I can translate from Meowese. Baghdad is in Iraq, not Syria so J. R. Cat was right when he explained to Charles that "The Despot of Damascus" (the Syrian capital) would have been much more apurrpriate. J. R. Cat is a huge fan of feline fanciers Steve & Laureen Harper & their feline children.

Territorial Pounce Zone,

Rory

Source: The Right Hissable The Purr Minister James Redwing Cat Koopmans, Purrvy Councillor & Retired Gentleman Editor-At-Large Colin F. Smith, B. A., & "Charles Adler Tonight", Corus Radio Network, C/o: CKNW 980 AM Stereo, Vancouver, British Columbia.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tested & Tried

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

November XIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

On this the occasion of my XLIIIrd (43rd) birthday, I am as always ever so proud to share it with veterans & active duty armed forces personnel. They work to keep us safe, past & present along with law enforcement work to keep us safe both home & abroad. Students of military history & their families should be very appreciative!

Thanks Kindly,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Venetzia

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

November IXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

A little extra culture & highbrow art tonight as I head to Cineplex Theatres (TM) to see an exhibition of Venetian Art by excellente Italiano Nuovo Rinascimento artisana Giovanni Antonio Canal or "Canaletto" on screen. Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth The IInd has endorsed these pieces & extraordinary access has been granted to both Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle for the viewing public to see them. If its the reigning Monarch's stuff, it must be excellent & film students, as well as art students should go see this film if they cannot travel to England to see it personally!

"Long May She Reign Over Us: God Save The Queen",

Rory

Source: Www.Cineplex.Com & Www.ExhibitionOnScreen.Com & Www.Seventh-Art.Com & Www.RoyalCollection.Org.Uk & Www.Warwick.Ac.Uk

Monday, November 6, 2017

"We'll Always Have Paris!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Royal Alberta Museum-Emeritus Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

November VIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

After LXXXI (81) glorious years, film students & others will say goodbye to an old friend as the Edmonton Film Society (EFS) shows its last film & the marquee goes dark here at the Glenora former Royal Alberta Museum site: "Casablanca", one of countless thousands of films that have been showcased through Monday at VIII (8) PM screenings for years. Partly due to an aging population & a lack of volunteers (due to the fact many seniors don't want to contribute or are too decrepit in health to do so in many cases), as well as skyrocketing costs with admission rates not following suit, it was time to let go. Sad because seniors are not going to pay $30. to $50. or more to park to see a $5. film at the new downtown location, too impractical. Plus they'd have to fight for Rogers Place event stalls with Oilers fans & for other events.

For some seniors, this is their only night out of the week & the new museum is not friendly to those folks celebrating their "golden years." So as we say goodbye to Rick, Ilsa & overcome our shock, shock at finding that gambling is going on in this establishment, we mourn the loss of a truly great friend & the sadness in the building closure being forced on EFS members by Alberta Infrastructure & Culture when the Monday night screenings should be able to continue in perpetuity: especially as they add to Alberta's rich film culture.

"Here's Looking At You Kid!",

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Film Society & "Casablanca" C. MCMXLII, Warner Brothers Pictures Incorporated (TM) & First National Pictures (TM) Direct From The Warner Archive/Vault.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tell & Show

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

November IVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Sure there is already the "show & tell" segments in classrooms to give students confidence in public speaking. However, wouldn't it be just great if students could learn to do some of the paperwork of teachers & teaching assistants? This would give them some extra experience in clerical functions.

Assisting & Learning,

Rory

Source: Myself.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"Nixon's The One!"

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

November Ist, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

So new United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) Leader the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC has made Jason Nixon, MLA, UACP, Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre the Interim Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition (until he wins a byelection in Calgary-Lougheed to fill seat of retiring today MLA Dave Rodney who nI wish all the very best in his next adventures in life.) So great because I say "Nixon then, Nixon now, Nixon forever!" We'll have Tricky Jason to kick around some scandals for this fall session!

Nixon Lives & The New Salad Bar In The Alberta Legislature Cafeteria Is Nice, 

Rory

Source: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, Yorba Linda, California, The United States Of America.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

United Airlines Conservative Party-Mister Schweitzer

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

October XXVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

On this final day of the vote for the new United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) Leader it seems fitting that we talk to the final Candidate Doug Schweitzer. Dougie's focus here is being a hard worker, a trait he proposes to being as leader.

"If you were willing to put in the work, you could get ahead."

New Blue,

Rory

Source: Www.DougSchweitzer.Com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

United Airlines Conservative Party-Mister Jean

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

October XXVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) Leader Candidate Brian Jean has been through a lot recently. The involuntary manslaughter of his son from his first marriage by incompetent Alberta Health Services (AHS) management & staff, the loss of his home due to the Fort McMurray fire, & getting remarried. So his perspective on leadership is quite focused.

"We need a leader who will bring Albertans together in such overwhelming numbers that the NDP won't stand a chance."

A Lawyer & A Business Owner,

Rory

Source: Www.BrianJean.Ca 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Felt "Mark"er

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

October XXIIIrd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Great movie this new Mark Felt film & how he helped bring down the corruption of the then XXXVIIth US President Richard Nixon, Republican-California & forced him to resign in disgrace when his crimes were exposed. Liam Neeson gives a stellar performance film students will be glad to know (like he does in every film.) I enjoyed the film from the sublime Princess Theatre II in Old Strathcona. Truly a wonderful management & staff.

Felt Markers Are Used To Redact Documents & "Follow The Money",

Rory

Source: The Princess Theatre II & "All The President's Men", C. MCMLXXVI, Warner Brothers Pictures Limited (TM.)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Chief Executives

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

October XXIInd, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

What does it say that the five living Former Commanders-In-Chief of the U.S. of A. have done more for hurricane relief efforts with their reach out video & their Hurricane Relief Concert in College Station, Texas last night before a sold out audience than the current occupant of The White House, XLVth President Donald Trump, Republican-New York & the entire current US Government? And good on Lady Gaga for showing up, man oh man is she ever a talented artisan!

I for one would love to thank the Former Chief Executives personally for taking "command" of the situation & actually helping people.

XXXIXth President James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr., Democratic-Georgia


XLIst President George Herbert Walker Bush, Republican-Texas

XLIInd President William Jefferson Clinton, Democratic-Arkansas


XLIIIrd President George Walker Bush, Republican-Texas

XLIVth President Barack Hussein Obama, Democratic-Illinois

And wasn't it grand to see all the Former Ist Ladies!

Maybe we should ask that the keys to The Oval Office be turned over to President Carter or President Bush Senior as they are each eligible to serve another full IV year term. Anything would be better than the horrid response by 45!

The Hurricane Victims Are In Dire Straits,

Rory

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

United Airlines Conservative Party-Mister Kenney

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

October XXIst, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

In the race to become the first regular Leader of the United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) we hand the podium over mid-alphabetically to Candidate Jason Kenney first. Jason talks here about public service & his quest to be in it.

"At a young age, I decided to devote my life to public service."

Citizenship & Immigration,

Rory

Source: Www.JasonKenney.Ca 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Annie Get Your Gun

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

October XVIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congrats on your new Parliamentary Secretary of Education Annie McKitrick, MLA, B. Sci., M. Ed., New Democratic, Sherwood Park. Hopefully she'll be a great asset to you in helping get proper funding to students & classrooms directly. As the mother of two adopted children, she can be very good on encouraging adoption of children to good families who might not otherwise be able to have their own children. Thus giving them a chance to be educated in Alberta classrooms with a solid family foundation.

Broadway,

Rory

Source: Alberta Education & The Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sandy Brian Masonry

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

October XVIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Funny how there is such a lack of depth to NDP MLA backbenches that Rachel has to appoint a former Red Tory in Hon. Sandra Jansen, MLA, New Democratic, Calgary-North West as Minister of Infrastructure. I wonder how many noses are out of joint here?!

Disjointed Layers,

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Journal: Reporter: Graham Thomson.

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Have Patience, Have Patience, Don't Be In Such A Hurry!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., 15902-100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

October XVIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

As my mom, the world's greatest teacher ever the late Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. reminds us from upstairs: in today's 24/7 fast paced world we need here at Executive Dissertations to remind folks driving by, entering, exiting, & leaving polling stations to have a little extra patience. An election worker may be in the bathroom or attending to a matter outside the voting area so you may have to wait a bit. Plus many polling stations are in & around schools. As a result @VisionZeroYEG reminds voters to be patient & adhere to all speed limits, especially with students coming in & out of school, & parents not just there to vote, they are going to be there to drop off or pick up their kids.

"Said Simple Simon To The Pieman",

Rory

Source: Vision Zero YEG.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nenshi Versus Smith

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Beltline Tim Horton's Courtesy Wifi, 1211-12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 3S7

October XVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Here in Cowtown it sure is funny to watch the whining sissy/fairy/nancy boy Mayor Naheed Nenshi (who still has his mommy cook for him every night) complain that his main competitor Bill Smith has "too much money." Naheed didn't complain when he was at the top of the money heap the last two mayoral election cycles & all he has done is screw up Calgary this last term. His deadbeat progressive ideas are leading to a brain drain in both the corporate & union sectors. Billy is more organized, & the big money is behind him because he is running the kind of quality election campaign that Naheed used to. Candidate Nenshi is just sad that if he loses his mayor's chair, he'll lose any chance to springboard into the Alberta Party as a Calgary candidate & eventually seizing the leadership away from Greg Clark, MLA, Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow who will never be Premier as long as he represents Alison Redfjord's old riding!

Naheed Is Rather Flighty Have You Noticed That Like An "Angry Bird" In Flight & Also How Violent He Gets In The Face As He Tears Up If You Disagree With Him On Anything Just Like Many Left Wing Progressives: He Looks Like He Is Gonna Take A Dump In His Pants With His Psychotic Eyeballs Popping Out Of His Head & The Biting of His Lower Lip (I Won't Tell Him Trump Is Coming To Calgary Next Week),

Rory

Source: The Calgary Herald.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The School Trustee Candidates-Mr. Chubb

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

October XIVth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Edmonton Public Schools Ward C Trustee & Candidate Orville Chubb has really "gone to the dogs" & I approve especially as he & his gorgeous bride Trudy named their two dogs Fynnley & Rory (although I might be a little biased on the latter pooch's name). I strongly woofdorse Orville's reelection along with his canine daughters. Orville discusses combining educational efforts with government official at differing levels to make lives better for students.

"I have the ability to work with all levels of government."

A Blended Family,

Rory

Source: Www.ChubbForTrustee.Org 

Friday, October 13, 2017

An Inclusive Exclusive

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

October XIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Mayor Don Iveson & other candidates are constantly talking about building a more "inclusive" city that is for all Edmontonians. So why don't they commit to holding at least I (1) City Council Meeting in each of the city's XII (12) wards during the next council term & thus allowing Edmontonians to see their council in action & up close? Ward 6 doesn't need any special arrangements because that is where City Hall is but the other 11 wards have City owned facilities such as recreation centres where meetings could be held in the arena. Or perhaps in a church/mosque/temple or even a community hall to make students & the their families feel truly part of the democratic process.

I wish I could take credit for this process of thought/idea but it was suggested to me by a gentleman & his husband who were attending the IIIrd Mayoral Forum with their really cute surrogate delivered little girl. A real Bob Ligertwood "sweetie" to be sure: she was so precocious when running around at the back of the room at the coffee break & I almost got run down by her that she had to just randomly tell me that she was "really pretty" & I most vociferously agreed with her! And I told her dads that & we got to talking & they gave me this idea & it would have been my question if my ticket number had called. The two gents & their girl (a very nice family I must say) told me they were Ward 10 residents & just couldn't get to City Hall very easily & would love it if "City Hall came to them."

Ville De Edmonton,

Rory

Source: The Italian Cultural Centre/Il Italiano Culturale Centro.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Federales

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Spruce Grove Tim Horton's Courtesy Wifi, Spruce Grove, Alberta

October XIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

We have the Sturgeon River-Parkland federal byelection on to replace the very lovely & bright & talented former MP, Hon. Rona Ambrose, PC, Conservative. Yes this can cause voter confusion what with the civic election on October XVIth. But it is very important for voters to vote in both as the federal writ is on October XXIIIrd with Advance Polls starting tomorrow. What a pity Rona quit but I can understand how she didn't want as the Ex-Interim Tory Leader to overshadow the new leader, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, PC, MP, Conservative, Regina-Qu-Appelle. Here in "The Grove" the feeling is the Tories will easily hold this riding.

Federal Governance,

Rory

Source: The Stony Plain Reporter.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The School Trustee Candidates-Mr. Ip

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

October XIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Edmonton Public Schools Trustee for Ward H & Candidate Nathan Ip relates his feelings on community advocacy for students & their families if so elected to replace himself for a IInd consecutive term of office.

"I will continue to be a strong advocate on the school board for our community."

What People Are Saying,

Rory

Source: Www.NathanIp.Com 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Autism Friendly Candidate In Ward 4


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

October Xth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

As a person with Asperger's Syndrome or "high-functioning" autism, I see all colours of the colour spectrum like many autistics. So I can truly appreciate Ward 4 Edmonton City Council Candidate Wade Izzard & his efforts to court the votes of autistic adults & their families by having campaign literature printed on multiple colour choices in a rainbow fashion. As I'm constantly told I am dumb & stupid almost every day & mocked openly to my face because I can sometimes relate better to colours before I can relate to people & their faces (& as it is so frequent I am starting to believe that it is true in my case), I respect that Winnipeg, Manitoba proudly born on the banks of the Assiniboia River Wade Izzard (just like his late cousin Academy Award (TM) Winner Miss Deanna Durbin) is doing this campaign flyer style in order to make it less scary for autistic people like me to participate in this election & the learning of the democratic process. I wish him well as he hands these multi-coloured brochures out on the doors!

Wade's Cat Marty Meow Stewart Izzard Purroudly Purrdorses His Furrther's Campuurn,

Rory

Source: Www.WadeIzzard.Com



Monday, October 9, 2017

The School Trustee Candidates-Mrs. Johner

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

October IXth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I can be truly thankful that in MMX when I ran against Candidate Cheryl Johner for Ward A Edmonton Public Schools Trustee that she was ever so classy. Now running for a IIIrd term in order to replace herself, Cheryl waxes on about how proud she is at being mom to her kids in addition to serving as the trustee for the area. Wanting parents who are excited about education is smart for the decision-making process of the board & thus decisions are made that are really helpful for the students.

"I have four fabulous children, three boys & a girl. Their ages are 25, 24, 21, & 18 years old. My children all graduated from Edmonton Public Schools. Their school journeys have all been great experiences."

Parental Engagement,

Rory

Source: Www.CherylJohner.Ca

Sunday, October 8, 2017

"You Will Therefore Cast Carlotta As The Page Boy!"

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

October VIIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

It makes me wonder what the Alberta Legislative Assembly does sometimes. Now listen & sing once again with me a strange duet. The powerful suggestion I give to you grows stronger yet. Yet it makes sense, why is there not an Alberta Assembly Committee of the Whole led by the pages on youth issues? I mean they are right there on the floor advising you during sessions whilst also going to school. Who better to advise MLAs on youth matters than youth themselves? This would seem rather obvious to me & also rather Don Juan Triumphant in its simplicity as it wouldn't cost the Province a dime as the pages are already on their affixed salaries. Of course The Phantom's salary has not been paid, which Finance Minister Joe Ceci is familiar with by running such high deficits that NDP MLAs are leaving the government caucus.

"I Am The Mask You Wear",

Rory

Source: "The Phantom Of The Opera", C. MMXVII, Www.AndrewLloydWebber.Com & The Really Useful Group & Cameron Mackintosh.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stake It

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

October VIIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I agree with the Peter C. Goldring axiom that wooden stakes are far superior to metal frames for standardized campaign signs. Goldilocks had it right on this point as wooden stakes hold better when hammered into the ground, especially in cold fall or frozen ground winter/spring conditions. Although I must also admit the metal staked signs are far easier to push into the ground.

Signing Out,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Disclose This

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

October VIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Having run VI (6) times myself (VI times too many I might add), I know the absolute importance of declaring every donation. Whether from a plug mike nickel to a "donation-in-kind", candidates should declare all donor names. Even those who want to be anonymous. All six of my returns were thoroughly reviewed & deemed absolutely impeccable. The importance of having a proper balance sheet will show whether a candidate(s) possess some of the financial acumen needed to be in office & work on budgetary matters!



Planning The Budget Ahead,

Rory

Source: Mayoral Candidate Mike Butler On Facebook/Photo Credit: Mayoral Candidate Mike Butler & @Vote4MikeButler