Saturday, August 19, 2017

Positively Golden!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Trinity United Church Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

August XIXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

On this day L (50) years ago, my parents Joe Koopmans & June Koopmans (nee Adams) got married, & it was a Saturday in the calendar rotation as well & so I write in solid gold text (of course):

Saturday, August XIXth, MCMLXVII (19th, 1967)-Saturday, August XIXth, MMXVII (19th, 2017)

I just cannot tell you how surreal it is to be sitting here in the lobby of the church where their married & their life journey was started. It's frankly positively "golden" (not to mention strange as I was just here a few days ago for the funeral of a family friend.)

I cannot help but wonder what would have happened if they hadn't gotten divorced, or at least remained very good friends after their divorce because of us III (3) children. I also cannot help but feel a tinge of sadness and regret that mom died on January XVIIIth, MMXVII (18th, 2012) so young at just LXVIII (68) & didn't get to live to see this historic moment!

I placed a golden carnation & rose on mom's grave earlier today, this seemed rather fitting. I also broke out one of her Old Country Roses tea cup's & saucer's (with a silver spoon of course as we must be precisement according to mother's tea standards musn't we?) & my thermos to celebrate with a few cups of Red Rose tea for her (with marmalade & butter & scones of course.) I'm sure she found that a rather "solid gold" gesture!

Golden Memories & No I Am Not "The Golden Child",

Rory

Source: Myself.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My New Hero Of The Year!

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

August XVIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Not only is that little boy who got help when his 5 year old little sister was abducted my new hero of the year, he should be made an Honourary Edmonton Police Service (who investigate crime) officer for life for getting his family to call in the officers so fast. He should get to have lifetime free access for him & his family to play with & hang out with EPS Canine Unit officers & their handlers who give his actions their full apawrroval!

As for the soap opera that is Derek Fildebrandt, MLA, United Airlines Conservative Party, Strathmore-Brooks, lets review (better than episodes of "The Young & The Restless" from CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) (TM) Television City in Los Angeles, California.)

Day 1: Pocketing the cash differential of $2,555.00 on an apartment that taxpayers pay for (which I don't begrudge him as he is an MLA.) Would have kept the cash if not caught.

Day 2: First Derek dipped, & then he dipped again on double claims of meals. I am glad a Mr. George Costanza of New York City, New York stopped by his constituency office to remind Derek & his staff of this.

Day 3: Allegedly did not report a motor vehicle accident & its been what a year or longer since it happened, allegedly. Seems to me we can save the coast of a byelection by appointing the Edmonton hero boy who saved his sister as the next Strathmore-Brooks MLA when Derek steps down!

Notice how the Alberta Party & Greg Clark, MLA, Calgary-Elbow are leading on this Fildebrandt file & the Alberta Liberals & Dave Khan are completely useless/listless!

Salsa/Cream Cheese,

Rory

Source: Edmonton Police Service Child Protection Unit & "Seinfeld", National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Television Limited (TM.)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Number 10: Fitzroy

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

August XIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Perhaps with the alleged "graft"/paloya/rent taxpayer subsidized profit with Derek Fildebrandt, MLA, United Airlines Conservative Party, Strathmore-Brooks in the news its fitting that we should hear from The Rt. Hon. His Grace The Duke Earl Augustus Henry Fitzroy, who also happens to have been The Duke Of Grafton. Prime Minister Fitzroy points out the need for students to have wisdom when guiding a nation & you must learn from your mistakes (something Derek clearly hasn't hence the quick departure outta town before his arse was handed to him), even ones made as Prime Minister.

"Wisdom is at no times more conspicuous, nor more amiable, than in acknowledgement of error."

Xth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable His Grace The Duke Earl Augustus Henry Fitzroy, KG, PC, IIIrd Duke Of Grafton, Ist Earl Of Euston, Whig (Chathamite), Boroughbridge/Bury St. Edmunds, MDCCLXVIII-MDCCLXX.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Names May Have Changed But The Flight's Still The Same!

The Flip Flopper Greg Clark

The New Toy For The Grandson Steve Mandel
Dave Khan & His Personal Jesus (Sorry Allah)

Katherine O'Neill: Great Hair

Ah Derek: Bought The Canadian Flag With Brian Jean's Money
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

August IXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The reason Former PC Alberta Cabinet Minster Steve Mandel, Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark & attorney Marilyn Burns have been meeting is quite interesting.

1. Marilyn wanted to call her new party the "Action Alberta Party" instead of the currently acceptable form of "Alberta Action Party."

2. This didn't go through as Greg didn't want a second party with the word "Alberta" right next to the word "party."

3. Marilyn agreed to "Alberta Action Party" as she is not at war with Mandel's or Clark's people. Instead she is at war with PC & Wildrose members who voted in favour of merging.

4. Plus Greg Clark had a bad falling out with the "Alberta Liberal Party" after he left their employ. So he wanted Marilyn to have "Alberta" first in the name so as to siphon votes away from Alberta Liberal Leader Dave Khan (whose salmon bbq was partly empty at the U of A Faculty Club where he gave a flat speech & the fact the initial listed online ticket price was raised from $65.00 to $100.00 on the orders of Khan, thus people in the crowd who paid the more expensive price resented not being given a $35.00 refund (thanks for that information Arlin Biffert/Alex Bosse/Mike Butler/Vishal Luthra.)

5. The Alberta Liberals, 97 plus years out the door, GONE; TIME TO GIVE UP THE GHOST!

The Precise Context,

Rory

Source: Macleans Magazine.

P.S.: It seems rather nice of Derek Fildebrandt, MLA, United Airlines Conservative Party, Strathmore-Brooks to publicly criticize Brian Jean, MLA, United Airlines Conservative Party, Fort McMurray-Conklin as a potential UACP Leader when Brian had him hold his position as Finance Critic. This committee is chaired by Derek as it is always chaired by an opposition member, thus providing him with an extra cheque, handy for buying diapers for the new Fildebrandt Baby Jr. Let us be serious for a moment, if the slumlord Fildebrandt hadn't been caught he would have run for leader & kept the rent cash pocketed!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Number 10: Pitt The Elder

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

August Vth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Called Pitt "The Elder" to distinguish himself from his son William Jr. who also became Prime Minister, this "Great Commoner" refused to accept a title until later in life. The Right Honourable The Viscount Earl William Pitt taught young people visiting Parliament that having too much power can have a corrupting influence.

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it."

IXth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Viscount Earl William Pitt "The Elder", FRS, PC, Ist Viscount Of Burton Pinsent, Ist Earl Of Chatham, Whig (Chathamite), Bath, MDCCLXVI-MDCCLXVIII.





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An Annoying Busybody

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

August IInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Is it just me or is Candidate Kenney nothing but an arrogant prick & annoying busybody. Its the height of hypocrisy for Jason to suggest that Candidate Jean & Candidate Schweitzer cannot format & announce their own policies, especially when he is promising to "scrap" the carbon tax upon taking office. Pardon me for being technical, but isn't getting rid of Rachel's carbonic economic taxola job killer an economic policy in & of itself? Your god damned right it is! Maybe Candidate Kenney should run his own campaign & stop interfering in the campaigns of the other II candidates & anyone else who chooses to enter the United Airlines Conservative Party (UCP) Leadership race. Especially when you consider that any candidates who lose will have to potentially serve in the cabinet of the XVIIIth Premier. Candidate Kenney is becoming more annoying for gosh sakes than a Rory J. Koopmans phone call (a feat very hard (if not impossible) to top!)

Your Ass Is Grassroots & I'm The Lawnmower,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Number 10: Watson-Wentworth

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Morinville Tim Hortons Courtesy Wifi, Morinville, Alberta

July XXIXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The Most Right Honourable The Viscount The Lord The Marquess Earl Charles Watson-Wentworth focuses on staying within the law during this his Ist term as Prime Minister. He wants parents to teach their children & future generations to keep society in order & on an even keel.

"Englishmen, whatever their local situation may be, know no obedience to any thing but the laws."

VIIIth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Most Right Honourable The Viscount Higham The Lord The Marquess Earl Charles Watson-Wentworth, KG, FRS, PC, IInd Marquess Of Rockingham, Ist Earl Of Malton, Whig (Rockingham), MDCCLXV-MDCCLXVI.

Friday, July 28, 2017

"To Market, To Market!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #VII, Edmonton, Alberta

July XXVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Farmers Markets are sure great. I find myself eating more & more fresh raw fruits & vegetables as I recover from my bladder surgery in May. Still very weak & tired, but I find the freshness of these food stuffs gives me more energy for short walks & such, which can only serve to aid in my recovery.

Market Farmers,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Tony Richard "Stark"e Reality Of The Situation

Mr. Tony Stark, Aka: "Iron Man"

Richard Starkey, Aka: "Ringo Starr", Rock & Roll Legend


Richard Starke, DVM, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Vermilion-Lloydminster
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Dr. Starke had to face the "stark"e reality of the political situation he was in. Sure he chose to keep the Progressive Conservative label rather than move over to the United Conservative Party (UCP) label. Yes it might see that his "stark"e choice was seeded by the jealously of losing the PC Alberta Leadership race to Senor Kenney. But I for one don't think so as Dickie had quite the loss, he wasn't even close in the balloting. Analyze Davey if you will the fact that this "simple country doctor of animals" took his considered choice & chose the party & caucus name that was best for him. If people in politics are going to get after the doc, maybe they should "take a look in the mirror" (thanks Jim) & realize that Richard met with Mr. Kenney, Mr. Jean & others. He obviously was a "no" vote in the balloting to merge the two parties. Well what in the hell is wrong with that exactly? I'd say nothing as there were a few thousand votes against the merger among those who voted in both parties, a full 10% of ballots electronically or phone-in cast. Should we throw those members out? No in politics you have to be diplomatic & thank them & Dr. Starke for exercising their right to vote.

Stark Bark Lark Dark Mark Embark,

Rory

Source: Kelly Cryderman, The Globe & Mail.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Number 10: Grenville

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

July XXIInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The Right. Hon. George Grenville, PC talks to students on tour of government buildings about how a government can stay true to its character & honest with the people. Something the Aga Khan Lover of private illegal flights with no consequences that current Canadian PM Justin Trudeau doesn't seem to give "a flying fuddle duddle" about. And then giving $10.5 million to the admitted murderer Omar Khadr who deserves at least life in a prison cell with O. J. Simpson, that would solve two problems at once.

"A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity."

VIIth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable George Grenville, PC, Whig (Grenvillite), Buckingham, MDCCLXIII-MDCCLXV.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Tinge Of Regret & It Is Worth Five-Hundred Bucks Cold Hard Cash!


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

July XXIst, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

My late mother June (the greatest mom & teacher of them all) & her fellow upstairs in Heaven buddy & canine son Tex the loyal dog, along with my dad, my sister, my brother & myself are trying to track down a family boat built my dad & my grandfather in MCMLXVI (1966.) They spent over 800 hours building it & named it the "Junie-Bug" after mom. The registration at the time was #2H-15432 but the registration may have changed to #2H-19632. Our family is now offering a reward of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) Canadian Funds for information leading to its successful return. Dad always regretted his MCMLXXII (1972) sale of the boat as the family spent countless hours on Wabamun Lake with it.

It was made of 3/8" mahogany marine plywood & then covered in fibreglass. It was 18" long & seated 8 people & had white seats with red trim. At the time of its sale it had a Westbend/Chrysler 80 hp motor in it & a tube trailer. Our family would just love to buy it back to repair & have my nieces & nephews & future generations ride around in it. An ad with further details can be found today in an ALL NEW edition of "The Edmonton Sun" on the 66th page!

Boating Floating Emoting Doting Coating,

Rory

Source: The Koopmans Family, AdjCalgary@Gmail.Com or RJKoopmans74@Gmail.Com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Various Student Talents

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

July XVIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Educators, families, learning facilities all must be accepting of the fact that some students have more skills in science, while some might prefer learning about history, art, architecture, or other subject areas. There is always a "talent" area for each individual learner.

The Key Is To Find & Nurture It Until It Is Properly Honed,

Rory

Source: Www.ScienceNewsForStudents.Org 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Number 10: Stuart

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

July XVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

We have a Scotsman (although born in England but a dual citizen of both nations) who is into economizing in The Right Honourable The Lord The Earl John Stuart as the next Prime Minister. As we are being unfairly taxed & beaten down out of our resource money here in Alberta that we must share with ungrateful leeches in Ontario & most especially Quebec, this topic makes sense. Alberta is poor, why aren't other provinces sending us our equalization money back in a crisis, they never do?! And Premier Notley & that prick current PM Justin Trudeau saddle us with the carbon taxes to make us even worse off (just so we can pay the terrorist Omar Khadr blood money when he deserves life in jail!) Fair taxation laws for the young working family with children all the way to old people has always been a struggle for politicians (just as the equalization formula of Confederation is a ripoff to Alberta.) For the PM, there was no exception to this rule & he mentions it openly.

"A noble duke knows the difficulty to choose proper taxes."

VIth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Lord The Earl John Stuart, KT, KG, PC, Ist Lord Mount Stuart, IIIrd Earl Of Bute, Tory, MDCCLXII-MDCCLXIII.

Friday, July 14, 2017

"Stop The Press!"

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

July XIVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

A Mr. J. Jonah Jameson, the Publisher & Editor of New York City's "The Daily Bugle" is right to put his fist down & fight for the survival of newspapers. Journalism students need to know that whether on paper, or online, we need newspapers to get the stories of the day out, not to mention the proper background on those very stories!

Bugling,

Rory

Source: The Winnipeg Free Press.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The President & Mrs. Carter

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

July XIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

While I am clearly not a Democratic supporter (Pres. Richard Nixon the Republican of California was my main man) & I'm very allergic to peanuts, I can put aside my political differences with & I most certainly welcome the XXXIXth (39th) Former President Of The United States Of America James Earl (Jimmy) Carter, Jr., Democratic-Georgia & that very lovely bride of his Mrs. Rosalynn Carter here. The XCII (92) year old Former Chief Executive & the XLIst (41st) Former Ist Lady give a valued high profile presence to the Habitat For Humanity build in southeast Edmonton (as well as Winnipeg), which is great as owning a home should never really be out of reach for any students & their families no matter their socio-economic circumstances. I'm glad that the Secret Service detail is providing such excellent security. I'm also glad that I toured Delton Cabinets this past Saturday (Delton donating kitchen cabinets for the Habitat homes) & had Hotdogs with Hallsy. Bryan Hall & the Delton team along with local media like 630AM Ched Radio are doing a stellar job in promoting this!

Executive Orders Are Signed & Sealed,

Rory

Source: Www.Habitat.Ca & Www.CarterCenter.Org & Www.SecretService.Gov & Www.WhiteHouse.Gov

P.S.: Pres. Carter created the US of A Department of Education. It sure seems strange that Canada has no federal Education Minister & Department with federal oversight especially as we have a federal Health Minister despite the fact that health & education are both provincial jurisdiction. Maybe PM Justin Trudeau, B. A., B. Ed., PC, MP, Liberal, Papineau could serve as Canada's Ist Education Minister as he's a teacher by trade & then donate the cabinet salary to an inner city Ottawa school hot lunch program since he was born there!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Number 10: Pelham-Holles Redux

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

July VIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The first person to be given a chance at a second term as PM is The Right Honourable The Viscount His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron Baronet Earl Thomas Pelham-Holles. Of course in the parliamentary counting system he is on his IInd term as IVth (4th) Prime Minister. Whereas in a "Republic" like the US of A, President Grover Cleveland, Democratic-New York was XXIInd (22nd) & XXIVth (24th) President, not XXIInd Prez for II non-consecutive terms. Which means that President Donald Trump, Republican-New York is the XLVth (45th) US Prez, but only the XLIVth (44th) person to hold the office.

In this term, Tommy focused on good governance. He formed an alliance with William Pitt or "Pitt The Elder", a political enemy & leader of the Patriot Whigs. They made things work to prevent government from stalling completely over, which was especially important with the Seven Years War raging on it was better to work as a team for the nation. Despite having to conduct government from the House Of Lords Chamber since he wasn't an MP, Tom wanted to try & conduct a government without (or with as little corruption as possible.)

"I shall not...think the demands of the people a rule of conduct, nor shall I ever fear to incur their resentment in the prosecution of their interest. I shall never flatter their passions to obtain their favour, or gratify their revenge for fear of their contempt."

IVth Prime Minister (II),

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Viscount Haughton His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron Baronet Earl Thomas Pelham-Holles, KG, FRS, PC, Ist Duke Of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Ist Duke Of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ist Marquess Of Clare, Ist Baron Of Stamner, Ist Baron Of Laughton, Ist Baronet Of Laughton, Ist Earl Of Clare, Whig, MDCCLVII-MDCCLXII.


Friday, July 7, 2017

The Tim Tree

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

July VIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Earlier this morning at Tim Hortons Westmount Mall on the east parking lot, two summer students were talking about how it was great that fast food outlets had trees on the right side (& on both sides of cars in two lane drive-thru locations.) Of course this is to absorb the carbon dioxide they need & give back oxygen to the human & animal life forms around them!

Very Astute Student Scientific Observation,

Rory

Source: Tim Hortons.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Brian Et Jason: Civil War

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

July IVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

So the intrepid & insightful Edmonton Journal Columnist Graham Thomson writes today that a Conservative Civil War is brewing betwixt Brian Jean, MLA, Wildrose, Fort McMurray-Conklin & Hon. Jason Kenney, PC. So what, in a street fight to knock out your pal & caucus colleague Premier Rachel Notley, MLA, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona & Her Majesty's New Democratic Government you need the meanest & toughest sum bitch possible. If Candidate Kenney or Candidate Jean is successful then all the more power to them & whomever wins should give the second place finisher the Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition slot along with the new party's Deputy Leader slot & his choice of shadow portfolio. And both men have equal experience, Brian in the Oppo Leader slot provincially & Jason in the federal cabinet so they have talents at differing levels which will be a real asset!

Of course I am assuming that Brian or Jason will win, but neither I nor anyone else should ever (must never) assume. It could be another member of either caucus, an outside leader, or perhaps a woman. Just ask Dark Horse President Abraham Lincoln, Republican-Illinois who (on this America's CCXLIst (241st) birthday) conducted the United States Civil War with grace & dignity (800,000 dead & still rising, some "civil" war.) Which is what whomever takes the command deck of the United Airlines Conservative Party (UACP) (lousy name) will have to do. I am of course announcing here that I will not be a leadership candidate but my choice would be the great Jason Nixon, MLA, Wildrose, Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre. Who else could "out-Nixon" Rachel, you, & the socialist (communist) hordes out of Room #CCCVII (#307) Legislature Bvilding, The Office of The Premier? Of course the fight between Jason & Brian will be much bigger than a Dave Semenko bloodbath (we can only hope!)

Marvel Comics Enterprises (TM) & Marvel Studios (TM),

Rory

Source: Graham Thomson, Columnist, The Edmonton Journal.

An Editor's Note: This street fight will make "Game Of Thrones" episodes seem like choir practices.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Number 10: Cavendish

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

July Ist, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

As we celebrate a century & half as a nation on this Dominion (Canada) Day, we do so with an Interim Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom. The Right Hon. The Lord The Marquess Baron William Cavendish agrees only to be PM until the end of a parliamentary term when a government falls on a vote of "non-confidence." Sort of like Justin Trudeau, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell, & John Turner, & last week, soon to be ex-Premier Christy Clark of (appropriately since we are discussing British PMs) British Columbia. Here Billy discusses the importance of the human factor in getting things done.


"Every King must make use of human means to obtain human ends or his affairs will go to ruin."

Vth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron William Cavendish, KG, PC, IVth Duke Of Devonshire, Ist Lord Of Hardwick, Ist Marquess Of Hartington, Ist Baron Of Hardwick, Whig, Derbyshire, MDCCLVI-MDCCLVII.

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Piece Of Birthday Cake Today For Mom!

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

June XXXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I tell you, I may seem a tad biased, but these are always my favourite posts! It seems that my dear mother Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed., superb teacher to Grade II kids at Afton Elementary School & Classics Illustrated Comics Collector Supreme with her dad Archie has decided to hand down a lesson plan. Well break out the tea & scones & birthday cake to the greatest teacher of all time on what would have been her LXXIVth (74th) Birthday!

PLANS

Wednesday, June 7th, 1972:

Gym Reading With Grade 5 Students: Both silent & out loud reading to give students confidence! "Little Motion Dances" worksheets & "Birthday Present" worksheets to plan birthday gifts for students sick in hospital or at home.
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Arithmetic:  text: P. 202.
Spelling: #35C   ; clean desks from art crafts for spelling test.
Story: thank you letters to Pop Shoppe for giving free pop & cake for hospital party for sick kids & balloons & Mrs. Rust for helping supervise the party.
          10am-1pm staff meeting & Mrs. Rust to substitute for me during the meeting.

- Joe & Richard for filming and taping of their reading and writing ability, so they can observe themselves and make improvements.
Writing: Both of written words & numbers to give kids confidence in reading and basic arithmetic.
Language Arts: Singing and making up of songs with words and numbers learned today to teach students creativity.
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Enterprise: - spelling bee of sung & written enterprise words so students learn different formats and styles of word usage.
                   - grade AM's reading and spelling tests while students continue the bee.
                   - outdoor nature walk by the school as today's phys. ed. 


JCK

Plan-o-rama Hey Ma?!,

Rory

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You May Conduct The Commander To History

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

June XXVIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

History comes alive at any point, just pick a day, any day. With this being the day in MCMLXXIII (1973) that Sir Roger Moore first headlined as Her Majesty's Royal Navy Commander & Secret Agent Licensed To Kill for Her Majesty's Secret Service James Bond in "Live & Let Die." Especially poignant now that he has departed this life after a valiant struggle with cancer & had his funeral. Always pay attention to someone who commands respect, such as this great actor & UNICEF children's ambassador who was always at the top of his game!

In MCML (1950), North Korean troops reached Seoul, the South Korean capital & then U.S. President Harry S. Truman, Democratic-Missouri had to send in Air Force/Navy reinforcements. Sounds like the same game of brinkmanship that current U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Republican-New York is facing today over North Korea & their rather hostile missile tests, & they say history doesn't "repeat" itself.

The "Etten-Lur", the first airplane flight in The Netherlands takes place in MCMIX (1909) by Belgium Count De Lambert.


A "Commander"ing Screen Presence Was The Rather "Saint"ed Mister Moore,

Rory

Source: Www.Wtop.Com



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Number 10: Pelham-Holles

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

June XXIVth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Taking over for his dead younger brother Henry as Prime Minister from The House Of Lords cannot have been an easy task for The Right Honourable The Viscount His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron Baronet Earl Thomas Pelham-Holles. Nevertheless Tommy acted "brilliantly" in the upper crust manner when handed this unexpected job & is teaching the pages about war stratagems & how crazy & unpredictable certain attacks might be. A very similar situation to the United Kingdom Islamic bombing incidents in today's modern era (& worked upon by the hiding farce that is current PM Theresa May.)

"War could only happen now if Frederick the Great unilaterally attacked Austria. Which given the clear disparity in numbers, he would be a "madman" to do so."

IVth Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Viscount Haughton His Grace The Duke The Lord The Marquess Baron Baronet Earl Thomas Pelham-Holles, KG, FRS, PC, Ist Duke Of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Ist Duke Of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ist Marquess Of Clare, Ist Baron Of Stamner, Ist Baron Of Laughton, Ist Baronet of Laughton, Ist Earl Of Clare, Whig, MDCCLIV-MDCCLVI.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Gorgeous & Talented Mrs. Aheer

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

June XXIIIrd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Your Education Critic counterpart in Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition, the sassy, stunning, smart, stylish, savvy, self-confident, superb, & strong Leela Aheer, MLA, Wildrose, Chestermere-Rocky View is right about the idiocy of the progressives at The City Of Edmonton blocking the sale of the land site at XXXVIIIth Avenue & XXXVIIIth Street. I like Mrs. Aheer, she has got spunk! City Of Edmonton Manager Linda Cochrane & Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) members, teachers unions & socialistic special interest groups want the sale delayed just so that they can spend (piss) away more money "studying" the problem!

Well why in the hell do these namby pamby pseudo commie pinkos need to study anything? The demand is there & the Punjabi language is a superb addition to the languages & dialects of this great Dominion Of Canada! I should think that for Canada's CLth (150th) Birthday that Mayor Don Iveson & City Councillors running for reelection would want to approve this site as quickly as possible to lock in the Punjabi & ethnic vote. But like anything else with City administrators we have to have a "discussion." When I hear the Mayor say the word discussion, I sure as hell know one thing is for sure: taxes by the left on Edmonton City Council are going up yet again (which students & their families cannot afford.) My argument is made for me Dave in the fact that you & Her Majesty's Government are lowering & even waving some school fees (directly because of the costs of your stupid carbon tax). If Principal J. S. Sidhu of Headway School & his backers have the money & it won't cost the City a dime out of pocket, in fact the seller would make a clear profit (& the City a fortune in yearly property taxes/utility revenues), lets get this sale done when? I say NOW, NOW, NOW! The City wants a year to "study" the matter, well why not meet the Punjabi community halfway & study it for VI (6) months so the new school site can be set up faster & thus provide the very best for our most wonderful Punjabi students & staff!

Sushri Akal,

Rory

Source: Www.HeadwaySchool.Org

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Artist Currently Known As Jennie Vegt

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

June XXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I must say that Edmonton Public Library (EPL) & its featured oil on canvas paintings by local artisan & The City Of Edmonton "artist-in-residence" Miss Jennie Vegt is a great triumvirate. The portraits are very modern, stylish, contemporary, & certainly communicate aspects of Miss Jennie's life & life in general. The team up by EPL & Miss Jennie makes the portraits & the images come alive! Which is what many students studying art wish to achieve once they put their creative talents to work!

Art Bart Cart Dart Depart,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca & Www.JennieVegt.Com & The City Of Edmonton.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Number 10: Pelham

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

June XVIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Not wimping out & hiding for phony "security" reasons like current PM Theresa May over the horrid London apartment fire is The Right Honourable Henry Pelham. Hank tells students at the visiting the Commons chamber about the struggles of parliamentary decorum in the House Of Commons & how they should strive to make it better if they get elected. That it is a place to navigate & deftly suck up to others to get things done, just like any other place in life


"The House Of Commons is a great unwieldy body, which requires great Art & some Cordials to keep it loyal."

IIIrd Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable Henry Pelham, FRS, PC, Whig, Seaford/Sussex, MDCCXLIII-MDCCLIV.

Editor's Note: Notice Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The IInd tagged along with her grandson His Royal Highness Prince William: The Duke Of Cambridge to visit fire victims, they weren't hiding. They were on top of things, getting the job done, just as she has done so IV LXV (65) plus years without fail, God Save The Queen!

Friday, June 16, 2017

This Is Not Fair!

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

June XVIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

To lose Alberta Venture Magazine Publisher Ruth Kelly at just 60 by suicide is a rather tragic blow, especially for her good hubby Larry & her family. I met her a couple of times & she did a superb article on my dad Joe when he was retiring from his furniture store Koopmans' Furniture & selling out.

It is a lesson that we cannot make fun of those with mental health & depression issues. I myself see an autism psychiatrist & social worker due to my Aspergers Syndrome or "high functioning" autism, I've never been suicidal, but I sure wouldn't judge Ruth if I had known her better but instead tried to encourage her to seek mental help.

Just a few months ago it was one quarter of a century since we lost the great Barbara Frum to leukemia at just 54. For journalism & publishing students, it is hard to see such quality ladies with such skill go. As both Babs & Ruthie were beyond excellent & stellar in their contributions to their communities & society with their graciousness & integrity & frankly had so much more to contribute!

Extreme Condolences To Ruth's Family & Publishing Friends,

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Journal, Reporter: Liane Faulder.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Transit"ory Authority

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

June XIIIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I have to give you & Alberta Education, as well as municipal transit systems credit/rebate for working in tandem to get municipal transit rebates in play. In this way, students of a lower income level will have an equal chance at getting to their educational institutes in a safe & reliable manner on public transit. Thus they are not deprived of a quality education just because they are of a lesser means!

"The Honeymooners",

Rory

Source: Her Majesty's Department of Education: The Government Of Alberta & Edmonton Transit System (ETS.)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Number 10: Compton

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

June Xth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Newly minted Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer must be channeling his "inner Compton" because like Andy, The Right Honourable The Viscount The Lord Baron Earl Sir Spencer Compton was a Speaker Of The House Of Commons before obtaining the Prime Ministership (as Andy hopes to do in MMXIX.) He always hated when MPs bitched & tried to stress him out about being interrupted, this occurred even when the interruptions were for procedural reasons. He had to berate an uncooperative MP in front of school children in the Commons Chamber (much like Speakers today do & have done since the start of parliamentary tradition) for not being respectful of Roberts Rules Of Order.


"No sir, you have a right to speak, but the House have a right to judge whether they will here you."


IInd Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Viscount Pevensey The Lord Baron Earl Sir Spencer Compton, Ist Earl Of Wilmington, KG, KB, PC, Whig, Eye/East Grinstead/Sussex, MDCCXLII-MDCCXLIII.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Transporting A Landing Party

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., St. Albert Inn Courtesy Wifi, St. Albert, Alberta

June IXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

I found it terrible that a person texted into 630 AM Ched Radio's "Morning News With Bruce Bowie" & said "are school zones really necessary: how many people have died in accidents in Alberta in the last year?" Why don't they try telling that to the parents of the poor young lad killed here in St. Albert yesterday while riding his bicycle with a van?!

Also, earlier in the week, a Red Deer school bus driver crashed and was caught being drunk off her ass while driving XVIII (18) students. Now I don't give a horse's ass if she dies, she can burn in hell, but if any of those students had been hurt or killed, how bad would she feel & how many family's lives would she destroy?

Is It Really Worth That Satisfaction For Booze To Possibly Hurt Or Kill Others?!: I Don't Think So,

Rory

Source: The St. Albert Gazette.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Materials Of Quality

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #IV, Edmonton, Alberta

June VIth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

It is nice to see such quality construction here at JP Branch EPL, it just shows that the library system in Edmonton cares about the safety of it patrons of all ages (including students) who are using their facilities.

Tape Measure,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Number 10: Walpole

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Terminal #IX, Edmonton, Alberta

June IIIrd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Prime Ministers of England & the reconstituted United Kingdom have always had an interesting flair & things to say, whether leading His or Her Majesty's Governments. Prime Minister The Right Honourable The Lord Earl Sir Robert Walpole points out to history students that its supposed facts can be manipulated to suit a certain cause. Also, that they should be careful in their research to get the true facts beIV getting too off track in their studies.

"Oh, do not read history, for that I know must be false."

Ist Prime Minister,

Rory

Source: The Right Honourable The Lord Earl Sir Robert Walpole, Ist Earl Of Orford, KG, KB, PC, Whig, Castle Rising/King's Lynn, MDCCXXI-MDCCXLII.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Edited

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

June IInd, MMXVII

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

In your educational rewrite, you should definitely listen to all points of view, not just those who espouse a more socialist friendly view. Christian & other alternative educational structures & groups may have rewrite ideas that could indeed be incorporated into your final course outlines, once they are set for release.

Edit This,

Rory

Source: Editors Canada.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tommy Douglas-Candidate Singh

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

May XXXth, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Having faced many school yard bullies & troubles when growing up, Federal New Democratic Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh describes these happenings & that he wants to protect children in school settings if he becomes leader.

"I faced a lot of bullying at school & often felt like I didn't belong."

Scarborough, Ontario,

Rory

Source: Www.JagmeetSingh.Ca 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"And So It Has Come To This!"

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

May IIIrd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

The title of this post: "And So It Has Come To This" was one of the farewell tag lines of Mr. Johnny Carson on the final episode (some 24 years & 19 days ago) sequence of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." I am facing a bladder repair/augmentation surgery. It is somewhat risky as I've been in the queue so long, I have to go under a general anesthetic & I will be hospitalized for a week or more & clearly would not be able to write at my "absolute very best capacity" like I always do.  I could have gone to Montana 6 years ago & spent what $30,000.00 USD (which I didn't have) & had the surgery done the day after I arrived there (had I gone) but here in Canada I must wait & wait & wait & suffer (unless I am a Syrian refugee then I would have gotten it free straight away!) As such, I don't know if I'll even wake up as there can always be a chance of complications from surgery. I've only been waiting 71 months & 3 days for tomorrow's surgery (a mere trifle), so clearly as a Canadian I can see that the health care system is not broken! So maybe I will be back here writing again in a few weeks & maybe this is the last post at Executive Dissertations, but at least I am being given the chance to get better & maybe the specialists at my birth hospital the Royal Alexandra will get me ship shape again! I do believe that we need to have a full on combined public/private combined health system, Alberta Health Services is way too bloated with administration & Albertans are suffering. The corporation should be killed & be put back under the auspices of Alberta Health under the auspices of a Deputy Health Minister who is a Medical Doctor, Ph. D., or even a Registered Nurse. End of story! Thanks for this monstrosity of inefficiency Ron Liepert!

Sayonara Senors Et Senoras,

Rory

Source: "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", C. Carson Productions Incorporated (TM) & National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Television (TM) Limited & Myself.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Poor Harjit: He Was Born With A Silver Foot In His Mouth!

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

May IInd, MMXVII

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

Dear Dave:

Rory Fact 1:

I took the Canadian Army physical in MCMXCIX (1999) & failed it due to a bum ticker, which rules me out of both armed forces & police duty.

Harjit Fact 1:

The Member of Parliament for Vancouver-South & Minister Of National Defence, the Hon. Harjit Sajjan, PC (Liberal) certainly served with distinction on the ground as a field commander in Afghanistan, as well as with the Vancouver Police Department, but he never planned anything. But he is an honourable retired Lieutenant-Colonel, whose ability to speak Punjabi made him a tremendous asset during his service years.

Rory Fact 2:

I was born on November XIth, MCMLXXXIV (1974) & so have a tremendous respect for Harjit & other veterans & attend Remembrance Day ceremonies every year without exception.

Harjit Fact 2:

Is part of a Liberal administration wherein veterans under Veterans Affairs Minister the Hon. Kent Hehr, PC, MP, Liberal, Calgary-Centre are being shafted with one time payments instead of being allowed to stay on a monthly pension & many active duty soldiers are quite poor & have trouble supporting their families & have to rely on supports. To be fair, ex-PM Steve Harper, PC & his Conservative Vet & Defence Ministers also gave the shaft to Canadian vets with these forced buyouts.

Rory Fact 3:

My father Joe's birth country of The Netherlands was liberated from the Nazis by Canadian Forces in WWII.

Harjit Fact 3:

Harjit has been in the Liberal cabinet what XVIII (18) months now, & what really has he done besides making these embarrassing comments that bring dishonour to Her Majesty's Royal Canadian Armed Forces?

Soldiering On,

Rory

Source: The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, MP, Minister Of National Defence, Liberal, Vancouver-South.