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About calgaryrob

Father, husband, standup comedian, former political hack, poker player, lawyer and all around lucky guy.

Deciding Who To Vote For? It’s Easy, Just Focus On What Matters….

Ever wondered how people decide to vote for candidates like Donald Trump? It’s not that complicated…… Continue reading

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Why Online Mobs Supress Discussion About Violence Against Women

  So a political cartoon was published last week and there was quite a reaction. By various turns it was judged by many to be offensive, grotesque, insensitive, and so on. Cringe-worthy. Truly objectionable. The artist’s head was called for. … Continue reading

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Remember When the Truth Used to Matter?

In a strange way his lies work better than the truth. As Trump’s opponents fixate on the lies, and debate why anyone believes him or why the lie isn’t the story, they ignore completely the tactical reason for the lie. Continue reading

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Tearing Democracy Down, One Brick At A Time

I’ve taken a step back, or more accurately multiple steps back, from politics over the last couple of years. I didn’t get tired of politics and I still believe that politics is important. I just got tired of the lying; … Continue reading

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What Matters Now? (My Third Open Letter To My Teenage Sons)

When poker professionals head into the second last day of a major tournament they are keenly aware that they can’t win the tournament that day, but they can lose it. Most amateurs understand that to mean that they need to … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Talk Seriously About Whether To Unite The Right?

The last couple of years have not been kind to Alberta. Natural gas prices have remained low for 8 years now on a sustained basis. Oil prices followed suit and started to collapse in June of 2014, after averaging roughly … Continue reading

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Will the Next Leader, Be a Leader?

Would you like to lead the Conservative Party of Canada? There is a vacancy. Prime Minister Steven Harper stepped down as leader following the 2015 federal election. The race to replace him is now underway. If you’re actually interested, you’ll … Continue reading

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