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Delegate selection. How will they choose?
I didn’t see this until a reporter drew this to my attention. It will affect the way some choose.
Ontario Liberals can’t afford @StevenDelDuca.
— Anybody But Del Duca (@StopDelDuca) February 5, 2020
Heard Willi Williams’ original version coming in this morning. Reminded me of the time me and my Jamaican brother Karl Hale saw him play it at the Phoenix, in the middle of the night. I felt like the White Man in Hammersmith Palais, which naturally is and remains the best song of all time.
Here’s Joe and the boys. Listen to the words.
A Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warning about the deadly coronavirus outbreak has died, the hospital treating him has said.
Li Wenliang contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital.
He had sent out a warning to fellow medics on 30 December but police told him to stop “making false comments”.
There had been contradictory reports about his death, but the People’s Daily now says he died at 02:58 on Friday (18:58 GMT Thursday).
The virus has killed 636 people and infected 31,161 in mainland China, the National Health Commission’s latest figures show.
The death toll includes 73 new deaths reported on Thursday.
In dark times we turn to stories for guidance. AGE OF UNREASON, the final installment in @kinsellawarren’s critically acclaimed #XGang series, tells the story of resilience in the face of hatred and division. Read this punk-rock page-turner today: https://t.co/on0z2PbE4Z pic.twitter.com/0NM8RztqVF
— Dundurn (@dundurnpress) February 6, 2020
It’s the third and final book in the X Gang series – and my tenth book in all. Just got it from Dundurn, my publisher.
Quill and Quire: “Kinsella skillfully blends convincing depictions of both the punk scene and the racist underground with the hoary trope of a band of kids setting out to solve a mystery. The novel is a suspenseful page-turner that also gives considerable food for thought, anchored in realistically drawn characters and an eye for significant detail.”
Publisher’s Weekly: “Adult author Kinsella (Fight the Right) sets this riveting murder mystery in Portland, Maine, in the late 1970s…Tension starts high and stays there in this unflinching page-turner, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the early punk scene and a moving testament to the power of friendship.”
Globe and Mail: “Portrayals of rebellious and non-conforming teens can feel reductive or contrived but Kinsella nails it without any stereotyping or embellishment. Though this authenticity will have big teen appeal, the novel is also part police procedural, part detailed history on the emergence of punk and part gritty murder mystery, all elements that skew more adult. Classification aside, it’s absorbing, jarring and raw.”
Toronto Star: “Warren Kinsella is known mostly as a political operative and pundit, but he also has estimable punk-rock credentials (as punk historian and as bass player in SFH, which bills itself as Canada’s best-loved geriatric punk band). This YA novel is loosely based on real-life events, and concerns the murder of two teenagers in 1979 in Portland, Ore., then the epicentre of the punk scene. It will be of interest to anyone interested in punk culture — not just the music, but the fanzines, art and writing of the period.”
Booklist: “Kinsella’s book explodes off the page from the start…a dark and engrossing tale of punk-rock heroes fighting for justice.”
This poor guy is the process server who was tasked with delivering @MaximeBernier’s lawsuit against me for suggesting he promotes racism. I insisted we take a picture together in the @DaisyGrp lobby. Anyone interested in contributing research, DM me! #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/ruqtxPbcNq
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 5, 2020
Brought back by a pal who was down there this week. Why do I think Iowa is good for him? When super delegates see him way down in Iowa and NH, they will stampede to support him in SC and into Super Tuesday. Iowa doesn’t hurt Joe Biden – it helps him.
Translation: "I'm saying 'let me be clear' to falsely imply that I hadn't been clear. And I'd been very clear about my desire to licence media organizations and content, a wildly-unconstitutional move that produced a massive backlash, on a weekend, on Left and Right." #cdnpoli https://t.co/OIU55bvhA8
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 3, 2020