For the 54-year-old Jamaican-born Best, the only black female MPP, being demoted was especially galling. As a cabinet minister she was paid $165,851 a year and had a driver but in her new post as parliamentary assistant to Education Minister Liz Sandals her annual pay drops to $129,352.

ONLY $129K plus a pension and benefits; how shameful!

Sun News Network will begin to make its case for mandatory carriage in front of the CRTC on Tuesday.

Mandatory carriage would force cable companies to give the news channel a prominent spot on digital and analog basic cable service, making it easier to find the channel on your TV.

If approved, the channel would be able to collect a fee of 18 cents a month from English cable subscribers — money it says it needs to remain sustainable and on the air.

Sun News wants to force Rate Payers to keep it solvent; so much for free market competition yes?

Canadian families are spending more money on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter combined, a new Fraser Institute report says.

The Sun demonstrating either a lack of grasp of math or the Fraser institue being insane?

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

Mr. Bloomberg, who has come under fire for the N.Y.P.D.’s monitoring of Muslim communities and other aggressive tactics, said the rest of the country needs to learn from the attacks.

“Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.

“We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to,” he said.

Bloomberg; apparantly unable to determine what Irony is….

AVC: Dennis Miller isn’t exactly renowned for his acting. How was he to work with? Did you get the feeling he was trying to take it seriously?

CF: Not at all. Dennis Miller was the biggest dick I’ve ever worked with in the history of my career. He was terrible to the crew, treated people like shit, very disrespectful, very snobby. People would say “good morning” to him, and he would just ignore them or walk past them and grunt or something. He was just very rude. Actually, we got in a fight because of the way he was treating people; I couldn’t stand to watch it. When I’m on a set, I feel like we’re all there together, we’re a team, we’re there working as a family, and no one person is higher than another. They always do the star trip, like, “This star’s got the bigger trailer, that star’s got more assistants,” or whatever, but to me that’s all just a bunch of ego bullshit, and I don’t buy into it. I don’t play that whole game. For me, as long as I’ve got nice quarters to relax in between shots… We’re all there to work, so it’s a dig-in-and-put-your-nose-to-the-grindstone kind of thing. And Dennis Miller was the opposite of that.

He literally was not only just rude and disrespectful to everybody, but he was doing crazy things like… I remember one day he stole a van from the transportation department in Vancouver and just decided to take off and drive around because he didn’t feel like being on the set anymore. Now, anybody who knows anything about the movie industry knows, “Don’t fuck with the Teamsters.” [Laughs.] You can do anything you want, but don’t fuck with the Teamsters. And that’s exactly what he did. I could go on and on about it, but the bottom line is that I was a huge fan of Dennis Miller’s when I took that project on, I was very excited about the opportunity to work with him, and it was really my first lesson in learning that it’s sometimes best to leave people on the screen. When you get to meet them and get to know them and find out who they really are, it’s very disheartening. Dennis Miller was definitely my slap in the face to that cold, hard reality.

The other thing was that when he went out there to promote the film, he didn’t even do good by the promotion. He literally went on the late-night talk shows and said, “Don’t go see this film, because it sucks!” I mean, he killed the box office singlehandedly. But the movie itself I actually really enjoyed. I thought that Angie [Everhart] was great, Erika Eleniak was great, Chris Sarandon was great. There were a lot of great actors, which definitely gave it the support that Dennis was lacking. And the film overall, the writing, the direction… Gilbert Adler did a great job directing it. I thought it was very funny. I love the Tales From The Crypt franchise because, again, it’s the comedy-horror thing which I think works so well. I really enjoyed doing the episodic version, the television series. And I think I would’ve had a lot more fun doing that film if anybody else was playing the lead role.

Yeah; Dennis Miller was going full Entitled Republican …. I guess it’s not surprising he hid behind Fox