April, 2008

Sean Avery’s kid brother, Scott

Sean AveryDon’t know New York Rangers forward Sean Avery, never saw him say hi to a goalie.

But for sure Sean’s kid brother, Scott is a real winner.

  All I know about the fabled New York Rangers is that long ago when I was growing up in Halifax, my favourite Uncle Eddy was a real Rangers fan in the gone forever days of forward Andy Bathgate.

  When the Rangers’ so-called “bad boy” Sean Avery was rushed to a Manhattan hospital with a lacerated spleen, apparently suffered in an unscheduled collision with a Pittsburgh defenseman in Tuesday night’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh, the New York Daily News (to my pride and joy) called Canada Free Press (CFP).

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

Barack Obama’s Lament

Original Work by Mark William Smyth of Toronto, Ontario

Remember “Jeramiah Was a Bullfrog”.

By Guest Column Mark William Smyth- Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

The Supremes uphold election integrity

Heaven knows Jimmy Carter is wrong much of the time.  Yet even the former president has his better days.  One of them occurred during his service as co-chair of the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform.  Carter joined in the commission’s recommendation for a voter photo identification requirement.

By Michael Bates - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

Hawaiian Sovereignty Activists Barricade Iolani Palace

Iolani PalaceHONOLULU, HAWAII - Hawaiian sovereignty activists calling themselves the “Hawaiian Kingdom Government” surrounded Iolani Palace this morning, refusing to let state employees either enter or exit the historical site, saying the palace and surrounding grounds are property of the “Hawaiian Kingdom.”


An unknown amount of state employees who work in the state archives division are trapped inside, according to Russ Saito, head of the Department of Accounting and General Services.

By Guest Column Malia Zimmerman- Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

When Gasoline Reaches $5.00 per Gallon Thank Liberals!

Financial Times reports “OPEC says oil could hit $200,” up from the record $120 a barrel today. If and when that happens, predicted to be this summer, the $3.50 to $4.00 prices you see at the pumps today will top $5.00 per gallon and you can thank liberal environmentalists for that!

By JB Williams - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

Welcome to New Joisy, Where Illegal Ain’t!

—Satire—

United States Attorney Christopher Christie, New Jersey’s top federal prosecutor, is rumored to be interested in running for governor of that state in the near future.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

Green Card Day

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so retrospectively obvious that one feels a bit foolish for not having thought of it first. Like the Daily Show’s original tagline: “When news breaks, we fix it.” Or registering web domains with the names of Fortune 500 companies back in the mid-90s, then selling them to those companies for a big pile of money.

By Guest Column Russ Gottwald- Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

Our historical figures are not treated with the respect they deserve

The Right Honourable Arthur Meighen In 1952, my office was on Bay Street.  There were three of us.  Ralph was the boss and Mary acted as receptionist and secretary for both of us.  Actually, Premier Leslie Frost was our boss, but we didn’t get to see him very often.

At Christmas, Mary gave Ralph a book.  He gave one to me and I gave a book to Mary.  The rule was that they had to be about Canadian politics and politicians.  Federal, provincial or municipal and non-fiction.  We often joked about the amount of fiction in non-fiction books about politicians. 

At Christmas that year, Ralph gave me a book about the state of federal politics and government between the first and second war.  I enjoyed it, for in it Mackenzie King was portrayed as a scheming and devious man…which was a view I strongly held.

By Clare Westcott - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

History Will Judge…

There are those who believe that every person, at some time in their existance, is faced with an all important choice. A choice that will, if taken, change everything.

By Myles Higgins - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story