September, 2008

Artists Versus Arteaucrats

Prominent arts lobbyists have been making great efforts to paint the picture of a Conservative government having ‘gutted the arts’. Many sing from the same plaintive song-sheet suggesting that the Canadian artistic community is suffering and starved for funds. Like many interest groups seeking more money, they play the same broken record trying to evoke images of starving artists and a heartless government. The facts, however, paint a different picture.

By Kevin Gaudet - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Richard Viguerie: Unleash Sarah Palin!

John McCain may have one chance left to win this election, the Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, Richard A. Viguerie, said. “He must free Sarah Palin to go after Barack Obama and the liberal Democrats, or he will almost certainly lose.”

By Christian Newswire - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

An ACORN Falls from the Tree

Ken Blackwell

As negotiations over Congress’s emergency rescue bill continued over the weekend, repeated rumors leaked out that the Democrats were trying to funnel money to a hyper-partisan organization involved in criminal voter fraud. I’m speaking of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — known by its acronym, ACORN. Although ACORN was cut from the final legislation, it’s important to understand this organization and its long history with, of all people, Barack Obama. And it’s important to see how partisan this emergency legislation has become.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Second Class Status for Ontario’s Most Vulnerable in Bill 77

(Queen’s Park) – MPP Randy Hillier joined the debate this week to address continued burdens placed upon our province’s most vulnerable with the McGuinty Government’s Bill 77, Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.  Hillier pointed out that with this Bill the Government adds nothing for those with disabilities, instead entrenching wait times in law and legislating warrantless entry, all while eroding privacy rights and eliminating Ministerial accountability.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Linda Gibbons Acquitted

imageLinda Gibbons has just been acquitted by a provincial court judge in Toronto on a charge of obstructing a peace officer and has walked out of court a free woman. Justice Clements rightly ruled that Gibbons’s conduct of being peaceful and silent could in no way be interpreted to mean she was making any peace officer’s job more difficult when she was arrested outside the Scott “Clinic” abortuary in Toronto earlier this year.

The decision brings into question the whole Crown/police tactic of charging Gibbons over a 14-year period with disobeying a peace officer, when the correct and more appropriate charge is disobeying a court order. Clements suggested Gibbons WOULD have been guilty of that charge on the basis of the evidence with which he was presented ... but that charge was not laid.

By Guest Column Tony Gosgnach- Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

STUCK IN THE ARCTIC FOR THREE WEEKS…AND COUNTING

imageFrom Peter Alexander, TODAY correspondent

So, here we are. In the Arctic. Day 23. Good times!

Producer Paul Manson and I, along with cameraman Callan Griffiths and soundman Ben Adam, were sent here on assignment to report on climate change and the Arctic for an upcoming broadcast. The primary news peg — and one reason for our visit — is that for only the second time in recorded history the Northwest Passage is ice free, effectively clearing this shortcut between Europe and Asia.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Military, Business Leaders Release Energy Security Plan

(The following article is based on information obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police’s National Security Committee.)

The Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a project of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), yesterday released A National Strategy for Energy Security, a comprehensive plan that offers the public and policymakers specific solutions to the very real threats posed by our nation’s dependence on oil.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

September intelligence summary

Part 90 – SEPTEMBER 30, 1988
‘‘The crimes of your Ministry of Intelligence and those committed in your prisons are far worse than those of the Shah and Savak, and I speak of detailed knowledge.’’ - Ayatollah Montazeri, Letter to Ayatollah Khomeini - Summer, 1988

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Torontonians are such wusses

There’s no other way to put it.  This became readily apparent last week when Canada’s largest city suffered a crisis of unparalleled proportions. What happened in the city once known as Toronto the Good dwarfed other so-called crises such as the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the current financial meltdown in the United States. Or at least that’s how it appeared to the city’s media. This catastrophe occurred when some electrical cables fell on the track of Toronto’s main north-south subway line.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Who did it and why?

imageWarsaw, Poland-Early morning on Sunday, September 28, Mr. Piotr (Peter) Stanczak, an engineer from a Polish GEOFIZYKA Krakow Ltd. seismic survey company, drove in his Jeep, along with a Frontier Corps (FC) guard, a driver and an assistant driver.

According to a local police report, about 06:20 a.m. they arrived at the field camp near Pind Sultani village of Tehsil Jand Attock district in the NWFP province of Pakistan, when three to four unknown persons attacked his Jeep No-B-2748(NWFP), killed his Pakistani companions, kidnapped him and escaped in an unknown direction.

By David M. Dastych - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Give Us Our Money Back. We’ll Fix It!

The ultimate example of opportunistic politics before good government was displayed in Washington over the past several days. Political operatives from both sides of the aisle did everything in their power to create a government-based solution to the financial crisis facing our country; a government-created problem. In the end the US House of Representatives voted down the highly contentious Wall Street bailout bill mostly due to the fact that we are within the 30-day window when voters do not forget actions taken by their elected officials. If only the public’s attention were always so focused.

By Frank Salvato - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Canadian and U.S. Politics and elections

It is really ticking me off on how the Hollywood liberazzi are treating American Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. This incredibly courageous woman, a mother of 5 children,  is living proof that she is a person of character who refused to abort her handicapped child whom she considers to be perfect.  She has an approval rating of over 80 per cent in the largest state in the union, has run the Alaska’s over 20 thousand employees with an even but firm hand and has negotiated pipeline deals that approach the 50 billion dollar mark.

By Edward Zawadzki - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Even Old Time Socialist Says SEIU is Corrupt

Bill Fletcher is all about the wringing of hands over the corruption scandal of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is afraid that it will get in the way of the upcoming presidential campaign.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

How The Democrats Love Their Corporate Welfare Policy

What is it we hear echoing in the left-o-sphere? Don’t we hear all the time that the left is chock-full-o-nuts on how those eeeevil capitalists are so in love with what they call “corporate welfare”? Aren’t the nutrooters always railing about how the right is so in bed with business, giving them oh so many tax breaks? Of course, the left loves their corporate welfare, too. So much so that they’ve gone back to slipping it into play even when it was defeated not only by the right, but deplored and castigated by the left’s pals in Europe and the international community.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

If I Were a Republican Strategist

If I were a Republican Strategist right now I would be licking my lips, rubbing my hands together, and probably drooling a bit over the prospect of hanging this “sub-prime” mess around the necks of the Democrats in general and Barack Obama in particular. Fannie Mae

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Full Story

Green-collar jobs – or con jobs?

Environmental-union-politico alliances use their clout to promote new energy, economic vision.
Will it create jobs, without impacting existing jobs, living standards and economic opportunities?

By Paul Driessen - Monday, September 29, 2008 - Full Story