What does it mean to be Canadian?

What does it mean to be a Canadian? What are the values that we collectively share that hold us together as a community of Canadians? I ask these questions because we seem to have drifted away from common goals to demands for prioritizing respect for extreme individual rights.

For decades we have been hearing about human rights and individual rights. We have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.

By Diane Weber Bederman - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

The Trump Hand

So let me see if I can start another maelstrom. This is merely a rumination. I am not Marc Antony, and this is no burial oration for Caesar.

I read Peg Noonan’s column in the WSJ today [5/14] and it nagged at me just how Trump migrates around the political battlefield so easily through, around, and in between the Party lines. I started thinking in my highly trained, and observant Foreign Area Officer pea brain that Trump may sound mad, but we don’t kill off madmen in America. Like some form of Native American lore, one does not disrupt the spirit of such a man.

By William R. Mann - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

Insane Muslim Terrorists

A Muslim terrorist stabbed four people at a train station near Munich while screaming, “Allahu Akbar”. In between proclaiming the glory of Allah, he also shouted that his victims were all “unbelievers”. A woman heard him say, “Infidel, you must die”.

The German authorities came to the inescapable conclusion that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Instead the stabber had been “mentally ill” and was probably not even fit to stand trial. The Koran wasn’t to blame. It was the fault of his psychological problems.

This isn’t surprising. It’s a well known fact that there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism. Instead there are just a lot of people out there, of Muslim origin, suffering from a unique set of psychological problems that cause them to shout Allahu Akbar while trying to kill people who aren’t Muslims.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

Major League Baseball Throws a Spitball at Puerto Rico

It’s a common theme of mine that the American spirit is growing steadily weaker. One way in which we see that is the propensity to become hysterical at the least provocation, the proverbial elephant afraid of the mouse. Witness the ongoing hysteria over the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

The latest victim is the impoverished U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has struck out with Major League Baseball. A two-game series scheduled for the territory is being moved to Miami. Why? The Major League Baseball Players Union put a squeeze play on Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred to relocate the games, scheduled for the end of May, after several players expressed fears about getting and possibly transmitting the Zika virus.

By Michael Fumento - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

Meet the New Media, same as the Old Media

Everyone knows that liberals control the old media outlets that are rapidly becoming irrelevant. The national print publications and broadcast television networks have historically tilted to the left. In fact, this week, it was no surprise to learn that the Washington Post will assign 20 reporters to investigate every aspect of Donald Trump’s background, hoping to find salacious dirt on the GOP front runner. In contrast, they have shown limited interest in assigning additional reporters to investigate the many scandals swirling around Hillary Clinton.

While the Washington Post is known as a liberal newspaper, many people were shocked this week to learn that Facebook, the social media giant, is also staunchly liberal.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

Oil prices in light of oil sands shutdown, oil strike in Israel

A number of seemingly disparate variables are influencing the world’s volatile equation of oil and fire, needing just a spark to ignite a conflagration. And one of huge proportions has been blazing well to the north of us in Alberta, consuming the tinder dry landscape surrounding Ft. McMurray, the hub of Canada’s oil sands development.

Initial cause of the fire is yet undetermined, investigators employing drones to examine the hundreds of square miles of scorched earth left by the searing flames that depopulated a city of 88,000. The city was surrounded by the fast-moving blaze that destroyed more than 1100 homes and edifices but didn’t burn actual oil production centers.

By A. Dru Kristenev - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

Do Unions Cause Inequality?

We hear quite a bit about inequality today.  This seems to be the mantra in the waning of the Obama Administration with the President saying, “Income inequality is “the defining challenge of our time.”  This is all code for another of President Obama’s descriptions of the same policy, the need to, “Spread this wealth around,” or in other words “From each according to his ability to each according to his need.”

Let’s spread the wealth around and end inequality.  One of the President’s and the Democrat Party’s most powerful allies in this long march to the promised land of a worker’s paradise where everyone is truly equal are the unions.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Full Story

Nakba Day Commemorations Spur Antisemitism

Nakba Day, which mourns the rebirth of the State of Israel in the ancestral Jewish homeland every May 15 and advocates for its destruction, serves to create antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Canada says.

By B’nai Brith - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Nancy Pelosi Complains: Investigating Planned Parenthood for Selling Baby Parts is “UnAmerican

Congressional Democrats today are rewarding their efforts to shut down the select panel the House of representatives approved to investigate Planned Parenthood and its sales of body parts from abortion babies.The call was led by Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, who called the investigation “unAmerican.”

But pro-life groups say the call is duplicitous because the Democrats get significant campaign funding from the abortion company.

Here’s more at Life News….

By News on the Net - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Union Giveaways in Air Traffic Control Bill Set a Bad Precedent

The Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization Act contains several reforms that move in the right direction. Notably, it removes America’s air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration and establishes it as a federally chartered, nonprofit corporation.

But the legislation includes troubling labor provisions. Its supporters seem intent on buying government union support by giving them even more leverage over the public than they now possess.

This sets a terrible precedent for future privatization efforts. Congress should modernize America’s air traffic control system without enriching unions.

Read more…

By Heritage Foundation James Sherk- Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Roadside Hook–Up Results in Slow Bern

Most of us don’t normally associate tow truck drivers with humor. Anger, outrage, despair and generalized hostility, yes, but humor, no. That’s why the story from Fox News in Asheville, NC is so interesting.

Tow truck driver Kenneth Shupe received a call to pick up a woman who was stranded beside her wrecked car. The tow was shaping up to be a routine rescue. Just the usual concerns about expense exacerbated by additional worry regarding what to say to the driver during the awkward ride to the shop.

By Michael R. Shannon - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Curt Schilling, North Carolina, the Feds, DOJ, and Transgender Bathroom Bills

Baseball Great Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN for daring to share the image and message shown on his personal social media page.  The sports network considers Mr. Schilling’s personal opinion about the perverted mental illness of transgenderism to be discrimination.  I don’t care how nice these people may seem to liberals, and how much they want to pat themselves on their own backs for having a good feeling about bending over backwards for transgenders, the reality is Bruce Jenner’s chromosomes did not change when he put on a dress, and nether did the chromosomes of the dude in Schilling’s post when he put on whatever that is.

The propaganda in politics and media has been so effective regarding this issue, even I had a little voice in the back of my mind calling out to me as I wrote the first paragraph of this article that said, “Aren’t you being a little harsh?”

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Miracles still happen in America

The very idea of creating America was first a hope born out of oppression, stress and desperation.  That hope soon translated to a vision, a courageous plan, then faith in action.  Our framers trusted in the living God to make it so. From the beginning, it was obvious to all that God’s miraculous hand was on our nation, its blueprint and freedom loving character.

America was living and growing ‘the impossible dream.’  It broke all the rules and found that dreams really can and do come true.  God really does guide and protect while building up His own.

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

What About Constitutional Rights of the Overwhelming Majority?

The latest ‘rights craze’ created by progressives in cahoots with unhinged members of the mainstream media and greedy lawyers has the at- one- time greatest nation in human history snarled in the throes of a moral and constitutional crisis over…. Bathroom rights!

By John Lillpop - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Man charged after choking girl, 8, in South Loop restaurant restroom

CHICAGO — A man in the city’s West Town neighborhood is accused of choking an 8-year-old girl in the restroom of a South Loop store last weekend.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Jason’s Deli in the 1200 block of South Canal Street.

According to police, the girl was inside the restaurant with her mother, but the two got separated and the girl went into the restroom.

Read more….

By News on the Net - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Ted Cruz: Thanks but no thanks - not interested in the Supreme Court

Well, that’s ...unfortunate.

One of the GOP’s “unification dreams” was the hope that their presumptive nominee would promise to nominate Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court once he was elected president.  It seemed like such a good idea that no one really gave much thought to whether or not Cruz would actually want the job.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Trump rips friend-of-Hillary Stephanopoulos: My tax rate is none of your business

Why is Trump doing so well, wasn’t he supposed to flame out?  That’s the question that left-wingers and incredulous NeverTrumpers have been asking since they were blindsided by his candidacy.  Whether they want to see it or not, the answer is simple.  Donald Trump is succeeding because he’s sick of all the same crap-ola that ordinary Americans are sick of.

Nowhere is that more evident than in his disdain for the barren yellow wasteland of TV “journalism.”

By Robert Laurie - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Senior Hezbollah leader eliminated in Syria

Arab media reported overnight Thursday that Mustafa Badr al-Din, Hezbollah’s military commander, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah facility near the Damascus airport.

The IDF has not responded to the reports, but Hezbollah confirmed al-Din’s death early Friday morning.

Badr al-Din is considered the successor of senior Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in 2008, also allegedly by Israel.

Israel National News…

By News on the Net - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story

Gender Identity vs. Reality

OPINION,—The following is submitted by E.W. Jackson:

We are witnessing American society’s descent into moral darkness. With each passing day we fall farther and faster into an abyss where truth and fixed ethical guideposts do not exist. It is the moral equivalent for the nation of the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s for an individual, when the victim forgets his own identity.

By News on the Net E.W Jackson- Friday, May 13, 2016 - Full Story