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Proving the founders wrong- Mar 24, 2015
I am a long-time admirer of American Exceptionalism, as I understood America to be the very first society in history to recognize that our freedoms arise from something innate within us and not from the government. Or as the Founders put it, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Into the Witless Protection Program- Feb 24, 2015
It appears State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki has been promoted to the position of Director of Communications at the White House, or as I like to think of it, the Witless Protection Program. Don’t get me wrong, I think Psaki is a perfectly capable individual and it may be wrong to blame the stupid statements for which she is well-known on her, as she was merely fulfilling the mandates of her job by parroting the Administration line.
I am Canadian- Feb 23, 2015
In these days of identity politics and hyphenated nationalities it’s easy to forget the simple slogan a Canadian beer company has been using for the better part of two decades: “I am Canadian!”
The loonies have taken over the asylum- Feb 20, 2015
You really know the world is wonky when top-level US Government officials like Marie Harf, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, suggest that America is unable to stop terrorism and that instead we need to examine the “root causes” that create this turmoil in the first place. Harf stated that, “We cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try.” Why not? I’m reasonably certain that ISIS is taking a polar opposite view and would be delighted to kill each and every non-believer on the planet.
Lies, damned lies & statistics- Feb 9, 2015
Last week Gallup CEO Jim Clifton took issue with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) claim that unemployment in America was now hovering somewhere in the vicinity of 5.6%. Clifton said these numbers were “totally misleading” and maintains that the real percentage of unemployed Americans is closer to double the BLS figure.
The Caliph of America- Feb 6, 2015
For the past six years there has been a debate among conservatives around the competency of Barack Obama. One side claims he’s evil; another holds the opinion that he’s terminally incompetent. For a long time, I waffled between the former and the latter, at one point even thinking that both propositions were correct.
Federal Libs grasping at straws- Jan 26, 2015
Pierre Trudeau’s son has attempted to put the shine back on the Liberal fire engine by holding a two-day retreat in southwestern Ontario, a part of the province that in recent years has lost a spate of manufacturing jobs. The Liberals are hoping to highlight the Harper Conservatives’ poor stewardship of the Canadian economy by focusing on Ontario’s rust belt.
Potemkin Village People- Jan 22, 2015
It’s interesting how many times Obama makes speeches using human props in efforts to prove his point. I recall being nonplussed watching him the first time in front of the White House with thirty or forty people lined up behind him, all dressed in white lab coats.
Banking on Armageddon- Jan 7, 2015
Back in the days when I was very young and equally foolish, my friends and I would often muse about what we would do if we knew the exact date the world was coming to an end. The general sentiment was that we would go out and max out our credit cards, knowing that Armageddon would cancel out whatever debt we ran up.
It’s never about Islam- Dec 17, 2014
Don’t you just love it when our leaders maintain that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam and the terrorist act du jour is just a deranged ‘lone wolf’ acting on his own? We see this on an almost weekly basis, as these so-called lone wolf killers target soldiers, cops, housewives and coffee shop patrons, indiscriminately slaughtering in the most savage and heinous ways possible.
The incredible lightness of college morality- Dec 12, 2014
The kids at Harvard have been up so long it looks like down—literally, as Joe Biden would say. A recent poll taken by Campus Reform at Harvard University found that a fair number of students attending those ivied halls believe that America is a greater threat to world peace that ISIS. Yes, that ISIS, not the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage and wisdom, but the head-hackers currently raging through Iraq and Syria.
Ontario: broke and broken- Dec 10, 2014
One wonders what might have been going through Ontarians’ minds or even if they had any minds, in giving one of the nation’s most corrupt and cynical regimes another 5 years at the helm—with a majority to boot! I always think that there is some sort of Stockholm syndrome relationship between Ontario voters and the Liberals.
If thine eye offend thee…- Dec 8, 2014
In the book of Matthew (18:9), it states, “If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter life with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hellfire.”
It seems to me that many Americans have plucked out both their eyes and cast them away, given that many seem unable to see the precipitous cliff for which we are heading.
Collapsing America- Nov 12, 2014
I’m sure no one is terribly surprised at the recent revelations that the much-hyped “Affordable” “Care” Act was passed on the basis of lies and deceit. Or as its architect, economist Jonathan Gruber gleefully told a group of health economists, ignorance afforded a political advantage and the bill was passed because of “the stupidity of the American voter.”
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Keeping out Ebola- Nov 4, 2014
Here’s an interesting tidbit: Sierra Leone accuses Canada of discrimination over the suspension of visa applications for residents of nations currently hit with large outbreaks of Ebola. The nerve!