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Jaw Jaw vs war War

As if a stricken economy, a crumbling infrastructure and a health-care mess weren’t enough problems awaiting Barrack Obama’s attention when he becomes president, there are also the two 600 pound gorillas,  AKA Iraq and Afghanistan, waiting for him in the Oval Office,  And how he handles Afghanistan will have a major effect on Canada’s military presence in that Asian quagmire. John McCain sneered at Obama’s promise to talk with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, but it was Israeli General Moshe Dayan who said: “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” 

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 9, 2008

The American election

Something bigger than 9/11 occurred this past election year—and no one seems to have noticed, despite some obvious clues:

[1] The powerhouse Clintons were ousted from power in their party,
[2] a faux candidate was foisted of on the Republicans, and
[3] someone about whom no one knows anything is President.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 7, 2008

For Whom the Poppies Blow

They cannot hear the muffled
drums
nor the bugle’s mournful sound
for they gave their all for freedom
on a distant battleground.
They cannot feel the mourners’
pain
nor see their loved ones’ tears
whose remembrance day is
every day
down all the lonely years.

By News on the Net - Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ruffling the eagle’s feathers

While we are very careful not to disparage any minority group because of their race, religion or sex, we have no such qualms about disparaging our American neighbors, even as we wallow in everything American from the Simpsons to Sarah Palin. In fact sneering at the U.S. is almost as popular as hockey in the great white north. We especially enjoy condemning the U.S. for its racism. But even though Canada doesn’t have a history of slavery,  we are not a as simon pure as we would like to believe. In fact it’s not that long ago that Jews and blacks were victims of widespread discrimination throughout Canada.

By News on the Net - Thursday, November 6, 2008


I disagree with Licia Corbella

Normally I agree with Licia Corbella, on many things but not this time.. I am a BIG Sarah Palin fan, and furthermore, there can be NO JUSTIFICATION WHATSOEVER for a vote for Barack Obama who has shown a greater disregard for human life in its embryonic state than any candidate that has gone before.

By News on the Net - Monday, November 3, 2008

The Democrats will cut the military

Aside from the concept of posse comitatus, Obama is no doubt aware of the questionaires the military has done periodically, which always show that very few in any branch would fire on their fellow citizens.  When they give it to US Army Special Forces, the result has always been the same—that the SF troops would assume the people were right and would go off to join the civilian leadership.

By News on the Net - Monday, November 3, 2008

Stéphane down, Steve to go

With all due respect I think your sentiments about Stephen Harper “moving on” are more wishful thinking than reality.  Mr. Harper has barely had a chance to prove himself.

His minority government lasted longer than most people thought and fact was the longest reigning minority government in our history.  Harper has consistently proved his critics wrong.

By News on the Net - Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thank you for having this internet site

Thank you thank you thank you thank you….for having this internet site. Many antiobama sites on the internet are hard to open. I think obama helpers are messing with the internet. Pls don’t let it happen to your site!!!

By News on the Net - Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Night of the Banshee

WHEN THE MOON’S COLD BEAM
ON THE CHURCHYARD GLEAMS
AND THE HEADSTONES GLISTEN WITH
DEW
WHEN THE EERIE WIND IN THE SHIVERING
PINES
MEANS SOMETHING’S WATCHING YOU

By News on the Net - Thursday, October 30, 2008

Taxpayers’ money

I believe it was a mistake for the U.S. to give billions of dollars to Europe following WWII (The Marshall Plan) as an outright gift instead of a loan to be repaid with interest when those war-ravaged countries became prosperous.  Now that the U.S. economy needs a huge transfusion of taxpayers money, it’s to be hoped that Washington doesn’t make the same mistake again. 

By News on the Net - Tuesday, October 14, 2008

An Adult Maturity Test?

The current debate on whether 16–year–olds should be considered mature enough to vote, while at the same time urging the government to lift their drivers licenses if they refuse to stay in school until they are eighteen, is causing us, once more, to ponder the definition of adulthood and the appropriateness of treating juveniles as adults, especially in the law courts.

By William Bedford - Monday, March 24, 2008

Dirty Talking

The two teenage girls in the seat behind me on the bus were discussing the shortcomings of their supervisor at the burger joint. “The bottom line is,” said one of them, without even trying to lower her voice, ” he’s a &%##@ son-of-a-#.”

By William Bedford - Thursday, October 18, 2007