Doug Jeffrey

Doug is a retired teacher, living on the banks of the mighty Sydenham River beyond the eastern outskirts of Wallaceburg, Ontario. Before entering the teaching profession, Doug spent fifteen years back and forth between a family business and the Universities of Windsor and Western Ontario.Doug and his wife enjoy the company of our two children, four grandchildren, and a very spoiled indoor/outdoor brown tabby named Aslan. Doug also dabble, as an assistant, in the genealogical research and writing pursuits of wife Margaret.

Most Recent Articles by Doug Jeffrey:

A Tale of Two Cities

Feb 16, 2014 — Doug Jeffrey

It was the best of weeks, and it was the worst of weeks for Ottawa and Washington.  Last Tuesday, (February 11) Canada’s Finance Minister introduced the federal government’s budget to the House of Commons.  On the following day, both branches of the United States Congress passed a bill to increase their budget’s “debt ceiling” in order to ensure that America’s Treasury Department could continue spending beyond its means.  The two countries, therefore, have been and now will continue to be, headed in diametrically opposite fiscal policy directions.

WMD: “Shock and Awe” Versus “Leading from Behind”

Aug 26, 2013 — Doug Jeffrey

Just over ten years ago (March 19, 2003), the United States led an invasion of Iraq.  President George Bush declared the goal of this invasion was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.”

The Egyptian Military: Hope “Arab Springs” Eternal

Aug 21, 2013 — Doug Jeffrey

Almost always and almost everywhere, it is simply “stipulated” without challenge that the late Morsi Government in Egypt was “democratically elected.”  All else proceeds from there.


Aug 6, 2013 — Doug Jeffrey

Remember this impressive boast.

The Duck Starts Here

May 15, 2013 — Doug Jeffrey

President Truman’s desk sign read, “The Buck Stops Here”.

China and Russia Snooker Obama

Mar 29, 2011 — Doug Jeffrey

NATO has now merged with the American led ‘Coalition of the Willing’ in their air and ground military insertion into the Libyan Civil War on the side of the anti-Go-daffy crowd.  Since U.N. Resolution 1973 was passed on March 18, anonymous “rebels”, or “protesters”, or “insurgents”, or “freedom fighters”, or “pick-your-own-humanitarian-target-constituency” have been violently jostling with the forces of Muammar Go-daffy for control of the oil rich, Arab, Muslim, and sovereign Islamic Republic of Iran.  As Joe Biden would say, “This is a really big (expletive deleted) deal!”