Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Carly Beth Cooper (or Edwards) - happy birthday, wherever you are

I was checking my January calendar today and noted, to my amazement, that January 26 will be your 30th birthday. That seems incredible, in my mind you are still a little girl as I last saw you.

You probably remember that I tried to contact you when you reached 18 but I know that you were told not to answer the door. I dread to think what you have been told about me and the rest of your family to make you not want to know any of us even after all this time.

You should know that your Dad is a lovely man who tried very hard to be in contact with you but to no avail, no matter how many court orders he got. He supported you to adulthood even though he was never allowed to see you. The tens of thousands of dollars he spent in fighting for his rights put him into terrible debt and he eventually gave up, knowing that you would not likely want to know him after all that time.

He is not what you have probably been told but a nice man who led a good life. The only hurtful thing he did to your mother was to ask for a divorce when it became apparent that they were not suited. This was very difficult for her and she became very bitter towards all of us. She kept you from us - even from your grandparents who loved you very much.

Your Dad is a successful man who held important positions in the government, was a college professor and is now happily married and living in the U.S. He would love to know you, as would I. Your Dad will soon by 75 years old so if you are curious, it would not be wise to delay and none of knows how long we have on this earth.

I wish you the best for your birthday and you life and would love to hear from you.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wikileaks vs Claire McCaskill

It's very interesting following the Wikileaks drama in the U.S. It is, of course, serious for American international relationships and many intimate contacts and countries will be reluctant to share information for fear of being revealed. Some contacts may be in serious jeopardy in their own country.

Even knowing that the document dump was about to happen it appears the U.S. was impotent to block it. By contrast, on the weekend I googled Claire McCaskill just out of curiosity to see her background. No special reason, just interested. To my surprise, I noted that her first husband had been murdered. I decided to look for more information on him and his death but to no avail. It seems that all the sites related to this have been blocked. Hmm, curious.

Isn't it amazing that a junior senator or the government can arrange to have all information related to her husband's death blocked and yet the United States of America cannot arrange to block Wikileaks when it is revealing serious classified information.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Whites are Racist!!

It has been an interesting year in the world, especially the United States. The President is attempting to dismantle the U.S. as we know it and to remake it into the country that he would prefer. He has surrounded himself with extreme left people. Marxists, Communists and former terrorists and yet Americans dare not complain or they are called "racist".

Members of Congress complain they have been spit on and called "racist" and yet there is not one iota of proof, in spite of the fact that cellphone cameras abound and manage to record almost everything of interest that occurs in this world.

Citizens who criticize President Obama are called "racist" in spite of the fact that their criticisms seem (to an outsider Canadian) to be justified.

When people who find it insulting for a Muslim to build a mosque almost on the side of the twin towers, they are called "racist" even though it is Muslim custom to build mosques on the sites of their great victories.

It is becoming more and more difficult to voice an opinion in the free world without being called a "racist". We are so filled with guilt that we just adhere to these new rules of conduct. Unfortunately, others are not bound to adhere to similar rules in relation to whites.

The following came to me in an email. I do not know if it is actually what Michael Richards said in court but it could have been. It voices what many people think but are afraid to say for fear of being branded "racist". My fear is that we are giving up all our freedoms bit by bit because of political correctness (which others are not required to respect) and the fear of being branded "racist".

I have been wondering about why Whites are racists, and no other race is .....

Proud to be White

Michael Richards makes his point ....

Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld does make a good point.

This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. He makes some very interesting points ...

Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this? There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc.

And then there are just Americans. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me 'White boy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,' 'Whitey,' 'Caveman'... And that's OK!

But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink ... You call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you ... So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day.

You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day.

You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi.

You have the NAACP. You have BET... If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we'd be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.

If we had White History Month, we'd be racists.

If we had any organization for only whites to 'advance' OUR lives, we'd be racists.

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce ... Wonder who pays for that??

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships ... You know we'd be racists.

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US . Yet if there were 'White colleges', that would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud ... But you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists??

There is nothing improper about this e-mail. Let's see which of you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don't think many will. That's why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won't stand up for ourselves!


It's not a crime YET
... But getting very close!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New York Post Cartoon

Get a grip people! I'm not even American and I can see what this cartoon means. The "stimulus bill" was not written by President Obama - he didn't even give any direction as to what should be in the bill and he certainly didn't read it before it was signed. It was written by Nancy Pelosi and edited by the Senate Democratic members.

It's pretty clear that the cartoon is suggesting that the bill was written by a bunch of monkeys - a pretty good suggestion. This bill has almost no stimulus in it and is just a vehicle to implement a left wing wish list.

Certainly, it is in bad taste (as most political cartoons are) and I guess it was unwise to use it when a sort-of black President was just elected. What is amazing to me is that it is always blacks who take anything like this to suggest that there is a connection between people with dark skin and primates. The same happened when the basketball player and the model (I can't remember who either was) were featured on the cover of a prominent magazine. I just thought of it as a comparison between a huge, strong sports figure and a slim, delicate model. The monkey-black connection would never have occurred to me if I had seen it on the newsstand and I was interested to see that it was blacks, such as the ladies on The View, who made that connection as they did again today with the cartoon.

Get over it people. Blacks are successful in every part of society. You have a quasi-black President and numerous other blacks in top government positions in this new regime. Blacks were prominent in President Bush's regime. There is no part of American life where blacks cannot succeed if they wish to. It gets so boring to hear blacks in the media connect everything to skin colour when it is no longer relevant.

Yes, of course, there are some white Americans who are bigoted against blacks. There are also whites who dislike Asians, Europeans or anyone who is not like them. There are also Asians who dislike whites and blacks and anyone who is not like them. There are certainly blacks who do not like whites and also do not like blacks who originate from other areas of the world from them. Bigotry is not limited to whites or anyone else but, for the most part anyone can get ahead if they just ignore the bigots of any stripe.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Get ready, the Marxists are coming!

I just love this U.S. election campaign. Our Canadian campaign recently was called, campaigned and voted on in six short weeks. How mundane! Yours, on the other hand, seems to have been going on for years.

Although I am fascinated by American politics in general, this election has me completely stymied. The American and world media have decided on whom they wish to have elected and will not countenance any comments, true or false, that put their choice in a bad light.

Obama prays for over 20 years with a man who hates whites in general and American whites in particular. He says that if that Jesus is not a black man then he can go to hell. When this is pointed out to Obama, he states that he never heard any sermons or comments like that from his pastor and outwardly, at least, cuts of his ties with him. The media says "Oh, well then, that's okay."

He sits on boards with an unashamed American terrorist responsible for bombings that actually killed other Americans. He works with him on school funding; holds his first state senate campaign in the terrorist's home and yet since the man was a terrorist when Obama was 8 years old, Americans are told that it doesn't matter and that they are just nit picking and mean spirited.

His connections to Louis Farrakhan and Kenyan terrorists, we are told, are nothing to be concerned about. The fact that his own brother (half-brother, I know) lives in a shack with a rag over the door while trying desperately to educate himself and yet nobody asks why Obama hasn't helped him. He and his wife would certainly be considered very well off and the cost of assisting a Kenyan relative would be negligible to the Obamas.

Mr. Obama has little national experience and little state experience. Most of his time in the U.S. Senate has been spent running for President. If campaign ads suggest that he may not have enough experience for the most important job in the world, they are dismissed as negative advertising.

He has virtually no experience in world politics but because citizens of other countries treat him like a rock star, he gets a pass.

I actually heard a Chicago radio station tonight asking people how they planned to vote and why. One woman actually stated that she would rather look at him than John McCain for the next 4 years. That's certainly a novel reason to vote for someone who will have complete control of her country for at least for years - complete because it seems certain that the Commons and Senate will be democrat as well. An interesting reason to select someone for the number one job in the entire planet.

The democratic candidate, Joe Biden, runs off at the mouth and says things that are embarrassing to the campaign and the press says "Oh, that's just Joe." Let Palin make a small mistake and she is the dumbest person ever.

Although every aspect of Sarah Palin's appearance has been questioned, I haven't heard anyone asking what happened to the lines in Joe Biden's forehead (A little collagen anyone?) or why he seems to have more hair that he did when it was a darker colour.

By contrast, the treatment of John McCain and Sarah Palin by the media and democrats in general is vicious. Mr. McCain is dismissed as old and doddering although he certainly seems to have all his marbles and has a mountain of experience compared to Obama. Mr. McCain does not have the questionable associates that Mr. Obama does but that is apparently not important. I guess he is just not "cute" enough for the American voter.

Sarah Palin, who didn't ask for the job of V.P., on the other hand has been savaged by all but the republican base. The media, who are so disinterested in Obama's background, have poked and prodded every aspect of her life. They dismiss her as inexperienced although she has much more relevant experience than Obama. They make fun of her accent although there seem to be an awful lot of odd accents in the Senate and the House. They seem disgusted that she enjoys the outdoors and can actually bring home dinner for the family. They resent that she actually needs a wardrobe for the campaign.

On The View today, they discussed that she had bought new clothes and makeup. Joy Behar actually stated that the makeup purchase was probably lipstick for the pig! Can you imagine anyone having the temerity to make a comment like that about Mrs. Obama? Can you imagine the whining, crying and gnashing of teeth. But, since it was directed at Sarah Palin, it was apparently quite funny.

She has been attacked although she is only trying to serve her country - surely something to admire, not to discredit. Her husband has been attacked because he doesn't have a "normal" job like others in the Beltway. Her children have been attacked - even her son-in-law to be. The every courteous Joy Behar very nastily chided him for not being in college at 18 years old and asked "What the heck was wrong with him?" Although he has stepped forward to do what he considers his duty, people are disgusted that he will not be going to college at this time.

I am quite resigned to the fact that Canada's closest neighbour and biggest trading partner is apparently going to be governed by a Marxist but I fear for all of us. I hope that we all make it through and that Americans do not lose too many of their rights - rights that were given to them by spectacular men at the birth of the United States of America. American Democrats, like Canadian Liberals, always think that they are smarter than you, can spend money better than you and feel that you certainly need more laws to control you so you don't think for yourself too much.

God help us all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Shame on CNN - Shame on John Roberts!

Although I am Canadian, I am fascinated by the American elections which are obviously far too long but infinitely more interesting than ours in Canada. I should probably mind my own business but the bad reporting that I have been viewing on CNN is making me crazy!

It was always my (apparently mistaken) impression that news people should present the news in a unbiased manner and that commentators present their own interpretation of the news based on their beliefs. When I turn in to Glenn Beck on CNN, I know that I am going to hear information from a conservative. When I tune in to Lou Dobbs on CNN, I know that he is a registered independent who doesn't much like anyone. But I really did think that news people held themselves apart from this and just presented the news.

It seems that I am uninformed and that the news is there to be molded and shaped to the beliefs of the news person doing the reporting. It also seems that, for the most part, the news people on CNN are Democrats who are unable to present unbiased news. In their choice of words and the manner of presentation, these news people could easily be on the Democratic payroll.

It is absolutely appalling that people who present the news should distort it to further their own political beliefs and choices. This evening, I watched John Roberts, a former Canadian himself, as he discussed last night's debate and managed to demean and insult and misinterpret John McCain in his every word and action. Obama, on the other hand, must surely be sporting a halo due to his intelligence and good manners and good policies - according to John Robers' interpretations.

Shame on you JD! You used to be a decent news person but these days you should be embarrassed at the way you are presenting the facts of this election. If not, I am certainly embarrassed for you and for CNN.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I was away that day --yeah, that's it!

Barack Obama apparently went to the same church for 20 years. He was married there and his children were born there. In his book, he credits his Pastor with being his mentor in life.

Now, videos have appeared of his Pastor stating that the U.S. created Aids to kill off black men, that the U.S. deserved to be attacked by terrorists, that the hymn should not be God Bless America but instead God Damn America. There are videotaped sermons in which he rails against white people including Hillary Clinton, a woman who has for her whole adult life fought against discrimination against blacks. as well as all those rich white men who run the country. Only Obama, according to him is qualified to know what it is to be an American. Incredibly vicious rants are now coming to light from the man who is Barack Obama's mentor.

Obama's defense about being so closely aligned to such a racist? Why, he had no idea - he was away that day and all the others and didn't hear what his Pastor had to say. Strange considering that his wife, after taking advantage of all that American has to offer, says that she is now, for the first time in her life, proud of her country.

He was away that day? I bet the dog ate his homework too.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The China Syndrome?

Can anyone watch what is going on in Tibet, the killing of protesters, foreigners being ordered to leave the country so that the world cannot see their atrocities, a brutal and violent suppression of a people wanting control of their own country, can you watch this and tell me why it is that we are so eager to have relations with China?

Can you tell me how it ever happened that a country where the people are killed by the state, jailed for any sort of dissension, kept from knowing what is happening in the rest of the world by state control of news, including the internet, was selected to hold the Olympics - a country that takes children from their homes to train them for whatever sport that they show an aptitude for so that China can win medals?

Can you tell me why we want to make China a preferred trading partner, a country that pays its workers meager wages and which has no hesitation is using poisonous ingredients in food exported around the world to end up on our tables and in our pets' dishes?

Can you tell me why we are even importing food from a country where farmers sleep with their animals and chickens, causing them and their families to contract diseases that will eventually be spread around the world causing countless deaths? Why our food manufacturers are not required to tell us when their products contain ingredients from this backward, conscienceless country?

I realize that it is probably impossible to completely boycott Chinese products, but I, for one, am going to give it a try. Although I respect our Canadian athletes and wish them the best in the Olympics, I will not be watching any of it on our state-run television station. I hope that some of you will join me in my own personal boycott.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Prisons - so many questions!

I recently received a mailing from my MP which included a survey form that asked if I approved of serious offenders spending their time under house arrest or whether they should spend their time in jail. This is such a simplistic and self-serving question that it is an insult to the intelligence of his constituency. Of course, serious or dangerous offenders should spend their time in jail.

Perhaps the bigger question is why so many people are in jail for charges like trying to contact their children after a divorce or why so many wives are able to deny visitation with children or why so many women lay false charges against their husbands, many of which are dropped after the man spends time in jail and spends huge amounts of money defending himself and why these women are never charged with laying false charges or contempt of court.

Maybe he should look into actual conditions in jails and think about whether they actually do help real offenders come back into society as productive citizens. Some of the questions he should look into are:
- why up to 50% of the men in provincial jails are there on domestic charges and whether this fact suggests that the family courts are out of control and dedicated to breaking up families rather than protecting women and children.
- why we are so political correct that we have female guards in these prisons who actually run from any violence and put inmates into danger by their absence.
- why most of the drugs in jails are brought in by guards themselves and that often female guards bring them in their vagina.
- why medications are funded for only 5 days regardless of need.
- why a jail that has completely separate sections has a problem in only one section and then locks down the entire jail for 60 days and why the prison would offer cabbage during that time apparently thinking that it would be a huge joke on people who are confined in small spaces.
- why homosexual guards often molest prisoners.
- why guards actually open cell doors when the toughest prisoners (servers) demand it in order to wreak their vengeance on someone they feel is their enemy.
- why many female guards have sex with prisoners on a regular basis.
- why most people in jails actually shouldn't be there and there is no societal gain in having them there.

Perhaps if my MP and his colleagues spent more time asking these questions and actually visiting jails and talking to prisoners without their overseers present, they might have a better idea of what is actually happening in our prisons and a better idea of how to improve our prison systems.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Poor Michelle Obama??

Although I am Canadian, I find American politics fascinating and am an avid news hound. I am finding the current run for the Democratic party leadership particularly interesting. The politics surrounding a female candidate with a wayward husband and a semi-black young man with a terrifically opinionated wife is a study in political correctness and an illustration of how completely stupid it can be.

For example, I keep hearing of how Michelle Obama grew up in poverty. Now, she did live with her brother and parents in a one-bedroom apartment but other than that I am having trouble with the poverty part. Her father worked for the city and she is quoted as saying "The only amazing thing about my life is that a man like my father could raise a family of four on a single city worker's salary."

I am older than Mrs. Obama but, unlike her, I never thought of myself as growing up poor. My father spent five years overseas in the army, never even once getting home for a visit. When he returned in 1945, I was five years old, having been born after he left. We were fortunate to be able to have a "wartime house" since my father was a veteran - not fancy and very small but we liked it. My father brought back from the war a very serious and painful ulcer which would now be considered a disability but that was not even considered after that war. For many years he was only able to work sporadically and spent a lot of time in the hospital recovering from hemorrhaging. During this time, we lived on my mother's salary as a secretary, a very low paying position then compared to administrative assistants now. From her meager salary, it was necessary to pay the medical bills incurred by my father's illness as well as all the other household financial requirements yet strangely, I didn't consider myself particularly poor. We had good quality food, not fancy but good. We had clothes to wear and we had fun. When we were in our early teens we all had part time jobs out of which we were required to pay board.

I know many people who grew up in similar circumstances but I don't believe I have ever heard even one talk about growing up poor and I don't know anyone who was amazed that their parents could manage on one salary.

I guess it reads well in a political bio to say that she grew up poor and I guess if you are someone like Anderson Cooper her background sounds poor but to millions of Americans and lots of Canadians, her upbringing and education is something to be envious of and the "poor" label is really something of an insult.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Male/Female Inequality

Can you imagine a sitcom in which the star, a man, would throw something in anger at a woman? It would never happen. It seems to be ok, and maybe even funny though, if a woman throws something at a man.

Case in point - in the trailer for the new Canadian sitcom, the star is furious and she throws something sharp at her boyfriend. He ducks and it pierces the wall behind his head. This is supposed to be funny. Would it be considered funny if a man did it? I think not.

The physical abuse of men is so common in the media that nobody even notices it. Woman punch, slap and push men with regularity on TV and in movies all the time.

Why is that ok?

The only time you see a man hit a woman in the media is shortly before he is arrested.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Obama Just Might Be the Anti-Christ

For some time now I have been watching Barak Obama and feeling strangely uneasy. When asked why, I really couldn't put my finger on it.

Maybe it's because his birth religion is Muslim and it usually seems that Islam trumps all when push comes to shove.

Maybe it's because he never, ever mentions that his mother is white and he was raised by his white grandparents in a white world and yet he promotes the fact that he is "black". I don't believe he ever visited his other family in Africa until this election.

Maybe it's because he belongs to a church that has a pastor who is decidedly anti-white and anti-white American and pro radical blacks such as Louis Farrrakhan, Nation of Islam leader.

Maybe it's because he has not much experience in politics and has not, until last week, made any real policy statements other than that he would talk to the dictators of the world and I guess that would make them our friends. The policy statements that he finally made involved spending huge amounts of money in a time when the West is in a serious financial situation with China owning most of the US debt.

Maybe it is because the Hollywood "stars" all seem to love him so much. That would be the same people who revere Fidel Castro and think that he is a genius in spite of the fact that they would have been rounded up and put to death, like many Cuban writers and artists were, if they did, in fact, live in Cuba.

Maybe is the extreme adoration that is going on with most Americans for this charismatic orator in spite of the fact that he has never proven himself to be a good politician or a leader or to have any of the experience that is certainly needed to be the leader of the free world.

Or, maybe it's because so much of this situation is pretty much as described in the Bible about the coming of the anti-Christ.

Conservatives of Ontario Unite

You have had your vote and now it is time to unite behind John Tory. I realize that some of you would have liked an 80% approval vote but 67% is a win no matter how you look at it.

Please set aside any bad feelings that you have and work at making people feel positive about Conservatives for Ontario. John Tory is a good, well-meaning man who made a "political" mistake in the last election. Unfortunately (or fortunately) he tries to do what he thinks is right even though it may not be the expedient political thing to do. I am sure he has learned from the last election and will be a regular politician next time saying only what will get him and you elected - too bad it has to be that way.

For the sake of those of us in Ontario who cannot stand the lying Liberal way and the lying Dalton, please work with him and show Ontarioans that Conservatism is right for Ontario in the interim and in the next election.

It's time for the Conservatives to return to power and work toward a better Ontario for all of us!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Boybott Loblaws

Loblaws apparently has a problem with shrinkage much of which they are blaming on staff. In order to deal with this problem they will no longer hire anyone with a criminal record. I understand they they have a situation to deal with but I cannot believe that this is a solution which is good for them or for society.

I doubt that people are aware of how many jobs are not available to people with a criminal record of any kind. They cannot be bonded although their record may have nothing to do with theft. They cannot have jobs, such as selling cars, if they require a license. Many, many companies will not hire anyone with a criminal record, no matter what the circumstance.

People say that if you do the crime you must do the time. They want you to straighten up and live right and become a productive member of society but then they make it impossible for you to do so. Nobody wants to take a chance on you so that you can, in fact, become that productive citizen.

Often young people do one stupid thing such as a minor theft or being charged with assault after an altercation. Should they be prohibited from obtaining a job indefinitely for that?

I doubt also that most people are aware of how many people get into the "justice" system and end up with a criminal record although they have not committed a criminal act. The family court system in particular seems to delight in charging men with a vast number of charges when a woman decides to lay a false charge. In order to get out of the situation without bankrupting their entire family to pay legal costs, they are given the option of accepting one or two of the charges (usually their choice) so that the others can be dropped. Often that is the only way to avoid going to jail or financial ruin for their families so they accept a couple of charges even though they may never have committed an illegal act. Unfortunately, what these men are not aware of in pleading to a criminal charge is that they will never see their children again and they will find it almost impossible to get a job of any kind.

How on earth is anyone with a criminal charge expected to become a productive member of society when it is made impossible by that very society? Has Loblaws or other companies who will not even consider people with a criminal record given any thought to what this does to the very society they are so concerned about?

There are many, many people with minor criminal records in this situation and many families who are trying to help them. I think we should all band together and boycott Loblaws and all their other stores such as Zehr's, Super Store, etc. I think we should all send a protest to Loblaws and let them know that we will not be sending any more cash their way until they re-think this policy. Since money is their motivation, let's not give them any of ours. I will be sending my protest. Will you?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kudos to Kellogg's

I know it's a small thing, but congratulations to Kellogg's and their advertising people who have finally portrayed a man in a Rice Crispies commercial as a capable and caring Dad of three little girls. This happens so seldom that it is worth a special mention.

Normally, men are completely absent from the family unit in commercials and Supermom looks after everything including home repairs. If men are portrayed at all, they are complete imbeciles who are not nearly as smart as their children and, of course, only tolerated by their wives. They squeal like teenaged girls when frightened by fibre or by the fact that dinner is ready. Their wives barely tolerate them and the children disregard them as if they were sub-human.

Way to go Kellogg's - we need more of this sort of respectful advertising in a world gone mad.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year Everyone!

2007 wasn't such a great year for many people. Let's hope that 2008 brings:

- a sensible end to the war
- a stop to the push toward world government
- a stop to the ongoing trend of taking away all our hard-won liberties
- less China and their wretched products and dictatorial leaders
- lower taxes for everyone
- less power to out-of-control police and government agencies
- more people who are kinder to each other
- visits with my grandchildren, Ethan and Laura, who are kept from me by their mother


Just to let you know how irrelevant my life is, it is New Year's Eve and I wasted a full hour watching a special about Britney Spears on the Nancy Grace Show. Luckily, NG wasn't there but home with her twins. There was, however, a full contingent of women past their prime but still with long hair - a fashion faux pas for sure.

We were able to follow through Brit's full year of disastrous behavior with an emphasis, of course, on the fact that she is (at this time at least) an unfit mother who doesn't seem too interested in having her children back or even having visitation with them. She won't take drug/alcohol tests as ordered by the court; she doesn't show up for court hearings with the excuse that she is sick but, not sick enough to stay out of the clubs a few hours later; she won't go to parenting classes.

All the while, the children's father, Kevin Federline is apparently keeping a low profile and looking after his sons. This seems to draw the ire of the women guests on the show who sneer when they mention his name. One stated flatly that he only wanted the children for the money. Nothing was mentioned about women who marry men with money - for the money! I guess that is completely different and certainly acceptable. Another sneered that he probably dumps them on a nanny. I bet that this woman, if she has children, dumps them on a nanny but of course that would be different because she needs to be liberated.

Not one thought of the possibility that he loves his sons and wants them to be safe or that he might be a very good father. These new women seem to think that men should be available only to impregnate them and then to stay out of the way and not bother them. They should, of course, send money.

I don't know Kevin Federline but I know that his former girlfriend seems to like him and thinks he is a nice guy who loves his sons. I also know many men who are fine fathers and who love their children. They change diapers, feed babies, get up in the night as much as the mothers of their children.

It is time society took a look at its attitude toward men and that it is time we started to eliminate this new hatred of men that is going on with modern women.

Will the punishment fit the crime?

Recently a teen-aged girl was murdered by her father. After he strangled her, he called the police and told them he had just killed his daughter. Although a trial has not been held yet and all the facts are not known, it has been reported by her friends that she had a difficult relationship with her family because she did not wish to wear her hijab. Apparently she would leave her homel dressed as her family wished and then changed before she arrived at school.

In the past in this province's politicians have actually considered seriously the possibility of allowing Muslims to use Sharia Law instead of the court system and rules that the rest of us are bound by. Thankfully, they were shouted down by right-thinking citizens who can see the possibilities of Sharia Law being used to keep Muslim women in their place and to punish them for supposed wrongs under Muslim laws. The politicians argued that it would only be used when acceptable to the accused, not realizing that these women must live with their accusers and that they would not likely dare to ask that Sharia Law not be used.

It will be interesting to watch this case and to see how our liberal court system and judges handle this case. I bet that this man will not do as much time in jail as Robert Latimer has done and will continue doing even though he killed his daughter out of love and his wish to remove her pain.

What's wrong with this picture?

It has been so interesting watching the coverage of the death of Benazir Bhutto, the grief that followed and her funeral. I have not doubt that most Pakistanis are genuinely distraught over her death and that they hoped that she might be the political answer to their problems in spite of the problems she has had as leader in the past. Perhaps corruption is more acceptable in that part of the world or perhaps we just hear more about it.

It is evident that she was welcomed enthusiastically and grieved sincerely.

Looking at the film on the television and in the papers however, I was struck by one thing. The very mosque that her funeral was held in was a place that she would not even be able to enter. The pictures there and in the streets were all men!

It's fascinating that she would be acceptable to be the head of the government and to lead the country but not to worship with men and that other women would not be able to grieve the death of a woman properly in the mosque with men.

Am I really the only one who finds this somewhat perverse in this day and age?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Robert Latimer - a tragic tale

It is unimaginable that the national parole board, the same board that allows murderers, rapists and other ne'er-do-wells to roam our streets, has turned down Robert Latimer's appeal for parole. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this case, you can read the background here.

From all accounts, Latimer was a good and devoted husband and father who had to watch his 12 year old daughter, who had the mentality of a 3 month old baby, linger in excruciating pain year after year. She was subjected to numerous painful operations by the medical community. There was no hope of improvement, just years and years of pain and there was virtually no quality of life even though critics insisted that her occasional reflexive smiles proved that she was a happy girl. In 1993 Latimer sent his wife and other children off to church, put his daughter into his truck with a hose from the exhaust and watched her go to blessed sleep.

Although I certainly do not favour mercy killings, there have been cases in Canada and other countries where they have occurred without penalty. A Canadian member of parliament was involved in such a case with a woman with Lou Gehrig's Disease and I don't recall him being charged with anything. Of course, he also stole a valuable ring and managed to get away with that too. I guess it depends on who you are and a Saskatchewan farmer doesn't make the cut.

The parole board apparently thinks that this thoughtful, caring man is a dangerous risk to society and that he will go around killing anyone who is disabled. How absurd. The man could not watch his daughter suffer any longer and and be forced to go through more painful operations at the hands of Canadian doctors.

The real problem is that he will not bend to their will; he has not been reprogrammed to think as they would like him to. He still feels that he did the right thing for his child and refuses to play their game and pretend that he is a "sorry boy" who now has the correct mindset.

I understand the fears of the disabled community that they might be fair game if mercy killings were allowed but Latimer has been punished beyond all reason. Real murderers, people who kill out of malice, are released after serving less time than this caring compassionate father. Women who have opted to kill abusive husbands instead of leaving leaving them have been punished much less than this.

Shame on the parole board. Shame on everyone who agrees with extending his punishment even further.

Friday, November 30, 2007

What on earth is going on?

How come women on TV, in commercials and programs, are permitted to slap and punch and pinch the noses of men when a man doing the same thing to a woman would cause a backlash that would make an advertiser go out of business?

How come most men in commercials are bozos while women are almost always good looking and much smarter than their men - men who seem to be only tolerated?

How come when a women on TV states that she has left or divorced her husband, the audience cheers wildly and the other women on the show usually say "Way to go girl" or something similar?

Why is it that a woman who injures or kills her child must certainly be suffering post-natal depression or some sort of a mental disturbance while a man in the same situation is a monster?

Why do female teachers who have sexual relations with children get a slap on the wrist and become folk heroes while a man doing the same is disgusting and will go to jail for many, many years?

Why do we call divorced women single moms but we don't call divorced dads single dads? Aren't they still dads?

Why are so many women having children without fathers? Don't they know that a family is important to children? Don't they care that their children will grow up with lots of psychological problems if they don't have a dad?

Why is it that a dad who does not or cannot pay his child support will have his wages garnisheed or he will go to jail but a woman who defies court orders and will not allow her children to visit with their dad suffers no penalty at all?

Why does society presume that a father can easily walk away from his children and not care that he is not allowed to be part of their lives?

Why is it that women's groups are given government support but men's groups are not?

Why are men portrayed on TV as whimpering idiots? What happened to real men?

Why are little boys expected to behave like little girls or else they will be medicated? Doesn't anyone remember that boys used to be expected to act like boys? Doesn't anyone remember people saying "Oh well, boys will be boys."?

Why is it ok for little girls to wear sexy, suggestive clothing and to act like little tiny tramps - and people think it is cute?

Why is it ok for young teen girls to flash their bodies on the web?

What on earth is going on?


I am unable to understand why we are so set on dealing with Neanderthals. Islamic people around the world are not the same as the balance of the world and we should stop pretending that they are.

Currently in Sudan a British teacher is in jail for 15 days and will be deported for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Mohammed." That in itself is ridiculous enough but now the streets are filled with rioters who are calling for her execution!

In Saudi Arabia, a Saudi woman who was gang raped at knifepoint is facing 200 lashes. Her crime? She was in a car with an unrelated man. Their crime? Apparently nothing - she deserved it.

Whenever the subject of Islamic violence is discussed on the radio there are lots of people with middle eastern accents who call in to say that Islam is a peaceful religion that does not call for violence. Unfortunately, after that they always end up saying "But you have to understand...".

No, I do not have to understand any such thing. I believe that the Koran says that anyone who cannot be converted to Islam should be killed. Whether the Koran calls for violence or not, the people who practice Islam seem to be violent in many situations and I think it is time we stopped pretending otherwise. We are so PC that we are unable to actually state the obvious. Islam is spreading all over the world. While we are not producing children, they are. In a few years, we will be in the minority and Islamists will be making the laws.

God help us all when that happens.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Police and RCMP are big fat liars

For anyone who still trusts the police, Greg Weston's column in yesterday's Toronto Sun should be required reading. These people are apparently incapable of telling the truth under any circumstances. Please take the time to read it.

After you read it, consider how often you have heard the police say that force was necessary because "he was out of control." It is a blessing that so many cameras are around today to record them abusing so many "out of control" people. It seems that they have no negotiation skills and are far too weak to just restrain someone, even when it is four or more to one.

Personally, I have stood in the hall of a courthouse and listened to three of our "finest" discussing what lies they would be prepared to tell in the courtroom so I am under no illusions.

Friday, November 16, 2007

More violence by police!

Aren't cellphone cameras a wonderful innovation? It seems that not a day goes by that we aren't treated to the sight of police everywhere abusing their position and treating the citizens they profess to serve and protect with violence. Prior to the proliferation of cameras, that blue wall protected them from our prying eyes while they assured us that they only used force when they were attacked. Now we know better.

The sight of a confused Polish man being killed by the RCMP in Vancouver is enough to make the most jaded of us sick to our stomach. These highly trained thugs, when confronted with one, unarmed man, would no back off and try to locate someone who could communicate with him in his own language even though he had hurt no one and was obviously in distress after being at the airport (with no assistance from any airport personnel) for more than 10 hours. I think that 10 hours in that situation might make anyone want to throw around the furniture. No, within a couple of seconds of arriving they had used a taser on him not once, but twice, the second while he lay writhing on the floor. Even then they found it necessary to kneel on his body and on his head and neck --- as he lay dying. Once they realized what had happened, they all backed off and not even one tried to do any artificial respiration in order to save his life.

They will say that the taser was necessary because he was violent even though people at the scene had been able to talk to him and were completely unafraid of him. One cop was even heard to ask if he could use his taser as they entered the area. Obviously mediation and conflict resolution without violence are beyond their grasp. Shame!

In Toronto, a police officer today started to serve a sentence for beating a young tourist. At the time, the police thug said he was defending himself. Fortunately a camera proved what a liar he was and saved the young man a criminal record and time in jail which is what happens when you assault a police officer. The police offender will serve his sentence on weekends and will likely be reinstated to his job.

Another Toronto police officer was in court today for attending at a strip club against orders and (allegedly) sexually molesting a dancer and threatening her with his gun. Very nice.

In the U.S. a police officer is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife. We don't know about his first wife but the second has come forward to assert that he beat her up during their marriage. Now we know that it is never a good idea to report this sort of thing to hubby's pals on the force and I guess she was lucky to get away with just a divorce. Wife number three was not quite so fortunate. She ended up dead in a dry bathtub with lots of bruises and injuries on her body. The blue line formed and it was decided that she took a terrible fall. Wife number four is now missing and is almost certainly dead. Serve and protect!

It used to be that when rumors circulated about police violence, most people just thought that the bad guys probably deserved it. It now seems that the tide is turning and most of the callers today and yesterday to local talk radio about the Polish tourist were in favour of the RCMP officers being charged with either murder or manslaughter.

Many police are complete bullies who have been able to hide behind their badges and their friends. They assault people on the street and in custody and lie routinely in court. It is time for people who are in a position to make changes to the system to step forward and really look at what has been going on. The people who are supposed to be "served and protected" deserve nothing less.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tell me again, why is it we need China?

I am all for open trade among the countries of the world. I think it is a fine idea that we trade openly with the U.S. and that we are gradually getting rid of all our tariffs and duties. I am in favour of trade with England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Sweden - almost everyone. But, can someone please tell me why we are courting trade with China?

In a past life I purchased custom merchandise from China but was forced to give it up because the Chinese merchants cannot be trusted. If they can cut a corner to save money, they will - no matter how unsafe their products are.

Recently, toys from China were found to contain unsafe levels of lead and this has probably been the case for many decades. Unfortunately, Canada and the U.S. do not employ enough people to test for this type of problem. Unfortunately also, the Chinese are not even remotely concerned about health and safety and continue to make products that are unsafe even for children. Today it was announced that toys were pulled from the shelves in Australia because they contain beads with a date-rape drug that is potent enough to kill small children. A number of children have been hospitalized because of these toys. The beads contained in a toy called Aqua Dots (Bindeez in Australia) can cause unconsciousness, seizure, drowsiness, coma and death.

Apart from this, the Chinese government regularly imprisons people for disagreeing with them or merely for being part of Falun Gong, a system of meditations, exercise and teachings that renew the mind and body. These stupid old men are so paranoid that they cannot allow any thoughts that differ from theirs.

It seems that the free world is so okay with all this that we just couldn't wait to let China have the Olympics as a reward for their bad behavior. Wouldn't it have been possible for us to tell them that they could not have the Olympics until they straightened up and flew right? Or, are we so desperate to trade with these thugs and criminals that we can overlook anything while driving all manufacturing out of our countries in order to facilitate the criminally low wages and terrible working conditions in China - including child labour.

While I am delighted that the Canadian Prime Minister sat down to meet with the Dalai Lama and that he is supposed to have spoken harshly (?) with Chinese officials about political thuggery, I wish that we, as a country, would have the balls to tell them to get lost until they behave better.

Too much to hope for, I guess.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Every child has the right to know his/her Dad

I just read the saddest story of a Dad who lost his three children when mom just up and moved away and, although the civil servants who gladly took his money, they would not let him know where his children were. He spent endless hours searching for them. Sadly, after eight years, he happened to hear an item on the TV about how his son had died years before while trying to rescue another child who was drowning. You can read about this horrible injustice at the following website:

I wonder just how many men like this there are and how many children there are wondering why Daddy went away and doesn't love them anymore. I wonder about how this affects these children for the rest of their lives. Little boys growing up with a missing Dad tend to be violent and little girls tend to be loose sexually, always searching for affirmation, proof that they deserve to be loved because of the Father's love that they were denied.

My two beautiful grandchildren are among those children. Although their Daddy loves them dearly, he is forbidden by a corrupt court system and false charges from seeing them. I wonder what they think of their missing Daddy and Grandma and aunts and uncles. I am sure that they think that we don't care and nothing could be further from the truth.

My brother, now seventy, hasn't seen his daughter since she was five years old when he and his younger wife divorced. My sister-in-law was so bitter about the divorce that she would never let him see his daughter no matter how many times he went to court and no matter how many times the court insisted that he be allowed visitation.

After years on fighting and thousands upon thousands of dollars spent on legal fees, my brother finally just gave up. When I tried to talk him into continuing, he said that there would be no point by then, that his daughter wouldn't know him and wouldn't want to visit with a stranger, particularly a stranger that she would have been told was a bad man.

She doesn't know that her grandparents missed her terribly or that they bought and wrapped gifts for her every year for her birthday and Christmas in the hopes that her mother would bring her for a visit She doesn't know that her Dad is a lovely, gentle man who never harmed anyone in his life but who had a successful career in the government and later taught at a very good college. She doesn't know that she has seven cousins.

If anyone knows Carly Beth Edwards who would be 26 years old now, please let her know that we would love to have the chance to meet her and that her Dad would dearly love to have the chance to see her again.

I think that this sort of parental alienation by mothers and by the system is an abomination. I know people who think that this is a plot by the government to break down the family system. I hope that is not true.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Canada's flawed justice

Today, an Ontario man was found innocent of a terrible crime - after he spent 12 years in jail for the crime of raping and killing his 4-year-old niece, a crime that never happened. The police decided on the day the girl died that he was guilty and a medical examiner, who apparently was very inept and whose cases are all now suspect, backed them up. You may say that the system worked and that he was eventually found not guilty but will that give him back the 12 years plus that he spent in a federal prison and will that give him back the respect of his family and his neighbours? Will it replace the years in which he might have made something of himself, might have married and had children? No amount of money will atone for the wrong done to him by our justice system.

Unfortunately, he is only one of a long list of people who have been found innocent after spending long periods in jail after being wrongly convicted. Most of these have happened because of police who decide who they think is guilty and make the evidence fit. Thank goodness for the students who work on these cold cases and for the few decent lawyers who help by appealing the cases. I can't believe I just said decent and lawyers in the same sentence!

Unfortunately, I have seen this sort of thing first hand. I have stood in the hall of a courthouse and listened to police officers decide exactly what lies they would be prepared to tell to the court. I have had a relative accused falsely of crimes not committed and then had the Crown offer to drop some of the charges if my relative would plead guilty to some, knowing full well that defending all the charges would bankrupt our family. There was a time when I would have said "If there's smoke there must be fire" but now I know that the system itself is on fire and that unless you have lots and lots of money, you are powerless against it if they want you to be guilty.

The police have too much power, the Crown has too much power and there is virtually no way to defend yourself against them. The politicians, who are intended to work for us, are totally uninterested in the fact that the system is flawed and the newspapers, who claim to do investigative reporting do not care. Too bad.

Even more female police violence

It seems that every time we turn around, there are more incidents of female police violence. A while ago I wrote about one incident. Before that, we had an off duty female police officer deliberately go to her house, get her gun and kill her married lover.

Now there is a lovely video of a female police officer shooting at a man who is already subdued by a male officer and who is not struggling. I guess the only good part of the video is that she is apparently not a very good shot as the surprised male officer and the detainee both appear to be ok after the shot.

I am a female and I know that women can do almost anything they set their minds to but I wonder about the appropriateness of females in some professions.

I know that if I am in a fire, I want the biggest, strongest fire fighter to come and help me, not a woman who has her job because of political correctness. No matter how strong she is, she will not be as strong as a man in the same job.

I know that if I am every to be arrested, much as I don't care for the police, I would rather be arrested by a male police officer. It seems that woman who are given that sort of authority and who carry a gun are not always able to remove their emotions from their actions.

Take a look at the video and see what I mean. Bet nothing happens to anyone here but the man apprehended.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

More police violence

American TV is today featuring video of a police officer subduing at skinny little fifteen year old girl who was guilty of breaking curfew. This big strong man was apparently not able to deal with a little girl bent over the hood of his car saying "I'm sorry sir" while he was trying to handcuff her behind her back. He was, however, able to remove one of his arms from his attempt to put her in handcuffs so he could get out his pepper spray and shoot it twice directly onto her face.

The first question should be why he would put her in handcuffs for breaking curfew - seems like overkill to me. The second should be why he would feel it necessary to use such a powerful and disgusting weapon on a young girl.

Thank goodness for dash cams and all the cameras that are around today so we can see what an incredible bunch of bullies the police are. If that man could not deal with that little girl without using a powerful weapon like pepper spray, then he ought to be dismissed from the force. Of course, that won't happen because it is normal behavior for the police in the USA and in Canada, probably everywhere in the world.

The powers that be in Florida have looked at the video and concluded that the officer acted appropriately! It seem that their view of appropriate and mine are quite different.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Violent female police

Apparently a female Toronto police officer has been charged with three counts of assault in a domestic dispute. No surprise here. Police women are natural born bullies who are prone to assault verbally and physically and who use their office to especially pick on men with whom they come into contact officially. They take delight in laying excessive charges and breaking up families. Many women who do not wish to have their husbands charged after domestic disputes, violent or verbal, are threatened by these bullies in concert with the lesbians at the Children's Aid.

Kimberly Hancock, the officer in question, is a detective with the sex crimes unit who apparently believes that might means right. You know that this must be very serious for the police to charge one of their own. Of course, no more information can be revealed because she is a member of the force and must, at all costs, be protected. Too bad the same does not apply to other citizens when these harridans decide that a person is guilty and must be punished.

Wait for this one to disappear and never be heard of again. Amazing how that happens!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ontario voters are the pits!

I cannot believe that Ontario voters are about to return the Liberals to power next week. This completely boggles my mind!

We have a Liberal government that has lied numerous times, raised taxes when they actually signed a pledge that they would not. They claimed that they could not possibly get along without the increased taxes and then ended up with a huge surplus that they are using to buy votes.

They make claims that are outright lies. They claim that they have reduced waiting times for medical procedures. Try telling that to anyone who doesn't live in Toronto. Wait times to even hear from a surgeon's office vary from one to two years, then you get to wait for the actual appointment and then wait for the surgery. I bet Dalton's mom wouldn't have to wait that long if she needed a hip or knee replacement.

They claim that they are hiring 1700 new nurses. Where exactly are they hiring them from? I don't believe that there are enough new nurses available to replace the ones that are retiring let along adding 1700.

They have put the eyesight of Ontarioans in jeopardy be de-listing most eyesight examinations. There will be a terrible price to pay when people start to lose their eyesight due to the various problems that could have been detected early with an examination.

They will not cover an ever-increasing number of prescription medications including one which might bring relief to the many thousands suffering from Fibromyalgia, a debilitating condition that ruins people's lives.

But, let the Conservative leader suggest that it might be time for fairness in funding faith-based schools as six other provinces/territories have already done and people are fleeing like scared lemmings. They are, apparently, unable to understand that this would be a good thing that would ensure that every child is taught the approved Ontario curriculum by approved teachers and would ensure that inspections and regular testing would be carried out.

If you vote Liberal, you will surely deserve the government you will get. God help the rest of us.

Violence against women?

We hear so much from the media about male on female violence and certainly it is to be despised, as is any violence. We hear about safe houses for women and children and how important they are. We hear about how it is never, never acceptable for a man to be violent with women.

I agree.

How is it then that we see so much in the media that features female on male violence and that is okay? How many commercials are on the television right now that have females punching, kicking and otherwise abusing men? Certainly more than I care to see. These commercials foster a feeling among women that they can actually beat on men and not get hurt, unless, of course, they are beating on one of the new breed of she-males that are so prevalent in the cities. I know it is not the popular thing to say but generally women are not as strong as men and it would be really stupid for almost any woman to pick a physical fight with a man and hope to win.

In TV programs and movies, women are always beating up men. Again, unless you are a female superhero, it isn't going to happen.

Most importantly, however, why is is okay to portray women beating up men when the reverse would never be acceptable? The hue and cry that would arise from the women's movement and the left wingers would surely deafen us all!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The vaccination/autism connection.

For those of you who cannot watch the Oprah show, today's show was really important. Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson Peete guested to talk about their sons who suffer from autism. It was interesting to hear Jenny talk about how she had brought her son back from autism by means of diet and activities designed to stimulate. She and Holly discussed how important it is to attack this disorder as quickly as possible after diagnosis. Unfortunately, they also discussed how difficult it is to get a good diagnosis and about how doctors do not know (or seem to care) about potential treatments.

It was even more important to hear Jenny McCarthy say out loud that she believes that vaccinations are directly implicated in the absolutely incredible rise in the rate of autism. Certainly, if you look historically at when autism began its meteoric rise, you will see that it parallels the rate of early and multi-vaccinations. The health system keeps adding more and more to the vaccination given to babies before their immune systems have even developed and insisting that is is completely safe even when the evidence is staring them in the face.

It was amazing to hear the statement from the CDC state that they are actually looking at this "potential" connection for the first time. I guess having to give a statement to the almighty Oprah Show puts you in an uncomfortable situation. This connection to vaccinations has been made on the Oprah Show before by another few parents of children with autism but Oprah seemed astounded at the possibility. Of course, when it was made before, her own special expert said that there was no connection - oops, how embarrassing! On that show, some of the parents were almost in tears at the end of the show after being made to look irrelevant and uneducated.

Jenny McCarthy has written a book about her experiences and information about autism. Just Google her for lots of info about it.

My first grandchild, a beautiful, wonderfully healthy baby girl, died only hours after receiving her vaccination. I have no doubt that we are endangering our children with these early and heavily laden vaccinations. I truly hope that our health people are looking seriously at this subject so that no more children are sacrificed in the name of "science."

Is this really news?

I'll out myself before I even start to complain. It may be that I am a little crankier than usual. I am detoxing from a medication that I cannot afford and that the Ontario government will not cover.

That being said, however, is it really news that one child, in the entire United States caught his Kroc in an escalator and hurt his toe? Oh wait, one child in Singapore also caught her toe while wearing Krocs. Good god, call out the Marines. Out of all the children in the U.S. and Singapore, two caught their toes while wearing Krocs! It's a national emergency and certainly deserving of wall-to-wall, on-going news coverage on every American and Canadian news station. For sure!

Now I am sorry that these two little dears hurt their little piggies but now I am also feeling sorry for all the kids who stubbed their toes running this summer while wearing sandals. And what about the kids who fell off their bikes? And what about the kids who are damaging themselves daily on their skateboards?

So many kids, so little bubble wrap.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Citizens of Ontario, get a grip!!

The latest poll shows that, although you like John Tory better, you are still planning to vote Liberal, at least in numbers high enough to give Dalton McGinty a majority. Are you crazy? Let me tell you some reasons why you should not even consider voting for him.

1. Remember when he promised, and signed a pledge that, if elected, he would not increase taxes? Less than a year later in brought in the biggest tax increase in the history of Ontario.

2. Remember when he said that the Conservatives had left a huge deficit? Actually, it was only half way through the year and the Conservatives said that they would have a balanced budget by the end of the year. Apparently, it was the Liberals doing the lying here as suddenly the Libs found themselves with not only a balanced budget, but a HUGE surplus which they are now using to buy your stupid little votes.

3) Just a while ago, the Libs started giving away your money to all and sundry that could bring them votes. No lining up and filling out forms justifying your cash needs here, just make a phone call and a cheque would be delivered the very next day!

Have any among you had to go to the time and trouble to get a building permit or a passport lately? Form upon form, information by the bucket load, and then wait and wait and wait. If, however, you want $100,000 for your cricket club (cricket club, are you kidding me?) then just make a call and a cheque for $1,000,000 (6 zeros) will be delivered the very next day. Since you don't really have any use for a million dollars, you can just put the rest into your savings account for a really rainy day. This was only one of many gratuitous and undocumented hand-outs given to people who might be able to bring votes to the Libs.

Yes, yes, the minister in charge did resign but watch carefully and you will see him miraculously reappear on some prestigious paid-by-the-day inquiry or the like. As Brian Mulroney said, there's no whore like and old whore and these guys never go away, they just move around from committee to committee, disgraced but still at the trough and apparently unable to earn a living in the real world.

4) During the last election campaign, Dalton promised the mother of a child with autism that he would finance the care of autistic children over six years old. He actually spent $2,400,000 in court fighting parents desperate for help.

5) He and his minions are going around saying that they have improved our medical care and, in particular, shortened wait times for knee and hip surgery. Don't believe it for a minute. First of all, most of us who don't live in Toronto or who aren't MPP's cannot even get a doctor. If you are lucky enough to even be referred to a surgeon for knee or hip surgery, you will not likely hear from the surgeon's office to set an appointment for longer than a year. After that, you will have to wait for the appointment and then wait for the surgery. The only wait time, out of the long, protracted wait, that Dalton considers is the last little bit - from surgeon to surgery. All the rest doesn't count. You see, the wait times haven't been shortened, just shifted.

6) If you are unlucky enough to be a senior citizen, keep your head down so you do not get in the way of the prescription de-listings. The Libs aren't interested in paying for anything that is not cheap, even though it may be the only thing that works for you.

7) In newest liberal television ads we see a smirking Dalton saying that to him Ontario means public schools which is odd because he always told us before that to him Ontario meant health care. It's especially odd since he was educated in a catholic school, his children are being educated in catholic schools and his wife teaches at a catholic school. Greg Sorbara's five (I believe) children all go to private schools. So much for the value of public schools!

Now, let's address the matter of John Tory stating that he will fund private and religious schools if elected.

1) These schools will only be funded if they teach the Ontario curriculum and meet Ontario standards.

2) The teachers would have to meet provincial standards.

3) These schools will be required to teach evolution in science class and would be allowed to teach creationism during religious classes ONLY.

4) These schools would have to be open for inspection just as public schools are and we would have control over what is being taught unlike what is happening now.

5) In the scheme of things, the dollar amounts are miniscule and could probably all come out of the budget of the Toronto School Board (my thought).

Please do not just vote as you have always voted. Do some research and consider if you wish to re-elect a man who has consistently lied to you.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The feminization of the western world

It's really a shame that we have allowed liberals and soccer moms to take over the western world. In our schools we dumb down the curriculum so that nobody will feel badly about not being as smart as everyone else. We ensure that nobody fails a class in case they might feel that others are better than they are. In sports, we give everyone a trophy so that everyone feels that they have succeeded. If one team is too good, we penalize them. All in the name of being "nice."

It's really a shame, because what we have allowed these women and liberals to do is to ruin us as a society. Our society used to believe in survival of the fittest and for good reason. It is imperative that we, as a society, strive collectively and individually to be our best.

Animals know this instinctively and males strive to be the leader of the herd or pack. Females instinctively pick the best and strongest males to breed with in order to give birth to the strongest and best babies. They will also abandon the weakest babies in order to improve the herd or pack. Humans, being at the top of the pecking order, do not have to go this far. We can look after the weakest among us while still encouraging intelligence, strength and excellence.

The result of this feminization of society is the dreadful situation we find ourselves in now. Young people are leaving high school or college unable to put together a lucid sentence let alone a paragraph. Sports have been played down in our schools and, in many cases, banned for fear that someone might either be hurt or disappointed. In the U.S. there is serious consideration given to teaching black students in the ridiculous argot that they have taken to using, rather than encouraging them to use proper English so they can succeed in the world. Yes, the result is an entire generation of people who are undereducated, fat and afraid of confrontation.

We are in a frightening situation right now with Islam attempting to destroy us either by killing us or by out-breeding us and we are afraid to fight back either verbally, for fear of hurting someone's feelings or by fighting back literally. I heard two interesting things this weekend. One, and I apologize that I cannot remember the source, said conservatives hate war, liberals fear it.
The other was Michael Scheuer, former CIA agent and author of several books about Islam, terror and why we are losing the war. When asked if we can win in Afghanistan, pointed out that we pull 10 year old girls off the field if their team is too far ahead to give the other team a chance.

There is little chance of us succeeding in this war with Islam as we have lost our survival of the fittest instinct and given in to the liberals and soccer moms.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dads are not disposible!

How did we get to the point that women thought it would be ok to deny the father of her children access to their children? It is so common now for this to happen and I cannot figure out when we decided that men are a disposable commodity, not necessary in the life of a child.

My father wasn't perfect but he was a good man. He came home from five years at war with a serious medical problem and a serious drinking problem like so many other men of that time. Later on, men came home from wars with drug problems. In spite of his illnesses, he was a good guy. I have wonderful memories of him cooking breakfast on Sunday mornings or making spaghetti sauce or soup. We loved playing board games and card games and on the weekends many of our friends would come over and play poker with us. When my sister and I were older and had kids, he rented a cottage so that we could all have a special holiday together. I doubt that the kids remember, but I do.

My mom was the very best and I have no doubt that we would have managed pretty well if my dad wasn't in the picture but it certainly wouldn't have been the same and I wouldn't be the same person that I am.

My big regret is that I didn't let my dad know how much I loved him and how much I respected him for all the things he did and all the things he tried to do for us before he was gone.

Women now have dad thrown out of the house, deny him access to the kids and then, if he puts up a fuss, they lie about abuse or have him charged with rape.

Those kids need their dad. They will spend their growing years missing him and thinking that he doesn't love them. Those feelings will affect them for their entire life. Their sons will go through life feeling inadequate about everything and their daughters will spend their lives looking for affirmation about themselves from men.

Moms and dads are important to the development of a child. For heavens sake, unless dad is an ax murderer, work through counseling or whatever is required to keep him in your children's lives.

Dads are not disposable!

Friday, September 14, 2007

So many questions!

A 16 year old, openly-gay, boy goes to school wearing a shirt that says "Every time you see a rainbow, God is having gay sex." People object and he is told he cannot wear that shirt to school. He then claims that his rights are being violated.

What have we come to that anyone thinks this sort of expression is acceptable? What would happen if he substituted Allah for God? Did his parents know that he had a shirt with something so vulgar on it? If they knew, they must have thought that this was acceptable for their son to wear. How is that possible?

Have we reached the point where there are no standards at all? Must we accept anything that anyone wants to say or do?

How did this happen?

So many questions.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Real Police!

A big pat on the back to an American kid who had the presence of mind to instill a dash cam in his car. Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to have had any dealings with police will know that this is entirely typical behavior. If the police feel like it, they will charge you with any number of false charges. If you can afford the exorbitant cost of a lawyer, you can do your best to fight them in court but they have the advantage because the courts believe (or pretend to believe the police). If you can't afford it, the crown, knowing that the charges are bogus, will offer you a deal and let you choose a couple of charges that you can plead guilty to. It is generally a no-win situation for you.

Again congrats to the kid who recorded the incident. Watch it and if you have ever said "Well he was charged so there must be something to it, the Police don't go around laying false charges", think again, it happens all the time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2007

It is six years since the awful tragedy in New York when enemies of the west flew planes into three buildings and would have flown another into the White House but for the brave men on board. I have been watching some of the ceremonies and even six years later, I still tear up.

Since I am Canadian and live in Canada, I hear all the naysayers on the talk radio shows saying all kinds of things negative about the US and their President. I also hear all the conspiracy theorists saying that Bush and Cheney and their pals are the ones who planned the whole thing. I am not sure how you convince four pilots to give up their life and the lives of all the passengers for that plan.

What I do know for sure is that followers of Islam committed a terrific crime that day and that they are among us just waiting until they can commit another. They are in England, Germany, the Philippines, the U.S., Canada, and many other countries waiting and planning. As I have said before, Muslims can say that their beliefs are peaceful but, until this madness stops, we cannot believe what they say.

My thoughts today are with the families of the people on the planes, in the buildings and the rescuers. Also with all the people who have been permanently damaged by being in the area when destructive materials were falling and the rescuers who spent months in dangerous debris. They will have to face the destructiveness of 9/11 later on.

I am proud to live beside a great country like the United States. No country has helped others around the world as much as they have - in money to re-build when required, emergency supplies and workers, and in the lives of their military. God Bless America!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Oprah backs Obama

I admit it, I watch Oprah. For the most part it is an ok time waster although I have been known to tune out on occasion - especially when she gets into some of her "Men are monsters, or idiots or something to be rid of" shows. This happens most often when she has her friend the psychiatrist on. The doctor seems to have a real hate on for men in general, maybe because her marriage didn't turn out too well.

I am ok with the fact that Oprah favours black guests and often positively gushes over them I am ok that her garden party has only a couple of token white women. That is her prerogative. I am not so ok with her gushing support of Obama in his run for the presidency.

It is a fact that blacks were treated badly in the past and probably are treated badly in some places even now, so supporting your own is a good thing. Some of her guests have been well-known black men who have started schools and sporting events in order to help black kids get ahead. Oprah has herself started a school in Africa to assist young black girls prosper, although she might want to think about starting one in the USA. There are some areas that could benefit greatly from it.

So I get the supporting your own idea, I really do! I wonder, however, about supporting the first black man to run for president so overtly that you not only give your verbal support, but you throw political parties and show up at special events for him. When Oprah started supporting him, he had just thrown his hat in the ring and nobody really knew what he stood for but even then she was all about Obama.

I approve of helping your own to get ahead and I am sure the thought of a black President is appealing to Oprah and to most African-Americans but I wonder if that is a good enough reason for someone with the clout of Oprah to back him so strongly. He is very young, with little political experience and without any experience in leadership. He seems weak on foreign policy and I sure wouldn't want to see him have to go up against some of the really strong leaders in the world.

I find it disturbing that to many people the colour of his skin makes him a viable candidate for the most important job in the world. Surely there are more important attributes.

Police stupidity