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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Four Strong Winds

Years ago when Quebec wanted to be a distinct society I thought they needed to go to Alberta and BC to see a couple of distinct societies. These two western Provinces are complete contrary dichotomies. I spent the first 25 years in Alberta and the last 25 in BC. And I have noticed a real holistic difference between these two. Alberta is positive. BC is negative. Alberta is wholesome and innocent. BC is not what it seems on the surface and can be deceptive.

Alberta cheers the success of its citizens. BC seems to cheer the failure of its citizens. If someone in BC falls on his face the locals and the media seem to relish in his or her failure. If a Premier in Alberta has an alcohol problem and overcomes it, he is regarded as a role model, a great man, a real hero. If a Premier is BC has an alcohol problem he will never be allowed to forget it no matter what. In BC, if an Alderman or a Premier or a hockey player falls on his face, the locals are exalted, critical and negative. In fact that old adage about "people love to kick dead meat" applies to BC. In Alberta people will stop and help you get back on your feet. Americans are the same the way.

This critical negativity in BC is really apparent with the likes of Bertuzzi, the Canucks hockey player. He will never be able to achieve his greatness until he plays for another town like say Calgary or Edmonton. This difference in attitude is why the Alberta hockey towns will have a dozen Stanley Cups before Vancouver gets its first. Calgarians know how to support a team. Vancouver does not. The BC feminists really love to put down a mans’ man and keep him there. Alberta cheers for a winner.

The women in Alberta are real, loving, kind, and wholesome. The women in BC are raving independent feminists who are dedicated to the demands of feminism yet also want to be treated to all the rewards of a real woman. BC women know the power of tits, and high heels and use them but still demand all the benefits and advantages of a critical feminist. BC women will cut a man open. Alberta women will sew him up.

The good things that happen to BC come from outside the Province. In Alberta the good things come from within the Province. The people of Calgary or Edmonton or Red Deer or Lethbridge are friendly cooperative, helpful, giving, or supportive. The people of BC are selfish, critical, cynical, demanding, lazy and socialistic. Alberta types know what hard work is all about. Just ask any farmer or rancher around Calgary.

BC types are into alternative lifestyles, or into successive causes. In fact some BC types are addicted to negative causes that can always be rationalized as good. I am surprised they don’t protest the cutting of grass. That might be confused with grass they want to cut. There are tree huggers not because they love trees but because they love to be negative. Alberta people are into projects or undertakings and bring a positive attitude to them. BC does not have a Conservative Party. Alberta does. BC is into negative socialism and politically correct albeit confusing alternatives and very committed to obfuscating other causes with this negative political correctness. Alberta likes to keep it simple, straightforward, practical and honest. Politically correct is fine in Alberta if it works and is practical. Alberta has lots of God and oil. BC has lots of covens and alternative life styles including polygamy and trees.

BC has an Ocean and Mountains and those are BC’s only and major benefits; its saving grace. Otherwise most people would choose Alberta. Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high, think Ill go out to Alberta, weather's good there in the fall, got some friends that I go to working for….

Or something like that.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Headlines the Liberals Never Saw

Canada USA reach Softwood Deal

And the games all star MVP playing at center was none other then the player we got for Stronach and Brison none other then the Honourable David Emerson who honestly called it when he said he could do more for his constituency and his province by being a Conservative. God bless you David Emerson.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Confronting the Islamic Crusade(Clean Break)

The Muslim Crusade(Invasion) has started. The war in Iraq definitely makes the world, including Canada, have to focus on the issue that will affect all of us for the coming half century. And I would add the 10's of thousands of Syrians now dying are doing so because of the USA' s war in Iraq. Some would describe that issue as achieving a peaceful coexistence between Islam and the rest of the world. I describe it as the confronting of the Islamic Crusade.The issue is not the nature of the West, but rather the nature of Islam from Pakistan to Morocco from Bali to Madrid, from Beslan to London, from Sharm al-Sheikh to Cairo, from recently in Egypt to 911 in New York, from cartoons to killing priests. So many pieces of evidence about this Islamic Crusade, makes it hard to deny. Some can not see it. Some say Iran is a clear and present danger. This Muslim Crusade is against every culture. Either you are Muslim or you are an Infidel. Consider Mumbai, India and the Muslim terrorists there.

Liberal or Conservative. When do we all wake up? It is time to get deadly serious.

To listen to the likes of Osama Bin Laden, (or the leader of Iran for that matter), one would get the impression it is the Western World that is the aggressor. Invariably they always point to the Israel/Palestinian conflict as an example of lands being taken away from Arabs to justify themselves and their Crusade. They make this accusation to jump shift the perception of the conflict, from the nature of Islam, to the nature of Israel's Jews and their "promised lands" or religious goals. It is fascinating to see the CBC side with the Lebanese and excuse the Hezbollah rockets sent into Israel while demanding a balanced response by the state of Israel. These very same leftest would be demanding action when the rockets are landing in an Ottawa back yard.

However this war in Iraq brings the real issue into focus and forces the world to acknowledge that the problem is, equally if not more so, the nature of Islam. These wars will go on until Islam deals with the shortcomings of their violent Shariah Islamic nature. ..or are forced to which is more likely: i.e. World War III.While other legal codes deal primarily with public behavior, Sharia law covers public behavior, private behavior and private beliefs. Of all legal systems in the world today, Islam's Sharia law is the most intrusive and strict, especially against women.

One can not have politics based on the fear of death as persuasion. Iraq forces a choosing of the way for Arabs and the Islamic world. Do they want politics based on fear of death or politics based on non- violent democratic free choice? Fear or free will Faith, that is the question! Never mind about the 1900 year old dreams of the "promised lands" and the West Bank issue. The problem is the nature of Islam.

There are leaders, especially military types, like Ariel Sharon who are miles ahead of everyone else. Like chess players they see the board so many more moves ahead. I remember a speech he made, directed at the USA, shortly after 911 pleading for Israel to not to be treated like Czechoslovakia. Historians will remember that Britain and Europe made peace with Hitler by letting him have Czechoslovakia. Of course that country wasn't enough for Germany, as Germany next marched into and took Poland which started the Second World War. To days Czechoslovakia was Kosovo which the Muslims got over the Serbs. They also want Kashmir,Israel,Spain,France, and most of Southern Russia.

These World Wars always start after a tip in the balance of power eh! The downing of the Berlin Wall was the more recent tip. And France is playing the same game of sitting on the fence except this time they will get a picket up the asshole.

Who in the world would want a neighbour who uses suicide bombers, and kills innocent people to advance their arguments? Who? Sunnis? Shia? Kurds? Jews? Pakistanis? Russians?Americans? Who? Muslim terrorists are a kind of people who are a virus that must be exterminated be they in Lebanon or Canada.

The answer to the previous question, Mr Osama Bin Laden, is no one wants you as a neighbour other then some left wing chickenshit who will not speak up. The same answer goes for Mr. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. That answer would be the same answer whether you are a Buddhist, a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, or an atheist because people world wide all use the same brain cells. All people would choose to exterminate that kind of virus.

The real insanity or injustice to Muslims has to do with the extent to which the USA is controlled by Jewish Americans certainly at least as far as its foreign policy is concerned. That is evident by reviewing the document, "A Clean Break" ( Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy ). That document signed by the senior Jewish people (Richard Perle, Douglas Firth, David Wurmser,) in Bush's Whitehouse predicts the war in Iraq, points to a war in Iraq, and justifies a war in Iraq for Israel's sake not , I repeat NOT, for the sake of the USA. Those guidelines set out in that Clean Break document were adopted by Wolfowitz and Bush when the naive Bush declared his National Security Strategy. How many young Americans have died for Bush's naivety or for Israel's sake because of this National Security Strategy? Dispite all of this, Osama cancelled it all by employing such illegitimate means on 911.

Was Baraks offer really reasonable? Not really! What is the difference between Hamas and Al-Qaeda? If Hamas resorts to suicide bombings does this make Saudi Arabia complicit? What is the difference between a suicide bombing and a suicide nuke? Is this an Islamic Crusade or Christian Crusade? I think the answers are obvious.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Headlines the Liberals never saw.

For Liberals who believe in conditional sentencing.

For Liberals who believe in touchy feely peaceful solutions to dealing with Muslim terrorists.

Was it not a Canadian Liberal government who sold nuclear reactors to Pakistan for the peaceful purposes of making electricity? Who else is now saying making electricity is what they will do? Another country over there.

More Liberal ideas to study maybe.....Green Glowing Pigs

Headlines the Liberals never saw. Canada, U.S. reach framework agreement on softwood lumber.

Headlines left wingers want to see.... 4 dead and 2200 to go

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The "W" word is used by Israel

And the word "war" is used. THAT certainly makes one sit up and take note.

Israel's U.N. ambassador, Dan Gillerman said that a new "axis of terror — Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government — was sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century"

Monday, April 17, 2006

Mexicans Getting Kinda Arrogant

My sympathies kinda go out to the Americans who have been invaded by a foreign people. These foreign people, Mexicans, from another country, Mexico, are now threatening the Americans to accept this invasion or else. See this story. This is notice to Canada to ensure all immigrants are here lawfully and to do so NOW not later. The real insanity is when illegal immigrants demand changes to the fundamental laws like Mexifornia does. It is time to say no to illegal immigration not to mention kidnapping. Meanwhile Mexicans are the welcome wagon to arrivals to Detroit.
Considering what the people of Mexico have done to Mexico, what is to say they won't do the same to the USA? Let's face it, the way Mexicans have gone about immigration shows you the respect Mexicans have for law and order. Are corrupt cops and officials in the USA too far behind? You know "little bites".

It would be interesting to see some Liberals being interviewed on the CBC for their views about what the USA should do on their immigration policy. Liberals want to tell the USA what to do with everything else.

I have to say, if Mexicans were to do that to Canada, that as a third generation Canadian I consider myself an aboriginal and would demand tax free status for my descendants forever just like the immigrant aboriginals before me.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Should I have stayed a Liberal?

I did a mental review or doublecheck of the reasoning and my decision to quit the Liberals and join the Conservatives. After some honest thought, I reaffirmed my decision whole heartedly. The bottom line was the thought that I should have switched 8 years ago after Chretien's first four. Because today for the first time in over a decade I don't feel so cynical or disillusioned, or uncomfortable in my own country. I don't feel like am unethical phoney with no direction which is how I felt supporting the Liberal Party. I am starting to see our country clearly and in focus. I have a new found energy for Canada and for the Conservative view. I believe. And with that belief am able to commit and stand up for Canada. That is so refreshing. Energizing.

I wander around various blogs, left or right, and read away and can recognize where I came from and got to. I came across one that was especially poignant. It got me shaking my head in agreement. This is the Climbing Out of The Dark into the Conservative light blog. Have a read. Bang on the money. He says, "After 13 years of Liberals doing nothing, I listened to an activist (Liberal) saying the Conservatives are 'running out of time.' They've only been in power 2 months!!! But, they are running out of time?? I didn't hear these people running off at the mouth about the Liberals running out of time."

I had to agree. The Liberals and the NDP are grabbing at straws trying to make mountains out of molehills and it is so apparent.

Or he said, "Enviro weenies running scared, saying, the opposition should bring the Conservatives DOWN, because they are cutting funding to their groups, that have had 13+ years under the Liberals, to do something, but haven't. As a matter of fact the greenhouse gases have increased by 30%. Don't blame Kyoto, blame these weenies for getting grants and doing nothing for 13 years."

I had to agree.

Climbingoutofthedark says, "NDP were harping about passports.....hummmmmmm... that bill was passed in the US Congress 2 years ago (you know another COUNTRY), what did they do about it??? Must be "moved on quickly. Okay, my head aches, eyes are spinning....everyone knows what's best for us the voters, and all of a sudden, everything is needed immediately, or sooner."

I had to agree. Who are we to tell another country to rescind their laws dealing with their security. Where have the NDP and Liberals been for the last two years. The Liberals with NDP support were governing. Now it must be moved on quickly.

He said, "One thing I notice watching/listening to all these pleas, is a shrillness, a panic. I smell fear!!"

I had to agree. The more Liberal or NDP blogs I read the more I can see their fatigue, and their fear with the Liberal apparatus. The various supposed Liberal leader contenders can sense it as well. Thats why the long time Liberals aren't running. They know the Liberal Party has to hit bottom and they ain't there yet. They are proceeding on the basis that the "masses are asses" and can be conned into buying a cosmetic change as representing a change in their soul. They are treating the Canadian voter like that ass who can not be trusted with his own money cause he might waste it on beer and popcorn.

Then you can read the typical left wing stuff that gives you a headache. I read them and shake my head "no". These ideas are contrary to everything I have seen in 60 years of living.

Then I read a bunch of Liberal blogs and I see the same disillusioned feelings of being adrift I felt before joining the Conservatives.

For some reason many of the Liberal supporters are Anti-American. This has a lot to do with the CBC and Bush neither of whom represent Canada. When one reads the Liberal blogs, they all have negative feelings about Bush and American politics; as if that justify's their belonging to the Liberals. Dislike of Bush is the one common basis to all Liberals. One thing I notice watching/listening to all these Liberal Blogs is their grabbing at straws, a shrillness, a panic. I see denial. I smell fear.

I am beginning to think many of them are beginning to recognize that Conservatives have some good points that have long needed addressing about a variety of topics. And the Liberals deserved being turfed. About the only thing holding the Liberals together is this negative feeling about another country's President. And those negative feelings prevent them from looking at their own issues. The Liberals are not ready to look in the mirrow. Like Michael Jackson says or sings," If you want to make the world a better place take a look at the man in the mirrow and....... make a change." Pointing their finger at Bush prevents them from doing that. Harper is not Bush and Bush aint so bad. The Liberals are hiding behind that pointed and wagging finger.

I recently read Ann Coulter about the American immigration issue and found myself in total agreement. There are so many issues that Canadians have ignored for years out of fear of being politically incorrect. The more I see of Harper I more I know who let the dogs out. It was the Conservative Party. I dont care who the Liberals get to lead them. I ain't going back.

I like a Prime Minister who says, "Fuck you" to the press. It is about time. I remember Chretien being interviewed by the CBC's Peter Mansbridge the day before the election in 1996. Firstly it should be noted that the CBC gave Chretien the last or hammer interview, the night before the election, compared to the other leaders. Nothing blantant about the bias of the CBC. And I remember thinking when it was finished that not only, did Chretien got treated with kid gloves, but also got royal treatment. It was a Chretien promotion from the get-go for 30 minutes and on the night before the election. As Chretien was leaving he shook Peter Mansbridges hand and jokingly said, "Your cheque is in the mail." Given what we have learned from the Gomery inquiry, maybe it wasn't a joke. It certainly was a very favourable and biased Liberal interview by the Canadian tax payer funded National Broadcasting station the CBC. At the time I was a Liberal and thought ha ha. In hindsight, I begrudge the CBC being a Liberal propaganda machine and an anti-American, anti-Bush, anti Republican, anti Conservative, propaganda machine on the tax payers $$$.

I like and agree with Ann Coulter's views. They are funny and reflect my thoughts completely. I wish I could apply them to Canada. The CBC no longer reflects my views at all.

As Ann Coulter says and I freely paraphrase, "There are more than 6 billion people in the world, many of whom apparently like the idea of living in one of the wealthiest democracies on Earth. But if the billions of people of the world did live here, it would not be "here" anymore. Canada is special for a reason that must transcend the right to vote or everyone would be trying to immigrate to Iraq right now; not to mention the Health Care line ups would be impossible."

There is an excellent American blog known as American Daughter which has the following picture for their countries Liberals who kindly want to give all those who entered the United States illegally guest worker visas. That picture says continent so that includes Canada. Maybe those people should try going to Iran. Not to mention as a third generation Canadian I consider myself an aboriginal and want tax free status for the rest of my ancestors lives. I hate to sound like a Conservative but it is time to stand up for Canada. And there are many Liberals who would not do that despite being entitled to their entitlements. All I can say to these Mexicans is remember the Alamo.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Social Workers Must be Fired when children die.

Soon after I first moved to Victoria on Vancouver Island, I went out for my Sunday morning breakfast and newspaper. I stopped at a local news stand and asked for a local paper. The sales person said, "Here it is. The Times Communist." I laughed as she handed me the Times Colonist. However she was right. The number of times since then I have heaved that paper in the garbage and shouted, The Times Communist, are frequent. (I must point out to anyone out east that the Liberals Provincially are the center right party in BC unlike the Federal Liberals.)

This last weekend was no exception. This relates to the Ted Hughes Report and his support for socialist ideals under the guise of protecting children. The Ex Judge points to Premier Campbell and blames budget cuts and lack of leadership in the Ministry of Children for hundreds of unfinished child death reviews not being done. This relates to investigating deaths of children in or out of the Ministry.

Then the Honourable Ex Judge undermines his credibility by acknowledging he knows where all the files are and what happened but refuses to identify the individuals involved. I repeat the verb "undermines" to emphasize I mean the withdrawal or the destruction of his credibility. Nor does he explain why somebody within the Ministry or the Coroners Office neglects to bring up the question of why those files are not being reviewed. Why are they in a warehouse collecting dust? So nobody, as negligent as they must have been, gets fired. Basically he blames the system, budget cuts or the politicians. Of course, as with any Ministry, if one criticizes it, the bureaucratic answer is always an enlargement of the bureaucracy. The real negligent mistake is ignored

The same scenario happens with Sherry Charlie the 19 month old aboriginal child who died from a beating when placed with a "kin and kith" relative. The standard practice when placing any child in care is to place the child with an "approved child care resource". That means the resource has been checked to be safe and sound i.e. no criminal record etc. This is done to ensure the "safety and well being" of the child. The child is then not at risk. Simple! One would think that the ex-judge would ask the following two questions. Who was the social worker that approved or negligently failed to approve that "kin and kith" approved child care resource? Has that social worker been discipled as in fired? What really happened? But no such luck.

That is too bad because the NDP are using the death of this child to undermine the Liberal approach to apprehensions which is to keep families together. The story is easy to follow. The Provincial Liberals wanted to decrease the number of children in care by leaving them with a family member as the approved child care resource.
It was the NDP and Carol James who played reprehensible political games, which is fine with the Times Colonist, with this issue and that is too bad as it subtracts from the integrity of the family unit. Socialists are not family friendly.

That Ministry has a culture of immunity. If one complains about a Social Worker to the Supervisor, the Supervisor backs up her Social Worker. If you complain about the Supervisor to the Team Leader, the Team Leader backs up his Supervisor. The Area Manager backs up his Team Leader. The Distict Manager backs up his Area Manager. That entire Ministry considers itself immune to examination and not subject to public exposure. Now Hughes wants the Ministry to be able to brainwash ("educate") MLA's in a small committee which is really a means of control. And, if some MLA has the gall to disagree, dont be surprised if he hears negative gossip about himself around the legislature and gets replaced on that Committee. If that Ministry doesn't like the message they assassinate the messenger, as that Ministry does not like outside control by anyone. Of course the NDP will assist in the assassination.

Ted Hughes glosses over such prime factual evidence such as since the Liberals took over in 2001 the death rate amongst children has been declining steadily year after year.

Hughes ignors the fact that since the Liberals took over in 2001 the number of children in care has declined from 10,000 a year to 9,000 a year.

Hughes ignores the fact that the number of apprehensions per year have decreased from 20,000 a year to 10,000 but only since the Liberals took office.

He ignores the fact that children who wind up in foster care as a result of an apprehension are more likely to wind up in Criminal Court on some criminal charge or another.

He ignores the fact that since the Liberals took over there have been no cases on BCTV or in the Province or some other paper about some parent being falsely accused or abused by some unnecessary apprehension or no cases about foster parents being threatened by social workers to not go public with their concerns or no cases of children having to go public with their lack of care.

Unlike under the NDP when there were more and more cases of parents coming forward and going public with their mistreatment by the Ministry of Children. You only have to review the papers in the period from 1995 to 2001.

It is not surprising that Hughes went so completely left wing on this report.The Panelist who ended up acting as his advisors were basically three in number. They included Judge Thomas Gove who is basically a social worker on the bench. His administrative Judge should assign him to two years doing exclusively Criminal Court. That would give him a new set of glasses. He was the Judge appointed by the NDP which led to the new Child Family and Community Services Act; which in turn led to the biggest spike in apprehensions this province has seen. Another advisor was the former NDP Minister of Child and Family Development Ed John and BC's former Child and Youth Advocate Joyce Preston appointed by the NDP.

The government's ability to take children away from their parents is draconian. It is a heavy handed power of the state that must only be exercised in the clearest of cases. There must be justifiable reasons, not political, or politically correct reasons. Under the NDP these reasons grew to include what one could describe as politically correct justifications. There are many but the easiest way to display this idea is over the question of "spare the rod and spoil the child". If you spank your child, do not be surprised if you lose him. The NDP would support the Social Workers use of Ritalin or other drugs to control teenagers being teenagers. On the other hand the center-right party's like the BC Liberals do not support unnecessary apprehensions and certainly not apprehensions based on what is politically correct such as parenting approaches espoused by the latest bleeding heart liberal expert or the use of drugs to settle kids down or control them etc. Getting the left and right on the same page on the States ability to take children away from their parents is impossible.

Socialists, of course, think all children are better off with the state then with their parents. God forbid they might let their kids watch TV or spend their money on beer and pop corn. You know, keep the parents working in the fields and factories. Tax em to death and have all children raised by committees of experts who know how to use Ritalin. Put them in group homes where they can be exposed to drugs and pimps trolling for hoars. Socialists are really committed to parenting by committee and that is an insane guaranteed way to fail. Blood is always thicker then water.

It is interesting to compare the California system to BC's as down there the social workers are also called probation officers and the apprehension system is closely connected to the criminal system. California has a population as large as Canada; some 33 million people. This is interesting because eventually many of the children apprehended by the state will wind up in the criminal judicial system. Put this fact to a social worker and they will say the kids were screwed up before they got them. You know the old "which-comes-first-the-egg-or-the-chicken" argument.

Hell! These socialists even know that if a teenager knows she can get a monthly clothing allowance while in foster care and an entertainment budget, why would she want to stay at home with a mother on welfare. What better way to undermine the family unit eh. Offer teenagers an incentive to leave Mom.

The Times Communist would have us believe that when Hughes talks they listen. Or that Hughes is a straight talker. Or that the Child Protection System is stretched beyond limits.

Hughes is looking for an all party committee and control over an independent representative for children and youth who reports to that committee. As if a so called independent representative for Children can control the independent Ministry for Children and an all party committee can get on the same page. So we will spend another 100 million of our tax dollars to confirm that we are protecting children instead of firing the employee that was negligent. As a result of this, I can easily predict that over the next five years the number of children in care will again increase from 9000 to 10,000. The death rate amongst children will again start to increase. The number of parents going public with their abuse by social workers will increase again. Thank you, Ms Social Worker. Thank you Ex-Judge Hughes. Thank you Times Communist.I am surprised that Hughes is willing to go that route especially as he is a former judge. One only has to sit in criminal provincial court and listen to defense counsel speak to sentence on behalf of some convict and, 9 out of 10 times, one will hear the words that "the convict is a by-product of the foster care system." Socialists are bound and determined to destroy as many families as they can and Hughes just gave them a boost.

The real laugh is Hughes asks the media to be shit disturbers to make sure the government follows through with his recommendations. The Times Colonist immediately put on display their bullshit conveyor image by an overly exuberant over the edge validation of the Hughes report and promotion of socialists ideals with these kinds of headlines in their first 3 pages for both Saturday and Sunday or two days in a row.
"When Hughes Talks They Listen"
"Who Let The Dogs Out? Ted Hughes That"s Who"
"A Scathing Review The Hughes Report"

and with a picture of PM Campbell, "Ex-Judge blames Budget Cuts"
"Child Protection System Stretched Beyond Limits"
" Hughes A Straight Talker"

"Premier Rebuked"
"Report Childs Province For Mismanagement"

"Reasons to Be Thankful To Ted Hughes"

Those are just the headlines. There was not a single article to the contrary. It made me so sick I wanted to barf all over that paper. It was with satisfaction that later on, I watched my cat piss and shit all over the Times Communist newspaper. Buggins, my cat knows what to do with crap like that. Thank God for the Vancouver Sun and the National.

I notice in Victoria a new and free paper called the Victoria News Daily. Hopefully with a new newspaper like that hotels like the Empress will not be losing any more major group bookings because of the aggressive street socialists druggies in Victoria, you know the former foster home drop outs lovingly protected by the Times Communist.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

or Belinda's Brain

Stronach asks,"What can the Liberals do to regain the trust of Canadians?" To the Liberals, the answer is to get rid of insincere, ingenuine, superficial, two-faced, blond, spoiled, fickle, inconsistent, shallow, phonies like Belinda Stronach. That would be a good first step. The party already has too many self-centered empty-headed spinners. I am so glad she is not a Conservative anymore. If Martin really cared about the Liberals, he should have refused her offer to cross the floor.

The Time For Debating Afghanistan

Whenever I read left wing blogs or left wing news sources I get seriously concerned about their opposition to the Canadian presence in Afghanistan. In that last one to which I have linked, the author actually encourages us to cheer for a Canadian loss. Because of this it concerns me to see Jack Layton playing political games with this issue. There will be a debate.

Knowing, as I do, the left wing position to the war in Afghanistan, I have no doubt that Jack Layton's reason for now wanting to debate the war in Afghanistan has an ulterior motive and the indirect consequence of his political games will be undermining our troops over there. Layton has constantly changing reasons for wanting to debate this. That tells me he is playing games with this serious issue. The time to debate something like that is before you send our troops over there. Not after they are there. Where has he been since September 11, 2001?

Layton had that opportunity last year and was silent. One can almost predict he will get into bashing the Americans like the left wing Cathie from Canada , or like the left wing generally, and define some difference or expand on some distinction between Canada and Bush. I truly hope Layton doesn't get into undermining our troops and causing casualties while he tries to plug into the anti-Bush sentiment, but I know he will. And everyone will ignor him except for the Taliban and the media. If you go to war, you go completely committed, not with a bunch of prepositions.

I prefer the various news sources one gets at this site. That site collects and aggregates a daily collection of news stories that are credible and both positive and negative. It also has an archives feature to enable one to find yesterdays story's as well. I much prefer credible truth grounded on reality as opposed to left wing fear mongering and bleeding heart naivete.

A democratic Muslim country that is stable, at peace and grounded is the only way to deal with this threat to world peace presented by the Muslim approach to religion, society, politics, and war. What happens in places like Afghanistan threatens, and will someday affect, all of us back here at home. We saw that on 911.

A quick review of the headlines over the last few years says this problem about terrorism is widespread and must be confronted. Last month I watched the news about Muslims wanting to kill cartoonists in Denmark, over cartoons. Last year I watched Muslims blow up innocent people in those London subways. The year before I watched as Muslims killed school kids in Beslan, Russia by shooting them in the back. The year before that, I watched the news about Muslims blowing up people at a night club in Bali, Indonesia. The year before that I watched Muslims steer planes into the World Trade Center. This is only a partial list.

I suppose we could remain naive and ignor these events. Turn a blind eye to all of it and pretend the problem will go away on its own. That would be like ignoring what Hitler was doing in 1939 and basically brush it aside saying it does not affect us, so why get involved. We are traditional peacekeepers not defenders of any principles so why get involved. Let's leave the heavy lifting to the USA and Bush. That would be like saying in 1939 let's leave the heavy lifting regarding Hitler to Great Britain and Churchill. We cannot be so irreponsible. The USA ignored Hitler for two years after Canada got involved and it wasn't until 1941 that the USA finally got involved. There are some events you just can not ignor, try as you might.

The insanity of a religion that leads with fear and trumps democracy must be confronted whether it be by negotiation or by war. It is pretty hard too negotiate with someone who whacks you in the back of the head with an axe for even trying to talk peacefully. I honestly cannot distinguish between Fascism and Muslimism. They both insist theirs is the only way allowed and would kill any that would choose otherwise or disagree. One thinks of itself as the superior race. The other thinks of itself as the superior religion.

Afghanistan gives us the greatest opportunity to accomplish the disirable result peacefully or with the least amount of blood spilled.

TURNING A NEW LEAF- Speech from the Throne

April 4th, 2006
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Canada. Governor General
Canada’s new government – speech from the throne: turning a new leaf
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2006
Turning a New Leaf
Honourable Members of the Senate,
Members of the House of Commons,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
As the representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I am honoured to welcome the newly elected members of the House of Commons on the occasion of the opening of the First Session of the Thirty-Ninth Parliament of Canada. Canadians rejoice in the coming eightieth birthday of Her Majesty later this month,and in her more than fifty years of service as Queen of Canada.

Since my appointment as Governor General of Canada, I have had the privilege of meeting women and men who each and every day, and each in their own way, reaffirm their attachment to this vast land that we share and where people from around the world have found a home. Women and men of ideas, conviction and action who have an abiding sense of responsibility, solidarity and commitment to their neighbourhoods, to their communities and to their country. And I am moved to see just how strong and vibrant a country we are.

I have been particularly struck by the words of our young people and by their wealth of ideas. Young people who are looking to carve out their place and be heard. The new generation of Aboriginal entrepreneurs who are creating new opportunities. Young people in our Canadian Forces who, through their extraordinary efforts, offer a promise of hope for the oppressed.

More than ever, our young people represent not only the promise of a brighter future, but also the vitality of our present. I have met with people from our two great linguistic communities and I can attest that our linguistic duality is a tremendous asset for the country. Similarly, Canadian artists from all disciplines have confirmed to me just how important creative expression is to the health of a democratic society.And I have heard from Canadians who feel they often lack a voice. Women who are victims of violence. Families newly arrived in Canada who seek to contribute to our society and our country’s collective well-being.

Listening to citizens from all walks of life has strengthened my already deep conviction that we are living in a country where everything is possible, where each of us is free to follow his or her dreams but also has a duty to help build our country and prepare it for the challenges that lie ahead.

Building a Stronger Canada
On January 23, the Canadian people elected a new government. The Government is honoured by the responsibility it has been given for managing the affairs of our great country.

Turning a New Leaf
Canada is uniquely blessed in the strength and diversity of its people and regions. Through hard work, foresight and good fortune, we have come together to make our vast country one of the most successful the world has ever seen.

The distance we have travelled is remarkable. A country once perceived to be at the edge of the world is now at the leading edge of science, business, the arts and sport. Whether it is on the podium in Turin, on the rugged hills of Afghanistan, or in the bustling markets of Asia, Canadians demonstrate time and time again that they are leaders.

The Government is proud of what Canadians have accomplished so far, and is inspired by the country’s bright prospects. It believes in the capacity of Canadians to seize the enormous opportunities before them and build an even stronger Canada, striving for excellence, anchored by enduring values, and infused with growing confidence that they can make a difference at home and in the world.

In support of building a stronger Canada, the Government’s agenda will be clear and focused.

It will clean up government, provide real support to ordinary working families and strengthen our federation as well as our role in the world.

Canadians have chosen change. They want a government that treats their tax dollars with respect. A government that puts ordinary working people and their families first. A government that is accountable.

This Government has been given a mandate to lead the change demanded by the Canadian people. Leading change in a minority Parliament means working together. To this end, the Government will look for shared goals and common ideas that will help Canadians build a stronger Canada. It is time to turn a new leaf.

Bringing Accountability Back to Government
No aspect of responsible government is more fundamental than having the trust of citizens. Canadians’ faith in the institutions and practices of government has been eroded. This new government trusts in the Canadian people, and its goal is that Canadians will once again trust in their government. It is time for accountability.

To restore this trust, the first piece of legislation the Government will bring forward will be the Federal Accountability Act.

This omnibus legislation and the associated Accountability Action Plan will change the current system of oversight and management by strengthening the rules and institutions that ensure transparency and accountability to Canadians. The legislation will ban institutional and large personal donations to political parties; it will ensure that positions of public trust cannot be used as stepping stones to private lobbying; and it will provide real protection for whistle-blowers who show great courage in coming forward to do what is right.

The Government will strengthen the capacity and independence of officers of Parliament, including the Auditor General, to hold the Government to account. It will increase the transparency of appointments, contracts and auditing within government departments and Crown corporations.

Effective checks and balances are important, but they are not enough. The trust of citizens must be earned every day. The Government will work to earn that trust.

Helping Ordinary Working Canadians and Their Families
This Government believes that Canadians pay too much in tax. The Government’s tax plan will, over time, reduce the tax burden on all Canadians. To this end, the Government will reduce the Goods and Services Tax by one percent. Cutting the GST will help all Canadians deal with the rising cost of living, put money back in people’s pockets and help stimulate the economy.

Cutting the GST is the best way to lower taxes for all Canadians, including low-income Canadians who need it most. The Government will continue with a responsible approach to lowering taxes for the benefit of Canadians and the Canadian economy, including a further reduction of the GST to five percent.

Tackling Crime
Canadians have always taken pride in our low crime rates. Safe streets have long
characterized Canada’s communities―from villages to towns to cities. Safe communities
allow families and businesses to prosper. Unfortunately, our safe streets and healthy communities are increasingly under threat of gun, gang and drug violence.

This Government will tackle crime. It will propose changes to the Criminal Code to provide tougher sentences for violent and repeat offenders, particularly those involved in weaponsrelated crimes. It will help prevent crime by putting more police on the street and improving the security of our borders.

It is equally important that we prevent criminal behaviour before it has a chance to take root.To this end, the Government will work with the provinces and territories to help communities provide hope and opportunity for our youth, and end the cycle of violence that can lead to broken communities and broken lives.

Providing Child Care Choice and Support
Strong families ensure a bright future for Canada. The most important investment we can make as a country is to help families raise their children. This Government understands that no two Canadian families are exactly alike. Each has its own circumstances and needs. Parents must be able to choose the child care that is best for them.

The Government will help Canadian parents, as they seek to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. In collaboration with the provinces and territories, employers and community non-profit organizations, it will also encourage the creation of new child care spaces.

Ensuring Canadians Get the Health Care They Have Paid For
Canadians have paid their taxes to support our system of public health insurance. But all too often, they find themselves waiting too long for critical procedures. That is not good enough. It is time Canadians received the health care they have paid for. The Government will engage the provinces and territories on a patient wait times guarantee for medically necessary services.

This guarantee will make sure that all Canadians receive essential medical treatment within clinically acceptable waiting times. A health system that is timely and sustainable will require innovation. The Government will support and enable innovative approaches to health care delivery consistent with the principles of a universally accessible and equitable public health care system embodied in the Canada Health Act.

A Canada That Works for All of Us
One of Canada’s greatest strengths is our federal system of government. The founders of our country had the foresight to build a flexible federal system that would accommodate our diversity and build upon the unique strengths of the different parts of our federation. To remain strong and effective, our federation must keep pace with the evolving needs of Canadian society.

Building on the work begun in the last Parliament, this Government will seek to involve parliamentarians and citizens in examining the challenges facing Canada’s electoral system and democratic institutions. At the same time, it will explore means to ensure that the Senate better reflects both the democratic values of Canadians and the needs of Canada’s regions.

All too often, the strength of our federation is compromised by jurisdictional squabbles that obscure accountabilities and prevent governments from working together in the best interests of Canadians. This new government will take a new approach. It is committed to building a better federation in which governments come together to help Canadians realize their potential. To this end, the Government will respond to concerns about the fiscal imbalance and will work to ensure fiscal arrangements in which all governments have access to the resources they
need to meet their responsibilities.

The Government is committed to an open federalism that recognizes the unique place of a strong, vibrant Quebec in a united Canada. It will work with the government and legislature of Quebec in a spirit of mutual respect and collaboration to advance the aspirations of Quebecers.

In the international community, Canada is stronger when we speak with one voice, but that voice must belong to all of us. In a more interdependent world, decisions on international issues increasingly affect not only countries, but also individuals, communities and regions. This is why the Government will facilitate provincial participation in the development of Canadian positions that affect areas of provincial responsibility.

The Government recognizes the special cultural responsibilities of the Government of Quebec and will therefore invite Quebec to play a role in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. By harnessing the diversity of experience and expertise found within our federation, we can present a strong, united and confident voice to the world.

Canada―Strong, United, Independent and Free Canada’s voice in the world must be supported by action, both at home and abroad.Advancing our interests in a complex and sometimes dangerous world requires confidence and the independent capacity to defend our country’s sovereignty and the security of our citizens. The Government will work cooperatively with our friends and allies and constructively with the international community to advance common values and interests.

In support of this goal, it will build stronger multilateral and bilateral relationships, starting with Canada’s relationship with the United States, our best friend and largest trading partner.

More broadly, this Government is committed to supporting Canada’s core values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and human rights around the world. In this regard, the Government will support a more robust diplomatic role for Canada, a stronger military and a more effective use of Canadian aid dollars.

Just as it honours the past efforts of our veterans, the Government stands firmly behind the vital role being played by our troops in Afghanistan today.

The dedicated Canadians in Afghanistan deserve all of our support as they risk their lives to defend our national interests, combat global terrorism and help the Afghan people make a new start as a free, democratic and peaceful country.


The Government’s clear and focused agenda reflects its commitment to Canadians. It will not try to do all things at once. Instead, the Government will work diligently to make tangible improvements that contribute to stronger families and safer communities, and a stronger country.

During this Thirty-Ninth Parliament, the Government will be bringing forward fiscally
responsible budgets and a legislative program that will achieve the results that Canadians expect from their elected representatives. In this work, it will rely on the support and counsel of a dedicated and professional Public Service.

In turn, it will give the Public Service the leadership and tools it needs to excel in the service of Canadians. Recognizing the important role of parliamentarians, members of Parliament will be asked to conduct comprehensive reviews of key federal legislation, including the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Bank Act. The Government will act in Parliament to offer an apology for the Chinese Head Tax. Significant international treaties will be submitted for votes in Parliament.

Over the course of its mandate, and starting with the clear priorities set out today, the Government will work diligently to build a record of results. It will promote a more competitive, more productive Canadian economy. It will seek to improve opportunity for all Canadians, including Aboriginal peoples and new immigrants. It will work to improve the security of seniors. It will take measures to achieve tangible improvements in our environment, including reductions in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

This Government recognizes the unique challenges faced by those who make their livelihood from our land and oceans in our vital natural resource and agriculture industries. It will take action to secure a prosperous future for Canadian agriculture, following years of neglect. It will respond to short-term needs, create separate and more effective farm income stabilization and disaster relief programs and work with producers and partners to achieve long-term competitiveness and sustainability.

Together, the Government’s actions will ensure Canada’s future success. With the efforts and contributions of members from both chambers, the Government looks forward to making this Parliament work for the benefit of the Canadian people.

To Members of the House of Commons:
You will be asked to appropriate the funds required to carry out the services and expenditures authorized by Parliament.
Honourable Members of the Senate and Members of the House of Commons:
May Divine Providence guide your deliberations.