Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Someone else is enjoying the first 100 days of Harper.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
An amusing article on passing wind.
Friday, May 26, 2006
One of the absolute best articles I’ve ever read on why women should never be on the front lines of a war.
I have been grieving for Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian woman ever to die fighting in battle. For some reason this struck me as more than the death of someone who was clearly a wonderful person and a highly capable soldier…
...That is, for the intuitive knowledge that civilization comes to a grinding halt – we all die – if women, the mothers of us all, die out. So, it seems (again so strongly intuitively) that although it is a noble tragedy for a nation to lose a single life in battle, it is a kind of double tragedy to lose a woman’s life.
Here’s the posterboy for obesity.
If there is a ‘face of child obesity’, it is six-year-old, 15-stone Dzhambulat Khatokhov. Sheer size has made this boy from a poor Russian family a hero in his home town and an object of fascination in the west.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Sad to admit, but I did watch Idol last night, and was impressed. I think Alan liked it too.
“American Idol” finale, the biggest waste of time of each TV season—especially this season, when everyone and their brother knew Taylor Hicks was going to win
Plunging birth rates may have more to do with lack of faith in the future of one’s country than anything else, says this report.
No one knows. But by not having children, people are voting against the future—their countries’ and, perhaps, their own. It is easy to imagine the sacrifices and disappointments of raising children. It is hard, try as people might, to imagine the intense joys and selfish pleasures. People ignore Adam Smith’s keen insight: “[The] chief part of human happiness arises from the consciousness of being beloved.”
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
This Jeff Rubin guys makes a living trying to incite panic.
Happy campers with their gas-guzzling trailers and SUVs have a reason to fear the pumps this summer.
The cry wolf principle should apply to him by now. My suggestion? Ignore the guy. He’s usually wrong.
I miss the (old) Mike.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
For all you whiners who can’t take the price of gas - go get the Canadian Tire Gas Advantage MasterCard.
Save at least 2 cents and up to 10 cents* off every litre of gas you purchase at participating Canadian Tire Gas Bars.
Swipe the card at the pump and watch the litre price turn back INSTANTLY - up to 10 cents per litre.
I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now, and love it. To top off the 10c/litre off I get (last week I paid 79c a litre), you get Sobey’s dollars.
Clearly they are banking on you to carry a balance, otherwise, I have no idea how they make money. The gas companies insist they only make 1-2% - so something doesn’t add up.
In the mean time, get it while it lasts. I can’t see it lasting that long.
Anytime you want to see what anarchy is like, just cast your eyes over to a native protest.
At several points, dozens of protestors from both sides tangled in fistfights and shoving matches as hapless OPP officers struggled to break up the fights and keep the two sides apart. As they shoved screaming protestors away from each other shouts and insults filled the air.
Imagine living in a province where police have no authority over enforcing the law, thanks to endless political interference. No need to imagine, we have it here in Ontario thanks to Ipperwash.
When the police are afraid, YOU need to be afraid.
I never understood people that camp, especially in this weekend’s weather.
I also never understood those that swim and fish in this weather, when the downside is death.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
The daycare propaganda machine is really stretching for studies to justify moms not raising their own children full time, to wit.
According to new research carried out in Britain, working mothers enjoy better health than full-time housewives. Despite the stress working mothers face by holding down a job, dealing with childcare, housework and striving to keep the family happy.
Friday, May 19, 2006
This story makes you wonder what on earth is happening in American inner cities.
Gotta wonder not if, but when, the US whacks Iran, after reading stories like this.
Update: Apparently the story is false.
Steyn on Chavez
the latest on the rising threat of Chavez.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
A great link that should put most of the myths out there to rest.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Brian links to Peggy Wente on Toronto, the dump.
A Link and a Few Quotes from Peggy Wente at the Globe and Mail
Just one problem. This city is a dump.
What strikes the visitor ... It’s the trash.
Will the latest video release squash or fuel the conspiracy theories?
And no, Virginia, a controlled demolition did not bring down the World Trade Center, not even WTC VII. Nor, for that matter, did our aircraft shoot down United Flight 93 over Pennsylvania.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
A praying mantis killing a hummingbird?
The other day while I was working in the yard my son urgently called to me. “Dad, a praying mantis caught a hummingbird!”
In the ongoing declining auction of a life in Canada, we find the new price is 15 years.
If there were any justice for Cecilia Zhang, her murderer would never see daylight again.
Fred has some thoughts on the upcoming demograpgic powderkeg, that is the American underclass.
As we look forward to a massive slewing away from the dominance of European whites in America, what may we expect? What will these huge minority populations do? It is instructive to look at what they have done so far.
I’m not sure if Canada can learn any lessons, but it is instructional.
Monday, May 8, 2006
Why do we listen to someone whose biggest claim to fame is her ever expanding and contracting chest? Will anyone care in 10 years when her knockers are down to her knees? Here’s Pammy feeding the Americans more crap about us Northerners.
The former BAYWATCH beauty, who is affected by terrifying nightmares about animal cruelty, grew up in Canada, where hunting is a way of life.
Now let me go now and catch dinner.
Sunday, May 7, 2006
The farther we get from 9-11, the fewer people realize this is a war, and not a series of crimes.
On the afternoon of Sept. 11, as the Pentagon still burned, Donald Rumsfeld told the president, “This is not a criminal action. This is war.”
That’s still the distinction that matters.
Soloman, citing Lincoln, on the case for bigger immigration.
And not only so, but the increase of our population may be expected to continue for a long time after that period, as rapidly as before; because our territory will not have become full. . . . Our abundant room – our broad national homestead – is our ample resource
A disturbing article that makes one fearful of history repeating itself. It usually does.
His successors now reside in Tehran. The world has paid ample attention to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s declaration that Israel must be destroyed. Less attention has been paid to Iranian leaders’ pronouncements on exactly how Israel would be “eliminated by one storm,” as Ahmadinejad has promised.