Archive | 2012

SANDY HOOK

No, I haven’t become beautiful all of a sudden. We have a guest blog from a mom, and a teacher, and a very good writer. It’s longer than our blogs usually are; but it is well worth sitting down with a cuppa something, and reading through, at least once. You will probably read it often. […]

IT DOESN’T TAKE A PRESIDENT

IWUZ driving to the store to buy a video camera when I flipped on the radio and heard;  ——“gunman is dead”. I hoped it was an update on an old case; but it wasn’t. I have eight grandchildren, and although they are all older than the children at Sandy Hook school; some are the same age as […]

Lawyers + politicians + bureaucrats = CONFUSION

Well, it’s all over. Alberta’s Premier, Alison Redford has been cleared of any conflict of interest; and of misleading the legislative assembly regarding her role in awarding the lawyering contract for a ten billion dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Gene Zwozdesky, her party colleague and House Speaker, has ruled that her declaration that she […]

WANT CHANGE? LET’S DO IT OURSELVES!

IWUZ reading my last blog which I suppose is quite narcissistic. It’s just that I’m going to be 70 next birthday, and I don’t want to start repeating myself. But, (to repeat myself), here’s what I said at the end of my last blog. “So, if in fact what America does need, is someone who understands that a change in […]

WHAT AMERICA NEEDS IS JUST SOME COMMON SENSE

IWUZ (last blog – LATE SHOW WAKEUP), talking about the mess we Canadians got ourselves into 40 years ago when we elected a leader who wanted to build a “Just Society” by redistributing wealth. By the early 1990s what we actually had was a “Just about broke” country. We also had a; “What is the government […]

Late Show Wakeup

IWUZ watching a recent clip from Dave Letterman’s, Late Show. You know; the talk show that the President of the United States considers more important than the death of an ambassador, and embassies on fire. On the show, Letterman asked the President how big the US national debt was; and seeing it wasn’t on Dave’s […]

THE BATTLE FOR LAST PLACE

IWUZ talking to a friend of mine the other day. His wife has a bone chip in her knee; she needs an operation to have it removed, but, before she can have surgery, she needs an MRI. Waiting time for an MRI? Who knows? Under Canada’s “best in the world, (according to the left- wingers), […]

STATISTICS ARE USELESS WITHOUT COMMON SENSE

Statistics are pretty meaningless, or misleading – unless you apply common sense. In Canada they have a federal program called Equalization. The federal government collects taxes, and then redistributes the money to top up the budgets of the poorer provinces, purportedly so all Canadians can have access to a roughly equal lifestyle. What in fact […]

THAT’S TERRIFYING!

Plastics have been demonized for decades, but a British study shows that they are well down the pollution list. Here’s an interesting factoid from a recent article in The Economist. “A cotton tote bag must be used 131 times before greenhouse gas emissions from making and transporting it improve on disposable plastic bags. The figure […]

The Sad Life of Outliers

IWUZ considering the lonely existence of “Outliers”. (This is not about belly buttons so read on). Outliers are outsiders – with somber overtones of actually being an outcast. What got me thinking about this was a column by Jeffrey Simpson; a prominent, left leaning columnist here in the Great White North. He was bemoaning the […]