Archive | 2016

Upsetting Stereotypes

Read “upsetting” either way. Over the years we have had several aboriginal Canadians friends, acquaintances and employees, and in almost every case, they’ve been successful at their jobs or professions. So I’ve taken to telling them that I am sick of hearing about “drunk Indians,” and that we need to start focusing on successful aboriginals, […]

A Muslim Merry Christmas!

One evening last weekend Meritha and I stopped in at Begim for a bite to eat. Begim is an Uzbek restaurant in Forest Lawn, a Calgary suburb loaded with ethnic eateries. Begim is run by a Muslim family, the Madjanovs; Dad Kamil, Mom Mastura, brother Nodir and sister Nigura. The parents were dentists in Uzbekistan, […]

Memo to Media; Science Unsettled.

Earlier this year, Slate online magazine published this article on sea level rise. Completely missing the irony, one of the paragraphs in the piece reads as follows: ”The world Hansen and his colleagues describe reads like a sci-fi plot synopsis—and it’s now officially part of the scientific canon, though peer review doesn’t necessarily guarantee that […]

C – O – 2 – is – good – for – you!

IWUZ reading the Economist Magazine  and was startled to see an article admitting that increases in atmospheric CO2 levels are causing a massive increase in plant growth around the world. Since 1982, an area double the size of the United States has begun to turn green. Why? Well, it’s partly because some colder areas have […]

Sandra and Hillary

I expect that I would disagree with Sandra Jansen about most things. I see her as an Elitist Progressive of the first order, and I think the manner of her crossing the floor of the Alberta legislature, from a purportedly Conservative party, straight into the embrace of a committed socialist party, says all you need […]

Win! Win! Win!

I’m no political insider so I have no idea if politicians ever set out to make decisions that produce wins all around.It must be rare, because it seems that much the time the people they purport to help actually end up losing. But the floor crossing of former Alberta Progressive Conservative and now NDP socialist, […]

Elitism and the Elite

I respect Elites. It’s Elitists that I can’t stand.

Americans Choose

Today, November 2, conservative pundit Erik Erickson wrote in The Resurgent that, resolutely true to his principles,  he actually voted Republican by writing a third party candidate onto his ballot. No he didn’t. By wasting his ballot, he actually voted to put the Clintons back in the White House. He took part in early voting; […]

Politics & Economic Morality

On January 20, 2017, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be become the next President of the United States, because no other candidate can win. I’m a Canadian, but I believe that this is the world’s most critical election in a couple of generations. So this blog is directed mainly at Americans. Now I’m […]

That Elusive Wage Reality

Rachel Notley’s NDP continues to insist that they are proud of their minimum wage plan. And for good reason; after all it proves they are forging ahead with implementing Socialist/Progressive (SoProg) ideology. And for SoProgs, ideology trumps all else, including reality. Because the reality is that minimum wages fail the very segment of society they […]