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A Brilliant Interview!

Dear friends First of all, my apologies for going such a long time between blogs. As many of you know, this September Meritha had a successful Whipple operation for pancreatic cancer, but she still has very serious chemo treatment ahead of her. I’ve had issues this year, also with cancer, (squamous cell carcinoma), and more […]

The Road to Zimbabwe

From Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis   A senior devil advising an apprentice on turning people, (and nations) towards Hell. “Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” I turned 20 in 1963, just a couple of months before John F. Kennedy was […]

The Pandemic Plagued US Election

If it wasn’t for the pandemic, the US Presidential Election would be a Trump landslide. No, I’m not talking about the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m talking about the Trump Derangement Syndrome pandemic, or TDS. I don’t like Donald Trump, don’t like his personality, his braggadocio, or narcissism. He’s a habitual BS’er although if you don’t have […]

Battles. Trudeau vs the West, Trump vs Biden

I looked this up. The Prime Minister … “… determines the general direction of Government’s activities ….” So what is the general direction of the Liberal government’s activities under leadership of Justin Trudeau? If you can go by the past five years and the recent throne speech, and his follow-up content-less address to the nation, […]

Black lives matter? Not to BLM.

As I proposed in a previous blog entitled: Racism is Other-ism, I believe that racism, and racist, are very misleading terms and they start us down the wrong path. We are all the same race. A better term is, “Other-ism”, looking at people of “other” ethnicity,  tribe, gender, caste, profession; whatever “other” that we can […]

Learning from the Left!?

Meritha (my wife) and I often get into political discussions, and a recent morning was no exception. How is it that the Left can undertake projects – some of them certifiably insane – and are successful, while conservatives see things that need to be done, or more often, undone, but can’t succeed? Conclusion? Leftist culture […]

The Myopically Progressivist Danielle Smith.

Let me say right up front, that having listened to dozens of US and Canadian radio talk show hosts, I think that QR77’s Danielle Smith is one of the best in North America. But she still is plagued by some massive blind spots of the type that led her, as Wildrose Party leader, to cross […]

Racism is Other-ism

Racism, and Racist, are bad words. It’s not so much that they are meant to describe a nasty human trait, but that they are etymologically incorrect. (My wife opined, correctly I believe, that they’re political words.) Every human being is of the same race, that is, the human race, so it follows that the only […]

Transformative Politician Needed. One Is Available!

Once in a lifetime, perhaps only once in two or three lifetimes, a transformative politician comes along and sets a country in a new direction. Margaret Thatcher comes to mind. She became British Prime Minister in 1979 when the nation was in social disarray, and economic peril, and had sunk from a leading position during […]

Calgary’s Insane Bylaw

To North Americans that have kept their minds throughout 50 years of postmodernism, it’s become increasingly clear that many Californians have lost theirs. A couple of legislators in “going broke” California are proposing spending $15 million subsidizing so-called gender transitioning therapy and surgery. Laura Perry is going to testify against the spending. About a decade […]