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Response to Randall

Over the past few weeks I’ve published one blog entitled:Who is Subsidizing Whom?, and another entitled Stop Subsidizing Public Schools! Unsurprisingly, I got some feedback, both positive and negative. One source of negative feedback was Randall. Full disclosure; Randall is my cousin and our worldviews are different, so we spar from the perspectives of Socialism […]

Ever More Disgusting

“The power of language to color one’s view of reality is profound. It is for this reason that linguistic engineering always precedes social engineering — even in medicine.” Professor of social work, Dr. William Brennan In the late 1980s and early 90s I made five, quite extensive, business trips to Africa. I always included some extracurricular […]

O’Leary would be a Loser

Last week’s blog was entitled: “O’Leary isn’t Trump” and I linked to an interview I did for Poletical. I briefly made the case that I didn’t think Kevin O’Leary could win government as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Some disagreed with me so here’s a more complete list of the reasons I believe […]

In the First Place

Last week I blogged about the differences, as I see them, between left and right. The next day I received my copy of Imprimis, a monthly publication of Hillsdale College. It features an article by the college President, Dr. Larry P Arnn, entitled: A More American Conservatism. This week I was going to publish some […]

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, […]

Consorting with the enemy

I subscribe to The Economist Magazine. It’s mushily pro-business but starry eyed Progressive. Its masthead should be a cartoon of a guy grinning uncomfortably while straddling a rail. In their weekly section on US politics called “Lexington” the correspondent – who I believe also writes the pieces on Canadian issues – headlines this week’s column: […]

Does It Look Like a War?

Justin Trudeau says that whatever sort of conflict we are in with ISIS, it’s not really a war; it’s just a fight. Now I know that Justin isn’t a lawyer, but he has obviously spent too much time around people who fiddle with semantics to obscure the truth. Justin Trudeau and Stephane Dion both say […]

Government Holds the Gun.

A sub headline in today’s National Post says: “Montréal cabbies declare open season on the ride-sharing service.” Of course they’re talking about UBER, the app driven ridesharing service which is proving more than a little disruptive to the taxi industry. How it works is that you download the UBER app, and then just use your […]

Totalitarian Bureaucrats are at it again!

In a country like Canada that not only was founded on the principles of freedom, but whose young men and women fought and shed blood to defend those principles, it is almost inconceivable that 21st century totalitarians feel they have the right to stifle freedom of speech and assembly. It doesn’t matter if you’re a […]

The Liberal Legacy or déjà vu all over again

The last blog was about how the NDP’s socialist ideology works in practice, rather than in theory. It doesn’t, at least not for young people or for job creating entrepreneurs. But for bureaucrats and the unions, it’s Fat City! This blog is in video at https://youtu.be/oJc3txLOHyU But what about the Liberals? In my lifetime I’ve lived […]