Too cold for him, eh. Solution. Prorogue.Recommend this post
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Last night President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Where was Joe Wilson this time? Well, he was there in the same chair and with the same colleagues. However, Repugs were so embarrassed last time that they took care of him this time. The news which the MSM will not report to you, you will get here ;)Recommend this post
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Karl Rove is someone who has NO credibility. Hannity claims he has the talking points for the State of the Union address tonight and Rove is right on board. Hannity is so excited that he looks he'll have a stroke. Rove's and Hannity's hyperbole and propaganda is blatantly obvious.Recommend this post
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Gerry Byrne Liberal MP from Newfoundland thinks pieing Fisheries Minister Gail Shea should be considered an act of terrorism. He has a point. That makes the pie a weapon of mass destruction and it must be banned. Anyone making a pie and possessing a pie must be arrested and charged as such.
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You heard of Stephen Harper having a primping lady, now Fisheries Minister Gail Shea has a primping lady too. However, Ms. Shea was not happy with the work of her primping lady so the Harper government removed her from her job. ;) You be the judge of the primping lady's job.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
"The House of Commons is a hard place for the Opposition to win, so I think he (Ignatieff) is smart to be going around the country exposing himself." - Frank McKenna
What was Frank thinking ;)
"On Sunday, the former New Brunswick premier and Canadian ambassador to the U.S. burst out laughing when he heard that the BBC was poking fun at him." - Telegraph Journal.Recommend this post
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
Over the weekend I watched this special where celebrities performed and took calls to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake. It is encouraging to see the outpouring of help and the singers gave great (and heartfelt) performances. I have already given through the Red Cross but I gave more through their website, Hope For Haiti Now. I would encourage all my readers to click on this link and contribute as well.Recommend this post
Thousands of people demonstrated against prorogation around the country. There were big crowds in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax and many other major cities but it has not moved Harper even slightly. Is he delusional? Will he have the upper hand in this gamble given the weak opposition? This could be the complete undoing of Harper if the opposition can keep the heat on.
Harper is trying to dodge too many issues through proroguing including the Afghan torturegate inquiry. What happened to the open government that he promised? What happened to accountability?
You can click here to read more about the demonstrations.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
New bestseller by US Supreme Court. A must read by all especially the legislators. Its impact will be far reaching and will be felt for generations to come. Authored by John Roberts Jr. and associates.Recommend this post
The Devil confronted Pat Robertson and reminded him where he lived – in the United States and with him. He emphasized that he had nothing to do with the poor nation of Haiti. He told Robertson that he enjoys the luxuries which Robertson provides. He told him that he loves to live in a rich and luxurious environment and that, centuries ago, he abandoned the poor parts of the world.
Any nation or person who gets poor is abandoned by him (the devil) immediately because he is averse to hardships. The devil also said that his circle of buddies includes Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Rush Limbaugh and many corporate bosses. He also said that he spends some of his time at Playboy Mansion, with Larry Flint of Hustler and with his good friends at Penthouse and many other like minded individuals. The Devil also told him that evangelists are his closest buddies. Robertson was speechless ;)
Friday, January 22, 2010
The U.S Supreme Court was supposed to protect the rights of people, but from the last decade or so it has been doing the opposite. In 2000 it appointed George W. Bush as President. According to many, Al Gore had won. With its most recent decisions, where it removes any limits on corporate financing for election campaigns, a final nail in the coffin of democracy has been inserted. In other words, through its decision now the President and Congressmen can be appointed or bought by big corporations. The US Empire was already in decline because of its quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, now with this Supreme Court decision any pretension it had for being a democratic country has ended. Now politicians will be constantly bought and sold unless Congress takes swift and decisive action to stop such trends through proper legislation.
The world looked towards the US a decade or so ago as a model of democracy. It need not do so anymore. From now on it will be a corporate autocracy unless something is done fast.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
From Keith Olbermann of MSNBC.
Was it suicide or was it murder? Harper’s Magazine Scott Horton sheds more light on the issue. Recommend this post
Brown doing his victory dance. ;)
It was an interesting match. Ted Kennedy's seat for nearly fifty years and no Republican Senator for the last 30 years from Massachusetts. Maybe this is a good wake-up call for the Dems. They were becoming a bit complacent with big majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives and then of course they have the Whitehouse. Maybe this will help them do better for the upcoming Congressional elections this year.
How it's going to impact healthcare bill is yet to be seen. Maybe passing it before Brown is sworn in. Otherwise filibuster for a long time in the Senate and it will never see the light of the day.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
While Raitt gets punished for bad mouthing her cabinet colleagues (for her "isoptopes are sexy" remark), Rona Ambrose (Clean Hair Act) gets promoted to Public works.
"Raitt, who was dogged by controversy at Natural Resources, is headed to the the Department of Labour, while her replacement, Christian Paradis, moves from Public Works.Recommend this post
Rona Ambrose, who faltered in her previous post as environment minister, is getting another chance at a big department, moving from Labour to Public Works."
From Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. It is indeed an amazing rescue and an extraordinary display of human spirit. A woman trapped in a demolished bank building was rescued after six days. She smiles and sings right after the rescue and then drives away with her husband as if nothing had happened. Recommend this post
Monday, January 18, 2010
It is not going to be an easy task. It took one earthquake to destroy it. It will take the whole world to rebuild it. Will the world come together? Going to war has been so easy. Let us see how good we humans are at rebuilding. Once we learn to look after each other instead of killing each other then there still is hope for humanity.Recommend this post
Sunday, January 17, 2010
It's a fascinating video. Sanjay Gupta treats a 15 days old little girl with a head injury. The care with which he does it is very moving. It is that kind of spirit in people which is indeed inspiring.
Millions of people around the world have shown empathy towards Haitians after last Wednesday's earthquake which especially had catastrophic effects for Port-Au-Prince. Tens of thousands of people have perished and millions are rendered homeless. The response of the U.S. and Canada is commendable and it is something which re-establishes one's faith in humanity. There will always be a few beasts and predators who will take advantage of such human misery but thankfully they are few. The real dangerous kinds are those who have a lot of influence such as Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson. Now that they have revealed their beastly side so openly, people should see them now for who they really are and they must be treated as pariahs and be marginalized.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
After his remarks on Haiti that they made a pact with the devil and God is punishing them, hell would be too good a place for him. He should be made to sit on top of active lava so that he knows how it feels before he is placed in hell.Recommend this post
Is Scott Brown the Repug teabagger going to win in Massachusetts to fill the late Edward Kennedy's Senate seat? Rumours are that Martha Coakley's campaign is in trouble. That will be an atrocity especially when teabagger says that he will vote against the Healthcare bill – it was a life long ambition of Edward Kennedy to reform healthcare in the U.S. This dream will further erode if Brown wins.Recommend this post
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
A brief commentary by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC.
Let me add to it that anyone who calls himself/herself a human being understands the extraordinary tragedy in Haiti as a result of the earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people. According to some estimates, the death toll may exceed half a million people. However, Rush Limbaugh (the blabber mouth) and Pat Robertson (the devil) fail to understand that tragedy. There is no word in any language to describe these two beasts and people of their ilk. They are lowest of the low lifes.
Limbaugh thinks that Obama is speaking out about this tragedy because he wants to win light-coloured and black votes in the US. Obama said on Wednesday that every effort will be made to save as many lives as possible in Haiti and that the US will do everything in its capacity to carry this out. What does Limbaugh's interpretation tell you? If you call him a swine it will be an insult to swines as they do serve some useful purpose.
Robertson said that Haiti is paying the price for the deal it made with the devil when freeing itself from France in the 19th century. This guy is not only full of crap but also made of crap 100%. Many relief workers and UN workers are among the dead, so God punished them according to Robertson. Again it will be an insult to swines to call Robertson a swine.
These two and their type do belong in a sewage lagoon, they must not walk among humans. They stink and their crap is simply intolerable. Their very existence is a scourge to fellow human beings.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Is proroguing Parliament unilaterally for an extended period of time a threat to our national institution? Should such a decision of prorogation not be left up to Parliament and not to the whims of one person, the Prime Minister? Parliament, our national institution, which has protected our democracy and liberties for centuries now needs our help. Should we the people not come to its rescue?
Tyranny must not be allowed in Ottawa or in our Parliament, no matter who tries to practice it.
What was Harry Reid, US Senate Majority Leader thinking when he uttered these words "...the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate", especially one such as Obama — a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Racism is hard to die.
I will never forget I was sitting in a hotel balcony enjoying watching the beach and sea in the Southern US and started talking to this gentleman sitting next to me. He identified himself as a family judge and told me that we Canadians were lucky that we did not have blacks in Canada. I asked him, "how so?" He said he makes decisions about these kids every day who are sired by black men and walked away and that the state had to be their guardian. Then I told him that I had class-fellows who were blacks and co-workers. However, I did think to myself, what kind of decisions on the courtbench is this man making?
Saturday, January 09, 2010
After DICK Cheney now it is RUDE Giuliani's turn to cry wolf. What is with these morons? Giuliani told "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos "We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We've had one under Obama." How quickly he forgets 9/11. Was he not the mayor of New York City at the time? What about the Shoe-Bomber, anthrax attack, and on and on. Repugs truly have jumped the shark.Recommend this post
Friday, January 08, 2010
Once in a while Christ Matthews is good at putting people in their place. He interviews a Democratic Congressman and then he interviews Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and socks it to him on double standards with regards to national security. It is 2/3 ways through the video. Worth watching. Poor McCarthy finds himself in a trap of his own making. Recommend this post
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror …okay he uses the word terror 27 times in this short comment because that is what Repugs love to hear. His comment is funny but at the same time he points out Repugs’ obsession with the word 'terror'. Maybe Repugs want to sell more scanners at the airports.
In Canada Stephen Harper has already committed over $11 million for similar scanners. Serious questions are being raised about their effectiveness. Questions are also being raised about privacy issues. But who cares as long as someone stands to make a hefty profit. Recommend this post
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Did you notice that you can't turn to a news channel on T.V without being bombarded by the images of Umar Abdulmutallab. He is receiving more coverage than any other celebrity or world leader. More so than even Barack Obama. Whether it is CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC or our own CBC. Maybe they don't realize it, but they made him a kind of iconic figure.
How soon we forget. The guy who tried to kill Ronald Reagan did so to get notoriety and many other such murderers did the same. Why to give this kind of notoriety? It is a good tool for fanatics to recruit young people telling them how they can get notoriety – from no one to taking on the world stage. Yes you need to discuss these issues but should there not be some moderation on this.
It is an interesting short commentary on the paranoia of the right – or is it rightwing nuts, or teabaggers or plain crazies? Recommend this post
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Is Mike Murphy of New Brunswick, who recently quit as Minister of Justice and Attorney General and is quitting politics altogether (by resigning as MLA in five weeks), a victim of his own ego? In 2006, when he became Minister of Health, hopes were high that he would fix the mess left behind by the Lord Government. That myth was put to rest quickly as he became VERY unpopular VERY fast. This was a result of the changes he made including getting rid of the eight health regions in the province and replacing them with only two. His so-called changes did not go over well. Local media repeatedly asked for his resignation.
So he went for a second chance and became Minister of Justice and Attorney General in June 2009. He got his precious "QC" with his name but it did not work out either. So Murphy's Law came into effect.
"If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it."
The guy has an incredibly big ego; maybe that was his undoing. He will do well as a lawyer but politics does not seem to be his cup of tea.Recommend this post
I have refrained from showing the naked body of the woman in this picture; however I understand that the scanners at the airports are not that considerate. How far will they go? What happens to a person's privacy? Many perverts and peeping toms will be having the time of their life with this new technology, and getting paid to do the peeping. Many more perverts and peeping toms may be applying for this job now. Striptease is not only at no cost but getting paid for it.
I suppose it is a job creator, as wars have become a necessity for many business outfits. Those who make these scanners will be making a bundle out of this. It was quite a Christmas gift for them. I suppose peace will be the solution but then it will go against the financial interests of those who produce this paraphernalia and others who produce war related merchandize. Is there a hope for peace?
When will Americans realize that Dick Cheney is a danger to their security and that he should be put in a cage. For 8 years he terrorized the world and spread venom which made the US very unpopular in the world. Bush was just a putty or puppet in his hands as Cheney called all the shots. It was hoped that he would shut himself up after he leaves office. But not so. He continues to spew his venom. He is not only pitching Americans against Americans but also giving an idea to its enemy that there is a division within the country. He is all around bad news. Now he is preaching that Obama does not know that the US is at war; he is basically saying that there should be more carnage in the world as he and his puppet Bush started.
It is about time to cage this venomous beast. He should be fed strictly through the bars of such a cage and should have no human contact as he will do harm. It is in the nature of this beast.
It sounds like a war scene in Iraq or Afghanistan. Is America at war with itself? Is it the side effects of so many wars? Also if you make guns so easily available to all kinds this is bound to happen sooner or later. It is becoming too frequent an occurrence and it is indeed very scary.
Is this the kind of America that Stephen Harper wants to turn Canada into, as he loves American values so much. Recommend this post
Monday, January 04, 2010
Given the ongoing snow and inability to go out last Sunday, I started watching Christiane Amanpour on CNN. There was this horrifying story of sex slavery of women in India. According to this program, 1.2 million women of very young ages are sex slaves in India – as young as 10 to 12 years old. Unfortunately I could not embed the video but you can read part of the story and watch a video here.
It is a dreadfully serious problem in India. Why don't the US and other western nations do something about this human tragedy as they claim to spread democracy and liberty around the world.
UPDATE: The video has now become available for embedding and is posted above.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Limbaugh was full of hot air when he arrived at Hawaii. However, quite a bit of hot air was let off when he had a heart attack scare. Lot of hot air was let out and he looked normal, but not for very long. He was given a clean bill of health and he was full of hot air again in no time. He stated that the US has the best healthcare in the world and needs no reform. Oh really Rush?!? Rush needs to go back to the hospital, maybe they will let some of that hot air out again.
I also saw a blog saying that he was with some under age girls in the hotel room when the heart attack scare happened. Those girls were whisked out real fast and his drugs (or steroids he says) were flushed down the toilet before the medics arrived. That is Rush's story and his hot air. He is one hell of a despicable character.
Friday, January 01, 2010
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General Petraeus can revive the dead. He is in the wrong profession as he can make billions as a televangelist who make similar claims. What next? General Petraeus as Jesus and George W. Bush will be John the Baptist. Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld will be Matthew and Mark the Evangelists. Sounds like Armageddon in the making. Recommend this post
Dick Cheney is many folds more dangerous to society and the world than Bernie Madoff. I will come to that later.
First may I suggest to my American friends a New Year's resolution? Save society and world from Dick Cheney. He is a danger to American society and to the world in general. He must be removed from the vulnerable public and put in a cage. The man is very dangerous. After failed attempt by the Nigerian national to blow up a plane, Dick is saying that Obama does not know that the US is at war. Yeah Dick, the quagmire you got your country into.
Luckily all the Nigerian national succeeded to do is burn his own ass, literally. However, the disaster of 9/11 happened under Dick and his Apprentice Bush's watch. He was sleeping at the switch at the time as new information shows that warnings were there. Also the shoe-bomber incident happened under his and his Apprentice's watch. It was under his watch that the illegal war was started in Iraq which has destabilized the world, the same goes for Afghanistan as negotiations at the time would have been much more effective as the Taliban were ready to put the alleged perpetrators on trial.
It was Dick and his Apprentice who approved torture which has tarnished the US image abroad and provided fuel for more extremism. Again it was under his and his Apprentice's watch that the US constitution was violated time and again for wire-tapping and other surveillance techniques used against its own unsuspecting civilians. It goes on and on. It is about time that Americans got rid of this danger to humanity and incarcerate this man. He must be kept at a top-notch maximum-security institution.
As stated at the beginning, that Dick is far worse than Bernie Madoff. Madoff deceived the rich and privileged and did not kill anyone as such (yes some were so disheartened that might have attempted or committed suicide) yet compared to Dick Cheney his crimes are far less egregious. Since Madoff went after the rich and privileged so they went after him and he is in jail serving 150 years. In case of Dick and his Apprentice, millions of innocent men, women and children were slaughtered. Since these were poor and so-called third world citizens who cannot make Dick and his Apprentice accountable that is why Dick and associates are going scot-free. Moreover, Dick and associates are responsible for over 50,000 American causalities and among them 5000 dead in these wars and tens of thousands suffering from PTSD and other psychological problems because of Dick and his associate. It is about time that Dick and his associates were removed from society and caged. These predators are too dangerous to roam free.