Stephen Harper, his caucus and, more broadly, the Conservative Party of Canada must think that Canadians are complete idiots. I live in a funny old country. Well, actually, compared to most countries in Europe and Asia it’s a rather new country. But it is a funny country and “funny new country” doesn’t roll as comfortably [...]
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Has something slipped into the global food supply that is inducing severe cerebral chemical imbalances in disparate populations in far-flung corners of the globe? (Note to rabid nitpickers: Yes, I know the globe doesn’t have corners. It’s an expression. Get a life and get over it.) There are riots going on around London, England. Despite [...]
I’m Canadian. Our parliamentary system makes it impossible to predict exactly when the next election will be until it is actually called. (According to our constitution, Parliament can’t sit for more than five years without holding an election. The timing of elections within that timeframe is rather complicated, so never mind. That’s not what this [...]
The only people allowed to decide whether a country starts or joins a war should be mothers whose children will be forced to fight in that war. Here you’ve got someone who endured nine months of a kicking alien growing inside her belly. After all of the trials and tribulations of her pregnancy, the mother [...]
I firmly believe that the best government is the least government unless, of course, the government is doing something that specifically benefits me. In that case, more power to it!
Right-Wing Math Test Question If you have $1,000 and the government takes away $500, how long will it be until taxpayers rise up in an armed revolt? Left-Wing Math Test Question If you have $500 and the government gives you another $500, how long will it be until peace, prosperity and wellbeing circle the globe?
Philosophers are a funny lot. They often expound endlessly on ideas that, for the rest of us, are difficult to understand or appear exceptionally arcane or, sometimes, bizarre to the extreme, but which are indeed accurate and relevant. For example, René Descartes, a seventeenth century philosopher said that supposedly flesh and blood politicians, politicians who, [...]
I’ve long suspected that the framers of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution were bad spellers. I can’t really blame them for that because my spelling leaves a lot to be desired too. The Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of [...]