Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann: A Revolutionary

What is with this Congresswoman Bachmann from Minnesota? Last fall she was on Chris Mathews' show, Hardball, on MSNBC. There she stated that there were anti-American members of the Congress and that they must be investigated and exposed. She almost lost her seat over it.

More recently she made this statement:

"I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax
because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us 'having a revolution
every now and then is a good thing.' and the people – we the people – are going
to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country. And I think
this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United

She is saying that Obama and associates are a threat to the US and that people need to take back the country through armed revolution. Has this congresswoman been assessed by a psychiatrist? If not, she needs to be. She also stated that she is like:

"...a foreign correspondent on enemy lines (in the Congress)."

"The enemies" being Democrats, and "behind enemy lines." Wow, some patriot. Surely another gun totting conservative that Sarah Palin may stand shoulder to shoulder with when Congresswoman Bachmann calls for action to the battlefield to start the revolution. Maybe I misunderstood and she is talking about some movie which will be playing at a theatre near you.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

My Ratings of Recent Leaders of the Liberal Party of Canada

I will begin with Pierre Trudeau. In my opinion he was the best Liberal leader of the twentieth century. He gave international visibility to Canada and his reforms on immigration, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and human rights is an extraordinary legacy which will be cherished for decades to come.

Then there was John Turner. The hopes were high for him, he had an image and reputation as Minister of Finance. However, as leader he was lacklustre and he paid a heavy price at the polls.

After that was Jean Chrétien. He was a relatively underestimated leader, but he showed extraordinary political skills and instinct. He pretty well demolished the Progressive Conservatives in 1993. I had the opportunity to listen to Chrétien at a small forum. I found him to be very bright, humorous, and down to earth. He connected well with the needs of ordinary Canadians and overall was an extraordinary Prime Minister. Also, it is important to remember that before his time as Prime Minister, during his tenure as a Cabinet Minister in the Trudeau government, Chrétien played a key role in the negotiations that led to the Charter of Rights.

After Chrétien came Paul Martin. Again, there were high expectation - Martin did exceptionally well as Finance Minister. His intentions were good but as leader he faltered and caused serious divisions in the party. This was especially the case as he tried to get even with the Chrétien Liberals. This was a major force which, in the end, brought him down.

Then there was Stéphane Dion who unexpectedly won the 2006 Liberal leadership race. Dion's heart was in the right place, he is sincere, principled, and very intelligent. Unfortunately though, he was not a great communicator, especially with regards to the English language. As well, he did not have full support of his caucus and knives were constantly out for him.

Now comes Michael Ignatieff. Initially, I thought he had potential and that he would do well as leader given his background and international experience. But he turned out to be more an American conservative than a Canadian Liberal. Ignatieff's hawkish positions on Afghanistan and Iraq are distressing. When he was first running for the leadership, he did take the position that Israel's bombing of Lebanon was excessive. However, the pro-Israel lobby prevailed on him and since then his positions have been very distressful.

Despite Israel's murder and mayhem in Gaza from December 2008 to January 2009, Ignatieff gave even stronger support to them than did Harper and Bush. Ignatieff sounds like someone who wants to be Prime Minister at any cost. Also, he does not quite understand the grassroots in Canada.

One more thing, not entirely related, that I would like to add. I am not sure why the blogger Anxious Liberal was dropped from Liberals Online. I read his post on Ignatieff. It is a strong opinion, but primarily he calls the actions in question "unethical" and not "illegal." For this reason, I do not see it to be libellous. Unfortunately, this word libellous has been used too casually I find.

It would be greatly appreciated if James Curran will give some explanation because this particular aggregate is about tolerance of diverse opinions as long as they are not libellous. After all, tolerance of diversity was the primary reason for the foundation of this aggregate in the first place.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rod Blagojevich's new hairdo

He also has a new job as radio host in Chicago ;)

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CNN: John King and his magic wall

Poor John King was at it again with his magic wall, cheered on by Wolf Blitzer. He had this worldcloud to explain President Obama's speech before his press conference last week. If you can understand Obama's speech by looking at the worldcloud, then you're a genius at the level of none other than John King. It looks that Wolf Blitzer gets a kick out of it. Have you seen the mischief on his face when he looks at King and tells him how great his work is. Hey Wolf give a break to poor King and his little magic wall.

I can understand the magic wall when looking at voting patterns and demographics of states, but this is just desperate.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Afghanistan: Is Pakistan a victim?

Last Friday I was watching CBC and a former Canadian General (I did not write down his name and could not find it later) was being interviewed. I was stunned at what I heard. The good general said that what people don't know is that Pakistan lost more soldiers than all the NATO soldiers killed put together. I tried for the CBC news and I could not find it on the net but here is what I found out: Up-to-date all NATO forces put together lost 1122 soldiers (details given below per country). According to one estimate Pakistan lost over 3000 soldiers in the conflict by 2006.

To Date:

Total deaths by country

Australia: 10

Canada: 116

Czech Rep.: 3

Denmark: 21

Estonia: 3

Finland: 1

France: 27

Germany: 29

Hungary: 2

Italy: 14

Latvia: 1

Lithuania: 1

Netherlands: 18

Norway: 3

Poland: 9

Portugal: 2

Romania: 9

South Korea: 1

Spain: 25

Sweden: 2

UK: 152

US: 673

Total: 1122

Pakistan by 2006: 3,000

This is frightening. No wonder Musharraf was shown the door. It must be very difficult for Pakistani politicians to convince its population to further sacrifice for a US war. There were millions of Afghanis who took refuge in Pakistan since 1978 when the former-USSR first invaded Afghanistan and then in 2001 when NATO forces came into Afghanistan. These Afghanis, some second generation in Pakistan, have sympathies for the Taliban.

These deaths do not include civilians through direct bombing or killed by suicide bombers in Pakistan. Moreover, thousands upon thousands of Afghani soldiers and civilians were killed in the last 8 years. How dreadful and to what end. The real sad part is that no Afghani or Pakistani was involved in the 9/11 attacks. If only there was someone with brains in the Whitehouse at the time. A lot more could have been achieved through diplomacy and negotiations and there was a good chance that those responsible for 9/11 could have been captured and dealt with. However, cowboy Bush, gun-toting Cheney and Rumsfeld wanted to show their military muscles.

After watching CBC news I can better understand that why Pakistani politicians and military will be hesitant for any more carnage of their people.

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Joe the Plumber and Mini-Me Run for the Whitehouse in 2012

Shining lights for the Republicans. Joe is ready. Mini-Me's approval has not been sought yet.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Obama Impersonation

These days quite a few Canadian leaders are trying to play Obama because of his popularity. Here is Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty’s impersonation of Obama ;)

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Is Obama overexposed?

Turn on any T.V. Channel and he is giving an interview, press conference or townhall meeting. He is everywhere. Go to any news site on the net and same thing. Will it make people indifferent to him and just start ignoring him?

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Octo-mom was a stripper

Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman was a stripper! This girl has been busy all her life. Although I do not believe in the rightwing nuts' hype that she produced 14 jihadists because she has Lebanese background, but she sure wants publicity.

Click here to read more.

With all the publicity coming her way she should consider running for political office.

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Nude or Newt Gingrich the Moralist

Gingrich recently tweeted to his fans:

"It is sad to see Notre Dame invite President Obama to give the commencement address since his policies are so anti-catholic values."

What a self-righteous twit Gingrich is.

How quickly he forgets. He himself faced similar protests in 2005 when he spoke at a Catholic university as students there objected to his infidelities. Now that he is a convert Catholic (maybe to get the Catholic girl) he is objecting to Obama speaking at a Catholic Univesity. Now here are some of the infidelities of this good Catholic moralist. Women he fooled around are Callista Bisek, Anne Manning, then there was this young one that I could not find the name. Moreover he was doing this (enjoying his oral sessions) while criticizing Clinton on Mona Lewinsky and saying how immoral Clinton was. This is the integrity of the Nude Gingrich.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

George Galloway banned from Canada

We are becoming a joke for the world. George Galloway is a terrorist? Now let us look at the other terrorists by that definition (ie. of having met with "terrorists").

Tony Blair: He recently met with Hamas leaders to work out some resolution to the Israel/Palestinian situation. Should be banned from Canada according to Mr. Meir Weinstein Leader of Jewish Defence League in Canada.

Jimmy Carter: He met with the Hamas leader last fall. Terrorist, and should be banned according to Weinstein's definition.

Dick Cheney: He met with Saddam Hussien during 1980s thanking him for fighting with Iran and encouraging him. A terrorist (he probably is the way Iraqis are being terrorized now) and must be banned from Canada.

These are some of the prominent people who Weinstein should get banned if he is to be consistent. Is Weinstein running Canada? What the hell is going on. As you see in the video he also makes all kinds of threats to those who would help Mr. Galloway in any way to come to Canada or assist in any way to covey his message to Canadians on the Afghanistan war. Harper has turned Canada into a joke and an agent of fundamentalists. Iggy is only too happy to help Harper and the JDL in this regard. Can you believe all this?

Robbing Canadians of freedom of speech I think Mr. Harper, Mr. Ignatieff and Mr. Weinstein should be banned from Canada. They truly are a danger to Canadian democracy.

Then there is this Alykhan Velshi, an assistant to Jason Kenney Minister of Immigration, who also called Galloway a terrorist. This guy is a moron and should join his brother Ali Velshi at CNN and then both can predict gloom and doom for the world.

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Michael Ignatieff has put Harper on probation???

Oh really? It looks like that Harper has Iggy on a leash. Iggy made a big fuss about that $3 billion stimulus money and that he needs details how every penny will be spent otherwise he would not vote for it. What happened? On Tuesday March 24th, Iggy and company voted for it without any details. Iggy is becoming a bigger and bigger joke. Where is this road taking us? Any ideas?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Root cause of major Ills in the world today

Think of all the problems in the world. Economy and wars. Then think of one big W and a lot of problems originate from there. Corruption, stupidity and greed. Also known as Washington D.C, George W. Bush and Wall street. One W gone, two more to deal with.

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Faux News has gone too far

I missed this Faux Pas when I first heard of "Canadian troops and yoga." I got the full context of it in last evening's news. Fox News, Faux News or Fucks News (sorry I do not like swearing but this is too much) has gone too far. This is plain insulting.

I am against Canada's participation in the Afghanistan war and I do not think our soldiers should be there. But 115 soldiers lost their lives and this is the thanks Canada gets? How do the families of these soldiers feel? This should be a good message to Harper who sucked up to Bush completely and unconditionally. Iggy will be even worse because his views are much closer to Bush/Cheney than even his conservative counterpart.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

George Galloway is a terrorist???

Ask Ezra Levant of the National ComPost.

Talk about crying wolf. It means US welcomes terrorists, as Galloway is currently in the US. Continuing that logic then Britain is a terrorist state because he is a member of the House of Commons and speaks there frequently, and people in Scotland and London are terrorists as they elected him MP so often since 1987. My God Britain has been a terrorist state since 1987. Did I leave anyone out?

Ezra Levant hurry up! World is coming to an end as we are surrounded by terrorists. My golly talking about credibility.

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George Galloway a threat to national security???

Can someone explain how George Galloway, British MP, is a threat to the national security of Canada? Harper paranoia again and hyperbole of Jason Kenney. All George Galloway is going to do is to speak at anti-war rallies. Now him speaking makes him a national security threat? Do bullets come out of his mouth? Where is Iggy on all this? What happened to freedom of speech? This one, like many of Harper's other policies, baffles me and Iggy's silence is deafening.

Also, on this, Harper is not like Bush, he's MORE extreme than Bush - as Galloway had no problem getting into the United States to give testimony to the US Senate.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Michael Ignatieff is mad... not

He can show emotions, you know ;)

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Alcoholic Parents’ daughter raised by dogs

Ukranian Girl Raised By Dogs - Amazing videos are here

Click here to read the story

Oddities of life or is it? A person is product of his/her environment. This shows how much the environment impacts.

In Canada Stephen Harper wants to put young delinquents in jails and they will learn about crime there as jails are universities for crime and these young people come out as hardened criminals. They become criminals because they do not know better. Someone should brief Harper on Rehabilitation 101. Putting youth in jails is not only a waste of public funds but also it destroys the life of the detainee. The damage he/she can do to the society after graduating from the university of crime - prison - can be much worse than the crime for which they were originally imprisioned for.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Richard Falk continues to speak out against Israel's war crimes in Gaza

"Richard A. Falk is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, writer (the author or co-author of 20 books), speaker, activist on world affairs, and an appointee to two United Nations positions on the Palestinian territories." (from Wikipedia)

Click here to read his latest statement on March 19, 2009.

And below is a video of an Israeli Soldier on the BBC talking about Israeli atrocities in Gaza:

More recently the Harper government has banned George Galloway, British MP, from coming to Canada to speak in Toronto. George Galloway is opposed to war in Iraq, Afghanistan and to Israeli atrocities in Gaza. It is interesting that Harper welcomes Bush who is alleged to have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity but would ban George Galloway.

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Jim Flaherty is selling

The Finance Minister said a while ago that he may sell the Toronto CN Tower and mused about selling the CBC. What else is on sale? Maybe auction off Canada and at the right price Russians may be interested to buy it, as they are interested in our north anyway. In the meantime, a side deal on the Parliament building. In this current economic crisis, Conservatives may privatize national institutions as Canadians are too pre-occupied with the economy and may not notice it. Watch out Canada.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

George W. Bush will write Authoritarian Memoirs

General Pinheadchit W is going to write a chilling memoir which will "put people in my place." I suppose he meant "...in their place." He said it during his visit to Calgary. Bush qualifies as an authoritarian like his counterpart in Chile the General Pinochet or another pinheadchit. Bush systematically suspended the civil rights of Americans and violated human rights. He is responsible for the death of tens of thousands of Iraqis and maybe hundreds of thousands. And then of course he did the same in Afghanistan. Thousands others were arrested and tortured in different countries of the world where the CIA had access and at Gitmo. He was authoritarian all right. Sometimes through his stupidity he says the right thing.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Corporate Pirates - Special Comment by Keith Olbermann

It is frightening to find out what the corporations have been doing over the years and how much damage (terror) they have caused.

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AIG: Will the Grim Reaper spare it this time?

AIG receives billions in taxpayer dollars and hands over $150 million in bonuses to its executives. This is a big mess. The Senate, the Whitehouse, and many more are very upset over it. But maybe the grim reaper will spare AIG... this time at least. It is a mess though. One corporation after another seems to be on its deathbed – the big 3 automakers, and of course maybe the GOP as well. Poor Grim Reaper is overworked and needs a stimulus and bonus of his own. He seem to be the only one doing any hiring these days.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bush welcomed in Calgary by his biggest fan

Since there was a media blackout it was hard to get any picture of the recent visit of Bush to Calgary. This one was acquired by reliable sources ;) He is being welcomed by none other than his biggest fan, Steve.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Highlight of Celebration of St. Patty's day in Ottawa ;)

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Pakistan the Achilles' Heel

Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Pakistan, has problems. He had a coalition with the opposition before toppling Pervez Musharraf but since becoming President he has wavered from some positions, including freeing judges who were imprisoned by Musharraf, in order to maintain his hold on power. In recent days Zardari faced major countrywide demonstrations over it and caved into the opposition's demands. But I do not think his troubles are over. Given the history of Pakistan, the military has ruled it for most of its existence since getting freedom from the colonial power of Britain in 1947. The military could be breathing down Zardari's neck and a military take over may happen again. The Generals may not take over the Presidency but rather appoint a puppet and take over day-to-day governing.

The instability in Pakistan is an Achilles' heel for Obama and the US. Instability in Pakistan may bring more woes for Obama than he expected. Northern and Western parts of Pakistan, such as Baluchistan and the Northwestern territories, are already strongholds of rebels.

Millions of Afghans, especially from its southern part, have taken refuge in Pakistan since 1978 when the former USSR invaded Afghanistan. That process of migration has continued for over 30 years now and Afghans, especially Pashtuns, are a force to be reckoned with in Pakistan. They have spread all over the country and they are sympathetic to Afghanistan and Taliban causes, For some of them, Osama bin Laden is an iconic figure thanks to the handling of Afghan war by Bush. It has made more enemies than friends. All this rings danger bells for the US and maybe for the world. Pakistan is a nuclear power and if nukes do get into the hands of those who detest the US, this along with the already existing animosity with India over Kashmir, means trouble. Watch out world. US power and any other powers may not be able to control this explosion. Therefore diplomacy and quick resolution of the situation is essential to avoid looming catastrophe. Military victory in Afghanistan is simply impossible especially when the situation in Pakistan is factored in.

Obama has too much on his plate. Besides the economy, these wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not going to go away easily. Bush and his cronies are now saying they have made the US safe but the reality is that the US and the whole world has been endangered because of Bush-Cheney blunders. Other super powers are sensing the weakness of the US. Russia wants to establish Russian combat aircraft stations in Cuba which sounds like the early 1960s when there was the Cuban Missile Crisis (and nuclear war was narrowly averted). Venezuela is inviting Russia to station its fighter aircraft in that country. This looks like countering U.S. plans to deploy a missile shield in Central Europe. China is flexing its muscles with the recent confrontation of the US ship Impeccable in the South China Sea where the Chinese are challenging the US ship's presence there. Lots of trouble for Obama. It is hoped that the world will come out of this dangerous situation started by the Bush-Cheney dark era.

For Obama, a good starting point would be to defuse the Afghanistan/Pakistan ticking bomb first.

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day

The Prime Minister says so... and oodles of blarney.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Bush inadmissible to Canada because of war crimes and DUI conviction

Bush is coming to Canada and protesters will be there to greet him. Will Harper take any action, or will he be at the border to welcome him?

I originally found out about this story from Keith Olbermann's show.

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Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh - Race for the Whitehouse 2012

They will get their moves right in due course. They have not decided who will be for the Veep and who for the Pres. However, given the big ego of Limbaugh maybe him for Pres. Anyways, Flintstones are back.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bernie Madoff – The Face of Greed

If you do not know his crimes then he looks so 'normal' and almost resembles George Washington - the first president of US. But once you know his crimes then he is a monster who destroyed thousands of lives through sheer greed, including the life of his own family. At least two of his victims have committed suicide because of economic helplessness.

Human greed can be the Weapon of Mass Destruction - like Bush going after Iraqi oilfields using all kinds of masks which are coming unravelled as time goes by. This weapon of mass destruction - the greed - could be very deadly as Bush succeeded in causing the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis with millions displaced and millions others living in squalor. Madoff has succeeded to destroy thousands of lives.

Now the financial and economic mess we are facing today can be traced back to the same weapon of mass destruction – Greed.

He reminds me of a character in the novel Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky where a murderer makes a lot of money by killing an old rich woman and usurping her wealth but then feels that his life is worthless and finally his feelings of misery lead him to hand himself over to the authorities. Madoff must have lived a miserable life despite all the luxuries, as he wasted no time to admit his crimes when confronted by the judge. Maybe he is protecting some partners in crime as well.

Madoff, a Jew himself, even swindled some holocaust survival fund and as Jon Stewart put it, even Hitler would have said "com'n Bernie."

Letterman - Jon Stewart's Economic Crisis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb2j4RTCgng&feature=channel -

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Michael Ignatieff supports the Coalition on December 1st 2008

In the above video, Ignatieff supports the Coalition and even signed a letter to the GG supporting it. However, it did not take Iggy long to flip-flop on this. My good cyber-buddy Cherniak WTF brought this recent quote to my attention:

"I could be sitting here as your prime minister, but I turned it down because I didn’t think it was right for someone who believes in the national unity of my country to make a deal with people who want to split the country up," Mr. Ignatieff explained Monday.

Click here for the source of this quote.

Now, which Iggy we should believe?

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Jon Stewart vs CNBC's Jim Cramer

I think Jim Cramer has put his foot in his mouth too often. He should visit the ER to be checked for his mouth, teeth, foot and mental health.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Ruby Dhalla - The Star

Ruby Dhalla really is a star, I did not know that. She worked in a 2003 Bollywood movie. I would like to see it. However, if someone is trying to make money off it because she is well-known, then I support her position to stop the DVD.

I respect Ruby Dhalla, she stands for the right causes, such as fighting poverty, taking a stand on Darfur and I hope - contrary to her leader - caring about the tragedy in Gaza.

I watched CBC-News last night, it looks that she is popular in her riding - she must be doing a good job there. If some profiteer wants to hurt her reputation, then that is unfortunate.

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Michael Jackson is back

He is doing stage concerts in and around London, England. Big thriller and scarier than ever before.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dean Del Mastro, Interesting Statement...

...Warren Kinsella does put his foot in his mouth quite a lot, but then so does Iggy.

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Michael Ignatieff – the two-faced

In a press conference on Tuesday, Ignatieff said that Harper was living on another planet and that he did not understand the reality of the Canadian economy. The Liberal leader stated that more people are losing jobs in Canada and the US and that the Harper budget simply does not meet these challenges. However, in the same breath Ignatieff said he couldn't wait to vote for the budget so that the provisions of the budget could be fully ready to be implemented come April 1st 2009 (coincidentally that is April Fools Day). What is public supposed to believe? That it is a bad budget and should be rejected or that it should be implemented as soon as possible. Is this new brand of leadership... or just a really bad April Fool's Day joke?

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Barack Obama: It is lonely at the top

Media stories are that Obama's hair is rapidly greying. It is lonely up there. Economy in shambles and downward spiral continues. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Somewhat increased violence in Iraq. In Afghanistan violence never subsided and it is a different landscape both physically and socially. Seven years war has driven Al-Qaeda and Taliban into each others arms. There is no schism as is in Iraq of Sunnis and Shiites who could be used against each other. Al-Qaeda did not form any strong bond with either.

The list of problems goes on back on the home front for Obama. Health care, as people lose jobs and homes, is getting worse. He has inherited quite a mess. Unlike crazy Limbaugh, the rest of us have to wish Obama good luck because US survival depends on it and so does the global economy and peace.

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

US Senator Michael Bennet all enthusiastic... suggest captions?

I thought this was an interesting picture. The Senator looks so enthusiastic or animated. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is having some kind of impact on him. Other captions will be appreciated.

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Harper on Afghanistn – 2006 to 2009

Harper was roaring in 2006 and his first foreign trip was to Afghanistan to show his boss Bush how committed he was to defeat the Taliban/Al-Qaeda and insurgency. He made statements like, "we will never cut and run." Three years later all that has gone sour and now the temptation of Afghanistani cheese is simply not there for him. How times change and people change with it, especially politicians.

Now he says the insurgency will always be there and no on can end it. He added that Alexander the Great (which he was playing in 2006), Britain and more recently former USSR could not defeat the insurgency and Canada is in no shape to do it. I suppose up to now he did not bother to read the history of Afghanistan and now that he has finished that book his views have changed.

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper Celebrate Halloween

Some fellow bloggers have been trying to make comparison between these two. Actually there is no need for that. They are one and the same, cut from the same cloth.

They both supported the Iraq war wholeheartedly and supported the Afghanistan war as well. They both defend Israel's right to carry on mayhem in Gaza and agree on many more issues as well. Harper is pulling back on Afghanistan now. The man who said, "I do not believe in cut and run" and that fight against insurgence would be won or "you're with us or against us" (repeating Bush’s mantra) now suddenly says that the Afghanistan war is not winnable. How did he find that out? Partially the war was "winnable" because he was making brownie points with the war when his idol Bush was in the Whitehouse, and now it may not be possible with Obama. Thus suddenly reality dawns on Harper. Don't get me wrong as I am all for the pull out of our troops as it is not a winnable war, but it is the flip-flops of Harper that I am pointing out.

I think both Iggy and Harper are a nightmare as leaders and hence perpetual Halloween. We need a real leader, however among the current Liberal and Conservative cadre I do not see any. So good luck Canada.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Senator Tom Harkin: How to reduce the stink of Pork Barrel spending, literally

Senator Harkin of Iowa has a dilemma. He says he has 20 million pigs in his state. They can stink and stink real bad. If you ever lived on a pig farm you would know. So he is asking for $1.8 million in Pork Barrel spending to reduce that stink. Now come on Senator McCain, go easy on the guy. He wants to reduce the stink of Pork Barrel spending or pig itself. Now this is Pork Barrel which gets the award.

Click here to read more.

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Endangered Species

Cartoon from MSNBC
I found this cartoon quite funny. As far as endangered species are concerned, Rush Limbaugh is working on it too.

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Keith Olbermann - Highlights of Rush Limbaugh

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

Business thrived under George W. Bush, capitalism eh! Any way to make a buck. Poor hardworking judges being punished when some live on food stamps and do not work, eh!

What next? Increased death sentences so that poor funeral homes can make some bucks.


Is Harper not trying to do the same thing? Send more youth to detention centres instead of rehabilitation. Do these guardians of capitalism ever bother to read the extensive research which says that detention is not the answer?

Click here for the New York Times story.

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Rush Limbaugh giving speech at CPAC meeting

OxyContin is working very well.

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Richard A. Falk and Desmond Tutu were barred entery into Israel

In my previous post I pointed out that Richard A. Falk, a world renowned humanitarian and human rights activist, working for UN, was barred from entering Israel because he does not agree with the policies of Israel with regards to the Palestinians.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, also received the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the Gandhi Peace Prize. He fought against apartheid in South Africa alongside Nelson Mandela. He was denied entry into Israel as well by Israeli authorities. Apparently, the Israeli goverenment knew he does not like apartheid. What lengths will Israel go to hide its crimes against humanity and atrocities against the Palestinian people?

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Richard Falk barred from entering Israel and Gaza

As stated earlier, Richard Falk is a highly respected scholar, a professor emeritus of international law. He is also a human rights activist and works for the United Nations. More recently, he was barred from entering Israel and Gaza.

It seems that anyone who speaks against the atrocities of Israel's government is quickly labelled as anti-semite and even neo-nazi, thus bellitling the meaning of these words. Dr. Falk is an American and a Jew himself and he is dedicated to human rights internationally. So given all this, how can he be anti-semite? However that does not stop some to accuse him of this. Flabberghasting.

Richard Falk's Statement on Gaza:

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Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele

Who is the leader of the Republican party? The fight between Limbaugh and Steele is on. Limbaugh says Steele does not know how to lead and he wants Obama to succeed therefore he should join the Democrats. Steele says Limbaugh is a comedian and is capable of saying ugly things such as Obama should fail. Democrats do not need to do anything, these two could do the job for them.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Israel-Palestine: Worse Than Apartheid According to Richard A. Falk of the United Nations

Richard A. Falk is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, writer (the author or co-author of 20 books), speaker, activist on world affairs, and an appointee to two United Nations positions on the Palestinian territories (From Wikipedia).

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Israel and Apartheid

I saw this great write up on Dawg's blog: "Israeli apartheid: calumny or reality?" I wanted to leave a comment, but I could not. For some settings on my computer I am unable to leave a comment on many haloscan type settings so I have given up.

I do wish to point out that I agree with Dawg's reasoning. As a matter of fact, some observers have indicated that conditions in Palestinians areas, especially Gaza, are worse than they were in Apartheid South Africa because blacks in South Africa were at least able to work and earn their living. In Gaza, even that is hard to come by. There is simply too much to read and it is plain heart-wrenching. That we in Canada and the US support such apartheid is simply incredible – by "we" I mean our governments because the public in general, when they are aware of these apartheid conditions, will not support them.

Below is a video which speaks volumes. These are Australian folks who are opposed to this apartheid.


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Stephen Harper scared Russians away

The media story goes that a day before Obama's visit to Canada, Russian fighter planes violated Canada's airspace over the Arctic. PM Harper scrambled the fighter jets and scared the Russians away. Oh really! We are an air power to reckon with given our mighty, fierce Snowbirds. Watch out Putin. Now Harper not only defends our sovereignty over the Arctic but also protects Uncle Sam from those big bad Russians.

I do not think that Sarah Palin sounded so bad when she said that when Putin comes to the US he has to cross Alaska therefore she knows all about Russia. Steve scared away the Russians. That is something. We should erect his statue on the North Pole, preferably made of ice. With global warming that statue should last a long time...

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Rush Limbaugh fuming

I heard Rush Limbaugh speak at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). He was supposed to speak for twenty minutes but kept on and on babbling for over NINETY minutes.

I thought the guy was crazy but I did not know the extent of it. He went to great lengths to explain why Obama must fail. He said Obama would punish the hard working, God fearing, rich people and empower the lazy poor who'd rather live on food stamps than work. According to him if Obama succeeds, then American society will be destroyed beyond repair.

What was interesting was that he got standing ovation after standing ovation from the CPAC audience. He did excite his audience, but then so did Hitler. Limbaugh is scary. Maybe he should be Republican candidate for president so that people can understand the true nature of neo-CONS.

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