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Union-Math Is… Different!

You’ve heard of “new math”?  Bet you’ve never heard of “union-math” as calculated on those newfangled “working family” calculator thingamajigs (made in Cuba!). Vancouver Province newspaper letter to the editor, May 9 2004 …And I love my job and I deserve my wage.  I have swallowed my 14 per cent wage reduction, and so has […]


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L.U.N.C. = Liberals Unions NDP Communists

At a business people’s conference or seminar, or at a trade show at your city’s local convention center, or at an art gallery or annual craft fair or even at the shopping mall, you’re unlikely to see a huge Communist Party banner right up against a “40% Off Sale” banner.  If you do see one, […]


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Ted Koppel: News Reader of Phone Books

OK, Ted Koppel, spend your “news show” time tonight to list the 500 Americans who died in Iraq to inform Americans who might not have heard about this whole “Iraq” thing. Apparently that will take you 30 minutes, assuming it’s you, Mr. Koppel, who will be doing your show tonight instead of a replacement host […]


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Couch Potato John Doyle: Not Left Wing, but Giddy

Part 2Part 1 here. The liberal Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail and its intrepid television-viewing expert, the flaming left-wing couch potato John Doyle, are squirming because they fear being exposed as the lefties that they are.  This plaintive outing of liberal media experts such as John Doyle is painful to watch.  Oh who am […]


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Liberal Bunk Is Not Science To Live By

Left-wing liberals (and the extreme liberal left, the socialist New Democratic Party in Canada) fancy themselves as environmental geniuses who need to profess to us right-wing idiots about the value of good clean-air driving techniques to save the world from the catastrophic global warming that will come someday soon they hope (or at least they […]


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Women: Be Liberal, or Be Fired!

Liberals and those on the left often herald themselves as the architect and sole proprietor of the concept of “equality for women” and all that is tolerant and fair and equal, especially when it comes to women and their workplace tribulations.  As a result, women are notoriously more liberal/Democrat and many women obediently vote that […]


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Fox News Channel Not Allowed in Canada

Left-wing zealots always complain about censorship—like the ones I censure after they try to wreck this website with regular barrages of obscene hate-filled emails and posts in their effort to silence good right-thinking conservatives who are threatening to the liberal world inasmuch as they have, you know, “values”. It’s a strangely censorish attitude for lefties […]


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Liberal Leader Proud of WWII Invasion of… Nor-sumthin!

In 1944, Canadians participated in the D-Day invasion at Juno Beach in Normandy, France. In 2004, in a speech to Canadian soldiers who coincidentally still dress up in 1944 gear and use 1944 equipment, Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin gushed about Canada’s invasion of… Norway.  “Sixty years ago, Canadians were working alongside their British […]


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Liberals campaign: “UnPrivatize!”

Here’s a handy election guide! Here’s a helpful election tip for the liberals in the political left of Canada, and of course the extreme left, the socialist NDP:  If you think that the notion of privatization is so bad, then surely you agree that the opposite would be better. Unprivatize! The earth somehow got kick-started […]


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Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them

I am fascinated by lies.  I am fascinated by what people do and don’t call lies. In the political realm, people vitriolically throw the word “lie” around like feed to chickens.  I tend to be more careful if only because starting so high up the vitriolic food chain leaves little room for the real lies.  […]


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Left Wing Gov’t Raises Taxes, Debt, and Unemployment

Saskatchewan, the famous tourist Mecca and travel destination of at least 13 people from free-market America who visited last year (and then left), will find out how appealing it is to raise camping, fishing and sales taxes, and tax on beer, to the die-hard ice-fishermen from Bismark North Dakota. The rock-solid resort destinations, the likes […]


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Overused Words, Cliches, Jargon, Obfuscation, Rhetoric…

Formed in 1979, the Plain English Campaign is an independent group that campaigns against cliches, jargon and obfuscation, particularly in official and public documents. It released its list of words and phrases that english-speakers around the globe have had it up to here with through 2003. The list includes (in order): 1. At the end […]


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Saskatchewan: “Get the People’s Checkbook!”

The failing socialist health care system that Canada strangely, steadfastly sticks with today without a fleck of change despite it practically bankrupting several provinces, took root in the still socialist enclave of the province of Saskatchewan, in Canada’s mid-west.  Saskatchewan is viewed by many on the outside of Saskatchewan as a little bit of the […]


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Maria Bartiromo is Not Simply Cute

As a former stockbroker, I watch CNBC during the day to keep tabs on things.  OK, I watch CNBC to watch Maria Bartiromo damn it…. oh and Kudlow & Kramer but those guys only because they’re smart and punchy. But I read an interesting story recently regarding “my Maria” and CNBC: A few months ago, […]


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Conservative Premier Ralph Klein Lowers Taxes, Pays Debt.

Conservative Premier Ralph Klein and his conservative caucus has managed the affairs of the Canadian province of Alberta for many years now, taking over from a previous conservative party led by Peter Lougheed. The fallout from this is that Alberta, with a population smaller than Oprah’s Book Club spread over its huge geographical area the […]


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