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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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Liberal Extremities

The socialist New Democratic Party was in power in British Columbia in the 1990’s, during one of the western world’s longest and greatest economic booms in history.  The BC economy reacted by dropping like a rock thrown off a cliff. While the economy of BC’s neighbor and chief buyer of BC’s exports and arch nemesis […]


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University Education Easier Now Than in ‘65

Students in university today are hard done by.  Right? Nope.   But you sure hear lots of students protesting how hard done by they are.  Right? Right.   But they’re not hard done by? No.   I remember when I went to university—back in 1965—I thought it was tough.  Apparently that was NOTHING compared to […]


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Women are not victims, except of the media.

Women are constantly treated as victims.  This mentality aids not women, but rather only those who require “victims” and the requisite sentiment that accompanies tales of victimization, to sustain their weak political philosophies, their political parties, or their own career choices or even their bank accounts. Union leaders, minority leaders, feminist leaders and many other […]


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6 Million Hours of Democratic Leadership News

Have we had enough yet? This has been the largest advertising campaign ever seen on American television. The Democrats don’t even seem embarrassed by it. So liberal is the mainstream media that “the news” is not about the presidential election, it’s all about beating George Bush in the next election and how the Democrats intend […]


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