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Can We Talk?

Mayor Rob Ford

We don’t live in Toronto anymore. Still, we watch the news from Toronto. After all, we don’t live that far away and we’re somewhat interested in what is going on. So, it greaves me to watch and hear all the negative stuff reported by the media about probably the best mayor they’ve ever had – at least in recent memory.

He’s not being judged on his work. Oh no. He’s being judged on his off-time activities. Granted, smoking crack is not a good thing. I’m not sure what crack is but I just don’t like the sound of it. Crack. Sounds like a fire-cracker going off in my mouth.

Being held to a higher standard is a lot of bunk. What it says is, it’s OK for the rest of you to live your lives as you see fit but not for him. He’s being held to a higher standard. I wish some of the reporters were held to a higher standard. Their reporting is of the rag sheets standard like the Mirror and Enquirer.

Now, we all know it’s all about selling ads.  Without ads, the paper or station or website would not be in around for very long. So, they are obliged to sensationalize it as much as possible so that viewers/readers living boring lives can tell themselves they are so much more virtuous.

Give the guy a break and leave him alone.

January 30th, 2014 Posted by | Personal Opinions, politics | no comments

Vote for Obama in November!

He was totally trashed by the media who claimed he so lost the last debate.  Now the media is launching a whole new thing about tonight being crucial and everything weighing on it.  Crap.  If they want Obama in the trenches fighting dirty, it won’t happen although it would make much more interesting viewing.  He won the last election staying on the high road and my bet is, he’ll do the same this time around as well.

It’s easy to be trashing the incumbent when you have nothing  to lose.  Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, trash those who can.

Sure, the deficit is mind boggling.  Yes, there were bailouts everlasting starting with the banks.  What would have happened had he done nothing and just let them die?  Can you just imagine the public outcry?  Savings lost.  All money gone. What if he hadn’t bailed out the big two out of three auto companies?  (remember Ford didn’t need a bailout) There would have been a bloody revolution the likes of which you had never seen.

Jobs – where have they gone?  To China, of course and Mitt Romney is as guilty of having done just that along with countless others.

The economy is run by Wall Street and Wall Street is crooked and dirty.  Their only mantra is profit – mostly for themselves and secondly to their stockholders. Move manufacturing to where it’s cheap so profits jump on Wall Street and the CEO’s get bigger bonuses.


However, the economy is improving despite them.  People are spending more. Unemployment is dropping.  Everything is on the upswing.  The soldiers are coming home.  Broken men, to be sure, but they are coming home.  In Mitt’s world, they are part of the good-for-nothing-47 percent-leeches, along with all the other downtrodden.  Forget them.  Let them lie in the dirt and die.

God help them.

Vote for a president with a heart and a conscience.  Vote Obama.

BTW, these are my opinions and I’m not on anyone’s payroll.

October 16th, 2012 Posted by | Personal Opinions, politics | no comments

Vote for Obama

I still love Obama.  He did what no other president had been able to do – create a national health scheme.  Come on.  A country like the USA with no universal health care system?  An outrage.  Shame.  Little Cuba has universal health. Every other civilized country in the world has universal health.  There is literally no illiteracy in Cuba, either.  University is free.  Well, sort of.  A friend of mine explained it.  He went to university in the morning and worked in the sugar cane fields in the afternoon.  So, sweat equity.  Fair enough.

Why did Socialism get a bad rap?  Without some socialism you have a country without a heart.  Great if you’re the guy at the top of the heap calling the shots.  Anywhere else, you’re just a serf bowing to your master.

As much as I loathe killing, there is a time when it is appropriate.  It took Obama to hunt down bin Laden.  That should have happened at the very start instead of invading Afghanistan and dropping bombs.  You drop bombs on a nation because you’re after one man?  Cowards.  Feeling safe up there in your bombers shooting people at random.  Feeling good, eh? Powerful.  Might is right.  Cowards.

Obama is a  good man.  He works hard.  When there is a problem anywhere in the country, he is there to see the damage himself.  He’s there right away – not months later.  He keeps his nose clean.  He is admired all over the globe.  Lucky Americans to have a man like Obama at the helm. I envy you.  And his wife is equally awesome.  What a couple.

June 30th, 2012 Posted by | politics, Socialized Medicine | no comments

I Love Barack Obama

So what else is new?  There are reports of talks with the Taliban to stop the war.  Well, it should have never started.  Does anyone even remember why it started?  It was to find one person who was believed to have been behind 911 – Osama bin Laden.  But Osama was once an ally.  Suddenly, he’s enemy number one?  Ah, don’t get me started.  After all, there was never any proof that he’d orchestrated it.

Well, those were the Bush & Company days.  Never were such a conglomeration of evil-doers known in modern times.  They all talk about Hitler and how bad he was but he didn’t leave a vast fortune, he didn’t do it for money.  OK, it was ethnic cleansing and that is evil, nobody is denying that but why make excuses for the likes of Bush & Company who have been busy lining their pockets?  I’m sick of hearing “for America and American interests abroad”.  What are “American Interests”, exactly?  Where is “abroad”, exactly?

Still, the right-wing is trying their best to discredit Obama.  Poor Obama.  He sure had his work cut out for him when he took over.  Nothing but corruption at all levels.  The economy both local and global in tatters because of that corruption.  Canada came out of it in one piece thanks only to the former Liberal Finance Minister, Paul Martin, who refused to let the big banks merge.  Otherwise, we would have been in trouble too.

Best wishes, Barack.  You’re a good man.  Keep up the good work.  Get out of Afghanistan and Iraq and let the world live in peace.  And Israel should get the hell out of Palestine.

October 6th, 2010 Posted by | Personal Opinions, politics | no comments

All Hell is Breaking Lose Over Universal Healthcare

How stupid is this?  “No, I do not wish to be covered.  I wish to die rather than have medical attention”. 

Since it’s still cold outside and my seeds haven’t arrived yet, I thought I’d put in my two cents regarding our dear neighbour to the south.  I have to believe that it’s only a few people that are against socialized medicine.  Honestly.  If you hear me call them morons, don’t be offended.  Those I’m referring to know who they are. 

Why all this kerfuffle?  I can only believe that a lot of folks in the Republican party will lose a lot of money from the pharmceutical and insurance lobbyists.  So, what’s all that screaming about – calling them baby killers and such?  And you wonder why I call you morons.  You’ve been so brainwashed for so many decades, you can’t think logically anymore – assuming you ever could, that is.  OK, that was bad.

I shouldn’t talk, really.  We went through the same thing in Canada back in the 50’s and early 60’s.  If it hadn’t been for a little man called Tommy Douglas, perhaps we’d be in the same situation as the US. Go HERE to read about him.  He had been a preacher before entering politics.  (BTW, he is the grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland.)  Poor Tommy and his CCF party went through the same hate mongering just like Obama and the Democrats are going through today.   A few years ago – 20 years or so after his death, he was voted “The Greatest Canadian” by a national consensus.  There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he certainly was and still is.

I predict, years after Obama’s passing, he will be lauded as “The Greatest American”.

March 26th, 2010 Posted by | Personal Opinions, Socialized Medicine | no comments