After a week of political craziness I thought I would finish up on some observations. But let me start with an article which gets to the heart of the political matter. Especially for those unfamiliar of our system of government. Read the rest of this entry »
You can accept the fact that this [Country] is headed for a disaster of biblical proportion.
old testament, real wrath of God type stuff, fire and brimstone coming down from the sky, rivers and seas boiling.
From one of these I quote:
“A friend in Prague asks for an update on what he tells me “looks like a weird constitutional crisis in Canada” when viewed from a distance. I assure him that it looks like a weird constitutional crisis when viewed from up close, too. It was precipitated by newly elected Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper doing something that, well — let’s say, something that must have seemed a good idea at the time.”
You really wonder how stupid people can be…
Edited to add this article which I think encapsulates the whole thing rather well:
North of the US border Canadian politics is locked in a huge death struggle that began at the end of the 2004 federal election, continued now through two more elections and little real progress. Everyone says, wouldn’t it be great to have a minority government because they have to listen to “us” more.
So now we are on our third minority government (1 Liberal, 2 Conservative) and it seems even more bitter and partisan then ever.
A little background here: Read the rest of this entry »
Recently there has been a lot of postmortem on the two sides of the proposition 8 issue. Most of it has been because of the reactions of the pro Same Sex Marriage (SSM) side. I hate wading into this but yet I feel like I have to because I have heard many of these arguments before.
While I may be less sure of my position now then I was a few years ago let me make some basic observations.
On balance gay marriage, regardless of the novelty, is still something done by a very few, according to stats Canada since the allowance of SSM in 2005 only 16% of Gays and Lesbians are married. Read the rest of this entry »
so far as of nearly midnight in California…
Proposition 8-Same Sex Marriage Ban
All Precincts Totals
48% of precincts reporting
Updated 11/04 11:45PM
While I might not completely agree with him. I honestly hope the best for him. I think this was a monumental election for African Americans who could not even have freedom just 150 years ago. In the western world how many can say that a visable minority was elected leader of their country?
Congratulation to Barack Obama. And to John McCain who failed once more, but honestly, how many of us would be willing to suffer these battles? Have a nice life Senator.