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Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Christmas is upon us, so I guess a Christmas related story is in order. I going to give you a few names of people or peoples and what I think they should get for Christmas.
Osama Bin Laden- Shitty luck (that's a simple request).
Iraqis- Peace and freedom.
Israelis- Peace and security.
George W. Bush- A prosperous America and Iraq.
Jean Chertien- A long retirement.
Colin Powell- Good health.
Mario Lemiux- Common sense enough to know when to retire.
Howard Dean- A clue.
Wesley Clark- Who cares?
Saddam Hussein- A conscience, so he can think long and hard about what he has done.
Bernard Lord- A national leadership position.
Micheal Jackson- That's to easy (you decide).
Larry King- Another wife (what's one more gonna hurt).
Africa- AIDS cure.
Bill Clinton- Hillary out of town more.
France- A lump of coal.
Tony Blair- Re-election.
Yasser Arafat- A nice little cell beside Saddam .
Bruce Willis- Another box office smash.
Tim Robbins- B-list status (opps he's already there).
Bill O'Reilly- 2008 White House win.
Alan Dershowitz- A debate with Noam Chomsky about Israel.
Toronto Maple Leafs- A playoff series loss (again).
New York Yankees- A sub .500 record (that would look good on em wouldn't it).
Al Frankin- Writers block.
Donald Rumsfeld- A gift certificate for one free pistol-whipping of his choosing (where's Saddam being held)?
There it is folks, let's all hope they all were good little boys and girls and get what is coming to them this holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone, yes even you Mr.
Sunday, December 21, 2003
Some quick reading for you today. This story from Neil Cavuto says a lot about the countries that were against the war. There your friend only when the getting is good, who needs friends like this? What is the name of that old Hootie and the Blowfish song "Fairweather Johnson", yup that's them.
Nothing Succeeds...Like Success
If this war was so morally wrong, why are these countries getting on the band wagon now? The reasons they stayed out of the war hasn't changed, are they afraid they're missing the boat now? I guess they thought before the war they could make more money off of Saddam and now they realize they have a better change to make some off the Americans during the reconstruction. Money talks I guess, but we all knew that didn't we.
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Libya is going to dismantle it's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs. More good news for everybody in the world, it appears good old Gadhafi finally learned that his old course of action didn't make a whole lot of sense anymore. Now that the U.S. has taken it upon themselves to stop this sort of thing.
Bush, Blair: Libya to dismantle WMD programs
It turns out that George W. Bush has a plan and it's working. The U.S. and U.K. have been having talks with the Libyians for the last nine months about their WMD programs and how they could come to a peaceful solution. It going to be fun to see how Howard Dean handles this bit of good news. It's a sad situation when good news for the country and rest of the world is bad for your election campaign, how could he put himself is that kind of position?
Friday, December 19, 2003
Ramesh Ponnuru over at The Corner writes:
There's something admirable about the doggedness of Richard Cohen's opposition to the death penalty, and his willingness to write a column arguing against executing Saddam Hussein. But there are three things I really dislike about this column.Point #3 is right on the spot.
1) "Along with such pariah nations as Sudan, the United States still executes children (under 18) and the mentally feeble -- and, inevitably, the innocent." I don't think that it can actually be demonstrated that the U.S. has executed an innocent man in 100 years, let alone that it regularly does so. But I'll take the "inevitably" as a way of softening the apparent empirical claim. But the U.S. executes the "mentally feeble"? Atkins v. Virginia (2002) forbids executing the mentally retarded. Unless Cohen is making some technical distinction between "mentally feeble" and retarded people, he's just wrong. And I'd figure someone who writes as much about capital punishment as Cohen to know about the 2002 case.
2) Lieberman's complaining about The Hague because it "sorely lacks a gallows, and for that matter a torture chamber." That's just a cheap shot.
3) "In the United States the right of the government to take life is almost universally accepted -- if not applauded. In Europe there is no such consensus. That's because in the past century, much of the continent suffered under fascist or communist governments that routinely murdered their own citizens, often 'legally.'" Let's pretend there's no implicit argument here on the order of the-Nazis-discouraged-smoking-so-discouraging-smoking-is-Nazi-like. Is this really the only explanation for the difference between American and European practices that comes to Cohen's mind? How about this: European countries are more disposed than America is to letting elites force through policies the populace doesn't like, and a sizable chunk of the populace is willing to revise its views after the fact. Maybe it has something to do with their experience of fascism, or their susceptibility to it.
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Conspriracy theories are fun aren't they. The newest one out and about is that George W. Bush and his evil band had Saddam Hussein captured long ago and just staged his capture now for political reasons. ( Sneaky Bastards! ) Out today the talk around left-wing circles is that Bush has Osama Bin Laden locked away too waiting for October to stage his capture so he can get a big political victory leading up to the 2004 election.
This is truly amazing stuff, I mean truly amazing stuff, really. Come on, give me a break! Who ever comes up with this stuff has way to much time on there hands and should probaly get some help with their clinical distain for Dudya.
The next thing you know, Bush will drag Hitler out for the press and parade him around. That would be a cool story wouldn't it, Hitler's disappearance was a little fishy anyway, this would explain everything. George W. and Rummy travel back in time and nab Hitler out of his bunker before he kills himself. Hussein, Bin Laden and Hitler all before the 2004 election, Bush would be unstopable. If you see that story out tomorrow, remember you heard it here first.
Todays quote comes from co-blogger Bob complaining about Amnesty International's sympathy and concern for Saddam Hussein:
They should have a 24 hour a day videofeed of him hanging from a fucking pole.Once again, nuff said.
Saddam Photo Humiliating.
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Who dares to guess what goes on at the Vatican these days when a Cardinal speaks out like this:
Cardinal Renato Martino, head of the Vatican's Justice and Peace department and a former papal envoy to the United Nations (news - web sites), told a news conference it would be "illusory" to think the arrest of the former Iraqi president would heal all the damage caused by a war which the Holy See opposed.Cardinal Renato Martino is a somewhat well known critic of the United States but to think he would allow this dislike to lead to such idiotic statements is astonishing.
"I felt pity to see this man destroyed, (the military) looking at his teeth as if he were a cow. They could have spared us these pictures," he said.
"Seeing him like this, a man in his tragedy, despite all the heavy blame he bears, I had a sense of compassion for him," he said in answer to questions about Saddam's arrest.
Cardinal Renato Martino and many others at the Vatican would do well to look up the following:
Rom 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.St. Augustine and St. Thomas who laid the foundation of Catholic just war doctrine would likely be terribly disappointed in todays Vatican.
Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister gave the U.N. hell today for not helping to remove Saddam Hussein:
"One year ago, the Security Council was divided between those who wanted to appease Saddam Hussein and those who wanted to hold him accountable," Zebari told the 15-nation council, which was sharply divided over the war.With this coming from a now free Iraqi, you would think that Kofi Annan would apologize to the Iraqi people and propose to correct the problem to ensure such a thing never happens again. Wrong:
"The UN as an organization failed to help rescue the Iraqi people from a murderous tyranny of 35 years," he said. "The UN must not fail the Iraqi people again."
Annan, who publicly opposed the US decision to launch the war after failing to win the support of the Security Council, said it was "no time to pin blame and point fingers" over the past.What does he mean by 'done as much as it can'? The U.N. ran out of Iraq in October. The U.N. has done nothing for the Iraqi people before or after the war.
"I think the UN has done as much as it can for Iraq," Annan told reporters. "So quite honestly I don't think today is the time to hurl accusations."
The bloody wretches.
And according to the French ambassador to the U.N.:
"The fact that the war was won doesn't make legitimate something that was not legitimate," France's UN ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere said after the council meeting. "But this is the past."Lesson to the people of the world; if you're suffering from an oppressive ruler who kills and tortures your people... don't go to the U.N. for help.
Monday, December 15, 2003
Just finished reading a very disturbing story, here it is Palestinians Mark 'Black Day' of Saddam Capture.
"It's a black day in history," said Sadiq Husam, 33, a taxi driver in Ramallah, West Bank seat of the Palestinian Authority.
"I am saying so not because Saddam is an Arab, but because he is the only man who said 'no' to American injustice in the Middle East," he said.
That is my favorite quote from the story, I mean it says a lot doesn't it. Saying 'no' to American injustice in the Middle East, by doing what? Being responsible for the deaths of more Muslims than any other person in the history of the world. It takes some messed up logic to come up with that conclusion, doesn't it.
"What the United States did is ugly and despicable. It is an insult to all Arabs and an insult to Muslims," he told Reuters.
Another dandy, arresting a mass murderer is ugly and despicable. It a wonder they don't want Yasser Arafat arrested, they think it is ugly and despicable to arrest such people. The Palestine people wonder why the Americans favor the Israeli democracy over them, I can only wonder why.
As mentioned in Bob's last post, found on Saddam was a draft copy of his latest book 'Saddam's Guide to Living in Iraq on a Tight Budget'. Some of his suggestions include:
Save on housing costs by living in small hole.This will surely be a must read for those American colonists who will soon be moving to Iraq. On sale soon at a bookstore near you.
Caviar, fine wine, and Cuban cigars can put a severe dent in trying to meet your budgeting target. Instead feast on squirrel and rain water. Smoking is a bad habit so smoking is out of the question when living on a tight budget.
Razors are expensive so let your beard grow out. Not only will you save money on razors but it will keep you warm on those cold lonely nights.
If your budget prevents you from purchasing the foods you are used to eating, surrending to the Americans may be an economical choice. I hear those guys at Guantanamo eat like kings!
The American restaurants provide excellent savings opportunities through their coupon programs. Collecting coupons is a must for the minimalist living amongst the capitalist pigs. In many cases you can eat one meal and get a free meal for the road.
Do not beg for food in Basra. This cannot be emphasized enough!
When in need of medical attention American doctors can't be beat.
Raising a family can be very expensive in this day and age.
Eliminating themEncouraging them to strike out on their own is a great way to save money.
Crafts and handywork are a great way to ease stress and to save money at the same time. Do home repairs yourself. American TV is great for those looking for great home improvement ideas. As well crafts are a great way to spice up your home and to add that personal touch.
Gold-plated toilets are out of the question when living on a tight budget.
Buying off France to save your ass is not a good investment decision.
Do not keep your hard earned cash laying around in the open. Americans will surely come up with some silly reason to claim it is 'dirty money' so that they can confiscate it. Dirty money! What the hell!
Stray animals will walk away with any food you have left lying around. To prevent this eat all food immediately and store the rest in a cool dry place.
I guess everybody out there has heard the big news, that Saddam Hussein has been captured. I know everybody may think that they've heard everything exciting about this story but I'm here to tell you that some very interesting things were found on Saddam at the time of his capture. Here are some of the things of interest.
- A receipt for a $1200 donation to Howard Dean's election campaign.
- A 5 by 7 photo of Sean Penn that is autographed by the actor. It is signed " Your good friend Sean, Best of Luck "
- A pistol, which Saddam tried to hide. Saddam was heard over saying " Please don't let Rummy hit me with the pistol, Please, I beg of you, Please not Rummy!"
- One used Santa suit and a check from the Baghdad mall for one weeks wages.
- Forty-Five dollars in MacDonald's Happy Meal coupons.
- One toothbrush and toothpaste ( Colgate Whitening ).
- One copy of Micheal Moore's "Dude, Where's My Country" autographed.
- One extra pair of underwear. The 4 Inf. Div called in the bomb disposal unit to remove the underwear, remember he was on the run for nine months.
- One box of Kleenex. Saddam was overheard saying " Nine months is a long time to go with out companionship." Disgusting !!!!
- Finally the last thing was a rough draft of a book Saddam had been writing. The title was " Saddam's Guide to Living In Iraq On A Tight Budget ".
I know this is all made up but I was having a little fun with the story. I figured who needs to read another story about Saddam, so I tried to make it fun. I hoped you enjoyed the story.
Sunday, December 14, 2003
What a great morning, wake up, stumble down stairs, turn on the TV, HOLY SHIT ! SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS BEEN CAPTURED ! I have been hoping for months to wake up and see Saddam's ugly mug on a video shown by American briefers.
The best part of the whole thing though is seeing all the people out in the streets celebrating. I mean I'm in a great mood, I can only imagine how an Iraqi would feel hearing the news that Saddam is going to pay for all the evil things he has done to them and the world.
All in all this is a great day for the world and anybody that doesn't think so should be locked up with Saddam or be committed.
Saturday, December 13, 2003
The Telegraph is reporting that a document it has obtained directly links Saddam with the 9/11 attacks:
Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist.Not only does the document link Saddam with 9/11 but it also validates the Niger uranium shipment that caused so much debate earlier in the year:
Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service.
The second part of the memo, which is headed "Niger Shipment", contains a report about an unspecified shipment - believed to be uranium - that it says has been transported to Iraq via Libya and Syria.If this document is proven to be authentic all those who have claimed George W. Bush lied about the reasons for invading Iraq will have a lot of explaining to do. The poor Democrats will offically have lost the 2004 election and the scramble to avoid being the poor sucker to run against G.W. will be entertaining to watch.
Well I've got plenty that I'ld like to complain about today but I don't have the patience to write a long rant about any one thing.
Instead here are some weekend tidbits...
Quote of the Week goes to Insults Unpunished with:
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Those Who Threaten It.Most disturbing news story goes to The Globe and Mail. One small step on the road to dhimmitude with this brilliant piece of nation building.
Best Canadian blog I've come across this week is Flit.
Most satifying news out of Europe is that the EU Fails To Seal First Constitution. For now thats one less tyrany the world needs to deal with.
For some good news out of Iraq check out Omar's post You Owe Us An Apology. The entire blog is worth reading. Iraq and the world need more people like Omar.
Surprisingly more good news out of the Arab world.
Friday, December 12, 2003
No it's not what you think, Iraqis are not in the streets protesting about having Americans in their country. As Zayed from www.healingiraq.blogspot.com said "The rallies today proved to be a major success. I didn't expect anything even close to this. It was probably the largest demonstration in Baghdad for months. It wasn't just against terrorism. It was against Arab media, against the interference of neighbouring countries, against dictatorships, against Wahhabism, against oppression, and of course against the Ba'ath and Saddam." Refreshing isn't it.
This is big news out of Iraq don't you think, 10 000 people in the streets marching against those who are holding the country back from making progress. Another angle to this story though is that Zayed posted this story and took lots of pictures Album 1 Album 2 Album 3 of the event on Tuesday of this week, so why have no major news networks jumped on this story?
The only two places I could find after checking the major news web sites was one from the NY Post NYPOST Op-Ed columists and it was only on the op-ed pieces, no where near the front page. The other was reported on Fox News Channel which is conservative in it's views.
This story is great news, so why havn't more people reported this story? Is it because major news networks are only concentrating on the bad things happen in Iraq? Why hasn't the liberal media reported this story, do they care only about politics and want America and the coalition members to fail in Iraq? It appears that this is the sad truth!
Success in Iraq is the only option, not reporting stories of this magnitude is scandalous! The left-wing media should be ashamed of themselves for not reporting feel good stories from a place that needs feel good stories more than any place in the world. Iraq needs all our help, not just those who find it politically convenient.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Let's sat we play a little game today. I would like to see which one of you are the best at predicting the future, sorry Miss Cleo if you're reading this you can't play it wouldn't be fair.
I'm going to give you ten different events to pick from and you tell me which one you think is going to happen first. If you got time you can place all ten in order, 1 being the most likely to happen, 10 being the least.
1. Saddam Hussein will run for the Democrats in 2008.
2. Donald Rumsfeld will pistol-whip Saddam Hussein.
3. The United Nations will develop a back bone.
4. Chicago Cubs will win the World Series.
5. Osama Bin Laden will be captured and sent to jail in the U.S. and share a jail cell with a 6 foot 5 man that weighs 389 pounds called Tiny, who gets a funny feeling in the pants every time he lays eyes on a tall Arab man. ( Oh the justice! )
6. Peace activists will actually come to the conclusion that war is at times rather useful.
7. Palistinians will finally realize that their own leaders and fellow Arab governments have screwed them over way worse than the Americans.
8. Global warming will turn Canada into a tropical paradise. ( Sweet! )
9. All the European countries will start acting grateful for the sixty years of security the U.S. provided them with. Giving them a free ride to spend on social programs and not on defence.
10. This web site will have over a million visitors a day and the bloggers will live very comfortably off the sponsorship money.
So there they are, you place them where you think they should go.
Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Here's a quick one today. The United States is barring France, Germany and Russia from bidding on contracts in Iraq that amount to 18.6 billion dollars. U.S. Bars Iraq Contracts for Nations That Opposed War
You say that this isn't right, well why should these counties be able to bid? All of these projects are funded by American tax money, so why shouldn't American and coalition member countries that are participating in Iraq benefit? It's that simple, so deal with it.
Monday, December 08, 2003
Here is an interesting article on some of the U.N.s scenanagins in regards to the Internet:
The United States, backed by the European Union, Japan and Canada, has turned back a bid by developing nations to place the Internet under the control of the United Nations or its member governments.Is it not possible for these fools to keep their hands off of anything? It's quite amusing to watch the U.N. as it assumes it is the most qualified organization to handle any and all problems/technologies/issues that arise in this world. What the bloody hell gave the U.N. the idea that it was the most qualified body to 'govern' the Internet?
But governments, the private sector and others will be asked to establish a mechanism under U.N. auspices to study the governance of the Internet and make recommendations by 2005.
I can picture it now. The U.N. would have to create a 10,000,000 (rough estimate, inflated a bit but you get the point) man team to 'police' the Internet and ensure that no one was saying any unkind or unpleasant words. Unless of course you're ranting about the Jews or Americans then of course it'ld be OK. This 'right' (or lack thereof) would be enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Internet Rights, which like all declarations made by the U.N. would apply to everyone except murderers, despots, tyrants, and criminals.
As well guess who'll get the honour of paying for these 10,000,000
I agree with Jonah Goldberg on this one and we should create a League of Democracies. At least then we wouldn't have to get lectured by the likes of Saudi Arabia about our lack of -> add favorite victims group here <- rights.
Finally from the article:
Major differences remain between developed countries and African countries led by Senegal over the creation of a "global digital solidarity fund." Talks on the issue will continue today and tomorrow.Are there any programs sponsored by the U.N. that do not involve transferring large sums of money from one group of countries to another? Why not actually trying to solve some of the worlds problems instead of hoping that they magically go away?
Anyways, it seems to me that the U.N. has developed a highly detailed plan to assist developing countries that can be broken down into these basic steps:
1) give large sums of money to the rulers/elite of a poor country
2) ensure that at least 25% of that money is actually used to feed, cloth, or generally improve the lives of the people
3) protect the tyrant/thug/murderer/despot from criticism as he makes threats against portions of the population
4) when he goes on his killing spree and destroys all of the things built by the 'global digital solidarity fund' make statements blaming the U.S. for either a) intervening or b) not intervening.
5) or blame the Jews
The U.N. seriously blows and its usefulness is well past due.
Have a good night.
One of the United Nations goals is to promote equal rights between the people of the world. If this is the case why can't the U.N. even pass a simple resolution on anti-semitism, you would think it would be common sense, seeing anti-semitism is a major problem in the world today and is not getting any better. Here is an article by Anne Bayefsky and after you finish it see what you think about the U.N.'s integrity.
The U.N.'s Dirty Little Secret
It hard to believe the U.N. can't even do something as simple as this but then again the U.N. doesn't make to many difficult decision now does it, they would rather sit on problems and hope they go away rather than do something about it. It's hard to understand why so many people have any faith in the U.N. to solve problems, it's a mystery to me.
Saturday, December 06, 2003
The deal is finally done and the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives have agreed to unite their parties to form the Conservative Party of Canada.
The PCs voted 90% in favour of merging with the Alliance. The Alliance vote occurred earlier in the week with 95.9% in favour.
We've been a long time waiting but finally the Liberals will stop getting a free ride every election. And of course you do not have to be conservative in nature to agree that this is overall a good thing for Canadians. It hasn't done any of us any good to have an unaccountable government.
Finally conservatives in Canada can spend their time critiquing Liberal policies instead of trying to distinguish themselves from each other. The amount of time that PCs and Alliance members spent trying to show how different they were from each other was ridiculous.
Congratulations to the Conservative Party of Canada and here's to a great future.
Here is a funny article from Charles Krauthammer but only people not suffering from (BDS) find it funny, I guess that's one of the down falls of having the syndrome.
Bush Derangement Syndrome
No fear though the syndrome is said to only last until the end of 2008. So all you suffers out there don't give up hope. There will be a time when you will be able to look in the mirror again and say to yourself " I think I'm alright ".
Wednesday, December 03, 2003
It seems that Wes Clark doesn't know what he stands for anymore, ever since he started his run for the leadership of the Democratic party he seems to forgot what he believes in.
During the campaign Clark has repeated the standard company line of the Democratic party, that he would not have gone to war in Iraq without the U.N.'s go ahead. He also has said he would have got more allies to assist in the war. These statements Clark has made have run directly against his beliefs and comments from before he started his run at the presidency.
During the Kosovo conflict as you my already may know Wes Clark was not pro-U.N. or pro-Europe, he actually thought they was a major pain in the ass. Judging by these quotes from Wes you decide for yourself and see if they sound like he would have waiting for U.N. approval and would have got Europe to the dance floor. Also remember that the Kosovo conflict was not sanctioned by the U.N., the same as the war in Iraq but you never heard the democrats complain then now did you!
"We could not present an unamgibuous and clear warning to Milosevic, partly because many European countries would not threaten action without a mandate from the security council." What Clark in American fashion called Europe's "legal issues that were obstacles to properly planning and preparing for war. We paid a price in operational effectiveness by having to constrain the nature of the operations to fit within the political and legal concerns of NATO member nations"
Remember the Kosovo conflict was in Europe's own backyard and European nations would hardly do anything then, in Iraq which they had no dog in the fight, it would have taken a act of God to get European nations to commint to war in Iraq but the democrats say President Bush is all to blame for lack of Euopean action, which is simply wrong! The European nations had no intentions of participating in the Iraq war.
Here is another Clark quote in which he states his opinion on the problem with having European nations cooperation in a war. "In U.S. military thinking, we seek to be as decisive as possible once we begin to use force." "Most Americans believed that the best and most rapid way to change Milosevic's views was to strike at him and his regime as hard as possible." The American way was the opposite of what the Europeans thought should be done, they wanted a bombing pause and not to bomb as many strategic sites. Given Clark's earlier statement does it sound like he would have gone though the U.N. and have got help from the European allies for the war in Iraq. I think not! European methods were to slow and indecisive for Clark's taste.
Clark knew then that having the European countries involved in Kosovo was a major hazard to the operation, he sure wouldn't have asked them for help in a major operation like Iraq. He would like you to believe he is a multilateralist but the facts say otherwise.
Would Clark or any Democrat have risked having European nations involved? Would they have had the tolerance for the clumsy and constrained NATO decision-making and war-fighting Process? What if the Americans believed their vital interests were directly threatened by Europe's "legal Issues" regarding war? The war in Kosovo showed how difficult it was going to be for the U.S. and it's European allies to fight a war together and Wes Clark knows this. So Wes Clark telling you that he is a multilateralist, is a bold faced lie!
Tuesday, December 02, 2003
After watching a news show today and listening to how much Republicans are the party of 'rich' and 'corporate' America (spoken by a Democrat of course) I had to go and find the numbers as to who is actually contributing to these political parties.
First we'll look at the American data between the Republican and Democratic parties provided by Opensecrets.org. Notice that at the lower level of contributions Republicans have a slight edge over Democrats. As you increase the amount of the contribution though Democrats begin to have an edge over Republicans going as high as 92% to 8% for contributions over $1 million. So who again is the party of the rich and the party of the poor. Democrats and liberals in general never stop reminding us of how the Republicans are the party of the rich. Why then don't the facts back up that assertion?
Now in regards to the Canadian data we find a similar story. Liberals in Canada never miss an opportunity to remind us that the Liberal Party sticks up for the little guy while the Canadian Alliance only cares about corporations. Just like the American case though you'll see that this is total foolishness.
According to the Library of Parliament we have the Liberal Party receiving $3.1 million from individuals and $5.1 million from corporations. On the other hand we have the Canadian Alliance who received $5.9 million from individuals and $1.1 million from corporations.
So who is in the pockets of Canada's corporations?
And taken as an average with total contributions divided by the number of contributors we have for the Liberal Pary $13,252,644 / 17891 = $741 per contribution while for the Canadian Alliance we have $10,456,087 / 95651 people = $109 per contribution.
So who represents wealthy Canadians?
How liberals in both Canada and the U.S. can keep up the myth that conservatives care only about the wealthy is beyond my comprehension.
Monday, December 01, 2003
Today a small crowd of protesters were out in Sherbrooke, Que. to demand the withdraw of Canadians from Afganistan. The 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade was doing some much needed urban training before they left for Afganistan in the Sherbrooke area.
"It bothers me, I don't like it, I'm against war, this is not their place, and it's not a good image for children." proclaimed activist Martin Langlois 33. Martin says he doesn't like war, well that is understandable but if it was not for the Canadian and international troops stationed in Afganistan there would be a major civil war taking place as we speak, so the Canadian troops are actually preventing war in a country that has known nothing but war for decades. You would thing that Mr. Langlois would be happy instead for protesting the Canadian commintment in Afganistan.
Secondly he states that it is a poor image for the children. Yes very poor indeed, imagine showing our Canadian children that we care about the international community and that they can help a country in a great need of help. These soldiers are doing Afganistan a great service and should be held in the highest regard. Canadian troops are providing security so children and adults can go to school or back to work. These troops also clear mines, so it's safe to walk down the road without the fear of losing a leg, I mean imagine the example we'd be setting for the poor children that would witness these actions. Canadian troops are also involved in countless projects to repair the infrastructure and many other things which I am not aware of.
Brig-Gen Jocelyn Lacroix had this to say about the people out protesting against is troops. "I would like to take the protesters with me to show them what we do". "There are people over there who call us angels of peace. I have no doubt in my heart that we are there to do humanitarian work. But we must be perpared". I couldn't agree more with the Brig-Gen. So the next time somebody wants to protest about something the least they could do is learn the facts first then make your decision about if it is worth protesting because it seems this time they don't have their facts in order.
This deployment of Canadian soldiers to Afganistan is about what these protesters want, which is peace so it doesn't seem to make much sense to be against it now does it. If this mission wasn't for humanitarian reasons Canada would not have been involved this long and preparing for another troop rotation. So get the facts or stay home and read some Canadian blogs or something productive like that (just a suggestion).