Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Speaking of North Korea, analysts say it is going to test-fire more Tapdong missiles. I wonder what North Korea could want this time.
The failure to properly incarcerate human filth who torture the mentally disabled or freeze their children to death doesn't leave the average Canadian with faith in the justice system. All we need is ONE system that adequately punishes perpetrators of crime and helps victims recover. Is it too much to ask?
Finally! It's really refreshing to hear someone else talk about how poor writing, planning and character development really mess up what was once a watchable show. Those were the days....
Harper remained his clear-headed and cool self to Obama's hem-and-hawing to the ever-loving media and gushed poetically about his "love" for Canada, the typical reaction of an American socialist who has never had to wait for six hours in a Canadian emergency room because he can't find a family physician (also has never had to shovel his drive way). Harper explained in the simplest words he knew to CNN's Wolf Blitzer how Canada is not completely drowning in the greed-induced recession and refrained (wisely so) from giving America any advice in stemming the oncoming tide of poverty. Obama, eager not only to rob Americans of their money in social programs that won't work and to bulk up support for a war in Afghanistan he hopes will be his grand military legacy, smiled and poured on the silken charm that some believe got him the highest office in the land.
Had Mr. Obama studied physics instead of "community organization", he would know that once up, there is nowhere left to go but down.
The love affair can't last forever.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
First of all, North Korea is a patrilineal dictatorship run one of the most morally corrupt people on the planet. Famines wipe out the North Korean populace while Kim Jong-Il and his military attaches eat well. Indeed, one of the chief complaints of North Korean refugees is dental problems, their teeth having fallen out due to malnutrition. Psychological problems are also a concern. Their cousins to the south should be attentive to these health problems as they may one day have to deal with them on a grand scale.
Secondly, North Korea has never adhered to any treaty, promise or law. Clinton's anger over North Korea's launching of missiles falls flat. Of course it is illegal to fire missiles. That has not stopped it before.
Third, North Korea rattles its sabre when it wants something and gives nothing in return. Any aid given to it by South Korea, the US, Japan or even China ends up in the hands of a rag-tag military and not where it is needed.
Fourth point, North Korea has yet to admit its full complicity in kidnapping not only Japanese citizens but South Korean citizens, as well. The fate of these people is largely unknown. As no one can enter North Korea and North Korea has no track record of honesty, anything could have happened to them.
Professor Sung-Yoon Lee outlines the problems dealing with North Korea here.
Why Hillary Clinton can even think she can make headway with the North Koreans when the South Koreans have been largely unsuccessful is beyond belief. Why she thinks she can- or should- normalise relations is just morally repugnant. What more can be said about a country that props up a father-son/cult-of-personality regime and where people starve to death?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
WARNING: this image is extremely shocking and graphic. If such things bother you, beware.
No terrorist should be granted refuge in Canada for any reason.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Now a quote from me: it's about DAMN time. I respect Mr. Coren's right to have guests of opposing views on his own program. However, this should never include people as rude, pompous, self-righteous and completely obtuse as Miss Calver is. If one has ever watched the show, one would see that she interrupts people, never answers a question outright, sputters absolutely unfounded nonsense and then finishes with smug little smirk. This woman has defended some of the most odious offenses in the Western world simply by being too proud and stuck-up to see where liberalism has failed- sharia law, anti-Catholicism, abuse of women, censorship and fanaticism. Seriously. She is usually on the show on Monday evenings. Watch her worm out of answering a simple yes or no question or curl her pouty little lips up when some injustice happens to someone less liberal than she. If her self-righteousness doesn't bother you, than you are stronger than me.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Today marks the feast day of Saint Paul Miki and the other Japanese martyrs who along side him.
Here is the sermon Saint Paul Miki delivered from his cross. He makes it clear that though he is Japanese, he is also Christian. He wants to convince those witnessing (or partaking in) his death that he is not a foreigner- whom the Japanese feared at the time- but a Japanese like them whose only crime it was to accept Christ.
These statues stood in front of Urakami Church in Nagasaki. They are of Saints John and Cecilia respectively. They were scorched but not wholly destroyed by the atomic bomb.
What remains of Urakami Church after much of it was destroyed by atomic bomb dropped on August 9th, 1945.
(information retrieved from A Guide to Pilgrimage Sites and Churches in Nagasaki, published by Nagasaki Bunkensha. The photographs were taken by me.)
Not even a month into his presidency, Obama has performed the way one would expect an inexperienced civil servant with a completely undeserved sense of importance would perform. Now remember- his experience consists of being a “community organizer”, a law lecturer who has neither written anything substantial nor added insight to existing laws, and a senator whose sole achievements are arriving on time and voting against a measure countering one of the most pernicious acts in the land. Now, it appears Obama- the “Chosen One”- is buckling under the pressure. Take the economy, for example. Now, to be fair, it wouldn’t be a cakewalk for any politician but handing the reins of fiduciary power over to a champagne socialist is like giving control of a bus to a monkey (with the exception of Curious George). The stimulus package, which some believe is just some hype to print money that won’t actually help, has already bothered
Then there’s the failure to vet his non-tax-paying aides, Biden the idiot, Pelosi, the girl-Biden, whose outrageous claims of five million jobs lost a day can’t possibly be correct even in Zimbabwe, the land-brokering deal of Kashmir and the money for eugenics programs overseas because the size of your carbon footprint can be determined by how black or Asian you are (don’t look at me like that- if it was up to me, it would be fair-trade, not eugenics). And let’s not forget the ingratiating apology to the very Muslims who hate the West and who have completely forgotten how the
I don’t know what offends me more- that Obama is such a complete glory-hound or that people can’t (or won't) see what a total fraud he is.
Speaking of brain-trusts, the very thought of stopping Sarah Palin from doing anything is just anathema to me. So you could imagine my surprise when I found out that some extremist group wants to rid the world of Sarah Palin because she hunts wolves. First of all, I don’t approve of hunting wolves, or any other animal, unless it is necessary. I also don’t approve of giving anyone a carte blanche to wipe out a species because their ancestors may have walked the land before anyone else built a bungalow on it, nor do I approve of people who, under the guise of protecting the environment, are actually doing more harm than good. Enter Ashley Judd. There is a reason why she is an actress and not a scientist working for NASA. In fact, if she did work for NASA, one might say: “Hey! We should listen to her because she sends guys to the moon!” Instead, her claim to fame is a string of crappy movies with hunky, brooding and/or fantastic actors in them. For her or Matt Damon or any other leftist Hollywood celebrity completely divorced from reality to even think they have the requisite knowledge or moral compass to tell others how to live is just appalling. If the real world needs help drinking excessively, doing drugs, yelling at their kids, hating the country that made them disgustingly rich and getting away with crimes, then we’ll let you know. When will there be an act of government for them to lose ninety percent of their earnings and property? It’s socialism, baby, and it’s fair- at least for the people who pay eight bucks to watch their self-congratulatory crap.
As for the masses who cannot define a reason or articulate their intense dislike for Sarah Palin but slag her behind the cyber-mask of anonymity, there is a way to vent your misery: walk up to her and tell her what you think of her. You’ll be met with one-hundred and ten pounds of niceness or moose-wrestling fury. If you can put aside your crippling cowardice and give your displeasure some actual volume, only then will you know cloying magnanimity or Kryptonian fury.
And yeah- she knows how to rock a pair of knee-high boots. How many mothers of five can do that? Soak that up, why don’t you?