Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Reporting - such as it is.

Did you notice that the candidates for the Liberal leadership now meeting in Montreal are ALL evading the question of Quebec being a nation within Canada?
It'll be interesting to see the TV coverage by various reporters on this very hot issue. We have NO investigative reporters in Canada, much less any with the guts to ask a simple question of these shining hopefuls; the question of course is - What is your position on Quebec being recognized as a nation? Watch how the news stations cover this 'leadership' convention WITHOUT asking that question which would influence Canadians from sea to sea to sea. (Of course ALL the media is purposely ignoring the questions STILL waiting about the corruption of the former Liberals)
And they're meeting in Montreal which should tell you something right away. Recent polls show that none of the candidates would get half the votes of Harper for Prime Minister. Is it because the rest of Canada now view the Liberal party as the QUEBEC party?
Anyone out there who will let Canadians know something about these bozos who pretend they're leaders?
Anyone willing to rock the boat?
C'mon, just one.

UPDATE: French Quebecker Stephane Dion is the ?winner. And if able to push Stephen Harper aside in a next election, will be the third Liberal French Canadian to become Prime Mister of Canada.
Someone sent me this opinion about the leadership race ...
Re supporting the new Liberal 'leaders'.
If you look in the dictionary under "Corruption" it might say - Liberal; any member of that political party; A French Canadian politician; A provincial Liberal - (BC Premier Campbell); any Quebec based Prime Minister of Canada; a perpetual liar; a personal opportunist; see Chretien, Martin.
Q - Which Liberal Bozo do you support to lead Canada?
A - None of the above.

Yet another Liberal sidling up to the Canadian trough. Watch for the siphon going directly into Quebec's slush fund.

UPDATE2: And now the the opportunist part of the Quebec French Canadian comes out that many Canadians knew nothing about; That Stephane Dion is a FRENCH Citizen! Western Canadians are asking how they could vote for a Liberal Leader to become Prime Minister of Canada with a duel loyalty to France?

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Quebec should go it's own way ....

.... and stop using Canada to sponge off. Harper is trying to say they are a nation WITHIN Canada. What kind of deal is that? Liberal leader hopeful Michael Ignatieff (who has been AWAY from Canada for 30 years) is saying he would recognize Quebec as a nation. Then is BC a nation? Is Yukon a nation? Do we all have equal status? It seems not. It seems that we are always treading lightly so as not to offend Quebec when the offensive idea to all true Canadians is that they are coddled and babied constantly so they don't cry and threaten to leave again!
Leaving is just fine with many Canadians. Quebec should go if that's what they truly want, however some things should be explained to them before they do go. And we as Canadians should ALL back up these points:
- Quebec will no longer send MPs to Ottawa. In the last referendum they believed they would STILL have votes in OUR parliament AFTER leaving.
- Jobs currently held by Quebeckers will be terminated and offered to Canadians. Including RCMP and all government positions.
- All Quebec-Canadian passports will be revoked and relinquished. They also believed they would retain Canadian passports!
- Any current monies paid to Quebec under equalization payments will be immediately terminated. Quebeckers believe Canada will still pay their welfare and family incomes as before.
- French will no longer be an equal language in Canada.
- Canada's military will remove itself from Quebec. In the last referendum, they actually sent out orders to OUR military that they would become Quebec's military and should pledge loyalty to their new country!
- Canada will no longer have any obligation to buy from or support any Quebec industry in competition with Canadian industries.
- All input from Quebec will be considered foreign and viewed as such.

The Liberals' believe in having a French-Canadian leader of Canada, and that has only been undermining our true Canadian identity in that the purpose has been to let Canada pay for the infrastructure to build Quebec's separate nationhood. Jean Chretien purposely did NOT educate Quebeckers on the true nature of them separating in that last referendum as his secret agenda was to ALLOW the separation. He wanted to be considered the Father of his country. It didn't work then but we would be rid of the parasitics now if it had.
Many say, if they need to go, let them but the services and nature of an economic relationship with Canada will be immediately lost.
All things have not been equal in Canada, Quebeckers have enjoyed an exalted position. It's time they should go it alone and let the rest of us forge a new Canada where all are equal and proud of our united country.


UPDATE: Michael Chong, Cabinet Minister resigns over Harper's actions on Quebec.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

British Columbians kick ass

The announcement of Justin Morneau from New Westminster as the American League's Most Valuable Player in baseball brings to mind how well British Columbians are doing on the world stage of sports. And how well we have done in the past. Our athletes from this sometimes obscure corner of the continent rise as the cream in whatever sport they try.
Larry Walker, from Maple Ridge, was an MVP in the National League in '97 . Jason Bay of Trail was an All Star and Rookie of the Year in 2004. Sandy Robertson gave us a taste of bigger things in the fifties when he played pro with the Vancouver Capilanos.
Most are aware of Victorian Steve Nash's double MVP awards in the NBA. Well, after all we did invent basketball.
Racing driver Greg Moore from Maple Ridge was Indy Lights champion and won the US 500 in a Champ Car until his tragic death in 1999.
The list of BC hockey players in the NHL would go on and on, beginning with Vancouver's John Ferguson, the first BC born player to make it to the NHL, and to the Montreal Canadiens no less, and in 1972, as Assistant coach of Team Canada, he helped lead us to that thrilling and historic 4-3-1 victory over the Soviets. And we can credit many more BCers who followed, including perenniel star Steve Yzerman from Cranbrooke and Cam Neely from Maple Ridge for doing us proud.
Gareth Rees, from Duncan played rugby for Canada 55 times including the first four World Rugby Cup finals.
Silken Laumann won Olympic Silver in '96 for rowing and Nancy Greene-Raine skiing out of Rossland won Gold AND Silver in 1968 and was voted Canadian Athlete-of-the-Century!
Who doesn't know Burnaby's Christine Sinclair and her flashing style in making Canada a powerhouse in women's soccer?
Terry Fox and Rick Hansen will endure forever in our hearts and minds as they made their respective marks on the world with their athleticism, undaunted by adversary! Cancer research owes much to the Marathon of Hope and Terry. Rick Hansen won 19 wheelchair marathons before tackling his Man in Motion 25,000 mile world tour.
Brian Walton won a Silver Olympic in 1996 in Cycling's grueling 100 lap point race and multi medals in many other competitions.
Doug Rogers won silver for us in 1964 Olympic Judo and many more medals and championships.
Our Lui Passaglia holds almost ALL records for kicking in professional football. Ted Hunt, another early BC Lion, had not played any competitive football until his first pro game! He was named Rookie of the Year in 1958,
George Athans and George Athans Jr won world championships in diving and water skiing.
My own small experience goes way back to the Western Sports Center gym on Hastings street. Full of old time boxers, Lenny Walters, who won the U.S. Amateur Featherweight Championship in 1951, wrestlers and weight lifters training in that basement weight room, and then there was Doug Hepburn, with his wrapped gimpy leg, breaking world records long before he won World Championship Gold and became known as the Strongest Man in the World!
BC athletes are the best, have been the best and continue to inspire hopeful BC athletes to grand accomplishments.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Julian Lennon - Saltwater

Two musicians share a universal thought about the state of the world today with their beautiful music - Listen to Julian's warning through his eloquent lyrics ... "What will I think of me, the day that I die?"

Saltwater lyrics here -

copyright Julian Lennon

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ozzy Osbourne - Dreamer

Ozzy cares about the world too. Dreamer, written and performed by Ozzy, is a tender plea for us to care. Meaningful words, apropos to the times. Ozzy at his very best, "A better place for those who will come after us, this time"

Ozzy Osbourne Dreamer lyrics is the property and copyright of Ozzy Osbourne.
Dreamer lyrics here -

It's not too late to start your own groundswell.
Earth needs your voice too... Talk about it.