Archive for March, 2010

What A Morning

Maybe I have just lived too long, I don’t know, but really what is happening in our world today, is sad & frightening. Not the Terrorism that is going on, Not the natural diseasters either, and not even the slumping economy is what I am talking about.

IT IS THE CHANGE IN VALUES, IN ETHICS, IN HUMANITY.

Thanks to the type of leadership the world is now enjoying, from Bill Clinton, George Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Brian Mulroney, and Stephen Harper, we have seen the complete erosion of our values. The Religious Right may spout all they want about ‘old time values’ but when it comes to actually doing what they say, it is a far cry from the old time values I grew up with.

VOTERS today don’t vote FOR a party, but instead have been convinced to VOTE AGAINST A PARTY.

That simply makes no sense to me, because it is what a party stands for, what it’s policies are, that should matter. It should not be about what the other guy may be like. YET that is exactly how WE are choosing our Governments today. 

I dislike Stephen Harper and his Conservatives, BASED ON THEIR PERFORMANCE, ON THEIR POLICIES.

AND that is how it should be. I cannot support any political party that is ignoring the needs of ALL CITIZENS, THAT PLACES CORPORATE INTERESTS OVER THOSE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE.   Yet, to me, that is exactly what Stephen Harper is doing, and it has trickled down to even civic levels.

It is fine to have PRIDE in your country, but not at the expense of what BEING CANADIAN IS. Yet we have seen it in how the Media & Government have pushed that envelope, with the recent Winter Olympics.  And worse, we seem to have ignored the other areas of our National Pride, such as our Health Care.

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Not Safe in US, Why Here?

CIFA is monitoring the recall of some food flavor enhancer in the USA.  It hasn’t opted to RECALL it here, which begs the simple question.  

IF THE PRODUCT IS NOT SAFE IN THE UNITED STATES, HOW CAN IT BE SAFE FOR CANADIAN USE?

Sure, I know, different lots made on different days, in different plants, all are things that come into play, but without knowing if the stuff shipped up here is from that lot, or if the products using it, are shipped up here, why are we just MONITORING IT?

I would suggest that from now on, let me do the shopping for Mr. Harper. First off, I’ll save him lots of money, because I’ll only buy the stuff that is being discounted.  While I won’t buy it for my family, given Mom is 92, and I really don’t buy into Harper’s Bullshit that a ‘Best By Date’ isn’t important, I am sure our PM won’t mind.  I mean after all, he is young, vibrant and can easily weather some tummy ache, right?

So what if the meat is brown instead of red? Once it’s cooked, you won’t notice the color, and add a few more spices, you certainly won’t notice the horrible odour from it either. So I could really save a lot of money, given how virtually every grocery store can now legally sell expired foods.

I’ll make some nice sandwhiches for him to take to the office, while he mulls over which lines to change in our National Anthem, or in how he can not tell us just where he spent $60 Billion of our money.   A couple of extra stuffed ham or corned beef sandwhiches will help him concentrate, and well, so what if they passed their ‘best buy date’ a week ago, and are from Maple Leaf Foods.   We all know that Listeriosis is everywhere, right?

GET REAL MY FRIENDS, THIS IS HARPER’S TYPE OF COUNTRY WHERE THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS IS THE PROFIT MARGIN FOR BIG BUSINESS.  YOUR HEALTH IS THE LEAST OF THEIR, OR HIS, CONCERN.

THAT IS WHAT YOU GET FOR VOTING FOR STEPHEN HARPER

 NOTHING!

Harper Conservatives Must Go

We can debate the issue for years, about whose policies are best, whose policies are putting Canada on track for economic recovery, and all that, but bottom line is that we cannot put Civil & Human Rights as being Inconsequential.  The Government is the bastion to defend our DEMOCRACTIC RIGHTS, NOT TO HIDE THEM.

Stephen Harper & his Conservatives have a different view on Democracy. To them, it is about FOISTING their own narrow minded view on ALL CITIZENS, and in ignoring the truth, whenever possible.

Am I bitter?  Certainly am, because you know, while Canada winning Gold in Curling or in Hockey is nice, there are other achievements, that are monumental.  For example, setting aside religious views, to insure all citizens can access all benefits of citizenship.

After reading the report on CBC, about how our Immigration Minister has attempted to HIDE HISTORICAL TRUTHS due to his own narrow minded, bigoted view of  Gays, it infuriates me, that such a political party can even hold a single seat in Parliament.

While having won so many medals, the action by the Immigration Minister, to demote the achievements of Gay Rights in our Country, diminishes all those medals. YES, I said that, because you know, our accomplishments are more than just winning some brief glory on a sports field. The fact that Canada protected the rights of an unpopular minority, will triumph any Gold Medal won at any Sporting Event.

Think about it, because you know, the vast majority of people can barely skate, can barely ski or curl or figure skate or any of those things. Yet we all can marry the person we love, and not be worried about being thrown in jail, or executed, as Gay Citizens of Nigeria are facing.

We can all worship God in any way we want, unlike those in Iran who must worship according to the ruling tyrants. In China religion is tolerated, to some point, and yet here, we can follow any form of religion we wish, and now that has been subjected to being inconsequential, thanks to Stephen Harper and his party of Homophobes, of RACISTS.

For those who may indeed believe he is right, that allowing same sex marriages has ruined this country, then look around.  Gay Marriagesdon’t have a divorce rate of 60%, but all you heterosexuals do, and more than that, not one single Church has been forced to consecrate a Gay Marriage, despite the frothing of people like Stephen Harper, Vic Toews, and our Immigration Twat Jason Kenney, that passing same sex marriage would do just that.

Once more, we have been told one thing, to force ordinary people to HATE their neighbour, who is simply different. This is a land of TOLERANCES, and it is in our HISTORY, that shows why we are different than our arrogant neighbours to the south. AND NOW, JUST LIKE GEORGE BUSH WE ARE SHOVING ASIDE OUR HISTORICAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN ORDER TO APPEASE A NARROW GROUP OF RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS WHO NEED TO BE PROPERLY POTTY TRAINED.

People forget that the UN Charter on Human Rights was a Canadian Achievement, and that Same Sex Marriage is another example of what it truly means to be a Canadian. It is about standing up for those who are not the majority. It is about protecting the French Culture who is in a minority, and it is about redressing the wrongs done in the name of religion, in regards to the Residential Schools.

All of that is not mentioned, because Mr. Harper does not want Immigrants who don’t think like him.  He is about money, about protecting his interests, his special friends, not about protecting the average Canadian. He uses fear, attack, to divide this nation, not unite it.

STEPHEN HARPER & HIS PARTY MUST BE DEFEATED, TO KEEP CANADA FREE.

God Fearing

It is a popular phrase by many of today’s so called Conservatives & Evangelicals.  To be a good God Fearing Christian.  To me that is so much utter BULLSHIT!

I am not a Christian, but a Jew, and you know, I will NEVER FEAR MY GOD!

I LOVE HIM, I ADORE HIM, AND I WORSHIP HIM, which is as it should be. He is the true father, who will love me unconditionally, no matter how much I screw up, how much I may bend, and break his rules, because he is the FATHER OF US ALL!

He is Stephen Harper’s father, Adolph Hitler’s father, and Mine too.  Like any Father, he may be disappointed in what his children do, in his name, or even against him, but he is not to be feared, to be cowed by, but to be loved, to be respected, because simply, he is our father.

So for those religious neanderthals, like Stephen Harper & Vic Toews who hate others, who preach intolerance, who try to undermine equality, take heed. You have no need to fear your father, for he still loves you, for all your hatred, your evil ways.  Just as he loves all who try to do their best, who try to love their fellow man even though their fellow man doesn’t want that.

MY GOD IS ONE OF LOVE, NOT HATE, NOT TO BE FEARED, BUT TO BE CHERISHED.