Tag: politics

It’s Not The Hate

My dad always told me that companies advertise their weakest point. If they talk about their cars acceleration, you can be sure it’s slowest off the line. If they say their bread is full of vitamins, you can be sure others are better With Trump’s election, the racist right wing in America has been emboldened. [Continue]

Politics

I Hate Politics There, I said it. I despise politics and the sleazy people that make it their life’s work. But no, I don’t think getting businessmen or other civilians involved will improve things. It will only corrupt good people. It is the form that is fatally, terminally, irreparably flawed. You see, I consider Governance [Continue]

Elected Office is for Chumps

It is election time around here. Not Provincial or National, just local. City Councilmen, Mayors, that sort of thing. Last summer my sister stopped by for a visit and I mentioned that there would be an election in the fall in my little town. She immediately asked if I was running. Actually I was more [Continue]

Stand up for The Right

It is not censorship to shout down the censors. It is not intolerance to reject the intolerant. It is not bias to stand against the biased. It is not bullying to ostracize the bullies. It is not bigotry to condemn the bigots. It is not hate to despise the hateful. It is not racist to confront [Continue]

Hydra

The Hydra with a hundred heads Each with a forked tongue Take one out and two more appear From its scalp they are sprung Each snake head has a voice Filled with hate and lies This one is dressed in a fancy suit That one a toupee and long tie One is bombastic and blames [Continue]

The Post-Polling Era

So the writ has dropped and they’ve called an election in British Columbia. As Pooh would say “Oh Bother”. Actually this will be good because it’s our first opportunity to vote in Canada. What I’m not looking forward to are the polls. Every week this or that poll will say this party or that one [Continue]

Christmas in Connecticut

Twas the week before Christmas And all over the town No joy is to be had No singing abounds Just the weeping of parents who in anguish cry out A town that’s in shock A country in doubt Oh Charlotte and Daniel, Olivia, Ana and Chase Allison and Benjamin, James, Noah and Grace Josephine, and [Continue]