Thursday, September 27, 2007

More NAFTA-driven insanity ...

All I can say today is: read this.

Some days I weep for this Country.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

More daggers for Dubya ...

Former US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan has made this "startling" revelation about the US War in Iraq:

"I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: The Iraq war is largely about Oil."

So, there you have it.

The Bush Administration was/is so blinkered by corporate power that they turned the tragedy of 9/11 into a quest for profit.

I wonder how the families of those killed on 9/11 will feel about this?

ATY feels - yet again - exonerated by this revelation, and reminds all that while he supports/supported the Operations in Afghanistan, he was steadfastly opposed to the misadventure in Iraq from Day One.

I wonder how the neo-fascists will spin this little gem?

Let's watch Bush's poll numbers now shall we?

(more on the Greenspan revelations here)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Summertime and the living is easy ...

Well, it has certainly been a while since I last posted on the blog. I have had a very hectic Summer - searching for a new home, selling the old home, and relocating to Alberta.

Our children had their first Summer at home, and we endeavoured to keep them busy each and every day. But ... now Autumn is upon us, the kids are in school, my Bride has found employment, and so now time to turn back to issues that are a great deal heavier than tooling around Alberta taking-in the sights, and fooling around on Facebook with old friends from so very long ago.

Not much has changed in Canadian political life, as the CPC and the LPC remained deadlocked in the polls (basically ...) and seem to have no ideas on how to break-out of the electoral doldrums. I know a way Harper could break-out, but it would go against every neo-liberal grain in his body ...

The War in Iraq trudges on, seemingly with no resolution in sight - as was expected by anyone familiar with the Middle-East. The Americans are surely getting what they deserve. Unfortunately, and as I predicted, the sideshow in Iraq is messing with the operation in Afghanistan, where now NATO is quivering at the thought of an extended mission. Again, another mess courtesy of the small-minds of the Bush Administration.

Oil prices remain high, which is good for my business - but surely remains a warning to all that our reliance on carbon-fuels is a most dangerous game. The US economy is in relatively rough shape, and there is no surprise in that - given how the Americans never plan for the future. As you sow, so shall ye reap ...

The shrill clash of "minds" continues over at my friend's site: Red Tory

It is good to see that Red still enjoys teasing and taunting the lumpenproletariat right.

He certainly has more endurance for this sort of thing than I do. I admire his profligacy. He is truly a "Legend of the Internets."

More to come, when I feel inspired.