Woe Canada.


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February 28th, 2007 by admindude

Canadian Overlord? – oxymoron?

Using the words Canadian and Overlord in the same sentence without the qualifier “not”, is like using the words French and spine in the same sentence and not including the qualifer “without”.

Don’t make me resurect “Operation Leafblower”. You canadians behave yourselves.

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February 28th, 2007 by admindude

I, for one, welcome our new (liberal) Canadian Overlords

And I’d like to remind them that as a trusted member of the Maple Leaf Fifth Column, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their our underground hockey training camps.

The New Republic, about the only left-leaning opinion magazine I can stomach, has been bought out by a Canadian media conglomerate.

Great. More stories on the political beliefs of Terry Jacks. Just what we need…

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February 28th, 2007 by exurbankevin

Indulging Al.

Al Gore was recently exposed as a fraud on the subject of energy conservation. Although his supporters didn’t contradict the findings, they said his rapacious consumption was okay since he used “green” energy when possible and even bought carbon offsets.

First, it’s interesting to compare Gore’s hypocrisy to the hippie-like habits of former Sen. Bill Frist (R.-Tenn) or George W. Bush. But adding to Kevin’s fine post below, I keep thinking of a historic parallel to this whole earth-friendly energy craze.

In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church sold “indulgences” which allowed the rich to purchase forgiveness of past sins. Today, enviro-businesses sell “carbon offsets” to allow the rich to pollute Gaia with a clean, green conscience.

For those familiar with the Reformation, it looks like Gore is replaying the role of Tetzel. I’m curious who will be Martin Luther this time.

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February 28th, 2007 by admindude

Quote of the Day

“Al-qaeda, through it’s completely impossible demands, is very clearly entirely unappeasable. And we know it’s unappeasable, if it were appeasable, the French would have appeased it by now.”

– Andrews Roberts, on Hugh Hewitt yesterday

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February 27th, 2007 by exurbankevin

Is it me?

Or does using “carbon credits” as a means to justify your eco-unfriendly ways sound a lot like what caused the Civil War Draft Riots, where money could be used to skirt civic duty.

No cheap grace, no cheap environmentalism.

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February 27th, 2007 by exurbankevin

Sophie’s choice

Rod Dreher asks, “Which was the better band in the 80’s: U2 or REM?”

Oh boy. This is a toughie…

Based just on what they did in the 80’s, I’d say REM. “Murmurs” was earth-shattering, and “Life’s Rich Pagaent” is darn near the best album of all time. But it’s *real* close, as “The Unforgettable Fire” is really, really, good, and “The Joshua Tree” was even better. For what they meant to music in the 80’s, though, I have to go with REM. They kicked open the door to mainstream airplay, and The Pixies, The Replacements, Husker Dü and a host of others followed them through.

Now, since the 80’s, U2’s been the much better band. Led Zep, the Clash and a host of others figured out that once the drummer’s gone, you might as well hang it up, a lesson REM has yet to learn. In the meantime, U2’s pushed themselves in new directions that somehow remain faithful to their original sound.

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February 26th, 2007 by exurbankevin

An immodest proposal

The Oscar for best documentary was handed out to An Inconvenient Truth last night.

Pardon me for not getting excited, but this is roughly equivalent to Michael W. Smith winning a Dove Award; Even Arminius knew this was pre-destined.

The Oscars are the epitome of American culture excess, and giving an award to a movie that blasts Western industrialism while all the attendees arrived and departed in stretch limos and travel in private jets reminds me of a televangelist who pleads for more money from his followers yet builds a lavish theme park.

If Hollywood is truly commited to stopping global climate change, they’d do the same things that Reverend Gore wants us poor sinners to do:

  1. No more stretch limos. All cars that pulll up to the Kodak Theatre must be either hybrids or use renewable fuels.
  2. Replace all the stage lighting with compact flourescent bulbs (CFL’s).
  3. All stage decorations and props must be made from recyclable, fair-trade-friendly materials.
  4. The temperature in the theatre must be set to 67 degrees or the most eco-friendly level possible. If that means evening gowns are dropped in favour of parkas, so be it.

All I’m asking them to do is hold themselves to the same standards they require for us. That shouldn’t be too hard, right?

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February 26th, 2007 by exurbankevin

Good riddance to bad rubbish

A really, really REALLY bad idea won’t see the light of day.

And statements like this make me question whose side the Washington Post is on.

“Then for an entire week, as members of Congress returned home for a recess, Murtha refused to speak further. Democratic leaders failed to step into the vacuum, and Republicans relentlessly attacked a plan they called a strategy to slowly bleed the war of troops and funds. By the end of the recess, Murtha’s once promising strategy was in tatters.” (emphasis mine.)

“Once promising? (!!!) ” Cutting back on reinforcements, curtailing funds and hamstringing the men and women putting their lives in danger every day in the field of battle is a good thing? I shudder to think what these reporters and their editors think is a bad thing to do to soldiers in a time of war …

Support The Troops.
Let Them Win.

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February 25th, 2007 by exurbankevin

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

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February 25th, 2007 by exurbankevin