Monthly Archives: June 2004

Election 2004

June 28, 2004 Comments Off on Election 2004

Today’s the day! Don’t forget to get out and vote. And don’t forget to go nuts with election coverage on CTVCBCGLOBAL, and all the websites: politicswatch.com, andrewcoyne.com, marksteyn.com, colbycash.com, nationalpost.com/blog, westernstandard.com/blog, canoe.ca, etc&# Read More »

Nosy neighbours

June 25, 2004 1 Comment »

Nader follows Moore in telling Canadians not to vote Conservative&# Read More »

Too close to call

June 25, 2004 2 Comments »

Polls today in the NP and G&M say the election is too close to call. But phoey on them, I’m predicting a slight Conservative Majority. I figure the appetite for change and the higher than expected voter turnout in ON ... Read More »

Our justice system at work

June 24, 2004 2 Comments »

“Ferrier has spent 15 of the last 17 years behind bars. He has 63 convictions, including six for rape. He once told a doctor he wanted to become “the most prolific killer in Canada, perhaps North America.” “Ferrier has been ... Read More »

The Gun Registry at work

June 24, 2004 Comments Off on The Gun Registry at work

This is one scary story (I found it on the westernstandard blog). If he had gone through with his plan, what use would the gun registry have been? Surely this points out the futility of having such a registry when ... Read More »

US Media Bias

June 22, 2004 1 Comment »

This is a fun topic – is the media biased? Yes, says “A Measure of Media Bias“, which computed bias in comparison to the average member of congress. The methodology is really neat. To compute our measure, we count the ... Read More »

Martin “is an idiot who just doesn’t get it”

June 22, 2004 1 Comment »

This is a great story from the Ottawa Sun about the Canadian Military Read More »

Unfairenheit 9/11

June 22, 2004 2 Comments »

Christopher Hitchens’ take on “The lies of Michael Moore”. Read it before discussing the movie with any of its fans Read More »

First privately funded manned space flight

June 21, 2004 2 Comments »

Cool story: the first private craft to send a man into space. It is cool to see the power of private industry unleased. I don’t know whether or not this will mean much in the grand scheme of things, but ... Read More »

English debate

June 15, 2004 3 Comments »

Here are my thoughts on the debate. Harper did well. He was substantive and likable. He is clearly up to the job. Duceppe did fairly well. He generally made sense, and was somewhat likable. Martin and Layton are jerks. They ... Read More »

Last night’s leadership debate

June 15, 2004 2 Comments »

Anyone besides me watch? I caught the beginning up to the health section. My impressions: Martin – looked like an idiot. Duceppe asked him about some rainy-day fund and the gun registry (I wonder why, since the Bloc is nominally ... Read More »

Chuck Colson on Iraq

June 14, 2004 Comments Off on Chuck Colson on Iraq

Colson reminds us that there is a remarkable amount of good news coming out of Iraq, including: the UN security council’s unanimous resolution endorsing the transfer of power, the peaceful situation in Kurdish areas, the western-friendly, ethnically balanced interim government, ... Read More »