Friday, July 30, 2004

"Hasta la vista, letter!"

Austria has issued an Arnold Schwarzenegger stamp. You may see it here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Mr. Buckley's failure

Former National Review editor Joe Sobran muses that William F. Buckley actaully failed in his life ambitions.

I'm not a paleoconservative as Mr. Sobran is. Nevertheless, as someone who read Up From Liberalism in my teens, I would also have a hard time believing that someone who forecfully wrote that Dwight Eisenhower was too liberal would be happy with the policies that sometimes pass as conservative today.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Only his hairdresser knows for sure

A grooming aids company survey has learned that Americans seem to think that George H.W. Bush has the most presidential hair.
Is there anything that Americans can't do?

Krispy Kreme has invented a liquid doughnut drink.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Posts from his cat

Barry Link, Vancouver blogger and journalist, turns his hobby into a cover story about blogging for the Vancouver Courier newspaper.

You may read posts by Mr. Link and his cat Casper here.

Monday, July 19, 2004

The "saving some of the kids from the burning school bus" school of pro-life activism

Peter Vere fresh from meeting Kathy Shaidle, shares his frustration with the absolutist stance of some Canadian pro-life leaders.

P.S. Working about 60 hrs per week this month. So. Tired zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, July 12, 2004

Ban those dumb goatees

Kathy Shaidle starts the anti-mouth-mullet MEME.
The lady who kneecapped the Tories

You will, no doubt, recall the "controversial" Randy White remarks at the end of the last election.

Well, it turns out that a lady named Velma Cole is responsible for getting the Liberals information about the upcoming documentary and how they could contact its maker. The Liberals took it and ran with it and Ontario voters panicked like frightened sheep.

However, there is a "rest of the story."

Ms. Cole has a grudge against Mr. White. She wrote to a local paper that at a Tory nomination meeting in February, Mr. White said that a new Tory government would ban gay marriage and *all* abortions.

In response, many people who were at the meeting wrote letters to the local press saying that no, Mr. White didn't say anything like that.

The Langley Times reports that Ms. Cole then decided to clear her name, or as I would personally put it, take a piece out of Mr. White's carcass. She is quoted as saying "I was not prepared to go to my grave with liar written on my tombstone.".

But, strangely, the Times is unable to pull direct quotes from the documentary video footage promising a total ban on gay marriage and abortion under a new Tory goverment. Which, sadly, does not give me great confidence in Ms. Cole's memory.

P.S. For what it's worth, Mr. White now says that the Tories did not expect to get much more seats than they did on election night, but had to publicly pretend otherwise.

Hat tip: Jordan Bateman

There goes the separation of church and state

The B.C. government is giving $5,000 to a Langley church for one of their programs.

It gets under their radar because it was pitched to the B.C. Liberals as an "anti-crime" program. If it happens to evangelize too, well...don't let the government know!

Sunday, July 04, 2004

"Canada' equals Toronto and Montreal"

What Ted Byfield writes here...ditto.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Mr. Martin's favourite book

Remember our discussion of the most loved songs of Canadian politicians, especially our skepticism that their choices were really true?

Well John Derbyshire of National Review, learning that Paul Martin's favourite book is Flashman and The Dragon, wonders if Mr. Martin was told by his advisors to like this book. He's suspicious too.