Archive for April, 2010

Ovie’s egg

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

“Maybe his hand was shaking” – Washinington Capitols star winger, Alexander Ovechkin OK, this isn’t a Stupidism, but I just couldn’t help it. There’s a reason you never trash talk in the play-offs and this is just another example. “Alexander the Great” was suggesting that self-effacing Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak might have been intimidated facing the [...]

“I’m a ‘progressive’” – Frank Graves

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Frank Graves is a liberal. Many readers will have seen the debate over Mr. Graves’ advice to Michael Ignatieff – “Go left old man” – as first raised in this Lawrence Martin column.  Besides raising the issue of the incendiary nature of the advice, and what it reveals about the small-L liberal mindset, it showcases [...]

Repeat again: there is no double standard

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Alert readers may recall the dark days of the 1990’s, when Prime Minister Chretien insisted that Canada had the “best health care system in the world”. It seemed he thought that, the more he repeated it, the more folks would believe it, the more it would seem true. So it is with objectivity in our [...]

One more write

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

“You just don’t offshore the best jobs …” – Frank Koller, interviewed on CBC Radio One’s Sunday Edition No sooner had MrK given me a convincing lecture on the bad grammar of many smart, successful people than I get assaulted by precisely what he was talking about. He was railing against the increasingly common practice [...]

Bring Back Steve West

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

My Open Range column from the April 2010 issue of Alberta Venture magazine: Alberta’s Deficit Requires Tough Politicians to Make the Tough Cuts Cutting back offends something deep within human nature. Tightening one’s belt, making do with less, deciding not to buy something intensely desirable, switching to a lower grade – self-denial is immensely difficult. [...]

Summing the Sixties

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

When will we have heard enough about the Sixties? For many of us, the answer is “about 25 or 30 years ago”, certainly by the time of the Sgt. Pepper 20th anniversary specials. The Boomers are (finally) retiring, at least those who aren’t overturning all the mandatory retirement legislation and planning to stop anyone from [...]

Eyewitness present!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

“I’ve talked to several eyewitnesses who were there.” – Conservative radio host Dana Loesch, interviewed on Fox News There was much said about the confrontation on Capitol Hill acouple of weeks ago, prior to the contentious health care vote, the hurling of epithets and spit, etc. Ironically, this howling Stupidism may be one of the [...]

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Best wishes to all our readers for a Happy Easter season, with time enough to share with friends and loved ones. Sincerely, DrJ and MrK