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Monthly Archive for September, 2010

Chauncey the dog

I’ve been a bachelor this past week as Wendy has been in Winnipeg visiting her daughter and young granddaughter. When Madeleine was born a year ago,  Wendy made it clear that she wasn’t going to be like I was, an absent grandparent (6 of my 8 grew up in Toronto or Kamloops) and I heartily […]

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What the hell is in it for us? I hate to sound ungracious towards our friends and neighbours by asking that question but it’s occurred to me quite often and I, for one, would like an answer. With fish farms, what the hell is in it for us with them? Over 90% of the farms […]

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Recall over HST: a risky option

Let me start by saying that I would like to see every Liberal MLA re-called. They are an appalling  lot and dishonest both as a caucus and the Gordon (Pinocchio) Campbell led cabinet. Having said that, I have serious doubts about Recall as a process in the areas where it’s planned. I might say that […]

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HST and recall

As Bill Vander Zalm, Chris Delaney and Bill Tieleman push their Recall Agenda I hope they’re getting advice as they go. At this point they have everything going for them including, critically, the people. But that can quickly change Bill Vander Zalm is not noted for reflection before acting nor for taking any advice he […]

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Drinking, driving and civil liberties

In the name of God, what’s the matter with us? Are we really going to approve, if only by our silence,  the right of the police to try, convict and sentence citizens without the nuisance of allowing a person to have their case independently tried by an impartial judge? In a classic case of Woolmington […]

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I have become, in my antiquarian existence, a great fan of the iPod though I know  absolutely nothing about them, I have, however, collected 7372 musical pieces in my “library” of all genres. Last week I discovered that I had a problem with one of the five iPods I possess so, knowing it was not […]

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Can the BC Liberal Party Survive?

It may not, if Premier Campbell can’t learn from previous political meltdowns. So, Gordon (Pinocchio) Campbell is at 12 per cent “popularity.” I’d like to know who the hell the 12 per cent are! They must have just been aroused after a lengthy coma. In my lifetime I have witnessed four political meltdowns, four parties […]

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The Pope and the Anglican Church

The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK has tongues wagging, even royal tongues. Introspective parsons and religious writers are groping amongst the words uttered by His Holiness to guess what he is up to. That, however should be clear – he wants the prodigal Church of England community to return to the Papal […]

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Is sport fishing cruelty to animals?

I read a column the other day that dragged up an inner distress that I’ve tried to subvert. The theme of the article was that we kill our fish cruelly – by suffocation. “Animal Rights” has been an ever growing issue for many years now and I suppose some progress has been made. There are […]

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Is Tiger finished (III)?

I say “LAY OFF TIGER WOODS”! We’re not dealing here with a child molester or terrorist but the best golfer who ever lived. He behaved abominably – of that there’s no doubt. He publicly humiliated his wife and he let us all down – badly. Let he who is without sin..…. Now, we’re told, there’s […]

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