Monday, December 29, 2008

Oil is up! War in Gaza!

The Israeli air strikes that are pounding the Gaza Strip
is causing the price of crude oil to rise.
Well now! Isn't that just a big surprise!

Crude oil rose above $40 a barrel today for
fear of instability in the region.

The oil producing nations in the Middle East
surely didn't want the price of oil to go up.

Statements in defense of the barrage of air strikes in Gaza

Just what the whole world needs!

It is amazing how things are linked!
War, Hatred, and Oil.
You talk about a slippery slope!

As the world looks on, I am
reminded of a Roger Waters lyric...

God wants goodness

God wants light

God wants mayhem

God wants a clean fight

What God wants God gets

All I can say is the whole affair is CRAZY!

My Question: What does God Really want?

Hey! What's up with that stuff?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gaza Strip is a Battleground Again!

So the Gaza Strip is being pounded by Israeli rockets. This, according to the Israelis, is in retaliation to the recent mortar and rocket attacks by Hamas.

So all I can say is: Here we go again!

I don't know if it's just me, but all this violence is beyond reason, on both sides. These two groups continue to kill innocent people, and for what - a strip of land that both groups have been fighting over for centuries? Are these people not neighbors?

The international community is picking sides and issuing statements in support of one or the other when the only rational response is that the whole affair is ridiculous and should STOP NOW!

Leaders on both sides should be arrested and thrown in jail for mass murder.
Yeah Right! Oh! I guess this is a war so they're not really criminals! Whatever!

As far as I'm concerned, the violence in the Middle East isn't about Land... it's about Hate!

If there is a God, and that's a question for another day, and God sees what is happening in the Gaza Strip, he must be pissed!

Maybe he'll flood the whole area so there'll be no land to bomb each other over. How many people would be spared the death and mayhem these tribes are raining down upon each other. Give me a break.

There isn't one good reason for any of the violence to continue.

And Yes, I've got a question:

Why in Gods' Name can't we just get along with each other?

Hey! What's up with THAT STUFF?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bush to the Rescue!

George W. Bush is going to end his presidency on a high note it seems. 

Despite what many republican senators must have hoped for, 
the Bush administration is going to cough-up over 17 billion dollars
in loans and assistance to GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

As far as I'm concerned it's about time someone in Washington
got of their a$$ and actually did what needed to be done. NOW!!!

All the political posturing proved nothing - zip, zero, zilch!

And by the way! A loan that will get paid back is hardly a hand-out!

But here's the question for ya'.

Does this mean the price of a new car or truck in the USA will go up next year?

Hey! What's up with that stuff?


Monday, December 15, 2008

Size 10 Shoes.

Who says George W. doesn't have a sense of humor?
This has got to be the funniest thing 
I've ever seen involving a president.
But here is my question: Why arrest the guy? Ha!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Auto Bailout!

So the Republicans refused to pass the aid package sent to them. This is political as far as I can see and shouldn't be confused with caretaker objectives. Saying that the unions should take a pay decrease or some other kind of concession is obviously not the real issue at this moment in time.

When the auto industry first began, it was credited for creating the middle class that created a vast amount of economic wealth. Some would say the North American economy is built on the back of the auto industry.

I think it's also fair to say that when President Elect Barack Obama takes office in the new year there will be a package delivered to the automakers in Detroit.

Here's my question:
What is to be gained by stalling the bailout package and why are the republicans playing stupid party politics when so much is at stake?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Liberals Poised to Take on Harper!

Now we got it goin' on. 

It looks as if Michael Ignatieff will be the new Leader without opposition. 

This should be good news for the Liberal Party and finally give them a chance to put forward a candidate with some solid academic credentials. 

Even though I applaud this and believe Mr. Ignatieff will bring some rational thinking to the Liberals, I am still of the belief that this can only be a good thing for the Conservatives.

Without the credence of any real voter approval within the Liberal Party, and with Bob Rae standing down, I don't think he has any grassroots credibility. This fact, however, may not be a crucial liability and if Mr. Ignatieff manages to work well with the Conservative minority government he may be able to increase his political capital.  

My question:

After the excitement of the past couple of weeks, 
are we going back to BORING? 

Hey! What's up with that stuff?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lead On... and on, and on...

I am not surprised at the breakdown of support for the current Liberal Leader. I find it quite funny that the Liberals may pick a new Leader without a full vote from the grassroots level of the party as they would in a leadership convention. 

It seems to me that the Liberals are opposed to any kind of election. 
Very strange! Maybe not!
But let's be serious!

Considering that one of the three candidates for the leadership has dropped out, and of the two remaining, one is really NDP, there isn't much to debate really - or is there?

So here is my question: 
Why doesn't the Liberal Party to try to work with the government instead of all this posturing?

Hey! What's up with that stuff?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Outrageous Presentation!

I cannot believe the quality of the video presentation to the nation of Stephane Dion. 
One would think the coalition would present their "Leader and proposed Prime Minister" as a statesman worthy of the position. Instead he looked sly and sheepish.
It should have been captioned... "Would you trust this Man?"
Here's my question: How on earth could the Canadian people be assured with a coalition that has presented their position in the manner they did on national television last night?
Hey! What's up with that stuff?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Let's get Real!

All this talk about the lack of fiscal action is a total red herring.
All the talk of a 62% majority of Canadians is bogus!

Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion was clearly rejected by the Canadian people. He is soon to be a back-bencher.

Jack Layton has no other viable way to ever sit on the government side of the house.

A formal CONTRACT with the Bloc is beyond ridiculous.

I have never, in my 50 years, seen such back-room tactics designed to deceive the Canadian public.

The Conservatives and the Prime Minister clearly have shown that they have difficulty being cooperative in the house. They should have known better than to try and kill the political funding which the opposition parties so desperately need. Trying to restrict the right of public servants to strike was also a poor position to put forward at this time.

However, it really makes no difference if they are right or wrong and these policies have been dropped. They desired effect was achieved.

The Liberals, NDP, Bloc, and all the other parties in the country should hold the government to a high standard. This is why the people elected a minority government.
The spirit of cooperation has to work among ALL PARTIES.
The Conservatives did alter their agenda.

So, here's my question: Did the opposition parties plan to overthrow the conservative government before the financial update of last week?
Hey! What's up with that stuff!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coalition of What!

The new reality in our country is that we may be taken over by politicians that have just recently been rejected by the electorate. Here is my question: Why do we have a constitution that allows the representative of a foreign monarch to decide any of the issues in our sovereign country?

Hey! What's up with that stuff?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Big Debate Tonight!

So tonight is the big debate here in Canada and I just don't know if I can actually sit through it! But all is not lost! I can watch the VP debate coming out of the USA which is bound to be much more interesting.
Anyway... my big question is: Why are Canadian politicians so boring lately? One would think that with four leaders debating it would be a lively affair. If the french version is any indication; they say Dion actually won it, I'll be watching PBS.
Hey! What's up with that stuff?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Can't wait to fill-er-up!

The drama with gas prices over the past few days makes me want to abstain from driving my car. I'm sure most people out there have had enough, I sure have. 
But alas... I have a question for the oil and gas industry.
If a gas station has gas on Friday and is selling it for $1.26/litre, and they haven't purchased more gas overnight, what is the justification for a price-hike bringing the price up to $1.38/litre the next morning?
Hey! What's up with that stuff?