Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have been rather forward in my criticisms of America of late so at this time I would like to take a page from Bill Clintons book and state “ there is more right with America than what is wrong “. I say America is not a melting pot it is a mosaic. It is a work in progress. The best is yet to come.

The next SCOTUS appointment is going to go to critical mass, with America’s ability separate the secular necessity of governance from the demands of a very vocal and narrow religious minority. America is not a Christian Nation. It is a nation of Agnostics, Atheists, Muslims, Jews, Native American, and all others that I do not slight by omission.

With these thoughts in mind ignore the Evangelicals ignore the Catholic Bishops in trying to influence settled law in America ignore their influence in all matters scientific. Religious views hold no credibility, in politics, and any political party that jumps on their bandwagon deserves to be ignored as well

The next appointment to the Supreme court will be the litmus test to what President Obama has called “empathy“. The next appointment will not be required to follow the dictates of unitary executive privilege, but conscience and common sense will be prerequisites. As well as adherence to the constitution and the rule of law.

In Canada we call it the loyal opposition in America the opposition is less loyal to the common good and much more up front its loyalty to party politics and lobbyist demands and in the case of Republicans loyalty, to the demands of the religious right. You can bet your bottom dollar they will attempt to derail any and all nominations for reasons of absurdity. Do Not Let Them.

The person President Obama puts forward will not be another Harriet Myers, no plant to extend his personal agenda, the nominee will be a qualified person able to view the nation and the people’s best interests and act on those interests with impartiality and reason.

All good legal minds welcome. No more Federalists need apply!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


In British Columbia today is Election Day. We voted by marking an X beside our candidate of choice on a paper ballot. By tonight late we will know which party will form the new government. There is a paper trail and no Norm Coleman bullshit shenanigans will be allowed. This is good.

I started this web site in Oct 2008 and as you all know following is an important aspect of getting your thoughts and ideas out there. One of the first people who picked me up was Marain at and to her I would like to say You should have seen the look on my butchers face this morning when I asked for a piece of veal to follow my girlfriend in Austria’s recipe for Wiener Schnitzel. I’ll let you know how this works out.
T o Annette at just my little piece of the world thank you for stopping by as often as you do feed back is important. The honesty about yourself as outlined in your award for Honest Scrap was inspiring. A suggestion for you five word webby acceptance speech, “Annette Say’s Keep on Trucking“.
To enigma4ever at Watergate summer I haven’t seen you for a few say does that mean that 6 6,s daddy is still visiting? Most of the time I just get emotional when I play your music any way. See you soon.
Jude Cowell at Stars over Washington posts often about the astrological significance of the day and the people who are making headlines. But it is the kind of philosophical post she has up today that tweaks me the most. “better to trust the many”.
All these bloggers inspire me with their abilities and different perspectives the thing I like best is that they always flog their own agenda and not for profit but for the common good.
Last on my list of shout outs today is MadAsHellLiberal KS who wants to change the fact that countless millions of Americans are without health care. KS has urged me to speak again about Canada’s system and its ability to cover every citizen from cradle to grave. The poor will always be among us so let’s start there. I am starting to see more and more homeless and down and out all the time when these people are in distress on the street an ambulance will pick them up and they are given the same treatment as any one else. They probably aren’t paying premiums but the social issues, and medical ethics of cause no harm far outweigh the financial burden imposed
Every Canadian citizen is more or less obliged to have a Care Card, I can already hear the howls of protest from the conservative elements as to how socialist and big brother like that would be in America. It is neither it is common sense and necessary for both billing and medical history. You are already part of a very large data base for less noble reasons. The ten provinces in Canada are all funded to a degree by the Federal government in a form and format beyond this bloggers ability to understand. And YES our TAXES are higher than yours in order to pay for all we have. Now follow me here because I may be wrong but aren’t your health Insurance costs upward to one thousand dollars a month for a family? My personal cost is $54.00/mth a family of ten $540.00/ month. About half what you pay now can your taxes go up and you still be better off? Short answer yes. Don’t bank on the figures for cost as I have laid out because when I don’t know I just make it up.
This I do know our system is not perfect but it is a work in progress and you would be well advised to make your elected officials settle for nothing less than a hard look north of the border at something that does work. GOOD LUCK

Friday, May 8, 2009


I never thought I would ever say the Republicans have this right. If this is their talking point if this is their message it parallels mine. I am a Canadian and with the single payer system we have in Canada that is the case. The system America has with insurance companies, accountants and lawyers do come in between Dr. and patient to rule on the fine print of those insurance policies.
With my single payer Canadian plan if my Dr. Wants tests I get tests, if he says in the Hospital now, I am in. The point I make is this, when it comes to health care the Dr.’s make the decisions not bureaucrats not lawyers or accountants.
Don’t let the Republicans frame the message of government coming between patient and Dr. It won’t happen. The very thing that is wrong with the health insurance industry is wrong now. The profit component is what puts cost out of reach of millions of Americans. The public option must not be denied. This is not business as usual but the unusual business of common sense and putting people before corporate interests.

There is very good post on this subject over at Daily Kos STAND THE F***.UP.
By buhdyharma who states much more elegantly than I, the position that needs to be taken in order to get this done, go read this post and follow his lead.

It is not up to the President to do this for you it is up to you to make him do it. The American people must become proactive, dissidents at committee meeting get a splash in the media and that helps, but to go after elected officials and make known the fact that their future re election depends on the moral imperative of health care for every American. Stay at it and settle for nothing less, this is the greatest opportunity you are ever going to get! 1

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Jeb has surfaced and is attempting to be significant. The entire Republican Party is attempting to be significant. Well the news I have for Republicans is this keep throwing the BUSH factor into play and watch your significant effort disappear.
The Grand Old Party is old. It cannot be renewed with the old Bush family. The country has come to a new understanding as to who works for them and who works as corporate whores. The republicans are desperate for a makeover trying to distance themselves from the bad name previous administration. And how do they do that? They bring in the former Presidents kid brother and try and tell you what a great man this is look at how credible he is as he stands up there with Rush Limbaugh and redefines America in a Pizza joint.
Never give a sucker an even break, and never underestimate the enemy. Jeb Bush getting any kind of media traction is the enemy of America’s best interest. The Bush family has already displayed its agendas through two failed Presidencies and three unnecessary wars collapse of the economy and more lies secrecy and law breaking than a law abiding society can handle.
JEB is a BUSH he is not credible. His big brother George W could be indicted for war crimes, his father Herbert Walker should be reexamined about the JFK assassination and his Grandfather Prescott well his banking for Hitler should tell you all you need to know.

Friday, May 1, 2009


I am not an American so I see what you see. Sincerity, common sense, integrity, and on the world stage Diplomacy has now been restored. America now extends its hand in friendship to the world. The Obama administration has done more in 100 days than GWB was able to destroy in eight years. George tried hard but failed.
I believe Hugo Chavez said the stench has left this room, would you care to read this book which speaks to my concerns? And your leader said thank you Sir I would be delighted. Today I saw Fidel Castro with some female American politician and Fidel was wearing an American lapel pin. THIS IS PROGRESS.
Cowboy bullshit politics are over for good, the real deal is in play and it is working. The American people made a good choice when it overwhelmingly elected President Obama. Nothing less than the world depended on it. Now I would like to see that hand extended in another direction, Al Qaeda. Time Out. Let’s talk. Would that make sense?
The president of the United States of America can talk to whoever he wants and it is not wrong. The president must not torture the American people by failing to right the International wrongs of the Bush administration. The war in Iraq pissed of a whole lot of people in the Middle East no wonder they do what is necessary to preserve their culture heritage and lives in the face of Americas failed Imperialist attempt.
America will never give up the big stick, it will continue with a carrot and stick approach on some occasions, but to the world at large I say this The Obama administration is listening, and a new agenda has been set and that agenda is in the worlds best interest.