Monthly Archives: December 2006

A New Year’s guide to self-improvement

Hello! Congratulations on your purchase of Robson’s Kith and Kin Kleanser, the exciting New Year’s Eve game for the whole family to make sure there’s no whole family this time next year. Works great on acquaintances, too. Horrible truths can … Continue reading

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Learning life’s lessons from Moby-Dick

Well, it’s Dec. 22 and I’m dreeeeaming of a white whale. Not, I hasten to add, because I hope for blubber in my stocking Christmas morning. Rather, certain news stories about the fragility of life remind me of a strangely … Continue reading

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The Canucks in Canuckville

The Canucks in Canuckville liked freedom a lot,
But the Grinches who ruled from above them did not.
What Canucks called tradition they deemed mere delusion,
What Canucks thought was freedom they renamed confusion.
Where buyers and sellers in markets were free,
They cried exploitation … Continue reading

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Time to cross the Rubicon and break Iraq in three

What would Caesar do in Iraq? I ask not only because it was in that region that Julius Caesar came, saw and conquered. I ask because Imperial Romans habitually thought clearly and acted decisively on geopolitical questions.
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Sadly, the Liberals know not what they do

Based on the record, Stéphane Dion’s victory at the Liberal convention is not surprising. But it is troubling. And yes, I predicted it on the radio beforehand; any fool can be wise after the fact.
First, the federal Liberals have not … Continue reading

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