Sunday, July 10, 2005

What a horrible week

CBC News: Independent MP Cadman dies

First the London Terror bombings and now a great man, a great MP, a Great Canadian, Chuck Cadman Dead of the disease I and most others loathe the most. Cancer.

Liberal For Life would like to send heartfelt condolances to Mr. Cadman's family, friends, and co-workers. This is truly a dark day for Canada.

Rest in Peace Mr. Cadman.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The London Roller Coaster

Wow, what a plethora of emotions Londoners must have gone through in the last two days. Yesterday they learn they've beaten their rivals the French and gained the right to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, and then today they are the victims of a terrorist attack. Most likely, although not confirmed at this early hour, perpatrated by Al Qaeda.

Liberal For Life sends its full condolances to all those lost, wounded, and affected by these idiotic attacks.

Also, keeping in mind I'm devestated by these attacks, I have to point out the Political implications. This is undoubtedly a gift from God for George W. Bush, with his poll numbers sagging the man who is percieved to be a lock on terrorism gets this. I swear Osama Bin Laden must be a Republican. Like a parasite Bush thrives on the misery inflicted by terrorism, and this incident is more fuel for his Hellfire.

God Help Us All.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Live 8

I took a look at the Live 8 website, and am watching Bryan Adams on TV right now. (Of course he's not picking any of his songs that I like -Ed.) I support the need for a better approach toward African aid, and the fact that a child in Africa dies every three seconds is compelling, but the pledge of doubling aid is just unrealistic and irresponsible. Giving aid is a good thing, but if we ruin our own finances not only does it hurt our own population, it leaves us less able to send aid in the future. I support a more fiscally balanced approach as I do with finances here at home, we should only send what we can afford to send, because sending more is irresponsible and dangerous. Apparently most Canadians agree with me.

I do not however have any problem with the elimination of debt, because lending money to countries such as these is like me lending money to this guy Mark I know. I know I'm never going to get it back anyway, so I take that into account when I lend it to him.

That being said I hope Live 8 is a success in the sense that I'd like more attention paid to this issue by the United States, however with Dubya trying to figure out a way to get the 10 Democratic votes he needs to get an Ultra Conservative put on the bench. (This is why the election of 2004 was so very important, and why it's loss was such a huge blow to moving social policy forward instead of backward, two justices including the Chief Justice are expected to retire during this term -Serious Ed.) I doubt this will even be on the radar screen down there, the only hope I have is Tony Blair, coming to Dubya with his hat in his hand saying "You owe me, BIG TIME."