Archive for April 25th, 2012

A simple test

- April 25th, 2012

MSNBC’s “Body Odd” reports on a new German study on the curious phenomenon of people without any form of illness who periodically have difficulty telling right from left. The German scientists’ conclusion is mostly that the situation is confusing; they contest earlier findings that it’s related to “spatial reasoning” but confirm that whatever the problem is, it seems more pronounced among women.

The story then links to a University of Washington professor’s site where you can test your own degree of left-right conclusion.
PC Alberta leader Alison Redford talks on the phone while walking back to her hotel after she won the provincial election in Calgary, Alberta, April 23, 2012. Redford and the PC party defeated the Wildrose party to continue their 40 year legacy of holding power in Alberta. (Todd Korol/REUTERS)
Or you can just move to Alberta and see if you vote for the Progressive (Conservative) Party in the hope of getting balanced budgets, limited government and relief from the nagging politically correct environmentally extremist nanny state.


I have an easy solution

- April 25th, 2012

Bob Rae visited Attawapiskat in December

Apparently, the people of Attawapiskat were “traumatized” by the appointment of a third-party manager. The temporary appointment of a third-party manager. Who, as far as I know, never set foot in the reserve. They refused to let him in.

Really. Traumatized?

OK. Fine. I say we stop trying to help. That includes keeping our tax dollars. Deal?

Channeling Reagan

- April 25th, 2012

Mitt Romney openly channels Ronald Reagan, asking Americans whether they are better off now than they were four years ago.

Peppering his speech with such terms as “destiny” and appealing to traditional American notions of hard work and sacrifice, Romney steered clear of any political issue except the stuttering economy and the enduring pain of strapped Americans.

At one point, he paid homage to the campaign slogans of both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in their bids to defeat an incumbent president during economic turmoil.

“Is it easier to make ends meet? Is it easier to sell your home or buy a new one?” he said, as the crowd cheered “NO!”

“Have you saved what you needed for retirement? Are you making more AT your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job? Are you paying less at the pump?”

“It’s still about the economy,” Romney added, bluntly. “And we’re not stupid.”

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Two minutes of politics, April 25

- April 25th, 2012

Mitt Romney
As expected, Mitt Romney won last night’s primaries. Yes, we still have primaries. The race for the Republican nomination is still officially on, despite the fact that, well, there’s no one else really other than Mitt Romney. Still, he has to reach that magic number of 1,144 delegates and be confirmed at the convention in August. And so he campaigns.

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