Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How "Dominion Day" was dumped by the Liberals ... and a salute to the Conservatives

From a previous post:
Some history on how "Dominion Day" was dumped in favour of the meaningless "Canada Day":
... In hindsight, it was a case of identity theft, an act of historical vandalism. A quarter-century ago, 13 members of Parliament hastily -- some say indecently -- renamed the country's national birthday in a swift bit of legislative sleight-of-hand.

At 4 o'clock on Friday, July 9, 1982, the House of Commons was almost empty. The 13 parliamentarians taking up space in the 282-seat chamber ... The whole process took five minutes. ... a private member's bill from Hal Herbert, the Liberal MP from Vaudreuil ...

And here are Mark Steyn's 2015 reflections on the subject:
... let me salute Canada's Conservative government for taking a tonally mature and historically honest approach to this country's nationhood. 

... the usual [Liberal] guff about "what a young nation we are".  We're not. We're one of the oldest continuous constitutional orders on earth, and there was always something queasily totalitarian about Liberal propagandists' insistence that Canada didn't exist until M Trudeau moved into Sussex Drive.

... Mr Harper does not share that view. ... Canada's citizenship ministry even hands out copies of Magna Carta to new arrivals - which in this 800th anniversary year is even more heartening. So I'm glad we're reconnecting with the half-a-millennium of history the Trudeaupians tried to bury.
... I shall always be grateful to Mr Harper's ministry for giving us a decade-long respite from all that Trudeaupian eternal-youth gibberish.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

More evidence that Alberta is screwed (and Canada with it)

Alberta NDP appoints "crackpot" global warming "cult member" Dave Mowat to lead royalty review:

Ezra references this Globe and Mail article when Mowat was CEO of Vancity Credit Union which has a reputation for eco-nuttery on a variety of fronts.

How long will it take for Albertans to begin howling about (or at least acknowledging) their gross error in judgement?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gay marriage - Some lessons from Canada for Americans on what to expect next

Brian Lilley breaks it down:

In stunning contradiction of his position a very short time ago, Obama was overjoyed with the US Supreme Court ruling, and even had the White House bathed in rainbow colors.  But his former senior adviser, David Axelrod, explained that there was no contradiction - Obama was lying.  Well, that's OK then!

Christian pastor condemns Trudeau's naive soft stance on ISIS

Majed El-Shafie of One Free World International with Marissa Semkiw:
"... If Justin Trudeau’s only focus is on humanitarians assistance, he will be dropping aid on dead people.”

"If Justin Trudeau is a pacifist, he should come out and say so"

Pssst! Want to buy a Confederate flag?

You won't be able to get one from Amazon or eBay.  They're banning its sale on their websites as a show of their righteousness.  Though they seem to have no problem flogging Islamic and Nazi flags and other paraphernalia.

So, the some 70 million Americans who still admire the Confederate flag as an honorable symbol of Southern heritage worth preserving will have to go elsewhere. LuboŇ° Motl of The Reference Frame suggests this site in the Czech Republic, for one.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ann Coulter in the Bill Maher snakepit

... promoting her new book, "Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole" Coulter appears on HBO’s “Real Time":

[Via The Blaze]