January 16th, 2017 | J. Hodgson
January 12th, 2017 | R. Rados
All this talk of fake news has everyone in a tizzy. I'm personally glad that we've finally put media bias and unsubstantiated news into the spotlight. Organizations like CNN and CBC have been publishing lopsided and unsubstantiated news stories for decades, so I'm glad we've finally noticed. As an example, a CBC segment from last week made the erroneous claim that Barack Obama ran a scandal-free administration. CNN and MSNBC have made similar claims, so we can't just single out CBC, but we should definitely hold them to a higher standard. As Barack Obama puts his obnoxious and self righteous administration into the history books, let's take a look at the scandals that CNN and CBC chose to ignore or downplay just to protect the legacy of America's first half-black president.
January 2nd, 2017 | R. Rados
I'm not a social conservative and neither are most Canadians, but it has become too easy to earn a pat on the back for alienating them. The same can't be said about the anti-science progressives who think it's normal for underage children to take hormones and surgically remove their genitals. If we alienate these anti-science progressives in the same way we alienate social conservatives, we face being publicly shamed, fired from our jobs, harassed, or told to sit at the back of the bus. We humans love taking the easy route. It's easier to keep our jobs and get praised by sanctimonious SJWs than it is to stand up for something. It's easier to slouch our shoulders, put our heads down and let the bullies win. In the Conservative Party's leadership race, we're seeing eight candidates trying to coast to victory using the easiest route they can find.
January 2nd, 2017 | J. Hodgson
Economic stagnation is a result of more people saving instead of spending. They then end their careers and begin taking more out of the system than they put back in. They will begin draining the CPP and OAS...and then later...sucking up enormous amounts of health-care dollars. This is going to place Canada into a declining economic tailspin. On top all of this, Canadians are drowning in unprecedented levels of personal debt. Oh...one more thing. Roughly half of all Canadians between the ages of 55-64 have basically no retirement savings.
January 2nd, 2017 | M. Menuck
Blame can be placed at the feet of both sides on this front, but Obama must own his own share of the blame. In his initial years, buoyed by a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, he made little effort to be conciliatory and rammed through his signature health care reform bill without a single Republican vote. When the Republicans regained control of House in 2014 and later the Senate four years later he made no serious attempts at outreach. Gridlock between a Congress and the White House of budgetary matters did not even elicit an attempt by Obama to find middle ground. When legislative initiatives such as gun control failed to secure the necessary votes to pass Obama descended to moral lecturing and at times outright pouting. Stubbornness was met with stubbornness, and in later years the President increasingly resorted to rule by executive order and weakening of Congressional checks such as the filibuster.
January 2nd, 2017 | T. Carter
CNN was enthusiastic about reminding us about Barack Obama's wonderful, flawless legacy with their weird and unusual documentary special called The Legacy Of Barack Obama. I don't recall ever seeing a similar special about the legacy of George W. Bush, but maybe my memory is failing. Weeks before his exit, Obama took parting shots at Trump, Israel and Russia in the most classless display of arrogance ever shown by an outgoing president. In his final days and throughout his two terms, Barack Obama destroyed a history worth of international and domestic progress made by past presidents.
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