The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Also on CPAC
But now the Lib war room is saying that even though our tax cuts don't go as deep as the their tax cuts our tax cuts will cause a deficit, but theirs won't. Unbelievably, this caught me off guard again. This is reasoning I hadn't anticipated, but I should have.
In the last election the Libs said that the Conservative tax proposals would cause a deficit because the surplus for that year, at $1.9 Billion dollars, was much to small to allow substantial tax relief. In a shocking turn of events we found after the election that the Liberals had not actually told the truth about the surplus which turned out to be $9.1 billion dollars, which would have meant lots of room for the Conservative proposals.
Sure some cynics might say that the Libs would do that just to win the election, but then that's what cynics are like. You will be relieved to know that at least one network has not been so hardened by the disease of skepticism that it won't dutifully report the Liberal talking points verbatim which say that our tax proposals will cause a deficit. Or maybe they're using the talking points from 2004?
"Would it change anything if one were to remind the conspiracy theorists that none of the two dozen or so high-profile political murders in the Arab world over the past century had anything to do with the United States or any other foreign power?
Start with the murder last February of Rafik Hariri, Lebanon's former prime minister. Was he killed by the CIA or — as Abdul-Halim Khaddam, Syria's former vice president, now asserts — by a criminal coterie in Damascus?"
"None of this would have been done without the force of American arms borne by the bravest of the current generation. Regrettably, these measures of success have not placated those in the media and Washington more interested in winning partisan political victories than winning a war.
Those, like Mr. Murtha, who now recommend young Americans ignore the call to serve in uniform to "get" this president, would do well to recall the words of one of his predecessors:
"What you have chosen to do for your country by devoting your life to the service of your nation is the greatest contribution any man could make."
Those were the words of President John F. Kennedy -- spoken at my alma mater -- the U.S. Naval Academy. Too bad there aren't more people in his party who feel that way today."
If the public is just getting wind of possible wrongdoing 10 years ago, when will we find out about things that happened 6-8 years ago?In another 8
years? What's the Statute of limitations? Justice delayed is justice denied.
It's like giving someone an 8 year head start after a robbery before you start looking for them.
"Brown wasn't the only one on the ropes. The committee also queried Peter German, director general of the RCMP's Financial Crime division, which investigates everything from telemarketing scams to counterfeiting. In the wake of Enron, the RCMP is devoting more resources to financial crime -- its new Integrated Market Enforcement Teams work directly with securities regulators. Still, German confessed the RCMP is able to investigate only 5% of the complaints it receives, a fact one senator viewed as scandalous."
"In the ongoing police probe of the possible income trust announcement leak (and allegations of insider trading), Martin says he cannot say who knew details of the announcement in advance for fear of breaking his cabinet oath of secrecy. Finance Minister Ralph Goodale, who presumably took the same oath, names ministers John McCallum and Tony Valeri and three PMO staffers as being in the loop. McCallum says he spoke to no one, but two of his staff members were informed. Valeri (my erstwhile rival in Hamilton), cancels a major debate in his riding..........."