Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jack and Gilles sent Stéphane up the Hill

Wow, did I ever espeak to soon, Stéphane over Stephen say Jack and Gilles, as Layton of the New Democrats and Duceppe of the Bloc Québécois work together to form a left wing Canadian socialist to separatist coalition of the Opposition to fight the right wing Conservative Tory Government when Parliament is back in session, hoping to replace Harper with Dion. In such troubling economic times, you would think all the leadership in Ottawa would be working hard to create plans to help your average everyday working Canadians, but all parties on the Hill seem bent on giving us one huge constitutional quagmire to go with the severely depressed economy, just in time for Christmas holydays in the Great White North. For those still watching with the six week old election scorecard, MP for Toronto Centre Bob Rae, who has been there and done that, is reportedly good to go with this, especially since his internal polling numbers have not been to good for that recent leadership race, however Grit leadership rival and former roommate Etobicoke—Lakeshore MP Michael Ignatieff is supposedly not, with his single minded quest for the Liberal crown that would be his to capture, so we shall just have to wait to see who comes tumbling down the Hill and who else follows right after.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

From Billion Dollar Bush to Trillion Dollar Obama

Obama plans second $700 million dollar bailout, bailout increased by another $800 million, the current bailout package for Wall Street and beyond $1.5 trillion with talks of including the Big Three's auto sector crisis.

There are three very important quotes to remember from this financial flameup fiasco: "It's not based on any particular data point, we just wanted to choose a really large number." — a Treasury Department spokeswoman, explaining how the $700 billion number was chosen for the initial bailout, quoted on Forbes .com Sept. 23 "Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency." — a Treasury Department legislative act, proposed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act under Secretary Henry Paulson, September 2008. "Cash for trash, there are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises." — Paul Krugman, discussing the financial bailout, New York Times Sept. 22. Looking at the United States of America's national debt situation, this Paulson bailout took it from $10.6 trillion to $11.3 trillion, as the annual budget deficit for 2009 fiscal year may actually surpass $1 trillion.

Canada, on the other hand, is being very smart on its fiscal prudence, possibly the advantages of having an academic and economist as both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, who hopefully will remain as cooler heads internationally that prevail, one can look forward to an economic statement that lacks any new massive fiscal stimulus packaging for an old long time economic cyclic problem.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

From America to Omerica

Well, from America to Omerica, yes they did make change they could believe in finally after years of the same old status quo system. However, now that all of the United States have entered their new frontier, breaking the biracial culture barrier, many thought impossible, can they get past their recently anti bipartisanship political barrier, which has been replaced by a pro political polarization? With both the House and the Senate, the Democrats have push forward their agenda against a lameduck President George W. Bush, yet I argue, our newly elected President Elect Barack Hussein Obama II may actually just become the third term of Bush Democrats and other independent voters had voted against.

I suggest that a Democrat President Obama will fight against the will of the Democrat majority House and Senate, showing his muscle immediately upon taking office, as well as using his already well build popularity to carry legislation through which may not be too popular with his fellow political Demos. With the domestic economy currently torn in shreds, look for Obama to start turning back on some of his earlier promises about pulling out from the War on Terrorism, in Afghanistan or Iraq, protecting civil liberties that we outrageously violated and flagrantly assaulted by the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act or USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and continue the Bush administration's policy on free trade protectionism. Finally, if the House and Senate fight these measures, look for Obama to openly threaten any Democrats, running two years from now, who refuse to go along and get along by not endorsing them for reelection with the presidential stamp of approval.

Yes, a barrier has been passed down south, but the more that it changes, basically the more it really is the same thing. Imagine the surprise, by those who voted against Bush and disliked his policies, when they realize they just elected a Red third term to go, all done by the good Blue guys, which seems to have more twists and turns here than an episode of Prison Break, Lost or 24! If Bush had been like Golda Meir and plotted revenge on the international terrorists of 911 just like the Mossad Munich Massacre, I just wonder how much history would have changed for the better, or perhaps how few untendered public military contracts would have been made for outsourced private multinational corporations in the name of economic development, military machinery and political expediency to continue the cultivation of the complex.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Give Laval the Hec Trophy

Laval Rouge et Or, a club which has won three of the last five Vanier Cups, has yet to have a Hec Crighton Trophy winner. With such absolutely solid quarterbacking, as Mathieu Bertrand and his backup partner William Leclerc and now Benoit Groulx with his backup partner Cesar-Roberto Sanchez-Hernandez during their era, only the voting officials within Canadian Interuniversity Sport Football seem to be the last ones to recognize such greatness in their own sport of Canadian University Football. A nod should have went to Mathieu Bertrand then, so a nod should go to Benoit Groulx now, making either only the second Quebec Student Sport Federation Football player to win since the creation of the Hec. About the game, I think we shall once again see Laval after one year's absence, without Manitoba's experience and maturity, the West shall give le Rouge et Or a bye into the big show, with Saskatchewan or Calgary. While home turf maybe Ontario's, Ottawa, Western or Laurier will be no match for a St. Mary's club determined to right the wrongs of last year, however the Huskies will lose to Laval in Hamilton at Ivor Wynne on the 22nd guaranteed.