Posts from the 'Governance' Category

The Dam

This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania . This guy’s response is hilarious, but read the State’s letter before the response letter. SUBJECT:  DEQ File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming […]

Catching Wild Pigs

A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt.

Tom Long on Ontario Conservatism

Seize the agenda and succeed National Post. April 6, 2009. The following is an edited excerpt of Tom Long’s recent presentation to the Manning Networking Conference and Exhibition in Ottawa. The dominant Tory assumption has been that the way to victory is to force the Liberals left by moving to the centre.

The Biggest Snoops

Lorne Gunter Wednesday, March 11, 2009 It never ceases to amaze me how many people have blind faith in the competence and neutrality of government. For instance, recent economic bailouts are premised on the notion that governments — which are really nothing more than conglomerates of politicians, bureaucrats and experts paid to tell leaders what […]

Howard Roark’s Testimony

“Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon. Animals obtain food by force. Man has no claws, no fangs, no horns, no great strength of muscle. He must plant his food or hunt it. To plant, he needs a process of thought. To hunt, he […]

Canada at a Turning Point

As we approach the end of a year filled with considerable financial, economic and social turmoil, Canada probably more than most countries may be on the edge of something ominous and transforming. Our country has been predisposed to interventionism from a leftist element for many years. I fear that the “perfect storm” of global circumstances […]

After The Storm

JEFFREY SIMPSON From Saturday’s Globe and Mail E-mail Jeffrey Simpson | Read Bio | Latest Columns December 5, 2008 at 8:00 PM EST Now that a sudden and violent storm has passed through Canadian politics, people of all persuasions are trying to sort out what precisely happened, why the convulsion came, what damage was done […]

Government Truisms

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. – Mark Twain ……………………………………….. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. – Winston Churchill […]

Red Islands

In recent years, the day after every national election, the Toronto Red Star has published maps of the Ontario results. Ridings in which Conservative candidates won were appropriately coloured blue and ridings where Liberal or NDP candidates won were appropriately coloured variants of red; ie. deep pink or coral respectively. The October 2008 election map […]

CPC 2008 Policy Convention

Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Chief, Toronto Star, November 16, 2008 WINNIPEG–Federal Conservatives have called for stripping the Canadian human rights tribunal of some powers and a tougher crime agenda, including charges in crimes that result in the death of an unborn child, despite warnings the move will reopen the abortion debate. Some 2,000 delegates wrapped […]

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