Monday, April 26, 2010

Majestics Car Show

This past weekend I attended the Majestics Car show at the Canada Centre Building in Regina. I met some great people.

I have to congratulate all those who organized this event. They are dedicated people. Then I considered those who had entered a vehicle in the show. Their entries were spectacular works of art and craftsmanship that just left you standing in awe at the final product.

Then as I talked to some of the people who entered their work for display I realized that the most important aspect of the show was not so much the final product as it was the people behind the product. They were all an inspiration to anyone who took the time to hear their individual stories of sacrifice, patience, dedication and gritty perseverance to believe in themselves and their quest to deliver an array of masterpieces.

I won’t single out any one of them because each was an inspiration as to what it takes to start a project and see it through to the end. I learned a lot from the knowledgeable, courteous and respectful people that make up the Majestics Car Show. For my part, they were all winners as were the hundreds of people who turned out to take in the show. Congratulations to everyone. It was a great and majestic car show!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boots Challenges Genny

I would like to make a suggestion regarding your recent story titled “Dog Foiled in first bid for mayor’s job.” Why not open up the race to other dogs even if they don’t live in the constituency of Clarington council or in the province of Ontario. It would send a strong message to politicians and a bit of harmless humour.

I own a female Siberian Husky and her name is Boots. You could simply have people mail in photos of their dogs that they want to enter as mock candidates for council. This would include a short 200-word biography of their dog that you place in your paper and let the people decide. I am betting that my Boots can beat that dog Genny on looks alone any day of the week including Sunday.

Now there is my challenge and I have included some photos of Boots for your consideration. The winner would then be entitled to celebrity status and a day of recognition by Clarington council along with a sirloin steak. My Boots is great at shaking hands and putting on an appealing smile and I know how to run her campaign. I can see the headline in your paper reading “Boots beats Bowmanville dog in run for Clarington council celebrity.”

Monday, April 12, 2010

Harper Back on Script

The Star’s article by Susan Delacourt is a tad off the mark. The reality is that Stephen Harper is a callous character and he will most often deal harshly with those he feels are a threat to him, have been harmful to his government or the party or have failed to serve at the highest level. Harper’s rule applies regardless of sex or your posting. Harper’s relations have been strained with the Governor General as well and with various members of the bureaucracy and the military.

I have written recently stating; “historically, Harper has harshly hung people out to dry if they embarrassed him. That doesn't seem to be the case now and I often wonder why?” It seems Harper is now back on script in the lead up to an election that is likely to come sooner than later.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Rahim Jaffer

Politics can be very disappointing.  The sad story of Rahim Jaffer is one example.  It is a major story in the House of Commons and conservatives have every reason to be outraged over the issues surrounding Rahim Jaffer because it leaves all conservatives in a bad light and that too is sad and unfair.  The Stephen Harper conservatives need to distance themselves from Jaffer and his issues as best they can.  It is impossible to control the actions of a former Member of Parliament of any political party unless that party remains linked in some way to the likes of a Rahim Jaffer.  If that were the case then they need to get unlinked as soon as possible.

In the case of Jaffer that is difficult since his wife is Helena Guergis, the Minister of State (Status of Women), is currently serving in the Prime Minister's cabinet.  The problems both Jaffer and, to a lesser degree, his wife have caused the Harper conservatives is just cause for the Prime Minister to cut all ties with Jaffer and possibly his Minister of State.  Historically, Harper has harshly hung people out to dry if they embarrrassed him.  That doesn't seem to be the case now and I often wonder why?

Ronald Reagan

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in  a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, subsidize it'
-Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Home Program Cut

The Federal EcoEnergy Retrofit Homes program known in Saskatchewan as the EnerGuide for Houses Program is out the window. Natural Resources Canada has cancelled their funding of new applications as of March 31, 2010. Thanks to the federal government Canadians will be left out in the cold if they are relying on the federal government to assist them with needed home renovations.

This was a necessary program to assist people with reducing their carbon footprint by using less energy to heat their homes. It helped individuals reduce their expenses to maintain a home and encouraged wise conservation. It was also one of the best and most efficient stimulus programs the federal government had to partner with individuals.

The federal government had plenty of money for bailouts and stimulus funds for the auto industry and billions in tax cuts for large corporations. I can hear my energy efficient furnace running as I write this letter with the assurance that the heat is not being lost thanks to this program. I will get some financial assistance from the EnerGuide for Houses Program to offset the money I spent to make my home more energy efficient. Contactors and building suppliers all benefited from the program. It created jobs and it was good for our economy.

I can’t explain the government’s decision on this issue. You should likely call your Member of Parliament and have them explain it to you.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Tom Lukiwski

If you live in Regina Lumsden Lake Centre and are pondering who you should vote for at the next election please do some research on the candidates.  You can find all you need to know about your incumbent Member of Parliament by clicking on the following link.

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