Wednesday, September 29, 2010


People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

_Author Unknown

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Not Fair

It is not fair when you irresponsibly drive your vehicle and cause the death of a person and then only have to serve 26 months in jail.  An example of this unfairness can be found in the folling link.  Criminal negligence in any case causing death should draw a more severe penalty than 26 months.  What happened to the new criminal code where street racing is involved?

Monday, September 20, 2010

CBC News - Saskatchewan - Artist wants to remove Tommy Douglas statue

CBC News - Saskatchewan - Artist wants to remove Tommy Douglas statue

The artist in this story has a good point.  If she decides to take it down then she will likely have to return some funds to the people who helped her raise the money she needed to make the sculpture of Tommy Dougas.  It seems the public and the media were more intested in movie stars than they were in Saskatchewan history.  I don't care if the sculpture is taken down, but I am sure the residents of Weyburn will care.

Keystone Pipeline Project

Keystone Pipeline Project

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Great Canadian

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”


Canada's Thirteenth Prime Minister

Thursday, September 09, 2010

2009 Sport Touring Motorcycle Comparison Review

Government's Not Responding

I receive regular information from both the federal government and the Saskatchewan provincial government. I also get regular information from my Member of Parliament, Ralph Goodale. With all this information I have come to some interesting conclusions.

There isn’t an uncut ribbon to be found in Saskatchewan because every SaskParty member is armed with a sharp set of scissors. They show up everywhere to be seen and to be heard. The federal government is no different as the Prime Minister flies all over Canada to announce new spending or to applaud some popular person, group or thing. This is what politics is all about.

According to the information I have on file I can see no reason why anyone should not vote for the SaskParty. Regardless, of what you look at the SaskParty has most of it covered. Based on performance it would be unreasonable to vote for any other party.

The federal government is another story. There are more reasons to vote against the Stephen Harper government than there are to vote for them. The problem is that the liberal opposition is not yet a viable alternative to the governing conservatives. Check the polls.

Is anyone really listening to their government unless they are directly affected? More importantly does it really matter if you are listening? My experience with both governments is that they expect you to listen, but I have had no success in getting either of them to respond to my questions and suggestions. I can live with that, but can you? The reality is that individual citizens have been effectively removed from the decision making process of government. All you get to do is vote. So what are you going to do about it?