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January 08, 2005

Canadian Content

Leaping madly through the linkosphere brought me recently to a very interesting compendium of conservative Canadian blogs which I've chosen to add to my links list. That's Blogging Tories, and here are admittedly just a few surface skimmings from the member sites they link to....


The modern Liberal view:

"Children should have a right to be permitted to decide their own future if they are competent." "Decisions about motherhood and abortion, schooling, cosmetic surgery, treatment of venereal disease, or employment, and others where the decision or lack of one will significantly affect the child's future should not be made unilaterally by parents." - Hillary Clinton

The modern Liberal problem:

IPS police and Marion County child protection workers are investigating an incident involving two first-graders who officials said were caught trying to have sex Wednesday at an Eastside school. Source

Modern Liberalism 101 - The modern liberal devotion to sex education is an ideological commitment rather than a policy of prudence.

Dust My Broom

Mike Brock On the Attack has been nominated as the Best Conservative Blog in the 2004 Canadian Blog Awards, and here is a factoid I never would have thought possible back in the Cold War era.... To get their emergency team to the disaster scene following the tsunami, Canada had to rely on the Russians for transport. The Canadian military wasn’t up for the task.

Nothing against Mr. Brock here, but Babbling Brooks which links to here has also been nominated. Damian Brooks believes "most problems can be solved with weaponry of a high enough calibre." Damian in turn points with glee to his early recognition of Jerry Aldini being run by Matt Fenwick, who says:

Found via Instapundit before Christmas, an interesting Scientific American article entitled "Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth". After reading it, I'd say the Professor seized on one of the less compelling aspects (or rather, subcomponents) of the article - understandable given his wife's field. The piece does not dismiss out-of-hand the value of self-esteem, but it obliterates the notion that positive self-esteem is the root of all that is good.

I'm linking to it because it has the absolute greatest concluding sentence in the history of research pieces. It makes the point they want to make, and it summarizes the article to perfection:

And we have found little to indicate that indiscriminately promoting self-esteem in today's children or adults, just for being themselves, offers society any compensatory benefits beyond the seductive pleasure it brings to those engaged in the exercise.
Sounds like bloggers, eh?

And Paul Jané at All Agitprop, All the Time should have known what he was starting when he posted this one about a Bulgarian drunk who blew a 0.914 on a breathalyzer test — on his third try. Even up north, they still see the opening for a Teddy Kennedy joke....

Posted by Weaselteeth at January 8, 2005 12:14 AM


Glad you found us and me you! Thanks for the link! Best regards.

Posted by: Darcey at January 8, 2005 09:15 AM

Thanks for dropping in. This site gives you a warm Michigan welcome (if I can ever figure out what one looks like, under the recent snow).

Posted by: WT at January 8, 2005 10:17 AM

Wease, you do realize complaining about snow on a post about Canucks won't get you much more than an eye-roll, don't you?

If you're looking for sympathy, as my grandpa always says, check the dictionary between sh*t and syphillis. ;)

Seriously though, if any of your readers are looking for more stuff from the Canadians you don't hear about on the nightly news, I would recommend the biweekly Red Ensign Standard (latest edition here), this recent effort from Greg Staples (not sure if he's going to make it a running feature), and the brand-new Bounder (all Canadian conservative links, all the time).


Posted by: Damian at January 8, 2005 09:15 PM

Yeah, I know, it was kinda lame about the snow and all. But I didn't want to get into where that pan-Canadian climate of ours actually comes from, down here.

The Red Ensign has caught my eye before I ever saw your blog, but from what I can tell it is a noble endeavor in so many different ways. I have alerted several Canadians I know to that site, and to yours. If someone mentions me in a note, you'll have an idea how he got there.

I was pleased to see you'd also been nominated for the same award at Babbling Brooks. Best of luck in the final decision.



Posted by: WT at January 9, 2005 12:30 AM