Thursday, October 11, 2012

Biden, Ryan VP Showdown Tonite!

 5 Things to Watch for During Tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate

 First of all will you be watching the Vice Presidential debate tonight?  Last week we had the first Presidential debate where Mitt Romney did a phenomenal job not known for his charisma but did bring a pocket full of facts.  Barack Obama bombed!  He stammered, stumbled and totally lost without his teleprompter.  

Big Bird even became a focus in the campaign, fancy that! 

Before that debate Obama seemed to be ahead in the polls and had the momentum but after the debate momentum started to shift and is now going Romney's way.  The polls have Romney gaining even in key States.  

Tonight the running mates have their kick at the can.   Joe Biden is known as a gaffe machine but at the same time he has his charm and humor to communicate with and quite a skilled debater.   Paul Ryan is the younger of the two, an athlete and a policy wonk.    I'm sure both will come well prepared.  Ryan is sure to hit Biden on the Obama record which the last four years has been abysmal.

 Here are five things  to watch for from the
1. BIDEN UNBOUND: Look for Biden to go on the offensive in hopes of regaining ground lost by President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance. An experienced debater, Biden is comfortable with the attack dog role. But the vice president has a history of freewheeling, foot-in-mouth moments. Will he commit another gaffe?

 2. RYAN’S DEBUT: This is the Wisconsin congressman’s first time on the national debate stage. As House Budget Committee chairman, he’s a whiz on federal spending and tax policy. His knowledge of foreign policy and national security isn’t as deep. Watch to see whether his hours of practice result in polished and punchy — not wonky — answers.

 3. BATTLE OF THE AGES: It’s youth vs. experience. At 42, Ryan is the same age as Biden’s younger son. Ryan suggests the generational divide gives him an edge over 69-year-old Biden and wider appeal. But Biden’s an energetic performer who prides himself on an ability to connect with regular folks.

 4. NUMBERS GAME: Expect to hear lots about the House Republican budget plan written by Ryan. Biden‘s sure to criticize Ryan’s spending cuts and Medicare proposal as too extreme. However, Romney‘s plans are somewhat different from Ryan’s past proposals — and that’s something the Republican vice presidential hopeful may need to illustrate.

5. THE MODERATOR: Jim Lehrer’s laid-back approach in the first presidential debate was widely panned. This time Martha Raddatz of ABC News runs the show. Look for her to ask sharper questions and more aggressively rein in the candidates. The veteran war correspondent has joked that it might be wise to wear body armor for the job.

I for one am looking forward to it and will be watching.  I hope Ryan cleans Biden's clock but  at the same time we shouldn't count Biden out either.   Should be interesting, none the less, no matter what happens.
 Will Joe Biden be able to stop the Romney momentum?  Will Paul Ryan be able help keep up the momentum Romney has and help seal the deal with the American public?  We shall see.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

International Day of the Girl

 International Day of the Girl

 Tomorrow is the first ever International Day of the Girl declared by the United Nations with Canada taking a leadership role for implementation of this day in the recognition of girls around the world.   It's very important because for most girls in the world do not have the equal opportunities that most girls in say Canada have.
Equal opportunity for girls is good for all of us. 
Girls throughout the world face higher rates of violence, poverty, discrimination. In Canada, girls have higher rates of depression, sexual harassment and dating violence.
There is a growing recognition around the world that support for girls and their basic human rights is key for healthy communities.
Improving girls' lives has a ripple effect.  What is good for them is good for all of us.
This international day will promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls around the world in areas such as law, nutrition, health care, education, training, and freedom from violence and abuse.
Here are some startling facts we all should be aware of:
 Around the World 1
  • Around the globe, girls are three times more likely to be malnourished than boys.
  • Of the world's 130 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls.
  • Each year roughly two million girls between the ages of 5 and 15 are trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade.
  • Girls are disproportionately affected by a number of harmful practices, including early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
  • Girls continue to face obstacles in access to education and other basic services. 

In Canada 2

  • Young women from 15 to 19 experience nearly 10 times the rate of dating violence as young men.
  • Nearly 70% of victims of internet intimidation are women or young girls.
  • Girls and young women are nearly twice as likely as young men and boys to suffer certain mental health issues, such as depression.
  • Issues of body image and self-esteem remain prevalent among girls. 
Another important fact is that in some cultures boys are preferred over girls which results in millions of unborn girls being aborted. 

Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Status of Women has posted these videos to drive some of those facts home. I highly recommend you watch them.

 She's Just a Girl     
Because I Am A Girl
  It's a Girl" Documentary - Official Trailer

I don't think that anyone of us can dispute the fact that we all need to stand up for all girls around the world.
Girls are precious and without girls there cannot be boys.   They need to be protected no matter the nationality, or where they live.

I applaud Ms. Ambrose being instrumental in bring this important issue to light and that she has taken a leadership role in the creation of The International Day of the Girl. 

We can honor our girls by supporting  Mark Warawa’s private member’s motion, condemning gender selective abortions. Call, write, contact your MP of whatever stripe to support this motion.

  It's for the girls!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Help Remember Omar Khadr's Victims

 Some in the media party and others try to portray Omar as a victim but he is not a victim. In fact he's been turned into a celebrity to some.  But there are  real victims here. The real victims are the widow and the children of Sargent Christopher Speer whom Omar murdered.   Seems everyone has forgotten about them.  No one talks about them just about Omar.   Ezra Levant has not forgotten though and we shouldn't either.

Ezra  has set up a fundraiser for the Speer's children, Tayrn and Tanner to help send them to college.   I suggest everyone go on the website and contribute whatever you can.   It helps one's frustration to do something good. 
 In 2002, a Canadian-born Al Qaida terrorist named Omar Khadr murdered Christopher Speer, an unarmed U.S. special forces medic, in Afghanistan.

In 2010, a jury sentenced Khadr to 40 years in prison for his war crimes. But after serving less than two years of that sentence, Khadr was released to Canada, where liberal parole laws mean he will be free to walk out of prison within months.

We must not forget the real victims in this terrible story: the children of Sgt. Speer, Taryn and Tanner, who had their father stolen away from them.

This campaign is a way for Canadians, and people around the world, to do something constructive in the face of the horror of Khadr's act of murder and the injustice of his early release.

Donations collected on this page will be sent to Tabitha Speer, Christopher's widow and the mother of Taryn and Tanner, to help with the children's education and other needs. All monies will be sent in trust to Tabitha Speer's lawyers, Winder and Counsel.
-Ezra Levant & Hamish I. Marshall
For more information please contact Ezra Levant at

Go right now to Speer Kids' Fund!   Help meet or beat Ezra's goal of $50,000.  Let's remember the real victims.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Minister of Status of Women,Rona Ambrose, Is Minister of All Women

 Rona Ambrose Minister of  Status of Women, has been skewered by the media party and the left for voting in favour of M312 last week a motion that was brought forth by CPC MP Stephen Woodworth that would have had a parliamentary committee study when life begins from scientific point of view.  The NDP  and others are calling for Ambrose's head. They think that just because Rona is the Minister for women's issues that she shouldn't vote in favour of any pro-life issues and that the issue of abortion should not be allowed to be debated.

In fact NDP Irene Mathyssen say's it's a "literally a slap in the face to women."    Wow!

Rona Ambrose represents ALL women, pro-abortion,pro-life and even unborn women.  Yes, all you critics out there, some of those aborted babies are women, little women who would if given the chance to grow up would  become adult women.   Rona did the right thing for standing up for even women in the womb and I applaud her for that.

No one is this country should be censored for talking about abortion for any reason at anytime.  At least Liberal MP John Mckay recognizes that.
OTTAWA - Liberal MP John McKay says it has been "awkward" to be in the pro-life minority in Parliament since he first came to Ottawa 15 years ago but he believes Canada's abortion debate will never be over.
McKay, one of four Grit MPs who voted in favour of a motion calling for a review of "when life begins" this week, is outraged over the suggestion debate should on stifled.
"It is going to be discussed, and it is going to keep coming up and it is failure of political will to actually deal with it," McKay told reporters outside the Commons Friday.