Let’s tell the Truth. The woman on the left is Tahira Kazi. She was the principal who was set on fire by the sick bastards who killed her in front of her students and then killed more than 100 of her students. We, free people, must never lose to these forces of darkness, no matter how reprehensible their behaviour. We must be vigilant in every way possible -every way.
Let’s not parse words, mince words, or lie. There are people in this country who root for those who burn school teachers and shoot their students. If the subhumans who mass murder the innocent are most intimidated by education, then what we need in Canada is more education. If the subhumans are most intimidated by democracy, we need more democracy. And if the cowardly subhumans are most intimidated by the courage of free people, than we must have more courage.
In the name of Tahira Kazi and every other human being who has been sacrificed at the altar of tyranny, let us pledge to never pretend we do not see what we do see. Let us never pretend not to know about what we do know. Our most important weapons against the darkness are who we are, what we believe, and what we are committed to as free people living under the rule of law in the greatest country on earth, Canada. Tahira Kazi, May your Rest in Peace.
When it comes to Don Cherry, I am so sick of people who want to take shots at him using his age against him. He has far more mental energy than most of his slowpoke critics. It’s not the physical age that matters. It’s the ability to fire up the furnace. Cherry still can, while many of his no-name, utterly generic, utterly forgettable critics never could, never can, and never will.
It’s not about age. It’s about the capacity to inspire. He still has it. And for those critics who have never been able to walk in his shoes – “thanks for your input. You can all go back to your envy caves now and fantasize about what it would be like for an entire country to give a damn about what you have to say about anything.”
Sam Katz made about 1.7 million dollars in the decade that he was Mayor of Winnipeg. When he decided the jig was up and he couldn’t beat Judy in a crowded field, which included Bowman and a bunch of somebodies and nobodies and wannabes, the last thing he did before leaving office was to pick up a severance of 80 thousand dollars. Did he steal it? No, it was legal. Council had vote for it. Dan Vandal left council on his own as well. He took the money. Scott Fielding took the money. Justin Swandel took the money. And there were others.
The money is supposed to help them transition to a new life. Sam’s new life is owning a baseball team. Did he need the dough to transition to team ownership? No, he owned the team before he became Mayor and while he was Mayor and now. The only transition is he’s no longer getting is the six figures as Mayor of Winnipeg. Do we have stories of ex-councillors leaving office and going from the City Trough on Main Street to live at the Mission just around the corner or some rooming house in the core? With just a hot plate, a black and white TV, and a three-legged cat? No, we don’t have those stories. If those stories were around we would have been told those stories this week by the councillors who argued for keeping the severance sewer going. Why do councillors have severance? Because they make the rules and they can. Why do councillors have severance? For the same reason that three-legged cat can give himself a tongue bath. Because he can.
And now I am going to read the list of the good guys and the others.
On the good guy list of those who voted to close down the severance sewer: Mayor Brian Bowman, Janice Lukes (St. Norbert), Russ Wyatt (Transcona), Marty Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo), Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands), and John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry)
And now the rest. The ones who voted for the Severance Sewer: Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan), Matt Allard (St. Boniface), Brian Mayes (St. Vital), Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan), Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles).
To those who voted No – good on you. You passed the character test for public service.
To the others, you a get a Great Big Fail. Nothing you ever say about responsibility and accountability will mean a damn thing to me. And when you tell me it’s not about the money, it’s a lie. It’s only about the money. You are taking what you feel entitled to. It’s not taxpayer’s money in your minds, it’s your money. It’s on the table, it’s in the trough, and now it’s on your boots. You don’t want to bend down and smell it because it reeks. It’s severance sewage and you’re taking it and that why you people disgust me.
I’m Charles Adler