Tell me what you see wrong with this picture:
1) Anyone can walk into any one of the 33 public libraries in Ottawa and borrow, absolutely free of charge, not only books, but newspapers, magazines, DVD’s, video games, the latest movies and of course spend as long as they like on the free internet.
2) If you have difficulty getting to a library, someone will visit your home, interview you to learn what kinds of materials you like, then have them delivered absolutely free of charge to your home.
3) If you are a drug addict, not only can you obtain as many free needles and or crack pipe materials as you ask for, but we have three full-sized vans which can deliver the items to your home.
4) If you throw the needles onto your neighbour’s yard or into a local playground, we pay a small army of people to clean up the dangerous mess.
5) Ottawa’s police chief is bouncing from fundraising event to fundraising event in a desperate attempt to get enough money to open and operate a youth drug treatment center. Yesterday he was at a “Raising the Roof” fundraising event at the soon to be demolished Congress Center where Minto executive vice president Greg Rogers announced a donation of $150,000 in start up money. Chief Vern White says he’s on a mission to raise 6 million dollars.
So I ask again—what’s wrong with this picture?
Free books-free magazines-free movies and video games—free internet service as well—free needles—free crack pipe crap—but our police chief has got to spend almost every spare moment trying to raise enough money to start and operate a drug treatment center.
There’s a very interesting letter to the editor of the National Post this morning from Bob Manders of Toronto. He writes, and sadly it appears that Bob Manders is correct, from coast to coast in Canada and the United States, and probably throughout Europe as well, the so-called feminists are screaming bloody murder. And if they are not protesting, they sure as heck aren’t coming to the defence or support of Governor Sarah Palin. Some of the comments are downright, sorry to use the phrase, “catty.” A female columnist in the Ottawa Sun yesterday talked about go-go boots, comments about Governor Palin’s hair style are rampant, and it’s not just women of course.
We’re all aware of the manner in which commentators like Wolf Blitzer of CNN absolutely salivated over 17-year-old Bristol Palin’s pregnancy.
CBC’s Neil Macdonald claimed that Ms. Palin had once belonged to the separatist Alaska Independence party. Turns out it was Mr. Palin who once belonged to the party many years ago.
One of the worst comments surely is that of John Doyle of the Globe and Mail who positively sniffed with distain describing Ms Palin and her family as quote a bunch of “Alaskan hillbillies”.
What’s going on here?
The National Post this morning says, “We see Sarah Palin as nothing less than a true feminist heroine -- a woman who's lived the elusive supermom dream of combining power and privilege with a large, loving family. In a more thoughtful age, feminists would have adopted her as a great success story. But because she fights on the wrong side of the culture wars -- which is to say, the one that values unborn children and human freedom -- today's left calls her a "hillbilly" and turns up its nose. We in Canada like to see ourselves as more enlightened than our American neighbours when it comes to social issues. So here's a question:Where's our Sarah Palin? Where's our confident, brash, game-changing female politician taking the media by storm?”
Probably because the left wing media in this country just wouldn’t allow it.
And talking about the left wing media… I’m starting to call them out.
Start with the Ottawa Citizen this morning. The Citizen runs six letters to the editor, five of which are opposed to Stephen Harper.
Now it could be that in fact letters to the Citizen are running five to one against Harper. That’s possible, but somehow I doubt it very much. Sure most callers to my program support Harper, I don’t pretend to be unbiased in my comments.
But I will tell you this: If I get a caller opposed to Harper, he or she will go right to the top of the list. There is no way I would attempt to keep their opinions off the air, in fact, earlier this week I offered Liberals (or anyone) a full two minutes and 15 seconds uninterrupted to extol the virtues of Stephan Dion.
What do you think? Is the Citizen being as balanced and fair as we are here on this show? Do you believe that letters to the editor of the Citizen are running five to one against Harper? Is the Citizen displaying a very clear bias and shutting out opposing views on one of its best read features?