This is a new section I want to start. Weekly wrap-up will consist of commentaries on a few events that happened in the last week. It will happen, if possible, every Saturday. So here it goes:
- The budget was released on Wednesday. Overall I think the budget is good for the time of recession but has strayed to far to the left. Iggy & Co. supported it ……for now. For more on the budget, see my previous post.
- Blago is done. Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of Illinois was impeached on Thursday because he tired to sell Obama’s senate seat among things. The Illinois Senate voted unanimously both to impeach him and also ban him from public office. What Blago did was bizarre, he didn’t attend his trial till the last day, to plead for his office. Instead, he went to all the different media outlets (he skipped the O’Rielly Factor though, Bill O’Reilly would have had him for dinner) to plead for people to have pity on him. If you don’t want to be impeached it might be a good idea to attend the trial, not try to get the public to feel sorry for you, they are not the ones who can impeach you. Next up this man gets a criminal trail. He cannot boycott this one. Hopefully this liar gets sent to the cooler.
- There has been a fury of patriotism in Canada. Recently, a parent that sent her child to a school in New Brunswick, realized that hey did not and were not allowed to sing the anthem at their school, she brought this to the media and, voila, a news story and controversy has arisen. Should the anthem be sung at school? Here’s a link to the news article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090131.wanthem31/BNStory/National/home. I think that there should be a law that legislates that all schools must play the national anthem each morning. If you live in Canada, you should be able/have to to sing the national anthem. If you are offended that the anthem mentions God, then leave the country, after all Canada was built on Christian principles. By the way, the principal that banned the anthem was a candidate for the Green Party in the last election, that might explain things. 🙂
- Also this week Obama suddenly decided that he had Muslim roots, His first interview as president was not to an American network but to a Muslim station. All during the election Barak Hussein Obama denied that he was Muslim. Now, after the election, he decides he is, sort of. For more information and opinion see this article: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NP_Top_Stories/~3/525489804/steven-edwards-suddenly-obama-has-muslim-roots.aspx
That’s all for this week.