Our freedoms and security, fought and died for by Canadians and their allies, are under attack. The biggest threats to our freedom are too much government, the eco-lobby, and censors posing as human rights commissions. Our biggest security threat is Islam.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Millau Viaduct

Below is the text that accompanied this photo in an email I received. I'd love to cross this puppy in the Charger! (Click above image to see the whole bridge).

"The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters (787 feet) high and the overall height is an impressive 336 meters †(1102 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower.

Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. Why? It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling.

The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver.

An amazing engineering feat!"

Note- I will add a link to a better picture later./done 4/26/09

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama wants to weaken America

I ran across a story about Obama in USA Today and couldn't resist commenting. He announces that he might prosecute his own spies for breaking rules that his party invented and didn't exist when they were operative. What a tool. By that I mean, implement, of course. He's talking about gutting the infrastructure to fight terror that Bush created.

Say whatever you want about Bush, but you cannot deny that he kept America safe. Now the puppet wants to dismantle this safety net, it seems.

From USA Today:

"President Obama on Tuesday opened the possibility of prosecution for Bush-era lawyers who authorized brutal interrogation of terror suspects and suggested Congress might order a full investigation."

This is nothing less than a coup d'├ętat from the left. How else to describe the plan to conduct a Stalinistic purge of your ideological enemies? The Big Left elects Obama, who follows their instructions and then changes the rules of engagement which, in liberal minds, allows past tense prosecution. As in Orwell predicted in 1984, the left now re-writes history and the rules and then conducts their thought-crime hunts.

"Less than a week after declaring it was time for the nation to move on rather than "laying blame for the past," Obama found himself describing what might be done next to investigate what he called the loss of "our moral bearings." "

Once again his words prove that Obama is a puppet of the left. They yanked his chain, and he obeyed. The part about loss of moral bearings is both ironic and typical left wing arrogance. Ironic because the left sees its job as the dismantling of every norm and custom that deals with civility, common sense, and responsibility. Moral bearings? The left has destroyed them.

It's arrogant because this no-record, "Present" voting, conniving, speech-reader, the best person the left could find, has the temerity and the gall to lecture his fellow citizens about moral bearings. What a joke!

Obama is the one who befriended and worked for a terrorist bomber who killed people in the 60's and never went to jail for it (Ayers). Obama is the one who followed a racist minister for 20 years and then bull-shitted us that he never really heard the guy's sermons (Wright). Obama is the one who did business with a convicted felon (Rezko).

What a fine, moral man, this Obama!

So the left, via their proxy Obama, is again going to attack and weaken the intelligence service. Just like they did during Clinton's era. You know, the one that gave us Bin Laden and his murderous army of savages.

God help us freedom lovers. Our enemies and all THEIR spies are laughing at Obama even as they shake his hand. They can't believe their luck.

From USA Today

Update, April 22/09:

USA Today seems to have changed the page that the above link follows. The story is the same but there is a new picture from yesterday and new information. This is copy and paste from USA Today just now:


Statements on whether Bush administration lawyers who justified interrogation methods should be prosecuted:

Thursday. "It is our intention to assure those who carried out their duties relying in good faith upon legal advice from the Department of Justice that they will not be subject to prosecution." President Obama, referring only to CIA officers who conducted interrogations

Sunday. "Those who devised policy ... should not be prosecuted either." White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel

Monday. "The president is focused on looking forward, that's why." White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, on why Bush administration lawyers should not be prosecuted

Tuesday. "With respect to those who formulated those legal decisions, I would say that is going to be more of a decision for the attorney general within the parameters of various laws, and I don't want to prejudge that." Obama

"I don't think so, no." — Gibbs, asked whether Obama has changed policy


Do we need more proof of a loose cannon on the deck of the USS Obama?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Today is Vimy Ridge Day

Today we remember a day when Canadian soldiers attacked and took a seemingly impregnable obstacle during World War I. It was the first time that Canada's soldiers had all fought together. From April 9, the day the attack began, through April 12, almost four thousand brave Canadians made the supreme sacrifice. They did it for us and our freedom, and they must never be forgotten. God bless them and all Canadian soldiers, past and present.

These photos are from our visit to Vimy in 2006, during the restoration of the monument for 2007, the 90th anniversary. We didn't see the actual monument this day, but our emotions were tested just the same.