* Where did the weekend go? Too fast, much too fast.
* New: The Republicans are having fun with Barack Obama’s current bus tour. They’re calling it the “Debt-End Bus Tour,” or “DEBT.” Rush Limbaugh calls it “Debt Man Driving”. Mitt Romney says it’s the “Magical Misery Tour“. I think the Republicans are on a roll… not the president.
- In a guide the RNC plans to hand out Monday morning, it slams Obama’s economic policies and criticizes him for taking a so-called non-campaign trip without producing a plan to deal with the country’s debt.
- In the guide, the RNC calls President Obama’s debt plan “A Big Ol’ Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.”
I only wish Canada had campaigns as entertaining. I wonder if his expensive buses are environmental friendly?
* This morning I have John Wright from Ipsos on the show to talk about the latest opinion poll in Ontario. It seems the Liberals are catching up on the Progressive Conservatives.
* Speaking of the election. This story ran yesterday.
A reminder who is running a lot of ads for McGuinty’s Liberals. The spots you see on the tube by ‘Working Families‘ is really a moniker for Liberal friendly unions. McGuinty owes them a lot and has proven he's willing to betray Ontario taxpayer's when it comes to dealing with them.
The Liberals and the unions are trying to scare you about Tim Hudak. You have reason to be scared of Dalton McGuinty
* Cleaning up after the riots.
- Some precious stone, some seat of Mars. Seat of Posh Spice and Piers Morgan. What the world has watched is an England gutted of its most characteristic, time-wrought virtues. The new England is hollowed out; its spirit of community, which Shakespeare’s lines celebrate so eloquently, and which Winston Churchill, three centuries later evoked, both in his person and his speeches, is no more.
- The sense of self-sacrifice and deep concern for the neighbour that was so much of the spirit of those who lived through the Blitz; the virtues and practices of those times — times of real danger and real want — were viciously parodied by the rioters, who cared nothing for others, sought to hurt not help, burnt out their own communities and gave a finger to every other citizen in their country.
This seems appropriate.
- Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
* I’m waiting for the CNN countdown this afternoon. Wolf Blitzer will likely be headlining this story all afternoon…. right? When George Bush hit an all time low with his approval rating (2006) CNN was all over it. Here’s Rush Limbaugh skewering Wolf Blitzer.
What will they do with this? Cue Rush’s crickets.
- New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.
* I fully expect the rioters in London to demand an investigation into the totally inappropriate behaviour of the police. Isn’t that what we do in politically correct Canada?
Related: Via- small dead animals
- Courts in London and Manchester have opened over the weekend as the number of people charged for riot-related offences reaches more than 1,000.
- Days away from the two-month anniversary of Vancouver’s horrific Stanley Cup riot, no rioters have been charged for their crimes and questions continue to swirl around the pace of Vancouver’s riot investigation.
* Maybe they can ask Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder to work ‘Fast and Furious‘ on their request.
- Actor Diego Luna, political scientist Sergio Aguayo, poet Javier Sicilia, a representative from the Washington Office of Latin America, Maureen Meyer, speak on a panel and plan to ask Obama to stop the smuggling weapons. Mexico City. 11th August 2011
* It’s always fun to find out people are reading my blog. I have fun with it and Tweet it on occasion and add it to my Facebook page, but I keep it low key. Here’s a note I received yesterday from a columnist from one of my favourite websites American Thinker. On June 5th I referenced an article she wrote. So to Anat… thanks for dropping by and thanks for the note. Don’t forget if you have a question or a comment feel free to email me.
* Here’s an interesting article as Cornwall gets ready for its annual triathlon this weekend. Scary headline.
- Once the domain of elite athletes, triathlons are seeing a surge in participation from casual exercisers of all stripes. The problem is many of them lack the specific training required for such endurance missions, potentially putting them at risk for serious problems.
Today on ‘Deep Cuts & Lost Classics’… Because the weekend went so fast… a really cool ‘fast’ song.