The Politics of Fear

The Politics of Fear

It has been three months since the federal election and a change in government. I admit that I am getting some bad vibes – and I am afraid. The election results were definitive. Four more years. Should our community stand up now or should we roll over as usual? Let’s talk about it.

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YASHER KOACH– P.M. HARPER – It was an honour to be a part of your team

YASHER KOACH– P.M. HARPER – It was an honour to be a part of your team

The morning after. Most of us did not expect these results. But it is done – and that is it. The people voted and they sent a message – a message primarily to the NDP – but the ripple effect was also felt by Conservative supporters across the country.

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AM YISROEL CHAI – again

AM YISROEL CHAI – again

For the first time in Canada’s history, a Prime Minister has stood tall in support of Israel and the Jewish community. That Prime Minister is Stephen Harper.

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A Day at the Races – no politics – just some fun

A Day at the Races – no politics – just some fun

I’ll bet lots of you are familiar with gambling… and horse racing. Well, we aren’t. Sure we’ve been to Las Vegas where I glued myself to the 25 cent slot machines. I’m too cheap to contemplate losing more than $20 a session in the casino so I figured I would have more fun and could hang out longer if I bet less.

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In praise of the ladies who golf … and lunch

In praise of the ladies who golf … and lunch

I need a break from the politics! As you all know, I am volunteering for Willowdale MP CS Leung who is a part of the Harper team. So far, so good – things look great!

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An Election is coming – get ready! Fun, Frustration, Fibs and Facts!

An Election is coming – get ready! Fun, Frustration, Fibs and Facts!

For many of us, this is a terrifying reminder of the years leading up to the Holocaust when many ignored the warning signs, looking the other way and pretending that “this too shall pass”.

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The Last Three Years – Priceless! And the arrival of the big 70!

The Last Three Years – Priceless! And the arrival of the big 70!

Happy Chanukah! Merry Christmas! Three interesting years just flew by – so it’s time to share and time to review.

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Don’t Outlaw Flirting … Please!

Don’t Outlaw Flirting … Please!

Ghomenshi, Junior and Mulcair. Three losers. They happen to be men. I am a fan of menfolk. But their stupidity might ruin all my fun. And I want to protest!

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Anatomy of an Election – What Happens in the Back Rooms – and Trolls

Anatomy of an Election – What Happens in the Back Rooms – and Trolls

Elections are won or lost in the back rooms. In 1985, I chaired Mel Lastman’s re-election campaign. Thirty years ago! I was only ten years old. Wow! I was a novice back then but oh did I learn fast. Federal, provincial, municipal – it isn’t much different today. The game is the same – it is only the players who change.

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AM YISROEL CHAI –  THE NATION OF ISRAEL LIVES!

AM YISROEL CHAI –  THE NATION OF ISRAEL LIVES!

Given the events of this past week, I am going to take a pass on a blog about the mayoralty race.  I was going to talk more about Chow and her comments in the Hong Kong newspapers looking for non-resident landlords’ proxies and/or votes as well as her support for CUPE, and their support of her.  As CUPE takes its usual place front and centre in the anti-Israel movement remember that Chow wants to be …

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