13 janvier 2011
13 janvier 2011

Discours présidentiel En Citations États-Unis Hétu Watch Terrorisme

Barack Obama

Un excellent discours de Barack Obama à propos de la tragédie de Tucson. Le président a pris le temps de remettre à leur place les gauchistes qui, écume à la bouche, blâment la droite, Sarah Palin et les Tea Party depuis samedi:

« Bad things happen, and we must guard against simple explanations in the aftermath.

For the truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man’s mind.

What we can’t do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. […]

The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives – to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud. »

À noter aussi cette déclaration faite par une personne ayant connu Jared Loughner: « He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio. He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the left. He wasn’t on the right. »

13 janvier 2011

Politicien à vendre Canada Économie Gauchistan Québec

National Post

Gilles Duceppe: Buy my vote for $2 billion
National Post

John Ivison reported the other day that Ottawa is talking to Quebec’s provincial government about compensation for adopting the HST. Ontario and B.C. both got paid off, so Quebec sees no reason why it shouldn’t as well. The price mentioned was $2 billion.

That must have alarmed Gilled Duceppe, who realized he risked looking bad if Quebec’s Liberal government reached a $2 billion deal with Ottawa. What? You mean federalism works? Can’t have that: So, quick like a bunny, here’s ole Gilles declaring that the Bloc will vote against the next federal budget … unless Quebec gets $2 billion in compensation for adopting the HST.

Atta boy Gilles. When you see a parade, get out in front. (And be sure to put a price on your vote. If you want to be bought off, it’s best to be clear on the dollar figure).