How will you spend your incentive?

The ‘extra money’ will be needed to pay the extra tax at the pumps when the carbon tax arrives in April

How will you spend your incentive?An accountant read a nursery rhyme to his toddler and said, “No Sweetheart. Little Bo Peep wouldn’t receive a tax rebate for losing her sheep, but I like the way you think.” Traditionally, you receive a rebate after you pay for a product. I’ve never heard of a rebate where you are reimbursed beforehand, but…

Keeping up with the bills – legislative, that is

Who votes matters and the more of us who vote, the better our system will be

Keeping up with the bills – legislative, that isA doctor was telling a lawyer that he was sick of his friends asking him for free medical advice. The lawyer said, “Just do what I do, and leave a bill in their mailbox.” The doctor decided he’d give that a try and thanked his lawyer friend. When the doctor got home, he had a…

My Christmas wish list

I’m hoping political correctness hasn’t reached the North Pole and Santa has been keeping watch over what’s been happening in Western Canada

My Christmas wish list“’Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck. How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to ‘Elves’, ‘Vertically Challenged’ they were calling themselves. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.

Looking for the extraordinary at Christmas

Even though there are negative things all around, keep focused on all that is bright and continue being a light

Looking for the extraordinary at ChristmasOn Christmas morning a dad points and says to his daughter, “Open that one next, Sweetie!” The daughter unwraps the gift he was referring to and finds inside a singing Christmas tree. “Dad, I told you how much I hate these obnoxious singing Christmas trees!” she whined. “I know, I know,” he agreed. “But open…

What does kindness look like?

It’s true that division weakens society, making it easier for evil to permeate. But who creates that division?

What does kindness look like?“Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on a machine and fluids from a bottle,” a husband told his wife. “If that happens, just pull the plug.” His wife promptly unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer. This story illustrates how one person’s solution could be…

Government-funded journalism dangerous for all

Will anyone who writes a dissenting opinion of the federal government receive funding or get charitable status?

Government-funded journalism dangerous for allA newsboy was standing on the corner with a stack of papers, yelling, “Read all about it! Fifty people swindled!” Curious, a man bought a paper and checked the front page. Finding nothing, the man said, “There’s nothing in here about 50 people being swindled!” The newsboy ignored him and went on, calling out, “Read…

Children are a parent’s priority 24/7

Parental rights are subject to decisions made by judges whose personal biases come into play.

Children are a parent’s priority 24/7Two days after summer vacation had ended, Johnny’s mother received a phone call from his teacher telling her that he was misbehaving. “Wait a minute,” said Johnny’s mom, “I had him with me for two months and I never called you once when he misbehaved!” It’s true that summer vacation finds parents in charge of…

Why does Jordan Peterson continue to speak out?

He would like to see people leading honest and good individual lives and shining a light that way

Why does Jordan Peterson continue to speak out?A little girl noticed several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her mom’s brunette head. “Why are some of your hairs white?” she asked. “Every time you do something wrong, one of my hairs turns white,” her mom answered. After a thoughtful pause the girl asked, “Why are all of Grandma’s hairs…

They fought for our freedoms

And one of the most precious of those is freedom of speech

They fought for our freedomsA woman recalls a high school assignment she had where she was to ask a veteran about the Second World War. Since her dad had served during the war, she asked him a few basic questions, and then very gingerly asked, “Did you ever kill anyone?” Her dad got quiet, then in a soft voice…

Fighting for common sense to prevail over carbon tax

‘If the objective is to reduce carbon in the air, and we have a plan to do that, then why do we need a tax?’

Fighting for common sense to prevail over carbon taxOne chicken looked at another chicken on the opposite side of the road and asked, “Can you tell me how to get to the other side of the road?” The other chicken yelled, “You’re already there, you fool!” Discussion about the carbon tax is similar to the conversation between those two birds. It’s been a…
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