They touch on the Canadian health care idea but never really pursue it.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 14 February 2016 at 09:31
The late Tommy Douglas had a story to tell about the bitter battle and millions of U.S. dollars that flooded north to Saskatchewan to prevent establishment of health care for the masses anywhere
on this continent.
Tommy :outlaws had to stand on a box to reach the microphone.
The provincial initiative compelled the Federal government to introduce the service nation wide.
Mr. Douglas told the story in a church on Yonge Street ,Richmond Hill at the inaugural of the New Democratic Party in this riding more than half a century since.
I caught the second half of the movie "WagThe Dog " on television . I waited for a repeat to
see the whole thing.
Chick movies seem to be repeated every other week. They are a welcome light relief of comedy-romance.
The Bourne Supremacy seems to be on just about every evening.
"Wag The Dog" is a movie about a war contrived to make a President look like Captain Courage captivating the greatest number of followers. Hollywood Director ,Dustin Hoffman masterminds the villainy. I have yet to see the whole movie.
Surfing the web today, I caught the tail-end of "Man of the Hour" ,a film with a similar plot mentioned by Christopher Watts . It's about a successful presidential campaign starring comedian Robin Williams
as a comedian.
It used to be, I read all the popular books about American politics. John Drury wrote a series with the same characters.
I watched the movies, back to stars John Barrymore and Spencer Tracy. I was always glad to have read the books first. The movies were never as good.
Then the Watergate Hearings happened with Tip O'Neill in the chair and I enjoyed the real thing better.
Snatches of last night's Republican debate were circulating throughout news channels today, laced with news of the demise and replacement of a Supreme Court judge.
I swear, every day it gets harder to separate fact from fiction,
In all these years, I've never seen anything so irresponsible pthat remotely resembles the rabid battle between the rightest of the right taking place before our eyes over and over again on television.
In a weirdly perverse context, in the competition for power, the bizarre and bellicose billionaire keeps coming out ahead of the rest in the polls and already in one of two states decided.
Now the death and required replacement of a Supreme Court Justice is being used to add fuel to the fire.
The final year of four, they argue, a President is a lame duck.
Last night, CNN introduced an academic with an opinion. He claimed the second half, two years, of a presidential term can be deemed to be without authority .
CNN announced his credentials as head of a teaching institution and allowed his view to stand alone.
No alternate view was offered.
I was a very young child when fascism took over in Europe. I did not of course speak any of the languages.
We had no television or radio. Only British Pathe or Movietone News at the Saturday matinee. I have a sketchy understanding of how Hitler came to power in Germany and held on to it.
I remember the insane ranting...the roar of Zeig Heil ,the forest of raised strong-armed salute
signifying regimentation of an entire nation. Although I did not understand it.
I remember the misery that came of it....the Holocaust.....the cost in lives of an entire generation of the young world-over ,including Germany ....the years of recovery.
Most of all, I remember the words ....NEVER AGAIN.
I think we are watching the world skating to the edge of unravelling again.