Random Quotations – March 15th, 2016

Five items in total…

“Every time the North Koreans test another bomb or a missile, I get calls asking what message the North Koreans are trying to send… Well, let’s see: They’ve paraded two different ICBMs through Pyongyang, conducted four nuclear tests, showed us a compact nuclear design sitting next to a modern re-entry vehicle in front of one of those ICBMs, and hung a giant wall map of the United States marked with targets and titled ‘Mainland Strike Plan… Here’s a wild guess: They are building nuclear-armed ICBMs to strike the United States! Why is this so hard to grasp?” – Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies quoted in the Associated Press story “North Korea’s nuclear threat not all bluster: analysis” apearing in the Toronto Star on March 15th, 2016.

“Almost 500 schools have signed up to the Safe Schools Coalition Australia, which runs the program that also advocates that schools allow students to cross-dress… The group’s website says it is a national coalition of organizations and schools working to create safe school environments for same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families” – Toronto Star, “Australian school criticized for allowing cross-dressing” – Feb. 24th, 2016.

“The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario -JG) is looking for a real estate partner to help sell off stores across Ontario…PC MPP Vic Fedeli revealed the details of the LCBO Request for Proposals (RFP) during Question Period Monday as he quizzed Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa… The Minister did not confirm or deny the pending sale, saying it is up to the LCBO to decide if it makes more business sense to rent than own retail space… Fedeli likened the move to burning furniture to heat the house, accusing the government of putting public assets on the block to paper over a long-term debt problem.” – The Toronto Sun, “LCBO looks to sell store properties” – March 7th, 2016.

“The Republican brass is now engrossed in an all-out assault on Trump… That’s right, the Republican party is now openly engaged in taking down the candidate that has so far attracted the most support from Republicans… I’m no fan of Trump, but I suspect he isn’t pulling the wool over anyone’s eyes… American voters are tired of being played for suckers by a professional class of politicians who have stumbled into unwinnable wars while racking up mountainous debt… politicos on both sides of the border, in all parties, should be paying attention to a public that has grown tired of politics as usual.” – John Snobelen, “Trump is the symbol of America’s discontent” – Toronto Sun, March 4th, 2016.

“They’re just good people. They’re made in the image of the Lord, and you know, there’s a big element of compassion connected to how we treat people who are trying to find a way to a better life” – John Kasich, Republican ex-contender, quoted by Americans for Constitutional Government Reform – “John Kasich goes all in for amnesty: Illegals ‘made in the image of The Lord’” – March 14, 2016.