Seven items in total…
“Was there ever a more modern, a more fashionable, marriage than that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? The bride really does seem to have been designed by a committee of progressive cosmopolitans to show that our stuffy old monarchy has been brought bang up to date. She has everything – American, divorced, an actress, a convert to Judaism – now safely converted back to Anglicanism… and, best of all, mixed race. The committee set up to modernise the monarchy after the death of Diana has done its work well.” – Frederick Dixon, “A very modern wedding” – Western Spring, May 16th, 2018.
“What Trump understands, however, is what many great leaders have understood: that ‘chaos,’ not consensus, is the way ideas are tried and tested. That if someone or something isn’t working, scrap it and try something else. Results are what count, not consistency: Trump’s ability to morph from saber-rattling lunatic to charming glad-hander infuriates them because they see it as phony… So what? That doesn’t mean it isn’t also effective.” – Michael Walsh, “Trump’s chaotic style is starting to make sense” – New York Post, May 12th, 2018.
“Animals don’t do that. Some kill other animals for food; others are forced into it for self-defense. But very few animals kill for the fun of it, or to prove their manliness or to degrade females, or to merely terrorize… So no, the MS-13 gang is not a pack of animals – they’re too evil for that.” – Ethel C. Fenig, “President Trump insults animals” – American Thinker, May 17th, 2018.
“Left to itself, Iran would become the dominant regional power. It moves fast in that direction now with burgeoning trade with Europe in, among many other things, airliners. With economic influence comes political influence… Consequently Israel does not want Iran to prosper. If it can, Israel will use the American military to prevent this prospering. It will destroy America’s relations with the rest of the world to prevent it. It is doing so.” – Fred Reed, “Netanyahu: “Let’s you and him fight – Brandishing the American military” (Emphasis added) – The Unz Review, May 12th, 2018.
“Asked if she was trying to hide the fact she was running for the Liberals, currently running third in polls behind the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democrats, Collucci said, ‘Of course not’.” – Tim Kelly, “Liberal candidate’s ‘sign strategy’ includes avoiding references to party” – Toronto Star, May 15th, 2018.
“It is my opinion that Left and the Democrats read and absorbed the book, The Fourth Turning… They believed that they could successfully change America forever by acting out and consciously manipulating the change they wanted… They would label anyone who spoke out against this forced induction of the Fourth Turning as a ‘racist’, ‘sexist’ and ‘homophobe’. The second part of the forced and manufactured Fourth Turning was to open the borders and flood America with people who do not share our basic values and ethics…” – Jay Weidner, “Trump and The Fourth Turning” (appears to be undated) – A fascinating viewpoint, you can read it here.
“When I received Air Canada’s promotional email about a worldwide seat sale this week, I immediately checked their website to book my August trip to Taipei. To my surprise, the list of destinations had been changed to read ‘Taipei, China’ rather than ‘Taipei, Taiwan’… The most important issue, however, is not about Taiwan. It is about Canadian sovereignty and Canadian values. Air Canada may be concerned about losing the Chinese market. But it is a greater threat to incrementally give away our democratic rights, including freedom of expression, to a foreign country.” – Scott Simon. “China is appointing itself as thought and language police for Canadian businesses. This can’t stand” – National Post, May 16th, 2018.