I have taken a lot of 'before' pictures of the new house - but haven't had time to get them off my camera! Things are coming a lot more slowly then I thought they would, but we're enjoying setting up the place the way we want it. Hopefully I'll have a chance to get some pictures up soon.
I'm really tired today...I stayed up way past my bedtime to watch the election results roll in, and I was pretty disappointed with the result. I held out hope for a majority till about 10:30, and then I gave up in disgust and went to bed. I did feel kind of sorry for Dion - he looked so much like a kicked puppy! Jack Layton just annoys me though - he's like a yippy Jack Russell terrier that just runs around with small dog syndrome, nipping at everyone's heels. And don't even get me STARTED on the Bloc...and the worst voter turnout! What's up with that??!! I sure hope you voted....
Here's a really excellent article I just found...sums things up very nicely.
PM Stephen Harper deserves the full support of Canadians
October 15, 2008
Hunting season is a popular time for many hunters in this area, whether it be deer, moose or small game.
However, as our election day drew near, it seemed that Stephen Harper had become the target for many political critics. As I read the recent letters in the Forester, nearly everyone has been attacking Harper and the Conservatives. As I watched both the French and English debates on TV it was open season once again by the four opposing candidates against our prime minister.
I was personally appalled by the accusations, rudeness and vilification of Stephen Harper. An old adage says, “The boat lost in the fog makes the most noise.” There was a lot of noise and only Stephen Harper had poise and conduct befitting a prime minister.
The old rhetoric of Harper being scary or extreme right wing is wearing pretty thin. In two and a half years as prime minister in a minority government he has proven very competent and trustworthy. It seems that some fear-mongers are afraid of a majority government, but this is what traditionally had been used to accomplish the will of the people in Canada.
Since when has having a strong military become extreme right wing? If it wasn’t for the sacrifice of thousands of Canadians in the past we would not be enjoying our freedoms today. When has law and order, moral values, traditional marriage and protection of life (unborn and living) become extreme right wing? These values are not extreme right wing; they are just right.
When hugging trees becomes more important than hugging babies who can’t protect themselves, there is something systemically wrong with out value system. The Bible predicts a day when people will call good evil and evil good. Has that day arrived?
May we return to the values of our founding fathers, who used their freedom and faith to build our political framework and our nation of Canada. On the arches of our Parliament building in Ottawa we read what our founding fathers used as the basis of the name Dominion of Canada, taken from Psalm 72:8. “and He (God) shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth.”
In the final days before the election, with world economies struggling to survive an economic earthquake, it was noteworthy to hear our Canadian banking system was ranked number one by world economists. Why? Because the Harper Conservatives had been proactive and not reactive like the opposition parties and had taken steps to strengthen our banking regulations. This created stability for our banks and financial institutions which encouraged the Canadian electorate to have greater confidence.
In conclusion, remember this truth: a leader is a person who influences people to accomplish a purpose. Stephen Harper is this kind of a leader and is deserving of our prayers and support as he continues on as our prime minister.