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Writer and Executive Editor for ProudToBeCanadian.ca. PTBC was founded by Mr. Johannesen in 2000. Contact Mr. Johannesen about this article using this form. Please refer to article's title.

Democrats constantly block good Supreme Court nominees

The Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal.com has excellent piece that talks about the U.S. Supreme Court and the judges, and how liberals have blocked superb nominations—women, minorities, judges of faith—for political reasons, i.e.,  to advance...

Liberal Canada falls again—from 12th to 15th in competitiveness

While the U.S. is firmly near the top, Canada once again fell this year according to the World Economic Forum. Please don’t take my word for it, though, you on the liberal-left in North...

U.N.‘s and Kofi Annan’s Iraq Blunder

In this article, the writers suggest that the U.N. is in decline.  I say the U.N. has become a anti-American left-wing political and entirely corrupt institution quickly losing any credibility at all. Fox News Tuesday, October...

Bodies of babies found in Saddam’s ‘killing field’

More shocking bad news from Saddam-era Iraq.  Thank goodness the Americans saved Iraq from thousands more deaths and tortures and rapes and chopped-off limbs and ears, and children can now go to school in...

Halloween: Don’t donate to UNICEF

UNICEF Demands Abortion for Underage Girls without Parents Knowledge - reminder Not to Donate at Halloween WELLINGTON, October 12, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Providing a timely reminder why people should not participate in its annual Halloween...

Poll: 98 percent blame Liberals for Canadian military decay

Note:  Just the other day I wrote a column about Canada’s military. Poll: 98 percent blame Liberals for Canadian military decay In a <a href="http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=cac10ca5-2320-41cd-a9f1-c5f959c09bf6 " target="_blank">poll conducted over the weekend by the Global Television Network...

Liberal Canada: 9/10 of new jobs in Canada so far this year: All...

Nine of ten new jobs in Canada so far this year: All Government jobs John Anania, assistant chief economist at Royal Bank of Canada, speaking on July 10, 2004 about a Statistics Canada jobs report: ...

Blowing up their own civilization

I can’t do justice, here, in excerpted form, to an Op-Ed piece written by David Frum in today’s National Post.  But here’s a snippet.  I encourage everyone to take a look at the whole...

No, you’re awake. Unfortunately.

I’ll take a wild guess that I’m not just having a nice dream—and it’s actually a mistake or somebody having a good time over at Canada’s “National Post” newspaper (a rather conservative paper politically,...

1.9 million new U.S. jobs just over past 13 months

More Republican weapons of mass appeal being found as we speak: U.S. job creation continued to move ahead at a steady pace with the announcement Friday that 96,000 non-farm payrolls were added to the economy....

Kerry’s “acceptable”, “nuisance level of terrorism” not Giuliani’s

Kerry doesn’t get it.  I’m finding myself becoming more and more baffled at how he even got to where he is.  Even more baffling is how people can follow this man and allow him...

The one-way street of liberal-speak (again)

In a world in which it is totally acceptable—nay expected—that conservatives be called “morons”, “idiots”, “extremist”, “nutbars”—and that’s just by elected Liberal officials (oh and the neo-communist Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell officially calls conservatives...

Bush campaign offices burglarized again

Once again, Bush campaign offices have been burglarized.  Offices that house President Bush’s re-election campaign in Spokane were broken into and vandalized last night, the latest in a string of crimes at Republican offices...

Dan Rather in 2001: Clinton’s lies don’t make him dishonest…

I found this excellent interview between Fox News Channel’s super-bright ‘n feisty Bill O’Reilly and CBS News’ super-biased ‘n hypocritical Dan Rather.  It’s from March 2001. Included in the exchange about why Rather and the...

Flip-flops to watch for in the future

Teresa Heinz Kerry, who earned $6.8 million last year, ten times more than George and Laura Bush according to tax records, and who flies around on her private Gulfstream V luxury jet aircraft...