Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday digest

- It's snowing in Phoenix.

Just thought I'd mention that.

- As the spectre of colonialism recedes, it's becoming more and more clear that the prosperity of nations depends economic freedom and ethical government more than anything else.

- What's this?

- Is there a bigger egomaniac than John McCain? For a guy who likes to pattern himself after Ronald Reagan, he has built himself a nice little profile by breaking Reagan's 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt never speak ill of a fellow Republican".

- The latest betrayal of the Reform party by the Harper government, here.

- Speaking of Sweden-on-the-St.-Lawrence, cold, hard economic reality is becoming hard to ignore in yet another area of social policy - education.

- With this provocation, Michael Coren is inviting a wrist-slap from the human rights industry. Regardless of whether you think his statement is valid or not, think about whether or not you believe in his freedom to express it. If we allow the government to have the power to protect us from our own behavior, then there will be no one who can protect us from our own government.

Meanwhile, Catholic adoption agencies are under fire in England for referring gay couples who want to adopt to a secular agency rather than accomodating them under the auspices of the Church.

These bullying radicals don't want tolerance and a respectful co-existence with people of differing points of view - they want complete and total affirmation and won't settle for anything less. Why don't they just admit it?

- Earlier this week, I posted about the upcoming Van Halen mess, er, tour with David Lee Roth. Now, the three living members of Led Zeppelin are potentially going to hit the road. I really don't want this to happen. I saw the Plant/Page tour twice in 1995, once in Toronto and also in Buffalo, NY, and it was phenomenal. I don't think they have the creative juices left to do themselves justice, and I know that Plant's voice is certainly not what it once was. It's going to tarnish the Led Zeppelin legacy. Now, in the interests of full disclosure, although I've been bashing reunion tours this week, I am all over this and cannot wait.

- Increasingly, Martin Brodeur of my beloved New Jersey Devils is becoming, inarguably, the best goaltender of all time.


At 9:29 AM, Blogger Brian said...

Sorry Hammer - I commented to the wrong post. Anyway, just to mention I was on this rumour back in March:

Here's hoping there's something to it, now that they have "remembered [John Paul Jones'] phone number"

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Skeelo said...

Brodeur is not better than Roy, so it is arguable. Broduer is great and absolutely in the top five but he also benfited a lot from a defensive system and a great defense corp. He has yet to single handidly win a cup the way Roy did in '93.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Road Hammer said...

I don't think anyone can single-handedly win a Cup.

He also plays behind a team that scores less than three goals a game most of the time, so he has less room for error than Roy ever did.

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Skeelo said...

No way in hell he had less room for error than Roy. He played with a great defensive system that only gave up about 20 shots a game.

When he takes a very mediocre team to the Cup by winning 10 overtime playoff games the way Roy did in '93 it will be a fair debate.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Road Hammer said...

I think it would be fairer if the Devs hadn't manhandled the Buds two years in a row on their way to consecutive appearances in the finals.


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