Friday, December 5, 2008

The View from Down Under: 'Canada is Closed; Citizens Feel Safer'

Canada is Closed; Citizens Feel Safer

Reminds me of the old, possibly apocryphal, story about the laconic border guard on the Canadian side. American tourist asks if they can get back across the border, even if it is after midnight. Border guard tells her, "Yes ma'am; Canada never closes."

Well, yes it does. If the Parliament were open, there would be a vote of no confidence. So....close the sucker. The Iraqis, and other people whom we tell so condescendingly that they should have "democracy"...they must be so PROUD right now.


From the Always Aren't they File

Maid: Hitler Was Nice to Me

Rosa Mitterer, 91, who worked as Adolf Hitler's maid at his mountain retreat in Bavaria in the 1930s, has broken her silence to describe what he was like then: "He was a charming man, someone who was only ever nice to me, a great boss to work for. You can say what you like, but he was a good man to us."