Alberta Wildrose and Progressive Conservatives Have a Tentative Deal

Jason Kenny, Leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives and Brian Jean Leader of the Wildrose Party announced yesterday a tentative deal to merge the two parties into one.  The name of the new party would be the United Conservatives.

Although it’s a positive move in Alberta politics, there is still plenty that needs to be done before we can be breath a sigh of relief.  The deal still has to be ratified by members of both parties with at least 75% approval.  That vote will take place in July.  They’ll need to establish an executive and constituency boards. Next  a leader will have to be chosen. The leader of the new party will chosen at a convention in October.  Then they come up with platform and find candidates all in time for the next election in 2019.  So there is still a lot of sausage that needs to be made.

I for one am pleased by this effort by Jason Kenny, Brian Jean and the committee who came up with this tentative deal.  It’s a good first step into getting rid of the destructive Rachel Notley and her NDP wrecking crew.  All conservative minded individuals should get on board and support this because without a united conservative party, the NDP will most likely get another term.  Think about that!

 

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I’m Having Dental Surgery

A while back I started posting about my dental journey.  I said I would try and continue posting on a weekly basis about that.  I haven’t posted in a bit about that. I haven’t posted much about anything lately because since it’s springtime now I’ve been busy spring cleaning inside and out and getting my garden in.  I have most of my garden planted now and am ready to update you all as to what’s going on.

I’ve also been getting ready for my up coming surgery. I wanted to inform you all I will be having dental surgery on June 6. You heard that right, less than a month away.  Since I’m having IV sedation, I had to go to my doctor and get a physical done, blood work and the whole nine yards.

I will have have my top dental implants replaced then.  The first placement didn’t work out so well.  So we will try again.  The first set was placed in September 2015.  They didn’t integrate with the bone so my dentist had to remove them.  We had determined that the quality of the bone on top was the reason for the failure. It was a little too soft. Normally dental implants have a very high success rate.  The bottom implants were a huge success.  They were put in, in 2014.  This time he’s using a different kind of implant, one that is supposed to have a higher rate of success and integrate with bone better.  My dentist tells me he’s quite optimistic these ones will work out.  I hope he’s right.  Actually I’m quite optimistic too.  I know this may sound strange but I’m actually looking forward to my surgery.  This is not my first rodeo.  I know how to prepare, what to expect and what the post-op is like.  So I am excited.  What good does it do to be other than?

I don’t think much will happening until the big day although I do have an appointment on the 24th of this month just couple of weeks before the surgery so I will update to what went on there.  I will try and post as much as I can post-op to share the progress of my recovery.

I will try and post what I’ve been doing to prepare and hopefully on other topics as well until then when I get a chance.

 

 

Which Conservative Leadership Candidate Do You Align Yourself With The Most?

 

As we are all well aware there is a Conservative leadership race going on right now and May 27 is the big day in which a new leader will be elected.

In the mean head on over to Poletical have some fun taking this quiz to see which candidate you agree with the most.  When I took this quiz I found I agreed with Maxime Bernier.  By the way he’s been my choice almost from the beginning of this race.

Make Conservatism Great Again

To make conservatism great again politics is not the way to go. Political discourse is mostly Liberal.  Even your so called conservative parties and leaders in the western world aren’t really that conservative. They think they need to promote liberal policies because they believe that’s where the electorate are at.  What’s going on?

It’s mostly a culture war. Conservatives have allowed liberals to take over that area. They dominate the education institutions, the arts etc. It’s a fact that it seems that liberalism/socialism is the mainstream today.   Schools from Kindergarten to College and University are mostly left wing.  Most in the news media lean left, so the stories they report are from a leftist point of view.  They very rarely present the other side.

It’s hard to find a television show, a movie or a piece of music that isn’t left leaning expect maybe for “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen who portrays mostly conservative values on the show.

What do conservatives do about it?  How do we make conservatism great again?  Conservatives have to fight back using culture.  Most of the public are not political junkies, they don’t pay attention, they don’t care.  They do pay attention to movies, TV, music etc.

We need to have conservatives publishing music, art, books.  Conservatives need to produce television, movies with conservative values etc

Use your your wallet. Stop supporting the music, television shows and movies.  Don’t buy the music, the books, don’t go to those movies who don’t promote conservative values.  Don’t spend your hard earned money  on the left wing propaganda and for goodness sake STOP watching the news on TV, it’s bad for the blood pressure levels.

Conservatives need to take over the news media, like The Rebel Media for example.  You can start your own media.  Everyone has a cell phone, everyone can be a citizen journalist.  More and more people are turning away from the traditional media everyday anyway and turning to the internet for their news and entertainment.

As far as education goes, parents need to keep watch what their children are being taught and demand some this stuff be taken out of the classroom.  More conservatives should run for a seat on their local school board etc. to be an influence.  Just get involved!  Don’t send your kids to left wing universities.  Teach your children conservative values right from the start.  These kids are smart and catch on pretty quickly.

So if we want to make conservatism great again, we have to get involved in the culture wars.  Roll up your selves, write a song, make TV show or movie and post it online or start your own news media outlet.  Get involved in your local school board.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crucifixion of Jesus from A Medical Perspective

Easter is upon us. Tomorrow is Good Friday when Christians celebrate and remember the death of Jesus Christ. He was in the grave for three days when He arose from the dead.  He paid the ultimate price for all of us but what was it like?  What did He go through?  A medical perspective from a real doctor gives us a glimpse into what Jesus went through. He performed the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live. He did so lovingly and willingly.   It makes you think that He loved us so much He suffered all that pain and agony for us. How can it not affect you?

You may enjoy this interview with Jim Caviezel who played Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.” He also played John Reese in the recent TV hit, “Person of Interest.”

Piers Morgan is Right

I haven’t always agreed with Piers Morgan especially on gun control but he’s been making quite a bit of sense on various issues lately. He’s right that this Christian genocide in the Middle East is not getting the media attention that it should. This is a huge story should be on reported extensively.  As Tucker points out, where are the Christian leaders?  They seem to be MIA on this issue.  I say to them “Shame on you!” You’re letting these people down. Come out, Come out where ever you are and say something! These people are being slaughtered!

Holy Week Chaos

Holy Week started yesterday with Palm Sunday.  It was the day in which Jesus Christ leading up to His death and resurrection entered the City of Jerusalem riding a donkey. Both adults and children a like waving palm branches praising Him shouting “Hosanna.” In the midst of Egyptian Christians were worshiping the day bombs were set off in two churches killing 44, leaving many injured leaving a lot chaos.  ISIS taking responsibility for the horrible massacre.

Survivors of the twin suicide bombings that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt Sunday, leaving 44 dead and more than 100 injured, described a scene panic and uncertainty immediately after the blasts.

The Palm Sunday bombings targeted worshippers celebrating the start of Holy Week. The first blast occurred at St. George Church in Tanta, which left 27 dead. The second was at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, which left 17 others dead, including three police officers.

What a horrendous thing to happen!  We must pray for those Christians in the middle east.  They are the ones who being targeted the most and persecuted.  We must wake our leaders up to make sure these Christians are protected.

If we are to bring refugees to the western nations, it should be Christians.  They are the ones in most danger.

Even though yesterday was a sad and horrific day, we should remember what they worshiping. They were worshiping Jesus Christ on His way to what would lead to His crucifixion and later His resurrection.

So as we remember our Lord Jesus Christ this week, we in the West need to thank God for our blessings. At ISIS has not targeted our churches yet. Let’s remember those Christians who died yesterday and pray for the protection loved ones. We should pray that this not happen again.