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25 more quotes on politics

The rise of democracy was the most important accomplishment of the 20th Century. Societal wellbeing depends on the ability of citizens to participate in political discussions and influence public policy. – Amartya Sen We do not imitate, but are a model to others. – Pericles No nation is fit to set in judgment upon any other nation. – Woodrow Wilson It’s every American’s duty to support his government, but not necessarily in the style to which it has become accustomed. – Thomas Clifford Objection is when I say: this doesn’t suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn’t…

Our ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ Primer

Erin go Bragh! Ah, another St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. By George offers some wonderful facts and quotes and video clips to make the most of the celebration. 10 Facts about the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day Kick up your heels… of Irish jigs and dancing A Primer on Being Irish Our Favorite Irish Toasts The Best of Irish Jokes  So, raise a glass to everything good in life!  Cheers! . May you always walk in sunshine; May you never want for more; And may Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel…

It’s the Ides of March – Enjoy

For your morning smile today, here’s Canadian content that will help to celebrate the Ides of March. Our infamous comedy team of Canucks, John Wayne and Frank Shuster, did a memorable skit of the assassination of Julius Caesar, in which Caesar’s wife keeps screeching “I told him, Julie, don’t go!” Even dated some three decades and more, “Rinse the Blood Off My Toga” is priceless. If you take the Ides of March seriously, you might rather view the classic encounter between Julius Caesar and the fateful seer on the day Caesar was betrayed. Here is the timeless scene as re-created…

How to respond to “Beware the Ides of March!”

Take note of how many times you might hear the phrase, “Beware the Ides of March.” For such an overused phrase, many are unaware of the origin of the cautionary greeting for March 15th. Here is the background on the Ides of March – so that you may respond to your greeters in kind. The term “Ides” comes from the earliest Roman calendar, which organized its months around three days that served as a reference point for counting the other days of the month: Kalends (1st day of the month) Nones (the 7th day in March, May, July, and October;…

Enjoy David Myles

           Take the time this weekend to enjoy the genius talent of David Myles. . For example, the chorus to “When it comes my turn” is one that’ll play on your mind and have you smiling for no reason — . I’m getting old, but I’m not old yet I’m already worried that I might forget How to laugh how to love; how to live how to learn I want to die with a smile when it comes my turn If you liked that tune, you’ll also be enthused with “Pair of Shoes” which the By George Journal featured a while back.…

On Politics: More Canadian Musings

“Politics in its more primitive and vigorous manifestations is not a game or a sport, but a form of civil war, with only lethal weapons barred.” – John W. Dafoe   “The public is moved by mood more than logic, by instinct more than reason, and that is something that every politician must make use of or guard against.” – Jean Chretien   “Canada effectively created a political ethos of official pandering and a society of addicts to government largesse.” – Conrad Black   “Accountability of public servants to government, of government to Parliament, and of Parliament to taxpayers can be…