11.03.2011 09:02 AM

Byline, Nov. 2: on guns

Brian and I debate guns while, unbeknownst to us, a giant person fiddles with a poppy.


  1. TheSilentObserver says:


    …but on a more serious note, I find it interesting how Lilley attribures the backlash to Canada’s recent militarism to the Liberals, when Dion actively abstained from voting on issues involving Afghanistan and Ignatieff, like Harper, seemed content on keeping our troops there as long as possible and as a supporter of military involvement in Iraq, not unlike the Alliance cum Conservatives under Harper.

    • Warren says:

      Yeah, I heard him say that, but I didn’t have time to go at it. There’s only so much time in a day, etc.

      • TheSilentObserver says:

        But they’re “your team” as Brian would say, aren’t they? Would you want to draw attention to the fact that they have begun to mimic the Conservatives on foreign policy? It’s probably best for the Liberals you didn’t point out the similarities

        • Warren says:

          Sorry, I don’t understand your point. And I don’t need coaching from people who use false names, after the fact.

          • Michael Reintjes says:

            Credit to you Warren on your comments on Remembrance and Peacekeeping..as a former soldier it was nice to hear.

          • Cath says:

            Hey Warren – if SilentObservers speak does anyone really hear them? Uh….nope. Were you in a hurry placing your poppy on?

          • Warren says:

            Yeah – and there’s a story behind that!

          • Windsurfer says:

            Warren, what are the CON’s going to do to amuse themselves now that they have a majority?

            ? Bug the sh……..t out of you, here ?

            I suggest you brush up on your “Filler phrases for comedy writers” which should see you through.

    • Joe says:

      Remember the classic western “Shane” ?

      The line that comes to mind is:

      “A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

      Our brave Canadian troops have used firearms time-and-again to defend and preserve our freedoms.

    • Jeff says:

      Actually, the Chretien “helicopter-fiasco” still leaves a bitter taste when contemplating all thing Liberal re: the Canadian military.

      • The Doctor says:

        Chretien’s EH-101 decision was a classic example of good politics, lousy policy (cost the Canadian taxpayer a mint in penalties, etc.). Much like the CPC’s lowering of the GST.

        • Carol says:

          Lowering the GST did not eviscerate the Canadian Forces.

          Conversely, the Chretien years (including the complete disbanding of a full parachute-capable regiment) did just that.

          • Pete says:

            Look closely at cost cutting measures announced and see what the harpercrites are about to do to the military while hiding behind some stupid gigantic unnecessary purchases which they will eventually cancel or seriously delay.

  2. Jeremy says:

    If the Long-Gun Registry is indeed the records inside the database, why do so many insist on trying to artificially distinguish in this matter?

  3. Wannabeapiper says:

    Firstly, your hair looks fabulous.
    Secondly, I can tell you as a member of the Legion and one of the people who put out and collects the majority of poppy boxes in our jurisdiction, that I hear people saying “rememberance day glorifies war”, “poppies glorify war” and on and on and on. There are some big big drug stores that are reluctant to receive poppy boxes and many display them in a way that is completely undignified in my view, and the poppy boxes remain as empty as they were when delivered. What the hell is going on?

    In fact on Rememberance Day I pack up my pipes and play a solo at a Centotaph over looking the graves of veterans and I do this because there is no formal ceremony for them. So I gladly do it alone.

    By-the-way-100% of the funds collected by the sale of poppies are strcitly mandated to support charities and non profits. The Legions are not allowed to keep any of the money. It is strictly regulated bu the Provincial Command.

    As far as weapons are concerened, well they are an instrument of war and I think the veterans “Lest We Forget” message is as accurate as it can be.

    When I am King there WILL be changes!

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