The ‘Island of Sanity’ joins the blogosphere!

This is so exciting!

Canada’s ‘Island of Sanity’, Lowell Green himself, has joined the blogosphere!

Brash, outspoken, and fearless…  Originally, he actually ran for office as a Liberal – but his wisdom increased with years (or his patience ran out with the excesses of the Liberal party).  Either way, he is now a staunch conservative, not afraid to speak up.  (Actually, I doubt he was EVER afraid to speak up!)

With a record for having had the longest-running talk show in North America, this man knows what he speaks of!  Known for exposing the holes in Canada’s education system by asking University students where the St. Lawrence Seaway is – which, mostly, they are unable to answer, he is an outspoken critic of just about everything that is silly, wasteful, or makes little sense. 

And, make no mistake about it, politicians of all stripes listen (or have their minions listen) to Lowell’s morning show on CFRA.  Many have been known to phone in – like us regular folk – and talk to him.

He is also an outspoken champion of our veterans.  Whenever some of our Vets looked like they were going to be left out of some celebrations overseas, Lowell let fly from his pulpit microphone:   within minutes, the funds necessary to send them over were raised and some politician (like, say, the minister in charge of veteran’s affairs) called his show to pledge government support of them.  Whenever a vet has a problem, you can count on Lowell to stand and fight for him!

But not just vets…  Just before Christmas, an elderly couple was robbed, all the presents for their grandkids stolen.  The distraught lady called Lowell, and he comforted her.  Not only did she get offers to drive her visually impaired husband to his medical appointments that day, and – despite her protests – people kept bringing money by the station to help replace the stolen presents. 

That is just the kind of guy Lowell is – genuine, good and looking out for the ‘little guy’. 

A pain in the ‘you-know-where’ – but a genuine, good person.  Our online community will be better, now that he’s joined us!

Things that make you go: Hmmmm!

Via Five Feet of Fury, I came across an interesting post on Ghost of a Flea:

 

Tigh/Roslin ’08

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The Russians may want to consider their latest imperial adventure. Dick Cheney is on his way to Georgia and Ukraine and given what comes next they might look back fondly upon the current Vice President. They had better pray for an Obama presidency; they do not want Colonel Tigh or President Roslin with their finger on the trigger. So say we all.

“The parallels continue! McCain is a military man who spent time in a Vietnam prison camp, the character of Col. Tigh is a military man who spent time in a Cylon prison camp. Sarah Palin comes from a family of school teachers, the character of Laura Roslin was school teacher before becoming Secretary of Education (and then later President).”
I don’t usually re-print the whole of another blogger’s post, but, well, this one was just too brilliant!