John Bolton has been a broadcaster for 25 years, most recently in Cornwall Ontario. After living in Ontario his entire life John and his wife Sheila recently moved to Alberta where John fills in on Calgary radio discussing politics, current events and all things Alberta. He believes in personal responsibility, limited government and being able to keep more of the money he earns. If you have questions or wish to contact John, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do gays in America feel used by Barack Obama?
John R. Bolton
Barack Obama has come out in favour of gay marriage. Not because he actually believes in it, but because he needs votes and money from gay organizations. I wonder if gays in America feel used?
Strathmore - May 15, 2012 - It has been a fun week in Alberta, but I've had my eyes on you Cornwall. Here are a few of the things that have had my attention.
- I read in the local paper that a senior hockey team might be coming to Cornwall to play at the Ed Lumley Arena. My first thought is... why would anyone think the city can support another hockey team? My second thought... do the people who make these decisions ever get tired of treating the Cornwall Colts like a doormat?
- I moved to Cornwall in 1992 and in all those years I never thought Cornwall was a hockey town. If it was, a team named the Royals would be playing at the Ed.
- Well done to the Cornwall Lions Club for their annual sports awards dinner. Congratulations to all the winners, including Rod Simpson, Cornwall's top sports personality.
- Great job getting Matt Dunigan to speak at the sports awards dinner and at Team Cornwall's AGM. You should have had him bring his Road Grill with him. Mmmmm.
- I think it's nice Matt Dunigan likes Cornwall, but why does it take praise from an outsider for insiders to know it?
- Last Saturday Sheila and I went riding on Calgary's bike paths. Not a single scooter in sight. They're not allowed because they're motorized vehicles.
- I always thought Cornwall & Seaway Valley Tourism could do a better job of promoting the bike path. Out of towners I met while riding on it thought it was a gem. I think cyclists would go out of their way to use the path if they were aware of it.
- Have the Liberals really been without a leader for over a year? Bob Rae doesn't count... and while I think of it, neither does Michael Ignatieff.
- I can hardly wait until the Liberals pick their new leader. Anyone with a membership can vote. I'm going to sign up and vote for the biggest loser in the bunch.
- NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has followed in the footsteps of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty by blaming the loss of manufacturing jobs in Canada on oil in Alberta. Albertan's don't take kindly to this tactic and would be happy to keep their transfer payment dollars and watch like minded easterners shiver in the cold.
- The Ontario government says it will continue to collect information on law-abiding people who buy guns. They haven't explained how they'll get information from the lunatics who buy them illegally and use them in homicides.
- Barack Obama has come out in favour of gay marriage. Not because he actually believes in it, but because he needs votes and money from gay organizations. I wonder if gays in America feel used?
- Gay marriage has been put to a vote 32 times in the United States since 1998 and it has failed every time. Maybe this isn't as big a vote getter as people think.
- Personally I think gays should be allowed to get married, but I still think children need a Mom and a Dad in their lives.
- Time magazine's new cover is a photo of a pretty woman nursing a 3 year old boy. I think breastfeeding is fine, but once kids cut teeth it's time for solid food. The cover is really weird and probably a last gasp effort to save a dying magazine. What do you think?
Not suitable for work: Time cover