Why the Mental Health Argument to Curb Gun Violence is Crazy

In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting tragedy, I am hearing and seeing a lot of social media about needing to provide more mental health support to stop incidents like that. Well, talk about a crazy argument, pun doubly intended! And I didn’t pun because I’m insensitive to those needing mental health. Rather, the argument of better mental health support for gun violence in America is that ludicrous!

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Country Style Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Ian Tyson

I’ve heard the famous song, (Somewhere) Over the Rainbow, in many, many styles, but not country… until today. I found out about this very moving rendition by Canadian country legend, Ian Tyson, via a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series called Rainbow Battle pitting different renditions against one another. Ian’s performance completely took me by surprise and entranced me, I must say! Have a listen!

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Titanic Fanatics… Time to Get a Life!

Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where we have Titanic victims and history and all, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic has been one seriously overblown melodrama in a province that thrives on traditionalism.

However, sadly for them all, the 100th anniversary just past yesterday and now it all will fade into obscurity again. That was their day in the limelight. Now that it’s over, though, thank you very much for the time and effort put in to preserve the legacy, but it’s time to get a life!

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Dig You Later (Hubba Hubba Hubba)… Not with THOSE Lyrics!

Written in the Second World War for the movie Doll Face in 1945, this song is not on any Perry Como collection for its political incorrectness towards the Japanese, so I’ve seen comments. Yes, but whatever. Look at the context of it written in World War II. War is over so get over it and have a laugh at the way we used to be cause if someone wrote such a song today, there’d probably be a lot of backlash rather than laughter!

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