Mary O'Grady: I think that you have to be careful with the polls. I've also seen polls that show a majority of Canadians, well above 70%, believe that the government has gone too far in mass mandates, vaccine mandates, travel restrictions, and the like. So while I would say a majority of Canadians do not approve of roadblock, physical confrontation, disturbing the peace and so forth, there is a lot of sympathy in the general point that the government has reached too far, people are tired of all of these extraordinary measures that the government says it has the power to impose because there's a pandemic, when the pandemic seems to have passed, it's endemic, and we're going to have to learn to live with it. I would also add that this idea that they are disruptive and disrespectful to the locals and so forth, that I think we should take with a grain of salt.I mean, the idea that there was a guy there with a swastika flag and someone with a Confederate flag, these are not the people who went to oppose these restrictions. Eventually, and especially with respect to the international bridge, the car parts industry, the supply chain disruption and so forth, yes, that will hurt the cause. But even if the truckers end up getting towed off the bridge and out of Ottawa, I think they've made their point and I think that there is a broader point here, which is that Canada, even more than the United States at this point, is run by an administrative state, by experts who tell people what to do, and that the recourse that Canadians ought to have through the courts in similar ways that Americans go to their courts are not really vibrant right now.They don't really deliver of our satisfaction. The idea of individual liberty is very much under the gun in Canada. I mean, I really think that what you're seeing here is a frustration with a court system, with a judiciary, that interprets the law in the interest of social justice and collectivism more in the interest of individual rights. And while Canada tends to be a country that's more left than the United States, there's a lot of Canadians that don't want to live under that system. And I think that's partly what we're seeing play out here with this Trucker Movement.
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Purchasable with gift card Buy Digital Discography $20.25 USD or more (25% OFF) Send as Gift Share / Embed 1. \"Sometimes People Know\" 04:14 lyrics buy track How are you doing todayThey don't ask meThey don't ask meHow is ol' What's Her NameThey don't ask meThey don't ask meSometimes people knowEven though Even though they don'tSometimes people can tellEven thoughEven though you won'tHow are you without meI'm not askingI'm not asking'Cause the answer hasn't changedI'm not askingI'm not asking'Cause I see the apology In your eyesWhen you see the hope in mineThe Hope in mineSometimes people KnowEven though they don'tSometimes people can tellEven if you won't 2. \"The Bartender\" 05:53 lyrics buy track Drunks pay my billsAlcoholics pay the rentI don't work here just for the moneyI work here to earn backSome of that self respectThat I'll spend when I ain't workingI live on the table scrapsOf joy and of romanceFrom the hands of my mastersAnd I still take the restThe sorrow the sadnessI chew the fat that doesn't matterSave a drink for The BartenderThe greatest friend you've ever had'Cause they may need that drink worse than youSoon as this night's throughI ride my cigarette buzzHold tight to my topped off coffee cupThis is a sport with performance enhancementsI watch the room fill upSpin around and fall downAs I walk through people dancingAnd I love the closing upWhen the lights are low downAnd I'm alone with the glow and the echoThey say it's a young man's businessThat bitch is such a cruel mistressShe loves everyone but she's coming home with me.Save a drink for The BartenderThe loneliest person in the room'Cause they may need that drink worse than youSoon as this night's throughAnd don't say to me your glass is half empty'Cause from over here- it looks half fullAnd don't get in the habit of leaving things unfinishedTake it from somebody that would knowSave a drink for The BartenderYour greatest friend and enemy'Cause they may need that drink worse than you 3. \"Monster\" 04:14 lyrics buy track So you think I shoot to killLike some kind of Wild BillThat's an awful hard pill to swallowI don't think I follow you'Cause I feel I'm as bland as sandI'm slow and short like the hour handIn need of reprimandingFor standing too stillI wish that I was a MonsterWith your pity and your fearIt'd be clear to meAs you're running awayWhere it is I standYou're always right hereYou're picture perfect and you're crystal clearThere's no need for escapingThere's no need for you to do itAs I feel bad for the vampiresAnd I admire the werewolves toBut it's no use- I'm not a monsterJust a guy in a suitI wish that I was a MonsterWith your pity and your fearIt'd be clear to meAs you're running awayWhere it is I stand 4. \"Deep Sea Diver\" 05:19 lyrics buy track And I wonder why I don'tJust leave, leave myself aloneAs I wander to and froSearching, searching for the source of my hurtingIn the Deep Beneath the BlueUp in their glass bottom boats, floatingAs I watch from belowAs they rock and as they rollThey're so noisyBut all I hear is the hum and the drum and NothingAnd it's Something that I've been searching forNot paramours going overboardThey're so proud but they would drown Beneath the BlueAnd now I'm a Deep Sea Diver, that's for certainIt takes me longer to get done hurtingThe heart that's larger takes longer to heal.As I walk along the floorThrough the shipwrecks from stormsForgotten or ignoredI remember treasures,Old bottles full of letters,And skeletons still clutching their swordsOh, the memories in The Deep Beneath the BlueAll the bottles full of lettersThat'd be better offNever written at allThe bottles rain downThey catch the light just rightAnd they look like stars falling through the night And I'm remindedI once believedBelieved in our loveOur love was a dreamA dream I'll wake up fromAnother wish has come to live Beneath the BlueAnd now I'm a Deep Sea Diver, that's for certainIt takes me longer to get done hurtingThe heart that's larger takes longer to heal. 5. \"Naturally\" 03:30 lyrics buy track I adore youBaby, can't you seeYet I'll ignore youShould we fall short of fantasyIt ain't easy but that's how it goesI am not the man I hoped I would beDo I owe an apology to youFor doing what comes NaturallyMaybe, baby, that is just how love goesIt's not supposed to be an easy road.It's an answer that I can't question,And a lesson that's ongoing.Do me a favor:Hear my story, then don't worry.Beautiful lady- you gotta be suitably crazy to be with me. It ain't easy but that's how it goesI am not the man I hoped I would beDo I owe an apology to youFor doing what comes Naturally about This album is dedicated to the soul of the small hours. I'm grateful to have had the witching hours as a friend whose door is always open. I've had the privilege to work with Colin \"Hollywood\" J Nelson for a good many years, and over that time we'd bandied about the idea of recordings that sound like the space and time that happens at 3AM (and often we were having those discussions at 3AM). Like many good ideas, they can only be revisited in the time of happenstance in which they're conceived, so the attempt of clean living dictated that the conversation was protracted over a longer time than most. Speaking of happenstance, these renditions wouldn't have been possible if my travel pouch hadn't been stolen out of a bus on the way between Hampi and Hosapete across India. That travel pouch had my guitar picks inside, and it was hanging right above my snoozing face in the bus bunk that I was laying in. Without the guitar picks, I was then forced to start learning my \"clawed\" finger-picking style on the travel guitar I'd brought along the journey with me. If Necessity is the Mother of Invention, then she's a single mom and works waaay too hard. These recordings weren't initially intended for public consumption, either. I regarded them as \"Old Man Ruff's Private Vintage\" that I kept in the cellar, and would every once in a while pay a visit, take a nip from, and leave again. The subject matter and starkness of the recordings were deemed too raw for my ears of years ago, but now I'm grateful to them for having a time capsule quality and for being foundational of my writing style moving forward. Thanks to all the active listeners that've contributed insights and encouragement over the years. They spurred this release farther than I would've on my own and they're the best friends a song can have:Sandy J BuchnerLiam FitzgeraldPatrick GibbsAmy Jo-Jo-Lina KennedyCatlain Kinsey\"Hollywood\" NelsonRicky Gene PowellSam RussellShadrach ScottAnd to everyone else for their small kindnesses in regards to my songs and general artistic bent- those kindnesses certainly add up. Thank you very much. $(\".tralbum-about\").last().bcTruncate(TruncateProfile.get(\"tralbum_about\"), \"more\", \"less\"); credits released May 1, 2020 Recorded at Her Car Studios by Colin J Nelson www.facebook.com/hercarstudio/ Masterfully Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering www.resonantmastering.com $(\".tralbum-credits\").last().bcTruncate(TruncateProfile.get(\"tralbum_long\"), \"more\", \"less\"); license all rights reserved tags Tags alt-country alternative ameri-contra frontier orchestral gravelvet Seattle Shopping cart total USD Check out about Casey Ruff Seattle, Washington
August 15, 2002 MS. HAYES: Good morning. Hi, I'm Gail Hayes, senior press officer at CDC, and I'd like to welcome the reporters that have joined us today. We