Christian Conservative Christian "Independent"

I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Kids, do what I did... get back to your books, and when you're done, go get a job. Quit screaming for me to pay for your education, when I had to work two jobs to get mine.

UPDATE: LOL... thanks for the laugh Siscoe, who showed up to the protest on Parliament Hill... and for proving some of my thoughts about these protesters correct...
"The best part of the day was listening to the reactions of a lot of people who were listening to my interviews. As I explained why the whole notion of protesting on Parliament Hill was silly - it's a Provincial responsibility, not a Federal one - people around started saying "Hey, is that true? Why the hell are we here then?" Isn't it great to know that so many people at these rallies didn't even realise what was going on?

Embarassing, to say the least. But that tends to sum up the CFS and the things they do anyway, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised."



  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 06:47:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Boy do I hear you.....I looked up today what the minimum wage was when I was working to pay off my student loans, which took years. This will date me, but the minimum wage was $1.50. It's weird how kids expect to come out of university "without" any debt isn't it???

    And, my student loans went for tuition/books/food/shelter....not a big stereo or a car.

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 07:25:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The most valuable part of my education were the lessons learned while paying off my student loans!

    Twelve years later, I am as thankful for my subsidized degree as i am it did not come free of charge.

    My thanks to all Canadian taxpayers, especially the ones without degrees who subsidized mine.


  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 07:35:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous rob said…

    Is tuition higher or lower now than it was when you went to school, taking inflation into account? Because if it was lower, then you would seem to just be exhibiting an "I got mine" attitude that seems to be rampant on the Blogging Tories blogroll.

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 07:40:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous ryan said…

    I'm sincerely sorry that us "morons" had to ruin your day by protesting for lower tuition fees, CC. It's really unfortunate that the future of this country has to be so damn annoying, isn't it?
    I guess while we're on the topic, I should also apologize for only having enough time to work one part-time job (as opposed to your) two to pay for my expenses.
    Heck, I guess I'm sorry that I commute to school by bus so I can save as much possible money for my tuition/books, despite the fact it takes me two hours to get home every night.
    And you know what? I still don't have enough money to get through a year of school on my own, and with tuition still on the rise, it's that much more difficult!
    But I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter, does it? Because I heard your generation is going to live forever, never retire and never have to be replaced!

    University of Waterloo
    Honours History, Religious Studies

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 07:49:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    No, I paid less because instead of wasting my time and money, I made an educated decision to go where the jobs are... and got a college diploma.

    While in college, I was a TA to several older students who had gone to university, graduated with a useless degree, and had decided to come back to college to get a useable education, and a job.

    We need to put more emphasis on the trades, and cheaper, more relevant, college educations... instead of touting university as the be-all and end-all solution for everyone.

    My favorite high-school teacher was so disappointed that I was going to college instead of university... well, I've been working at steady, well paying jobs right out of the gate.

    And my entire student debt was paid off less than two years after graduating.

    Meanwhile, I know of many, MANY, of my contemporaries who only got out of school a couple of years ago... with massive student debt, and still unsure of what exactly they want to do with themselves.

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 07:53:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Sorry Ryan, I wasn't meaning to point a finger at people like yourself who are working hard to make ends meet while getting an education.

    Our current university system is the problem, not people like you.

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 07:54:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Oh yea... I think I actually qualify as being part of YOUR generation Ryan... I'm only 28. ;-)

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 08:30:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Shawn Abigail said…

    Say this for the 1960's... student protests were a lot less selfish. They wanted to change the world, not just get lower tuition fees.

    One must also ask the question whether it is the fault of the high schools, the universities or the Provincial governments for failing to point out that education is not a Federal responsibility. Of course if the provinces want to hand funding over to the Feds, don't be surprised if the Feds also want to call the tune.

    Finally, how does a student leave university with $100,000 in student debts? Sounds like uncontrolled spending to me.

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 08:40:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous ryan said…

    Heh. Apology accepted.

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 09:42:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why are they not against immigration and all those people coming to take the good jobs now? Who cares if tuition is free if you never get a real job?
    (real conservative)

  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 11:45:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    These poor mindless idiots , last year when Layton had is 2006 crusade to print more money for the Political-Science students to get more free money to learn anti-semitism , I actually agreed with him on the anger by middle and upper class punks having a debt as part of being more educated to get higher paying job , I too would be mad if after all that time and money in a University I ended up just as stupid as when I enrolled.

    I'm all for free-Education if the courses are in fields that actually have a job waiting for them at the end of the tunnel, but today it's the Parents that send them just to have bragging rights at parties about where their children attend and not give a damn about the Subject their taking.

    I still remember the riots and damage to Concordia U when the MSA and Arab thugs felt a Human Right to deny a jew from speaking on the campus auditorium , we all know that most of the crowds today were the No-War yahoos like the jew bashers that follow Dr.Elmasry at the UofW .


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