Being able to COMMENT at the end of each editorial is a PRIVILEGE . . . NOT A RIGHT.

Therefore, I have ZERO TOLERANCE FOR LINKS in the COMMENT Section of

If you wish to send me a LINK through my private email address at [email protected] that’s fine, since I have filters that will protect against viruses, worms, ad-ware, mal-ware, and defamatory websites . . . etcetera.

And if I receive a problem through a bad LINK, at the very least, it will not contaminate a huge number of people.


Please DO NOT write your ASSUMPTIONS about people in the COMMENT Section as FACTS.

In both our countries, in Canada and the USA, we who fight for FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION are under constant attack from the LEFT, through our Politicians, Educators, Government Agencies, and our Courts . . . SO DON’T GIVE THEM A REASON TO DO DAMAGE.

When you make claims . . . for example, that “might” be true, but are not substantive, it throws the door wide-open for defilers of FREE SPEECH, to walk into with all guns blazing.

BESIDES . . . I want this BLOG to be seen and known as a responsible and accurate conduit of FACTUAL information, which also includes YOUR OPINIONS in the COMMENT Section.


We are less than a week away from Christmas, so I don’t see me writing any editorials between now and December 26th. But I will write a New Year’s Message before January 1, 2016, prognosticating upon what I believe we can expect in the New Year.

FOR NOW THOUGH . . . to all my Christian FRIENDS and Christian VISITORS to this BLOG, in keeping with how I was raised by my Jewish Parents to respect our Christian neighbors, it gives me the greatest of pleasure in wishing all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

AND REMEMBER THIS . . . Whether you are a believer or not, whether you are a Christian or not, Christmas is all about Celebrating the Birth of Christ and his message of GOODWILL, which is far more than just a Holiday Season to shop and spend money.

And when someone says to you . . . MERRY CHRISTMAS – SAY IT BACK.

For Christmas Eve, Anne and I will be celebrating her 65th Birthday, together with Stryker and April the Cat, over a gourmet meal I will be cooking.

And for Christmas Day, we will be celebrating with Christian Friends in their Austin area home. I LOVE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

May all of your dreams and wishes come true.

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

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  1. Hey Howard, YOU and ANNE are most welcome to Texas. Including “yours”! Be comforted by your surrounding Texas
    friends. Sorry about the weather. Give it a couple of weeks.

  2. Howard,

    I know where you are coming from with controlling of commentary. No problem with me. I am sick of seeing posts of good things splattered with foul and slanderous comments. So go ahead with your “freedom from slander” column. I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah and others I wish a Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you for your constancy of purpose and diligence always reflecting on our collective behalf.

    Merry Christmas and blessing to your family.

  4. We wish you both a Merry Christmas and also Happy Hanukkah. We are still fortunate to live in a free country and can express our feelings uncensored.
    You are very much appreciated and we look forward to your writings every time.
    Hope the New Year will be a good one for all.

  5. Merry Christmas to you, Howard. You have proven over and over that you are a fine man. My God bless you way beyond what you can possibly imagine. And a happy birthday to your wife, who has to be a lovely lady. Together we look forward to 2016 and the good that will come. Gerry Beaumont, Redding, California

  6. Thank you for all you do Howard.
    Wishing you and yours a healthy and blessed New Year.

    Maggie Evans

  7. Happy Hanukkah Howard to you and yours! …so are you in trouble now as we speak for giving away Anne’s age?

  8. Sending my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2016. And also Happy 65th Birthday to your wonderful wife, Anne. And Happy Hanukkah too!! Enjoy everyone of your editorials and look forward to them each and
    every day. Keep up the wonderful work. Blessings to you and your family.
    Shirley Temple,
    Surprise, Arizona

  9. Happy Hanukkah and a Merry Christmas to you and your’s! May the New Year brings us something to cheer about, (we can always hope).

    Al Seitzer
    Chandler, AZ

  10. HAVE a fun holiday on your trip. Mostly I totally agree with your editorial today as i blog and come across the same problems as you, i think we all do. Thank you for all you do, as you are an exceptionally talented and brilliant journalist, whom I couldn’t respect more. Happy Hanukkah and a wonderful New Year!

  11. Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to you and yours Howard, and blessings of good health and happiness in 2016!

  12. Merry Christmas to all of you as well (Howard, Anne, Stryker and April). May all blessings come your way in the new year.

  13. I wish your wife a Happy Birthday and both of you a very Merry Christmas as well. I do look forward to all of your comments and agree with the majority of them….. When I don’t, you make me think about them. All the best in the coming year, may Health and Happiness be your partners.

  14. At this special time of year we think of those whose lives have enriched our own and we want to wish Anne and you and all your families a Christmas you will always remember and a New Year filled with happiness and blessed with good health.

    I am passing this onto my niece who, with her husband and 4 sons live in Austin, in the hopes your paths might cross. Their Postal Code is: 78732. 😉

    Pauline FitzPatrick

  15. Dear Mr. Galganov, I want to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH and a HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Mrs. I also want to thank you for all the good work that you do. I appreciate your open, fair and truthful commentary. God bless you and yours and keep up the good work.
    John C. Athanasen, Girard, Ohio U.S.A.

  16. And from an x-pat in Belguim, have the greatest holiday season. To you and wife and “buddies”. 2016 WILL be the year of the “good” guys.

  17. Merry Christmas, Happy Anniversary, all the best to you and yours. We can all pray for world peace in our lifetime….

  18. Happy Birthday Anne. I’m a mid-December baby as well so I’m happy you, too, have a wonderful husband who remembers it! Howard, Merry Christmas to you too and Happy Hanukkah as well. I hope you both enjoy your second winter in the wonderful Southern USA as much as your first. Be well and be safe and all the very best to both of you at Christmas and through the New Year. I am rejoicing that it is going to be 2016 and we are almost rid of Obama. That will be my Christmas gift to me in 2016!!

  19. I have just discovered this sight and I am more than privileged to Say to one and all, have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, and may God continue his blessings upon you. Please increase your prayers for us all and our nation. I am looking forward to next year with this sight.
    in Jesus’s name I pray for you and yours.

  20. Happy Birthday to Ann. Howard, meals cooked by the spouse is always better than going out and having someone else cook for you. This time of year is special to me as I am a survivor of a six way open heart bypass three years ago. Each day is a present but this time of year with family and friends is very special. As you say this is the time to celebrate the birth of Christ. Those who say happy holiday are admitting that it is a holy day. May you have a very Merry Christmas.

  21. Happy Birthday Anne. I just celebrated my 83rd yesterday, Dec.18, and we will celebrate our 63rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 26. Howard, may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, a Happy Hanukkah. Thank you so much for your insightful blog. I appreciate it very much and never miss reading everything you write. So few people are as informed as you are or are willing to spread the truth. Be well in 2016. Shirley Bond, Orleans,Ontario, CANADA

  22. Wishing you and Anne everything that you wish for yourselves.

    Howard, you always seem to make my day, so thank you.

    Happy New Year. I hope that it brings you health and happiness. Please let me know if you are ever planning a visit to the Phoenix area. I’d love to meet you both. Maybe have you to Shabbat Dinner?

    –Alan Abrams

  23. Forty Five years ago i was visiting in the home of Senor Pedro Chapa and his wife Mildred in Cuernavaca. I loved to talk politics. He and I were chating and I asked him why it was that the US always got the short end of the stick when we dealt with Mexico. I will never forget his exact words as he looked me in the eye, “Peggy, we like a strong sword and you are a bunch of wimps”. Does that tell you what the world thinks of us. We deal from weakness, not strength. Trump will change that.

  24. Howard, I get excited when I see a new blog, from you. Yep, I am addicted to the Howard Galganov Blog!!! It’s really nice to know, that others think the way I do. I wish Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Anne, may your birthday be extra special, with many, many more to come. Anne your husband is loved by many of us, who read and respond to his blog. You are Wife of the Year, for sharing him, with all of us. 🙂

  25. Howard & Anne… both certainly deserve a holiday break! Happy Birthday, Anne—-wishing you many, many more! Also, wishing you both a Very Merry Christmas & a Very Healthy, Happy & Wealthy New Year! There is no doubt in my mind that you, Anne, Stryker & April will have a GREAT Christmas Eve, and that your “gourmet meal” will be excellent! Those who have pets know exactly how happy they make you feel! Peace be with you both! AMEN!

  26. I wish you and your family A Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday to Anne. Happy
    Chanukah and a Happy New Year! Keep the outstanding blogs coming. I read every
    Patricia Batch, Chesterfield MO

  27. I take exception to what Peggy Bland and her buddy Pedro Chappa wrote, whoever he is. If you watch the American soldiers with children. There seems to be a bond there. I don’t think it is because the soldiers are whimps. I think it is because they are kind to the weak when they are allowed to be. Children and animals seem to understand the difference. But, no matter how kind or gentle keep pushing and ……..Well….

  28. Bill: I believe Peggy’s and Mr. Chappa’s comment about a weak USA was directed at the lack of resolve shown by our political “leaders”, rather than toward our military men and women, who to me continue to present themselves as our best and brightest. Not a wimp among them.

  29. Have a great holiday season to you Anne and the pets. I can only wish that my other Canadian friends grasped the current situation as well as you.

  30. Just returned from a vacation and deliberately left my ‘puter at home. Have a lot of Galganov plus emails to read. I started with your latest first. Looking forward to more. Thanks for a unique education since 2006. Wishing you the best of the Holiday Season and a happy 65th to Anne.

  31. Howard, I only recently discovered your blog, for which I am extremely grateful, It is truly a breath of fresh air to read straightforward statements without built in malice. My belated wishes go to your wife Anne for a very happy birthday, and also for a Happy Hanukah and Very Merry upcoming Christmas and Good Health and Happiness in the New Year 2016!

    Very respectfully,

    Ben Ostrovsky, Miami Lakes, FL USA

  32. Howard and Anne, have a great time in the sun down south, and a wild and crazy New Year. Happy Birthday Anne, you picked a good one.

  33. Happy Birthday, Anne. I wish you both a happy and especially, a healthy new year. Today, I celebrate my 71st together with Martin and we are still going strong. Your friend, Harry

  34. I so enjoy reading your blog because I know it comes straight from your heart. It’s so refreshing and enlightening to know someone is speaking out for Canadians and Americans and for Christians and Jewish faiths. There seems to be a lot of us in agreement. Happy birthday, Anne…enjoy your dinner! Also, Happy Chanukah and MERRY Christmas. May God bless you in the New Year with health and much happiness which includes Stryker and April, of course!

  35. Welcome Howard and Anne to our State Of Texas and the wonderful patriotic individuals that live here. as a lifetime born and raised in this great State I for one and I believe I speak for a majority would welcome you and Anne as permanent
    Texan residents should you decide to ever leave your great country Canada. if you ever find the time come on up to the
    Texas panhandle and relish being with some of the most Conservative people in the USA.

    Dale & Sandi Hefner
    Amarillo, Texas

  36. All the best to you, Anne, Stryker and April this holiday season, Howard. We all wish you were home for the holidays in the Cornwall area.

  37. My best to you, Howard. I don’t care if you are a Jew or not. You are a treasure in my book, and I have enjoyed your comments more than you will ever know.

  38. Dear Howard & Anne,
    Deena and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. And a very Happy Birthday to Anne.

  39. A toast to a year of the most informed articles on the net. Happy birthday to Anne, a wonderful dinner tonighth
    holiday wishes to you both.

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