Thursday, June 30, 2011

3888...Speaking Of Free Speech

I just grabbed this off of and OMG.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Neal Boortz' "dead thugs" comment is causing a divide

Talk host Neal Boortz made the comments on his radio show in Atlanta last week, saying "This town is starting to look like a garbage heap. And we got too damn many urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people, you are - you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta. We need to see the next guy that tries to carjack you shot dead right where he stands. We need more dead thugs in this city."

A number of liberal news sites blasted Boortz's comments, and syndicated talker Ed Schultz challenged Boortz to appear on his MSNBC show to debate his comments, with no reply from Boortz. The Radio-Info Atlanta board has been debating Boortz's comments since the controversy first began. You can join the discussion here. Boortz is heard in Atlanta on news/talk WSB (750 and 95.5).

If this happened on one of our talkers it would most likely get them called in for a private meeting with the CRTC, doncha think?


3887...My Un Heroes: CSBC Haters

Re Le Affaire Erickson-Gillis, Peter Worthington in the SUNs reports that the story on SUN TV "...provoked so many complaints to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (some 4,300 of them compared to a yearly average of around 2000), that the CBSC begged the public to send no more, and that they had enough to deal with."

I am willing to bet that Margie Gillis was not one of those complaintants. As I remarked earlier today, if Le Affaire Erickson-Gillis was an HBO Prize Fight the belt would have gone to Miz Gillis. Plus the whole thing has raised the profile of dance in Our Home And Native Land.

The 4,300 losers who complained to the CSBC, which is a non governmental make work project by a bunch of Josef Goebbels wannabes, should try and grasp the concept of free speech and the concept of everybody-doesn't-think-like-you.


3886...My Hero: Krista Erickson

A couple of nights ago on SUN TV the only hot woman on Canuckistanian TV Krista Erickson just went off on Margie Gillis who, and coz it isn't on TSN or RDS I didn't know this, is a superstar ballerina.

Anyhow, big ups to Miz Erickson for representing the masses of SUN TV viewers who think that money spent on twirlly dancing is wasted. One of them is Peter Worthington of the SUN newspaper group who today wrote that "I tend to agree with Erickson. If, as Gillis says, the average dancer gets $12,000 a year and needs public financing to survive, it basically means that taxpayers are subsidizing a hobby. If the public is unwilling to pay to see performers, perhaps the performers should be in some other line of work? As with artists who need Canada Council financing — if the public won’t buy their work, why should the taxpayer subsidize their hobby?"

I don't agree with either Mr. Worthington or Miz Erickson but I think it is fantastic that their point of view is out there.

Plus this was a pretty good twenty minutes for Miz Gillis; I never heard of her and I bet a lot of us never did either. But, I tell you, next time she comes to town she will, at minimum, be on my radar. Exposing phillistines like moi to dance canna be a bad t'ing, no?


3885...My Hero: Margie Gillis

You probably have heard the story but it bears repeating.

A couple of nights ago on SUN TV the only hot woman on Canuckistanian TV Krista Erickson just went off on Margie Gillis who, and coz it isn't on TSN or RDS I didn't know this, is a superstar ballerina.

Anyhow, big ups to Miz Gillis who absorbed every shot that Miz Erickson gave her and gave back more.

Miz Erickson and SUN TV's beef was that over the last 13 years Miz Gillis and her band of dancers have been give a bit over a million dollars. Miz Gillis played the culture card, hard.

In the global sense, the global sense that includes our government spending 50 K so Stephen Harper can go to Boston to see a hockey game, a million for a troupe of dancers strikes the WFDS as a bargoon.

If it was a prize fight I think that Larry Merchant would have been interviewing Miz Gillis after the fight as she held the belt.


3884...CFL Is Back

Nearing halftime on TSN it is the Als up 24/10 over B. C. in MTL.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

3883...A Job That Historically Leads To A Better Job

The previous holder of this position, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, is now a rookie NDP MP:

Oliver's Pub and Patio Assistant Manager

Version française
Oliver's Pub and Patio Assistant Manager

The Carleton University Students' Association Inc. (CUSA Inc.) is now accepting applications for theposition of Oliver’s Assistant Manager.. CUSA is a non-profit corporation representing undergraduate students at Carleton University. The Oliver’s Assistant Manager is a full-time position, unionized with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3011, whose primary duty is the day-to-day operation of Oliver’s Pub and Patio.

The Successful Applicant shall possess the following:

• Accept recognition, when Manager is not present, as person in charge of the operation and as

such realize that they can make decisions regarding business during that shift.

• Report to the Oliver’s Manager and/or Vice-President Finance

• Assist Oliver’s Manager in the supervision of staff

• Assist in the scheduling of staff

• Assist the Manager in receiving and maintaining stock and maintain relations with suppliers

• Assist in the preparations and planning of promotions

• Work flexible shifts

• Receive cash submissions from bar staff

• Assist in the preparation of daily deposits

• Maintain change supply for efficient operation

• An awareness and sensitivity to the following (but not limited to): sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism

• Previous pub and restaurant experience an asset

Deadline for Applications – Monday, July 11, 2011
Applicants should submit a resume to the CUSA office:

Danielle Sampson, Executive Coordinator
Carleton University Students' Association

If you get the job just remember to give me extra big shots, k?


3882...May Be Mayor Ford Is Ovulating

A University of Rob Ford's city along with Tufts sez that "When ovulation kicks into high gear, so does a woman's gaydar..."

The study was published online in Psychological Science.

You have questions; the WFDS has answers.


Monday, June 27, 2011

3881...The New Barry Goldwater Is A Chick

My goodness the endorphins must be flowing in the Obama camp.

Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota, a traditionally liberal and progressive state, has decided that she wants to be President.

Of the United States.

As if.


3880...Nick Charles Passes

If you are a sports fan of a certain age, mine, you will recall Nick Charles and Fred Hickman of CNN were the early, i.e. pre ESPN and TSN, go to guys for sports news,CNN Sports Tonight, at 11:30 week nights on the news channel.

It is widely reported that Mr. Charles died Saturday of bladder cancer at the relatively young age of 64.

He really is an icon and will be missed.


3879...At Least The Ex Montrealer Wasn't Booed

At Yankee Old-Timers' Day, according to Len Berman, restaurateur Elaine Kaufman was mentioned during the moment of silence for those who passed during the last year, but not former Montreal Royal and Montreal Expo announcer Duke Snider.

Mr. Snider of course was a Brooklyn Dodger in the late forties and fifties and the Dodgers and the Yankees = no love lost.

Grudges sometimes last forever.


3878...Rob Ford And Gay Pride

The whole blogosphere [did I spell the right?] is all a twitter [and a Twitter] about the fact that the Mayor of Hogtown is going to skip the Gay Pride Parade in Toronto to chill at the cottage with family and friends.

Politically this is a sound move, doncha think?

I am a Lib and a lib and a libertarian and I have participated in a few of the Ottawa and Montreal Pride thingys but, seriously, does anyone in their right political mind think that Rob Ford is making a political mistake here?

Of course not.

Nothing personal Pride, for Mr. Mayor it is all business.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

3877...Asbestos Must Be Safe


My Facebook friend from Westmount, Marc Garneau, tells the world that Canada has not added asbestos to the Rotterham list of dangerous stuff.

Surely this is an oversight by the Stephen Harpers?


Friday, June 24, 2011

3876...It Takes A Liberal

Or the American version of one, the Democrats, to put words into action.

New York state, helmed by Dem Guv Andrew Cuomo, has just, like minutes ago, given gay
marriage the thumbs up.

Syracuse will never be the same.


3875...Happy Fete La Belle

Happy Fete Nationale/Ste. Jean Baptiste Day.

Remember it is not a party til someone falls in the bonfire.


Thursday, June 23, 2011


Years ago today Lorenna Bobbit made a statement.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

3873...Ryan Dunn Jackass To The End

The star of Jackass flicker pictures and the MTV show went out in flames, literally, Monday morning.

He died the way he lived.




Sunday, June 19, 2011

3872...It Is Official: NDP Now Stands For Nothing

This weekend's VanCon2011 laid out Jack Layton's platform and plans precisely.

His only plan is to become Prime Minister.

He stands for nothing.


3871...Jennifer Ward Meet Al Lewis

Jennifer Ward is the anchor who is on CTV Newsthingy right now.

Al Lewis played Grampa Munster on The Munsters.

Or, perhaps, they are the same person?


3870...Happy Father's Day Travis Henry

You to Sean Kemp. Calvin Murphy aussi.

Today is your day day.

Travis Henry of course is the father of fathers. At his trial his agent estimated that he had 12 kids from 11 different women.

A real life Vicky Pollard.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

3869...Chinese Weddings

I am at one tonight.

They toast with tea.

T e a.

This says alot.


3868...May Be If They Made A Wagon

That would be the Ferrarri.

Which I may have spelt wrong, shame.

I know these Italian sportscars are supposed to make my mild aged panties moist and my testosterone soar to Barry Bonds levels but it doesn't.

What brings this on is the Italian festival in Ottawa that has a Ferrarri Parade today.

Now if they made a wagon...


3867...Tracy Morgan, Freedom Of Speech, ST*U

Y'see Tracy Morgan went on a rant last week in Nashville where he said he didn't want his kid to be gay and went of on flamboyant gays for a while and it offended one guy, ONE guy, who hadn't come out to his mom yet but had to coz he was going on CNN and why doesn't everybody just ST*U about it?


This freedom of speech bullsh*t is not bullsh*t and it is not there, at least in America, to protect speech everybody agrees with.


The freedom of speech bullsh*t is to protect those that think outside the box. Tracy Morgan was out side the box.



3866...Sad Day

Sad day.

Terry Fox' mom died of cancer.

Prayers for Betty Fox who kept the dream alive.


Friday, June 17, 2011

3865...Is Your Name Phil Campbell?

ABC News reports that "In its time of need, the town of Phil Campbell, Ala., is receiving help from people from around the globe who share its name.

The small town, made up of 300 families, was named after a British railroad engineer who gave the town its start in the 1880s. Most years, Phil Campbells come from around the world to meet in Alabama in June, but with half of the families there left homeless from devastating tornadoes, and 26 people killed, it just didn't feel like time for a party."

This year the Phil Campbell's of the world are in Namesake, Bama to help rebuild the commmunity.

Tres cool.

Plus no name tags needed.


3864...Normally I Despise Soccer

Coz it sucks.

But.....................................................the WFDS is amped the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament in 2013.

My buddy Len Berman tells me that the tourney is scheduled for Libya.

Party on, Dwayne, party on.


3963...WFDS: Fail

Vamcouver only had 100 blokes arrested.


150 went
the hospital.


3862...Vamcouver Wins

150 to 5 is the post Stanley Cup arrest score.

The Vancouver Sun says 150 Canucks fans got busted for being assh€les after the Stanley Cup Final.

The Boston Globe has 5 Beantowners getting the hook from their local coppers.

Vancouver wins!!!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

3861...Anthony Weiner: Why?

The first why is, why did you send a picture of your, as you call it, package to anyone?

Second question is, why are you resigning?

Man up, Bill Clinton it and ride out the storm.

If you are not familiar with the story Congressman Weiner, President Clinton, a fellow Democrat, spent part of his term with a chubby intern under his desk giving him a hummer. When the story broke he just spun and spun and spun. Don't you watch CSPAN/MSNBC/FOX?

Of course you won't; it is 2 24 Eastern and I presume you have fallen on your sword by now.



3860...Riots: A Canuckistanian Tradition

Love the ever predictable riots last night.

At least when they have riots in the [despised by many in Canada as being too violent] States it is usually coz someone got wrongfully shot, wrongfully convicted, wrongfully something something.

Not in Our Home And Native Land.

It was a hockey game folks, a hockey game.

Of course it happens in Montreal and Toronto [baseball fools, not hockey] and in smaller centres whenever their team wins/loses the big one.

To the credit of your capital, Ottawa, the home of the Senators, Stanley Cup finalists a couple of years back, doesn't happen here.

Too many permits to apply for, stakeholder meetings to assess where the riot should take place, curfews, noise bylaws and so on.


3859...LeBron James Meet Roberto Luongo

It is going to be a long summer for the two superstars but ask yourself this: if you had one pick in am open NBA draft, you know you ate taking King James.

Ditto an open goalie draft.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

3858...I Was Pulling For Love Me Tender

As the new anthem for Quebec.

Just in time for La Fete de Fall In The Bonfire, also known as Fete Nationale and Jean Baptiste Day, Anne Sutherland in the Montreal Gazette reports that La Belle has a new anthem. " 'The St. Lawrence swims in our blood; waves of hope run through our veins. Our culture has a good wind in its vast sails; The lights of our spirit shine around the earth.' If lyrics like the ones above make your soul swell with patriotism, you're in luck. O'Kébèk, un hymne pour le Québec, was unveiled at the SSJB headquarters on Sherbrooke St. on Monday."

Of course there is no Maudit Anglais version of the new anthem produced by the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montreal.

I still think Love Me Tender would be more appropriate.


3857...Oh To Be A Dipper This Weekend

This weekend is the biggest weekend in the history of the New Democratic Party.

It's the weekend of the national convention of the federal New Democrats, dubbed VANCON2011, has taken on new significance. The meeting was always going to be notable as a gathering that marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the political movement first led by Tommy Douglas but now, in offical opposition, well, party on Dippers.

Monday's Globe and Mail posited that "Mr. Layton’s challenge in coming years will be to try and cast his party as the governing alternative to the Conservatives, marginalizing the federal Liberals in the process." It smacks of what happened in England at the last turn of the century.

This, of course, would suck.


3856...The CFL Shoots Itself In The Foot


Opening game tonight in Calgary.

Vancouver's B.C. Lions against the Stamps.

Could they not have moved this game so it wouldn't be against the Stanley Cup Final?

Of course they could.


3855...To Strike Or Not To Strike

With a combination of back to work legislation and lockouts the Stephen Harpers are making the decisions for unionized Canadian workers.

That's wrong.



3854...Hardware Will Go Back To Boston

May be not the Stanley Cup but fer sure, fer sure, fer sure the Conn Smythe Trophy, most valuable player in the playoffs, goes to Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.

Fer sure.


3853...Minutes To Go Before The Big Game

You know which one.

Vancouver Canucks, game seven Stanley Cup, hoping to bring Stanley home for the first time since '93.

Boston Bruins win = a coronary for Don Cherry.

Pick yer poison, eh?


Friday, June 10, 2011

3852...Stephen Harper Has A Party

In Ottawa.

At the spanking new Convention Centre, which, by the way, has not been named after a dead person yet.

Just thought I would point that out.

It will be of course; my money is on John Diefenbaker.

Anyhow, apparently Canada is great and we are doing really well and he talked real fast because the hockey game was on at 8 eastern, 5 pacific and Mr. and Mrs. Harper did not raise no fool and Canada has a purpose now that the country has a Conservative majority government.

Everyone applauded. A lot. Later in the speech the PM painted a dark picture of the world around Canada and said there are forces rising that Canada must resist. The guys with the black hats. Makes them easy to spot.

Oh, yeah, and the NDP will collapse and, oops, it is 8 03 and I have to get in front of a plasma. At that exact time, 8:03 p.m. EDT, Stephen Harper managed to say his trademark ending line, "God bless Canada."

Did not mention the protesters once.


3851...This Is Canada

Vancouver Canucks; Boston Bruins.

Van scores in the third to make it 1/0.

Camera shot of the bench and on the ledge behind the bench, behind the glass behind the bench, a row of beers, tight, no space.

Oh Canada!


3850...Phil The Greek: The Big Nine Oh Today

Prince Phillip, that is Mr. Queen Elizabeth II to you, is 90.

It seems like only yesterday he was 89.

Those Royals, OMG, dey live forever.


3849...You Wouldn't Know It If

You went to a CRTC meeting but radio is doing very well in this country thank-you very much.

Here is a cut and paste from Taylor on Radio-Info:

Private-station revenue did 3.2% better in Canada last year, led by the Francophones.

Usually the French-speaking stations lag their Anglophone cousins, but Statistics Canada's report for 2010 says the French-speaking stations, mostly in Quebec, grew revenues 6%, versus 2.6% for Anglophone outlets.

Profit margins also grew in the country, from 17.9% in 2009 to 19.1%. By regions, Ontario broadcasters were the most profitable, running margins near 23%.

Saskatchewan stations were at half that level, with 11% margins on average. Total private-radio industry revenues for 2010 hit $1.6 billion, with 97.6% of that coming from advertising.

2010 was a welcome year, because 2009 was the first time Canadian revenues had declined, year over year, since the mid-1990s. Compare the 3.2% revenue growth rate with the much more roller-coaster ride of American radio – down 2% in 2007, down 9% in 2008, down 18% (ouch) in 2009, then up 6% in 2010.

The overall Canadian economy wasn't damaged nearly as much as the U.S. in the Great Recession that began in late 2007.

Note that these figures are for private stations. CBC Radio doesn't sell ads, though sister CBC Television does.

Note also that the most competitive market, Ontario, showed the highest profit margins.


3848...The Next Federal Election Is In Four Years

So of course the Stop Harper folks are out frigging up traffic on a getaway Friday in your nation's capital.

Yes, yes, yes I get it. The Conservative Party National Convention is in Ottawa and our beloved Prime Minister is not, as I predicted, selling real estate in Calgary this summer, no, he is running Our Home And Native Land.

Still, enough already.

Where were you all back in May and April and March? Were you knocking on doors for an unTory candidate? Didja even vote?

Not hating; just stating.


3847...Why Don't We All Take The Summer Off?

Canada Post threatening strikes.

Air Canada says it may walk.

The NFL.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

3846...May Be She Shoulda Worn Hockey Skates

Shania Twain fell down went boom on national TV at the CMTs.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

3845...Where Have You Gone Dr. Kevorkian?

Heaven or Hell?

It has been about a week or so since he, the man who made death and talking about death and how you wanna die okay, left this mortal coil.

Which way dya think he went?


3844...Gee Didn't Sarah Palin Run For Vice Prez?

Of the USA? Heartbeat away from the big job? Yeah, I know she did; it was a question [or answer; still cannot straighten that out] on Jeopardy.

Apparently that did not have a great impact on Lady Margaret Thatcher, or, at least her peeps.

“Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.”

So says an unnamed “ally” of former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher about Sarah Palin’s wishes to meet with the Iron Lady, according to the Guardian.

Again, she ran for Vice President of the United States.

At least try to be nice.


3843...Gerry Nicholls Is A Very Smart Man

He stole my idea without ever meeting me.

In the Globe and Mail Monday he wrote a bunch of words that can be boiled down to this: It's their money, if they want to give it all to a political party, let them.

Although this is counterintuitive no limits levels the playing field and makes the sport of politics open to more than the elites.

It is a similar arguement to the amateur/Olympics arguement of a generation ago.


3842...If You Really Want To Be A Farmer

Go farm and stop clogging up my Facebook inbox.

Anthony Weiner is sending me an important jpg.





Shades of the Q.

You know it is not a good night, you let in three goals, the game is half over and the fans in the other teams' rink are chanting your name.

No where to run [impossible to run on skates]; no where to hide.


3840...On The Other Hand I Always Liked Conrad

Lord Conrad Black that is.

He started with a paper route and parlayed that into the biggest newspaper group in the world.

The above sentence may be a lie but it is close enough for me.

Two contributors to the WFDS linked me to this view from the CBC of the great man who, apparently, slept and read his way through jail. Way to go homey.

Conrad Black wasn't the model inmate his defence team paints him to be, but rather shirked tutoring responsibilities and used other inmates as servants during his time at a Florida prison, according to filings to be heard at his resentencing later this month.

In an affidavit filed in a U.S. court, a unit manager at the Coleman prison complex in Florida says the former media baron demanded special treatment and gathered an entourage of inmates who acted like servants for him.

"Those inmates cooked for Black, cleaned for him, mopped his floor, ironed his clothes, and other similar tasks. That is not at all frequent at Coleman," Tammy Padgett said in the document.

She added that Black's assigned case manager reported that he demanded to be called Lord Black the day he was released on bond last summer, awaiting the outcome of an appeal.

"Black told (her) words to the effect of 'I believe I should be addressed as Lord Black from this point forward,'" she said.

In another document, Carrie De La Garza, an education specialist who supervised Black as a tutor, claims he was a haughty and uninterested mentor.

"He projected the attitude that he was better than others in the class, both faculty and students. A lot of the inmates looked up to him, and there were some who saluted him each day in class," she said in the sworn testimony.

Black said frequently late
De La Garza claims Black was frequently late and often read or worked on writing what appeared to be a book while he was supposed to be teaching.

"In addition, Black elected to take a piano class, which caused him to miss parts of the GED (General Educational Development) classes. Of the three tutors assigned to my class during the time Black was an inmate at Coleman, Black put in the fewest hours," she said.

The affidavits will be taken into consideration when Judge Amy St. Eve, who presided over Black's original trial in 2007, hears arguments later this month on whether Black should return to jail on two remaining convictions.

De La Garza's depiction of Black's time as a tutor is at odds with his defence team's claims, which argue in its court filings that his contributions to the community "were nothing short of extraordinary."

"Few indeed could take credit for guiding more than 100 GED candidates to graduation, and Mr. Black's work with his colleagues to more than double the number of graduates (including several who had been written off as hopeless causes) is truly commendable when one considers the very difficult circumstances he faced," the defence filing said.

However, De La Garza refuted the claim with figures showing there had been no increase in the graduation rate of the prison's students, instead saying there has been a decline to 81 in 2010 from 87 in 2007.

Black's lawyer, Miguel Estrada, earlier filed documents in advance of Black's resentencing that tout his contributions to the community during his 2 1/2 years at Coleman, and his continuing support of those students since his release last summer.

"Mr. Black stared into the darkest and most devastating period of his life and found the power to improve the lives and opportunities of those whom he encountered," the filing said.

Black freed since last summer
"He did so quietly, humbly, and with no effort to draw attention or praise to his accomplishments."

Black, who had been serving a 6 1/2-year sentence in the U.S. federal prison, has been freed since last summer after the U.S. Supreme Court curtailed the "honest services" laws used to convict Black of defrauding Hollinger International investors.

An appeals court subsequently reversed two convictions, but upheld two others — on fraud and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to be resentenced on those charges June 24.

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal of those convictions last week, meaning Black won't be cleared of the charges, but could remain free if the judge decides to allow him time served on the counts.

The U.S. Attorney believes Black's original sentence of 6 ½ years should be reimposed.

Black's empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London and smaller papers across the United States and Canada.

The Canadian-born businessman was freed on bail from a Florida prison last year while he appealed his conviction for defrauding investors. He had served 29 months of a 78-month sentence for the original four convictions.

Shirkers. I love shirkers.


3839...Me On The Radio Thursday

From 7 to 8 it will be an honour to de entertain you with the worst song in history.

It is from Europe, well, Norway, and it makes Rebecca Black look like a female singer you like.

Crappy Housewife, Ottawa debut tomorrow with me, the WFDS, on 93.1 CKCU in Ottawa.


3838...May Be He Will Finish It On The Plane

It is the book that he is writing about hockey. He is our beloved Prime Minister and he will be in Boston ce soir to cheer on the Vancouver Canucks in game four of the Stanley Cup finals.

What a lucky fan he is.

Question: does PM Stephen Harper have to go through customs like the rest of us? And if not could he bring me back a 40 of Wild Turkey?


3837...When You Gonna Finish That Book?

Yes I am talking to you Stephen Harper.

That hockey book you have been writing.

Give 'er.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

3836...Stealing A Wheel Chair Is Evil

Stealing a dog's wheelchair is double evil.

CBS Boston tells one and all that "Dave Feeney told WBZ-TV someone stole the device that helps his 12-year-old Belgian Shepherd “Lucky” get around. The dog was hit by a car a few years ago and lost the use of his hind legs."

A special place in hell awaits the thief.


3835...Apparently He Does Not Have Rogers

He being Moammar Gadhafi, the leader of the Libyans, sort of.

The USA [et. al.] bombed the living f*ck out of his compound for the 14,345th time today and he is still living there and, apparently, the cable and internet is still on.

Geez, a big truck drives by my crib and Rogers shows me nothing but a blue screen.


3834...I Wonder If It Is A Unionized Gig?

The person being offered a job is former Senate page Brigette DePape.

The offerer is famed lefty film maker and, according the the National Post online, bad boss Michael Moore.

According to Matt Gurney Mr. Moore is famed for being cranky and using non union employees on his flicks. Mr. Gurney writes "Does he really need DePape suddenly unfurling a sign about her lousy working conditions the next time Moore is speaking at an event?"


3833...Happy Daze For Stephen Harper

First a massive majority.

Secondly a budget that he has been wanting to pass for eons.

Thirdly, reported by Warren Kinsella in the Suns, a key trio of Pequistes quit Monday virtually assuring the relection of Liberal in name only Premier Jean Charest in La Belle.


3832...Happy Birthday And Welcome Too

It is 69 candles on the cake for Libya's Colonel Moomar Qaddafi.

Still a pain in the neck and getting into movies half price. What a guy.

On a serious note, why don't we, Canada, get him put of Libya by offering him conditional asylum? The condition being that he goes to a negotiated place, some place remote like Wabash, Grande Prairie or Val d'Or and stays there. Like being ostracized or exiled.

Gets him out of Libya, makes us look like heroes and puts him in an isolated spot where he will be easy to monitor


Monday, June 6, 2011

3831...The Longest Day

June 6, 1944.

The beginning of the end.

Thank heavens.


3830...Michael Moore Meet Russell Barth

Great minds think a like.

In today's Suns Michael Moore lauds Brigette DePape, the protesting page.

Fools seldom differ.


3829...Russell Barth Is Back

After taking a sabbatical during the election campaign, yes his insight was missed, Russell Barth is back.

For those of you umfamilliar with Mr. Barth, he is a prolific letter writer and an eloquent spokesman for the underclass.

A letter of his was printed in the Sunday Ottawa Sun where he salutes Brigette DePape, the page who dissed our PM on the floor of the House of Commons.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

3828...I Am A Fan Of Justin Trudeau

But I was a bit dismayed that the son of the man who told John Diefenbaker to f@ck off in the House of Commons, a great moment in our history, was dismayed by the protest by the Page, Brigette Two Names I believe is her monikker.


And not in the Alanis Morrissette way either.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

3827...Paul Revere Meet Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin was in Massachusets today and was extolling the virtues of the original Tea Partier Paul Revere.

The former candidate for veep in the States that the American hero "...warned the British not to take our guns..."

A clear fail.


3826...My Fave Restaurant Has Died

Infill killed my face restaurant, the KFC, K Fried, on Wellington Street in Hintonburgh, Ottawa.

The place had been serving buckets and boxes of great and grease laden goodness since the sixties.

It was a victim of gentrification and, ironically, the self same gentry who would not be caught dead in the Colonel's, are holding a wake tonite from 5 to 7 next door at the Elmdale Tavern.

Look for me in my black sombrero.


Friday, June 3, 2011

3825...National Doughnut Day

Apparently that is today.

I had a muffin and a butter tart instead.

Still in the spirit though.


3824...Blue And Green Should Never Be Seen


One exception, no, two exceptions.

NHL champions and NBA champions.

A bit early for true but Blue and Green wearing Vancover Canucks and Dallas Mavericks have the hammer heading for the end of season hardware.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

3823...Frank Sinatra And Me

Have a whole lot in common.

First off we are both World Famous.

Secondly, according to his widow Barbara, we have the number 12 in common.

In her new tell all book about her husband, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, Mrs. Sinatra writes that Mt. Sinatra would shower 12 times a day.

Me too.

Except my 12 is per year.


3822...Rocco Rossi Is Happy

He tells all on Facebook that today is the kickoff of Italian Month on Ontario.

Rocco Rossi, former Liberal Party bigshot and current Progressive Comaervative candidate for Tim Hudak in Toronto, is a throw back of sorts.

He is like the Italians of the 1940s, a traditionist who's tradition is changing sides when it is convienent for him.

Oh, let's not forget that Mr. Rossi's campaign mayor of Toronto, the one he surrendered just as the going got tough, knocked out his supposed comrade George Smitherman and allowed Rob Ford to walk to victory,


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

3821...Where Have You Gone Mrs. Joe DiMaggio?

If she was still upright Mrs. DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, would be blowing out 85 candles today.


3820...Jack Layton Is A Boor

Jessica Murphy of Sun Media dug out the info from a study by McMaster researcher Alex Sevigny that confirmed what Parliament watchers already knew: when it comes to civility Jack Layton of the Bloc NDP is d
the rudest of them all at 39.

To pit that in perspective John Baird scored a 49/100.

The average was 54. Rona Ambrose scored the highest on the table, getting a 68.


3819...This Is Your Canada

Freezing rain.

No one complains.

20 below zero.

No one complains.

Blizzards, blowing snow, black ice.

No one complains.

But when it gets nice out like it was in your capital yesterday.

Everyone complains.