Monday, December 31, 2012

5476...57 Channels And Nothing On

Actually it is closer to 1,000 than it is to 57, at least with Rogers, and there is nothing on.

It cannot be that hard, cannit?


Sunday, December 30, 2012

5475...Sit Stand Live Longer

Got this from Boing Boing via the great Russell Barth:

In 2002, over 2000 people between the ages of 51 and 80 were asked to sit on the floor using as little hand- or knee-support as possible. They were then asked to stand up without resorting to using their hands or knees if they were able. The results were recorded. By the end of October 2011, 159 subjects had died. It turns out that most of the people who died were the ones who needed the most support while performing the task. Only 2 of the 159 people who died had been able to sit down and stand up unsupported: "These differences persisted when results were controlled for age, gender and body mass index, suggesting that the sitting-rising test score is a significant predictor of all-cause mortality."

Damn right you are going to try it right now.


5474...Breaking Bad Collectables

My real world and Facebook friend Kia Mennie "...reports that Breaking Bad collectibles, such as mini-figures, bobbleheads, paperweights, and plush toys, will be available next year."

No footnote so if you don't get your Gus Fring Chicken Batter blame KM not the WFDS.


5473...Tim Hudak Loves Poverty

He is Ontario's right to work champeen.

Note that all eight of the states are in warm to ridiculously hot climates.  You don't need heating oil if you are in Phoenix, Arizona.  You need a blanket.  He is going to turn Ontario into a gulag.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

5472...Chief Spence Is Looking For A Way Out

Diets, as you will discover January 2nd, are tough to keep.  A fast or a cleanse, exponentially more difficult.  And a nationally publicized hunger strike has to be infinitely harder than the first two situations referenced in this paragraph.

The first line of the story about her in today's Globe and Mail caught my attention.  "Native leader Theresa Spence is showing signs of compromise, dropping her bottom-line demand for a face-to-face meeting with the Prime Minister before she ends her hunger strike."

She may not be at crunch time yet but she will hit that point a lot sooner than later.  She has to be scared.  And looking for a way out.


5471...Biggggg Snow In Ott: Ikea Steps Up

From Boom99.7:


5470...New Year's Resolution Time

My real world and Facebook friend Giovanni John shares these New Year's fails:

Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year's Resolutions

Lose Weight and Get Fit
Quit Smoking
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
Drink Less

Check, check and check!


5469...Sean Hannity Talks Guns And 1776

Sean Hannity is the afternoon drive host on WABC New York and is syndicated to a bazillion stations in the US of A.  He is also on FOX News.

My man in Hong Kong, Eric Abelev, said that Mr. Hannity had this to say about gun control on the telly:  "I don't have to dig up the founding fathers to know that they would have wanted all Americans to be able to defend themselves. And that includes the use of semi automatic and automatic weapons."

That takes care of that then.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

5468...Revise The Bible Says Piers Morgan

The Daily Mail drops this knowledge on the world "CNN host Piers Morgan has said he believes the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are 'inherently flawed' and that the Bible needs an amendment changing its stance on same-sex marriage."

Opinionated: He said that the Bible should be amended to change its stance on gay rights

He was interviewing Pastor Rick Warren on his inherently flawed CNN show.  Pastor Warren basically told Mr. Morgan he was nuts.

True dat.


5467...Chief Spence Hunger Strike Gets Real

First the Biebs now Roseanne.

You know when Hollywood gets involved sh*t be serious.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

5466...Russia Bans Yankee's From Adopting Kids

Reuters breaks with this:  "Russia's upper parliament house unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children, in retaliation for a U.S. law that punishes Russians accused of human rights violations."

Americans can still marry Russian kids though.

Some things are sacred.


5465...Snow Fun

Why didn't I think of this?

From Madison, Wisconsin, the capital of and home of the biggest uni in the state.

Go Badgers!


5464...Justin Trudeau In Control

That's what it said about JT in the National Post earlier in the week.  The Liberal leadership, provided he doesn't get caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy, is in the bag.

Furthermore "Four in 10 Canadians would vote for a Trudeau-led Liberal party, the Forum Poll for the National Post says, a statistic that hasn’t changed since the research company began polling on the possibility."

Happier days.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

5463...35 Kilo Cyst Removed From Kiwi

It is there in black and white on

The cyst was discovered after Sharon Watt complained about stomach pains and last week the massive growth was removed.

She was home for Christmas.


5462...Bieber Derps Harper

They usta be friends.  The Biebs even played a private concert for our beloved PM and his fam and recieved a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from Stephen Harper.

Robin Steele from The Lapine says the love affair is offer.  Earlier this month Justin Bieber "...went on a rant in front of 64,000 fans in Scranton, Ohio, and called Canada's Prime Minister a 'derp' for not even acknowledging the national aboriginal protest, Idle No More."

Breaking up is hard to do.


5461...Merry Christmas To All

With this disclaimer that I stole from my friend Dan The Bus Driver:

Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all. :)

Let me also wish my Muslim and Jewish friends a happy Tuesday.


5460...Russia Gets It

At least when it comes to hockey as in they put hockey first and politics second.

Grabbed this from today's Ottawa Sun:

“Financial issues trump the development of the game for them,” [Commissioner] Medvedev [of the KHL] told the official website of Barys Astana, the only Kazakh club in the KHL. “At the same time, this will all hit their pockets anyway.”

If some rich dude steps up the NHL could be no more.


5459...Happy Birthday Mr. Prime Minister

No not the current PM, the next one.

Justin Trudeau turns younger than me today.

Hope you get double the gifts JT.


Monday, December 24, 2012

5458...Mass Tops Ottawa In Train Silliness

Massachusetts may spend nearly a billion dollars on equipment to stop trains before they crash into each other, because hiring drivers who stay awake is too hard

That is the headline; when I linked to I was amazed to find out that the Green Line, is Boston's  "... only rapid-transit line without at least some form of computerized or mechanical accident-prevention system."  Not so amazing is the fact that it is also the town's only line that has one big crash a year plus a once a month record this millennium of blowing thru lights and speeding which results in bad things happening.

At least the foot-dragging in your capital has prevented such malfeasance.


5457...The G Is Not Silent

Sister Johanna, my grade 3 teacher at St. Mary's, wasn't playing when she said to pronounce the "g" in laughing, boating, swimming etc.

Too bad Florida woman Renee Durette did not have Sister Johanna as her grade 3 teacher.  In a move that made her an internet sensation and has been reported here, there and everywhere, Miss Durette dropped the "g" in Seven Swans A Swimming.  That error/regional pronunciation cost her in the neighbourhood of four grand.  

Ironically Florida Today reports that she attended and graduated from "...Melbourne Central Catholic in 1999."   No Sister Johanna though.  


5456...Christmas Eve In America; Bang Bang

 Breaking News (@BreakingNews):

Update: 2 firefighters shot and killed after incident in Webster, New York; 2 other firefighters hospitalized after being shot - @News10NBC


Sunday, December 23, 2012

5455...Justin Trudeau Gave His Talk Last Night

It was a speech at the Reviving The Islamic Spirit Convention in T-dot.

My Facebook friend and old school journo Ray Heard decried the event for a number of reasons, not the least being the segregation, Mr. Heard calls it gender apartheid, of the men and women.

My Facebook and real world friend Julien Feldman posted this:

Julien Feldman The speech shows that JT's plan is essentially an effort to revive the Laurier strategy, displacing Harper's conservative appeal to immigrant Canadians with a more moderate appeal. That's how he displaced Sir John A., but more importantly, that's how Paul Martin sought to win and and hold power. That also explains JT's continuing drift to the right.
 Is this JT's watershed moment?


5454...Barack Obama Is A Good Friend

There is an old high school pal of his, Bobby Titcomb, who got himself in a jam last year in their mutual hometown of Honolulu.  He got popped try to pick up a ho who turned out to be 50.

Instead of cutting Mr. Titcomb from the team President Obama still chills with him.  In fact they played 18 yesterday.

Now that is so cool.


5453...Goebellesque CSBC Hates On Mayor Ford

The man who is both king of Hogtown and a CFRB talk show host has been taken to task by the The Canadian  Broadcast Standards Council about something that he said on his show.

Wait, no, that is wrong, what Rob Ford is in trouble for is something a guest of his, David Menzies, said on his program.

680News reports that was has the self appointed bullies of the Canadian airwaves all moist is that "Menzies was responding to questions about the mayor’s obesity and the possibility that he could suffer a heart attack in office.  Menzies hypothesized about asking Smitherman a similar question regarding contracting HIV.  The council ruled that the comments about the openly gay Smitherman violated its code of ethics."

The council has its head up its ass.


Friday, December 21, 2012

5452...Jef Johnson Solves USA Gun Problems


5451...Today's Reason To Drink

Forget the snow.

On this day in 1620 The Mayflower arrived on Plymouth Rock.


5450...Justin Trudeau Won't Listen To Me

My repeated advice to him is to STFU.

He won't do that.

The headline in this morning's Kingston Whig-Standard, a fine fish wrap btw, is:

Trudeau in hot seat with Muslims

Trudeau II we don't need that.


5449...Just Another Day In America

(CBS) - Pennsylvania officials said a deadly shooting in Altoona, Pa., on Friday left four people dead and two Pennsylvania State Troopers injured, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
The troopers were shot, but are expected to survive. They reportedly shot and killed the suspect.
Sources told CBS Pittsburgh that the suspect was on a rural road in the Altoona area, shooting randomly.
This story is developing. Check back for further details.

5448...Mayans Were Right

Just misinterpreted.

I speak and read fluent Mayan and have re read their calendar.

They did not predict the end of the world; they predicted the end of the NHL.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

5447...John Baird Does The Right Thing

The Canadian Press reports that on December 10th the Tory MP and Foreign Affairs Minister again sent a note to Montana's outgoing Governor Brian Schweitzer requesting clemency for Ronald Smith, an Albertan who committed capital murder in big sky country back in 1982.

Mr. Smith, an idiot, was offered lifeish in prison but, brilliantly, choose the death penalty.  His accomplice who picked door number one, was paroled years ago and is living quietly out west.

Dumb or not it is unCanuckistanian to kill a Canuck even outside of Canuckistan.


Monday, December 17, 2012

5446...John Oliver On The Tragedy In Conn


5445...Dogs Must Learn French In Montreal

Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press last week reported that thousands of us were suckered by the CBC Radio show "..."This Is That," about the City of Montreal passing a bylaw that would require dogs to learn French and English commands."  Every Bill 101 hating tete carre in the country nearly had a heart attack over this faux law.  

My dog, Mara, who was born in Low, Quebec, would have zero problems with that dictate.

If it were true.


5444...Violent Video Games Resp For Newtown

Actually, no.

I caught these numbers in The Ottawa Sun Saturday.

Detroit, 2009, 310 murders; Windsor, right across the river, 0 murders.

Same sports teams, same TV, same radio, same movies, same video games.

There is only one major difference.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

5443...Senator Ponytail's Tourtiere

I know that he sells them in a bar in Gatineau.

Would any of you know which fine drinking emporium has such?

I so love helping those in need.


5442...Charles Manson And The Aussie Dee Jays

Sam Kinison was right when he said that Helter Skelter from The Beatles may have been what set Charles Manson off but it coulda happened to The Monkees first album or Andy Williams' Greatest Hits LP.  

Ditto Princess Kate's nurse who pulled the plug after being pranked by 2DAY FM jocks Mel Grieg and Michael Christian.  It is ridiculous to fire, which is what happened, these two after they raised the profile of the station exponentially and pulled off a nice little prank.

Yes I know that Jacintha Saldanha killed herself in the aftermath of being pranked but, at worst, the call was the straw that broke the camel's back.

We did not ban The Beatles after the Sharon Tate murders; I believe that 2DAY FM was so wrong to fire the talent that did this bit, a bit that amazed and amused until the tragedy of suicide.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

5441...Bill Maher, God And Guns

The conscience of America, Bill Maher, Tweeted this after the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday:

 «Sorry but prayers and giving your kids hugs fix nothing; only having the balls to stand up to our insane selfish gun culture will.»


5440...Mike Huckabee, God And Guns

On FOX last night the former Governor of Arkansas, the man who ran for POTUS last time out and the man who on Rick Mercer's Talking To Americans congratulated Canada on the completion of our national igloo, explained that taking God out of schools is why the massacre in Connecticut occured.

Uh, no.

And Mike Huckabee don't you know that God is everywhere?


Friday, December 14, 2012

5439...F 35s Not Working Out

Here is a great idea.  Let's not buy any planes.  I know they are cute and macho at the same time but we could use those billions to, I dunno, give every child in Canada a breakfast or pay down the deficit or something like that.

Boys and their toys.


5438...The House Has Adjourned


Made it through the fall session without truly dealing with Dean Del Mastro's alleged malfeasance.   Oh yeah, forgot about the Honourable Peter Penashue.  Plus the mess that Stephen Harper, who started out as a Triple E guy, has made of the Senate.

I forgot Robocalls.

Teflon in The House.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

5437...The State Of Ontario

John Ibbitson, I do hope I got that right, of The Globe and Mail, wrote an interesting piece today about Ontario seceding from Canada and become its own Home and Native Land.

Mr. Ibbitson said that it is improbable but made some neat points.

I would like to take it one step sideways.

Leave Canada and join the States.  If Ontario was a state it would be the second biggest and near the top in population, GDP and so on.

Just a thought.


5436...Man Bites Dog

You read correctly.  Pulled this story out of today's Ottawa Sun but I am pretty sure it is world wide.  The man bites dog thing happened in Pembroke, Ontario, which is the defacto capital of the Ottawa Valley.  If you have never been in the Ottawa Valley well you are in for a treat.  It is starts twenty minutes west of the home of the Ottawa Senators and is like taking a trip back in time.

It is also the part of the country that produces the most Special Olympians so it comes as zero surprise that one their own, Ronald Samuel, on the night of September 26th of this year, decided to go to downtown Pembroke with his dog Jazzy.  He then proceeded to bite the pit bull about a zillion times on the neck, head and around its left eye.

He was charged and convicted of a bunch of stuff under the You Can't Hurt Dogs Act and was prohibited from owning a critter for 15 years.

Interestingly enough Mr. Samuel canna own a poodle for the next 5,000 days but can get a gun.


5435...The End Of The Internet reports that Google is uber filtering searches to limit the amount of porn one pulls up on Google.  This is what Google has to say:

"We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for — but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them. We use algorithms to select the most relevant results for a given query. If you're looking for adult content, you can find it without having to change the default setting — you just may need to be more explicit in your query if your search terms are potentially ambiguous. The image search settings now work the same way as in Web search."

You and I both know that porn is what built the 'net.

It is a sad day.

I hope I can find my black arm band.


5434...Justin Trudeau Number Two: My Dog # One

On the Buzzfeed list of the hottest politicians going.

Justin Trudeau is number two but number one among the boyz; my doggie did not finish number one, the woman I named my dog after, Mara Carfagna, finished number one as she will for perpetuity.

Italian Minister of Equal Opportunity, Mara Rosaria Carfagna



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

5433...Andrew Bynum's Hair


5432...I Told Justin Trudeau To STFU

The legions that follow the WFDS will recall I gave him that advice earlier this autumn.

Does he listen to the WFDS?


What happens?

Eric Grenier in The Huffington Post writes that JT's polling digits are decent but "...these numbers may not be as good as they appear at first glance. Though Trudeau clearly transforms the Liberals' chances, the 31 per cent registered in this poll is far below the 39 per cent that a Trudeau-led Liberal Party took in a mid-November poll by Forum Research, or the 42 per cent who told Harris-Decima they would be certain or likely to vote Liberal if Trudeau was leader."

Why do you think Mr. Trudeau is slipping Mr. Grenier?  "Both of those [polls] were conducted before the recent spate of gaffes by the leadership candidate, suggesting the incidents may have put a dent in Trudeau's appeal."

JT take a page from the Barack Obama Playbook and STFU.  

If not for yourself do it for the good of your countries.


5431...Drunken Obese Reactionary

The quote is from a French, as in France French, fish wrap called Liberation and the exact quote is “...drunken, obese petit-bourgeois reactionary.”

Your first guess was wrong.  They are not referring to our dear friend Dean Del Mastro.  Plus El Roundo is not a drunk.  No Liberation is referring to Gerard Depardieu.  If you don't know the name you know the face; he has been in every French movie since 1943.

Even though France is both is homeland and the source of his wealth Mr. Depardieu is " moving to Belgium, which does not impose a tax on personal wealth."


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

5430...Pot 107.1 1st Marijuana-themed Radio

This is for real.  I read on  Airchecker! that Hot107 in Denver, where pot is now legal, has flipped to Pot 107.1.

When you win, you win.

I gotta think Bob Marley, Fish and The Greatful Dead 24/7 will get old and get old fast but y'never know.


5429...Tim Hudak Rejoices; Michael Moore Cries

The Detroit News reports that "Without ceremony, Gov. Rick Snyder said he signed two bills tonight making Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state. “This is a major day in Michigan’s history," Snyder said. "I don’t view this as anti-union at all. I view this as pro-worker.” -

Really?  For those of you out of the flow who don't know what Right To Work means, well, it is an anti-union law that provides workers with less benefits and lower wages.

Pro minimum wage worker.


5428...The Non Application Of Mercy To Canucks

Gary Dimmock writes in The Ottawa Citizen that they are at it again.  To wit "The Conservative government is deporting an Ottawa convict to India even though he was born in Canada."

The man is "Deepan Budlakoti, a 23-year-old first-time federal offender, is being deported to his parents’ homeland under a rarely-used law in the Citizenship Act that says if your parents are foreign diplomats or under their employ at the time of birth, you are not considered a Canadian citizen."

Mr. Budlakoti was no angel, he has drug and gun convictions, but he has never even been to India.  

There is right and there is wrong.

This is wrong.


5427...Today's Reason To Drink

Len Berman's That's Sports informs that on this day in 1844 laughing gas, nitrous oxide, was used in dentistry for the first time.

Hall and Oates put it best when they wrote It's A Laugh.



5426...Yesterday's Reason To Drink

Len Berman's That's Sports informs that yesterday was the anniversary of the first edition of Playboy.


Mazel Tov.


5425...Too Much Booze Causes Mayor To Quit

That is, well you can read, and it is his desk and he is, er was, the mayor of Charlo, New Brunswick until recently.  His former worship "...told CBC that some members of council regularly drink at the office after meetings."  

" Councillor Roger LeClair told CBC they only drink on special occasions..."  Like for example after the meeting on November 29th they had a few pops to celebrate the WFDS' birthday.

As you do.


Monday, December 10, 2012

5424...Be Careful What You Wish 4 Tronna Haters

Former high schooler and Toronto Raptor Tracy McGrady made it clear he did not like Toronto during his time there.

Too remote, too cold, too small time.  His bio on Wikipedia starts like this:

Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Sometimes karma be a b*tch.


5423...Elizabeth May Has A Bright Idea

Here it is from an article by Bea Vongdouangchanh:

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May...said things won’t change unless the system does. She suggested that the hyper-partisanship is destroying Parliament and that MPs should sit randomly in the House instead of grouped by party.

 I am sure you chuckled the first time you read it but when you re read the quote it doesn't seem so mad, does it?


5422...Santa Tells 3yr Old Truth: Leafs Suck

A cut and paste from Len Berman's That's Sports:

A mom took her 3-year old to see Santa at Lowe's Christmas Market in Toronto. He was wearing a Maple Leafs cap. Santa told the kid he shouldn't be wearing that cap because the "Leafs suck." For his honesty, Santa got sacked and the kid cried all the way home. Hey the kid should look on the bright side. He could have been wearing an Eagles shirt at a Philly mall.

I would have called Child Protective Services.  Not on Santa but on the mom that was making her baby  wear a Leafs hat.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

5421...The Quality Of Mercy Is Strained In Canada

I don't think this is a new thing, you may recall the St. Louis and Louis Riel if you don't believe, but the occasions of nasty in Canada still baffle and upset me.

The latest one I picked up from a two week old Globe And Mail that was hanging about.  It seems that Edmonton's "...23-year-old Saeed Jama...a convicted drug dealer who is effectively stateless..." and a not so great guy, drug dealer, obstructing police type of not so great guy, was nabbed in a routine traffic stop in the capital of Alberta.  Now the man, who has lived in Canada since he was in primary school is being bumped to his homeland, Somalia.  This is a place he has never been in, has no relatives and generally speaking is Dodge City with AK 47s.



5420...Have A Maury Povich Christmas

Shirley Povich, his dad, must be spinning in his grave.

Or churning in his urn.


5419...Lingerie Hockey

The early days.

1925 on St. Paul Lake in Minny.


5418...Canadian Condom Shortage

The Black Helicopter people probably think it is a plot by the Stephen Harpers to increase our population in Canada.  It is not.  Metro reports that the problem is Ansell Canada Inc. has stopped giving away Lifestyle condoms and lube to "...about 30 centres affiliated with the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health [who] depended on Ansell’s free condoms and lubricants until the program stopped this year."

I for one am going to miss the free condoms.

As a consistent and regular user of the product I figure that program saved me between six and eight dollars a year.


5417...Bob Costa's Rant This NFL Sunday Night

Last week NBC's Bob Costa took to his soapbox to deride the gun culture and easy access to guns in the USA.  He pointed out that if the K.C. Chiefs Jovan Belcher had no gun he would not have murdered his girlfriend and suicided hisself.

Pressumably this week, after the untimely death of Dallas Cowboy reserve and former Hamilton Tiger-Cat Jerry Brown, killed in a DUI rollover by his buddy and fellow Cowboy Josh Brent, Mr. Costas will be deriding the car culture and the easy access to cars in the USA.   After all if Mr. Brent had no car Mr. Brown would be alive.


5416...Stephen Harper Has The Blues

Wait, no, that is wrong, Stephen Harper, our beloved Prime Minister, loves the blues.

Various sources tell me that Mr. Harper and the lovely Mrs. Harper hit The Rainbow Saturday night to see Jack de Keyser's Christmas show.

Good tipper and photos for any that asked.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

5415...My New Fave NHL Team


5414...More Christmas Fun

From my real world and Facebook friend Russell Barth:

5413...Mrs. Fueller: Teacher Of The Year

My source, Shuttershock, tells me that Mrs. Fueller, who teaches Kindergarten at Austin's Pease Elementary School, that would be the Austin in Texas, is the greatest teacher in the land.

Or a huge stronza.

Last week our hero was kind enough to tell her class of five year olds that Santa Claus is a lie and the gifts under the tree come from Mom and Dad.

Did I mention she teaches five year olds?  

Bet she is a blast at parties.


5412...Carleton Ravens Are Number 1 And 3

That would be the Carleton Ravens' men's bball team's two top players who were chosen by North Pole Hoops yesterday as the number one and three players in Our Home And Native Land.

Phil Schrubb, a third year player, was rightfully selected as the best player in Canada; Tyson Hinz, a fourth year player, was picked as number three.

The team, of course, is number one.


Friday, December 7, 2012

5411...Hey It's Hanukkah

Bob Rae has this to say:

 “During these eight days of Hanukkah, Jewish families from across Canada and around the world will gather with their loved ones, observe the lighting of the menorah, and celebrate a story of hope and resilience. At this time of celebration, the thoughts of all Canadians will be with the vibrant Jewish community at the heart of our Canadian identity. On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, we are proud to say ‘Happy Hanukkah, Chag Sameach!’”

The best part about Hanukkah for this Irish Catholic is the fact that kosher foods will go on sale in about ten days.


5410...Handyman Kidnapped; Forced To Repair Stf

Look you canna make this up.

All I can do is cut and paste from The Toronto Star.

Handyman kidnapped by couple; forced to fix dishwasher, other appliances before escaping: Police

Published on Thursday December 06, 2012

AP PHOTO/SANTA CLARA COUNTY SHERIFFChanelle Troedson, 33, and Jason DeJesus, 36, were charged with false imprisonment and other felony counts Thursday, three days after they were arrested in the attack on the 50-year-old handyman, Santa Clara County authorities said.

MORGAN HILL, CALIF.—A Northern California man and woman are accused of luring a handyman to a home, beating him and holding him against his will for about six hours while they forced him to fix a dishwasher and other appliances under threat of his life.
Jason DeJesus, 36, and Chanelle Troedson, 33, were charged with false imprisonment and other felony counts Thursday, three days after they were arrested in the attack on the 50-year-old handyman, Santa Clara County authorities said.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Jose Cardoza told The Associated Press the attack followed a dispute between the handyman and a relative of DeJesus’ over payment for work he’d done at the relative’s house about two months ago.
The suspects lured the handyman to the home in the San Francisco Bay area city of Morgan Hill on Monday morning on the promise of receiving the money he was owed, as well as doing other work. Instead, the handyman was immediately assaulted, Cardoza said.
“He was in fear, just scared within seconds of walking in the house,” the sheriff’s sergeant said.
The suspects threatened and repeatedly punched the handyman, and made him repair appliances over the next roughly six hours, according to Cardoza. They then forced him into his truck, telling him they were taking him to the relative’s home to complete the work he’d done there.
The handyman managed to escape and call authorities when the suspects stopped for gas in San Jose.
He had visible injuries but declined to be taken to a hospital, Cardoza said. The man’s name wasn’t released.
DeJesus and Troedson also were charged with kidnapping during a carjacking, kidnapping to commit robbery, battery and assault.
They were expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately clear if either suspect had an attorney.


5409...What Ever Happened To Anonymous?

You remember him, doncha?

May be he got a job.


5408...As The Scandals Pile Up

Brazeau, Duffy, El Roundo to pick three.

It seems to this writer that the Stephen Harpers just let them, the scandals, layer themselves and we, the people and they, the media, get lost in the weeds.

Smooth like Ex-Lax.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

5407...A 756,000 Dollar Shirt

Man that is more pricey than Harry Rosen's.

Len Berman's That's Sports drops the knowledge that "Don Larsen's 1956 perfect game jersey sold at auction for $756,000."


5407...Support A Starving Senator

The downtown Senators not the Kanata Senators.

The Ottawa Citizen reports that the poor men and women of the Conservative caucus of the Canuck Senate have such a hard time getting by on 130 k a year plus expenses that they have to moonlight.

Specifically Tory Senators Jacques Demers, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin will appear at your Christmas party, Bar Mitzvah or envelope opening for a fee of around 10,000.00 Canuck Bucks.


5406...Aussie PM Says World Ending Dec 21/12

It is a country made up of people of Irish ancestry and, frankly, the Irish are not the brightest bulbs on the tree.

Here is what the Aussie PM shared on YouTube recently.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard took to YouTube last night to make a startling announcement: The made-up Mayan prophecies were right all along, and the world will be ending on December 21st as predicted.
Of course, no one in the scientific or intelligence community was able to confirm that the end was truly nigh, but PM Gillard says she has put her trust in the foresight of a local radio station's breakfast show.
"Whether the final blow comes from flesh eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-pop, if you know one thing about me it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end," Gillard says in the PSA, which would no doubt assuage the fears of Australians, if it weren't being delivered by someone who puts their trust in the foresight of a local radio station's breakfast show.
In all seriousness, it's refreshing to see a head of state with such a great sense of humor. Unless of course Gillard isn't kidding, which is entirely possible.

Perfect, the one year I have my Christmas shopping done early the world ends.


5405...Today Is

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Um shouldn't everyday be The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  Men too.

Just sayin'.


5403...Saint John New Brunswick Is Number One!!!

In police reported cases of domestic violence.

Your capital, Ottawa, has the lowest reported cases of domestic violence in the country according to CBC and Statscan.

Having been both places I will take boring and safe over boring and stop hitting me.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

5402...Headline Of The Day Of Yesterday

From the Globe and Mail:

Rise in homicides is of ‘no real consequence,’ criminologist says

Unless of course you are a homicide-ee.


5401...Another Reason To Love Quebec

As if cheap beer, touching strippers and non-enforcement of traffic laws was not enough.

Turns out, according the chart that I grabbed off of todays Toronto Sun, La Belle has the cheapest high quality pot in Canada and the world, providing your world is the countries listed.

What is weird about the chart is the fact that in many provinces the lower quality pot costs more than primo.

Perhaps Russell Barth can explain.


5400...The Price Of Milk Is Too High

For true.

Just left a meeting with Martha Hall Findlay, a contender for the leadership of the once vaunted Red Machine, where she made that point.

She also pointed out that the people who get hurt the most are at the bottom of the economic food chain.

She cool.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

5399...This Man Is Going To Die

Ray Heard linked me to this on Facebook.  I am aware that many, most even, think this photo is cheap. I think this picture is going to win the Pulitzer.  It is amazing.  Imagine what the driver is thinking.  And the victim. says that "The picture was captured by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi, as he happened to see 58-year-old Queens resident Ki Suk Hanbe pushed onto the Q train tracks at the 49th street station. Suk Han was hit by the train, and later pronounced dead at the hospital. His attacker is still on the run from cops."

This one is going to stick to you like paper to glue.


5398...Bob Rae Man Of The People

Our leader has been the most open of all Parliamentarians to the press in scrums on the Hill.

The Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor pulled out his calculator and figured out that Bob Rae has said 89,000 words to the press in 2012.  The wrong man in the right place, Thomas Mulcair, clocks in at 39K.

In keeping with the STFU policies of the ruling Stephen Harpers their number one talker, Tony Clement uttered a mere 6,284 words.


5397...99 Problems And 43 Candles

Jay-Z be 43 today.


5396...Ham For Chanukah

And it is boneless to boot!

From Scott Allinson on Facebook.

Parve has progressed.


5395...Tim Hudak's Gangster Friend


Monday, December 3, 2012

5394...Another Tory Crook

The Senator in charge of buffet and open bar inspection, Mike Duffy, has been revealed by Glen McGregor of The Ottawa Citizen as the latest Tory thief.

Senator Duffy of course had a long running TV show called Mike Duffy Live where he kissed everyone Blue and Red's rear ends in his long quest for a Cash For Life position.  A few years ago our beloved Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, caved in to Mr. Duffy's incessant lobbying and made him a Senator from PEI.  For your erudition previous to lobbying PM Harper our fair weather fatso also lobbied PM Martin, PM Chretien and probably PM Sir John A Parkway.

Here is what the unesteemed Senator, a man who has lived in Ottawa longer than even the WFDS, is doing.  He is claiming his residence in PEI, a humble cottage, as his primary home and claiming the pile of bricks he has owned since 2003 in Kanata, a boring suburb 40 minutes west of Parliament Hill, as his got to have one Ottawa residence.

This old fashioned switcheroo has been going on "Since September 2010."  Since then "Duffy has charged the Senate $33,413 for living expenses in the National Capital Region."  Rules are clear that "Senators with a primary residence within 100 kilometres of the city are not eligible for the allowance." Kanata and back is less than half of that mileage.

The former journalistic hack and unelected Senator told The Ottawa Citizen that he was "...frankly tired of your B.S."

As witty as he is urbane.