Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6350...tic Turns 500 = Free Food

tic is a personal friend of mine.  And, yes, lower case.

tic is also a presenter on 93.1 CKCU, Ottawa's 37th most popular radio station.

tic is celebrating his 500th show tomorrow and is buying breakfast.

I will be at Oliver's wearing my black sombrero and eating like a motherf*cker.


6349...Michael Duffy Doth Grovel

So doeth Senators Patrick Brazeau and that TV chick from Saskabush, Pam Wallin.


One presumes that when called to the trough they thought it was like marriage.  Til death do us part.

Btw on that note the divorce rate in Canada is 41 per cent according to Stats Can.


Monday, October 21, 2013

6348...Mike Duffy Doth Protest

Too much methinks.

The Honourable Senator for Kanata-Prince Edward Island's mouth piece, Donald Bayne, was on CBC Newsworld over my lunch hour explaining everything but truly explaining nothing.

In defense of the former federal buffet and open bar inspector it truly sucks that they, they being our beloved Prime Minister Stephen Harper, have cut off his pay.  Don't they know that the man has to eat?

A lot.


6347...Happy Halloween Matt Schaub

He's the quarterback for the Houston Texans.

They were picked as the team to beat, the putative 2014 Super Bowl champs.

Turns out he sucks.

So, as reported by KHOU TV in Houston, he is dead to the Rhoda Morgenstern's of Kroger's, a grocery store in the city.

Kroger apologizes for Schaub tombstone display inside store

Feel the love.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

6346...Margaret Atwood Has A 3 Stooges Thang

Love the Larry haircut.

Group of notable Canadian women campaign to restore O Canada’s original lyrics

For anyone who has had to write an essay about The Stone Angel, good on her.


Friday, September 27, 2013

6345...Senator/Chief Vern White Won't Like This

With all due respect to Senator Vern White he is wrong about safe injection sites.

He had a letter to the editor published in the two big Ottawa dailies Thursday slamming said sites.

Giving free needles to junkies seems to be counter intuitive and costly but according to information reported from the Washington's Department of Health today in The Atlantic it is neither:  "...the repeal of a decade-long ban that prevented D.C. from using local funding for clean needle exchanges led to a major reduction of needle-caused HIV infections. The city is now reporting an astonishing 80 percent decrease in the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases where the reported mode of transmission was injection drug use."

Furthermore "... In 2007, the year Congress lifted the 1998 ban on D.C.'s needle exchanges, there were 149 cases of needle-caused HIV. In 2011, there were just 30."

It is difficult to wrap one's head around the fact that giving junkies needles is going to help reduce HIV.  Empirical data says it does.  Less HIV equals significant health savings.

It surprises me when presumed fiscal conservatives like Senator White and the rest of the Stephen Harpers reject the fact that, for example, as the LA Times reported, "...The California Department of Public Health calculates the lifetime costs of treating one person with HIV at $385,200. If those 34,000 Angelenos had an HIV rate of 16% rather than 5%, we'd be spending an additional $1.4 billion in treatment costs."  That's an LRT's worth of savings.

Not only are needle exchanges the right thing morally they are the right thing financially.

If anything Health Canada and its provincial counterparts should be all over this file.