Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3818...Oil Guys Please Explain This

Regular gas in Gatineau, the
northern suburbs of Ottawa, 121.

Same gas downtown 134.

In yer southern 'burbs, 127.

Please, explain.


3817...Ottawa Senator Retires From Politics

K, he is from Ottawa, Kansas and he hasn't been a Senator since the Habs were a dynasty but but but he is/was a big
enough deal that his retirement from politics made all the news services.

His name is Gary Hart and he said he was quitting to spend more time on his boat.

Donna Rice was not available for comment.


3816...Make My Day

Happy happy Clint Eastwood.


Joe Namath is 68.

Go Jets.


3815..."That Ain't My Junk"

Provincial PC candidate George Lepp, a world wide aensation, tells Jonathan Jenkins of the Sun that the penis posted from his Blackberry on to his Twitter account was not his.

Which means they were some other dude's.

Family values.


3814...These Are The End Days

Harold Camping was right.

Case in point was offered on the front page of today's Metro, a free paper in Ottawa.

Bees Swarm Market


In the Ottawa Sun the bees become wasps and there are just a few of them.

Kind spoils the story, eh?


Monday, May 30, 2011

3813...Boston Pizza Is Now Vancouver Pizza

From the Vancouver Sun:

The Boston Pizza website has been rebranded as 'Vancouver Pizza.'

In a show of home-town support and solidarity, Boston Pizza has become "Vancouver Pizza" -- for the duration of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, anyway. The change was made on the restaurant chain's website almost immediately after the Boston Bruins won their series Friday night, and more substantial changes will take place early next week.

But the planning for this mastermind marketing move actually took place last year when it looked like there was a chance Boston and the Vancouver Canucks might play each other at some point.

"The stars didn't align at that time so we just kept it in the can," Brad Bissonnette, Boston Pizza's director of regional marketing said in an interview Saturday. "Now, the city is on overdrive and it's really special to be a part of that."

As soon as Boston won its series, the restaurant "pulled the trigger," ordering up rebranding materials for all of its 62 B.C. locations.

The fact that it took seven games for Boston to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning was definitely nerve-wracking for everyone at the chain. "I was on pins and needles," Bissonnette admits. "But it was magical when [the Boston win] happened. And it was only natural for us to show our support."

Starting Monday, all restaurants will receive Vancouver Pizza banners to hang over their signage. They will also get Vancouver Pizza stickers to cover up the unsightly Boston Pizza logos on takeout containers. And staff will be instructed to answer the phones "Hello, Vancouver Pizza."

The rebranding will also take place at Rogers Arena, where the rink boards, LED displays and signage at all kiosks will be amended to say Vancouver Pizza. "Every consumer touchpoint will be rebranded," Bissonnette says.

Probably the best part of this is that all of these changes will only cost Boston Pizza ... er, Vancouver Pizza ... about $20,000. "The power is in the message and the timing," Bissonnette says.

All restaurants will also feature special Canucks menus; customers who order from them will get to enter to win prizes that include the chance to watch a Canucks playoff game in a private suite.

This is the second time the company has changed its logo to show support for a home team; when Boston played Montreal earlier this year, all BP locations in Montreal become Montreal Pizza.

Boston Pizza started 45 years ago in Edmonton; the restaurant chain now has its head office in Richmond.

Brilliant marketing; brilliant.


3812...Did I Say May? I Meant October!

NBC4i.com tells the world that "As crestfallen followers of a California preacher who foresaw the world's end strained to find meaning in their lives, Harold Camping revised his apocalyptic prophecy Monday, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.

Camping, who predicted that 200 million Christians would be taken to heaven Saturday before global cataclysm struck the planet, said he felt so terrible when his doomsday message did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel with his wife. His independent ministry, Family Radio International, spent millions - some of it from donations made by followers - on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the Judgment Day message."

BTW, he ain't returning your cheque and your VISA will be debited.


3811...Local Girl Swears Like A Sailor At Ballgame

The local girl is Avril Lavigne who hails from Gan, just two hours south of your capital.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that she has caused the Tampa Bay Rays, a baseball team in the American League, to apologize for her potty mouth.

She was appearing after Saturday's game in concert and when her mike f'd up she dropped some f'bombs.

The Rays released this statement today:

"The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers and we are extremely disappointed by the language used in last night's show. It is not consistent with the family-friendly atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for."

Miss Lavigne told them to go f'ck themselves.


3810...Jim Tressel Resigns

May not mean much to you but my heart skipped a beat when I read this on Columbus' NBC4i.com website.

Jim Tressel is the coach of The Ohio State University and, well it turns out some of his boys have been getting favours from the community that they should be getting.

Luke Fickell will serve as interim head coach for the 2011-2012 football season.


3809...More Penises In The News

This will teach him.

From the Arab News to your desktop:

Bangladesh woman takes 'attacker's' penis to police

DHAKA, May 30, 2011 (AFP) -A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man's penis during an alleged attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part of Bangladesh said Monday.

The woman, a married mother of three, was attacked while she was sleeping in her shanty in Jhalakathi district, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Dhaka, on Saturday night, officers said.

"As he tried to rape her, the lady cut his penis off with a knife. She then wrapped up the penis in a piece of polythene and brought it to the Jhalakathi police station as evidence of the crime," police chief Abul Khaer told AFP.

The woman has filed a case accusing the man -- who is also 40 and a married father of five -- of attempted rape, saying that he had been harassing her for six months.

The severed penis has been kept at the police station and the rape suspect was undergoing treatment in hospital.

"We shall arrest him once his condition gets better," Khaer added.

Uh, get better? Like, never.


3808...Doors Open CKCU

That is Radio Carleton, 93.1CKCU, on the campus of Canada's 46th best university, Carleton.

All goes down this Saturday from 10 to 4.

Look for me onsite wearing my black and red Carleton sombrero.


3807...Not Good For The Kid

Via Mix 96 Montreal'a Freeway Frank and the New York Post comes the news that the greatest Expo ever, Gary Carter, is in trouble deep.

His brain tumour is cancerous and inoperable.



3806...What Is This Post Office I Hear So Much About?

Honestly every news cast I tune into talks about this place called the Post Office going on strike.

They deliever something called mail. Not email but mail.

Please explain.


3805...Do You Have A Picture Of Ur Genitals

On your Blackberry, I-Phone, in your wallet?

George Lepp, Tim Hudak's boy in Niagara Falls, does.

It were in the paper. Every paper. In the world.

Apparently a scoundrel stole/found his 'berry in Toronto and found a nice shot of his junk on said 'berry and posted it on his, Mr. Lepp's, Twitter account.

Now everyone knows he is left handed.

I would write more but I have a photo shoot.


3804...U Know You Have Had A Bad Day

When you lose a game 121 to 4

The Ottawa Sun reports that is how badly the Ottawa Swans of the Ontario Australian Football League got schooled by yesterday on their home field.

Not good. Not good at all.


3803...Biggest Thing Ever In Saint John

Winning the Memorial Cup.

You know they are partying like it is New Year's Eve there.

Y'd think that the newspaper of record there, www.telegraphjournal.com, might pay some one to stay late and update their website.



3802...2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup

Saint John New Brunswick Sea Dogs in the house.

They beat the host Mississauga St. Mike's Majors 3/1 Sunday.

It was the first win for an Atlantic team in the big game and it was the third big game that Dave Cameron, the future coach of the Ottawa Senators, came up short in this calendar year. World Juniors; OHL Finals and; this.


3801...Trust Uncle Jack


The Hudson, Quebec boy who, like all good anglos of his era had to move to Toronto to make his bones, tells the few of his people left that they have nothing to worry about an "...NDP plan to boost French in the federal workplace in Quebec."

His Quebec leader, Thomas Muclair, is quoted in Sunday's Montreal Gazette as saying that "Why should a woman who works in a chartered bank, the Royal Bank, have fewer linguistic rights then a woman who works in a caisse populaire (credit union) across the street? It makes no sense."

And if she is English and wants a job? Well there is always Toronto.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

3800...Phil Birnbaum Writes A Letter To The Editor

Printed in this Wednesday's National Post.

If Israel should have to revert to its 1967 borders, the Stanley Cup should also.

A true revisionist, Phil Birnbaum lists his address as Nepean, Ontario, a suburb of Ottawa that has long been mega citiedized.


3799...Stanley Cup Firsts

Chris Stevenson in morning Ottawa Sun points out that this will be the first Stanley Cup final with two Francophone coaches.

Claude Vigneault of the Vancouver Canucks and Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins will also be the first pair of ex Hull Olympiques coaches to face off for the Cup.

I would also guess that they are the first pair of Ottawa area boys to go for the Cup versus each other and the first pair of ex Hab coaches to go for it.


3798...Tim Hudak's America

That is what the Ontario Tory leader wants to do.

Make is like them. Not the good them though. The nasty, hateful, picking on the week them.

In the Sun today he brags that he will set up a sex-offender website so their sentences can be life sentences.


3797...It Is JFK's Birthday Today

At 3 in the afternoon on this day in 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy entered this world.

This man was to Irish Catholics and Roman Catholics in general what Barack Obama is to Blacks in this era.

Hard to believe but back in the day there was a real fear in the States that if they elected a Catholic they would be putting the Pope in the White House.

When I was a kid every house in my Ottawa neighbourhood had two things prominently on display: a crucifix and a picture of JFK.

Happy Birthday Jack!


3796...Sorry Rob Ford

I know you and Paul Godfrey and TSN and The Fan 590 have your hearts set on the Buffalo Bills becoming the Toronto Bills when the only owner they have ever had, the 90 plus year old Ralph Wilson, leaves the planet.

Ain't gonna happen.

For starters, Toronto is not in the USA. Also you don't have a stadium that is dedicated to football. That is a requirement. Plus no one has the quadrillion dollars it takes to buy the team. Or at least no one in T.dot is stepping up to the plate with their cheque book ouvert.

Just over the Peace Bridge things are a wee bit diff. The Wall Street Journal, Mayor Ford that is the US version of The Toronto Sun, says that their is a new player "Jeffrey Gundlach, a bond fund manager in Los Angeles, told the Wall Street Journal that he's looking to put a group together that would bid on the Bills when the franchise is put up for sale. Gundlach said he has broached the idea with some wealthy clients for whom he manages money."

Will he move the team to Los Angeles? Well, he is native of the Queen City [that's what Buffaloians call Buffalo; I know, I know, I don't recall a Queen Buffalo either] and I would think that the greedy owners of the NFL would want to keep the City of Angels open for themselves to plunk an overpriced expansion team in if and when.

Sorry Mayor.


3795...Pope Benedict And Porn

There is a commonality.

They are both more pro condom today than they were previously.

El Popo says that if you have to worry about AIDS or HIV, wrap it.

Cali is now thinking about making porno actors and, next to Ottawa, SoCal is the porn capital of the world, wear condoms.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

3794...Bacon Makes It Better

Your Rabbi may not agree but generally speaking the slogan of America's Pork Checkoff Program "Bacon makes it better" is right and right on.

No one is more in tune with the tasty porky product than Denny's who offer Bacon Flapjacks, Bacon Meatloaf, and the BBBLT. But the most peculiar and talked about new offering is the new Maple Bacon Sundae.

Here is the review from slashfood.com:

The Claims: Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae starts with a layer of maple-flavored syrup, topped with a layer of vanilla ice cream, topped with a layer of diced hickory-smoked bacon. All of this is topped by an additional set of the same layers.

The Price: $2.99. (Prices may vary at participating locations.)

The Verdict: C-. I should preface this review with the fact that I love bacon; bacon does make things better -- that is, in most cases. Bacon is a very salty thing, and that saltiness should be offset by a contrasting flavor when using it as an ingredient in a recipe -- which it often is. It is particularly tasty when combined with sweet things -- bacon-wrapped dates or bacon chocolate, for example -- and at breakfast, when it optionally comes candied or served with maple syrup.

With that said, with everything Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae has going for it, and as much as I was excited to try this creation, it didn't quite live up to my hyped expectations. Rather than make "a classic ice cream sundae more awesome" (as it says in the menu description), the bacon in this dessert tastes and feels out of place, almost as if the bacon slipped in there by accident, and not on purpose. It's baffled me why this is; it should be more awesome. Perhaps the bacon is too salty to be swirled in the ice cream. Perhaps the contrast between salty and sweet is too great in this case. Or perhaps bacon is good with sweets, but only if that sweet is not a dairy product. Many recipes for bacon ice cream are actually for candied bacon ice cream; maybe the caramelized sugar coating around bacon is necessary to serve as an intermediary between pork and dairy. Denny's may have tried to remedy this issue with the layer of maple syrup, but the ice cream melts so fast that the maple syrup seeps into the ice cream or to the bottom of the glass, away from the bacon. The result is the meat just sitting in the ice cream without being fused with anything substantial enough to cushion the clash between salty and sweet dairy.

Nice try, Denny's. The Maple Bacon Sundae may have fallen short from the expectations of someone living in our bacon-obsessed American culture, but you definitely get an A for effort.


3793...Stephen Harper Has A Majority

As I am sure you have noted.

Upstairs and downstairs.

Now you know that I didn't vote for our beloved Prime Minister nor would I.


He is in a position to change the way things run electorally in our country. For starters, representation by population, not language. It is insane that Prince Edward Island, which has less people in it than my building, gets four MPs. No, no and no.

Now this from Martin Ouellet and the Canadian Press: Quebec is demanding...a guarantee that the province will continue to hold 24 per cent of the chamber's seats. Quebec currently has 75 of the 308 seats." F*ck y'all. In fact y'all better start f*cking to keep your 24 per cent. Less people less representation, get it?

The Senate. Do like the Yanks do and the Aussies. Give each state er province a set number of Senators. Say six a province. Have elections for two/two and two every two years.

Born again Quebecois Jack Layton says "...he agrees with Quebec's goals. He said he supported the previous motions passed by the Quebec legislature with that goal. 'The principle is that we do not want Quebec's current weight reduced,' Layton told The Canadian Press."

Of course not, you got 59 seats in La Belle but to turn your back on Canada to get on TV a bit more, get better public housing and a higher pension, shame on you Mr. Layton.



3792...Bruins Versus Canucks

You either already know this or you do not care.

Interestingly no Canuck fever in Ottawa.

The lack thereof is kinda offputting.


3791...Stonewall Hits Moscow

The cops in the Russian capital busted 30 gays for having a wee march today.

CTV News Cbannel reports that the march was also interrupted by some right wing haters.

Goodness why do people care so much about whom loves whom?


3790...First Expo In The Hall Is In Trouble

Lead story in today's Montreal Gazette is about Gary Carter.

One of the tumours in The Kid's brain is



Friday, May 27, 2011

3789...Does Stephen Harper Have A Library Card?

If not, let's get him one.

And get him to walk from work to the main library in Ottawa at Laurier and Metcalfe.

Then, while walking the "Got a quarter gauntlet" he would see that the quality of living for all Canadians is not so good.


3788...The Whole Country Is Watching

Tonight, CBC, the Bruins, Stanley Cup Champions 1972, against Stevie Y's Tampa Bays.

Stevie Y baby.

Sorry Don Cherry.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

3787...I Bet He Is Hiding In Pembroke

Or Shawville, Renfrew, Carp, Peterboro, somewheres in the Ottawa Valley or Central Ontario.

He, of course, is the Mullet Bandit.

Q13 News in Columbus, Ohio reports that the man the FBI has dubbed the Mullet Bandit has hit three banks, armed robbed them, this month alone.

Harry Trombitas, the FBI agent tracking him, says that "The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 30's, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build, a scruffy appearance and dark hair cut in a mullet." And a baseball cap.

Lord, Jesus, you have just described half the valley and the Kawarthas.

Lock your doors.


3786...Grab A Kleenex And Then Read On

This doggie tear jerker comes from The Lookout, an Alabama Blog:

A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters last month, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst. But the redoubtable mutt apparently crawled back to his home days later with two broken legs in a remarkable tale of survival.

Local news outlet WBRC reports that Mason was blown away by the storm from the garage in Birmingham where he was hiding on April 27. His owners looked for him everywhere but couldn't find him. Two and a half weeks later, though, they found Mason waiting for them on their front porch when they returned to the house to look through the debris.

Workers at the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control shelter are now caring for Mason, since his owners say they can't take care of him while they piece their lives back together after the storm. "This is probably the most dramatic we've seen as far as an injury in an animal that's survived this long. It's kind of tapering off, the amount of animals we're seeing because of the storm. For an animal just to show up on someone's porch after this time was pretty remarkable, especially with the condition he's in," shelter worker Phil Doster told the news station.

Mason is "doing fantasic" after his May 20 surgery where metal plates were attached to his bones so they could heal, Doster told The Lookout in an email. "We are excited that he will be going back to his family and to the home where he finally returned after 3 weeks," he wrote. Mason is expected to be able to walk completely normally after he recovers in about six weeks, though his front legs will be a bit shorter than his back legs. Mason's family has requested to not be named in the media, Doster added, but they are "very excited" for Mason to come home when their house is again habitable in about five weeks.

Pets are often forgotten victims of natural disasters such as the fierce storms and tornadoes that have battered the Midwest the past few months. The Human Society of the United States has sent rescue teams to find pets in Joplin, Missouri, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and other hard-hit areas.

Seriously, tears being wiped away by the WFDS.


3785...Tories To Scrap Per-Vote Subsidy

That was the headline on top of Kris Sims' article in this morning's Kingston Whig-Standard, and, yes, it is amazing what one finds on OC Transpo busses these days, very cosmopolitan doncha think?

Anyhow, Mr. Sims' writes that when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tables the budget on the 77th anniversary of D-Day "The $2-per-vote subsidy for political parties will be officially phased out...The elimination of the per-vote subsidy will affect opposition parties more than the governing Conservatives, especially the Liberal party, which has previously relied heavily on corporate and labour donations along with the tax subsidy."

Here is hoping that the Tories open up contributions for contributing to political parties so that those with means may give more. Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't it the ability to give up to one's level of comfort that help fund the the Reform and Canadian Alliance's rise to become the Conservative party of today?


3784...Warren Kinsella On Hockey

The SunTV star, blogger and all around Liberal good guy posted this when the Canucks won their double overtime game against the San Jose Sharks.

The win last night was the best thing that has happened to the country since – well, since Vancouver hosted the Olympics (there’s a trend developing here…). In honour of the Canucks’ wonderful victory, I am asking you to settle a debate that my kids and I have all the time – namely, which Canucks logo is best?

First off, all the Canucks logos have sucked, some just more than others.

Secondly that is kinda sad coz the Vancouver Canucks Western Hockey League unis were sublime. You could look it up.

Third, Canuck fever has not caught on, at least not in your nation's capital WK. I see more Miami Heat, Chicago Bull and Dallas Mavericks gear than Van Can stuff.

More to the point I have seen one, that is 1, Canuck jersey in Ottawa this week.


The question now is who are the Canucks going to play in the final? If it is Tampa Bay I can see the Lightning getting a lot of support in Ottawa and Gat simply coz of Stevie Yzerman.

And if it is Boston, well that will be like when Italy and France played in the final of the World Cup. Is there any way B O T H can lose?


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

3783...I Have Always Liked Barry Bonds

Classy dude, for true, all the way through.

Deadspin reports that Barry Bonds will provide scholarships for Bryan Stow's two grade-school-age children. Mr. Stow was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in March for wearing a Giants jersey. His condition is slowly improving, and police recently arrested a suspect in his beating.

Classy dude and possibly the greatest baseball player ever. YOU hit a million home runs, juice or not.


3782...Rude Boy Changes His Ways

Mia Rabson, personal friend of mine, writes in this morning's Winnipeg Free Press that Manitoba MP Pat Martin vows "...to turn over a new leaf in the next Parliament and lead a movement for improved respect between MPs."

He says he has chosen civility and to that end has had buttons made up in party colours for all MPs.

"Opto Civitas."

This will last an hour. May be.


3781...Different Rules For The Rich

The New York Post reports that

Friends of alleged hotel sex fiend Dominique Strauss-Kahn secretly contacted the accusing maid's impoverished family, offering them money to make the case go away since they can't reach her in protective custody, The Post has learned.

The woman, who says she was sexually assaulted by the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, has an extended family in the former French colony of Guinea in West Africa, well out of reach of the Manhattan DA's Office.

"They already talked with her family," a French businesswoman with close ties to Strauss-Kahn and his family told The Post. "For sure, it's going to end up on a quiet note."

On the other hand they have DNA and, if memory serves, the Manhattan District Attorney is 1/elected and 2/likes to take down the big boys, right Eliot Spitzer?


3780...Today, Apparently, Is The Day

The ship is righted.

The Red Ship.

Parti Liberal.


Bob Rae.


3779...My Fave Food In The News


Cut and paste from Len Berman:

Last night was "Tribute to Bacon" night at the minor league Richmond Flying Squirrels game.

Kevin Bacon threw out the first pitch.

Actually, it wasn't that Kevin Bacon.

It was a local police detective with the same name.

One lucky fan won a year's supply of bacon.

The president of the team said the whole idea of the night was to "ham it up."


That's not kosher.


3778...He's In Trouble


ABC News: Justice Department To Prosecute John Edwards

The Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged campaign law violations.
Oy and vey.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

3777...The End Of World Did Happen

Or did it? I am soooooooo confused. And I have barely been drinking.

Here is a cut and paste from Taylor on Radio:

A “flabbergasted” Christian station owner Harold Camping talks about October 21.

This is a real embarrassment to many in the Christian radio community, who (you’ll notice) have remained very quiet.

So the world didn’t end on May 21? On last night’s “Open Forum”, Camping reiterates that the world's really going to end on October 21, and as far as he's concerned, Judgment Day did occur on May 21.
But God decided not to make people suffer through the next five months.

As for all the donations made to Family Radio - Camping doesn't intend to give them back. To him, they were made to further the gospel, and that's what his organization has done with the money.

But for sure, they'll be more low-key about the October 21 hard date for end-of-world - the billboards are coming down.

Family Radio’s international projects manager Matt Tuter tells the Christian Post he blames the Family Radio board – “they are the ones responsible for this mess”, by listening to Camping about yet another of his apocalyptic predictions. Tuter says Camping’s actually predicted The End about ten times. He says it’s true that Family Radio and Camping spent $100 million to publicize that “the end is near.” But he says “A lot of the reporters have got it wrong…The largest portion of the money did not come from donors”, but from selling off KFTL television and an FM station.

Presumably, that’s the San Francisco 106.9 that was Camping’s KEAR, now owned by CBS as part of a major purchase and swap that gave Camping the big-signal 610 AM.

Well, as long as he made a few shekels, we good, eh?


3776...The Army Will Not Help With Quebec Floods

This is what I heard from John Ray, Canadian Press Radio, on Ottawa's CFRA on their 9 o'clock news.

What has the denizens of La Belle pissed is that the PM and/or reps of the PM have visited smoking Slave Lake [voted Tory] and wet Manitoba [voted Tory] but haven't visited wet La Belle [voted Orange].

Politics as usual.

My Canada does not include ridings that didn't vote for me.


3775...Winnipeg's Week

Sure, they have that flooding problem but it wouldn't be southern Man in spring without floods.

Been quite the week for the 'Peg.

First off, they are, apparently, back in the NHL.

Secondly the Globe and Mail is running a three piece special on the real Windy City.


3774...Toliet Seat Hat Sells For 127 Large

On eBay. So says Reuters.

You know the hat I mean. The one that Princess Beatrice wore to Kate and Wills big wedding last month.

Of course she wore such a crazy hat so people wouldn't notice her butterface.


3773...Three Birthdays Today

Bob Dylan.

Night baseball.

The Brooklyn Bridge.


3772...The World DID End Saturday

Is true.

Stay tuned for information later on this channel.

Now back to our regular programming.


Monday, May 23, 2011

3771...Worst Traffic Stop Ever

At least for the stopees.

On this day in 1934 Bonnie and Clyde were stopped
by the police in Texas.

The police then shot the couple a gazillion times.


3770...Bob Rae

If Team Red hadda picked him in '06 he would be PM today.

And the insanity that is the GOP er PC er Reform er Conservative er Regime Stephen Harper would have been avoided.

But nooooo.


3769...Good News For Montreal Fans

I read in yesterday's Ottawa Sun, may have been Steve Simmon's column, that the Toronto Blue Jays are giving thought to playing a series or two in MTL in the near future.

That would be so cool and would fit nicely into the festival culture that exists in Montreal in the sum sum summertime.

Just For Laughs, Jazz, Grande Prix etcetera, a baseball festival once a year would, in my view, be a huge hit.


3768...The Kid Is Ailing

The Kid is Camera Carter also known as the greatest Montreal Expo ever.

Over the weekend I read on Huffington Post that Gary Carter has four insignificant brain tumours.

His words, not mine.

Prayers all around.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

3767...We Don't All Like That Song

The one that you are blaring out of your comvertible/motorcyle cruising down Barrington/17th Ave/Elgin Street on a hot Sunday.

Or anyday.

So shut the f@ck up and turn it down.


3766...If Hitler (Or Obama) Really Wanted To Win The War

They would just open a call centre and call people over amd over and over again.

Fergetabout the
if Adolph Hitler had of got the residents of Dachau et al on the dialer they would have irritated the Britsh into submission.

"Stop calling!!! Don't you know it is dinner time?"

But the calls would continue and continue and continue.

Same tactic will work in Libya, Iraq and more Mr. President.


3765...The End Of The World

Has been postponed.

Was supposed to
happen yesterday around six.

It did not.

In a related story, I am soooooo hung over.


Friday, May 20, 2011

3764...Oooooh Yeah He Is Gone

Former Montreal Expo farmhand and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment champion Randy Savage is dead.

He was 58.

The Macho Man suffered a heart attack earlier today while driving in the Tampa area. It is widely reported that he hit a tree at
many miles per hour.'

Hope they have Slim Jims on the other side.


3763...The Greatest Sports Name Ever

Was the early 1970's Cleveland Brown reciever Fair Hooker.


The new bestest name ever is the Western Hockey League champion Kootenay Ice forward Steele Boomer.


3762...A Tale Of Two Cities From Monday's Star

Toronto Star.

A tale of two cities - and of two mayors

Toronto Star

Mon May 16 2011

Page: GT2

Section: Greater Toronto

Byline: Joe Fiorito Toronto Star

Chicago is the U.S. city most like Toronto in terms of size, geography and culture.

I am in my cups.

We elected Rob.

They elected Rahm.

God help us.

Rahm Emanuel takes office Monday; he was the White House chief of staff; after the president, he was always the brightest guy in the Situation Room.

Rob is happiest in a high school locker room.

God help us.

Rahm won the election by promising to clean up a city hampered by patronage and corruption.

Rob won the election by ranting about the gravy train, which conveyance does not seem to exist except in his fevered imagination.

God help us.

Rahm is a little guy with a big brain and a steely heart.

Rob is a big guy with a small brain and a soft heart.

I am wary of the former and frightened by the latter, but if I had to make a choice ...

God help us.

Rahm is the mayor of a city with a first-rate waterfront.

Rob is a mayor who thinks Toronto's waterfront is a frill that we can't afford, although his brother Doug seems to think the waterfront needs a "wow factor." What the hell is a "wow factor?"

God help us.

Rahm's brother, Ari, is one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood; a fictional version of Ari appears on the TV show Entourage.

Rob's brother Doug is a suburban label-maker who does Rob's thinking for him.

God help us.

Rahm's wife has an MBA from Wharton, as well as a master's in art history.

Rob's wife? Nobody I know knows.

God help us.

Chicago is a living urban library of the best architecture in the world.

Toronto got skinned by Daniel Libeskind, the worst architect in the world. Not once, but twice.

Chicago has Frank Gehry's bandshell.

Have we razed Frank Gehry's childhood home yet?

God help us.

Toronto has the second-best film festival in the world.

Chicago has the best film critic in the world, Roger Ebert.

Pick 'em.

Chicago took Saul Bellow from Montreal.

Toronto took Michael Ondaatje from Sri Lanka.

Bellow wrote Dangling Man.

Ondaatje wrote The English Patient.

Who am I to criticize another writer?

Still, I'm betting Rahm has read Bellow, and also Terkel and Algren and Wright.

Just as I am betting that Rob has not read Ondaatje or any other novelist of Toronto.

Rahm likes ballet.

Rob likes bloody men punching each other in the face.

God help him, and us.

Chicago gave Obama to the world.

Toronto gave Stephen Harper to the world.

Obama wants to make the Chicago River clean enough to swim in.

Harper would see Toronto drown.

Chicago gave us Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Charlie Musselwhite, Son Seals and many others.

I get the blues thinking of the late Jeff Healey.

God help us.

Chicago - hog butcher to the nation - has good street food and great Mexican, Polish and German food; also deep-dish pizza. That's not pizza. I forgive them.

Toronto - Hogtown, by its other name - screwed up the notion of good street food: red tape with your bulgogi?

God help us.

Chicago gave America the Chicago Seven.

Toronto gave Canada the Group of Seven.

That helps a bit, but two sevens do not make things even.

However, I'm betting Rahm can name more members of both groups than Rob can.

And if Rob met Rahm, I have a hunch which one would ask for the other's autograph.

God help us.


Chicago had Mike Royko.

Mike Royko had the Billy Goat Tavern.

Me? I need a drink right now.

God help us, every one.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

3761...Radio Radio Raydeeoh

TV's little cousin pays big bucks to its top performers. Here is a cut and paste piece from the Taylor On Radio-Info e-magazine:

Radio puts four personalities in the top 30 of the Forbes Celebrity list.
Two are still all-radio, and two got their start in radio and are still doing it, while branching out. #23 in the new Forbes list is Premiere talker Rush Limbaugh, with an estimated recent yearly pay of $64 million. #24 is KIIS-FM, Los Angeles and Premiere-syndicated Ryan Seacrest, $61 million. (He was on Leno this week, talking about coming to L.A. from radio in Atlanta, doing overnight board-op work and driving the promotional van for Star 98.7 KYSR.) #26 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list is Howard Stern of Sirius XM, $76 million. And #30 is Premiere talker Glenn Beck, with an estimated $40 million in pay. In leaving Fox, Forbes says "Beck appears to think he can become bigger still, by striking out on his own." That’s probably true. But he's continuing the lucrative radio gig, which pays more than TV did.

I made 5 figures in radio last year. The low five figures.



Are you on The Pedestal?

If the world does not cease to exist this weekend you are going to want to be on The Pedestal.

Not all the nuts are in the trees.


3759...It Is The End Of The World As We Know It

From David Emery, your Guide to Urban Legends:

"God in His mercy has revealed the vital information needed to know the day. Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 will occur because the bible declares it. Anyone whom God has not saved will arrive at that day with no hope for salvation. God warns simply the 'door will be shut.'" -- Harold Camping

Apparently this is all coming down at 6 Eastern, just before the evening news in most markets east of the Mississippi. Furthermore this of course means no Stanley Cup champion, no NBA champ and we will never know who is going to win the Preakness.

On the other hand I won't have to go to church this week.


3758...Blue Max

Max Bernier.

In the cabinet.

At least I like one dude on the Tory side.


3757...Triple E Senate

Wow, Prime Minister Harper has made the Liberals look like they weren't even trying when they were stacking the Senate.

House of sober second thought is also now the house of those who finish second in ridings east of Ottawa.

C'mon down Larry Smith, Fabian Manning and Josee Verner.

If I spelt her name wrong shoot me.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3756...Thank You Again Captain Obvious

Cherry picking the front page of the Ottawa Citizen in the line up at the Metro grocery store at Lincoln Fields in your capital and lo and below below the fold there is a story about a 10 month study by some brainiacs from Canada's number on party school the University of Western Ontario.
Team Smarty Pants concluded, after much study, that Don Cherry is a red neck.
They did not use that exact phraseology but a rose is a rose is a rose.
In other academic news, researchers at the UWO have concluded, after much hair pulling, that water is wet, the sky is blue and grass is green.


3755...The Horses Are Just The Reason

To have the party that is the Triple Crown.

This Saturday it is the run for the Black Eyed Susans in Baltimore and Len Berman reminds all that attendance for this leg of the Triple Crown is up 17 points.

Pour quoi?

This year's mascot is Kegasus, half man, half horse.

KEGasus. Get it? The whole idea is to draw party animals to the infield for Saturday's Triple Crown race.

Music, beer, girls in bikinis.

That works.


3754...They Named A Candy Bar After Him

Just like he said they would.

The straw that stirs the drink was and always will be Reggie Jackson and today he turns 65.

Number 9 is still number 1.


3753...30 Rock Is 41

It is her show and Tina Fey is 41 today.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

3752...Move Over Maple Leafs

There is a new Biggest Loser in T-Dot and they are called the Toronto Raptors.

Coming off their worst season in seasons, 22 wins/60 losses, the New York Times reports that club has inexplicably "...showed they still believe Bryan Colangelo is the man to turn the team around by signing the president and general manager to a multi-year contract extension on Tuesday."

He sucks totally by the way.

"'Over the past few months Bryan has worked on a winning plan for the Raptors,'" said Richard Peddie, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment." Sure he has, in the same way he developed winners in Phoenix where he, and his dad before him, have won zero [0] NBA titles in four decades.


3751...Prime Minister Justin Bieber

Probably never but the southern Ontario teen superstar has got another feather to stick in his cap.

Len Berman reports that every year the St. Paul Saints, an independent baseball team whom, I believe, play in the same circuit as the Winnipeg Goldeneyes, have a pig as a mascot each year and hold a contest to name the swine.

Previous winners: Kevin Bacon and Boarack Obama.

This year's winning name: Justin Bieboar.

Oh, Canada.


3750...The Dirtiest, Foulest, Most XXX Comic Ever

Bob Saget, of Full House fame, turns 55 today.


3749...The End Days Are Nigh

Nigh, I believe, is Bible talk for here.

If not the title of this piece should be The End Days Are Here.

The three signs, as laid out in the forgotten book of the New Testament, Pierre, are:

---The NDP wins Quebec---Elizabeth May becomes a Member of Parliament---Lindsay Lohan has an epiphany---

The star of such movies as Mean Girls, Mean Girls and the ever popular Mean Girls has, according to TMZ, told her friends that she is through with drinking, drugging and stealing.

The End Days Are Nigh.


3748...The Category Is:

World's Worst Talk Show Host

Although 580CFRA in Ottawa has an impressive array of non talented personalities the winner of this coveted award is the host of The Chat Room, Mark Sutcliffe.

An example of his inability to make sense would be his pronouncement last Thursday that "A bad law is better than no law."

This is a man who would be
more comfortable in a different time, 1938, and a different place, Munich.


3747...Then There Is Sunnyside Nick

Another CFRA Ottawa talker.

Except he often makes sense and has a clear point of view.

This morning, this morning being last Thursday, the talk is of abortion, a procedure Nick Vanderfraft (did I spell it right?) is against 100 per cent.

But, and this is brilliant, he seems to be pro-choice and chooses to be anti abortion.


He also suggests that there be 48 hour cooling off period between the demand for an abortion and the actual abortion.

Makes sense, eh?


3746...Sorry Winnipeg/Then Again

Told ya so.

No NHL team for Bomber Town.

The Phoenix suburb of Glendale's City Council voted 5 to 2 Tuesday night to throw another 25 mill at the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Associated Preas reports that the tab for keeping the NHL team in the Land of the Sun is now 50 mill.

Is stupid.

Speaking of stupid, the NHL put a team in the capital of Black America, Atlanta, not once but twice and it appears that team two, the Atlanta Thrashers, are going to move, move, move to the 'Peg.

We will see.


Monday, May 16, 2011

3745...She Will Be A Teen Forever

Her name is Olga Korbut and she was an elfin gymnastic star out of the Soviet Union four decades ago.

She turns 56 today but in my eye she is still a child.

And one of the greatest ever.


3744...Not The Job For A Dancing With Stars Guy


It is reported widely that NFL star with the Cincinnati Bengals,Chad Ochocinco rode a bull over the weekend in Atlanta.

He lasted 1.5 seconds.

Which is what she said.


Sunday, May 15, 2011


Is the only way to describe the scene at The Bob in Hull tonight.

Five minutes before faceoff and it is soooooo loud; the barn seats 4000 so, of course, there are 5,000 crazies in the house.

Go Olympiques.


3742...Sean Avery: Pest And Liberal

The hockey player that is most hated of them all, Sean Avery, is very likeably liberal off the ice.

He is supporting New Yorkers for Marriage Equality. Mr. Avery, who interned at Vogue in the summer of '08, recorded a video for the organization earlier this month where he stated that he is a supporter of same-sex marriage. In an interview with the New York Times, he stated stated, “I certainly have been surrounded by the gay community. And living in New York and when you live in L.A., you certainly have a lot of gay friends."

He is said to be the first New York athlete to take such a stance. The National Post Saturday reported that a prominent hockey agent, Todd Reynolds, joined the fray Tweeting, "Legal or not, it (gay marriage) will always be wrong."

I love how Christians are so not Christians; what happened to letting God sort things out in the here after? You know, "Judge not lest ye be judged".


3741...Note To Suburban Moms At The Malls

With their three year old girls.


Enough already with the makeup on your preschool girls.

Three year olds don’t need pink nail polish to dig in the dirt for worms or run through a sprinkler.

Ditto lipstick, eye liner and lashes.

Three is three not thirty-three.

It will happen soon enough.


3740...You Think YOU Have Had Bad Hair Days

Check this.

The Geelong Advertiser advises one and all that Aussie Rules Footie player midfielder Nathan Van Someren of Simpson in the Colac and District Football League was tossed coz his Mohawk was considered dangerous by umpire Don Wheadon.

"Before the game the umpire said that I could not play with my hair like that. He told me it was dangerous," Mr. Van Someren said. He has been playing with the same hairstyle for the last three years and said that "We all thought that he was taking the mickey out of me. A few umpires have made jokes about my hair before, so I didn't think any more of it.

Simpson went on to win the game by 34 points.

Wonder wot they wud do with Jaromir Jagr down under?


3739...Get Pissed Off About This

Gas prices in Ottawa are about 1.30 a litre this Sunday, 15 May.

In the nearest Yankee city, Watertown, New York, the prices are about 1.00 a litre.

That is a difference of 15 bones a fillup.

And we send them oil, not the other way around.

Great idea give them a majority, eh?


3738...Look A Tulip

Oh, there is another one. And another million more.

It is weekend two for the Tulip Festival in your capital.

This annual borefest is held at the time of the year when everyone in Ottawa thinks it is summer but it is usually, and by usually I mean always, raining and cold.

The whole purpose of the event is to give seniors in the north east, Quebec and Ontario the opportunity to descend upon the National Capital Region and drive slowly, very slowly, causing traffic jams which, apparently, is their goal in life.

Additionally it provides a pay day for sh*tty Canadian bands that are miles beyond their best before dates such as 54-40 and Trooper.

The reason for this borefest is to honour the Dutch Royal Family who fled to Ottawa during WW2. Unlike the other royals in Europe who either stayed in their homelands or went to England, the Dutchies pulled out a map of the world and found the place that was A/least likely to get invaded and B/had decent food.

First of course the Queen's consort sold a bunch of secrets to the Nazis.

To thank us/torture us, they send tulips every spring and f*ck up the city for two weekends.


3737...Hockey Ce Soir In La Belle

The Bob in Hull, more formally known as the Robert Guertin Arena [I guess a "le" is supposed to be in there somewhere but, as you know, I am a gorf], will be rocking tonight as game six of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final goes at 7 ish.

The series, against the St. John's Seadogs, is 3/2, advantage Seadogs, but y'never know, eh?

The winner of the series travels to Mississauga for the Memorial Cup.

Look for me, in standing room, wearing my official Gatineau Olympiques sombrero.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

3736...My Girlfriend Is Getting Married Today

And not to me.

According to my mom she is betting on Blake Shelton over the WFDS

Sure he has a job and a tour bus and is rich and goooodlooking and we have never met but besides that, why not me?


3735...He Is A Deviant

Sorry, was a devient.

That would be Osama bin Laden.

Besides the fact that he had a terror fetish, was growing pot in his yard, it is now reported by Reuters that he also had an extensive collection of porn.

Boy-oh-boy he would of loved Gatineau.


Friday, May 13, 2011

3734...Shayok Shayok

The kid so nice they named him twice, Shayok Shayok, a 6 foot 6 tweener, has committed to play with the Bradley Braves.

His sister Yar Shayok is a red shirt junior at the University of Detroit amd dad Makur Shayok was a star at Dayton back in the day.

Expect big things from this Ottawa boy.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

3733...Pussy On The Radio

That would be my fearful friend Tic, er, tic who is on 93.1 CKCU Wednesday mornings from 7 to 9 30.

Mr. tic was chatting to his straight man Patricia Lever about the upcoming Hope Volleyball Tournament, a huge deal in your capital.

Ms. Lever asked if he played volleyball.

He does not.

Then she asked him why he went to the event.

Obviously she has never been or she would know.

Mr. tic would not say but I will tell you why he goes. Because it is the one day a year that a closer to death than birth man, my self included, can look at thousands upon thousands upon thousands of tremendously hot/fit/amazing women who diet, take care of themselves and bounce while playing volleyball.



Thursday morning.

93.1 CKCU.

Blake Batson and moi.


3731...More Kvetching

Pity the poor cocktail pourer turned rookie NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brousseau.

Today's hate on her is that she doesn't have her degree in flower arranging/dog petting/soap opera analysis from St. Lawrence College, a euchre playing academy based along the Seaway.

She never said she did; they, whomever they are, assumed such.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

3730...Robbery Tips: What Not To Do

The first tip would be to not to rob anyone.

Tip number two, after robbing someone don't go back to the store.

Even if you need smokes.

The Orlando Sentinel tells the tale of "A Lake County man suspected of robbing a Minneola convenience store at gunpoint returned to the business the following day to buy cigarettes and was recognized by clerks as the gunman, officials said.

Store clerks at the Sunoco convenience store just off U.S. Highway 27 reported that a man they recognized as a regular customer stole $500 and several packs of Newport cigarettes about 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to a Lake County Sheriff's Office investigative report."

Even if the Newports are on sale.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

3729...Now He Will Never Get A Green Card

He is lucky he is dead I guess

He is Osama Bim Laden and according to CBS's David Letterman they, 50, found marijuana on his property.

That and about 150 empty pizza boxes.


3728...Compulsory Voting

Those of you who think we should compel all eligible voters to vote should consider the case of Berthier-Maskinonge, a Quebec riding.

That is the riding that elected Ruth Ellen Brosseau Monday. There has been tons of handwringing about this considering that she not only did not campaign for the riding she has never been there. Ever.

Somehow Ms. Brosseau is being painted the
villan; it is not her fault that the savvy electorate in her new rising voted
for her because.



Saturday, May 7, 2011

3727...Another Take

On the election past in Oh Canada comes from Jeffrey Simpson on this morning's Globe and Mail.

Mr. Simpson writes that if Stephen Harper "...governs wisely, his part should br on office for at least two majority governments..."

Sad to say that could be the case.

One thing is certain: with a majority Mr. Harper will impose his vision of what Canada should be and if his vision is congruent with that of the voting populace so be it.


3726...The Election Summed Up

It was done best in Tuesday's Ottawa Sun with this headline:

Harper in driver's seat, Iggy and Duceppe in trunk

Beauty, eh?


Friday, May 6, 2011

3725...Quote Of The Week

Courtesy of Len Berman:

Quote of the Week

Apropos of nothing, I offer you this courtesy of Top 5 subscriber Gary A., which actually made me LOL, which isn't easy to do.

"The trouble with quotes over the Internet is you never know if they are genuine"
- Abraham Lincoln

True dat.


3724...Donald Trump Talks To Donald Trump

And says: You're fired.

Donald Trump was supposed to drive the pace-car for the Indy 500. Of course it made no sense. And even less sense when he got involved with the President's birth certificate. Well, Trump has now excused himself from the honor saying it's inappropriate since he may be running for Prez his own bad self. And who needs free pub when y'r running for office, eh?

He also said he had no time to practice.

Plus the helmet wouldn't fit over his hair.


3723...CBC Please Shut Up

Please shut up.

So now they, the CBC, are saying that the Tories majority may be a one-hit wonder.

Four days after the election.

Please shut up.


3723...Say Hey 80

I do believe that I have that one right.

Barry Bonds' uncle, Willie Mays, is 80 today

Happy birthday wishes go out to the Say Hey Kid.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

3722...And He Wanted Out Of Jail Why?


A mayor in Germany helped rescue a man who became trapped in a women's prison after mistaking it for a shortcut to a nearby park, police in the northern city of Hildesheim said on Wednesday.

Hildesheim Mayor Henning Blum heard the man's cries for help while passing by the prison near the city center and notified police who came and freed the 24-year-old.

The man told police he was strolling through town and did not immediately notice he had walked into a prison. By the time it dawned on him where he was, the gate to the jail had already closed, locking him inside.

Police said they are investigating why the prison gate was open, enabling the man to wander in.

Women's prison dude, you were trapped in a women's prison.


3721...I Wonder If He Had To Submit A Current Res'?

The Globe and Mail reports that the man who would be "Michael Ignatieff has been given a cozy office with a fireplace in the University of Toronto’s acclaimed Massey College and will take up teaching duties in the law faculty, political-science department, Munk School of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy and Governance.

The former Liberal Party leader’s new office, with a small monastic bedroom, bathroom and a large study with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, will overlook the college’s arboured quadrangle and elegant dining hall and common room."

Somebody landed on their feet.


3720...Prevent A Heart Attack

Here are the 8 things that tend to set off a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association, a group who knows these things:

•Coffee consumption (10.6 percent)
•Vigorous physical exercise (7.9 percent)
•Nose blowing (5.4 percent)
•Sexual intercourse (4.3 percent)
•Straining to defecate (3.6 percent)
•Cola consumption (3.5 percent)
•Being startled (2.7 percent)
•Being angry (1.3 percent)

Soooooooooooo expect my funeral to be a week Friday.


3719...Here We Go Again

In a world that is full of governments getting hosed by pro sports teams [check out www.fieldofschemes.com for confirmation] your capital has got a rich guy, Roger Greenberg, to throw a few hundred million at renovating an old stadium, 1800's old, and a run down public space.

Does that fly in Ottawa? Of course not.

Look what the hater's are up to now:

The Keefer room at City Hall is definitely the place to be starting Monday 9 May at 10 am. That's when Frank Johnson and John Rive (and Catherine Caule, another individual appellant) will appear before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) opposing the new zoning of Lansdowne Park. Frank and John will be appearing along with their lawyer Tony Fleming, a specialist in municipal planning law, from the firm Cunningham Swan of Kingston. They will be appealing the zoning provided for in By-Law2010-329 on the basis that it does not comply with the City of Ottawa Official Plan.

This zoning appeal is separate from the Friends of Lansdowne Lansdowne Legal Challenge. It is an another important initiative in ensuring that the public lands at Lansdowne Park are developed appropriately. The zoning governs the types of land uses that are permitted and the height of buildings.

The appeal is open to the public and is expected to last all week. Please show your support to these determined individuals who are fighting against high-rise commercial and residential buildings on public land.

We can also support Frank and John by making a donation toward their estimated $35,000 in legal fees. They have already raised $20,000, so they are well on their way. Please consider sending a cheque payable to

Frank Johnson - OMB Appeal in Trust
OMB Appeal in Trust
27 Monk St
Ottawa ON K1S 3Y7

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Frank Johnson directly at frank.johnson@rbr-global.com. For more background on the differences between the legal challenge, the OMB appeal and the other review processes going on, visit www.letsgetitright.ca/blog/366-challenges-and-appeals-on-the-lansdowne-partnership-plan

Thanks and see you in the Keefer room next week.

Trouble reading this email? View it online here: www.letsgetitright.ca/blog/373.

By the way it shows the level of their foolishness that they had to indicate 10 AM, just in case some of them showed up at night.

Winners. They are not winners.


3717...On The Subject Of The Elections

This is a piece that Rachel Decoste sent to CBC One in Ottawa:

Hello Kathleen and the Ottawa Morning Team, I was listening this morning, as always.

There was a discussion about the record number of youths elected to Parliament earlier this week.

One of the 3 persons on the panel mentioned that there is a certain % of 18-25 Canadians and they deserve a voice in Parliament, too. Agreed. Then another panel member, austensibly [SIC] a white male, says he's never voted for someone due to their representativeness.

(Paraphrasing) I found it quite rich for a Caucasian male who has never in his life been underrepresented in Parliament, in the Boardroom, or any other worthy institution in this country to frown upon representativeness as a motive for voters. I think I speak for the 5M Canadians of ethnic heritage when I say that having someone who looks like you and shares your experience and your struggles to represent your perspective in the highest echelons of the country DOES matter!!! The 52% (female) population is also sensitive to having our views vehicled in the House of Commons. (I'd invite the gentleman to visit the "Famous 5" website for a bit of background on that seemingly forgotten struggle.)

For someone like the panel member to dismiss that strong sense of longing those of us outside the dominant culture have long nurtured is quite dissappointing.

Rachel D├ęcoste



That is exactly what I was thinking too; just crazy, eh?

I think that the House of Commons could use more commoners. And not the Kate Middleton-y type of commoners, the real deal. Like the NDP's Kiddie Korps.


3716...Stop Hating On That Chick

You know the one I mean.

Rookie NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau. She is the 27-year-old newly elected MP who spent most of the campaign in Las Vegas and squeaked by in the central Quebec riding of Berthier-Maskinonge, squeaked by nearly 6,000 votes and now the chattering classes are hating on her.

Yes, she did not campaign.

Yes, she vacationed in Nevada during said campaign.

Yes, unlike 98 per cent of her constits she cannot speak french, doesn't know who Julie Snyder or Penelope McQuade are and is not a Hab fan.

But she was elected, just like the other member's of the NDP's Kiddie Korp.

Deal with it.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3715...Adler Nation On Sun TV

Adler Nation.

How original.

Barbwire tat?



3714...Me On The Radio

93.1 in Ottawa.


Blake Batson guesting.


3713...Speaking Of Cinco De Mayo

Shin-Soo Choo, a Cleveland Indians outfielder, got a head start on the big day. He was arrested for DUI, with a .20 BAC, that is ridiculously drunk, and by the same cop who helped him with directions a few minutes beforehand.

Jim Ingraham of the Morning-Journal, northern Ohio fishwrap reports that:

According to the police report, Choo was arrested at 2:38 a.m. Monday in the 5500 block of Lake Road in Sheffield Lake. Choo had originally asked a police officer for directions to Avon Lake. The officer, who said he did not detect any odor of alcohol on Choo, gave the Indians outfielder directions, and followed him.

Choo, driving a white Cadillac SUV, eventually pulled off the road and turned on his hazard lights. The officer again gave Choo directions and again followed Choo, who began to drive erratically.

According to the police report, the officer "observed the vehicle cross the white fog line and drive onto the bike path. The vehicle then crossed back over into his lane of traffic and then drove over the double yellow lines again."

The officer then pulled Choo over a second time. Choo told the officer he was unable to get his GPS working, and the police report states that it was then that the officer noticed a smell of alcohol on Choo, and that the player's eyes were bloodshot.

At least he wasn't on steriods.


3712...Stop At The Beer Store Tonight

Pick up some Corona's for breakfast tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo which is the official Mexican national holiday of Southern California.

It marks the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This was the start of a longgggggggggggg losing streak by the French that continues to this day.


3711...Mendenhall, Berman, Osama

From Len Berman:

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall had quite a bit to say about the death of Osama Bin Laden on Twitter. He Tweeted, "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..." He also tweeted about the attacks on 9/11,“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.” He later deleted that Tweet.
Hey, I believe in freedom of speech, so here goes. I think Mendenhall is a moron. There, I feel better.

I am with Mr. Berman re freedom of speech and Mr. Mendenhall re the celebration of death.


3710...Marijuana News

The fact is that under Regime Stephen Harper Canada is not going to be going back to the Paul Martin era when if one was caught with a few joints, grams, whatever, one was not going to clog up the court system/end up in jail/cost Canada beaucoup d'argent.

This is a cut and paste from Canadian Students For A Sensible Drug Policy [CSSDP].

The results of the federal election are in: Canada has a new majority federal government. It was an exciting campaign as well as a nerve-racking and historic election night. What does CSSDP think about it all?

First, we unfortunately have to say good bye to those Members of Parliament who are not returning but who have been friends and allies to drug policy reform over their time in the House of Commons. Thank you to those MPs who fought for sensible drug policy during their time at Parliament!

One piece of good news is that the Green party has won a seat in the House of Commons, a first for the party and for Canada. The Green party is the only one out of the five main parties that ran on a platform explicitly including the full end to the prohibition of cannabis and a discussion on alternative regulation for all drugs. We are excited to hear what Green Party MP Elizabeth May has to say about drug policy issues during her time in the House.

Another noteworthy outcome of the vote was the election of the first NDP opposition government in Canada's history. The NDP have been steady in opposing legislation that further criminalizes drug use like Bill S-10 and calling for the federal government to support harm reduction initiatives. We look forward to continuing to work with the allies we have gained within the NDP party, and to work with new NDP MPs during the next four years.

The most important outcome of this election is that the Conservative party has been given the mandate to govern Canada for the next four years. The Conservative platform included several troubling policies, such as bunching all previous crime bills, including Bill S-10, into one 'superbill' and pass it within 100 days. The Conservative platform also called for 'drug free prisons' through the use of punitive policies.

Drug policy reformers certainly have their work cut out for them. Stephen Harper promised the Conservative party would be working right after the election. So will CSSDP. And we will keep working until sensible drug policies replace prohibition, and the criminalization of drug users has ended.

There's already a growing call for the end to drug prohibition in Canada and around the world. And we know there are NDP, Liberal, Green, and Bloc MPs, and even some Conservatives who support us. We know there are youth, students, adults, seniors, police officers, health workers, educators, business owners, investors, firefighters, artists, city councillors and more who support our goals. A Conservative majority government will not stop the momentum CSSDP has gained from growing even stronger.

CSSDP will be continuing our work at Parliament Hill, amplifying the voices of youth and students across the country calling for reform. CSSDP chapters will continue to work to make drug policy reform part of the discussion and political reality of their communities. In doing so we look forward to expanding the movement working to end the cruel, mindless, and wasteful criminalization of people through drug laws.

We need your support now more than ever. We will face many challenges, but we will continue to find opportunities. You can help the drug policy movement expand on any and every opportunity possible in this new political landscape. We need your support:

- Keep up the fight. You are an activist, whether you hit the streets in protest, write a letter to the local paper, volunteer with the local drug education or harm reduction program, or just talk about the issues with your friends. Your actions contribute to building the movement, no matter how big or small. We need to keep up the action.

- Tell your friends about CSSDP. A little word of mouth goes a long way. Join and share CSSDP updates and news on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube.

- Join or Start a CSSDP chapter. This is the time to start organizing. Check out www.cssdp.org/chapters to find out if there's one in your area. If not, contact us to help you start one. All it takes is a couple of people and the desire to make a difference.

- Donate. CSSDP needs your financial support to support and expand our youth and student chapter network. CSSDP needs your financial support to continue building our national projects such as the not4me.org resource, our annual Lobby Day, and the CSSDP national conference. Your financial support is needed now more than ever to continue our growth and help CSSDP build on our previous successes. Please visit www.cssdp.org/donate to become a monthly donor or to make a one-time donation.

None too happy.


3709...Four Dead In Ohio

Twas on this day in 1970 that the Ohio State National Guard shot four dead in Ohio.

Specifically at Kent State University.

Back in the day, the Vietnam War day, America was divided about the issue of war. So was Canada.

Now, not so much.


3708...Change You Can Believe In

In a stellar move to boost the lives of da poor, da unwashed and da others, the state called Florida has raised the minimum wage from $7.25 to $7.31.

Says so right here in the Orlando Sentinel.

A little votez pandering, eh?


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

3707...Ottawa Is Number One

In voter turnout.

Heard it on The Bear at ten to six tonite that your capital jas the highest turnout of voters in Our Home And Native Land.

71 per cent was the number.


3706...Mea Culpa

I think that is Latin for I am wrong.

Then again I may be as wrong about that as I was about Elizabeth May losing, the NDP getting 38 seats and their being a minority government.

Enjoy the next four years Canada.


Monday, May 2, 2011

3705...Second Place Is First Loser In A Majority Guv

The NDP's huge victory, tripling their seats to 100 plus, is still a Pyrrhic victory.

The Tory majority means that Jack Layton and his gang are sentenced to spend the next fifty months pointing fingers and wringing their hands.

It will be interesting but not as satisfying as the Jack Laytons would have had if it was not a Blue majority.


3704...Osama Bin Laden

All this joy surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden strikes me as rather un Christian.

Hate the aim love the sinner ring any bells?

What would Jesus do? And what is thinking of Christian America partying over the death of one whom he died on the cross for?


3703...Protest Not

At least not around our beloved Prime Minister.

The Suns report that Patrick McMahon had the temerity to call out the PM on his many lies at a rally in Londom.

For his trouble the State Police turfed him from the rally.

Choose your Canada.


3702...Bye Bye Bin Laden

Now that that job is done the CIA et al should move on to something more serious.

Finding the real killer in the Nicole Brown Simpson case.

Her exonerated ex husband checked all the golf courses so you can skip them.

Good luck, eh.


Sunday, May 1, 2011


In 36 hours Stephen Harper will be Prime Minister but in the same position as before just facing a different, oranger, opposistion.

Plus, if he is as smart as people say he is Michael Ignatieff will concede and fall on his sword paving the way for a dramatic rebirth of the Liberals under Junior II.

Elizabeth May will have successfully avoided election again allowing her to
keep the coolest job she has ever had, leader of the Greens, without the headaches that come with being an MP.

Jack Layton will, upon hearing the final seat count, will have a hard on that lasts for weeks. Then the Peter (Mario Dumont) Principle will surface.