Saturday, July 30, 2011

3959...Wheels Falling Off For Governor Hudak

Buffalo's own Tim Hudak has had a good news/bad news week.

The good news for the man who wants to govern all of Ontario is that the NFL is back and his beloved Buffalo Bills are on the field practicing. The NFL being the NFL means that it is not out of the realm of probability or possibility that Mr. Hudak's Bills could be in the Super Bowl early in '12.

The bad news for the man who wants to govern all of Ontario is that negative ads work. The negative ad campaign comparing Mr. Hudak to Mike Harris, a disaster of a Premier, has dropped his party, the Conservatives, from 41 to 38 points. The Forum Research survey quoted in this morning's Toronto Star has Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals within striking distance, ten points, of Mr. Hudak.


Friday, July 29, 2011

3958...At Least It Wasn't A Justin Bieber Poster

Yves-Fran├žois Blanchet has his panties in a knot. Postmedia reports that the culture critic for the separatist Parti Quebecois is vexed coz two paintings by Quebec artist Alfred Pellan have been taken down at Ottawa headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs and have been replaced by a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Someone alert Kent Glowinski; the Royal hater can spin a column out of this methinks.

Anyhow Mr. Blanchet is not just p*ssed that the two pics by Mr. Pellan have been jacked off the wall but he is also p*ssed that they have not been sent to a museum in La Belle.

Reasonable request.

So do it.


3957...Sheila Copps For President

Sure, why not.

Our current Martin Bormann has taken the Liberal Party from the Natural Governing Party to the brink of extinction.

At least least Sheila Copps has a profile.


3956,,,Look Out Toronto

Caribana this weekend and the crew from Ottawa will be there.

The bland leading the bland.

No, really, such fun.

Say a big hello to Rob Ford for me.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

3955...Don't Eat Any Meat That Is Shiny

That was the advice that the Fit Chicks, Laura Jackson and Amanda Quinn, gave me this morning on 93.1 CKCU.

And they were negative towards KFC, Mickey D and fried foods.

Just thought I would pass this on.


3954...It All Comes Down To Beer

According to the front page of this day's Ottawa Sun.

71 per cent of the folks in Eastern Ontario are in fave of having beer and wine at the corner store.

The other 29 per cent like paying higher prices.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

3953...Charlie Sheen Is Moving On Up


According to the National Enquirer, "Baseball fanatic Charlie Sheen's making frantic calls to rich pals in a heartfelt bid to forge an investment group that'll buy the in-bankruptcy Los Angeles Dodgers."

How cool is that?


3952...Fit Chicks On 93.1 CKCU With Moi

Thursday morning, 7 to 8.

I will be chatting with Laura Jackson and Amanda Quinn. I am told, by their PR flunky and we all know PR flunkies don't lie, that the pair are best friends, fitness gurus, and co-founders of Fit Chicks, Canada’s best bootcamp and all around go-to for women who want to get in shape. Both are certified Personal Trainers, and specialists in nutrition and wellness.

I am also told that they have spunky, fun personalities as well as industry know-how and experience.

Here is hoping they are fit, in both the British and Canadian sense of the word.


3951...Jack Layton Still Not Dead

Folks, he is just taken a break, enough with the wake type stuff in the paper, on the radio and the tube.


Not dead.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

3950...Say It Ain't So Brett


Or say it is so.

It is rumoured and denied and confirmed and alluded that the man with the faxable penis, number 4 in your program but number 1 in your heart, Brett Favre, may be coming back again. This time with the Iggles.


3949...Slow Down You Move Too Fast

A day after Jack Layton's announcement that he was stepping down let's get one thing clear.

He ain't dead.

Jonathan Malloy, a political scientist affiliated with Canada's 46th best university, Carleton, does more than write off Mr. Layton in his column in this morning's National Post, he puts the NDP on life support.

We are running out of parties here folks.

Mr. Layton's popularity is what propelled the NDP to their big numbers. But bullsh*t luck was a bigger part of the equation and unless the next leader of the NDP is a total political incompetent there is no reason that with or without Mr. Layton that the party cannot continue its prominent place on the political stage in Canada.


3948...Is Nothing Sacred?

Cut and paste from Slate to you:

McDonald’s announced on Tuesday that it will revamp its famed children’s meal to make it healthier. The fast food chain will shrink Happy Meal fries from 2.4 ounces to 1.1 ounces and add a serving of apple slices, carrots, raisins, pineapple slices or mandarin oranges to the meal, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Canada usually lags behind the States so fingers crossed!


Monday, July 25, 2011

3947...Light A Candle For Jack Layton

Jack Layton, El Supremo of the Dippers and Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, just gave a news conference, live on CBC Newsworld and the news, well, not good.

Mr. Layton announced that he is going to be stepping down for a bit, at least until September because, although his prostate cancer is under control he is now fighting a newer cancer. He suggested and supports the member from Hull-Aylmer, Nycole Turmel, to replace him in the interim.

Mr. Layton did not name the cancer but if you saw the announcement I am certain that you will concur that he looks gaunt. His personal fight will be difficult.

He is a great Canadian and has changed the dynamics of this country politically.

Prayers for true and a candle lit.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

3946...Ontario Legend Dies

Elwy Yost, who kept many of us company on Saturday nights on TVOntario, died in West Van.

His program Saturday Nights At The Movies ran with him as host from '74 to '99 and, without consulting a TV Guide, I do believe it continues to this day.

He was cool. Not in the Mick Jagger way but in the Fred Rogers way.


3945...David Yazbeck On The US Money Troubles

Let's face it: If Republicans really cared about the deficit, they'd be in favor of ending the wars, eliminating Bush's irresponsible tax cuts for the rich, and helping Americans get back to work. As the U.S. teeters toward a historic default on our debt, we need to get the facts out there—fast.

He took the above from and put it on his FaceBook wall.

Truer words have never been written.


Friday, July 22, 2011

3944...A Good Day For World's Most Famed Cdn

Justin Bieber's girlfriend, Selena Gomez, turns 19.

This means that when in His Home And Native Land Mr. Bieber can send her to the bottle stores and she can legally score booze from Sea To Shining Sea.

It is a good day.


3943...Calgary The Magnificent

I haven't been since the Jimmy Carter was POTUS but what I read and hear about Calgary is pretty impressive.

Add this to the list.

Reported on Milkman Unlimited by Emma Harding is a warm story of a radio station contest gone great. The contest, put on by 90.3 AMP Radio was called "Breast Summer Ever". You could nominate yourself to win a new set through the radio station. Out of the many who wanted work done on their chest 90.3 AMP Radio narrowed the field down to ten and let visitors to its website decide.

The prize was and is a 10,000.00 dollar breast augmentation and, no matter what anyone says, women have a lot invested psychologically in their boobs and the pitches of the ten finalists attested to that.

Of course all this was done over the protest of politically correct, the no fun police and holier than thou groups of haters such as the Calgary chapter of FWAP [Fat Womyn Against Progress]. Ms. Harding wrote that "The contest was called 'sexist' and 'discriminatory' by many. The radio station was chastised for demeaning women and criticized for perpetuating sexual stereotypes. The outcry was loud and made headlines in Calgary and around the world."

The station trudged on, put its ten finalists on line, each with a pitch. The winner, with, in a ten team race, an astounding 76 per cent of the vote, was Avery.

Avery, from memory, is blonde, lithe, mid twenties and cute. "Avery was born male, but today lives as a transgendered person. She has a female brain, trapped inside a male body. Through expensive and difficult surgery, Avery is outwardly becoming the woman she knows that she is inside. 'In Canada, I am not given any health care for being transgendered and I have to pay out of my own pocket for these procedures', Avery told AMP Radio. 'Having breasts would help complete me as a person.'"

Wow, if that doesn't touch your heart and help fill in the public service aspect of community radio I don't know what will.

"Despite all of the criticism, the AMP Radio "Breast Summer Ever" contest actually changed someone's life in a deeply positive way."

Take that haters.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

3942...John Martin You Have Made Your Point

John Martin, who you probably have never heard of, is an Ottawan who is costing you, that's y o u, money.

Let me set the stage.

About 2 or 3 klicks south of Parliament Hill there is a fair grounds that was opened in the 1880's called Lansdowne Park. Lansdowne has a falling apart football stadium/eyesore, an ancient [1966]hockey rink and some pretty decrepit grounds.

Oh yeah, and no CFL team for the CFL stadium; two teams failed inside a decade or so. Most likely coz they were mismanaged [three words: Coach Joe Paopao] but the stadium didn't help either.

Anyhow this developer named Roger Greenberg, through a group called the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, is a bit of a local white knight and has offered to fix the place up with 300 000 000 . 00 of his deneros.

Sports teams rip off cities all the time, just check out Neil deMause's

This is not one of those times.

This is a sweet deal.

Not good enough for the Lansdowne Park Conservancy and its co-founder John Martin.

As an aside, Lansdowne Park Conservancy? You want to conserve an eyesore, decaying eyesore, in the middle of the National Capital?

This nimby stick in the mud is the only motherf*cker holding the process off and the return of CFL football and first run movie theatres to the south side of downtown.

Stop already, you've made your point.

Mr. Martin wants a competition and has went to court. Lotsa times.

Your National Capital and Mr. Greenberg's group was approved thirteen months and one mayor ago. Shovels should be in the ground.

Please, find another windmill to tilt at and stop wasting our money Mr. Martin.

Go Rough Riders.


3941...Kiwi Dead Kiwi


The Kiwi is no more.

For those of you out of the loop, The Kiwi was a bar/bistro/bit-of-a-freak-show, in Hull, right across from Les Galleries.

It was the first place I ever saw a face tat; eyes above eyes. Saw that after a going to see a kick boxing match at the Bob.

They also had the most amazing karoke.

A candle will be lit.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

3940...Will Chapters Follow?

I heard on Jay Leno last night that big Yankee booksellers Borders have pulled the plug.

This morning WWNY News 7 on Watertown's The Wolf that the chain, 399 stores, could be starting clearance sales as soon as Friday.

The end of the bookstore; whodda thunk it.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

3939...You Are No Harry Truman

Rupert Murdoch.

Mr. Murdoch, of the discredited scandal riden News Corp., home of the late News Of The World, says it ain't my fault, I'm the boss.

Harry Truman, President of the United States at the end of World War II thru 1953, said that "The buck stops here."

Different management styles.



3938...Africa Steps Up To The Plate


Len Berman reports that " Uganda becomes the first African team to quality for the Little League World Series."

Out of the park.


3937...Note To Stephen Harper

Would one of you good Tories who reads this forward this to our beloved leader.

Mr. Harper:

There are things called test markets. In terms of mandatory sentences there are a number of test markets in the lower 48 states of the United States. In all of those markets mandatory sentences have only been a boon to prison builders.

What brings on this note to you Mr. Prime Minister is something I just read on the front page of your hometown paper, the Calgary Herald, written by [ironic name, doncha think?] Jeff Davis.

"The cost of the federal prison system has risen 86 per cent since the Harper government took over in 2006, government reports show."



You are spending over 100 000 . 00 $ of our dollars per prisoner and, for some insane reason, you want to keep everyone in jail for a long period of time.



Yeah, keep Paul Bernardo in forever. Russell Williams and that Pickton fellow too. But jeez, you have went way too far. Like if a guy gets caught with a couple of plants you want to spend half a mill prosecuting him and jailing him.



You are welcome.


Monday, July 18, 2011

3936...Ottawa Bluesfest Stage Collapses Puzzler

Cheap Trick, still together, have fans, are they 100 yet?

They almost went to heaven last night.



3935...Jon Stewart Picks On Conservatives

The Culture and Media Institute, a United States right wing something or other reports in today's top story that
Numbers Don't Lie: "Daily Show's" Stewart Hammers Right Nearly Four Times More than Left
Comedy Central host averaged 23 percent of broadcast time attacking GOP and Fox.

Gee, why would that be?

Coz you are such easy targets.

Let's see. Michelle Bachman seems to be pro slavery and anti catholic, a strategy that is about 150 years out of date. Your pro family guys seem to get caught with their pants down. Not with their wives and a lot.

Not much better up here either, just subtle.


3934...Ontario Dya Remember Mike Harris?

And what a train wreck his administration was?

Vote Tory in Ontario and our new leader Buffalo's own Tim Hudak, Governor Tim Hudak, will make Mike Harris look like a visionary.

He wants to put prisoners on the streets picking up garbage. Not a problem with that except apparently it doesn't work.

My source, the Ontario Liberal Party, tells me that these chain gangs without chains are bad news.

There have been at least 10 escapes from prison work crews over the past two months in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia.

In one example, a prisoner walked away from an outside work program on June 8, 2010 and attacked a local female university student.

Hudak's reckless plan is all risk with no real results - Ontario prisoners already work inside the jail walls - far from our families.

Of course less laws, like ending the war on drugs which fuels so much crime, would be the best way to go. Considering all as evils let's say that Mr. Hudak is most evil.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

3933...Something For Team Blue To Consider

Y'see instead of worrying about bullsh*t like busting people with a little bit of this and sending them to jail, a true negative, you, Stephen Harper, can, with your majority, effect positive and long term changes to our country.

For example, one of my tens of readers offers this:

evilscientist said...
That would be similar to how the US does the House of Reps. which is capped at 435 seats. They're redistributed every 10 years depending on the most recent census. The minimum number of seats per state is 1.

Easy, cheesey.

And it makes sense.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

3932...Sun Media Pulls Out Of Ont Press Council

Effectively killing it.

Personally I have no time, wait I have time, I have no respect for these Junior Josef Goebbells who know what is best for us.

Tipper Gore, CSBC and, of course, any group that starts with "Friends of...".

Ray Heard, the esteemed broadcasting legend [legend = didn't die] said it best on Facebook:

Watchdogs, commissions, ombuds are a waste of time and money -- haven for washed-up hacks.



3931...Dya Remember Victoria Jackson?

Didn't think you did. To remind you, she was on Saturday Night Live from '86 to '92: two decades since her star fell.

She is now full blown Tea Party crazy.

She posted something on the WorldNetDaily website yesterday morning comparing President Obama to Chancellor Hitler. According to the zaftig former comedy star the comparisons are:

1.private army (like Hitler)
2.socialist (like Hitler) control (like Hitler

She is worried that the Prez is going to take her out and writes a nice, albeit totally f'd in the head, comparison of the current POTUS and the former Fuherer:

Hitler, like Obama, was a "socialist" who came from a dysfunctional family, had a communist father who abused alcohol, womanized and sired several children from different mothers, had a white mother, suffered child abuse and neglect, moved often, lied about his birth and heritage, changed his name, was a narcissist, rose to power with the help of disreputable men, had the Rothschilds as financial backers, stirred up racial conflict and class warfare, wrote a biography about race at age 35, followed up with another book used to launch a political career, supported infanticide (partial-birth abortion), gave big speeches in stadiums, promised change and a new social order, had youth groups singing his praises, used propaganda, used voter fraud and intimidation, controlled the media, created "crises," used a poor economy, hated Jews (Israel), pretended to be "Christian," advocated population control and euthanasia, socialized medicine, formed a private army and then … killed his political opposition with his private army.

Is it hot out or is she just crazy?


3930...Amusing News From Tim Hudak's Hometown

The man who would be Premier of all Ontarioioians of course grew up in suburban Buffalo, Fort Erie to be precise. His local CBS affiliate, WIVB4 has a great story from another suburb of the Queen City:

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) - A former employee at the Taco Bell / KFC at Transit and Losson Roads in Depew chose to make a bold statement when he decided to leave his position at the restaurant.

The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing he had quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)"

As another Buffalonian, Harry Neale, would say: Beauty.


3929...We Don't Need More Seats In Parliament

Tim Uppal, federal minister of state for democratic reform, told Will Chabun that we need more seats in the House of Commons and that "...the next step in this process will be expansion of the House of Commons to reflect population growth in B.C., Ontario and his home province of Alberta, where he represents the Edmonton-area riding of Sherwood Park."

With all due respect, no.

Set a minimum number of seats each province can have, four seems optimal since the smallest province, PEI, has four. Then divide the country rep by population. Evenly.

If Quebec, for example, thinks it is under represented, get reproducing or encouraging population growth through immigration and other means.

It is so simple.


Friday, July 15, 2011

3928...Another Language Barrier

Forget French/English and that douche who got 12 large coz the flying waitress brought him a Sprite instead of a 7-Up.

No, no, the newest language barrier is Newfoundlandese/Canuckistanian.

Judy Foote, the Liberal MP for Random–Burin–St. George’s on the Rock said Tuesday that “We can see a loss of life if you don’t have someone with a thorough knowledge of the area and the language that’s being used.” This being in response to the Stephen Harpers plan to move search-and-rescue co-ordination centres out of Quebec City and St. John’s to Trenton, Ont., and Halifax.

Ms. Foote be worried that the dispatchers won't understand the dialects being spoken.

Here is the obvious solution: move the centres to Fort McMurray.

Problem solved.

Yer welcome.


3927...Michelle Bachman: A Woman For '12

Only problem is she is the woman for 1812 not 2012.

Recently it has been revealed that she signed up with a group that thinks that Black families were stronger under slavery and she was a member of a church that thinks that Roman Catholics are pagans and the Pope the anti-Christ. I would presume she is not pro choice nor is she an advocate of gay rights.

Her and Stephen Harper will have so much to talk about.


3926...Dirty Old Man's Day In Ottawa Tomorrow

It is not exactly called that; it's called Hope Volleyball but but and but it really is, at least for about 15 per cent of the crowd, Dirty Old Man's Day.

The event, which raises money for six charities, is at Mooney's Bay, a beach that is just south of Carleton University, about 20 minutes from the Hill.

It is built around a volleyball tournament, er, tournaments. The level range from really good, like university level to Godawful, which was the division I played in five years ago. There are also a number of rock and roll bands, strating at 11 in the morning. The two best acts in the WFDS opinion are The Balconies at noon and Tokyo Police Club around two. The headliners are Big Sugar.

But, but and but the big attraction is the hot young women and men, more so the women. For 20 advance, 25 at the door, your middleagers, many armed with a Kodachrome, can go and stare at the PYTs.

Say high to my buddy tic, he will be there practising the art of zoom photography.

Billy Connolly would be so proud.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

3925...If I Were Rodney King

I would not be in every newspaper in the world this morning.


8:55 p.m. CDT, July 12, 2011
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. -- Police in Moreno Valley say they have arrested Rodney King on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police officials say officers pulled King over Tuesday afternoon on Frederick Street near the Moreno Valley town center.

The coppers said that Mr. King was driving his 1994 Mitsubishi, definitely a classic vehicle for our hero, when officers observed him driving like sh*t.

You may recall that in 1991 Mr. King became a symbol of police brutality after being beaten by four LAPD officers after a police chase through the San Fernando Valley. A riot ensued in Los Angeles after the coppers were acquitted the next year. The four day riots caused beaucoup damage and the end of 55 lives.

By my count Mr. King has been busted nine times.

Albert Einstein, you Mr. King are no Albert Einstein.


3924...Apparently The Ottawa Blues Fest Is

Like every other musicial performance in your capital: the best ever.

A zillion acts and all of them have been the best ever according to the two English papers, well, more if you count the freebies, the best.

The reason I bring this up is if the writers and editors of the Sun and the Citizen in your capital don't want to report that act XYZ was bollocks how can one count on them to provide critical and accurate assessments of what is going down at City Hall, The Hill, Queen's Park and the National Assembly?


Monday, July 11, 2011

3923...They Should Hire Nuns

Penguin Nuns.

Front page of the Ottawa Citizen has a story from London's Daily Telegraph indicating that Brit kids are in control of the schools. Bit violent and all that.

A squadron of Canadian Penguin Nuns armed with yardsticks, two to a school, would clear up that problem in no time.


3922...Coppers Get Beat Down

By the St. Luke's Bulls 59/57 yesterday.

The winning team got prizes from Yasir Naqvi, RBC and Hot 89.9.

Sean Rodriquez was the MVP.

About 500 meals were served, gratis.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

3921...Yasir Naqvi Cup Today In Ottawa

It is the annual game between St. Luke's Miscreants and the Ottawa Coppers.

Tip is one ish and the food is free.

St. Luke's Park, Frank Street near Elgin/Gladstone.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

3920...She's Gone

She is, of course, Kate Middleton and her nine day tour with Mr. Middleton, first name Will, is over.

With the exception of a few hundred disgruntled separtists in La Belle and my Facebook friend Kent Glowinski the newlyweds made a pretty positive impression here in the colonies.

Now they, like Jed Clampett before them, are off to Callyfourniay.

Swimming pools, movie stars.


3919...South Sudan Day In Your Capital

A success and beyond.

Plus hamburgers, chicken and shiakabob.

Great entertainment.

And a tremendous love vibe in Ottawa's Vincent Massey Park.


Friday, July 8, 2011

3918...Best Joke Ever

Comes from Bill Maher and feautures two icons who died this year, one of them earlier this year, the other one who died today.

The joke is that "Liz Taylor has been inside Betty Ford more times than Gerald Ford has been inside Betty Ford."

Prayers for the former First Lady.


3917...And They All Had Jobs Too

She didn't mention that.

She is Minnesota Congressperson Michelle Bachman who The Root reports signed an a typical conservative pledge called "The Marriage Vow -- A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family." It's your basic pro church, pro family, anti abortion bullsh*t that yer Tea Party types. One of the paragraphs in the pledge has the tinted folks all up in arms:

Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President.

Besides the fact that the above sentence leaves out the fact that Mommy, Daddy or Baby could be sold down the river [selling slaves down the river was a key part of Virginia's economy]it is also a big lie.

President Bachman, fer sure.


3916...South Sudan Independence Day

It is today there but tomorrow here and the celebrations in Ottawa are at Vincent Massey Park from 11 onward.

This is a big deal, lots of speeches, entertainment and fun.

Just in case you cannot pick my Irish Catholic visage out of the crowd I will wear a green sombrero.

See you tomorrow.


3915...Culling The Herd In Onondaga

That's a town near Syracuse. I saw this piece in the Brain Injury Blog. Yeah, I read everything.

In a story reported by The Post-Standard of Syracuse and the Associated Press, the man killed in the accident Saturday was identified as Philip Contos, 55, of Parish, N.Y. He was riding a 1983 Harley Davidson as part of a group — the Onondaga County chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) — that was rather unwisely protesting the helmet law by not wearing helmets.
The bike fishtailed, our helmetless hero was launched over the handlebars, did a face plant and, I presume, at the millisecond before said face plant wished he had a full face on.

Culling the herd.


3914...I Don't Know About Your Town But

In my town[s] Ottawa and Gatineau we have, as the old joke goes, two seasons: winter and road construction.

My question is why, considering the road construction season is so short, why oh why do they only work 9 to 5 [7 to 7; whatever].

Honestly doncha think it would make more sense to go a little later into the night considering that our pavement pushing season is oh so short?


3913...But He Is Still Done Like Dinner

As in dead.

He is Humberto Leal Garcia and the BBC reports that "The US breached international law when the state of Texas executed a Mexican citizen convicted of raping and killing an American girl...Navi Pillay cited 'particular legal concerns' whether Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, had access to consular officials and a fair trial. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also said she was 'disappointed' that Texas carried out the lethal injection."

Mr. Garcia was zapped at dinner time yesterday.


3912...Somebody Has Been Drinkin' On The Hill

The banner of Our Home And Native Land, the beloved Red White and White flag with a Maple Leaf in the middle was hoisted upside down this morning on Parliament Hill.

As an aside dya recall back in 1992 the furor caused when some US Marines flew our flag upside down during the Atlanta part of the Atlanta/Toronto World Series. OMG one would have thought they planned it.

Perhaps they were hammered aussi.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

3911...Tom Hudak: Next Boss Of Ontario?

Wait, it is not Tom it is Tad.

No that ain't right it is Tam.

I am not the only one struggling with the man who would be governor's name.

Key Ottawa talkshow host Lowell Green was also struggling with it today during the Lunch Bumch on 580.

Not a good sign T when the leader of your base/CFRA Nation cannot retain your name.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

3910...Kirk Brant: Shut The F*ck Up

Kirk Brant is a self promoting and self aggrandizing 41 year old Mohawk man from Kanata, a communications officer for Aboriginal And Northern Affairs Development Canada, and for his mid life crisis instead of getting a sports car or a young girlfriend he has decided to become a cultural warrior.

Quick question Mr. Brant: When the Washington Redskins are playing the Dallas Cowboys, who do you cheer for?


The ever pandering Earl McCrae of the Ottawa Sun, had an article this week about how the Nepean Redskins, a kids football team named after the Washington Redskins, affect Mr. Brant. Mr. McCrae writes that "Kirk Brant was driving along when he saw a big sign announcing registration for the teams that play in the Nepean Redskins community football league, and was hit, as he’s been many times before, by what he says is the racial insensitivity of the word redskins. 'It was like a kick in the face.'"

Yeah, except it took you 30 plus years, the Nepean Redskins were formed during the Jimmy Carter administration, 1980, to receive the blow. Mr. Brant thinks the team should change its name. Immediately. He doesn't mention why it took him three decades to come to this conclusion.

May be he is on to something. I also feel offended when I hear the nickname Fighting Irish as in St. Pat's Fighting Irish in Ottawa, Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend and the thousands of other Fighting Irish teams in North America.

It is perpetuation of a cultural self image that makes me so angry that I want to fight.

Wait, scratch that, if I fight I will end up in a Paddy Wagon.

Oh, oh, more anti Irish racism.

Mr. Brant, now that you got your name in the paper and pats on the back from your patronizing friends please, please, please go away.

Surely there are more important things you can do for your community. Here are three areas you can work on. Raise Native literacy rates, high school graduation levels and lower incarceration rates.


3909...Steve From Site Fort Mcmurray

He makes 250 000 . 00 $ a year, has a sled, does lots of blow and is funny as sh*t.

Google it and then thank me for wasting your time.

You are welcome.


3908...Now He Will Have More Time For Hoes

Not that kind silly; I hear he has learnt his lesson and is now an avid gardener.

From 77WABC:

CNN drops Eliot Spitzer show

When CNN announced its fall schedule today, the network informed the public that Eliot Spitzer's talk show will not return, being replaced by Anderson Cooper's nightly news program AC360.

"In the Arena" debuted in October 2010.

"The new line-up showcases anchors who are experienced reporters in covering stories that span the globe," Ken Jautz, CNN's executive vice president, said today. No reason was given for the decision to drop Spitzer's show.

It's TV folks. The reason was it had no numbers.


3907...93.1CKCU Thursday Seven Bells In The AM


With Jennifer Brennings, the most successful Athletic Director in Canada this millenium.

The talk will be mostly about football, which is returning to the U of K in '13.

I am also going to ask about Title IX [why don't we have it in Canada; be on 39 years in the States]; hoop dreams and; why don't you use the Carleton TV station for hockey and basketball and all the other sports?


3906...To Paraphrase Bill Hicks

If I don't get 8 solid hours of sleep a night.

And another 6 to 10 during the day.

I am a bear.


3905...More Sports Value From The Apple

Huffington Post also tells the world that if you re up your New York Rangers season tickets you get a spuvenier photo of you on the ice at Madison Square.

Not today though.

You get it on your sixtieth ammoversary


3904...$12.60 A Beer And No One Is Naked

That is the high price for beers at a New York Yankees game according to Huffington Post.

One beer.

Sip slowly.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

3903...On A Similar Cash Note To 3902

I read on Mayor Jim Watson's Facebook that the Government of Ontario give the Ottawa Bluesfest 400 000 $.

Money well spent.

Ditto T Dot Pride.


3902...Toronto Pride Money May Be Pulled

According to what I read in the GTA papers Pride week in Toronto generates over 140 million in business.

The same journals claim that the City of Rob Ford wants to pull the 144 k that they give to Pride.

Whether you are pro or anti money has no allegiance to or against Pride.

It seems like a no brainer eh; you give me 144 K, I give you 144 M.


3901...Wonder What O. J. Thinks About

About Casey Anthony getting exoneratted of the charge of
killing her baby.

Things that make you go hmmmmm.



Monday, July 4, 2011

3900...When In Ohio Be Very Very Polite

Very, very, VERY polite.

Stephen Spencer Davis on Slate explains the reason why. "Because nothing goes better than guns and crowded places, Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill on Thursday that will allow gun owners to carry concealed firearms into bars and other places where alcohol is served."

Ah, but it gets better/crazier.

"Reuters reports that gun owners will now be permitted to carry concealed handguns into licensed establishments, including shopping malls and sporting venues. The law prohibits gun owners from consuming alcohol or being intoxicated when they carry their weapons into bars."

More better/more crazy.

Mr. Davis ends his piece with this joyful note: "Meanwhile, a law allowing Wyomingites to carry concealed firearms without a permit goes into effect Friday, the Billings Gazette reports.

Wyoming state joins Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont in allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns without undergoing background checks or firearms training, according to the Gazette."

And Vermont. Well, now I know where to go get a gun.


3899...Pride Toronto Parade

It happened right?

Without Mayor Ford?

Planets are aligned?

I thought so.


3898...Warren Kinsella On Ignatieff

Warren Kinsella had a nice piece in his blog about Michael Ignatieff and how he just doesn't get it.

It being the fact that the Tories defined him as just visiting. Mr. Kinsella writes:

“They’re not trying to say you’re an American, or that it’s bad to be American,” I said to him. “The point of their ads, Michael, is that you’re not ‘just visiting’ Canada — you’re ‘just visiting’ Earth. They’re trying to suggest that you’ve never been on public transit, or worried about a mortgage payment, or lost a job. They’re trying to say you don’t understand the reality of the average Canadian’s life.” He disagreed with our suggestion that we fight fire with fire, as was his prerogative, and that was that. I went back to the real world in Toronto and, a few months later, he did likewise.

I must tell you that it is my view that most people in the federal Libs think I am a bit slow because I don't group think. To that end I will tell you that when I was with Bob Rae during leadership I wanted to have him say that "Michael Ignatieff loved Canada so much he left for thirty years just to make sure he loved it."

No go.

I also wanted to turn up the heat just a bit by painting him as an adulterer. Now don't get me wrong, I am not anti adultery, in fact, on a personal level, I am a fan but the 27 per cent of Canadians who go to church every Sunday not so much. The dudes wives overlap.

Pointe finale: let me tell you when I knew he was toast. I was at a bar called Pub Italia and Iggy and the wife rolled in to a young Liberal thing and I knew it was over. He was trying to be one of us, one of the regular people. He was wearing a Tommy Hilfiger shirt, plaid, very street and a pair of jeans. Pressed. Pressed blue jeans. I told the politico I was with that it was over at that moment and it was.

We have had patricians like Mr. Iggy run this country and other countries before. Pierre Elliot Trudeau and JFK come to mind. But they did not pretend to be what they were not. Mr. Trudeau used to bomb around Ottawa in a vintage Benz; JFK and clan played touch football on the lawn of the family mansion; Iggy pressed his jeans.


3897...Peter Worthington On The Senate

In this morning's son er SUN he comes up with the same proposal that I have been offering for years.

Six Senate seats per province, elected. He says nine year terms, I say six year terms coming up 2/2/2.

I don't know where he came up with his brilliant idea but mine was formed when I read a book by Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke who's murder sparked The Great War.

Austria-Hungry was a lot like Canada in that it was a collection of states/provinces but only two really counted. In A-H it was A and H; here it is Quebec and Ontario. Another similarity was that, just like Q and O, if A said the sky was blue H contested the fact that there even was a sky.

What the Archduke noted in America was the fact that the U.S. Senate offered some balance allowing lesser states such as New Hampshire and Vermont to have equal representation in one of the halls of government and to keep their views from be overwhelmed by the super huge states like Pennsylvania and New York.

It works.

In my view we should go to total rep by pop in the House of Commons [that means one seat for you PEI] and the six Senators per province.

Me and Peter Worthington. On the same page. Imagine.


3896...It's America Day

They are actually celebrating the start-ish of the American Revolution, not the victory thereof which took a decade an' a bit.

Just found that out.

Pretty I am, smart not so much.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

3895...Canada Day

Like a good little Canuckistanian I only watched Canadian TV yesterday.

CFL is so amazingly cool/weird.

Love it.


Friday, July 1, 2011

3894...Most Famous Canuck Born Today

If she ain't the most famous she is in the top five.

Pamela Anderson is 100 years younger than Canada.


Now her age matches two other things.


3893...Happy Birthday To My Best Friend


"The boob tube hit another milestone today, 70 years old. The first commercial telecast was July 1, 1941 by WNBT the predecessor to WNBC in New York City. The first broadcast? Of course it was sports. The Phillies and Dodgers in Brooklyn. And for the 4,000 people who actually owned TV sets at the time, if they were tuned in, they saw the first commercial. It aired before the game and was for Bulova watches. The 10-second commercial cost $9.00. The rest, is history."

From Len Berman.


3892...Why Do Tennis Players Grunt?

Actually it seems to be only the women tennis players who do so.

Pour quoi?

Anyhow if you are sick and tired of hearing women tennis players grunt the BBC has come up with the answer.

Len Berman tells me that "You can download a program, so that if you listen on radio, you can lower the background noise and boosts the announcers. Without being disrepectful [sic] to my announcing brethren, I'm sure there are some American sports fans who would like to reverse the process."

Including moi, re the announcers, I honestly cannot recall the last time I purposely listened to announcers for sports, exception thereof being college hoop coz there are so many teams. As for the rest, shut-the-f*ck-up.


3891...Carleton U Says F*ck You Very Much

You don't become Canada's 46th best university without trying.

For those of you not familiar with Carleton University, the Mighty U of K, it is kind of in the middle of nowhere, close to nothing really with, since it is Ottawa, crappy transit service especially on the weekends.

So what has my Alma Mater done? After years of free parking on the weekend Carleton has decided to squeeze more money out of the peoples by chargin' two bucks to park on the weekend.

Engendering good will since 1942, We Are Carleton.


3890...600,000 On The Hill

Downtown Ottawa is like the place to be/avoid on Canada Day.

The energy is amazing as it is every Canada Day.

If you are there you are there.


3889...Bowie Predicts A Chretien For Dalton

It's not Grit Girl, but it'll do
Prediction: three consecutive majorities. Dalton McGuinty is going to pull a Chretien.