Monday, April 30, 2012

4564...Joel Osteen Is A True Christian

And you cannot beat that.

The name Joel Osteen may ring a bell.  He is a Protestant pastor at one of those big ass American churches that suburban white people flock to, his being Houston's Lakewood Church.

He was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and reiterated his view on homosexuality.   Pastor Osteen believes being gay is a sin, the Bible tells him so, but that gays should not, nay, no, no never, be discriminated against.

Love the sinner, hate the sin.


4563...Happy Birthday Willie Nelson


Willie Nelson and Stephen Harper have the same birthday.

Could any two men be more different yet similar?


4562...Happy Birthday Stephen Harper

He is the Prime Minister you know.

What dya get a guy who has his own country?

A ten dollar Tim Hortons gift card!


4561..Delmon Young Is Not Kosher

I never really heard of Delmon Young until recently; not a big beisbol fan.

Nonetheless Mr. Young is a bit of a star in the MLB and, allegedly, a lot of an anti Semite.

He currently is with the Detroit Tigers and from what I read in all the papers he had a kerfuffle last week.  To wit on April 27  Mr. Young was arrested for aggravated harassment.  According to the NYPD he yelled an anti Semitic slur before a game that his team had been scheduled to play against the Bronx Bombers later that evening.  50 said that he was drunk at the time.  

Let me break it down for you.  Mr. Young was drunk, before a game, saw a Jewish dude and decided to make a hateful statement about said Jewish dude being a Jew.

If Mr. Young did not hit around .300 and have an arm like a cannon he would be so out of a job.

Special rules for special people.


4560...Want To Know A Secret?

Ask the Stephen Harpers.

The Globe and Mail reports that "Stephen Harper's Conservative government has won this year's Code of Silence Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists."

Apparently they, the Tories, don't even like doing face-to-face anymore.  Email please.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

4559...Competition In Health Care Is Good V.2

Plus we need to get more doctors, toute and suite.

That means opening up medical schools and getting aggressive in recruiting foreign doctors and credentializing them in a more timely fashion.


4558...Competition In Health Care Is Good

I know it will cause a lot of you to plotz but the fact is that if we in Ontario and Canada are going to fix health care and make it more accessible for the middle and under classes we have to have a, at a minimum, two tier health care system.

Fact is if we have such a thing then people with money will be able to pay for the services they need and leave more room at the clinics for poor and middle class people like me.

Competition is good.


4557...Hell Hath No Fury Like A Dentist Scorned

Men, women, if you are dating a dentist and then dump her/him find another dentist.

Or get used to eating baby food.

Your call.

Londoner Marek Olszewski dumped his dentist girlfriend  Anna Mackowiak but kept an appointment for dental work with her earlier this week.  Huffington Post reports that the good, and by good I mean bad, doctor  "...allegedly did what any burned beau with a set of pliers and some anesthetic would do: she doped him up, pulled out all his teeth, and wrapped his head with bandages so he wouldn't notice until he left her office."

Lawyers, police and possibly jail will ensue.  One would also presume that a collection agency will be required to collect from Mr. Olszewski.


4556...Get Ready Racist Losers

Especially the Boston Bruin fans who derided Joel Ward, a Washington Capital from Tronna who broke the hearts of the Beantown fans with his overtime goal in game sept earlier in the week.

The Boston fans, as noted here, derided Mr. Ward, a man of colour, in the most vile and disheartening way, referring to both his heritage and choice of sport in an ill-informed and derogatory fashion.

Well, losers, get ready coz the 28 blacks in the NHL is merely the tip of the iceberg.  You see my racist friends there really have not been great masses of colour in the Great White North until the latter parts of the 1900's.  Not a lot of blacks = not a lot of blacks playing hockey = not a lot of blacks playing in the NHL.  Now that blacks are more established in Canada it is natural that they, as Canucks, play our number one sport.  


4555...Another Great Idea From Ottawa's Mayor

Jim Watson is just a fount of great ideas.

One I came across in Wednesday's Ottawa Sun was the idea to turn Canada Day into Canada Week.

A whole week off, with pay, to party.

You da man.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

4554...All Over A Few Bongs And Seeds

This is what Stephen Harper wants to bring to Canada.


04-27) 15:25 PDT Bakersfield, Calif. (AP) --
Two brothers who worked for their father's bail bond business have been shot to death while trying to confront a customer who had skipped bail on a drug paraphernalia charge.
Bakersfield-area news media reported Friday that 23-year-old Zachary Daniel Sims and his older brother, 26-year-old Brandon Nicholas Sims, were shot to death Thursday night outside a home they were staking out.
An unidentified spokeswoman for Bad Dog Bail Bonds told the Bakersfield Californian ( the men were the sons of the company's owner.
Bakersfield Police Sgt. Mary DeGeare says one brother was found in the front yard with a single gunshot wound. The other was found inside the home and had been shot multiple times, KERO-TV ( reported.
Police say 26-year-old Stephen Michael Stewart is considered a suspect in the slayings and remains at large.

Read more:

The man skipped bail on a drug paraphernalia charge.  Two are dead and his life is over.

Choose your Canada.


4553...Viagra And Our Fighting Army

Whodda thunk that the Canadian Army gives each soldier who wants one six of the blue pills that make a man more manly as part of the program.


Murray Brewster of The Canadian Press scribbles that "There could soon be less spring in the step of those at National Defence as the department considers halting the decade-long practice of distributing free Viagra to the troops."

Apparently being able to crack a fat makes one battle ready; I don't follow the logic but...

The Stephen Harpers stand to save taxpayers over a mill a year by cutting out the shelling out of Viagra to soldiers.


4552...Hitler, Hitler, Hitler

Tories just cannot get enough of Adolph Hitler.

John Baird yesterday pointed out in the House that the leader of the pre NDP CCF J. S. Woodsworth said that "I would ask whether we are to risk the lives of our Canadian sons to prevent the actions of Hitler."

He said that in 1939.


Stronzos, the Tories are such stronzos.


4551...Yeah But Vic Toews Finished Second

The Hill Times has named Justin Trudeau the hottest boy MP on the Hill.

Hey, I am not gay but I would take him to a wedding.

The hottest woman was surprisingly Rona Ambrose.


4550...Civil Unrest In Canada

You know if the bullsh*t that has been happening in downtown Montreal was happening in India, Iraq or Iran there would be a lot of handwringing among the chattering classes in Our Home And Native Land.


4549...Mel Gibson Says That Mel Gibson

Has a bit of a temper.

The Wrap reports that "Mel Gibson addressed his unbridled rant against screenwriter Joe Eszterhas on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday night, saying: Maybe you didn't know this about me, I've got a little bit of a temper.'"

Later in the show it was revealed that the sky is blue, water is wet and the earth revolves around the sun.


4548...Ottawa's Boy Mayor Is A Smarty Pants

You knew that already.

Jim Watson is his name and he has a great idea for the former U.S. Embassy that sits empty right across the street from the Parliament Buildings in your capital.

Kelly Roche of The Ottawa Sun reports that hizonner appeared in front of the standing committee on Canuckistanian heritage Tuesday and said that the former embassy should be turned into the Canadian version of D. C.'s Smithsonian Institute which is America's attic.

Mr. Watson wants the whole thing to be a public/private partnership.

The building, which has to be one of the choicest real estate locations on planet earth, has been empty for around a decade.  Such a waste.


Friday, April 27, 2012

4547...Mom Says Thank You R. C. Duncan

Coz on this day in '65 R. C. Duncan patented Pampers.


4546...Harper, Hitler, Socialists

May be he is on to something, he being our beloved Prime Minister.

Adolph Hitler was a National Socialist.

Thomas Mulcair is a Socialist who is a Nationalist.

See where I am going with this?

Sure it makes no sense but neither do more prisons, 16 dollar orange juices or 10 billion dollar accounting errors.

As long as it appeals to the base; as long as it plays well at Tim Hortons the Cons are happy.


4545...The Regular Season Is Important

This is the regular season for politics federally in Our Home And Native Land.

According to Nik Nanos' most current poll the Cons and the Dippers are pretty much tied.

Of course it is the playoffs/elections that seal the deal.

That ain't for awhile.


4544...Gary Bettman Reacts To N Word Scandal

The one that broke.      

The one that I commented on in WFDS Post 4537.

The series of Twitters [is that the right word] by Boston fans that referred to Joel Ward, the overtime goal scorer for the Washington Capitals, taking out the Boston Bruins, as a "n".

I advised you to get in front of this story.  It is bad for hockey and for the world in general.

Searching on Google News I have noted that you have done what Gary Bettman always does.


Lead, follow or get out of the way.

I nominate Don Cherry for commish of the NHL.


4543...Victory For Pigs And Chickens

In the USA.


The Associated Press reported yesterday that Burger King in America will no longer serve bacon and eggs that lived its life in a cage.

Free at last, free at last.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

4542...You Cannot Make This Stuff Up

That Prime Minister of ours, boy, he is quite the kidder.

He was jus' kidding around in the House yesterday when he said that "In 1939, the NDP leader didn’t even want to support the fight against Hitler.”  


Of course Stephen Harper knows that the reason that the NDP didn't support the fight against Adolph Hitler was the fact that the NDP did not form until 1961.

Or did he?

You can't fix stupid.


4541...Abortion Is Back On The Table

My sources, Hedy Fry and a spate of emails from Liberal friends, tell me that while I was watching the Ottawa Senators lose tonight our beloved Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and his gang re opened the debate on abortion.

As you know abortion is available in nine of the ten provinces in Canada and in most of the big cities.  This may change.

The irony is that at the same time Canada was/is taking a giant step back in time the Yankees are stepping forward.  CNSNews tells the WFDS that  "First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that 'we made history' when the president's health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives."


4540...No Parade In Ottawa This Year

With two chances to close out the series this week the Ottawa Senators, pride and joy of your capital, lost in Manhattan to the New York Rangers 2/1 this evening.



4539...Game 7 Tonight For Ottawa, Canada

The last of the 7 Cdn teams plays game 7 tonight in New York.

It is Ottawa, a team that 99.9 per cent of the world thought would suck horribly this season, 60 minutes away from round two.

The whole city will be on the edge of its seat.


4538...At Least The Tories Are Consistent

They hate on the poor and the underclass in Canada and now it appears, no, it is certain, that they hate on the poor internationally.

Don Cayo in today's Vancouver Sun tells us that ethically challenged Bev Oda who's portfolio covers the Canadian International Development Agency has shifted the bulk of our aid from countries that are desparate for it, Mr. Cayo mentions  Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Guyana, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, Niger, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Zambia, to countries that really don't need that much help.  Peru, Columbia and the Ukraine are three that come to the forefront.

Why is this?  Self interest.  It is the same reason that my two most Tory friends hate socialism but vacation in Cuba.  Coz they save money.  The Stephen Harpers see no benefit in helping the tinted people in the Benins of the world; whatever will they contribute to Canada?  

Remember this when splitting the bill with you Conservative friends it is all, all, always about them.


4537...Another Note To Gary Bettman

You gotta get ahead of this racism bullsh*t among your fan base in the NHL G-man. has an array of racist bullsh*t that Boston Bruin fans unleashed when Joel Ward of the Capitals scored in overtime to take out the defending champs.

The NHL is the least racially integrated of the four major American sports. If you need proof of this, you just need to see the reaction on Twitter as Washington Capitals Winger Joel Ward scored the game winning goal in overtime to oust the defending champion Boston Bruins. collects Tweets on trending topics to tell a story with only the tweets. The story these tweets tell is that there is a whole hell of a lot of racist Boston Bruins fans. Of course this is not representative of Boston fans or of hockey fans in general, but it is scary that these people so easily put their racist feelings out there.
Here is just a sampling, for the full list click here
And my personal favorite, this guy must have Tourettes
Whether its racist crap like this or death threats against athletes (like Kyle Williams of the San Francisco 49ers) we see that sometimes sports fanaticism and assumed anonymity can be a very dangerous combination.
Although I wonder, what percentage of the people above would sing a different tune if asked to their face.
 No one understands sports passion more than I do.  My second fave college basketball team is ABD, Anybody But Duke, but if Mike Krzyzewski was drowning I would throw him a rope not an anchor.
Commissioner Bettman the stuff quoted above is just insane; get in front of this story now.

4536...Russell Barth On The Dalai Lama

Why can you not speak better english?  You are smart and english is easy and you have been speaking it for decades.  WHY do you still sound like you just learned it a few weeks ago?


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4535...Note To Gary Bettman

From Deadspin.

Perhaps this is why hockey doesn't work in the South.

"Last month, I got an email from a guy who works Lightning games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Our informant was piss drunk and looking for a place to vent about his job. It will shock and stun you to learn that stadium arenas do not operate like they did on that one Matthew Perry sitcom. I'll let our anonymous stadium guide provide the details.
This guy was writing partly in response to this story, entitled "GREAT FAN EXPERIENCE IN TAMPA." I've corrected some of his spelling errors, because he was drunk. I should add that the email arrived at 5:27 p.m.
Let me be the first to tell you, as an employee of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, that the management does not give a fuck about anybody.
I am currently nine beers in (Natural Ice because I'm cheap and in college, and it's got 5.9% ABV). I have 50 minutes before I need to clock into work. I think it's funny how arenas and stadiums try to tell their fans that the ultimate goal is to make life easier; where to go for their seats, where to find Outback and where to find the discount stations. My superiors never have told me any of this. But I can disclose a few secrets for hockey-goers' sake:
1) The Tampa Bay Lightning sell 24 oz. beers on the plaza, before you enter and before you go through security. The vendors sell them out on the plaza, so when one goes through security, they're casually asked, "Did you buy that here?" Of course you did. Long story short, buy a 24 oz beer, five of them for 6 bucks at a gas station and carry them in and you're gold. Better yet, use the can and fill it up with straight Jack Daniels and you're still all right. Searchers can't sniff or examine your can. Please, bring the liquor in, it'd make my job easier.
2) Be a dick to anyone in a suit. Especially if it's Nick. He's a cunt.
3) If you find someone who looks young, they'll let you into a lower level. Let's be honest, if a college-aged guy sees a couple hot women at the top of his section, he'll let them down no question. But if you're some asshole who gets mad at rich people for being rich then you are a dick. Be hot, and have a vagina. I will let you anywhere. Or if you offer me a beer that I can chug in the bathroom, I will accept. I have horribly low standards.
4) My superiors are retarded. And I say retarded because my ultimate superior is a former EMT named Tripp, and everyone below him and above me is a college intern. I don't want to be the guy who says, "Oh my god, my boss sucks," but fuck. The people above me have the chance to make my job easier and they don't do it. I'm not complaining. I'm drunk as fuck ready for work. How can I complain? Even my punctuation is lacking. I had an instance last week where four hideous old women wanted to go outside and get a cheap beer. We had a no re-entry policy. The suit cleared them to leave and come back. He left while they were out. I was there when they got back. Their tickets wouldn't scan because they'd been through already. I knew this. But I told them that they were fraudulent, and to fuck off. I'm a prick, don't come to Tampa. Not my fault you thought you'd get a tan and be happy. Suck my tan balls.
Long story short, I love my job. It gives me a horribly disillusioned sense of power that I like to exercise if I don't like someone. This, Drew, is how an arena operates. Suits and management can only go so far. There are fuckin' assholes like me that try to make life miserable for everyone else. And there are also poor people, like me, that make the innards work.
Noted. Also, I'm never going to a Lightning game. Are you drunk and unhappy with your stadium job? By all means, let us know:"

4534...Hockey History Made?

I wonder.

With the elimination of last year's Stanley Cup winner, Boston, and runner up, Van, could history have been made tonight?

Is this the first time the two finalists from last year were taken out in the first round the subsequent year?


4533...Wrong Again I Was

Danielle Smith.

I too had her pegged as Premier of all that is Alberta.

Then she pulled a Tim Hudak and choked.


4532...The Town Is A Fevering

The town is your capital, Ottawa.  Y'kin throw Gatineau into the mix too.  The reason for the fever is game seven of the Sens series against the New York Rangers.

It is so nutz that the Tulip Festival, a big deal in this burg, sent out this:

Sens Mile heralds springtime "Boulevard of Blooms" as Elgin Street unveils
Senators Tulip on the eve of Game Seven
OTTAWA – Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 – David E. Luxton, Volunteer Chair of the Canadian Tulip Festival and Keith Loiselle, Elgin Street BIA Steering Committee Chair, invite you to a preview of the first and newest 5-foot tulip sculpture of the season: a vibrant Senators Tulip created by local artist Susan Bailie.
At this preview the Elgin Street organization will also describe its plans to transform Elgin Street into a "Boulevard of Blooms" destination during the Tulip Festival, which opens its 60th commemorative edition on May 4th.
The press conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Art Walls Studio, 108 Pretoria Street, where Susan Bailie has been creating the Senators Tulip.

Insane in the membrane.


4531...SIlent Film Star Says USA Guv Spying

On her.

Can you imagine?

Susan Sarandon, an actress who hasn't had a hit in almost two decades, claims that the US of A government, that would be President Obama's crew, is spying on her.

Despite the fact that you are anti the war in Iraq and wanted people to vote for John Kerry in '04 I really doubt that anyone would waste time taping The View to find out what is on your mind.

I think you just like to see your name in the paper.  Or in blogs.  Like this.

I guess it works.


4530...NBC News Anchor Anti Free Speech

I stand corrected.  Former NBC news anchor is what I should have written.  That, of course, is Peter Kent, who used to be a journalist and, one would presume, was in favour of freedom of speech.

Things be different now.

Mr. Kent is now Honourable as in the Honourable Minister of the Environment and he has determined that free speech is a dangerous thing.

Speaking fluent newspeak Mr. Kent told the Commons Monday that it is important that scientists working in his department should stfu.  He was a tad more eloquent but a rose is a rose is a rose.

Dr. Goebbels would be proud of you Mr. Kent.


4529...Bev Oda Been Caught Stealing

Postmedia reports that  "International Development Minister Bev Oda "unreservedly" apologized on Tuesday for billing taxpayers for bumping herself up from a five-star hotel to a swankier hotel while attending a conference in London, England, last year. That stay included a $16 glass of orange juice.  'The expenses are unacceptable, should never have been charged to taxpayers...'"

Let me translate this for you.

I, Bev Oda, have the ethics of a shoplifter.  If I get busted, I am sorry.  If I don't get busted, I get free stuff.

Stephen Harper should really fire this minister.  She is a thief.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

4528...Good Thing He Has Two

Greg Gibson is a major league umpire.

Stephen Strasburg is a major league pitcher.

Mr. Strasburg throws a baseball at a titch over 97 miles per hour.  For those of you who are metrically inclined 97 miles an hour is very fast.

Mr. Gibson was umpiring the Washington Nationals/Miami Marlins game Sunday.  Behind the plate he was.  Wilson Ramos, the catcher for the Nats, failed to catch a fastball that Mr. Strasburg threw past the Marlins' Greg Dodds.

Mr. Gibson's gonads did catch the ball.

Big owie.

Not dead.

Finished game.


4527...Wedding Season Already?

'tis for dogs.

No, I am not hating on ugly women, I mean womyn.  No, I am not. out of Palm Springs, Arizona, tells all that "What began as an innocent summer fling, turned into happily ever after Sunday for two love-struck canines.Despite the hot weather, more than 100 friends and family members met at the clubhouse at the Palm Desert Resort Country Club to watch the bride, Scruffy Rubin, walk down a faux grass carpet aisle to her groom, Snickers Carter, who waited anxiously under a flower decorated trellis."

This pooch wedding cost 5,000 USD.

Plus side is that it is predicted to and will last longer than the Kardashian/Tall NBA Player wedding did.


4526...Freedom From The NDP

Party discipline, too much of it, is the culprit that forced Thunder Bay MP Bruce Hyer to quit the New Democrats to sit as an independent.

It has been reported widely that Mr. Hyer, who has represented the port city since '08, took the opportunity to offer a criticism of  the "...mindless solidarity..." of Canada's political parties and urging leader Thomas Mulcair to be more accepting of dissent in the ranks.

I guess what Mr. Hyer wants is a parliament that is more sympatico to the other houses like the House of Representatives in the USA where representing the views of your constit is balanced with showing a united front by party.

Good luck with that.


4525...Is Your TV Hooked Up To The 'net?

Four in ten of Americans do.

And there is new Leichtman Research Group data reported by Daniel Anstandig on shows that " games are the key connected devices..   28% of all households have a video game that's online."

2011 was the first year in history that more people cancelled cable as opposed to hooked it up.

I am one of them.  Between Facebook, Project Free TV, Atdhe and various nets streaming I get enough without having any TV In the house.If I was in the States where they actually have local TV that serves the local market I might spring for rabbit years but here in Ottawa, why?  In smaller markets such as Red Deer, Brandon, North Bay, triple why.


4524...He Is Smarter Than You; Just Ask Him

Michael Ignatieff.  The man who would be Prime Minister of all Canadians, past tense, is all over the papers in his home and native land today.

The National Post says that he told Glenn Campbell of BBC Scotland, that "...Quebec 'eventually' will become an independent country and that a victory for Scottish separatists in an expected 2014 referendum will launch a new effort by Quebec nationalists to fulfil their sovereignist dream."

Quebec is already, thank you Stephen Harper, officially a nation within a nation.

Just as long as they keep the borders open so I can go to SuperC for cheap beer I am good.


4523..Danielle Smith Pulls A Tim Hudak.

The Wildrose leader took a big lead, ala Tim Hudak of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, and choked.

Big time.

She, Ms. Smith, over thunk the whole election just like Buffalo Tim did.  All she/he had to do was stfu and count on the fact that they weren't Redford/McGuinty to coast to victory.


Couldn't do it.

With a big, big lead Ms. Smith started shooting her mouth off about divisive issues such as a woman's right to choose.

Premier Alison Redford should send Ms. Smith and her handler Tom Flanagan a big thank you card.


Monday, April 23, 2012

4522...Extra Quiet

If you can believe that Ottawa could be quieter than it usually is on a Monday night this Monday night was the night.

After the Rangers of New York dispatched the Sens 3/2 to force a game seven the town that never sleeps, at least according to News1310, was deader than usual.

If we could only get this fired up about stuff that was of import like over priced jet planes and draconic crime laws.


4521...Is She Dead Or Is It Her Birthday Today?

Shirley Temple.

Biggest star in the world in the 1930s.

If not dead she is 84 today.


4520...Good News And Bad News

The bad news is the Vancouver Canucks, one of two Canuckistanian teams in the NHL playoffs, are no longer in the NHL playoffs.

The good news is the citizens of Van did not take their overtime loss to Los Angeles as hard as they took their game 7 loss to Boston in the Stanley Cup finals last year.

They have sorta grown up on the left coast.


4519...Hating The Poor In Ontario

The mentally ill too.  In fact anyone who is f'd up.  Ontario hates you.

Carol Goar in this morning's Toronto Star lays out the facts that a person who is mentally ill gets less than 1,100 dollars a month and a person in Ontario who is just poor gets less than 600.  To live on.

Mike Harris started cutting welfare during his Common Sense Revolution but when the Liberals got in 8/9 years ago they just left things as they were.

The big question is why?  Why does the government of Ontario hate the mentally ill, the poor, those who have made bad choices so very much?

And if you are on the system and Tim Hudak becomes Premier prepare to die.


4518...Ann Romney Has The Common Touch

Widely quoted, the future First Lady opined on the state of women in the workforce.

“Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate. Heck, I’m a working mom and I’m not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most women… and if a woman does work, she should be happy just to be out there in the working world and quit complaining that she’s not making as much as her male counterparts."

Is she part of the 1 per cent or the 99 per cent?


Sunday, April 22, 2012

4517...Dan Quayle And Shopping

You can combine the joy of hearing the former Vice President of the USA speak and do some quality shopping next month.

Dan Quayle is scheduled to give the commencement address at Syracuse University College of Law, the only Law faculty that is minutes away from The Carousel Mall,  on May 11.  I am sure there will be scalpers if you don't have a ticket.

Just don't ask him to spell anything food related.


4516...Ottawa Is A Happy Town This Day

The Ottawa Senators won last night.

This is the team that all on the planet, excepting Don Brennan of The Ottawa Sun, said were going to be soooooooooo bad.

The 8th seeded Sens are one game away from upsetting the 1 seed New York Rangers.

This is what people are talking about in your capital.


4515...Earth Day

Is today.

I thought we did this one a couple of week's back when we turned out our lights for an hour.

I was wrong.

Not sure how to celebrate this one but I heard that if you bring your own cup Starbuck's is offering free coffee.

Happy Earth Day.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

4514...The Calgary Herald Is Bi

Politically that is.

Today's editorial endorsed both Wildrose and Progressive Conservative Parties for Monday's election in Alberta.

How cool is that?


4513...The Tim Hortons Gift Card Is In The Post

Happy 86th to our Queen, Liz the Two.


4513...Thomas Mulcair On The Evil Weed

He hates it.  Don't legalize it.

Wait, no, I meant that no one should go to jail for having a few joints.

Waffle much Thomas Tom?


4512...5200 4/20 On Parliament Hill

That is a lot of pot heads, like .05 per cent of the population of Ottawa's metro area.

No fuss, no muss, lots of high.

According to Russell Barth in the "The RCMP stood around like parent chaperones at a high school dance, forced to listen to music and watch dancing designed specifically to infuriate them. They feigned boredom to mask their disdain and/or delight."


Friday, April 20, 2012

4511...Michele Mandel Is A Female Dog

Coz if you call a thoughtless b*tch a thoughtless b*tch you can get in trouble.

The Suns did a piece today on the closing of Kingston Prison, Millhaven, the Mill, which, from all accounts, is not exactly Club Fed.

Michele Mandel closed her piece on that joint by writing "For the rogue's gallery of evil which calls it home, we can only hope their new accommodations are as cramped and grim as their current abode."

Such a hater.

Such a b*tch.

Such a Tory.

As someone smarter than me once said, we are judged not by how we treat those with privilege but those without.  Those at the bottom.  No one is lower than a prisoner and to treat them inhumanely reflects badly on the society that imprisons them.

Ms. Mandel should be ashamed.


4510...Happy Birthday To You

The oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, may be the oldest stadium still in use in the world, at least at a high level, Fenway Park in Boston, turned 100 today.

Never been but I hear it is amazing.

The 100th birthday will be celebrate with a game between the two biggest rivals in the sport.

Tonight, wearing throw back unis from 1912, the Boston Red Sox will host the New York Yankees.


4511...I Am Not A Fan Of David Suziki

Just rubs me the wrong way.

Sanctimonious, patronizing are the two nicest things I can think to say about him.

I would like him to retire.

Not die.


Definitely not be gunned down.

Retire works for me.

Warren Kinsella informed me that Wildrose supporter Richard Evans Tweeted that someone should plan and carry through the assassination of Mr. Suziki.

Seriously, you guys are going vote for those guys in Alberta?

It is 4/20 and I have to ask, seriously, how high are you people?


4510...Jose Canseco Loves Baseball

The man who hit almost 500 homers, wrote a book, Juiced, that broke open the steroids scandal, Jose "...Canseco announced on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s [Boston]Toucher and Rich Friday morning that the CanAm League Worcester Tornadoes have signed him to a one-year deal."

Good on you Mr. Canseco.  Obviously you love playing ball and want to do it till forever.  Good on you.

BTW Mr. Canseco will be in Ottawa, Ontario at whatever they are calling Jet Form Park these days for a home run hitting contest, softballs not baseballs I am told, against a local hero in your capital for charity.  


4509...That Crazy Tim Hudak Is Up To Stupid


The WFDS called into angry white man radio, 580 CFRA, this morning to tell cool hair guy Brian Lilley of SUN TV what I thought of Tim Hudak.

Not very much is what I think of Buffalo Tim.

I was a bit more verbose than that.  I said that I believe that when it all comes down Tuesday Mr. Hudak's caucus are going to come down with colds, the flu, what ev it takes to keep them out of the pink palace and from voting against Dwight Duncan's budget.

Proven in 2011 was that Mr. Hudak's Ontario Progressive Conservative team is weak from the ground up, especially from the ground up.  If they go again this will be the end of BT's career as Tory leader.

They will get beaten like a rented mule.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

4508...May Be President Obama Is In Trouble

Whatdya think about this ticket: Romney/Rice.

Peter McKay's ex squeeze is just like Two Fer on 30 Rock. She is a Two Fer.

Makes one think.

And if Romney/Rice should lose a close one to Obama/Biden then Condoleezza Rice is in nice shape for 2016.


4507...Alzheimer's Claims A Legend

Pat Summitt, the greatest coach in the history of women's basketball, has retired.

She is only 59 but she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year and is hanging up her clipboard. sums up her career nicely "...[she] is the winningest coach in Division 1 basketball, men's or women's, compiling a career won-loss record of 1098-208 in her 38 years as Tennessee head coach from 1974-2012.

Pat Summitt's Lady Vols teams won 16 regular-season SEC titles and 15 SEC tournament titles, including the tournament title in her final season of 2012, and won eight national championships, her final one coming in 2008. Pat Summitt won SEC coach of the year honors eight times, and saw over 70 percent of her players win some form of national honor, ranging from academic to all-American to playing for the U.S. national team.

Pat Summitt's annual salary started out at $8,900 in 1974, but on Feb. 5, 2009, following her 1,000th win, she became the first women's basketball coach to earn more than $1 million dollars a season."

Plus she was nuts as in crazy as in retarded on the sidelines. That was a show in and of itself.


4506...Canada's 46th Best Uni Steals A Coach

OMG they just are so clueless at the University of Ottawa. Plus they never win anything, anytime. They are the Missouri of the CIS.

Chalk up another loss for the Garnet and Grey. Their head football coach for the last two years, J. P. Asselin has crossed the canal and is now the offensive coordinator for the Carleton Ravens.

For those of you that don't follow this/don't care lemme break it down. Buddy was head coach, with a two year record of 12 and 4, at U of Ottawa and crosses the canal to take a less prominent role.

That is how badly the U of Zero sux.


4505...Jason Kenney Back To Being A Douche

In The National Post today Jason Kenney reverts to form when he says that "Ottawa is preparing to crack down on employment-insurance recipients who are not seeking work in areas where employers are forced to bring in foreign workers to fill jobs."

Translation: EI receps in places like Leamington, Ontario are going to be picking tomatoes this summer.

Reality: Immigration Minister Kenney must be high.


4504...Jason Kenney On Thomas Mulcair

From The National Post on the new leader of Team Dipper.

And his two passports.

The one from the country that he wants to lead, ours. And one from the country that makes getting through lines faster in Europe, theirs.

“I seem to recall that Jack Layton criticized Stephane Dion for being a dual citizen of the same country. Dual citizenship is legal, I’ll let him explain that to Canadians. I think that perhaps Canadians expected a different standard for people who want to be the head of our government. I think that’s the point Mr. Layton was making to Mr. Dion.”

Usually Jason Kenney is a douche but he nailed this one. Good on you.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

4503...Fat Man Goes To Kentucky Fried Chicken

News or not?

In Toronto when the fat man is dieting 300 pound mayor Rob Ford it is news.

So sayeth the Toronto Star.


4502...The World's Oldest Teenager Is Gone

Dick Clark, American Bandstand, dead at 82.

He worked for the same network, ABC, for over 50 years ushering in New Years for the last four decades or so.

He also was one of the first ever to showcase all artists including blacks. A big deal especially in pre Civil Rights America.

So long, for now.


4501...President Mitt Romney

The words just roll off the tongue, eh?

The Ottawa Citizen on line says that Mitt "...Romney, the party's presumptive nominee now that his main Republican rival has folded up his campaign, matched Obama 46-46 percent among registered voters who were asked in a CBS News/New York Times poll who they would vote for if the election were today."

Now that it turns out President Obama, the first foreign born President, eats dog, well, who knows what may occur.


4500...Stephen Harper Sorta Gets It

This is a good thing.

I didn't vote for him and when I go to hipster bars I always make sure to wear my Stop Harper button but...

If this quote in Dan Gardner's Ottawa Citizen piece is to be believed he might be getting it:

On the weekend, at the Summit of the Americas, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed doubt about the war on drugs. "I think what everybody believes and agrees with, and to be frank myself, is that the current approach is not working, but it is not clear what we should do."

This summit was in Columbia and it was all about drugs which are just ripping the middle of the western hemisphere apart.

A point that Mr. Gardner makes is so true. In the last 30, really make that 40 Mr. G, years of the war on drugs the drugs, coke, pot, whatever have both got better and cheaper. There are a lot of products that are better than they were 40 years ago but very few of them are cheaper, dollar for dollar, than they were back in the day.


4499...Nothing Going On Here

City in mourning.

Senators lost.


Sadness abounds.


4498...Our Beloved Prime Minister Says What

Straight up from Postmedia:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has warned Iran that the world will "cast judgment" if "terrible" things are done to a Canadian who has been sentenced to death. Harper made the comments a day after Canadian officials issued an urgent appeal to Iran, fearing he could be executed "imminently."

Hamid Ghassemi-Shall went to Iran in 2008 to visit his ailing mother but was sentenced to death for alleged crimes against the Iranian state.

"Canadian government officials have been working at all levels for some time obviously to urge for a judicial process and clemency in this case," Harper said. "And I know, of course, we are working with our international partners. I think our view is known. The government of Iran should note that the whole world will be watching and they will cast judgment if terrible and inappropriate things are done in this case."



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4497...Blind Man Gets Hole In One Then Dies

The Brantford Expositor tells us that Gord Paynter got the hole in one at that town's North-Ridge Public Golf Course in August of '99.

He died Monday.

Frankly I don't think the two are related.

I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Paynter on the stage where he was pretty funny and off the stage where he was incredibly funny.

He will be missed.

Light a candle.


4496...Jokers To The Right Of Me

Or at least to the right.

The Wildrose,poised to run the Conservative dynasty out of Alberta because the Conservatives were not backwards, er right wing enough, are going to be a lot of fun in that Munich 1938 kind of way.

My friend Rachel Decoste linked me to this article from The Toronto Star that is, well, amazing in a weird 1950's Deep South kind of way

Wildrose candidate apologizes for saying being white is an advantage

April 17, 2012 19:04:00
Bill Graveland
The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A Wildrose candidate in the Alberta election is apologizing for suggesting he has an advantage in his ethnically diverse riding because he is white.

“I think as a Caucasian I have an advantage. When different community leaders such as a Sikh leader or a Muslim leader speaks, they really speak to their own people in many ways. As a Caucasian, I believe that I can speak to all the community,” Ron Leech said on the “South Asian” program that aired on CHKF-FM, a multicultural radio station in Calgary.

Leech offered an apology for his remarks Tuesday. He said he had made them on the spur of the moment and hadn’t put his point across very well.

“I apologize if something was said at the moment ... that misrepresented the community or myself,” Leech said at a campaign stop in Calgary. “What I was trying to say, which didn’t come out that way and I apologize ... is that it’s not a disadvantage for me to be Caucasian to represent the diverse cultures of my riding.”

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith was not aware of the comments when asked about them Tuesday, but said she wasn’t concerned after they were read to her.

“No, I’m not concerned about them. I think every candidate puts forward their best argument for why they should be the person who can best represent the community,” she said.

Smith, who said on the weekend that there hadn’t been any “bozo eruptions” from any of her candidates, has now had two glitches in the last week.

Edmonton candidate Allan Hunsperger, a pastor, came under fire for a blog he wrote last year in which he said gays and lesbians would end up in an eternal “lake of fire” if they didn’t change their ways. Smith stood by the candidate, saying a Wildrose government would not legislate any “contentious social issues” and her candidates can worship how they please.

Premier Alison Redford said she was surprised at Leech’s remarks and said it wasn’t something that would be tolerated in her Progressive Conservative party.

“I think those are inappropriate comments and I know they don’t reflect my views,” Redford said.

How about them Eskimos, eh?


4495...Keith Moon To Drum At London Olympics

My friend Len Berman from Len Berman's That's Sports sends this along:


For the Closing Ceremony to the London Olympics, the organizers have asked members of The Who to perform. They reached out to drummer Keith Moon. Not sure if Keith got the invite, he died in 1978.

Y'never know. Perhaps Mr. Moon is living with Elvis Presley in Tweed, Ontario.


4494...Hitler's Birthday Will Be Sad In London

Ontario. London, Ontario.

As you probably know this Friday is Adolf Hitler's birthday and for some inexplicable reason pot heads, that would be chronic marijuana users, celebrate the day by phoning in sick at their call centre and bike courier jobs and get high in a public place to the general amusement of the police. At least that is what happens in Ottawa on Parliament Hill.

Not so much in London this year.

Scott Taylor of The London Free Press informs all that

Any ideas Londoners may have had about getting a free ride from police on April 20 have once again gone up in smoke.

Known commonly across North America as 4/20, the day is a symbolic one for pot smokers to light up in public as a way to urge governments to legalize marijuana.

Police were out in force last year when three participants were arrested at Victoria Park.

Several hundred people attended the rally.

Monday, police issued a news release saying strict law enforcement would again be in effect this year.

“The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is in full force and effect on (Apri 20), as it is on any other day, time, or place in Canada, and members of the London Police Service will enforce the law on this date as they would throughout the year.

“A conviction for a criminal offence, including those under the Control Drugs and Substances Act, will result in a permanent criminal record which could impact future travel or employment as it could be revealed through a criminal record background check.”

Spokesperson Const. Dennis Rivest said that though some people assume police will turn a blind eye, they will, in fact, be visible and vigilant that day.

What time does the bus for Kitchener leave Friday?


4493...From The Land That Gave Us Jet Ski Boy

Stockwell Day.

The [thankfully] retired member of the Stephen Harpers' cabinet who believes that dinosaurs roamed the earth a few thousand years ago has met his match.

Fellow Albertan and soon to be Premierette and Wildrose leader Danielle Smith who said yesterday that she isn’t convinced climate change is real. In response to a question from a reader, Ms. Smith told a Edmonton Journal-Calgary Herald online debate she has not been convinced science has solidly backed the theory that human activities are contributing to blah blah blah.

Science, what a pile of crap.


4492...The Devil Is In The Details

I wuz reading in Ezra Levant's Sun piece today that one of the ads that the soon to be defeated Conservative Party in Alberta is running is a piece that shows oil fields but they are C h i n e s e oil fields.

Of course Mr. Levant does have a rep for making things up and I am too lazy to source the ads myself but...

If you cannot get that right, hello, that is why you are getting whipped Alison Redford.


Monday, April 16, 2012

4491...Alberta's New Premier Danielle Smith Is

Anti everything in the guise of saying that she is pro freedom.

Hmmmm, where have we heard this before?

Ou est?


4490...Skinny Jeans

Fat people everywhere, and this certainly includes me, pay attention.

Skinny Jeans.

The first word says it all.


If you are a size 16 or have a 40 inch waist these are not for you.

I was in downtown your capital for breakfast this morning and OMG.

Men worse than women.


4489...Happy Birthday Pope Benedict XVI

The former member of the Hitler Youth turned very old today, 85 to be precise.

April is also the month, 19th of, that Pope Bennie became the Pope.

I sent him a Tim Hortons card. Ten dollar one. Not cheaping out on the Pope, eh?


4488...Greetings From Boston

Where it is Patriot's Day and also the day of the Boston Marathon.

When watching the highlights on TSN, ESPN, look for me. I will be the one at the front of the pack wearing a green sombrero and smoking an Export A. I smuggled them in.

I hope to run the race in around two hours but there is a wind.


4487...If It Only Wasn't So Darn Cold

Canada would be Nirvana.

Not the band, fool, but a perfect place for all, except the haters of course who don't like anything, to live.

Peter Worthington of the Quebecor Sun Media chain wrote a story this morning that cribs from the Wall Street Journal talking about how we totally have our stuff together.

True dat.

He gives all the credit to the Tories.

Not so true dat.

It was the good guys, the Liberals under Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, that set up our banking system to survive tough economic times.

Stephen Harper and his election stealing Tories are reaping the benefits.

True dat.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

4486...You Have Seen The Adverts

Even here in staid ole Ottawa there have been print ads for ABC's new sit-chick-com Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23.

In the words of every review I have read and in my mind too this is the best show of the 2011-12 season. That is saying tons coz this has been a good year.

You all gotta check this one out. It has Dawson of Dawson Creek, James Van Der Beek, playing James Van Der Beek and it has Breaking Bad casuality Krysten Ritter playing the despicable yet loveable lead Chloe.

I don't know how you get TV, I am a Project Free TV fan myself, but however it is go there now and enjoy.


4485...Best Obit Ever

This is viral.

Obituary or Memoriam Print
Michael "Flathead" Blanchard | Visit Guest Book

Blanchard, Michael "Flathead"
1944 ~ 2012
A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died.
Mike was born July 1944 in Colorado to Clyde and Ethel Blanchard. A community activist, he is noted for saving the Dr. Justina Ford house from demolition and defending those who could not defend themselves. He was a Republican delegate, life member of the NRA, founder and President of the Dead Cats MC. He loved music.
Mike was preceded in death by Clyde and Ethel Blanchard, survived by his beloved sons Mike and Chopper, former wife Jane Transue, brother Stephen Blanchard (Susan), Uncle Don and Aunt Cynthia Blanchard(his favorite); Uncle Dill and Aunt Dot, cousins and nephews, Baba Yaga can kiss his butt. So many of his childhood friends that weren't killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats. He asks that you stop by and re-tell the stories he can no longer tell. As the Celebration will contain Adult material we respectfully ask that no children under 18 attend.

Published in Denver Post on April 12, 2012

If only they could all be like that.


4484...Stephen Harper IS The Prime Minister

Head of the class.

Big cheese.

Grand pubba.

The CBC has found out that Stephen Harper's Labour Day boo to Manhattan, a three day cruise that included a Yankees game, for those of you with pointy heads the New York Yankees are a prominent team in the baseball world, a Broadway show and just chillaxing cost taxpayers 45K.

Why is this news?

He is the Prime Minister you know.

A weekend out with him and nine others for 45,000 shekels doesn't sound like a story worth reporting on.

I just wish he had of brought me something back.


4483...There Is Joy In Mudville

For the mighty Rangers have struck out.

Fuggetabout the F-35 stuff; The Ottawa Sun is planning the parade.

The Stanley Cup parade.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

4482...Slate Develops The Obvious Into News V2

Stories like this are why Journalism Schools,like the one my alma and mater Carleton is so proud of, are a waste of space and time.

Slate today asks the question Are TV And Video Games Making Our Kids Fat?

The short answer is yea. The long answer is also yes.

Apparently if you sit on your ass as opposed to moving your ass you gain weight.


4481...Slate Develops The Obvious Into News

Tattoos used to make you a scary outsider.

Now that 45 million Yankees have tats, plus one Senator, that Indian dude that also tatted up Justin Trudeau crushed last week, not so much.

Thanks for the insight Slate.


4480...It Is Titanic Day Today

100 years ago today at 11 40 pm the big ass ship hit a bigger ass iceberg and fell to the deepest depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

Just in case you missed it.

There was a movie and everything btw.


4479...Fastest Growing Religion In The USA

It is not the one that is widely reported, the religion of Mitt Romney, Mormonism.

No the fastest growing religion in the States according to The Week is none as in none as in the absence of belief in God.

19 per cent of Yankees are non believers.

"About two thirds of Nones say they are former believers; 24 percent are lapsed Catholics and 29 percent once identified with other Christian denominations."

They may make up 1/5 of the country but that doesn't mean they are loved by the rest of the populace: "'Wherever there are religious majorities, atheists are among the least trusted people,' said University of British Columbia sociologist Will M. Gervais."

And he is in Point Grey.

Food for thought.


Friday, April 13, 2012

4478...Culling The Herd In Michigan

MLive, a Michigan website, has good news for people needing organs in that state.

"Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that would allow motorcycle operators 21 or older to ride without a helmet, his office said today."

Culling the herd.


4477...Alberta Moves Right; Canada Moves Left

WTF is going on here?

Latest info on Wildrose in Alberta has the Danielle Smith's cruising 17 points ahead of the Progressive Conservative dynasty.

Meanwhile the numbers for the country show the Canuckistanian electorate floating leftword.

"After enduring weeks of criticism over robocalls, the F-35 and the budget, the federal Conservative party is virtually tied with the NDP in public opinion, suggests a new Ipsos-Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global TV."

Through in the 21 points that the Liberals have and you see what I mean.


4476...James Henderson Is My New Hero

Quite the mensch. Check this hot off the press article from today's Chicago Sun-Times.

An Indiana man previously arrested with a 0.552 percent blood-alcohol level was arrested after he was found sprawled on a Valparaiso, Ind., street, police said.

James Henderson, 28, of South Haven was arrested about 7 a.m. Friday. This time he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.297 percent, police said.

Police made the arrest while responding to an argument between Henderson and an unidentified woman.

When he was arrested March 25 with the staggering blood alcohol level — also while lying on the side of the road — police said it could have been a record for Porter County.

Individuals tend to fall into a coma at about 0.40 percent and death is possible, according to guidelines by Indiana University.

As I see it Mr. Henderson's problem is not being over refreshed it is sleeping outside. He beats that addiction he is golden.


4475...This Is What Passes For Tory Funny

From my friend Dan Colterman's Facebook:

Dan Colterman
Can you believe it?

They sent my income tax return form back to me!

In response to question # 4, "Do you have any dependants?"
... I replied -

"2.1 million illegal immigrants,

1.1 million crack heads,

4.4 million unemployable people,

901 thousand people in over 85 prisons.

Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

Who the hell did I miss?



4474...Cut The CBC Off Public Money Entirely

Take a chill pill and read this WFDS fans.

The CBC is number one in morning drive in about every market it is in French and English. In Ottawa CBC Radio One has a twenty ish share, that is one fifth of the market, in mornings. Similar numbers from sea to shining sea both French and English.

TV, well cutbacks mean that cities like London and Windsor and so on don't have a local CBC station but the infrastructure is there and everywhere.

Stay fed, become a Crown Corp and compete.

You don't think that if the CBC, especially radio, runs ads that they are not going to make money? Of course you don't. They will make mad money.

They don't have to cheapen themselves; supply and demand: limit the commercial load to say two two minute islands an hour plus sponsor ship for the news/sports/weather.

TV, get rid of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and all the other American programs. Then over bid, like Rupert Murdoch did for the NFL and Premiership Football, for the NHL and run doubleheaders every night of the week during the season.

Another problem solved.


4473...How Many Heads Are Getting Bashed?

At the G8 stuff going on in DC.

My sources, which are the newspapers of the world, tell me that the foreign ministers, including John Baird, met this week. Next week it is the grand pubas meeting at Camp David in Maryland.

Will it be Toronto?


4472...Russell Barth's Dream Vac Kay Site


Russell Barth is a long time friend and a big time God hater and I advise him to actually avoid Kuwait.

Reuters reports that yesterday their law makers voted in fave of an amendment that could make hating on God punishable by death.

And, yes, they do get Twitter and Facebook in the big K.

FYI for RB.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

4471...Never Take Your Mistress On A Bike Ride

I write these words of wisdom from the centre of Ottawa, the town that adultery website Ashley Madison says is the stepping out capital of Canada.

My reference, well if Bobby Petrino heeded my advice he would still be making millions of greenbacks a year.

Suey, pig.


4470...So The Pink Thing

Did not work out so much but this Ottawa Senators playoff fever in your capital, oh it is for real.


4469...Thomas Mulcair''s Exit Strategy

The new leader of Team Dip, Thomas Mulcair, has an exit strategy just in case this whole becoming Prime Minister of Canada thing doesn't work out.

In a Toronto Star story this morning the man who would be PM said that he is hanging on to his French passport until he becomes Prime Minister but if he becomes PM he will ditch it.

Exit strategy.


4468...David Letterman Can Collect His OAS

As of right now.

The late night talker turns 65 today.

If only he was a Canuck.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4467...Not So Fast Rick Santorum

You better hang in there.

Allan Brauer @allanbrauer Tweeted these bon mots:

Sorry, Rick, but you cannot abort your campaign after 20 weeks. You will be forced to carry it to full term


4466...I Know Something Matt Crosier Knows

Matt Crosier is, of course, the former CBC Radio One music dude and longtime GM of 93.1 CKCU in Ottawa.

Mr. Crosier is also a huge, the hugest ever, Bob Dylan fan.

I know that MC knows this but do you know that on this day back in 1961 Mr. Dylan made his pro live debut in Greenwich Village singing "Blowin’ in the Wind".

Thanks to Len Berman for that knowledge.


4465...Charles Manson Staying Put

World wide news it is; my source is The Australian and the news is simple.

Infamous US mass murderer Charles Manson was refused parole Wednesday, officials said, in what could be his last review for release after more than 40 years behind bars.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the 77-year-old Manson did not attend his parole review meeting, and would not be eligible for parole again for another 15 years.

The man has been in jail since forever. How long is that? Forty plus years.

He will be 92 at his next parole hearing.

You choose your life.


4464...In The Pink

Not really, at least not in Ottawa.

Of course, just like the Junos a couple of weeks back, if you believed what you read in the local papers and heard on radio and saw on TV y'd think the whole town wore pink today for the Day of Pink.

Not so much.

I was all over the city, bussing during prime time and saw one person wearing pink today.


Don't believe every thing you read/hear/see.


4463...Tonight Is The Night

That the hunt for this year's winner of La Coupe Stanley starts.

By Friday the letters to the editor decrying the fact that hockey is pushing The National to different times will start being printed in your local birdcage liner.

Go Habs Go.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

4462...Happy Birthday Video Game Star

John Madden.

He also was a Super Bowl winning coach and one of the greatest TV personalities ever.



4461...The Earth : Is It Still Spinning? V.2

Boy I really got my 25 cents worth out of The Ottawa Sun today.

Warren Kinsella tells the world that if he was back home in Alberta he would be voting Progressive Conservative.

This is not a drill folks; this is the real thing.



4460...The Earth : Is It Still Spinning?

I ask because The Ottawa Sun ran an editorial that asked for accountablility from their darlings, the Stephen Harpers.

It is now obvious — through MacKay’s own admission — that the Harper government did know about the $10-billion overrun in the F-35 fighter jet costs, and repeatedly failed to tell the Canadian public.

To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill "This is not the end but this is the beginning of the end."


Monday, April 9, 2012

4459...It Is Not The Junos But

The buzz in your capital is amazing.

The buzz is all about the Ottawa Senators who are heading into the playoffs this week against the New York Rangers.

This is not an artifical buzz like the Junos [by the way I won four Junos this year]; no this is for real.


4458...True Dat

Dat being the quote in The Wall Street Journal from Toronto mayor Fatty Arbuckle's brother Doug Ford.

In response to best-selling author Margaret Atwood's "...short, high-profile campaign against him [Mayor Arbuckle] last summer, taking aim in particular at his proposed library cuts. Doug Ford—Mr. Ford's brother, who took over the mayor's vacant councilor seat and who often speaks for the mayor—dismissed the author, saying he wouldn't recognize her if he saw her."

I know populism is not popular in this country but folks, pay attention, this is reality.


4457...Breaking News That Will Shock U

There is porn on the Internet.


On the 'net.


My morning Daily Mail tells me that an "...ExtremeTech investigation surmised...30 per cent of all web traffic being pornography related."

Only 30 per cent?

Dr. Cox said it best on Scrubs a few years ago when he noted that "If they took porn off the Internet there would be only one website left:"


4456...Do Alcoholics Get A Discount On Booze

One would think by virtue of volume.

You know what I mean.

What brings this up is a story I read in the Melbourne Herald Sun:

Outrage over Alcoholics Anonymous decision to serve alcohol at its Melbourne conference gala dinner
Lucie van den Berg From: Herald Sun April 06, 2012 2:55PM 8 COMMENTS
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ALCOHOLICS Anonymous has been slammed for its decision to serve booze at its national conference gala dinner in Melbourne this weekend.

Victorian members have spoken out in disgust that alcohol will be for sale tomorrow night.

A source said that many AA members in Victoria thought it would not only put vulnerable new members at risk, it also went against the principles of the organisation.

I love it.

The other thing I find odd about AA, and yes I have been at the meetings, the free coffee has appeal, is the fact that at some of them they demand you wear a name tag.

Uh, that makes me un anonymous, no?


4455...More On The CBC

Sell ads.

Lots of them.

Put on programming people like.

You, the CBC, have figured out radio; you are number one in most markets with monster shares like a 20 per cent share of the morning in Ottawa.

Those numbers have bank.

As for tele, well that Don Cherry is worth a hundred Steve and Chris'. Look for more people like him who connect to people like me.

Private broadcasters will and do have their panties in a knot over this. Point out to them that outside of a couple of markets they pretty much have monopolies/oligarchies.

Open skies ala Mark Fowler would mean cities like KW and London and so on would have a lot more local TV and radio and I don't think Astral, Corus and friends want that.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

4454...Solving The Seniors Problem

They take up a lot of space, they smell funny and they are often higher than kites.

They are senior citizens.

Eskimos, the Sisters of St. Joesph's taught me, handle the senior problem by, at a certain age, putting the cotton heads on a chunk of ice, giving said chunk a push and waving as grandpa and grandma went over the horizon.

In our more enlightened times the state of Hawaii has, as I wrote about earlier this year, made it easy for seniors to buy and drive mopeds. That, combined with a no helmet law, has been beneficial in culling the herd.

Best idea ever comes from a Facebook posting. From the language I would presume this is American.

Budget Cuts

Next Month, the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors [instead of illegals] in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch and less likely to remember how to get back home.

Please alert Stephen Harper.


4453...Fact Challenged Ezra Levant Strikes Again

In today's Ottawa Sun, my paper of record, and, presumably, all the other Quebecor rags, Ezra Levant weaves his fact challenged opinion.

In para two of his Easter Sunday piece exoriating Premier Allison Redford of Alberta for having the audacity of guaranteeing abortion on demand from one end of Alberta to t'other Mr. Levant shows his lack of knowledge on the issue of choice.

"...Canada, where abortions are available on demand, for any reason or no reason, from the moment of conception until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayers."

Our confused political analyst goes on to say that "Canada has no legal limits on abortion whatsoever. It's a pro-choice utopia."

Except for the fact that he is wrong, he is wrong.

Three words: Prince Edward Island.

That, Mr. Levant, is a province and in that province the only choice is to have the baby.

By the way you may want to try this thing called Google.

Unlike you it is full of accurate facts.


4452...The Best Part About Easter And Passover

Monday the kosher food and chocolate goes on sale.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

4451...Mohawks. I Like Mohawks

They are living in the now.

Great quote from Joe Delarond in yesterday's Globe and Mail. Mr. Delarond is a member of the Mohawk casino project team.

We're Kanewakans. We don't consider ourselves part of Quebec. We are located in Quebec. We are also located in Canada. Wed don't consider ourselves Canadians. We don't say this in the nastiest way. This is just who we are...And if we do [build a casino] we will be operating it, we will be licensing it. We have a great gaming commission.

Love those guys. It is 2012.


4450...Don Brennan Ottawa Sun Genius

He pointed it out hisself earlier this week in The Ottawa Sun that he was the only hockey scribe on the planet to predict that the Ottawa Senators would not suck totally this hockey season.

Good on him.

Next time I see him at the Meadowlands Sports Pub I am going to buy him a brown pop.


4449...Brian Lilley's Tremendous Wit

The SUN TV bore is in a Twitter fight and is flashing his brilliant wit.

Check this snappy comeback to Postmedia's Glen McGregor:

@glen_mcgregor You are a former strip club DJ and Frank Magazine writer.

Not just an ad homenium attack but a very, very, very weak one.

I bet Brian Lilley and his buddy Ezra Levant musta spent all night writing that incroyable comeback.