Saturday, September 29, 2012

5206...Dalton McGuinty Gets 85 Per Cent Love

That is the number that approves of Dalton McGuinty's leadership of the Liberal Party of Ontario.

Of course the PC Twitters and other social media reaction is one of horror.

They should STFU.

Such fools.

Premier McGuinty, and before him Mike  Harris and Bob Rae and before that the PC diynasty of Leslie Frost, Bill Davis and John Robarts etcetera have all done a great job of running this province.

You just have to contrast the  three major border towns.   Windsor is holding its own; Detroit has been on its death bed for a half a century.  Niagara Falls, Ontario is  a magnet for tourists and their wallets and the jobs they bring; over the river NFNY is dying and dangerous.  Ottawa is a much more palatable place to live than Gatineau.

Compared to the many states that share some sort of border with Ontario, our province is thriving.  Be thankful we have a great leader like Mr. McGuinty and be thankful we have had a series of great leaders who have kept this province strong while all others surrounding Ontario are going thru vast upheavals.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

5205...Incompetent Scabs Fired

Can you fire job thieves?

I don't know.  One way or another the scabs aka replacement workers aka scabs are history after three weeks of the regular season and a month of preseason NFL.

Cling to this moment and when they, whomever they are, break a public [or private] service union and they bring in cheap labour or bring in scabs I want you to remember how bad the replacement workers were in the NFL.  They will be just as bad as nurses, in the classroom and working as coppers as they were in the NFL.


5204...Sons Of Anarchy Weirdness

Le cut.

Le paste.

Actor Johnny Lewis found dead in Los Angeles, suspected in killing

Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:05pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis was found dead on Wednesday in a Los Angeles neighborhood where he was suspected of killing an 81-year-old woman whom he may have been renting a room from, police said on Thursday.
Police received a call Wednesday morning about a screaming woman in the affluent Los Feliz neighborhood and responded to find Catherine Davis dead in her home, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Cleon Joseph.
Joseph said Lewis, 28, was also dead in the home's driveway after either falling or jumping off the roof.
The officer said the circumstances around the deaths were still being investigated on Thursday.
"Detectives believe that he may have committed the murder," Joseph said of Lewis, adding that the motive was unknown.
Lewis had a supporting role in the first two seasons of "Sons of Anarchy," a television drama featuring an outlaw motorcycle club. He played Kip "Half Sack" Epps, an Iraq War veteran who hangs out with the biker club featured in the show.
The Los Angeles-born Lewis previously had recurring roles in the TV shows "Boston Public" and "The O.C."
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis and Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Andrew Hay)

Le weird.


5203...Eating Dog For Cdn Thanksgiving

The Winnipeg Sun tells all that PETA, the American animal rights group of vegetarians, is going to put up the following billboards outside of schools in Ottawa, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

PETA turkeydog

They are right.  I wouldn't eat my dog.

But I would eat your dog.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

5202...National Socialism On Parliament Hill

Direct take from the NDP website.

2012 09 26
Have a look at who’s been invited to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
The Conservatives invited two witnesses to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration today from  the Canadian Immigration Report, an organisation associating itself with racists and hate groups.
 On the Canadian Immigration Report website, we can find among other things, an interview with well-known Canadian white supremacist Paul Fromm:
 “Certainly the policy in Canada is one of ethnic cleansing and replacement. By 2015, the European founding settler people will be a minority … we will have been ethnically cleansed out of our own country.”
 There is also a video interview of American writer Tito Perdue stating that:
 “If you look at the civilizations that black people alone have created, they generally turn out to be a kind of hell on earth.”
 On its website, the Canadian Immigration Report goes as far as explaining that:
 “This hate on for National Socialism is completely misguided … there is nothing inherently wrong with it at all.”
 Inviting people like this to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration sure sends a signal from the Conservatives.

Thanks to Rachel Decoste for the tip.


5201...Aporkalypse Now

According to The Atlantic "It's not quite Aporkalypse, now."  In fact there is a glut in piggy parts going on right now.

But next year.

Pig herds are down in the States and in the EU there is a sow shortage.  This summer's drought has driven the prize of maize and soy through the roof and pig farmers are paying for the feed by feeding their pigs to the slaughterhouse.  Supply exceeds demand and that is good for bacon lovers like moi.

"But it has also set the stage for a rebound in prices next year,. US per-capita pork supply -- what a great statistic -- is set this year to be its lowest since 1975."

Eat that slab of bacon now while you can afford it hombre.


5200...Canada Is Not A Colony Anymore

Wait, we still have a foreign Queen on our money, right?  Except the big bills of course.

And we have had a flag for almost fifty years.

So, no, this is not a step back.


5199...Harper Worst PM Since 1968

That is according to an Angus-Reid poll just dropped.  25 per cent hate on our beloved Prime MInister, Stephen Harper.

What tempers this pour moi is the fact that Pierre Elliott Trudeau is the most popular PM since '68.

Like, seriously, how quickly they forget.  He was not exactly mister popularity in Quebec and, heaven forbid, his name was not exactly magic out west in the '70s.  It is just, um, no one could bring themselves to say the words Prime Minister Bob Stanfield.


5198...Justin Trudeau Is In

That is what it says here and with SUN TV's Charles Adler and a bunch of other places.

Next week the anointed one, Justin Trudeau, will announce that he is running for leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

The question now is will it be a fight to the finish, like his daddy had back in '68, or will it be a coronation as many predict.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

5197...Conservatives Are Hypocrites

If it serves the self they are there.  North, south, east and west conservatives are all the same.

Take Scott Walker, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.  He is the stronzo, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports "...who made a national name for himself by going after public employee unions last year, posted a message on Twitter calling for the return of the NFL’s locked-out unionized officials after a disputed call led to a Seattle Seahawks 14-12 victory over the Packers on Monday night."

Hates unions coz they are over paid toffs unless it is self serving.



5196...Matzoh Bread Goes On Sale This Weekend

And other kosher foods too.

Our Jewish friends are celebrating Sandy Koufax's fave holiday, Yom Kippur, and that means kosher food will be going on sale this weekend at, among other places, the College Square Loblaws in Ottawa.

I track these things.


5195...One Third Of Men Ans Phone During Sex

Would answer the phone.

Like, yeah.

I am surprised that the Vodaphone poll of Brits, reported on HuffPost UK Lifestyle, came up with such a low number.


5194...Scabs Are Evil People

They really are.  If you cross a picket line and break a strike mandate you are stealing.

That said the worst scabs ever are the NFL refs.  Seriously they are Special, like the Olympics, The Special Olympics.

Did you see the game Monday night?  Did you see the call at the end of the game?  The last play of the game.  One ref calls it an interception.  The other calls it a touchdown.  Both miss an offensive interference caused by Seattle's Golden Tate pushing Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields out of the way.