Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
"You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?"Matthew 7:16
And the "left":
If you’re less than impressed with the selection, you take comfort in knowing you’re not alone, but hang on - don’t just shy away at the gag reflex, think it all through a little further: this is a symptom, not the disease.
The travesty that is the canerdian system of government presenting this sorry collection for consideration is the real problem.
I mean, this isn't new, really, look back, where’s the Churchill, the Reagan, the … ?
Oh, and by the way and just by co-inky-dink, how about this guy here in BC?
There's Christy herself peeking down at that aficionado of all things Hitlerian:
more like a three dollar bill, if you know what I mean.
Ottawa's answer to Charles Ponzi:
Pass the sick bag, Ethel.
Of course, who could ever forget (or forgive)?There aren't enuff words, really, are there?
Hey, how 'bout this guy?
Well, you get my drift. A pretty sorry collection indeed. And these are the heavy hitters of canerdian history. These are the guys they put on the money yet. Pitiful.
As a British Columbian, its almost a relief to know that my vote counts for squat in the imperial scheme of things (and I do mean scheme); if I mark the ballot with FREE BC! or write in Groucho Marx it matters not whatever, bu-u-u-t on the other hand, I don't have to try and sleep thinking I helped elect one of these.
We "out" here can only sit back and see what the real canadians come up with for us to pay for this time.
Oh, and if the Biblical quotation should "offend" anyone (Islamabad, I'm looking at you), kindly be advised that I don’t give a rip.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Well, to tell the truth, I really thought I nailed it last year, so I figure to do it the same for ‘011.
It goes without saying to have every light on of course, inside and out and all electronics fired up, (tip- turn the sound off on the TVs, then you can have all the radios on too).
Shower just before the big hour arrives – a session with the hair dryer is a great way to kick off the celebration.
Have plenty of laundry available so to have small loads going in both washer and dryer for the full hour, and get the oven on well ahead of time.
Halfway into Earth Hour – pop two TV dinners (would could be more apt?) into the well-preheated oven, then head out for a nice half hour cruise to nowhere in the SUV, windows down, AC on, tunes cranked, then back home to eat.
A friend of mine adds dropping by Price Smart where they have motion sensor lights in the frozen foods displays. He doesn’t buy anything, just spends a few minutes making the lights go on. Nice touch.
But however you observe Earth Hour, don’t just ignore it, let the Eco-fascists know just where you stand.
H/T for the graphic to Small Dead Animals
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I knew that rang a bell.
And what do you know? Count Iggy in Ottawa has been making the same "open government" noises as Christy*.
Pure coincidence, no doubt.
It seems the BC Medical Association aren’t content just to get rich off a racket that has perfectly qualified doctors from other countries driving cab while people die in hospital corridors for lack of doctors. Well, and loading up on goodies from Big Pharma reps.
Now they figure to get in on the fun/ power trip of social engineering and taxing us all into penury, for our own good of course.
Though, inexplicably it would seem, life expectancies continue to rise, we’re nonetheless deluged with messages that we’re killing ourselves in any number of ways with our terrible habits.
Now the “good doctors” *snort* (let’s lose that cliché once and for all, shall we?) “are calling on government to place a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.”
I know, how about we, the over-taxed, over-regulated and getting fed up with it call on government, i.e. Ms Family First to tell the BCMA to go brew their potions and give it a rest already?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Think I'll check the phone book ...
"This Appeared in an Actual Newspaper: December 7 'was the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor'read on ...
As we’ve seen via the likes of Whoopi Goldberg (who is, your tsking aside, watched daily by millions of women, so yes: on some level, she “matters”) and now, a semi-major U.S. newspaper, the “not all XYZs!!!” formulation is actually gaining traction, rather than being mocked into obscurity, like it should have been when it started almost ten years ago. ...
Now: you already know how I feel about “not all XYZs!!!”
The Journal’s formulation embodies one of the great delusions of our age — that there are bad governments but no bad peoples. “Not all Germans were Nazis” — but enough were and enough of the rest strung along that the qualification is irrelevant. Not all Afghans are Taliban — but the real problem in that wretched land is not “the Afghan government” but the Afghan people. A dozen pages of a Flashman yarn has a sounder grasp of the Afghan psyche than nine years of multilateral “nation-building.” Which is why we’re going round and round in circles in an almighty Groundhogistan where a man gets sentenced to death for converting to Christianity under a court system created, funded, and protected by us. ..."
Monday, March 21, 2011
"It has come to epitomize KAF. The smell of the Poo Pond, ringed by bio-hazard warning, inevitably wafts through every part of the camp. In a way, it has come to represent the view of many infidels who come to Afghanistan to ply their military trade to aid a people who care not either way.
Most Afghans don’t know why we’re here nor would they believe the better future the international community wishes to bring to Morhdorh incarnate, conditioned to believe their Imam’s messages about the Crusader occupier.
As the recent rains have ceased and the sand storms have yet to appear, the mountain ranges flanking KAF bring the Tolkien reference alive. But for the Afghans, there is no ring to rule them all, only Islam, and peculiar cultural habits which exploit children sexually, allow rampant homosexuality and pedophilia, and keep their women uneducated and in perpetual bondage. And of course, there is freedom of religion, but only if you follow Islam. ...
And in spite of the wasted efforts of the international community within this wretched land, one only has to spend a few minutes watching the documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America to remind oneself of why we ended up here, and how far we’ve strayed from the response which is still necessary against the true believers of Islam who will stop at nothing to engulf the planet with their ideology. ..."
You should read it all at Moose and Squirrel.
H/T Blazing Cat Fur
Sunday, March 20, 2011
"IDF forces and local paramedics helped save the life of a Palestinian woman and her newly born infant Wednesday, at the settlement where Fogel relatives are still sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week.
Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve Tzuf to offer his condolences, a Palestinian cab raced towards the community's entrance. In it, soldiers and paramedics discovered a Palestinian woman in her 20s in advanced stages of labor and facing a life-threatening situation: The umbilical cord was wrapped around the young baby girl's neck, endangering both her and her mother.
The quick action of settler paramedics and IDF troops deployed in the area saved the mother's and baby's life, prompting great excitement and emotions at the site where residents are still mourning the brutal death of five local family members.
Corporal Haim Levin, 19, an IDF paramedic (pictured), was the first medical team member at the scene and recounted the dramatic situation he faced.
"When I arrived, I saw a woman covered by a blanket in a yellow Palestinian van. I moved closer and saw the baby's head and upper body," he told Ynet. "The umbilical cord was around the baby's neck; the baby was grey and didn't move."
"I first removed the cord from the neck and at the same time asked paramedics to prepare the baby resuscitation kit. I pinched her to see if she's responding, and she started to cry," he said. Paramedics also treated the mother, who was in good condition at that point, Levin said.
Paramedic: We treat everyoneMeanwhile, ambulance driver Orly Shlomo raced to the scene. "We joined the military paramedic and helped him cut off the umbilical cord…without the medical treatment, the fetus and woman faced genuine life danger," she told Ynet.
"It was touching, but I couldn't help but think that a few meters from there, people were sitting Shiva for another baby, who was murdered," she said. "I was touched to see the face of the new baby, but I also thought about the face of the murdered baby."
Gadi Amitun, who heads the Magen David Adom team at Neve Tzuf, said this was not the first time settlers assist Palestinians in distress.
"They know we have a skilled medical team here, and in any case of accident or injury they arrive and we help them," he said. ..."
Saturday, March 19, 2011
(joined in progress)
March 10, 2011 Toronto, Ontario -- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer - $250 million over five years
March 11, 2011 Guelph, Ontario -- Let’s Talk Science - $2 million over four years
March 15, 2011 Surrey, British Columbia -- Youth Gang Prevention Fund - $37.5 million over five years and $7.5 million a year thereafter
March 16, 2011 Quebec City, Quebec -- Jean-Lesage International Airport upgrade - $50 million
March 17, 2011 Brampton, Ontario -- Work-Sharing - $311 million over two years
(and so it continues…)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Words can’t adequately describe my soaring ennui as I clicked it to confirm what I already knew: my blog was being regularly visited by about a dozen or so people, mostly family and friends, the occasional jihadi froot loop and plenty o’ spam bots …
When I recovered from the shock of my life, naturally my first thought was “How can I cash in on this?”
Well, do I come across as some sort of Commie?
Ads, ‘monetizing’ they call it (nice word, lovely word), seemed a good start, until it dawned on me that, from what I’ve seen out there, I’d wind up being brought to you by something like:
On second thought …
But then it hit me- why not a Gift Shoppe?! Everybody has one of those, heck, even the Vicious Babushka has one of those, and I can only dream of being as, well, vicious as she is.
Hmm, now, what to flog?
T shirts are a no-brainer:
A nifty car flag sure to sell well in Alberta.
Stationery is always popular as gifts.
Oh, I know, some
ripoff nice commemorative paper plat dinnerware, also crafted from finest 100% unrecycled BC pulp.
“Stay ahead of the curve with the ‘His and Hers’ set!”
“On a diet?”
“This little number should help.”
And gosh, the ad copy for all this
crap fine, fine merch would just about write itself. Could be on to something here.
I’ll get back to you.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
♪DING ♪DING ♪DING
Correct! Its Lester Pearson. Not only did this joker's Ponzi scheme outlive him (its only now collapsing), he never saw the inside of a prison.
The moral of the story, kids? You can get away with it, but only in the public sector. Stay away from private enterprise, you'll get nailed.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I mean, I was thinking about maybe heading out for a bit of fishing May long weekend. But alas, that’s probably not a plan, what with Judgment Day on the 21st and all. For one thing, traffic's bound to be a nightmare.
It seems despite countless false starts in the past, this time folks like Harold Camping assure us that “beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of Judgment” when some of you will be whisked off to eternal bliss and the rest of us, well, not so much. So that’s that I suppose.
Oh well, these things happen.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Blazing Cat Fur: Your Tax Dollars Celebrate Being A Muslim Chick - On The Day Iran officially becomes a member of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Don't hold your breath waiting for Al Ceebeera to tell you all about it.