Tuesday, June 30, 2009

100 Mile Rule? How About 10 Blocks?

I tried an experiment today to see if people are buying into the 100 mile rule for fresh produce. I put out a basket with fresh leaf lettuce in it and added a sign saying "Please take". As of 10:00 tonight, only two out of six bags has been taken. Guess people aren't as green as we have been told!

Off on holidays for a few weeks. Going to Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, back to Kelowna and then home. We have booked a cabin on the island and also a 5 hour salmon fishing trip. Yumm! We are going to catch and eat!

After a week of untimely deaths and riots, I want to leave you for a few weeks, with a post that will calm your souls. Nothing calms mine more than gardening and gardens. This year everything is at least 3 weeks behind thanks to global cooling. By now my baskets should have been overflowing with flowers, maybe in the time we are gone they will pick up the pace. Thankfully I have a wonderful neighbour who watches over my baskets for me.

The journey so far:

The sprouts, still being coddled inside.


What I did with them when I booted them outside:

1. Moss baskets, they take a long time to put together, but they are much more natural than plastic baskets.


2. A homemade fountain and various pots surrounding it.


3. This is a very busy place. My old wagon crashed on the rocks, and was abandoned by all but the gnome. The fountain has attracted all manner of animals, from ducks to frogs to ship Captains. It seems everyday I find something to add to the pond.


4. Another gnome has found a home on our bench along with some baskets that are just starting to bloom.


5. I go to garage sales to get my baskets. It just so happened that I collected some baby furniture, and it makes great planters and a fun theme for one corner of the yard.


6. Remember Rigger not being allowed into the veggie garden when we were planting it?


7. Well, this is the garden now, the potatoes are flowering and I am hoping that we will have beans (green and yellow) by the time we get back. New baby potatoes and fresh beans with salmon....Yummm!!


Those are not weeds in the garden, that is dill, and I am taking 32 sandwich bags full of it to my family in Kelowna. It is easy to freeze and it retains most of its flavour even frozen. Dill and salmon and lemon...hungry yet?

Take a break, relax, forget about politics. I will be back soon, hopefully with a picture of a huge salmon I caught!

Hockey Challenge!

One of my posters has alerted me to the fact that there is a hockey challenge coming up!

Hosted by Wild Rose M.P. Blake Richards and Airdrie-Chestermere M.L.A. Rob Anderson, the game will feature MPs versus MLAs, with hockey stars assisting both teams -- to raise funds for the Airdrie and District Victim Services, the Bow Valley Victim Services Association, Cochrane and Area Victim Services and the Chinook Arch Victim Services.


Sounds like a lot of fun, so if you are in the area, why not go watch! Of course, Airdrie is very close to Calgary and you know how much we Edmontonians like Calgary sports teams. HA, just kidding, I love the Flames, when they are on the golf course! I hear Rona will be the coach, so there is hope! It's all for charity, and you know how giving Conservatives are, so show up and give to a great cause!

This is an unpaid announcement made out of the goodness of my charitable heart! But just this once, unless it's Dogs with Wings, then I can blab about them endlessly!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Who's The Liberals Next Victim Needing Rescue?

Who is the next target of the Liberals? What poor soul needs to be saved no matter what they might have been convicted of in another country? How can our judges interfere anymore in another countries jurisdiction, because an admitted murderer might be Canadian. Let's see what has happened so far:

Brenda Martin
Shockingly, Martin wrote, after being repatriated to Canada by federal authorities, her short stay at the Grand Valley Institution for Women, near Kitchener, Ont., made her long for a return to her Mexican jail cell.

She felt "threatened," she wrote, and was ready to go back to the jail her supporters fought so hard to free her from.

"Eight days into the Kitchener, Ont., prison, I was ready to go back to Mexico! I would much rather be in a Mexican prison than a Canadian one," she said.


Nice, we spend $82,000 to get her back to Canada, release her almost immediately, and she still wants to go back to Mexico! Ex-PM Paul Martin even visited her in the Mexican jail. That was a media stunt so the Liberals should pay that $82,000 back to taxpayers, as they were the ones, with the help of the MSM that made such a stink about this convicted Canadian. Why do Liberals think that other countries judges are to be ignored, while our judges are infallible?

Next we have this creature:

Cannon's request that Montana spare the only Canadian on death-row in the U.S. comes after a Federal Court demanded that the Harper government resume clemency attempts for Smith.

In 2007, the Harper government said it would no longer seek clemency for Canadians who had been tried and sentenced to death in democratic countries.(The guy admitted he killed them!)

Smith's lawyers successfully fought that policy, saying it amounted to government approval of capital punishment, and violated the Charter of Rights.

Smith won, the court ordered the clemency attempts to continue, and last week, Cannon told the Commons it was obeying the order.


The Charter of Rights according to the judges applies even when a crime has been committed in another country. The judges are getting "golly", they are making decisions that overstep their powers, and those powers are awesome!

Next we have this total miscarriage of justice for Canadian taxpayers:

"They have acknowledged my innocence. This means the world to me."

With those words, Maher Arar finally loosened the long yoke that has followed him around since he was deported from the U.S. and sent to be tortured in Syria in 2002. It happened after the R.C.M.P. provided false information about his ties to terrorists.

He accepted a long awaited - and much cheaper - settlement package from the federal government Friday. He had originally been asking for $400 million. He settled for $10.5 million, along with another $1 million to cover his legal costs.


For not torturing him, we paid $10 million, that makes no sense, and I expect more "I am innocent" claims to be brought against the Canadian taxpayers. They will win, our Liberal judges guarantee it. Here the next guy who we all know is going to sue us:

"If we would let a Canadian citizen be tortured and then permanently exiled, without any charges, without any court, without any due process, if we hadn't stopped that, then we would have crossed a line."

However, Abdelrazik's ordeal isn't finished as he remains on a UN blacklist, which bars him from seeking employment.

His lawyers could also launch a suit against the Canadian government if Ottawa was implicit in sharing information with Sudanese officials which led to Abdelrazik's arrest, said Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae.

However, with or without a legal case, Rae said the Canadian government should reveal if it did indeed share information with Sudan.


I guess us silly Canadians should go to a foreign country, get arrested, claim torture and come back to Canada and file a $500 million lawsuit against Canadian taxpayers. Sounds fair to me. Not.

Liberals have been interfering in all these cases, yet in the case of Arar and Abdelrazik, they were both arrested and tortured on the Liberals watch. Think about that, the Liberals ignored them and now that they are out of power, they are digging up their own dirt!

Understand that many negotiations need to be done in private, with the two nations affected, without interference by the opposition (Liberals you are NOT the government, get over it). Yet we get this Liberal MP sticking his arse into something the government has jurisdiction in.

McTeague, the party's consular critic, said Day's comments show a lack of understanding of the Saudi justice system.

"How can he be encouraged when this has gone back (to the lower court) for the sixth time?" McTeague said.

"The reality here is he shows a distinct lack of interest by making that kind of a comment, because it demonstrates in spades that that simply means another rubber stamp that continues to put the life and Mohamed and his brother in jeopardy."


McTeague, the party's consular critic....Funny how they don't mention that he is the Liberal parties critic, nope the MSM can just distort facts if it means they have a story that makes the Conservative government look bad.

I'm sure I have missed other "victims" the Liberals want rescued, it makes me wonder if any Canadian got killed under their watch.

Who's the Liberals next victim needing rescue?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dear Pope, Butt Out!

As a Catholic, I pay close attention to what the Church is preaching, but that does not mean that I blindly agree with everything they tell us to do or think. This is one of the times that I have to disagree with the Pope.

In Charity in Truth, which should be released next week, he is expected to point out the failings of capitalism and lament the world's roiling markets, exploited workers and the harsh disparity between rich and the poor.

"Many conservatives will be shocked and disappointed by the encyclical, which will reflect Benedict's skepticism toward unbridled capitalism based on greed," wrote Father Thomas Reese, an American Jesuit scholar and an expert on the Vatican.

"Unlike President Obama, who wants to reform a system that he believes is out of control, Pope Benedict wants to rethink the whole system."

Rethink the system into a communist state? Leave politicians like Obama out of this, or you will wear his defeat. Obama supports partial birth abortions.

Unbridled capitalism based on greed? Does the Church not preach 10% of your wages go to the tax exempt Church? Have you seen how the Pope lives? This Pope is a total disaster, he is doing more to drive people away from the faith than to unite them. "Harsh disparity between rich and the poor"? I might have accepted that from Mother Teresa because she lived what she preached, but from a Pope who lives in luxury, not a chance.

"We're in a desperate world," Fr. Rausch said. "To have some kind of clear teaching on how economic decisions impact on people is probably a good counterbalance to the typical American emphasis on 'Let the market be free. The market will solve its own problems.' "


The Church should stay out of the market, that is none of their business, except for how their billions donated by Catholics are invested. Let the Catholics be free than. Free to give nothing to the Church, because the Church invests that money in the "free markets" they are about to condemn!

It's time for the Pope to get back to the roots of what it means to be a Catholic. I have always been proud to be a Catholic, mainly because in a world with disintegrating morals, the Church has stood firm on issues like abortion. They have given clear guidance that we could follow. Even when I questioned some of the Churches stances, at least I knew what they stood for, and I could make my own decisions based on their teachings. It is not so clear anymore what they stand for, and that is disappointing in a world that needs a clear moral compass.

"Part of the role of the pope is to be able guide the Catholic Church and help it to read the signs of the times."

Said Prof. Gillis: "He is addressing the entire world, including non-Catholics. He is being a voice for the voiceless."


He is NOT being a voice for the voiceless, he is taking a stance from his own personal viewpoint. If he could really read the signs of the times he would understand that we are looking for clear moral direction, not a discussion on capitalism.

We lived through multiple Priests who lost their own moral compasses, and we gave the Church a chance to redeem itself by setting an example. I have yet to see that happen. Greed in the form of capitalism is not at fault for the existence of poor people. The Church is at fault for the decline in attendance at Mass because the people are losing faith.

Maybe the Church should concentrate on their lambs and forget about the lions.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Night Funnies: 55 Years And Going Strong!

This Friday night funnies edition is dedicated to one of my favorite posters, MaryT and her husband (the strong, silent type). They are celebrating 55 years together this week! MaryT sends me many of the jokes you read here. Thank you Mary, and may you and your husband have many more years together.


Comments made in the year 1955!
That's only 54 years ago!

'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00.

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $1, 000.00 will only buy a used one.

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. 20 cents a pack is ridiculous.

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down inTexas .

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.

'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

'There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'
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A teacher gave her class of 11 year olds an assignment: Get their

parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day

the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories.

Ashley said, "My father's a farmer and we have a lot of egg laying hens.

One time we were taking our eggs to market in a basket on the front seat

of the car when we hit a big bump in the road and all the eggs went flying

and broke and made a mess and the moral of the story's,

'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'!

"Very good," said the teacher..


Next little Sarah raised her hand and said, "Our family are farmers too.

But we raise chickens for the meat market. One day we had a dozen eggs,

but when they hatched we only got ten live chicks, and the moral to this story is,

'Don't count your chickens before they're hatched'.

"That was a fine story Sarah. Michael, do you have a story to share?"


"Yes. My daddy told me this story about my Aunt Shirley.

Aunt Shirley was a flight engineer on a plane in the Gulf War and her

Plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had

was a bottle of whiskey, a machine gun and a machete. She drank the whiskey on

The way down so it wouldn't break and then she landed right in the

middle of 100 enemy troops.

She killed seventy of them with the machine gun until she ran out of

bullets. Then she killed twenty more with the machete until the blade

broke. And then she killed the last ten with her bare hands."

"Good heavens" said the horrified teacher, "What kind

of moral did your daddy tell you from that horrible story?"

"Stay the hell away from Aunt Shirley when she's been drinking."
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Of course animals make your stress levels drop, so de-stress with this one:


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TWO WOMEN ENTER HEAVEN

1st woman:
' Hi ~ my name is Sandra..'

2nd woman:
' Hi ~ my name is Sylvia...How did you die?'

1st woman:
' I froze to death..'

2nd woman:
' Oh~ how horrible!'

1st woman:
' It wasn't to bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to feel warm and sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death...What about you?'

2nd woman:
' I died of a massive heart attack. I supected that my husband was cheating on me, so I came home early one night to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him sitting watching Television all by himself.'

1st woman:
' So what happened then?'

2nd woman:
' Well I was so sure that there was another woman in the house that I began running through all the rooms like a crazy woman. I searched the attic, then I searched the basement...then I went through every closet, I even looked under all of the beds. I kept this up until I had searched everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.'

1st woman:
'Too bad you didn't look in the freezer first....then we'd both still be alive!!!'
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Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.

The man at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?"
"Eight," the boy replied.
The man continued, "do you know what these are used for?"
The boy replied, "not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either."
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For your mindless game of the week, we have Fly swatting, it's tough, that swatter doesn't go where you think it will!

Congrats again to Mary and husband, may next year be richer than last year, it will be if you take the time to laugh.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Interesting Day!

I watched PM Harper make an announcement today, Pier 21 will become a national museum, he got a standing ovation for the announcement. CTV didn't bother to put it on the front page, and this was before any of the other events of the day. They also cut off the comments very quickly, guess they can't stand any positive coverage, even from themselves. Watch the videos on the right side of the page.

Then I read about Farrah Fowcett passing away. She suffered so much, it was almost a relief to hear that she had been released from that pain. It was nice to know that Ryan was with her at the end. A very classy lady.

Of course, the shocker of the day was the death of Michael Jackson, it was totally unexpected. I was driving home from work and the guy on the radio was talking about how he had been taken to the hospital suffering from a heart attack, by the time I got home and turned on the TV, he had been declared dead. Sad. He had such a roller coaster life.

This day reminded me of when Princess Diana died, and shortly after Mother Teresa followed. The world was so obsessed with the death of Princess Diana that Mother Teresa's death was all but ignored. I'm sure that Mother Teresa wouldn't have minded being overshadowed, but it was too bad that her good deeds got lost in all the media hype.

Farrah dies on the same day as Michael Jackson, and the news as all Michael, Farrah's death is being ignored, and somehow I suspect that she wouldn't mind. Personally, I think everyone has it backwards, and that they should be mourning Farrah far more than Michael. She had more moral fabric than Michael. She was a much better role model for our children than Michael.

An interesting, but sad day.

The Stats By Hunter, Not The MSM

So a new poll is out, haven't really seen it in the MSM, but have been busy so I might have missed the coverage.



Okay, so we have a tie, but look at two numbers, Ontario and Atlantic Canada. The Liberals are usually around 40% in both areas. This table clearly shows that the Conservatives are ahead in both areas. Most shocking is Atlantic Canada, with the Conservatives at 33% and Liberals at 25%, this rarely happens. It is usually 40% or more for the Liberals. Look at the Quebec breakdown, yikes! The Liberals have gone from first place to only 29%.



Iggy only comes out ahead in Quebec, all other regions, even Atlantic Canada are supporting PM Harper.



Conservatives win this 67% to 53%. Very positive for the government, but you won't hear that in the MSM.



This question is so biased they should be ashamed of themselves. First of all, they make sure they put Conservative in front of government for every option, why not just government? Secondly, only one option is positive for the government. Why not a simple question...The government has done a good job. Yes or no. That would not have gotten the result their client wanted.



PM Harper wins most categories, but Iggy has a 6% drop in the "inspires confidence" category. Most impressive is PM Harper's huge lead in "a strong and decisive leader" PM Harper 43%, Iggy 28%, I wonder how that will translate into votes.

Now, it's only a picture in time, but it looks good for PM Harper, the Iggy bump is disappearing the more often he opens his mouth and talks. No policy, all negative, doesn't seem to be working, even in a recession where the Liberals should be way ahead.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

HUGE Tory Scandal!!

This has been one of the top stories all day, it's HUGE CTV tells us, HUGE!!! Why, it's a Conservative, you know those knuckle dragging (FIFE), rednecks from Alberta are at it again. Last week it was Iris Evans telling people that the best thing for children was to have one parent stay at home, this week it, well, this is just so upsetting to me as a female, I can't control my anger.


The blog posting was framed as advice for girls, and read: "Ladies, always smile when you walk into a room, there is nothing a man wants less than a woman scowling because he thinks he is going to get shit for something and has no idea what.

"Men are attracted to smiles, so smile, don't give me that 'treated equal' stuff, if you want equal it comes in little packages at Starbucks," the post read, referring to the artificial sweetener available at coffee shops.


Okay, he told ladies to smile, and that treated equal is a sugar. Well my poor little delicate female ego is just shattered that he could be so uncaring and well, just, just, just....such a dinosaur. I mean really, smile? Doesn't he know that feminists can't smile they are so bitter? That's just cruel to make them think that they would have something in life to smile about, you know with how the equality fight is going for them.

Really, equal pay for equal work has been law for years, just ask the human rights commissions. What this neanderthal fails to understand is that the fight for equality will only end when administrative assistants get the same pay as engineers. That's true equality!!! Go sisters go!

Notley said the comments fly in the face of the struggle for women's rights.

"It's a traditional way to undercut them and say 'oh you're just so angry, just be nice,' and particularly women are undercut that way. So he may not even realize how his comments contribute to sexism, but they do," she said.


NDP MLA Notley is in the same riding as NDP Linda Duncan, it's a university riding, need I say more? Feminists are angry, they are the ones that contribute to sexism but no one dares call them on it. It's okay for them to rage against men, but let a man tell ladies to smile and it becomes headline news! What fight for women's rights? Are you back in the 60's?? Don't you dare lump all women into your agenda, I'm perfectly happy having nothing to do with your sort of woman. All you do is yap about equality, you care nothing for aboriginal women who truly have no rights, you are weak, pathetic examples of what real women care about. Why aren't you out protesting the death of Neda? ....crickets... Feminists and unions are the dinosaurs.

Now, I can say all of that, because I am a woman, but it won't stop the attacks, because I am a Conservative woman, and that is what they can not stand. Look at how they continue to attack Sarah Palin, it's pathetic how scared they are of strong independent Conservative females.

CTV is digging up anything and everything they can to slam Conservatives, even if it's only Alberta Conservatives. Hey, it worked for Obama didn't it? Try out their new comment section where you can vote thumbs up or down on any comment. So far I have noticed that sometimes my vote won't register at all no matter how many times I click it, but if I click on the same comment but reverse my vote, it gets accepted. The most disturbing ones are when I vote and the number changes to a lower number. Something fishy going on there. How can I vote for a comment that is sitting at 120 and then it goes to 50?? Has anyone else noticed this?

Sexist? Give me a break. How's this for sexist....You lads should smile more because the ladies like to see a smiling face, it will get you more dates. If you want the girls to be interested in you take dentistry at university or plumbing at college, they like a guy who can support a family and accept responsibilities. Also it's a good idea to shower everyday, and use underarm deodorant, don't forget to wash behind your ears and for heavens sake brush your teeth! Also, get your drivers license as early as you can because having Mom drive you to the movies with your date is not going to impress the girls! Open doors for ladies and the elderly, and get a summer job if you want that new game. (Heard at my house lately) Now I wonder if this will make the front page news tomorrow? HA!

The HUGE scandal, is a pathetic attempt to smear a Conservative MLA seeing as the MP's are all back in their ridings.

Monday, June 22, 2009

How Dysfunctional Is That?

This little piece of fluff just cries out for a response:

Getting Ignatieff wrong

National Post Published: Monday, June 22, 2009

Re: Ignatieff's Lousy Week, L. Ian MacDonald, June 18.

A blind man's view of an elephant never ceases to amaze me. L. Ian Macdonald's take on last week's events in Parliament is at least 100% off the mark.

For the first time in over a year, Michael Ignatieff has forced Stephen Harper to act Canadian -- by solving a disagreement through negotiation and compromise.

Minority governments can function very well if both sides want them to. Pearson proved that and we got some of our greatest policies during that time -- the National Health Act to name just one.

Harper deliberately misspeaks when he says that Canadians elected him to govern the country. Harper isn't very good at math; there are more MPs against him than for him.

Ever since his government has held the reins he has done everything he can think of to make Parliament dysfunctional by making every vote a confidence vote. That's not the way a minority Parliament works, and what's worse, Harper knows this.

But thanks to Iggy, the Prime Minsiter got off his high horse and decided to negotiate. Stephen Harper has lived here all his life and he still hasn't figured out how to be Canadian. Maybe he needs to live abroad for a while to figure it out.

Linda Schwey, Outremont, Que.


Lady, when you have your head stuck up the elephant's butt, you are just as blind!
It just happens that this lady is from socialist Quebec, so I guess we need to try to understand her thinking.

PM Harper, is the Prime Minister because in our system, his party won more votes/MP's than any other political party, therefore they are the government. I guess she is still hoping for a lefty coalition to grab power from the knuckle dragging Conservatives.

Acting Canadian, that would be Iggy, he's just visiting after 34 years. He only needs 2 more years as an MP then he gets a Canadian pension for life! Sweet! Iggy thought he wanted an election, then he didn't, now he might, but not necessarily. When asked if he had tried to meet with PM Harper, Iggy did not answer, because he was so busy getting crowned by the backroom boys, he didn't bother. He told us that Harper was going to wear the recession. So who was making Parliament dysfunctional? Let's see....

Just weeks after the election, the NDP, Liberals and Bloc tried to form a coalition of the socialists, but being socialists they held meetings and signed agreements, and not much else, so poof...the Canadian citizens, acting Canadian, clipped that idea in the bud.

How dysfunctional is that?

The NDP and the Bloc both refused to even read the budget before they came out saying they would not support it.

How dysfunctional is that?

This caused the instillation of Iggy as the new Liberal king, crowned without a vote.

How dysfunctional is that?

But Linda is blaming PM Harper for a dysfunctional government? Give your head a shake lady. Take off your lefty tinted glasses and understand that Iggy blundered badly, he showed only weakness not leadership. He backed down, he settled for a committee not an election. Seeing how lefties love useless committees, I guess lefties might think he won something, but he didn't. Even my 16 year old knows that Iggy is just visiting, he saw the ads, he had no clue who Iggy was before seeing them. I suspect many people who are here "acting Canadian", like Iggy, saw them as well.

The opposition has given no help to the government during a recession, they have been too busy playing silly opposition games.

How dysfunctional is that?

What is dysfunctional is the opposition, they refuse to work with a Conservative government, on principle. Principles, they have no principles, that's dysfunctional.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Her Name Was Neda!

I was busy today shopping, getting a Father's Day gift with one of my boys, and generally going about life as I know it. Boring, predictable, and uninspiring, but that's not a bad thing.



Neda, was protesting with some friends, and by now we have all seen the video of her death. You can actually see the light go out of her eyes. Like the guy who stood in front of a tank in China, Neda's death will be the rallying point for the world. Let us hope she did not die for nothing.

"Neda, don't be afraid. Neda, don't be afraid. (There is yelling and screaming.) Neda, stay with me. Neda stay with me!"
I found some very good coverage of what is going on at the Huffington Post of all places. If you have not seen the video of Neda dying, it is there, with lots of other videos. I am still upset from watching it, so make sure you really want to see it.

The Canadian MSM has been more interested in what Iggy thinks about EI, and rubber duckies, than reporting what is happening in Iran. I am waiting for all the massive rallies across the world, protesting the unfair election and the treatment of the protesters. SILENCE. Muslims erupted into massive protests because of some cartoons, where are they now? Where is the support throughout the world for those who are trying to gain democratic rights in Iran? SILENCE.

It is time for Muslims to take up the cause. Those Muslims living in free society who can and have protested without fear of being killed, must now, show us that they want freedom for all Muslims. We are waiting for a sign that Muslims understand what freedom and democracy actually mean.

One thing that stood out for me was the number a females marching in the protests. Neda was one of them. I doubt I would have been as brave. I sit here in a quiet, peaceful country and I can not imagine what made Neda feel so strongly that she went out and protested the election. May the person who killed her live in torment for the rest of their lives and beyond. Why does the song "Four Dead In Ohio" keep running through my head?

Neda, I never knew you, but I watched you die. Your death will be remembered, may it be the rallying cry of a people who just want a quiet, peaceful country to live in.

A "Prayer" On Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! My boys are out helping their Dad hill the potatoes. My husband had his father die when he was only 7 years old. Seven kids were left without the influence of a loving father. Their Mom had to go to work to support the family, and the kids had to pull together, helping each other. They all turned out excellent. My husband, knowing what it is like to lose his father, spends more time with his boys, teaching them guy things like; golfing, hammering nails, baseball, barbecuing, burping, and I suspect some other things that only boys can talk to boys about.

A "Prayer" On Father's Day!

" This year please send clothes for all those poor ladies in Daddy's computer,
Amen."

HA! Come on now, it's funny! Have a great Father's day, you deserve it. Don't forget that little boys need a male role model, especially for the not always talked about issues!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Night Funnies: The Rules Of Rural Alberta!

Best use for duct tape ever:


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Marriage - Part I

Typical macho man married typical good-looking lady and after the wedding, he laid down the following rules:

"I'll be home when I want, if I want and at what time I want and I don't expect any hassle from you. I expect a great dinner to be on table unless I tell you that I won't be home for dinner. I'll go hunting, fishing, boozing and card-playing when I want with my old buddies and don't you give me a hard time about it. Those are my rules. Any comments?"

His new bride said, "No, that's fine with me. Just understand that there will be sex here at seven o'clock every night ........ whether you're here or not."

(DAMM SHE'S GOOD!)

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Marriage (Part II)

Husband and wife had a bitter quarrel on the day of their 40th wedding anniversary!

The husband yells, "When you die, I'm getting you a headstone that reads:

"Here Lies My Wife - Cold As Ever "

"Yeah?" she replies. "When you die, I'm getting you a headstone that reads:

"Here Lies My Husband Stiff At Last"

(HE ASKED FOR IT!)

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Marriage (Part III)

Husband (a doctor) and his wife are having a fight at the breakfast table.

Husband gets up in a rage and says, "And you are no good in bed either," and storms out of the house.
After sometime, he realizes he was nasty and decides to make amends and rings her up. She comes to the phone after many rings, and the irritated husband says, "what took you so long to answer the phone?"

She says, "I was in bed."


"In bed this early, doing what?"

"Getting a second opinion!"


(YEP, HE HAD THAT ONE COMING, TOO!)

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Marriage (Part IV)

A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement.

He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his wife, "Mother

of Six" in spite of her objections.

One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well.

He shouts at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home 'Mother of Six?'

His wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion,shouts right back,

"Anytime you're ready, Father of Four."

(RIGHT ON, LADY!)

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Marriage (Part V) The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,
"Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said,
"It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."

Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

God may have created man before woman, but there is always a

rough draft before the masterpiece.
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Sask Drunk, you just gotta love it!!!!

Only in Saskatchewan!!

How many of our Officers would find the humour in this e-mail! After all, I am sure he was sitting there laughing at this guy the entire time.


Recently, during a routine patrol, an RCMP patrolman parked down the street outside a Legion Hall just off the main Street at Estevan, Saskatchewan ..

After last call, the officer observed a man leaving the Legion Hall. The gentleman was so intoxicated that he could barely walk. He then stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car, which he fell into.

He sat there for a few minutes and then threw a hook and line out the window and seemed to be trying to catch a fish.. A number of other patrons paid no attention to this crazy drunk as they left the bar and drove off.

Finally the drunk started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a fine, dry summer night) flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn, and switched on the headlights.

He then pulled in the hook and line and moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patron vehicles left. At last, the parking lot was empty; he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the road.

The officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over. He performed a breathalyzer test on the gentleman who cooperated fully, and to his amazement the breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed any alcohol at all!

Dumbfounded, the officer said, 'I'll have to ask you to accompany me to Headquarters.
This breathalyzer equipment must be broken."
"I doubt it," said the truly proud Saskie,
"Tonight I'm the designated decoy."
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Now, Alberta can't stand being out done by Saskatchewan, so......

THE RULES OF RURAL ALBERTA ARE AS FOLLOWS

Listen up City Slickers!

1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap straight, your head isn't crooked.

3. Let's get this straight; it's called a 'dirt road.' I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Lexus. (And a rock chip in your windshield HA!) Drive it or get out of the way.

4. They are cattle. They're live steaks. That's why they smell funny to you. But they smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? Hwy 1 goes east and west, Hwy 2 goes north and south. Pick one.

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $365,000 combines and hay balers that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

6. So every person in rural Alberta waves. It's called 'being friendly'. Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while an 8-point buck and 3 does are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. Yeah, we eat meat and potatoes. You really want sushi & caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.

9. The 'Opener' refers to the first day of deer hunting season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

10. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women, regardless of age.

11. There's little for 'vegetarians' on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey.

12. When we set a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

13. You bring 'coke' into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice.

14. You bring 'Mary Jane' into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

15. Alberta Hockey League and Minor Hockey is as important here as the
Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers and more fun to watch.

16. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards -- it spooks the fish.

17. 2 inches of snow & ice isn't a blizzard - it's a vacation. The pickups with snow blades and tractors with snow blowers will have you out the next day.

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One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.

The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!!!!!
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Now, for the finale, I was tempted to only post this for the funnies. I laughed so hard and loud that my boys came out of their room to see what was so funny. I am warning you, go to the bathroom before you start watching this one. Seriously, go now or you are going to regret it!


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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fly On The Wall? Don't You Dare Kill It!

So, President Obama kills a fly during an interview, and PETA gets all sanctimonious about killing a common house fly. Are they serious? Or are they using it as an opportunity to get some TV time? Who cares? Maybe we should stop laughing at them, and start to think about the harm they are doing.

They have joined with the lefty econuts to shape our kids future. Funny how they are concerned about one dead house fly, but millions of kids dying from malaria, not so much.

One of the most destructive results of the environmental movement has been the banning of DDT. I guess that PETA is also against the killing of mosquitoes, as is the WHO. MILLIONS of people (not animals) have died because of the ridiculous position of econuts and most governments.

Nothing prevents malaria better than DDT application

By Diane Katz

Death from malaria means convulsions and delirium, retching and diarrhea, joint and abdominal pain so excruciating that coma can be a blessing. The parasitic infection destroys the body’s red blood cells and clogs its capillaries, depriving vital organs and the brain of blood. That malaria strikes some 300 million people annually — and kills an African child every 30 seconds — is all the more tragic given how preventable it is. But modern environmental ideology simply doesn’t permit the use of DDT, the most effective means of eradicating the ghastly disease.


Read the whole thing, it's worth it. Remember Belinda Stronach and Bill Clinton raising money for useless bed nets? Honestly tell me if you were visiting Africa, would you stay in a place with bed nets or one that had sprayed with DDT?

Kill a fly, everyone gets offended, kill millions of people, cue the crickets. Or is that the true game plan with econuts? It's a good way to reduce the population.

Interesting exchange today in question period. The opposition was whining about cod fishing quotas. The Minister of Fisheries, indicated that one of the main problems was the 6 million seals that were eating all the cod. Might we see a seal cull? Won't that drive the PETA nuts crazy. Protest the killing of seals or the killing of the cod by the seals? My bet is that they will protest against the HUMANS who are killing the seals. I get the feeling that PETA hates people.

Fly on the wall? Don't just smack it, catch it and send it to PETA, see what they do with a million or more flies to dispose of, bet they kill them, like they did the animals they "rescued", like they wanted to kill Knut the polar bear.

So, this summer, collect your pesky house flies, ants, termites, and send them into PETA, let's practice what they preach!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

No Election? Who Won?

Actually I think both PM Harper and Liberals won, but Iggy lost. He lost his credibility, he is now Dion redone. The Liberals won because they have now distanced themselves from the lefty coalition.

The NDP and Bloc lost big time because they have no horse in the race. They have been cut out of the game, that is why they are so mad at Iggy. They have become irrelevant, through their own fault. They thought voting down everything the Conservatives proposed would strengthen their base, but they just looked like amateurs today, whining because they were not part of the "blue ribbon committee". Why should they be? They were playing games with Canadians, voting down bills before they even read them. How can anyone take them seriously? They are now the true fringe vote. Will Quebec get it?

Here is a supposed expert opinion:

Doug McArthur: I was just going to say I think this is a sign of a kind of fundamental weakness in our political party system, this inability to have a conversation with people about the real issues in an intelligent way. And I think Quebec is a little bit more mature, as you said. They handle it better. They point to the future and talk about the future and how you’re going to have to balance things, and so on. But the rest of the country, political parties just don’t seem to be able to engage in this discussion, and that’s unfortunate. I think they need to look at themselves about that.

John Manley: Doug, let me just remind you that Quebec has the highest per capita debt in the country and it’s unsustainable and they just had a report indicating that the aging of their population is going to put even more pressure on their fiscal arrangements. So I don’t want to praise Quebec too much here.


Too bad Manley refused to run for the Liberal leadership, he could have won after PM Harper retires.

Quebec isn't more mature, they are socialists who think the government should support them. Period. Socialism isn't working so great in the European Union. The only reason Quebec gets away with their socialism is that the rest of Canada supports them with 8 BILLION dollars a year. They are a have not province but they think they can survive on their own. Why are they content to vote for a separatist party that can never gain power? That shows their lack of maturity, they are happy to play fourth fiddle in the federal game. I say, bye, and good riddance!

This was a good week for the Conservatives, they showed their ability to work with the Liberals, and they marginalized the socialist NDP and Communist Bloc. The Conservatives and Liberals have won, while the hardcore lefties lost. Iggies problem is that he now has to make nice to the lefty Liberals in his own party, and there are a lot of them.

Watch PM Harper today, putting the NDP in their place, it is too funny! Even the Speaker was having trouble trying not to laugh!

No election, who won?? Canadians!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Alberta Hangs Up!

Keep your lefty President and your econuts out of our faces! Who do you think you are to demand Alberta, a province in Canada, bow down to your demands?

Clean up Alberta oilsands: U.S. officials

Obama administration committed to boosting clean-energy production

Two of U.S. President Barack Obama's top advisers on energy and climate change said Monday the Alberta oilsands are a key part of the U.S. energy mix. But they warned its development must be cleaned up, because there's "a lot of concern" south of the border about their environmental footprint.


The US is warning Alberta to clean up it's oil sands? Hello coal fired plants, major US polluters.

Have those US idiots even visited the oilsands? It's too bad the politicians are always behind in what the people want. Being a denier is the new cool! The economy in Canada is starting to show signs of life. Watch the markets, oil goes up, so does the TSX, I think I see a correlation here, do you see the correlation?

Can Alberta only sell to the US? Good question to ask the ecogoons that Obama assigned to this file. Will Alberta take this ecogab sitting down?

Ring, ring.... this is Alberta calling China and India. Hello, you want our oilsands oil? Okay. Done. The environmentalists should love that we are helping third world countries advance. They are exempted from the Kyoto Accord, so sending more oil to them should help stop the coal fired projects and save the planet.

Ring, ring... this is the US calling, what happened to the 20% of oil and gas you have been supplying us? Our gas prices are hitting the roof. Alberta hangs up.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Iggy Threatens, Markets Drop!

So, we all know Iggy is threatening an election, over EI. He wants people to work 45 days and get paid for a year. NICE! He has the slackers vote all wrapped up with that one.

Hearing this "threat" the markets fell by over 250 points.

It shows that international markets have no faith in a Liberal government. Oil is on the raise, usually if oil is going up so is the TSX, but today, with the political uncertainty the Liberals unleashed, the markets fell badly after weeks of an upturn.

Liberals stopping the economic recovery in an attempt to gain power. SAD.

Atlantic Canada should be enraged! Iggy obviously doesn't understand the problems our fishing industry faces. Lobsters are selling for pennies a pound, how can they survive? They do not want charity from the Liberals, they want real support for their markets. We are planning a lobster party in support of PEI lobster fishermen. How about the Liberals?? No mention even by Wayne Easter, PEI Liberal MP, he is too busy with making sure hogs are protected. Shame on PEI, the guy is an idiot, you have better people to represent you than this brainless wonder.

Did you know that the Conservatives missed getting a majority by around 9000 votes? Think about that, 9001 more votes would have lead to a Conservative majority, and stopped this ridiculous, an election if necessary, but not necessarily an election BS from the lefties.

There is a coalition of the left, but they are hiding it. If the Liberals win a minority, who are their natural supporters? The NDP and the Bloc. Both will demand huge amounts of money to keep them onside. Quebec is a blood sucking province that the Liberals are pandering to, meaning that they will suck more money out of Ontario and Alberta to gain power.

An election, I don't think so! If they fail to count properly on Friday, election it is, and the Conservatives are going to remind the voters about the coalition attempt to take power. Democracy denied, or democracy perverted.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good Time Was Had By All!

The Edmonton Leduc barbecue was very well attended and a great success! The weather was beautiful and the location in Leduc was very nice.

James Rajotte stood out in the hot sun from noon to 2:00, talking to his constituents without even a break for a burger. He gets votes from all political groups because he is one of the hardest working MP's of all political stripes. Every polling station last election showed more than 50% support for James, and that includes the new areas in the riding with many people who have moved here from other provinces. He is even respected by Liberal MP's. We met Liberal MP Shawn Murphy when we were in PEI last summer and he had nothing but praise for James.

James also chairs the most powerful committee in Parliament, the finance committee, and has even kept NDP Mulclair in line, not a small feat by any means.



If there is an election this summer, you can bet that James Rajotte will again be the MP from Edmonton Leduc, thanks to all the people of the riding, not just Conservatives. He serves everyone in the riding with fairness and care for the issues.

My only disappointment was that I didn't meet Jen. Jen, if you were there, I was the one handing out the ice cream!

I Predict ....A Massive Depression.

There you go, it's a fact. A depression is on the way and you are going to suffer. Mark my words, I know this economic stuff. Stagflation is just around the corner, one of the worse situations any economy can suffer from, high unemployment and high inflation.

Imagine you are unemployed and food prices skyrocket. You are screwed. Unless you have a veggie garden like I do. Even people in apartments can have fresh tomatoes, cucumbers,and beans, but few do. Why, because they rely on the government to solve all their problems.

I have a huge problem with the budget officer, Page. He comes out with reports before the finance department just to enhance his position. He undermines the government with no real facts, just predictions like mine. He is like the guy who cries wolf, when it is actually a sheep. He listens to Don Drummond, a confirmed Liberal supporter, who the media love to quote, but who knows nothing more of less than any other expert, like me!

OTTAWA -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has dismissed a prediction of deeper, longer-term deficits from Parliament's budget watchdog.

He rejected analysis from Kevin Page, the parliamentary budget officer, that major spending cuts or tax hikes will be the only way to get Canada out of the red within five years.

Past warnings from Page have proven accurate. But Flaherty says he's off-base this time, because the bleak prediction is based on unduly pessimistic economic-growth projections.

"He's wrong," Flaherty told journalists in a conference call from a G8 finance ministers' meeting in Lecce, Italy.

"Because he says growth rates likely will be slower than I had predicted. Now, if you make an assumption with respect to lower growth rates, then you get the results that he postulates.

"But anybody can do that."


Assume...I assume that the GM bailout will fail and that auto workers will lose their jobs and that southern Ontario will be taken over by the US, because they want our oil. Oh, wait...

If oil keeps above $60, and the bank rate stays below 1%, I predict massive profits for the federal government because of oil sands development. Did Page factor the oil sands into his calculations? I doubt it because he has no clue what is happening in the west.

The Toronto Dominion Bank now projects $167 billion in deficits over five years -- almost double what the government forecasts -- and expects a $19.4 billion deficit in 2013-14, the year Flaherty foresees a return to surplus.


The TD should hire better qualified experts, not politically motivated supposed experts. They are making a lot of people mad, and the bank is going to suffer for their bias. I predict massive withdrawals from TD because a bank should never get politically involved, like they have with Drummond. I hope all those billions for oil sands projects go to another bank, one that is not so politically aligned with the Liberals, maybe ATB, an Alberta bank. What happens in Alberta should stay in Alberta! We know how our taxpayers dollars got taken from us by the Liberals and given out to yet to be named Quebec Liberals, why support those who helped them steal our money.

I predict all of this as a Canadian citizen, not an expert on anything. I think my opinion is just as valid as any other Canadian citizen, I just don't get interviewed by CTV/CBC like Drummond, so I can bias all Canadians by my opinions.

I predict....a Conservative majority next election, and you can take that to the bank! HA!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday Night Funnies: Direct Line To Heaven


I love the weekend! So let's go directly to the funnies:


A photographer on vacation was inside a church taking photographs

when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a
sign that read '$10,000 per call'.

The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling
by what the telephone was used for.

The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that
for $10,000 you could talk to God.

The American thanked the priest and went along his way.

Next stop was in Atlanta. There, at a very large cathedral, he
saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it.

He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in
Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was.

She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for
$10,000 he could talk to God.

'O.K., thank you,' said the American.

He then traveled to Indianapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia,
Boston and New York.

In every church he saw the same golden telephone
with the same '$10,000 per call' sign under it.

The American, upon leaving Vermont decided to travel up to Canada
to see if Canadians had the same phone.

He arrived in Canada, and again, in the first church he entered,
there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under
it read '40 cents per call.'

The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign.

'Father, I've traveled all over America and I've seen this same
golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct
line to Heaven, but in the US the price was $10,000 per call.

Why is it so cheap here?'

The priest smiled and answered, 'You're in Canada now, son ...
it's a local call.'
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Sweating with the Socialists....


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A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when Steven a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him.

The young-at-heart man noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly toward her. (As All men will.) Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, 'I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00...... on one condition'

Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The man replied, 'You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.'

The woman considered his proposition for a moment, And then slowly removed a $20 bill from her purse, Which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his eyes, and slowly And meaningfully said....

'Clean my house.'
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Retired??? Keep in shape with this drill!


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Wine does not make you FAT...........................

It makes you LEAN ...........

Against tables, chairs, floors, walls, and ugly people.
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During a recent heat wave, this koala wondered onto a porch to get out of the heat, the homeowner, put down some water with this result:


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And finally your mindlessgame... Circle the cat! My youngest took five tries, I took two, how many tries did it take you?

Off to a BBQ for James Rajotte tomorrow, come and join us...find out who I really am! HA!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's Not Sexy, It's Sexist!

The progressives think they are enlightened and march relentlessly toward their idea of a Utopian world, where all people are treated equal, except for those they disagree with, like knuckle dragging conservatives (Fife), stay at home Moms, climate change deniers, Sarah Palin, military personnel, anti-abortionists, religious people etc. The list of the unequal is based on anyone who DARES to have a different vision of Utopia.

Let's look at which female Ministers the opposition have attacked since 2006 when the Conservatives won power.

Now, correct me is I'm wrong, but first up was Rona Ambrose, they hounded her endlessly, even yapping about her hair, until Baird took over the environment portfolio, they then stopped the attack, even though he was saying the same things.

Next up was Bev Oda, they attacked her because of a mythical cut to the SOWS, then when they replaced her with Josee Verner, the attacks continued until she was moved into a different portfolio. So far the progressives have tried to tangle with Helene Guergis, but no luck there, she doesn't take any lefty garbage. James Moore has now taken over the portfolio of Heritage, and the progressives, especially the feminist Bloc members, have very politely been put in their place.

Now we have the progressives attacking Lisa Raitt for something she had no control over, a bad communications assistant who couldn't keep secret documents secret, nor private audio tapes out of media hands. They have brought Leona Aglukkaq into this mess, but they have to be very careful because not only is she a woman, but she is also aboriginal. So, they made it appear that Lisa had attacked her, when is reality, she had called her competent! They even made fun of Diane Finley because she had to wear sunglasses for an eye condition. Very progressive, not.

I'm beginning to think that it's not sexy, it's sexist.

What female Minister haven't the progressives attacked? Gail Shea come on down!!! I suspect you are next! Funny they won't attack Diane Ablonczy..... scared??

Progressives do not like strong, independent Conservative women, witness what they did, and are still doing to Sarah Palin. What is it about strong independent women that progressives hate? Are feminists so insecure that they fear a woman who can have a career and a family? Do they have to turn every male into a metro-sexual, just like them before they are happy?

Progressives want everyone to join them in their ideal Utopia, where men and women are not just equal, they are indistinguishable from each other. Where everyone runs around fed and happy without having to work for it. Where home ownership, and a big honking TV for everyone, is a right.

Where being green means that you hop on carbon spewing planes to Bali and cry about the drowning polar bears. Where a bird killing wind turbine that takes up huge tracks of agricultural land is okay but an oil rig that kills nothing is bad.



They are blinded by their ideology, and if attacking Conservative female Ministers gains them one convert to their way of thinking, they will do it without so much as a blink. Don't you DARE call them sexist though, progressives can't be sexist, only us white, knuckle dragging, redneck, religious, gun loving nuts suffer from sexism, racism, and various other afflictions.

The opposition has attacked every Conservative female Minister, but this time they had massive help from the MSM, how progressive. Funny how IRuby was protected by the MSM, and by the way, where are all the interviews with the fired assistant.....crickets.

It's not sexy, it's sexist!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gone Golfing!

The weather is finally beautiful here, so, I'm going golfing tomorrow. It's a company event with $10 golf and lunch....life is good!

Turning off comments for the day, I don't want to think about trolls or politics for a full day!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

What CTV Failed To Cover!

The MSM is busy supporting the Liberals, so much so that they showed only what was favorable to the opposition during Question Period. I just happened to capture Lisa in a huge smack down of Goodale. Of course the MSM didn't show this, so make sure you watch Goodale getting his due. Hiding behind her skirts...it would be funny if it wasn't so serious.



And, for all you lefties japping about Lisa being insensitive towards cancer patients, her brother Colin MacCormack, died at 37 because of lung cancer. YOU STUPID LEFTY JERKS!

I want every MP in Parliament to stand up and apologize to her for their insensitivity towards her brother, a cancer victim. I want every journalist who condemned her, to write an article about how punishing it must have been for her to lose her brother to cancer.

How rewarding it must be for her to think that she can help other cancer victims, by getting the 57 year old Chalk River reactor back up and running. No wonder she thought it was challenging.

You sick little opportunists, making her a target of your own failures. Goodale failed to get the Maple reactors running, and he stands in the house and condemns Lisa for trying to fix what the Liberals were unable to do in over 13 years?

PM Harper was right, it is cheap politics, but that is the only type of politics the Liberals/NDP/Bloc know. The MSM is just as responsible for this mess. CTV was more interested in a "got you" story than ethics. They knew that they had to be careful, that's why they consulted their lawyers.

Apologize? The opposition needs to apologize to Lisa, for the smear job. Funny how the incompetent aide has been lost in the feeding frenzy that is the opposition. What would her Liberal fund raising Father say, if the lazy, slack a$$ reporters even bothered to hunt him down and ask him a question.

Lisa did nothing wrong. Her aide lost a "secret" file at CTV, and now we find out she lost a tape in a bathroom. She is the problem, but not one reporter is interviewing her, is that because Iggy thinks a 27 year old is too tender to be fired? In Alberta this week a 14 year old killed two people, randomly, but a 27 year old doesn't understand that one of her responsibilities is keeping track of a binder and a tape?

For $120,000 plus pension, I would like to apply for the communications job that has just been vacated, I can attest to the fact that I am a Conservative, and I know how to keep track of documents.

Monday, June 08, 2009

You Mean The Alberta Liberals, Right?

Alberta Conservatives are about to give their government a swift kick in the butt. There is nothing Conservative about them anymore. They went from huge surpluses to a deficit in one budget. I realize that oil prices had a lot to do with it, but mismanagement by a government who thinks they will be in power forever is the biggest problem.

Stelmach is a Dion. Too bad he is also the Premier of our province. I blame all the fake conservatives who signed up to vote for Liberal Dinning. One of the most powerful provinces in Canada has a dud for a leader and his Ministers are no better. This story shows the level of incompetence they have sunk to:

Alberta memo reveals climate change rift with Ottawa

CALGARY -- An internal memo prepared for members of Alberta's Tory government reveals a growing schism between the federal and provincial Conservatives on a host of important issues, including the oilsands, climate-change negotiations and employment insurance.

The talking points, prepared by the provincial Conservative government's caucus office and distributed to party legislature members, argues that federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is doing more to champion the lucrative oilsands than Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


Get your fat butts off the dinner train that is now in Saskatchewan and start managing your own province. The day that our own Conservative government thinks Iggy is doing more for Alberta than a federal Conservative government, is the day my Conservative vote gets lost down the rabbit hole. Who ever wrote that "memo" should be fired.

We need a leader. I see none. If Wildrose is ever going to get off the ground, they need to do just one small thing, get themselves a real Conservative as a leader. Someone we all know like Preston Manning, a true Conservative to run this province. We need it for our next election.

The Alberta Conservatives have no credibility left. None.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Hey Iggy, Tough Guy...

Maybe you should be talking to your American contacts about this, not Canadians.

Ignatieff warns U.S. of 'Buy American' backlash

Bradley Bouzane, Canwest News Service

What a misleading headline! I thought Iggy was in the US talking to his buddies, turns out he was here in Canada and I doubt very much that anyone in the Obama crowd was listening to Iggy tough talking.

Ignatieff, speaking at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference in Whistler, B.C., said the new legal restriction on U.S. anti-recession spending -- which dictates that none of the stimulus cash can be spent outside the United States -- threatens to undermine the Canada-U.S. trading relationship in both directions.

"We need to remind the Americans that we've got a multibillion-dollar municipal and provincial procurement market in this country," Ignatieff told the municipal delegates. "Americans have unfettered access to it right now, but if they shut down their markets, there will be consequences."


There will be consequences? Like what Iggy? Are you going to post another picture of yourself with Obama in Times Square, but this time you will be shaking your fist at him? That should do it, not.

Of course you then have to read the comments. Some people suffer so badly from HDS (Harper Derangement Syndrome) that they live in an alternate universe:

Bill W, Sunday, Jun 7, 2009

It's a sad day when the Leader of the Opposition is the one defending Canada when our Prime Minister is vacationing in Bermuda.


This guy doesn't even realize that PM Harper was in France this weekend right along with Obama, for the D-Day ceremonies. (Or he was being sarcastic and did too good a job!) I bet PM Harper actually talked to Obama about the protectionist issue. The media won't mention that. Funny, the Liberal MSM must be torn, they desperately want to cover everything Obama does, but they hate having to include PM Harper in their coverage. With Bush they gleefully covered every handshake and pat on the back that they could, all the while telling us how close Bush and "Steve" were, and now they try to hide any contact between Obama and Harper.

The power of blogs is that we can continue posting during the weekends, newspapers rely on media services to cover the news instead. CTV, for example, closes down it's comments on the weekends, leaving us bloggers to take up the slack.



Iggy, tough guy or bully? Too bad the Liberal MSM doesn't ask Iggy why he agreed with invading Iraq, thought torture was okay and runs back to his Harvard elites whenever he needs a shoulder to cry on.

While The PM Is Away, What's Laureen Up To?

Funny how the media never reports much on Laureen. Could it be because she is just so naturally appealing to Canadians? Not only does she ride a dirt bike, but it appears that she is equally comfortable on a horse!



Canada's first lady returns to her roots

Undaunted by snow in June, townsfolk lined the streets Saturday as Laureen Teskey Harper returned to her old stomping grounds for the annual Diamond Valley parade.

Bundled in a long coat and mittens to ward off the cold, Harper, the parade's grand marshal, led an array of floats, bands and marchers through the streets of Black Diamond.

"It's lovely to be home,"said Harper, who was born in nearby Turner Valley and grew up in the area. Her parents were ranchers and own an electrical contracting company there. "I love it, no matter what the weather is."

Mounted on Stormy, a black quarter-horse, and wearing boots and a cowboy hat, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife waved to children and called out greetings to old friends.


The Conservatives secret weapon is Laureen Harper. She is smart, independent, had her own business, and people just naturally gravitate towards her. She is a feminist in the true sense of the word. She is strong minded enough to do well on her own. She is confident enough to enjoy being a stay at home Mom, who makes the kids lunches. She is a loving partner to the Prime Minister willing to help and support him without thinking it diminishes her in any way. I suspect Steven Harper the man, is totally wrapped around her little finger.

I know this article is dated, but it gives a bit of a picture of the history of their relationship. It's a good Sunday afternoon read.

The quick -- and shrewd -- rescue is typical of Harper, who since her arrival in the nation's capital five years ago has become one of the nation's most intriguing political spouses. She arrived Laureen Teskey, a folksy, motorcycle-riding Albertan refreshingly unstudied in Ottawa mores. She joked about the "mucky-mucks" and drank beer from the bottle. Post-2006 election, she's been retrofitted. Now she's Laureen Harper. A photographic essay of life at 24 Sussex Drive in the July Chatelaine could be postcards sent from 1956. Harper, who ran a thriving business after having her two children, appears to be channelling Donna Reed as played by Ellen Barkin. She revels in her role as stay-at-home mom to Ben, 11, and Rachel, 8, boasting that there's no nanny, she makes the kids' lunches and that the Harpers are just an "average Canadian family." Her only public cause -- fostering homeless cats for the Humane Society -- is similarly heartwarming and unassailable, though the recent addition of 11 kittens rescued after a fire at a Cornwall, Ont., animal shelter adds credence to 24 Sussex's new nickname, the Cat Palace.




If I had daughters, I would hope that they would look at Laureen as a great role model.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

A Salute To Our Veterans!

I think about all those 19 and 20 year old's, who left their farms and families to fight for Canada, in a war where Canada had not been invaded. Our reputation from WWI was that of fierce fighters and it carried through into WWII.



I was pleasantly surprised when I asked my oldest son today if he knew what D-Day was about. He knew about Juno and that Canadian soldiers were feared by the Germans for their superior fighting skills. I told him how impressed I was that they had studied it in school. He quickly corrected my misconception, it was the internet he had gotten his information from, not the school. He has been busy studying globalization in school, not history. On his own, he has researched our military history. Good for him! Shame on our schools. History is important and getting the perspective of people from 65 years ago is very interesting. Here is a radio report from way back in time.

A very quick summary of Canada at war will give you an idea of the valour of our troops.

The Canadians had to fight every step of the way to Caen and Carpiquet airfield. At one point they faced the elite 12 S.S. panzer division manned by young German fanatics commanded by experienced officers and non commissioned troops. But the Canadians Triumphed and on July 10th, Caen was liberated by Canadian and British forces.


They are not teaching this in school, even when I was in school years ago, our proud history as a fighting nation was not taught, luckily I enjoyed reading and a book (can't remember which one now) about the Battle of The Bulge and the Diary of Anne Frank, woke me up to the fact that socialism was a threat to freedom.

Much as I dislike CTV, today they provided really good coverage of the D-day ceremonies. I suspect that they were forced to because they wanted to cover Obama, and it just happened that PM Harper was there as well. Go and listen to both PM Harpers speech and President Obamas speech (On the right side you can select the videos).

Both speeches were very good, I noticed that PM Harper actually spoke from his heart. You know that he genuinely supports our troops and understands that we must stand strong as a nation against any terrorist threats.

President Obama, a noted orator, was speaking the words, but his delivery was flat. He read the speech that someone else wrote but there was no passion, no conviction, no fire.

I want to thank our veterans for keeping Canada safe. What an incredible job our troops do. Maybe Canada has never suffered from a terrorist attack because they know we are warriors at heart, and that we will never back down from a fight we believe in. That is why I get so upset about the NDP and the Bloc, they weaken our country by their sickening passivity. The Liberals only support something they think will gain them votes, that might be even worse than being pacifists.

To our troops from yesterday and those fighting today....THANK YOU.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Night Funnies: Drunken Animals

Sometimes its difficult to choose the videos and jokes on any given Friday because I start with one video and end up watching 20 or 30 just because they are so funny. Tonight was a cold rainy evening (frost expected) so it was a great use of my time. I'm much more relaxed now, after a busy work week and a troll attack, I needed a distraction. Here are this Fridays winners:

Are women born this way?



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What happens when you sleep around....



His name is Zonkey! Speaking of animals....
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There is a tree in Africa that animals love, but the fruit contains a high level of alcohol, watch what happens:


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Looking for that perfect Fathers Day gift?? I think I've found it:


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New use for Windex

I haven't checked ' snopes.com ' to see if this actually
works or not . . . But they say,

If you ever get the sudden Urge to run around naked,
You should sniff some Windex first.
It'll keep you from streaking.
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And to send you off to sleep or wake you up tomorrow, my all time favorite song:



Have a great weekend. Cover those tomatoes up!