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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday's Vehile - 1929 Hupmobile

Childish and ignorant acts in the House of Commons

Conservative Party mocks Democracy in Canada. Blatant Contempt of Parliament

UPDATE: 09/26 Calandra has given an Oscar level apology in which he states he will almost certainly repeat his behavior .. But he is sorry. See bottom for full text of that apology as well as video. Noticeably absent from his apology … is Canadians! He apologizes to The House, The Opposition and his fellow Party Members.

Canadians have never been very enthusiastic about politics. But the Conservative Party has taken Canada to embarrassing new lows and the world is taking notice. Multiple publications from The CBC, Macleans, The Ottawa Citizen, The Huffington Post,, and many more have stood up and pointed out this latest blatant disregard for Democracy and candid Contempt of Parliament at the hands of the Conservative Party. Specifically the Parliamentary Secretary for the Prime Minister, Paul Calandra. The last time the Conservatives were found in Contempt of Parliament was in 2011.


A well composed rant about the faux Canadians of the Harper Conservatives


There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner. – H.L. Mencken

When a man tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him whose? – Don Marquis

Fill the seats of justice with good men, but not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is. – Sir Thomas Talfourd

 Frank A. Pelaschuk

There must have been a time when individuals entered politics with the goal of contributing to society, of making a meaningful contribution towards change and enlightenment: a better world for all if you will. The gratification, apparently, was derived from working in the service of others. That must have been once upon a time long, long ago in a far, distant land. Service to others. The politicians of today, hearing that, must laugh all the way to the bank. How touchingly naïve.

That is not to say every politico was honest, wasn’t self-serving, wasn’t greedy or hypocritical “in the good old days”; some of them could quite easily keep up with those politicians of today in chicanery, corruption and knavery. It just seems, and perhaps that’s all it is, a chimera of memory, that governing parties were not as shamelessly openly corrupt as those we have today nor were they as many. I cannot recall the days when almost every member of a governing party was as fiercely partisan, as wilfully ignorant, as indifferent to openness, integrity, truth, as deaf to and contemptuous of the voices of the people and the opposition and as hostile to Democracy as this Harper regime. Does anyone even remember the good ones, Stanley Knowles, Tommy Douglas, even hapless fumbler Robert Standfield, a good, decent man as far as I know even if a Conservative? Does anyone even care that there are very few like them today? We still have Joe Clark and Ed Broadbent, but they have, to all intents, left the political scene. Do they recognize their old parties? Would they be welcomed and warmly embraced or would they be quietly endured with impatient politeness and then hustled out the door?


When does it become OK to subsidze the propaganda arm of the Reform-a-Cons to the tune of Half a Billion Dollars?....... NEVER

When your former media relations liar is the VP of the company

CBC lashes out at Quebecor's $500-million in public subsidies

The CBC is fighting back against Quebecor’s attacks on its $1-billion in annual federal funding, accusing the private broadcaster of receiving $500-million in public subsidies over the last three years without being accountable to taxpayers.

Having been accused for months of being a “money drain,” the CBC is going further than ever in a bid to defend itself, accusing Quebecor Media Inc. of using public subsidies to “make record profits.”


Your Slime Minister at his best

Stephen Harper and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Week

It is hard to say what was the worst part of Stephen Harper’s horrible week.

Was it his appearance at the United Nations, where his speech was delivered with all the sincerity of a Walmart greeter to a near empty house?

Was it Paul Calandra’s risible performance in the House of Commons, a silly, remorseless apology that only laid bare the bottomless narcissism of this disgraceful MP?  It also showed another important thing — Stephen Harper’s preference for choosing sycophantic boors as his parliamentary secretaries.


Top Ten Country Western Songs

10. I Hate Every Bone In Her Body But Mine

9. I Ain't Never Gone To Bed With an Ugly Woman But I've Woke Up With A Few

8. If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me

7. I've Missed You, But My Aim's Improvin'

6. Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight 'Cause I'm Scared She'd Win

5. I'm So Miserable Without You It's Like You're Still Here

3. She Took My Ring and Gave Me the Finger

2. She's Lookin' Better with Every Beer

And the Number One Country & Western song is...

Thanks Randy

Proselytizing bears

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi all served as Chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University at Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop.

One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear.

One thing led to another, and they decided to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion.

Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences.

Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, and had various bandages on his body and limbs, went first.

'Well,' he said, 'I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism.

Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation.'

Reverend Billy Bob the Baptist, spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, had one arm and both legs in casts, and had an IV drip.

In his best fire-and-brimstone oratory, he exclaimed, 'WELL, brothers, you KNOW that we Baptists don't sprinkle! I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God's HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me.

So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus. Hallelujah!

The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape.

The Rabbi looked up and said: "Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start."

Thanks Kerry

Not engaging brain before opening mouth.

A husband and wife are sitting quietly in bed reading when the
Wife looks over at him and asks the question....
"What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?"
"Definitely not!"
"Why not?  Don't you like being married?"
"Of course I do.."
"Then why wouldn't you remarry? "
"Okay, okay, I'd get married again."
"You would?" (with a hurt look)
(makes audible groan)
"Would you live in our house?"
"Sure, it's a great house."
"Would you sleep with her in our bed?"
"Where else would we sleep?"
"Would you let her drive my car?"
"Probably, it is almost new."
"Would you replace my pictures with hers?"
"That would seem like the proper thing to do."
"Would you give her my jewelery?"
"No, I'm sure she'd want her own."
"Would you take her golfing with you?"
"Yes, those are always good times."
"Would she use my clubs?"
"No, she's left-handed."
WIFE: --
silence –
HUSBAND...thought for the day: "Shit."
Thanks Ivan


Thanks Normand

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday's Vehicle - 2014 Lamborghini Veneno

Hell even Ahmadinejad at his worst commanded a bigger audience than Harper did at the UN

When you have nothing of interest to tell the World leaders and you have lied to them as well as often as Harper has you get the respect you deserve..... NONE

He has done everything to undermine and embarrass Canadians at all levels of International diplomacy.... he is a pariah on our country.

Stephen Harper Mocked Over Photos Of Empty Seats At UN Address

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is facing some mockery online after cameras caught quite a few empty seats during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.
Gerald Butts, chief adviser to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, poked some fun on Twitter Friday.

Later, Butts compared the attendance for Harper's speech to that of U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in the week.

Canada: A country of losers under Harpers poor job creation leadership

Canada Among World Leaders For Creating Crappy Jobs: Morgan Stanley (CHART)

Canada has the third-highest proportion of low-paying jobs among the world’s wealthy countries, investment bank Morgan Stanley says.

In an analysis of data from the OECD, Morgan Stanley economists Ellen Zentner and Paula Campbell found that only the U.S. and Ireland have a higher percentage of low-paying jobs than Canada.

On average, about 16 per cent of jobs in the 35 advanced economies of the OECD are counted as low-paying, but in Canada that number is around 22 per cent, and in the U.S. it’s above 25 per cent.

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Americans know more than Canadians about what our government is doing behind our backs

Do Canadians have to get the American news to see what the Harper government is doing behind their backs? On a Wisconsin webpage -

 "While the federal government has publicly criticized Canada's two major railroads for the slow pace of grain shipments last winter, officials have quietly slashed the fines the railways face for not moving a minimum amount of grain each week.."

" The change was buried near the bottom of a lengthy backgrounder officials issued announcing the regulations, and went unnoticed by the grain industry, media and the Official Opposition."

How much does spy agency CSEC know about your private life?

"The Scream" Paul Dewar on P and P in response to Calandra non-answers.... Brilliant

The shameful actions of the Conservatives in the House of Commons has reached an all time low over the last decade. Even Satan has more class and respect than the HarperCons and the PMO.

It is little wonder that Canadians classify politicians as being at the bottom of the integrity barrel.

These sociopaths have destroyed any hope of recruiting honest candidates that are truly interested in making Canada a better country for the people.

Over twenty Conservative incumbents have either resigned or declared that they would not run in 2015. Perhaps.... just perhaps these people had some self respect and opted out rather than have their reputation completely destroyed by Stephen Harper and the children in the PMO who command the Conservative MP's to avoid the truth, redact the facts and blatantly lie to Canadians.

Running a country is NOT child's play. The ministers have failed at every level to prepare comprehensive bills that would pass the test of time. All that they have done is taken existing legislation and made changes so that the Conservative name would be on it.

They have succeeded..... "if stupid is their name"

Sean Smith's Homer to Tie Game 3! Shows the will to finish it off!

Baseball is an emotional roller coaster with an ability to change course in an instant. Unfortunately for Sean Smith of the independent Atlantic League's York Revolution, he experienced the roller coaster firsthand on Friday night, and the results were both painful and heart-warming.

Ninety feet after Smith connected on a game-tying home run in Game 3 of the Atlantic League playoffs, he crumpled to the ground in pain. While watching the baseball leave the yard and likely pondering what may have been the biggest hit of his professional career, Smith awkwardly stepped on the first-base bag and went right down. In that one unlucky instant, the ACL in his right knee was torn.

According to the rules nobody could help him to round the bases.... amazing determination

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday's Vehicle - 2014 Bentley

Will this be another fail for Harper?

Lawyer Rocco Galati at Brampton, Ont. courthouse June 12, 2006. The Toronto lawyer who toppled a judge sworn in to the Supreme Court last year, filed a challenge to that move, and in late July the Quebec government asked the province’s top court to rule on the legality of Ottawa-based judge Robert Mainville’s appointment. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Judge on government’s short list for Supreme Court faces legal obstacle

The Conservative government’s attempt to move an Ottawa-based judge to Quebec has become ensnared in a legal challenge, putting in doubt the judge’s availability for a looming vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Robert Mainville of the Federal Court of Appeal is a specialist in aboriginal issues who represented the James Bay Cree for 25 years as a lawyer. He was on the government’s list of six candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy last summer, a Globe investigation revealed in May.

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Stephen Harper's Conservatives give the finger to Canadians

Tombstone Humor

Harry Edsel Smith of  Albany , New York :
Born 1903--Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
car was on the way down. It was.


In a Thurmont, Maryland , cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all  dressed up
and  no  place to go.


On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery , Nova  Scotia :

Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only the good die young.


In a London , England cemetery: 
Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid
but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767


In a Ribbesford, England , cemetery:
Anna  Wallace
The children of  Israel wanted  bread,
and  the Lord sent them manna.
Clark  Wallace  wanted a wife,
and the Devil sent him Anna.


In a Ruidoso,  New Mexico ,  cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast.
Pardon him  for not rising.


In a Uniontown,  Pennsylvania ,  cemetery:
Here lies the body of  Jonathan Blake,
stepped on the gas instead of the brake.


In a Silver City , Nevada , cemetery:
Here lays The Kid, we planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger, but slow on the draw.


A lawyer's epitaph in England :
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,  and that is Strange.


John Penny's epitaph in  the Wimborne,
England , cemetery:

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.


In a cemetery in  Hartscombe , England :
On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went  out of tune.


Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls ,
Vermont :

Here lies the body of our Anna,
done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
but the skin of the thing that made her go.


On a grave from the 1880s  in Nantucket ,
Massachusetts :

Under the sod and under the trees,
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the pod,
Pease shelled out and went to God.


In a cemetery in England :
Remember man, as you walk by,
as you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
remember this and follow me.

To which someone replied  by writing on the  tombstone: 
                                     "To follow you I'll not consent,
                                      until I know which way you went."
Thanks Heidi

Power Outage

We had an outage at my place this morning and my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, BlackBerry Playbook, iPad & my new surround sound music system were all shut down. Then I discovered that my iPhone battery was flat and to top it off it was raining outside, so I couldn't play golf.   I went into the kitchen to make coffee and then I remembered that this also needs power, so I talked with my wife for a few hours.

She seems like a nice person.
Thanks Randy

The Original Happy Meal

The First Happy Meal...
How easily we forget...  
This Is The Original Happy Meal...!
Little boys never outgrow their liking for their
original "Happy Meal"!
Send a happy meal today to every old fart you know
that deserves to remember....!
Thanks Heidi

Normandy landing sites, then and now

Thanks Kerry

Therapeutic Screen Saver

This is a relaxing and therapeutic screen saver.
As you watch this screen saver, if the falling figure gets stuck, all you have to do is drag the figure to the side a bit to avoid the obstacle. You can also grab the figure with the mouse and bash it into things.
Or, you can place the figure between the obstacles and watch it flail helplessly, which may make   you   feel better. I found it very therapeutic pulling the figure between two very close objects. Yes, hours and hours of therapeutic fun.
Thanks Kerry

Bank Account

This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember.  
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock,  
with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing  
home today.  
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting  
patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.  
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I  provided a visual description of his tiny room, including  
the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.  
I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.    
Mr.  Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait..'  
'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.  
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.   Whether I like my room or not doesn't  
depend on how the furniture is  arranged .. it's how I arrange my mind. I  already decided to love  
it.  It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up.' I have a choice:         
I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with theparts of my body that no longer  
work, or get out of bed and be thankful  for the ones that do.  
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy  
memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life..  
Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.  
So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!  Thank you for your part in filling my bank account.
I am still depositing.             
Remember the five  simple rules to be happy:  
    1. Free your heart from hatred.  
   2. Free your mind from worries.  
   3. Live  simply.  
   4. Give more.  
   5. Expect less.  
 Thanks Shirley

Your RV that you ordered is ready.....

Thanks Randy

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday's Vehicle - 1947 Rolls Royce

Harper: Destroying Canada's International Reputation

Canada’s decade of diplomatic darkness

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, observers should not expect a warming in Canada’s attitude toward the world body.

Since Mr. Harper failed to win Canada a Security Council seat in 2010, he and his ministers have derided the UN for its “moral relativism.” He has twice taken the unusual step of travelling to New York during the fall gathering of world leaders but pointedly declining to address the General Assembly – a clear, even petulant snub.

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Harper trips over his own togue and lies to the World

The Duffy Affair: Contradictions

Unique Traffic Light

This unique dancing traffic light created by Smart, keeps people entertained while they wait to cross the street. They placed a dance box on a square in Lisbon, Portugal and invited people to go into the booth and dance. Their exact movements were then displayed on a traffic light in real time for everyone to see. An astounding 81% more pedestrians stopped and waited for the green light.


Thanks Sylvia

You're An EXTREME Redneck When...

1 You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.
2 The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.
3 You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.
4 You think a woman who is out of your league bowls on a different night.
5 You wonder how service stations keep their rest-rooms so clean.
6 Someone in your family died right after saying, 'Hey, guys, watch this.'
7 You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader.
8 Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan.
9 Your junior prom offered day care.
10. You think the last words of the Star-Spangled Banner are 'Gentlemen, start your engines.'
11. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.
12. The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse.
13. You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.
14. One of your kids was born on a pool table.
15. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.
16. You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a law against it.
17. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.
And in closing....
Two good ol' boys in a Alabama trailer park were sitting around talking one afternoon over a cold beer after getting off work at the local Nissan plant.
After a while the 1st guy says to the 2nd, "If'n I was to sneak over to your trailer Saturday & make love to your wife while you was off huntin' and she got pregnant and had a baby, would that make us kin?"
The 2nd guy crooked his head sideways for a minute, scratched his head and squinted his eyes thinking real hard about the question. Finally, he says, "Well, I don't know about kin, but it would make us even!"
Thanks Randy

The IRS Enquiry goes fishing

The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.

IRS  AUDITOR: "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them".

Boat  Owner: "Well, there's Clarence, my deckhand, he's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board.  Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally".

IRS  AUDITOR: "That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one".
Boat  Owner: "That would be me. What would you like to know"?
Thanks Ivan

Mrs Brown's sticky situation - Mrs Brown's Boys: Preview - BBC One Chris...

Thanks Kerry

José and Carlos

José and Carlos are beggars.  They beg in different areas
of town.
Carlos begs for the same amount of time as José, but
collects only about $8.00 or $9.00 a day.
José brings home a suitcase full of ten-dollar bills every
day.  He drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house,
and has a lot of money to spend.
"Hey, amigo," Carlos says to José, "I work just as long
and hard as you do, so how come you bring home a
suitcase full of ten dollar bills every day?
José says, "Look at your sign, what does it say?"
Carlos reads his sign:  "I have no work, a wife and six kids
to support."   "What's wrong with that?" Carlos asks him.
"No wonder you only get $8.00 or $9.00 a day!" says José.
 Carlos says, "All right, what is on your sign?"
 José shows him:
Thanks Pat