jean-paul 9/27/2012 5:43:40 AM Report
Hello quack quack quackquack,quack quack.
Spellchecker 9/27/2012 5:57:45 AM Report
Old McDonald had a farm, eeyieeyio. With a quack quack here and a quack quack there, here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack quack.
Grace 9/27/2012 6:30:57 AM Report
Argh!!! you got that song stuck in my head..chick chick here chick chick there here a chick there a chick everwhere a chick chick...old MacDonadl had a farm ei ei oh!!....aaaaaagggghhhh!
Grump 9/27/2012 6:30:59 AM Report
Good morning Spelly. Please keep all those quack, quacks down on the farm. Now don't forget that this is the time of the year to stuff your freezer with field and fowl. lol. Have a great day everyone.
By your leave 9/27/2012 7:46:46 AM Report
So discounted insurance for the school boards requires that there be a board representative at all school functions.
Okay, so one solution would be to have principals and vice principals fill in when teachers throw bargaining tantrums and hold school soccer teams hostage. The other solution, and I think more practical one, would be to get the more expensive insurance that does not require a board representative and then reduce teacher, principal and vice principal salaries to make up for the added insurance cost.
And gee, I hope the other public service members whose salary are being frozen don't stop volunteering as soccer coaches.
asIseeit 9/27/2012 8:18:02 AM Report
Are Loons fair game..because we have one here QUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA....k
Jimssm 9/27/2012 8:54:28 AM Report
By Your Leave..
Principals and Vice-principals are usually too busy to handle extra curriculars.
As far as the insurance goes....I'm sure taxpayers would be happy to pay for the more expensive one.
....and by the way...the type of insurance (and coverage) is mandated by the province. I doubt if paying more is even an option ... I don't think many parents would want to 'sign on the dotted line' to accept liability...nor would they want to go though the vetting process the insurance would want to put them through in order to determine they were a good choice.
Jimssm 9/27/2012 8:57:50 AM Report
I can't help but notice firemen, police, ambulance drivers and paramedics are all exempt from the new 2 year pay freeze.....as is upper management.
Grace 9/27/2012 9:11:09 AM Report
Heads up everybody!!
right wing 9/27/2012 9:12:16 AM Report
Jimssm 9/27/2012 8:54:28 AM Report
By Your Leave..
Principals and Vice-principals are usually too busy to handle extra curriculars.
Haaaaahahahahahahahaha....I have three relatives that were Vice Principals and two that were/are Principals...too busy, now that's rich.
The Vice Principal I'll somewhat agree.
right wing 9/27/2012 9:14:37 AM Report
CBC radio had a call in yesterday on what folks thought about J. Trudeau as the new Liberal leader.
I was a bit surprised that the majority of the callers had the opinion that he is all shine and no substance.
right wing 9/27/2012 9:35:41 AM Report
You and I have certainly have had our disagreements but I have never found you to be "sneering" (shakespeare), "telling outright lies" and "foolish" (Big Bro), a "jerk", flyhawk25...although fly sticks his knife in on the sly...
"Yours is a knee jerk anti-union statement with the accent on the second part of the word."
I also followed your dialogue and found you to be none of those regardless of who was right or wrong.
I believe one of the funniest lines was Big Bro telling you, after the Apple Dumpling gang gave you their best, that you were losing credibility.
If that's not a perfect example of true glaring hypocrisy I don't know what is.
You have just been "punk'd" by the "Three Amigo's" behaving exactly like true lefties.
Don't you know that when they tell you something you are not to question it and when they present you with their "facts" you are not to question "them", I mean how dare you!
(especially when they have all that experience)
You are simply to state:
"I was wrong; I'm sorry"
...and then go sit in your chair and face the corner.
Jimssm 9/27/2012 9:37:17 AM Report
Principals are busy, and I'd like to see you tell your 'relatives' that they're not.
I am not certain how you expect a Principal to be 3 or 4 different places at once. Club meetings at the school, volleyball practice in gym 1, basketball in gym 2, and a football game at John Rhodes.
When you figure it out, let me know. I'm sure the ADSB would be very interested.
By the way, no activities at my daughter's high school have been interrupted, except for concern there will be no 'competition' as ADSB schools aren't fielding teams in the less 'prestigious' sports.
shorty38 9/27/2012 9:52:22 AM Report
Insurance rates at school funtions.
Once again insurance companies holding us at ransom, and the Ontario Government is backing them up. It is time to stand up against insurance companies that only insures if there is no risk.
The Mafia is looking better every day.
djjazz09 9/27/2012 9:52:29 AM Report
Speaking of farm animals it was reported in the news yesterday that in 2013 there will be a world wide shortage of bacon and other pork products. The recent drought in the US has driven up the price of corn.
It takes 170 dollars to raise a pig, 130 dollars to feed it, so pig farmers are losing 40 dollars per pig.
Time to stock pile that bacon folks.
Spellchecker 9/27/2012 9:52:56 AM Report
My wife also was a school principal and I have personal knowledge that she was extremely busy, and has carried that diligence into her retirement years. Perhaps some are not that busy but that is probably because of less conscientiousness toward their jobs, evident in other jobs also. Don't paint them all with the same brush.
right wing 9/27/2012 9:53:17 AM Report
My cousin, retired now, told me point blank that he became a Principal so that he could have it easier for the last five years.
My other cousin, who was a Vice and is currently a Principal said the same thing.
Now don't get your snot in knot...I'm not saying they do nothing.
Like the captain of any ship is shoveling coal....
(I know what's next.....)
right wing 9/27/2012 9:56:03 AM Report
...and Jimssm, nobody said anybody could be in three places at once, but how about one place...oh I know...so busy, don't have the time.
RLE 9/27/2012 9:58:51 AM Report
Another developer wants to build homes around a golf course. Anybody want to bet that within five years,the golf course will AGAIN go bankrupt and the developer will be applying to build homes on the golf course? This time the developer will already have a blueprint for success.
right wing 9/27/2012 10:07:05 AM Report
I'll take that bet.
Right Winger 9/27/2012 10:14:50 AM Report
You mean a blue print like Maple Leaf Homes and various developments in and around Petoskey?
right wing 9/27/2012 10:20:17 AM Report
I've know the developer for years, he takes no chances and everything he touches turns gold.
RLE 9/27/2012 10:24:26 AM Report
The loser has to vote Liberal
BIG BROTHER 9/27/2012 10:49:46 AM Report
Like you rw, mvnth keeps spewing crap when he has access to the whole story by making a simple phone call. If he, like you, wants to persist in making up the story as you he goes along, to suit himself, that's fine. But one would 'think' they may want to get their facts straight before they get threatened with a lawsuit!! ahahahahahahahahha!!!!!!!!
Wicket 9/27/2012 11:22:38 AM Report
RLE - could we please put a positive spin on the fact that developers in this city can still want to build and expand. I would rather that, then the opposite. We need optimism not pessimism...no matter what, this is still a great place to live and raise a family and I am grateful that people who have money are still willing and able to see a future here.
RLE 9/27/2012 11:48:47 AM Report
I agree this is a great place to live. I say that as a person who has lived in many other places. On balance, SSM is the best place I have ever lived.
However regarding this particular effort one has to acknowledge the recent Queensgate issue and its similarities to this situation as well as the track record of Crimson Ridge.
Having said all that, I would love to have the exact opposite outcome from Queensgate
Oldie Goldie 9/27/2012 12:07:43 PM Report
RLE---No worries --the developer will win at the Municipal Board --Our Councillors were just voting to save their jobs at the next City Election.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 12:21:30 PM Report
Exactly my interpretation as well.
The OMB calls the shot and the locals say "well we tried".
It's a slam dunk for the developers.
right wing 9/27/2012 12:26:35 PM Report
Well said and exactly the point.
Development must always have rules, regulations and "watchers" to ensure they are followed but without putting a stranglehold on your local economy.
right wing 9/27/2012 12:27:05 PM Report
You should see a Dr. about your delirium.
Right Winger 9/27/2012 12:34:37 PM Report
The Queensgate issue is different. The developer wants to build on the golf course, while Crimson wants to build AROUND the golf course
Big Bad Bob 9/27/2012 12:35:51 PM Report
When I opened this site today and began reading, my first thought was «What a bunch of quackpots!!!”
Nunavut 9/27/2012 12:50:58 PM Report
For anyone that is dealing with developers building adjacent to your properties. You should know that the developer cannot configure the landscape so that the new house lot drains onto your property. They must make swales and drain to new catch basins they must plan for, or they must have the lots drain to the street or otherwise. I had this battle with a prominent house developer in Sault that rhymes with Calran. But with pictures and visit from city inspector the developer was forced to install swales to catch basins.
So whether it is Queensgate or Crimson Ridge, be aware of your rights, because I see the developers continue to try to bypass that, (like it looks like they did to a few Murial Drive folks)
Also I am told you and city inspector can only enforce this on the developer before they sell house , it is too late if you wait till a citizen buys the house.
Wheels17 9/27/2012 1:02:30 PM Report
I thought that the Queensgate Golf Course was already closed and that the property was free game to the developer.
learningaswego 9/27/2012 1:33:03 PM Report
If something like this goes to an OMB hearing, who pays for that, and how much does it cost?
Jimssm 9/27/2012 1:58:01 PM Report
As you replied in all your wisdom....
"...and Jimssm, nobody said anybody could be in three places at once, but how about one place...oh I know...so busy, don't have the time. "
The reason ALL sports are not cancelled is that the Principals and Vices are in 'that one place'.
...but you are too busy demeaning them to realize that.
RLE 9/27/2012 2:23:41 PM Report
Please go back to my 9:58:51 AM post and read it again. That should tell you that I am aware of the difference between the two situation
Grace 9/27/2012 3:05:23 PM Report
Obama flubs line on jobs, says he's "channeling" Romney
"I want to see us export more jobs," Obama said, before catching himself quickly and saying, "Export more products."
In laymans terms...
1. A verbal or written flub-up in which one says what one really meant, rather than what one meant to say, by accidentally adding or subtracting a word or substituting a similar word that means something that indicates what one really thinks. The phenomenon is named after Sigmund Freud, who first described it.
bluesslinger 9/27/2012 3:07:09 PM Report
Netanyahu has to draw pictures so the lefty lib socialist idiots can understand.
The bomb should have been in the form of a turban.
RLE 9/27/2012 3:35:53 PM Report
Ah, Grace..See what you've done. You mentioned American politics which immediately causes the level of civility on this sight to decrease and we start hearing those words like Libs. socialists neo-cons Romney,Obama again.
Forty lashes with a soggy noodle for you.
Grump 9/27/2012 4:03:20 PM Report
The application has already gone into the OMB and I'm sure it will be passed on it's merit. Rumour has it that one of the main NIMBYs requested free property and building which was of course turned down. I'm always amazed that some folks think that they are realy that important. This project was something that City Staff had approved but we are served by the usual politicians who make their choices for votes not merit.
Grace 9/27/2012 5:16:15 PM Report
@RLE...nobody wants to hear what you'd do with your soggy noodle! LOL
skipper dave 9/27/2012 5:18:11 PM Report
Grump I'm with you on this one. If there's an empty parcel of land owned by an individual and I enjoy it as green space - I'm S.o.L. when he develops it. Has as much chance as standing as I have to objecting to the development of eighty acres across the road because I like the view!
shakespeare 9/27/2012 5:22:37 PM Report
Yes, bluesy, that looks to be the level of solidly detailed scientific evidence that would make sense to you. Maybe he should have written "BOOM" on it! Wow, wouldn't that have been fun!
Ernest Raymond 9/27/2012 5:41:39 PM Report
Pardon me if I'm wrong, but the golf course land the developer owns at Queensgate is zoned Parks and Recreation. I'm pretty sure you can't just build a bunch of houses on a Parks and Rec zoned property. It'd be pretty lousy if developers could just buy up any neighbourhood park and turn it into housing :(
shakespeare 9/27/2012 5:43:16 PM Report
rw: judging by the relatives you have been quoting today, it seems like laziness runs in the family!
All the VP's and Principals, I knew worked their buns off.
I also know lots of "water professionals" who are extremely busy.
I'm sending one of status' smily faces!
right wing 9/27/2012 5:58:07 PM Report
"bluesslinger 9/27/2012 3:07:09 PM Report
Netanyahu has to draw pictures so the lefty lib socialist idiots can understand"
Hahahahahahahahaha....now that was funny, gut buster of the day blues and you know how I know it is the truth....the lefties attacked you for it.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 6:07:55 PM Report
Grace..."Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." S.Freud
right wing 9/27/2012 6:25:40 PM Report
The lefties never fail to disappoint...
My post this morning, 9/27/2012 9:53:17 AM, to Jimssm regarding Principals and Vice Principals had the following at the end of it.
(I know what's next.....)
The reason I put that there was....
"shakespeare 9/27/2012 5:43:16 PM Report
rw: judging by the relatives you have been quoting today, it seems like laziness runs in the family!"
I knew that one of the resident lefties would come back with a statement exactly like the one above, courtesy of shakey....nice round of applause for the mud slinger.
...and shakespeare..."worked their buns off"...sorry pal, they aren't tarring roads, digging ditches or standing in front of a coal oven at least my family members are honest and know the difference between having it dam good and "working your buns off".
I'm guessing nobody in your family has a callus on their hand...well not one that was caused by hard work.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 6:27:28 PM Report
right wing...I thought you'd realize it's baloney because I ignored it.
You really are running out of like-minded folks on here.
Grump 9/27/2012 6:35:29 PM Report
Ernest R The difference is that all the land (golf course and building lots) was owned by the developer and he asked to have it zoned accordingly. The golf course didn't work out so he has asked to have it rezoned to residential. I suspect there are somewhere between 50 and 100 lots on there. So take taxes at probably 4 to 5000 per year to the City and you can see where this is going to go. This is prime serviced land within the city. Seems like a win win to me except for the NIMBYS. Now had the Nimbys stepped up and offered to pay the taxes etc on this property over the years they might have some small say in its use.
right wing 9/27/2012 6:36:02 PM Report
Gee whiz fly, I guessed I missed that....
No lack of arrogance when your a lefty.
Grump 9/27/2012 6:36:34 PM Report
Fly he has run out of any minds at all. LMAO.
right wing 9/27/2012 6:39:12 PM Report
I'll get worried if I'm ever told I am anything like your group of "like-minded folks".
shakespeare 9/27/2012 6:39:32 PM Report
I agree that you have callouses, rw; but they are on your index fingers from googling your information gurus to tell you what to think for today.
I'm not surprised that you do not consider mental effort "work". I can only imagine the "water professionals" meeting at Mike's Lunch to compare callouses and booboos.
Ernest Raymond 9/27/2012 6:41:07 PM Report
Thanks Grump. If you own land you can have it zoned however you want?
Grump 9/27/2012 6:47:51 PM Report
The point was that it was not public parkland and reasonable request or not you can see how the City and the OMB will likely view it. It is hardly like someone buying public parkland that is an expense to the city and trying to change the use of your own property that you are being taxed on.
right wing 9/27/2012 6:51:18 PM Report
Yes shakey I am sure you couldn't see out the windows of your car when you were driving home from work with all that steam coming off your immense cranial cavity.
I mean all that heavy mental lifting....
The difference shakey is I could do your job for a day but you could never do mine.
Jimssm 9/27/2012 6:52:33 PM Report
Blues and rw...
Since you brought up Bibi and his chart...
“President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear armed Iran cannot be contained. I very much appreciate the president’s position, as does everyone in my country,” Netanyahu said.
statusquo 9/27/2012 6:53:08 PM Report
-"worked their buns off"...sorry pal, they aren't tarring roads, digging ditches or standing in front of a coal oven ...."
No rw, they are not doing any of the above because they are...wait....pause...."principals"!
So, according to the logic of rw, if you don't do physical labour you really are not working hard.
Now I understand why you "laughed so hard you busted a gut" by Prof. Bluescheisser's remark.
It obviously doesn't take much to amuse you.
Gosh, rw, I bet with that sharp sense of wit you probably die laughing at anything Adam Sandler does or better yet, our own, homegrown clown Ron James.
I bet you can't wait for sootoday's "Sunday funny" by Moffat.
right wing 9/27/2012 6:57:08 PM Report
No! Really? They are "Principals" they don't really do that stuff?
You should stick to recipes and shitting on Walmart.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 7:13:34 PM Report
Interesting that my pal rw is offended by what he calls name calling - but then blathers on about the things he does in his latest salvos.
Sad really because he is a nice fellow.
shakespeare 9/27/2012 7:13:37 PM Report
The reason you could do my job is I'm retired, rw. You're right: I think you could handle that! Well, come to think of it, judging by your posts, I guess you are, too. I, however, worked my mental fingers to the bone; you on the other hand ...
At least you have your hero, Mitt, a man of the people, a working class stiff as your hero.
It appears that you are in for a basting, again, tonight, but you'll wake up tomorrow, like on Groundhog Day with your cheerleading friend Bluesy ready with his pom poms.
I must leave now for important physical labour.
bluesslinger 9/27/2012 7:16:19 PM Report
"You really are running out of like-minded folks on here."
right wing 9/27/2012 7:18:37 PM Report
Interesting is it not.
Some believe they can toss out whatever they like...and it's all good, but when you have your rebuttal suddenly your "bitter".
Not bitter at all stats but when one starts a jousting round both opponents get sharpened sticks.
....and I'm always calm.
statusquo 9/27/2012 7:19:27 PM Report
Wie geht es Ihnen?
bluesslinger 9/27/2012 7:20:51 PM Report
rw, did you say the little lefties were attacking me?
I haven't noticed...
right wing 9/27/2012 7:21:49 PM Report
Yes it is sad flyhawk but when I'm scrapping with you lefties at times I get dragged down to your level.
Part of the risk but I like it!
right wing 9/27/2012 7:27:27 PM Report
Nice try shakey.
I know you are retired that's why the wording was "when you were driving home from work".
It still stands, I could do your job for day but you could not do mine.
shakespeare 9/27/2012 7:29:14 PM Report
Hey stats, I think you can be less formal with Prof. Bluesy, as he's almost like family ... you know the part of the family with neurological callouses... Wie geht es dir? would be good for him and the cat.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 7:32:12 PM Report
Hmmm...I thought I liked licking the metal fence outside the orphanage in January too. But I realized even at a prepubescent age that it limited my options.
That's why I knew I'd never be a neo-con.
Left my fanny vulnerable to bullies with money and no morals.
right wing 9/27/2012 7:48:43 PM Report
Ah, makes sense now.
You were a natural born lefty weren't you.
You licked the fence because you thought you would get something for free.
Instead all you got was your tongue stuck to the fence...I'm sure it was a neo-con that told you just to pull hard, it wouldn't hurt a bit.
statusquo 9/27/2012 7:49:33 PM Report
In this particular case, I'd like to leave it formal. Detached by class and any sort of association.
If I would have said "Wie geht es Dir" it would have implied that the Professor and I have somehow "chummed" in one form or another. And that is the last thing I would want .
right wing 9/27/2012 7:54:07 PM Report
Oh come on now...I would have thought "chumming the hole" would be a natural for you.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 7:56:59 PM Report
It's time for you too guys to have at it.
I'm going to count my pension money and pray to St. Judas Escariot.
statusquo 9/27/2012 7:57:50 PM Report
Not sure if I get that rw...
Are you hinting that the Professor is an Arschloch?
skipper dave 9/27/2012 8:24:16 PM Report
Stats your giving me a headache bouncing between your dialogue and google to translate. Personally I respond better when a shoe is thrown. Reebok of course.
bluesslinger 9/27/2012 8:32:38 PM Report
Dirty tricks by the Obamedia.
The little lefties should be proud.
They know who they are.
RLE 9/27/2012 8:47:54 PM Report
Ya got me. lol
shakespeare 9/27/2012 10:17:32 PM Report
You see, rw, where you lose all credibility is where you come up up with your pathetic "I could do your job, but you couldn't do mine".
I had a similar conversation with my six year old grandson about flying a plane.
If you're expecting me to go into a defence of my job and how complicated it was, you are going to be disappointed.
flyhawk25 9/27/2012 10:34:44 PM Report
shakes...the difference is your grandson knows when to go to bed - because he has the wisdom of a gentle untainted mind.
Plus you can return him to his parents full of food and pleasant memories.
Unfortunately my pal gets so caught up in the 'rightness' of his rants that he sometimes forgets that all of this really isn't as important as finding his inner child.
But then he would not be a right winger would he?