Grace 10/19/2012 5:35:08 AM Report
Up before the QUACK of dawn...Happy Quacking Friday!
jean-paul 10/19/2012 5:36:41 AM Report
Quack quack quack, same to you Grace ,more quacks later.
Grace 10/19/2012 6:18:14 AM Report
Anybody catch the comedy special election 2012..Candidate Quips!
Romney had the best one liners..he dinged everybody including the press
I didn't see Michelle there with the One..just her empty seat.
He was keeping up a brave face but I can't shake the feeling there is trouble at home. Hard to explain ..just a feeling.
RLE 10/19/2012 7:21:41 AM Report
Your comment, "I didn't see Michelle there with the One..just her empty seat."
Ya gotta admit that the One had one more "asset" available than the other One. lol
statusquo 10/19/2012 7:36:19 AM Report
She was probably at home "cooking dinner"....unlike Ann.....
RLE 10/19/2012 7:54:49 AM Report
Michele can make a great dinner. Ann can make great dinner reservations. Damn I'm on fire with corny comments this morning. It's what happens when you can't sleep and you start drinking coffee way to early
Grace 10/19/2012 8:01:36 AM Report
Just saying this dinner was a pretty big deal..found it odd that she was not in attendence.
The One when he said he missed her was an odd comment..and his body language seems off
RLE 10/19/2012 8:13:59 AM Report
O.K. Grace we got it. You went to university and got an advanced degree in conspiracy theory
old-cat33 10/19/2012 9:08:23 AM Report
Well nothing new in the news except another robbery and a drunk being busted.Same old,same old.
I didn't read on here any comments on how nice the water tower looks after it's paint job? I think it looks a lot better. BUT! I thought the Soo's colours are Red & White? The Greyhounds ,and the little tournament teams are red & white.
Grace 10/19/2012 9:17:00 AM Report
Nah...RLE...just pretending I'm one of them lib reporters...lol
flyhawk25 10/19/2012 9:24:50 AM Report
In sports you'll frequently hear "he got into his head".
That seems to be the case with President Obama's reaction to Romney.
I think it drives Obama nuts that he believes that Mitt changes his position every day and picks away at isolated 'facts'.
He does have that deer in the headlights look.And I question whether he possesses that Bobby Kennedy killer instinct - choosing to play the Abe Lincoln Great Conciliator role.
All of this can be translated as indecisive leadership. Voters are rightfully wondering if he blinks at a weasel in a cashmere suit what will he do with some mad man with an A bomb.
I don't see Romney doing anything for the majority if he's elected but people also buy lottery tickets on the chance of instant wealth with no sweat equity.
So many are saying 'let's try Mitt, it can't get worse'.
It can. And it will.
Unless you are on the top rung of the wealth chain.
RLE 10/19/2012 9:27:26 AM Report
Grace: According to the latest TBS poll. Romney has now opened up a 5 pt lead in Ohio,Iowa and Wisconsin and a 6 pt lead overall. Bet that makes your day
bluesslinger 10/19/2012 9:31:39 AM Report
Grace, apparently Romney took note of Michelle's absence, here's a few of his zingers;
" I have my beautiful wife Ann, he has Bill Clinton.
I was hoping that President Obama would bring Joe Biden along, because he'll laugh at anything.
The president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion.
...headlines will say "polls show Obama leading from behind.""
This is an example of why the little lefties don't want to identify themselves as lefties. Must be embarrassing...thank you MSNBCLSD! The network that just keeps on giving!
Spellchecker 10/19/2012 10:06:04 AM Report
Mrs. RLE, withhold the pie tonight for that incorrect "to" at 7:54 AM.
Spellchecker 10/19/2012 10:25:26 AM Report
Flyhawk, I wouldn't talk about Romney changing his position if I were you. How about Obama opposing gay marriage because of his Christian beliefs and then evolving to the secular opinion on the matter?
As I said earlier with a slight amount of plagiarism, lefties say Romney flipflops while their leftist hero evolves.
Wisenheimer 10/19/2012 10:25:47 AM Report
Anybody else think that Mrs.Obama may not be on board for 4 more years? Another clue from the Al Smith dinner .. "a man's most important job is as a husband and father."
asIseeit 10/19/2012 10:26:29 AM Report
This View room seems to be about boring topics like "lefties" or "righties". Boring American election topics. Which won't do squiggley for us. Surely there is intelligence out there to discuss "important topics" or topics pertaining to our lives. Seems since I joined the same people post.
Spellchecker 10/19/2012 10:27:13 AM Report
So politicians all lie in order to sway voters, what's new under the sun?
Spellchecker 10/19/2012 10:31:24 AM Report
Grandpa Ed, too bad you missed the jam session last night. There were some great tunes and some absolutely beautiful harmonizing. Some new musicians were there that I hadn't seen before.
Grace 10/19/2012 10:33:38 AM Report
RLE ...polls are a sampling of the ones they ask.
Doesn't make me feel good or bad..confirms what I have been seeing of late..Romney has momentum..The last debate on Monday should be a deciding factor.
Grace 10/19/2012 10:40:58 AM Report
Last nights introductions pointed out that one candidate was a Mormon and the other a Protestant.
I know Mitt is a practicing Mormon but the One a Protestant? I was under the impression he has openly stated he was a Muslim?
bluesslinger 10/19/2012 10:49:38 AM Report
eversons, if you want to post "important topics" no one is stopping you.
Wisenheimer 10/19/2012 10:54:14 AM Report
Eversons .. the outcome of the U.S. election means more than "squiggly" to Canada. That you don't understand this makes you sound dumb, no matter what your handle.
Wisenheimer 10/19/2012 10:54:15 AM Report
Eversons .. the outcome of the U.S. election means more than "squiggly" to Canada. That you don't understand this makes you sound dumb, no matter what your handle.
Wisenheimer 10/19/2012 10:55:37 AM Report
Don't hover over the send key!
cathyh 10/19/2012 11:55:30 AM Report
grace: All you have to do is go to Wikipedia to read all of Oback Obama's biography. You don't have to rely on the posters on this site to give you that.
RLE 10/19/2012 12:24:55 PM Report
Grace the TBS in the poll to which I referred was a figment of my imagination as I tried to imitate one of them con reporters...lol
In this case the first letter of TBS stood for Total. I'll let you figure out what the BS stood for.
I know you have enough of a sense of humour to take it in the "Good fun" spirit in which it was intended
Spelly: Mrs. thanks you for the diet assistance. She said I am inclined to eat too much pie and as a result I am much more than two pounds overwieight
sweetc 10/19/2012 12:50:05 PM Report
you can post many other news articles that might change the conversation but this room is monopolized by a few people who keep the U.S. politics alive and well.
And by the way... I do know that the us politics are important to Canada, but I also realize that there is didly squat that I can do about it.
Spellchecker 10/19/2012 1:13:23 PM Report
RLE, you have DEFINITELY redeemed yourself with all those correct tos, toos, and twos. Tell Mrs. RLE that the pie ban has been removed and YOU'RE good for at least TWO.
Big Bad Bob 10/19/2012 1:26:03 PM Report
I'm still waiting to see one of these US-watchers elucidate exactly what they as Canadians expect to get out of it, no matter who wins the coming Presidential election, which it is none of their business to decide in any case.
RLE 10/19/2012 1:26:28 PM Report
Spelly: Thanks for lifting the ban. It avoided a rhubarb with the apple of my eye and life is now peachy.
I know the puns are atrocious but please don't give me the raspberry.
superstar75 10/19/2012 1:37:40 PM Report
its unfortunate that the comments have been disabled on the release about jarrett jocko's warrant for arrest on a sexual assault charge... but ill leave my comment here:
i know the victim who is a 14 year old girl, he brutally raped this child. thank god a proper rape kit was completed, his DNA was a match and came up in the system,hence the warrant (which tells me this is not his first violent offense.).. this man needs to be put away forever!! him and his brother can sit in protective custody together, yes he is the brother of Dylan Jocko who is currently on trial for the first degree murder of Wesley Hallam!! a family of monsters!! i hope he rots!!
sweetc 10/19/2012 1:46:12 PM Report
I hope he is found quickly before he can act again.... Please Mr. Policeman.. concentrate on the violent crimes in our city and leave the drunks and prostitutes alone.. thank you.
AceOfBass 10/19/2012 1:49:19 PM Report
The truth about Benghazi gate is slowly unraveling.
Ambassador Stevens hosted a dinner guest early in the evening he was negotiating the return of heavy weapons the USA had given the Libyan rebels to over throw the dictator Gaddafi.
He was trying to get these weapons returned so that they could be sent to the Syrian rebels. The problem was the weapons were now in the hands of an Al Quada cell.
40 minutes after the dinner party the Al Quada cell attacked the Consulate.
Len Doherty and Tyrone Woods two ex Navy Seals now CIA operatives on a another mission overheard the attack and went to the ambassadors aid.Len
Doherty and Tyrone Woods rescued over twenty personnel from the consulate.These two brave men were the Heroes of Benghazi and the President is denying and covering up the whole issue because they were caught gun running.
Wisenheimer 10/19/2012 1:57:01 PM Report
BBB ...My TRP-T shares will go to 50 if Romney wins.
Wisenheimer 10/19/2012 2:02:25 PM Report
Want to see a real dirt bag in action?
Catch the "The View" today and watch Whoopi Golberg criticizing Ann Romney for Mormons not serving in the Military.
Grace 10/19/2012 2:08:27 PM Report
Never hard feelings!
Now you'll have to watch out! I'll prank you sometime too! lol
sweetc 10/19/2012 2:10:10 PM Report
does anyone know why it took so long to get the information to the public regarding the sexual assault? and who was responsible for it
T-rat 10/19/2012 2:12:06 PM Report
as far as 'zingers' go....Romney doesn't write 'em, he just reads 'em. His handlers have figured that if he's gonna get so many laughs elsewhere every time he opens his mouth without a script, they may as well play it safe and write some genuinely funny stuff for him.
Just Curious 10/19/2012 2:16:15 PM Report
Yeah,superstar,it is kinda strange how the comment section disappears on certain cases.. Maybe he was a stool pigeon and is gonna get a walk on this..Only in the Soo..
bluesslinger 10/19/2012 2:22:24 PM Report
"Romney doesn't write 'em, he just reads 'em."
What an astounding bit of news that absolutely nobody else would have possibly guessed!
superstar75 10/19/2012 2:28:11 PM Report
it takes a long time for DNA analysis... not like on TV... the DNA results came back, were put into the system where Violent offenders DNA profiles are kept and Jocko's was a hit...
what i do know and do not understand tho is that before the rape and during the conversation he struck up with the young girl, he told her his name. So the police have had his name since the assault, not sure why they waited for the DNA... maybe more evidence? meanwhile this sicko has been walking among us and sharing sidewalks with our children... way to go Sault Police!
BTW Jocko was intoxicated at the time of the assault... the young girl was able see that as well
asIseeit 10/19/2012 2:34:08 PM Report
I think Bluesslinger Eversen had one on YOU that is why you think I am him. Zing. Carry on Larry I can be whomever you want me to be. Now on to better topics other than the so called righties are better. I am a right leaning person and Hey I voted for PM Harper and will again but I am not going to pretend to be better than anyone else. Maybe Everson should come back for a laugh on you. But hey who am I to judge. Right Bluesslinger? I don't judge and niether should you.
asIseeit 10/19/2012 2:40:19 PM Report
"neither" Yes a mistake Bluesslinger. Oh my must be the curse. Are you going to hang on that one? LMAO
cathyh 10/19/2012 2:50:14 PM Report
AceofBass: Gun running is not new for the USA or other "democratic countries". Have you ever heard the saying all is fair in love and war. How else do you think wars are waged. On another subject; did the police catch up to that prisoner that escaped their custody at the beginning of this week? The article mentioned that he was not to be approached by an individual if he was seen but to contact the police. I assume that indicates that he is dangerous to the general public.
bluesslinger 10/19/2012 2:57:07 PM Report
right wing 10/19/2012 3:18:53 PM Report
sweetc and B.B.B.
I think you should start up your own social room where you can chat....oh wait a minute they have one, it's called the Red Room.
You two crack me up.
right wing 10/19/2012 3:23:14 PM Report
The reference that Romney will represent only the wealthy is old and well worn out.
Your side tried that for weeks but guess what, "that guy" did not show up at the debates.
The Obama campaign has taken down their slander ads as they now know they did not work.
Obama is in huge trouble.
It would seem that the folks of the U.S. are ready to give somebody a try that has a long record of successful ventures.
AceOfBass 10/19/2012 3:28:08 PM Report
True the CIA does a lot of this over the years they run guns and stinger missiles to Afghans against the Russians.They supplied chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein during the Iran Iraq war.
They supplied the Contras.
What the problem here is Obama is trying to cover up what was going on in Libya. Instead of treating Doherty and Woods as heroes for saving over 20 people at the Consulate in Benghazi Obama is downplaying what they did.
asIseeit 10/19/2012 3:28:30 PM Report
Good I am glad the Civil Servants have to pay for their pension. They should not get a pension but their CPP. We shouldn't as a tax payer pay any benefit to them. They have a job and that is their benefit. They should can their sick leave while they are at it.
AceOfBass 10/19/2012 3:30:07 PM Report
Whoopi Goldberg is a dirt-bag along with that other dirt-bag Bill Maher.
superstar75 10/19/2012 3:32:06 PM Report
i rarely come in here but did today to comment on a news story posted on sootoday...
this forum is dominated by political discussion... most of it not even Canadian...
i guess it can be debated on which forum specific discussions should be held, and because i was not 100% sure where i should post my comments i did investigate... this is what i found..
"Welcome to the SooToday.com View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story."
"Welcome to the SooToday.com NetSocial Forum!
A virtual bulletin board where multiple topics are up for discussion, and questions for others in our community can be posted daily."
My interpretation is that this forum is the place to discuss local news and perhaps the Red Room would be better suited for discussions that dont necessarily have any immediate impact on our lives today... i.e. "Sault Police search for man wanted for sexual assault" (i would have gladly posted it under the news story if it hadnt been disabled)
right wing 10/19/2012 3:39:16 PM Report
They are the poster children for narcissist and actually believe that intelligent people pay any attention to what they have to say.
cathyh 10/19/2012 3:40:40 PM Report
AceofBass: And you know this because?
right wing 10/19/2012 3:41:43 PM Report
O.K. you have my attention, now what would you like to discuss about it.
superstar75 10/19/2012 3:48:52 PM Report
I would like to discuss the current news story regarding the sexual assault, the fact that Police had his name and held onto it until now putting more young women at risk of assault. I also made a not to subtle attempt to draw attention to the fact this Jocko is the brother of Dylan Jocko who is going into his 4th week of preliminary hearing for the first degree murder of Wesley Hallam...
just looking for thoughts and maybe validation that my feelings of disgust and sadness for our community and youth are warranted (not that i need validation, my feelings are definitely warranted) just seems to me that this is a little more pressing than the US elections considering our children are killing each other (literally and metaphorically)in our streets.
right wing 10/19/2012 3:57:28 PM Report
First of all you have to use the word "allegedly" when discussing it.
He has not been convicted yet.
Yes your feelings are valid, more so when you know the victim.
If the police held back, trust me, they had good reason for it.
Both of these names have been in the news prior and many folks may already know the connection.
The victim in this case is going to need a lot of support, care, love and patience.
...and folks on here discussing U.S. politics has nothing to do with whether or not readers are tuned into other news.
Dreamer 10/19/2012 4:14:36 PM Report
And it jus goes to show you...who exactly is out on the streets at that late hour! Curfews should be imposed in this town to keep our kids safe.
superstar75 10/19/2012 4:16:35 PM Report
"allegedly" thats right, "allegedly" (rolls eyes)
i do know the victim and her family which is mostly the reason for the eye rolling...
Thanks right wing...
the US politics comment was made in response to a related comment made earlier in the thread regarding monopolizing conversations... no offense meant. like i said, i dont come in here often and when i did i began reading and took notice that this is what was dominating convo... i made my comment and you stopped, took notice, questioned and responded so thank you :) (venting on here done, i think ill go home and bitch to my family about it now ;) )
superstar75 10/19/2012 4:21:11 PM Report
Dreamer, that part of the article is somewhat misleading, she left her home at approx 930pm to walk her friend half way home. At that time of year it is still light out... im not sure where the "midnight" comment comes in... i know he made initial contact with her at approx 10pm when she was heading back home... p.s. she was walking her friend to the halfway point which was about 2.5 blocks from her home.
right wing 10/19/2012 4:28:37 PM Report
Reported times often get confused and the bottom line is it does not matter.
I hear you on having to use the word "alleged" but it can make the difference in your post staying or being pulled.
This young victim is going to need a lot of help and it is out there.
Don't worry about the alleged scum bag, he'll get what is coming due.
shakespeare 10/19/2012 4:44:44 PM Report
Complaining about what people should or should not comment on is ,if not ludicrous, a little disquieting. I find a it a great example of free speech that we can take any topic and be free to discuss it. When I have friends over, I don't ask them to stop talking about U.S. politics and tell them that they must discuss local bullying. Sometimes there are very dramatic news items, but there is nothing much to say as everyone will say, "That's awful" or "That's good".
Personally, I miss Spelly's "post Hilton" early morning soliloquies.
right wing 10/19/2012 4:52:39 PM Report
...."ludicrous, a little disquieting" and best of all hilarious when sweetc and B.B.B. continually whine about it.
RLE 10/19/2012 4:59:52 PM Report
R.W. I totally agree with your 4:28 comment. If one uses the search feature one will note that the accused has been having run-ins with the police since 2003.
Not wanting to get this post pulled or be accused of pre-judging the outcome, I will state that if Mr. Jocko is found guilty what do you suppose he will get?
Time served perhaps or probation or some other sentence that will leave the victim one more on the long list of people that were not only victims,but victims without justice.
I'm fully in favour of anyone being given a second or third chance,but at some point our justice system has to grow a set and worry more about protecting the public than rehabilitating a "poor boy gone bad." I apologize for the rant,but some things get my dander up and this is one of them
right wing 10/19/2012 5:04:39 PM Report
The charges he now faces for the alleged crimes are much more serious than anything he has faced prior.
These are indictable offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada and will carry Federal penitentiary time upon conviction.
Retreaded 10/19/2012 6:12:27 PM Report
David O could not make cabinet minister but is considering running for premier?
flyhawk25 10/19/2012 6:23:20 PM Report
Who thought McGuinty had a chance when he ran?
David O presents well in public. He is bright, articulate and photographs well.
The only issue is whether he has any leverage with the 905 power brokers.
What happens outside the public eye would make you blush if you believe in Santa Claus.
Politics is a full contact sport and you had better be ready to draw or lose blood if you want to win.
All Is Well 10/19/2012 7:05:56 PM Report
Today's new word for the right is "Romnesia". It's when you say one thing, but really did the total opposite.
nanag 10/19/2012 7:33:24 PM Report
Thank you Superstar75
It was nice to "listen" to something other than American Political issues even if the topic is a sad one
right wing 10/19/2012 7:33:29 PM Report
Sure why not, David O is as good as anybody to be at the helm when the liberals get tossed out of Ontario.
Grace 10/19/2012 7:44:18 PM Report
Ya...I heard that one today too...reaks of desparation by the One! Upset Romney dinged him and Joe at last nights dinner pretty hard.
I have yet to hear of what Obies plans are for the next four years other than nothing will change..every time I see him or Laughing Joe on the tube all they are doing is trying to run down Romney and somehow make themselves look better.
I guess if you can't prove you are worthy of keeping the job by your past accomplishments and future plans then taking shots and villifying your oponent will only keep the 47% of those that support you.
Good thing 53% aren't being fooled.
right wing 10/19/2012 7:45:20 PM Report
All Is Well
The new word is Romneymania and it is
going to result in Obama-the one hit wonder.
Mitt Romney is leading President Obama by five percentage points in critical battleground states.
Romney is ahead, 51 percent to 46 percent, among likely voters in 12 swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
right wing 10/19/2012 7:48:23 PM Report
The new strategy is that Obama doesn't care anymore, and why should he, he is tired of trying to tell everyone the truth and he just can't take it anymore.
Just ask Big Bro, he'll tell you.
right wing 10/19/2012 8:12:11 PM Report
LILLE, France - Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years.
The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives.
Police said they had found piles of unopened mail at the house dating back to 1996.
Good freaking grief...not to laugh at the situation but....
....bunch of Inspector Clouseau's, French Detectives at their best....why don't they read who the mail was addressed to.
Better yet...didn't the French mail man notice the mail box was a tad full.
sweetc 10/19/2012 8:30:29 PM Report
rw... I think you and you U.s. political friends should take your chat to another room. It is clear that there is nothing else on your mind.
sweetc 10/19/2012 8:41:05 PM Report
oh and rw.. what do you think finding a skelton has to do with anything going on here in Canada........ It belongs in the chat room...
flyhawk25 10/19/2012 9:29:58 PM Report
sweet c...far be it for me to defend rw but...
If this bothers you so much why not take your sweetness back to whatever blows your hair back?
This is an open forum that ebbs and flows. Sometimes things one of us thinks are important are not of any interest to anyone else.
So they die.
What have you got to offer that we'd like to read?
Snobank 10/19/2012 9:29:58 PM Report
Although rw has made it clear that he is no fan of mine, I do defend his right to post on topics he finds of interest. It reeks of political correctness, even Big Brotherism, (sorry Spelly for making up a word,) to demand that posters only post on topics or within geographical boundaries. So, post away rw, even if you don't agree with me.
BTW, if a Belgium were to drop dead on the international bridge, one half in the USA and the other half in Canada, could we discuss it? Could we discuss just the half that was in Canada? Could people from Belgium discuss it al all?
sweetc 10/19/2012 10:40:06 PM Report
Yes it may sound silly but he clearly wants me and others to go to the chat room and I merely suggested that he do the same.
right wing 10/19/2012 11:11:20 PM Report
You are the one whining on here day after day about the topics.
That is why I suggested you visit elsewhere, now shut your pie hole and I mean that in the nicest way.
Wow...a purple moon to be sure, flyhawk25 and snobank coming to my defense.
I am flattered....
right wing 10/19/2012 11:12:56 PM Report
....and why are you so bitchy lately, run out of Doritos?
sweetc 10/20/2012 1:05:20 AM Report
I like so many other posters will cease to post on here and...rw.. and his little friends can talk about all the U.S. politics they want. The whole site will be dedicated to rw and his little friends. and rw... I do mean that in the nicest way as well. Have a good night sir!@