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View Room Comments for Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the 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.
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Grump 12/5/2012 6:24:22 AM Report

Good morning everyone, time to roll out of the sack. Have a great day all.
Zing 12/5/2012 7:23:24 AM Report

Quack, quack, and quack to you again quack!
statusquo 12/5/2012 7:42:41 AM Report

"The Duck"

....A Poem by Edgar Allen Quo....

(Abbreviated and shamelessly plagiarized version)

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of Sootoday frothiness,
Whilst I nodded, nearly napping, at the righty lefty quacking and forlorne dialogue...

....there suddenly came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door."
Tis some visitor' I muttered, maybe "rw" for his weekly leg shave `tapping at my chamber door ...

Only this, and nothing more.'

"Surely,' said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore ...
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -

'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Duck of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he;
not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -

Perched upon a bust of Manzo just above my chamber door -

Perched, and sat, and nothing more."

"QUACK!".. he uttered...and nothing more

Much I marvelled at this ungainly Duck to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy it bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing a duck above his chamber door -

And the duck, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only,
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.


Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer

"DUCK!!!.... I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Darlene!!!!

QUACK, oh QUACK this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Darlene!!'

Quack quoth the Duck...... `Nevermore.'

And so the Duck, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Manzo just above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a feathered demon that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted ......... nevermore!


right wing 12/5/2012 7:42:42 AM Report

You're not the duck!

Release the duck!
Grump 12/5/2012 7:42:48 AM Report

Carefull Zing as the last Quacker didn't last long.
Grump 12/5/2012 7:48:30 AM Report

Good Lord I was just relieved to see it gone but it now seems like a social disease that many have caught
Retreaded 12/5/2012 8:18:33 AM Report

bounder 12/5/2012 8:20:15 AM Report

That's it, let's boycott both the Red room and Blue room until the little duck is restored to his former glory.Quack.Dereck we want the duck.No postings, no job for you.
flyhawk25 12/5/2012 8:32:38 AM Report have proven once again to be the poetic savant of the Blue Room.
Alas - a life well wasted in the plebian pit of oil changes and air filtronics.
I propose perhaps a 'poem in the round'.
Say based on Browning...
'That's my last ducky painted on the wall
Looking as if he were alive
They call that fowl a wonder now.
Fra Grumpy's hands worked busily a day and there he stands...'
Care to add anything?
ROLAND_ROLLY 12/5/2012 9:45:21 AM Report

The duck was annoying but please bring back the duck !
Grump 12/5/2012 10:03:36 AM Report

Boy oh! boy you are all QUACKERS or are in dire need of some new toys.
nanag 12/5/2012 10:06:49 AM Report


Thanks for the entertaining read

Sad how the duck was so annoying but missed. We seem to want him back

let's all remember the saying.."be careful what you wish for" :)
Wicket 12/5/2012 10:27:50 AM Report

No, no, no - don't want the duck back, Grump will just get crabbier... and we know how many of you were annoyed with that! rotflol.....
djjazz09 12/5/2012 11:04:55 AM Report

I wonder if the duck is hanging out with the boys from Duck Dynasty
Left Winger 12/5/2012 11:21:25 AM Report

Just read the story about the use of food banks being at an all time high...

makes me friggin angry, here we have the Federal government sending billions of our tax dollars to other countries when we have an epidemic happening in our own backyard.

I think it is time our generous governments start taking care of the basic needs here at home before throwing our hard earn money around like drunken sailors. Nothing pisses me off more than to think there are starving children and seniors....wish there were emoticons available... I would be gnashing my teeth....grrrrrrrr.......
That Figures 12/5/2012 11:24:46 AM Report

Anyone reminiscing about the "Quacker" has a short memory or are proving the validity of such unexplainable phenomenon as the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

"The Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy, sympathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them".(Oxford Dictionary)

p.s. Bounder is the Duck.
Pink Peony 12/5/2012 11:31:14 AM Report

That Figures...finally! Somebody who realizes that bounder is jean-paul (the duck).
Pink Peony 12/5/2012 11:36:00 AM Report

Why do people only refer to seniors and children when talking about people who need compassion, etc. Don't the parent's of those children, or the children of those seniors deserve to be treated humanely too?

Left Winger, I don't like the way government works regarding that too but it's all about politics, looking good to other countries, etc.
Wisenheimer 12/5/2012 11:36:59 AM Report

Quoth the admin at the web site
"allow the quacking nevermore".

flyhawk25 12/5/2012 12:02:48 PM Report

Something to stir the pot over the hysteria of the Royal Pregnancy.
American media mania aside - what should they name this baby? It is time for some outside the box thinking...If it is a male let's name him Irving, or Chad, or Rory - which roughly translates to 'regal'.What about Elton? They already have a queen named Elton so he could be 'the wind beneath our wings'. I'm sure Diana would have approved.
If it is a female what about naming her Tootsie or Bubbles? Too common? Try Tiffany-Jo? How about Stanley? Too manly. Okay Sydney. Keep the Aussies in line.
But please - no more stuffy British monikers for this new monarch.Even Judas might work - keep the world wondering when he/she will turn.
I have it! Martin Luther! Solid protestant name and has a nice ring to it - King Martin Luther.
Javaman 12/5/2012 12:07:47 PM Report

Thos good old names from the past should be brought MARY....WINSTON....HAROLD...ONEZENE...
mallet 12/5/2012 12:10:59 PM Report

You are all wrong, the duck has not gone. He/she is very busy, working all hours of the day and night fulfilling all the orders that have been placed for the "QUISSMAS QUACKERS". You may place your orders at "Plucky Duck. Org"
Brianne 12/5/2012 12:17:50 PM Report

I am all for the government putting forth more money for the food banks.......... but, create jobs, then there will be no need ! Regulate rents that have gotten out of control so people have a half decent place to live and can feel good about where they live and strive for better.

But then again......... there are the ones that abuse the system......... use all their money for booze and drugs and nothing for food, and walk down to the soup kitchen everyday to eat, and are happy with that.

There are several neighbours that party non stop, even get their beer delivered when it's a 2 minute walk to the beer store.......but yet have no food to eat.......they cause noise to the point of having to call the police consistently due to not being able to sleep when I have to get up at 5 am for work......... most times I get 2-3 hours sleep at night and have to work all day.

I know, i know, move , you say..... not when I have to pay double for rent and can't take my dog with me !

Pink Peony 12/5/2012 12:53:49 PM Report

People don't self-destruct for no reason...there is something underlying that type of behaviour. Druggies and drunks need help too! There will always be poor people, people who are unable to function well in a job or whatever regardless of how many jobs are available out there. There will always be a need for food banks. The reasons are many and can't be generalized or simplified. Just because somebody has a job does NOT make them a better human being than those that do not work. There are a lot of crooks who have jobs and don't think twice about screwing others around (ie. stealing money through poor workmanship, over-charging, etc.) To me, they are no different because clearly they have issues too or they wouldn't be crooks!! Just because they have a job and money does not get them on a pedestal in my books!
Cashmier 12/5/2012 1:33:24 PM Report

Brianne, rent control isn't a long-term solution as it reduces quality and availability. The problem in the Sault is that the pricing for rentals is skewed - same with the price for homes. Both issues are the result of a lack of supply in the rental market causing prices to increase, which in turn causes more demand for homes in the under 200K market, which in turn drives up home prices. Compare rentals in the Sault to those in Toronto... sadly, there isn't as much difference as you would think.
bounder 12/5/2012 2:32:57 PM Report

THAT Figures.
In order for myself to be the duck,I would have to be both,capturer and prisoner.You only posted what was convenient.
You should have posted more info,lot,'s missing according to my reseach.
I'm not Cybil,suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder,like you.
Pink Peony 12/5/2012 2:54:06 PM Report

Liar, liar, pants on fire.
bounder 12/5/2012 3:12:14 PM Report

You are just ASSuming that he's right,but truly a befuddled individual.Here in this statement is cleverly hidden effect.The affected response will be posted shortly.
Pink Peony 12/5/2012 3:26:42 PM Report

Any small specialty coffee at McD's...$1 until Dec. 9th. The deal started on Nov. 29th.
bounder 12/5/2012 3:35:13 PM Report

Pink Peony
Now how good is this one?
What did Bounder post.
bounder 12/5/2012 3:36:12 PM Report

All in good fun.
shakespeare 12/5/2012 4:14:06 PM Report

Another interesting time at the border today. I had to pick up another package. There was no line up and I was greeted with a big smile from the young lady at the US booth. She asked how I was feeling, where I was going and when I told her, she mimicked my answer saying she loved an English accent, not that I think that mine is that strong. She then asked me about the U.K. and chatted about Kate's pregnancy. She let me go with "Have a jolly good day!" in her appalling version of an English accent.
On the way back over, no line up and I declared the $90 package of clothes that I'd collected for my daughter. "Have a great day, sir" was all he said. Sometimes you hit gold and other days you're treated like a criminal.

BTW: if it's a boy I think that it's high time that my regal name be brought back.
gcubed 12/5/2012 4:28:04 PM Report

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.

He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like "X" and "Y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns" but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, "There are 3 sides to every triangle."

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Obama said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes." White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President. It is believed that another Nobel Prize will follow.

bounder 12/5/2012 4:28:39 PM Report

Declare everything,cheaper in the long run.e.g. Slave cylinder clutch,300.00
dollars here plus tax..Usa delivered 82.00 dollars no tax.Mopar part.
Silver star light bulbs,here at well known automotive outlet,56.00 dollars.
USA delivered 24.99 dollars.All parts delivered to Soo Mich.Countless other buys.
Rest my case.
Spellchecker 12/5/2012 4:37:48 PM Report

Shakespeare, I believe his father already has your regal name.
bounder 12/5/2012 4:38:59 PM Report

On another note.
Phil Swift of Flex Seal is really annoying.GRUMP, I hate to say it,you;e better than him.
Did I really say that.Oh my.
bounder 12/5/2012 4:40:53 PM Report

Beforespellcheker corrects me.
bounder 12/5/2012 4:41:43 PM Report

Before Spellchecker.
Spellchecker 12/5/2012 4:44:27 PM Report

Bounder, I don't waste my time on typos. When I make a correction it is the hope that the recipient will learn how to use the word correctly.
That Figures 12/5/2012 4:44:45 PM Report

Bounder (a.k.a. Jay-Pee)

Your post @ 2:32 "In order for myself to be the duck,I would have to be both,capturer and prisoner.You only posted what was convenient".

Hopefully you're not that delusional to believe that crap.

I won't get into a pissing match with you because there's no point. You think the childish insults you toss at everyone makes you a superior debater. I have only limited postings on this site and yet at the end of your post, you state "Dissociative Identity Disorder,like you". Nice comeback.

I prefer to read the posts and remain part of the fan clubs of the likes of Skipper Dave, Grump, Pink Peony, Wisenheimer, Spelly et all.

Trudge on Jay-Pee

Spellchecker 12/5/2012 4:46:02 PM Report

Besides, I am semi-retired and haven't made any corrections for some time. I'll probably be back with my free educational service next year.
shakespeare 12/5/2012 4:47:17 PM Report

I meant my real name, spelly, not my sootoday shield! Really, I think that we need an Æthelred II.
bounder 12/5/2012 4:49:45 PM Report

That Figures.
End game that figures.
shakespeare 12/5/2012 4:51:11 PM Report

Actually Spelly, you have a kingly name, too, which might be revived.
Grump 12/5/2012 4:56:40 PM Report

Bounder you twit, who in the hell is Phil Swift from Flex seal?????? I know who and what you are but not him.
Spellchecker 12/5/2012 4:57:13 PM Report

There was a famous fictional one with my second name.
Grump 12/5/2012 4:57:25 PM Report

Gcubed that was cute. lol.
Spellchecker 12/5/2012 5:01:26 PM Report

And probably close to the truth.
Spellchecker 12/5/2012 5:03:26 PM Report

There's a Detroit councilwoman peeved because Obama hasn't come across with a bailout for Detroit. She says they voted for him and now it's time to send the money.
Spellchecker 12/5/2012 5:04:13 PM Report

No kidding, I saw it with my own eyes.
bounder 12/5/2012 5:09:57 PM Report

Phil Swift is the guy that sprays a door fixed in the bottom of his boat and it floats.
Now he's got a pick-up truck with a outboard motor on the tailgate,all sealed with flexseal and it floats to.
Try and stay with the group.
shakespeare 12/5/2012 5:15:54 PM Report

Midas, I presume!
flyhawk25 12/5/2012 5:22:08 PM Report

G3...good stuff. I actually laughed out loud.
Haven't done that on here in a while.
Thank you.
Grump 12/5/2012 5:54:26 PM Report

Bounder you will really have to watch this disassociated rambling. That said I should give a rat's butt why?
shakespeare 12/5/2012 6:02:49 PM Report

Great joke, gcubed!

Just for fun, here's something so totally English. I laughed out loud at this, too. Two great laughs in one day!

bounder 12/5/2012 6:10:27 PM Report

See ya in the AM, blue room only,prepare thyself to an onslaught of vocabulary discord.
A hiatus of sort in the meantime.
gcubed 12/5/2012 6:29:03 PM Report

Here is a new word to add to your vocabulary. It will be especially useful to us senior folks!
Exhaustipated: Just too tired to give a s**t.

nanag 12/5/2012 6:51:54 PM Report

Let the nurse in me reinforce what we all know...

There is a lot of crap going on out there and the tummy flu is running wild..


just a gentle reminder folks
jonesur 12/5/2012 7:07:54 PM Report

This just in...(well not just), but Michael Moore received $850,000 of taxpayer cash to produce a "movie", Capitalism. A movie, I believe, which derides the practise of Government subsidies to Business.
You can't make this stuff up!!!!
Pink Peony 12/5/2012 7:12:12 PM Report

Javaman, when you said "BERTHA" in your post about names, I was reminded of a song, specifically the part that said "her name was Bertha, Bertha Butt. She was one of the Butt sisters..."
statusquo 12/5/2012 7:17:37 PM Report



If I touch my penis often do I have to wash both?.... i.e ,the offending hand and Mr "lil fellar"??

That being said....with all the germs floating around , a bit of self immunization might go a long way.
For the last ten years or so I made it a point to lick my hands after touching the handles of public toilet doors, interact touch-pads and shopping cart handles.
I haven't been sick in ten years.
Some controlled research is required of course, but I think I am on to something.
nanag 12/5/2012 7:22:24 PM Report

yuck! I guess all that licking of public places does not come as a surprise from a guy obsessed with touching his ..?"member" as the romance novels call it ahahah
shakespeare 12/5/2012 7:25:17 PM Report

jonesur: that movie is 3 years old. Could you please back up your arguments about funding from public monies?
statusquo 12/5/2012 7:30:16 PM Report

I am not obsessed.....I just like to see how the "lil fellar" is doing every now and again.....
Darlene has cut me off as of late due to some dispute about shopping at Walmart.

nanag 12/5/2012 7:33:27 PM Report


Methinks Darlene is a smart woman
statusquo 12/5/2012 7:54:54 PM Report


with all due respect that I can muster up.... you're a douche bag!

Today was all about "the Duck".
Then you waltz in and bring in Michael Moore.

Ok..if you must,

And this from a Canadian perspective, even though you babble about Michael Moore which tells me you're glued to U.S issues and FOX news and subscribe to the Limbaugh foundation of I should mention Goldman Sachs....but I won't!
Let's keep it Canadian.

Industry Canada funneled $13.7 billion on grants and loans to big business for the last decade. The vast majority of these loans were never repaid. A mere 0.1 per cent of the interest owed on these loans was collected!!
Extrapolate these figures into U.S scale and you can easily multiply it by ten...850k is chump change!

flyhawk25 12/5/2012 8:02:58 PM Report

SQ...words like 'extrapolate' will bewilder the swamp people.
Limit your discourse to grunts and Rush/Hannity sound bytes.
But keep up with the wonderful extemporaneous monologue.
statusquo 12/5/2012 8:19:39 PM Report


a word like "chair" will bewilder the unwashed knuckle-draggers.
Zing 12/5/2012 8:27:59 PM Report

I agree.>)
nanag 12/5/2012 9:36:19 PM Report

well aren't there a few on here who believe themselves above the rest
flyhawk25 12/5/2012 10:24:21 PM Report

At a gas station near Atlanta Georgia today a 65 year old women backed her vehicle up and bumped into a man in a motorized wheelchair who for some reason was behind her.
She got out of her car to check on him and he was fine.But he shot and killed her.
Guns don't kill people.
bounder 12/6/2012 1:45:40 AM Report

You are being manipulated.LMAO.
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