bounder 1/21/2013 6:44:45 AM Report
Good morning all,Mon. Jan 21 ,cold and I suppose all are stil around the wood stove sipping on coffee as I am.
Grace 1/21/2013 6:48:53 AM Report
Obama's second inauguration: Is the thrill gone?
The excitement among Americans for President Barack Obama's first inauguration appears to have diminished as he begins his second term, according to a new national survey.
Spellchecker 1/21/2013 7:02:32 AM Report
“Taken as a single geographic entity, Europe has the largest economy in the world. Should it choose to do so, it could become a military rival to the United States. Europe is one of the pillars of the global system, and what happens to Europe is going to define how the world works. I would argue that in 2013 we will begin to get clarity on the future of Europe.”
George Friedman, Stratfor
The future of Europe will be a resurrection of the Holy (misnomer) Roman Empire with Germany running the show.
skipper dave 1/21/2013 7:04:12 AM Report
Good morning sweet Soo! Says wind chill of -29, not bad! I'll ring up the loved ones slumbering in their London On. hotel, they wish to take their time coming home today. I will be forced to vacuum the guinea pig cage before their arrival and bag the garbage to hide the evidence of my less than balanced diet for the last few days. Even went so far as to purchase paper plates. What else to come up looking like a rose? Oh ya clear the history file, empty the cache and dump cookies. She's already on to me and suspects I've been looking at pictures of naked boats all weekend. Course having an empty cache is evidence itself. Now this week promises to be a bitter cold one just like we remembered as kids period. Sorry but as I get older I have no tolerance for the cold. Often thought that if you wanted a successful old volks home run the tropical theme with palm trees lots of water and plenty of tranquilizers. tune into you later.
skipper dave 1/21/2013 7:06:51 AM Report
Happy Martin Luther king Day!
Bad Dawg 1/21/2013 7:13:56 AM Report
why don't people brush off their cars and trucks?? Size is no excuse. I have a lifted Jeep and her truck, are always swept clean. Even the wife can reach both with a little effort on her part.
I see more and more vehicles with just a smear of the wipers, did we for get of the woman in Sudbury last year who got killed because some other idiot who was just too lazy??
nanag 1/21/2013 7:14:21 AM Report
Good Morning Everybody
I know I am thankful for all the right things.. my kids my friends my job my ability to still function on my own :) :)
but.. and we all knew there was going to be a but... I LOVE MY BUTT WARMER SEATS IN THE CAR... woohoo.. :)
Have a great day all!!
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 7:40:17 AM Report
Good morning Grace.
That's a good question to start the day.
If you've ever been married you'll know that the euphoria of the wedding soon gives way to the mundane realities of living together.
So it is with second term presidents. His public approval rating is still around 51% compared to less than 20% for the GOP congress.
Americans have always wanted messianic heroes but rail at being governed.
Spellchecker 1/21/2013 7:51:03 AM Report
Some of them still believe in freedom and have had enough of the governing messianic hero.
theprotector 1/21/2013 8:18:02 AM Report
lifted jeep? Bet you have at least 33s under it.....classic over compensation...lol
theprotector 1/21/2013 8:28:49 AM Report
Oh right wing it is obvious that given your claim that you are a mere plumber it is very evident that you suffer from colica Pictonum. It is sad that you must continually surf the net and find items that seem to support your limited knowledge of, well just about everything. It is clear that you live a very boring limited life. It is clear that you would rather lash out at people that disagree with you and then go back hiding behind your fav fiction book the bible – sad very very sad. So pound away on that book and continue to surf the net to find your answers LMAO, thanks for all the entertainment your dribble provides us!
SandyB 1/21/2013 8:37:48 AM Report
Bad Dawg.. waiting yesterday a.m. to turn left from South Market onto Trunk. Sitting correctly in the turning lane. Van next to me (in the go through lane) beeps at me as i begin to move into the intersection.
He waves toward the back of the van.. i'm guessing in an attempt to ask me to check his signal light. He was attempting a left turn from the wrong lane.
Now, as I tell my students, no one should die because of mistakes and we all need to help each other in traffic issues. WHo knows? Maybe a newbie to the intersection and didn't quite know where the lanes were under the snow..
I couldn't see his signal lights as the entire back of his van was caked in salt and snow. Couldn't see his brake lights either..
This moves it from helping someone who has made a mistake to well.. culling the herd..
Before you move it, people. clean it OFF!
right wing 1/21/2013 8:47:49 AM Report
Your mommy came down to the basement and helped you write that didn't she.
I thought so seeing as your post did not have the usual half dozen spelling mistakes and you used two big words.
You had no rebuttal last night so you must have bothered your mommy before she went to work this morning.
You know that word "w-o-r-k", job, career, something your mommy hopes you'll aspire to do one day.
right wing 1/21/2013 9:13:42 AM Report
Running to the moderator???
I think more than your hands swell up....
right wing 1/21/2013 9:20:16 AM Report
...anyways enough toying with the village idiot.
Obama has a very ambitious agenda.
His top three are reported to be the debt, gun control and immigration.
I hope Obama gives his all to the debt problem as gun control and immigration pale in comparison.
The most Obama will gain with gun control is perhaps some stricter gun purchasing application laws.
With immigration he has as much chance reforming it as Clinton did in his last term with long term peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 9:22:43 AM Report
Okay kids play nice.
It's time for the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama on Martin Luther King Day.
Please check your guns and prejudices at the door.
right wing 1/21/2013 9:48:32 AM Report
Maybe he'll get the words correct this time.
old-cat33 1/21/2013 9:57:30 AM Report
So that's why there is a Bruin game on in the afternoon today because it's a long weekend over there. Couldn't figure that one out yesterday??....LOL.
Saturday night swept the little Danger Ranger off good and headed out. Then at the intersection at Black Rd. and McNabb this smaller car pulls up behind me with these light blue lights! Man who in the heck legalized those things? It light up the whole under carriage of my truck!
right wing 1/21/2013 10:00:07 AM Report
Did some reading on the Liberal leadership race.
The majority of their time was spend on attacking Harper as opposed to the "leaders" stating why they should head up the party or how the Liberals would make a difference .
Shows how messed up they really still are as a political party.
The Toronto Sun had the following poll after their news story on the "debate".
Who is your pick for federal Liberal leader?
None of the above
Who cares about the Liberals?
Hahahahahaha....now that says it all.
right wing 1/21/2013 10:06:31 AM Report
Fish broth and moose broth soup is sweeping the nation as the new fad diet since it was reported that Chief Spence has lost thirty pounds in five weeks.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 10:11:42 AM Report
right wing...just to clarify for you. And to save you having to Google it - Mr. Obama did not 'screw up' the words last time. The Chief Justice did. The president elect graciously corrected him.
I guess Rush must have fed you the wrong info.
right wing 1/21/2013 10:32:05 AM Report
I stated maybe "he'll" get the words right this time.
You assumed I meant Obama, have you no faith in your man.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 10:59:11 AM Report
right wing...let's call your comment what it is - bullshit.
In order to justify your animus towards this president you can try to dance around your intent.
However - the pronoun "he" can only refer to the only proper noun noted.
At no time was there any mention of the Chief Justice.
Don't mess with an English major.
Stick to what you do best - plumbing and ranting.
debo 1/21/2013 11:08:56 AM Report
Fly hits the "bulls"eye on this one!
Big Bad Bob 1/21/2013 11:11:16 AM Report
Whether all this blathering about the internal business of the United States is interesting or not is a matter of taste or choice. To each own, therefore, and I only wish that those who like it would keep it for themselves. Otherwise, what I really would like to know is of what consequence or utility it is for Canada. Can any of our residents experts enlighten us in this respect?
right wing 1/21/2013 11:18:18 AM Report
Hahahahaha...this is more fun than a barrel of monkeys and easier than shooting fish in a barrel.
Lotta mileage out of that one....
I got flyhawk pulling out his English Major sabre and debo-dumb ringing in.
The bonus was pulling B.B.B. out of the bushes to do his Boo-hoo-hoo about the U.S. politics discussion.
Yes you all "got me".....hahahahaha.
Resident 1/21/2013 11:24:48 AM Report
I agree fly!!!! I must say that it amazes me that rw can be so apparently fair and thoughtful about women's issues and pets.
realitycheck 1/21/2013 11:35:59 AM Report
Does no one want to discuss the issue of the Prime Minister okaying expenses for business people who accompanied him on a trip to Asia and also for taking a personal stylist along, the latter something he has done for years? Or are you more comfortable just sniping at each other and Obama?
theprotector 1/21/2013 11:39:15 AM Report
guys please dont pick on right wing. We know what the deal is with him! It is sad yes but to born without the ability to create an independant thought, an idea about something, anything that is his, perhaps we should have an intervention, perhaps all the lead solder has created a tumor that has cut off his cognative function. See we dont know, all we know is he is not a well person, so be tolerant, be compasionate towards right wing.
redranger 1/21/2013 11:45:39 AM Report
hence the term "plumb crazy"
theprotector 1/21/2013 11:46:32 AM Report
problem is everyone knows harper is an ass and is flushing the country down the drain. The right can justify anything! We need to get the average Canadain out to vote, I think harpo has done enough damage to the average person that next election harpo will be sidelined forever.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 12:17:46 PM Report
It has been my experience that if you give the narrow-minded jingoists enough time they will self destruct.
Admittedly it never seems as fast or thorough enough at times but eventually they choke on their own venom.
As so it is again today.
One sad angry poster whose written history on here is repeatedly negative and poorly thought out again self-destructs when challenged by fact.
Sadly there have also been postings on other topics which are thoughtful and balanced.
That dichotomy is part of man's nature.Each of us is a complex amalgam of our experiences and education.
I remain hopeful that each of us can learn and change.
That optimism keeps me trying to seek new ideas for myself and hoping that others will try as well.
I refuse to despair but it is a challenge.
right wing 1/21/2013 12:34:35 PM Report
fly...don't be so hard on yourself l wouldn't go so far as to say that you reached the point of self destruct.
Narrow mindedness, O.K., but you can work on that and I don't take you for sad, angry at times but hey keep positive.
I'll let up on you a tad did not realize you were choking on venom.
...and yes remain hopeful that you can learn and change and work hard on that "refuse to despair".
It is a challenge but, dare I say it,...I'm betting on you....
Your pal...right wing.
right wing 1/21/2013 12:36:47 PM Report
...and theprophylactic, read something other than the back of the cereal box, the average Canadian did get out and vote thus our Conservative majority.
theprotector 1/21/2013 12:49:44 PM Report
yeah and what were the percentages? You know right wing is mildly entertaining but is becoming increasing boring with his mindless "im better than you" attitude. The narcissism spews from every pour in his body, clearly in need of medication. But fret not the new DSM - 5 will be out in May, might help you in the future.
Spellchecker 1/21/2013 1:19:08 PM Report
bounder 1/21/2013 1:47:28 PM Report
A slight correction to Obamas inoguration today It,s his third technically as by law yesterday he had one and today is for the public,includes all the pomp and pageantry.Plus all his agendas.
mallet 1/21/2013 1:47:39 PM Report
How about a world discussion! Does anyone have a point of view regarding the Algerian army operation to free hostages from the hostage takers, note I have not called them any nationality or religous group. Some are saying that Africa is becoming a hotbed for Islamic Jihadists,being supported by Libya and Egypt. One has to wonder, if this is true, what our various leaders think of the situation now, after having deposed the previous rulers/dictators. Are they really sure they want to depose Basir Alasad in Syria, and risk the same situation in the Middle East? It is said that hindsight is 20/20 vision, I just wish all the various world leaders could see past the end of their nose, it might just make the world a more peaceful and secure place..
bounder 1/21/2013 1:49:27 PM Report
POUR is correct as he meant you poured in cement.lol
sparks7 1/21/2013 1:50:42 PM Report
Did you watch the inauguration speech?
I thought it was really,really good.Powerful,inspirational stuff,IMO.
bounder 1/21/2013 1:50:46 PM Report
POUR is correct as he meant you were poured in cement.lol
itsky123 1/21/2013 2:00:24 PM Report
I see so many comments about peoples spelling, not using a (,) etc.
When some one says "Hi there itsky, how are you today" , I dont give a darn what is a noun/verb/adjative/subjective completion/ or the spelling in the comment. Nothing wrong with being corrected from time to time,yes, we should not revert back to learning the language. But(love that word)most people dont need their nose rubbed in a lesser education in the proper spelling, or use of words in a sentance.
How many languages do the people who do spell checking on this site, speak.
A lot of older people came to canada, not speaking english, so all you spell checkers out there, ease off with the " hey you spelled that wrong, I know I have a ba in the english language"....ok, does that make you better than others on this site, or in the world..
If you havent been in some ones shoes, dont condem.
There, now I fell better, lost 5 lbs off my chest..
ok, now ya can duz what ya want, cuz my spellin iz what it iz...lol..have a good day all.
cathyh 1/21/2013 2:03:49 PM Report
Mallet: I think the Algerian gov't did the right thing.
Spellchecker 1/21/2013 2:04:16 PM Report
Yes sparks, they all are. They have really good speechwriters. The policies make the words ring hollow though. Big government will continue merrily along its way.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 2:08:51 PM Report
I watched the Inauguration and thought the poet was the highlight.
I marvel at how Americans preach egalitarianism and fawn over winners.
And there was no hiding House Speaker Boehner's pickle puss. I haven't seen such a sour visage since the first Obama coronation with Dick Cheney doing a Dr. Strangelove imitation.
The Republicans still don't get it.
You cannot govern when you control only 1/3 of the legislative system. Consequently until they realize and accept the fact the the people wanted a Democratic president and senate they will be viewed as obstructionists.
Time for John Boehner to get pragmatic and look to make nice with the two time winner.
Take small victories, regroup and take your chances the next time or face a party doomed to the ash pile of irrelevance.
AceOfBass 1/21/2013 2:14:08 PM Report
Prime Minister Harper`s personal stylist is paid for by the Conservative Party not the taxpayers.
Also the Conservative Government has Canada`s the best economy of the G20 and growing.
Whereas other G20 countries are or just about economic basket cases. I.E.Portugal,Italy,Ireland,Greece...
Conservatives were good to weather the recession now they are tackling the 36 trillion debt.
If you recall it was the BQ,Liberals and the NDP who demanded that the Conservatives spend to get out of the
recession with their Action Plan.
Let us not forget that it was the Conservatives who gave the official apology to our fellow Canadians for the Residential School abuse.For that they made PM Harper and honorary Chief of the Blood Tribe of Alberta.
learningaswego 1/21/2013 2:15:03 PM Report
they feel they cannot just stand by and watch, while Obama and the Dems "Greecify" the once great USA...
bounder 1/21/2013 2:16:40 PM Report
Fly why don't you post the Usa crap on Us sites where they might atually read your boring post.
sparks7 1/21/2013 2:19:10 PM Report
I understand that speechwriters are used but surely the politicians that make them play a large part in crafting them.No? Or, as I have always suspected some politicians do that more so than others.
mallet 1/21/2013 2:51:05 PM Report
I do too, but that did not stop leaders of the nations whose people were hostages from saying there should have been more negotiating, before force was used.. I read that the British P M was upset about the number of people who were being killed by the kidnappers, but wanted the Algerian government to talk more.. At least one country that is not going to bend to terrorist demands, and about time too..
Wisenheimer 1/21/2013 2:57:12 PM Report
ACE ... I believe it was the Liberals who vowed to scrap the free trade deal and get rid of the GST. Right there in their "little red book". Now they think it would be a good idea to have Justin Trudeau as our P.M. "run Jack run"!
whitefeathers 1/21/2013 2:57:47 PM Report
Food for thought people.
We are BORN FREE and TAX to Death and everyone already knows this statment.
whitefeathers 1/21/2013 2:59:20 PM Report
Ooops..Spellchecker.. I Meant Statement.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 2:59:59 PM Report
Thanks for sharing your political insights.
I keep forgetting that the world ends at our borders.
Your perceptions and insights are almost boundless.
Pink Peony 1/21/2013 3:11:55 PM Report
Sparks7, I watched the inauguration speech and found it to be powerful too! Great speech from a strong and confident leader!
cathyh 1/21/2013 3:16:45 PM Report
Mallet: The Algerians know that there is no use negotiating with Al Qaeda.
Bad Dawg 1/21/2013 3:25:36 PM Report
Protector.... I am not compensating anything, but you should be wondering about your own orinetation if thats the first thing you think of a lifted Jeep. (not thats there is anything wrong with it)!
As for my size they are 31.5x10.5R15
bounder 1/21/2013 3:25:52 PM Report
FLY an attempt at poetry,awe inspiring,from an intelect point of view.You should,nt have.And the world revolves around you I suppose.LMAO.
katiegen 1/21/2013 3:42:10 PM Report
Ace of Bass: And where do you think the Conservative Party or any other party for that matter get their money??? Right from us taxpayers. Wake up and smell the coffee. Even if it's from donations it's still from taxpayers pockets
learningaswego 1/21/2013 3:48:26 PM Report
And thus begins the Obie Hope & Changey Show - Part Deux.
Poor friggin' America.
learningaswego 1/21/2013 3:53:51 PM Report
The USA is a financial train wreck, and all Obama's gonna' do is add more coal to the engine.
Between rounds of golf, and hangin' with the talk show boys, of course.
Poor friggin' America.
Snobank 1/21/2013 4:26:09 PM Report
Hey all you posters, the rental agency called. Time to get off your high horses.
steelworker 1/21/2013 4:41:22 PM Report
I hear that Harper sent some chicken broth to Obama for the inauguration party.
realitycheck 1/21/2013 5:13:52 PM Report
In regard to the stylist, I was going on the following quote from the Canadian Press story on SooToday. It says government, not Conservative, tab.
The Public Accounts of Canada show that between 2006 and 2011, his wife Laureen Harper — and for many years his personal stylist Michelle Muntean — were the most common add-ons to the government tab.
bounder 1/21/2013 5:46:56 PM Report
Top executives,big money earners got a free ride with Harper, not garden type variaties.CEO's ,but they said the fed's that is, it was worth it having them along.Never called me,after all the money I gave them over forty five years of work and still giving it away,the scumbags.
Canna D. Yenn 1/21/2013 6:17:30 PM Report
Regardless of political stripe, part of what President Obama said today could very well apply to Canadians as well.
Case in point: President Obama (edited):
What binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional is our allegiance to an idea;
While truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing;
You cannot replace the tyranny of a leader with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob;
When times change, so must we;
Preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action;
Our obligations are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity;
We must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice;
We cannot treat name-calling as reasoned debate;
We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect;
You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country's course.
AceOfBass 1/21/2013 6:34:37 PM Report
is not on the governments payroll she paid by the Conservative part.Google PM Harper it is right there.
I get it you liberals are all bug eyed about Justin Trudeau.
The only good leader the Liberals have is Marc Garneau.He carries not baggage like Trudeau 2.
right wing 1/21/2013 6:54:17 PM Report
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
The above should have been included in Obama's speech....
skipper dave 1/21/2013 8:06:39 PM Report
Obama as a second term president only has 24 months to govern under their system. Surely none of us are of the illusion that any of the parties actually rules the US. The actual owners of the US and Canada are the large corporations and they flex their muscle thru their lobby groups. Your vote and your party are an illusion of control.
Take for instance gun control. Most of us know that anything short of banning hand guns constitutes a gutless symbol designed to fail miserably. The next 24 months will find a president pretty well ineffective in making lasting change. Sorry to burst your bubble. The one bright hope we have is still revolution not evolution. Hopefully peaceful.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 8:12:27 PM Report
You don't want to offend the navel gazers on here.
It isn't just the US that needs a revolution...
Tom_Bom 1/21/2013 8:34:22 PM Report
We're being sold to China, and at a discount price too. It's all about the fortune 500's lust for economic global domination.
It's sad, if this bill passes China can dispute bills passed on a provincial level here in Canada. I always thought our sovereignty would be lost to the USA but China sneaked in the back door with an offer Harper, the greedy troglodyte he is, could not refuse. And I'm sure there was plenty of incentive given to him as well. That's how these things work.
We're all being turned against each other while these back door deals are being done by our leaders, and we'll have no one but ourselves to blame for our passiveness, turning against each other as we have, and the fear of leaving our comfort zone for the sake of not taking any risks. Not wanting to poke the sleeping Lion.
I'm going to continue to sing the song of freedom until the day I go belly up. The question is, how about you?
realitycheck 1/21/2013 9:12:08 PM Report
The story didn't say the prime minister's stylist was on the government payroll, just that she was travelling with the PM with the government picking up the tab. With a head of hair like he has, why does he need a stylist along anyway?
sweetc 1/21/2013 9:18:39 PM Report
The First Nation people are trying to stop this deal from going through. Perhaps we should rally with them and quit talking so much against them.
flyhawk25 1/21/2013 10:00:35 PM Report
Indeed. But which of the dozen or so chiefs speaks for all of the FN?
Hell, we can't even get past the dumb rednecks on here.
nanag 1/21/2013 10:52:26 PM Report
"Rednecks" aren't "dumb"
I get really aggravated by the self righteous on here
AceOfBass 1/22/2013 12:01:43 AM Report
We are not being sold to China what a stupid comment.Where do get that we are being sold to China?
Is it because we are selling our oil to them?