bounder 1/22/2013 6:02:48 AM Report
Now we is talking making ice,brrrrr it's cold outside bundle up.
Why are most people thinking that yesterday was Obamas inauguration when by law it actually happened on Sun ,this was just a party not the real deal.
Grump 1/22/2013 7:07:09 AM Report
Good morning everyone, I just read yesterday's post as my internet was down for a couple of days. As usual there were some very dumb assed posts on there but Ace you were the clear winner with the Protector a distant second. Harper's hairdresser is paid by the taxpayer ( Mulroney had to have two when he travelled). Now our debt is certainly going up with the free spending Harperites but it is still in the Billions not in the Trillions. You are going to have to stop painting such a huge target on yourself. Have a great day all.
nanag 1/22/2013 7:19:44 AM Report
Good Morning Everyone
This is a good day to wear our flannel pantaloons.Try to stay warm. I hope everybody's car starts. Have a great day
AceOfBass 1/22/2013 7:47:26 AM Report
Grump you are the biggest loser on this forum.
Your left leaning liberal idiot rants are classic stupid.
Keep spreading the anti conservative rhetoric nobody buys it.
Justin Trudeau is an idiot like his father and those who think this clown would beast PM Harper is just dreaming.
theprotector 1/22/2013 7:52:27 AM Report
although grump is an idiot most of the time, his fight against the conservatives is a valiant one as harper is one of the biggest crooks of all time. Anyone who supports this government is a bigger loser that grump and right wing combined!
Javaman 1/22/2013 7:55:50 AM Report
An easy way to save money on prime ministerial haircuts?? Lets start electing only bald headed men and women who wear wigs.
right wing 1/22/2013 8:22:00 AM Report
I simply have to use your words from yesterday....
It is clear that you would rather lash out at people that disagree with you – sad very very sad. Thanks for all the entertainment your dribble provides us!
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 8:30:29 AM Report
This morning's chill reminded me of a line from a Bliss Carmen poem I read in Grade Six about the sound of snow underfoot when it is this cold -
'it squeaks like two wooden spoons that you rub together'.
It does and I'm not going to find out if it is this morning.
Wicket 1/22/2013 8:36:15 AM Report
Wellington St traffic being re-routed down McGregor, does anyone know why???
and Good morning. Can we talk today about something besides politics? Just throw in a little bit of something else so the rest of us don't get bored and just scroll - lol. I can't add anything because this is the middle of the winter and life is good but kinda boring....
right wing 1/22/2013 8:41:17 AM Report
So cold this morning that Bill Clinton is sleeping with his own wife in order to keep warm.
nanag 1/22/2013 8:45:29 AM Report
We could discuss books... debate the benefits or cons between briefs or boxers... we could talk about the advantages of us older folk having a short power nap to re-energize till bedtime.. we could discuss which brother will win the Superbowl.. we could name each poster on here and give our idea of what we think the person looks like..... ohhh the possibilities are endless... gotta run gonna be late for work BBRRRRRR!!!
Javaman 1/22/2013 8:49:54 AM Report
This not a morning to place your toungue on metal outside..to see if it sticks.
right wing 1/22/2013 8:51:39 AM Report
There is no such thing as cold.
There is only heat and less heat.
Today we have way less heat.
Wicket 1/22/2013 9:03:20 AM Report
Nanag posted: "We could discuss books... debate the benefits or cons between briefs or boxers... we could talk about the advantages of us older folk having a short power nap to re-energize till bedtime.. we could discuss which brother will win the Superbowl.. we could name each poster on here and give our idea of what we think the person looks like..... ohhh the possibilities are endless... gotta run gonna be late for work BBRRRRRR!"
Nanag - great ideas!
Books are such an individual, personal kinda thing - can look right into someone's soul if you know what they read. Don't think I want to get that personal on here.
The fellas can do the underwear bit.
If I take a power nap then I am awake until 4 or 5 a.m.
Don't know anything about football nor do I watch the Superbowl.
Would not want to boost anyone's ego by describing what I think any of the posters look like.
Well, that took care of that for me, does anyone want to add anything - lol..... have a great day while working Nanag....
Spellchecker 1/22/2013 9:05:21 AM Report
I found this in yesterday's red room and thought it would be seen by more people if posted here.
Ellio Doe 1/21/2013 2:35:08 PM
This special thank you goes out to a very kind, caring person, I am not at libery to mention his name, however, he is active in helping others through answering wanted ads on here, among other venues, from people who are in need of something. You know who you are 'J'. He delivered to me today a Blood Pressure Digital Meter he bought from an ad posted here,at no cost to me, even tho I offered.I had posted on here that I was in urgent need of one and he emailed me about it. We met in a public place with a friend of mine. His eyes say as much as his kind deeds. He just said,"Pay it forward", like the little boy in that movie. He spends out of his own pocket to help others it seems, like the baby crib he bought $100 and brought it to the person in need for their new infant. Hopefully I will be able to 'Pay It Forward' and have the opportunity to give back to someone else who is in need of something that is in my power to give freely. What a better world this would be if only everyone would do this for each other. Thanks again to Angel 'J'.Have a wonderful day! And let me always be mindful of other's needs and not just look and say, "That's too bad, pity". He has awoken the spirit in me to "never miss a chance to help someone because you may not get many chances", I wrote that long ago and have tried to live by it, let me try harder.
right wing 1/22/2013 9:10:06 AM Report
Boxers are better.
Boxers allow air flow, important in keeping jock itch to a minimum.
They also help keep the family jewels cool, important during the years of trying to have children.
Boxers don't do the crawl up between the cheeks like briefs resulting in less skids.
Briefs can help with support as you age and your nuts are racing each other to the floor.
What would you like to discuss next....
right wing 1/22/2013 9:14:33 AM Report
The best type of giving is with anonymity.
Spellchecker 1/22/2013 9:17:38 AM Report
Right wing, I noticed the quote you put in yesterday by Ronald Reagan. Soo after he said those words the United States entered a 20-year period of prosperity. Compare that to the decade just completed with big government the order of the day.
Spellchecker 1/22/2013 9:18:36 AM Report
lambkins 1/22/2013 9:22:29 AM Report
Here's a topic..... writing. I have not seen so many 18 year olds who have graduated and don't what it means when the form asks for a signature. "Does that mean cursive? I usually just print."
All these youngsters are using technology and are losing the skill of writing. Not to mention texting is killing grammar and spelling.
I heard on a radio station (in the U.S.) that they will no longer be teaching writing in the elementary schools. Discuss :)
Spellchecker 1/22/2013 9:23:19 AM Report
Flyhawk, it's Bliss Carman. I got that wrong recently too, lol.
Spellchecker 1/22/2013 9:26:37 AM Report
If you want a good description of our recent temperatures, have a gander at this one by Archibald Lampman.
The glittering roofs are still with frost; each worn
Black chimney builds into the quiet sky
Its curling pile to crumble silently.
Far out to westward on the edge of morn,
The slender misty city towers up-borne
Glimmer faint rose against the pallid blue;
And yonder on those northern hills, the hue
Of amethyst, hang fleeces dull as horn.
And here behind me come the woodmen's sleighs
With shouts and clamorous squeakings; might and main
Up the steep slope the horses stamp and strain,
Urged on by hoarse-tongued drivers—cheeks ablaze,
Iced beards and frozen eyelids—team by team,
With frost-fringed flanks, and nostrils jetting steam.
right wing 1/22/2013 9:34:41 AM Report
Ronald Reagan, the President the left loves to hate.
...and we both know why.
Spellchecker 1/22/2013 9:35:25 AM Report
Lambkins, that's why I sometimes can't resist providing my free educational service, to help the young folks with something the current educational system seems to have left behind. Sometimes, as yesterday, it is not too well received but I just keep plugging away. I'm getting the urge for a new WORDS OF THE WEEK list, perhaps early in February.
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 9:44:17 AM Report
I debated that spelling, closed my eyes and picked a vowel.
I messed up on spelling Carmen's Way a while back. And he was a friend of mine.
Thanks for that and the wonderful poem.
lambkins 1/22/2013 9:48:46 AM Report
Keep it up Spelly, your gentle reminders should be welcomed. It speaks for the person's intelligence to use proper spelling and grammar (not simply a typo-big difference)
Good grammar is like good manners, subtle yet pleasant.
skipper dave 1/22/2013 9:53:59 AM Report
Good morning sweet Soo! The family drove up from London last night and of course it was the trip from hell. Had that been moi I would have had clear sailing. For you see I believe in Mojo's. Covering all your basis. I do have a plastic jesus mounted on the dashboard and as a recovered catlick one hell of a genuine cut glass rosary blessed by none other than his holiness the pope the head of the one true holy roman church. Apparently they bring a whole skid in front of him and one pass of his hands, a few mumbles and your good to go on any highway. You can drive like a freaken idiot and your covered. Also as a back up I have a Mickey "D" froggy on an elastic tied onto the sunvisor and my lucky stuffed cod (it's an east coast thing) in the glove box. They arrived at 11:pm when 8:00pm would have been the norm. My beloved seems a little uptight when I mention her lack of Mojo's, too bad baptist don't go in for that kind of stuff.
Sam C 1/22/2013 10:08:11 AM Report
lambkins... a few of us were discussing that very topic recently. Unfortunately, the curriculum expectations are so jam-packed that elementary teachers don't have the time to spend teaching cursive writing and giving their students time to practise this skill. As well, with students using computers to create and print documents, the skill is fast becoming unnecessary.
It is a shame, because well-done cursive writing can be a joy to read. But, the emphasis on academic subjects and basic literacy, teaching children to make pretty writing is just not a priority.
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 10:08:35 AM Report
lambkins...Canadian poet Al Birney said that we Canadians are 'a nation of door holders'.
Try it out this week.
I find that 99% of people say thank you and if they hold it for me and I say thank you they say "you're welcome".
There is hope.
Just Curious 1/22/2013 10:15:20 AM Report
Wicket; 5 car pileup at Pine and Wellington and a flood ,that's what's up with all the extra traffic..
Wicket 1/22/2013 10:16:41 AM Report
I love it when I hold a door open for a younger person, they walk right on through without a nod or words. I yell at their backs "You're welcome", some turn around with a truly stunned look on their faces, but most just keep on walking....
Wicket 1/22/2013 10:18:39 AM Report
right wing, thank you for your input on men's underwear. Being of the female persuasion, the information is of no value to me, but did give me a chuckle.
lambkins 1/22/2013 10:20:27 AM Report
Ahhh Fly, it's all about the 'polite Canadian' as opposed to the 'Ugly American'?
But, it is sad about the bygone 3 r's. Actually, the majority of these kids that don't know how to sign their name, don't know how to complete an application form either. They have no idea what a Surname is, and most of them have their mother just grab the form and complete it for them. Tsk tsk
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 10:27:40 AM Report
I hope everyone remembered to get the milk bottles off the porch today before they froze.
You do remember milk bottles don't you? Those cutting edge recyclable glass things?
skipper dave 1/22/2013 10:37:24 AM Report
Speaking of frigid and money - Cars have intelligence, there is two rules I try to abide by if I want the independence of wheels. Don't tell your unplugged car how cold it is out and the biggy, don't let your car know you have spare money at the end of the month!
right wing 1/22/2013 10:42:24 AM Report
If I gave you a good chuckle than I accomplished what I wanted.
everson 1/22/2013 10:43:30 AM Report
I vote Ace of Base as being unrealistic in his rants AND to add a little tad childish... everyone thumbs up and hit the "like" button.
Budster 1/22/2013 10:45:23 AM Report
I too have a pet peeve with fowl language. With the amount of words we have in the English language it is such a pity that only 10 are used in conversation. But then our youth in a large part only repeat what they listen to at home. Is it any wonder that there are no discussions any more it is easier to just rant and rave using the same four letter word to describe everything.
These are coming from people who claimn to have command of the language and the paper that says at one time they did but like most things they learn once they have the paper... throw everything out the door and go back to gutter talk.
everson 1/22/2013 10:46:21 AM Report
Spellchecker prosperity only in name. That prosperity brought high debt and trying to dream the American dream. That is not prosperity. By the way Clinton had no debt and look what happened..Bush.
right wing 1/22/2013 10:47:20 AM Report
Give me your address and I'll send you the newest must have items.
A John The Baptism shower curtain and POPE-ON-A-ROPE the Catholic soap.
A daily scrubbing and you're good to go...
right wing 1/22/2013 11:03:01 AM Report
Yes Clinton had no debt and there are those that simply do not want to look at why he did not and how the Clinton years planted the seeds for the eventual downfall of the U.S. economy.
I'll give you a hint...the government was sucking up more money from the private sector than it was pushing out.
False economics but ignorance is bliss I suppose.
Brianne 1/22/2013 11:32:03 AM Report
BILL HAS DONE IT AGAIN.
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English.
I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.
The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.
$500 sneakers for what?
And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2?
Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?
People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from??
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .....
I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.
I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands . The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa . So stop, already! ! !
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ......... And all of them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.
Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..
We cannot blame the white people any longer.'
Dr.. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.
WELL SAID, BILL
It's NOT about color...
It's about behavior!!!
T-rat 1/22/2013 12:12:20 PM Report
Good Stuff BRIANNE!!! You've gotta love the COZ. He tells it like it is, and in such a fashion that the people he's talking about don't even know they're being criticized......they think they're being entertained!
Just Curious 1/22/2013 12:21:57 PM Report
Brianne,kinda just about covers another situation,don't ya think???:)
TankGirl 1/22/2013 12:35:42 PM Report
My son just called, Superior Heights has been evacuated and he is walking to Kewadin elementary school in his tshirt alonmg with the rest of the school. Any idea what's going on???? They woulnd't tell the kids.
TankGirl 1/22/2013 12:35:59 PM Report
RUMOUR is the roof is collapsing.
Bad Dawg 1/22/2013 12:43:11 PM Report
hope all the kids are safe.... out with no coat is not good for anyone.
right wing 1/22/2013 12:50:11 PM Report
That was a great speech.
I remember when Bill Cosby gave it.
It caused quite the stir.
TankGirl 1/22/2013 1:00:15 PM Report
The kids have returned to the school however, parts of the school are now inaccessable due to a burst pipe in the roof. (Again, this is info from kids so don't quote me)
Either way, going to get him and take him outta there for the day.
learningaswego 1/22/2013 1:04:09 PM Report
Coz is bang on, and I applaud him for having the cojones to tell it like it is. America, and the world, needs more people like him to tell it like it is. In Canada, we need more of the Coz's of the aboriginal community to speak out.
Unfortunately, it'll fall on deaf ears, or people who "can't handle the truth".
Even most of the media will likely ignore or ridicule the Coz's of the world for telling it like it is; because the media always, always buys in to the Victimitus story.
learningaswego 1/22/2013 1:14:52 PM Report
I watched much of the federal Liberal debate on the weekend, and when young Trudeau was now forced to share the stage with some others who have actually accomplished something, his huge lack of substance was obvious.
Trudeau is all about platitudes, and what makes people feel good in a few words to the attention-deficit twits in the Twitterverse. ..."I'm supportive, cuz he's like, so - "for the environment"..... LOL
IMHO, and I have often voted Liberal, if they let this obviously vacuous pretty-boy take on the leadership job, they are finished.
steelworker 1/22/2013 1:30:06 PM Report
Watch the Pink Pony get run through the ringer.
Brianne 1/22/2013 1:42:32 PM Report
So, due to embarrassment I haven't said anything......... but, here it is.
I've been having mice issues in my apt for 2 years, property manager always says......... it's just that time of year......... set out traps, always catching them......... the cat would catch them, same as the dog....... cupboards full of poop...... can't put food in cupboards........... now there is new property managers.......... sent in pics of the issue..... and called them every day on it...... cat had a big one trapped in livingroom, son shot it with his bb gun lol, threw it outside.......... orkin shows up today, show him the "mouse" commented on how big he was......... turns out I don't have a MOUSE problem....... it is RATS, and the basement is full of them ! Dear lord...... why me. Finally the big hole in the basement will will be getting fixed and have a ton of poison in my basement now....... they should be dead in 4 hours after eating it.....
I know, i know, you say move......... rent is to damn expensive and no one accepts dogs....... even though mine is quiet, doesnt' bark and doesn't cause damage....
Oldie Goldie 1/22/2013 3:06:14 PM Report
Flyhawk 25---Just this morning I had a Teen-ager hold a door open for me---I said thank you and he said you are very welcome---Not all Teen-agers are care-less. I also had a young woman hold a door for me last week and when I thanked her she said---That is for the many times someone held a door for me.
Kind efforts are usually returned.
I was always taught by my parents to be as kind as I could be to others.
2 weeks ago I was waiting to get in line at the take-out for Tim Hortons---very few let me in but one young lady stopped and let me go in front of her and after I paid for what she wanted too she honked her horn at me and smiled.
I never saw her before but she showed me kindness and I returned it.
Try it sometime it will get you a smile and make you feel good.
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 3:16:51 PM Report
OG...I do and it does.
I usually save my nasty side for here.Sadly I am not perfect in spite of what my sainted mother thought.
bounder 1/22/2013 3:26:37 PM Report
I know it's not new but another shooting in a school.USA,at it again,when will they ever learn.
realitycheck 1/22/2013 4:44:46 PM Report
Unfortunately, it'll fall on deaf ears, or people who "can't handle the truth".
Even most of the media will likely ignore or ridicule the Coz's of the world for telling it like it is; because the media always, always buys in to the Victimitus story.
I hope you realize this speech by Cosby has been around since 2005. I don't think it has fallen on deaf ears because it continues to circulate.
mallet 1/22/2013 4:58:02 PM Report
One other little thing about manners that bugs the A$$ off me is when I see people indoors being interview on TV and they are wearing baseball hats. For some reason that has always bothered me, not much else does, you want to walk round showing the crack of your behind on a day like today, be my guest.
On your other problem of rats, please remember they are/have been the scurge of mankind for centuries, and extreme care should be used when picking up. Use a mechanical device like old folk use to pick up thing or if handling make sure you use latex/rubber gloves and disinfect after use...
AceOfBass 1/22/2013 5:38:11 PM Report
Everson so what do you think of Council decision to waste 190,000 of your taxpayers money on a Risky Venture of a Incubator in the downtown.
Ward 1 Councillor Butland likes this as does Ward 2 Councillor Sheehan.
Councillor Sheehan is the chair of this venture.
There may be a perceived conflict here as Councillor Sheehan is employed by the Provincial Government.This may interfere with any provincial participation.
It just appears that this council just loves to stick it to the taxpayers at every chance from wasting tax money to raising users fees.
Wait budget night this when they will do the double whammy on the taxpayers.
And guest which two members of will missed that meeting? The same two last year.
Snobank 1/22/2013 5:45:49 PM Report
I truly do not know what is meant by a downtown incubator. The only incubators I know of are for babies or eggs. Would someone explain please?
nanag 1/22/2013 5:56:23 PM Report
yeah I would like to know too
Snobank 1/22/2013 5:58:19 PM Report
I may have answered my own question.
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 6:25:58 PM Report
The 'incubator' issue is more complex than I can understand.
But I know both Butland and Sheehan. I think that they both share the view that the downtown core is rotting.
In the whole budget that is not a lot of money.
I hope that it is a good first step.
Canna D. Yenn 1/22/2013 7:02:05 PM Report
A business incubator is when some entrepreneur lays an egg of an idea and gets several tax-supported assistants to help keep the idea warm until funding runs out.
Elsewhere, data has shown that 15% are unsuccessful master incubator graduates and end up with egg on their faces.
With placing 2nd in Ontario and 23rd in Canada among the highest entrepreneurial cities, I think we are doing just fine without another tax siphon.
itsky123 1/22/2013 7:06:58 PM Report
@ weeks ago I had sort of the same thing happen to me.....but in reverse.
I was sitting on the bus, when it stopped, a older lady got on with a cane.The bus driver took off quickly and she almost fell, so I got up to give her my seat, as she was manovering to sit there, a young punk slides in and sits down..I just told him to give the lady the seat. Have some respect..well..he told me where to go.
Being the patient person I am, I grabed him by the shoulder and got him out of the seat, and told the lady to sit down.
While still holding this 14 or 15 yr old by the shoulder, I advised him that I didnt get up to give him my seat, it was for this lady..I know..I know..maybe I could have handled it better, The lady said thank you, and some people started to clap.....needless to say, this little punk got of shortly after.
Yes there are some of the younger generation that have respect, and manners, and to them, I stand up and cheer.
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 7:07:25 PM Report
Thanks for clarifying that. It is starting to smell funny.
flyhawk25 1/22/2013 7:14:27 PM Report
Oops...my comment was in reference to the incubator smelling funny.
The othere story about the kid on the bus just plain stinks.
nanag 1/22/2013 7:24:26 PM Report
I have a short story about doors...
I went to Station Mall with my son when he was about 14-15 yrs old.(several years ago now). He walked in thru the doors ahead of me and never held the door. It closed and I stood there outside looking into the mall. My son walked on into the mall oblivious to the fact that I was no longer walking with him. I stood still outside in front of the doors. People looked at me oddly and I just smiled. A few opened the door for me and I just said no thank you. My son finally realized I was not with him and came back to the door(he could see me standing there). He opened the door , I said thank you, and walked into the mall. I NEVER said a word to him.. but he got the message. I have never had to say .. hold the door for me or anyone else. That little lesson embarrassed him enough and he learned well from it. He is 37 now
Grump 1/22/2013 7:44:51 PM Report
The Innovation Centre has managed an incubator for a number of years now and a number of sucessfull IT businesses have been lauched from there. That said just who will run this business centre? It is hard enough even when you concentrate on specific areas but a business incubator wouldn't be one I would bet on. The other side of that is you only have to produce a small percentage of winners to make it pay.
nanag 1/22/2013 9:57:32 PM Report
wow nothing posted since 7:44 has everyone gone to bed to keep warm?, at some bar getting ummmm fortified against the cold?
nanag 1/22/2013 10:27:07 PM Report
nothing to read on here.. no humor no bit$$ing.. nothing :(
I'm lonesome.. I guess I will just go to bed
Brianne 1/22/2013 10:34:07 PM Report
Nanag, I did the same thing to my kids, just stood outside the door and waited for them....... it worked !
anabanana 1/22/2013 11:11:52 PM Report
I hope your landlord is paying, to rid you of your uninvited guest. I have not heard of anyone having "Rats" in years. Not to say there are none. I am sure a lot of people don't like to talk about the issue. Good on you,for coming foward. If you live in a unit within the building, the PCO should do all units. When the PCO give you the "all clear" it may be for your own peace of mind to..buy some steel wool it is very inexpensive, block (under your kitchen sink any holes you may see. Wear rubber gloves and shove that steel wool where the water pipes come into any opening, in the kitchen and under the bathroom sink.