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View Room Comments for Sunday, Jan. 27 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013   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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Spellchecker 1/27/2013 4:30:40 AM Report

Flyhawk, I feel that I have a pretty legitimate excuse for my error. You see, last summer I spent quite a few hours engaged in the job of BALING hay with my grandson. Now, that job was so hard on this old spellchecker that I can't get the word out of my mind,
and on and on it goes
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 5:22:29 AM Report

Undemocratic, German-led European superstate, excluding Britain, on the way, folks. Shades of the 1930s
skipper dave 1/27/2013 6:29:22 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo! Spelly I spent the summer dreaming of sailing and my word was Bail.
Your name came up in conversation - the misses and I are getting a spelling tutor for my Stepson. He is bright and in school his spelling has never been corrected. In my rather passionate discussion with the school board they maintain that if he reads the spelling will be absorbed. Well here we are in grade eight, the boy is a voracious reader and cannot spell, not even at a grade four level. The parents are stuck with the mess I was wondering Fly if I should submit the bill too the school board?
Any truth to the rumour that if Davey does not get a cabinet post he's jumping to the NDP?
Grace 1/27/2013 7:19:00 AM Report

Openly gay woman to be Ontario's next premier
People across Ontario are waking up today to a new chapter in the history books.

The province's governing Liberals have picked an openly gay woman as their new leader and the province's next premier.

Okay so after months of screwin the pooch the liberals have finally picked a premier.
Wow a lesbian too boot! How revolutionary !
Can anyone tell me where her sexual orientation and preferance of sex partners stands out as a quyalification for the job???
Maybe I'm old fashioned but I don't give a rats arse about who or what the premier is boinking.

AceOfBass 1/27/2013 8:17:33 AM Report

Grace McGuinty was boinking the taxpayers,Maybe Wynne will leave us taxpayers alone.
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 8:38:34 AM Report

Yes skipper, it is indeed a crime the way they ignore spelling in the modern educational system. Just another cog broken in society's wheel of regression.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 8:39:09 AM Report

Any bets on how soon and which one of the neo-con pundits on here will make a stupid reference to Ms. Wynn's sexual orientation?
The betting wicket opened at 8:30.
Javaman 1/27/2013 8:42:44 AM Report already happened...see the post above by Grace.
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 8:44:01 AM Report

Having said that, I have known a few very intelligent business people from the old school who can't spell a hill of beans. It's just not a skill available to many people but I still think the schools should provide instruction in it. There are more people around these days that can't do it.
shakespeare 1/27/2013 8:46:45 AM Report

Yes, Spelly, I find that particularly gauling, too. Who is on hand to help bale out these poor kids?
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 8:47:27 AM Report

Stupid reference number one here. What abnormality do you want to put in charge of the province next?
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 8:49:29 AM Report

Okay shakey, you got me * . I hang my head in shame but not for my previous comment.
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 8:57:54 AM Report

Shakey, did you happen to check out the url I posted above? I know you're not too fond of the Telegraph but it's true that the EU is about to restrict the free speech of journalists. Do you think that will be a very good idea? If the lesbian gets to run our province there's a good chance my free speech could get cut too if she decides to send me to the "Human Rights Tribunal" to improve my attitude.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 9:03:28 AM Report

Bit of a logic lesson for a Sunday...a lesbian could be a moron.A moron could be a lesbian.
But a lesbian is always a lesbian and a moron is always a moron.
Look it up.
Grace 1/27/2013 9:11:54 AM Report

Any bets on how soon and which one of the neo-con pundits on here will make a stupid reference to Ms. Wynn's sexual orientation?
Fly so.. the libs are focusing on her sexual orientation not her qualifications and no one is allowed an opinion?
Cons aren't the ones that are making the issue..libs are!
shakespeare 1/27/2013 9:16:28 AM Report

Yes, I read it Spelly. In the wake of all the press scandals in the U.K. there has been much discussion about who should monitor whom. The protecting of "European values" thing is a little disturbing though, don't you think, especially as Europe has a very enlightened view of homosexuality?
As for "abnormalities" leading our province what about someone with common sense?
RLE 1/27/2013 9:40:50 AM Report

If you have a problem with gay people, blame the straight people.We're the ones that keep having them
Grump 1/27/2013 9:43:29 AM Report

Well there went any hope for Sault Ste Marie re Provincial help. I guess we should all send Gerard Kennedy a huge thank you for now having the record for screwing up the candidate voting at both the Federal and Provincial levels. Thanks Gerard you grinning jackass. The upside is that Wynne may be well qualified but won't be around long. Have a great day all.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 9:46:11 AM Report

Grace...obviously I can't speak for all what you call 'libs'.
Frankly I had forgotten that about Wynn and don't think it any more of an issue than Romney's religion.Or the fact that both Clinton and Obama are left-handed.
Who cares?
I want reasoned, fair and temperate leaders.
A good example would be Bill Davis. I never voted for him but had a great respect for his steady leadership.
Twenty five years ago I lobbied all three provincial leadership conventions.I came away with a respect for Sheila Copps but knew she was doomed because she was too caustic.
In the end politics is as much about timing and luck as it is anything.
Do I think Ontario is ready for Ms. Wynn? Nope.
But then again I was astonished that McGuinty won and predicted this current mess.
The guy isn't a leader.
Grace 1/27/2013 10:19:31 AM Report a left hander...I
realitycheck 1/27/2013 10:35:48 AM Report

"Do I think Ontario is ready for Ms. Wynn? Nope."

Ontarians may surprise you. If Wynne loses the election, it will not be because they voted against someone who is gay; it will be because they voted against the policies of McGuinty, just as Canadians did when they blew off Kim Campbell because of the policies of Brian Mulroney

"Stupid reference number one here. What abnormality do you want to put in charge of the province next?"

What abnormality? Are you actually saying what I think you are saying? If so, your intolerance certainly shines through, something I can't say is unexpected. flyhawk treats you with a certain deference otherwise I think he would have called you on this.
mallet 1/27/2013 10:37:23 AM Report

Skipper Dave..

There is some nice fotos of the old sailing wherries from years ago, and you may then understand my lack of interest in sailing vessels if you lok at the type of sail used... remember no power assist in those days....
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 11:05:46 AM Report

Realitycheck, I certainly did expect to get "called" on it. In fact, I thought I would have stirred up a hornet's nest. Rather disappointing response, I'd say.
mallet 1/27/2013 11:07:17 AM Report


Before you say anything I did proof read that and why it came out "lok" instead of "look" I do not know...
Big Bad Bob 1/27/2013 11:11:17 AM Report

If I understood your rhretorical question correctly, there are all sorts of possibilities out there for a novel head honcho to run the province: e.g bestials, necrophiles,pedophiles, sadists,zoophiles, etc., etc., etc., etc. It’s all a question of taste.
Incidentally, one of the big issues in France today is the Leftist government’s plan to introduce legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, to be followed later by legalizing adoptions by same-sex couples. “Mariage pour tous (Marriage for everybody)” is the government’s Maoist buzzword for the operation. Strangely enough, the President, who is already the father of four illegitimate children by his former partner is now openly sharing his bed with a new twice-divorced partner as “First Lady,” with no wedding bells being announced for the foreseeable future. (It will be interesting to see how Elizabeth R. handles that “état des choses” when he inevitably comes calling on an official visit in keeping with a time honoured British-French tradition.) Meanwhile, unlike Mitterand when he took over in 1981, the members of the present government found the coffers of the state to be quite bare when they arrived in office and have so far done little or nothing concrete to right all the economic wrongs they bitched about constantly when in opposition. But what the Hell? Electoral votes are what they are and , like money, they have no odour no matter who is casting them.

mallet 1/27/2013 11:25:43 AM Report


I would like to think that a person's sexual orientation would/will not be a factor, just as Romney's religion was not supposed to be a factor, but I still think it was and will be Wynne's too. Personally I did not even know until the Mayor of that city out west stuck his face in the camera and told everyone. According to statistics some 10% of the population are GLBTG, so she can count on their vote which leaves us with the other 90%. How sure am I that Ontario is ready for a Woman who is a Lesbian as Premier, not being a betting man I have grave doubts that it is.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 11:30:48 AM Report

Thinking about the interim premier of Ontario the Beautiful and now suddenly Ontario the Diverse I realize that I know less about Ms. Wynn than I know about most politicians.Here or the US.
My sense is that what is seen as a natural progression in the GTA does not get that vibe at the Timmy's in Timmins.
And therein lies the dilemma.
Add to that we probably know less about our elected school board than the mail carrier at our door.
Yet the province and the school boards control a significant part of our tax dollars.
Bad Dawg 1/27/2013 12:01:51 PM Report

I don't care of someones orientation!! She will look past the needs of the north (like all the others). And thats what ticks me off, all of you arguing who is better for the country.
My pick is the one that doesn't do the job for the money, social status or puts power in the wrong hands. Our Elected Officials should not be paid small fortunes!! Then we will see who is politics for the people NOT THE MONEY!

And she will no different as any man taking their girlfriends out to NHL, Grey Cups, rock concerts, THAT I PAY FOR!! never been screwed by a Lesbian before........ here we go!

skipper dave 1/27/2013 12:10:21 PM Report

First I am not Liberal - But I am proud that the new Premier's sexual orientation was not an influencing factor. Imagine this same scenario south of the border and all hell would have broken loose with probably an assassination by some fundamentalist NRA nutbar holding the bible in one hand and his thirty round clip assault rifle in the other. So liberals I'll give you points for being in the right century.
Prevost 1/27/2013 12:17:42 PM Report

I think you made the first reference flyhawk.
right wing 1/27/2013 12:22:03 PM Report

Bad Dawg

A small fortune????

Now that is laughable.
If you think politicians are a useless bunch now just cut the pay from where it currently stands.
trucking 1/27/2013 12:28:18 PM Report

Hooray, another woman Premier only 4 more provinces to go. Better watch out guys lol
right wing 1/27/2013 12:30:42 PM Report

So instead of "tongue-in-cheek" shall it be "tongue-in-groove"....

Just asking.
Grump 1/27/2013 12:32:53 PM Report

I don't care which way that Wynne's gate swings but being a GTAer and part of Dalton's cabinet in my mind pretty well rules her out of winning Ontario. Like rw Gerard Kennedy has managed to support the losers every time. Go figure.
right wing 1/27/2013 12:34:49 PM Report

...yep every time Grump, except for when it Canada with the Conservatives.

right wing 1/27/2013 12:36:20 PM Report

...hey maybe the Liberals can reduce the provincial deficit...they could bring back "fur trading".

Bad Dawg 1/27/2013 12:40:15 PM Report

yeah RW $200K is a small fortune... should be paid on the avereage income of the people they represent.... not what they feel they are entitled to get paid.
right wing 1/27/2013 12:43:28 PM Report

So how much do you believe they should be paid, on average.

skipper dave 1/27/2013 12:43:56 PM Report

When the liberals are booted out does David O have to make good out of his own pocket all the hundreds of thousands of dollars he and Dalton promised were coming our way? And does Dave have to ask the teachers for his old job back? Maybe Tony could put in a good word for him.
skipper dave 1/27/2013 12:45:29 PM Report

Come on RW, she's not a plumber!
right wing 1/27/2013 12:48:36 PM Report

Uh ya...O.K. skipper...roger that.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 12:55:01 PM Report

Ahh...nice to hear from the resident expert on dick heads.
Predictably we have heard from Larry. Now we'll await Curly and Moe after their naps.
You could not create this kind of stupid bias. It has to be cultivated over a life time of either being ignored or not challenged.
It would be fun to see a debate between our reigning redneck cheerleader and the premier elect.
How about we drain the swamp and kick over a few rocks?When the dust settled Ms. Wynne could symbolically castrate the loser and hang his puny peanut pouch from the limo mirror.
If it has not already atrophied.
Bad Dawg 1/27/2013 12:59:54 PM Report

how much?? not a damn thing, should be wanting to represent the people not making money by screwing the people. Volunteer for us.

They could figure the average salary for the province.... prolly only 60K-70K and our MP's should only make the average of their constituants they represent.
Grump 1/27/2013 1:02:06 PM Report

Sheesh all one has to do is throw out a little bait and the neo-cons go into a feeding frenzy. It's so easy.
Grump 1/27/2013 1:05:08 PM Report

Have some things I have to do so will run along for a while. Also it looks like the two of you are about 1.99 % too much for rw today.
nanag 1/27/2013 1:13:43 PM Report

RW has a dirty mind
right wing 1/27/2013 1:23:55 PM Report


Yes I need a good scrubbing.....
right wing 1/27/2013 1:26:49 PM Report

Oh, oh, Barney Fife and his morality posse are here....
A.N.A. dick heads...
Grump look after those runs, you seem to get them a lot.

Stupid bias?
I thought Barney had some sense of humour.
Javaman 1/27/2013 1:39:42 PM Report

GERARD KENNEDY SHOULD JUST GIVE IT UP !!He can run til the cows come home..he is not electable material.
Bad Dawg 1/27/2013 1:41:45 PM Report

The optimists are learning English.
The pessimists are learning Chinese.

The realists are learning to shoot guns
RLE 1/27/2013 2:42:16 PM Report

Reading R,W's comments I wonder if he is the Canadian version of Larry Craig
shakespeare 1/27/2013 2:44:51 PM Report

A year ago 73 were killed (1000 injured) in a soccer riot in Port Said, Egypt. For this 21 were sentenced to death this week. 38 have died in riots about the sentences of the rioters who murdered during the original riot.
Soccer is "the beautiful game"
Did you get up to any "no good". yesterday, mallet, after the Canaries' debacle?
skipper dave 1/27/2013 3:16:05 PM Report

Mallett as always I go touring and ended up on the Wherry yacht Norada - I can piss off a Mainder by telling them they stole the gaffrig, freestanding spar and single sheet for their beloved beetle cat boat but truth told they are both lovely craft that specialize in function.
Wicket 1/27/2013 3:26:07 PM Report

Swell guys, you seem to have forgotten the female vote in your discussions of a female political leader who happens to be a lesbian. Mostly I am disgusted with your negative comments.
Most women who vote no matter where they live, will vote on the party they favour, not the gender nor sexual orientation, unlike the majority of males who will vote with the wrong head.
nanag 1/27/2013 3:27:38 PM Report

Right Wing

I'd give you a good scrubbin.. I think I must needs start with soap in your mouth first :)
mallet 1/27/2013 3:27:53 PM Report


I, in good olde anglo saxon words told the club and manager exactly what I thought of that dismal showing. I could not and would not use the words I used yesterday on this site for fear of being banned for not just this lifetime but the one after that. I do not understand managers who field a reserve side to start with, when a win is worth the amount of money it is today and the club wants to progress. Let us just say that, that lack lustre and half hearted performance is not repeated... And good luck to Luton on that showing they deserve to get a good home draw in the next round...
steelworker 1/27/2013 3:28:06 PM Report

...looks like fly blew a gasket at 12:55.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 3:30:44 PM Report

Lay off the lesbian comments and we'll get on just fine.
mallet 1/27/2013 3:37:36 PM Report

Skipper Dave..

Now you can understand my dislike of sail, I know things have progressed but I was brought up in a time when canvas was king and if you know anything about good old limey weather, wet canvas was the rule and its bloody heavy. None of this nylon/polyester shit they have today. When most of the wherries were built they were for trading/shallow coastal water trade, being able to get up a lot of the small coastal harbours that dotted the east coast of England. The "Albion" was used for hauling sugar beet last before she went in for a rebuild, wether she is now doing hire work I do not know...
Grump 1/27/2013 3:39:30 PM Report

Yahoo has a poll on will Wynne make a good Liberal leader. 33% said yes and 67% said no way. It has nothing to do with her sexual choices. She has McGuinty baggage, she is from the GTA and she is bloody unelectable. Sadly they keep the same loser morons around time after time. Most of them are not bright enough to even be a neo-con plant.
Just Curious 1/27/2013 3:42:22 PM Report

Flyhawk;Don't care much one way or the other as I don't vote liberal anyway,but she said she doesn't want to make an issue about it and in the story on here in the national portion,that is just about all she talks about. I really do think she is gonna have a bit longer shelf life than Kim Campbell but not by much. She is already 60(I think) so if she loses this next one it will be too late for her for the next one...
phantom 1/27/2013 3:47:40 PM Report

Good thing Wynn picked a team and is not "Bi" because then she wouldn't know which side to play for...hmmm Conservatives, Liberals oh my I don't know what side to choose!...LOL
mallet 1/27/2013 3:51:26 PM Report


BUT, but, but, you profess liberal tendencies, are you now saying they are a load of morons/idiots for voting in someone they think can win???

I think this is a liberal strategy to lose on the budget they bring forward and can say that it is the fault of the next government when they have to bring out a real austerity budget to get the province in shape again.

Politics ... a game played by elite that you and I pay for...
steelworker 1/27/2013 3:52:21 PM Report

So I guess the liberal media thinks it's more important to be a gay than worry about being 260 billion in the hole (no pun intended).
shakespeare 1/27/2013 4:02:27 PM Report

Wynnne has a Masters Degree in Education as well as a Masters from U of T in Linguistics. She's got political smarts. One could say that she's a cunning linguist.
I know, I know ... I'm going to hell!!
steelworker 1/27/2013 4:11:35 PM Report

I really didn't need that stuck in my head.
right wing 1/27/2013 4:15:50 PM Report

shakespeare....hahahahahahaha....that was hilarious.
Nothing beats humour (IMO) created from a play on words.

Watch out for Barney Fife...he's not liking the lesbian humour.
sweetc 1/27/2013 4:26:14 PM Report

Loose vs lose... boy this is one thing that I wish people would get right.

Lose vs Loose

A lot of people are mixing up lose and loose. In particular, a lot of people are writing loose when they really mean lose. Here are the definitions of the two words from my Penguin dictionary:

loose [lOOs] adj not fastened or pre-packed; not tied up or confined; able to move freely; not tight, not firmly fixed; not close-fitting; careless, inaccurate, vague; dissolute, immoral; not closely woven; flabby; (of bowels) inclined to diarrhoea; l. box stable or van in which an animal can move about; at a l. end uncertain what to do next; unoccupied ~ loose adv in a loose way; play fast and l. behave rashly or unscupulously ~ loose n release; on the l. free from restraint; on a spree; ~ loose v/t untie, undo; release from confinement or constraint, set free; detatch; fire (gun); shoot (arrow); (eccles) absolve.

lose (p/t and p/part lost) [lOOz] v/t and i no longer have; be deprived of by accident or misfortune; mislay, fail to find; fail to get or win; be too late for; be bereaved of; waste; be defeated or beaten; suffer loss, become worse off; fail to hear, see or understand; cause or allow to perish; (of clock or watch) go too slowly; (refl) miss the right path; become absorbed in; l. one's head become flustered, panic; l. one's temper grow angry; l. one's way fail to find the right path; l. out (US) be defeated after a struggle.


This knot is too loose.
Please do not lose my book.
I had better not lose that file.
One way to remember the difference between the two words is to think that "lose has lost an 'o'".

Ross Williams (
24 January 2002
mallet 1/27/2013 4:30:00 PM Report

Shakespeare and R W...

Reminds me of the conversation between to guys at work. One lived next door to two lesbians and was showing off his new rolex that they had given him for his birthday, the other guy said "thats a heck of a nice present" "yea" said the first guy,"but I think they mis-understood what I said, I said I wanna watch".
mallet 1/27/2013 4:34:45 PM Report


Now you want to see soccer trouble ... Oldham knocked out Liverpool 3 to 2.. so Norwich is not the only ones to exit in dismal ways...
Grump 1/27/2013 4:56:06 PM Report

Mallet I am a Liberal but that doesn't mean I should put up with morons on my own team any more that I should put up with the ones on your team. Kennedy and the GTA crew have supported a number of unelectable candidates recently both Federally and Provincially. That said when I take a shot at one of your morons, don't take it personally.
right wing 1/27/2013 4:57:40 PM Report


Funny stuff.

It's a sign of the times....

A fellow was lying next to his new girlfriend.
After having great sex...she spent the next hour just rubbing his testicles.
As he was enjoying it he turned and asked her "Why do you love doing that?"
Because she replied "I really miss mine"!

right wing 1/27/2013 5:00:16 PM Report


Don't you worry your pink painted nails...we don't, since you have way more morons on your team we also believe it is only fair to allow you your rare and odd shot.
mallet 1/27/2013 5:11:35 PM Report


Shoot all you like, I will not take offence. It is after all just a game, played with 3 or maybe even 4 teams, to see who can screw the pooch in the best possible way, without seeming to be a bigger idiot than the others.. Here I will start for you.. Hudak couldn't pull a revolver without shooting himself in the foot. He also likes the taste of cheese, everytime he makes a speech his sticks his foot in his mouth...
Resident 1/27/2013 5:45:20 PM Report

right wing: "way more morons on your team"??? How do you justify saying that? Where is your proof, other than because you say so?
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 5:54:47 PM Report

Resident...he does not need proof.
All he needs is Google or a schematic and he's an expert.
Resident 1/27/2013 6:08:15 PM Report

Flyhawk: I guess. Lucky he's got "google" or he'd be hard pressed to "prove" how wonderful cons/reform ideas are. Conservative I can see, but reform?
Resident 1/27/2013 6:10:34 PM Report

And what's this "we" right wing? We're all in this country together. What happens affects us all.
Grace 1/27/2013 6:43:50 PM Report

For Right Wing.

Paul Ryan: ‘I don’t think that the president actually thinks we have a fiscal crisis’
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 7:27:02 PM Report

Grace...Paul Ryan also said the "Clinton" would have solved the issue. However he did not explain which Clinton he meant.
Hmm...let's see.
He got beaten by the guy that beat Mrs. Clinton and he was still in school when her husband was running the country.
Sad really.
Imagine being remembered in history as an upgrade for Sarah Palin.
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 8:13:56 PM Report

Well, Obama certainly acts as though he doesn't think they have a fiscal crisis so you can't blame Paul Ryan for thinking that.

Just because he was born later than the Clintons doesn't necessarily mean he is any less intelligent and at least he would probably be more honest. That wouldn't take much.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 8:36:42 PM Report careful.
Calling a politician honest is a pretty good sign of senility.
Let's see - there was 'honest Abe' but that was before the internet.
Had there been 'enhanced security' he would have seen the third act.
And then there was Harry Truman who said 'The buck stops here'. He ended up back in Missouri and he would have loved driving a Honda.
So if you want to lionize failed VP candidates why not Sarah Palin?
She moved to Arizona and can still see Russia.
shakespeare 1/27/2013 8:54:25 PM Report

On a different note (or not) and at the risk of inviting unfavourable barbs, I notice that the third best selling non-fiction work right now, according to Maclean's is called "Assholes: a theory" by Aaron James (a philosopher).
He posits a theory defining what an asshole is and bemoans that there are more and more. Among the classic assholes mentioned are Rush Limbaugh, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Picasso, Kanye West and Dick Cheney (but not George Bush ... not bright enough!) The third part of his thesis is that assholes never learn as they have a built-in defence mechanism that protects them from the criticisms of others.
Could this be fodder for a new sootoday poll?
shakespeare 1/27/2013 9:07:02 PM Report

... nor am I necessarily suggesting the rw has his deflector shields permanently deployed or that Acey is a phaser set on "stunned".
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 9:07:07 PM Report

Conservative women really are anathema to you lefties, aren't they? Palin did a great job as the governor of Alaska and you can't stop picking on her even though she has departed from the scene. You guys are all for women's issues just as long as they follow the liberal agenda. If not they scare the daylights out of you.
mallet 1/27/2013 9:10:45 PM Report


What is it with you and Sarah Palin? So the woman said she could see Russia from Alaska, it's quite possible you can on a clear day the distance is only about 50 miles, I mean you can see France from England most days of the year and thats 21 miles across the Channel. So she isnt the brightest brain in American politics, but there again who is? Mr Hope you Change or is it Change you Hope thinks that borrowing more is the way to go, I doubt you run your household that way. If you want Peter to pay Paul, you better have a real good savings plan to pay the Piper when the tune has ended. Besides as the old college saying goes, I wouldn't kick her out of bed to let in, say, Grump!!
shakespeare 1/27/2013 9:21:51 PM Report

Spelly: I hope Mrs. Spellchecker has not noticed this rather unhealthy "thing" you have for Sarah Palin, which has been in evidence for the past few years. I have been more a Condoleezza kind of guy!
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 9:27:48 PM Report

She knows, shakey. She even bought me her book. I can't make her jealous nohow.

Condoleezza's okay too.
shakespeare 1/27/2013 9:47:18 PM Report

I hate to admit it, but I used to have a closeted respect for Margaret Thatcher. She was refreshingly non-bullshitting and non-sycophantic (new pompous word for you, Sparky). She fell in love with herself afterwards and so she fell to her own party.
flyhawk25 1/27/2013 9:53:54 PM Report reference to Palin was generic.
Let's compare her record with Hillary's.
Compare her to Margaret Thatcher.
In boxing parlance she would be 'in over her weight class'.
But right now the Republican party has finally started to figure it out.
They have some talented players but until they get over their hang-ups with tv ready products they will continue to ignore the solid politicians like Chris Christie in favor of air-brushed cut-outs like Palin and Romney.
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 9:57:57 PM Report

Some people say you have to anchor Germany to Europe to stop these features from coming out again. Well, you have not anchored Germany to Europe, but Europe to a newly dominant Germany. That is why I call it a German Europe."

Margaret Thatcher
Spellchecker 1/27/2013 10:01:31 PM Report

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since she said those words and anyone should now be able to see that she was right.
RLE 1/27/2013 10:17:30 PM Report

Spellchecker: Palin was/is a lightweight playing in the heavyweight division. She isn't stupid but was thrust into the national spotlight totally unprepared thanks to the impetuousness of John McCain. Condoleeza Rice is a woman to be admired as,among other things,one of the few bright lights in the Bush administration. Hillary and Condoleeza would make one hell of a duo on a presidential ticket. Of course, that will never happen
BIG BROTHER 1/27/2013 10:30:02 PM Report

Connie was a puppet for Cheney and Rumsfeld's fascist agenda. She gave the Bush presidency an air of progressiveness, being a black female; but she lacked authority. She was just way too happy to be there and wouldn't rock that boat for fear of being jettisoned back to where-ever the hell she came from.

Hillary, on the other hand, would make no bones about speaking up if she saw bullshit. She would/has called it as she see's it!! Obama actually listens to her.
sparks7 1/27/2013 11:04:58 PM Report

Ha Shakey.You are full of gastroenteric words aren't you? Either that or you have a good thesaurus.On the bright side,you are helping to improve my vocabulatory skills exponentially I'm sure.

Let's see.
Many people think that the police are acting pusillanimously when it comes to native blockades.

Seriously ,Shakey.Who talks like that?

Sorry for coming across as vituperative the other night.I apologize.

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