Grace 9/4/2013 5:06:55 AM Report
Could Justin Trudeau be barred from entering the U.S. for pot admission?
Just Curious 9/4/2013 7:25:59 AM Report
I think you have to be convicted and have a record,but I could be wrong...:)
theprotector 9/4/2013 7:32:30 AM Report
who really cares anyway
Retreaded 9/4/2013 7:47:23 AM Report
Grace is "stirring the POT ".
theprotector 9/4/2013 7:56:29 AM Report
Grump 9/4/2013 8:04:11 AM Report
Good morning everyone, nice to see life return to the planet after Labour Day. On the National last evening they did a follow up on the Tories and the Senate scandal. Criminal charges are expected to be laid and Steve will be interviewed after the RCMP finish gathering evidence. They seem very interested in what has been going on in the P.M.'s Office. Seems to be more crap coming out of this than Watergate. Have a great day all.
theprotector 9/4/2013 8:07:05 AM Report
is the water in a waterpipe potable?
flyhawk25 9/4/2013 9:16:22 AM Report
Grump - sooner or later this mess is going to stick to Harper. He is not above the law no matter what he thinks.
Let's do a thorough investigation and get an answer one way or another and move on.
Wisenheimer 9/4/2013 9:18:17 AM Report
Hey Grumper .. that blue ice in your back yard this morning came from Harper's Airbus. (heading to G20.) Only way he could think of to keep peeing in your cornflakes.
learningaswego 9/4/2013 10:12:11 AM Report
No worries - you can count on the leftist, obsessed - with Harper - hating media will do everything in their power to try to stick it to Harper. It's what they live for.
Then later - come election time, the rational thinking Canadian voters who have half a brain and who see right through the anti-conservative media, will vote them in with a majority - again.
It's perfect, and it's called karma.
flyhawk25 9/4/2013 10:26:50 AM Report
You wouldn't recognize karma even if it ran over your dogma.
Grump 9/4/2013 10:33:46 AM Report
Fly If brains were copper wire they wouldn't have enough to short circuit a firefly's a**. The RCMP seemed to be asking the hard questions, even to who controls the Tory fund and why Senators softened Duffy's report and mentioned the word fraud a number of times. I expect it will be hard to stonewall on this one.
old-cat33 9/4/2013 11:00:19 AM Report
I can remember growing up and on a clear day sometimes you would hear a loud BOOM! and there wouldn't be a cloud in the sky. I would run in the house to tell Grandma and she said it was a jet breaking the sound barrier? Now since Kincheloe closed down I never heard that BOOM noise or get to see the big B52's fly over. Anybody remember how long has that air force base been closed?
theprotector 9/4/2013 11:12:29 AM Report
1977 I beleive
mvnnth 9/4/2013 11:13:46 AM Report
"voters who have half a brain"
Would they ALL be Conservatives? It kinda figures though.
theprotector 9/4/2013 11:14:44 AM Report
naw not all of them...just divide by two
mallet 9/4/2013 11:18:04 AM Report
The Protector is correct, the base was declared "Excess" in 1977, cost a lot of jobs. Now it is the local airport, has jet service down to Chicago and internaional from there. I can fly to my home town in the UK without having to go to London and battle the traffic from there.
Budster 9/4/2013 11:28:24 AM Report
I think the Kincheloe base closed in the mid or late 60's.
I have son who was a nurse in an ICU unit in Southern California and he had for a patient one time a Mrs. Kincheloe. She made a comment to him that not many people knew how to say her name correctly. My son responded with how he enjoyed playing a golf course in upper Mich. by that name, and that he was a Canadian. She said oh it was my husband that had that golf course built because he loved to golf. Small world isn't it.
flyhawk25 9/4/2013 12:49:01 PM Report
The original front nine of the course I believe was designed by Robert Trent Jones and named in honor of Ivan Kincheloe. It was a great track and money was no object. Later they added another nine and changed the configuration.
Good value for the money for many years.
old-cat33 9/4/2013 3:02:09 PM Report
Right on guys but did anybody hear those loud booms? I sure as hell wasn't doing drugs back then at that young of age!...LOL.
flyhawk25 9/4/2013 3:24:09 PM Report
old-cat33...I doubt that the bombers went fast enough to do that.
But they also had jet escort fighters stationed there and also in Marquette at K I Sawyer I believe.
Those puppies were certainly fast enough.
BTW...did you know that the field there was built big enough to handle emergency space shuttle landings?
Grump 9/4/2013 3:50:36 PM Report
When the Base was open years ago I drove a bunch of Boy Scouts over for a tour. I may have enjoyed the tour as much or more that the boys. The had F-105 fighters in those days and there went my first impression of fighter pilots. I had always thought of them as being the big John Wayne type but you would have to be a fairly small man to even fit into the seats. Then came the B-52s. They wouldn't let anyone up in the plane but had the bomb bay doors open so you could at least get a look at some of it. The only gun on the plane was a Gatling mounted on the rear that fired if something got behind it. After watching all the war movies with guns sticking out everywhere and gunners manning them it did seem strange. They explained that the plane flew so fast that you could only hit it from the rear as the speed both planes would have to fly to hit it from the side would be about 1/1000 of a second. All in all it was very interesting.
That Figures 9/4/2013 6:30:28 PM Report
You weren't dreaming or on drugs regarding breaking the sound barrier in the good old days. I can recall it happening 2 or 3 times a year. And yes, the lumbering B-52's were not the source but the escort jets that were stationed there.
Wisenheimer 9/4/2013 7:00:04 PM Report
Kinross AFB ... Renamed Kincheloe Air Force Base after Iven Kincheloe a Mighigan born test pilot. Kicheloe was killed flying a F-104 Starfighter (the Widow Maker) in California in 1958. Visited his gravesite in Arlington several years ago. (Name misspelled Ivan on his marker.) KAFB was a SAC Base and the B-52s were fully loaded with atomic bombs ready to go 24 -7. Remember golfing there years past and having to report to the MPs at the entrance to get in. Kincheloe was in line to be one of the original 7 Astronauts at the time of his death.
right wing 9/4/2013 7:15:27 PM Report
I have been reading and following.
So Obama is now neck deep in his own shit with Syria and the Libs are as quiet as church mice.
Assad is a direct result of the Democrats.
George W. Bush was right about Syria and Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, and Clinton were all wrong
Lets take a little walk through history.
So much fun since the hypocritical libs have been at the wheel.
George W. Bush was never been a fan of Assad.
Bush had been trying to isolate Syria since 2005, believing it was up to no good but of course the democrats knew better.
Remember Pelosi speaker of the house in 2007. She undercut Bush’s foreign policy by paying a visit to Assad.
Bush always considered Syria to be a sponsor of terror, but democrats wanted to play nice with Syria.
Pelosi was the one who said “the road to Damascus is a road to peace.”
...and lets not forget the biggest jerk of them all, John Kerry, who always seems to know everything at any given moment, he coddled Assad since 2006 and it went on for some time. In 2009 Kerry and his wife had dinner with Assad and his wife.
I'm sure Kerry's wife brought the ketchup.
Kerry publicly called Assad a “very generous man”.
He sure is now, especially with his "gas".
Now Hillary (also known as Hilarious), In 2011, she said that Assad was considered a “reformer.”
And last but not least lets not forget Obama.
Obama didn’t even wait until he was sworn in as president to begin that process.
On November 12 2008, just a week after he had won the election, a delegation representing President-elect Obama , met with Syrian officials at a meeting in Beirut that was very hush-hush.
It wasn’t much reported in the Western media or mentioned by the Syrian press, but it was covered by Al-Ahram Weekly.
Check it out, you can find it.
One last tidbit.
Lets not forget what happened in 2005.
"A ferocious battle erupted in the U.S. Senate over the confirmation of John Bolton as ambassador to the U.N. A key point of contention: his congressional testimony from late 2003 claiming Damascus had “one of the most advanced Arab state chemical weapons capabilities,” and that it might have a covert interest in developing a nuclear bomb. The CIA reportedly went berserk over what it considered Mr. Bolton’s undue alarmism, which would later help sink his nomination in the Senate."
Obama is as neck deep in this as Bush was in his decision to strike Iraq.
One difference...one could actually make a decision while the other plays heel and toe.
flyhawk25 9/4/2013 7:43:06 PM Report
Our resident Expert on Anything he can Google has now weighed in.
Here is the bullshit that he continues to spew.
"Assad is a direct result of Democrats".
I thought the guy won the election.Not unlike both Harper and Bush. They all won.
The difference is Syria is now rebelling against Assad.
But let's not let a little thing like democratic voting color the argument.
Now the US is looking to bomb them because they allegedly killed civilians.
Granted they apparently used chemicals as opposed to guns and bombs. Ergo they must be worse than everyone else.
Dead is dead.
Now Obama is calling the bluff of both Assad and Congress, He has all the big guns in what's left of the GOP in line so it might just get approved.
McCain and Boehner are buying into it and some members of both parties are not.
Count me in as one of the no votes.
But I hope that I'm not silly enough to believe that the Democrats got Assad elected.
I also don't think Obama is strong on foreign policy.But to suggest that this mess is somehow a result of this president is just stupid.
shakespeare 9/4/2013 7:47:36 PM Report
That was a good post, r.w. and probably correct. I mentioned yesterday the two intelligence experts interviewed on CBC radio, one of whom was a retired colonel (I think that was his rank) who was assistant to Condo. Rice. It seems that the U.S. is subject to either flawed intelligence or cherry-picking or both. Both men interviewed did not see partisan-politics as any part of U.S. mistakes, but more a U.S. mistaken idea of itself and its role.
The message I took from the interviews was that, to repeat, "sceptical" is always the position to take ( yep Doubting Thomas, OG) and that the U.S. is not really in a position to take the high moral ground on anything!
flyhawk25 9/4/2013 7:57:22 PM Report
shakespeare 9/4/2013 8:14:20 PM Report
It may, in fact, be Obama's greatest legacy that he has let it been known to the world (and to America's greatest shame but, ultimately, relief) that that the U.S.A. is not so important anymore on the world stage as they and everyone else wanted them to be.
Grace 9/4/2013 8:19:04 PM Report
Putin presses US Congress over Syria, says Kerry lied
"They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: 'Is al Qaeda there?' He says: 'No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not'," Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.
"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."
mallet 9/4/2013 9:26:32 PM Report
I do not know that they are not important in the world anymore, but they sure are the largest debtors in the world. No-one else is 16 odd trillion in the hole and still wants to borrow more, oh sorry, I mean raise their credit card limit. Perhaps it is niave of me, but sooner or later that debt has to be paid or they will end up like the Greeks, and the howling and moaning that will go on then, will surpass the wailing and knashing of teeth of the earliest of days. How they can afford to even think about teaching someone a lesson I do not know, it is all beyond me..
PalmerM 9/4/2013 9:30:09 PM Report
shakespeare 9/4/2013 10:08:26 PM Report
PalmerM: disturbing but totally irrelavent