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View Room Comments for Friday, Jan. 24 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014   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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flyhawk25 1/24/2014 7:10:08 AM Report

Yesterday's malapropism was on the list of the greats like Leo Gorcey in the Bowery Boys, Cliff Claven in Cheers and of course Allan Alda on Mash and half the guests on Groucho Marx's show.
Now it's time for my morning coffee and to powder my personal coiffeur.
Grump 1/24/2014 7:20:03 AM Report

Good morning everyone, I'm certainly looking forward to the end of Jan. and the onset of tropical weather many are predicting. It has to have something to do with the increase of swamp gas of late and of course the huge increase in neo-con B.S. and hot air. LMAO for you rw.. By the way your posse are really dumbing down these days and I wouldn't have believed it was possible. Have a great day everyone and you swampers keep swimming, I wouldn't want you to get frozen in as you would lose the few cells you have left.
bounder 1/24/2014 7:29:57 AM Report

That's what I like , get on this room and find someone suffering from porcine epidemic diarrhea, and so early.
Grump 1/24/2014 7:30:30 AM Report

Good morning Fly, not too much powder now as it will look a bit gauche. lol
Bobby Nerves 1/24/2014 7:41:40 AM Report

Good morning all. Grump, tropical weather is always in our hearts.

Fly, have an extra coffee before you step out, don't trust what you read from Grump.
Retreaded 1/24/2014 7:45:26 AM Report

Some long range 4casts of weather indicate more of the same for Feb. It is a good thing they are usually wrong.
mr.monty 1/24/2014 7:45:51 AM Report

good morning everyone. another windy cold one out there. good day for me to work in the garage. building a houseboat and dreaming of summer!
mr. monty
theprotector 1/24/2014 8:05:52 AM Report

oh man, I hope its not that cold out, I really find it difficult to get around.
Just Curious 1/24/2014 8:20:47 AM Report

Depends who you ask, Pro.. Weather network says it's -20 + a windchill and the weather on here says it's only -12 and nothing about a windchill. After standing in the doorway while the mutt had his morning squirt, I think I'll go with the Weather network...:).
theprotector 1/24/2014 8:36:39 AM Report

I think I will just stay in then today. But if right wing poops in my driveway again Im calling the dog catcher!
Wild Turkey 1/24/2014 8:38:48 AM Report

"Government Coiffures"--one time- unbudgeted government expenditures from general income (coffers), that reach"Hairy-Scary" levels.
Wisenheimer 1/24/2014 8:43:36 AM Report

"Grump's Daddy wasn't there,
to take him to the fair,
to change his underwear,
Daddy wasn't there."
right wing 1/24/2014 8:54:44 AM Report

LOLOL @ Wisen.......
right wing 1/24/2014 8:56:25 AM Report to Searchmont, have a fun day all.
redranger 1/24/2014 8:56:45 AM Report

When you refer to pigs (porcine), the correct word is epizootic not epidemic. If you wish to impress, do it right.
flyhawk25 1/24/2014 9:13:10 AM Report

Certainly was nice to see our beloved PM tour a refugee camp in Jordan.
Came through, clucked a few times for a photo-op and left.
Perhaps he can go to northern FN communities some day and show the same concern.
After the thaw of course.
right wing 1/24/2014 9:24:13 AM Report seems to me that Wisenheimer adds so much to this site that sootoday should pay his internet cost.
Or take it out of the Save The Planet fund.
theprotector 1/24/2014 9:27:48 AM Report

bounder 1/24/2014 9:49:00 AM Report

RED RANGER,both are correct, I gave thought to who I was dealing with.
redranger 1/24/2014 9:55:49 AM Report

you are correct that both are accepted but one is more specific.
By the way, it is "to whom"
Spellchecker 1/24/2014 10:19:10 AM Report

TOO bad
Just Curious 1/24/2014 10:26:40 AM Report

From my facebook page;
Dear Alcohol;
We had a deal where you would make me smarter, funnier, and a better dancer....I saw the video...

We need to talk.....:)
steelworker 1/24/2014 10:29:11 AM Report

Sorry fly but I don't think that the Jordanians piss away billions and get litle in return but whining.
flyhawk25 1/24/2014 10:37:13 AM Report

They also are not Canadian citizens and cannot vote.
old-cat33 1/24/2014 10:43:56 AM Report

Justin Bieber got busted for drunk driving last night.....LOL.They put that on the big clock during the Leafs/Dallas game!!
So it doesn't matter how much money you make or what your popularity is, DON"T DRINK and DRIVE!
steelworker 1/24/2014 10:45:14 AM Report

Justin Bieber needs a frozen Reebok to the grapes.
Wisenheimer 1/24/2014 10:59:49 AM Report

Mike Huckabee is in terrible trouble in the "liberal world", for saying that the pill, allows horny women, to have sex with horny men, without fear of pregnancy.
They would just like the government to pay for it.
Call the friggen cops.
steelworker 1/24/2014 11:02:19 AM Report

In a liberal world if you have 6 kids by 6 different fathers thats called diversity. If you can name ANY of the fathers thats called being edumacated in cursive.
Me Myself an I 1/24/2014 11:02:54 AM Report

And yet I bet Mr. Huckabee has no issues with the Government paying for his Viagra..
Spellchecker 1/24/2014 11:15:09 AM Report

And I'll bet you're wrong.
steelworker 1/24/2014 11:16:42 AM Report

Wasn't that a movie: I (hard) Huckabees?
Retreaded 1/24/2014 11:36:40 AM Report

I see in another column that Ms. Myers is getting a rough ride on her re-election possibilities. It seems voters are looking for some fresh faces at city hall.
Just Curious 1/24/2014 11:43:23 AM Report

Personally, I think it's really time for some new blood on council. Manzo is past his prime for sure, and some of these other ones have been around forever. They pussy-foot around each other and staff because they all know each other and don't want to hurt anyones feelings. Almost time for Joe to step down too, I would think...
steelworker 1/24/2014 11:43:30 AM Report

...more like some brains.
theprotector 1/24/2014 11:55:29 AM Report

oh she likes rough rides!!
Bill_the_Cat 1/24/2014 12:18:37 PM Report

theprot: you owe me a new keyboard!

bounder 1/24/2014 12:59:27 PM Report

Sootoday is now mind reading, I put WTF in one of my post , means (Well that's Funny)don't know why they deleted it?????
theprotector 1/24/2014 1:06:32 PM Report

Hunter101 1/24/2014 1:06:39 PM Report

lol @ look around,

So you think you're actually going to be better off with Trudeau or "some sort of change?"

Don't worry, when you're up to your ears in taxes after some Liberal spending agenda runs amok you will see that maybe you didn't have it perfect before but it was way better than what you're currently facing.

You're simply voting for a welfare check and minority groups when you vote Liberal or NDP. More money for First Nations! More money for welfare! More for disability! It's even sad to see how left wing Harper really is even though he's supposed to be right.

That also may be a product of most everyone in Canada being more left. Hey, most people are dumb. He needs dumb people to vote for him too.

At least he isn't as terrible as Obama.
Hunter101 1/24/2014 1:08:19 PM Report

P.S. voting for change is probably the dullest voting strategy right next to voting for Trudeau's hair style and fashion sense (which alone will get him votes).

Like I said, most people are dumb.
Bill_the_Cat 1/24/2014 1:12:26 PM Report

Good to know Bounder's current on the l33t speak. LOL.

I wonder if any of the craigslist shortcuts would get our comments deleted....
Bobby Nerves 1/24/2014 1:13:10 PM Report

Spellchecker 1/24/2014 1:16:21 PM Report

Bounder, by removing your post, it made mine irrelevant TOO.
bounder 1/24/2014 1:16:25 PM Report

Bill what's 133t speak ?????
Spellchecker 1/24/2014 1:19:30 PM Report

And they say that all the time on here anyway in different forms with their @@-- etc. Doesn't make much sense to delete yours and let the others go by. I don't like any of it myself but if they let some do it why not you?
bounder 1/24/2014 1:30:07 PM Report

Yup and WTH means (what the heck)is going on weird, eh.
soowat 1/24/2014 1:34:33 PM Report

bounder and spelly

If you haven't seen it Jimmy Kimmel has a segment called "This week in unnecessary censorship" that you both would enjoy
BIG BROTHER 1/24/2014 1:38:52 PM Report

This may be interesting for the Huckabee crowd. You won't find this on Fox News though...

: in 2005, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a law mandating Arkansas insurance plans provide contraception coverage, including church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals and universities.

Spellchecker 1/24/2014 2:04:41 PM Report

Politically expedient. All politicians do it. That's how they get elected.
flyhawk25 1/24/2014 2:08:17 PM Report

Huckabee is a cute face and an empty suit.One of many.
Small wonder so many people are cynical.
right wing 1/24/2014 2:56:29 PM Report

....he can be first in line right behind Obama.
right wing 1/24/2014 2:57:11 PM Report

Searchmont sure has snow....lots of it.
shakespeare 1/24/2014 3:08:02 PM Report

I remember one year they couldn't start up the skiing because they had too much snow (back in the 90's) Glad you're back safely, as I was out on Great Northern and the white out was so bad that I almost drove past the LCBO!!
steelworker 1/24/2014 3:08:21 PM Report

You wouldn't be able to see Huckaby for the ears.
Resident 1/24/2014 3:14:01 PM Report

Seelworker: What do his ears have to do with the issue?
Grump 1/24/2014 3:48:31 PM Report

Hey Wisen ,I certainly hope no one was dumb enough to take your financial advice and buy. There was a good deal of bloodletting on all the markets today. You keep putting your dumb B.S. out there and someone will be out looking to neuter you with a dull rusty knife. Now come to think of it, it's a good thing for your sake that there is so much political correctness or you swampers would have had your boys cut by now. By the way you are good at trash talk but you have yet to back up your statement on Mulcair/Harper. I guess it really doesn't matter as you don't have any credibility left.
Grump 1/24/2014 3:56:14 PM Report

Bounder you are trying to out do Steely in the rude, crude and unattractive dept., but Steely has had years of practice as a low class red neck. Sorry Bounder but you aren't good enough to match Steely. It seems you are so lacking in couth that you're too low class to match a dumb red neck. LMAO
learningaswego 1/24/2014 4:01:23 PM Report

Spoken like a true Grunt.
Grunt's internet forum persona is like the school bully when you were a kid - you're just going about your business, trying to ignore it's grunts, but it is desperate for attention so regularly needs to get in your face, case you forgot who the Big Grunt is.
Grump 1/24/2014 4:22:44 PM Report

Hunter 101 you had enough dummies vote for Harper and as with Harris, and Mulroney and they all have spent us into the poor house. Now re First Nations I would rather see them get funding along with our seniors and vets etc. than a bunch of religious fanatics that hate everything about the west. If you want to rant fine but support it with facts not some neo-con 10% truth and 90% B.S. I suspect Harper isn't going to run in spite of the Tory dog and pony show they put on, on CBC last evening. You know that lefty T.V Station, LMAO
Grump 1/24/2014 4:29:16 PM Report

Come on Learning were you dumb enough to buy on Wisen's advice? Don't be sore at me for calling you twits on your B.S and dumb rants. Can you imagine how thick it would get on here if you were allowed to get away with this stupidity?
theprotector 1/24/2014 4:49:06 PM Report

Learning calling grump a bully??? Bahaha what a doornob! Wise investments and knowledge of the market match his IQ less than 75 points. Learning your not to far behind that, at least you can wipe your own butt! However stop licking your fingers it kind of gross.
mallet 1/24/2014 4:53:45 PM Report


I cannot believe it. Canada has banned the import of "Marmite". Whatever shall we do!!! The world is coming to an end.. I can't get my Marmite anymore...
shakespeare 1/24/2014 5:00:55 PM Report

Prot. You're back in the gutter again. I'm sure that's one you'll want to share with your grandchild(ren)

Mallet: What can have caused such an event? I've heard nothing about it.I think I have half a jar in the cupboard. It's 15 years old and still good!
shakespeare 1/24/2014 5:01:57 PM Report

Maybe you can come over for Marmite soldiers, one day.
Wicket 1/24/2014 5:11:26 PM Report

gotta love it, - no planes, no trains, no highways - snowed in
Greyhound hockey game tonight, Windsor got in before the Mac was closed, winter wonderland out there.
shakespeare 1/24/2014 5:13:34 PM Report

Marmite, Ovaltine ... What's next? I am particularly partial to Horlicks (another wonderful English name) to settle me down before bed.
shakespeare 1/24/2014 5:21:16 PM Report

You are absolutely right, Wicket. I thought about blowing the driveway but ... Nah. I've got my cans of Grolsch, a homemade pizza cooking, a movie to watch and nowhere to go. Let it snow!
Oh yeah... and Horlicks later!
statusquo 1/24/2014 5:22:42 PM Report

Traditionally crafted, legendary Ruby Beer.....Hobgoblin!

Not to be confused with , pedantic repetitive, right-wing Nobgoblins.
shakespeare 1/24/2014 5:23:55 PM Report

It is a good one. I have drunk it often. Old Peculiar is good too!
statusquo 1/24/2014 5:25:59 PM Report

It has presence!

Makes one want to fight....I am punching a pillow as we speak.
statusquo 1/24/2014 5:27:32 PM Report

It's I "dranked " it often !
statusquo 1/24/2014 5:37:33 PM Report

Best expert quote of the day by Hunter101,

"Like I said, most people are dumb."
right wing 1/24/2014 5:54:37 PM Report

"Now re First Nations I would rather see them get funding along with our seniors and vets etc. than a bunch of religious fanatics that hate everything about the west. If you want to rant fine but support it with facts" about you support your idiotic statement above with some facts you puffed up maroon.
right wing 1/24/2014 5:56:59 PM Report


The drive to Searchmont was fun...snowing heavy, snow packed hwy and some wind.
No big deal when you drive a conservative gas guzzling four wheel drive.
Thanks for your concern.....
right wing 1/24/2014 6:01:11 PM Report

Something about a good old Northern heavy snowfall.
I just got in from snow blowing my driveway and a few of the neighbours, nothing like fun in the North.

right wing 1/24/2014 6:05:41 PM Report

Not to be confused with , pedantic repetitive, left-wing goblingnobins.
lookaround 1/24/2014 6:08:45 PM Report

I too helped my neighbour with her snow blowing. Did her pathway and assured her spring was coming.
I did all this having my back and neck problems.
Today is especially hard having lost my husband 6 months ago and today was his birthday. Cheers to my husband I miss you dearly.
right wing 1/24/2014 6:15:51 PM Report


First of sympathies to you on the loss of your partner in life.
The first year is so hard, especially the important dates.

Secondly....big kudos to you for operating a snow blower and doing your neighbours driveway!
God bless and may the memories of your loved one bring you much joy each and every day.
right wing 1/24/2014 6:19:18 PM Report

To all the envirowackos out there that hate the gas guzzling SUV's...this is why I will never own what you all drive....
Grump 1/24/2014 6:23:18 PM Report

rw speaking of puffed up maroons, check your mirror. rw just who do you think 99% 0f the world's terrorists are? Who took the World trade towers down? Sheesh even you and google should be able to figure that one out. That said maybe that neo-con koolade is softening you brain or conversing with the brain trust in the posse. Because you love it. LMAO
lookaround 1/24/2014 6:26:39 PM Report

Thank you my right winged friend. May the spirit guide your soul.

Remember with out a right hand and a left hand we could not give a complete hug.


Grump 1/24/2014 6:31:43 PM Report

lookaround rw can sometimes be an ass but his words to you were genuine and I agree with him on those. You seem to be a pretty plucky lady so I'm sure you will be fine. God bless and care for you. Best Regards.
shakespeare 1/24/2014 6:53:52 PM Report

Came upon this and thought it interesting.

"Why are fanatics and fools always so sure of themselves, whilst wiser people are full of doubts?"

Remember, one of the wisest, Socrates, said, "All that I know is that I don't know". The Oracle had said "No man is wiser than Socrates"
right wing 1/24/2014 7:11:44 PM Report


As usual you completely missed the point...which was from your own stupid post...I don't usually use the word stupid but in this case it was just so fitting.

Carry on Grump.
right wing 1/24/2014 7:15:23 PM Report


One of my favorite of all time was from Henry Ford.."Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right."

I have used this one often in my life and I always which one suits you, can or can't.
flyhawk25 1/24/2014 7:21:43 PM Report sympathy on a difficult day.
Trust this from one who has been through it.After a while it goes from a sharp pain to a dull ache. But the gift of memory will buffer you as it does all of us.
To have been loved and to have loved is a wonderful thing.That's why it hurts so much.
Hang in there kiddo.
shakespeare 1/24/2014 7:23:20 PM Report

I know it and like it. I think there is a "probably" or "usually" in there as a qualifier, as a I recall. It is a question we grapple with a lot in life. In retrospect I wish that on a few occasions, I'd taken the more positive stance and most of it relates to music.
sparks7 1/24/2014 7:24:14 PM Report

My favorite along those lines was from Mark Twain when he said "the sign of a good mind is one in which can understand and accept both sides without going crazy."
Grump 1/24/2014 7:24:51 PM Report

rw No my friend you completely missed the point. Your hero Harper would rather whizz borrowed money away puffing up his ego than take care of Canadians. that my friend makes you the stupid one. LMAO
sparks7 1/24/2014 7:37:51 PM Report

Some might say old Mark was the quintessential fence sitter.
Grump 1/24/2014 7:56:40 PM Report

Well Sparks I have been called lots of things but never a fence sitter.
sparks7 1/24/2014 8:07:01 PM Report

Well then Grump I am not the first to have done it.Do you somehow think that I was referring to you?
theprotector 1/24/2014 8:08:25 PM Report

Shak lol hey actually i couldnt.careless what they read seeing what the righ wing morons post its more than evident it was well deserved.
sparks7 1/24/2014 8:18:36 PM Report

Ok I think I get what you were thinking now.You just agree with Mark Twain.Is that it?
sparks7 1/24/2014 8:22:00 PM Report

So easy to be misunderstood on here sometimes without the benefit of all the nuances of body language,tone of voice, etc.
Mark Brown 1/24/2014 10:24:11 PM Report

Dear Hunter101,

You're also voting for "minority groups" like our Postal Workers, and our Canadian Scientists when you don't vote for Harper.

Sincerely & Respectfully,
Mark Brown
Hunter101 1/24/2014 11:21:29 PM Report

The same postal workers who won't be delivering mail anymore? The same scientists who support global warming?

Sheesh, I would hate for Harper to not support them.
Hunter101 1/24/2014 11:25:56 PM Report

Grump, you've never cited one fact to back up your stupid claims....EVER.

Shut your knobwaxer until you can make reasonable statements.

And the protector, it's "doorknob."

It's a shame you can't even spell your own name.
Mark Brown 1/25/2014 12:17:52 AM Report

Yes Hunter101,

We won't be voting for Harper because he is eliminating 8,000 good Postal Worker jobs and has eliminated 2,000 Canadian Scientist jobs over the past 5 years.

Do you like apples Hunter101?

"In the past five years the federal [Harper] government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs and world-renowned research facilities have lost their funding. Programs that monitored things such as smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change have been drastically cut or shut down."

And who would have thought that Harper would be such a Canadian job killer when we gave him a majority last time?

If Harper can kill those Postal Worker and Scientist jobs imagine what he will do to your job.


Sincerely and Respectfully,
Mark Brown

P.S. How do you like them apples Hunter101?
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