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View Room Comments for Thursday, Feb. 13 2014

Thursday, February 13, 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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irishfey 2/13/2014 4:17:43 AM Report

Good Morning folks.. I couldn"t sleep so i thought i"d take a wee look at jest what"s been going on here... well, well, well. I noticed a post to Steelworker from the infamous Bobby Nerves... 2/12/2014.. ".. STILL THE INSULT TALKS MORE ABOUT YOU".. Well if that ain"t " the pot calling the kettle black!" Remember the filth that you said to me in the Red Room??.. and also your other post to Steelworker..2/12/2014... No, you don"t talk smut here to the Men, you are too much of a coward to do that! You are the type that prefers to talk like that to the elderly Ladies in the other room where you think you can get away with it. Your true colours have just been exposed! Your name here suits you well.. Bobby NERVES, as you sure do have a lot of nerve to pretend on here that your something that your not, and that is a Man!.. Have a great day folks, i know i will... Just one more thing if i may.. I have spent a great deal of me life working with the public and from doing that you get to be able to read some folks as to what they really are. Most Men that use foul language in front of others are the ones that havn"t really grown up yet and it makes them feel like a Man to talk like that, and even then, other MEN do not think highly of them. Others that talk to women in such a manner are usually lacking something in the Male Anatomy and it"s usually something that"s missing under the belt area.. get me drift??. i believe that you fall into the latter part. I wasn"t going to come back on here and this may be my last post, but sometimes the opportunity just presents itself that you have to speak up,, thank you for that...
dust2 2/13/2014 5:19:42 AM Report

so men who swear in front of women have no genitals?

oh god...
Wild Turkey 2/13/2014 5:20:29 AM Report

Good Morning everyone---W.O.W.--And Grumpster---to think someone took down YOUR first post of the day.Yesterday,
How many times is that, that THE FOOL has said SHE's leaving?
Grump 2/13/2014 6:03:01 AM Report

Good morning everyone. Irish time to take a valium and get some rest today. Since Bobby's English is his third, fourth or maybe fifth language he has a bit of trouble with it at times. Cut him some slack.. Hunter 101 you finally spit out that you believe the Liberals have taken away some of you rights and freedoms. Would you please list them so I will know you have facts to support your statement and not just more methane gas. Wild Turkey the post I had pulled yesterday was not in anyway aimed at you. I don't understand the comment or who the HER is you mentioned. Please explain. Have a great day all.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:08:43 AM Report

Wild Turkey ,by the way the name is Grump, not Grumpster unless you have joined the posse? I would find it hard to believe anyone would willingly be associated with them but life is strange at times.
dust2 2/13/2014 6:26:58 AM Report

reminds me of the blue room:
Wild Turkey 2/13/2014 6:27:05 AM Report

@Grump---Sorry you saw my post as being directed at you.I meant no disrespect.You are the heart and soul of the blue room, and without you it wouldn't be what it is.
I meant to come on yesterday and question why your first post was taken down, when as the day unfolded,the comments were becoming more and more silly.Some guys can get away with sniping---I find it somewhat humorous when the two sides start trading barbs,but lately,some of the conversations are borderline lunacy, and that's not healthy.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:28:08 AM Report

Dust2 I was speaking to Status yesterday and we were happy to think that you had found a job finally. My wife took her car to the Dealers, day before yesterday for a checkup. Their courtesy car picked her up and when she got back to the dealership the young man proudly told her that they had rotated her tires. She thanked him and came home. My truck was busy hauling a trailer moving material all day yesterday so I was using the car to get around to the various jobs. I came out of a store and the car was sitting sideways in front of me and I realized that they had taken the snow tires off the front end (front wheel drive) and rotated them to the rear. Congratulations on your new job ,if you still have it?
Wild Turkey 2/13/2014 6:31:44 AM Report

@Grump---The her in question refers to the first post of to-day.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:38:28 AM Report

Wild Turkey ,we haven't met as yet but I certainly thought you seemed to be one of the good guys. I believe that a little bit of back and forth and a few laughs is a good thing as long as it's done with some respect. There has always been the odd one (myself included) who gets over the line but the garbage posts of late are getting as mean as cat s*** and plain rude and crude and meant for folks with IQs in the low two digits. Maybe if everyone ignores them they will go away or smarten up. I'm starting to dream in Technicolour. lol. Take care and have a great day.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:42:56 AM Report

Well everyone it's been a hoot but it's time to saddle up and get my old butt to work. catch you all later.
dust2 2/13/2014 6:44:48 AM Report

rofl first you say i dont have a job now you say i do? which is it?
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 6:45:29 AM Report

Kindergarten got seated early today.
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 6:47:51 AM Report

Yes Grump go to work ... You've embarassed yourself pretty much already.
dust2 2/13/2014 6:50:28 AM Report

daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. the haters today lol
theprotector 2/13/2014 7:23:55 AM Report

damn who left the lid open on the on the outhouse crapper - wise is here alrady!
theprotector 2/13/2014 7:34:29 AM Report

DP -- any ratepayers association are nothing more that a small group of people who dont have the balls to step up into the public light and would rather just critize anything that comes forward that doesnt fit in your little niave world.
You numbers are wrong, plain and simple! Associations like yours mean nothing and do nothing.
Tell me oh infomred one in 2013 how many provincal jobs were moved out of Sault Ste. Marie? How many federal jobs were moved out of Sault Ste. Marie? These are not jobs being cut but moved to other communities at the expense of tax payers, which is a continued expence because some of these jobs are moving to markets where it costs us 300% more in infrastruture costs and new buildings. Look at the federal building downtown, its 75% empty now which happend in the past year.
So really DP, you are clearly out of the loop - continue your overwhelming false sense of importance and you fasade of an association.
Bobby Nerves 2/13/2014 7:39:08 AM Report

Good morning all.

Comcast is buying Time Warner Cable. 45 billion dollars. They can buy many countries around this earth with that money.
Ask yourself where that money is from.
theprotector 2/13/2014 7:39:10 AM Report

hey morning grump et al!!
Mr. Poster 2/13/2014 7:50:10 AM Report

There are 2 Ontario by elections today. Is this the day the LIBS go down? Could it be a huge WYNNE LOSS? I hope so. Lets get on with an election soon.
Just Curious 2/13/2014 7:50:25 AM Report

Does anyone know how Tony Martin is doing??
dust2 2/13/2014 7:51:06 AM Report

@theprotector, you sound butthurt because the jobs are moving from the soo. if they were coming here you wouldn't say a word. bitter

@bobbynerves, they're communications companies. they make a ton. it's called profit. where's that money coming from? customers.
theprotector 2/13/2014 7:59:39 AM Report

duh - hey good call there dust why would I complain about any jobs coming to the sault? These jobs are good paying jobs, provide support for local businesses, helps local taxes for roads, schools and other programs within the community! We should do everything we can to keep jobs here in the sault should we not? I know of 15 people here in the Sault personally who were within a couple of years of retiring, worked 30 years, since coming out of school, and got burned on their pension because they didnt want to move to Toronto for the last 2 years of their working career! Now my kids and many other kids need to leave the Sault in record numbers or like you sit in mom's basement and only dream about finding a job or go to school.
dust2 2/13/2014 8:00:18 AM Report

LOL keep hating bro
dust2 2/13/2014 8:03:34 AM Report

they're fools for not moving for two short years to get their full pension. that's not a problem with the system that's a problem with those individuals. come on, they worked 30 years for one and threw it away because of a two year relocation?

that's not a sob story
Bobby Nerves 2/13/2014 8:07:42 AM Report

Mr. Poster, no matter what the outcome of the by elections is, tomorrow the Libs will be in charge with a minority government.

That's not the case for Mr. Hoodak, he's the one that will loose in this case as they didn't show well in Niagara Falls and Thornhill.
David Poluck 2/13/2014 8:12:41 AM Report

Gee pro…don’t hold back…

I’m sorry I’ve been at this for a while and what you describe simply does not exist.
I don’t seem to remember criticizing anybody or anything seeing that the idea behind what organizers are doing is to look at how things currently are and see if there are ways to improve. Action is taken to do so. If that is naïve so be it! As for stepping up…not everyone craves the limelight. Many volunteers do it because it is important to them to do so.
Here is a thought. Post with your real name. Practice what you preach! Or do you not have as you so eloquently put it “the balls”
I guess you must know from experience that doing nothing yields nothing and if that’s what floats your boat you just keep on with doing your nothing while I and others continue on with our something’s!

My numbers are wrong? I take it you have been much to busy with character assassinations to bother to look up the stats. Just shows your character.
Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to keep on and continue my overwhelming false sense of importance and the facade of an association.
Pro mark your calendar;
Next general meeting is February 27th in the Russ Ramsay Room Civic Center. Where there will be a presentation on the proposed ‘Continuous Improvement Committee’ and discussion of the preliminary budget information.

Pro if you could so as not to give Spellchecker a stroke please try the spell check function. Thanks!
theprotector 2/13/2014 8:14:02 AM Report

really? tell me how you can afford maitaining two house holds and travel back and forth or sell your house and relocate everything you own? To a housing market that is so far out of reach on a government salary? When in fact the work, via existing technology can be done from this city and for that matter anywhere in northern ontario? You dont see any issues with your train of thought?
theprotector 2/13/2014 8:19:32 AM Report

You have not charactor to attack so you are safe there. Couldnt give a ratsass about spelling again really? No arguement so you attack spelling, and yesterday it was the phrase government worker, thats what you bring to the table? Why dont you contact each department and ask about the people that received "affected" notifications and work force adjustment notifications. I know these terms are new to you, but if you knew anything about the jobs here in the sault rather than trying to promote and lobby with your little org. then you would know these terms. Sorry you are a waste of time as is your little rate payers all about me special interest group. (wow he's even dumber than right wing!)
David Poluck 2/13/2014 8:22:53 AM Report

I don't know. If you have the answers. As you seem to have Please tell us.

David Poluck 2/13/2014 8:26:12 AM Report

Pro..thanks for the laughs!
Sometime you want to talk apples to apples and facts to facts. I'm in.
Until then ...I'll just scroll on by...
flyhawk25 2/13/2014 8:27:27 AM Report

I might not always agree with DP but at least he is engaging the public in the process.
And he puts his name out there.
We need more of that and less sniping.
Spellchecker 2/13/2014 8:32:22 AM Report

Not to worry, David. I'm quite used to theprotector and his antics. It won't bother my health in any way.
dust2 2/13/2014 8:37:04 AM Report

the money he lost from the pension would have been a massive amount compared to paying rent in the new location.

a thirty year pension vs two years of rent

rofl, wow
right wing 2/13/2014 8:55:32 AM Report

David Poluck

I applaud you for trying but yes use your scroll key on that one...the phrase "never argue with an idiot..." was created for those such as T.P.
soowat 2/13/2014 9:01:20 AM Report

David Poluck:

I am going to ask you the following question as a sincere (ie not sarcastic) question.

Why did you get involved with this site?
Is it worth the effort given the silly attacks that are directed at you?

Anyway David, keep up the good work and I wish you success.
right wing 2/13/2014 9:01:41 AM Report

Wild Turkey

Did you looking deeply in Grumps eye as you were stroking him....

The heart and soul of the blue room...yikes!!!!
Bill_the_Cat 2/13/2014 9:03:41 AM Report

Wow. Theprot is off his meds this morning.

I have not seen anything from David's group that would say that those civil service job losses are beneficial to the community.

theprotector 2/13/2014 9:13:32 AM Report

do the math dust a 30 year pension when you are under 55 hits you with a 30% penalty if within 2 years of retirement.
Average rent in Toronto in a good neighbourhood 2000.00 plus.

Its not a silly attack, just pointing out flaws in his thinking and his lobby group. Which is consistant with this administration.

Cant handle the heat get out of the kitchen.
David Poluck 2/13/2014 9:25:27 AM Report

soowatt, What better place is there locally that people of the community can share their thoughts on a multitude of different topics.
Productive civil dialogue can yield good things.
To this not everyone agrees.
Such is life!

right wing 2/13/2014 9:28:22 AM Report

Hmmmmm, I'll have to let my daughter, (who is paying just over a thousand for a great apartment, security building, balcony, awesome view of the C.N. tower, pool, exercise room, party room, etc.), know what a great deal she is getting.....
right wing 2/13/2014 9:30:18 AM Report

David Poluck

I always get a chuckle from those that question why anybody would visit this place when they themselves are frequent fliers....
theprotector 2/13/2014 9:38:02 AM Report

If you like crack houses and hookers, oh sorry
Besides you are talking downtown
How about pricing stuff out in north york or vaughn?
right wing 2/13/2014 9:41:10 AM Report how far away can one be and still see the C.N. tower from the upper floor of a balcony....

What an absolute ass.....
theprotector 2/13/2014 9:42:00 AM Report

If DP would have kept it civil and not the condesending comments intially I would have supplied him with the local and national union contact names to give the true picture but he cannot see past his wallet as the case with many on the right.
Another one wanting gated communities I bet from the sound of things!
Grump 2/13/2014 9:42:26 AM Report

Hey Protector, David P is not the enemy, he works hard at what he does but as with all of us we can only do small parts by ourselves. Cut him a little slack and use your energy where it belongs, starting with Hayes. rw you are the only one who looks deep into my eyes. If I were into chubs you would be mine. LMAO. Wisen you are so full of crap your eyes have turned brown, run along and bother someone else. Someone who doesn't know what a complete BSer you are.
right wing 2/13/2014 9:46:12 AM Report

North York....I just looked at four, ranged from 800.00 to 1,350.00.

MAGNIFICENT 1 BDR CONDO VAUGHAN URGENT RENT AVAILABLE ! Elegance & Warmth, This Magnificent Condo Is A Model Of Luxury At Its Finest! Features Include Beautiful Flooring, A Spectacular View And A Gorgeous, Open-Concept Kitchen Complete With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, A Ceramic Backslash And More! Boasting A Prime Location, This Condo Is Close To Synagogues, Schools, Shopping And Other Fantastic Amenities! Extras: Stainless Steel Fridge, Stainless Steel Stove, S.S. ...

1,350.00 per month.


What an ass.....
soowat 2/13/2014 9:46:40 AM Report


I wasn't questioning David's use of the site. I was only wondering how he,as someone trying to do something positive,had the stamina to tolerate the negativity of some of the folks using this site.
right wing 2/13/2014 9:48:54 AM Report


Keep your fantasies to yourself...jeepers-creepers thanks for the nightmares.....
right wing 2/13/2014 9:51:36 AM Report

"Why did you get involved with this site?"

"I wasn't questioning David's use of the site."


I'm sorry I must have misunderstood...of course that's it.

Grump 2/13/2014 9:54:43 AM Report

rw, seriously how much larger than a postage stamp is it?
Mr. Poster 2/13/2014 9:58:09 AM Report

Same squabbles...different day....geeesh
Grump 2/13/2014 9:58:58 AM Report

rw It isn't any fantasy of mine. I told you I'm not into CHUBS. Particularly the know it all kind. That said don't flatter yourself.
Pink Peony 2/13/2014 10:03:06 AM Report

"Average rent in Toronto in a good neighbourhood 2000.00 plus."

LOL...funny how people who haven't stepped foot into a different city, know all about it. Or those who have been to one teeny tiny area think they know the whole city.

Hunter, with those issues being important to you, it makes sense voting the way you did. All politicians do what they can to gain support. That doesn't mean that everything they do is good for all people. I know that the gun registry was a huge item for many.

I just have to say that boys will be boys and men will be men but gentlemen will be gentlemen. Gentlemen can have a discussion without being rude and crude or name calling and they consider the people around them when they speak...tact, diplomacy, all that stuff.
Grump 2/13/2014 10:04:16 AM Report

Mr Poster While I agree with you the alternatives would be scroll on by or leave. If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem and most on here that can read, don't want to read the same complaints daily. Have a better day.
Mr. Poster 2/13/2014 10:06:23 AM Report

wow grump. I did not know I was part of the problem...but you give good advice...just leave.
Grump 2/13/2014 10:08:06 AM Report

P.P. Well said. if you feel like lunch sometime next week, let me know.
Wild Turkey 2/13/2014 10:10:57 AM Report

@R.W.---I once saw the C.N.Tower from the top of Brock's monument at Queenston Heights.It is highly visible from a great distance.I'm not protecting.T.P.It looks to me like a simple mis-understanding.Somewhat like the little mis-understanding I had first thing this A.M.Not a good idea to let these things fester.Before you know it somebody's going to interpret your interest in the C.N.tower as hot dog worship.
Grump 2/13/2014 10:11:56 AM Report

Mr. Poster that was not my advice at all. This site is what it is and just complaining will not change that. If those that are not happy with it got together and stopped responding to those that kept the pot stirring, we might get rid of much of it.
right wing 2/13/2014 10:13:29 AM Report

Mr. Poster

Grump is all giddy this morning after being stroked by a wild turkey...he's the heart and soul of the site...we should all leave so he can lower the lights and fantasize about chubs, gerbils and such....

How's that go, oh ya...LMAO.
Grump 2/13/2014 10:15:09 AM Report

Hey Wild Turkey, Do hotdogs make a fellow chubby ? If so it's too late for some. lol
Grump 2/13/2014 10:18:57 AM Report

rw It will take more than one little LMAO to slim down that caboose you carry. LMAO.
Grump 2/13/2014 10:22:48 AM Report

No rw I'm giddy because my truck is tied up moving material again today and the boss needs her car so I get to relax, answer the telephone and play on here.
soowat 2/13/2014 10:27:30 AM Report

right wing
Apology accepted.I bet it makes you feel good to be nice
Grump 2/13/2014 10:32:59 AM Report

soowat you had better print that one off and frame it for posterity. It is not likely to happen again in this century.
flyhawk25 2/13/2014 10:37:32 AM Report

It looks as if some level of civility is slowly returning here. Good.
I am tired of the obsessive name calling and sniping from some posters and if you read through some of the archives we have some posters who seem to want to argue and name call rather than discuss.
I'm not smart enough to analyze most of it but it wears thin after a few dozen repetitious rants.
And it is too easy to fall into that habit.
right wing 2/13/2014 10:40:30 AM Report

Do us all a favour then and discuss the obsessive name calling with Grump the next time you have lunch together.
That ain't going to happen is it...
I shall now await the expected retort.
right wing 2/13/2014 10:42:12 AM Report


If you view sarcasm as an apology and it lights up your world than it's all good for you...
Hell I'll throw you a sarcastic apology every now and then if you want.
right wing 2/13/2014 10:44:40 AM Report

How about those B.C. Lying Liberals...
Competition between the Ontario Liberals and the B.C. Liberals is neck and neck.
Now if this had been conservatives....front page headlines.
flyhawk25 2/13/2014 10:46:00 AM Report

I will mention it to Grump at lunch and I think we both know his response.
But I promise to bring it up. Why don't you join us?
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 10:46:05 AM Report

Bobby Nerves .. it's an all stock deal.
Can explain further if required.
Javaman 2/13/2014 10:47:23 AM Report

WOW..been away from this site for awhile. It would appear it has turned into a battle of the nit wits. Post here and expect an attack...not good. Reasoned discussion and the exchange of ideas make for a great site.
right wing 2/13/2014 10:47:56 AM Report

Thanks but I have an appointment to have bamboo shoots shoved under my finger nails...

soowat 2/13/2014 10:50:04 AM Report

I was throwing the sarcasm right back at you but I guess you missed it. Oh well what did I expect based upon your track record on this site.
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 10:53:52 AM Report

TP .. Hint .. if a red line appears under a word, or in your case a whole bunch of words, it means the words are spelled wrong.
By right clicking on the word, you will get a correct spelling. Write it down so the next time out you won't appear like a nincompoop.
Sorry Fly .. "nincompoop" is the most generous, and least offensive term I can think of for TP.
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 11:03:56 AM Report

I pretty much attribute the vitriol spewing from the likes of Grump and others, to recent news items like the responsible budget, the disappearance of the Senate scandal and the realization that the P.C.s will probably take the Provincial and Federal elections.
In other words they are beside themselves with rage.
Note: the absence of potty language.
Bad Dawg 2/13/2014 11:12:16 AM Report

The Protector..... Some people simply can't afford to live in those neighborhoods of their dreams. So there is no sense in bitching about the cost of housing. You live in what you can afford, not what you wish. And besides you have no one to blame but yourself for not having enough money.
Zing 2/13/2014 11:13:16 AM Report

T-rat, I agree with you and your analogy. This room is getting way out of hand.
theprotector 2/13/2014 11:19:05 AM Report

Hey bad dawg thanks for the life tip there coach!! Another clueless poster!!
Grump 2/13/2014 11:19:27 AM Report

Wisen Not only was there an absence of potty language there was an absence of any rational thought but a whole lot of biased conjecture. Remember wisen I will be hand feeding you this same crap when your predictions turn into failed wishfull thinking.
Bad Dawg 2/13/2014 11:23:24 AM Report

*don't eat yellow snow either.
Grump 2/13/2014 11:29:48 AM Report

Wisen the Senate scandal is hardly over. Tune in when the Olympics are over. It is foolish to think this has gone away, it will be back bigger and better than ever. Look for more criminal charges (not senators) and more truths about lies having been told. Now just so you are ready ,when these things come to pass we will return to calling you the "M" word as everyone will know it to be the truth. Enjoy yourself until then.
right wing 2/13/2014 11:30:17 AM Report


What did you expect...nothing more, nothing less then excellence.
You're welcome.
Carry on.

Grump 2/13/2014 11:32:26 AM Report

Right on Bad Dawg and don't boil it for tea or coffee either. That is unless you have very strange taste buds. lol
Gurpy 2/13/2014 11:35:35 AM Report

Hello everyone,
irishfey good to see a post from you, was wondering where you were, dust your 1st post of the day cracked me up! Hope everyone enjoys their day.
right wing 2/13/2014 11:37:20 AM Report


That's correct...and when some of those Liberal Senators that the Golden Pony cut loose get caught we can revel in Grump eating his words.

"You know, there’s a level of of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime"

Yep, come election time that Senate scandal is really going to be tough....
Gurpy 2/13/2014 12:11:39 PM Report

Why did you leave the red room? How come your avoiding me? It`s almost Valentines Day and you keep running away protector! SIGH! Lol
Grump 2/13/2014 12:15:55 PM Report

rw I used to think you were bright enough to not carry on with this but pandering to the second lowest common denominator in your posse takes the prise. You must be very insecure to stoop to these lengths to massage you little ego. Sad really sad.
Grump 2/13/2014 12:17:39 PM Report

Grump 2/13/2014 12:28:14 PM Report

Ta, Ta Have to go, I have wheels again. You insecure little ones keep consoling one another because the big bad world is a cruel place.
theprotector 2/13/2014 12:51:37 PM Report

oh gurpy do you think you cold handle me???
David Poluck 2/13/2014 1:03:42 PM Report

1-0 Canada Mens hockey.
soowat 2/13/2014 1:19:34 PM Report

When you set the bar for excellence as low as you do I am not surprised that you claim to qualify. To paraphrase Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, "Excellent in his own mind."
Javaman 2/13/2014 1:46:07 PM Report

Anyone else having trouble staying signed in to this site?
Grump 2/13/2014 1:56:00 PM Report

Javaman, It's a new version of the Tory Robocalls to keep anyone who isn't a neo-con off the site. They are mistaken about you or you are one of the good guys. lol
theprotector 2/13/2014 2:02:47 PM Report

java is good
3rd times a charm 2/13/2014 2:06:04 PM Report

3-1 Canadian Men's hockey!

Whoo hoo!
Javaman 2/13/2014 2:08:17 PM Report

it seems ok bumped out 3 times in a row...but all is good now.
Grump 2/13/2014 2:09:45 PM Report

Well rw laugh all you want at China and Justin but so far China has a robust economy, Canada under Harper not so much. Eight years of deficits for the man with the strong hand on the economy. Now half his M.P.s are not supporting income splitting. I hear that most of the conservative supporters won't get any benefit from it so the M.P.s that represent them are going with the voters ,not Harper. Now you get busy with Wisen and come up with some other fairy tale story to justify Harper. I'm waiting. Don't go into hiding as I have lots more.
Grump 2/13/2014 2:17:16 PM Report

Well fellows do you now like the name calling, plain clean and simple or do you now prefer to have me explain why you earned those titles? come on now a little feed back on which method you like best.
Grump 2/13/2014 2:20:29 PM Report

Come on fellows I would rather be called a moron than proved to be one. A little feed back please.
Gurpy 2/13/2014 2:35:38 PM Report

The question should be can YOU handle GURPY??? Lol
Bad Dawg 2/13/2014 2:35:48 PM Report

Conservatives released the new budget. Apparently, crappy self-serving ads are still a top priority, however it's necessary to cut science funding, Veterans Affairs, Environment Canada, health care, education and everything else we actually value as Canadians. Subsidies for oil companies... keepin' those! Woo hoo.

550 million on pro harper ads.... we still think he is a useless tool
Grump 2/13/2014 2:46:10 PM Report

Bad Dawg there are some things that no amount of advertising will make look good. That incompetent would be high up on that list.
Hunter101 2/13/2014 3:11:55 PM Report

Sure Grump,

Right to carry firearms (it existed in Canada for a long time before 1995).

Right to smoke anywhere you please.

These rights were inferred, and then some Liberal started questioning things for the same reason Pink Peony thinks people voted PC: To gain a vote from the stupid voters.

"Gun laws need to be enacted! Stop inhaling second hand smoke! It's your right to a safe, smoke free community."
dust2 2/13/2014 3:15:13 PM Report

Yeah the gun laws are pretty strict. too strict. I've been interested but the process and restrictions just turn me away.
Gurpy 2/13/2014 3:26:49 PM Report

If you ever owned a gun I`d be VERY afraid! LOL
bounder 2/13/2014 3:31:54 PM Report

Ya just got my PAL back and now whenever I carry a rifle I need the Pal card plus a piece of paper that states restrictions. The card being good for 4 years.
Now why couldn't they have done them the same way as a Drivers license. Just makes no sense at all, if you end up getting wet the paper is spoiled.
Maybe make a bunch of photo copies I suppose.
flyhawk25 2/13/2014 3:38:17 PM Report

The question I ask about the federal government's record is:
-do I care about the lack of federal transfer payments?
-do I care about FNs up north?
-do I care about self-serving ads?
-do I care about the senate scandal?
-do I care about hiring foreign workers over Canadians?
-do I care about protecting our natural resources?
-do I care about the gun registry?
Not much.
So...why would I vote for this government?
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 3:39:25 PM Report

RW .. TP and Grump's comments on the News Item page, also include the use of words like "bahaha and morons".
Venues like these are important, in that they allow citizens like TP and Grump, to say stupid things,(usually without censure) each and every day.
Very democratic.
Zing 2/13/2014 3:39:27 PM Report

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper also announces $1.9B in additional funding for aboriginal schooling"

This is something that has been missing and as a result, there are many aboriginals who did not get a proper education. I hope that changes really soon.
Big Bad Bob 2/13/2014 3:42:16 PM Report

I for one had trouble staying on this site today, where I had hoped to read something exciting, interesting or simply amusing.
I was disappointed, not because of the opinions expressed, which were the right of the individuals concerned, but of the lousy manner in which most of them did so.
So I'll be signing off now. Tomorrow will be another day and hope springs eternal.
Javaman 2/13/2014 3:43:12 PM Report

Harper needs to stifle all this foreign aid he has been handing out. Canadians would like a little aid.
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 3:43:37 PM Report

Do I love spending other people's money, generally very poorly, with crappy results.
Well, hell yes I do.
Well then, you must be a socialist!
Hunter101 2/13/2014 3:50:37 PM Report

bounder, I am unaware of any piece of paper you need to carry around. I was just aware you needed a PAL unless you have a restricted permit, and then you need an ATT.
bounder 2/13/2014 4:04:35 PM Report

Hunter 101
Apparently, now you do, first time for me and no restrictions, never had that before. Also tells you to cut it off on the dotted line and show it when requested by any peace officer or authority. It's just more crap we don't need.
bounder 2/13/2014 4:17:13 PM Report

Hunter 101
you got me thinking and I went upstairs to retrieve this little gem.
I have a standard condition, which states that I (must notify Chief Firearms Officer or Territory if I move or change address),under special conditions I must(carry this document with your license card as you must be able to produce this document on demand if requested by a peace officer or authority).
It's getting mired in red tape , what next.
Just Curious 2/13/2014 4:20:10 PM Report

On a whole different tack, just heard a comment on a show on TV and wondered how many of you grand souls would fit the category. The guy said his uncle always said "if you have to get out of bed to talk to your best friend, you married the wrong person." Never heard anything closer to the truth in my life.. Ask yourselves.......:)
Hunter101 2/13/2014 4:21:40 PM Report

Yeah, I just called the CFP and they said you only have to carry that if you have special conditions attached to your license.

Amazing the bureaucratic mess that these people make. There is no trust for legal firearms owners.
Bad Dawg 2/13/2014 4:23:13 PM Report

bounder....I would carry the photocopy and keep the original safe. If you can't produce the original they will prolly lay a bogus charge to get even more money from you.
Hunter101 2/13/2014 4:25:01 PM Report

Bad Dawg, it is only required to be carried with you if you have "special conditions."

I.e. if you're a minor carrying a firearms and required to be supervised by an adult.
bounder 2/13/2014 4:40:07 PM Report

My understanding of it must be flawed,
you sound right, so wrong me and rite you are. Thank goodness I thought more crap.
David Poluck 2/13/2014 4:43:39 PM Report

Take a look at this article..I find the comments of both MP and MPP interesting.

Hayes says low taxes benefit all, dismisses provincial claims of transfer cuts
bounder 2/13/2014 4:44:04 PM Report

My understanding of it must be flawed,
you sound right, so wrong me and rite you are. Thank goodness I thought more crap.
Christina216 2/13/2014 4:59:09 PM Report

you can get it laminated at staples.
Hunter101 2/13/2014 5:02:59 PM Report

Yeah bounder, when you said that I was thinking "Great, even more useless paperwork."

I was thinking they cast one demon only to raise another.
bounder 2/13/2014 5:03:28 PM Report

C216, thanks , might do that , just in case I do need it.
realitycheck 2/13/2014 5:18:32 PM Report

"rw It will take more than one little LMAO to slim down that caboose you carry. LMAO."

Grump posts this about Right Wing and you say things are getting better? I am sure you would agree that attacking a person's body build is far too personal even for this site.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:00:51 PM Report

This whole fishing ,hunting, driving, signage mess began during the Bob Rae NDP government days (early 80s). If it moved they taxed it, if it didn't move they taxed it anyway. The Liberals brought in gun control after the massacre of those woman at Poly Technique. Harper in spite of his law and order stance and the objections of Canadian Police chiefs did away with part of it but kept most of the rules. It truly reminded me of the English only resolution in S.S.M., something that was not right, not necessary but was shoved through to satisfy the red neck vote. All these governments were involved in this mess. The NDP were going broke and tinkered with all the rules and regulations. The liberals had a big push from French and women's votes to do something and likely saw votes attached. The Harper Gov't. killed the Registry supposedly to save money which hasn't happened but mainly to draw voters that would not normally vote Conservative. Most of the rules are still there, the cost is still there but now Law Enforcement don't have the Registry. An old First Nations friend of mine said it best. "The white man hasn't done anything yet that he hasn't screwed up". That said our governments are full of major league screw-ups. The ones that screw up trying to do the right thing are one thing. The ones who screw up running only their own agenda are something completely different.
bounder 2/13/2014 6:16:00 PM Report

I have to agree on your view, but don't expect me to make a habit out of it.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:17:45 PM Report

Reality Check In hindsight it doesn't seem right but read the sequence that caused that. I can tell you rw has posted as hurtful and likely more so at times, many times directed to posters who only post once in a while and were posting only a personal opinion. He certainly has also posted them in my direction. rw and I are big boys and is likely laughing at you for your effort. Maybe others on here would give an opinion. I know I retaliate strongly but I try to be as polite as possible to everyone that is not trying to feed me B.S.
Grump 2/13/2014 6:19:08 PM Report

Bounder that's OK. We wouldn't have it any other way.
mallet 2/13/2014 6:24:13 PM Report

I have to disagree with you on the gun registry.
The gun registry was supposed to cost only a couple of million dollars, however ballooned to well over a billion. The old system of registering resticted and handguns was done by the local RCMP and you had to go personally. Rifles and shotguns were not required to be registered only restricted one. The Liberals in their normal kneejerk reaction decided on the total registring of all guns. I agree with registring restricted guns/weapons which includes all handguns, and the use of them in crime should be an automatic 20 year sentence, no deals by lawyers or judges. Now when renewing I get a form,a photo and the wife to sign and no one knows if that is correct as long as it corresponds with the computer on the north shore of the st laurence. I know you will get T'eed off but I can remember many years ago when PET returning from a trip to the pacific game off the plane with his kids, one of whom was waving a "prohibited" weapon, and when informed, promptly had an "order in council" to make it legal for the boy to own!! so much for Liberal law and order, eh!!
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 6:53:44 PM Report

Trudeau's outrageous comment on the Keystone XL pipeline shows what an empty suit the lad is.
At the budget scrum he said " if liberals were in power, the pipeline would already being going ahead, because we would have agreed to Obama's conditions."
Guess what .. the only condition that hasn't been agreed to, is Obama's and Al Gore's plan that Canada should leave it's greatest resource in the ground.
It just gets worse.
BIG BROTHER 2/13/2014 7:11:46 PM Report

You guys are a laugh. Trudeau's got the right wing running scared. Every time he speaks we get the right wing interpretation of just what they think he said. He isn't even the official opposition and they (cons) are running, screaming the sky is falling. One day the claim is he doesn't day it's the twisted interpretation of what he said.

That's just how pathetic your Harper is. You obviously have no faith in his leadership policies. If you did you would have more faith and less bitterness....jump on the opposition and twist every word.
Hunter101 2/13/2014 7:17:29 PM Report

Grump, the registry was a knee-jerk response to l'ecole Polytechnique.

It did nothing to keep anyone safe. We've have a handgun registry since 1934 and that does nothing to deter or solve crimes. Ask any firearm owners if their stolen pistols ever were returned or if the registry helped track them down. Believe you me, you can have your firearms triple locked and thieves will still steal them. Nothing is secure, it will just make things harder for the thief.

The Chief's of Police Association is a lobby group which has no real Police involvement. I've asked several officers of their view on the registry now that it's gone and they said it was the most inaccurate pile of garbage ever set up. They basically told me that any officer worth his salt assumes every person is armed and said if the officer doesn't have his hand on his sidearm when he conducts a traffic stop he's risking his life.

Hunter101 2/13/2014 7:18:09 PM Report

Don't sweat it though Grump, it only cost us close to 2 billion.
flyhawk25 2/13/2014 7:29:41 PM Report

I don't even agree with some of his positions but you are correct - it seems to drive the Harperites into a dither.
Give them a few months and they'll slowly start looking for another windmill to attack.
The kid has gone from one-dimensional to two.By the time he runs for his second term as PM he may even have a third dimension.
Just be patient and watch.
steelworker 2/13/2014 7:31:44 PM Report

Trudeau is like a turd in a septic tank, Every once in a while he floats to the top,emits a bad smell then drifts back down to the depths.
BIG BROTHER 2/13/2014 7:38:08 PM Report

Bottom line: Obama can't stand Harper. Tea Party North is what Harper represents and Obama can't stand him or their political stance. Kissing Netanyahu's arse was an embarrassment to any clear thinking Canadian. Way over the top fawning of a foreign politician is not wise any time. Harper thinks he's sending a message to Obama. Maybe he is, but it's the wrong message if you are then asking for favours from that same person. Like it or not, there is a black man, president of the most powerful country in the world and that wrankles the right wing world. Get over it, because the next president is going to be female.
Hunter101 2/13/2014 7:40:29 PM Report

If that's the case then the next president will be ruining a country.

Not because she's female, but because she's an idiot.
statusquo 2/13/2014 7:42:56 PM Report


Once again, a well reasoned, cogent and intelligent comment !

Thank you for elevating the sandbox to new heights .

What I'd like to know is this..when you type your well researched and concise comments, do your lips move and what orifice do you breathe through?
flyhawk25 2/13/2014 7:46:19 PM Report

'Trudeau is like a turd in a septic tank'.
The first of the swamp experts has surfaced.
Now let's get ready for the crap choir to join in.
And don't bother with rational reasons when bile works.
If you're a swamper.
steelworker 2/13/2014 7:48:48 PM Report

...why Stats? You want me to blow in your ear?
BIG BROTHER 2/13/2014 7:50:22 PM Report

Personally, I think he has more dimensions than you are giving him credit for. It's definitely understandable to underestimate him because he has a higher standard to overcome or live down, than most. And his detractors have been spending money on attack ads.

I like how they are jealous over his hair or more generally, his appeal to the females. It's because Harper so lacks in both areas. Bland as white bread and as appealing as Pee Wee Herman.

Here is what Wisen is talking about. Read the full's fantastic. Tell me if the story rings true with Wisen's take. Trudeau is saying that Canad has been playing games with environmental laws and the oil pipeline likely would be underway if Harper played by universal rules, not his own disrespectful rules.
Bobby Nerves 2/13/2014 7:54:23 PM Report

It's attractive how they take turns to hit.

I'm figuring out who the snipers are, the handles that disappeared all the sudden, those moving handles from behind the drapes.

steelworker 2/13/2014 7:54:40 PM Report

Big Brother: so Harper was kissing Netanyahus' ass. Not unlike Obama who bows and scrapes to every tinpot dictator in the Middle East. He was practically grabbing his ankles for the Saudi princes. Harper is sending the proper message to Obama: shyte or get off the pot. Obama can't do squat because he is terrified of his own lefty tree-huggers and enviro-wackos. All he can do is party it up at the White House with the Hollywood gang while America fades into history.
steelworker 2/13/2014 7:56:15 PM Report

...and from what parrot cage did you get a copy of the Globe and Mail?
Bobby Nerves 2/13/2014 8:05:50 PM Report

It's sad that a bunch of blue collar people judge others based in their poor education, their low cultural level and take rounds to insult, sometime ostentatiously others pouched under false pretensions, but when it happens I remember one of the first caricatures regarding the internet, it consisted of two dogs standing front a computer monitor and keyboard while one dog tells the other: On the internet, no one will know you're a dog.

Just, till you bark!

You can research the caricature.
soowat 2/13/2014 8:09:18 PM Report


I can't help but acknowledge your expertise as I've long believed you live in a septic tank and float to the surface to make a comment in the hope that one turd or two turds will agree with you.
Bobby Nerves 2/13/2014 8:26:05 PM Report

Wisenheimer, there is much more dough in the pipeline deal than many can dream about.

From the last indian waving a chicken feather in front of every camera he can recognize, till the last corrupt politician in USA and Canada, they all will have to be persuaded of acting, even illegally to set the darn pipeline.

If you think that all this deal depends on Obama or Harper, you are wrong.

Many governments in the Middle East have people advocating against the pipeline as it is one of the projects that can break the balance of the OPEC and it's members have no decor for a fight, those people have less heart than a whore.

But in the end, no matter what Harper, Obama, Trudeau and my neighbor's daughter think and do, the pipeline will go ahead when all the little tiny wheels are properly greased.

In between, a lot of puppet heads will roll.
statusquo 2/13/2014 8:27:43 PM Report

steelworker 2/13/2014 7:54:40 PM Report

"Big Brother: so Harper was kissing Netanyahus' ass."

-It's called anilingus.

"Not unlike Obama who bows and scrapes to every tinpot dictator in the Middle East. He was practically grabbing his ankles for the Saudi princes."

-Whereas the Bush's (Senior and Junior)deepthroated the entire Saudi Royal Family.

" Harper is sending the proper message to Obama: shyte or get off the pot."

-And we will pay for it
Canada would not exist if it weren't for the U.S of A.

"Obama can't do squat because he is terrified of his own lefty tree-huggers and enviro-wackos. All he can do is party it up at the White House with the Hollywood gang while America fades into history."

- Nixon created the EPA (enviro whackoes)and the GOP had a President from the Hollywood gang ( the B gang) once and had another one talking to a chair not too long ago.

statusquo 2/13/2014 8:38:41 PM Report

On to something completely different. The British Royal Family, led by intrepid Prince Charles is taking a stance against poaching!

I agree...I never mastered the technique, the swirl, the proper amount of vinegar in the poaching liquid....what is wrong with just plain sunny side up?
steelworker 2/13/2014 8:46:07 PM Report

Soowat: thank you for agreeing.
steelworker 2/13/2014 8:50:40 PM Report

stats: you're really reaching about the Bush family with no evidence. Obama had several pictures in the media bowing like a rubber doll. No pics of the Bush family eating teeny weenies though. Or marshmallows. (smirky face)
statusquo 2/13/2014 9:09:07 PM Report


I am not getting into a weiner debate...the last thing I need is Irishfey descending upon me with furious Christian vengeance.
steelworker 2/13/2014 9:11:05 PM Report

Just cover up your marshmallows and run.
redranger 2/13/2014 9:16:33 PM Report

I see that the super-literate steelworker has also mastered the verbal selfie.
Grump 2/13/2014 9:21:47 PM Report

Reality check now that the sewer if fully opened up again are you still against a bit of warranted name calling? That said I don't think even I have proper words to describe this evening's offerings. An interesting aside these cretins are all Tories. Wisen the Senate scandal is back on the heater again, already. Three Tory Senators flying Executive class with their wives on the taxpayer's dime. You have to love it and now I guess everyone really knows what your opinion and predictions are worth. Not a tinker's damn. I'm sorry now that I called you a BSing moron. I realize now that this was hardly adequate. LMAO
Grump 2/13/2014 9:28:57 PM Report

Red Ranger I feel really bad for you suffering through that sunshine and good food. And not a word of complaint. lol Have a good one.
statusquo 2/13/2014 9:32:29 PM Report


Stop it already.
It's all in good fun... simmer down!Say, steely and his better half, (Bruce), Darlene and Moi will go on a double date tomorrow at the Walmart food court across the river for rotisserie chicken and industrial potato salad.You know, the one with that white goo on it. It's a Valenine's Day kinda thing. Whilst there we will fill up on gas and then head over to the Casino...Gurpy will join will be a riot watching her make a scene about smoking in public.
Grump 2/13/2014 9:55:26 PM Report

Wisen more good news, it looks like no income splitting and better still Harper seems to have lost complete control of his senior caucus. It played two clips of what Harper bragged about four years ago being on track with the pot of gold to arrive when forecast. Then they played the second clip of what Harper is saying now. I believe the wheels have come off the bus. So Wisen here is to your last dumb assed prediction. I will wait with baited breath for your next smart ass prediction to surface. You certainly are making my day but it would be nice to have a little challenge.
statusquo 2/13/2014 10:04:37 PM Report

Anybody else have anything to say about poaching eggs?

Something else again...entirely different.

Anybody old enough to remember Jimmy The Greek?

Famed football commentator that was canned by CBS due to a remark he made about black athletes being better than whites in certain sports due to selective breeding during the slavery era?

Well, he was canned by CBS and disappeared into oblivion due to the then fledgling PC fascists.

Today, on CBC Radio, I hear the exact same thing discussed with an author that just published a book about athletic performances based on race, genetics , bone structure and ethnic background. For sure he was more "polished" in explaining his thesis than Jimmy the Greek, and hence, totally acceptable and not a reason of accusing him of racism.

Funny how the same things are interpreted differently if language is chosen carefully .
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 10:31:32 PM Report

Grumple ... Must be still winter up there. You appear to have a severe case of brain freeze.
Oh by the way, I see the Libs getting whacked in the 2 Ontario byelections.
Let the vote splitting begin.
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 10:48:24 PM Report

Grumpy, next prediction ... Ta da ... TSX closes at 14,000 will get back to all time high soon.
Nice getting paid while you wait. Sweet.
statusquo 2/13/2014 11:11:58 PM Report


It's bloated. It's mostly based on speculation. I wish the stock market would reflect the true health of the economy, but it doesn't!
It's over valued and has been for some time.
sparks7 2/13/2014 11:23:39 PM Report

A good way to poach eggs.

Wait until late August or anytime in Sept. just as the speckled trout are getting ready to spawn.Now go to one of your favorite streams and try to catch one.If you see a "NO FISHING" sign anywhere along that stream just ignore it.(or even better steal it as a souvenir).Now, catch a female speckled trout,clean it out and there you go,you have poached eggs!And here is the best part.Take some of them eggs and tie them into spawn sacs to use for bait.The specks will love it and you can multiply your supply of poached eggs exponentially.

Actually,I believe there is a grey area as to the legality of private landowners posting no fishing signs and trying to enforce them on streams.Something to do with wading and high water marks.In any case I have always found that practice disgusting,especially if it is only kids fishing.

If there are any of the old Garson family reading this I would like to take this opportunity to offer a sincere thank you so much for letting us kids fish on your property with never a hassle.This was back in the sixties and seventies.I just want you to know how much those times meant and still mean to this day to me and a few of my friends.We shall be forever grateful.

Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 11:26:35 PM Report

Stats ... Buffet says "The market is always right."
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 11:27:04 PM Report

Stats ... Buffet says "The market is always right."
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 11:27:49 PM Report

He usually says it twice.
Wisenheimer 2/13/2014 11:36:54 PM Report

If you think think your investments are bloated and over valued you should sell them.
You should keep the ones that aren't.
This current run on the TSX will go to circa May 5th though not in a straight line
You're welcome.
statusquo 2/13/2014 11:46:31 PM Report


Appreciate your willingness to share investment advice...but..having said that, the buy low sell high thingy is too much like well....gambling...and I don't gamble!
I invest close to home, in tangible things, that may benefit a bunch of folks in my "community"'s a "social" thing. I like watching folks in my sphere do well, and hence...I do not shop at Walmart and rarely go across the river for anything.
It's what I consider being human.
steelworker 2/14/2014 2:11:49 AM Report

Stats: start loading up on Kraft Dinner; it's gonna be a long Spring.
steelworker 2/14/2014 2:14:38 AM Report

Sorry Stats; I got a rule about hanging around with demented people.
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