Friday, September 30, 2005

Fun Stuff Friday

Ugly Guy Scores Twice

Now that polygamy has been recognized as a marriage in the Netherlands, I have two questions:

1. How long will it take Canada to "recognize" it; and
2. Would YOU want to be the one getting sloppy seconds??

On a happier note, take heart lonely men ... if this guy can score two women, your chances have got to be pretty good.

Something for Guys and Girls!

Who Said Pit Bulls Were Dangerous??
Somehow, I think the porcupine got the better of this terrier.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Martin Is Sorry Alright ... And Pathetic... and Lower Than Pond Scum

This news article today in the Calgary Sun pissed me off. And quite frankly, I don't like getting p'd off first thing in the morning -- especially by this idiot.

He is, by far, the poorest example of a leader I have seen. I've got slugs in my back yard with more integrity. Just this month alone, he's been a pussy, a liar, a crook and an idiot. And it's still September!

If I was his father, I would be absolutely ashamed of him.

If I was his wife, I would be embarrassed.

If I was a member of the Liberal party, I would be looking for a new leader.

If I was still a member of the Catholic church, I would request ex-communication.

And lastly ..... if I made the mistake of voting Liberal in the last election, I would be kicking myself in the ass .

(Thank god I don't suffer from a sore one).

Monday, September 26, 2005

Crazy Cannuck Does Protest Duty

Richard at Cannuckistan Chronicles and I spent part of a sunny Saturday afternoon counter protesting an Anti-American gathering of about 50, disguised as a "love-in" and Iraq anti-war protest.

It was a last minute idea for me to join, and I thought Richard could use some moral support. Trust me, he really didn't need any help from me at all!

Share our day with us:

Richard made sure he came fully equipped with lot's of posters (which was a good thing since I certainly wasn't prepared, which I should have been). Richard was kind enough to lend me one of his, which I planned on using as a shield against protesters, if necessary.

To our surprise, and delight, we met Merle, a loner supporter for the troops and freedom. Merle attracted quite a bit of the attention, including some Che Guarvez fans, and one Chinese lady who ironically couldn't appreciate or understand freedom.

While we peacefully marched on the sidewalk about 20 feet away, several of the protesters tried to start arguments with Merle, Richard and I (check out my turkey protester). At least with me, they found out pretty quickly that it was hard to argue with someone who was friendly and interested in hearing what they had to say, even if I disagreed. You can't change their minds if you don't know how they think.

So here were a few protestors that I chatted with:

The man on the left side of the sign introduced himself to Richard. He said he reads Richard's blog and that he had left Richard some rather nasty messages. He apologized and they shook hands. Now THAT's they way to do it! You also gotta give this lady and her son credit, the quilt was very beautiful and you could tell that it took her a long time to make it. Now there's someone who cares about her country.. you gotta respect that, even if you are on different sides of the political fence.

Then there's some folks you just won't ever convince. Like my turkey friend here. I thought I almost had him until he said that he truly believes Dick Cheney's evil plan is to overthrow all the oil countries and seek world domination through Halliburton. Gosh... I don't even give politicians that much credit for intelligence. Besides the fact that he's like on his 8 of 9 lives. But, that being said, our protester said it took him about 13 hours to make the poster.. and I believe him!

All in all it was a great experience and one I would certainly do over again. So anytime you need help Richard just let me know! And I'll make sure I bring my own poster next time! lol.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

What A Crock

The Myths Surrounding The Gun Registry

Question. Has the murder rate dropped in your area? In Calgary, we are almost double from last year. It would be much higher, but many luckily survive. In Edmonton, I hear they are on par, per capita, with New York City!!

So what has the gun registry actually done? Well, it’s made criminals out of honest people (farmers and hunters). It’s also created jobs for civil servants on the East Coast (for vote purposes of course). And it has taken more of your hard earned dollar in the process. But has it accomplished it’s original purpose?

Let’s play the fact versus fantasy games and you tell me whether you believe you are getting value for your tax dollar, or if this is another rip-off program courtesy of the Liberals.

Fantasy: Gun Registry Reduced Murders by Handguns

Reality: Gun homicides in the last 6 years has risen from 89 to 109. *

Fantasy: Rifle Murders Reduced

Reality: 45 murders from rifles and sawed-off rifles recorded from 1999-2003 (while rifle murders decreased slightly, sawed-off rifle murders more than doubled!) *

Total lives saved by gun registry (over a 10 year period) - 4 *

Total tax money spent to save 4 lives (over a 10 year period) - $1.5 Billion (less $87 million collected in taxes from gun owners) *

Fantasy: Good value for your tax dollar

Reality: Wasted millions that should have been spent hiring police and border agents. Money from licenses goes into general revenue – not into the gun registry centre in New Brunswick.

* - Sources from Statistics Canada

In 2002, Sheila Fraser's attempts to look into gun registry spending had to be suspended as trying to follow the money flow became impossbile due to inadequate records management (sounds ominously similar to Adscam). Her latest report, due out in February 2006, I predict, will prove to be 10x's a larger fraud on the public purse than Adscam.

Still think the gun registry is a valuable program?
Still think the Liberal government is the best choice for leading this country?

Now THAT's a crock!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Frank's Coming Back!

I got this news tip from Neale News today ... Frank Magazine is making a comeback!

For those of you unfamiliar with Frank, it was a magazine produced in Ottawa by Mike Bates. His scrums would get the absolute best dirt on the politico's .. regardless of stripe.

Check out his link here for membership info. The intro alone is enough to give you a chuckle, and give you a good idea of what Frank will have to offer. Sign up for the free subscription draw. Mike will also take the time to notify you when he is officially online.

Sign Says It All

Draco, from Project Alberta has this sign planted on his lawn in Edmonton.

Can't get much more straightforward than that!

Texas Takes A Licking .... A Keeps On Ticking

Daylight has come and Texas appears to be in pretty good shape overall. Or like my blogging friend KnightofGoodIronMan stated "It's Texas yo ... the shit is under control". Mother Nature however seems bent on taking parts of LA back into the ocean, regardless of human intervention. And as we all know, like most women, she gets what she wants in the long run.

As you can see from the map provided by Accu-Weather, the two tropical waves shown have the ability to form as hurricanes over the next few days... and there are 2 months left to go in hurricane season!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Legal Assistant Typo "Painful" For Lawyer

As all of us can appreciate, sometimes typing on a keyboard causes you to make mistakes. Sometimes, these typo's can cause you all kinds of embarrassment -- just ask this lawyer.

P.S. Once you are done reading this page, click on page 1 (tab at bottom of article) to see what his doctor wrote as the real reason for his health problem.

Hang On Tight!!!

As my friends to the south prepare again for another natural disaster, I just want to remind them that we are here to help you pick up the pieces. We stood behind you with Katrina, and we will again with Rita.

God bless you all.... and God bless North America!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Mule 1 - Mountain Lion 0

Ed at Robot Guy has some pictures of a mule and mountain lion confrontation.

On the left is an example of one of the photo's of the fight. Unfortunately, kitty was on life #8 prior to meeting up with Frances, the Talking Mule.

These Dimwits Rank Lowest On Humanity Scale

And a city official no less. Can't get much worse than that folks. I hope the fine folks that run the City Hall in Kenner feel real good about themselves.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Look - More Bullshit

Oh look - Pinocchio is at it again.

He obviously had help from his spin doctor, the former Iraqi Information Minister (whom we all know and love). Because Al-Sahaf and I are on pretty good terms, he showed me the original, hand written notes written by PM.

Here are a few excerpts:

What Al-Sahaf wrote:

"Government is determined to strengthen the integrity and accountability of government."

What the original text version said:

"Government is indecisive and in order to strengthen our integrity and accountability, we will only pilfer 2/3 of your gross income."

What Al-Sahaf wrote:

"Issues related to the Gomery inquiry are unacceptable aberrations in a public sector that is honest, talented and committed to Canadians."

What the original text version said:

"Issues related to the Gomery inquiry happen every day ... I don't see what the problem is?? It's not like the electorate expects the public sector to have honest, talented and committed Canadians."

What Al-Sahaf wrote:

"The focus is clearly going to be squarely on delivering on our commitments to reduce wait times."

What the original text version said:

"The focus is clearly going to be squarely on delivering on our commitments to reduce wait times. (Not that you should pay attention to the fact that I haven't delivered on any commitments to date - that's no reason to question my integrity now").

What Al-Sahaf wrote:

"With rising Asia, the opportunity to do just that (increase trade) is greater than it's been since the end of the Second World War.".

What the original text version said:

"With Asia, the chance to make (myself look important) was just greater than it's ever been - almost since the end Second World War, which I single handedly stopped (not that I am bragging or anything").

So there you have it - the REAL truth.

Another Loser

I'm glad they caught her, but I gotta say, it's pretty low when you take advantage of the generosity of others in order to enrich yourself, especially when you don't require the help.

Wouldn't you agree?

Monday, September 19, 2005

ROFLMAO - Only In Canada Folks!

Now, if this was anywhere but Canada, this fall guy would go to prison.

Of course, in the US they know how to do it right!

But then again, we only give serial killers 12 years so this isn't really any surprise.

Not Again!

Hold on folks, don't put your wallet away yet!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Everyone Loves A Quickie

And that's about all I can offer you today as I am "putzing" my Mom around town.

I thought today would be a good day to have a laugh. Check out these fun games:

A great way to discover your "yang"

I heard this was one of Paul Martin's favorite games

Perfect for the Liberal on your list

Dance those sins away!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, September 16, 2005

What A Crock

Dispelling The Budget Surplus Myth

Every time I hear the government discuss budget surpluses, my blood pressure rises 50%. They don’t fool me – and I hope they don’t fool you either.

When it comes to the federal government, the word surplus means overtaxation - plain and simple. (Heck, even Miriam Webster dictionary agrees with me).

1 a : the amount that remains when use or need is satisfied
b : an excess of receipts over disbursements
2 : the excess of a corporation's net worth over the par or stated value of its capital stock

1 : so as to exceed or surpass
3 : to an excessive degree

Many Canadians don’t understand that a budgetary surplus isn’t necessarily a good thing. And how do we know this? Because if they did, there would be an outcry from Canadians – and there isn’t.

But if you give it a bit of thought to the meaning of the words, you quickly understand that the feds dip into your pocket more than required and you pay a hefty price.

Canadians this year will work 177 days to “feed the appetite” of all three orders of government, chewing up 48 per cent of average annual household income, according to CTF federal director John Williamson.
Don’t be confused. The feds aren’t a “for profit” business. Any surplus is an indication of poor forecasting of revenues and expenditures or an outright attempt to steal your money. Unfortunately, the truth is that the feds take your money because they can.

Canadians, on average, are notoriously silent when it comes to taxes and they have been brainwashed into believing it. “It’s the Canadian Way”, states Paul Martin, and many buy into that mantra.

So what can you do? You can start by educating your friends and family on what surplus really means. You can also email or write your MP telling them you are tired of being pillaged in the pocketbook and that you hold them accountable (regardless of affiliation) for the outrageous level of taxation being foisted on you.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

What A Crock

I have never been one to share the spotlight on my own, because I realize that it is the influence of others that helps create the person you become. One of my biggest influences has been my husband, Greg. He's one smart cookie, of that there is no doubt.

I have finally been able to convince him that his ideas are worthy of being heard by others besides me! I am pleased to announce that he will be penning a new column entitled "What A Crock".

Greg's addition will be monthly at first, starting tomorrow. We hope that you enjoy his monthly contribution and as always, your feedback is important and most welcome!

You Deserve Your Money Back!!!

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has an online petition, demanding that the Liberal Party of Canada pay back the money ill gotten from Adscam (any and all of it) and asking for an independent forensic audit of the financial books of the Liberals.

Please take a moment to put your name on the list - unless, of course, you are happy with the Quebec Liberal Party having your hard-earned cash??

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

China - The Enemy? - Lesson #2

It's not often that I spend my time blogging about one topic, but I want to make sure everyone GETS it about China. While middle east terrorism is important, we can't lose site of China's agenda.

Yesterday we had a great discussion about trade, the insignificant amount we actually do with them, and the economic disadvantages for Canada. China's blatant disregard for human rights and their persistent threats to invade neighbouring Taiwan should be enough for the government to ban trade with China.

Today, I want to raise the alert on Chinese espionage and the military threat China poses to Canada. Intelligence reports that there are 300-500 "front companies" being used to direct espionage.

Recent information passed along by defectors confirm that over 1,000 spies are currently in Canada - in our universities and technology based companies - obtaining information in order to advance their global competitiveness and increase military strength.

The Pentagon stated as recently as July that "China views expansion of its strategic reach as necessary to help meet its need for additional natural resources, such as oil, natural gas and metals. There's a cliche out there that all they're focusing on is their economic growth and that they just want to be fat, happy communists. We're saying 'be careful' because they have their own doctrine of comprehensive national power."

That doctrine, entitled the 24 Character Strategy advises Chinese military planners to observe calmly; secure our position; cope with affairs calmly; hide our capacities; and bide our time.

Bide their time for what?? World domination. I wish I was kidding... but I'm not. This statement of China's intent should be alarming:

"Would the United States allow us to go out to gain new living space? First, if the United States is firm in blocking us, it is hard for us to do anything significant to Taiwan and some other countries! Second, even if we could snatch some land from Taiwan, Vietnam, India, or even Japan, how much more living space can we get? Very trivial! Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization."

"We must prepare ourselves for two scenarios. If our biological weapons succeed in the surprise attack [on the United States], the Chinese people will be able to keep their losses at a minimum in the fight against the United States. If, however, the attack fails and triggers a nuclear retaliation from the United States, China would perhaps suffer a catastrophe in which more than half of its population would perish. That is why we need to be ready with air defense systems for our big and medium-sized cities." - General Chi Haotian, China’s former Minister of Defense

Or how about this comment made just 2 weeks ago! The claim by Chinese General Zhu Chenghu stated that - 'If the U.S. were to attack China over Taiwan, China would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons and that “Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds .. of cities .. will be destroyed by the Chinese.”'

Do we need a wake up call about China's intentions? Should we take this threat seriously? I think so. Why? Because they are intent on invading Taiwan - - and we've seen this kind of thing before:

"For months, indeed for years, the shadow of impending conflict has been ever present ... unhappily for the world, they have persisted in their attempt to extend their control over other peoples and countries, and to pursue their aggressive designs in wanton disregard ... it is this , this lust for conquest, this determination to dominate throughout the world, which is the real cause ... that today threatens the freedom of mankind."

- W.L. Mackenzie King - announcing Canada's decision to enter WWII

History on repeat?? Chicken Little theology? What say you?

Monday, September 12, 2005

Martin A Pussy When Dealing With China

I know many of us are so caught up in the corruption happening in our backyards that we forget that the abysmal leadership skills the PM has transcend our borders - as can be seen by his latest round of talks with China.

Martin's comments that he had a "serious" discussion with China about their treatment of Chinese citizens was at best weak and totally ineffective. In fact, the PM was told not to use the words "human rights" but the words "good governance and the rule of law".

I'm not sure if you know, but The Chinese Communist Party (CCP} is responsible for the deaths of an estimated 47-75 million people! Despite this fact, China’s leader was given a warm welcome by Martin.

In fact, both the Chretien and Martin governments have been very reticent to criticize China’s human rights abuses. Some of these abuses include forced abortions, religious and political repression, selling prisoner’s organs, mass executions, and torture.

But has anything changed? According to Amnesty International, conditions in China have deteriorated.

So is our trade with China important enough to continue to turn a blind eye to the abuses suffered by their citizens?

This article is definitely worth reading and will be of interest to anyone willing to hear some truths and facts about China - and our need to keep an eye on a country considered by the US as "the #1 threat to global security".

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bloggers Unite!

Take a few minutes today and complete this survey. The MSM would like to think that the blogsphere isn't influential. Let's prove them wrong!

Louis Vuitton Purses Easing Katrina Evacuees Anquish

Well, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing these low-life's taking advantage of the generosity of those who gave money to help the victims of Katrina.

You know what, I can't afford one of those pursues that retails for about $800 US. In fact, the $100 my family donated to the Red Cross to help them was probably a bit more than we could afford right... but we, like many of you, wanted to do something to help all of those left homeless and in need of our help.

Just as bad though is the store clerks who took the cards. The right thing to do (which in my opinion would have been to refuse the card) was overshadowed by their desire for the money that the sale bought them.

I just hope that my $100 wasn't used to buy a purse.

Going "Postal" In Ottawa

Oh the fun just never ends folks. Remember the gibberish about western alienation and a PM who vowed to end it?? So do I.

But if that is the goal, then I have but one question to ask. Why is my postal code used to discrimate against me if I apply for civil service work in Ottawa?

The answer is alphabetical Watson.

They only offer federal jobs to those in the G-P code zone. If your code falls within the R-Y codes, you can't work with the feds in Ottawa. They don't even bother to check credentials, you get sent to the auto shredder (if they even bother to shred it).

Keeping this in mind, even Swannie McLellan wouldn't qualify for a job in Ottawa. (Now hows that for representation Edmonton! An MP who allows job discrimation of the very people who elect her. I'm not sure who the bigger fool is, her - or the people that keep electing her!)

If you still think that perhaps today is April 1 and Aiz is pulling a fast one on you - think again. You can check out the whole article here.

Just another fine example of the Liberal's empty promises to include the West.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Blogger Roundup

Here are some blogging partners worth checking out:

Robot Guy - George was just down in New Orleans. He's a Calgarian living in the US and his post gives Albertan's a good idea of the size and magnitude of the path of destruction that he saw - Alberta style.

Paul at Roosevelt Avenue has been offering his two cents in the blogsphere for a long time, but just recently started his own blog. Today he discovers items in his house that should be turned over to NASA.

Taylor Is My Name is a recent discovery and a welcome addition to my Albera blogging family. Taylor has a musical instrument collection passion ... I know he'd love to hear what your's is.

Bald As You Wanna Be - Noneck is a newbie as well. He spends most of his day doing nothing (he works for the province of course!) and has taken up blogging in his spare time (which he has lot's of). He would appreciate your visit - cause he's lonely ... lol.

Fun Stuff Friday

It's that time again folks! Who doesn't love Friday's. Unless you live in Banff & Canmore this weekend - then maybe not (check out their weather forecast for the weekend). Luckily for us in Calgary it's just rain (I hope).

Enjoy today's selection. Boy, can this white guy

Have a great day everyone!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" - Sir Winston Churchill.

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