Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Hunting of the Haggis

Got yer Haggis huntin gear on??

I hope so, as Haggis season opened at high noon yesterday.

Prizes include a fine Balblair Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.

Check it out

Have fun and good luck!

Calgary Blogger Free Booze Festival

Calling all Calgary bloggers.

Ever wonder who are the brains behind the blog?? Now's your chance.

Cannuckistan Chronicles is paying for brewskies this Saturday at Ranchman's on MacLeod Trail. Follow the Free Booze link on Richard's site to RSVP.

It's a great chance to get together and cheer on the opposition as they work to take out those swine Liberals.

Remember, friends don't let friends vote Liberal/NDP.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Voiceover Guys

Check this out.... how many of these voices will you recognize??

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Look Who Stole Xmas

Do you think their conscious will grow 3 times that day?

Friday, November 25, 2005

Ralph Running for Leadership of Federal LiberTories

That's my take on it. Whether it's doling out cash to Quebecers, or schmoozing Ontareeaireeoo with "Harper is a loser" rhetoric, Ralphie is giving it (our taxes dollars) and getting it (duck tape suggested usage Red Green would be proud of).

Sound very LiberTory to me. No matter how you slice it, a minority gov't is bound to be a reality and both current leaders will be turfed out for some fresh meat.... and why not some Alberta beef in the form of Ralphie. Senatorship? To boring for him... Prime Ministership???

What do you think Ralphie is up to?

Monday, November 21, 2005

From The Not Too Swift Files Comes This One...

(KSL News, Utah) Police now say an argument caused a 21-year-old man to jump from a moving truck in South Jordan.

Tyler Poulson was riding with his brothers last night when he became offended by one of them using profanity. Poulson, who recently returned from an LDS mission, threatened to get out of the truck if he continued.

One of the men, not thinking he would, told Poulson to.

Earlier police said the car was going about 35 miles an hour when Poulson opened the door and jumped. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Alberta Alliance Leadership Convention

The day has finally arrived to vote. I will be in Red Deer for the next few days attending the various Alliance functions, hob knobbing in the hospitality suites, attending policy meetings, schmoozing it up with Richard Evans from Cannuckistan Chronicles ... and most importantly ... voting in a new leader.

I still haven't decided. It's a first for me because when it comes to voting, I usually have my mind made up beforehand. But not this time. My two choices are both strong candidates (Paul Hinman and David Crutcher). I think once I see them in action, ask a few questions, and look them in the eye, I will know.

I am excited about the prospect of meeting some of my fellow bloggers and I hope this will forge an even stronger alliance in our fight for democracy.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Best Rejected Advertising - Print Campaigns

Not all advertising makes it into your paper and tv. In fact, many are rejected and withdrawn due to consumer complaints.

Here are a few examples so you can see what I mean.

Objections were made to the Advertising Standard Authority about this Easy Jet ad that appeared in several papers and on billboards around Britain.

Some complainants objected that the picture was offensive and demeaning to women. One objected because it trivialised the war in Iraq.
The advertisers stated that this was the latest of a series of topical, humorous and irreverent advertisements. They believed the ad was not sexist or demeaning to women, and asserted that they had received positive feedback from both male and female customers.

The complaints were not upheld by the Authority. They considered the ad light-hearted and humorous and concluded that the advertisement was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence.

This ad, from the Russian Finance Magazine, was banned in Moscow. The poster company was instructed to tear down 100 posters after receiving a letter from Igor Presnyakov, chairman of the Moscow Committee for Advertising and Information.

The campaign was judged immoral by the Committee.

Magazine publisher, Igor Maltsev, said he didn't realise what the posters were supposed to represent. "I thought the currencies were dancing on our poster, but after hearing from Mr. Presnyakov, I saw that, yes, maybe, this is a love scene."

There is no centralized advertising standard authority in the United States. Instead there are separate industry organizations that publish advertising codes of standard - the adherence to which is voluntary.

Although no direct standards, the use of stuffed animals for any product not marketed to children is generally discouraged within the industry.

The poster at right from Roger Avary’s 2002 film Rules of Attraction was considered offensive and was banned in the US. Not surprising, Canada allowed the use of the poster.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Liberals Get You Coming Or Going

Are you excited about the potential of receiving a whole $85 (give or take) back from the Liberal gov't in order to secure your vote for their 12 years of fiscal mismanagement, thievery, blatant lying and anti-western semantics??

My oh my... how cheaply some people can be bought. And what an insult to your intelligence.

The best way to show your displeasure is by wiping out the Liberal Party. Show them that you want Canada to remain a democracy, despite their best efforts to destroy it. A vote for Liberal is a certain vote for separation in Quebec ... and with numbers sure to grow in the West.

And here is another Liberal that loves sticking it to you.

6.5% property tax increase and 18% water increases over the next two years doesn't faze this fast spending Mayor. In fact, not much fazes him. Reason? In typical Liberal fashion, Dave purchased his way (million dollar campaign contributions) into the mayorship and garnered a whopping 11% of popular vote in the last election. Of course, if less than 20% of people come out and vote then what the hell do you think you're going to end up with??

With no vision, no cost cutting measures, no creative thinking and only one Alderman complaining (in no part I am sure due to pressure she is getting from her unionist contributors), Calgarians continue to pay a hefty price for the privilege of living under Liberal control.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Cure For Lonely Pets??

Got a lonely pet at home when you go off to work??

Well those days are over!! Just tune into
DogCatRadio and let them listen all day long. They'll forget you even left!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Now How Weird Is This??

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - A West Virginia woman was convicted of neglect after she admitted removing a nursing home patient's time-release pain patch and sucking out the medication, the attorney general's office said Thursday. Megan Oglesbee, 21, of Keyser, W.Va., pleaded guilty Thursday in Allegany County District Court to one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Judge Noel Spence sentenced Oglesbee to 18 months in jail, all suspended, and placed her on three years supervised probation. Oglesbee will be required to complete substance abuse treatment, submit to drug testing and is barred from caring for vulnerable adults.

Oglesbee was fined $1,000, which was also suspended, and ordered to pay $57.50 in court costs.
According to the attorney general's office, Oglesbee was working as a nursing assistant at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Westernport on Oct. 15, 2004. A patient in her care had been prescribed a 72-hour transdermal pain patch. The day after the patch was applied, Oglesbee removed it, stuck a pin in the patch and sucked out the medication, authorities said.

Oglesbee then asked another nursing assistant to help her reapply the patch to the patient. The second assistant became suspicious, and Oglesbee admitted removing the patch, officials said.

(AP-CS-11-10-05 2059EST)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Remembrance Day From A Different Perspective

Today I am going to introduce you to my grandfather, Albert Burtenshaw, a proud Merchant Marine.

Burt loved the water. He joined the MM at the age of 16 and when called to duty, he courageously sailed until his last day of service in 1944, when he was blown off a mercantile ship a few miles off the coast of Nova Scotia during the long, drawn out Battle of the Atlantic.

Of course, this was not the first time Burt had been torpedoed off a vessell ... it was his 3rd!!

The role of the MM during WWII was to deliver troops, ammo, equipment, food and other goods, clothing, bombs, planes - you name it. Although considered civilians, they faced the same dangers as the regular enlisted navy.

Burt served with pride and distinction. He never complained and always said the guys in the army were the heroes.

Although he never spoke much about his time in the war, one of the memories forever etched in his mind was that of his attempt to save a ship's nurse during the sinking of the 2nd vessell he was on. His efforts proved futile.. only to swim with her 3 miles to find her dead.

The years of drinking spent after the war did little to ease the pain of this memory, nor any of the other nightmares that scarred his psyche. He died of cancer and alcohol related illness in 1979 at the age of 69.

As a kid, I did not appreciate the depth of his anguish, nor the supreme sacrifice he made for his country and family. I also never thanked him. Today, I want him to know that I understand ... I finally understand.

Rest well Gramps ... and THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY.

Here is some info about the Merchant Marines, compliments of the War Amps:

- If a ship was sunk, the survival rate for the crew was only 50%.

- One in 7 mariners serving aboard merchant ships in WWII died in the line of duty. The merchant ships faced dangers from U-boats, mines, armed raiders and destroyers, aircraft, and the elements.

- During 1942, there was an average of 33 Allied mercantile ships sunk each week.

- The casualty rate for civilian sailors Merchant Seamen was far higher than that of all the armed services combined. In the first two years of the war, merchant seaman deaths (attributed to enemy action) reached a staggering 25,000 mostly British but including Canadian sailors.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Blogroll RoundUp

Let's see what some of my blogging friends are up to today:

Celestial Junk discusses the impact of Adscam and the Gomery reports on Quebec, and the separationist movement that seems to be growing stronger every day.

Bill at Either Orr exposes some dastardly Torontonians who deliberately skipped several miles of a 26 mile marathon during a recent U.S. Marine Corps Marathon — and then had the chutzpah to accept medals for "finishing" the event.

TonyGuitar has a new fresh site that looks great. Today he discusses how Lafleur Communications is enjoying your taxes buying property in Costa Rica. (Pays to be well connected - ed).

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Vampires Kill Fest In Brazil - Head Count: 23

Tventy One .... Tventy Two ... Tventy Three ... ha ha ha ha.

Responsible for over 23 deaths in Northern Brazil, this is an unprecedented event in their country's history. Check it out at this

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

PM's Trashy Mouthpiece

Word has it that during a recent round of drunkeness at the National Press Club, Reid and Don Martin of National Post/Calgary Herald fame got into it.

Martin, who was promised an interview in April with the PM, was mad as hell that his interview is now almost 6 months overdue.

Pissed that Martin was upset, Reid starts slagging on about Alberta, thereby pissing Martin off (although Martin doesn't live in Calgary anymore). The "Fuck You"s start and Martin makes a comment to Reid that his trashing of Alberta is not in line with the PM's intent, which is to alleviate western alienation.

Reid's comment: "Alberta can blow me". Martin responded with a shoulder check and a beer spill all over whiner Reid's suit.

The unfortunate part of this story??? - Martin apologized.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Ugoff PickUp Lines

My daughter says I am crazy... and perhaps she is right.

The other day however, I couldn't help but laugh as I overheard
this coming out of her computer. When I asked her what it was, she said Ugoff (pronounced oogoff).

So besides a laugh - enjoy these original pickup lines (for boys and girls). Hey, who knows, maybe some of these lines will help you get a date. And remember ... if you were a cookie, you would be made with "cutiechips".

P.S. For those of you who don't know who Ugoff is.. he is a British fashion designer who is pretty popular with the younger crowd.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Captain Canada?

Now that is one scary nightmare.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Mint - Not Taxpayers Fund Massages

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Seems our favourite "entitlement" driven lobbyist turned chief money maker has a yen for massages, which have been found on his expense reports.

In particular, one involved a cash advance from a Thailand BKK hotel, of which, $2,000 baht (or about $60 Cdn) was used for a "massage".

According to the anonymous source, for $2,000 baht you get more than just a regular Thai massage (which at the most is $100 baht/hour). For $2,000 baht, you get the very nice "Turkish" massage, which apparently includes several forms of sexual play.

Wow. Isn't it great knowing that the Mint pays for Dingwall's dick to get played with (discussion of diseases caught by Thai prostitutes is another post) .. and not taxpayers.

Whew... that' s a relief.

P.S. Begs the question... why was someone bitching about a pack of gum???

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

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