I'm a lovely Canadian lass with a mind of my own. So welcome to my dark side - you won't find any hidden agendas here!
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato
Friday, March 31, 2006
Alberta Alliance Party Elects Calgary Executive Council
Last night, local Calgary delegates voted in the 1st Calgary Executive Council.
Paul Hinman also paid us a visit and spoke about Ralph's 3rd way and his new neighbour, Lyle Oberg!
And the new Executive Council is:
President: Mike McCracken
VP Communications: Jane R (sorry Jane ... forgot how to spell your last name!)
VP Election Readiness: Travis Chase
VP Fundraising: Ina Givens
Secretary: Pamela Bridger
All positions were won by a 50% + 1 ballot count.
Congrats to all!
P.S. Politically interested folk are anxious to see how the PC AGM goes down tonight. Personally, I want Ralphie to stay around. It's fun watching the party implode around him.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Ten Coolest Robots
Robot Guy has a fascinating post today from TechEBlog about their top 10 choices for coolest robots.
He also provides a video of one, in particular, that moves and acts very much like a serpent.
Definitely worth a visit!
Thank You Prime Minister HarpMart
Looks like someone in the Whitehouse forgot to tell Press Secretary Scott McLellan that Canada has a new Prime Minister.
Problem solved! Just call him HarpMart and everything will be okey dokey!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Iceland Taps Volcanic Potential A Massive Energy Source
Icelandians are leading the way in tapping new energy sources by boring holes into active volcano's. The potential is there to possibly unharness as much as 10 times the geothermal power.
Did you know that over 90% of homes in Iceland are heated by geothermal energy?
Additionally, the Icelandians use the steam from these active fissures to produce electricity (from steam at around 240C, extracted from boreholes between 600 and 1,000m deep).
It is hoped the endeavour will also reveal more about the nature of mid-ocean ridges where new ocean floor is created.
You can read this fascinating article here.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Some Rather Interesting ... And Cool Links
If you're having a slow day and have a few minutes, check out some of these rather interesting websites:
Wanna know what US president had boils? How about malaria, or dental phobia? Then you will want to check out this site!
Your vibrator stop working? Then just look up the Sex Toy Pro. He can help!
If you are feeling the slighest bit morbid today, take a look at these suicide notes. Now - don't you feel better!
So you think you're smart eh? Try this test and then tell me if you feel the same.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Quick Links to TCS Posts
In a shameless shot at self-promotion, I thought I'd bring your attention to my own recent top postings. I haven't figured out a quick and easy way to duplicate posts on TCS over to Exposed, so I'll just give y'all the links here:
UNC Jeep Jihadist Sought Gun, Laughs During Witness Testimony
House Leftists Threaten to Block Anti-Gun-Crime Bill
Palestinian Education: Readin', Writin, & Dyin'
Friday, March 24, 2006
Here is a pretty neat site to check out. Just punch in your birthdate and you will get your own history gauge, like mine shown here.
You said your birthday is 1 / 30 / 1963
which means you are 43 years old and about:
46 years 3 months younger than Walter Cronkite, age 89
41 years 7 months younger than Nancy Reagan, age 84
38 years 8 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 81
31 years 4 months younger than Barbara Walters, age 74
29 years 2 months younger than Larry King, age 72
23 years 0 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 66
19 years 7 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 62
16 years 7 months younger than George W. Bush, age 59
11 years 6 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 54
7 years 3 months younger than Bill Gates, age 50
2 years 5 months younger than Cal Ripken Jr., age 45
3 years 5 months older than Mike Tyson, age 39
7 years 6 months older than Jennifer Lopez, age 35
12 years 11 months older than Tiger Woods, age 30
19 years 5 months older than Prince William, age 23
and that you were:
38 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
36 years old on the first day of Y2K
34 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
32 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
31 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
30 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
27 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
26 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
22 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
20 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
20 years old during Sally Ride's travel in space
18 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
16 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
13 years old on the U.S.'s bicentennial Fourth of July
11 years old when President Nixon left office
9 years old when Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot
6 years old at the time the first man stepped on the moon
5 years old when Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated
2 years old during the Watts riot
not yet 1 year old at the time President Kennedy was assassinated
(and now you know how old I am too!)
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Tom Cruise Halts South Park ... Bad Idea Tom
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Actor Tom Cruise threatened to boycott promotion of his upcoming Paramount Pictures film unless a sister cable TV network pulled a "South Park" rerun lampooning the Church of Scientology, industry sources said on Friday.
Instead of the Tom Cruise episode, the network aired reruns of two "South Park" episodes featuring the character Chef, voiced by veteran soul singer Isaac Hayes, also a Scientologist, who quit the show earlier this week.
In light of these transgressions, Exposed is providing the link to anyone who wishes to watch the episode, Trapped in the Closet. If you are a fan of South Park, I think you will enjoy it very much.
You can watch the South Park episode here. Hail Xenu!!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Woman Sues Over Farting Chair
Well, well... it never ceases to amaze me what NealeNews comes up with.
Here's a piece on a lawsuit over, of all things, a farting chair! Geez... how is having to sit on a farting chair at work grounds for a lawsuit?
While we're on the subject of such light topics, I'd like to provide a couple of related links which should get a good laugh.
Here's a spoof of a famous Britney Spears music video: Oops I Farted Again!
And here's a cartoon: Blasting Bin Laden , which might offend Jihadists!
Well, hold your nose and enjoy! Heh-heh!
Billy Really Needs Help!
Would you pay five thousand dollars to shake this man's hand?
And what's Dubya's daddy laughing about? Geez... them crazy old farts!
BTW, it's creepy how Billy's right hand almost seems to reach out from the monitor at one, doesn't it? Scary!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Hey Steve - Control Was A Spy Agency
Anyone who has had a control freak for a boss (better known as micromanagers), knows that life with these guys is about as exciting as getting dental work done.
You know the type ... always scrutinizing every detail of your work, telling you it's done THIS way and ONLY this way, won't let you make any decisions on your own, makes so many changes to your report, that he may as well have written it himself.
Didn't they drive you absolutely insane? Of course. And I am sure that is exactly what Stephen Harper is doing to his staff ... driving them insane.
As somone who has been managing people for almost 20 years, I can tell you that micromanaging is the best way to get the least amount from your employees. Why? Because most will be prone not to do anything unless told to - considering the boss is making all the decisions anyway.
It's demoralizing to employees at any level, and in private enterprise, these same managers have revolving doors when it comes to employee retention.
From my perspective, Mr. Harper would serve himself well to foster the talents his group possesses, in a more positive way, in order to get the best from them.
It isn't that you don't look over your employees work, especially on extremely important and sensitive matters, but you let them do the job that was given to them, instead of spending half your day reading letters they want to send to editors.
As Prime Minister, you have more important things to do then micromanage your staff - hand picked by you no less. So lighten up a bit Steve ... will ya.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Fun Stuff Friday
It's a cloudy, foggy, cold kinda day in Calgary ... perfect for a fun day with Mr. Cat In Hat.
These guys are pretty creative ... you gotta hand it to them. And I am absolutely positive that these guys had a hard time living these photos down.
Talk about cool cakes! These are almost too realistic looking.
These aren't your ordinary everyday garden bushes.
Oops. Can we reshoot that scene again please.
I hope you all have a great Friday ... and a good weekend!
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Breaking: "Crittermusings" Blogger Justthinkin' "Expresses" His Musings Towards the Left
Saddam Still Doesn't Get It... So...
Stupid old Saddam... still doesn't get it... still thinks he's hot shit... hell, still thinks he's in charge in Iraq. Good old Dubya realizes he must take the matter into his own hands. Here's a video clip someone sent in of Dubya explaining what's what to the stupid old goat-fornicating coot! Hmm... endless punishment... a good idea, I believe. Keep pounding the son of a dog, Dubya! Good work, Dubya!
Hypocrisy Thy Name Is Issac
Looks like the sexed up Chef, Issac Hayes, of South Park fame has quit, stating he is upset because the show insults religious ideologies and he has had enough.
I supsect it has something to do with an episode entitled, Trapped in the Closet, which takes on Issac's religion, Scientology, and shows Tom Cruise in a closet (Stan's), along with John Travolta as they try to convince a jewish kid to become a scientologist.
What makes Mr. Hayes insincere is that he didn't appear to have a problem with South Park when they lampooned gays, jewish people, fat people, sex with animals, transgender profiling, catholics, goth kids, stoners, hippies, Hitler, Nambla, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, God, Satan, handicap people .... well - you get the idea. Twas only when they took on scientology did Mr. Issac protest. Prior to this episode, he was more than happy to be receiving a paycheque from Matt Stone & Trey Parker, South Park creators.
Hey Issac -- with your music career in the "has been" category, you should have kept the only source of pay you have (outside of music residuals).
Chef's character was funny .... but somehow I suspect that the "kids" will end up with an equally good cafeteria chef starting next season.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
New Conservative Cartoonist!
Yo, folks... did a post a while ago but it had to be removed as it apparently screwed up this site's sidebar.... no biggie. It was just a few anti-moonbat pics with funny captions.
Speaking of funny stuff, y'all really gotta go see Aedan Cartoons ... wow! This guy is a real pro and could really clean up with his excellent artistic ability and conservative-bent commentary on current events. I'm bloody impressed and will be visiting that site all the time now!
Now I'll try and do the pictures this time without wreaking havoc on Exposed... here's a taste of Aedan's work:
Monday, March 13, 2006
Fun Stuff Friday ... On Monday!
I was going to do a Fun Stuff Friday, but needed to get my Blogger Roundup in. So to help you get over Monday, Exposed presents:
Mummy In Mommy
This story is a tale straight out of one of those newstand rags that also introduced us to Bat Boy ... except this tale is true!
(h/t Neale News)
See You In Hell
This guy has had one too many frigid girlfriends.
Wow ... talk about morhping!
Happy Monday one and all!
Friday, March 10, 2006
Friday is always a pleasant day to visit neighbours and say howdy since the pace of the day is typically slower and people more cordial. So please take a moment to stop by and say hello to some new blogging friends of Exposed.
Brian's Blog offers readers a variety of political and environmental topics, and even some lighthearted topics, such as today's funny mastercard commercials.
Here is what Brian has to say about himself, "I am one of those people who cares about environmental stewardship, probably due to my rural background, but also about fiscal conservatism. I promise my posts won't be entirely political though".
Gayle at Let Our Voices Be Heard is a witty gal who hails from the Lone Star State, Texas.
Gayle's blog is sure to entertain. If you are interested in the humourous side of politics and worldly issues, splashed with a dash of Gayle's no-nonsense approach to life, then make Gayle part of your daily read.
Please lend your support to fellow bloggers by taking a second to stop by and say hello. I know they appreciate it!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Calgary Executive Council Election Nominations
The Alberta Alliance is seeking nominations from anyone interested in running for a seat on the Calgary Executive Council. The following positions are open:
2) VP's: Marketing; Fundraising and Election Readiness
The President's position also entitles you to a seat on the Provincial Council. This will require some travel to Edmonton every now and then.
If any of our members are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't have a membership yet, why not for goodness sakes! We are one of the only right wing conservative choices available in Alberta!
If you support the Alberta Agenda,then please support the Alberta Alliance by getting your membership today.
Atlantic Canadian Amalgamation: One United Province?
(Also posted on The Canadian Sentinel)
Should the Atlantic provinces of Canada amalgamate someday into one single province?
Why or why not? I'd like to know what people think of this concept.
I believe it would help the region become self-sufficient and prosperous.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Harper Gives The One Two to Shapiro
No complaints about tubing this guy this guy Stephen. For someone with lot's of intellect, Shapiro certainly appeared to lack having any common sense!
Perhaps Harper can find an actual independent who isn't beholdin to any party?? I know .... it's a stretch for most of these politicians.
But in my opinion, that's when you will truly have an ethics comissioner with some actual teeth.
Do you agree/disagree that this is a good move on Harper's part?
Monday, March 06, 2006
Floating Luxury Ride
This would be an awesome ride ... don't you think?
You can read the whole story here.
Friday, March 03, 2006
CTF 8th Annual Teddies
Our good friends at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation recently held their annual Teddy Awards, which are given to "a government, public office holder, civil servant, department or agency that most exemplifies government waste, overspending, over-taxation, excessive regulation, lack of accountability, or any combination of the five."
The Teddies are named for Ted Weatherill, a former senior public servant, who was terminated in 1999 for “expenses incurred by him … incompatible with his position as Chairman of the Canada Labour Relations Board,” according to the Office of the Minister of Labour.
Here are a few category winners.
Provincial Award Winner:
Goes to the Manitoba government for their taxpayer-funded tummy-tucks. Regrettably for taxpayers, as many Manitobans languish on wait lists for a variety of medically necessary procedures, the government sees nothing wrong with trimming tummies at public expense.
Municipal Award Winner:
Goes goes to the City of Richmond. “If they handed out medals for wasting tax dollars, Richmond’s city council would sweep the podium.”
Lifetime Achievement Teddy — David Dingwall:
The Academy of Taxers and Spenders is pleased to present its Lifetime Achievement Teddy to David Dingwall. Mr. Dingwall has relied on a steady dose of tax dollars for most of his career. His constituents elected him three more times but finally sent him packing in 1997. “But that only whet his appetite for taxpayers’ money even more,” .
Records show that in 2004, Mr. Dingwall and his top associates racked up $846,464 in expenses for wining and dining, traveling the globe, limousines rides, and country club memberships. Some of the gems included:
$133,037 in foreign and domestic travel
$14,487 in foreign and domestic dining (which included a Mint-staff dinner at a swanky Ottawa restaurant that cost $5,693)
$5,297 for golf membership fees
$5,998 for leased vehicles (including limousine services) despite having a car available for use from the Royal Canadian Mint
The whole article is definitely worth checking out as many of the nominees are worthy of the title as well... including our own Mayor - Dave Bronconnier.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
A Sad Day for Exposed
I was just a little lass of 6 when the cutest boy I ever saw came across the movie screen. That was it! I was in love, and was determined to remain so until I was old enough to marry him.
Of course, it wasn't just me who was madly in love with Jack and this fantasy ... just about every little girl who saw Jack on the screen was!
Sadly, my dream, along with millions of little girls' dreams came to an end with the death of Jack Wild.
My first memory of this cutiepie was when he starred in Oliver. So cute he was that I ended up seeing the movie 3 times before my brothers and sisters wouldn't take me anymore!!
So imagine my delight to find him on TV 2 years later on HR Pufnstuf. Known as a psychedelically strange show, it made many references to the reefer culture, which was predominent in the early 70's. At my age, of course, the inuendos went right over my head, thankfully.
As I grew older and Pufnstuf went off the air, I lost track of Jack and his career, which was never as successful in adulthood as it was in childhood (unfortunately a truth for many child actors).
Luckily, I found a copy of HR Pufnstuf at the Blockbuster last year for a steal ... only $0.99 ... so I can always go back down memory lane anytime I choose.
But today is indeed a sad day for this little girl -- and many other little girls who have lost their "first love".
I think a watching of HR is in order today! God's speed Jack.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Ralph's Way .... Only A Week Behind the Mailman
Anyone who read my blog last week knows that I "exposed" King Ralph's allowance of private medical insurance -- even though he hadn't admitted it at the time.
In fact, we gave you a brief list of the 125 services which will become deregulated and allowed to be performed by private doctors who can bed hop into the public service and cherry-pick choice patients to work on whilst those sicker and more costly patients will be left to fend in the public system. This is bad medicine.
Seems also that Ralph is rewarding the insurance companies who took a hit on auto by allowing private insurance. Think I'm being too cynical?
Now don't get me wrong, I believe that people should have a choice where their money is spent, even if it is on your health, but allowing doctors to jump from private to public is wrong, wrong, wrong.
So is having to purchase insurance for health services. This almost ensures inferior treatment to pensioners, the monetarily challenged, or those with serious illness who only qualify after 2 years of suffering.
For the next 30 days you can provide your input to the government here (follow link on right hand side to submit your comments).
Personally, I think it's an exercise in futility, considering insurers are already rolling out their plans ... so regardless of your input, the PC's will go ahead with this plan.
Of course, Ralph didn't really lie -- he did say he would get public input ... he just never said that he wouldn't bother listening to any of it.