Archive for: October 2008

October 17, 2008

Taking A Break

Filed under: Blogosphere,Site News — Dennis @ 12:23 pm

Call it blogger burnout. Call it post-election exhaustion. Call it too many projects and not enough hours in the day. Hell, call it George, if that’s what turns your crank. Either way, I’m taking a break.

As of today, I’m going to do everything I can to try and keep my damned trap shut for at least the next two weeks (unless something really jumps up and pisses me off, of course) and just plain relax for a change.

Don’t worry, I’ll be coming back (always do) just as soon as I’ve had time to recharge the ol’ batteries and enjoy a little R&R. Until then, if anybody wants me, I’ll be at the range.  Or, more likely, in the hammock…

Time to relax...

Hope to see you all again real soon.

October 14, 2008

Well, I Did My Part…

Filed under: Canada,CPC,John Q Public,Politics — Dennis @ 11:45 am

… now it’s time for you to get out and do yours. Yes, folks, I just got back from casting my vote for the only party that I trust to run this country anymore. Now, it’s your turn.

So, if you live in London North Centre, get off the damned couch and get your butt to the nearest polling station and cast your vote for Paul Van Meerbergen. If you live someplace else, get out and vote for whoever happens to be your local Tory.

Let’s face it folks, the sooner we get a majority, the better (yes, I KNOW I’m being stupidly optimistic and I don’t give a damn).

Now all I have to do is wait for the results to start rolling in…

And, because we could all use a good laugh by now (thanks Paul):

The election was too close to call. Neither the Conservative Party nor the Liberal Party had enough
votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things.

The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election. Therefore, it was decided that there should be an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to
determine the winner.

After much back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest take place on a remote frozen lake in northern Manitoba . There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent out
separately on this isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties.

At the end of the first day, Steven Harper returned to the starting line and he had ten fish. Soon, Dion returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having another ‘bad hair’ day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day. ( A do-over)

At the end of the 2nd day Harper came in with 20 fish and Dion came in again with none. That evening, Jack Layton & Elizabeth May got together secretly with Dion and said, ‘Dion, I think Steven Harper is a low-life, cheatin’ son-of-a-gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and don’t even bother with fishing.
Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.’

The next night (after Steven Harper returns with 50 fish), Layton said to Dion, ‘Well, tell me, how is Steven Harper cheating?’

Dion replied, ‘Jack, you’re not going to believe this, but he’s cutting holes in the ice.’

For all of you who have been nagging for it, here’s my prediction:

  • Conservatives: 160
  • Librano$: 75
  • Dippers: 22
  • Blocheads: 51
  • Greenz: dick all

That’s right: that’s how I think it’s gonna turn out. I can always edit it later to maintain my infallibility 😛

October 13, 2008

Doing It Right

Filed under: Canada,CPC,Good Stuff,Military,Traditions,Video — Dennis @ 1:10 pm

Some in the media have elected to piss and moan (surprise, surprise) about Prime Minister Harper having decided on the course of having “suspended news conferences for the duration of the election campaign.”  They act like he’s somehow gone and shut them out.  Poor babies.

I disagree.  I think there is really only one interview left to give in this campaign, and the PM damned well gave it:


Filed under: 'Toons,Canada,Politics — Dennis @ 8:16 am

… this just about sums it up.

October 11, 2008

This Is What Happens …

Filed under: BS,Canada,Greens,Grits,Politics,Skullduggery — Dennis @ 10:06 pm

… When you TOO blatantly whore yourself off. After all, it’s one thing to put your own sorry self up for bids but it’s another altogether to ask everyone else in the boat with you to bend over and grab their ankles.


On the off chance that you haven’t heard, the more devout amongst the Green Gaggle® are getting themselves righteously pissed off at Ellie May’s bullshit.

Back when Ellie was pissing and moaning about not being allowed to hang out with the cool kids at the leaders’ debates on the TV, damned near every conservative (and even quite a few lefty) commentor, blogger, journalist and other bipeds pointed out that it would amount to nothing more than allowing the Lieberals to have not one, but two reps at the debates. The Greens are a kook fringe; most of their “support” comes from the fact that they’re where some folks park protest votes and that’s it. Period. They had no business at the debates (neither did the Blocheads, but that’s another rant).

Despite denials, verybody and their gerbil knew that Ellie’s gang was a wholly owned asset of the Librano$. Everybody, that is, except apparently some of the people who were running for office under her party’s banner:

ORILLIA – Green Party Leader Elizabath May is confusing her own candidates with talk of supporting Stephane Dion for prime minister, says the Green candidate for Simcoe North.

Valerie Powell is equally incensed at the Liberals, who she says are engaging in “old political tricks” by trying to appeal for Green voters at the last minute.

May is “making it definitely confusing, and a lot of a Green candidates are really upset,” Powell said at the Orillia Farmers Market today, where Dion showed up at a rally to back the local Grit candidates. “It’s confusing for us as candidates.

Confusing?? You’ve been sold out,plain and simple. What’s so confusing about that? :?Idiot.

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May has “sold out” her Green Party candidates and volunteers with her call for strategic voting in close ridings, a former deputy leader of the party says.

David Chernushenko, who lost to Ms. May in 2006 for the party leadership, said her comments will confuse and likely demoralize her supporters in the final days of the campaign.

“Every candidate deserves to be fairly considered for a vote, and I don’t believe in strategic voting and I don’t believe that any Green candidate, volunteer or donor should be sold out,” Mr. Chernushenko said in a phone interview yesterday.

Asked if that is what he believes Ms. May has done, his answer was yes.

Well, at least he gets it.

October 10, 2008

Brainfartgate Part III

Filed under: Canada,Grits,Moonbattery,Politics — Dennis @ 1:30 pm

Ah yes, Brainfartgate© (Hey, why the hell not? Nobody else has bothered to give the damned thing a name, have they?), the gift that just keeps on giving.

Seriously, I couldn’t have more fun with a train wreck on TiVo.  In Smell-O-Visionâ„¢.

You’ve heard the fart, you’ve seen the noses wrinkle, now let’s see what else we have in Santa’s great big sack…

  • Ol’ Steve’s on the hapless bugger like a pit bull on a mailman:

    “His answer is, in French and in English, ‘I don’t have a plan. Yes, I criticized the prime minister, but I don’t actually have a plan other than a carbon tax. Please elect me so I can develop one.”‘

  • Dion calls Harper a great big meanie.
  • Dion plays the “I’m disabled and don’t speak English” card:

    He also pointed out that he has a slight hearing problem and that he was doing the interview in his English, his second language.

  • Some bozos jumped on that bandwagon (NP? WTF??):

    But spare some empathy for Mr. Dion. It’s the end of a grueling campaign, the man has admitted to a hearing impairment and the question was open to interpretation while being phrased in Mr. Dion’s second language.

  • Steve (Janke-not-Harper) isn’t buying that line:

    The question was not really that hard to understand. Sure, it was bit more complicated than “What’s your favourite colour?” or “What’s the average air speed of an African swallow?”

  • Andrew (no apparent relation to Harry) Potter over at MacLean’s wants to shoot the messenger:

    This is worse than the Chretien face-paralysis attack ad. CTV just won Dion the election.

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