Wednesday, January 28, 2009

R.I.P. Coalition . . . .

Quelle surprise!

The liberal leader ignatieff caves to harper and puts stevie's nail gun to The Coalition, per 24 Hours.
Time to remove the logo from the sidebar, unfortunately.

It appears his plan is to let stevie wallow through the next couple of years and take the blame for the crappy economic situation. After he garners strength and name recognition he can "ride to the rescue" of Canada.

Never mind that he is obviously putting political positioning above the welfare of the Canadian people.

A pox on all their houses . . . .

Can You Say "Photo Op" ? ? ? ?

"Every Picture Tells a Story" - apologies to Rod Stewart.

Talk about your cheesy photo ops to promote your home renovation tax break:

Photo Credit: Reuters

Too bad it's not the last nail in the coffin of his government that stevie's workin' on there.

Feel free to enter your captions . . . .

UPDATE: Rex Murphy's take on "Tool Time" . . . .

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Taibbi = 1. Friedman = 0 . . . .

Matt Taibbi on AlterNet today gives the definitive "burn" to Thomas Friedman.



You too can fully understand the relationship between the size of Valerie Bertinelli's Ass and Happiness . . . .

H/T Lloyd

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One Word ? ? ? ?

Now wait a minute.

They're worried about one word being out of order?

How 'bout 8 years of bush's mind being out of order?

Fer cryin' out loud . . . .

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Countdown is "Ovah" * . . . .

* As they say in The South.

It's been a long time, but the Official George W. Bush "Days Left in Office" Countdown is registering the following:

The Official George W. Bush
"Days Left In Office" Countdown:

0 Days
Hrs 0 Min 00.0 Sec

Free at last, Free at last and now we can remove it from our sidebar.

We wish the new President all the best.

He'll need it to clean up the mess . . . .

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Size Does Matter . . . .

According to Antonia, anyhow:

Scientists have found that the pleasure women get from making love is directly linked to the size of their partner’s bank balance.

They found that the wealthier a man is, the more frequently his partner has orgasms.

“Women’s orgasm frequency increases with the income of their partner,” said Dr Thomas Pollet, the Newcastle University psychologist behind the research.

The rest of the story is here.

In today's economy and faltering financial situation, one has to wonder if sexual frustration isn't running rampant.

Time to start workin' on that money muscle, boys and girls* . . . .

* No information provided on same-sex partners.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Uncle Sam's Suckling Little Piggies . . . .

As only Lewis Black could explain:

End of story . . . .

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

US Progressives Delusional ? ? ? ?

Living here in Vancouver, BC, Canada for even a short period of time it is getting easier to see the faults in our local, provincial and national politicians.

It takes a great local journalist to bring one back to reality once in a while.

Today, it was Bill Tieleman of Vancouver 24 Hours turn to do the honours:

Too conservative for Canada?
By BILL TIELEMAN - January 13, 2009

Imagine where a Canadian politician who held the following positions would fit in our political system:

This politician opposes legalizing same-sex marriages.

He has no problem with citizens owning handguns - but proposed limiting their purchase - to one per month.

This politician wants to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan - and to keep them there for years instead of withdrawing them in 2011.

He thinks Robert Gates, U.S. President George W. Bush's Secretary of Defence, has done an excellent job in the Iraq war.

The politician is willing to restrict late-term abortions for women and admits he's not sure at what point a human being gets human rights.

So who did he choose to deliver a prayer before a major political event?

A controversial fundamentalist Christian pastor who has called abortion "a holocaust" and who campaigned in California for the successful Proposition 8, which bans gay marriages.

This politician has described government-run public health care as "an extreme" that leads to high taxes and is "wrong" while supporting private health insurance as the best option.

And despite saying that he has done more than anybody to "take on lobbyists and won" - this politician just appointed one to a top position.

So, where would you place this politician on the Canadian political scene?

An elected representative with these policies that are so obviously way out of line with Canadian mainstream values and popular opinion would likely lead a fringe party far to the right of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, with little hope of political success.

But in the United States - his name is President-Elect Barack Obama.


Just make sure that you don't get caught up in next week's Obama-mania and miss the fact that the new American president is in many ways far more conservative than any of Canada's political leaders.

Granted, Canadian politicians - stephen harper in particular - leave a lot to be desired at times.

When one compares them to those south of the 49th, however, we're fortunate.

It's up to all of us to make the political picture here even better . . . .

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Check 'Em Out . . . .

Check out another US-to-Canada immigration blog in our blogroll.

Canadian Boomdiada is another great resource for those of you contemplating or navigating the immigration process.

Good stuff . . . .

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Polar Bear Swim 2009 . . . .

On New Year's Day since 1920 a bunch of fools brave souls take it upon themselves to partake of the Vancouver Park Board's Polar Bear Swim in English Bay.

This being the first time I am in the city on the event, it was a "must see" this afternoon. The water temperature was probably somewhere between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius. (43 - 46 degrees Fahrenheit) Lots of hard nipples and shrinkage going on, no doubt.

Here's a few pics of the festivities:

Before you ask: Nope. Ain't never gonna happen, ya'll . . . .

New Year, New Look . . . .

A new year is a good reason to change the MTV format.

The previous green was a bit too green on my MacBook and it was bothering me.

Happy 2009 to all . . . .