Friday, January 16, 2009

What do you get when you cross Dumbo with a Cod's Wallop?

John Baird.

Minister Baird is quoted recently as having said " the legislation is antiquated in that they protect tiny creeks.", in regards to changing the Environmental Assessment Process.

I wonder if Baird has ever walked the length of a tiny creek to see where it goes? I wonder if he paid attention in Science class when he was a kid and listened to discussions about how creeks flow into bigger creeks or rivers, and rivers into etc. etc.? I guess it depends on what you intend to construct on or over the creek, but that's where the the Green Parties position comes in. If you let those who do the development hire the people doing the Environmental assessment, just about anything can happen. I believe it is referred to as grease, in some circles.


  1. Newfie men prove once again that the rest of us male yahoos don't hold a patch to them . . .
    Marijuana Filled Firewood

    'Hello, is this the Police Office?'

    'Yes. What can I do for you?'

    'I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor Jack Murphy . . . He's hidin' marijuana inside his firewood! Don't quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he's hidin' it there.'

    'Thank you very much for the call, sir.'

    The next day, twelve Police Officers descend on Jack's house, searching the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but find no marijuana. They sneer at Jack and leave.

    Shortly, the phone rings at Jack's house.

    'Hey, Jack! This here's Floyd . . . did the Police come?'


    'Did they chop your firewood?'


    'Happy Birthday, buddy!'

    (Newfies know how to get'er done)
    Willkomen, bienvenue and welcome to The Land Of The Mighty Chuxter!

    In the Okanagan Valley, we've been fogged in for several days now, which has shut down the airport, as well as lots of brains connected to people.

    "poppavox said... Hello Charles". -- Hello Robert. Interesting that both of us have been saying the same thing (relatively speaking) for longer than a year, Garth picked up on what we said, and because he has a much wider audience, was far more effective in spreading the news.

    Politics aside, it is very clear that Canada is following the US in spending as quickly as they can, yet even now in light of record fed. / prov. deficit spending, adding to the total debt load which is then passed on to the following generation, who don't have a hope in hell of ever paying it back or off.

    I suppose there will always be those who can't see the forest for the trees, though. Sooner or later, they will learn!
    Herb said... Chuxster, ". . . trying to move us to Nanaimo for years, and I've been hanging on in tropical Ottawa brandishing the excuse that our kids need us."

    Hello Herb. Having lived in the Channel Island of Jersey for 18 years (just off France), and now having a sister- and brother-in-law living in Victoria, retired friends in Qualicum Beach and another friend in Parksville (who bought herself a very nice 3-bdrm. modular home), I can only tell you what they have told us:

    From the middle of Oct. through mid-March, it is grey skies, windy, rainy / raining and generally quite miserable.

    The remainder of the year is not that bad, so it is a pschological POV.

    Food and other items will be more expensive, as they have to be imported. Depending upon the location chosen to live, it will be a major culture shock, making new friends, getting used to all the amenities, etc.

    Supermarkets are not as big on the island compared to the mainland, so a good bet is to get involved with Farmer's Markets, local co-ops, different things, etc.

    Nanaimo is roughly a couple hours' north of Victoria, maybe a little longer. The main hwy. does not have the greatest reputation, but I understand the prov. govt. has been upgrading it over the last few years.

    It comes down to whether a couple wants to make that kind of a switch in their lives. Sandy and I did it when the boys were young, and although it was hard at first, the family is well settled now. Hope this helps a little.

    I recommend not questioning anyone's sanity about Trunk Monkeys, and don't even talk about CRAP!

  2. Thanks for the lowdown, Charles. I'll keep fighting, although there is some truth to the rumour that there are only two seasons in Ottawa, July and winter.

  3. What's a cod's wallop? Would the cod be climbing the elephant or vice versa? Wouldn't the cod explode if it tried to mate with the elephant?

    Being silly, I know.

    I don't think any of them have any interest in the environment. Good pretenders.

    Did anyone catch Jennifer's entry of the town hall meeting with Lisa Ratt?

  4. Dee, I'm glad you asked. I was having a spot of fun there. I'll try to be brief. Having had the misfortune to be subjected to the carryings on of Mr. Baird on occasion, I have come to the conclusion that he is a peculiar version of the many species that we share this earth with, and cannot be described via the use of normal language. The term Cod's Wallop originates in Jolly Old England, and is one I recall my old Mother using to describe such persons. It refers to those inclined to be bombastic huffing and puffing blowhards,who in the course of trying to influence the opinions of others, rarely fail to stick their foot in their oversized mouths. So imagine a big Cod fish, with his cheeks sucking in, then bulging out and tiny bubbles emerging from its oral cavity.

    Then cross that with a large creature such as an elephant, one not known for its grace and incorporate the vision of the cartoon character Dumbo, as in not too smart, and voila....

    As far as the breeding mechanics are concerned, that might well present a spot of bother. I expect it would be best accomplished in a laboratory.

  5. Dee, I would be interested in Lisa Raitt's town hall meeting. That would be the Jennifer that used to post at

  6. Here you go Gilligan:

    And this is the Liberals Online feedcluster:

    The last link was started as a breakaway from liblogs??

    Thank you for the definition of Cod's Wallop. I really didn't know what it meant.

    Mary Ann

  7. Dee, I'm sure few know what that means, but by virtue of the words, it can create wonderful imagery. I found the new lib roll a after you or someone else mentioned it recently. I've been keeping an eye on it and posted a few things there. Some of those bloggers I had read before and thought them to be quite good. Something else I noticed there was a comment on Kinsella being added to liblogs then another indicating he had taken over the aggregate. ??? I'm curious. I did notice the new layout.

    I check on Kinsella some, and saw a recent entry concerning the person who started the site and it indicated they were now close. It certainly looks like something is afoot.

    Not that recent polls mean a great deal, but I'm wondering if the new Libs aren't looking too much like a reasonable facsimile of Harper. It seems to me, if people like Harper, they will vote for Harper.

  8. Oh, and Mary Anne, Ginger and Mrs. Howell are still up for grabs. And the Skipper too! Just sayin'

  9. I'm not a big follower of politics so I don't think my opinion matters much in the grand scheme. Don't want to give any fodder.

    Something might be going on. I'll leave the speculation for the political soap opera divas.