Tuesday, March 24, 2009

When Oliver looked into his bowl this morning,

he said "not enough". Gee willikers, what does it take to keep Oliver's bowl topped up satisfactorily? Yesterday was of course a winner on the Stock Markets, in response to the announced $1.15 trillion in goodies money from the US Fed, but today it's back to more Grimm tales.


Not much to report so far today. Some talk about the $60 million our gov. is spending to stream line EI and extend benefits by 5 weeks, which is good given the bad. The blogging liberals were of little inspiration today as many are focused on their outrage over some dumb show on Fox network. Sheesh, no end to the shiny things. I did find what seemed like an interesting discussion on Red Tory's site about government programs and incentives to scrap older cars and buy new (ish), but that degraded into a scrap over building a realistic Canadian auto manufacturing reality. Another site got all uppity over some comedic treatment of a particular Religious group. Saints preserve me. There was one article based on an article Iggnatieff did for the New York Times recently. The only thing outstanding about that was how unremarkable it was and that it somehow got published in such a major newspaper.

That's zit for now. Later Gators.


Here's the link to the NYT article by Ignatieff.



  1. We bid farewell to the final two jokes of the series . . .
    7) I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.

    Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95.

    I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream.

    And that's when the fight started . . .
    8) I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

    'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'

    He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?'

    'Nah, she can order for herself.'

    And that's when the fight started . . .
    Further, has anyone put toilet paper in the fridge? There is a reason for it (damn funny) . . .

    Lotsa fun today, as nuttin's happening anywhere. Or maybe I'm in The Trilite Phone somewhere. Whatever!

    " . . . not enough. . . . more Grimm tales." Well, whaddya know?

    The Greedy Ones, who don't know where to stop, want more and more and more. Etc., etc.

    Let them have it. One way or the other, we're down the hole, so may as well enjoy the ride!
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY! (Courtesy wrh.com)

    " It doesn't take a genius to pump up the GNP [of a developing country] by burning down rainforests, using slave labor and social repression to keep things in place." -- Hazel Henderson, economist

    Say, isn't that is what's happening now?
    EI and bankruptcies are on the rise. -- http://www.bnn.ca/news/8060.html
    One of the effects of folk who lose their jobs / incomes -- food banks suffer. Same thing is happening here as well. -- http://tinyurl.com/cjmars

  2. OM gosh! Charles, I'm glad I had a pee just before watching that video. While he was in the middle of his description, I'm thinking sounds like the stuff they give you before a colostomy scope. And voila!

    I saw the figures on bankruptcies earlier and thought I was living the early nineties over again. Food banks are something people on the net should be talking about more, and boosting as much as possible. A lot of people are going to need them in the coming months.

  3. Heh.



    I'm not a big fan of Ignatieff. If he wins next election it will be minority.

    Jen hit the nail on the head. I know Jen feels some sort of loyalty to the Libs but I don't. I was loyal to Dion/Mr. Garth. At least there is peace within the party and members are changing their Depends on a regular basis. No leakage. ;)


    Have to play catch up with all the links Charles posted.

    Peace dudes.

  4. Charles?

    I never thought anyone could make a colonoscopy skit funny, but he did. Thank you.

    Why aren't there more Brits protesting this?


    One writer makes a good point about 90M pounds and the threat still growing.




  5. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1073714.html


  6. Things always happen in threes, i.e., birth / life / death or beginning / middle / end. There have been two volcanic eruptions on the Ring Of Fire which have belched over the past two weeks; now this. -- http://tinyurl.com/cgpqym
    Another govt. falls. Iceland, Hungary, now this along with a few others.

    Get the impression that folk are mighty steamed as to what is happening, yet don't have the faintest idea of how to cope with it? -- http://tinyurl.com/ctyhsv
    Throughout recorded history, there has been only one -- ONE -- army that invaded Af'stan, and held it for only three years -- the army of Alexander The Great. All others have tried and failed.

    Harper said the Cdn. forces will be finished there in 2011; don't count on it. -- http://tinyurl.com/djohgt
    Roughly what Garth says about Canada. Could be longer. 'tho. -- http://tinyurl.com/cmmqt7
    Hee-r-r-r-r-e-e-e-e-'s Bernie! -- http://tinyurl.com/d5a78b
    Anyone could see this coming a mile off. The US doesn't support a world currency, so maybe Russia, China and a number of others leave the greenback. -- http://tinyurl.com/d4ktyj

  7. Someone?


    Someone pointed out, on one of the boards, the quote "get rid of the gentiles"----The use of gentiles and not arabs by the Rabbis.

    ???????? Why aren't there more people concerned by all this???????

    I have to wonder if all the 'outside' interference eggs both sides on somehow. Too naive in my thinking?

  8. Something I found on a page in one of the links above, about US prison systems and changes that are being carried out due to current economics also holds the basis of some considerations regarding the Israeli/Gaza issues. The story outlines how many US States are rethinking their current expenditures and making significant adjustments. I'm going to do a brief post on it shortly, but I mention it in response to Dee's query as I think there is a valuable parallel that can be drawn between the two. That being how governments react differently when they are pinched for funds, and I'm inclined to think this strategy might be useful in the Israel/Gaza situation.

    It appears that as long as the World is willing to provide sufficient aid to Gaza and the US is willing to funnel billions into Israel, which in all likelihood supports their military expenditures, then little positive change will come about. This is something that has been in my mind for quite a while.

    I'm inclined to think that if the supporters of Hamas were the only ones able to provide aid, they wouldn't be nearly so inclined to supply weapons. And if the US didn't fund Israels military, they might well be more pliable and interested in a lasting solution. This may sound simplistic, but the current methods aren't working, and often times solutions are not so much complicated as they are resisted by special interest groups. Add religious whackamolies to the equation, and reason will never triumph on it's own. Hit them where it hurts most, in their bank accounts.