Sunday, April 5, 2009

We passed a Milestone today. Did you notice?

It just dawned on me we topped 10,000 hits on the counter today. Not too shabby given we are not associated with an aggregate, nor make any focused self promotion efforts elsewhere. I have noticed some other bloggers hit numbers recently, with one prominent liberal blog which has existed a great deal longer showing 167,000 total hits, and another writing about increased traffic since joining Liberalsonline and having an average of 72 visitors per day. We are averaging 120.

Either we have a fair number of lurkers, or we are very popular with a few people for whatever reasons. So a message to our possible lurkers, quit lurking and speak up. Given that there is actually only about six of us who prattle on here, I have been considering giving the members of the collective a numerical designation.

Just call me One of Six.


  1. Actually I forgot Linda, probably cuz we haven't heard from her in a while.

    Maybe I should go over to Dead Animals and pick a fight. That should generate some traffic.

  2. Maybe I should go over to Dead Animals and pick a fight. That should generate some traffic.

    Nah, that's something Harpie or one of his minions would do. ;)

    Linda is probably lurking.

    Not ready for the Cha-Cha yet Charles?? You sound like you're good spirits and that's more than half the battle.

    There was a really good comment posted on Krugmans blog, #28;

    Given Carney is proposing buying private debt.....

    That's why our loonie is tanking right now, overnight trading. I don't know why we need to do that??

  3. Ah yes banks are hoarding capital and expanded lending is needed. Sigh.

    I guess people will be using credit to keep themselves above water. That's what some people are doing as Mulchair rightly pointed out. Crap!

  4. I am The Baker's Dozen, but which one I know not!
    C.One spoke forth and said: "When raising shrooms, keeping them in the dark and adequately supplied with manure is vital."

    Garthius spoke forth (in his latest post, and in the first para.: ". . . the opulent [manure] bowels . . ."

    I am Charlesius, Queen Of The 'Shrooms, Drenched In Opulently Disembowelled Manureshrooms, Growing In Stature and Magnificently as well.

    I hereby congratulate C.One on being ravished by lurkers / lurkees at least 10,000 + times!

    You may proceed to succulate others with your intellectual wit!
    Hah! CanWest Global will be restructured on Tuesday; hairy has already morphed into an Easter Egg and I, being a ShapeShifter in disguise, will switch to vats of Rum 'N Raisin Ice Cream at the weekend! --
    An excellent US link, which says there is a growing property tax revolt brewing; may happen in Canada as well. BTW, US$500,000 homes are now selling for $200,000.

    Kelowna City Council said a year or more ago that property taxes would be going up by at least 5% per year for the forseeable future, but if people lose their jobs, declare bankruptcy, etc., they will rent, or go someplace else. Para. follows. --

    "Property taxes have become a rallying point for disgruntled Americans because, unlike sales or income taxes, they can be challenged directly by individual citizens: Some 40 percent of assessment appeals are successful. Yet the movement threatens already stressed counties, putting the tax receipts that pays for schools and police at risk."
    Just shy of five mins., the video speaks of Dimona, Israel's nuke facility which the American taxpayers help finance on a regular basis. --

    With North Korea's launch of a missile today, these quotes and Webmaster's Commentary are courtesy of

    "North Korea, along with India, Pakistan and Israel, is one of four countries not to have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty."

    Webmaster's Commentary:

    "Under the Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Bill, the United States Government is banned from sending aid to any nation with nuclear weapons who has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    "Therefore, it is illegal for the Obama administration to send so much as a single penny to North Korea, India, Pakistan and Israel."
    Here are pics. to prove, once and for all, that not even the weather knows what to do any more! --
    If the pound dies, the UK will probably take up the Euro. Then, IF the Euro sinks -- as has already been spoken of -- the US / Cdn. dollars both (conveniently) die, it paves the way for a NWO, one world currency, 'net control -- an almost worldwide Police State, or Fascist govt. --

  5. Hay baybz -- let's walk on the wild side and rock to The Best Smart Ass Answers of 2008!

    It was mealtime during an airline flight to Canada.

    'Would you like dinner?' the flight attendant asked John, seated in front.

    'What are my choices?' John asked.

    'Yes or no,' she replied.

    A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate in Florida to check tickets.

    As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket, he opened his trench coat and flashed her.

    Without missing a beat, she said,

    'Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.'

    A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store in New York, but she couldn't find one big enough for her family.

    She asked a stock boy, 'Do these turkeys get any bigger?'

    The stock boy replied,

    'No ma'am, they're dead.'

    A police officer in Montgomery got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window.

    'I've been waiting for you all day,' the officer said. The kid replied,

    'Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.'

    When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.

    A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read: Low Bridge Ahead.

    Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and his truck gets wedged under it.

    Cars are backed up for miles. Finally a police car comes up.

    The cop gets out of his car and walks to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says,

    'Got stuck, huh?' The truck driver says,

    'No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.'

    An Alabama college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam.

    'Now class, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow.

    'I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!'

    A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked,

    'What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?'

    The entire class was reduced to laughter and snickering. When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said,

    'Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand!'
    Guess these two links give the best and worst. First, the best; second, the worst. Uncle Sam may squawk over this, but what the hell -- nothing else seems to work anymore! -- and
    Talk about instant karma! First link is sheeple across the world are getting ever more pissed off at the big-wigs growing fatter at our expense; second is the instant karma to the first! --
    Yes, the US Fed should be killed off -- it's a private entity anyway -- but because zionists control America, it probably won't happen. --
    Out of interest, this is a comment from (no link):

    "The United States lies to start a war in Iraq, tortures prisoners to death, has actually USED nuclear weapons against another country, and Korea's communications satellite is the problem?

    "Israel defies the United Nations 65 times, breaks the cease fire with Gaza on Nov 4th, commits war crimes there, and Iran's power station is the problem?

    "Mr. Obama, kindly shut the #$%^ up. I didn't think it would be possible, but you are a greater embarrassment to the nation than your predecessor.

    "The Security Council will not go along with your wishes to pound on North Korea as a distraction from the fall of America. All you will succeed in doing is reinforcing the impression that the United States Government is simply thrashing about the floor in its death throes, striking out at anything that happens to be in reach."

  6. This is the second link to Instant Karma --

  7. "Nah, that's something Harpie or one of his minions would do. ;)"

    Oh Dee, have you no sense of adventure? As someone whose ancestors include many a defender of Colonial Expansionism, I sometimes feel the call to venture forth to underdeveloped areas of the world, seek out the natives and deliver unto them a trashing that they no doubt deserve.

    You see Dee, I believe in fair and equal treatment. One reason our traffic has increased recently is that I have been doing a fair bit of pot stirring at liberal sites, challenging their myopia and such. Giving a well deserved nod when warranted, and presenting different views and facts in order to present more balance. Interesting responses actually, as few wish to counter straight up, so they use alternate blogs they operate and comment sections etc. to respond. There was a doozie yesterday that I almost put on this blog, but the Wall St. Journal article beat that out by a nose in the race for the triple crown of stupidity.

    I will probably blog on this more as time goes by, as I think it worthwhile to examine the partisan animal, and how they respond to objectivity. I think, it is something of a curiosity to some of them so they lurk to see just what goes on in the minds of those who have not chosen to affiliate themselves with a specific medicine show.

    So it's kind of funny actually. Them studying this, and me studying them. Liken it to a couple of biology students circling some rodents, scalpel in hand, and microscopes at the ready.

  8. Charles, I think property taxes are a bomb on a slow fuse waiting to blow. In the midst of this 90's style downturn, revenues for all levels of government are affected and deficits can only address so much. Eventually, and probably not too far in the future, property taxes will once again be a favorite beast of burden.

    Having lived in a number of areas in my lifetime, I have witnessed some peculiar activities in this area, and each group tends to learn from, and follow the others. Whether warranted or not in some cases.

    We touched on this recently when Dee brought it up, and my experience has been that if the property values don't support current or increased taxation levels, the wizaards simply increase the rate per hundred of assessed value. Voila, 5% increase in the total.

    What will likely happen is similar to what was stated in your link, the gov's will say they haven't the resources to get to everyone in a timely manner, so it drags on for a couple of years. Ample time for them to adjust the rate per hundred upward 2 or 3 times.

    I wish those folks some success, but I wouldn't expect them to win in the end. Property taxes are a major revenue source for local bureaucracies, and reductions in that are a direct threat to the livelihoods of the bureaucrats themselves. I wish them luck with that.

  9. Ok instead of lurking I will come and play if you folks play nice!

    When it comes to municipal taxes I have no problem paying them as I can see what I get in return. Imagine your city running out of snow removal money in February with this years ridiculous snowfall? I'm sure you would not be complaining at a 5% increase then!

    Other than Health care, education, highway maintenance and police I find it difficult to see what the territory (provence) gives me for the other third of my taxes.

    Then there are the feds!!!! can anyone tell me what I get for half the taxes I pay in total?

  10. Define playing nice. As an equal opportunity sh*t disturber, I have certain standards to maintain. heh..

  11. feeble attempt at humour before going to bed.

  12. Dad was in WWII and John was in the Royal Military Police. I am not a military buff, but thought this may interest some of you -- a five-minute version of TAPS, extremely well done. --
    Jim Carrey's 3:45 video on "How To Workout -- NOT!" --
    Part one today, part two tomorrow. If you ever feel a little bit stupid, just dig this up and read it again; you'll begin to think you're a genius. Designed to make you feel better!
    (On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)

    Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?

    Answer: 'I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever.' -- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
    'Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.' -- Mariah Carey
    'Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.' -- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.
    'I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.' -- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
    These people are living beings? I'm better off being a nobody / loony!

    Getting nice now, so I can hang the laundry outside. Nowhere near as warm as it normally is, but sunny and breezy.
    The Swiss follow Japan. Same as what Garth speaks of, and now it is spreading like wildfire. Second link is about the UK's rising taxes, which I have no doubt will be here shortly.

    If only Harper and Flahery had raised the GST to 10% and cut income taxes. -- and
    More booga-booga about 'terrorists'! --
    This mainly covers American pension plans, but Cdn. ones have probably taken a hit as well. Science, technology and health -- those are The Big Three in investments now. --

  13. First link C. posted.

    Psychologically, the unseating of the dollar would send a signal that the U.S. is losing its stature as the world's supreme economic power.

    I don't think they want the Yuan to be the dominate 'world' currency, I think they want alternatives to the U.S. dollar. I kind of think it's a good idea because the rising and falling of the dollar is based on the politics and policy of that country. Policy that they don't necessarily stick to.

    Second link C posted.

    Some of the goods manufactured in China are based on Western specs. Did they make that drywall according to the specs given to them like in the case of the children's toys?? The milk thing made a lot of people angry not just in the U.S.

  14. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY! (Courtesy

    " ... the media in the United States effectively represents the interests of corporate America, and ... the media elite are the watchdogs of what constitutes acceptable ideological messages, the parameters of news and information content, and the general use of media resources." -- Peter Phillips, Project Censored, 1998

    Now it is easy to understand why 5% of zionists control 95% of the msm, as the corporate interests are mostly controlled by nutbars!

    Speaking of nutbars, this takes the cake . . .

    This has to be the msm's Joke Of The Day. Why? Read the part below. --

    ". . . who allegedly stole a Cessna plane from a Canadian flight school and was pursued for hours across the Midwest by fighter jets, . . ."

    Shades of 9-11? A Cessna is a single-engined plane. It has no jets. It "was pursued for HOURS across the Midwest by fighter JETS". Jets is plural, so there was more than one.

    An F-15 flies at Mach 1 at least, the Cessna no more than 500 m.p.h., so the moronic masses of sheeple still maintain that 9-11 was caused by terrorists? I THINK NOT!

    The msm is worse than used toilet paper, and this link is from ABC!
    Recall the venom and anger that Obama spewed forth about North Korea's missile launch? This is the reality. --

    BTW, speaking of 'freedom' --
    Added to with the deflation link I posted earlier is this one. --

    "I told you that it's a funny world getting funnier. Many American analysts are saying that America's real economic collapse could come by the end of this year. "It will come to be known as 'The Crash of 09', they say. Others, especially a Russian political analyst, are predicting its physical collapse too. There's no doubt that the country is up the dirtiest of imaginable creeks without a paddle.

    Webmaster's Commentary: -- "The last official act of any government is to loot the nation." -- Michael Rivero
    I are a conspiracy theorist and damn proud of it! More on a one world currency. --

    ". . . As the Telegraph reported, “the G20 leaders have activated the IMF's power to create money and begin global "quantitative easing". In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”
    No link, but the last sentence is very interesting -- why would that scientist have been muzzled?

    "A powerful earthquake tore through central Italy on Monday killing more than 90 people as Renaissance buildings in a historic town were reduced to rubble.

    "The quake hadn't been completely unexpected. Italy muzzled a scientist who foresaw it."
    A headline that calls it as it sees it! --

    "So tell me, why do I have this pending feeling of doom? Is it the reports of the genius bankers wondering how much of the 600 trillion dollars worth of derivatives are toxic? Or maybe the multiple mass killings with people going shit house crazy and shooting everyone and everything in sight while our president is in Europe dancing with the stars?"