Monday, February 28, 2011

In other Drunkard Defunkard Big Brother/Sister News.....

A ruddy MADDnening shame:

Debra Oberlin, a former president of a defunct chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was arrested recently by the Gainesville, Fla. police - for drunk driving, according to the Gainesville Sun.

bride of nick nolte

Ewww witchy, but on the bright side......

Finally a suitable mate for Nick Nolte.....


H/T Joel

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm toast.....

I hurriedly put my laptop aside to do something really reallllly realllllllllllly important and when I went back it's charging  knob dooflicky at the end of the cord (the male end that gets inserted in the female recepticle on the computer that charges the Battery) was (sob, snif , Panic)  severed..... not chewed as if Lola the wonder dog was auditioning to do a scene from Natioanl Lampoon's Christmas Vaycay (with a twist) Doesn't appear to be pulled apart but severed........Hmmmmm a mystery afoot.

As a consequence my laptop is now (or in about 2 hours of usage) pretty ding dang darn USELESS. Harrumph. Insert visual of grumpyish, perplexed and a tad confused Grey Lady right about here....

I am lucky that the Cattleman has an old dinosaur that I might be able to use, but it will be work if ya know what I mean. No bookmarks, the keyboard is set up different and it's speed makes snails seem close to hitting sonic boom territory, ..... Oh dear da dear dear me, it looks like I am a tad spoiled  complaining about my alternative method of surfing....forgetting that I am LUCKY to have that ........but  there I be.,,,sigh.....Grey  complaining about missing her escape exactly how she likes it....I'll just go now........try to figure out how to set things up on that old dino ....Oh and yeah.... I am very grateful that the Cattleman is so generous and that I even have a viable alternative......grumpity ...grump grump...grumpity grump grump look at Grey go....

I have NO control issues nor do I have issues embracing change, none whats so ever,  I am very flexible and can roll with anything that gets thrown my way....grumpity......grump........ grump...grump....

That'll learn him....

Because police are drunk on power and every once in while want to forget they are nothing more then glorified Molly Maids,

Oh Boy, oh boy, never co-operate with these guys. NEVER! The policeman is NOT your child's friend and they are NOT interested in justice or fairness or even common sense. An 11 year old boy arrested, handcuffed, fingerprinted, thrown in a cell, put through the legal rigors of the state and for what? For drawing a stick figure to release his anger as directed by his physiologist and which the school had already dismissed as a non threat.

She says she told her son to cooperate and tell the truth, but was horrified when they told her they were arresting him and then handcuffed him and hauled him away in a patrol car. His mother says she begged police to let her drive her son to the police department and to let her stay with him through the booking process but they refused.

They put him in a cell, took his mug shot and fingerprinted him. He says he thought he was going to jail and would never be able to go home again.

What a bunch of bullies. 

Tim is on probation and if he completes that successfully, the criminal charges will be dropped. But his parents say it has cost them thousands of dollars so far.

And if they had known that their son’s cooperation would be used as evidence against him, they would have hired a lawyer at the beginning and exercised his right to remain silent.
Ummmm did Mamma and Daddy think that "Everything you say CAN and WILL be used AGAINST you" was just for laughs? Did they really think that rational, common sense would take hold , that the police would be reasonable, realize it was just a misunderstanding, and this would just blow over as it should have? Surely you jest?

Those cops must be soooo proud of what they do, your shepherds at work.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Let the shunning begin.

Business puts up a sign that bans TSA agents from eating in their restaurant.

My boss flies quite a bit and he has an amazing ability to remember faces. If he sees a TSA agent come in we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave.
Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment.
A large majority of our customers — over 90 percent — agree with our stance and stand by our decision.
We even have the police on our side and they have helped us escort TSA agents out of our cafe. Until TSA agents start treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve, then things will change for them in the private sector.

This article fails to name the establishment in question, it is also some obscure (O.K. maybe obscure to those not in the "flying circles" or have no clue who Christopher Elliot, Consumer advocate is) Blog. None the less, heartening news it is.

This is how the people win, by showing their disgust and making it clear and consequential to those that do the deed. Ridicule them, shun them, mock them, make them feel shame and make it impossible for them to go through their lives thinking that what they do is anything except despicable. No more Mr.(or Ms. ) Nice sheep.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Please Sir, can I have some more...

Draconian budget cuts to government spending and workers?

 A huge part of me believes that this merely a slight of hand to keep the sheeple busy and pitted against each other ( while other aspects of government screw them unobserved) I gotta think that some folks getting  a clearer, more realistic picture of inequities between us and them is better then where we were just a few short years ago.

Time for the lifestyle of the entitled  parasites to come back more in line with those who struggle to foot the bill.

Want a Practical and simple example of the hyper inflated pay and benefits these guys get? The Vanity insanity City of Ottawa, even though I moved out of the city 15 years ago and then the city boundary grew and sucked me right back (just four kilometers of staying free and clear I was. :O/ ), that I have the privilege of paying my yearly rent to.

Assistant to the cook:

Job Inventory: Assistant Cook
Job Type: Casual
Location: Ottawa, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Hospitality
Industry: Government
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2011
Job Inventory: Assistant CookCommunity and Social Services, Long Term CareCasual or Part Time PositionsAffiliation: CUPE 503
Salary: $24.284/hr (2011 Rates of pay)

Are you kidding me?

A grade ten education level or equivalent?

$24.284 per hour.

Right........A full time (36 hours/week) ass to the cook makes over 45 THOUSAND dollars per year. PLUS benefits.

How many assistants to the cooks do we have? How much must the head cook be making? Worried yet? Tired of it yet?

Postscript: Of course the Government isn't asking the Police and Fire departments to suspend collective bargaining. They may possibly actually need them to save their behinds if things get out of control.


Classic Sunday

Several greats on a stage,

A classic.

Have a peaceful passing Ms. James,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Have you ever...

kept some witty, biting, truthful  retort to yourself because you know it will "start" something, but sadly realize you actually said it out loud?

Ya, me neither.....

Who Is John Galt?

The Atlas Shrugged Trailer:

Will you be there?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm ready for my close up now.........

The Cattleman and I woke up ( at 6:23 ) to "Little One" singing away.

Little One: I'm seven, I'm seven, I'm a new seven today. It's my birthday and I'm seven..yah yah yah yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Cattleman: "Little" could ya pipe down, it's still dark out.

Grey (that would be Moi): Did she just say it's her Birthday?

Cattleman: Yes she did.

Grey (me again): But it is her Birthday...

A little  background here, last year "Little One" refused to be 6, refused to have a 6th Birthday party because she was NOT going to be 6 years old. 6 sucks apparently. Why? Just because she loved to be 5, 5 years old is the bestest thing ever and she wasn't interested in being 6 years old for anything. As a matter of fact she didn't decide she was ready to be a whopping 6 years old until August and then we held a Birthday party where we summer the weekend before September. Must really not be fond of being 6 at all, gotta have been the shortest career of being a 6 year old on record I figure.

We hear skipping down the hall..

Little One: It's my Birthday Mommy and Daddy.

Cattleman: Yes it is..

Little One: There's gonna be cake and ice cream and Pizza and I am SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVEN today!

Grey (me): You betcha....

Little One: The Tooth Fairy is coming tonight too

Insert visual of astonished blinky eyed parental units here....

Cattleman: She is?

Little One: Yup every seven year old lets the Tooth Fairy come in their room silly, she brings money to buy candy and stuff.

Cattleman: Ummm yes she does, now off to your room until it's SEVEEEEEEN O.K.? Be quiet and let everyone else get some more sleep.

Little One: O.k. (skipping back down to her room) I'm seven, it's my Birthday and I'm seveeeeen..

Grey jumping out of bed in a panic: OMG, get up now....... we have a problem.

Cattleman: Problem?

Grey: I can't remember where I put the damn teeth.

Pshychedelic Sunday

Well....actually not so much.

A slight change of pace: A rather funny visitor's view of good ol Canerder eh? Every cliché in the book, the canal, the red mittens, even caught the Beavertails kiosk that the big Zero got his from,  just for you on this fine cool Sunday morning. Enjoy. :O)

Can you spot the cliché he missed?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I find this hard

to swallow.....

A Queens mom says Toys R Us store sold her a kid-friendly "Go, Diego, Go!" video that turned out to be an X-rated porno.Candice Connor is appealed after sitting down with her children to see a cartoon, and ended up getting a full hardcore pornography movie.
Instead of getting "Nickelodeon All-Star Sports Day" featuring Diego, she got a graphic video titled "Bubble Butt Bonanza No. 17."

It's not about the money."
Connor showed The News her receipt for the $12.99 DVD and the plastic wrapping it was sealed in when she bought it.
As of last night, she had not contacted the Toys "R" Us store, saying she was waiting to hire a lawyer, he said she called Nickelodeon, but got an unsatisfactory response.

Right...It's never about the money honey, it's the principle of the thing,  Lawyers are always needed to hammer home the principle. Unlucky gal seems she is the only person to have suffered from this :O)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You can't exercise your plums

If a judge thinks you're dumb.

A man with an IQ of 48 has been ordered to stop having sex by a High Court judge.
Known only as Alan, the 41-year-old was in a relationship with a man he lived with and said he wanted it to continue.
However, his local council said his 'vigorous sex drive' was inappropriate so started legal proceedings to restrict the relationship.
So we have a guy who is well below average, who is happy living with someone else, who has a too too vigorous a sex drive and  (apparently) loving it. But some bureaucratic busy body decided that this just wasn't right and decided all that gay sex has gotta be stopped because the man n question  is not smart enough to know what he is doing...Not even smart enough to understand any instruction in sex education.  I wonder who is going to explain his partner disappearing and the ban on having any relations in the future?

Despite his fears for interfering in a person's sex life, he agreed that he did not have the mental capacity to know about the health risks and should be banned from having sex.
His council will now monitor him closely to make sure he doesn't breach the order.
Justice Mostyn said: 'Alan does not have the capacity to consent to and engage in sexual relations.
'In such circumstances it is agreed that the present regime for Alan's supervision and for the prevention of future sexual activity is in his best interests.
Despite the judge's worry about interfering in a basic right and body function he was persuaded that he should. Why? I see nothing in the article on how Alan was abused, how Alan was misused, on how Alan  was taken advantage of by his partner. Nothing at all on how this sex drive has negatively impacted his life. But it must be stopped.

Bonus: Oh goody the busy bodies get to monitor everything he does to make sure that the ban is adhered to. Some bureaucrat just made a job for themselves now didn't they?

Now I do not pretend to understand every nuance when dealing with the mentally impaired. However one "might" think that it has already been decided that he was capable enough to live independently and not require  an institutional living arrangement.

I also have a few questions that I will never have the answers to.

Would these busybodies be so concerned if  "Alan" was in a vigorous relationship with a woman and not a man? Nod, nod, wink, wink, say no more.

What are they going to do to poor Alan should he slip off  the wagon and  vigorously exercises his drive? Are they going to send him to Jail? Shame him? Fine him? Fine anyone who joins him?
This is a ridiculous ..... Tommy would be proud however........

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rubbing salt in the womb

This is hardly surprising given the USA is a country that now requires you to chose between staring in a mini porn film or accept  sexual assault by representatives of the government in order to board a plane.

One of Gov.  Rick Perry's designated "emergency" pieces of legislation cleared an early hurdle on Wednesday when the Senate State Affairs Committee voted in favor of a bill that would require a physician to perform a sonogram on a  pregnant woman two hours before performing an abortion.


In its original form, doctors would be required to perform a sonogram, explain the procedure as it is performed and require a woman to see the image and hear the heartbeat of the fetus. That version contained language that allowed a woman to "avert her eyes" if she chose. A committee substitute introduced Wednesday would allow a woman to refuse to see the sonogram or hear the heartbeat.

This is not a post about abortion,  funny enough it is about the arrogance of the ruling class and depths they will descend to make the sheep dance to their tune. Oh sure you ( the little people) can have your "freedoms" all right, just as long as you are willing to do this little wee (calculated to be humiliating) thing to please your rulers. But you can do it sheepy............

Passive aggressive much Governor Perry?

H/T Gritchik

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All the tea, rice and wheat in China.

is going up in price due to drought.

The United Nations’ food agency issued an alert on Tuesday warning that a severe drought was threatening the wheat crop in China, the world’s largest wheat producer, and resulting in shortages of drinking water for people and livestock.
China has been essentially self-sufficient in grain for decades, for national security reasons. Any move by China to import large quantities of food in response to the drought could drive international prices even higher than the record levels recently reached.

“China’s grain situation is critical to the rest of the world — if they are forced to go out on the market to procure adequate supplies for their population, it could send huge shock waves through the world’s grain markets,” said Robert S. Zeigler, the director general of the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Philippines.

I think this is going to prompt me to add to my stores. I will make my purchases already scheduled for the next three months or so ahead of time.... Like this weekend. 

Ever wonder why Libertarians

only have fellow Libertarians as friends? Wonder no more......

I resemble some of that.....

H/T The Blog of Walker.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Karma is a ....

. female canine sometimes.

LAMONT, Calif. -- The tables were turned at a California cockfight after a man was fatally stabbed in the leg by a sharp blade attached to one of the fighting birds, The Bakersfield Californian reported.


Just last month, the UK's Daily Mail reported that a man in India was killed when his fighting rooster slashed his throat.

C'est domage....

H/T The halls of Macadamia

Let them eat Khale

Her Royal Highness of  US of A, Ms.Obama has decided that parents need to be able to go into ANY restaurant and be confident that they can get their child a healthy meal. Of course the ignorant peasants parents are not smart enough to know what their children should eat or even where a good meal can be found soooo she is in "talks" with the restaurant association to address this issue.

After wrapping her arms around the retail giant Wal-Mart and trying to cajole foodmakers into producing nutrition labels that are easier to understand, Michelle Obama has her sights set on a new target: the nation's restaurants. A team of advisers to the First Lady has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children's meals that include offerings healthier than French fries and soda, according to White House and industry officials.

Well Missy Obama lets take a look at what YOU and your photo op sidekick served for dinner to your guests last night shall we?

For his Super Bowl party Sunday evening, Obama is offering Yuengling Lager and Light, brewed in Pennsylvania and Hinterland Pale Ale and Amber Ale, all the way from Wisconsin. Independents can pour down some White House Honey Ale if they like.
The rest of the menu for the 100 or so guests at the White House bash is tailgate-friendly even if served inside the Executive Mansion: bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips and dips.
Tsk Tsk that is very disappointing, nary a salad or low-fat entrée to be found on that menu is there? But not to worry my Queen de US of A, I am sure your consort will continue to make inroads with the economy to the point where only you and your fellow  class crones will be able to afford to go out to any dinning establishment. See problem solved...Non? Bon Appetite.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another Boot to the head....

15 Year old burglery suspect gets  severe beat down by several members of the Houston team of serve and protect.... after surrendering of course.

Gentlemen, you touch your families with those ethics and morals? Pity.


I can see Twitter from my house...

Heh....Katie Couric, never one to let a mistake go without crucifying the offender does something unforgivable for  so called professional "reporter".

Katie Couric was a little quick with her Twitter finger Saturday.
The CBS News anchor mistakenly informed her 140,000 followers that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down after 30 years.
Not true.
"As many of you have already heard Mubarak has resigned," Couric posted before backing off the report.

Gravy was served up by this goose but I have a feeling the tribe will rally, circle the wagons around one of their own and manage to NOT notice such an grievous error.

Pshychedelic Sunday

Family legend has it that back in the day, in Old Montreal, my Auntie worked in a popular side walk cafe frequented by the intellectual University crowd. One fine summer a homely young man came and sat at her table, chatted they did. Kabitzed they did. A girl knows when she is being hit on even if she has been brought up in a sheltered religious home.

Day after day this young man came and had a beverage or a meal. Finally she took him up on his offer to join him for a  meal elsewhere. While he was nothing that she would dare bring home to her Mamma or Daddy,  he was  rather sweet and very much a gentleman who miraculously grew less homely with every meeting.

The result of this fairly tale romance? Absolutely nothing, no sparks, no lecherous tales of being jumped in the car, no out of hand behaviour with drugs, no drunkenness, no gossip, just a couple of hours with a nice, funny guy whom my Auntie was told was a bit of a singer.

This was that man:

I would just like to say that Mr. Cocker is awful y  lucky he wasn't born in today's age as his swaying back and forth and hand flapping would have been reason for interested parties to have him diagnosed , medicated and subject to brain repatterneing for Aspergers syndrome.

Friday, February 4, 2011

How to survive a snowstorm

I see we all made it out of the "Snowmageddon" alive. :O)

Here are some step by step directions on how to build an igloo for next time. Help keep you safe from the ravenous wolves that will stalk you should you be caught unawares.


Guaranteed to work every time, first one must find an appropriate clearing with shelter from the wind. It works even better if you can find an abandoned derelict cabin to help craft your shelter.

Here this one looks just perfect.


Next one must shovel a path so those helpful strangers that pass by can find you and pitch in.


Wait for helpful strangers and they will come, hope they are willing to trade back breaking work for the promise of hot chocolate and brownies you saw Mamma making.

 That's a 10/4 little buddy we got us a work crew.


Goody they look young and strong...hope they don't eat too much of those promised brownies.

 Have them tell their friends to come join the party too.


Have bigger ones do most of the bull work, little ones do the cheering on and general bucket duty...looking good.  Take easel from garage and use that to reinforce door way and make igloo more iglooish looking. Cooooooool. Pile tons of snow on top of roof of cabin, try to talk Mamma into letting bigger guys use snow blower to pile it.  Give up and do it the hard, time consuming way. Sigh...


Voilà you have a very stable realistic looking igloo for all your little friends to play in. An igloo that the Mamma is gonna ask the men folk at least a hundred times if they are sure it is safe for you play in. An igloo that the Mamma is only gonna let you play in if she or the Cattleman are present.....

Time for work crew to come in and eat rumoured brownies.

(In the interest of truth for these directions I must confess that a much larger crew then is depicted here was used.....)