Archives for: February 2008, 18


Permalink 09:00:00 am, by Email , 260 words   English (CA)
Categories: "Living" History - Historical Re-enactment


Yeah, this is a repost from Saturday (somewhat edited)... but hey, it's a holiday here!

I'm taking Monday off so to speak...
Not just any Monday, however, but a Monday of a LONG WEEKEND!

You see, it's the FAMILY DAY weekend... the first one... and Ontario Holiday mandated by our provincial government!

Personally, I LOVE IT!!!

You see, Canada (well, Ontario,) has been devoid of an official holiday in February... traditionally the coldest and nastiest month of the year 'round these parts... and so, VOILA! We are OFF for the weekend!

Although, there are Canadians and Canadian institutions that are deserving of a holiday that are sadly neglected...

Anyway, in keeping with the thought of "Family Day", I will be spending it with... drum roll please... THE FAMILY!

We have plans of "Museuming" and shopping and a few other things... sadly, "blogging" is not a part of this.

I will have a "blessing" ready for Sunday... but other than that, I'm gonna be online sporadically and enjoying "Family Day"...


What's weird to me is how sarcastic this post sounds (considering I'm using THIS post twice... Saturday and Monday...) and the pics and video probably don't help with this impression...

...BUT it's really NOT sarcasm. I am genuinely looking forward to some quiet, quality time with Sue and the kiddollo... and assorted pets.



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Permalink 01:00:00 am, by Email , 635 words   English (CA)
Categories: Half-Butt Postings

"Truthiness" in action!

Quick note on this family day... "That blogger" is now referring to me as "gas guzzlin bus guy"... granted, this was while he was relaying already disreputed studies that he believes means we should all hook a hose from the nearest coal burning electrical generating plant's chimneys to our homes 'cuz the emmisions are oh so good for us. (Can someone hook him up NOW PLEASE!?!?!)

Thanks to Wiki for the image... Thanks to Sheryl Leach as well...

Anyway, I want to quickly cover off the "gas guzzlin bus guy"...

See here (January 12th, 2008) and here (August 4th, 2006).

Most of the "pro-pollution folks" (like this blogger is... he HONESTLY does support MORE POLLUTION and has tried to claim MORE POLLUTION IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT...) when I show them the above posts don't get it. I showed that blogger the above posts... and yup, he didn't get it.

I should care that much... he finds the Jewish Holocaust endlessly amusing (using images and whatnot to "make fun" of other things and "boltser points"...) and this is just ONE of the reasons I will not link to him as I do believe he's an embarassment to THINKING Conservatives and Canadians as a whole.

Thanks to Wiki for the image... Thanks to Sheryl Leach as well...

"Barney" (the blogger's new name here...) also doesn't like the fact that QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED...

...but, of course, sources that don't work for petro-chemical companies, The Energy Lobby (any form of energy lobby in Canada), or were not from the Bush Administration/American government are inadmissable...

...this includes one with a "bad link" that answered one of his challenges... which I bolstered with asking Barney to argue with The British Antarctic Survey of 2006/2007, Dr. Isabella Velicogna’s work with The University of Colorado at Boulder, and the findings of GRACE from The University of Texas at Austin... but as we all know, The University of Texas, University of Colorado, and The Royal Society are all in bed with China. Just ask Barnerrific!

I was done with Barney a while back... but I did want to point out that if Barney still considers us to be hypocrites because of our "gas guzzling" ways, considering Barney SAID they had read the links I show above... well... that makes Barney someone with a tenuous grasp of the "truth" and "facts".

...but then again, according to The Barnster, sucking up the exhaust from your car is just the best darned thing in the world for you and your children!

Way to go, Barney!

Thanks to Wiki for the image... Thanks to Sheryl Leach as well...

You've been a pantload. Go suck a tail-pipe for your health!

Addendum - Feb 19th: Barnster is now whining on his blog that he has ALWAYS known the difference between "pollution" and "CO2"... despite the fact that the study he spewed forth was PRO-burning coal for electrical generation (it was written by the leader of the coal lobby in England,) and when I CLEARLY said that in essence, all I wanted to say was pollution was bad, he did NOT say "Well, you're right... Carbon monoxide and sulfur from burning fossil fuel and coal is bad... but I stand by my feelings on Global Warming!"... which is what I was TRYING to get him (and others) to do... nope... he attacked, attacked, attacked... and ignored... and mocked... and proved his lack of literacy... but like I said, he couldn't "hate" a moderate... and he NEEDED to hate.

Must remind self: This moron (Barnacle) is an embarasment to thinking Canadian Conservatives and pretty much every Canadian in general... they are NOT indicative of the ACTUAL "Right"... they are truly "marginal" in all aspects.

See Also...

Post on Sue's Life in the Urban Zoo

Post on Past Tyme with Good Companye

...both posts will ensure the wrath of Barnicle.


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We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

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