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Addy and the Blue and White

She’s not yet 3 years old – but already has her loyalty attached to the right colours!


Canada is a nation. Quebec is not.

Unbelievable that this issue is receiving so much air and debate time.
Strictly as a political maneuver – first by the Bloc taking advantage of Liberal leadership disagreement and then by Harper to score political points in QC.
But he treads a fine line here – but I don’t think he cares because like the Bloc every move is calculated to better their electoral fortunes with scant regard to the future of the country and what may be at stake.
Thank-you Mr. Kennedy for taking a gutsy stand and welcome breath of sanity.


Been away for a while

I don’t know why I abandoned this for as long as I did. I DO like to spout off and I by and large DON’T care much about which unfortunate soul may be at the receiving end of my blah-blah’s.

Lately, I have noticed a marked change in strategy for the Conservatives. They have gone from the PMO command and control mode to the “holy crap! We’re still the government! what the hell can we screw up this week!” approach.

First it was the Rona show at the Climate Change conference last week. What an opportunity to try and sell the Conservative commitment to, uh, climate change emission reductions!

But, uh-uh – she takes the opportunity to bitch about the Liberals and how they screwed things up for the good guys – the Conservatives!

Being named after a popular Canadian home supply store can’t be easy and it must from time to time impede on her ability to jump out of and run around that 6m x 4m spruce plywood box, but, shouldn’t she have at least acknowledged something along the lines of a step in the right direction?

Saw a great Fifth Estate last week – this show never ceases to amaze me.

This time it was about the so-called climate change “deniers”… turns out there is a group of academics who use their credentials to poo-poo a number of contentious subjects like climate change, the effect of cigarettes on health and the notion the earth is round. Many of these scientists have migrated to the Conservative crowd screaming out to anyone that cares that climate change is (take your pick) : not really happening ; is happening, but is completely natural and human activities have nothing to do with it, or; is damned fine since we’ll soon be able to grown bananas in the oil patch!

Anyhow – Steve and Rona are taking their cues from these yahoos. They have to be. Right? I mean, we wouldn’t have knowingly elected a Prime Minister and Cabinet who would whine about how the neighbourhood bullies messed up the planet, tables “air quality” legislation that completely ignores climate change and then turn to flat-earthers to back them up. Would we?



Short note:
Twenty-five years ago, I woke up on a normal weekday to ready myself for another day in the life of some anonymous head banger 17 year old in grade 12.
CFTR AM radio – one of the few stations we picked up in Parry Sound in the mid-70’s, gave me the news that day – and oh boy.
First class was American history. The teacher was a total tool but we didn’t care that day.
Even though my generation was a wee bit young to remember the Beatles to any measurable extent – we did know about Wings and we knew about Lennon… they we were a part of our lives.
And Lennon was a man of peace above else.
And we could use a few more like him these days.
Peace, friends.


A Metaphor for Canada…

Paul Martin woke up one day last week and it was a glorious, sunny day.
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. So Mr. Martin decided to walk into parliament instead of getting driven. As he was strolling along he looked up at the sun and asked “Mr. Sun, who is the greatest Prime Minister that there ever was?” And the sun answered, “Why Paul, you are, of course. So he smiled and went to work and had a great day.

On the walk home, he once again looked up and asked the sun, “Mr. Sun, who is the greatest Prime Minister that there ever was and the Sun answered, “Paul, you are a moron. You are an embarrassment as a Prime Minister, the worst that the country has ever seen.

“But I don’t understand,” Mr. Martin said. “This morning you said that I was great.”

“Well yes,” the sun answered. “This morning I was in the east. Now I am in the west.


"all taxes are bad"

Harper takes aim – at taxes – in general.
Apparently all taxes are bad. Wow. What an economic insight from a supposed “economist”
Let’s move on to “Liberals are bad” or “stinky people are bad.”
Way to elevate the political debate thing Stevie!


Conservatives – ah, they will never learn!

Days away from the dropping of the writ and already the Conservatives are self-destructing!
With friends like Ralph, who needs enemies?

That being said, the Grits better be smarter campaign-wise, this time around. Run on your economic record ya fools!!!!

Whether or not certain Liberals are as scrupulous as Tony Soprano is questionable. But what is certain is the economic prosperity we have enjoyed under the Liberal rule.

Push that message and you’ll come out OK… my not sweep the nation or anything, but you may, just may squeak out a majority!

More on this later.


American use of phosphorus in Iraq

Sometimes, I don’t believe what is happening in the US of A… well, maybe I do.
Well, that’s fine y’all in the name of national security. Your with us or agin us, remember!
Chemical attacks on civilians?
It ain’t a chemical you see. Besides, wasn’t Dresden a whole lot worse than a few hundred women and children being burned alive?
Search and seizure and goodbye to habeas corpus?
Gotta get your priorities straight boy! Remember 9/11 – they started it!
Check out the link to the CBC story… my stomach is turning ever so frequently.



So, I figgered I should enter the world of Weblogs… why not? It’s a good way to keep in touch and much less cumbersome than emails.

I’ll be posting random thoughts from time to time and welcome your comments.