Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sheesh, I am a poor blogger;0(

I sit and read numerous blogs every day. I am particularly attracted to blogs with a political slant. I am also convinced that political blogs are indeed slanted; but I find that if you read enough of them and a good variety you can get a balanced point of view.

Anyway, having tripped over a link to my own effort at blogging Knotical Times I am a little ashamed... I used to be a big ashamed but that was before I started blogging:0)

I now plan to use more energy in the field of typing and will update this blog on a regular basis.

Rock Recipes

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Blog Added to MY List

Delicious offerings:

Rock Recipes is a relatively new, well presented blog that offers delicious well tested recipes from the blogger's own kitchen. This guy who 'claims' to be an amateur cook/baker, is also a great photographer.

His culinary offerings are well presented as well visually as they are descriptively.

Congratulations, Le Chef Secret, on an excellent offering to the blogosphere. It's a must stop for all who like good food, and photograph of same.

Of particular note is the gingerbread house construction.

Another strong point is the regular updating of Rock Recipes. Some of us bloggers are not good at that aspect of blogging.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Politics Explained

The Internet explains Government:

FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.

BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and put them in a barn with everyone else's cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.

FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.

PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.

RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.

CAMBODIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and shoots you.

DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

PURE ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.

LIBERTARIAN/ANARCHO-CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.


(Original source unknown . . . this version expanded and Illuminated by SJ.)

Friday, July 6, 2007

Bouquets and Baud Bricks

Back for a spell.

I have been away from the blogosphere for a while, but have had a chance to catch up on some of my regular E-scribblers these past few days.

Geoff Meeker has moved his blog offerings from "Meeker on Media" to The Telegram web site.

Same great content, and no less 'meek'; but it appears to be hosted on a 8086 box through a 300 baud modem.

Geoff, check out the bottleneck before faithful readers get frustrated.

If readers have patience; I recommend Geoff's "Definately no complements" from June 13, 2007. Take a 'spell' and read it.

Friday, May 18, 2007

St. John's gets jurisdiction of Mount Pearl.

A delightful irony.

"Commissioner John Roil found that any change to the cities' boundary is not justified, setting back Mount Pearl's aspirations to claim what is expected to be developed as a large subdivision."

The beautiful irony in this ruling is the fact that the former farm of Sir James Pearl, named 'Mount Pearl', for which the 'little city' is named lies within the boundary of the area awarded to the city of St. John's. Mount Pearl's 'little' mayor, Steve Kent, was disappointed, while Andy Wells was ecstatic with the ruling.

I would like to see a real municipal amalgamation; this would include all of the area between a line line drawn at Cape St. Francis, and another line drawn between Harbour Main, Conception Bay and Tors Cove on the Southern Shore. The isolated residents on Bell Island should then be 'financially motivated' to move to North America's 'newest' city, St. John's.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Too many Dannys

The Liberals need another coup.

Today's Telegram has a depressing article on the state of politics in this province. Terry Roberts writes about the Liberal response to the budget, and their state of election preparedness. In my humble opinion, the party 'turfed' the wrong leader. They should, instead, have elected a party president with a grasp on reality.

[{"The Opposition Liberals must be in crisis mode. Right?

Not at all, says Danny Dumaresque.

The Liberal party president, who has faced a few challenges himself in recent months, is not ready to concede anything to the PCs.

In fact, Dumaresque resurrects images of the 1989 election turnaround when asked if his party has any hopes of snatching power from what appears to be a Williams juggernaut.

Back then, the Liberals, under Clyde Wells, began the campaign 26 points behind then-premier Tom Rideout in public opinion polls.

But 21 days later, the Liberals were in power, and remained there until they were turfed from office in 2003." }]

Apparently, Dumaresque is having visions, or delusions of grandeur. Does Dumaresque even in his deepest hallucinations think that there is anything close to Clyde Wells on the Liberal team? Surely not the lack lustre Gerry Reid, condemned to a job he didn't want, and in which he doesn't perform very well. Lloyd Bentsen, RIP.

[{He promised a "new" Liberal party with new faces, energy and policies.

"That's what people are asking for. They're fed up with the rhetoric of Mr. Williams," Dumaresque said.}]

God help and protect us from Danny Dumaresque, the 'master of rhetoric'.

Unless Lorraine Michael can attract strong candidates to the provincial New Democratic Party, this province is heading toward a McKenna-like sweep, and that would be the worst possible result of the upcoming election.