What’s Out There Waiting. Now that’s exactly my belief, in better words than I can find. Thank you Colleen!
Canada has a Prime Minister named Stephen Harper. In case you misunderstand, I do not say that with any pride. But there he is. He has a chief of staff named Nigel Wright who it seems has more money than brains. We also have a Senator named Mike Duffy. Now Mike is a proven liar and crook who claimed more than $90,000.000 in expenses for a primary residence which was not, and apparently the government (dear dear Mr. Harper), said that if Mikey paid back the 90 grand ‘the government would go easy on him.)* CVT News.
When Mikey repaid the dough the ‘ government praised him for showing leadership. Now just what has all this proved?
*You can lie, cheat, and steal and as long as some other guy – no not ‘guy’ but the Chief of Staff pulls out his wallet and pays you will be lauded a hero. A fine specimen of a human being.
*One must wonder just what ethics Nigel used in accumulating his fortune.
*Young up-and-comers to the political scene have now learned honesty no longer exists -did it ever in politics? – just make sure you have the right friends with money and power.
Nigel Wright has taught us that money rinses of the stench of thievery and one must then wonder exactly what did Mikey have on old Nigel. Or perhaps old Nigel did it to ensure future favors. Such a circle. Such an insanity.
Now I must dash off to send my dear friend Nigel a letter. I do hope he remembers how close we once were because He could pay off my existing debt although since I did not accumulate it illegally he may not want to help. Damn. How can I make it look like a crime? Oh yeah – he is the crime.
BTW 2 other criminal senators are big time po’d that they couldn’t give Nigel what he wanted cause they have been left out to dry.
- Senate expenses: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff wrote cheque to cover Mike Duffy’s expense claims (thestar.com)
- Harper’s chief of staff personally bailed out embattled Sen. Mike Duffy (macleans.ca)
- Mike Duffy made secret deal with Harper’s chief of staff during audit (ctvnews.ca)
About a week ago, on May 6, 2013, Timothy Bosma 32 took 2 men out for a ride to test drive his truck he was selling.
He never returned. One ‘suspect’ Dellan Millard is in custody identified first by a unique “Ambition wrist tattoo.
Tim’s truck was found on Dellan’s mother’s property, his cell phone found, and sadly this morning Tim’s burned body was found on one of Dellan’s properties. The man who police report is remaining silent, no doubt feels his wealth will protect him, and in this very unjust life we live, it very well may.
Tim leaves behind a young wife and young child.
Now this is important - Tim was selling his truck on Kijiji. There is currently an advert by Kijiji running on TV that says ”’so and so sold his truck on Kijiji”’ and what a wonderful way to do it.
If you must sell anything, please take precautions.
Take a photo of potential customers and their licences and do not ever go with them.
Always have someone else with you when making direct contact.
It is preferable if you do not meet them at your home.
I have never sold anything on line yet so please do tell me of other safety measures I can follow.
It seems it wasn’t that long ago that someone on Craigs List lured men to his garage where he killed them. It isn’t always the buyer that can be dangerous.
By the way, Kijiji continues to run the ad.
Oh, and the lawyer for the accused says his client is 100% innocent.
- Kijiji working closely with police to find missing Ancaster man (globalnews.ca)
- Tim Bosma’s truck found? (o.canada.com)
- Tim Bosma: Suspect due in court tomorrow while police continue investigation (globalnews.ca)
There are all kinds of boards; the mother board, the ironing board, the board of directors, shuffle board, leader board, but there is only one Sheldon board.
I have an addictive personality so I become enthralled, perhaps even obsessed with books, authors, movies and the odd television series. ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ has been an addiction for sometime, and I suppose it is somewhat pathetic that when my friends and I meet we always find some part of a long conversation dwelling on the antics of Penny, Amy Farrah Fowler, Bernadette, Howard, Leonard, Raj, and of course Sheldon. And, even worse we can -well I can- quote the script with great accuracy resulting in gales of laughter, not to mention the theme song, the best ever, by the BareNaked Ladies.
Some of my favorite scenes take place in the laundry room, where amongst great wit and humor we find Sheldon folding laundry as only the iconic obsessive compulsive can, complete with a board that ensures every item comes out in exact identical specifications.
And we find ourselves saying, ‘I want a board like that.’ I remember them as an item back in the sixties or seventies, but short of contacting Chuck Lorre directly we couldn’t find a single one. Until one day. The day. My sister who likes to peruse Dollar Stores came across one. I think in the end it had to cost her a fortune because she bought not just one for herself, but a dozen others for our group. It’s not blue like Sheldon’s but it does the job.
Others in this house find their laundry missing for short periods of time. I have to do it since I do not have enough foldables to get fair use from this miracle. By the time said missing items are rediscovered they have all been obsessively folded. Just like Sheldon.
My sister lives in an apartment building with a laundry room and I drove her crazy each time I visited begging her to ‘let’s go to the laundry room and play Sheldon and Penny’ but she has a strong sense of propriety so she has declined. So far.
- TV’s Most Annoying Character….. Sheldon Cooper (musingsnrambles.wordpress.com)
- The Big Bang Theory (donttouchmybubble.wordpress.com)
- What “The Big Bang Theory” teaches us about our twenties (twentiesblog.wordpress.com)
We seem to have bypassed actual spring, which is much better than last year when we had a false early spring, and the buds all responded to warm temperatures just to be hit with more winter that killed off a huge percentage of our crops and flowers. I sadly mourned (I know how can one mourn unsadly?) the particular loss of our magnolias. So close to bloom then frozen and dead, never to recover, at least in that year.
So today I am happy to change that wintery header of mine to our beautiful magnolias – alive and just shouting life and color. It seemed to be a long long winter although it was not harsh. Perhaps due to the false spring. We felt cheated somehow.
It was fun to get the patio ready first with the power wash that cleansed the soul of grit and dirt as well as fences and patios.
He who took great pleasure in water, force and strength. Made him feel like the Hulk!
Now that’s the way to start the season!
- Magnolia Rose (bethwalshphotography.wordpress.com)
- The Magic of Spring (afternoonstorm.wordpress.com)
- Magnolia Tree: A Poem (bethala.wordpress.com)
I have been wonderfully busy these last few weeks – being creative that is – however none of it is writing. I have done a lot of thinking about writing and spent some time pondering if there are any new stories to tell. Of course there are. New twists and turns to entangle the mind of the reader in a web of intrigue and interest.
I have not come to any great conclusions because after all there might not be any great conclusions at least for my mind, in the here and now. So I took my focus elsewhere and the idea was to create something that required concentration and to complete the task (I am a great non completer).
Creativity thrives and now as I am almost finished the last sweater I will do for awhile (it is for a 95 year old friend – so I must not dally), it is time to think about words, stories, and adventures. Have a wonderful weekend all!
I didn’t much like my country last week because I saw a side to it that was ugly and coarse and cruel. Maggie Thatcher wasn’t even cold before the tsunami of hatred crashed through the plaudits like a poison riptide. “The Witch is dead”, “Rot in Hell”, “Rejoice, Thatcher is dead” said the vile banners, even though many of those brandishing them weren’t even alive when Thatcher was in power.