Over the last couple of games I have become depressed with Arsenal’s performance, losing to Stoke and in Europe. But today they restored my faith by winning over Everton 4-1. It was a good game and very close until the Gunners penalty. The penalty cause me a missed heart beat when Arteta scored but the ref recalled it and made him take it over. A hugely tense moment but he put it in the back of the net for a second time in so many minutes and Arsenal were ahead 2-1. After that it was pretty much all Arsenal as they scored twice more through Giroud. Now its on to the semi finals and their next challenge, don’t know yet who they will face until the other quarter final games are all in. Fingers crossed, Arsenal must win some silver this year.
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Recently, gold medal winning Olympian Heather Moyse, returned from Sochi to a huge celebration in her home town of Summerside. It was a fitting end to her wonderful success at the Olympic Games. On hand for this celebration was Robert Ghiz the Premier of our Province. Unfortunately this young Premier seriously lacks experience and good judgement, but does not lack in arrogance. I recall the night of the last provincial election, his candidated Allan Campbell lost his seat and Ghiz announced over the air waves that Campbell was a great guy and would have a job in Premiers office the following morning. Quite a slap in the face to the voters who ejected him. This has since become a Ghiz trade mark, at the Moyse celebration without prior consultation he announced that he would award her the Order of PEI. This is a blatant act of sweeping aside the legally appointed nine person panel. They are duly elected every three years to make three selections from the many nominations they receive. The rules clearly state politicians are to be hands off. When the dust settled Ghiz merely stated that he would just have the rules changed. I see this as an outrageous abuse of his position and it destroys the whole award process. I do not question if Heather should or should not get the order, but surely she must go through the same process as all the many other deserving nominees. Our premier may well have opened a can of worms for himself. What happens if Mark Arendz returns home with a Gold Medal from the Para Olympic Games. Should he not also be appointed to the Order of PEI????? There are two things I’d like to see happen. (1) Heather should decline the order from Ghiz and request he nominate her through the correct channels. (2) This Premier should stop his grandstanding and pay attention to the job he was elected for. Concentrate of the many issues facing the people of this province, the deficit, taxes, heating oil, food banks, and the plight of so many Islanders. However, I doubt any of this will change until we sweep Ghiz and his cohorts from office, and that will only happen if we survive long enough to have another election.
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Posted in politics, Prince Edward Island
Tagged allan campbell, and on, arrogance, breaking the rules, disgraceful politicians, Ghiz, grandstanding, job, Order of PEI, photo ops, Vessey, vessey's wife appointed to holland college. the list goes on
I have posted below my blog from March 4th 2013. I stated how beautiful the island was covered in a fresh coat of snow. That was a year ago and today I’m quite frankly sick of snow. I’m wondering if God heard me last year and has sent me even more this time around thinking I really like the white stuff??? Thank you Lord, but spring would be really nice. Maybe I’ll relax and try a second cup of coffee, it worked last year!!!
This is the beauty that Linda and I awoke to this morning 4th March 2013. The surrounding land blanketed in a fresh coat of snow, the branches of the trees laden and bowed. It would be difficult to surpass the serene and peaceful beauty of this island. I know we often complain about the weather, the shoveling of snow, the difficulty driving, the threat of power outages the cost of heating our homes and so on. Yet on a day like this we can take a moment to just enjoy the silence of the land. Have a second cup of coffee and relax. We can briefly forget the problems of the world, ignore the Duffy’s and Ghiz’s that spoil the tranquility of our Island Province. Enjoy the moment and give thanks to God that we live in this beautiful place.
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Posted in family
Tagged bright white, coffee, cold, God, Lord, plows, shovel, snow, snow blowers, spring please., storms, sun glasses, whiteouts
This actually happened. They dressed the truck up with the guy tied down on the roof.
The driver and passengers put on Moose heads.
Then they went down the Interstate, causing 16 accidents.
Yes; they went to jail!
Yes; alcohol was involved!!
How can this be considered a sport??? Alcohol-Guns-Killing defenseless animals and they go to a great level of work to have people think they are Funny. It is more a question of who was smarter, the Moose or the Hunters, Surely has to be the moose!!!even though they are dead. The hunters are also dead—from the neck up!
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Tagged idiots, guns, animals, Booze, rifles, scopes, camo, brain dead, red necks, beauty of the forest, blood, gore, more booze.
In Windsor Ontario in 1972 on a Monday morning I bought a beautiful 1965 Ford Galaxy LTD. Probably the nicest car I had owned to date. It was bright red with a black vinyl top, had power steering and brakes, power windows and air con. The interior was like new with a rich black brocade material covering the seats. It was low mileage and worked beautifully. That morning I took it into the KMart Auto Centre and had it checked over. Changed the oil and filter, gave it a lube job, it needed nothing else. At approximately 3.30pm I proudly drove my lovely new car home, Linda was working the evening shift at Bell and needed the car. I watched her drive the LTD off feeling a great surge of pride of ownership. That was the last time I ever saw my car!!!!! Around 11pm the phone rang, it was the local hospital!!! Poor Linda had been in an accident, another car had run a red light and collided head on. She had a nasty laceration just above the hair line of her forehead. The hospital were keeping her in for a couple of days for observation, she had 15 stitches in her forehead. I naturally was very concerned and rush in to the hospital to see her. Linda was in some pain but otherwise okay, I sat with her holding her hand and saying whatever soothing things I could think to say. All the while I was bursting to know what damage had been done to my car. I didn’t dare ask, it would have seemed very callous to appear more concerned about the car than my lovely young wife. I didn’t find out the fate of my LTD until a couple of days later. You have probably guessed!!! it was a write off, I had lost my lovely red and black LTD for ever. All these years later when I look back, when I think of all the many cars I have owned since then, only one important thing comes to mind. The cars can come and go, they are after all just things, Linda on the other hand is irreplaceable and I’m so grateful that she is still with me some forty three years later. No automobile could ever replace her, not a Rolls Royce, not a Aston Martin. What about my Mini Cooper, you ask??? Well, perhaps I shouldn’t let her drive it!!!!! Just in the interest of her well being and safety of course.
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Tagged Caroline, chrysler, ford, forty three years, Galaxy, happy, hospital, irreplaceable, love, LTD, Mini Cooper, Ontario, PEI, stitches, susannah, Windsor, write off
Sorry folks, I just could not resist this funny story from one of our favourite Wally Marts
I have a Vietnam veteran hat. Yesterday I wore it when I went to Walmart.
There was nothing in particular that I needed at the world’s largest retailer, but since I retired trips to Wally World to look at the Walmartians is always good for some comic relief.
Besides, I always feel pretty normal after seeing some of the people that frequent the establishment. Enough of my psychological fixes.
While standing in line to check out, the guy in front of me, probably in his early twenties asked, “Are you a Vietnam Vet?”
“No,” I replied.
“Then why are you wearing that hat?”
“Because I couldn’t find my hat from the War of 1812.” I thought it was a snappy retort.
“The War of 1812, huh?” The Walmartian queried, “When was that?”
God forgive me, but I couldn’t pass up such an opportunity. “1936.”
He pondered my response for a moment and responded, “Why do they call it the War of 1812 if it was in 1936?”
“It was a Black Op. No one is supposed to know about it.” This was beginning to be way too fun.
“Dude! Really!” he exclaimed. “How did you get to do something that COOOOL?”
I glanced furtively around me for effect, leaned toward the guy and in a low voice said, “I’m not sure. I was the only Caucasian on the mission.”
“Dude!” He was really getting excited about what he was hearing. “That is seriously awesome! But, didn’t you kinda stand out?”
“Not really. The other guys were wearing white camouflage.”
The moron nodded knowingly.
“Listen man,” I said in a very serious tone, “You can’t tell anyone about this. It’s still Top Secret and I shouldn’t have said anything.”
“Oh yeah,” he gave me the “don’t threaten me look.” “Like, what’s gonna happen if I do?”
With a really hard look I said, “You have a family don’t you? We wouldn’t want anything to happen to them, would we?”
The guy gulped, left his basket where it was and fled through the door.
By this time the lady behind me was about to have a heart attack she was laughing so hard. I just grinned at her.
After checking out and going to the parking lot I saw dimwit leaning in a car window talking to a young woman. Upon catching sight of me he started pointing excitedly in my direction. Giving him another ‘deadly’ serious look, I made the “I see you” gesture.
He turned kind of pale, jumped in the car and sped out of the parking lot.
What a great time! Tomorrow I’m going back with a Homeland Security hat. Whoever said retirement is boring just needs the right kind of hat.
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I’m beginning to realize what a great tool the social media can be if used with common sense. I continually post items of interest and concern about things our Provincial Government do. I believe this is also a very necessary tool when used sensibly. I try not to nit pick the silly things our politicians do but come out swinging at the more stupid things they attempt. For instance, the latest plan from our Minister of Finance Wes Sheridan, is to give the Bingo Halls $140.000 to boost their games in the hope of raising more charity monies. This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but at the same time it probably isn’t going to hurt me. What can hurt me and does truly concern me, and indeed I hope it concerns the majority of Islanders is the latest proposal by the Potato Industry to drill deep irrigation wells. The government say they are waiting for the science before approving the project. The Minister of the Environment Janice Sherry recently said she would leave it up to the Potato Industry to educate Islanders. Surely that is the dumbest statement yet to be uttered by a politician. How will the Potato Industry educate us??? I imagine they will say , we have the science and no harm to the island water supply will come from the deep wells, Duh!!!!. This is an island with a single water table, waste it, pollute it, deplete it and then what???? The potato industry will move off island and grow their spuds elsewhere. It boggles the mind that our elected officials are even talking about this issue, they should say NO and in no uncertain terms. As a young man becoming a politician never occurred to me, I thought one had to be really smart to get elected. Now days I realize I’m as smart as any of our current Politicians, my down fall would be having more integrity. To conclude this tirade, I would ask every islander to let their politicians know we do not wish to risk the island water supply in order to appease the Potato Industry.. Please consider sharing this far and wide.
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