Promises, promises, promises

Trudeau was on the island recently flanked by his four hard working MPs (joke) making wonderful promises for our future. Of course, that is only if we re-elect him. Well perhaps before anyone rushes out to the polls we should stop and reflected on his accomplishments to date.  Recall the many things this Prime Minister has been involved in, and there are many. Remember the Trudeau promise, this will be the last FPTP election?Remember Judy Wilson Raybould, she wouldn’t break the law for Trudeau, so she was fired. Remember SNC Lavalin and their shady dealings that Trudeau tried to cover up. Well, of course it was understandable,  right? This firm was in his district, and ole Justin needed to protect his votes. Then we have the “WE” charity scandal, once more Justin was in this right to his eyeballs. Let’s not forget his family raked in thousands of dollars in speaking engagements. Remember Grassy Narrows? They wanted to complain about the years of mercury poisoning in the river and their drinking water. Trudeau sarcastically thanked them for attending his town hall and for their donation. Then there was the Governor General issue, she was handpicked by Trudeau. Yet regardless of the scandal she is made for life at tax payers expense. I could go on there are numerous other issues that should be remember under the Trudeau reign. However, I think you might already have the message. So, when he calls the election, please remember this blog. I realize we do not have a great variety of better choices. But do not let us give ole Justin the majority he so badly wants!
God Bless and keep reading

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LIberal Promises!

As we have just had our usual Trudeau visit with amazing promises, all prior to a Federal Election, I thought I’d remind you of some of the early promises of 2019 and beyond.. How about door-to-door mail delivery, how is that going for you???? Oh! did we ever revert back to a single EI zone???

Liberal Promises !!!

Posted on October 10, 2019 by irishroverpei      Rate This

My goodness such wonderful heartfelt promises from our four liberal candidates again and again. Sean Casey- my mission is (2015) to return door to door mail delivery, Duh? Wayne Easter – I have been around so long the people love me and couldn’t manage without me??? Lawrence MacAulay – if it wasn’t for me, you guys would have no ferry service??? Finally! Robert Morrissey. I’m all for the two EI zones, Charlottetown don’t vote for me Ha Ha!!! There you have it Island voters, so what’s it to be? Four more years of these four lumps, oops sorry, I mean politicians, or should we consider some new fresh faces? Seems to me we must choose the latter. Three of the four will once again promise to have the two zone EI situation changed back to one zone. Same as they promised in the last election in 2015!  Really though, we will do it this time if you fools oops, we mean voters,  just re-elect us again. Oh! And on door-to-door mail delivery, Sean will see what he can do!!! Does anyone besides me think these guys are laughing at us???? They are certainly laughing all the way to the bank.  In all seriousness, I shudder at the possibility of four more years of these liberal politicians in power.  God Bless and vote wisely.(I hope)

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The word HUBS comes to mind, perhaps you remember it too. There was much talk by the last minister of health (James Aylward) using the term Hubs! These hubs were to apparently become the new medical centres of the future. However, under the new minister of health it seems he doesn’t know about the hubs? Perhaps Mr,Aylward never mentioned them to Ernie! maybe he just forgot? It could be the hubs are no longer the plan. It could be we first need staff, doctors and nurses before we have hubs! Maybe after almost two years, it’s just another Hubbabaloo or a fancy government new word spin for doing nothing.
From February 2020 Governments latest buzz word HUBS! Medical hubs to be more explicit. I wonder if the word came about from the many roundabouts we have. Buzz words mean very little to people who have no doctor. Instead of these fancy buzz words Mr. Aylward should be trying to recruit doctors. Hubs are off little use it there are no medical professionals to run them. Like the previous Liberal governments, the PCs are going around in circles without actually accomplishing anything. The term medical centre has been in use for ages, changing to HUB is pure political spin! (Pun intended!) Quite a hubbub of speaking without any positive direction or goals.  God Bless and keep reading.

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Hot topic!

This is another ”GOOD REASON” why I have never had a tattoo or recommended anyone one else getting one!!!

Buttock Tattoo Terror Lands Rotherham Pair In Hospital

A furious row has broken out between a local tattoo artist and his client after what started out as a routine inking session left both of them requiring emergency hospital treatment.

Furious film fan and part-time plus-size XXXL model Tracey Munter (23), had visited the ‘Ink It Good’ Tattoo Emporium in Wellgate, Yorkshire last week, to have the finishing touches applied to a double buttock representation of the chariot race scene from the iconic 1959 film, Ben Hur.

Tattooist Jason Burns takes up the story.

“It was a big job in more ways than one.” he told us “I’d just lit a roll-up and was finishing off a centurion’s helmet. It’s delicate, close-up work. Next thing is, I sense a slight ripple in the buttock cleavage area just around Charlton Heston’s whip, and a hissing sound – more of a whoosh than a rasp – and before I know what’s happening, there’s a flame shooting from her arse to my fag and my beards gone up like an Aussie bush fire.”

Jason says he rushed to the studio sink to quell the flames, only to turn round and see Tracey frantically fanning her buttock area with a damp towel. The flames had travelled down the gas cloud and set fire to her thong which was smoking like a cheap firework.

“To be honest”, said Jason, “I didn’t even realise she was wearing one. You’d need a sodding mining licence and a torch to find out for sure. She could have had a complete wardrobe in there and I’d have been none the wiser.”

Jason and Tracey were taken to Rotherham District Hospital accident and emergency department where they were treated for minor burns and shock. Both are adamant that the other is to blame.

“I’m furious” said Jason, “I’ve got a face like a mange-ridden dog and my left eyebrows not there anymore. I don’t know about Ben Hur – Gone With The Wind would be more appropriate. You don’t just let rip in someone’s face like that. It’s dangerous.”

But Tracey remains both angry and unrepentant;

“I’m still in agony,” she said, “and Charlton Heston looks more like Sidney bloody Poitier now. Jason shouldn’t have had a fag on the go when he’s doing close up work, there’s no way I’d guff on purpose. He’d had me on all fours for nearly an hour. I can only put up with that for so long before nature takes its course.  My Kev knows that I give him my five-second warning, and I’d have done the same for Jason, but I didn’t get chance – it just quietly crept out.”

Ted Walters from the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service wasn’t surprised when we asked him to comment on what had happened “People just don’t appreciate the dangers.“  he told us, “We get more call outs to flatulence ignition incidents than kitchen fires these days now that people have moved over to oven chips. We have a slogan ‘Flame ‘n fart – keep ’em apart’. Anyone engaging in an arse-inking scenario would do well to bear that in mind in future.”

On behalf of the entire Fire and Rescue service, we wish them both a swift recovery.

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A little weekend humour!

Same Name!!!

What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common?

Same middle name.

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Nobody is more full of false hope that a Mum who places items on the stairs for her family members to carry up!!

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Just before I die, I am going to swallow a bag of popcorn kernels.

My cremation is going to be an epic!!

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Military Computer

Military leaders succeed in building a computer able to solve any strategic or tactical problem.

They are assembled in front of the new machine and instructed to feed a difficult tactical problem into it.

They describe a hypothetical situation to the computer and then ask the pivotal question: attack or retreat?

The computer hums away for an hour and then comes up with the answer: YES.

The generals look at each other, somewhat stupefied. Finally, one of them submits a second request to the computer: YES WHAT?

Instantly the computer responded: YES SIR.

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I Had It All…and lost it. (Thanks to Gus for this one)

I talked with a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way.

He said, “Up until last week, I still had it all.

I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library.

I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical benefits coverage.

I felt sorry for him, so I asked, “What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?”

Oh no, nothing like that,” he said.” “Because of Coronavirus, I was unexpectedly paroled.”

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Language (

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was on television with British TV host Anne Diamond when he used the word “mañana” (pronounced “manyana”).

Diamond asked him to explain what it meant.

He said that the term means “Maybe the job will be done tomorrow, maybe the next day, maybe the day after that. Or perhaps next week, next month, next year. Who really cares?”

The host turned to Albert Yatapingu from the Gumbaingeri Tribe who was also on the show and asked him if there was an equivalent term in his native language.

“Eh” he replied. “In Australia we don’t have a word to describe that degree of urgency.”

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Smart Bird?

His mother was now living in Miami Beach, and the young man didn’t see her that often. His father was no longer around and he was worried that Mom was lonely. For her birthday, he purchased a rare parrot, trained to speak seven languages. He had a courier deliver the bird to his dear mother.

A few days later, he called. “Ma, what do you think of the bird?”

“The bird was good, but a little tough. I should have cooked it longer.”

“You ate the bird?!? Ma, the bird was very expensive. It spoke seven languages!”

“Oh, excuse me. But, if the bird was so smart, why didn’t it say something when I put it in the oven?”

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Pulled Over

Cop: You know how fast you were going?

Guy: Sorry officer, I was just trying to catch up with traffic.

Cop: What traffic? The road is empty.

Guy: Yea, that’s how far behind I am.

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Maritime Electric

In keeping with the July month of celebrating Antique vehicles!While this blog is mainly political it does mention electric vehicles, past and present. The antique Tram and Bread van from the 1950s, are both electric, The Nissan Leaf is an electric car and available in today’s marketplace.This blog is in regard to Maritime Electric’s latest announcement of reducing credits from surplus solar. If you plan to install solar panels in the near future, Maritime Electric will only give credits up to 30% for surplus electricity.  In other words, they don’t want to buy back your electric unit savings. It might hurt their bottom line. Can’t make enough money from selling us electricity it we are selling some back to them. It is short sighted because whatever happens consumption will likely increase with the use of electric vehicles. Especially larger vehicles like buses and transportation vehicles such as ships and aircraft.  However, what I really find galling is Steven Myers, Provincial MLA, stating he is disappointed with the Maritime Electric announcement.  Don’t be disappointed son, you and your Premier do something about it! Duh!God Bless and keep reading.

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Great Cars of Yesteryear

Not many people will remember the Roots Group or the lovely little Hillman Minx. Nevertheless, they were among the finest cars produced in Britain for the first half of the 20th century.  You might wonder why I mention this subject, after all, I’m the Irishrover and have owned and driven Rovers for the last forty years.  Well, Hillman does have a link to Rover.  In the 1860’s William Hillman, a young engineer was hired by the firm of Turner & Starley known as the Coventry Singer Sewing Machine Co. Besides sewing machines, they were now experimenting with the rising popularity of Bicycles both peddle and powered. After a few years of successful sales of the two-wheel machines James Starley went on to produce the first Rover automobile in 1904. In 1907 Hillman built his first car, he was already a millionaire from the sale of his bicycles. By the 1930’s the Hillman automobile was a popular choice of British motorists. During the depression years the company was merged into the Rootes Group which included such vehicles as Humber, Singer and Sunbeam. After the Second World War when car manufacturing started to rebound the Hillman Minx fast became a common sight on the roads of Britain. All through the 1950’s and 60’s Rootes enjoyed great success. However, by the mid 70’s the British car industry was in serious trouble. They were plagued by labour strikes and disputes, poor quality control and foreign competition. In the late 70’s the Chrysler Corporation took over the Rootes Group.  By the 1980’s the writing was on the wall, Chrysler was struggling and although the Rootes group tottered on under the Sunbeam name it was soon cancelled. Looking back, it is so sad to see such wonderful little cars that are gone forever. My first real car was a 1936 Hillman Minx saloon, I purchased it from my brother in 1959 for 12 GBP’s. It was a great car and took me across England more than once. I eventually traded it for a 1938 Jaguar, but that’s another story. In 1964 now serving with the Navy in Canada I bought a 1959 Singer Gazelle (Rootes Group) it was identical to the Minx but better equipped with a radio, leather and wood trim etc. I paid $200 and drove it for two years including the harsh Nova Scotia winters. All I ever spent on it was a new battery and two snow tires. In the 1970’s I bought a 1956 Hillman Californian, I fixed it up but never put it on the road, by this time my interests were moving toward Rovers. Nevertheless, the Hillman cars were among the best I have ever owned, unfortunately they are rarely ever seen these days. Just another chapter in the history of the many forgotten British cars. In the photos I have posted the oldest is the 1936 Hillman then the Singer Gazelle, didn’t keep a photo of the Californian but the poster shows how stylish it was.

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Pride Week

I Posted this back in July 2019. It surprised me then and still surprises me today. Nevertheless, as this is pride week, I thought some might find this of interest. Also, perhaps my view of this club could be wrong, and I would be interested in hearing other points of view.
One might conclude the heading is a strange one?? I suppose it is a bit strange and for me quite a surprise. I have been a classic enthusiast most of my life. It is a hobby where I have never come across discrimination, well maybe a few snobs who think their cars are better than the rest. But never intentional discrimination, classic car buffs are only interested in classic cars. Just today I read an article in a popular UK car mag about a club for gays and lesbians. I looked up the web site ( and it states anyone can join, apparently one does not have to be gay? So why promote this club at all? surely if anyone can join then it is just another classic car club. Perhaps I’m missing something here but I fail to understand the reason behind this club. If you are into classic cars then you are already part of a very diverse group of people all with one interest, Cars. Sexual orientation aside, we love cars, we follow car shows, we search out rare autos and or parts, that is what the hobby is all about. I may be wrong here and perhaps I have missed the point of this club, If so, I hope someone will point out where I have misunderstood. It just seems to me by declaring a club as Gay that in its self is discrimination. Yes, many clubs declare to follow only one make of car, but I see that as different. Singling out a particular model of car is one thing, singling out the owners is something entirely different, and I think it’s wrong. I’m sure we have gay/lesbian members in our club, I have just never cared or considered it an issue. The bottom line is the GCCG Club are promoting separation and stating they are different.????
God Bless and keep reading

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My continuing motor car saga…

I had to admit to myself that owning a Pontiac Firefly just wasn’t me. I have been in British cars ever since I received a driving license. I started driving in 1954, wow! That’s roughly 67 years. I drove a Jeep whilst in the Royal Navy, when I arrived in Canada, I did drive a few domestic cars but always came back to a British one. I was stationed in Halifax for two years and had a 1959 Singer Gazelle for most of that posting. I couldn’t begin to list all the cars I have owned over my life time but it was a few. The strangest was probably a 1936 BSA Scout, a four-cylinder side valve front wheel drive. But to get back to this blog about car tales. I sold the Firefly a month ago, then began the hunt for something British. Not an easy task in 2020, when did we last see an Austin, Morris etc in a shopping mall parking lot? At first, I was really thinking Mini, the new Mini that is. It’s still made in England but owned by BMW. I tried to convinced myself a new style Mini would satisfy my longings. Every morning I checked Kijiji and other car sites looking for that elusive car. A few possibilities popped up, a 1954 Hillman, it was rough and needed too much work. Then an Austin Cambridge appeared on Kijiji, it too was not drivable. However, I decided to phone and ask a few questions. The lady explained it was a parts car her late father had purchased in case his good Cambridge needed anything. His good Cambridge! Is it for sale? Yes, indeed it is she told me. You can guess the outcome of this story; I now own a beautiful 1966 Austin Cambridge. It’s a special car to me, when I first courted Linda, I had a 1960 Austin Cambridge. It was nowhere near as nice as my latest one, but nevertheless was a faithful old friend. I guess Linda was so impressed with that amazing old car she agreed to marry me! Now I’m looking forward to many happy miles of motoring with my lovely wife in my lovely little British Austin. 
God Bless and keep reading

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My cars through the 80’s!

Continuing my July Month of the story of cars. Linda and I arrived in Windsor Ontario in 1972 aboard our $100 Wolseley which I promptly sold for $300. During our time in Windsor, we had a variety of British and domestic cars. Probably the most significant being a 1949 Rover P4 Cyclops. In 1973 we were transferred to Sudbury and I drove there in the 49 Rover. We only remained in the Nickel town long enough for our second daughter Susannah to be born. Then returned to make our home on PEI the place we chose to raise our girls. We purchased our first house in Wheatley River, and this was where we began car hunting. It became a Sunday afternoon hobby. We set out in our car driving the back roads looking for old British cars. We found many, some we towed home, some we drove. We fixed them up drove them for a short while then sold them on. It would be impossible to list the many cars that passed through our hand during those years. I think the biggest challenge was a 1948 Rover P3, I found it in Halifax, it was very rough, the sunroof was missing and the weather had ruined the interior. The body was mostly intact but the engine was apart and several parts missing. I towed in home, reassembled it and had it drivable. I gave it a cheap paint job and then going to a flea market in the US I bought a set of new white wall tires. However, I couldn’t bring myself to install the new tires on the tatty looking car. Thus began a major restoration. The upholstery was redone, I dissembled then body and had everything painted professionally. I was very proud of the finished job. I will include a photo and you can be the judge!God Bless and keep reading. 

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