Democracy should be for the people to vote at the end of each fixed elected government terms.  It should not be the decision of the ruling government to choose the dates of elections. This is exactly what happened in our last provincial election. Dennis King decided when it gave him the most advantage, and as a result he gained a majority. Neither the Liberal or Green Party’s were prepared, and failed to run a full slate of candidates. This failure of democracy was also clearly demonstrated in a very poor voter turnout (approx 60%).  Fixed election dates should be rigidly followed no premier should be allowed to flout the rules. Especially when it is done in the self interest of the ruling party. However, regardless of the above thoughts, it will continue to happen until we force an overhaul of how we vote. It is my belief we need to move to a form of proportional representation, too long the Island has endured these false majorities.
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Fire Hazards

While we are concerned with the potential fires here on the island, and our government are apparently taking immediate precautions. Clearing possible area of high fire hazard. National Parks working hard in preparing the parks. Island wide fire departments are preparing for what could be an island wide emergency. There is an island wide ban on open fires everywhere. Yet is anyone actually warning islanders to be careful? Because of my disability I sit in the car quite often in parking lots such as Super Store etc. Too often I see people exiting their cars smoking, before entering the store, carelessly throwing the still burning cigarette on the ground. If they do this in the city, one has to wonder how they behave in the rural areas. This could be how a serious fire starts, just a careless moment as a lighted cigarette butt is thrown from a vehicle and hits dry grass or potential kindling?  Maybe the government should immediately enact strict laws and fines to those who risk starting a forest fire by smoking.  If they are seen throwing a match or cigarette butt anywhere they should be reported. Our homes, our children, our livelihoods, our animals and everything of importance are put at risk. Let smokers understand the danger they pose, and what they will face if caught. Just my thoughts on how fires often start.
God Bless and stay safe

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Shovels In The Ground

I guess the photo means shovels in the ground????? the old school building is gone but nothing happening since???? I see Ernie Hudson with his shovel, he was telling us a new Medical Home would be built on this site. So, Ernie where is this new Medical home a year later, did you lose your shovel?

Surprise Delay in Demolitions

Posted on August 8, 2022 by irishroverpei

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This was reported on Compass Friday evening 5th Aug2022. Compass is always in the front line and first with detailed breaking news as we all well know and depend on. We were first wonderfully entertained by razor sharp incisive interviews with Basil Steward and Tim Banks. Basil is delighted that the long-time eye sore is finally gone. Tim Banks is so happy he is doing something for the community. Banks plans new high-end apartments, oh! Not forgetting a few affordable units. A new Fire Department Building, and of course the promised Medical Home. No mention of where the medical staff will come from for this new home. However, the important breaking news was the delay in the demolition due to a “surprise discovery”! ASBESTOS!!!! really, no one knew there was asbestos in the building??? The building has sat empty for more than ten years, Banks did nothing until he sold it to Government for one dollar just recently. He knew about the asbestos, hell, anyone even slightly involved knew there was asbestos in that old building. I knew there was asbestos in there, that is why Banks did nothing with the building for so long. He waited for the opportune moment to sell it to our less than smart government. Then as usual, we the tax payers will pay for its costly removal. Something in the region of two point five million, money ole Timmy boy has saved himself. Really do these people truly believe we the general public are that stupid. Yes, I guess they do!!!
God Bless and God Help us!

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Evacuation From Fires

Considering the dire situation in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. I wonder what if anything our government have done in the event of such a crisis here? Listening to the radio, I learned that little or no thought had been given evacuating disabled people in NS. What about PEI? Has Dennis King pondered such a crisis? His wife has horses, does she have plan to save them in the event of a forest fire. My wife and I are seniors, I’m 84 and in a wheelchair, we have two dogs and a cat. We don’t have an evacuation preparation as such. However, we are thinking and preparing for leaving at a moments notice if it became necessary. Our considered priorities our ourselves and pets. If we have time then maybe some other items of importance. Another serious concern is the health care situation, can our hospitals handle breathing, smoke inhalation, burns etc. We may not have fires here, but we should be prepared in case they do occur.???? If the answer to this question is no! Then let us just hope we survive .
God Bless and be Prepared

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Medical School

This proposed medical training school for all Accounts will not be producing doctors for at least ten years! A decade is a long time to wait for signs of health care improvements. Who even knows what the situation will be in ten years? The situation is dire, people need to hear of solutions now, not in the future. The government is spending millions on this training building, yet can’t provide some thirty thousands islanders with doctors. That surely begs the question, where will they find highly qualified teaching doctors.
I think the government needs to concentrate on the issues of the present. Spend money opening these new medical homes and staffing them. If these homes are what we are being told and if they can provide the service’s promised. Then they should be the priority. NPs, dietician’s, diabetic clinics, X-ray staff, cataract surgeries and other medical care givers. Properly equipped these medical homes could seriously ease the pressure at the hospitals. The bottom line is, Islanders need help now
Respectfully Submitted. F.Ben Rodgers. Abram Village PE. Tel 902-854-3020
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Weekend Funnies

Best Man

A college senior took his new girlfriend to a football game.

The young couple found seats in the crowded stadium and was watching the action. A substitute was put into the game, and as he was running onto the field to take his position, the boy said to his girlfriend, “Take a good look at the fellow. I expect him to be our best man next year.”

His girlfriend snuggled closer and said to the surprised young man, “That’s the strangest way I ever heard of for a fellow to propose to a girl. Regardless of how you said it, I accept!”

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Just a few Quips

1. When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison.

2. To me, “drink responsibly” means don’t spill it.

3. Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn’t fit any of your containers.

4. If you’re sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, “Did you bring the money?”

5. When you ask me what I am doing today, and I say “nothing,” it does not mean I am free. It means I am doing nothing.

6. I finally got eight hours of sleep. It took me three days – but whatever.

7. I run like the winded.

8. Don’t bother walking a mile in my shoes. That would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head. That’ll freak you right out.

9. Sometimes, someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere, makes your heart race, and changes you forever. We call those people cops.

10. My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb.

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Health Warning

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

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Some quick ones

‘Car and Driver’ wrote that 95%of electric cars are still on the road. The remaining 5% made it all the way home.

You know me, if I ever win the lottery, rest assured nobody around me will be poor, and I mean that. I will move to a rich neighbour.

I need everyone to wish me luck. I have a meeting at the bank later and if all goes well, I will be out of debt. I’m so excited I can barely put on my ski mask.

I told him I wanted to walk down the aisle. He sent me grocery shopping.

In general, I don’t believe in child labour. But sometimes they’re the only ones who can figure out what’s wrong with my computer.

She: “Do men still open car doors’. He: “How do you think we get inside.”

The Institute of unfinished Research has concluded that 6 out of 10 people

This is Sister Maria. She is renowned for her intelligence. They call her ‘Nun the Wiser.’

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ER Meeting

During my surgical residency I was called out of a sound sleep to the emergency room. Unshaven and with tousled hair, I showed up with an equally unpresentable medical student. In the ER we encountered the on-call medical resident and his student, both neatly attired in clean white lab coats.

The resident said to his student, “You can always tell the surgeons by their absolute disregard for appearance.”

Two evenings later, I was at a banquet when called to the ER to suture a minor laceration.

I was stitching away — wearing a tuxedo — when I encountered that same medical resident. He looked at me, then said to his student, “Sure is sensitive to criticism, isn’t he?”

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A few more quips

I burn about 2000 calories every time I put on fitted sheets by myself.

One thing no one ever talks about when it comes to being an adult, is how much time we debate keeping a cardboard box because it’s, you know…a really good box.

Billion dollar idea: A smoke detector that shuts off when you yell, “I’m just cooking!”

Nothing spoils a good story like the arrival of an eyewitness.

My kids laugh because they think I’m crazy. I laugh because they don’t know it’s hereditary,

I don’t want to be adult anymore. I don’t even want to be human. I want to be a goat, Just eat all day and head butt anyone who annoys me.

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The Children of Israel

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, Mr. Goldblatt, the new teacher, finished the day’s lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

“Mr. Goldblatt,” announced little Joey, “there’s somethin’ I can’t figger out.”

“What’s that Joey?” asked Goldblatt.

“Well accordin’ to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?”


“An’ the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?”


“An’ the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?”

“Again you’re right.”

“An’ the Children of Israel fought the ‘gyptians, an’ the Children of Israel fought the Romans, an’ the Children of Israel wuz always doin’ somethin’ important, right?”

“All that is right, too,” agreed Goldblatt, “So, what’s your question?”

“What I wanna know is this,” demanded Joey, “What wuz all the grown-ups doin'”?

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Australia Bound

Australia Bound????
Posted on May 25th 2023 by irishroverpei
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A young Portsmouth lass was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the sea.
But just before she could throw herself from the wharf, a handsome young man stopped her.
“You have so much to live for,” said the man. “I’m a sailor, and we are off to Australia tomorrow.
I can stow you away on my ship. I’ll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy.”

With nothing to lose, combined with the fact that she had always wanted to go to Australia , the woman accepted.

That night the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compartment in the hold.
From then on, every night he would bring her three sandwiches, a bottle of red wine, and make love to her until dawn.
Two weeks later she was discovered by the captain during a routine inspection.

“What are you doing here?” asked the captain
“I have an arrangement with one of the sailors,” she replied. “He brings me food every day and I get a free trip to Australia.”

“I see,” the captain says ‘and that’s all is it?’

Her conscience then got the better of her and she added, “Plus, he’s screwing me.”

“He certainly is,” replied the captain. “This is the Isle of Wight Ferry”

God Bless and keep reading.

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Political Pot Mess

Maybe I’m getting too old and have become cynical, or maybe I’m wise enough to see through this latest political pot mess of excuses, lies and outright nonsense. Have you ever tried to listen to Dennis King, it takes a while and it takes patience. At the end of his lengthy diatribes, I’m still the uncertain as to what he actual said or if he answered the question. Federal politics are no better, maybe worse? Trudeau promised his first election would be the last FPTP election. Here we are many years later and we still have FPTP. One would have to take serious thought before voting for the Federal opposition, as for the NDP that is a vote for the Liberals. So, you can see what I’m saying here, we have a political pot mess. I’m beginning to think we are getting people that have only their self interest at heart. Its good money, good perks and a great pension after eight years, certainly an incentive to run. Some like Lawrence MacAulay, like the money so much they stay on for as long as they can. Few if any really get into politics for the betterment of the Country or the people. Like I said at the beginning of this blog, perhaps I have become cynical???? What do you think????
God Bless and keep reading.

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Dem Newfies got everyting covered!

A doctor in St John’s Newfoundland wanted to get off work and go hunting, so he approached his janitor. “I am goin’ huntin’ tomorrow Buddy and don’t want to close the clinic. I want you to take care of the clinic and take care of all my patients and I’ll give you fifty bucks.”

“Yes, sir!” answers Buddy.

The doctor goes hunting and returns the following day and asks: “So, Buddy, How was your day?”

Buddy told him that he took care of three patients. “The first one had a Headache so I gave him TYLENOL.”

“Bravo Buddy! The second one?” asks the doctor.

“The second one had a bad stomach and I gave him MAALOX, sir.” says Buddy

“Bravo, bravo! You’re good at this and what about the third one?” asks the Doctor

“Well Sir, I was sitting here having a smoke and suddenly the door flies opens and a woman enters. Like a flame, she undresses herself, taking off everything including her bra and her panties and lies down on the table and shouts: HELP ME – I haven’t seen a man in over two years

“Lard Tunderin’ Yeezus, Buddy!!! What did you do?”

     I put drops in her eyes!!

God Bless and keep reading.

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Political Correctness

I thought I’d rerun this blog from 2017. it seems the desire to tear down statues and or remove political names has waned somewhat?????
Political Correctness;
Posted on August 30, 2017 by irishroverpei
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It seems the western world has gone overboard with this ridiculous political correctness. Perhaps it is a result of all the Trump rhetoric south of the border? In the UK some crazy woman is demanding the statues of Nelson and Churchill must be removed. Here in Canada a group of people don’t want to be left out of this madness. Ontario school authorities want the name of Canada’s first PM removed from schools. So what is next? we must have many other Leaders who have committed errors of political correctness. Some of these people cite the fact that Germany has no statues or other reminders of Hitler and the NAZIs. Big deal!!! Second world war history has been recorded in great detail. In books and in film. Hitler may not have been glorified but he sure has not been forgotten and nor should he be forgotten. Likewise, our own leaders should not be suddenly expunged from our history. Right or wrong it will remain our history and it is up to our generation to maintain that history. It is also our job to correct what was done wrong, but do it intelligently and show a better way forward. Oh Dear!! I’m going to Charlottetown today, guess I had better not sit on the bench beside the statue of John A.

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