The Mighty Island on a Tear???????

In the next election we must rid the island of this liberal government once and for all. It’s hard to believe how they get away with so much mismanagement. It’s even harder to believe the premier when he tries to convince us the Mighty Island is on a tear. So many underhanded and corrupt ventures all solely intended to put money in politicians pockets. I wrote twice to the Guardian about the questionable house sale (approx 3/4 million dollars)of Allan Roach. It was never published. Per capita we probably have more roundabouts than any other province in Canada. Yet we do not have anything close enough to affordable housing, not nearly enough doctors, not enough mental professionals. We have serious water issues mainly caused by the Irving corporation, but the government continues to pander to Robert Irving. The minister responsible for our water is also the minister who recently gave a citizen the finger. We have an environment minister who thinks burning wood to heat all island schools is a really good idea. The liberals have proposed their own version of a carbon tax! However, it is much more like dangling a carrot to the voting public. Has little or nothing to do with reducing our carbon footprint and everything to do with their re-election. How about the ongoing PNP questions, government claims they did nothing wrong, the present trial into the online gambling fiasco that is costing tax payers millions. The fact little or none of these issues ever get published in any real detail on the island news hour (Compass) or in the Guardian newspaper. This is indeed a worrisome situation. This government is covert and short on explanations, transparency is a word they use very often but never actually provide. Surely we, the voters of PEI have only one option, decisively reject every single member of this liberal government in the next election. Whether we end up with PC or Green government let’s hope it will under the proportional system and not FPTP. Remember we voted to change to Proportional in a plebiscite in 2016,  MacLauchlan denied the democratic process results. Now, perhaps I’m misjudging or being overly harsh on these liberal politicians. If so, then perhaps a dedicated liberal supporter will be good enough to point out my errors. Explain how Richard Brown wasn’t intentionally giving the finger, but rather was maybe about to scratch his ear!. Perhaps explain another definition for the meaning of transparency. I shall await liberal comments with eager excitement!!

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Christmas Gift Suggestions.

Read a Good Book Lately????
Posted on 5th December 2018
by irishroverpei

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Have you read a good book lately, and the answer is no, why not try one of my books or maybe all three? I have received excellent reviews on all of them. These are great Christmas gift ideas too. I have sold a great deal from PEI to Australia-Ireland and Europe. I will leave you with a review of each to ponder on.
(1) Lily & Me
Review from another reader
After seeing you at the yard sale I returned to my apartment and spent the rest of the day, the evening, the night and the early morning with you and Lily. Your story was interesting and I like your style. Sometimes as I read in the night I would forget the fact that this was a true story and find myself wondering when little Frederick, Eric, Ben Cook Rodgers would morph into a MI5 spy or a serial killer. Instead I remember the dapper Irishman from my yard sale wandering. Lily And Me is a testament to the resilience of the spirit of the child. I don’t think all children are blessed with your resilience but you were and we your readers are thankful. Ivan Gallant; e-mail
(2) Royal Navy & Me
Review from Craig Churchill NFLD
Well, you’ve done it again! I thoroughly enjoyed “The Royal Navy and
Me”, and have come to a couple of conclusions about you. You sir, are an
incurable romantic and also what my friends and I would term “a shit
magnet”. (At least at times)
Having done 5 years military time myself, I could certainly relate
to the basic training tales, the precious time on leave and the
carousing crammed in whenever able. I can also appreciate the amount of
dignity required to keep from “going native” completely and retaining
one’s drawers!
I have just finished a midnight shift at work and am now enjoying a
tot in honour of your literary achievements and your Birthday. Many
happy returns.
Craig
(3)
Chapter XXl Armageddon
Review by: Syrphian on Jan. 10, 2015 :
I really enjoyed reading this book! It is a great story with many twists and turns while giving you something profound to think about. The author has a real talent and I believe a future in fiction. The book starts off interesting right from page one with the big mystery in the sand! The author’s writing style is free-flowing which makes it easy to read. This gives the reader a more pleasurable reading experience while with some author’s styles it is more like a text book experience than a novel. I believe that this book has film potential, too.
Somehow he combined a whiskey bottle, time travel, Hunter River Prince Edward Island, a Naval submarine, Jesus, complex machinery, a spy, a world terrorist crisis, the Vatican, Islam, Adam & Eve and a great mystery story all in one book! You have to read it to see what I mean – you will not be disappointed as it is well worth it.
So, in summary, a ‘good read’ as they say… I enjoyed it from page one until the final page. I must admit that the ending was a surprise as I figured that it would conclude the way I thought it should. I am sure that is what the author wanted me to believe. The actual ending was rather different, and a complete and thought-provoking surprise. A very clever ending indeed!
I would recommend this book to anyone who desires a good story, well-written, exciting and a pleasure to read. You will not be disappointed and you will be wanting more from this author when you finish this book!

So folks there you go, three good books, ideal Christmas or Birthday gifts. Contact me or order thru amazon and ebooks at smashwords.com  my email (irishrover1@live.com) and the prices are good too, ten dollars ($10) each book, plus cost of shipping/mailing
God Best and keep reading

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Let’s burn more wood?

I really do try not write about Island politics too often. But it’s a tough road to travel, Island politicians never cease to do incredibily stupid things! Let’s have a look at the latest from (our English speaking only) MLA Paula Biggar! She is promoting the idea that all our Island schools should be heated with wood! Duh. Is this a plan designed to remove the risk of forest fires on PEI? Perhaps she believes we might risk the same dangers as the recent forest fires in California. Heating island school with only wood should soon cause Island deforestation. In other words, in no time at all the Island will be laid bare of trees. Hence no island forest fires! Why is this proposal so incredibily stupid? Are we not trying to cut carbon emissions, does Paula Biggar think burning wood across the island is going to help? One has to wonder if she has heard of solar energy or if she understand the concept of solar power. I understand solar power has limited interest within the liberal government, so perhaps Biggar is not solely to blame. The incentives proposed by the MacLauchlan government to cut carbon emissions are nothing more than election goodies. Is it any wonder the premier has the worse polling numbers of any island leaders. The island has no incentives to change to solar energy in residential homes. No incentives to use public transport, to buy electric or hybrid vehicles. Indeed no public transport for the rural areas at all. But hey! big savings deals on car registrations, and driver licenses. That will surely reduce our carbon footprint right? Like I already stated, some incredibly stupid decisions from this government who appear to have only one thing in mind. The drawing ever nearer of a provincial election

Brought to you by the government that gives us the finger!!!!!

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Employment Insurance!! A Little Sunday Humour

A young bloke with his pants hanging half off his arse, two gold front teeth, and a
half inch thick gold chain around his neck; walked into the EI Centre to sign some paperwork.
He marched up to the counter and said, “Hi. You know, I just H A T E asking for EI 
I’d really rather have a job.. I don’t like taking advantage of the system, getting something for nothing and all that.”
The social worker behind the counter said, “Your timing is excellent.
We Just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter.
You’ll have to drive around in his 2015 Mercedes-Benz CL, and he will supply all of your clothes.”
“Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You’ll also be expected to escort the daughter
on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather awkward to say but you will also have to, as part of your job,
satisfy her sexual urges as the daughter is in her mid-20’s and has a rather strong sex drive.”
The guy, just plain wide-eyed, said,
“You’re bullshittin’ me!”
The social worker said,
“Yeah, well…
You started it.” …..
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The Honourable Member?

 A title that should give assurance that a politician is a person of integrity, pride and honesty. A person who selected public service with the aim of serving the people that elected him. A person whom is true to the promises made during an election campaign. Noble principals indeed! But rarely experienced by the voting public, whether it be Federal or Provincial governments. I watch Question Period and frankly all I hear are MPs   attempting to be clever in avoiding answering questions posed. Provincial politics are no different, a continuing childish game of one-up-man-ship. I have to believe there are some members who actually attempt to be honourable. However, the party rule and members are forced to follow party lines. What has become of real democracy, of decent people representing the public, of really honourable politicians.  I do understand the job of politicians is not easy, but should we not expect some degree of honesty and enterprise  from the individuals we elect. Should they not attempt to follow through with the promises  they made on our doorsteps. To date I fail to see anything remotely honourable in our federal/provincial governments. My question, should these people continue using the title HONOURABLE.    I have added this last photo of a Provincial cabinet minister giving a citizen the Finger   Respectfully and Honourably Submitted.   God Bless and keep reading

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GM closing plants?

While I have great sympathy for those losing their jobs, it should have come as no surprise. GM products have been sub standard for some years now. When we combine poor quality with poor sales and changing consumer requirements, the writing is on the wall. Think back to the 1980s and the failing British auto industry. The government in London poured millions into the companies but nothing could save them. It was poor quality,unreliability, rust problems and customer rejection that finally brought the end. In the 1950-60s GM had little or no competition. Big flashy and stylish gas guzzlers were in vogue. Customers eagerly await the latest models to be unveiled, and traded every couple of years just to keep up with neighbours. In the 1970s came the rising gas prices and the sudden need to look for economy cars. GM were caught completely unprepared, and struggled to provide a suitable economy vehicle, not just GM, Ford and Chrysler too. The response from the big three was a disaster! Remember the Vega, the Pinto and Omni!. The 1970s saw the slow growth of Japanese vehicles, at first they were regarded with utter contempt. However, they gradually gained sales, the cars were cheap, economical and reliable. Now fast forward to 2018, our roads are filled with vehicles from Japan and South Korea. Don’t believe me,  next time you are driving or in a shopping mall parking lot have a quick count of the vehicles around you. Toyota, Honda, Kia etc are in abundance while Chevys, Fords and Chrysler’s are thin on the ground. In my opinion the only area where the big three are still holding their own is in the truck market. That is easily explained, there is little or no competition from the imports, yet!  Sad times indeed for the plant workers, but remember like the British auto industry the big three have been plagued with strikes unrest and demands. Calls for better working conditions, for better pensions better benefits and the desperate need for government bail outs. I see no road back, the auto industry has changed and manufactures need to change with it. I have no crystal ball, but if you were to ask me, I’d say the big three are still missing the boat, the demand for quality electric and hybrid vehicles is growing rapidly. and the Big Three (should we even call them that anymore) appear to be far in the rear.

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MacLauchlan Refuses to name Offender

Finally the Guardian decided to publish one of my letters! this is the first of three letters sent in recently. I guess, if I write not so nice things about our liberal government the NEWSpaper (I use the word news loosely) will not publish them? I wrote about Alan Roach and his approx. 3/4 million dollar house sale to GEBIS, then he opposed Gebis from attending the land purchase inquiries. I also wrote about the silence surrounding MacLauchlan’s trip to China with a delegation of forty. Never a word mentioned on Compass or in the Guardian? Neither of those two letters were published? Strange! and indeed I re-wrote the letter regarding Roach. I was thinking perhaps I had tended toward rumour rather that fact, so changed it and re-sent, nevertheless it remained unpublished.

But at least they did decide to publish this latest letter!

Wed 11-21, 2:31 PM
Transcontinental Mail (letters@theguardian.pe.ca);
newsroom@journalpioneer.com

MacLauchlan Refuses to Name Offender

I find it difficult to understand how the Premier thinks it’s okay not to name the wrong doing of a senior bureaucrats in his government. This individual has failed to follow the terms of his employment. The employee apparently refused to comply with an order from the Ethics Commissioner. Surely if rules have been broken, the offender should be exposed, not protected. This person was in a position of trust, and has broken that trust. By defending this employee the Premier is saying, it’s okay to break the rules because the individual is working for me. Yet if these same rules were broken in the workplace they would quickly be dealt with. Why does the Premier believe his government is above the law in this matter. Everyone has a boss, in this case the voters are the Premiers boss and we would like answers to the above question.
Respectfully Submitted F.Ben Rodgers. Abram Village PE.

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Monday Morning Blues!

My Monday morning started off with a photo of Lawrence MacAulay on the front page of the Islander newspaper, the Guardian. Someone congratulating MacAulay on having served 30 years as an MP. It had me wondering what this man had actually achieved for islanders during those thirty years, and what it had cost tax payers. I recall a few years ago, an article was published showing the huge annual expenses our four island MPs racked up. Easter headed the list with somewhere in the region of 500,000 in one year. MacAulay was a close second with approximately 450.000 for the year. If we add salaries pensions and other perks one might shudder at the overall costs, opposed to what benefits tax payers actually received. Next I think of Trudeau, he is bringing back Isis fighters, he calls it rehabilitation and provides start money, hotel accommodations and health care.  At the same time he tells veterans, they are asking for more than he can give. Oh boy! The more I write the more depressing this Monday morning is becoming. Here on PEI we have a completely corrupt liberal government that pays out millions to their party faithful. To date some $56 million has gone to a chosen few such as the Murphy Group, Scot Linkletter, Paul Murphy Loyalist Hotel and APM etc. Paul Murphy, by the way, is not connected to the Murphy Group? He just happens to be Kevin Murphy’s son. I might hazard a guess that per size we are probably the roundabout kings of Canada. Of course these roundabouts were necessary to complete the By pass!, except the by pass doesn’t actually by pass anything yet. Nevertheless, this was great job creation for Coastal Construction, not forgetting also great for their bottom line. Did I mention Coastal is run by the Premier MacLauchlans cousin! It would be very interesting if we could follow all this money and see into who’s pockets it finally ends up in. I think if we could total what our politicians have cost tax payers over the last thirty years we might have a rebellion on our hands. Not to worry we will never know, and perhaps it’s better we never find out, the world is in enough trouble as it is. That folks, is my view on the state of the nation, on this dull depressing Monday morning. Sorry I couldn’t offer a more cheerful outlook, but not to worry Tuesday is just around the corner.

God Bless and keep reading

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A Little Sunday Humour

A Little Sunday Humour
Posted on November 25th 2018
by irishroverpei

A middle-aged woman seemed sheepish as she visited her gynecologist.
“Come now,” coaxed the doctor, “you’ve been seeing me for years. There’s nothing you can’t tell me.”
“This one’s kind of strange,” the woman said.
“Let me be the judge of that,” the doctor replied.
“Well,” she said, “yesterday I went to the bathroom in the morning and heard a plink-plink-plink in the toilet. When I looked down, the water was full of pennies.”
“I see,” commented the doctor calmly.
“That afternoon, I went to the bathroom again and, plink-plink-plink, there were 5p pieces in the bowl,” the woman continued.
“That night,” she went on, “I went again, and plink-plink-plink, there were 50p’s. This morning, there were £1 coins!”
“You’ve got to tell me what’s wrong with me!” she implored. “I’m scared out of my wits!”
The gynecologist put a comforting hand on her shoulder. “There, there, it’s nothing to be scared about,” he said.
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(Ready for this?)
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(I’m warning you……)
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(Still not too late……delete now!)
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“You’re simply going through the change!”.
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Mac Lauchlan Refuses to name Offender

MACLAUCHLAN REFUSES TO NAME OFFENDER

By Kevin J Arsenault
This morning I posted a link to Wayne Carver’s Guardian Letter to the Editor about an unnamed senior bureaucrat refusing to comply with an order from the Ethics and Integrity Commissioner saying, “Wayne Carver’s excellent letter in yesterday’s Guardian (and in today’s Journal Pioneer) should make its way into Question Period this week in the Legislative Assembly. Islanders have a right to know why Premier Maclauchlan is willing to turn a blind eye to a senior government bureaucrat – yet unnamed – essentially “flipping the bird” to the Ethics Commissioner.” Well, it was the very first question in the House today from James Aylward, and I was lucky enough to be in the gallery to hear the Premier not answer the question in person.

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This will be my third letter to the editor regarding the Liberal Government in the last two months. To date none have been published. Seems if I’m critical of the MacLauchlan government in my letters, they will not be published in the Guardian. So much for the Island news media! they only publish nice things about this government.

Transcontinental Mail (letters@theguardian.pe.ca);
newsroom@journalpioneer.com Dated 21st November 2018

I find it difficult to understand how the Premier thinks it’s okay not to name the wrong doing of a senior bureaucrats in his government. This individual has failed to follow the terms of his employment. The employee apparently refused to comply with an order from the Ethics Commissioner. Surely if rules have been broken, the offender should be exposed, not protected. This person was in a position of trust, and has broken that trust. By defending this employee the Premier is saying, it’s okay to break the rules because the individual is working for me. Yet if these same rules were broken in the workplace they would quickly be dealt with. Why does the Premier believe his government is above the law in this matter. Everyone has a boss, in this case the voters are the Premiers boss and we would like answers to the above question.
Respectfully Submitted F.Ben Rodgers.

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