October 14, 2009

Reader Tips

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to SDA Late Nite Radio. Tonight, for your delectation, here is Mr. Terry Jones on Do Not Adjust Your Set introducing (as he notes) this week's deliberate mistake, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, featuring Vivian Stanshall with Neil Innes and the boys, performing Hunting Tigers Out in Indiah ¤ (3:38) in 1969 (ca. their touring with The Who), from their Tadpoles album (a vinyl copy of which we have, along with one of their 1967 Gorilla album, here in the studio, of course ;-)  For those listeners less than enamored by Hunting Tigers, here also from their Tadpoles album is Shirt (4:31), and from their Gorilla album and our 2008-07-17 Late Nite Radio show here is The Intro & the Outro (3:04).

Your Reader Tips are, as always, welcome in the comments.

Posted by Vitruvius at October 14, 2009 12:01 AM


This , was interesting .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 13, 2009 8:45 PM

This could be big, if true - where to from here?

Posted by: Erik Larsen at October 13, 2009 8:46 PM

Local MP Displeased With Liberal Senators
Wide spread support across the political spectrum was not enough to stop Liberal Senators from essentially gutting a high profile Conservative justice bill. Portage-lisgar MP Candice Hoeppner says the bill would have changed the common practice of giving convicted criminals 2 for 1 credit for time served in pre-sentence custody to a 1 for 1.
She notes the grit amendment would give convicted criminals 1.5 days of credit.
Hoeppner says Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff needs to talk to the Senators involved and get them in line.
She believes Liberals talk tough on crime, but when it comes to doing something about it that's another story.

Posted by: Rick at October 13, 2009 9:18 PM

Ah, The Who!

"Ever since I was a young man,
I've played the silver ball,
From Soho down to Brighton,
I must have played them all..."

Anybody got a link to an online recording of "Tommy", Youtube or whatever?

Posted by: Dave in Pa at October 13, 2009 9:47 PM

Liberals are definitely not tough on crime. Do a survey of the local prison population on their voting habits. The prison system is a major Liberal voting block, so they're going to do all they can to keep them happy. It was the Liberals that gave prisoners the right to vote while in prison. I don't understand how anyone can believe the Liberals are tough on crime, except when it concerns Conrad Black, Brian Mulroney, or some other big name conservative.

Posted by: pete at October 13, 2009 9:55 PM

An entertaining and informative discussion with Lord Christopher Monckton, Margaret Thatcher's former science advisor and global warming poo-pooer, on the Michael Coren show.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at October 13, 2009 10:00 PM


Don't assume that because the Liberals have been traditionally soft on crime that they want people to notice that they're soft on crime.

Personally, I don't mind if our system is soft on some criminals as long as their offences are minor; but it does annoy me that a person can violently or sexually assault someone and be back on the street in a couple of years. I could be wrong but I suspect that most Canadians are like me, and where the Liberals are out of step with most Canadians is that they don't make the distinction between a dumb 18 year old that goes on a joy-ride and the 48 year old repeat offender child molester.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 13, 2009 10:55 PM

heh..Congrats on that nomination Kate...I think...
Well you certainly have a way with words.

Posted by: bluetech at October 13, 2009 11:32 PM

"J. Arthur Rank on gong" - one of the best introductions ever.

Posted by: KevinB at October 13, 2009 11:33 PM

greenshaft revisited. Or if you like, dumb and dumber.

Btw - apparently the us has between sixty to a hundred years of NG due to technologies that have been developed (largely here in cda) and will be self-sufficient in production in about a decade. If only they would allow coastal drilling ...

Posted by: Gord Tulk at October 13, 2009 11:56 PM

Great read, Bill D. Cat !!

Posted by: ron in kelowna at October 14, 2009 12:19 AM


One laid-off Canadian photographer has gone on a roadtrip documenting the current state of the historic US Route 66 (Chicago to LA) -

Posted by: photog at October 14, 2009 12:58 AM

Thanks Mississauga.

Posted by: richfisher at October 14, 2009 2:16 AM

Aye, thanks Matt! Read about the show at fivefeet and looked for the video. Looks like they just went up.

Something to watch after work.

Posted by: AtlanticJim at October 14, 2009 5:31 AM

IffyDionky: no shift from green.

It's back: Green Shaft, Bam the Dog, carbon taxes, and Dionky's revenge.

Senator Mike Duffy is correct:

Here is the quote:

"Bob Rae has a plan to grow the Liberal party by subsuming labour and Green Party support,*".

Iffy has been carbon captured by Boob Rae and Lizard MayGreen.

"Liberals won't shift from green in next election

Undaunted by defeat of Dion and his carbon tax in last election, Ignatieff outlines clean energy as next campaign theme"

*"Senator Duffy feels sorry for Ignatieff"

Posted by: maz2 at October 14, 2009 6:46 AM

simple questions for the prez. the TOTUS

Posted by: cal2 at October 14, 2009 7:13 AM

Check out the article in todays The Gazette (Montreal) on the long waiting list for subsidized day care spaces in Quebec. The 'great' Quebec model.
"The mad rush to wait"

With waiting lists of hundreds of names and parents fighting one another for a spot on it, some $7-a-day daycares are fed up with managing them and have outsourced them to third parties...

Posted by: Nicola Timmerman at October 14, 2009 7:18 AM

"Obama Wa Nobel-sho Ni Ataeshinai"*

"This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder."**

The rest of the O'"Wa Nobel-sho" here:


**"Barack Obama - Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?"

"The "small people", the "rank and file", the "loyal soldiers" of the narcissist - his flock, his nation, his employees - they pay the price. The disillusionment and disenchantment are agonizing. The process of reconstruction, of rising from the ashes, of overcoming the trauma of having been deceived, exploited and manipulated - is drawn-out. It is difficult to trust again, to have faith, to love, to be led, to collaborate. Feelings of shame and guilt engulf the erstwhile followers of the narcissist. This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder."

Posted by: maz2 at October 14, 2009 7:28 AM

fuss at the CBC,

a little change from when the line "make payble to" was marked "the liberal party of canada"

by the way , have the liberals ever paid back the adscam money ? Jean , Paul , Mikey , anyone?

Posted by: cal2 at October 14, 2009 7:31 AM

Cross-posted at yesterday's Reader Tips:

The Governor General’s new Web site refers to her numerous times as Canada’s “head of state.”

Here’s Michaelle Jean's e-mail address if you want to remind her that Queen Elizabeth II is Canada’s head of state and that the GG is her representative in Canada:

Posted by: batb at October 14, 2009 8:58 AM

When you Google Governor General of Canada, this is the message:

Error 404

Page not found

The site has been redesigned.

You may want to revise the bookmarks
that refer to our site.

We have been notified of the error.

Return to the Home page

Contact the webmaster

[end quote]

Could the error have anything to do with all the references to MJ as Canada's head of state? Could there be corrections being made? Hmmm. Hmmm. Hmmm.

Posted by: batb at October 14, 2009 9:02 AM

Quebec wants Euthanasia!
(If it is well regulated, of course)

Posted by: Tom B. at October 14, 2009 9:20 AM

OK...Iggy is officially off the rails.
Michael Ignatieff's think-fest to set stage for renewal.

Posted by: Rich at October 14, 2009 9:49 AM

Nothing like a little 'conservative' government to structurally increase the number of civil servants and creating the largest deficits in the history of the nation.

"You've been Con'ed".

And the party has wrapped its' lips around all of your wallets.....

As deficit grows, so does bureaucracy

Increase of 4.5% fuelled by Harper government spending

By Kathryn May, The Ottawa CitizenOctober 13, 2009

As Canada's deficit mushrooms, the size of the federal public service and its shadow bureaucracy of temporary workers keeps on growing.

The Public Service Commission annual report shows the public service continued its steady growth of the past decade and added another 9,072 jobs last year -- a 4.5-per-cent increase over the year before. That included everything from full-time, permanent work to student jobs.

Posted by: hardboiled at October 14, 2009 10:45 AM

interesting using the giraffe as evidence. as an engineer and a male over 50 , I would say the location of the prostate is the biggest flaw.

Posted by: cal2 at October 14, 2009 10:55 AM

Well done Cons - an elegant transfer of wealth to connected blowboys and industry lobbyists. Guess if the Libranos did this, the 'conservative' voter might be a little miffed, no?

Funny. Maybe the Three Stooges made the Cons dump this money into the professional welfare earning class?

Or maybe, the Cons did it all on their lonesome....

Ethanol subsidies a useless boondoggle

The Gazette October 12, 2009

Ethanol is the gift that keeps on giving - but only to corn-growers and opportunistic automakers. For taxpayers, however, it's a dream that failed and a rat-hole down which our governments keep pouring our tax money. This useless boondoggle must stop.

Last week, CanWest News Service reported on a government memo that says clearly that Ottawa's costly effort to promote E85 fuel - industry shorthand for 85 per cent ethanol and 15 per cent ordinary gasoline - will do no good.

In fact, we believe the whole push for ethanol - produced mainly from corn in Canada - will bring no actual reductions in total greenhouse gas emissions, but will cost taxpayers $2.2 billion in federal subsidies, plus more from provinces, especially Ontario....."

Boy, good thing Raitt is on this. She can claim this issue isn't 'sexy' anymore, and stop the hemorrhage of taxpayer money.

Posted by: hardboiled at October 14, 2009 11:09 AM

Queen is Head of State

montreal gazette

** When is Her time up ? Can PM Harper appoint a new GG this year or next?

Posted by: bryanr at October 14, 2009 11:32 AM

Remember when the Natives started the armed bootlegging of smokes across the border a few years back ? And remember how the Chretien gov't folded ? And Ont and Que responded by lowering cig taxes ?

After all, the Charter probably would side with the original aboriginal's right to make a living from hunting and fishing and .... bootlegging across international borders ??

What could go wrong , eh ?

[Illegal cigarette use by teens jumps to all-time highs in Ontario & Quebec]

[RCMP officials note the vast majority of contraband cigarettes are smuggled illegally into Canada through the Akwesasne reserve, which straddles the US/Canada border near Cornwall, Ontario. They are priced cheaply, often selling for $1.00 for a pack of 20 cigarettes as compared to $8.00 for government taxed cigarettes. ]

Posted by: ron in kelowna at October 14, 2009 12:04 PM

Liberal Ignatieff's Goreacle Report: G-Iffy's Carbon Feetprints.

*"Michael Ignatieff visits Saskatchewan"

*"Weather Alert : Freezing Rain Warning For Shaunavon, Maple Creek, Val Marie and Cypress Hills Regions"


Posted by: maz2 at October 14, 2009 12:19 PM

Posted by: ron in kelowna at October 14, 2009 12:04 PM

What's creepy about the contraband smoke story is that people & 'researchers' are stalking around schools, collecting litter to discern behavior.

From this, they extrapolate to how much 'lost' funds are missing from federal coffers.

In the least disguised piece of statist bullsh*t I've seen outside of Pravda: "Contraband cigarettes are often made in illegal, unregulated factories and sold to kids"

Nanny state fascists and name dropping moralists under the guise of 'former' Police officers and concerned citizens.

No kid under 18 should be smoking. No kid under 18 should be having an alcoholic beverage. No kid under 18 should be altering their state of consciousness with cannabis.

But don't kid yourself - this bunch ain't your average group of 'concerned citizens'. They're a bunch of abolitionists with a communication strategy, and a fetish for collecting garbage around schools.

Perhaps talking to the kids wouldn't be a bad idea, no?

Naw. Not in today's day and age.

Posted by: hardboiled at October 14, 2009 12:51 PM

gotta like this one. the methane gas is good too.

Posted by: cal2 at October 14, 2009 2:01 PM

According to Nat Post:

> The Ignatieffs own neither a car nor bicycles

Are there limits the politicians will go to?
I don't know whether to cry or laugh: too green for a bike, LOL!

Posted by: Aaron at October 14, 2009 3:03 PM

Michael Scheuer, Get Nasty or Go Home

One has to admire the ingenuity of the policymakers, journalists, and generals who are desperately seeking to avoid hard decisions on what to do about America's lost war in Afghanistan. Last spring, the Barack Obama administration, Republican leaders, and senior U.S. generals signed on to the fairy-tale prescription spun by David Kilcullen in his book The Accidental Guerrilla. Kilcullen argued that only limited numbers of Afghans were dedicated insurgents and that the great bulk of the United States' enemies in Afghanistan were either hired by the Taliban or intimidated by Takfiri Islamists. Based on this comprehensive surmise -- for which there is scant evidence -- this April's strategy was to "protect" Afghans from bad guys and give jobs to those waging war for wages. Having attained these goals, the strategy held, cleaning up the unpopular Takfiris would be -- like Iraq -- a cakewalk.

Guess what? No cakewalk. Now, Americans are watching a shellshocked Obama administration trying to decide what to do about Gen. Stanley McChrystal's urgent request for 40,000-45,000 additional U.S. troops...

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at October 14, 2009 3:58 PM

"The Ignatieffs own neither a car nor bicycles"

So, they get around in limousines?

Posted by: batb at October 14, 2009 5:22 PM

a wrinkle in time.

and of course the Iggys are getting around on the taxpayers dime. whatduyathink? limos for the Count. about time he went out and exercised on the MP dental plan

Posted by: cal2 at October 14, 2009 5:37 PM

Hey, cal2, I like the wrinkle in time -- not quite what Madeline L'Engle had in mind, but there's a certain charm to it!

Maybe they could tesseract right out of Canada ... back to the White Russia of Count Iggy's ancestors ... to the land of dachas and troikas and a servant in every room.

Posted by: batb at October 14, 2009 5:50 PM

more likely a wrinkle in the Higgs Boson theory. and unfortunately a wrinkled up, crinkled up couple of billion euros.

Posted by: cal2 at October 14, 2009 6:18 PM

Mississauga Matt

Thanks for bring a great show to us who are interested.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at October 14, 2009 11:40 PM