Saturday, September 20, 2008

Is it April 1st?

Six months have passed, so it's time for yet another McGuinty cabinet shuffle. This man changes ministers like other people change socks.

The sycophantic articles about Michael Bryant in the Toronto (aka "Liberal Red") Star kinda sorta make me want to puke. Bryant and McGuinty legislated law-abiding people into second-class citizenship and killed thousands of dogs, and we're supposed to go "Huzzah"? While Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Bryant posted YouTube videos about Caledonia that sent people into gales of laughter. I still want to know if Tim Horton's paid a product placement fee for the prominent position of its signs in a government propaganda piece filmed in a Timmy's parking lot. Too bad it wasn't filmed in the drive-through; you just don't get between Canadians and their Timmy's, Bryant would have been squashed flat like the roadrunner in Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Considering Bryant's US-centric mentality, I'm concerned about what Ontario will give away to the States with Bryant and Pupatello supposedly riding herd on the economy. Too bad he didn't take the Bay Street offer, I'd have been delighted to see his back as he left the Legislature.

McSquinty's Fibs are still fiddling while Ontario burns, and the health care system sucks big time despite the billions of dollars hoovered out of taxpayers for the health care "premium". I spent some time in a big-city hospital yesterday with someone who is quite ill....arrived at about 2:30 a.m., was stuck in a hallway, didn't see a doctor until about 5 a.m. (with paramedics stuck with us for hours since they can't leave until the patient is admitted, another waste of resources), stuck in Emerg waiting for a bed until 5 p.m.

God save you in hospital if you don't have a representative with you to help plead your case and navigate the system.

This, folks, is the third-world health care your tax dollars give you. It's not the fault of the doctors or nurses, it's an uninformed and indifferent McSquinty Liberal government's inattention to the provincial health care system that will cause you to die.

Friday, September 19, 2008

B there or B square!

Cheerfully swiped off the CKC website....

September 19, 2008

Open Invitation For All Toronto Dog Lovers

For the first time, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008, dog owners across the country will unite and walk their dogs in support of responsible dog ownership. The National Office of the Canadian Kennel Club, in support of National Responsible Dog Ownership Week will also be holding our “Walk of Support” on RDOG DAY, Saturday, September 27. Walkers will depart from CKC Head Office at 200 Ronson Drive at 11:00 a.m. and will walk for 45 minutes, returning by 11:45 a.m. for a scheduled Press Conference.

The “Walk of Support” is part of a day of activity lasting between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please take this opportunity to have your dog certified as a CKC Canine Good Neighbour, and visit with supporters of this CKC RDOG initiative and hear what they have to say about the importance of responsible dog ownership in every community across Canada. We believe that knowledge through education is the path to safer communities, so bring your family, friends and neighbours, Toronto, but most importantly, bring your dogs!!!

Take a step with us on the “Walk of Support” for responsible dog ownership and a better understanding of the benefits our canine friends bring to society. Please wear an RDOG armband and wear it with pride.

Please note that Canine Good Neighbour evaluations will be booked on a first come basis and spaces are limited so reserve early by emailing

A message from the CKC: Be responsible, your dog will love you for it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Court case update

Watch Caveat over the next day or two for first-hand info on how the Court of Appeal challenge of Ontario's unfounded, unjust, vague and shoddy "pit bull" ban went...might be more info on Wag The Dog and Chicobandido, too.

Ignore the media reports on the case, those people still can't get the point. Duh.

And if you believe in Charter rights for all Canadians, donate to Banned Aid.

Good stuff, as always, on KC Dog Blog, including a dissection of the latest hate blog.

Good piece on Nathan Winograd's blog about how H$U$ dollars went to help a shelter kill animals (to me, misusing donated monies) and the H$U$ foul attempt to capitalize on another rescue's efforts. Read it here. What is this, H$U$'s attempt to avoid being compared with PETA? PETA kills animals outright, H$U$ just helps others do it. Same result, a$$holes.

And to the guy in B.C. who shot a young cancer patient's tiny puppy...there's no friggin' way on earth you can "accidentally" shoot a tiny puppy in the head. Let's hope the next time this monster fires his gun, the damm thing backfires and blows off his hand. No point in blowing off his head, it's obviously empty.

IMHO, there's no hell hot enough for some people.