Dieting cults and the fads of food.

I was thinking about making dinner this evening and I am vexxed as to what to make?

I mean, ask around and I am totally sure that someone will have some idea or opinion on that. They will often enough get perfectly militant on their chosen food obsession...

What is safe? 

Potatoes? NOOOOOOOOOO. Starch. 

Meat? MORE MORE MORE from the paleo's, but then the Vegans will tell you how evil it is, and that thousands of years ago we ate berries and roots.  Maybe we ate rocks.

Vegetables? Are they ALL organic non GMO? Mebbe not, I wasnt able to sell a kidney this week for the shopping. 

Is there dairy in there? Well hell, are you not aware that mankind was never supposed to drink cows milk? Try soy? Tastes like shit, and is good or bad for you depending on whom you ask. 

Bread? Nope. Gluten is bad for da'belly. It is the shooter on the grassy knoll and completely responsible for the current issues we face in society! Or something something. 

Try a smoothie, or juice everything! Drink all your meals with a straw, you will not need your teeth!

Only eat on even days with the number 1 in them. Detox, starve yourself for a few days drinking lemon and water to level out your PH! 

Dear Rob Nicholson: you are a sanctimonious blowhard Chickenhawk GIT. RANT MODE ON.

 In yet another Bush moment.......

fucking git

The only form of recycling that the HarperTools believe in, recycled rhetoric.......

"ISIL has declared war on Canada," Nicholson said. "By name, it seeks to wage its jihad against our people. No matter how these facts are communicated, Canadians know that the leaders of the opposition parties will dismiss that and with that, they [are] dismissing Canadian values."

My values? Mine are just fine. You, are a warmongering, divisive moutarde. Your values?

The Addams family has better values than the Conservative party of Canada. 

How DARE you tell me that because I am not interested in bombing countries, that I am dissmissing "Canadian Values." 

You have no fucking strategy, do ya? Just blow shit up. WIth the same relish as the farm film report celebrity blow up. The fact that this bullshit has been going on for years in Iraq and Afghanistan and that the same "strategy" you all are using here, has only served to make things worse.

The meteorological misadventure that dare not speak it's name......

This is getting as silly as can be. If these people dribbling the silly were not so amazingly dangerous....

There are actually people who will vote for an outhouse if it has a GOP elephant on it. (Similarly, the big ol "C" for the Republican franchise here in Canada)

This is how Scott got in in Florida, and Cruz was elected in Texas. 

In Florida, it is now an "unwritten" rule that no one can say the words......Climate change. (Herin referred to as "limatecey hangecey") It is like sticking your head up your ass so you cant hear it, or calling Bloody mary in front of a mirror apparently. Say "climate change" three times while standing in front of an Oil refinery will bring it on? 

Sorry. It is already here. 97% of scientists pretty much agree in unison on this one. Big oil funded politicians listen to the three percent who say nay. Think tanks are working hard to further this discussion as though it is a matter of "opinion". All of their followers lap it up. 

What happens to those who break the Florida rule?

An employee of Florida’s environmental protection department was forced to take a leave of absence and seek a mental health evaluation for violating governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on using the phrases “climate change” or “global warming” under any circumstance, according to a complaint filed against the state.

State officials WILL NOT say the limatecey hangecey words, even to the point of hilariousness, which is what made this video so funny.


Upside down thinking. It also reminds me of all the stories out of the Soviet Union and other politically repressed countries. :)

C-51. Yes, it really is that important.

Here at ACR and many other blogs, we discuss the news of the day and tend to make our opinions known. (Yes. I know. Real life has interfered way too much so the world has been saved from my rants lately)

But that new bill, C-51?

It will take your right to your own opinion and make it open to the interpretation of a spy state. No tin foil hat stuff. This is the real deal. 

If you have an opinion that goes against the will of the Oil companies who are bankrolling the Conservative MP's? You will probably become a person of interest. 

Don't want to drag Canada into another war situation and dare to speak out? You will be on a list, somewhere. Your private life will become a shared story across Government departments. 

"This bill disproportionately targets indigenous communities, environmental activists, dissidents, and Muslims, many of whom are already subjected to questionable and overreaching powers by security officials, [and] will make it easier and ostensibly lawful for government to continue infringing upon the rights of peaceful people," the website states.

You can become one of the dissapeared, held with no charges and no way to communicate to the outside world. No fly list? You got it baybay!

Now, the Liberals are supporting this dreck, while Justin Trudeau is also taking up hypocrisy. Bill C-51 is harmful to Canadians who also happen to be Muslim. JT  stood up recently and derided Harper for "deliberately fostering prejudice against Muslims".  The site tells us they want fairness and transparency, while they are about to vote for fascism and an Orwellian state. Anyone still supporting that party needs to think hard on that. 

You cannot have it both ways. The Liberals go onto the asshat list.  The NDP is on my wishy washy list. 

Mulcair? He is against C-51. After he stood and took a reading of the way the wind was gonna blow. You betcha. 

We are on our own here. Majority Con Govt, with a whole bunch of asshats in support. How do you think this will go down? Charter challenges usually win on the side of right. Sadly, they take years and we can go a lot further down this rabbithole in the meanwhile. 

 Heh. I still remember the times so many told me that the bullshit that Bush pulled after 911 could not happen here. Why not? Because Canadians would not stand for it! 

Seems to me that many just decided to bend over. There will be no lube. Just sayin. 



The Free Hand of the Market slaps SUN tee vee upside the head.

Well. As always I am very pissed off for the people who worked there. These jobs belonged to and supported many people. 

But hey. They are kvetching and playing pointy finger already, but FAUX News North could not complete, no one wanted to buy it. 


Goodnight SUN tee vee. I never knew ye well, and am happier for it. 



Is our children learning? A British Columbia FSA story.


Is our Children learning? - G.W. Bush, during the push for the failed US No Child Left Behind debacle.


A couple weeks ago, I received a notice in my daughters backpack telling me about some testing that is to be done. Glowingly talking about how IMPORTANT it was......etc. But that these tests would not in fact make any difference to my kid's grades or anything, merely for statistical purposes. For magical funding that never arrives. There are a lot of questions as to what happens with these test results? But then......

Retail Canada.

I am taking myself off the telephone today. It is that, or throw it against a wall, and it really is not the phones fault. (And I would need to buy a new one)

I decided to order a couple things today, because that time is coming soon....We arent going all out even, just a couple carefully selected items.

So. Canadian Tire? You suck BIG TIME. None of your departments at my local store even answer the phone. Voice mail? Bite me.  I am not driving for half an hour there, and then ha;f an hour home, when a supposedly easy phone call should be possible. 

One down. 

Sears? Oh, you get the most exuberant BITE me. First off......Yanno why Sears is facing total annihilation? One reason is Offshoring. Lets start there. I was connected to the Philippines. Not these peoples fault, they are offered jobs and no one can fault them a bit for taking them. 

But heres the thing? All of these jobs that were taken from Canadians, take money from Canadian pockets. It aint rocket science. So now, no one can afford to shop at Sears anyway.

Retail Canada? You do it to yourselves with every shitty backorder, job cut, and crappy service experience with poor people in other countries working at jobs that used to pay for families here, that have to listen to us rant and rave. 

Happy Christmas, and you deserve every shitty bankruptcy that comes your way. 

Amazon? I have been really avoiding them. But I see why people go there. 



We could have kept it quiet.......RANT MODE ON!

Oh yes indeedy little ladies! Shhhhhhhhhhh. Just whisper about it. Do not tell anyone unless you make them pinkie swear they won`t tell anyone else, or Heaven anything about it!

Something bizarre popped into my head this morning when I was reading the misguided remarks by one Meagan Leslie.

When I was in grade 5-6 I went to this school that was really old. My Mum had actually attended it as well back in the late 1940`s or very early 50`s.  There were these rooms in the basement for when it rained (Im in the rainforest part of BC, so they got used a lot). Massive cavernous rooms with their own set of bathrooms even. One side was marked "GIRLS". The other side was "BOYS".  If any of the girls were being teased by boys, they were told to go play there so as to avoid. Back in the 1970's that was the prevailing idea. Just hide, and make sure you aren't seen. 

So when I read this article today, I was blown away by how things haven't changed, even when we are all (supposedly) growed up!

I don't know the full story on the allegations on the Hill. That part may or may not become public based on further investigation. The names of the two MP's have been kept mostly out of the press so far, even though the whispers tell us the story is out there in certain press and political circles. 

What I do know? When these allegations have been made, and obviously with some weight to them, I think we need to act. 

The Liberals could have found a quieter way to handle allegations of personal misconduct against two of their MPs, even if that meant creating greater mystery around what happened, NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie said Friday.

“That’s not a coverup. That’s listening to these women and making sure they have a safe work environment,” Leslie, the MP for Halifax, said in a telephone interview.

Ohhhhh. Mystery theatre?  More like political theatre. YUP! When menz are accused of harrassement, women should take a leave of abscence, or just avoid them. Shhhhhhhhhh! It is their choice to let alleged predators continue on with their lives and stuff, and the wimminz can just tiptoe around and avoid. They can use the "Girls" gym. 


Dear Sun News,


You have to know what a joke you really are?

Far be it from me, a lowly consumer of all kinds of news,  to tell you how wrong you are- on just about everything. (And, apparently fake. )

But lets concentrate on the current Sun News poster child for wrong, Ezra Levant. Same dude who ran his own creation, the Western Standard into the dumper. Currently the WS publishes online only,  every two weeks. It has also lost the whole conservative shtick, and looks to be more Libertarian. (contrarian) 

But back to the guy who was censured for blatant racism (even on your network) and has been caught just being a complete waste of skin on oh so many occasions. His defense of racism in the name of "free speech" has never failed to amuse or elicit eyerolling from all of us in the Batcave.

Anyone recall what EL said in front of a US committee on civil liberties? You will find it herecareful wading in however, as no detergent will get all that hypocrisy tinged bullshit out of your clothes. 

How about making fun of a man who has just passed, while so many were in a state of shock and grief? And then on the anniversary of Layton's death, Ezra and that other nitwit Michael Coren, just sat and behaved like a couple beer guzzling hyenas. Shameful stuff.

Farewell to friends.

Many of us found out today that Skdadl, AKA Susan Kent-Davidson has passed. She was one of the most idealistic people I have come across on the blogs. Lovely, funny. Smart as a whip, and a fantastic writer.

She was also a very nice person. 

We also find out because we went looking- that Pogge, the head of, AKA Robin Hills, passed back in July.

Obituary for Mr. David (Rob) Robin Hills 
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on July 6, 2014. Will be greatly missed by brother Glenn (Sandra), nephew Daryl (Nancy) and niece Carly (Rob). Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
To send flowers to the family of Mr. David (Rob) Robin Hills please visit our Sympathy Store.'

Giants in the Canadian blogging world, I think anyway.

Farewell. And thanks. :)


I did not have Intercourse with that financial group!

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman....."

 -Bill Clinton

Before we begin:

  1. communication or dealings between individuals or groups.
    "everyday social intercourse"
    synonyms: dealings, relations, relationships,association, contact

So yes, I am correct, if you thought summin else? Tsk tsk.....  

And this strikes me as a Bill Clinton kinda whopper. 

Canadian Progressives Aggregator....New home....!!!

So, every spring, the flowers start to bloom, the grass grows, the trees bud, and the host for the Canadian progressives Aggregator demands a massive sum of money to host us. (to me its massive, I'm thrift girl.)

This year, we had a whole swath of amazing contributions from the usual suspects, and some new ones! to allow me to pay the massive sum of money for the hosting.

The Harper Gubbermint: Taking the Universality outta Universal health care!

I know, this is a soapbox I have been on for years.
But many have walked on by as if I was one of those crazy street preachers forecasting the end of the world.

Here is where I would say, "I told ya so!" and get some weird perverse pleasure at being right, but I am not feeling the joy.

So what is the Harper Gubbermint planning to do?
Well, as usual it's a backdoor, sneaky kinda deal that pits Canadians against each other. Lord of the flies, divide and conquer. Conservative style!

Buried on page 279 of the 2014 federal budget 

is a measure that will make it next to impossible for provinces to provide health care services on equal terms and conditions. The purpose of this budget item is to strike a blow to the heart and soul of universal health care in Canada.
The Harper government is eliminating the equalization portion of the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and replacing it with an equal per capita transfer. This means that less populous provinces with relatively larger and more isolated populations will have more and more difficulty delivering more expensive universal health services.

The provinces will be focusing all the money and resources where the main pockets of the population are, kinda near the big cities and the borders. Rural Canada will become much like parts of the world that have no healthcare whatsoever.
The haves and the have nots will be vying for dollars. Who is going to win do you think?

Many of Harpers's supporters in the rural areas will be screwed over too, but it is a major goal of the Harper regime to dismantle all this humanitarian socialist stuff that they hate so much. It's a long range project shall we say, and worth the sacrifice to them me thinks.....

In 1997, when Harper was vice-president of the National Citizens’ Coalition, a group obsessed with privatizing health care, he said: “Well I think it would be a good idea . . . Moving toward alternatives, including those provided by the private sector, is a natural development of our health care system.” In another interview that year, Harper said, ” It’s past time the feds scrapped the Canada Health Act.” (Calgary Herald, May 5, 2005)

The good ol' NCC. They hate just about everything that made this country a great place to live. Or at least their rich funders do.


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