[RSS]

Search the webSearch Hamilton Views
HamiltonViews
August 23, 2017, 08:58:01 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Calendar Login Register  

  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  Provincial and Federal issues that effect Hamilton / Canadian Social / Political Issues / Re: 2010, Accountability Camaign on: December 31, 2009, 09:34:30 am
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year Don! I am delighted to hear from you since you haven't been posting much on the city blogs lately. I recently got together with some folks from the church Tracy and I attend and one of the couples, Bill and Kathy had a reunion at Christmas with the foster child they raised together with their own children for 13 years.

Foster care is important and I wish Mr. John Dunn and RACAS all the best.

I also hope that you will make a return to public discourse in 2010. You have inspired me to become involved in this arena and your presence there is sorely missed by everyone. Our opinions count Mr. Lester and even though we cannot see the affects of our involvement as clearly as we would expect, they are there, slowly fermenting, behind the scenes. Remember, IT sometimes only takes one pair of eyes and the touching of one heart to make a difference.

For your convenience and that of others who may read this post, here are the City of Hamilton blogs where I hang out in order of preference:

The Hamiltonian
http://www.thehamiltonian.net/

Raise the Hammer
http://raisethehammer.org/

Hall Marks
http://ideas.typepad.com/hall_marks_emma_reilly/

The SpecThread
http://thespec.typepad.com/specthread/

God Bless Us Everyone
2  Provincial and Federal issues that effect Hamilton / Canadian Social / Political Issues / Re: Russia challenges west with nuclear overhaul on: November 02, 2008, 08:23:03 pm
Don, your dour oh dear is superb. I'm only gonna comment on this one thing you well put:

"As far as the, 'sky is not falling' it's just another term to create a false sense of security while the
powers secure a tighter grip on stronger chains that bind us to their reality....once we are convinced
we will bend to their will and accept a heavier load.."

Kinda reminds me of II Chronicles (not of Narnia) 10:6-15 or was it I Kings 12:6-11? The counsel of the "old men" (and women, God bless Hazel) has been forsaken by leadership in favor of the advice of the "young men" (or maned young lions). And folks like you or I, we're simply the "middle-agers" who should just shut-up and move quickly into old age, with unforeseen bills and a regiment of pills, that combat the ills which tinkle into the tills over stress riddled conflicts incognito instills.

Here is a PRIME example of how misbehaving, spoiled little BRATZ influence a bad daddy's decisions:

Libya 'to pull Swiss bank assets'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7662856.stm

Gaddafi in Russia for arms talks
(the headline has since been changed)
Gaddafi seeks Russia energy pact
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7702488.stm

The world is full of these flippant aristocratic characters who drag us all into their personal quagmires of discontent.

If you don't see my inelegant prose around the halls, having my say, it only means I'm focusing on my homepage http://wrcu2.static.golden.net/ where I've abridged current events day by day. Because as you say regarding have your say: "they are issues that seem rather trivial...and are more inline with keeping one distracted...form real issues..."

When I stop in there the next time, I'll be sure to try and swing the trivial into a travail. TheSpec really should have a comment section for EVERY news byte it prints, like theBBC or theCBC or even like theStar. The deeper I get into the Hamilton Spectator, the more shallow it becomes by far.

Blessings...
3  Provincial and Federal issues that effect Hamilton / Canadian Social / Political Issues / Re: Russia challenges west with nuclear overhaul on: October 27, 2008, 09:35:06 pm
I Got the "new post" notification email today. Glad to see you're still around Don, I've missed your comments in "have your say." (Oh, and greetings MSR & MSN by the way)

Stand back from your newsreader proxy for a moment, far enough away to take in a whole bunch of news bytes from the past thirty days or so. Chilling isn't it? I mean you'd have to be standing outside to take it all in. Imagine how it's gonna feel in Iceland this winter. US and Prussian big chiefs meeting in Finland gets you thinking. As does US, Canadian and French chefs cooking in the Adirondaks autumn twinkling. There's lot's to eat and C-rank stink about when you're old farts like us, EH Don? It's always big business when the bean counters are kissed round the fire at clamp David's butt.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Russia_To_Set_New_Border_Line_In_The_Arctic_999.html

The Arctic will become an interesting place in the coming years. The respectable Lords and Ladies know this and we should pay attention to these stories as they emerge like a timid poof, betwixt a French maid's cheeks as she's dusting (off) an armoire's dear delicate glib glass. Canadian officialdom has been mute lately and there's a wait-n-smell attitude coursing through the muscle of the mediaplexis too. Folks are consumed or should I say, consumers are per-fumed with the news of global finances lately. The last I heard from Mark Carney was a "have no fear" message to the liberal chicken literals:

'Sky is not falling:' bank boss Carney
http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/454607

Maybe we shouldn't be looking towards the sky? Maybe we should be bowing our heads in prayer. Maybe it is the ground which is rising, with the rubble of our crumbling system. Our family, friends and neighbors either riding the heap or beginning to lose traction and slipping into the crack. Everywhere you look there's Henny Penny's back or a sing-a-long quick equity Quack.

Over here near Ottawa, between the farmer's markets both north and south, we feel blessed in this city, this country, this "land." We harvested a double bumper crop of raspberries this season and the female mulberry produced exquisitely grand. Even going all the way back to spring I recall a brilliant sensual display from the lilacs around May. The corn stretched around Hamilton as you travel into the sticks, is as tall as a wall like some vetch illusionist tricks.

But I digress, I'm back to watching the pirate drama unfold out there near Somalialand. But it keeps popping off my radar and I can't seem to find the zoom button whenever there's a blip. The latest I seen was the US Navy was offering $7 million to examine the mysterious 7 sealed containers. One of which has allegedly been breached and was apparently quite fatal:

16 pirates died after handling substance on captured Iranian ship
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2008/me_iran0630_10_22.asp

Even Israel is more than a little bit curious as to the contents.

Here are some words from a genuine "rocket scientist" that he posted this past week. He frowns upon the pasting of his prose, but these words touched me. I recently purchased a small quantity of uncorrupted corn kernels from him of the dent variety that I will attempt to propagate next season for seed stock. This is his website:

http://www.jmccanneyscience.com/

"October 25, 2008 posting ... one of the hardest things that you are going to have to face in the near future is understanding that many of the people who you thought would be true blue to the end will fall by the way side ... people you thought "had it together" and really understood what was really going on will just not be there ... when the real BS comes down ... you do not need people who are fare weather cheer leaders and mouth pieces ... you will soon discover ... when things get rough ... that there are just a few ... a VERY FEW people that count ... it will surprise you who they are ... people who you would have never guessed were REAL will come out to be leaders and contributors ... and people who you thought were on the top of your list will fold like an old worn out suite ... yes ... the most difficult thing you will face is turning from people who just do not get it ... and understanding that you have been preparing not only with physical means ... but vastly more important ... mentally AND SPIRITUALLY ... these are things that do not come over night ... you have to maintain YOUR STANDARDS ... but i have a little thing that will help you through the toughest of times ... something that was taught to me by an old man once up in the canadian wilderness when a large group of people were struggling to survive ... it was brutal ... not fun ... but what i learned was that when you cannot figure out where to go or what to do ... when things are too big and you are too small ... sit down and ask the big guy up there to help you ... sometimes things are just too big for any of us to imagine ... but the big guy will help you .. if you ask ... just remember that ... when things get really out of reach ... you take the high road and i'll take the low road ... and i'll get to Scotland before you ... i know ... i do it all the time ... few of you have to deal with the issues that i do ... take it from an old Israelite ... jim mccanney"

Don't be a stranger my old farted friend
In wafting just thoughts that off blend
4  Provincial and Federal issues that effect Hamilton / Canadian Social / Political Issues / Russia challenges west with nuclear overhaul on: September 29, 2008, 08:36:10 pm
Interesting developments in the world these days include US and Canadian elections
and thoughts of deep gloomy recessions, depressions or new IT inventions. But is
anyone actually paying attention to what local news most often don't mention?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/27/russia

The Guardian article has these words by Dmitry Medvedev:

"Just recently we had to rebuff aggression unleashed by the Georgian regime. As we
discovered, a local smouldering conflict - even occasionally a frozen one - can flare up
into a genuine war," Medvedev said, addressing Russian troops.

What does Medvedev really mean by "A Frozen One?"

A cold war frozen in time?

A conflict in the arctic?

A dead Russian on ice aboard a Ukrainian cargo ship off the coast of Somalia
containing Russian armaments being held by "pirates?"

Or is it something altogether different? (Note: Nuclear Winter is not an option)
5  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / Amalgamation unresolved issues / Re: Mayor, needs advisory councils on: August 01, 2008, 05:01:08 am
The link posted above returns an error, page not found.

I seen the Mayor in person earlier this summer when he addressed some folks over WSIB. He didn't appear to me, to be a man with some kind of an agenda. However, we're living in the "Times of the Signs" and everybody is looking for one. We all wish to make the right decisions and perhaps the Mayor is being surrounded with experts to do just that.

I don't know what else to say without first reading the article that was made reference to, although I am reminded of a column I seen recently:

THE CASE FOR HANGING ERRANT PUBLIC OFFICIALS
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd380.htm
6  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / Re: A Mayorial Viision of Unkempt Medians on: May 31, 2008, 05:32:33 am
Don, I see you're trying to make a connection. Today there were 71 comments about unkempt medians and I still haven't bothered to read them. As you know, I did post a short comment in the Hallmark's blog that you provided a link for above. I see that Cal and MAW made an appearance there as well.

What I see is a city hall scrambling for some fast cash and cutting corners. We (Tracy and I) just learned a month ago that the previous owner of our home, which we purchased last year, was over $500 delinquent in the water bill. No problem, the city went directly to our mortgage lender for it without notice. Technically, this utility should not have been in arrears when the house transferred to us. We have no recourse except perhaps a long drawn out and expensive legal battle which is always a lose or lose-more situation.

The truth is that our city is just as broke as we are as individuals. Everyone is getting squeezed and we're all about to burst our pipes.

The trouble is that our leadership is not being upfront with us while the depression truly sets in. We're rationed falsehoods like this:

Flaherty: Canada not in recession
http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/378140

Quote
"There's some brightness on the horizon and certainly reason for confidence," he (Flaherty) said.

He also added that the rest of the economy is doing well with 120,000 jobs created in the first four months of 2008, wage increases at an annual rate of 6.2 per cent and corporate profits rising by 9.9 per cent.

His assessment was backed by Quebec Finance Minister Monique Jerome-Forget, and to a lesser extent by Ontario's Dwight Duncan.

The biggest deception is a faked annual wage increases at 6.2%, because unless you're a government employee on the taxpayers dole, the private sector wages have been flat lined for a couple of years. The Canadian Auto Workers accepted a wage freeze for the next few years. And because of this, consumer confidence is ultra low and people aren't buying anything. The banks are also feeling the squeeze:

Canada's big banks take earnings tumble
http://thespec.com/News/Business/article/378113

- The real reason for not cutting medians is not enough cash
- Something big requiring a superhighway's capacity is just up the road
- It is trivial to bury large capacity pipes during gigantic road construction
- In the business of water, plumbers are the masters
- The fastest way to Kansas, is to click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like home"
- Contrary to what we've been told, the future isn't friendly for little fishies.
- Carp are greasy but tasty like pork, that clings to yore fork.

So in knowing a little bit of what lies ahead, the question for us now is, what can be done to lessen the hurt and heighten the hope as we plunge into our forlorn future?
7  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / A Mayorial Viision of Unkempt Medians on: May 28, 2008, 06:50:08 am
I chose not to post this to Hallmark's blog because of a potentially bad word and as of this posting here, I haven't read a single one of the 38 comments accumulated since yesterday:

http://hallmarks.thespec.com/2008/05/a-median-matter.html#comments

I would've been commenting on the Mayor's pitch to allow Hamilton's highway medians to go fallow with this article:

http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/375540

=============

Since Mayor Fred Eisenberger is wily in some things, should we allow medians to fallow wildly of green things? Perhaps he can sense what's wallowing amok alongside the embankments of the controversial superhighway fustercluck (thanks Ryan). He defended the idea of forming a local stakeholder committee by saying. "I don't think it's an attempt to have one message. It's an attempt to understand what all the messages are."

http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/375508

It's ashame council doesn't wish to share in his wisdom and portent. There is a bright side to these Under-Naturalized superhighway projects and Public Works should pay better attention to their WM tending. Maintenance requires Way Much more than just bending and trending.

In a future glance towards wildflower and treed medians, tall enough to swallow our own littering display, one can glimpse the subject of vibrant peak oil sketches by budding Canadian artists someday. Many years down the road these canvassing works could fetch millions for the action blocking catch quirk pavilions:

http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/375535

Unfortunately it seems, without a clear understanding of what all the messages are, toll collectors will continue to reap as tole painter's spray cans become all the more cheap amongst Hamilton's most irreproachably sheepish of peeps.

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/23/2364.asp
8  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / We Are Not Alone on: May 13, 2008, 06:46:47 am
Clostridium Difficile has now surpassed two other common hospital infections -- MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus).

http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/353528

This is a problem being experienced by elderly patients admitted to hospitals world wide. In the UK it is responsible for one death every hour. It contributes to the deaths of four times as many people as MRSA. It is being called a SUPERBUG.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7361150.stm

Another superbug is cause for typhoid (spotted fever) and ironically, if one looks in the dictionary between typhoid and typhus there will be found the word, typhoon. In many ways the affects of C. Difficile are just as catastrophic as these deadly formed wind storms also known as hurricanes and cyclones. Try to find either Clostridium or Difficile in the common dictionary and you'll be at a loss for words, C. Diff. is a scientific term that I believe closely resembles Crap Ridding Difficulty or Colon Difficulty. This is probably how and where our bodies try to dispose of the bacteria (through waste excretion) and consequently where the bug thrives. Because of the battle it wages in our gut and entrails, our uptake of water and nutrients is diminished and we will become lethargic.

I am not a medical professional and cannot cure diseases or infections. I can however assure people that these kinds of superbugs, in the ranks with HN51 Bird Flu, SARS and their ilk, are being battled daily, by the dedicated men and women in the health care industry. It is not their fault these microscopic hooligans find their way into our hospitals and clinics. These nasty nano-scum hang out on the skin of healthy people and even animals we come into contact with every day. This particular bug has been around since the days of the dinosaurs, the problem is that the bugs are mutating and multiplying in biblical proportions much like wind storms and waves. We often have little warning and defense against such mega-storm movements across the globe when they arrive in their elemental force of an ill manifest nature. It is our environment and it is not just going to go away with a new designer pill, stronger soap or a higher bill to cope. But we can ease the suffering in the aftermath with love, hope, charity and walking a straighter narrower path with the Holy Sprit's clarity.

We are all to blame for the blood spilled on our soils that feed, the poisons sprayed into our air breathed and the pharmaceuticals laid to rest in our waters that bleed. Is it any wonder the elements are gathered, agitated against us and our seed? How can we, from this debauchery be freed? Where is the gallant steed that wisps us away from peril in our times of greatest need?

Can anyone pray Jesus Christ come hither and Godspeed!

Comments Welcome
9  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / Re: Tax tiff: Up in arms in Flamborough on: May 11, 2008, 11:51:33 am
Donald, this is only the beginning of our trials and tribulations. Today it is Flamboro as seen through the eyes of Hamilton's due processed residents. Tomorrow it will be the whole world's borough as heard through the cries of our modicum towards insensitiveness.

With the price of everything skyrocketing and our wages in stagnate
In come the tax men carrying bigger offering plate
We bicker over gambler's fool wasted money spent
Yet soon we will ask where has this crowd gone went
With so much uncertainty in the world around us now
Struggling to make ends meet not knowing best how
While our leader's chests bleat
Still they squeeze on the teat   
Of our withering cash cow.

I'm gonna be taking a backseat on municipal affairs. There are too many snub nosed folks in need of some severe humbling up there in la la land. When they come down to earth to sit in the dust and ash with us regular folk, a real dialog can begin and our city will win.

Until then in sackcloth I spit and I grin.
10  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / The Hamilton Spectator has sunk to a new low on: April 21, 2008, 11:12:25 am
Ah yes, the Hamilton Spectator has sunk to a new low of not only changing their Breaking News story from Sunday (when this was posted) to actually replacing the article originally located at the link I provided. How's THAT for a SLANT!?

I will attempt from memory to list the about face discrepancies:

Sunday

Chopper lost power
Victims extricated by area residents
Both victims airlifted to Toronto hospitals
Victims were in training exercise
10 feet above ground
Transport Safety Board is investigating

Monday

Wind gust caused pilot to lose control
Victims extricated by emergency personnel
One victim airlifted to Toronto hospital
Victims were joyriding
10 meters above ground
Transport Safety Board trying to piece together what went wrong
11  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / Fears of May Arise as Moth Sprayers Due to Arrive on: April 20, 2008, 10:53:06 am
As this town's million dollar assault against mother nature's clean-up crew, the gypsy moth, bemoans us ever closer to its D-Day sometime in May, many young winged commanders are retraining for the ultra low altitude maneuvers of that strategic mission. These urban commando'ss must be shown proper handling of the stick whilst carrying heavy loads of swishing liquids within the X-large unsteady tanks fitted on board. This combined with tree branches, poles, wires and antennas, means that certification for these precarious crop dusting sorties over more heavily populated areas requires a special rider's stamp of approval.

It is just such a challenging tutorial that may have put two in area hospitals recently when their chopper went down during training as the vehicle lost its power only ten feet above the ground.

Two in hospital after helicopter crash near Milton
http://thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/357071

Is it worth the risk?
12  Provincial and Federal issues that effect Hamilton / Canadian Social / Political Issues / Re: Canadian Space Technology on: April 03, 2008, 05:53:06 pm
I don't think I could have said it any better myself Don and sadly I do not anticipate anything much moor from our local news nor. Lately the only interesting topics in specthread, based on comments submitted by readers like you and I and specthread staffers, are a sport of Springstein, shoveling snow and USW in the gates of AMD O'fasco. Also, much of the information available on the Internet concerning Radarsat 2 only glosses over the militate umbra of this technology's zoot suited cruisers. Screw sovreignty. Such matters are of no concern to ordinary denizens when confronted about-face with the massive abrasion of crock'em -n- stock'em blue-bun-burn and our green certs are chock full of envy from the gagged, all-in-one bagged fluff, we're being stuffed. And into borrowed tanks no less!

Ottawa is putting off the decision for thirty days as of March 20th:
Ruling on sale of Radarsat-2, Canadarm to U.S. arms maker delayed -
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/03/20/tech-mda-extension.html

Perhaps Earth Day April 19th will be composed with plenty of Lawrence Welklike smoke bubbles in a melody we can all dance around to, so we won't notice when the winky winks move our worlds closer to the brinky brinks by a sale that stinks of rinky-dink pinky-linked thinking.

Onto another story with a nice bust of the modern day Marc Garneau; A former space man bursting with integrity. Who has seen our home planet from a perspective it seems far fewer of us will ever know for sure. I think Marc is warming us that this sale would dry up all hope of Canadian prestige in any future high tech exploitation of outer space fruit, in which Canada might project, profit and protect it's people, its interests, or watch its ice melt and lochs drain with astonishing clarity. Did I forget to mention sparse exploration? Oops, I meant to say, oh my, space. Why am I writing this?
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/03/06/tech-garneau-mdasale.html

Here's a story I've seen in which the author rubs some rather intuitive bluing onto the battle for the skies loaded barrel. See for yourself and notice the word SOLD in the headline...
MAJIIC Wars: Canada's RADARSAT satellite company sold to "Weapons and Space" giant, ATK -
http://activistmagazine.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=810&Itemid=143

We're not fools are we? MDA has not been sold as of April 1, 2008, because of the prudent delay by our respectable Lords and Ladies. But if you were to look at ATK's web site, deep south in the sojourn of stars and stripes, you'd alas be in zest to believe Radarsat 2 is already in their celestial pocket. I guest just because the snareholders have already been touting it about so, EH?
http://www.atk.com/

Reaching New Frontiers? WOW!!! Did y'all get a heap loaded eye full of those ardor piercing lightly munged onions? Makes ya wanna cry.

Ask yourself this, "Why are the only real meaty reports from independent sources or the CBC?" And then please do share where the saving's grace and humble's good home-baked pie may be ought. I'd like to start shelving some for family's friends and neighbors because this might shifting could get the reel's uglisome like zeally quick. Or at least we'll know by earth day unto which vast vane the bubbles vain worth bloweth next...
13  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / Re: What Says The Good Doctor? on: March 22, 2008, 03:16:47 am
Encouraging words Don, strong silent type-2 EH? Sorry this reply took so long, we must always be careful with the encourageable, NO? In this exercise, not unlike young Gerald McGrew who was heralding odd creatures unto his zoo, I went to Hamilton's specthread to pay my respects with others, wailing over the long-winded metrics of spraying some of Hamilton's public and private woodlots for Gypsy moth, caterpillars and eggs. It is there I was calm fronted by Jonny Velvet.

I left a second comment, harmonizing to Jonny's velvet chord. I then reread and herein restate, what McGrew's moldy mist might, dew in the wild wood's great.

"Most beasts are quite friendly, but still, in some lands
Some beasts are too dangerous to catch with bare hands.
For those that are ugly and vicious and mean
I'll build a Bad-Animal-Catching-Machine.
It's rather expensive to build such a kit,
But with it a hunter can never get bit." - The Good Doctor

So with all the information presented in the specthread by all the different contributors, for and against spraying, I stitched together my own lame attempt to amuse children and bemuse their adult readers at the same time,  in the good doctors' style, with this ridiculous redbook-like inspiratorial <clearing throat> diatribe!!.

In the town of Chum-Hummerville a Gypsy moth laid an egg
In this myth laid her egg on an old barn door peg
Then along came a farmer to do his daze work
He hung his torn jacket on the peg with a jerk
The _egg _ough the peg fell down into his pocket
The farmer did not notice it flew just like a rocket

But on its way down, egg spinning end spun
The shell of its case came completely undone
A red thread of silk and at the end of the thing
Was a worm, not an egg, dressed in silk and soft string
The worm yawned and winked at the sky and then slumped
Then he jumped and he stumped like his heart was all pumped
He leaped round the jacket where the torn fibers chumped
Then he spinned and he spun and he spit out some thread
He sewed up the holes with this thread as he sped
Then on to the next one two, until then would bee said,
He'd mend the whole coat, but now it was all red.

The farmer by now was out milking his pigs
Then later he pickled three pecks of raw figs
By the time he returned to the old barn door peg
Where the Gypsy Ma-Moth had first laid her egg
The Jacket he wore at the crack of the dawn
Which he'd hung there heed sworn, was now suddenly gown
Hung they're instead weird a red silky thing
And like the small worm's it was hemmed in with soft string.

Our farmer it seems did not like this one bit
He screamed to the sky "Whoo did this owl-foul knit!?
My coat is all fixed butt, that red's to darned snarry
It's silky and soft and I'll look like I'm to bloody marry!
Come out hear you scoundrel who darned my's worn cowt
Come out or I'll go get my Jersey Rex Horned Gowt
She'll ram you and buck you and make your hems blowt
Until you resume this hideous gloat that you wrote
That jacket you mended was all tattled and torn
Eyes liked it that way, all forfeit and forlorn."

Now the worm had jumped back to the pocket when finished
Its mission, it seams, have now been greatly diminished
What the farmer had said had gave him bad felt, SEW...
He pumped and he jumped and he lumped and he clumped
He ripped and he tore at that redcoat to restore
And when he was done the farmer declared,
"Yore a pest and this thing that you dared
Will not go unprunished!" as he stared and he glared

The farmer then plucked up some old tin can sprayers
And he sprayed on the worm with it layers and layers
Screaming "Dye ewe fowl bug, weave no need of your kindness
I'll fix mine owned coat, you really are quite known mindless!"

The worm grumbled and spluttered and eventually dyed
But one thing more happened before it went dead
Its head split wide open and out taped red thread
Miles and miles of incalculable length
It covered the farmer and strapped all his strength
Silky with soft strings he'd become in the end
All covered in redress like Christmas times friend.

The spray in May might fall mainly on its prey
But who can someday say, nay, none else got in ITS way?

All in favor of eradicating the planted silk worms and their Gypsy Mother Moth, say aye.

All Opposed and to a call for yolks to materialize Genuine HamSpun Gypsy Silk Fabric, within a new line of "MacBrandished Cloaks by Revolution Wear Org" say nay; Then promptly begin the many-hands-free-in-Hamilton collection campaign. I'd suggest calling the newly developed fiber "Hamstring" though, unless you aren't truly serious about ITS being so. This spinner could be a winner.

Like the worm, I suSpec this thread is near dead too. Perhaps we'll move onward toward Dofasco ArecelorMittal, unions and the earth's upcoming 60 minutes?

"I'll catch 'em in caves and I'll catch 'em in brooks,
I'll catch 'em in crannies, I'll catch 'em in nooks
That you don't read about in geography books.

I'll catch 'em in countries that no one can spell
Like the country of Motta-fa-Potta-fa-Pell.
In a country like that, if a hunter is clever,
He'll hunt up some beasts that you never saw ever!" - The Good Doctor
14  Hamilton Ontario City Issues / General City issues / What Says The Good Doctor? on: March 18, 2008, 08:56:00 pm
I wonder sometimes, perhaps because I'm greying, what great literary works there were, which had something to say about cities in need of change. I thought about the many biblical references to cities where God demanded change, sent messengers and judged them. God probably hasn't sent me to this town to save it's ass since I got plenty to do saving my own, so a biblical work won't suffice in a brave new world of man's own doing where God has stopped judging, right?

So I ponder modern times and the workings of its press. Big ironed machinery, electostatically controlled environmentals and cogs. I get confused by the double, squeak then cannot make heads or tails of IT.

As I wander back pandering thusly it occurs to me as a fable of old, a random house book. I owe it to the flooded basement, this revelation, having to box up the goods of yesteryear and move them to higher ground. I held on to this book as most everything else went to the trash or the attic to collect dust once again.

The great literary work was in my hands. The opening and closing pages sum it all up in kinder confidence through these words, as they come into folk us from a children's tome, if the CITY, is a ZOO.

"It's a pretty good zoo,"
Said young Gerald McGrew,
"And the fellow who runs it
Seems proud of it, too."

"But if I ran the zoo,"
Said young Gerald McGrew,
"I'd make a few changes.
That's just what I'd do...".

<SNIP>

"Yes...
That's what I'd do,"
Said young Gerald McGrew.
"I'd make a few changes
If I ran the zoo."

IF I RAN The ZOO
By Dr. Seuss
1950

Would anyone care to comment about this town's zoo and some of the guts in that <SNIP> above the, "Yes...? I get the feeling" Donald might like this style of penned man shoot-from-the-hip, EH? A change of scenery if nothing else, as was once spoken to little ears for they listen still and they are dear.
Pages: [1]
Changing LINKS

View Stats

Affiliates
Search Engine Submission and Optimization Free META Tag Help Analyzer