Archive | April 2014

Gray’s Elegy

Renowned and respected Liberal Parliamentarian and former deputy prime minister Herb Ray dies. Stephen Harper does grant him a State funeral, despite granting one to Conservative Jim Flaherty a week earlier. [State funerals are granted at the whim of the Prime Minister: a "Gray area".

Renowned and respected Liberal Parliamentarian and former deputy prime minister Herb Ray dies. Stephen Harper does NOT  grant him a State funeral, despite granting one to Conservative Jim Flaherty a week earlier. [State funerals are offered at the whim of the Prime Minister: a “Gray area”.]

Putting the squeeze on limes

Key Lime hits a sour note:  A lime shortage, caused by bad weather, diseases and drug cartels in Mexico, has quadrupled the price.

Key Lime hits a sour note:
A lime shortage, caused by bad weather, diseases and drug cartels in Mexico, has quadrupled the price.

Zonkey: Khumba-Ya!

"It is a pity you only inherited the pyjama bottoms!" A rare zebra-donkey cross has been born at a Mexican zoo.

“It is a pity you only inherited your mother’s pyjama bottoms!”
A rare zebra-donkey cross, named “Khumba” has been born at a Mexican zoo.

Total Recall! 2013/14

GM has to recall 4.8 million vehicles Ford, .5 million, Toyota 1.8 Jeep 1.5 etc.

It has been a year the auto industry would like to forget: GM has recalled 4.2 million vehicles, Toyota 1.8 million Jeep 1.5, Chrysler and Honda over 800,000, Ford 500,000

WHOO’s the wiser?

Flocks of Snowy Owls have made a rare appearance  in Ottawa. Perhaps they have perceived a desperate need for wisdom in Canada's parliament!

Flocks of Snowy Owls have made a rare appearance in Ottawa. Perhaps they have perceived a desperate need for wisdom in Canada’s parliament!

“Just For Cats” If only we had a “Humane Society” for humans!

Mrs Harper champions the cause of homeless cats. In vancouver, the number of homeless people has risen 250%

The Prime Minister’s wife Laureen Harper spoke at the “Just For Cats” film festival. She fosters homeless cats and raises money and volunteers for the “Humane Society”. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, the number of homeless people has risen 250%

 

Harp[er]ooning the Humpback Whale

Stephen Harper's Conservative Government has downgraded protection for the endangered Pacific Humpback Whale in order to remove environmental obstacles from the proposed project to ship oil from the Northern Gateway pipeline

Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government has downgraded protection for the endangered Pacific Humpback Whale in order to remove environmental obstacles from the proposed project to ship oil from the Northern Gateway pipeline