Sighhhh…..

The mayor and City Council have apologized to a 70-year-old woman arrested after a dispute with a police officer over her brown lawn – but she has still been charged in the case. [read the full story]

Case of the lifeless lawn (Daily Herald)

By the letter of the law Flygare acted properly, but that’s about all that can be said about his handling of the incident. He apparently could think of no better way to handle a 70-year-old woman and her quirky combativeness than to wrestle her into submission.” [read full commentary]

My personal opinion is that, unless her lawn is full of garbage or an actual hazard to neighbours, whose business is it?

Garden Nazis
I live in a co-op where the guy in charge of “Landscape” has his ass glued permanently to the ride-em mower and all the public areas, as well as all the other areas where people mow their laws within an inch of their lives are brown and full of weeds. We, on the other hand, have a bright green lawn. We also have constant and pointed comments from “Mr. Mower” about how “unsightly” our lawn is because it is (are you sitting down?) “over 3” long, as though it is some sort of federal law that it can’t be that long.

There was a move on the part of some members to ban pesticides and herbicides in the co-op. “Mr. Mower” just about had an embolism. Despite presenting facts and figures from actual experts which showed the link between weedy lawns and over-mowing, he and others proclaimed that unless we used herbicides, the 4 Riders of the Apocalypse would soon be looming over the co-op.

Well, they had their was because all their lawns are brown and full of weeds…. not because they didn’t use herbicides but because they continue to mow the lawns to 1″… So, he has run out to Rona and bought herbicides.

My lawn? Despite the fact that I haven’t watered my lawn once this year, used herbicides, or mowed my lawn more than 4 times all summer (and never to under 3″) I have a green lawn with very few weeds.

Of course, he also chopped down all our trees and, while I was out one day, ordered my niece’s boyfriend to pull chop down my garden last summer. We were about to have the fence replaced and the committee that oversaw this had very carefully gone through my garden with me looking at what was what and what needed to be carefully moved and what didn’t need to move at all.

Despite his having nothing whatever to do with the fence replacement, “Mr. Mover” came over and ordered my nephew to pull out or chop down all my plants, including a rare, wild Clematis.

He must be really miffed because many of them, though damaged most, including the Clematis, came back. The trees, though, are gone…. My garden looks like Hell but I am damned if I am going to do anything at all to it. If he complains, I will tell him and anyone who listens that it is a mess because he ordered my garden pulled up and it it, therefore, his fault. I may even use the “Garden Nazi” term.

He seems to have a real hatred for both trees and perennials since he regularly comes through and whipper snips my and others’ borders and chops down trees. Meanwhile, he and his wife have neat little squares with three Petunias and a marigold out front of their house and glare at anyone who has a real garden.

Someone moves out and, even when the new person moving in wants the garden left intact, they come in and rip is all out.


Why didn’t she just put a "hex" on them?

Salem’s “Wiccan high-priestess” and a companion were charged after leaving a raccoon’s head and entrails on the doorsteps of several businesses.

Apparently, the vendetta began over her being fired from a psychic hot-line and plans to limit the number of psychics allowed to come to Salem at Hallowe’en….

Apparently, the raccoon was predeceased.

Quebec police admit they went undercover at Montebello protest

“Quebec provincial police admitted Thursday that three of their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators during the protest at the North American leaders summit in Montebello, Que.

However, the police force denied allegations its undercover officers were there on Monday to provoke the crowd and instigate violence.

At no time did the police of the Sûreté du Québec act as instigators or commit criminal acts,” the police force said in French in a news release. “It is not in the police force’s policies, nor in its strategies, to act in that manner.

“At all times, they responded within their mandate to keep order and security.

Police said the three undercover officers were only at the protest to locate and identify non-peaceful protesters in order to prevent any incidents.

Police came under fire Tuesday, when a video surfaced on YouTube that appeared to show three plainclothes police officers at the protest with bandanas across their faces. One of the men was carrying a rock.

In the video, protest organizers in suits order the men to put the rock down, call them police instigators and try unsuccessfully to unmask them.

Protest organizers on Wednesday played the video for the media at a news conference in Ottawa. One of the organizers, union leader Dave Coles, explained that one reason protesters knew the men’s true identities was because they were wearing the same boots as other police officers.

Coles said on Wednesday that the only thing he didn’t know was whether the men were Quebec police, RCMP or hired security officers.

“[Our union] believes that the security force at Montebello were ordered to infiltrate our peaceful assembly and provoke incidents,” said Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union.

Police said the three were told to monitor protesters who were not peacefully demonstrating to prevent any violent incidents, but they were called out as undercover agents when they refused to throw objects.

The protest at Montebello occurred outside the Fairmont Le Château Montebello hotel, near Ottawa, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The summit about border security, free trade and other issues began Monday and finished Tuesday.

Protesters said they gathered to voice their concern about Canada losing control of its energy and water resources and borders. Others decried what they called a high level of secrecy at the summit.

The Quebec provincial police will not comment any further on the affair, a spokeswoman in Montreal said.

Quebec Justice Minister Jacques Dupuis was made aware of the news, but a spokesman from his office said he will not comment on the matter either.”

To the claims by the Surete, highlighted above in red…. I say “Bullshit”.

To this porker “At no time did the police of the Sûreté du Québec act as instigators or commit criminal acts” I say “Only because you were caught out in time”.

To this “Police said the three were told to monitor protesters who were not peacefully demonstrating to prevent any violent incidents, but they were called out as undercover agents when they refused to throw objects.” I say, “You were called out becuase you advanced in a threatening manner, carrying rocks, on a peaceful line of demonstrators and, when told to turn back, you refused”.

The Surete lied, continues to lie, and I suspect was at the root of other violence at the Summit protests.

The Prime Minister should repudiate the actions of the Surete and call an inquiry, or step down. Preferably all three.

Sighhhh…..

The mayor and City Council have apologized to a 70-year-old woman arrested after a dispute with a police officer over her brown lawn – but she has still been charged in the case. [read the full story]

Case of the lifeless lawn (Daily Herald)

By the letter of the law Flygare acted properly, but that’s about all that can be said about his handling of the incident. He apparently could think of no better way to handle a 70-year-old woman and her quirky combativeness than to wrestle her into submission.” [read full commentary]

My personal opinion is that, unless her lawn is full of garbage or an actual hazard to neighbours, whose business is it?

Garden Nazis
I live in a co-op where the guy in charge of “Landscape” has his ass glued permanently to the ride-em mower and all the public areas, as well as all the other areas where people mow their laws within an inch of their lives are brown and full of weeds. We, on the other hand, have a bright green lawn. We also have constant and pointed comments from “Mr. Mower” about how “unsightly” our lawn is because it is (are you sitting down?) “over 3” long, as though it is some sort of federal law that it can’t be that long.

There was a move on the part of some members to ban pesticides and herbicides in the co-op. “Mr. Mower” just about had an embolism. Despite presenting facts and figures from actual experts which showed the link between weedy lawns and over-mowing, he and others proclaimed that unless we used herbicides, the 4 Riders of the Apocalypse would soon be looming over the co-op.

Well, they had their was because all their lawns are brown and full of weeds…. not because they didn’t use herbicides but because they continue to mow the lawns to 1″… So, he has run out to Rona and bought herbicides.

My lawn? Despite the fact that I haven’t watered my lawn once this year, used herbicides, or mowed my lawn more than 4 times all summer (and never to under 3″) I have a green lawn with very few weeds.

Of course, he also chopped down all our trees and, while I was out one day, ordered my niece’s boyfriend to pull chop down my garden last summer. We were about to have the fence replaced and the committee that oversaw this had very carefully gone through my garden with me looking at what was what and what needed to be carefully moved and what didn’t need to move at all.

Despite his having nothing whatever to do with the fence replacement, “Mr. Mover” came over and ordered my nephew to pull out or chop down all my plants, including a rare, wild Clematis.

He must be really miffed because many of them, though damaged most, including the Clematis, came back. The trees, though, are gone…. My garden looks like Hell but I am damned if I am going to do anything at all to it. If he complains, I will tell him and anyone who listens that it is a mess because he ordered my garden pulled up and it it, therefore, his fault. I may even use the “Garden Nazi” term.

He seems to have a real hatred for both trees and perennials since he regularly comes through and whipper snips my and others’ borders and chops down trees. Meanwhile, he and his wife have neat little squares with three Petunias and a marigold out front of their house and glare at anyone who has a real garden.

Someone moves out and, even when the new person moving in wants the garden left intact, they come in and rip is all out.


Why didn’t she just put a "hex" on them?

Salem’s “Wiccan high-priestess” and a companion were charged after leaving a raccoon’s head and entrails on the doorsteps of several businesses.

Apparently, the vendetta began over her being fired from a psychic hot-line and plans to limit the number of psychics allowed to come to Salem at Hallowe’en….

Apparently, the raccoon was predeceased.

Police provocateurs at Montebello Summit?

Robert Fisk: The Iraqis don’t deserve us. So we betray them…

“Always, we have betrayed them. We backed “Flossy” in Yemen. The French backed their local “harkis” in Algeria; then the FLN victory forced them to swallow their own French military medals before dispatching them into mass graves. In Vietnam, the Americans demanded democracy and, one by one – after praising the Vietnamese for voting under fire in so many cities, towns and villages – they destroyed the elected prime ministers because they were not abiding by American orders.

Now we are at work in Iraq. Those pesky Iraqis don’t deserve our sacrifice, it seems, because their elected leaders are not doing what we want them to do.”….. [read the full article]

%d bloggers like this: