The R-word, Bayonets, Horses and Friday #Shoutouts

in Best of, Random Thoughts

Lots of helpful sound bites this week after the final U.S. Presidential debates, however, a disturbing one from the “Queen of Mean” herself Ann Coulter, who decided that the word retard was a fun quip to throw around in reference to President Obama. That word is a bit of an open wound for a lot of folks (like me) who have loved ones that have been called that name, so I am hoping Ms. Coulter has a wonderful life and one day she realizes what a raving troll she has become (I realize I should simply ignore her, and in the future I will attempt to turn the other cheek as a few better folks have advised me to do).

The Obama dig for the week is, “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” (in response to Candidate Romney’s quip about the U.S. falling behind in the number of vessels in our navy). I enjoyed that response, a great deal, but for the life of me can’t figure out how to get a post out of that (no, wait, I used it here didn’t I?). The race is much tighter than was expected, and all of this may turn on one or two key statements, but we’ll only know the day after (or maybe the week after) the Election.

Monetarily, loose money continues for a while longer in Canada, but one day interest rates will sky-rocket (yes, I know, it’s like predicting it’s going to snow in North Bay, not really a prediction). For now, pay down the debts while it is easi(er) to do, because once interest rates return to a regular level, it is going to be that much harder.

In Ottawa, Helene Campbell continues her fight, but is running into issues with keep her blood oxygen level up. I am hoping that all of you folks have signed your organ donor cards. I will be giving blood soon, but remember to sign those organ donation cards as well (they aren’t going to take them from you, until you don’t need them any more). It’s in you to give, so do it.

Weekly Recap

No one has offered me $5M to publish my University records (you get to see the 26 I got in Queuing Theory if I did that) so I am still hard at trying to make a buck on the Interweb:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1250 folks who follow me, holy liftin! If you join my “Twitter Posse“, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page and find us on Google+ as well (but no I didn’t buy Facebook stock). The page include many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long), and I have changed it a little bit too (note the new background).

Links for the Week

No need for Horses or Bayonets this week, we will stay on topic and in our own time for some of the best posts of the week:

Other Bookkeeping

Governor Carney Central Bank Governor of the Year / Le gouverneur Carney nommé banquier central de l’année

Bank of Canada Governor Carney Central Bank Governor of the Year, He is the Bestest

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Have a look at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

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{ 5 comments… add one }
  • My Own Advisor October 26, 2012, 8:28 PM

    Find out more about DRIPs and learn what DRIPs the DRIPpers DRIP was my other title 🙂

    Have a good weekend, stay dry.


  • Michael James October 26, 2012, 8:09 AM

    Are you sure Coulter was referring to her followers?

    • bigcajunman October 26, 2012, 8:48 AM

      Very true, all those lovers of Shrill Harpies might be in that category, who knows?

  • The Blunt Bean Counter October 26, 2012, 6:33 AM


    1250 minds to warp on Twitter, very scary.

    BTW, I have renamed by Bucket List, the “Fun things BCM will not write down list” 🙂

    • bigcajunman October 26, 2012, 8:01 AM

      I’ve got no problem with that, as long as you pronounce it Foo-Kay List


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