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Spreading Spitzer's Sperm

March 11, 2008 @ 11:59

There are exceptions to every rule, but I think it’s safe to say, to be a politician you have to have a certain level of confidence and a good dash of arrogance.

How else can you explain the actions of New York State governor Eliot Spitzer?

He’s definitely not stupid. He went to Princeton and the Harvard Law School, so he’s got brains and a high level of intelligence, but political arrogance got the better of him and allowed him to do something unbelievably stupid.

Here’s a politician who ran on a platform of law and order and high moral ground, ironically he even wiped out a couple of prostitution rings over the past several years.

But like a lot of politicians (not all) he played the people for fools and thought he could stand behind his good guy image and his position would protect him from everything.

He rented hookers that cost 43 hundred dollars a night by using a high class prostitution ring, the very thing he fought against in public. He went into hotels under assumed names and apparently requested to do unnatural things (up the bum) all the while going to great lengths to project the image of Mr. Clean.

Talk about violating the trust of the people and thinking you’re way above the laws of the land. It’s pathetic, but more than that, it’s cruel.

Spitzer has a wife and three daughters and one of his last hotel flings was on February 13th, the night before Valentines Day.

How’s that for extra insult to his family?

The man is a skunk and if I was a citizen of New York State I’d be awfully pissed off that the hypocrite didn’t resign yesterday.

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No Go Mexico

March 11, 2008 @ 11:58

How much more evidence do Canadians need before they stop going to and supporting the shit hole known as Mexico?

The story of Brenda Martin should be enough to halt all tourism from Canada to that corrupt third world junk yard south of the United States.

Martin has got sucked into a money laundering scheme that she obviously had nothing to do with, which has been supported by two affidavits from the guy she worked for.

But that’s not good enough for the Mexican justice system which seems to relish jumping on foreigners to set examples to the world. And believe me; I use the term Mexican justice system loosely because there is no justice in Mexico.

It’s a scummy, contemptuous, generally unsafe destination for Canadians with a corrupt government, supported by a corrupt policing which often includes that big friendly security guard walking around your resort.

What is it going to take for Canadians to wake up?

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Very Nice E-mails From Chicks

March 11, 2008 @ 11:56

Hey Freddie,
I guess I have always wanted to tell you that I first heard you with Pete & Geets. It was then that I started paying a little bit of attention to sports because of you. Prior to that I could not have cared less, but there was something about the way you delivered it that made me take note.
I was a CFNY die hard for years, starting with Dave Marsden. All my radio dials were stuck permanently to 102.1 so when you and Humble were the morning guys, I couldn't start a day without listening to you. I even recorded some of your morning stuff to take with me on an extended stay in Boston because I couldn't stand the crap they yakked about down there.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful memories and so glad I happened to catch John Derringer mention your site on his show.
So, long time Fred. Best of luck with any of your new adventures.

Ruth

Freddie!
It was awesome hearing you on Q with JD last week. I tuned-in on Thursday, and my husband listened to it later in the weekend. It was like the good old days, and I became very wistful. I sent a note to Q and basically told them they would get more female, thirty-something listeners (and some pretty hot ones at that!) if they had you on-air more often.
Love ya…and hang in there, pal! - Dorenda


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Push Oprah Push

March 5, 2008 @ 10:50

Yesterday I wrote a piece about Oprah and how I watch her show most every night with my wife. It’s a bonding thing.

Well last night may have ended it for me.

Dr. Oz in one of her recurring guests and last night he came onto the show after swallowing a pill-cam. A pill that’s a camera and shows all your innards before you poop it out.

But that wasn’t the problem. The problem was Oprah.

Over the course of the conversation Oprah told everyone that she gets constipated when she takes too much calcium. That was it for me, I left the room.

Call me crazy, but the thought of Oprah sitting on the throne trying to force one out isn’t what I’m looking for when it comes to entertainment.

I’m one of those people who like to use the home-throne, and one who gives the courtesy flush when he can’t.

Back in the days when I was employed I wouldn’t go into a stall if someone I knew was in the next one. As a matter of fact, when I worked at One Dundas, I’d go down one floor to Canada Post where I could sit all by myself without anyone ever coming in.

(There you go Corus people –check it out)

I’m the first to admit I’m a bit of a hypocrite. When it comes to flatulence and the fun it can create and I’m all for it, but when it comes to actual movements I become an introvert.

When I florch, I’m caught somewhere in the middle.

But back to Oprah, I really think I’m done with her because I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get the image of her dealing with constipation out of my mind.

I once saw a picture of her without make-up and that was hard to get out of my mind, now I’ll I can see is her without make-up and eyes bulging while she tries to make a poo poo.

Lord liftin’ Jesus.

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Thanks Oprah

March 4, 2008 @ 09:59

Needless to say once Oprah Winfrey latches onto something and mentions it on her show, it becomes a huge smash hit.

Her book club has made instant millionaires out of several people, and on many occasions these books have landed in our house.

Like millions of other women in the North America, by wife Delyse is an Oprah fan. Not an Oprah fanatic, just a fan. From time to time, Oprah's vanity and false sense of worth can get on Delyse's nerves - and mine too because I often watch Oprah with my darlin' as a bonding thing.

Anyway, the latest addition to our library is Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose."

Oprah claims the book has changed her life, although why a billionaire who turns anything she touches to gold would want to change her life is beyond me.

She's probably full of shit but that doesn't sway the Oprah lovers who hang off every word she says and run out and buy anything she endorses.

Delyse bought the book for me, and I think she bought it for the same reasons she bought me "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' by Richard Carlson about ten years ago.

My sweet wife is the most patient, understanding and compassionate person I know, and I can honestly say that would be backed up by anyone who knows her.

The problem is, I'm quite the opposite of my lovely and every so often she gives me subtle hints on improving my mindset and outlook on life. Delyse doesn't buy into my theory that pessimism leads to pleasant surprise, while optimism often leads to disappointment.

And I guess that's why I received "A New Earth."

Delyse did some research and she's convinced this book would be good for me and she really wants me to read it, and I will.

As soon as I finish "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff."

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This Morning On Q

March 4, 2008 @ 09:57

I was listening to Derringer this morning and John mentioned this story about crotch grabbing, or bag adjustment or pecker placement in Italy.

Apparently it’s been a big problem in Italy with historical ties to superstition and death.

Italian men like to grab their fellas when a hearse drives by as a method of warding off the grim reaper. Whatever.

John went on to predict that such a law would probably find its way to North America, and that concerns me. Can you imagine having to be always conscious of touching your gems?

There are so many things that come into play, underwear, sweat, hair and chafing.

Size plays a part as well. A guy with a shorty that sticks straight out must go crazy having his pecker head take the full brunt of day to day life.

And what about guys who’ve been cursed with a big fella?

It’s not all its cracked up to be and to think occasional adjustments would become unlawful is downright ridiculous and scares the shit out of me because it would seriously affect my bocce game.

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One Hour In Hornby

March 3, 2008 @ 08:47

On Friday I mentioned that I'd be traveling to the outskirts of Milton to guest on a podcast called Leafs Central at Lunch.

It was a farm house at the end of a long lane and I was greeted by five great guys, a nice young woman and a three legged dog.

The dog gave me shit, Laurend gave me smart food and the guys, Chris, Wayne, Brian, Jamie and Dave gave me beer - although they weren't too happy with having to buy Bud Lite.

If you've got an hour to burn, check it out.

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Honourary Director

February 29, 2008 @ 08:48

Speaking of John Derringer he was one of many people that I gathered with last night on the 68th floor of the Bank of Montreal.

It was the inaugural director’s dinner for the Pat Marsden Foundation.

After meeting Pat’s wife TA a year ago, she asked me if I’d like to become an honourary director and I readily agreed because although I didn’t know Pat very well, I admired the man and the Foundation is a great cause.

The Pat Marsden Foundation provides financial help to needy kids who want to join clubs and sports groups.

The Foundation is still in the formative stages and revamped website will soon provide information on events including a golf tournament this fall, and information on how to donate.

As TA said to me, Pat didn’t have a lot growing up so this is the perfect way to keep his memory alive; there are a lot of notable people who agree.

Don Landry of the Fan hosted the evening and the besides Derringer, the guest speakers included Russ Jackson, Bob O’Billovich, Leif Petterson and good old Billy Watters.

Gord Stellick was there, Steve Simmons was there, and so was Pat's oldest son Mike who was a big fan of CFNY and the Edge.

Just before dinner, TA played a video for the group. It was a tribute to her late husband that she wrote with obvious love and emotion. Here it is.


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Today With Some Fellas

February 29, 2008 @ 08:47

Later today I’ll be heading out to Milton where I’ve been asked to be a guest on a podcast called "Leafs Central at Lunch."

This epitomizes everything I love about the internet.

A few avid Leaf fans got together and invested a few bucks in equipment and turned a rec room into a studio.

Now they broadcast to the world.

They’ve recorded several episodes of the show and I’m flattered that they asked me to be part of their show this week. This podcasting stuff will eventually take radio out of the hands of fools and I'm loving it.

We'll record the episode tonight, and it will be available sometime tomorrow.

It should be a good time and the fellas sent me a note yesterday asking me what beer I’d like to drink while we’re talking about hockey in a basement.

Jesus H. Christ. It doesn’t get any more Canadian than that.

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More Fun With The "R" Word

February 27, 2008 @ 09:53

There was a protest at Ryerson yesterday, another case of the “R” word providing some recreation for a few over-reactionary malcontents.

More than fifty students gathered in a cafeteria to protest systemic racism which was “sparked” by an incident that happened on February 5th. A bulletin board belonging to the East African Students of Toronto was set on fire.

But arson isn't the issue here.

It’s absolutely amazing where this country is going. It’s not enough that these divisive groups exist at all, now they have to slice it even thinner by creating something like the “East” African Students Association.

Does this mean if you’re from “West” Africa or “South” Africa you’re not welcome?

What’s bizarre about this situation is that the “R” is being thrown around simply off speculation. Nobody has determined whether the arson was racially motivated or whether it had something to do with recent student elections.

But that doesn’t matter because if there’s a chance to use the “R” word in 21st century Canada, you use it regardless of its validity.

The students complain that because the school hasn't investigated whether the incident was racially motivated proves “they don’t care” and that represents systemic racism.

That in itself is a big fat joke.

I find it rather fascinating that if one coloured/black/African person commits a crime we’re not supposed to judge an entire race, but if one person burns an East African bulletin board, it quickly becomes "systemic" racism.

Shut up and go back to class.

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