No April Fools Jokes for Me This Year by Jamie Gilcig – April 1, 2013

No April Fools Jokes for Me This Year by Jamie Gilcig – April 1, 2013

CFN – April 1st.   Sadly this year my mood isn’t on pranks and I’ve pulled some good ones.   It’s normally one of my fave days of the JG BWyear.  It’s hard to come up with whoppers that work.

Over the years I’ve pulled my share, but not this year; maybe that’s  the joke?

Mother Nature is playing her own gag today as our lovely Spring weekend is turning cold.    And there’s a cold buzz floating around Cornwall as I type this; a tension, a quiet tension, but it’s there.

There are a lot of people waiting for a shoe to drop; different shoes.  Some waiting for our Mayor to finally disclose his conflict of interest; some feel that there’s a shoe to drop on CFN.

Frankly the world is a bigger place with far more important issues than the corruption of Mayor Bob Kilger and the cabal that support him at City Hall.

Maybe I’m just getting that Spring urge to move about and travel a bit, garden, get more Vitamin D?   Maybe because I don’t come from a journalism background I’m just sick by what I see of how the system works.  As horrible as things are here in Cornwall it’s not unique.  Just look a little way down the road at Montreal and you can see that there are far worse cases of corruption, influence peddling, and voter apathy.

Because deep down what really bothers me aren’t the Bob Kilger’s of the world; but the  people that allow him to exist.   Fear, greed, apathy, ignorance are all factors; from media that take cheques to hide corruptions true face to the public, to a system that literally stomps the life out of Whistle Blowers.    It’s all ugly.

And too much ugliness is never a good thing whether it be for scribblers, artists, or anyone.

They say that you get the government you deserve.  Could that be any more true than here in Cornwall Ontario?

The big question is what will we all do about it?

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Eric
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Many people have the attention span of a kitten, or escape with entertainment shows leaving real issues unattended. Politicians and special interest groups must love that about us. Don’t give up the fight.

Richard tremblay
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since you started by saying april fools prank, I too have pulled a few good ones. Last year, I typed a letter requesting every employee at my work to come in 1 hour earlier three days a week for the same wage. Now I’m not the employer so I did this discretely by sliding the letters beneath their office doors after hours on the 31st. It was hilarious my boss had 4 people at her office complaining of the change of hours within minutes on the 1st of april. She laughed and said someone had gotten them good. My colleges… Read more »
Diddlyscwat
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Nothing Jamie. Absolutely nothing will be done about the status of this town or others in the political sphere’s. It is endemic in our culture. It is artful of fools who believe they can get away with bribes for favors. Oh, we will see a change in the people we elect for sure. Yet my faith in the new ones will be tentative and guarded. New ones in two or more terms, if not sooner will begin to see themselves in the same way the ‘old boys networks’ have always come to be over time. They become a self sustaining… Read more »
edudyorlik
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OK, i’ll bite. And the reason?? You mentioned government and the fact that we get the government we deserve. I had some friends over for hop hop day dinner this past weekend and the conversation, as it normally does, rolled around to the “French issue” and politics in this country. The essence of — the problem — that came out of the conversation was two fold. One being the fact that it is no longer a matter of simply just voting for — the other party — as a way to make things right. As we have come to be… Read more »
stellabystarlight
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Jamie wrote: Frankly the world is a bigger place with far more important issues than the corruption of Mayor Bob Kilger and the cabal that support him at City Hall.

Absolutely Jamie!!!

If you haven’t all the things you want
Be grateful for the things you don’t have
That you wouldn’t want.

Life is too short to be swimming upstream your entire life. Take time to live and enjoy.

What does language have to do with this article?

edudyorlik
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It’s government Stella. Jaimie said, “you get the government you deserve” and that is exactly the problem. A government that is forcing it’s citizens, by virtue of an embedded falsehood, into drinking the bilingual cool-aid. But, i know. You and yours don’t think there is any problem at all with that concept. Tell me (anyone), why is it that when the French push for an institution to be bilingual (ie: University of Ottawa, or the university in New Brunswick or the Montfort hospital) why is it that even though these institution find themselves outside of the “French only province” of… Read more »
jules
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I said that once before that people get the government that they deserve. The people of Cornwall, Canada, the US and around the world expect that miracles are going to happen, that they will all get fed, clothed and put to sleep and no worries or responsibilities to take on. Well I can tell each and everyone of you that a wake up call is on its way and people are going to be more than shocked to find out that they have no house left of their own, no money in their accounts, no food on the grocery shelves… Read more »
stellabystarlight
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Jules wrote: One day it is going to come as a mighty rude awakening for everyone and it isn’t very far off

I agree!! Coming faster then anyone may think. So why sweat the small stuff when there is so much more to be concerned about. Instead of wasting energy on trivial issues we should be focusing on what is happening around the world and be thankful we live in a peace loving country.

jules
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Exactly Stella. We have so much to be thankful for and don’t appreciate it until one misses it. It is hell on earth around the world and my sister in law poured out her heart. On what my husband and I make we help them out financially trying to keep our two families going. My brother in law in Australia does the same thing and has purchased the apartment for them some years ago so as they would not be stuck with high rent that they cannot afford. We need to look after one another and it is God’s wish… Read more »
jules
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Jamie about April Fool’s day – when my son was in grade school here in Ottawa he had a teacher and a teacher’s aid. The teacher’s aid was mighty fat and my son and his classmates went and took a woopie cushion and placed in on the teacher’s aid’s chair and she literally deflated that thing down to nothing. The teacher himself had to leave the room to have a good laugh since he couldn’t do that there so as not to encourage any more monkey business from the herd. LOL LOL. ROLF! Some years ago when we first came… Read more »
Highlander
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Wow admin really ?hmmmm…..interesting

PJ Robertson
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admin, stella and jules: Yes, right on! Too much navel gazing, not just in our neck of the woods but all across the country….and this suits Prime Muzzler Harper and his pea-brained conservatives just fine. So the question is: What are we going to do about it?

jules
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Jamie I just looked at your video and I laughed so much that my table was shaking and I had to delete and retype. This is great indeed. I posted on your video as well.

I think that if Bob moves here in Ottawa I may move back to Cornwall. This town isn’t big enough for both of us. Sounds like what they used to say in the old west US. LOL LOL. ROLF! Jamie you are good – you have a good one for sure.

jules
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P.J. Robertson speaking about pea brains that fish hook nosed Peter MacKay has been sniffing up a lot and you know what I mean without making a description here. LOL LOL. Yes so many fall into the category of what Jamie posted – so very funny. Our economy is in very big trouble and Harper is hiding the truth from the Canadian people. My daughter has been unemployed since November 30th and a friend of my daughter’s who works as a cashier across from us in a grocery store was telling us that her sister just became unemployed and her… Read more »
jules
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My daughter and I went out across from us to get a few things at the mall and we noticed ribbons across that prevent all of us from going through since they are going to tear down the mall and are building individual stores. One lady who is disabled didn’t know what to do and paid over $14.00 for taxi to go there and the store that she needed was closed and we took her around where the store will be. We then spotted the store opened from the other side which normally was closed and took her there. It… Read more »
jules
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Jamie I fell on something that might interest you as a story of NON CORNWALL and it is something that concerns Canada and the US with N. Korea. I just came off your site and fell on this and it is no April Fool joke so I wanted to tell you what I saw on Yahoo and there is a video for you to see. You can post this if you wish and where you want it. Vancouver Island residents do double-take when trainload of US missiles cruises by http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew The nutcase that runs N. Korea wants to fight S.… Read more »
stellabystarlight
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@PJ….vote Harper out!! Thinking Justin could do much better.

edudyorlik
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OMG !!!

That figures. I guess it makes sense this would be said by THAT person.

After all, Justin DID SAY this country is better off with “more French Quebecer’s in power” running it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDNKcLea8Cw&hd=1

Yup, a whiff of something but i don’t think it’s superiority.

“Cest payeee Canada et at nous.”

Yeah right !!!

Guess again there Justin…

edudyorlik
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Oh and BTW Stella, i didn’t — “make” — this video You pal Justin DID… I just posted it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDNKcLea8Cw&hd=1

jules
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Jamie as for that chicken place with that woman in the video joke you could have named it THE BEST LITTLE CHICKEN HOUSE IN TOWN. Remember Dolly Parton’s movie and I don’t want to use the W word but it suits it so well. That is a good one and I want to look at it again.

Yes vote Harpo out!

Michael Clifton
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I would like the readers to know that I recently approached Jamie
to seek his advice on a subject far removed from CFN and Cornwall-related issues. I received a balanced and informed response to my questions and several hours of his time to cover the issues. Jamie and I don’t know each other and he certainly doesn’t owe me any favours.
I’m awfully impressed with the man’s sense of ethics and willingness to help out someone who is basically, a total stranger.
I don’t encounter this kind of generosity very often and I don’t take it lightly

Highlander
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stellabystarlight April 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm @PJ….vote Harper out!! Thinking Justin could do much better. Try not thinking Stella it not becoming of you . If Justintimeformedia gets in ,it will surly divide the country the west remains resentful of his fathers policies and as well many Quebecers remember Pierre’s legacy there as well. Garneau would have been a better choice ,well educated, experienced and did not grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth. But the liberals want to utilize his popularity with the media (mainly cbc) to get those popularity votes. He remains without substance and… Read more »
jules
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I too would have much preferred Garneau and yes a great deal more educated, more experienced, older in years, and was right for Canada. Young Justin as you see I do call him young Justin and he does not have what his father had. Don’t forget Pierre Trudeau was Minister of Justice, was a professor of Law and he had a lot of experience in politics long before he was PM. Pierre Trudeau had a personality that his son does not have nor will have and is way too young and inexperienced to be PM and has a very long… Read more »
stellabystarlight
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highlander wrote: If Justintimeformedia gets in ,it will surly divide the country etc

If anyone is trying and wants to divide this country……..IT IS YOU GUYS…..ca-vas? It has been repested ad nauseum during the language debates…….it’s sickening

PJ Robertson
Member

@ jules

Understandable doubts about JT. However, winning and holding a blue-collar seat in Montreal is no mean feat. Nor is thumping cocky Patrick Brazeau in the ring, against the odds. Plus 14 years growing up alongside PET in 24 Sussex is experience you can’t buy. Also he takes after his mother, who does great work for mental health. JT may surprise us all in very welcome ways.

Pierre
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@Jules
I’m surprised that you would feel you have to hold your nose to vote NDP.
After all, they are the party who cares, the most, about social justice and taking care of the little guy.
Don’t you think that the Liberals are very much like the Conservatives, once elected?

jules
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Pierre when I voted NDP I thought a great deal about Jack Layton and he died without seeing himself win. About NDP representing the little guy well Bob Rae was supposed to represent the little guy and instead he turned his back on the little people and then became a “turncoat” and went Liberal. Bob Rae put the province of Ontario in a big mess. Yes the Liberals and Conservatives do have a great deal in common – they are all liars and cheats and steal from the public. P.J. Robertson you are right when you said that Justin Trudeau… Read more »