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Re: A Homophobic Agenda

Why does this continue to be an issue that just won't go away????? Let Prime Minister Harper use some of the precious little time he has left to debate this issue.I believe that this is a no win situation for Harper if he reopens this debate. Voters will dislike it and it gives the Liberal leadership candidates a made-to-order campaign issue next election.

I read this thought provoking article the other day that that echos some of your same thoughts: Read it.

      Jill

I know Harper opened his campaign with that promise he'd introduce a free vote on the issue in Parliament. I'm guessing that was to appease the right wing bigots in his party, but I don't want my Prime Minister appeasing the right wing bigots. It's an embarrassment on the international stage. I don't get it...

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

An update on the hamster I found

I got home from work last night looking forward to going out to get my new little friend some things. I checked on him and he was sleeping which hamsters do a lot of. They’re also nocturnal, but he hadn't been that active at night. I cut up some carrot and apple and put it in a dish in his cage. I thought his mouth looked more open than usual and his skin more purple than pink. I woke him up and he started stumbling around his cage. I took him out and he started gasping for air. I tried to revive him but he just got worse. He started to get very limp and eventually expired in my hands.

R.I.P. little one.

      Annemarie

If I were writing this trilogy, I'd conclude the final chapter with you buying a healthy hamster and falling in love all over again. The joy this hamster brings you would mend the wounds from your lost dog and expired dumpster hamster. Then, I'd release the three movies over a period of ten years and watch the dough roll in. Stuffed hamster toys would make a great treat of the week at McD's!

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

This past Monday, May 29th, after a trip to the local Rogers Video store to return some movies my boyfriend and I had rented ("Big Fish" being one of them) by the 11:00 p.m. deadline, we returned shortly after and were about to go in my building when I saw something by the dumpster. I stood near the door while my boyfriend went to check it out and said it was a hamster cage. I said I guessed the hamster had died. My boyfriend asked me if I wanted the cage and I gave him a look that said 'what am I going to do with a hamster cage?'. Having not owned a hamster since I was a little girl and having experienced the passing of my adopted 10-year old American Cocker Spaniel not even 6 weeks ago, I intended my 10-year old Peachface Lovebird to be my only pet. My boyfriend and I were about to head back in the building when I decided to take a look at the hamster cage myself. I leaned down and thought I saw two baby hamsters inside, but it was only one adult hamster, which I assumed was dead. My boyfriend picked up the cage so we could get a closer look, the bottom dropped out and the hamster fell out onto the ground very much alive. It had been curled up sleeping. My boyfriend and I couldn't believe our eyes or comprehend how someone could leave such a defenseless animal out there like that, in the heat no less. I was amazed but relieved there was food and water for it. My boyfriend picked up the poor little guy, put him back in his cage and I carried him up to my apartment. I composed a note to post to the person(s) responsible. I said that there are animal rescue groups/shelters/humane societies for such things and they should be ashamed. It's hard to know some people don't care about animals, abandon their pets so easily and think they are disposable (literally). They don't understand the importance of responsible pet ownership and don't deserve to have them.

      Annmarie

Your glass is half empty. You scored a free hamster!

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

Hey Booner I'm gonna need your help and the help of your readers on this one.

Earlier today at about 4:45pm at a Petro Canada gas station at Islington and Dixon I was assaulted. Another driver decided to pull up behind and wait for my pump, (while others were not in use). I was on a very important telephone call. As I signalled the driver to pull up to another station, he began verbally insulting me with use of profanity. This then led to a disagreement when I got out of my car to pump gas, he then went to pay for his gas and returned. After geting into his car he threw a Tim Horton's coffee and my dashboard and then hurrily drove off. I collected his license plate and thought that the police should get involved in this matter. To my surprise after I reported the incident to the police, they asked if I was injured to which I replied "no," then if the car was damaged, again "no." Then they said well there isn't anything we can do....I couldn't believe they said that! I replied with, "so I can throw anything at anyone just as long as they are not injured or if there is no damage then they get off just like that. She then told me that I can come down and file a report, but that they are really busy and it may take up to 3 hours. What are my tax dollars paying for???

So Boon, and all of your readers, if you ever see a White Dodge Chrysler with the license plate - ALAL 560 throw something at it, because as long as there is no damage, it's okay......unbelievable!

      Mike Kic

That sucks, dude. I know that Petro Canada and I'm in that area often. If I see ALAL 560 I'll totally throw something at the guy. I won't hurt him and I won't damage his Dodge, but I will exact revenge.

Remember, revenge is a dish best served cold. Maybe I'll throw a slurpee at him.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

The 1st night in 7 with no baseball but watchin' the skies. A tornado watch here in Caledon earlier this afternoon - power has been off 2-3 times in since 6:00pm. The same day as the anniversary as the Barrie tornado - 21 years ago today.

It's eerie outside now - weird clouds & raining hard. Hope not a reflection of the past & things to come!

      twins in bolton

I heard things are worse in your neck of the woods. Our game was in Mississauga but close to the Etobicoke border. The pictures I took were taken in Woodbridge this afternoon.

It's hard to believe the Barrie tornado was twenty-one years ago. I remember it well because my grandparents lived in the area. Here's a good CBC recap broadcast on June 3, 1985. Eight killed, 155 injured, 300 homes destroyed and $100 million in damage. Let's hope we don't get a repeat performance tonight.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

I realized seconds after my speech yesterday that I had forgotten to thank Mike, Ryan and my brother, Matt, for being part of our wedding party. It meant a lot to Steve and I to have you standing beside us on our wedding day.

We also wanted to thank Mike for doing such a fantastic job with the music. It was great!!!

      Vanessa

Hillary Swank forgot to thank her husband during her Oscar acceptance speech and look what happened to them. I threw together two mix CDs, acted as best man and took many photos from that ideal vantage point yet I was excluded from your thank you speech in which you thanked everyone under the sun. I heard a thanks for the guy who delivered the morning paper which promised a rain-free day, the woman who served your friend a double-double at Tim's that morning, the grocer for the wonderful meat, the middlemen who jacked up the price, and the humane but determined boys over at the slaughterhouse.

You're welcome.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

I just wanted to comment on yesterdays festivities. I can honestly say that Vanessa was a gorgeous bride and Stephen really cut quite a handsome figure himself. You both looked so serene and happy. I am very happy for the both of you and I would say I am so proud to have you both in my family but I was already proud of that. I want to thank you for letting me be part of your big day and I wish you a lifetime of smiles and sunshine. I love you both!!

      Kara

A lifetime of sunshine? Are you trying to convince them to leave the big smoke?

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Today is my youngest son's wedding day. The weather is great after a few weeks of concern. The last few days have found me remembering the day he was born and the many years of watching him grow into the fine young man he is today. Stephen and Vanessa I love you and wish you all the best that life has to offer. I know you were meant for each other and so today we are having a party to celebrate this amazing union. Two people who have been together for a long time and are now ready to confirm their commitment to each other and their families. You both make me proud to share this day with you. Happy wedding day to both of you. Love Always Mom

      Mary

As the best man, I'll be making a brief speech after the ceremony. Later tonight, I'll post my speech here in its entirety.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

So I was watching one of the many wedding shows on Life Network and it showed a little known fact on the screen that I was less then shocked by. The word "Bride" comes from the Old English for cook. How charming!!

      Kara

After this I'm going to reply with a simple 'no comment'.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

BBall season is upon us. 2 kids playing for 2 different REP teams. 1 playing a division up - he's 14 playing with 15-17 year olds & holding his own so far. The other playing in his own age group - 14 years old.

A difficult decision we as parents have to make but 1 of the kids is that much better than the other. Travelling from Whitby to Burlington, Bradford to Leaside every week. Fortunately only 2 or 3 conflicts but going steady 3-4 days a week. Each also umpire - another conflict!

Weekends are not a time for relaxing - tournaments - Burlington, Thornhill, Kincardine, Chatham & Orillia. Both kids also practice on weekends. 4 weekends this summer away but we also have our own 2 tourneys in Bolton.

Parents get involved its very rewarding as I've coached Rep BBall for 5 years & house league for 3 years & time to have a different perspective of your kids & how they interact with others their own age. Confidence & self esteem.

No games tonight - but worked tonight till 7:00pm. I still love it. See how I am in September. The next 2 weeks 1 kid has 11 games in 10 days & the other has 5 games in the same period. Do I have a wife - I sure do. She is also on the Bolton Baseball Exec. committee.

We do it for the kids. Parents GET involved it's rewarding in any sport your kids are playing.

      twins from bolton

If you had the foresight to discourage your kids from participating in activities of this nature you could be enjoying your evenings in front of the boob tube sucking back a brewski while your kids play video games in the next room. Now you've got 11 games in 10 days. Thanks for the warning!

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