Carnie's Comments - Facebook Friday

Carnie's Comments


It's Facebook Friday on the daily commentary because we need to have some fun, don't we?

Here's one you can use this weekend, "The man who invented the Ferris wheel never met the man who invented the merry-go-round.  They traveled in different circles."

I like this one, "I'm not a morning person nor a night person. There are a few minutes in the afternoon where I'm decent and that's about it."

How about this, "If someone from Ziplock could contract anyone in the cereal business, that would be great."

You might relate to this one, "Experts say a serving size of chips is 10 chips.  I eat 10 chips while standing in the pantry with the bag open trying to decide if I want to eat chips."

If you're out and about this weekend, you might try it.  "If you see someone wearing camouflage, make sure to walk right into them so they know it's working."

And one more from one of my favourite seniors, "As the year comes to an end, I urge you to take care of yourself and avoid accidents because spare parts for old models like you are no longer in stock." 

Carnie's Comments - Remembrance Day


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Who will you think about on Remembrance Day?  I'll take some time to remember tomorrow.

I'll think about my late uncle Gilbert Carnie - Royal Regina Rifles.  He sacrificed for us.  He battled in hand-to-hand combat overseas during World War II.  He also served with the Canadian Forces a few years later in the Korean War.  He witnessed the horrors.  He was a big, tough man.  He was my hero.

I'll remember Flight Officer G.D. "George" Carnie.  My late father, who served during World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force. 

I also think about Mac "Lucky" Wilson who, at the age 89, shared some stories from his World War II experience for the first time in his life, with us, on CHAB, a number of years ago. He didn't tell us much but he didn't need to.  If you met Mac and took the time to talk to him, you saw it in his eyes and you heard it in his voice. He witnessed some terrible things - the horrors of war.  And, he experienced that living hell in hopes that you and I never have to.  Mac died about a year after I met him just down the street from me at the Pioneer Lodge. 

Lest we forget.

Carnie's Comments - Mayor Clive Tolley

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He made it clear during the campaign and reiterated last night.  Clive Tolley didn't seek the mayor's chair for political gain - he says he just wants to make our city a better place.

"I simply wanted to try and come up with some practical solutions that we face here as a community...I've been a Moose Jaw booster all my life," Tolley said in his inaugural address in council chambers last night.

Tolley said "the status quo is not going to work for our community".  He talked about expanding our income and growing and building our community.

During his campaign, Tolley talked about revitalizing River Street, making Crescent Park and downtown Moose Jaw safe again, fixing the 4th Avenue bridge, planning for a new bridge to southwest south hill and improving sports facilities.

We jumped on the trolley and voted for Tolley and now he needs the support of council, city administration and the community as we move into the future. 

 I hope he gets it because it seems to me, he wanted to be our mayor for all the right reasons. 

Carnie's Comments - The Canadian Dream

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You've heard of the "American Dream".  What's the "Canadian Dream"?

Well, these days, it's freedom along with financial and environmental health, according to the findings of a recent study from Angus Reid, commissioned by Mogo Inc., a digital payment and financial tech company.

Asked what they think is "the most important aspect of the Canadian Dream", 33% said "financial security" while 24% said "freedom to follow personal dreams", 11% said "buying a home", 11% said "living without discrimination" and 6% said "having a family".

And, it's interesting to note, 21% of Canadians selected "environmental protection" is part of their Canadian Dream.

Also, when asked what is most important to them personally, 33% of Canadians said "providing for their loved ones" while 29% said "enjoying life right now" and 11% said "building wealth".

And, I'm thinking, most of those 11% are the people who want to take their Canadian Dream to Arizona, Mexico, Florida and California to get away from the Canadian winter.  Right?

Carnie's Comments - Facebook Friday

Some of the funny people I follow are coming through for us on this week's Facebook Friday! 

This 30-something woman I know says, "When I was in my 20s,  I thought it was stupid to lie about your age but now that I'm still in my 20s, I get it." 

This guy, "Sorry, I can't go to work tomorrow.  I fractured my motivation." 

Here's a friend who says "Never leave home without a kiss, a hug and an 'I love you''.  Then remove the dog hair from your mouth as you walk to the car." 

I like this one, "I believe in you.  I also believe in Bigfoot so don't get too excited." 

Some advice just in time for the weekend, "You only need two tools in life...WD-40 and duct tape.  If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40...if it moves and shouldn't, use the duct tape." 

Here's a thought, "There should be a calorie refund for things that didn't taste as good as you expected." 

And one more to ponder, "The best weight you'll ever lose is the weight of other people's opinions." 

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