Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"Elementary Dear Watson!"

A Message To Fellow Blogger Derryl Sanderson:

"I would recommend that you contact the MMF Local for your area/community and pose the question to the Chair and/or Co-Chair representing your Local. The Local Chair in your area/community can approach the MMF Region that represents the Local and inquire on your behalf."

Oliver Boulette
Executive Director
Manitoba Metis Federation
Posted on
February 28, 2007

So do exactly that carefully documenting every step along the way and posting it on your blog. Be sure to send copies to the MMF's federal/provincial funders. Let's see if the system works. Elementary Dear Derryl!

Clare L. Pieuk

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Notes to a couple anonymous readers!

Tansi/Good Day Folks:

Why bother? Everyone is aware the individual responsible is tight with David Chartrand. That should speak volumes and tell you everything you need to know - JERK!

And sorry you didn't appreciate the attempt at levity. Our suggestion:

(1) Take a deep breath
(2) Put your feet up and relax
(3) Have a joint and a few brewskis on us
(4) Chill out

Clare L. Pieuk

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Rubbing it in

And from the Too Little Too Late File:

A California condom company announced yesterday that their superhero mascot,, is delivering 2,000 prophylactics to the Super Bowl champion daddy-to-be.

“While Tom Brady has proven himself to be a hero on the football field, something told me that he needs the help of a superhero off the field right now.” said Kevin Mirarchi, owner of

“We have sent him a large quantity of condoms, along with instructions on how to use them properly. Hopefully, this will prevent him from having any more surprises in the near future.”

The online prophylactic dealer sells four million condoms a year - apparently just not to Brady . . . .

Brady Story Puts Role of Media Under Microscope
By Tony Massniotti (Boston Herald -


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Count your blessings and bridges!"

Hi Clare,

You got that right about the best weed. But from what I hear about my poor former Manitoba Metis brothers and sisters, sounds like they sure could use some of this good product they grow out here for what they have to put up with over there.
Dear Anonymous:

GOD! You have no idea just how bad it really is over here. The MMF has your Metis brothers and sisters completely surrounded and under siege - believe it or not they've had to resort to circling their Red River ox carts and are, in effect, being held as de facto hostages. Could you please arrange to have a couple tons of your best weed immediately if not sooner airlifted to help dull their pain? Hurry they're getting desperate!

Clare L. Pieuk

Count your blessings and bridges!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "I am C-A-N-A-D-I-A-N!"

Hi Clare,

As you know I Rene live on the lower mainland of British Columbia and there are a lot more than two bridges.
Hi Rene,

The article was sent to us anonymously by someone who probably doesn't live in B.C. By the way, how many bridges are there? Is it true what the rest of us hear - your province grows the best weed?

Clare L. Pieuk

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I am C-A-N-A-D-I-A-N!

1. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges. You do the math
2. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is just 5 hours from downtown
3. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations
4. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on
5. WEED!

1. Big rock between you and B.C.
2. Ottawa who?
3. Tax is 6% instead of approximately 200% as it is for the rest of the country
4. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of
5. Live in the only province that can afford to be its own country
6. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups

1. You never run out of wheat
2. Your province is really easy to draw
3. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours
4. People will assume you live on a farm
1. Wake up suddenly you own beach front property
2. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes
3. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter
4. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood
5. Pass the time watching trucks and barns float by
6. The MMF-Murray Norman Trachtenberg - Derryl Sanderson connection?
1. You live in the centre of the universe
2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump
3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election
4. The only province with hard-core American-style crime

1. Racism is socially acceptable
2. You bet with your friends on which English neighbour will move out next
3. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada
4. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo *#!%!"

1. One way or another, the government gets 98% of your income
2. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies
3. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick
4. Everybody has a grandfather who runs a lighthouse

1. Everyone can play the fiddle. The ones who can't, think they can
2. Pretend to have Scottish heritage as an excuse to get drunk and wear a kilt
3. You are the only reason Anne Murray makes money

1. More people live on Vancouver Island but you still got the big, new bridge
2. You can walk across the province in half an hour
3. You can drive across the province in two minutes
4. Everyone has been an extra on "Road to Avonlea"
5. This is where all those tiny, red potatoes come from
6. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night

1. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea
2. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse
3. The work day is about two hours long
4. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders to your wedding

Smoke'll really blow your mind!

Your morning smile!

A city cop was on his horse waiting to cross the street when a little girl on her new shiny bike stopped beside him.

"Nice bike,"the cop said "did Santa bring it to you?"

"Yep," the little girl said, "he sure did!"

The cop looked the bike over and handed the girl a $5 ticket for a safety violation. The cop said, "Next year tell Santa to put a reflector light on the back of it."

The young girl looked up at the cop and said, "Nice horse you got there sir, did Santa bring it to you?"

"Yes, he sure did," chuckled the cop.

The little girl looked up at the cop and said, "Next year tell Santa the dick goes underneath the horse, not on top."

Friday, February 16, 2007

It's all about where you do it!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "What do you think?"

Hi Clare,

Perhaps he became a man and learned to puke outside the tent - hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Dear Anonymous:

Fine, then he should re-name the site - hehehehehehehehehehe.

Clare L. Pieuk

What do you think?

Interesting post... I bet you'll like my blog..... take care, iwiwag

Tansi/Good Day Folks:

Every so often we get a link to a blog. was one - they now appear to be offline. Then there was this - we honestly don't know what to think. Your comments please.

Clare L. Pieuk

Patience Comrade WG!

WG has left a new comment on your post, "Patience Comrade!"

You're dicking with us what's this all about?

Dear Comrade WG:

Does this help?

Clare L. Pieuk





Thursday, February 15, 2007

Patience comrade!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Coming soon - "The Revolution Starts Here Comrades!"

What's that all about?
Dear Anonymous:

Thank you for writing here's a clue.
Clare L. Pieuk




Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Coming soon - "The Revolution starts here!"

Please stay tuned!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Neechi Foods joins grocery wars!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "The Safeway-Sobey wars heat up on CyberSmokeBlog!"

Yeah I wish I could shop at Safeway or Sobey's but when I walk out my door all I see is Neechi Foods and the Indian & Metis Friendship Center so that's where I shop plus the odd time Giant Tiger or the Dollar Store. I wish I could shop at your luxury places. Oh well you know everything eh?
Dear Anonymous:

Thank you for writing. Like you the previous reader probably doesn't know everything either eh? But at least you've discovered one of Winnipeg's best kept little secrets - Neechi Foods a really neat store! It's not what you've got rather how you choose to manage and enjoy it.

Clare L. Pieuk

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Safeway-Sobey wars heat up on CyberSmokeBlog!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "They're so, so sorry Will or are they?"

Hi Clare,

In my opinion the white people got nothing to worry about because most Metis and Aboriginal of today's generation are too lazy to hunt and even going to Safeway is a chore for them.

Un Vyeu Mechif Fiere
Dear Vyeu Mechif Fiere:

Are you sure you want to make such a sweeping generalization? A lot of Aboriginal and Metis Folks who shop at Sobey's aren't going to be very happy with you!

Clare L. Pieuk

They're so, so sorry Will or are they?

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Will shops at Safeway everybody!"

So where do you shop Sobey's? Of course Will may shop at Safeway and/or Sobey's - we need necessities don't we? But like the Metis person he is and grew up as Will also hunts to feed his family - why? Because that is what he was raised on and likes to eat. Jealousy is such a wasted emotion and its only when you get off this money trip about Will you'll see a different side of the person he really is. Who cares how much money an individual has - it's a fact Will Goodon is a Metis and is entitled like others to hunt! Get over it - you will feel much better.
Dear Second Anonymous:

On behalf of the first Anonymous, who raised this issue in the first place, thank you for writing. No doubt they got over it and are feeling much, much better or are they?

Clare L. Pieuk

Friday, February 09, 2007

Will shops at Safeway everybody!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Huh?"

Mmmhhh why would Will Gooden choose to hunt when he makes over a hundred grand per year. Maybe because he's David's friend and they want to set a legal precedent together. Who cares there are real hunters just trying to make a living on anything caught? If I made $100,000 annually I would be shopping at Safeway too. Can you see David Chartrand helping all the other harvesters who have been charged?
Dear Anonymous:

Short answer - maybe Will is obsessed with using his Club and Air Miles Card. More detailed reply to follow .....

Later. Sorry but we chose not post the second part of your e-mail. While you allege certain individuals have contravened Manitoba's Wildlife and Endangered Species Acts (set out the province's hunting rules and regulations), identifying them by their initials, as you did, makes it apparent about whom you're talking.

A better approach? Visit Conservation Manitoba's website ( There you will find a Government Inquiry e-mail address ( Why not send, anonymously or otherwise, the information you possess requesting the incident(s) be investigated?

Clare L. Pieuk

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "They'll have to pry that duck from my frozen, dead hands! ..... Will Goodon

I sure would like to see that law David refers to about when and what a Metis can hunt. I would like even more to see the records of what has been harvested by the Metis or even one Metis. If my Dad or any of my relations who still hunt for a living heard or read those comments they would laugh him right out of Canada. Does he think everyone is stupid? Surely he must be joking.

Just An Elder
Dear Elder:

Thank you for writing. Completely agree! Plus what about all those Manitoba Metis hunters who are not MMF members? Federation leadership can't even maintain an accurate voters list. Upon reading David Chartrand's comments we too said to ourselves, "Huh?"