Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Covent Garden Market London Ontario Events Open Letter

I never received a reply. Perhaps a reader out there has the answers.

Subject: The Market Rallied Today‏
From: Mike of the London Fog
Sent: December 9, 2007 10:18:30 PM


Regarding this past Saturday's rally at the Market, and your document "Public Square Usage":

The policy reads, in part,

"Covent Garden Market invites Special Events that fall within the following categories: food related, agricultural, cultural, charitable, and commemorative to the Market and district."

No one would say that that rally and most of the displays upstairs fall under any of those categories, and

"Covent Garden Market encourages those that do not fall within these categories, such as sports and recreation special events, to approach the Parks and Recreation Dept of the City of London for information regarding its many available venues."

Like parks, open spaces, meeting halls. But,

"Covent Garden Market reserves the right to hold events that do not fall into the categories as outlined above."

So, a conscious exception was made, particularly for these organizations and their various causes. From a purely selfish perspective, I encourage you to continue to make exceptions for the likes of the NDP, Post-Carbon London, and Indymedia, and hold lots of radical leftist political rallies and displays at the Market. I relish going to them, and there is more wind shelter there than in Victoria Park. But, I do have to wonder whether, by allowing this particular exception, the Market can be interpreted as endorsing the notion of man-made climate change, opposing Canadian involvement in Afghanistan, and alleging the nonspecific criminality of George Bush and our own Prime Minister?

Do the Market and its vendors endorse jailing Stephen Harper, George Bush, and Fukuda of Japan, as advocated in effigy on your second floor on Saturday?

I can't believe that its vendors are on board with "Mak[ing] Affluence History". How did the chocolatiers like the calls to get your loved ones nothing for Christmas?

Was the Market expecting something different, and taken by surprise?

Have you received many complaints?

Again, I thank you for indulging the Council of Canadians, for my own personal entertainment value, but does it seem smart from a business perspective to use your premises to call for the jailing of the winner of an election, who by definition was supported by a large proportion of your potential customers? As one of the stakeholders in the Market, I have to wonder what you were thinking.

And slightly tongue in cheek, may I build a David Suzuki/Stephane DIon/Al Gore effigy for your second floor landing?

I repeat, please don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining by any means. I want you to hold more, bigger, louder protests so I can make more, bigger, louder fun of them. I just want to understand the Market's angle in making this exception.

I want to believe that the Market is still about food, fun, and family, and not about demands for radical, coercive "social change" and insulting effigies of elected political figures who stand in the way of those demands. Surely the Market, a public institution, formerly restricted its premises to events "food related, agricultural, cultural, charitable, and commemorative to the Market and district" to avoid such contentious questions having to be asked and answered!

Yours, a multi-decade frequent visitor of the Market,



butchie said...

Hey Mikey, why don't you organize your own event at the Covent Garden Market.

You could have the Freedom Party of Ontario set up a few displays advocating the repeal of the Employment Standards Act (get rid of the minimum wage!), the Labour Relations Act (unions suck!), the Planning Act (property rights are supreme!) etc.

Whatever turns you on.

I'd show up to see if you could organize a decent rabbit round-up instead of merely bellyaching about what everyone else is doing.

What say, mate?

Or are merely content to be a voyeur/ couch potato all your life?

Elaine said...

hahahahaha, good one Mike.

Why would he organize a protest, not like there is a ndp or liberal government running the country. That is the job for the nutbars, many who just protest to protest.

It is fun to make fun of them.

Elaine said...,2933,316566,00.html

eng, this just in

Climate Data Douglass and his co-authors S. Fred Singer, a physicist at the University of Virginia, and John R. Christy, a climatologist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, are noted global-warming skeptics.

However, Christy was a major contributor to the 2001 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is one of the world's premier authorities on collection and analysis of satellite-derived temperature data, having been commended by both NASA and the American Meteorological Society for his efforts.

"We do not see accelerated warming in the tropical troposphere," said Christy. "Instead, the lower and middle atmosphere are warming the same or less than the surface."-Fox news

butchie-69 said...

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

I saw Stevie smoking a banna peel in the backyard and I think he got the banana out of the cupboard.

Should he be allowed to do that Mommy and Daddy?


P.S. I quit wetting the bed now I'm moving up to jerking off just like Stevie

eng said...

David H. Douglass?

Sounds like any rock stars doing just "one more" concert because they need the money.

Where does the money come from?

The usual suspects

But I agree with elaine:

It is fun to make fun of them.

Elaine said...

Butch, why is it important that we know your sexual preferences?

not that there is anything wrong with that, but you are redundant and quite frankly it is boring.

butchie-69 said...

Anyone else hear that? It's that damn cock-a-roach again coming round to try and steal some jam.

Here, I'll take care of it.


Problem solved.

Elaine said...

Butch..... geez it is sort of sad seeing you in the latter stages of alzhemiers

Mike said...

I don't know, Butch... I just don't know. I don't think you appreciate how transparent you are to me.

You, for one, seem pretty moved by my work -- even to the point of openly fantasizing about me masturbating. (I trust your desire to see me out there in public is professional, rather than prurient; nevertheless I am even less of a male model than I am a writer! Sorry.)

Look at it from my point of view. Consider that I have merely to type my thoughts and experiences into a computer keyboard, and like clockwork, there is Butch McClarty, failed pseudonym of a failed writer, paying drunken, bitter tribute to il miglior fabbro on a free-hosting website.

How does it make you feel, that things have worked out this way for you? Did you dream, once?

Elaine said...

Butch, shouldn't you be over on your site waiting for that one comment a week from a throughly checked out screened participant?

Wouldn't you feel guilty if someone actually did comment, and you were over here, filling us in on your boring sexual preferences and fantasies?

It has been done a thousand times, that coming out. Unless you got something with you and a herd of camels, you might as well keep it to yourself.

Elaine said...

Ouch....., Butch with his fly swatter, me with my sledge hammer, but Mikey wins with the old East Coast karate....a hammer in a paper bag.

mikey's boss, butchie said...

Mikey, you're a real piece of work. Must be realted to No-Brain Elaine with all those false assumptions.

Watch you masterbate? Christ, you're whacking off everytime you go near the keyboard. You're a navel-gazing simpleton masquerading as a dipshit.

No wonder you haven't received a reply from whoever you sent your silly little letter to at the Convent Garden Market.

But I'll give you some advice, Mikey, since you still seem a little wet behind the ears.

The Convent Garden Market Corp. holds monthly meetings of its board of directors. They're public meetings. That means you can attend, boy. You can leave your sterile little basement bedroom in your parent's place and you can venture out into the sunlight. Think about it, baby cakes! Sunlight, fresh air!

The Covent Garden Market board is a public body incorporated pursuant to the City of London Act. The City owns the land the market sits on and has a couple of councillors on the board. Maybe even three.

Regarding the Market's policy for events in the public square (outside), they can put together all the cheesy little rules they want but if they try and interfere (without good reason such as a previously scheduled event) lawful free expression and assembly, that policy can be challenged over at 300 Dufferin and in the courts.

That is a taxpayer-funded public square that has more than a thousand years of common law tradition in allowing it to be used for public purposes unfettered by the thought police like you.

Inside the building is a different story.

No go blow your nose, get your jammies on and get ready for beddie-byes. You got school tomorrow.

eng said...

Advantage: butchie

Bonus points for playing against doubles.

Elaine said...

I think this is your cue Butch. King Lear, exit stage left.

Lisa said...


I understand I am wasting my time even responding to you, but what's your point? According to you, I should be out protesting in the streets instead of contributing to the activist's pockets by earning a living and paying taxes.

Mike's not saying the eco-terrorists should be banned from the market square, which is quite evident to anyone who actually read his posts on this subject. Nothing like a good protest to reinforce the rationally of the sane.

Even you seem to understand that the market has control over the use of their inside space, yet the protest in the public square was permitted to move indoors. Did they pay for the use of this space or did the merchants via their rents?

Mike said...

Butch, you persist in imagining me to be some kind of activist, due at meetings and appointments, organizing and seeking troops to muster.

When I don't appear before the community council, you indulge in your lascivious masturbation/vulgarity/shamefully accurate caricature stuff.

Not to give you too much of a peek behind the scenes at the London Fog, but I write jokey blog posts about things that I think are funny.

You can say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

"Nothing like a good protest to reinforce the rationally of the sane."

Hear hear, whatever the protest is for or against. Viva peaceful protests, 100% -- but at the same time, question authority.

That questioning to be carried out in the appropriate, serious venues, of course.

Elaine said...

...and you do it well. You have that little...I don't know what.

You take the absurdity of everyday life, toss it up in the air, and make it go splat on the ground.

Much talent for sure.

NIAC said...

Does, sorry...Butch actually have a website/blog etc?

Can someone give the its address, please? I mean, other than this site, which apparently he cannot get enough of.

Elaine said...

niac, he does have a site, but it is not open for comments....well it is, if you are a hardcore glowtard, like to talk about your anus, a socialist, any or all of the above. I got a feeling he would ban you after an hour or so.

It has changed over the last few months, to re-reporting the local crime scene news he gets from the London free press.

Never much comment on that, from the three people who participate on the site. Perhaps because it is a socialist site, and they tend to be love-a-thug types.

For some insane reason, Butch believes his site is the competition to the London free press. I did the math on this, and it just doesn't add up. Butch has three advertisers, Lfp has, hundreds and hundreds, even a thousand.

Butch's site is known for catering to the glowtard/socialist crew, and we all know they are anti-economic growth, meaning they have a strong dislike for business. Not much chance of him getting advertisers to buy into a site that promotes non buying, and considers people who work for a living to be enemies of the earth.

NIAC said...

Competing with the Freeps?


Has anyone seen the movie The Ringer?

Elaine said...

I didn't see it.

Not only does Butch believe his site is the competition, with his three advertisers who pay him $15.00 a year to be seen on his site, he suggests the lfp reporters are forever spying on his site for the scoops he provides.

Meanwhile Butch is begging the lfp to print the no one gives a fuck stories, and they put it on page c-5.

Mike said...
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Mike said...

No, I think that's a keeper, Mr. Imagination!

As someone with a second grade reading ability, you know as well as anyone that nowhere did I indicate that your deleted post was of a "sexual... nature".

The comments where you raised those themes are all still up, though you'll probably be deleted if you slink back here again with your masturbation fixation. Nobody here talks like that except you, and it is not welcome.

NIAC said...

I was amazed that "Holly" would talk about ethics, let alone that "she" knew what was deleted...

NIAC said...
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Elaine said...

I don't think Holly understands logged ip addresses, which I find odd. Running a website, you would pick up a whack of computer knowledge.

Perhaps Holly's dog got on his computer and was typing those masturbation fantasies.

Dr. Wm. J. Expert, Esq., B.A., L.L.B, Ph.D., P.C.P. said...

Mr B**** "Holly" **l***:

I have been enhired by my client to address certain complaints you have betendered about my client's confrontation of your lewd and vulgar comments and suggestions regarding his person and age-of-majority status.

My client has forwarded all the relevant material to me. My carefully considered legalistic opinion is that you should find other, less perverted ways of expressing your opinions. It is up to all of us, working together, to keep the internet clean.

My client, however, is nauseatingly suffused with the forgiving spirit of a non-specific holiday. He has asked me hencewith to transmit that he takes exception to you, and especially to the creepy themes upon which you are fixated. Henceforth, you will make a successful effort to refrain from commenting on his posts, and will instead return to writing sock-puppet comments on your own website to make it appear as though someone reads it.

In return, my client agrees to remove certain painful observations to which you have taken exception.

Your silence, now and future, will indicate and sustain your consent.

Yours, and indeed, everyone's,

Dr. Wm. J. Expert, Esq., B.A., L.L.B, Ph.D., P.C.P.
Carroll, Baum, Kipling, And Associates

Elaine said...

I wonder how that would play out, in a court. I know some men, not all men, and not all men named Butch, use sexually degrading language towards females to try and shut them up.

I must say I haven't seen too much of males using sexual degradation as a weapon against other males to try and overpower them in a debate.

I guess you would have to just have to chalk it up to creepy.

Irish D said...

Dear Mike & Fog people,
the quality of your character is plain to see, because you have no ground to stand on but in the attack on other's ideas.
You must have no guts to stand in public around your own beliefs or perhaps you have no true beliefs at all.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

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Elaine said...

Irish Holly, you can quote Teddy all you want, still stands you are a sexually confused individual, that got your sorry old ass kicked by Mike.

Hey why don't you go get your face marred by snow and sleet at one of the global warming protest?

...better yet, I heard the ndp are in need of a token transgender to replace the defective one they just kicked to the curb. You are half way there already. Just a little snip, snip.... and I am sure they would give you, his/her spot in their party.

I just can't imagine what a person would have done to be kicked out of the ndp party. Really, they would take anyone.They had the terrorist Paul Rose of the flq nominated to the ndp in Quebec. What is that telling you about the ndp?

Mike said...

Somehow, I think Teddy Roosevelt would have thought protests to demand that politicians control the weather funnier and more primitive than even I do.

"[I]n many lands and many races magic has claimed to control the great forces of nature for the good of man. If that has been so, the practitioners of the art must necessarily be personages of importance and influence in any society which puts faith in their extravagant pretensions, and it would be no matter for surprise if, by virtue of the reputation which they enjoy and of the awe which they inspire, some of them should attain to the highest position of authority over their credulous fellows. In point of fact magicians appear to have often developed into chiefs and kings."

-- Sir J.G. Frazer, The Golden Bough