July 2009 Archives
July 26, 2009 @ 13:29
What can I say? So much of what we do at the trailer is weather related and this year, it just hasn't co-operated.
Cool, damp weather doesn't make for good stories.
Category: The Trailer
July 24, 2009 @ 21:16
Lotteries, Heatley and the Olympics.
July 23, 2009 @ 16:08
Neutering Our Police
July 23, 2009 @ 08:23
This story just leaves me shaking my head. This is the result of political correctness spinning terribly out of control and you just have to wonder where it will end.
It won't be long before police officers refuse to stop anyone for fear of repercussions.
I know we all want our cops to be super-human, and it's really cool and fashionable to be sympathetic towards anyone who cries rascism, but in this case, for the sake of debate, I'm going to take the other side.
Was stopping this man a mistake. Yes. Is it worth the shit storm it created. No.
Just think of the job police have to do and the split second decisions they have to make, and to jump all over them, and throw them in front of some bogus Human Rights Tribunal is disgusting.
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal assumes rulings like this will lead to be better training of our police. In reality all it will do is chase good people away.
I think a very telling line is this. "Phipps, 44, is asking for a financial award in the case; he won't say how much."
After reading this piece I get the impression it's the police who are being profiled.
Mr. Phipps claims his life has come apart after being stopped for a few questions, I would ask what will become of Officer Shaw who's now been labled a racist for doing what he thought was right.
What exactly was Shaw supposed to do in this case? Let your mind run wild for a second and allow that maybe, just maybe he had legitimate concerns about Phipps identity. Was he supposed to forget about it because Phipps is black?
Letting him go because of his colour would be just as offensive as stopping him because of his colour.
We want our cops to be strong, passionate, level headed, clairvoyant social workers.
We don't pay them enough.
"Phipps, 44, is asking for a financial award in the case; he won't say how much."
Today With Bruce Barker
July 21, 2009 @ 08:51
The Canadian Open, Roy Halliday and gucky barbeques.
Today With Jeff McArthur
July 20, 2009 @ 11:35
Did the moon landing really happen and Tom Watson shits the bed.
The Trailer - Week Eleven - July 17-19
July 19, 2009 @ 13:26
Another weekend of unsettled weather. We got in a game of bocce, but other than that, nothing too eventful.
Category: The Trailer
Today With Neil Morrison
July 17, 2009 @ 17:40
Today With Craig And Matt
July 15, 2009 @ 08:50
Midsummer classic, Canadian anthem and turf wars.