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April 27, 2007 @ 09:28
Apparently the city of Toronto will approach the province about having a Casino built in the city.
David Miller and his band of whack jobs at City Hall don't know how to manage a city and it's budget so they want to take the easy route and suck money out of vulnerable Canadians.
A downtown Casino could generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and now that Millers whining and cryin' to the provincial and federal governments has fallen on deaf ears, he'd like to take money from seniors, poor people and others who can't control themselves.
Personally, I hate Casinos. I think they're horrible places that prey on the feeble minded, and given what we've learned from recent history, we should be closing them down rather than opening them up.
But the thirst for cash by government is an uncontrollable thing and the city of Toronto will probably become the next city in Canada to offer counseling for the thousands of poor suckers who've had their lives ruined within the walls of a Casino.
April 27, 2007 @ 09:26
NEW DELHI -- A court issued arrest warrants for actor Richard Gere and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty yesterday, saying their kiss at a public function "transgressed all limits of vulgarity." (more)
They seem to be extremely intolerant in India. Don't they realize that kissing in a woman in public is an acceptable part of North American culture?
I thought when people practiced their own culture in other countries, it was the job of the host country to understand that culture and bend over backwards to accomodate it.
That's what I've always been told.
Category: Politics | Show Biz
Piss On The People
April 24, 2007 @ 08:53
I just head Toronto city councilor Rob Ford on the Oakley Show and it left me shaking my head.
The city passed a 7.8 billion dollar budget yesterday which includes a 3.8 percent property tax increase, and in the process they rubbed everybody's nose in it.
Although Ford fought against it, council decided to continue their lavish perks which include free coffee, juice, bagels, catered lunches, free golf, TTC and Zoo passes while actually increasing user fees for Toronto residents.
As the shit-disturbing Ford said when times are good, you might be able to overlook some of the perks, but when you're jacking the price up on everything, and cryin' poor to the province, where do councilors get the nerve to continue to stroke themselves.
If for nothing else they should have suspended the perks to set an example.
But no, not this municipal government, not this band of hogs, they continue to feed at the trough and the first guy muscling his way to the front is the mayor.
You asked for it Toronto, and you got it.
April 23, 2007 @ 09:17
On behalf of all Ontarians I'd like to thank the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte for ending their protest early. It's much appreciated.
Friday morning, the Mohawks decided to pull an old bus across the main rail line between Toronto and Montreal as a protest of yet another land claim.
At the time they told us the protest would last 48 hours and we all expected it would, because when it comes to calling the shots and getting their way, aboriginals seem to have a free ticket.
We've come to accept it in Ontario. When natives had a point to make they get to express their displeasure in virtually any way they want with absolutely no discourse.
We've got to remember that our ancestors were bad people and what they did about 200 years ago means domestic terrorism in 2007 is perfectly justified.
It must be, because if it wasn't our Premier would allow our provincial police force to do their job and bring it to an end. But he doesn't, so all of us who are tired of it and think it's a double standard must be wrong.
So thanks Mohawks. Thanks for ending your blockade of a major Canadian transportation artery after 30 hours instead of 48. You're real swell.
And yes, we hear what' you're saying. You're still upset over many things so you plan on escalating your protests in the weeks to come.
You plan on disrupting more lives because that's what you do, but more to the point, that's what you do because you can.
It's become abundantly clear.
These Guys Are Good
April 20, 2007 @ 09:12
I don't care if I sound like a right winger wiener, on this issue I've absolutely fallen in love with the Harper conservatives.
From the moment I first started reading about it, I didn't like the Kyoto Protocol and that was long before the Harper government even came to power.
As I've said many times before, it's a flawed piece of crap that will damaging for Canada, while letting other world class polluters off the hook.
Yesterday Environment Minister John Baird laid it on the line for Canadians, arguing that Kyoto could cost the thousands of jobs and drive the country into recession.
Of course all the flakes came out of the woodwork led by Jack Layton who can yap off about anything he wants because he knows he'll never be in a position to make a decision.
Baird and his government have been accused of being alarmist and their assumptions have been called severe and that just makes we want to piss my pants.
Answer me this. How is the loony left allowed to promote Kyoto and global warming on the platform of severe climate change, drought, rising sea levels, dead polar bears and a host of other whacked out premises, but the minute Conservatives bring some rationale to the situation they're accused of being alarmist.
All Canadians should be thrilled that Baird and the Harper Conservatives are bringing this perspective to the table. The easiest thing for them to do would be to go along with all this fashionable global warming crap until after the election, and then betray us all.
Instead they're taking the high road. Telling us what they think now, before the election, so we know where they stand.
This government is concerned about Kyoto and concerned about the effect it could have on the country. I think we all better wake up and appreciate it.
Not So Funny
April 20, 2007 @ 09:10
Don't get me wrong, I may be amused my Share Magazine and its interesting view of the issues, but I'd fight to the death its right to exist.
It may not promote the healthiest outlook for the city, but it offers an opinion that we can all digest, assess and use any way we want.
It's when opinion and freedom of speech are suppressed that you have to push back, and don't look now, but there was a frightening example of this in Toronto this week.
A writer for the Pakistan Post was beaten by three men because he mocked a Pakistani cleric in his column.
It's a shocking story and something the average Canadian of any ilk will have trouble relating to, but something I'm afraid we may have to get used to.
There's nothing like good old religion to divide a society and given the cornucopia of religions being practiced in Canada today, brace yourself.
Take the time to read this story.
Spare Us The Bullshit
April 19, 2007 @ 08:44
And speaking of dim witted, how about the Mayor.
David Miller has let his NDP membership lapse because he doesn't want the baggage heading into the provincial and federal elections.
Miller will have to deal with two levels of government that won't be NDP and he doesn't want to be viewed as partisan.
He's got to be kidding. Like a tiger doesn't change its stripes over night, a socialist doesn't grow a brain between elections.
A lefty is a lefty and no matter how Miller presents it, he's still an NDPer.
April 14, 2007 @ 09:26
Indian Shores, FLA - Imagine living in the federal riding of Central Nova and you're a liberal. You're looking forward to the next election because you can't stand Stephen Harper and you want to express your opinion at the ballot box.
But you can't.
You can't because the leader of your party has cut a deal with the leader of the Green Party not to run a liberal candidate in your riding.
For some whacked out, bizarre reason your leader wants to help clear a path for the Green Party leader Elizabeth May to knock off Conservative Peter McKay.
Stephane Dion's rational is this. The Liberals can't win the riding, and May is pretty popular our east, so if the Liberals pull out, the "left" vote won't be fragmented.
It really is a weasel move that screws any liberal who lies in the riding of Central Nova. Election days will arrive and they won't have a candidate because Dion has reached an agreement with a party that has the political impact of the NDP.
Needless to say this isn't sitting well with a lot of Liberals who find it a betrayal to the party in general and the voters of Central Nova in particular.
Ironically, some good could come from this from a Liberal perspective. This move has already initiated a call for Dion's head from long standing Liberals within the party and talk of removing him as leader is gaining steam.
By doing this deal with May, which includes the Green Party not running a candidate in Dion's Montreal riding, the Liberal leader obviously intends to campaign on the overblown issue of the environment which includes the KYOTO accord which is nothing but bad for Canada.
And as each day passes, more and more Canadians are waking up to that reality.
April 13, 2007 @ 09:01
Indian Shores, FLA - I'm rather flattered by all those who e-mailed me and asked me to comment on Belinda Stronach's decision to leave politics to go back and help run daddy's company.
Here's the deal. I'm not surprised because it's consistent with her upbringing and it's amusingly consistent with her boyfriends upbringing.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about Tie Domi and his sense of entitlement.
When young Canadian boys show a certain level of proficiency with our national sport, they're immediately put on a pedestal and quickly become detached from reality.
Everything his handed to them on a silver platter and whenever an obstacle is placed in their way, they kick and scream like spoiled brats.
Belinda is no different. She grew up with the silver spoon and got most anything she wanted, and when she entered politics, she expected the same.
She ran as a Conservative and when that didn't fit precisely into her privileged life, she became a Liberal. And when it became apparent that being a Liberal wouldn't get her where she wanted to be, she ran back to daddy.
In politics, the people have to accept you and sometimes it's difficult to keep their loyalty.
At Magna, only daddy has to accept you and you can become whoever and whatever you want to be. End of story.
Nice One Amajamabitemybag
April 6, 2007 @ 08:13
Now that the 15 British soldiers have been released by Iran, there seems to be a little game being played over who won the political battle.
Tony Blair claims Britain won because they didn't over-react and the end result is that 15 soldiers are home safe and sound, meanwhile that sawed-off little pecker head Mahmoud Ahmadinejad isn't saying much because he doesn't have to.
There's no question who won the PR battle, Ahmadinejad did hands down.
Think about it. He still maintains the soldiers were in Iranian waters, he still maintains he had every right to try them for spying, or whatever else he could conjure up, but what does he do?
The muslim madman releases 15 Christian soldiers at Easter and he presents it as a gift to the people of Britian.
Say what you want about the guy, but it was a rather shrewd move.