Friday, 28 September 2007

Doer and McGuinty: Seperated at birth?

I am not a keen observer of Ontario Politics, but I have noticed a couple of recent parallels between what has been happening over there in the Center Of The Universe and over here in the Geographical Center Of Canada.

For example: Doer's "hand's off" approach to the illegal roadblock by the Hollow Water First Nation has the appearance of a mini-Caledonia. It may be a little early to draw that comparison, but the Doer administration is certainly heading in that direction with their "ain't my job" attitude.

Also, I now see that Dalton McGuinty is taking a page from the Doer election playbook by accusing his opponent of being an evil incarnate of the previous Tory leader. It worked so well here, why not try it over there?

Anyhow, I know it's not conclusive evidence that Doer's and McGuinty's mothers cheated on their husbands with the same man, but I think I'll keep an eye on this one.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Keep our suburb clean!

I live in one of those ‘burbs with the man-made “lakes” amongst the houses. The ones that, this time of year, are like truck stops for geese, only the geese are noisier than trucks and shit all over the place. Anyhow, I was walking by one of these lakes yesterday when I noticed an older couple, most likely retired, strolling along the lake in a public space carrying plastic bags and picking up garbage.

Now I suppose it is possible that Mr. and Mrs. Whoever were actually performing community service for a B&E or auto theft, but I didn’t notice anybody supervising them. Plus, I don’t think the courts assign community service for those types of crimes anymore. I think you need to stab somebody to get community service, and these folks didn’t look like the blade-carrying types.

So, I am pretty sure they were doing it out of a sense of pride and responsibility to the community. Weird, huh? Well, it was good to see, and I am happy to have this couple living in my neighbourhood, so I just wanted to acknowledge their contribution to keeping our community clean and pleasant. Not like those bloody geese.

Monday, 24 September 2007 - down for maintenance?

... or down for good?

I don't know if they're rebuilding the site, fixing a bug, or inventing a new programming language with which to write groovy new scripts, but dang ... is that thing ever going to come back up?

Test Post

"We'll never get out alive"
"Nonsense. You're only saying that because nobody every has"

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