Friday, 29 February 2008

Wanted: Gordon Sinclair's fingers

Sinclair has written another column about "the fight to save Upper Fort Garry", where the "generals" for the "good guys" are valiantly trying to save "the place where Manitoba was conceived". Yes, that's right .. "conceived". Just as I had speculated on a NewWinnipeg thread, Louis Riel did in fact give birth to Manitoba through immaculate conception in the shadow of the north gate of Upper Fort Garry. No doubt the bouncing baby province was wrapped in a Hudson Bay blanket while suckling on Louis' nipple. I wonder why the history books don't explain it that way? If Crystal developers agree to place a nativity scene under the gate will the Friends back off? Likely not ... only cheesy replica buildings can really do justice to the holy site.

No surprise, Sinclair is calling on the governments to show "leadership" by dumping another $9 million of tax payer's money into this project to kill private investment in downtown Winnipeg. No thanks, Gordon. We've had too much of that kind of leadership already.

2 comments:

unclebob said...

Are you suggesting that the "Friends" are seeking to do something to the taxpayers, normally only performed between consenting adults,in order to "conceive" a new monument to their own grandeur?
I may be bent over but I think I don't consent.

cherenkov said...

If they get their way you might as well just relax and enjoy it, 'cause there's nothing you can do about it. Let's hope it doesn't come to that, eh?

 
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